Thousands line up in Tempe for free tickets

Updated: October 27, 2003, 8:32 PM ET

TEMPE, Ariz. -- Brothers Tom and Brian Whitmore weren't about to let a raging wildfire get in the way of football.

So when the San Diego Chargers-Miami Dolphins game was moved from San Diego to Tempe at the last minute, the family of Dolphins fans got on the road.

After packing their SUV, wives and 5-year-old children, the caravan started toward Tempe late Sunday night, even though Brian Whitmore's San Bernandino, Calif., neighborhood was evacuated.

"The family has always been ...

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