7 Thoughts, Improvements to the #TXHSFB Season
No doubt the 2020 season was one of the most memorial, if not the most memorable season in the history of Texas high school football existence.
We all know why.
Thousands of players, parents, coaches and support staff made this season possible. Yes, there were cancellations, postponements and general concern that the season might not even finish.
Put me in that category of people that thought were would never see State. With a virus that became out of control, especially in Texas, I figured the possibility of completing the year as very slightly more than 0 percent. Maybe slightly greater than a 50 percent shot with the small schools but definitely didn't think it was possible with big schools.
I'll eat that crow. Everyone banded together and made it work. Kudos to those.
But this column isn't about that. In being around the sport for six full seasons coupled with some things that occurred this year, I have some ideas I think would make things better.
4. More Branding, Please
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This is going to go back to the last point, but it would be nice to see the UIL State logo on the field (see above). Each year at AT&T it's the Cowboys field, and it sort of takes away from the magic of state.
We were lucky to have the Big 12 Championship during small-school State to break up the monotony of AT&T Stadium, but I think have State insignia in the endzones and at midfield would be a nice touch.
I'm all about the aesthetics of sports and seeing Cowboys all over the field while high schoolers play just doesn't feel right.
Cost is probably the reason why it isn't changed, but I would like to see less pro logos on the field and more of the event on the field.
And the endzones could be painted black with the UIL logo on both sides of a Football State Championships wordmark.