A Jersey guy has a confession to make. He is a closet Weather Channel addict. Whenever a blizzard (not too close to home, of course) or a hurricane is developing, ESPN rock stars like Chris and Herbie and Dickie V are no match for Jim Cantore and Stephanie Abrams. And, a Dr. Greg Forbe analysis of a storm track wins over anything that Verne and Gary have to say about the SEC.

So when Hurricane Matthew was clearly going to track its way up the Florida coast  last week, the match ups in the ACC and SEC suddenly weren’t as important. But it changed when the two worlds crossed in Gainesville, Fla, where LSU was scheduled to play in a key SEC game.  It was an issue in Miami where Miami and FSU were holding their annual Wide Right reunion until Matthew hit the Florida coast a few hundred miles north of Dade and Broward Counties.

Meetings were held, contingency plans were made, but in the end LSU and Florida was postponed.  At the time the decision was made on Thursday, it looked like a wise move. Terms like epic storm surges and mandatory evacuations, accompanied by warnings such as “if you don’t evacuate, you are going to die” were being used. The rest of this article is available to subscribers only – to become a subscriber click here.