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    Will the cooler weather help us?

    Texans are weather wimps. I predict chaos, mass confusion and helplessness on the TT sideline tonight. And a surprisingly easy Cyclone victory.



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    Re: Will the cooler weather help us?

    Hopefully.



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    Re: Will the cooler weather help us?

    Quote Originally Posted by ruxCYtable View Post
    Texans are weather wimps. I predict chaos, mass confusion and helplessness on the TT sideline tonight. And a surprisingly easy Cyclone victory.
    I don't think it's cold enough to be a big deal without rain. This cold with rain gives me a little grin though.



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    Re: Will the cooler weather help us?

    Last 3 days in Lubbock: 94, 86, 84.

    Kickoff temp in Ames: upper 40s/low 50s with a slight north wind.



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    Re: Will the cooler weather help us?

    The lows have been in the 50's in Texas for about a week now. Lubbock gets much "colder" than Austin, Waco, or College Station but it hasn't yet. If it can get in the low-40's by kickoff I'd say it will provide an advantage.




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    Re: Will the cooler weather help us?

    No it will not



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    Re: Will the cooler weather help us?

    I think we will see some dropped passes tonight.


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    Re: Will the cooler weather help us?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wesley View Post
    I think we will see some dropped passes tonight.
    Thanks for the PSA John Madden.




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    Re: Will the cooler weather help us?

    Quote Originally Posted by ruxCYtable View Post
    Texans are weather wimps.
    HEY! Now wait just a damn minute.......
    Oh never mind I actually agree with that statement. Carry on.



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    Re: Will the cooler weather help us?

    I think the cold weather issue gets overplayed. It's not like its 90+, 24/7 in Texas. It's also not like the entire season in Iowa is below freezing. Kids from all over the country are recruited at every school - the cold should be an issue for our players from Texas/Florida/California as well. And with all the UnderArmour type products, weather just isn't that big of an advantage anymore.

    With the new conference schedule and some of the talk about Texas playing here in November, I looked up a bunch of average temperature data for Ames. In November, the average high temperature is 54 on 11/1 and basically decreases 1/day to 37 on 11/30. So generally speaking the gametime temps in November are in the 40's which just isn't that cold. Sure, everybody remembers "that one game" where it was 15 with 20 mph winds, but that just isn't the norm for that time of the year.

    People tend to remember extreme events and then assume the extreme is closer to average than it really is.


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    Re: Will the cooler weather help us?

    Quote Originally Posted by besserheimerphat View Post
    I think the cold weather issue gets overplayed. It's not like its 90+, 24/7 in Texas. It's also not like the entire season in Iowa is below freezing. Kids from all over the country are recruited at every school - the cold should be an issue for our players from Texas/Florida/California as well. And with all the UnderArmour type products, weather just isn't that big of an advantage anymore.

    With the new conference schedule and some of the talk about Texas playing here in November, I looked up a bunch of average temperature data for Ames. In November, the average high temperature is 54 on 11/1 and basically decreases 1/day to 37 on 11/30. So generally speaking the gametime temps in November are in the 40's which just isn't that cold. Sure, everybody remembers "that one game" where it was 15 with 20 mph winds, but that just isn't the norm for that time of the year.

    People tend to remember extreme events and then assume the extreme is closer to average than it really is.
    I think people who think it's an edge for ISU if today is 40 degrees are probably thinking it's a 1% edge, not an edge like the other team losing two star players right before kickoff. At least that's how I think of it.

    Now if the best player and starting QB were both hurt, that would be a huge edge like the edge Nebraska was given in Lincoln last year



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    Re: Will the cooler weather help us?

    No it won't. Dumb question.


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    Re: Will the cooler weather help us?

    Ah, I remember Texas Tech in 2002. I bought a hot chocolate at JTS and the word "hot" was the most liberal use of the word that I had ever seen. I think there were ice cubes forming in my hot chocolate that night.



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    Re: Will the cooler weather help us?

    Quote Originally Posted by besserheimerphat View Post
    And with all the UnderArmour type products, weather just isn't that big of an advantage anymore.
    Real men don't wear long sleeves to play football. Especially when its only 40 degrees.



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    Re: Will the cooler weather help us?

    The only thing that's going to help us tonight is if our guys somehow stumble upon the ability to mount a pass rush.



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