rundown of Michigan's riser
Saturday: Showers and thunderstorms likely before 2pm, then a chance of showers. Cloudy, with a high near 69. South wind around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
It may be dry by game time.
The weather forecast for Saturday at Notre Dame is "Showers" but also "plenty of sun":
If it does turn out to be a rainy day, or even a wet grass field, this will presumably affect Denard's ability to cut etc (but perhaps not his straightaway speed), somewhat neutralizing our best weapon. Anyone else with more expertise than I have thoughts on this?
It's still a bit early for a definitive forecast, but here's weather.com's South Bend outlook:
What potential effect on the game plan, one wonders???
I don't know how we missed this last week.
"A university spokeswoman said that the team's trainers recommended to cancel the first practice because of temperatures in the 90s and high humidity levels. Much of central Ohio was placed under an air quality alert on Friday, meaning that children, the elderly and sensitive groups should stay inside."
Sensitive groups = tOSU football.
Looking at the radar and Channel 24 out of Toledo (I'm in Adrian).
If you're much south of Ann Arbor, it's a good idea to get ready to get your ass to safety ASAP. Tornado Warning for Lenawee County, and Monroe County is due for one soon.
So having just read the article on m.go.licio.us on cold weather BCS bowl games, I'm glad to see there are still people out there willing to give the cold a shot when talking about bowl games. I personally love snow football, and watching my team win in the snow is even better.
Patriots fans do this every year (among other teams), and the NFL has set a precedent with their recent decision on a New York Super Bowl for 2014. I've heard many a student want to kill me when i wish for some snow late in the season, but I'm still hoping to see a full blown snow game before I graduate.
What's everyone's opinion on this? Pros/cons on this kind of game? Would it help solve the "is the SEC truly better outside of their warm comfort zone" debate? I certainly think it would legitimize either how good they really are or how well they have been using that warmth to their advantage.