Imagine telling your wife or girlfriend that you would be home late because the start of Saturday's Oklahoma State-Tulsa game, which you planned to attend, was 9:10 p.m. (Central).
Chances are you had some serious explaining to do. The game didn't end until 3:35 a.m. Sunday.
Shortly after the National Anthem, officials from the National Weather Service advised Tulsa officials that severe weather was about to descend on the Golden Hurricanes' H.A. Chapman Stadium. The teams were ordered to leave the field and fans were advised to seek shelter. All but one did.
Heavy rain and cloud-to-ground lightning arrived at 9:15 and the wait began. Fox Sports Net announcers J.C. Pearson, above left, and Ron Thulin kept viewers updated on conditions, and their frustrations grew as the delay passed the two-hour mark.