‘Snow Emergency’ Postpones Sunday Night Game

12.27.10 7 years ago 2 Comments

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The Minnesota Vikings season is beginning to resemble the third act of This Is Spinal Tap!; I wouldn’t be surprised to see their season finale against Detroit played in an old Air Force hangar. Their game in Philadelphia against the Eagles was snowed out last night, because…I guess the Vikings have hit their snow quota for the year?

“Due to public safety concerns in light of today’s snow emergency in Philadelphia, tonight’s Vikings-Eagles game has been postponed. Because of the uncertainty of the extent of tonight’s storm and its aftermath, the game will be played on Tuesday night at 8 p.m. This will allow sufficient time to ensure that roads, parking lots and the stadium are fully cleared.”

–NFL Spokesman Greg Aiello, via ESPN.

Horrible decision. It’s horrible because, instead of watching football last night, I actually had to have a conversation with family members sitting around me. Just play the game in an empty stadium. Jeez, NFL. Do I have to think of everything?

The Eagles aren’t too bent out of shape about it; they actually clinched the NFC East yesterday after the Giants lost. But they and the Vikes will be the first NFL game played on a Tuesday night since 1946, when Brett Favre was only 7 years old.

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