I've been dismissive of those who are missing the game because of weddings or birthday parties or anniversary get togethers.
But I myself am a (partial) casualty. My son's football game starts 1/2 hour before kickoff. At least he's only in 4th grade, meaning the game should be about 90 minutes, and we'll be back in time to catch most of the 2nd half.
Regardless, you can't miss your son's game.
What do you consider a worthy reason to miss the game?