Monday, January 10, 2011
The Run Felt Round the World
Marshawn Lynch's epic 67-yard touchdown run not only turned the tide of the playoff game against the Saints, it also created considerable seismic activity according to this article. John Vidale, director of the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network, says that a seismic monitoring station about 100 yards west of the stadium registered seismic activity during Lynch's fourth-quarter run that clinched Seattle's 41-36 victory. Vidale says the shaking lasted about 30 seconds and then faded off for another minute.
So not only is the 12th Man Army the loudest in the NFL, it's also capable of creating an earthquake. It's probably for the best Ken Bering didn't move the team to Los Angeles in the 1980's. California could have ended up falling into the Pacific Ocean.