With a hiss of exhausted air, deflategate is behind us and the 2015 NFL season upon us!
Al Michaels, Chris Collinsworth and Michele Tafoya will have the game on NBC between the Pittsburgh Steelers and New England Patriots beginning at 7:30 ET on Thursday, September 10.
At Texas811, we would like to offer you some of our insight into how the game terminology relates to calling before you dig – by digging out these definitions that we last used before the Super Bowl earlier this year. Unlike the NFL – which adopted seven new rules for the 2015 season – our Texas811 football definitions haven’t changed a bit. Down! Set! Hut!
AUDIBLE: Call 811 before you dig
BACKFIELD: Area you are digging inside of
BLACKOUT: What happens when you didn’t call before digging and struck an electrical or telecommunications cable
BLITZ: What will happen to you after BLACKOUT
CLIPPING: Cutting an underground line
CLOCK CONTROL: Waiting 48 hours for lines to be marked
DOWN: Idle crew that just nicked a line.
END ZONE: Boundary of where lines are marked
FORWARD PROGRESS: Safe digging because lines are marked
FUMBLE: You really don’t want to know what just happened
HAND OFF: Notifying Texas811 you need a locate
INTERCEPTION: How did that pipe get there?
NEUTRAL ZONE: DO NOT EVEN THINK OF DIGGING HERE
OFFSIDE: You missed the “don’t dig here” marking
PUNT: Don’t even think about passing the buck
SAFETY: What you practice with Texas811
TOUCHDOWN: Project safely completed
No matter how your team does in the 2015 season, remember that you’ll ALWAYS be a winner when you call Texas811 and practice safe digging on the job!