How Can A Basketball Game Be Canceled Due To Rain?

Friday, February 22, 2008


It was nasty here in the DC area, so it took me forever to get back to AA HQ this morning. Well apparently it was "worse" in Atlanta....

ATLANTA (AP) -The game between Virginia and Georgia Tech was called off Thursday night because of a leaking roof at Alexander Memorial Coliseum.

Georgia Tech athletic director Dan Radakovich said it had not been decided if the teams could reschedule the Atlantic Coast Conference matchup.

With the court wet in the lane near Georgia Tech's bench, officials first postponed the tip-off for 20 minutes. By 7:30 p.m., however, the game originally scheduled for 7 p.m. was postponed indefinitely because the maintenance crew couldn't guarantee the leaks would stop.

Weather forecasts called for between 2 and 3 inches of rain in metropolitan Atlanta.
Umm, that's not good. I guess it was good to cancel the game, but you might want to get that fixed for future games.

Posted by Awful Announcing- at 12:14 PM

11 Comments:

Hey, as a Virginia fan, I'm happy. They didn't lose, right?

Bruce said...
Feb 22, 2008, 12:42:00 PM  

Georgia Tech football = Unable to hold spring practice game, as the team has too few players.

Georgia Tech basketball = Cancels game due to indoor rainout.

Georgia Tech athletics = Yikes.

Anonymous said...
Feb 22, 2008, 12:51:00 PM  

Didn't this happen in a Celtics preseason game this past year?

Anonymous said...
Feb 22, 2008, 12:56:00 PM  

Last Fall the Georgia Governor prayed for rain. I'd blame him for this...

Anonymous said...
Feb 22, 2008, 1:26:00 PM  

By "AA HQ" you mean your mom's basement right?

Just checking.

Noce said...
Feb 22, 2008, 1:29:00 PM  

Gotta blame it on something ...

(insert chest bump from 1988 here)

doneycat said...
Feb 22, 2008, 3:16:00 PM  

So needless to say, it was "raining" three's there last night?

I'll see myself out.

GMoney said...
Feb 22, 2008, 3:58:00 PM  

Didn't this happen to a UVa-Mich. St. game a few years back?

Anonymous said...
Feb 22, 2008, 6:44:00 PM  

noce- no he means his "real job" remember he likes to waste his companies resources

Anonymous said...
Feb 22, 2008, 9:01:00 PM  

Rain cancelled a Texas Tech basketball game. Since it was chick basketball, no one cared.

bevo said...
Feb 22, 2008, 10:01:00 PM  

Countdown to the "sucessful" and "profitable" GT athletic dept. going to the University, hat in hand, asking for some money to fix this problem in 3... 2... 1...

Anonymous said...
Feb 23, 2008, 5:20:00 PM  

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