From a local news station:
FOOTBALL CITY - In a political season where campaigns disagree on almost
everything, here's one area where state politicians have found
common ground: suspend campaigning whenever a [our football team] game is on.
In the hotly contested U.S. Senate race, campaign volunteers
took a 3-hour timeout Sunday while [our team] played [another team].
The campaigns say they know better than to upset voters with a phone
call or a knock on the door during a key moment in the game.
Republican Senate candidate [Dude 1] says it would "be dumb" to
antagonize a voter by interrupting the game. And his Democratic
opponent, [Dude 2], says everyone knows you don't disturb a [our team] fan while the game is on.
The presidential campaigns also stopped campaigning for those three hours.