Rose Parade canceled, Rose Bowl game still on (for now)

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America’s ongoing inability to contain the coronavirus is now canceling major events into 2021.

The Tournament of Roses Parade, a staple of America’s New Year’s Day celebrations since 1891, has been canceled for 2021. It had previously been canceled only during World War II.

But the Rose Bowl game remains scheduled, at least for now.

“We continue to work with the College Football Playoff and our collegiate partners to explore what this year’s college football season will look like amidst COVID-19 and social distancing guidelines,” the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Association said in a statement. “While the safety and well-being of the student athletes, university personnel and fans is our top priority, we remain hopeful that the Granddaddy of Them All will take place on New Year’s Day.”

Whether that can happen — whether college football can happen at all in 2020 — remains to be seen. But so far, America has shown no ability to respond to this crisis effectively.

4 responses to “Rose Parade canceled, Rose Bowl game still on (for now)

  1. I’ve never understood the fascination with parades. Despite the saying, everybody does not love them.

  2. The only good sign here is that some people are facing the reality of our situation instead of pretending covid19 is going to disappear. Normalicy is going to be ways off, plan accordingly.

  3. I still don’t understand how wearing cloth over your face to reduce the spread of germs became a political statement. If the hospital staff are telling you they refuse to wear masks when they perform emergency surgery, because having to wear a mask violates their rights, wouldn’t you question their intelligence?

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