Sun Bowl plea: Snow, snow stay away
I woke up this morning, threw open the drapes at the El Paso Fairfield Inn and received some good news. There was not 3-5 inches of snow on the ground.
Some in the weather prediction business had suggested that was the overnight gift for Sun Bowl fans, but no. Something’s falling; looks like a little rain, a little snow, but nothing heavy at all. Weather.com now shows that some snow might fall this afternoon.
A little snow wouldn’t be a bowl-game disaster, but it’s not exactly what anyone from Oklahoma wants to see after the 14-inch blizzard of last week.
Bowl games ideally are played in warm weather locales, and while El Paso isn’t tropical, it’s not usually this cold. Temperatures in the 50s are normal this time of year, but it was cold — 40s and windy yesterday — and highs today suggest the 30s. The high Thursday (the day of the OU-Stanford game) is set for 54, with sunny skies, which would be pristine football weather.
The weather scare was enough for OU to move up its press conference this morning from 9 a.m. to 8:30 a.m., and it’s not like the Sooners have far to travel. Their hotel is just down the street from Sun Bowl media headquarters. But the threat of inclement weather apparently made the Sooners fear they might have trouble getting to their noon practice on time.
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