Monday, October 20, 2008

Oulipian sports (Buffalo version)

I. Yesterday
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — There was no play clock, no replay, no scoreboard, no television. A power failure that began when some Mylar balloons became ensnared in electrical lines near Ralph Wilson Stadium knocked out the N.F.L.’s modern amenities for much of the Buffalo Bills’ game Sunday, leaving only darkened locker rooms and throwback football in its wake. —NYT

II. Three decades ago
The Sabres faced off against the Flyers in the Stanley Cup finals, back in '75—here's some footage from the infamous Game 3, which featured not only a swooping bat but also thick fog.

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