The Department of Homeland Security has sent an advisory to the National Football League and local officials advising of a possible, uncorroborated bomb threat against some NFL stadiums.
The threat, posted on a Web site, alleges that dirty bombs could be used this weekend against seven stadiums -- in Miami, New York, Atlanta, Seattle, Houston, Oakland and Cleveland. The bombs were to be delivered by truck, the posting said.
On its Web site, the U.S. Nuclear Regulator Commission describes a dirty bomb as a device that combines a conventional explosive, such as dynamite, with radioactive material. According to the NRC, a dirty bomb is in no way similar to a nuclear weapon. The presumed purpose of its use would be as a weapon of mass disruption rather than a weapon of mass destruction.
Well, if something were to happen during the Arizona/Oakland game, it would only be the second-biggest blowup the Cardinals have experienced this week.
Thank you, thank you ladies and germs, I'll be here all week. Tip the veal and be sure to try your waitress.
But seriously. . .if a story like this gets to this stage, there's a pretty good chance of it not happening. If anyone out there is attending the game at Qwest Field this weekend, feel free to carry on with business as usual.