Makes me happy that they made us leave yesterday.
further adventures in Jed York being unsuited for his position
Makes me happy that they made us leave yesterday.
i was standing next to the flag pole so... ditto
Hey, so was I! It was just going to blow over...
Its a rivalry game, a lot less good feeling between the ADs, I'm sure. Feel for the fan that got struck, it is kind of funny though if he really had refused to evacuate.
It's just terrible that a fan was killed. Very sad.
I don't know whether to tag this as overrated, trolling, or funny. I think I'll go with funny since apparently nobody has even been treated for a lightning strike, let alone died.
Yeah they need to think about the players and fans. Those players are probably exhausted, and all the stop and go play wont do them any good. If Marshall thinks they have any chance left, then thats pretty sad. And the ad's should take some blame for the guy getting struck, he probably didnt want to leave and miss any of the game, but still it was dumb he did not leave.
Laws about event tickets is interesting but the short answer is yes, the venue can definitely demand that people leave. Tickets are basically short-term license that can be revoked at any time. The problem is logistics. If someone wants to stay, there's not enough law enforcement to remove everyone by force in a short amount of time.
I didn't leave during the first delay and only left during the second one because I was completely drenched. A vast amount of the student section stayed - and wouldn't leave - until they ordered them out. I went to the very top of the west side and was amazed at how much lightening was going on.
second most definitely was. we were some of the last out and only did so when it was made explicitly clear it wasn't voluntary/conditional like the first
Yeah I was definately vocally skeptical that lightning would hit a person rather than a large metal tower or something.
Please pass the crow.
ah HA! so I was right all along!
Excuse me while I go make myself throw up the crow I ate.
According to Mike Casazza's (WVU athletics beat writer for the Charleston Daily Mail) twitter: "An agitated WVU is saying EMS hasn't responded to or treated anyone for a lightning strike."
and I see nothing about that.
I don't understand why they can't finish it tomorrow, so what if nobody shows up? What's with all the weather delays? There was like one in CFB last year.
I remember being at a lightning delay game in 2006 and alot of people didn't leave.
ESPN heard a rumor, and ran with the story before confirming it. Is anyone suprised by this?
I heard the stadium was electric.
Watt a game.
This one is sure to produce a surge of interest in Holgorsen's offense.
I wonder what will happen to the Big East, in light of current events.
I don't think a win over the Thundering Herd will shake things up too much
I wonder how many bolted out of there.
F------ Virginia people
Police: Stadium Struck by Lightning, Not Fan
Posted Sunday, September 4, 2011 ; 10:13 PM
The state police issued a statement on the rumors of a fan being struck during the Friends of Coal Bowl.
MORGANTOWN -- Sgt. James Merrill of the West Virginia State Police issued a statement on the rumor that a fan was hit by lightning during the delay of the Friends of Coal Bowl.
The statement said there was a lightning strike outside of Milan Puskar Stadium but they are not aware of anyone being hit.
EMS and State Police were sent to the scene but found no one to be hit.
The game between WVU and Marshall, was delayed because of lightning within a six mile radius of the stadium.
During these delays, fans are asked to leave the stadium and as well as players and staff.
Still doesn't answer whether the stadium was responsive after it was struck by lightning. Hope it's okay!
I'm sure they just weren't trying hard enough to hit someone?
Safety precautions are important, and today showed why. We may be upset because the game is being suspended, but they're doing it to try to keep people safe.
They described it earlier as a big brother, little brother type of rivalry and that the Marshall's coach couldn't call it and let the players down. So, if we were playing MSU yesterday, do you think that Dantonio would let them call the game? I don't.
I find it kind of funny that it's considered a "precaution" when you wait for the first bolt of lightning within 6 miles to evacuate. The first bolt could be the one that hits the stadium. The only truly safe thing to do would be evacuate when the radar looks bad. But that would be crazy.
6 miles is a long way. lightning doesn't just strike in random locations
WVU says the report is false and no fan was struck by lightning, let alone killed.
This story was obviously a clever ruse by Bill Stewart to get the weather fired.
I think they can "make" you leave the stadium, since it is University property and/or normally closed to the public. There's also liability issues for the university should something bad happen, I believe (though they have insurance).
I like watching thunderstorms as much as the next guy, but the possibility of 30,000+ amperes of electricity coursing through my body in a nanosecond is not my idea of fun.
Where was Lee Corso's rental car in the middle of all this??