Game delayed due to power outage.
They had an auxiliary feed. There is no way something that large doesn't have a redundant feed that can be switched over inside about 20-30 minutes, if that. Take from your friendly MGoLightsOnGuy.
EDIT: In case anyone is curious, the University actually requested that we get our equipment out of the stadium in early 2007, and from that season onwards, the power to the stadium has been the responsibility of the University. Although we did get several frantic calls during the opening moments of the Nebraska game, the University's high-voltage electricians saved the day there.
Hurray for the unsung heroes of high voltage. I almost dropped out of industrial hygiene this summer because an apprentice, high-voltage switchyard electrician position opened up at the power plant i've been assigned to for the last ten months (and next 12 at least). I don't know why ... it just sounded like fun.
I've reached a point where 480 seems just kind of meh and it doesn't sound like electricity talk until it's at least 2400. Seeing the effects of water intrusion on a 13,800v bus begins to expose the true power of electricity.
I'm sticking with the "Death Eaters attack San Francisco" story. Much more entertaining. The shot of the transformer going out from inside the stadium was pretty freaky, though.
Since he was blamed for others.
Since he was blamed for others.
And away we go!
Wait, it's CANDLESTICK Park, whose gotta match?
The return of Fear Factor is also on now. I'm sure that show has a huge following on this blog.
49ers' looking pretty good so far but you have to punch it in if you have 1st and goal from the 2.
Ben's not looking good with 2 INTs.
Ya, I respect his toughness, but I still hate the guy. That whole rape incident leaves a bad taste in my mouth though.
Likes just went off again btw.
Taking a lot of restraint to not make the obvious comment here...
Just a suggestion, take it or leave it. If you can get your hands on the actual official documentation (police report, etc) of the "incident," it is worth a read. The situation was at least "different" than the story portrayed by ESPN... I'm not a huge fan of his but after Kobe, Strauss-Kahn, Duke Lax, etc, I can't convict someone based on he-said, she-said... which is exactly what the media likes to do. In my mind, the incident shows he is an a-hole, but it all doesn't add up (i.e. when describing Ben, the girl gave his listed height and weight... 6'4 256lbs or whatever it was, instead of "oh about 6'5 and maybe 250 lbs").
just googled a bit. i didn't find the actual report, but i found a few statements, and she initially identifies him by name (which she gets wrong at first). i didn't find anything to say he didn't do it. similarly, since you mention them, it seems to me that kobe and strauss-kahn were probably guilty too, notwithstanding how the formal procedures came out. they shouldn't be lumped in with duke lax.
Kobe was guilty? Cheating yes. Being a deusch to his wife yes. Being a huge pussy and buying her a massive ring, yes. But that girl was uh.... "holding" like 3 other guys uhh.... life-giving-miracle-whip.... in her uh..... yeah. If you believe her, Santa told me to tell you to send me $10,000 because I'm actually a Nigerian prince.
While a fair number of famous and influential coaches have ties to Miami, relatively few famous athletes do. As an alum, it really pisses me off that Roethlisberger is one of them.
Fucking California and it's unreliable power grid. Garnett, do you really want to go to school in this state? Hard to study in the dark.
And there go the lights again.
What a piece of junk stadium.
As a fan runs out on the field, the on field camera was on Big Big... turned to the guy next to him and asked if he wanted to tackle him..... then turned to the camera and asked where James Harrison was when you need him. Classic.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vc66Hn-JxlY&feature=related - Harrison treating trespassing idiots in the correct manner.
PS-Note the "Holy S**T I'm getting destroyed by the meanest man in America" look on the guy's face as he gets lifted.
The steelers really need to get roethlisberger out of this game.
Not worth their own thread but Red Wings up 1-0 at first intermission and both Kansas and Marquette down at half.
Red Wings 1-1
Both BB games still close, Kansas down 55-54, Marq up 54-53
Now I'm watching preseason Clippers -Lakers. I don't care how much people dislike the NBA these teams obviously care.This game has been sick so far, with a huge dunk by Deandre Jordan and some great play by Billups. First quarter is obviously the best in the preseason; once the bench comes in it means less.
Some interesting stuff tonight, glad I'm rocking the two TV man-cave.
Darius Morris in now. He just nailed a huge three at the end of the shot clock. Looks great so far. Thought the D-Mo watchers would be interested.
He's knocked down three huge money shots, two at the end of the shot clock and one at the end of the quarter. He looks big enough for the LA spotlight. Hopefully, he's earning some minutes although I'm sure he's still behind Fisher and Blake.
English is not Sutcliffe's first language. He's Mexican and started at ESPN on Deportes. He's been doing NBA games on Mexican TV for quite a while--I think he was on Telemundo.
The 49ers certainly look impressive tonight.
Someone grabbed my ass!
inside/outside night club?
caprica 6 near the defense mainframe again?
I was wondering if anyone was mugged by a large, naked man who demanded their clothes.
what did stephen ross need to do to get you to come to south florida?