NFL Not Doing Giants Any Favors Due To Blizzard

[FINAL Update by JimmyK, 12/12/10 11:51 AM EST ] In Detroit, Monday night.

[Update by JimmyK, 12/12/10 10:38 AM EST ] Rich Eisen now reporting that the NFL is looking into the University of Minnesota stadium, which is outdoors, and the weather forecast for Monday night is -3.  As Eagles fans, there couldn't possibly be a better scenario than that. The other options are domed stadiums elsewhere (Ford Field in Detroit, Lucus Oil Stadium in Indy, etc).  It appears that moving the game to the Meadowlands is NOT an option at this point.

[Update by JimmyK, 12/12/10 10:15 AM EST ] OK, Rich Eisen on the NFL Network in now reporting that stadium officials do not believe the roof will be repaired by Tuesday.  I feel like the 600 club with all these updates.

[Update by JimmyK, 12/12/10 9:21 AM EST ] Rich Eisen on the NFL Network just reported that stadium officials do not believe the roof will be repaired by Monday night.

[Update by JimmyK, 12/12/10 9:15 AM EST ] The Metrodome roof has collapsed, making Monday night less realistic for this game.  The Metrodome roof is normally kept in place by fans that keep it expanded, so this situation isn't like the Superdome (New Orleans) roof, which is a hard structure that took years to repair.

[Update by JasonB, 12/11/10 10:23 PM EST ] The NFL has officially moved the Giants Vikings game to Monday. Only reasonable thing to do in my opinion.

As we noted earlier, the NY Giants flight to Minneapolis got diverted to Kansas City when the Minneapolis/St Paul airport was shut down due to snow. The Giants are going to stay overnight in Kansas City and try to catch a flight in the morning for a game that starts at noon central time. The NFL has released a statement saying that if all goes well the start time won't be moved.

We continue to closely monitor the weather in Minneapolis and remain in regular contact with both clubs and local public safety authorities. We will continue to do so and are prepared to make adjustments in the schedule as necessary. The Giants are spending the night in Kansas City and plan to fly to Minneapolis tomorrow morning at 8 am. Because the flight is less than one hour, the game could begin as scheduled at noon CT. If conditions in Minneapolis dictate otherwise, we will move the kickoff to later in the day and announce it soon as we have the information.

As BBV points out, the best case scenario has the Giants getting to the stadium around two and half hours before game time. Either way you slice it, there's no way the Giants will be in optimal playing condition come game time. I gotta say, I'd be pretty upset if I were a Giants fan.

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