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blazer1set

THE WEATHER! ...... Oh, really ?!?!?

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Seems like several threads lately have addressed playing football games in bad (i.e., rainy) weather.    I seem to see two general themes:

1 - For a mostly running team it's "Well rain gives us a disadvantage because it is harder to hold on to the ball", i.e., we can't stop fumbling.

2 - For a mostly passing team it's "Well rain give us a disadvantage because everybody knows you can't pass/catch in the rain", i.e., our receivers are butterfingers.

Does it only rain on one side of the ball and not the other?     We all know rain makes for a sloppy game, but man some of the excuses....

What do you guys think??

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It ain't baseball.... it's played in all elements (except lightening) - new generation of a soft #### society. Before you know it we will have players wearing skirts cause they "identify" as cheerleaders. 

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25 minutes ago, blazer1set said:

Seems like several threads lately have addressed playing football games in bad (i.e., rainy) weather.    I seem to see two general themes:

1 - For a mostly running team it's "Well rain gives us a disadvantage because it is harder to hold on to the ball", i.e., we can't stop fumbling.

2 - For a mostly passing team it's "Well rain give us a disadvantage because everybody knows you can't pass/catch in the rain", i.e., our receivers are butterfingers.

Does it only rain on one side of the ball and not the other?     We all know rain makes for a sloppy game, but man some of the excuses....

What do you guys think??

Weather conditions can impact a game. A strong wind condition (& even rain) will hurt a team that throws the ball 20+ times a game more than a running team that normally throws it 5-6 times a game. 
At the end of the day, you have to line up & play in the conditions as they are & I don’t like seeing weather used as an excuse, but weather conditions do impact a game, so I am ok with the discussion. 

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Preach, brother, Preach! 

Both teams are affected by the weather.  It doesn't stop raining when one teams gets the ball and the other goes on defense at every possession change. 

And part of being a good football team is the ability to adapt and change game plans based on opponent AND conditions.  

Seeing those excuses gets old. 

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I played a game at the old Carter High School field in weather just like we are having today. There was about four to six inches of flowing water on the visitors sidelines where the creek had risen out of its banks. We all took two pair of cleats and changed at half-time. Our running (veer) quarterback almost drowned when his head got caught under the fence. We had a blast playing in the mud. I was four inches taller after the game with all the mud caked to my cleats. I bet there is still mud in Carter's gym.

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5 minutes ago, MidTennFootball said:

Pretty much any HSFB fan over 30 probably has fond memories of at least one game being played in crappy weather. It's how you seperate the men from the boys

And any fan over 49...

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If it is going to be a severe thunderstorm or thunderstorm with lightening then I'm all for changing the date. Who wants to be in a 2 or 3 hours lightening delay?

If it is homecoming or senior night, I'm fine with teams wanting to move the game.

 

If it isn't for those reasons above, and just a regular season game, then I think you should play the game. 

 

But let's be honest team don't want to lose that $$$$$ gate money. 

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It’s a good thing this is a Tennessee board and not a Buffalo or Green Bay high school board...

I only see lightning and severe heat as reasons to move or reschedule a game. I saw a little league team playing the other week in the rain....little ones seemed just fine.

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