I do generally agree with you on this. I am not sure the powers that be would be fighting tooth and nail to have a season if baseball and softball were the first sports. I think they would have already voted on the truncated season (which we all acknowledge is an imperfect plan).
I think the concern in why you switch the seasons is that some sports can more safely social distance during the course of play. Football with players lining up less than a yard from each other, running into each other and breathing on each as they are in a pile, probably makes it that football is a bigger risk sport (as is basketball) than baseball/softball. It is the same reason why Track would be moved to the fall instead of Cross Country.
And again, switching only makes sense if you believe that there would be a season. If we don't believe that there likely would be a season, switching is wrong and ultimately, we are left with a truncated season as the only real answer.
Dallas was also on the practice squad of the 2008 Super Bowl Champion Pittsburgh Steelers. I remember running into him in the Supermarket once, and he had both his NC and SB rings on. I suggested that he might consider locking those rings up in a safe somewhere. lol
And to answer your question yes they probably would have cancelled it but I also seem to remember the Numbers not being as bad as they are now either
I do think if it was any sport but football they would have cancelled a month ago and not even be attempting to move the sports around to save it, they would just call it a day and sit back hoping the next sports season would be ready to go
Or maybe the FHSAA needs to face reality
A state series isn't gonna happen, move on! They don't even have a site for 5/8 of the Championships and no damn city gonna bid for hosting in the middle of a virus
Cancel state series and try to get some games in November and December hopefully and then move on to the next season (winter)
Hopefully things will be cleared up by then so winter and spring can have a season as scheduled
Then why is the idea on the table of flipping the seasons? That's what shows they view it as disposable
You know dang well if they do that it will only be a matter of time before those sports get cancelled for 2 straight years just so they can hope to get a football season without trouble in the spring
It sucks but blame the people in the state for not taking the virus seriously, if football can't go in the fall then either run the seasons cocurrently in the spring or cancel it but flipping the seasons is nothing more than exposing that only one sport matters to most of the state which is funny because most fanbases do a crappy job supporting the sport anyway as evidenced by vastly lower numbers at regular season, postseason and state championship games compared to bordering states and the poor pay in the state