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