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Blackout at Giants-Cowboys game 'was scary,' Umenyiora says

By Cindy Boren


In Jersey, it's actually scarier when the lights go back on. (New York Daily News)

The New Meadowlands was a pretty scary place when the lights went out Sunday evening during the Giants' game against the Dallas Cowboys.

The people who were the most frightened may have been the players, who stayed on the field when the place was plunged into darkness at 6:12 p.m. and the game was delayed 15 minutes.

"It was scary," defensive end Osi Umenyiora said. "In this day and age, you never know what could have been happening."

"I just sat on the bench and was trying to be still like my mom was always telling me when there was thunder and lightning," Justin Tuck said.

Wide receiver Mario Manningham said he put his helmet back on during the blackout. "I didn't want to get hit with anything," Manningham said. "It was crazy."

Although there was at least one fight during the blackout, Giants officials said the number of incidents involving security was about "average for a Giants-Cowboys game," according to the New York Daily News.

By Cindy Boren  | November 15, 2010; 10:44 AM ET
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There's going to be an equally scary blackout for the Seminoles this Saturday night in College Park.

Posted by: Barno1 | November 15, 2010 11:54 AM | Report abuse

I think is funny that these big bad men turn into little girls when the lights go out just like everyone else does! It would have been so easy for these guys to blow it off and say it wasnt anything but to admit like Tuck did that he did what his mom always told him to do was funny, kudos to him for not worrying about his ego!

Posted by: jredden | November 15, 2010 2:41 PM | Report abuse

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