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Eagles-Vikings moved to Tuesday night
CBS Sports ^ | December 26, 2010

Posted on 12/26/2010 9:51:17 AM PST by gusopol3

We already told you how the weather could affect tonight’s 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 tonight’s game, has decided to move it back 48 hours.

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1 posted on 12/26/2010 9:51:20 AM PST by gusopol3
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To: gusopol3

Wimps


2 posted on 12/26/2010 9:53:56 AM PST by 9422WMR (Illegal is not a race)
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To: 9422WMR

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.


3 posted on 12/26/2010 9:56:29 AM PST by Dilbert San Diego
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To: gusopol3

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.


4 posted on 12/26/2010 9:56:55 AM PST by bgill (K Parliament- how could a young man born in Kenya who is not even a native American become the POTUS)
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To: gusopol3

As a Viking fan, I can’t tell you how much I want this season to be over.


5 posted on 12/26/2010 9:57:33 AM PST by kidd
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To: Dilbert San Diego

They’re all girlie men now days.


6 posted on 12/26/2010 9:57:58 AM PST by bgill (K Parliament- how could a young man born in Kenya who is not even a native American become the POTUS)
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To: gusopol3

I wonder if Vegas changed the over/under line because of the weather. /sarc.


7 posted on 12/26/2010 9:59:04 AM PST by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: kidd

>>>As a Viking fan, I can’t 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.


8 posted on 12/26/2010 9:59:49 AM PST by Keith in Iowa (FR Class of 1998 | TV News is an oxymoron. | MSNBC = Moonbats Spouting Nothing But Crap.)
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To: gusopol3

Girly men can’t handle it no more. Why back in my day, we would.....


9 posted on 12/26/2010 10:00:36 AM PST by Cisco Nix (Real Conservatives stay sober and focused)
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To: gusopol3

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.


10 posted on 12/26/2010 10:01:42 AM PST by thesharkboy (<-- Looking for the silver lining in every cloud, since 1998)
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To: bgill

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.


11 posted on 12/26/2010 10:02:05 AM PST by commish (Freedom tastes sweetest to those who have fought to preserve it.)
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To: Dilbert San Diego
I don't think it is so much the players...but the fact the mayor of Philly declared a state of emergency and ordered everyone to stay inside their homes after 2PM today.

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.

12 posted on 12/26/2010 10:02:32 AM PST by NELSON111
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To: gusopol3

The worst forecast is for 10 inches of snow.

In other words, your typical September Sunday in Buffalo.

Complete and total wimps.


13 posted on 12/26/2010 10:04:02 AM PST by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (Some men just want to watch the world burn.)
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To: Dilbert San Diego
I know this is a serious storm, but, they always played through whatever Mother Nature had in store for them.

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...

14 posted on 12/26/2010 10:04:24 AM PST by Bushbacker1 (I miss President Bush greatly! Palin in 2012! 2012 - The End Of An Error! (Oathkeeper))
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To: NELSON111

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.


15 posted on 12/26/2010 10:05:33 AM PST by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (Some men just want to watch the world burn.)
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To: kidd
As a Viking fan, I can’t tell you how much I want this season to be over.

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.

16 posted on 12/26/2010 10:08:48 AM PST by Hoffer Rand (There ARE two Americas: "God's children" and the tax payers)
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To: gusopol3

And they’re going to play a Super Bowl in February in New York next year???


17 posted on 12/26/2010 10:12:19 AM PST by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (Some men just want to watch the world burn.)
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To: commish

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.


18 posted on 12/26/2010 10:12:32 AM PST by bgill (K Parliament- how could a young man born in Kenya who is not even a native American become the POTUS)
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To: gusopol3

Cowboys had to play in the “Ice Bowl” once. Those were tougher times I guess.


19 posted on 12/26/2010 10:12:47 AM PST by Hattie
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To: bgill

I believe it has to do with the fans coming to the game and not the players.


20 posted on 12/26/2010 10:13:42 AM PST by carton253 (Ask me about The Stainless Banner - a free e-zine dedicated to the armies of the Confederacy.)
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To: NELSON111

These things will happen when you have a liberal wimp for a mayor.


21 posted on 12/26/2010 10:15:15 AM PST by Drill Thrawl (The 0 admin thinks it is above the law.)
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To: kidd

AMEN BROTHER!!!!!


22 posted on 12/26/2010 10:26:11 AM PST by PatriotCJC (Keep your powder dry!)
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To: gusopol3

It’s snowing in Chicago and they’re playing. I guess the East Coasters are just a bunch of wusses!


23 posted on 12/26/2010 10:27:54 AM PST by Bushbacker1 (I miss President Bush greatly! Palin in 2012! 2012 - The End Of An Error! (Oathkeeper))
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To: bgill

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.


24 posted on 12/26/2010 10:28:42 AM PST by rabidralph
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To: gusopol3

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.


25 posted on 12/26/2010 10:30:10 AM PST by hondact200 (Candor dat viribos alas (sincerity gives wings to strength) and Nil desperandum (never despair))
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To: bgill

Quit your cable. Get DirecTV. No problem. Also get the NFL package —— never miss a game.


26 posted on 12/26/2010 10:30:49 AM PST by TaMoDee
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To: gusopol3

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.


27 posted on 12/26/2010 10:32:32 AM PST by Colonel_Flagg ("I'd rather lose fighting for the right cause than win fighting for the wrong cause." - Jim DeMint)
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To: gusopol3

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).

instead of...

Pan in on a full stadium..Here we are on the frozen tundra of Lambeau Field (cue in the NFL Films theme music).


28 posted on 12/26/2010 10:37:27 AM PST by hifidelity
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To: WhistlingPastTheGraveyard

Super Bowl in 2014 will be in the Meadowlands. Hopefully they won’t get snowed out.


29 posted on 12/26/2010 10:40:46 AM PST by Dilbert San Diego
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To: gusopol3

They didn’t used to postpone. Players union is behind it.


30 posted on 12/26/2010 10:43:17 AM PST by crosshairs (The word for actor in Greek is hypocrite (its true).)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Jimmy Hoffa will attend; or did they build a new stadium?


31 posted on 12/26/2010 10:43:22 AM PST by gusopol3
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To: gusopol3

2 ft of snow, 30 mph winds Public safety issue.


32 posted on 12/26/2010 10:45:41 AM PST by SC_Pete
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To: gusopol3

To fill the time tonight, NBC is going to broadcast “Ed Show” highlight for 3 hours


33 posted on 12/26/2010 10:46:49 AM PST by ken5050 (I don't need sex.....the government screws me every day..)
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To: gusopol3

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.


34 posted on 12/26/2010 10:48:48 AM PST by Dilbert San Diego
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To: gusopol3
Today's NFL is a disgrace. The NFL used to be manly. The Metrosexual league of today is an embarrassment to the men who built it.
35 posted on 12/26/2010 10:53:14 AM PST by ConservaTexan (February 6, 1911)
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To: 9422WMR

Agreed, a bunch of panzie arsed whimps.


36 posted on 12/26/2010 10:55:16 AM PST by MissyMack66 (ROMNEY SUCKS: don't be fooled like we were in MA.)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

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.


37 posted on 12/26/2010 10:57:53 AM PST by discostu (Keyser Soze lives)
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To: gusopol3

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.......


38 posted on 12/26/2010 11:08:02 AM PST by SECURE AMERICA
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To: gusopol3

NFL now stands for National Feminine League. Goodell is a joke.


39 posted on 12/26/2010 11:15:42 AM PST by WatchOutForSnakes
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To: SC_Pete

There isn’t a single forecast calling for two feet. 6-10 inches is the forecast. Nothing.


40 posted on 12/26/2010 11:20:16 AM PST by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (Some men just want to watch the world burn.)
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To: gusopol3

They don’t want to get their pink sneakers ruined.


41 posted on 12/26/2010 11:24:04 AM PST by UB355 (Slower traffic keep right)
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To: UB355

I survived the Ice Bowl !!!!!!!!!!!


42 posted on 12/26/2010 11:26:24 AM PST by UB355 (Slower traffic keep right)
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To: gusopol3

20 degree low tonight and 45mph gusts is -2 windchill.


43 posted on 12/26/2010 11:27:37 AM PST by Rebelbase ( Islam is a mental disorder.)
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To: WhistlingPastTheGraveyard

That’s what Nutter put out there.


44 posted on 12/26/2010 11:28:24 AM PST by SC_Pete
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To: SC_Pete

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.


45 posted on 12/26/2010 11:35:03 AM PST by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (Some men just want to watch the world burn.)
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To: WhistlingPastTheGraveyard

I worry the Iggs will not have enough time to prepare for the Cowboys now.


46 posted on 12/26/2010 11:37:49 AM PST by SC_Pete
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Impossible, don’t you know we now have global warming? (/sarcasm)


47 posted on 12/26/2010 11:44:52 AM PST by TXConservative25
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To: 9422WMR

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.


48 posted on 12/26/2010 11:45:01 AM PST by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners)
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To: SECURE AMERICA
Game was basically canceled by the mayor...not the NFL. Kinda hard to have a game when the mayor makes it illegal to be on the roads.

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.

49 posted on 12/26/2010 11:48:17 AM PST by NELSON111
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To: UB355
I survived the Ice Bowl !!!!!!!!!!!

Which one are you?


50 posted on 12/26/2010 11:53:49 AM PST by eddie willers
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