First, there was the weather delay because of lightning strikes in the area that postponed the scheduled kickoff by about 30 minutes at SoFi Stadium, which opened last year and has a roof – but no dome.
“I’ve never had an indoor stadium with a lightning delay,” he said, and when asked for the explanation he was given, Gruden replied, “Nah, I’m not an engineer. I have no idea, and I have never heard that. I thought it was a joke. But it affected both teams.”
The sides of the 70,000-seat stadium are open, which is why the facility is classified as open-air.
But Gruden revealed he found something else bizarre.
“You know, the locker room here is the most bizarre thing I’ve ever seen,” he said. “You can’t see anybody. It’s like a maze.
“So, you know, whoever contorted this visiting locker room, I’d like to meet this guy and see what his, um, what his idea was.”