Skip to comments.Eagles-Vikings moved to Tuesday night
Posted on 12/26/2010 9:51:17 AM PST by gusopol3
We already told you how the weather could affect tonights game, with Philadelphia expecting about a foot of snow with winds gusting as much as 45 mph. But the NFL, most likely wanting to protect the tens of thousands of fans who have tickets for tonights game, has decided to move it back 48 hours.
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I never remember weather causing games to be postponed in the NFL in the old days.
I know this is a serious storm, but, they always played through whatever Mother Nature had in store for them.
Speaking of NFL, what the heck was with the NFL channel going off the air last night right before the Cowboys’ game? Our tv menu said it was off the air but they were showing some documentary. Jerry Jones can take a flying leap.
As a Viking fan, I can’t tell you how much I want this season to be over.
They’re all girlie men now days.
I wonder if Vegas changed the over/under line because of the weather. /sarc.
>>>As a Viking fan, I cant tell you how much I want this season to be over.
It’s been over for a couple weeks now. They’re just playing it out.
Girly men can’t handle it no more. Why back in my day, we would.....
Protecting defenseless quarterbacks, protecting defenseless receivers, and now protecting defenseless fans. Hey, NFL, let the players play football (and the fans enjoy football) the way it used to be played—by men, in the conditions that God chooses.
That means your local provider chose not to pay for the game broadcast.
NFL channel charges cable providers EXTRA to carry the games they provide, and if the cable operator opts out they are provided alnernate programming while the game is in progress.
If you aren't allowed on the streets after 2...then you can't go to the game at 8:30...and that means even if most people DO go to the game...the people who keep the field in somewhat playable conditions might not be there...and those who take the ticket...and those who sell the beer...etc.
The NFL moved this game for those reasons...not because they can't play in snow. They played a similar game in Chicago last week. The only difference is the mayor didn't make it illegal to be on the roads.
The worst forecast is for 10 inches of snow.
In other words, your typical September Sunday in Buffalo.
Complete and total wimps.
They did! But, now we have the multi-million dollar, sissified, premmadonas playing, and, the "f**k the fan, pay the high ticket price" attitude from the league! Blackouts come to mind...
The Eagles players were Tweeting that they couldn’t wait to get out there and play in the snow. They were saying a game like this is a dream come true.
You’re absolutely right... Michael Nutter did this.
As a Bronco fan, I second that. I'm just dreading Bowlen's choice for a new head coach. I think he's likely to pick another loser.
And they’re going to play a Super Bowl in February in New York next year???
Jones charges too much because this doesn’t happen with other teams. It’s not like they’re doing very well this year. And add Romo to that flying leap.
Cowboys had to play in the “Ice Bowl” once. Those were tougher times I guess.
I believe it has to do with the fans coming to the game and not the players.
These things will happen when you have a liberal wimp for a mayor.
It’s snowing in Chicago and they’re playing. I guess the East Coasters are just a bunch of wusses!
You didn’t miss anything. It was an hour-long pregame show that seemed to last two hours. People need to just shut up and show the football games.
Come now Brett Favre called up the NFL Commissioner and said, if I have to play in the snow I will retire. So the NFL decided to move the game to Tuesday so Brett Favre will not retire until 2012 or sometime later.
Quit your cable. Get DirecTV. No problem. Also get the NFL package —— never miss a game.
Play the game. The Vikings went through worse for each of their two ‘home’ dates.
Ten inches of snow is nothing. We’ve had over four feet of it this month where I live and we aren’t even in the snow belt.
I guess this would be the comparison:
Pan in on an empty stadium..Here we are with a few inches of global warming on the ground at Lincoln Financial Field (cue in The Three Stooges theme music).
Pan in on a full stadium..Here we are on the frozen tundra of Lambeau Field (cue in the NFL Films theme music).
Super Bowl in 2014 will be in the Meadowlands. Hopefully they won’t get snowed out.
They didn’t used to postpone. Players union is behind it.
Jimmy Hoffa will attend; or did they build a new stadium?
2 ft of snow, 30 mph winds Public safety issue.
To fill the time tonight, NBC is going to broadcast “Ed Show” highlight for 3 hours
Yep they build a new stadium for the Giants and Jets, which opened in 2009, I believe? The old Giants Stadium which Jimmy Hoffa allegedly could have been buried at is long gone.
Agreed, a bunch of panzie arsed whimps.
It’s only happened a handful of times. Usually due to lightning, the Dolphins had a couple of unlucky starts to the season where hurricanes caused games to be moved or time shifted. Basically the rule is if the weather is dangerous avoid it, if it’s just annoying play through. A foot of snow with 45 mile an hour gusts is dangerous weather.
Game cancelled moved because of snow? Football?
Pretty soon games will be played in stadiums made of nerf fields with heated and air conditioned viewing boxes for the spectators.......
NFL now stands for National Feminine League. Goodell is a joke.
There isn’t a single forecast calling for two feet. 6-10 inches is the forecast. Nothing.
They don’t want to get their pink sneakers ruined.
I survived the Ice Bowl !!!!!!!!!!!
20 degree low tonight and 45mph gusts is -2 windchill.
That’s what Nutter put out there.
I know, he doubled the highest estimate for dramatic effect. All the weather services are calling for about 7 or 8 inches. Nutter’s an idiot.
I worry the Iggs will not have enough time to prepare for the Cowboys now.
Impossible, don’t you know we now have global warming? (/sarcasm)
True, whover heard of a hockey game being cancelled or moved? My son is headed out the door to coach a Mite (8 and under) team. In my thirty years of coaching, less than three were postponed. And yes, we played at outdoor rinks. The only games in the NHL that I recall being cancelled were due to power failures, not weather.
So...what do you guys (who are blaming the players...etc...) want? You want them to play in the snow in an empty stadium? No stadium workers...no concession stand workers...no fans?
That's pretty stupid.
Which one are you?