Pandemics and fires and hurricanes? Oh, my
So, 2020 has been fairly normal right? Like, I get that it’s an election year and those tend to be a bit off the rails. But nothing else is happening in the world. Nothing that would affect mass swaths of people across the globe or large regions of the United States, right?
Oh. I’m sorry. I realize this must seem to be a bit in poor taste. Of course, I’ll apologize — I’m not sure how I could forget that hurricanes are always coming and going at this time of year. Oh wait, you were thinking of something else?
As if the 2020 season wasn’t wild enough with COVID schedules, the cancelling and uncancelling of seasons and players opting out to opt back in, now it looks like Missouri may have to face some complex weather patterns. According to multiple tracks, Tropical Storm Delta is set to become a Hurricane in the coming days and make landfall within 24-36 hours of when the Tigers are set to play LSU this weekend.
Dave Matter wrote about how things could look in case of inclement weather, but here’s the very latest from the National Weather Service as of Monday evening.
Update on Delta at 10 PM 10/5: Hurricane #Delta continues to strengthen and is expected to continue to intensify. The forecast track remains the same, and only elevated tides and rip currents are currently expected for SE Texas. Continue to monitor! #houwx #txwx #glswx #bcswx pic.twitter.com/huqjsWqyxe— NWS Houston (@NWSHouston) October 6, 2020
Now maybe I’m just no good with state geography, but I’d imagine that storm could very well affect Saturday evening’s game. If the track stays similar to what is shown above, then the storm would be well into Alabama by the time kickoff is set, but that doesn’t mean it won’t move through Louisiana the night before.
Of course, we’ll keep an eye on this as close as we can, as will everyone covering Missouri. College football fans (and Americans, no doubt) have suffered through a hellish 2020 — the last thing we all needed was a hurricane to worry about.
Yesterday at Rock M
- The Good, The Bad and The Ugly: Tennessee
- The Revue: Despite new star, Mizzou can’t escape DISTURBIA in Tennessee
- MV3: A new name joins the usual suspects atop the post-Tennessee ballots
- PODCAST: Mizzou Vs. Tennessee Reaction
- In continuing with his unique way of traveling this year, Dave Matter recounts his trip to Knoxville in his “Tales from the Road” series.
- In their “KEY PLAY” segment of the week, the Columbia Tribune pointed at Connor Bazelak’s fourth down connection with Logan Christopherson as a signature from Mizzou’s loss to Tennessee.
- Gabe DeArmond has 10 thoughts for subscribers on the sports world in general, while Mitchell wrote up a story on the Pro Football Focus grades. For those unsubscribed to PowerMizzou, you can still read Sean Williams’ recap of the weekend in stats for 2021 Mizzou recruits.
- At College Hoops Today, Jon Rothstein has Missouri 9th in his SEC Power Rankings, but does list the Tigers as his preseason sleeper team.
- Congratulations to Missouri senior Cassidy Nurnberger, who was named the SEC Defensive Player of the Week after the Tigers took down No. 13 Vanderbilt this past weekend.
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