USFL sees end of first weekend disrupted through weather, with Tampa Bay Bandits-Pittsburgh Maulers online game moved to Monday - awful asserting

the brand new USFL's opening weekend acquired off to a fine beginning in terms of viewership throughout the Fox/NBC opening game simulcast Saturday, and there was some compliment for broadcast improvements as smartly (however less for the play of some selected names). however, the league's final game wound up having to be moved because of weather. This edition of the USFL has its total standard season set to be performed in Birmingham, Alabama, and extreme thunderstorms in the enviornment Sunday night supposed the Tampa Bay Bandits-Pittsburgh Maulers game changed into moved to Monday:

climate turned into fine for a while, however another storm is rolling into Birmingham. notice is the last online game of the night between the Tampa Bay Bandits & the Pittsburgh Maulers might possibly be moved to the following day. reside tuned.

— Emily Van Buskirk (@Emilnem) April 17, 2022

The Pittsburgh Maulers' first online game back within the USFL towards the Tampa Bay Bandits has been rescheduled "to the possibility of severe weather." A rescheduled date / delivery time may be released later tonight.

— Johnny McGonigal (@jmcgonigal9) April 18, 2022

That video game became in the beginning set for an eight p.m. jap broadcast on FS1, with a broadcast crew of Curt Menefee (play-by using-play), Joel Klatt (analyst), and Brock Huard (analyst).  it is going to now air on FS1 Monday nighttime at 7 p.m. jap, most likely with that identical broadcast crew:

The Tampa Bay Bandits and Pittsburgh Maulers USFL video game tonight has been postponed as a result of climate. The video game will now be performed the following day evening with coverage of the online game starting at 7 p.m. in line with FS1.

— Austin Bechtold (@AustinRBechtold) April 18, 2022

extreme weather delays ensue, and the USFL is lucky that this one most effective impacted a single online game; with all typical-season USFL games set to be played in the equal vicinity, there's in fact the knowledge for adverse climate to wipe out numerous video games. And having a game on Monday evening isn't unhealthy from a broadcast standpoint either, exceptionally as this changed into already a cable online game (if it had been set for broadcast Fox or NBC, that could have either led to rescheduling concerns with their ordinary lineup or led to the game being moved to cable). but it surely is interesting that the league's first weekend saw a climate-impacted online game.

[Austin Bechtold on Twitter; image via Johnny McGonigal/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Twitter]

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