Some Joker Woke Up The Carolina Panthers With The Hotel Fire Alarm

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The Panthers are in Seattle today, putting their undefeated record to the test against the Seahawks. Seattle is struggling due to a menagerie of little problems (Marshawn Lynch’s health, late-game execution, an unhappy Jimmy Graham) and they need to start winning soon to push the somehow 4-1 Arizona Cardinals. Thankfully for our bird friends, Carolina got woken up early this morning by some pranksters.

At about 5:30 a.m. Pacific Time, fire alarms on the Panther’s floors (but not the rest of the hotel) went off, prompting the players to leave their rooms and assemble in a meeting space. They got to tweeting their displeasure.


According to a 2012 study by the U.S. Department of Health (and also, while this has not been peer reviewed, years of firsthand experience) sleep is important. That being said, 5:30 a.m. isn’t that terrible, assuming the Panthers got to bed at a reasonable hour. Their game is at 1, so maybe they had some time to nap.

In other Seattle-area fire alarm news, this dog saved its people up by serving as a canine fire alarm and barking until they woke up and were able to escape without injuries. Good dog.


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