If you watched the Apple Cup on TV last week, you were treated to the always beautiful scene of college football being played in the snow. If you were actually in Eastern Washington for the game though, the snow made for a considerably less serene environment.
The Athletic’s Bruce Feldman, who also serves as a sideline reporter for Fox, talked about trying to leave the stadium in Pullman, Washington on his podcast this week. He said the snowy conditions made the roads hazardous, and forced himself and his broadcast partners Brady Quinn and Joe Davis to play hero in assisting clear a backroad.
At the end of the night, we left the stadium to go to Spokane, which is usually about an hour and a half drive. It was driving in a blizzard. It was myself, Joe Davis, Brady Quinn, Joe’s Dad…and my sideline producer for the day, Rick. And so we’re driving on what feels like backroads. There’s barely anything that’s gotten…not plowed, but maybe there’s one care that’s gone down the road to lay tracks. And we’re going nowhere. We’re going 10, 15 miles per hour. We might get stuck. There’s cars pulled off to the side of the road.
At one point we’re going down this road and, all of a sudden we see a police car. And he’s got his flashers on and he’s outside and there’s a downed tree in the middle of the road. So we get out and we’re like, hey, let’s go lift the tree up. And we did. There were four of us and Joe documented the whole thing.
Here is the video of the incident Feldman talked about.
— Joe Davis (@Joe_Davis) November 29, 2018