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PHOTOS: Qualcomm Stadium flooded day before bowl

Posted on: December 22, 2010 5:16 pm
Edited on: December 22, 2010 5:25 pm
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Posted by Adam Jacobi

The Poinsettia Bowl is set to take place tomorrow evening between San Diego State and Navy. It has not been postponed. And whenever information as basic as that needs to be explicitly stated 27 hours before kickoff, yes, there's some trouble afoot. Check out these pictures of Qualcomm Stadium, the site of the bowl game, just one day before the game:

Incredible, right? Yeah, I didn't know it rained in San Diego either.

Poinsettia Bowl reps are taking to Twitter to assuage fans' fears that the game might be affected in any way; the official account asserts that "everything will go on as scheduled," and that "it's a lot easier to fix a stadium full of water than a stadium full of snow." It's necessary to take the bowl officials at their word for now, but don't be surprised to see some puddling on the field at kickoff, even though the weather forecast is pretty much dry for Thursday.

So the game's in San Diego ... but the field is underwater. Gotta think Navy gets the homefield advantage after all.

And really, if for some reason the Qualcomm pumps fail and/or get sabotaged by Loki the Norse god of discord, what's the worst that happens if a football game gets played in 6 inches of standing water? Sure, keeping the ball from floating between plays would probably be a hassle and the first-down graphic computer would probably blow up, but you could still play ball. Probably. Maybe.

Photos via SignOnSanDiego.com


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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 22, 2011 3:29 pm
 

PHOTOS: Qualcomm Stadium flooded day before bowl

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
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PHOTOS: Qualcomm Stadium flooded day before bowl

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Since: Oct 7, 2011
Posted on: October 19, 2011 4:24 am
 

PHOTOS: Qualcomm Stadium flooded day before bowl

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Since: Mar 12, 2007
Posted on: December 23, 2010 12:27 pm
 

PHOTOS: Qualcomm Stadium flooded day before bowl

I think it looks great for Southern teams, the recent bowls you are referring to are irrelevant in the big picture.  Enjoy scraping and shoveling the snow off your drive way on Christmas, the only scraping I'll be doing is on my barbeque grill outside in preperation of grillin up some brats for a Chargers victory over a cold weather team two weeks in a row. 



Since: Oct 8, 2006
Posted on: December 23, 2010 11:06 am
 

PHOTOS: Qualcomm Stadium flooded day before bowl

Auburton ...

      
;     Haven't all the " Northern " teams beaten the " Southern " teams so far in the bowl games ? Doesn't look so good for Southern Football right now.


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Since: Oct 11, 2010
Posted on: December 23, 2010 10:29 am
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Since: Dec 23, 2010
Posted on: December 23, 2010 10:19 am
 

PHOTOS: Qualcomm Stadium flooded day before bowl

HAHA I love the "real football" weather arguments.  Please, when you start playing "real football" up north, we will get some real football weather down south. 



Since: Mar 12, 2007
Posted on: December 23, 2010 9:31 am
 

PHOTOS: Qualcomm Stadium flooded day before bowl

I actually wear shorts and T Shirts to the Charger games on Sunday but if it dips below 60 as it would for this game a sweatshirt is recommended.  Especially when they thump the Chiefs 31-0.  I've lived in -15 with -30 with the wind chill and thats why I live in So Cal, cold weather sucks plain and simple.  Its the old saying "It's the weather".   




Since: Nov 7, 2008
Posted on: December 23, 2010 9:13 am
 

PHOTOS: Qualcomm Stadium flooded day before bowl

The bigger question is who actually knew there was going to be a bowl in San Diego?  If anything, the field will be crap but the ratings will be through the roof because everyone likes a game in crap conditions.  
Then again, who cares?  Its an exhibition game with no implications at all. Both teams get paid to be there, are probably having a good time and throwing cash into the San Diego economy, so who cares what kind of field they play on?



Since: Aug 30, 2006
Posted on: December 23, 2010 6:24 am
 

PHOTOS: Qualcomm Stadium flooded day before bowl

The game definitly favors Navy, look at all that water. I am sure NAVY would prefer a sea battle to one fought on solid ground. I mean geez, this is the Navy and water is an important part of what they are all about. Swim cadets, the addition of a large amount of water should give you quite an advantage, as I am sure you have had special training on how to deal with large quanities of H2O. Thanks..


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