Ok, that’s a wrap.
But enough about Katy Perry’s halftime show.
Patriots 28, Seahawks 24. One season ends in victory, the other in defeat. For the Seattle Seahawks, the journey that began with training camp in August ended with a 2nd and goal situation from the one yard line with 20 seconds left on the clock. Even the rankest of armchair quarterbacks could see what was coming. Give the ball to “Beast Mode” running back Marshawn Lynch, and let him punch it forward three miserable feet for a score and what would probably be a Seattle Super Bowl victory – though you can never count out Patriot’s QB Tom Brady until the final whistle. And if Lynch doesn’t make it through on 2nd down, try again on 3rd down.
Instead, inexplicably, the Seahawks chose to pass.
Now, there are three possible outcomes to passing the ball, and two of them are bad.
Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson threw the ball into heavy traffic clumped up in the middle where the Patriots expected a visit from Marshawn Lynch. Patriots defensive back Malcolm Butler snagged the ball to secure the Patriots Super Bowl XLIX victory.
One wrong call is all it took.
In excavation, it’s not a wrong call that can break a company’s winning season. It’s NO call. Calling 811 in Texas is not only the law, it makes good business sense.
Hitting a buried gas pipeline or electric transmission cable is not only embarrassing, it’s downright dangerous. And the worst part of the accident is that it’s entirely preventable.
The Texas Railroad Commission logged over 9,000 underground digging incidents in 2014. 29% of that number can be traced directly to no one calling 811 to get a line locate before beginning an excavation.
Don’t be intercepted. Call Texas811 two working days before your dig, and you’ll waltz into the end zone.