instead of waiting it out? I THINK I read that they were predicting a 5 hour delay. While that is not great, if I travel thousands of miles to a bowl game I think a 5 hour delay is much better than canceling the game. And for the teams, they practiced for weeks, traveled, went though all the events etc. for days leading up to the game and then don’t play it over a 5 hour delay???
It’s ESPN’s game. They had other programming later. I don’t think it served their needs any more. No one would ever say that, but I believe that is part of it. FYI, almost all of the bowl games are now owned by ESPN. I don’t think the teams had much desire to wait around, either. There was no place safe to put fans, either. Five hours is a long time to postpone. And, as anyone can tell you, there was nothing at stake once ESPN didn’t need the programming.