Steelers At Chiefs Playoff Game Moved Back Seven Hours Due To Killer Ice Storm
Rick Chandler 05:11 pm, January 13th, 2017
It takes a lot to move an NFL game -- when money is at stake, Roger Goodell is an immovable object and an irresistible force. But sometimes you just don't fuck around with Mother Nature.
The Steelers-Chiefs Divisional playoff game, scheduled for 12:05 p.m. (CT) in Kansas City on Sunday, has been pushed back to 7:20 p.m. due to Winter Storm Jupiter (lusty, evil laugh from the heavens). The ice storm is expected to hit Saturday night and last through Sunday afternoon, bringing ice, freezing rain and other Snow Miser mischief.
This is the first time a playoff game has been postponed due to weather, according to the NFL. Weather.com:
By Sunday morning, ice accumulations are expected to be enough to make any untreated roads, streets, sidewalks and parking lots in the Kansas City metro area hazardous. Power outages and some tree damage is possible, as well.
Of course the main concern here is not the players: if a fan gets killed trying to get to the game (falling trees -- yikes), that tends to look bad. Also, attendance. So instead of getting a day game in freezing rain we get a night game in very cold rain, a difference of maybe 5 degrees, according to the weather channel. Either way, not a lot of fun.