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Atl, I know you rarely talk to us peasants, but could you please keep us posted on the Wake Forest game and the hurricane? Very likely it will be cancelled or postponed.
I imagine it will be postponed ... its a big hurricane and headed right at the carolinas. Hopefully it can be played on Saturday ... that would be easiest and best for all parties.
Georgia,Try the BC, WF, and/or ACC websites and Twitter accounts.
Not if there is a state of emergency, with no power and water and the highways are flooded-out. good luck playing this game in NC.
I think this game is at real risk for Thursday night. Very strong winds and rain will start to hit around the time of this game. Worst is on Friday, but squeezing a game in on Thursday night when there is a state of emergency seems unlikely.
Reshedule for Sunday noontime.
Last time we played Wake in the pouring rain it was a pretty amazing game - https://wakeforestsports.com/news/2005/10/15/Late_Rally_Gives_Boston_College_35_30_Win_Over_Wake_Forest.aspxStill too early to be sure - but this time they may need life jackets. Florence looking ominous. Common sense should prevail.
Good point. The game might be in jeopardy for this weekend period. If its as nasty as it looks, aftermath will be bad meaning a game on Saturday will be very difficult. If hits thursday night/friday morning as projected, a game thursday night will be near impossible as well ... not for the game itself, but the fact that the BC team will be stranded there and the fans who want to attend will be in jeopardy. We might have to wait two weeks to see BC play again at Purdue.
LOL!!! It's fairly obvious some of the commenters here don't live in hurricane-prone areas. Winston-Salem will be lucky to have power by next Sunday(9/23) let alone this Saturday. Playing football with a major storm at the doorstep simply won't be a priority.
Since there’s no place else to stick this game in either teams’ schedule, what to do? Move it to atlanta on saturday indoors? Postpone it to Championship weekend and bank that neither team will be needed in charlotte? Cancel completely? What are the options?
Wake is relatively inland. With the hurricane expected to make landfall on the carolina coast friday early am, I wonder if they can get this game in Thursday and then get the hell out. Again, issue being safety of those travelling to the game. Rescheduling will be difficult.
The folks at Wake Forest do not seem remotely concerned about the weather. They are tweeting this morning asking their fans to buy tickets for Thursday. https://mobile.twitter.com/WakeFB
That's a bizarre reaction to a potential state-wide disaster.
Usually they just cancel the game unless the two teams have a common bye they might reschedule (Wake and BC don't). Airports shut down once winds reach 40 mph. That will be well within range at game time - https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/refresh/graphics_at1+shtml/084537.shtml?mltoa34#contents
This latest chart has the winds down in the area of Wake around game time ...https://www.wunderground.com/news/safety/hurricane/news/2018-09-07-hurricane-florence-inland-flood-risk
No way they play this game this week. They are evacuating people from NC and flights are going to be a mess. Even trying to play this earlier Thursday would mean our guys likely stuck down there through the weekend.Best scenario I saw: Wake and FSU scheduled to play on 10/20. Both are off 10/13. We are off 10/20.Move Wake-FSU to 10/13 and we play Wake on 10/20 (or Thursday 10/18).
Winston Salem is 300 miles inland. Gametime weather predictions show rain and 20-30 mph winds. The hurricane isn’t even supposed to make landfall until Friday AM. This is a nationally televised game ($$$$). You’re crazy if you think Wake or BC wants this game cancelled. Would have to be the commissioners office stepping in to stop it
They are not cancelling it right, right? Tim might jump if it isnt played at 7:30pm as scheduled.
There are already choppy seas off the Carolina Coast. Norfolk Naval Base is being evacuated. All the big ships are moving out. You have to be nutty not to cancel this game.---bceagle93 has an interesting and common sense solution.
It's comically easy to pick out who has/hasn't lived through a major hurricane by the posts. Getting power restored can take weeks. Idk if/when the game might be played but it won't be this week unless they move it up.
The team charters planes to these games, normally to a regional airport in the vicinity of the school. They don't fly commercial, and they're often not at the big time airports. The team hotel is normally 20-30 minutes away from the stadium, and they get there a day before the game (Wednesday, in this case). They are on that plane home within 2 hours of the game ending. They'll have no trouble getting in and out of North Carolina on Wednesday/Thursday, unless the storm speeds up and hits early, but it is expected to stall out as soon as it hits shore. Given schedule complications, tv contracts, travel, operational considerations, it seems highly unlikely the ACC will cancel this game. Moving it to Boston or an alternative location further inland is likely the only options, but both would require such a large amount of infrastructure and operational resources this close in it would seem unlikely.
Mod might get a book written about him by Woodward. Getting weirder by the day. I hope that Mod doesn't have a job that requires good sense and judgement.
Thomas the arrogant hurricane commenter running for the foothills.Anyone heard from Tim? If he doesn't comment soon I will tell TGS to do a wellness check.
1331, you're right about the logistics of moving the game up here at this point. A whole lot of TV equipment would have to be re-routed and set up. We're only about 74 hours from kickoff. Realistically, this is a decision that probably needed to be made a day or two ago. Winston-Salem is well inland, but the National Hurricane Center has the earliest arrival of tropical storm force winds arriving there by 8 am Thursday. 8 pm on Thursday would almost certainly see such winds. Getting home would be difficult since the game would probably be over after 11:00. It'd be tough to take off before midnight and things could be wild by then. The bye weeks don't match up. Tough to see when they could make it up.
Not arrogant just lived through way too many in south Florida and have seen a multitude of games canceled or rescheduled for far less. It’s obvious when people are talking about things they know little to nothing about. Quite humorous too.How many nor’easters have impacted FBS college football games, ever? 0? Not relevant information.
FWIW, I really hope I’m wrong I’m ready to see this team play some actual competition
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