Welcome to North Carolina, where we sometimes freak out about snow but we will NOT let our football games be rained out by a hurricane. Despite Hurricane Matthew’s omnipresence in the state, North Carolina’s 4 ACC teams pressed on with scheduled games Saturday (Notre Dame-NC State, Virginia Tech-UNC, Army-Duke, Syrcause-Wake Forest)
As always, SportsChannel8 was here to help. The games are likely to be as gross as the weather, but at least that meant you could get paid if you followed our sage financial advice:
There is a Hurricane coming into NC. Don't bet on winners or losers. Take all the unders. #SC8 Gambling Tips.
— SportsChannel8 (@SportsChannel8) October 7, 2016
But, of course, die hard fans of NC sports weren’t going to be content with making a few bucks and watching the games from home–they had to be there to support their schools.
Hurricane Tailg8ers–we salute you!
So we put together a gallery from folks who sent us their #HurricaneTailg8 photos and other great images from the day Hurricane Matthew attended 4 major college football games in North Carolina.
Matthew wreaked havoc on, among other things, the secondary ticket market:
Got $20? You can get a State/ND ticket, drink and hotdog. pic.twitter.com/mMmMlU4drw
— SportsChannel8 (@SportsChannel8) October 8, 2016
you’ve got to be re-thinking the decision to join the band:
— Tami Payne (@tmpayne13) October 8, 2016
UNC fans were able to turn the tables on the argument that parking decks aren’t conducive to tailgating:
— Russell O'Buch (@robuck11) October 8, 2016
— Andy (@Andy_Davenport_) October 8, 2016
a lot of #HurricaneTailg8 ended being #Cargating:
— TheSubtweeter (@WojDaGawd) October 8, 2016
The few, the proud… pic.twitter.com/gQPvOxW2N4
— Judge Smails (@JudgeSmails43) October 8, 2016
you’re gonna need to adjust for the wind:
— William Deitrick (@wmdeitrick) October 8, 2016
Our friend Bill Finley making sure things are safe at Carter-Finley:
— William N. Finley IV (@WNFIV) October 8, 2016
UNC fans already getting their mindset right for another nail biter:
— Devin Williams (@DevinOWilliams) October 8, 2016
and then there was this:
— Joey Powell (@Joey_Powell) October 8, 2016