Sunday, January 13, 2008
The twelfth man on the field
The game yesterday against the Seahawks was easily the coolest football game I'd even been to. Sure we crushed Holmgren and company, but the snow! Amazing snow! For the entire 3rd quarter you couldn't even see the other side of the bowl. (game video summary)
Of course, the field was quickly obscured by the thick, heavy flakes.
First the grounds crew used brooms to keep the yardline markers visible. Five brooms wasn't gonna cut it.
Then they switched to shovels. They had about ten shovels, but that didn't do it either.
Then they brought out a large enclosed riding mower with a snow brush on the front. That seemed to work well, but the motor that powered the brush crapped out...
Finally they pulled out the big guns with a full sized tractor with a powerful snow brush that I think was chewing more turn that snow, but that did the trick. ;-)
The snow was a factor, no doubt. But I don't think it effected Grant's ground game at all. I think he could run the Iditarod faster than a sled dog team!
At any rate - GO GIANTS!!