It's 289 miles from Durham, North Carolina to Baltimore, Maryland. In that span, Duke's support staff -- including photographer Peyton Williams -- encountered every bit of vengeful, wrath-of-God weather from the Old Testament possible save for locusts and the coming of Gozer the Gozerian.
Things seemed to go sideways on the trip when the team's support staff bus got to Richmond (about halfway through the ride):
It is hailing in Richmond right now. #godisangry— Peyton Williams (@peyton_williams) May 22, 2014
How many breakup songs from country artists start with those exact words? A hail storm is still better than what happens in Texas when it rains mud. (The guy in that video is a certified Texas meteorologist with advanced degrees in Atmospheric Science and Shit, Gladys -- It's Rainin' Friggin' Mud.) That's when you know that it's time to buy guns and prepare for the coming robot apocalypse.
Our team bus just skirted a tornado. This is after the weather calmed down. Pretty scary stuff. http://t.co/qmWThpTf7i— Peyton Williams (@peyton_williams) May 22, 2014
[slowly backs away from computer keyboard] God really doesn't want Duke to win this year.
Flooding on the interstate from the heavy rain. pic.twitter.com/2M9SRrdEyE— Peyton Williams (@peyton_williams) May 22, 2014
I don't know what's the most incredible aspect of this picture: (1) The depth of the flooding (it doesn't look like mere ponding); (2) The fact that the highway moving in the opposite direction looks absolutely fine (was this a localized storm cloud over the Duke bus, following it like Charlie Brown?); (3) The bus driver -- in tie and vest -- is dressed better than I am at my white collar job; or (4) That the GPS system above the side mirror isn't flashing a red "YOU'RE GOING TO DIE" over a picture of the devil cackling with bleeding eyes.