Thursday, June 28, 2012

Seriously, Mother Nature?


In case you've spent the entire morning scheduling doctor visits before your insurance rates skyrocket due to the upholding of Obamacare, there's another crisis facing our nation - Colorado is on fire. Not NBA JAM good on fire.  We're talking four alarm, "hide the women in children" on fire.  That picture you see above?  That's Air Force's football stadium.  To say it holds a tenuous position in this battle of man vs. nature would be a supreme understatement.  The Academy itself has been mostly evacuated until the fires are contained, an event that looks to be relatively far away in the distant future.  In a time like this football clearly comes second to human lives, but having your football stadium burn to a crisp surely throws a wrench or two into your upcoming season.  I have no idea how far the distance between the AFA and that particular branch of the range spans, but it's pretty damned terrifying to see from behind  my computer screen.  We can have pretty black hearts around here at Spitblood when it comes to our attitude towards rivals, but I never viewed the Falcons with anything less than respect (except when they got all chop blocky, natch) so our thoughts and prayers go out to that entire family.  

Seriously, though, Mother Nature - if you're going to ruin a college campus, why on earth would you pick the one where the students are part of the damned military?  West Point has managed not to be swallowed up by the Hudson, and as far as I know Annapolis has never been wiped off the map by a hurricane, so the odds are on AF's side, but why even make it a possibility? Especially when there's a perfectly good Provo out there just waiting to be swallowed up...

2 comments:

Whiskey Frog said...

I am very surprised this never made it into the Morning Dump:

http://deadspin.com/5920314/craig-james-not-planning-to-go-away

Rabble Rouser said...

That's my hometown, grew up right across the highway from USAFA. Really sad deal for the city everyway you look at it, gonna change things forever...