The Indianapolis Colts and Green Bay Packers were in their locker rooms at about 6:40 p.m. when they were told their preseason opener had been cancelled. It was a shame, but it was an accident.
What happened to the fans at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium over the next 80 minutes was no accident.
It was intentional. It was deceitful. It was the Pro Football Hall of Fame keeping alive the façade, using its scoreboard to show a countdown to an 8 p.m. kickoff that would never happen, because there was money to be made.