Daily Archives: April 7, 2009

Weekend Weather Outlook

After spending last night practicing for two hours in 40 degree weather with winds swirling at 20-25 MPH we thought that it might be in everyone’s best interest to take a look at this weekend’s upcoming weather.

Of course, it’s a well known fact that predicting the weather close to a week in advance is about as much of a crapshoot as predicting the World Series winner after Opening Day. Not to mention showing it in a public place is essentially guaranteeing that the prediction is going to be horribly wrong. It’s kind of like getting into the same NCAA March Madness pool as your girlfriend, you’re guaranteed to lose to her.

Either way, according to weather.com the outlook is good for Sectionals. Here’s a shamelessly stolen screenshot just for you.

Weekend Weather Outlook

Certainly can’t complain about an outlook like that. That being said, our mom would mention that such a high UV index means wear lots of sunscreen. In fact, our mom will be at sectionals and, more likely than not, will be patrolling sidelines both days demanding to know when the last time you applied SPF 79,000 was.

Seems like some zone could be seen on Saturday as winds could pick up enough to cause some deviation in weaker throws. However, Sunday appears as though it’s going to be more or less still, doubtlessly benefiting the more all around athletic teams that have the ability to win their individual matchups.


Welcome to the Thunderdome

Welcome to the blog. Lord knows what this is actually going to turn into but for the moment it will be used as a thought dump and a center for coverage of the UPA College Series GA/SC Sectionals and Atlantic Coast Regionals.

For the rest of the week here’s what you have to look out for:

Team previews and interviews with captains/coaches for as many of the GA/SC Sectional participants that we can get in touch with.

Round by round updates of Sectionals via Twitter on both Saturday and Sunday. Find us on Twitter and become one of our mindless followers. Who knows, perhaps after Sectionals and Regionals are over we will inundate you with updates on where we are, what we are doing and what our last dump looked like. Of course, if all of that is too much for you, the same Twitter updates can be seen at that same link or even at this nifty widget on the right hand side of your screen.

Full day summaries and recaps at this very site at the end of the day on Saturday and Sunday. We are frustrated with score reporter and the brief/unreliable information we get from RSD. It’s high time that, even if you aren’t at the fields, you get a way to receive reliable and detailed information on play. We hope to provide that with end of the day interviews and recap of the play that we can see.

We will also be working in conjunction with tournament photographer, Alan Tauber. Alan has been taking pictures of Carolina Gamecock varsity sports for two years and has excellent equipment and know-how. Some of his photos will be available on this blog and the rest will be available in a manner that is yet to be determined.

For the time being, let us see what you, the reader, thinks about the upcoming weekend. In the case of full disclosure, we’re only doing this to try out all the nifty buttons they have at top of this thing.