Power outage in CBS truck knocked KC-Jacksonville game off air

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Fans in Kansas City were outraged when CBS switched from the Chiefs-Jaguars game in the fourth quarter. They directed their anger at the network on social media, believing CBS cut away from a blowout game on purpose.

(At least they didn’t cut away to show Heidi.)

It turns out power went out in the CBS truck at the stadium, cutting transmission of the game, NFL Media reported.

“Due to a power outage during the Jacksonville-Kansas City game viewers were switched to the Tennessee-Cleveland game then the Buffalo-N.Y. Jets game,” CBS said in a statement. “We regret we were unable to return the audience to their scheduled game before power was restored.”

CBS studio host James Brown told viewers they were being switched to a more competitive game but didn’t explain the power outage. That set off those in Jacksonville and Kansas City.

The Chiefs won 40-26.

5 responses to “Power outage in CBS truck knocked KC-Jacksonville game off air

  1. In the Atlanta area, this game was blacked out on Sunday Ticket into the third quarter and it was not on the local CBS affiliate. How hard is it to give people what they pay for?

  2. Networks like CBS want to know why they have lost zillions of eyeballs to pay cable/satellite and other alternatives.

    Cheapskates didn’t have two backup generators available for one of the most critical aspects of their broadcasting capability?

  3. Directtv blacked out the entire minn v Atlanta game in NC. Customer service read me the blackout rules, I tried to explain I wasn’t quite in the Minn market.

  4. yeah, I’m a Jags fan, and I paid good money to get NFL Sunday Ticket. I expect to see the full game. And to have them say a more competitive game? No thanks. Please do not do that again. Especially on the first game of the year.

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