Bad Weather Delays

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    .... So, this could be any outdoor sport.

    Right now Rafael Nadal is higly pissed because they made him play for an hour in the rain and during that period, the commanding lead he had in the French Open nearly disappeared.

    In all honest, I'm with Rafa on this one. I don't care if it's baseball or Tennis or football. If the weather really sucks then it deligitimizes any championship.
     
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    So, was Nadal's opponent playing under an umbrella during the match, and Nadal was forced to play in the rain?

    "If the weather really sucks", then "any championship" becomes a matter of survival of the fittest, and the winner will be determined by whoever adjusts the best to adversity.

    Otherwise, all "championships" in all sports should be played indoors, in climate-controlled conditions, right?

    Another example of the "pussification" of mankind. Nadal is probably pissed because his hair got really wet, and his heavily-sponsored clothing got really wrinkled.
     
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    No - Novak Djokovic was playing in the same rain as Rafa and neither player is a stranger to rainy championships.

    The magnitude of this match in tennis terms is hard to overstate. It's been decades since a male singles player has won 4 straight and to have to beat Rafa on clay to do it would only underline that achievement a second time.

    Still, to do it in the mud only serves to diminish that achievement. If Djokovic wins this match we'll be left wondering whether he is just lucky it rained.

    I feel the exact same way about Peyton Manning. I wonder if he could ever have won a Superbowl on a sunny day.

    To answer your question - "Yes". All championships should be played in a climate that is either controlled or in one that does not need to be controlled. If it rains, play it under a roof. This is the 21st century and we don't expect our champions to be chosen by the whims of the weather.

    If you can't manage to put a roof over the players' heads when it rains, then you shouldn't be able to host a championship.
     
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    Granny wonderin' how Congress gonna do anythin' `bout the weather when dey can't do nothin' `bout anythin' else?...
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    Climate change the cause of summer's extreme weather, Congress told
    Wednesday 1 August 2012 - IPCC scientists tell Senate committee drought, wildfires and hurricanes are becoming normal because of climate change
     

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