The New York Giants had to make an unplanned landing in Kansas City today. Their plan left from Newark earlier this morning, but was rerouted to Kansas City when a blizzard hit Minneapolis. ESPN’s Matt Mosley has been providing updates on ESPN’s NFC East blog.
Word is that the G-Men will spend the night in Kansas City and make the reported 1 hour trip for their 1 P.M. start tomorrow morning. The players are said to be in good spirits and Justin Tuck has even been quoted as having said “I bet we end up having a walk-through in one of the hangars”. Hard to tell if he is kidding or not with Coughlin calling the shots.
The league has made no indication as to intentions to move the game back at all, but I am sure they are closley watching how the storm develops and whether or not the team will be able to make it out tomorrow. This will be an interesting developing story to watch; lets just hope it doesn’t affect the players concentration or the way they play against the Vikings on Sunday. In a game that Big Blue is expected to win, and must win, the Giants will need to be focused and sharp as Brett Favre goes for his 298th straight start (he hopes at least) and Eli Manning goes for his 100th straight consecutive start. The Boys in Blue will have some help as Hakeem Nicks, Steve Smith, and David Dehil all hope to return to the field.
We will continue to monitor the situation and try to provide details as they come in.
– STORY UPDATE: The New York Giants vs. Minnesota Vikings game has been moved to Monday night (12-13-10) on FOX at 8 PM EST. It is unclear if the game will air in markets outside of New York and Minnesota areas, the NFL is working on it.
Josh Berman – nygreporter.com
Hey Josh, can you believe this crap? I was laughing my butt off when I heard about this a few hours ago. Pat Hanlon was tweeting pics of them in the airport and everything. It will be interesting to see what happens and the good news is that they will be playing in a dome, so the outside weather shouldn’t be a problem. Bad news is the team will be exhausted. Things are about to get good.
I hope the NFL does right by the team and moves the game back at least a few hours.
The Giants vs. Vikings game has been pushed to Monday Night. Will only air in the two local markets according to reports.