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"It's an absolute joke," Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell, a big Eagles fan, told Fox. "I was looking forward to this. It would have been a real experience. This is what football is all about."
"We're becoming a nation of wussies," Rendell said.
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That's why the decision by the NFL and the Eagles, with input from the city of Philadelphia, to postpone last night's game because of a snowstorm that isn't really all that (we might get 11 inches in the city - not exactly Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer territory, not even close) is more than downright disappointing.
This is the height of wimpiness, and the girly-men who made this sad decision should be ashamed of themselves. The NFL has been rightfully called the No Fun League for a number of years, but this takes that to a whole embarrassing new level. In fact, let's name names here: NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, Eagles' owner Jeff Lurie and president Joe Banner, and Mayor Nutter - you are the Wimps Who Stole Christmas from football fans in Philadelphia.
Re: OT Pennsylvania Governor livid that the NFL postponed the Eagles game
Originally Posted by mosi
Yes, but honestly, it was not that bad in Philly. 10-12 inches in total. Those earlier snowstorms that closed the highways were 18-24 inches and were on top of more snow.
Last nights game was called prematurely. I think they were expecting it to be a lot worse than it was.
Why let facts get in the way of political correctness. If the head politician (being the politically correct weasel all politicians are) of the State in which "fans would die" can act like he has a set, I'm pretty sure the rest of us can. Not sure where all this "fans dying" and "storm of the century" stuff is coming from, but the totals in Philadelphia don't support these contentions:
The total as of 8AM this morning was only 12" - why stop at 12" of snow? Wouldn't 5"-8" pose a substantial risk (actually during game time this is all there was)? How about freezing rain? How about bitter cold? I'm sure more than one fan's car has broken down on the way home and caused that fan to be stuck for hours in the freezing cold. Maybe the police/emergency management should make the call? With this ruling the NFL has placed itself as the arbiter of risk, from now on, as regards public safety. They shouldn't have gotten into this game. Their only concern should have been players' safety on the field. Have they set a precedent? What happens during a fan fatality the next time they decide not to postpone an event during similar conditions (say in Green Bay or Minnesota?).