The NFL season opener did eventually get underway Thursday night, but not before the alleged threat of lightning passed. Better to be safe than sorry, especially considering that concussion-proof helmets with built-in lightning rods haven’t been mandated … yet.
"Lightning? Get inside, we don't want you fried before you go out and bash your brains into mush, boys." – Roger Goodell
— BEAT TEMPLE (@Hawkize) September 6, 2013
First Roger Goodell makes it illegal to touch the quarterback. Now if lightning is within 50 miles of the stadium he's delaying the game.
— Jesse Mottes (@Mottz13) September 6, 2013
I didn’t know “drizzle delay” was a thing.
— jordanrippy (@jordanrippy) September 6, 2013
— Simply, Heather. (@HeyCutieeeXO) September 6, 2013
"The effects of lightning strikes on players is unclear. Start the game." – Roger Goodell
— Charlie Massie (@C_Massie11) September 6, 2013
Roger Goodell fines lightning $15,000 for delaying game.
— Nolan Rainey (@nolanrainey) September 6, 2013
this is the worst start to a football season of all time. roger goodell i currently figuring out a way to make lightning less dangerous.
— Voldemort Putin (@TheReal_JDT) September 6, 2013
— Donnie Schemetti (@DonnieSchemetti) September 6, 2013
@nflcommish 100K fans sitting exposed and you delay the game 40 minutes for severe lightning that never happened. You are an idiot.
— Andrew Kipp (@andrew_kipp) September 6, 2013
I'm waiting for there to be a lightning strike 60 miles from the stadium, so @nflcommish can shit his pants and cancel the game.
— Evan DeLong (@Strongman_Evan) September 6, 2013
Who's REALLY behind this lighting delay? pic.twitter.com/sYRKb5IrJ5
— NFL Memes (@NFL_Memes) September 6, 2013