Philadelphia Eagles fans cheer in the stands Feb 12, 2023; Glendale, Arizona, US; Philadelphia Eagles fans cheer in the stands before the start of Super Bowl LVII against the Kansas City Chiefs at State Farm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

Talk about a “You Had One Job” problem for Comcast.

Sunday is the biggest day of the year in and around Philadelphia, Pennsylvania as the hometown Eagles get ready to take on the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LVII. It’s hard to imagine most Philadelphians won’t be glued to a TV screen this evening as they root for the “Birds” to win their second Super Bowl title.

However, anyone in the region who has Comcast Xfinity might be in a bit of a pickle. A Comcast outage less than an hour before kick-off has a lot of Eagles fans freaking out about their ability to watch the big game.

According to Action News 6 in Philadelphia, a Comcast spokesperson said that “physical damage that severed fiberoptic cable in the Kensington section of northeast Philadelphia on Saturday afternoon resulted in an outage affecting a few thousand households in the Kensington and Fishtown neighborhoods and some surrounding areas.”

UPDATE: According to Comcast, the problem stemmed from someone attempting to cut a cable line. ”There was some damage done to our network” that was “out of our control,” an official said.

If you know anything about Eagles fans, they’re not going to sit there quietly while they worry about missing out on the chance to watch their beloved team win the Super Bowl. It also doesn’t help that Comcast’s headquarters are literally in Philadelphia, the one place they should be able to avoid such things.

According to the Comcast Outage Map, they originally said that they thought the issue would be resolved by 4:35 p.m. but that message now says that they will resolve it “as soon as possible,” which isn’t soon enough for die-hard Eagles fans.

[6abc, NBC Philadelphia]

About Sean Keeley

Along with writing for Awful Announcing and The Comeback, Sean is the Editorial Strategy Director for Comeback Media. Previously, he created the Syracuse blog Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician and wrote 'How To Grow An Orange: The Right Way to Brainwash Your Child Into Rooting for Syracuse.' He has also written non-Syracuse-related things for SB Nation, Curbed, and other outlets. He currently lives in Seattle where he is complaining about bagels. Send tips/comments/complaints to