Super Bowl LII is in the record books, and if you’re a football fan, it was a game worth watching. The Philadelphia Eagles and New England Patriots combined for 1,151 yards of total offense and the final score was Eagles 41, Patriots 33, as the Eagle’s defense went into full damage prevention mode to protect their lead.
Once the numbers are in, the game will probably have been seen by well over 100 million viewers, despite a strange thirty second outage by NBC that left viewers with a black screen.
Meanwhile, a report from the National Chicken Council (we can’t make this stuff up: www.nationalchickencouncil.org) says 1.33 BILLION chicken wings were in the offing on Super Bowl Sunday.
So, in one day, over 100 million viewers and over one billion chicken wings – wouldn’t it be great if we could get those kinds of numbers nationally for people using 811? Think of the underground damage we could prevent!
Here at Texas811, we took around three million incoming locate request calls last year. While that’s a far cry from the 13,000 or so incoming calls we took in 1988 in our fourth year of existence, it’s still not nearly enough.
Lines are severed, cables are cut and pipelines are punctured every single day – all damages that could have been prevented with a free call to 811 to get underground utilities located for free before you dig.
While the Super Bowl only comes once a year, we’re open 24/7/365. And while you won’t make the cover of Sports Illustrated, you’ll still be our Most Valuable Player for workplace safety and safe digging.
Take full advantage of using the underground utility locating services through 811. It’s free. Call before you dig. It’s free. Pay attention to underground utility markers.
We can’t punch your ticket to the big game, but we can certainly validate your locate ticket!
Dig safe. Make the one call in the huddle that guarantees you’ll pick up yardage.
Until next week, safe digging!
By Scott Finley