alternate headline: man does job
Obviously we are all hoping that the outcome of the OSU vs MSU game today will be an asteroid strike. I am finding myself vicerally opposed to cheering for OSU to win, so that got me wondering if we could calculate the odds for the space rock thing actually happening. For the sake of argument, lets accept that a well placed meteorite could potentially get the job done. We know that, on average, only one small asteroid per year hits earth, but another 500 meteorites hit our planet each year. We also know that the square footage of earth is 5,490,000,000,000,000, compared against the square footage of Ohio Stadium at 624,001. Given these stats, we can calculate the odds of a space rock hitting Ohio Stadium in a given year at 8,799,143,095. However, we need it to happen during the span of this 210 minute game. There are 525,600 minutes in a year, which means that there is a 1 in 22,022,999,000,000 chance that this could happen! Cue the Dumb and Dumber gifs. Space Coyote, any additional thoughts on my calculations?
Title basically says it all. Ohio doesn't release the viewing area, but the structure will be 124*42. They'll be adding new speaker systems throughout the stadium as well. For reference, our scoreboard structures are 108*62 (I couldn't find dimensions for Sparty's new boards). Ohio Stadium will also get text ribbons on the side opposite the scoreboard and HDTV's in the concourses.
The new HD, Panasonic scoreboard will be 42-feet-by-124-feet - the current scoreboard is 30-by-90 and is not HD - and will utilize Surface Mount Diode LED technology that will provide a sharper, clearer and brighter picture with extra wide viewing angles of over 140 degrees.