"Jim's a tough guy and you can see his personality is all over this football team," Fitzgerald said.
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|1 day 23 hours ago||I'm hearing that ESPN has||
I'm hearing that ESPN has stopped running Draft Kings commercials at least for the time being.
|4 days 6 hours ago||My biggest concern about||
My biggest concern about Northwestern: the last three have essentially come down to the last play. 2012: Gardner throws the Hail Mary that Roundtree some how winds up catching; 2013: Dileo slides to place the ball for a Gibbons field goal; 2014: failed two point attempt. My worry is that the football gods may be ready to even things out. Hopefully Harbaugh and staff will have the team well ahead by the fourth quarter this year.
|6 days 6 hours ago||From Kensington/Chevy Chase.||
From Kensington/Chevy Chase. Current plan is to get on at Connecticut and get off at University Boulevard. Looks from my campus maps that University Boulevard goes right into Campus Drive and my parking spot is in a lot near the Business and Architecture schools -- essentially only a couple of blocks into the campus and a few blocks south of Byrd.
|6 days 6 hours ago||1 pm update has weather.com,||
1 pm update has weather.com, accuweather.com, and wunderground.com all showing no rain from noon to three. All three, however, show rain before and after, particularly in the evening. Capital Weather Gang, which is the only one clearly focused on DC area weather, is still indicating a chance of occasional showers during the noon to three period.
|6 days 8 hours ago||Anyone have a sense as to how||
Anyone have a sense as to how bad the traffic is coming into the campus on game day? With no traffic, I've got a 22 minute ride to my parking lot three blocks south of Byrd. My plan is to leave around 10:30, figuring that even if it takes an hour, I've still got 30 minutes to get to the stadium. Am I missing something? (P.S., while I've lived in Maryland for almost 40 years, this will be my second trip to College Park; the first was 10 days ago, when I drove over to pick up my tickets.)
|6 days 8 hours ago||Just in case, someone took||
Just in case, someone took the umbrella post seriously, be aware that you cannot take an umbrella into Byrd.
|6 days 9 hours ago||Also you can subscribe to the||
Also you can subscribe to the SiriusXM for the internet and the game is being broadcast there. Not sure what Sirius channel will be carrying it, but it's on XM204.
|6 days 10 hours ago||Indeed, the flooding is a big||
Indeed, the flooding is a big issue. Some areas already are handing out sand bags. I think one safety concern was having people driving home at midnight with roads potentially having high water that might not be noticed until too later. Also I suspect Michigan wanted to make sure its players, coaches, etc., got out of Dodge sooner rather than too late.
|6 days 10 hours ago||About an hour ago, I compiled||
About an hour ago, I compiled the weather reports from several different sources for the game. All are talking about winds in the neighborhood of 15-20 mph. Otherwise:
Weather.com: Noon, Cloudy, Hi 50s; 1 pm, Cloudy, Hi 50s; 2pm, 30% chance of showers, hi 50s; 3 pm 30% chance of showers, hi 50s
Accuweather.com: Noon, Cloudy, 55; 1 pm, Showers (40%); 2pm, Cloudy, 60; 3 pm cloudy 60
Wunderground.com: Overcast, temps in the upper 50s throughout the game
Capital Weather Gang (WashPost): Off-and-on light showers are possible through the afternoon, with clouds staying put. We have the tiniest silver lining, perhaps, with slightly milder temperatures getting into the mid-to-upper 60s.
REMINDER: No umbrellas, limited size backpacks into Byrd.
|1 week 5 hours ago||Mlive.com has posted a||
Mlive.com has posted a weather report focused solely on the game:
|1 week 5 hours ago||Perhaps, but I suspect high||
Perhaps, but I suspect high school games are more prone to outright postponement.
|1 week 7 hours ago||In the DC area, not||
In the DC area, not surprisingly, Verizon FIOS has the game listed for the main BTN channel.
|1 week 8 hours ago||Andrews is probably the||
Andrews is probably the closest to College Park, but I doubt that they can use it.
|1 week 10 hours ago||Perhaps, but as I posted in||
Perhaps, but as I posted in another of the many weather threads, there will be street and river flooding WITHOUT Joaquin. If you're driving home at 5 pm, it will be a lot safer than if you're driving home at midnight with wipers going and lights coming at you, etc. I'm betting noon for that reason and also because they essentially have to decide now.
|1 week 11 hours ago||Here's the latest from the||
Here's the latest from the Washington Post's Capital Weather Gang:
Notwithstanding Joaquin's delay, etc., I'd bet on a noon start for several reasons:
-- It's already started to rain in DC and the flooding appears to be a significant and likely potential.
-- Saturday night is predicted to be worse than Saturday day.
-- They're not going to want 30,000 people hitting the roads after lots of rain near midnight when it's difficult to see flooding, etc.
-- If they play at noon, the team can fly back to Michigan before things get worse.
-- And, finally, they have to decide essentially now. They can't wait until Saturday morning and say let's play at noon.
|1 week 22 hours ago||Virgina's governor has||
Virgina's governor has declared a State of Emergency already -- in part because of flood g after last night's rain. If Maryland follows suit, it's hard to justify playing a football game with emergency personnel, police, etc., otherwise occupied.
|1 week 1 day ago||I just finished watching the||
I just finished watching the local weather report on the DC affiliate. To summarize, tomorrow will be mostly dry -- anyone for Thursday night football (I kid). Friday into early Sunday, a Nor'easter arrives. It will bring heavy rain 3"-6" and heavy winds. That in turn will lead to road and RIVER flooding throughout the area. River flooding is unusual except around Alexandria, and that's usually a result of snow melt into the Potomac. Afte Saturday comes Joaquin, which currently projects to hit DC with 60 mph winds on Sunday into Monday.
One cautionary note in reading the above: DC TV weather people are notorious for assuming the worst.
|1 week 1 day ago||Angelique reports on the||
Angelique reports on the situation, preparation, etc: http://www.detroitnews.com/story/sports/college/university-michigan/2015/09/29/tropical-storm-affect-michigan-maryland-game/73063638/
|1 week 1 day ago||Latest from the Washington||
Latest from the Washington Post's Capital Weather Gang:
Among other things, it notes that the only model showing a shift to sea is the European model, but that model was the only one to call Sandy right. On the other hand, it notes Joaquin's pattern to date tracks some prior hurricanes that hit the mid-Atlantic coastline.
|1 week 1 day ago||Not directly related to||
Not directly related to Joaquin, but an indication of the weather about to hit Maryland, the Orioles have moved Thursday's 7:05 start to 12:05.
|1 week 1 day ago||If I recall correctly, it was||
If I recall correctly, it was moved to accommodate the baseball playoffs.
|1 week 1 day ago||Assuming a 100,000 turnout in||
Assuming a 100,000 turnout in A2, Maryland might make more money moving the game.
|1 week 1 day ago||That's just plain wrong.||
That's just plain wrong. Everything I've seen is best case scenario is the storm heads out to sea AND DC only gets a few inches of rain.
|1 week 1 day ago||Latest from the WaPo Capital||
Latest from the WaPo Capital Weather Gang:
Even the best case scenarios don't sound good. And, they're saying landfall could be late Saturday.
|1 week 1 day ago||Capital Weather Gang update||
Capital Weather Gang update (as of an hour ago):
9 a.m. Update: As of 8 a.m., Joaquin is now a hurricane with maximum sustained winds near 75 mph and expected to strengthen. Although many models have now converged on a Saturday night-Sunday landfall somewhere between North Carolina and New Jersey, last night’s European model (one of the most trusted) still has Joaquin staying out to sea. As described below, the D.C. area is in line for a serious rain threat Friday through Sunday regardless of the track of Joaquin. A direct hit on the mid-Atlantic, with extreme wind locally in addition to potentially flooding rain, is one possible scenario. We’ll have a full update later this morning.
|1 week 1 day ago||Which airport? If it's BWI,||
Which airport? If it's BWI, a taxi will get you there in 20 minutes. Reagan might be closer to the 40 minutes. Dulles, probably an hour.
|1 week 1 day ago||Or perhaps move to Monday||
Or perhaps move to Monday night. It seems by then most of the storm would be past the DC area. BTW, last night DC got drenched and there were flash flood alerts and spotty power outages. I lost power for about two hours -- I'm about 20 minutes from the stadium -- and Dupont Circle also lost power for awhile.
|1 week 1 day ago||The latest from the WaPo's||
The latest from the WaPo's Capital Weather Gang:
To elaborate some more on Joaquin… We have a pretty good chance of seeing periods of moderate to potentially very heavy rain (several inches possible) Friday through Sunday *regardless* of Joaquin’s exact track. However, if Joaquin gets close to the mid-Atlantic coast or makes landfall as a tropical storm or hurricane — a legitimate possibility — then we could be looking at a serious rain and flooding event with very strong winds too. Unfortunately, models are all over the place on both Joaquin’s track and intensity, so we’ll have to wait for a better consensus.
|1 week 1 day ago||One weather site that focuses||
One weather site that focuses on the DC area is the WaPo's Capital Weather Gang: https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/capital-weather-gang/wp/2015/09/29/...
|1 week 2 days ago||I'd have preferred James.||
I'd have preferred James.