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Discussion in 'General College Sports' started by BigJCy, Dec 29, 2012.
West Virginia & Syracuse get to play in this:
When we where there last year it was like 55 degrees for kick. Much better weather to watch a game in ha!
That is an ugly afternoon for them.
Why would Syracuse have an advantage? They play in a dome.
agree w/ Syracuse being a dome team, but has to sting WVU to go from Heisman qb and NC conversation team...to the Snow Bowl.
Good call...but the blizzard conditions will keep Austin in check I assume.
Probably not. Snow favors the offense heavily since defense is all about reacting.
Even the grass was still green. Just seemed like a regular football game in the fall.
I think that's a bit of an overstatement. The offense does quite a bit of reacting also.
Not nearly as much as the defense. The receivers, running backs, and linemen all know where they are going on any given play. Nearly everyone on the defense has to react to the movement of the offensive players.
WVU/Syracuse fans may elect to be sitting in their hotel rooms to watch this extravaganza....or leave at halftime for drinks.
receivers and running backs have an idea of where they're going but are reacting to defenders all over the field and if the field is slippery it's hard for running backs to make good cuts.
I get what you're saying but defenders have no idea where the offensive players are going, giving the offense a leg up already. Along with that, ball carriers know when they are going to cut and where they are going after the cut allowing them to mentally prepare themselves for the slick surface while the defenders are reading/reacting. The surface will be slippery for both teams, but the fact that the ball carriers/offense know where they are going gives them the upper hand.
Interesting how it only snowed on one half of the field... :jimlad:
who would have thought it wuold have been nicer in NYC for our bowl game last year then it is in Memphis right now.
so you think every cut a ball carrier makes is planned out ahead of time? Interesting. QB scrambles, shifts, blitzes, receivers bumped off routes, there's alot more just plain reacting to what the defense gives you than that. I don't think the snow is as big of an advantage for the offense as your saying.
Speed can kill in the snow, WV big
If you're going to play in bad weather it might as well be closer to home and a lot more inexpensive.
No, I don't think every ball carrier has every cut planned out ahead of time, but they do know their general direction that they will be going or what they are thinking. They can set something up with a cut and they know when they are going to cut. The defense does not. It's no different in any other game, but when it's played in the snow, mistakes on defense are amplified when trying to react to the offense.
As for you not thinking the snow is a big advantage for the offense, I guess we'll have to agree to disagree. But most national pundits talking about the game this morning had the same view point as I did regarding the snow favoring the offense.
So far it sure doesn't look like the snow has favored the offenses.
On paper the Pinstripe Bowl is a good idea. That's pretty much where the good things end, from a game perspective. Obviously it's an awesome location, but bowl games are supposed to be warm