The start to the 2018 NFL season will have to wait a little longer. Weather in the Philadelphia area is causing kickoff of the Atlanta Falcons vs. Philadelphia Eagles season opener to be delayed.
Football fans everywhere have been waiting months for this game. Naturally, they had a lot to say about the delay and made their feelings known on Twitter.
Well we wanted to rain on your parade, @Eagles, but this is ridiculous. ?
— Atlanta Falcons (@AtlantaFalcons) September 7, 2018
Of course, that drew a natural reply.
What would you guys know about a parade? ?
— NBC Sports Philadelphia (@NBCSPhilly) September 7, 2018
And there were many others out there.
A weather delay? What is this, baseball? pic.twitter.com/MA0XgxQ2CT
— DraftKings (@DraftKings) September 7, 2018
— Yahoo Sports NFL (@YahooSportsNFL) September 7, 2018
When you've waited 7 months for football to come back and the first game has a weather delay pic.twitter.com/PpsNIX0JPr
— NFL Retweet (@NFLRT) September 6, 2018
This guy stays ready for football. pic.twitter.com/0WXS3RRO0Z
— Sunday Night Football (@SNFonNBC) September 7, 2018
Weather delay?!?! Are you kidding me?!?!
We've been waiting for eight months for football. We can't wait another minute! pic.twitter.com/1Jpjwz8wJY
— Covers (@Covers) September 7, 2018
I definitely don't want anyone to get struck by lightning, but the delay in kick off feels like a big tease! No stringing me along, NFL 🙂
— Amy Lawrence (@ALawRadio) September 7, 2018
We're in a weather delay and the press box is out of meatballs. One of these two things is a tragedy.
— Jeff Schultz (@JeffSchultzATL) September 7, 2018
— Jamie Apody (@JamieApody) September 7, 2018
Others are choosing to view this from a “glass is half-full” perspective.
This game delay just means the Eagles are Super Bowl Champs for even longer
— Adam Lefkoe (@AdamLefkoe) September 6, 2018