Turnout for the Red River Showdown college football weekend in Dallas may be being affected by the news that Duncan contracted the virus. Jay Khan, General Manager of RJ Mexican Cuisine:
The buzz is definitely different. The West End is still going to have a lot going on… but, the decorations and the preparations that we usually do? It’s definitely not there this year. I think [Ebola] is affecting it. No doubt about that.
Another explanation is that both the University of Texas and University of Oklahoma college teams are coming off losing seasons and there is no championship at stake.