Sometimes when it is time to do a blog you have to think up something. You need to come up with an angle or an antedote or an idea. Then sometimes all you have to do is write what happens and it falls into place. As you can probably guess by now, this is one of those cases. A few days ago the forecast for the Rutgers game looked like a banner day in College Park. Now it looks gloomy and cool with a chance of showers. We all know the loss to MTSU did not cause the weather to change, but it is kind of odd how our mood and the weather seem to be going hand in hand on this one.
Though I like to think all home games are equally anticipated, especially to us die-hard tailgaters, it isn’t really the case. Sometimes (in normal years that is) it’s hard to get up and going for a game against a Div 1aa team, or a team from the Sunbelt. That is what makes this Rutgers game so big. You ask anyone and this is the first REALLY anticipated game of the season. I know I had it circled. But now, the actual as well as proverbial clouds have rolled in. Our once sunny day is now cloudy with a chance of showers. Both literally and metaphorically.
For September 26th, a normal day in College Park has a high of 76 F and a low of 58 F. When things aren’t normal this date has a history of being pretty hot. Back in 1930 it actually got up to 96 F on this day. In 1959 the record cold for this day was set at 38 F. The actual forecast however is calling for 68 F and 58 F with a chance of showers all day. Now the good news is that a lot can change from a Wednesday night to a Saturday Morning, but the bad news is things could always get worse.
As it sits now, the smart thing would be to prepare for rain, and hope that it holds off. In this case I’m once again talking about the game and the 2009 season. Now I just wish I could find an umberella that will protect me from both. At any rate, if you want the full tailgate forecast with sunsets and moon rises and historical facts from the day, check out the D7tailgate.com site on the right. Otherwise Go Terps!
I was watching 90210 yesterday and after Silver said something smart to Dixon, I pointed to the TV and said “BURN!!”. My daughter did the same thing. I was so proud. While most parents are teaching their kids to read or play ball, I’m preparing mine for watching the CW!