DARK NIGHT RETURNS The lights go out a second time during a National League Football match between the San Francisco 49ers and the Pittsburgh Steelers at Candlestick Park on Monday, Dec. 19. Video prior to the game showed what appeared to be a transformer explosion outside the stadium just before the first power outage. (Photo: Ezra Shaw / Getty Images via the San Francisco Chronicle)
It actually looks beautiful like this. Almost like a scene from Close Encounters of the Third Kind.
Is it a coincidence that this happened on the same day as the trailer for the new Batman movie was released? (Which also involves a disaster at a football game — with a faux-Pittsburgh team)?
To the ever-growing list of life’s certainties—death, taxes, fourth-quarter comebacks by Tim Tebow—we can now add annual complaints about college football’s Bowl Championship Series. Last night, a panel of human voters, prone, as a species, to mistakes, and computers, prone, as devices, to a lack of emotion, selected Louisiana State and Alabama as title-game opponents. This means we will get to watch the Game of the Century again, two months after the last one, even if the first one, in which no one scored a touchdown, barely registered as the Game of the Evening.
Congrats to the Georgetown Hoyas football team, who went to 8-2 with a 30-13 win over Fordham on a chilly day in DC, and will play for the Patriot League and a berth in the NCAA-FCS playoffs next week at Lehigh. It’s been great to follow the turnaround for the team and the program over the last few years!
Patriots stats of the day, courtesy of Matt Salah:
Stats of the day…. the last time the Pats lost to the Bills (week 1, ‘03), they went on to win the Superbowl. In each of their three Superbowl winning seasons (‘01, ‘03, ‘04), Brady had one game where he threw four picks (including the aforementioned Bills game in ‘03). Looks like things are looking up for the Pats!