Browns, Raiders facing weather issues

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When the Raiders host the Browns in Oakland on Sunday, weather will be an issue in a blacked-out battle of 3-8 teams.

But there’s some good news, according to our friends at Weather.com.  A wind advisory, with gusts of up to 50 miles per hour, expires at noon local time, an hour before kickoff.  The predicted wind speeds during the hours in which the game will be played are in the range of only 10 miles per hour.

Rain is expected to continue during the game, but thunderstorms should subside in the morning hours.  The area has been soaked with, in some locations, 10 inches of rain in recent days.

The best news is that the baseball infield at the Raiders’ stadium has been filled in for the year.  Or maybe that’s bad news for those of us who long for the days when uniforms were periodically covered in mud and dirt.

10 responses to “Browns, Raiders facing weather issues

  1. Weather is the least concern for these two teams. H E L L, in their situation these two teams could play in a nuclear war and it wouldn’t be the biggest issue!

  2. At least the Raiders will have an excuse when they lose today which will wrapp up their tenth (10) straight season w a losing record, including seven (7) straight seasons w at least eleven (11) losses, an NFL record.

  3. I’ve lived here for 20+ years and this storm is one of the more impressive ones I’ve seen. Some serious wind and driving rain. Oh yeah, it arrived hours later than weatherboy predicted, so I bet it is still going during the game. Start your Browns D with supreme confidence (even the Raiders D), these teams aren’t going anywhere in the slop.

  4. looks like it’ll be extra dirty for Dirt Bowl ’12.

    Oakland should pay any fan that decides to go see this circus act.

  5. sourdough says:
    Dec 2, 2012 10:23 AM
    At least the Raiders will have an excuse when they lose today which will wrapp up their tenth (10) straight season w a losing record, including seven (7) straight seasons w at least eleven (11) losses, an NFL record

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    I’m not sure what level of schooling you’ve completed, but your math seems to be a bit off.

    Tenth (10) straight season with a losing record? They’ve finished 8-8 for the past two years (not a big deal, but also not a losing record).

    Seven (7) straight seasons with at least eleven (11) losses; again, see 8-8 record for the past two (2) seasons.

    That being said, there’s still a good chance that they’ll finish with 10+ losses. It’s gotta get worse before it gets better. Rebuilding is a long-term plan that starts from the bottom.

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