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Old 09-15-2013, 08:17 PM   #1
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Where games are stopped for weather
it's for the lightning, they've always done that.

by the way, tomorrow Ray Lewis will say this lightning was just a little too coincidental and maybe the NFL had some part in producing it at just the right moment. Then he'll stab the closest person to him.
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it's for the lightning, they've always done that.

by the way, tomorrow Ray Lewis will say this lightning was just a little too coincidental and maybe the NFL had some part in producing it at just the right moment. Then he'll stab the closest person to him.
yes they do, the NFL call up the military the military flies a couple of planes over the area dumps chemicals in the atmosphere presto in afew hours you got lighting.

the NFL get more TV time with more TV time more commercials more commercials the NFL makes more money.

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The game was stopped so America can watch Breaking Bad.
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We played the Dolphins in a friggin' hurricane
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We played the Dolphins in a friggin' hurricane
That was just a rain storm. Lightning storms are different though. They even clear the stands so no one gets struck. Stadiums can kind of be big metal antennas.
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That was just a rain storm. Lightning storms are different though. They even clear the stands so no one gets struck. Stadiums can kind of be big metal antennas.
I remember a Steelers exhibition game against the College All-Stars in the mid-1970s getting called off mid-way through for a storm but never recall a real game getting stopped for weather until recent years

Not saying improved safety is not important (although actually getting a SEC, Big 10, or NFL crowd under cover is dubious) - just do not recall it happening before

Safety First (unless it impacts the bottom line - let's see how much of a hit NBC's ratings took with the hour delay)
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I know it's common in baseball. I honestly don't recall any other lightning delays in the NFL, but it's similar rules.

Lightning and impending hurricanes, tornadoes, or terrorist attacks are about the only thing that will delay/postpone an NFL game though.

Wasn't the Ravens/Broncos game delayed because of lightning too?
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