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Old October 3rd, 2016, 12:31 PM   #21
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RichRod got to 5-0 a few times too.
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Old October 3rd, 2016, 12:39 PM   #22
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Brady Hokes Oregon team gave up 51 points and another loss, this time to WSU over the weekend.
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Old October 3rd, 2016, 01:38 PM   #23
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Old October 3rd, 2016, 02:58 PM   #24
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Well ... that's a tremendous amount of points.
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Old October 3rd, 2016, 03:41 PM   #25
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Agree with talent, I jumped at that 26.5 line... On the road, shit can happen and Speight might throw some balls to Rutgers defenders he shouldn't otherwise M should dominate this one on both sides of the ball; far more so on defense.
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Old October 4th, 2016, 10:42 AM   #26
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Hurricane Matthew may be a player in NJ this weekend. Track after Matthew enters and passes through the waters East of the Florida Peninsula Thursday and Friday is still uncertain. Worst case is a speedier Northward track and landfall around coastal North Carolina that might produce a washout in the NJ area by Saturday evening. Best case is it stays off shore tracking northward a little bit more slowly and affecting NJ later on Sunday.
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Old October 4th, 2016, 11:55 AM   #27
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Well that's going to do wonders for our kicking game!
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Old October 4th, 2016, 11:57 AM   #28
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Speaking of which. Hopefully the next few weeks will give Quinn Nordin a few extra weeks to recover and be apart of this season. We can't continue to leave points on the board, screw a red shirt.

Harbaugh said he wasn't sure if he was ready compete just yet so his injury must not be too bad. RIght?
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Old October 4th, 2016, 11:59 AM   #29
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Old October 4th, 2016, 12:16 PM   #30
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I expect UM to win this handily, but I also expect Rutgers to do everything they can to not get embarrassed in their marquee home game of the year and coming off the blowout to Ohio. I'm thinking 35-10 or something to that effect. Weather could certainly make for a sloppy game under the lights.
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Old October 4th, 2016, 12:30 PM   #31
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That's a good consensus track, WingsFan, of about a dozen different models. The problem in predicting the track after Matthew leaves the Florida waters and starts tracking North are two weather features that are going to steer her. One is a high pressure system in the Western Atlantic. The other is a system in the West Central US that is pushing Eastward. Both of these systems are making it difficult to determine exactly where Matthew will track. This has an impact on timing and weather conditions in the NJ region. It's anybody's guess right now.

NWS has not changed the forecasts for Saturday or Saturday evening in the NJ/Rutgers region other than upping the rain chances from 30% to 40%. Looking at some of the NWSmap data, it appears to me that NOAA and NWS are seeing things differently with the NOAA maps having Matthew track in a way that influences the weather in a bad way for the game while the NWS maps (11:30 EDT) don't show much of anything that looks in any way bad ...... winds in the 10-12 kt range, temps in the low 70s, partly cloudy skies and a 40% chance of pop up showers. I'm betting NWS is a couple hours behind NOAA in its updates. The next NWS update comes out around 3p.
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Old October 4th, 2016, 12:44 PM   #32
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Yes, if the low-pressure system moving east meets the storm, it would help the storm move up the coast. If the system moves in before the storm, it would likely help channel it offshore. The high-pressure system in the Atlantic could block Matthew and help pull the storm up the coast and inland.


The NHC's projection shows the center of the storm over Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, by 2 a.m. Sunday, with the northern "cone of uncertainty" reaching the south tip of New Jersey.

A direct hit to New Jersey isn't out of the question, but it's still too early to try to predict what will happen.
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Old October 4th, 2016, 12:59 PM   #33
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Good input ...... Ann and I are traveling to the game and I'm keeping a close eye on this mainly to make sure we can get out of Dodge and back to ATL on Sunday morning. So far so good but I'm making plans to stay another day in the NJ area if United's flight operations are suspended Sunday morning.
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Old October 4th, 2016, 01:08 PM   #34
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BTW and another interesting side line ...... NOAA, in the past, took a lot of shit for being too optimistic about it's Hurricane Tracking. Can't remember which storm, maybe Katrina.

Anyway, politically, they seemed to have taken the more pessimistic tracks for the last couple of years pegging the storms and flooding that hit NJ due to Hurricane Sandy in 2012 exactly.

The problem was not enough people listened to the numerous warnings and mandatory evacuation orders and there were a lot of deaths and a huge amount of property lost some of which, 3 years later, hasn't been rebuilt (good Frontline story on this a few weeks ago - sad; fuck the insurance companies).

I suspect by Thursday, if there is any threat to NJ, steps will be implemented and I suspect those steps will include doing something about the Rutgers game. Maybe move it to AA. Heh, Heh.
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Old October 4th, 2016, 01:44 PM   #35
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Jeff you have good posts on weather in general. Are you a fan of Nate Silvers 'The Signal and the Noise'? The nerdy side of me is a big fan of Weather and even more Geography.
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Old October 4th, 2016, 02:07 PM   #36
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No, I don't know of Nate Silvers. Link?

In my first life I flew fighters for USMC. I've also sailed and raced all my life including some long hauls on big racing and cruising boats where I did the NAV so, I have a feel for reading the weather discussions and looking at surface prog charts and coming up with something decent. But its a 50/50 thing. Weather is hard, esp, SE MI. I do enjoy keeping up with it though.
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Old October 4th, 2016, 03:14 PM   #37
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Old October 4th, 2016, 03:17 PM   #38
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The only drama for me is getting Mone back on the field. This could be a great tune up opportunity for him.
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Old October 4th, 2016, 03:26 PM   #39
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Good point but there's a lot to like about it. We get to ease Speight in on the road, get the OL settled with the Newsome injury, test out our kicking game and get back to all the running backs getting some work.
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Old October 4th, 2016, 03:29 PM   #40
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This isn't a road game. Let's be realistic. Our first real road game is in East Lansing.

This won't be anything close to a hostile atmosphere, especially if the weather is shitty.
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