October 10th, 2012 01:00 PM║ Posted By: John Pennington ║ Permalink
║ Schools: Florida, LSU
Tags: Jon Halapaio, Linebacker Kevin Minter, LSU, New Orleans
When it comes to goofy excuses, a team from Louisiana claiming humidity in Florida hurt its chances of winning is way up near the top of the list. Anyone who’s ever been to South Louisiana in August — when LSU goes through preseason drills — knows that the air is as thick as the jambalaya. I once went to a July convention in New Orleans and walking out my hotel onto the street at 9am was like walking into a wall of gelatin.
Still, for LSU players, they’re saying the humidity got to them in Gainesville on Saturday. Yep, you can apparently chalk up Florida’s 14-6 win over the Tigers to the weather.
Now, the average October humidity in Florida ranges from about 71% in Pensacola to 79% in Jacksonville. The average October humidity in Baton Rouge is 73%. And last Saturday in Gainesville the temperatures were in the 80s to boot. So it’s a little hard to grasp the weather excuse that a few Tigers are tossing out there.
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