Wednesday, October 07, 2015

They really could have just cancelled the game

We've seen home football game venues moved in the wake of devastating floods before. They are not fun.
Though South Carolina’s Williams-Brice Stadium was not damaged by the flooding that has plagued the state since the weekend, school officials couldn’t guarantee that police and medical staffing, or drinkable water supplies, would be adequate to support the Southeastern Conference game.

“Yesterday, we made the extremely difficult decision to cancel classes for the week due to the stress 34,000 students would place on the region’s recovering infrastructure, there is no doubt 85,000 fans would exact the same toll,” University of South Carolina President Harris Pastides said in a statement from the school. “In the spirit of supporting our South Carolina community that is so supportive of Gamecock Nation, we have decided to move the game to Baton Rouge. The stress on law enforcement and first responders is too great. Moreover, we’ve had many in the Carolina family directly impacted by the flooding.”
Sure, there's national rankings and Heisman trophy politickin' to consider but those things are unimportant.  There's also some money involved but you have to figure that is a loss anyway. 

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