Music City Bowl Is Canceled After Another COVID Spike

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After a “significant increase” in COVID cases in the Missouri program, the Music City Bowl has been canceled. This year just ain’t it.

With a COVID spike, it makes sense that the game would be harder to play, but it’s still tough to see. The game was supposed to be played at Nissan Stadium in Nashville, Tennessee, and according to reports, they didn’t have enough time to find a replacement for the Tigers.

Music City Bowl president Scott Ramsey made a statement about the loss of this game.

“I want to thank the hard work of those involved in helping plan this year’s bowl, which we were prepared to host this week,” Ramsey said. “Unfortunately, Missouri’s high positive COVID-19 numbers have resulted in the cancelation of this game. We look forward to planning for 2021.”

What’s most interesting is that “increased COVID-19 numbers” will always be a factor–even in 2021. Leadership around the country throw those words around like there will ever be a day opening our country isn’t paying attention to these numbers. Unfortunately, increased cases is now the excuse to ditch any event in the future.


The Tigers’ athletic director Jim Sterk left a statement about the end of Missouri’s 6-2 season.

“Since concluding our regular season and conducting four rounds of tests over the last eight days, we have seen a significant increase in positive COVID-19 tests among our student-athletes, coaches and staff, and after consulting with local health officials, our team physicians and MU Health’s Dr. Steve Whitt, who is our representative on the SEC Medical Task Force, we unfortunately must pause all football team-related activities until at least January 2 to help contain the virus’ spread and ensure the health and well-being of everyone within our program and the community,”

COVID regulations are ruining everything, so hopefully we see more guts from leaders heading into 2021.

Written by Gary Sheffield, Jr

Gary Sheffield Jr is the son of should-be MLB Hall of Famer, Gary Sheffield. He covers basketball and baseball for, chats with the Purple and Gold faithful on LakersNation, and shitposts on Twitter. You can follow him at GarySheffieldJr


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  1. “increased COVID-19 numbers” will always be a factor–even in 2021.”
    You can count on it. It’ll be a factor in the midterm elections, 2024 elections and anything else that needs to “go away.”

  2. Gary. Idk if you choose the pics for the articles or some intern does- but as a Razorback fan the picture attached to this article scared me as Barry Odom is our OC and (Thankfully) in no way related to this article. I know you don’t want to put Ole Drink’s ugly mug up there but can we please leave Barry out of this? Thanks.

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