I got this letter from a loyal reader of the site last night. He made an argument for the NFL moving their Sunday night game to Monday night. He said the weather people are predicting a major snow storm during the game and advising all locals to get some snow gear at Altitude Blog.
“There are a lot of reasons, and I am a season ticket holder who now cannot go, but Eagles/Vikes should be moved to Monday night.”
“They are now calling for 10-14 inches of snow, and close to 20 inches in parts of South Jersey, where many fans come from. It will be a noreaster with blizzard conditions, 25MPH to 35MPH winds. The worst part of the blizzard is supposed to happen during the game. On top of that, Christmas is a top drinking holiday, and many fans have travel plans affected by the snow. The weather channel is saying driving is very dangerous and to stay home. I am married with two kids, my brother was visiting from Czech Republic. It’s just not worth it, especially for the Vikings. The NFL needs to do the right thing and move this game to Monday. The stadium will be half empty, I’m telling you, and refs won’t be able to see the plays.”
Here’s what they have on the CBS-3 website.
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Officials across the Delaware Valley are preparing for the season’s first major winter storm.
The weather service issued a winter storm warning that will be in effect from 7 a.m. Sunday to 1 p.m. Monday, and a blizzard warning for northeastern counties that will be in effect from 6 a.m. Sunday to 6 p.m. Monday.
The first flakes are expected to start falling early Sunday morning, with the heaviest snows coming in the late afternoon and evening hours. The snow will likely lessen overnight but continue through Monday morning.
I checked out the website of NBC10 and this is what I found.
Here is what to expect:
What do you think? Should the NFL consider postponing this game?
I say no because we know that the weather people can be wrong. We could wind up with five or six inches, so they’ve got to play the game. In addition, you know they’re not going to postpone a national television game.