NEW YORK – The Giants are having one heck of a weekend. The best Hollywood screen writers could not have made up a better story line, then the one that is still developing for the contest between the New York Giants and the Minnesota Vikings. The Giants were supposed to have an early afternoon game today, just a few hours from now in fact. But something happened on the way to Minnesota that changed the plans permanently. A winter blizzard struck the midwest, pounding Minnesota among other cities and dropping about 20 inches of snow on the area before midnight. Not so bad right? Just wait, the story gets better and still isn’t over by the way.
The Giants, who were traveling during this storm, found themselves stranded in a Kansas City airport and unable to continue their journey due to the foul weather. The team manned up and locked down hotel rooms for the entire team and staff. Rumors began to swirl immediately about the possibility of NFL commish, Roger Goodell, pushing the game back to a later time. Mr. Goodell realized the strange situation was caused by mother nature and obliged by making the game a Monday Night event and changing the start time to 8 PM EST. You made the right call there Mr. Goodell and I applaud you.
Almost immediately after learning of the game change, fans began to voice their displeasure with the news that the game would only be aired in the market cities of New York and Minnesota on FOX. The NFL is working on trying to get the game aired in more markets but no news has come out about the progress. As if all of this weren’t enough, reports came out early this morning about a false alarm being set off at the hotel where the Giants were staying (if true, someone needs to check Brett Favre’s cell phone bill). OK, at this point, the Giants have officially entered the Twilight Zone and find themselves in a situation unlike anything I can remember in my adult life. This is a unique and bizarre scenario that would be comical, if it weren’t so true.
And the cherry on top? Breaking news came out earlier about the Metrodome stadium roof in Minnesota, collapsing under the weight of the heavy snowfall overnight. Apparently, the roof collapsed sometime in the early morning hours around 5 AM EST. So now the question isn’t when will the Giants play the Vikings anymore, since the NFL moved the game to Monday night. The question now becomes, where will the game be played?Speculation has already started first thing this morning that the stadium will not be ready in time for the game tomorrow night. There is no way to know what will happen during this developing story but I can honestly say this is the most bizarre turn of events I have ever witnessed concerning a Giants game.
Stay tuned Giants fans…
- STORY UPDATE: THE GIANTS VS. VIKINGS GAME WILL BE PLAYED IN DETROIT MONDAY NIGHT AT 7:20 PM EST. TICKETS ARE FREE TO FANS ON A FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE BASIS. CONTACT FORD FIELD FOR MORE INFO ON THE FREE TICKETS TO THE GAME!
RD – nygreporter.com
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