The game is not happening Saturday night in Columbia trust me. The officials will not allow it. Someone has to be in charge in South Carolina. Not providing state troopers is not asserting control. The game between a 1-3 SEC team and a 1-2 SEC team is not tomorrow night but the next while others are given no choice on mandatory evacuation for that very timeframe at the very juncture of the evacuation route on the very road that millions are using.
This makes no sense to me Thursday morning about this very unimportant game in the whole scheme of life in the very face of this frightening storm.
The University of South Carolina has never done a thing in college football and the outcome of this game already will not alter that this season either at 1-3 in The SEC after their 3-9 and 1-7 SEC last season. Steve Spurrier quit mid-year last year this team is so under-talented. And they can make us wait past the 4 am timeframe now as I wake-up and find no news yet for not tomorrow night but the next.
I am making other plans. I know the outcome for their decision for the night after next at 4 am already having looked it over for them. Some folks are just plain stupid holding-on like maybe it will not affect the game. It already has long-since.
Why have South Carolina officials if this their level of asserting control ?
This game is not happening as planned for the night after next.
How do I know this and USC officials do not ? 961 mbars at 4 a.m. as I awake Thursday morning October 6 now. This is more intensity to the storm than when I went to bed. It is before it gets to the Gulf Stream and before the sun rises to heat it up even more. This storm is following the Gulf Stream as most do unfortunately there are not many this intense and note please getting worse.
At the current rate of mbars it will be down to even stronger stronger winds stronger rain bands stronger lightning stronger damage to infrastructure.
It the mbars hit 939 which it is on-track to do by 8 am this morning then it will be a Category 4. Again it is strengthening. Keep your eye only on the 939 mbars. I studied Hurricane Katrina in detail like this as it approached and clearly saw it. Katrina went all the way down to 902 mbars. I do not have to tell you the impact if Hurricane Matthew continues with this power intensity increase as the 961 mbars approaches 939 mbars and even worse lower than that.