Per Wake Forest University, the Wake Forest Demon Deacons' contest against the Florida State Seminoles is still on as scheduled, and will not be postponed due to rain. The only possible delay is if lightning occurs, which is a standard NCAA protocol. Wake Forest's assistant athletic director of events states that the surface at BB&T Field can drain up to 10 inches per hour.
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Significant <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/flooding?src=hash">#flooding</a> expected for the East U.S., no matter if <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Joaquin?src=hash">#Joaquin</a> makes landfall or not: <a href="http://t.co/jcZVCbOsad">http://t.co/jcZVCbOsad</a> <a href="http://t.co/wX2jbdrDE1">pic.twitter.com/wX2jbdrDE1</a></p>— The Weather Channel (@weatherchannel) <a href="https://twitter.com/weatherchannel/status/649549319847153664">October 1, 2015</a></blockquote>
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Since the team is going to play in the rain, this means that you can tailgate in the rain. Remember the Blogger So Dear motto is, "Win The Tailgate." In order to remain undefeated at the tailgate, playing in the rain and overcoming adverse conditions is critical. We've already printed to 40-0 t-shirts, therefore we cannot lose the tailgate!!! Just how can it be done?
You're probably going to need some cover. My man Jake has informed me that there is a special on Wake Forest tailgating tents at Walmart. What a perfect time to make the investment?!
What else do you need? To quote the great PFTCommenter, you'll need grit, determination, heart, intangibles, desire, will to win, scrappiness, etc. Once you're wet, you're wet. #FactsOnly If you go with hotdogs this week, I recommend avoiding the buns. They're probably going to get a little soggy. That's just setting yourself up for failure.
Alcohol. I thought this was a given, but I needed to make sure I included it on my list. If you drink your drink faster, then it's harder for it to become diluted due to rain.
Cornhole A-Game. This is just like golf after rain. When that happens, the pros go pin-seeking. Same thing applies to the wonderful sport of cornhole. If you hit the board, it's probably going to stick. Also, according to my #sources, the bean bags are going to get weight. Due to #science, they will be heavier. Adjust!
Be safe out there, and have a great time. Go Deacs!
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