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Beating the weather

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Drip, Aug 29, 2008.

  1. Drip

    Drip Active Member

    With so many schools beginning their fall sports seasons in August, what is your local school district doing to help avoid a potentially dangerous situation. Are they starting games later to beat the heat? Are there plans for longer halftimes? etc.
  2. NoOneLikesUs

    NoOneLikesUs Active Member

    Wet T-shirt contests involving cheerleaders.
  3. Dirk Legume

    Dirk Legume Active Member

    Winner! [/going to hell and he knows it]
  4. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

    Our state has a mandatory water break at the 6-minute mark of each quarter. Games also start 30 minutes later (at 7:30) than they will later in the season. Those measures are in effect until October.
  5. dixiehack

    dixiehack Well-Known Member

    Likewise here with the "heat timeouts." Same thing as always done in Florida and Georgia also for at least the first month of the season.

    But otherwise, the players deal with it, because they (and we) live with it every day.
  6. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

    Damn straight. We're used to it.
    One other measure, though...all the old coaches are required, by law, to remind today's players how good they have it. They must also remind them that, when they played, coach Billy "Bull" Rochambeau would give you a ladel full of water and two salt tablets a day, and you were glad to get it.
  7. mustangj17

    mustangj17 Active Member

    High school football started yesterday and it was like 60 degrees and foggy.

    Anyway, hydration should be worked on well before the game, the 6 minute mark water breaks are too late. What happens in Cross country? give the kids a water break at the mile mark?
  8. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    Heat timeouts: Proof of the wussification of America or global warming? Discuss.
  9. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

    Or they'll just call it a day after the 20-25 minutes it takes to run their race.
  10. mustangj17

    mustangj17 Active Member

    Yeah, its harder to run a a 5k race at 4 pm as hard as you can than to play a football game (on 30 seconds, off 30 seconds) for a few hours at 7 pm.
  11. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

    Most cross country meets I've covered are run in the morning. Like 8 or 9 a.m., before it gets too hot. And my point was, after 20 to 25 minutes the cross country folks (running in shorts and a T-shirt, not in 10-15 pounds of equipment) are finished. After 20-25 minutes in football -- especially at smaller schools where most people play both ways and don't get long breaks between series -- they have another 2 hours to go.
  12. old_tony

    old_tony Well-Known Member

    What is this "heat" you speak of?
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