MINNEAPOLIS -- The New York Giants will spend Saturday night in Kansas City after failing to get to Minnesota in advance of their Sunday game against the Vikings.
NFL spokesman Greg Aiello said Sunday's game is still scheduled to start at 1 p.m. ET. The Giants will catch an 8 a.m. flight on Sunday morning.
With about a foot of blowing snow falling in the Twin Cities area the airport closed Saturday afternoon. The Giants' charter flight was forced to land in Kansas City. Giants spokesman Pat Hanlon said on Twitter the team will spend the night there.
"We continue to closely monitor the weather in Minneapolis and remain in regular contact with both clubs and local public safety authorities," Aiello said in a statement. "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 a.m. 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 as soon as we have the information. We will pay close attention to local conditions and be mindful of issues of fan safety and convenience in making the final scheduling decision."
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But I could barely see the ball. Apparently, there is some sort of legal disagreement between my cable company and Fox. So I couldn't watch it in high definition on my local Fox channel. Luckily, I live outside NYC, so I was able to watch it on another channel, but the picture quality was horrible. It was much worse than regular standard definition. The screen was all jumpy and blurry with all kinds of weird artifacts. My cable bill is high enough that shouldn't have to put up with this bullshit.
Anyway, why do we keep passing on third and short?
Never mind. It just sucks that I still have a standard def TV. :/
The Giants started the season 5-0, looking like one of the league’s top teams. But all of these factors eventually led to the defense’s collapse, and they gave up at least 20 points in all but one of their final 11 games. This included giving up 40+ points in three of their final four games, cementing their fall from championship contender to an 8-8 finish.
2010 Defense and Offense outlook
I don't put much the stock in pre-season, but this has me a bit concerned:
Players who didn't suit up for the game included guards Chris Snee (knee) and Rich Seubert (hand), wide receivers Steve Smith (groin), Sinorice Moss (groin) and Tim Brown (leg), cornerback Corey Webster (glute), safeties Kenny Phillips (knee) and Michael Johnson (back), linebacker Keith Bulluck (knee), tight ends Kevin Boss, Travis Beckum and Jake Ballard (all hamstrings), plus offensive lineman Kevin Boothe, who is on the physically unable to perform list recovering from surgery to repair a torn pectoral muscle.
And is that even a complete list?
Report: Barber left pregnant wife for intern
that's not cool.