Andy Reid Says It's Okay To Leave Work Early For The Chiefs-Raiders Game

Dec 7, 2016

Once again the Chiefs and Raiders will reignite the rivalry that has held for so many years Thursday.
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In Kansas City, there are few events that cause the same fervor and competitive spirit as a Chiefs/Raiders faceoff. The last time the two rivals hit the gridiron, we even saw our own friendly mascot KC Wolf commit what could only be seen as an act of treason in the eyes of a Raiders fan on Facebook.

We doubt that video stung nearly as hard as the spanking Oakland took on the field though.

The two teams face each other again Thursday evening, and the stakes are pretty high. The Raiders lead the AFC West with a 10-2 record, but the Chiefs would regain the division if they pull out a win. With that in mind, Chiefs Head Coach Andy Reid has given Kansas Citians an out: a half-day work excuse.

Somehow we're not exactly sure this will work on a discerning supervisor, but who knows? Maybe they'll be just as stoked about the competition and leave early themselves. The worst-case scenario is that you work for a Raiders fan. If that's the case, then godspeed.

Cody Newill is the digital editor for KCUR 89.3 and co-host of the podcast Question Quest. Follow him on Twitter @CodyNewill.