After many years of reading, and writing the news, there are certain sentences you can see coming a mile away.
Two fans were rushed to the hospital Sunday prior to the Raiders-Steelers game with non-life-threatening injuries when they raised a flag pole into a high-voltage power line, according to Joshua Melvin of the Contra Costa Times.
Wait for it, . . . wait for it, . . .
Oakland Fire Department Battalion Chief Darin White said alcohol may have been a factor in the incident.
The incident happened around 8:35 a.m. Pacific time, prior to the 1:25 p.m. kickoff, when they raised the 20-foot pole into a 115-kilovolt power line.
No other information about the fans was available, which is a bit of a shame. The folks from the Darwin Awards, I’m sure, would be interested to know more.