Yeah, this is an old story but I don’t care. And I’m actually surprised that this open letter didn’t blow up on social media like your typical “An Open Letter to My Sister” or “An Open Letter to My High School Basketball Coach.”
Travis Halm, nice try but your open letter to the University of Arizona will never be taken seriously and frankly it was a waste of your time.
On April 28, this dude posted an article to “The Tailgate Society” suggesting that the Sept. 17, 2022, football game between North Dakota State and Arizona should never be played.
Halm wrote, “The North Dakota State Bison have a very good football team which plays incredibly physical and smart football which often grinds even the best of opponents to a halt. This game could very likely be a good test for your squad; however, we are here to suggest you take whatever measures necessary to make sure this game is never played in 2022.”
He’s not wrong. NDSU is a solid squad but Halm and everybody else in the world don’t know what the Bison will look like in 2022. That’s five damn years away. There is going to be five more FCS champions crowned before this game takes place.
The Bison could win the next five titles or they could have five straight losing seasons, which won’t happen but never know.
Halm goes onto to write about the FBS opponents the Bison have defeated in recent years and ends his open letter with this:
“I hope you’re not too late, Arizona. From all of your FBS friends in the upper midwest, we hope you can find a way to rescind your invitation to the Bison in 2022. As you have now been warned, the Bison are capable of beating many FBS teams in some of the most humbling ways possible. Their fans will never let you hear the end of it, and I hate to say it, we’ll probably have to say “I told you so” as well. At the end of the day, none of us want to see what the Arizona sun can do to thousands of Bison fans who make the trek, win or lose.
Yours, with love
Disgruntled fans of Kansas, Minnesota, Kansas State, Iowa State and Iowa.”
THIS GAME IS FIVE GODDAMN YEARS AWAY. “I hate to say it, we’ll probably have to say “I told you so” as well.”
NDSU is capable of beating the Wildcats there is no question about that but come on dude, this game is half a decade away. Let’s focus on this season before we start asking Arizona to take us off its schedule.