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It’s football weather!!!!

It’s looking like Hurricane Isaac will have an effect on Sunday’s Governor Cup, according to the early forecast. There is a 70% chance of rain for Sunday afternoon when the game kicks off and “potential for heavy rainfall.”  That means you can expect a messy game and a slippery playing surface in Papa John’s Stadium.

Matt and I talked about the potential for thunderstorms on Monday’s show, but now I’ll ask you.

Do you think the rain helps or hurts the Cats?

Discuss.

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

24 Comments for It’s football weather!!!!



  1. shawn
    10:32 am August 29, 2012 Permalink

    Well, according to Louisville fans the rain will only help in their cause of the blow out of Kentucky. Did we really expect otherwise? Never I have witnessed the amount of crap spewed from a 7-6 team.

    Please Sunday get here NOW



  2. jcpostel
    10:37 am August 29, 2012 Permalink

    Poor playing conditions always help the underdog. Cats by 6. You heard it here first, folks.



  3. barn
    10:38 am August 29, 2012 Permalink

    this is going to be a ugly game, on both sides



  4. GibbousMoon
    10:40 am August 29, 2012 Permalink

    I will make everything alright with my gibbous-ness



  5. John Wall
    10:43 am August 29, 2012 Permalink

    Hurt. We were going to win in the sunshine



  6. Steve Fitts
    10:48 am August 29, 2012 Permalink

    I agree with #2. Historically, poor playing conditions usually “level the playing field” and work to the benefit of the underdog. Specifically, poor weather tends to negate a speed advantage one team may have over another, and I think this season, U of L does have a slight advantage in speed over UK. So poor weather would appear to me to work in UK’s favor. Cats by 3.



  7. wildcat sue
    10:49 am August 29, 2012 Permalink

    I think the rain helps us in the game, but it does make me less excited for the tailgate!



  8. CatFan
    10:51 am August 29, 2012 Permalink

    Cats and Birds do not enjoy the water, but at least CATS can swim. Birds can’t.



  9. Big O
    10:51 am August 29, 2012 Permalink

    Just think– only 4 more days and this game will be history Then on Thanksgiving weekend this season will be over. Midnight Madness is September 12!!!



  10. RonPaulApproves
    10:54 am August 29, 2012 Permalink

    It helps, but probably not enough.



  11. Suz
    10:58 am August 29, 2012 Permalink

    Rain is always the great equalizer … the more it rains the greater the effect. I like our chances. Go CATS



  12. Coach Durbin
    11:01 am August 29, 2012 Permalink

    Although a wet surface typically “levels the playing field” and helps the underdog, I think this is a net negative for us. UL’s strength on defense is defending the run. In order for us to be successful running, we need to pass to set up the run, forcing them to keep only 7 in the box. Adverse weather will affect the passing game more than the running game, thus hurting our chances of being successful through the air. That being said, if it’s really nasty the winner of the turnover battle will significantly increase their chances of winning the game.



  13. Dumbledore
    11:04 am August 29, 2012 Permalink

    I think the only variable that could shift the outcome of the game to our favor is if we can get Randall Cobb on loan from the Packers for one last hurrah.



  14. tom
    11:06 am August 29, 2012 Permalink

    The only way heavy rain helps the Cats is if it causes a cancelation of the game.



  15. CatfordLedford8
    11:16 am August 29, 2012 Permalink

    Rain makes the game won on the ground. So I will take our RBs over those bums at Loserville any day of the week.



  16. Shmikey
    11:18 am August 29, 2012 Permalink

    I’d think their mobility at the QB position gives them quite the advantage in the rain, but that’s just me talking.



  17. Joker, Smoker, Midnight Toker
    11:20 am August 29, 2012 Permalink

    Rain helps the Cats. Causes flat bills to droop and line beards to frizz.



  18. WestPointCard
    11:48 am August 29, 2012 Permalink

    If rain is a factor, IMHO, Louisville’s biggest worries are kicking and punting, could be using freshman as kicker and punter.



  19. _Blackhawk_
    11:56 am August 29, 2012 Permalink

    Heavy rain is the great neutralizer…anyone remember when a mediocre UofL team beat a good FSU team? It was in a huge downpour. It looks to be a close, yet ugly game this weekend.



  20. Austin
    12:01 pm August 29, 2012 Permalink

    I think it should help. The one thing Louisville has going for their offense is the passing game. Rain kind of makes things a little more neutral.



  21. Dr. Funke
    12:06 pm August 29, 2012 Permalink

    17 – actually, I was thinking the opposite. I think it would be harder to avoid pressure in the rain. And if it is raining, I think UK will be bringing more pressure from the inside. However if Bridgewater gets in the open field he would have the advantage as it will be harder for the LBs to change direction and such.



  22. Steve Back
    3:23 pm August 29, 2012 Permalink

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  23. UKBlue1!
    5:04 pm August 29, 2012 Permalink

    The rain won’t affect the field. I doubt it will make the ball slippery because, the NCAA went to a tac-grip type football a few years ago. The best running game will win. I expect our offense will face 8 men in the box. They will dare us to pass it. Joker ought to get the water going in practice over the next 2 days and practice with water coming down on the practice field.