There are several NFL organizations that could be accused of putting a crappy product on the field. But there’s only one that could be accused of allowing a crappy product into its hallways.
Rain drenched Sunday’s Raiders-Chiefs game at Oakland Coliseum, and that rain flowed from the heavens to the field to, well … the bowels of the stadium:
Look at this mess in the bowels of the Coliseum. Players have to walk through this to go to and from the field. Smh. pic.twitter.com/z87Q1ObsLp
— Courtney Cronin (@CourtneyRCronin) October 16, 2016
There’s concern that the waters might not just be rainwater. Such concerns are not without precedent; as recently as this past May, sewage systems at the stadium backed up, and the result was every bit as nasty as you’d expect.
There's a little issue with the restroom in the visiting dugout… pic.twitter.com/bmjEaFfqe3
— Bryan Hoch (@BryanHoch) May 21, 2016
Back to the current day. The rain soaked all the way through the stadium:
Juuuust a few leaks at the Coliseum pic.twitter.com/6DChh0MDav
Not a great look at all for the aging coliseum. But hey, at least the Raiders have Ice Cube in the (very wet) house:
Rain won't stop @icecube either.
Good luck navigating that mess, Raiders and Chiefs. Could be more challenging than any football game.
Jay Busbee is a writer for Yahoo Sports and the author of EARNHARDT NATION, on sale now at Amazon or wherever books are sold. Contact him at email@example.com or find him on Twitter or on Facebook.