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    Pens seek toilet-flushers for new arena

    Pens seek toilet-flushers for new arena

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    PITTSBURGH -- The Pittsburgh Penguins are looking for 250 students to help with an important task and there's only one major requirement: You must know how to flush a toilet.
    Construction is near completion on the Penguins' new arena, the Consol Energy Center. But like with any new arena or stadium, officials need to simultaneously flush all the toilets and urinals to make sure everything is working. The Penguins are calling the June 10 event the "Student Flush," a spinoff of their popular ticketing program known as "Student Rush."
    Students already involved in the ticketing program can enter for a chance to win. Students must be 18 or older to participate in the flush-apalooza.
    In all, there will be 400 flushers, including some construction officials, on hand that day.

    Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press

    http://sports.espn.go.com/nhl/news/story?id=5239056

    Do you think they can find 250 Pens' fans capable of doing this?

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    Last edited by Jordy; 06-01-2010 at 06:32 PM.

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    So what about The Great Flush?

    Ah, yes. The Great Flush. As the 1971 season approached, the shameful Schaefer Stadium was ready to be introduced to the world. The preseason began and thousands of fans suffered the first of many Route 1 traffic jams on their way to see the Patriots play. But a funny thing happened. Someone at the stadium went to the bathroom (presumably after a few cans of smooth Schaefer Beer). And then someone else did. And then a whole bunch of people did. And the system couldn't handle it. The sinks and toilets began to overflow. All of them. The bathrooms filled with water. It was disgusting.

    With the Board of Health threatening the shut down the stadium just weeks before the season opener against the Oakland Raiders, Sullivan hired an emergency team to fix the flow control problems, and organized what has come to be known as The Great Flush. Members of the Patriots front office, stadium workers, local journalists and Sullivan himself organized into teams and were positioned throughout the stadium. At the sound of the scoreboard horn, everyone ran around, comically flushing every toilet to prove to the Board of Health that such a situation wouldn't happen again. One journalist wrote of the event, "it was the first time that the sportswriters in this town all pulled for the Patriots."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jordy View Post
    Pens seek toilet-flushers for new arena

    Associated Press

    PITTSBURGH -- The Pittsburgh Penguins are looking for 250 students to help with an important task and there's only one major requirement: You must know how to flush a toilet.
    Construction is near completion on the Penguins' new arena, the Consol Energy Center. But like with any new arena or stadium, officials need to simultaneously flush all the toilets and urinals to make sure everything is working. The Penguins are calling the June 10 event the "Student Flush," a spinoff of their popular ticketing program known as "Student Rush."
    Students already involved in the ticketing program can enter for a chance to win. Students must be 18 or older to participate in the flush-apalooza.
    In all, there will be 400 flushers, including some construction officials, on hand that day.

    Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press

    http://sports.espn.go.com/nhl/news/story?id=5239056

    Do you think they can find 250 Pens' fans capable of doing this?

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    You have an easier time finding 250 Pens fans who can do this than if it had to be 250 Rangers fans.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HDCentStOhio View Post
    You have an easier time finding 250 Pens fans who can do this than if it had to be 250 Rangers fans.
    I haven't been there in a long time but do they actually have toilets at the Mausoleum or porta potties?

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    Do you think they can find 250 Pens' fans capable of doing this?

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    of course they can... we are bright people in this area.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FF2 View Post
    So what about The Great Flush?

    Ah, yes. The Great Flush. As the 1971 season approached, the shameful Schaefer Stadium was ready to be introduced to the world. The preseason began and thousands of fans suffered the first of many Route 1 traffic jams on their way to see the Patriots play. But a funny thing happened. Someone at the stadium went to the bathroom (presumably after a few cans of smooth Schaefer Beer). And then someone else did. And then a whole bunch of people did. And the system couldn't handle it. The sinks and toilets began to overflow. All of them. The bathrooms filled with water. It was disgusting.

    With the Board of Health threatening the shut down the stadium just weeks before the season opener against the Oakland Raiders, Sullivan hired an emergency team to fix the flow control problems, and organized what has come to be known as The Great Flush. Members of the Patriots front office, stadium workers, local journalists and Sullivan himself organized into teams and were positioned throughout the stadium. At the sound of the scoreboard horn, everyone ran around, comically flushing every toilet to prove to the Board of Health that such a situation wouldn't happen again. One journalist wrote of the event, "it was the first time that the sportswriters in this town all pulled for the Patriots."
    LOL. That's great stuff, FF2.

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