Generally, football is played rain or shine. Who doesn't love an awesome, sloppy showdown in the mud? Unfortunately, while it's perfectly safe (and hilarious) to play in the rain, it is not safe (or hilarious) to play in lightning. There is a whole lot of lightning in the general vicinity of Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend, Indiana at the moment, so the second half of the game between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and South Florida Bulls has been delayed.
The NBC coverage of the game showed a gigantic lightning strike right on the edge of the stadium, so for anyone who's thinking "Just go out and play, wussies," you are super duper wrong. If there were people in the bleachers and on the field, they might get fried. This is a very nasty lightning storm and we hope everyone stays safe.
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