It (fairly predictably) fell over for the Steelers/Panthers game, on Day 1, on a Saturday evening, ...
Aside from being a bit surprised by the number that seem to have decided to sign up in the final 30 seconds before broadcast, it probably gives them all of the data that they need to ensure (fingers crossed) that it doesn’t happen again.
With all of these streaming platforms there is a good argument that you shouldn't sign-up until the system has had a massive crash because that’s what it generally takes to “calibrate the system”. Not surprised that it happened, but I wouldn't expect it to happen again either.
Punting it to YouTube was pretty smart in terms of just getting things moving. Perhaps took a little longer than was ideal, but at least someone had a worst case scenario back-up plan.
Little disappointing that Steelers Twitter was the fastest most reliable source of information once the wheels fell off, but the information wasn’t that hard to find. And they were reasonably quick with announcing that the game would be delayed until people could watch the stream.
... and we got to see 30 minutes of Ben Churchfield in goal for Steelers, which was a nice.
Unfortunately there’s only one team in this series, and it ain’t Storm, and it ain’t Panthers, and it ain’t Blaze, don’t know who it is but it’s the other shower. Without us there to show the way, they are having the times of their lives. So enjoy it while you can until the real business starts.