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Lightning delay in Pittsburgh

The game between the Lions and the Steelers in Pittsburgh has been suspended after a steady rain was punctuated by a bolt of lightning.  It wasn’t close to Heinz Field, but it was close enough to prompt the officials to send the teams into the locker rooms.

The suspension came with more than a minute to play in the second quarter.  The KDKA broadcast describes the status of the game as “Halftime.”

The Steelers lead, 13-7.  Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford completed eight of 11 passes for 61 yards, with an interception and a two-yard touchdown pass to Calvin Johnson.

UPDATE:  After 30 minutes, the game is still being delayed.  Per KDKA, the game officials are awaiting the green light from the league office.

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5 Responses to “Lightning delay in Pittsburgh”
  1. robert ethen says: Aug 14, 2010 9:52 PM

    The bolt struck a large (6-5, 275) 30 year old truck driver with closely cropped hair and a broken nose in the vicinity of the stadium. A case of mistaken identity.

  2. house068 says: Aug 15, 2010 2:15 AM

    I was so not close that it sounded like it hit the stadium. We saw a flash and it sounded like an explosion. Loudest thunder I have ever heard.

  3. DanRooney says: Aug 15, 2010 3:39 AM

    Leftwich was abused back there behind the first team line. Sacked once and hit hard twice on like 9 pass attempts. I guess this means he holds the ball too long, right Florio? Right PFT fans? ;)
    hehehehe you guys just got rapistburgered!

  4. YourJustJealous says: Aug 15, 2010 7:20 AM

    Somebody up above has a hit out on a certain Rapist.

  5. Spungy says: Aug 16, 2010 8:38 AM

    Alright Ben, just get out there and get it over with.

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