Skip to comments.NFL Game Snowed Out (Eagles Vs. Vikings)
Posted on 12/27/2010 4:26:05 PM PST by Biggirl
Could the NFL now stand for No Fun League?
It sure sounds that way in the eyes of many Philadelphia Eagles fans when the Sunday evening NFL game between the Eagles and the Vikings got canceled and moved to Tuesday evening, a first since 1948 for two pro football teams to play.
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3rd consecutive week weather has screwed up a Vikings game... I’m guessing that has never happened before in the No Fun League... dome collapse - move to Detroit; last week moved outside in MPLS, and now this.
I can remember when they were big and strong enough to play outside.
You're dating yourself you ol' codger. ; )
The best games are the snow games.
I was VERY disappointed to hear of the postponed game.
NFL games are NEVER supposed to be canceled or postponed because of weather. They play the games, no matter what.
I’m not liking what I’m seeing lately. Penalties for good hits, and postponing games due to weather. Damn, just put skirts on them and be done with it.
Well they already make them wear pink for a month, so I'd say they're almost there already.
Can you imagine Dick Butkus wearing pink cleats? Can you imagine Lombardi's Packers postponing a game due to bad weather? Or refs penalizing Deacon Jones every other play for "roughness"?
The mayor declared the state of emergency and “asked” (with force of law) people to stay off the streets after 2PM. Should the NFL have said “ignore your mayor, come to the game”?
Well, they could have still played the games with nobody in the stands. It would have looked like a normal Raiders home game then :)
Raiders still sell out, would have looked like a Jags game.
That just shows what a complete moron the mayor of Philly is. He declares the state of emergency and asks people to stay home then has the $%^^& to criticize the NFL for following his advice?! Once he declared a state of emergency the NFL’s hand was forced, no matter how much they look at the weather and say “we’ve played in worse than this” if one single fan has a weather related injury (like from a car accident) the PR storm of having the game in a state of emergency would be a nightmare. You can’t have a game in the middle of an emergency, no matter how much of an “emergency” it is.
That really ticked me off with the pink thing. The NFL ought to be ashamed of themselves.
I agree. I remember watching the Ice Bowl, my father was a die-hard Green Bay fan.
I would like to know how much snow was on the ground at midnight, about the time the fans would be driving home if the game was held. Any Philly folks know?
National Fairy League
Some series juju goin’ on for the Vikes this year,for sure,
They are becoming a part of NFL history in ways fans would prefer not to witness.. I remember them from their birth .. it’d be a shame seeing them move to LA or London.. Please move the Raiders or the 9ers instead. ;-)
They need a retractable roof stadium owned by the state and Vikes.. or sumthin’.. as liberal as the state has become, it’s time they put their dough where their mouth is.. just do it!
Yesterday in Chicago it started snowing during the first quarter, the snow was coming down hard, and the fans started cheering the snow. It was just a little lake effect snow and very quickly let up, but hey! In Chicago we’re not afraid of snow, what’s with Philadelphia?
I agree with you. One has to wonder if the Ice Bowl or the Freezer Bowl would have been played today under these NFL rules.
The day of the postponed game it was perflectly sunny.
More like 'Bama decided to wimp out because their starting qb had a boo boo and the tide's head coach didn't want to face the Wrecking Crew.
The NFL has been the “No Fun League” for a long time. I haven’t followed it in years. I’m strictly a college football fan and root for the USC Trojans and the Occidental College Tigers.
Fight on and Io Triumphe!
What the heck are they turning the NFL into?
Maybe it's because I'm from the south and don't share any of the dumb nostalgia that yankees seem to have for their snowy football. But down south they have cancelled Miami Dolphins games before because of hurricanes. Does that make them wimps because the league didn't want them to play in 100 mph winds and pouring rain. Like you said, as long as there's no "lightning" they should have played, right?
The issue isn't the athletes, but the people going to the game. This was a night game, and people would be driving home at midnight in 50 mph winds in over 12 feet of snow.
It was absolutely the right decision to postpone the game for the safety of the fans, and anyone who says otherwise if a complete idiot.
if = is
It was hurricane Gilbert, and I lived in Houston at the time. They closed down the entire school system in southeast Texas, and while it did make a left turn at the end and head south, it killed over 500 people and caused billions in damage.
The wrecking crew ended up being a non factor though, when they did play the Tide later in the year at Kyle field Alabama stomped them 30-10.
I remember the Vikings of the early 70s. Their coach, whose name I can’t remember, did not let his players use heaters on the sidelines during cold weather games. They had one of the toughest teams during that time.
"What the Hell is going on here?!?!?"
NOW you understand where I come from. While I root for the NFL Patriots, the football team I ROOT FOR BIGTIME is the University of Connecticut football team, who are in sunny AZ getting ready for the Festa Bowl on New Year’s Day against OK U.
Well, they could have moved the game up to the early afternoon and still had it played. Problem solved.
Well, the Mayor should have with the Governor, asked the NFL to moved the game to a 12-1PM start, which would mean, it would have been done by 3-4PM instead.
Please see post number 31. Thanks.
The goons on ESPN’s Mike & Mike in the morning are puppeting what the NFL wants them to say and are ridiculing fans that criticize the NFL’s decision.
What? And screw up the TV schedule? Can't have that!
They moved it to Tuesday instead, problem solved.
No they couldn’t. NBC pays 650 million dollars a year to have prime time games running exclusively with no other NFL games competing. If they’d gone earlier NBC wouldn’t have gotten what they paid for.
Of course ending by 3 or 4PM would have still had people out after the 2PM curfew the mayor requested.
Other then to move it to Tuesday evening, the only other alternate. What surprised me is that, Gov. Randell, who would have taken the Mayor to task, did not do so since the former would be the later’s boss. Oh well.
But that wouldn’t be an alternative. Going to an early slot still violates the mayor’s orders and violates NBC’s contract. Thus the move to Tuesday night. Really it’s all on the mayor, if he hadn’t declared a state of emergency the game would have gone on as originally scheduled, once he declared a state of emergency complete with curfew, the NFL had no choice. You can’t play a game during a state of emergency even if the emergency is a joke, and you can’t entice 70 thousand people to violate curfew even if the curfew is stupid. The minute the major did that contract law, liability law and PR sense (what happens if the storm really does hit and fans die trying to drive home in it) all say the league has to push the game to another night.
I just heard my two local talkradio show hosts 15 minutes ago talk about why the Eagles vs. Vikings game was REALLY moved for, the answer being in two names: Michael Vick. The Eagles do not want their best player getting hurt. Frankly, it is Vick that is holding the Eagles together, which means it is a very thin holding together. The Mayor of Philadelphia could CARE LESS about the fans and their safety.
Frankly, Governor Randell of PA got it correct, THIS IS A NATION OF WUSSIES.
That’s a cute theory, but it’s also painfully stupid. Especially given the fact that Vick DID get hurt in the game.
The game was moved because the mayor declared a state of emergency. Really think about it, when was the last time you saw a major league pro or college sporting event take place during an already declared state of emergency? I’ll give you the answer: never. The mayor declared a state of emergency all by himself with no input from the team or the league or Vick and the NFL did the only thing the NFL, or any other league, could do then, they pushed the game to be outside the declared state of emergency.
Why does one owner or coach wanting to protect a player condemn the whole country?
The game got played; why are you still bent out of shape about it?
Exactly. Vince is spinning in his grave.
Now, that's a cruel thing to say. (Accurate, but cruel nonetheless.)
I used to work with a die-hard Raiders fan. He'd cringe whenever I'd walk by his cube and casually ask if the Raiders were going to be on TV that weekend or if they were playing at home.
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