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27 minutes ago, insert name said:

Can we rename this Bad Weather Sports Games? I'm loving the football and soccer pics, I would love to see more from other sports.

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The last part of the one-day cricket international between England and Australia in London in 1977 was played in driving rain:
 

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25 minutes ago, Graham_Clayton said:

 

The last part of the one-day cricket international between England and Australia in London in 1977 was played in driving rain:
 

 

 

 

I wish that I lived somewhere that considered that bad weather...

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Jets vs Seahawks 2008 in the snow...Jets held their own destiny and lost to a subpar seattle team in Holmgrens last home game.

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On August 26, 2016 at 9:10 PM, Davidellias said:

 

North Dakota State vs Augustania 1986.

I'm guessing this is when the Fargo dome become an idea

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On 8/29/2016 at 10:31 AM, jgiff17 said:

I'm guessing this is when the Fargo dome become an idea

I'm surprised it wasn't thought of sooner, given the quality of winters in NoDak. 

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On Friday, August 26, 2016 at 9:10 PM, Davidellias said:

 

North Dakota State vs Augustania 1986.

Love the traffic cones being used to identify the end zones.

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On 8/31/2016 at 4:12 PM, slats7 said:

Giants @ Bengals, 1977

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I've always thought those multi-striped Giants helmets were pretty cool. They do look a bit Bronco-ish here though.

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Not sure when this was (I think that's Kilmer passing so I'm assuming somewhere in the late 60's), but this shot is really awesome. This was the kind of weather I always loved playing in.

 

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Love seeing all of the old school uniforms and logos in these pictures...keep them coming!

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No pictures available, but this description suggests terrible conditions.

 

"The clash between Burnie and Penguin at West Park Oval, Burnie in a 1936 Tasmanian Australian rules football game was played in a steady downpour all day, and the conditions probably contributed to the fact that Penguin began the game with only 16 players, instead of the regulation 18. Despite this, Penguin put up a brave showing to be trailing by only 41 points - 8.10 (58) to 2.5 (17) with the game nearly over. Then a hurricane or mini-tornado hit the ground. With a gale-force wind and blinding rain, players found it impossible to keep their feet, and many laid down flat in the mud to try and gain some respite from the wind and rain.

 

For a time there was panic in the ground as the hurricane threatened to demolish the grandstand, and the Penguin side was further reduced as battered and drenched players staggered from the ground - only six Penguin players were left on the oval as the game ended. Burnie fared slightly better - eleven of their players were still on the oval when the game ended." -  report from 3AW Book of Footy Records.

Here are a couple of contemporary newspaper reports of the game:

Farcical Burnie Game

 

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This picture is everything that is Buffalo football:

 

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I believe this pic is from the BUF/OAK AFC Title Game... the massive snow drifts in front of a packed house of fans, the turtleneck, the classic hand-warmer, the weird Jim Kelly follow-through motion every 90s kid in Buffalo imitated... I had this same card personally signed by Jimbo when I met him as a kid

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