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.
7. Keep the TV
If there was one extreme positive with the 2020 season, it was allowing for TV broadcasts on Friday nights across the state.
Whatever the case may be moving forward: DO NOT CHANGE THIS BACK!
I cannot stress this point enough. While the general consensus is the UIL will not go back to the TV blackouts, it must come to fruition.
For the same reason you have nearly 1 million teams in the playoffs for exposure and money, TV/video broadcasts infinitely creates more exposure for the kids and generates many more revenue opportunities.
For the kids, having much more opportunity to have film for the next level of sports is invaluable.
On the latter part, pros and colleges figured this out long ago, so it's about time the inevitability happens with TV becoming a standard at the high school ranks.