Saturday, May 30, 2015

LIGHTNING STRIKES AGAIN

After the Eagles' players happily received an early dismissal from practice at Lehigh University earlier in the week because of lightning, another violent thunderstorm forced a delay in tonight's exhibition game against the Carolina Panthers at Lincoln Financial Field.

LIGHTNING STRIKES AGAIN

After the Eagles' players happily received an early dismissal from practice at Lehigh University earlier in the week because of lightning, another violent thunderstorm forced a delay in tonight's exhibition game against the Carolina Panthers at Lincoln Financial Field.

As officials discussed whether they should stop play with 5:01 remaining in the opening quarter, a lightning bolt hit just behind the north end zone and players from both sides made the decision on their own to vacate the playing field, stopping the game at 8:32 p.m.

The Eagles then posted a message on the scoreboard advising the fans to take cover inside the stadium concourses. The team said the lightning delay should last at least 45 minutes.

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