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Storm delays Rams-Chiefs kickoff

8/28/2008

Posted by ESPN.com's Bill Williamson

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- You gotta love the Midwest. When I left my seat five minutes ago, the weather outside was decent. It was a nice early evening here.

I just came back and it is a downpour. There is a major electrical storm nearby and the seats at Arrowhead Stadium are deserted.

It's really coming down and the lightning flashes are close. The Chiefs just announced that the 6:05 scheduled kickoff between the Rams and the Chiefs will be delayed until at least 6:15 and potentially much later. I will keep you posted.

Note from Sando: Bill and I were Seahawks beat reporters during a memorable rainstorm at Arrowhead in 1998. Water cascaded down the stadium aisles the way a river would. The roof to the pressbox leaked at one point, sending water down right where Bill was sitting. I remember him scrambling to save his laptop. That was also the game when Warren Moon suffered a pretty severe rib injury that affected the rest of the Seahawks' season. For the Chiefs, Rich Gannon found Andre Rison for an 80-yard touchdown strike as the Chiefs won, 17-6.