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Papa Voodoo 09-10-2010 02:55 PM

Heidi Part 2
Last night on the opening drive Channel 5 cut into the game and showed in Memphis that there was a storm that was diminishing and would not cause any tornadoes. Thanks Channel 5!

You could tell the weatherman was trying to get back to the game but his boss kept teling him in his earpiece to show different views of the uneventful storm. I think he was a Vikings fan.

So, everyone in the Memphis area got a Heidi dejavu and missed the whole first drive and into the next one for a meaningless weather report. They came back a second time to say it was even less of an issue but at least had a postage stamp size cut screen of the game that time. I'd love to see the emails that Channel 5 got last night.

From what I hear the drive was glorious....:doh:

Euphoria 09-10-2010 03:04 PM


9thWardDesire 09-10-2010 06:15 PM

He had to be!! "PURPLE VAIN, PURPLE VAIN!!"

homerj07 09-10-2010 08:06 PM


exiled 09-11-2010 03:20 AM

we had a huge fire not far from oakland and they interrupted to tell us.

breesfan27 09-11-2010 03:25 AM

We had the same thing happen here! The game was interrupted three times for some stupid ass thunderstorm two counties over.

That's what I get for living in Broncos/Vikings country! Haters.

DblBogey 09-11-2010 05:16 PM

Showing your age Papa VooDoo . . . I didn't know anybody remembered the
Heidi fiasco on NBC, it was eons ago! Just for the younguns in our midst here is the Heidi game . . .

The Heidi Game refers to an infamous American Football League (AFL) game between the New York Jets and the Oakland Raiders, played on November 17, 1968 in Oakland, California.

NBC television network terminated the broadcast in the Eastern and Central time zones with 65 seconds left to play in the game, shocking die-hard football fans as they watched a pre-scheduled two-hour airing of Heidi, a new made-for-TV version of the classic children's story. (The telecast included commercial breaks; the actual film ran 104 minutes.)

With the Jets leading 32-29 with only 65 seconds left in the game, NBC executives attempted to reach their broadcast operations unit to extend coverage of the game but were unable to reach them in time to delay the cutover or reinstate coverage before the game ended.

In the meantime, the Raiders came back and scored 14 points, winning 43-32. As a result, no fan following the game on TV was able to see Oakland's comeback live. The complaints to the network indicated a new height of popularity for the game in the United States.

The switchboard at NBC blew up from all the calls!

saintfan 09-11-2010 08:20 PM

They did something similar out here in California. The San Bruno gas explosion happened at some point prior to half time. At least they had the sense to drop to picture-in-picture, even though we lost the sound for the game.

QBREES9 09-11-2010 11:43 PM


st thomas 09-11-2010 11:57 PM

as i sat in the recliner 30 mins. before kickoff listening to espn pregame coverage the phone rang. it was my daughter across town with a dead battery. i sat motionless and speechless. my girl said com-on daddy quit messin around i need to get home for the game. well my daughter don't live with me. she live's across town which is 40 mins. from my house. i got home for the start of the 2nd qtr. thank heaven for little girls. errr.

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