The coronavirus fear-mongers were almost successful in shutting down the college football season.

But the season has been able to take place despite the pro-lockdown officials.

And Donald Trump told one sports reporter why he stepped in to save college football.

College football was on the brink of total collapse.

The Big Ten conference announced they were canceling all fall sports, and the PAC-12 followed their lead off a cliff.

The SEC, ACC, and Big XII, however, stayed firm and moved forward with the season.

Then Donald Trump intervened and conferred with Big Ten commissioner Kevin Warren to bring back football in the midwest.

Soon after, the PAC-12 opted back into the season.

And Trump sat down with sports journalist Jason Whitlock to discuss the moment when he knew he needed to step in and do something.

Trump told Whitlock, “I actually went to an Alabama game. I never realized big-time college football . . . And I saw something I had never seen even in the NFL. You know, in the NFL, I’ll see 65,000 people. But I saw 120,000 people in the stadium . . . So when I heard that Big Ten was out and when I heard PAC-12, as you know, was out . . . I said, ‘We gotta get them open.’”

Fans all across the football-crazed midwest were appreciative of the White House’s efforts.

Whitlock and Trump touched on other issues including why celebrities, particularly black celebrities, have spoken out against him so harshly.

Trump said he believed the perception was changing, but also pointed out that the attitude changed when he announced his candidacy for president as a Republican.

Trump pointed out that he had been mentioned positively in over 80 raps, hung out with civil rights leaders like Jesse Jackson, and was one of Oprah Winfrey’s featured guests during the last week of her iconic talk show.

The Left has such a stranglehold on entertainment and culture that many celebrities had no choice but to come out against him vociferously.

However, rappers Ice Cube and 50 Cent have changed their tune about Trump recently.

Ice Cube, whose real name is O’Shea Jackson, talked with the Trump administration about its Platinum Plan for urban development, and 50 Cent, whose real name is Curtis Jackson, said he was voting for Trump because of the exorbitant tax rates in Joe Biden’s plan.

The Trump-Whitlock interview is an example of how Trump can connect with a reporter when he’s not being hectored every five seconds.

Sports with Balls will keep you up-to-date on any developments to this ongoing story.