Minnesota Dome Collapse

December 13, 2010 by · Comments Off on Minnesota Dome Collapse 

Minnesota Dome Collapse, Metrodome Minneapolis Saturday, the Fox crew was something different: He left a camera to film continuously roof.
“He was already a leak,” responsible for producing NFL games Zyontz Richie said Sunday. “But we heard what happened here before. They were heat levels dome oven to melt the snow.”

But Fox said Zyontz video operator Randy Carr heard a staff member Metrodome “it was a real problem.” With a camera and microphones left on the night Zyontz said: “We knew what we wanted. It was precisely that the roof collapsed. ”

What he did Sunday morning, causing the New York Giants and Minnesota Vikings game – which was supposed to go to 49% of the United States as a play widely distributed Fox Sunday – to be moved to Monday (after twelve o’clock 7:20 ET).

The loss of this game, fueled by the hype of whether injured Brett Favre Vikings quart keep his consecutive game series alive, was a great loss for Fox. Because ESPN Monday Night Football is contractually protected, Giants-Vikings game will be broadcast in New York, Twin Cites, Rochester, Minnesota Mankato, and Minnesota television markets – a total of less than 10% of U.S. States.

At least Fox has obtained exclusive photos that as NFL studio host Curt Menefee said, resembled “something directed by James Cameron” – which quickly became the most sought after images from Google. With Fox, Technical Director Colby Bourgeois have a machine hooked to the video camera stage Fox crew Sunday saw what he had, but did not consider before the show aired pre-game of the NFL. Tells Fox, Dan Bell, “These area once in life-feet, then obviously we would save it for our own show.”

On the menu: NBA TV, said the Vice-President Albert Vertino NBA Digital will announce Monday a show, True NBA, the first Thursday (7 pm ET), which will be the first food magazine-style program. Hosted by CNN’s John King, the first episode includes segments on the run unsuccessfully former NBA player Chris Dudley for the position of Governor of Oregon and a look at the end of Manute Bol. The pilot program is intended to become a quarterly series. Vertino says, “I hope we will have a second show.”… ESPN spokesman Mike Soltys said of will announce Monday that it will be Year throughout the year and series of special quarterback, the first with a special Kick Off on Tuesday and more shows in the foreground the NFL draft. … ESPN coordinating producer Phil Orlins said will announce Monday that the Miami Heat-New York Knicks Thurs Friday (7 pm ET) will be the first nationally distributed 3-D game of the NBA. It will include the first use of a cam ESPN cable 3-D stock since it launched its 3-D channel in June … Erik Kuselias leaves ESPN for Golf Channel first show Morning Live Drive-Morning-early as January 3.

Spice rack: Heisman Trophy winner Cam Newton, CBS NFL Sunday studio, said he had done nothing wrong in his academic career and “felt like” award at the show Saturday. Well, it ‘ that is settled. … CBS ‘Boomer Esiason says Washington Redskins bust Albert Haynesworth “could be the greatest embarrassment over to put an NFL uniform.” But coaches often think they can turn around If the head. As CBS Bill Cowher, who said he would give Haynesworth “a basic contract, no money in advance, because it can be a dominant player. … After days of tributes to Don Meredith, the original Monday Night Football star who died last week, Fox Terry Bradshaw paid tribute live. Noting Meredith “drawled the South and its meaning good-ol boy” of humor “has helped open television to” a guy like me, “Bradshaw sang Willie Nelson The Party’s Over – Meredith who sang on the radio signal games had been decided. Sounds weird, but Bradshaw – whose album Terry Bradshaw sings Christmas songs for the whole family is not for everyone – hit the right notes for the occasion.

This game, Fox can air the two teams in local markets, has been transferred to Detroit after a roof collapse in the Vikings’ stadium. The postponement, “said Keyshawn Johnson, ESPN, is” a disadvantage for both teams sitting around waiting to play a game. “And ESPN’s Tom Jackson notes, it creates a short week for the Giants for their showdown with the Division of Philadelphia Sunday.

Brett Favre set and forget consecutive Thurs. Steve Mariucci NFL Network, which is close to Favre and he often talks said Sunday, “I do not think he could have played today. I think it would be a miracle if he plays on Monday.” Said Fox Terry Bradshaw: “If he can not play today, he can not play tomorrow.”

Mall Of America Field

December 12, 2010 by · Comments Off on Mall Of America Field 

Mall Of America Field, This is not only a lifelong love of the Green Bay Packers that made Doug Heiskell Brett Favre fan.

Favre’s gunslinger mentality and grain had a hand in the conquest of man Parsons of 53 years.

“One thing I really admire about him is he is like me, he is a fighter,” Heiskell said by telephone.

Heiskell, seven months in a battle with pancreatic cancer, called Saturday night from Minneapolis, where earlier in the day, he watched the Vikings practice, then spent about 10 minutes talking about the quarterback of 41 years. On Monday he will watch the Vikings take the New York Giants from the lower level seats at the Mall of America in the field.

This is all part of the trip set up by the Dream Foundation – an organization that helps adults with life threatening diseases.

“It’s like a dream come true,” Heiskell said as he waited in line for dinner at a restaurant in Minneapolis. “The dream of the Foundation treated me really well. It was incredible. ”

Heiskell, a lifelong resident Parsons, was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in May and said he had four months to live. Seven months later he is still very good – not out of the woods, but still fighting.

“I feel good and the doctors all say I’m fine,” he said. “I have not shrunk away.”

Two weeks ago, Heiskell came home in a box outside the door. It came from the Dream Foundation and contained almost everything and his wife, Mary, would need for their trip to the Twin Cities – airfare, game tickets, hotel reservations and arrangements to meet Favre.

Via Christi hospital groups in Pittsburgh, where Heiskell is being processed and the Parsons Foursquare Church chipped in with gas cards and extra money for the trip.

The Heiskell flew out of Kansas City on Friday and Saturday afternoon Doug had spent a few minutes of life-changing talking-quarter of the Super Bowl-winner.

“Oh, it was great. It’s just a guy from down home, a person really well,” Heiskell said, pausing to answer a question from a passerby on the shirt he autographed Favre wore. “You’d think that with his stature, it would be arrogant, but it is not. It’s like me or you, a good old boy.” Real friendly. ”

Security around Favre was “It’s raining,” Heiskell said, but the fourth struck-up – he is listed as doubtful for Monday’s game – Heiskell time spent giving some words of wisdom.

“He gave me some advice, said he was behind me in my fight against cancer,” Heiskell said. “He wished me the best and said he hoped that everything works for me.

“He said he did not give up. That’s what I like about him. He does not leave. It gets screwed and comes immediately. He never gives up.”

The only downside of the trip, Heiskell said, was the weather. A few less-7 was scheduled for Saturday evening. Twelve inches of snow had fallen over the past 24 hours, giving the region more than 20 inches in total.

“It’s unreal. I have not seen such a thing,” said Heiskell. “It’s cold and we got stuck for three hours on the light rail.

Minnesota Tornadoes

June 18, 2010 by · Comments Off on Minnesota Tornadoes 

Minnesota Tornadoes:Wadena, Minnesota – Police and National Guard troops are blocking the entrance to the tornado damaged neighborhoods in the northwest of Wadena as the people of Minnesota are preparing to begin cleaning up after devastating storms.

At least three people were killed and dozens injured as tornadoes hit much of Minnesota on Thursday night.

In the northwestern part of the state, an elderly woman died in Almora and a gas station owner was killed in Mentor. In southern Minnesota, one person died on a farm west of Albert Lea.

Officials in Wadena meet to plan the next step in the city. The storms destroyed or damaged dozens of houses, downed power lines and left a large part of the city without trees.

Gov. Tim Pawlenty planned tour the storm-damaged areas on Friday.