Too hot for OSU to practice
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Didn't the MIchigan coaches want it to be hotter out to get the players in better shape for actual games?
My High School Basketball Coach used to turn the heat on during our summer practices, tournaments and games to get us in better shape. He would also turn the heat off for the whole winter and make us practice and run in the cold so we would be used to it but other teams would feel cold in the gym.
High humidity means you keep sweating, yet you are not being cooled via evaporation of the sweat from your skin. Drinking more water has nothing to do with cooling you off in this case. Physics Fail.
It's called precedent and liability. The university called it off and rightly so. It doesn't matter how badass you claim to be... a public institution with very real liability called it off. This is not a LOL OSU LOL meme
Physics is classroom crap, try drawing on real life experiences.
And here we have a nominee for 'dumbest thing said on mgoboard' for the week.
Given the way this week has gone down, I doubt this nominee's gonna take the top prize
Not even top 100,000.
Bc with a simple Google I found lsu fans who disagree with extreme temp practices
I watched young Marines pass out in boot camp and combat training under cooler temperatures, and I guarantee that division I football practice is far more strenuous than basic training. Things like, you know, avoiding death, are slightly more important than being a badass.
...not the heat, but the stupidity.
Words cannot express how much you suck at logic.
Yeah, fuck science! Let me guess - you're a creationist? How long ago did dinosaurs exist
Columbus: 88 degrees
Athens, GA: 81 degrees
Miami FL: 83 degrees
Columbus: 88 degrees
Athens, GA: 81 degrees
Miami FL: 83 degrees
I hate to do it, but there's a slight problem with your posted temperatures. The article is about temperatures on August 13th. It was A LOT hotter down here than it was up in Ohio that week. Every day here (in NW South Carolina, about 1.5 hours from Athens, GA) that week was 95+ degrees. I'm certain it was no where near as hot and humid in Columbus as it was down here that week. It might be 81 in Athens, GA today, but I guarantee that it was not 81 degrees in Athens last week (i.e. when the article was written). It's been crazy hot down here several weeks this summer.
I get not wanting players to faint/expose themselves to extreme heat, but some of those games on September 4th are going to be well above a heat advisory.
Really? Come on.
Korey Stringer anyone?
Not to mention the many high school athletes that have died due to heat stroke from practicing in unsafe temperatures. e.g.:
then I don't think Tressel overrules them, or probly even has the power to do so.
H.S. kids around the nation (especially in Southeastern MI) are fasting during Ramadan and taking part in two-a-days in the August heat. Not practicing in the 90s is pathetic. I have the feeling that our team practices harder and has more heart, but they can just overwhelm with talent right now.
Research weather.com before posting. UM would do the same thing. It'd be irresponsible not to
Point taken. I just skimmed the forum topic and definitely wasn't about to research weather.com. However, makes you think about back in the day, before weather.com, how many two-a-days were played in worse conditions.
I'm sure poor Terelle's Escalade has great air conditioning.
Why do you think he gets paid? You're being a silly little doucher.
Has been practicing at my high school this week... I'm pissed that they would let them do that, I hope that my Alma Mater at least had the decency to charge them a hefty sum.
when I was driving home after covering the Lancaster high school football team practice. It was incredibly hot out but kids still fought through it. Quite humorous a high school would be allowed to practice but the big boys 40min down the road weren't allowed to go out.
d. Black Flag (WBGTI of 90°F and above). All
nonessential physical activity will be halted for all units.
Thats the rules for the U.S. Marine Corps. OSU is being safe, so nobody gets seriously injured. Theres NO reason to say haha what bitches. As much as I hate them, they are just being safe. It has nothing to do with who is more badass.
In case you dont believe me.
I understand your point, but it still doesn't explain how teams can practice in the south when they face more difficult conditions on a daily basis. Alabama would not be allowed to practice if every time it got above 90 and was humid.
Is the humidity as high in the South as it is here? I know the temperatures can get up there but i thought the great lakes are what gave us the humidity.
Or they practice in the early morning or at night when it's not 90 degrees out
Global warming is on our side.
Ehhh of course part of me is laughing and calling them pussies, but the other part is saying "oh that's smart, good of the trainers". The article says it was their first practice, which has a lot to do with the decision I believe. The players have been indoors all summer lifting and having other self organized practiced. They are NOT acclimatized to that kind of heat, but slowly will over the summer. There are a lot of cool changes that take place in response to heat, but you have to let them happen slowly and just throw the players into the fire.
I'm a cyclist and I purposefully train for heat by riding in the afternoon. In June, I could only stand it for an hour or two. A couple weeks ago when we were in the 90s w/ humidity I did 5 hours and drank 14 bottles of water.
If they had done this a week before the game, they would have been outside.
and I stay indoors with the air conditioning on at 72 degrees.
j/k I do my training indoors during the hot part of the summer, but I am no distance runner. Just interval training and weights to keep from buying bigger clothes. I admire the dedication of distance runners.
I think it was their first practice OF THE DAY, not their first practice outside.
I live in Lexington and should note Kentucky had no problem rocking two-a-days in 100 degree heat with a 115 heat index. In other news, I had one hell of a time walking from the office to my vehicle in said heat.
I wonder how they do it in Texas, and I'm not just talking UT. It was 106 in Dallas yesterday and that's not unusual. Or Arizona. Maybe we should ask Craig Roh and Taylor Lewan how they handles it in AZ - it's Africa hot there. Of course, it is a dry heat...
Maybe that is why it was missed earlier.
That will be a great moment when he leads the team out.
I'm sure they are using it.
The Pahokee boys don't even break a sweat in 100 degree weather.
Wasn't RR complaining that it hadn't been hot enough yet for UM practices? He thinks that really whips the players into shape.
people! people! c'mon! please realize that the training staff has FULL authority to force a player to sit out of practice due to dehydration. They weigh them and do a skin pinch test before practice, and will proceed to weigh/skin test players throughout practice. If the tests show too much (water) weight lost or skin pinches showing signs of dehydration. they will force players to sit, even though he may not want to and the coaches support the trainers.
for OSUck to cancel an entire practice is pretty wimpy, they couldn't of moved it later/earlier in the day?
It was the first part of a two a day and they did go indoors for other activities
Must have been too hot for Justin Boren to run up to the line.
I was thinking the same thing. Poor Justin, he'd be a puddle on the turf after only 3 plays. I think I can hear him screaming "Punt, please punt coach" from here.
sus domestica has trouble sweating.
Not every temperature is the perfect temperature in the world. I mean every temperature kills people, murders people, steals from you, steals from me, whatever.
You have to watch out for those types of temperatures.
about this hoopla.
Here in Tampa all of our high schools, youth football, colleges have been practicing 4 days a week in the afternoon since July 19.
We have temps 92-96 every day with 80%-90% humditiy and heat index readings of 100-115 every day.
Good hydration is the key.
Maybe we should move The Game to September if the buckeyes are heat shy.
Dang, these pussies can't practice in the heat? I guess they won't win 11+ games this year and go to another BCS bowl.
This response was a thing of beauty.
And hope they don't play a sec team?
Had to but I already know your come back.
I guess they won't win 11+ games this year and go to another BCS bowl.
Promise? Pinky swear? X your heart?