Looks like it will be very rainy all afternoon tomorrow. How will this affect the two teams?
I have a increased fear factor that it will hurt Michigan worse than Illinois, but just wondered what everyone else was thinking.
At least we don't have to worry about that TALL grass slowing down Denard this week...
But it also tends to favor the team that runs better. So I think it's pretty offset. Michigan still can't get behind the chains, but Illinois can't afford to either. Michigan is much less likely to do so.
Considering we threw the ball like twice last week and Illinois's DL is half the size of Purdue's, and considering the team that is losing is the one forced to throw, I think this affects Illinois more than us.
The people this affects the most are the people who picked M to cover. 23.5 points are a lot harder in the rain.
The last time it rained all game against an inferior team we won 34-10 and Jordan Kovacs killed a man. I think it'll be fine.
with a Trident?
Killed 5 hookers at SMU... with a rubber trident? This just keeps getting weirder and weirder.
It's only an allegation that Craig James killed five hookers with a trident at SMU. He might have used a different weapon.
If our game plan is like last week it shouldn't be too bad. Illinois is pretty terrible so we should be able to run it down their throats if we don't get too fancy.
Rainy with a high chance of Hoke-A-Mania
cassion may be looking extra-delicious if it rains tomorrow.
Note to cameraman: headshots only, please.
Not very much? The only team on our schedule that is baby seal-ier than this is UMass.
No rain: Illinois gets crushed, stays dry.
Rain: Illinois gets crushed, gets wet too.
The people wanting more out of Gallon on punt returns will likely be disappointed. Illinois will probably punt a lot, but with the elements I hope Gallon doesn't even fair catch them, let alone return them.
Although, short easy passes are best in the rain, so Gallon might get more looks in the passing game. Also, Funchess with his monstrous hands are an asset when the ball is wet.
Funchess with his monstrous hands are an asset
when the ball is wet in all circumstances forever.
Not when he drops his phone between the seat and the center console. They are most certainly a burden in that instance.
As one with big hands I HATE dropping phone/keys down that space!
Michigan fans always looking for negatives. How can you possibly think rain would hurt michigan more than illinois? Illinois struggles to move the ball in perfect conditions.
it will make M less likely/ effective to pass, so Illinois may be able to stop/ slow down Denard with 8-9 men in the box.
Yes, this is really what I was thinking about, the D can truly focus on Denard and try to force him to pass. Passing in the rain is always much more difficult and we haven't been great at it this year to boot. I think the short passes may be there, but not much down field.
They were going to put 8-9 in the box even if it was a sunny day. That said, you beat that by spreading it out. Bubble screen it to Gallon, play action to Funchess. We can beat that, no problem.
Denard NOT throwing the ball is NOT going to hurt us... If all we did against ND was run the ball, we might have won that game.
It will make the game wet....
Jamie Mac is right, as are all Mac's.
But is it a fast wet or a slow wet?
I doubt it affects the football game much.
More interesting would be if it affects the baseball playoffs should Baltimore win and Detroit gets the homefield. Could a rainout help the team set their rotation better after the short break from the ALDS round? Double header on Sunday or does the schedule get bumped a day back?
feels colder than it is, I will be miserable. We can only hope the rain doesn't put out the dumpster fire that is Illinois football and they suddenly become competent.
It will decrease Michigan's point total but not decrease our chance of winning.
Thunderstorms with lightning are another (which they say there is a chance of). Emptying the stadium with a big delay would be VERY annoying. But to answer your question, the rain will affect both teams pretty equally so it shouldn't matter.
Players will get wet
That's more of an effect of rain, actually.
The more you know.
Denard will run for touchdowns with one wet sock.
Well it will make me change out of my wet clothes and into some dry ones before I go out after the game tomorrow night.
it will make me not tailgate but still show up, and wear lots of stuff that resembles golf rain gear.
how will the weather affect my performance in the Chicago Urbanathlon? It'll be 40s and raining at the start tomorrow morning. I'm running in a team, so just the first 4 mile leg to worry about. I was planning on just wearing a couple layers (long-sleeve coolmax type shirts) and shorts, with a garbage bag to keep my body dry until the start.
Given that it's just 4 miles, I didn't think I'd be needing anything else until I finished and found my way to my wife, who'll have something dry for me to cover up with.
Oh, and Michigan crushes Illinois, regardless of the weather.
My wife ran the LA Marathon in 2011, and it was the rainiest day I've ever seen (and not just for LA - it was nuts). I stopped at a couple spots to watch her run by, and by the thirs stop, my clothes were so wet I put away the umbrella because I literally couldn't get more wet even if I fell into the ocean. At the finish line, it was a full-on monsoon, with people's umbrella going inside out and flying all over the place. Many of the runners had ditched their shoes and socks because they were like ankle weights with all the water.
My point? I'm not sure. But my wife looked like she was going to die at the end, half from exhaustion and half from hypothermia. Have fun.
Water does not matter to Denard. See example above.
Thanks - It's actually pretty sloppy, but ended up looking ok. I did with one layer over the kid (denard's hesiman cutout). I just cheated a motion blur on DR's feet and a bit on the legs, then cloned the water in where the kid was still showing.
Just as a minor sidenote, Illinois happens to be the fourth most-played opponent in Michigan history, totalling 93 games since 1898. In those 93 games, we are 68-23-2, which is the second-best overall record (in terms of winning percentage, anyway) of the eight teams we have played at least sixty times. I would say that, most years, weather has likely not been a significant contributor, sort of like Illinois.
With them being on the opposite side of the league as us now, I would imagine they other Legends teams will pass Illinois. I'm guessing the three above UofI are OSU, Minnesota and Purdue? The last two were a guess. Anyway, I bet MSU, Iowa and NW will pass Illinois in a decade or two.
I looked it up, and the top three are OSU, MSU and Minnesota, in order. The weird thing is, there's a huge drop-off after Illinois. We've played the Illini 93 times, and Northwestern is fifth with 70 meetings. Wisconsin is 64, Indiana is 61, and Iowa and Purdue are tied at 57. Obviously Penn State and Nebraska are much further down the list.
Fun fact: We've played UPenn (21) more times than Penn State (16).
MGROWOLD will have a post about coaches stopping by his trailer after the game, and he will get banned for posting wet t-shirt pics of his wife.
Denard will leave a vapor trail.
and the passing game will be more limited. This could be good for us.
Rain or shine we win easily
this thread is now about hot weather girls! (SFW)
As someone who has Spanish TV on at my house all the time (my wife is Guatemalan, so is my nanny) I can attest to this. They really are that hot, and they really do dress like that.
According to Hoke, weather schmeather.
No, they are not allowed :)