The hangover today is courtesy of mother nature. No Sunday Night Football?! What kinda of Christmas is this? Bah humbug.
For those of us in the Northeast, this is the epiome of an evening when Sunday Night Football was exactly what the doctor ordered. Most everyone has just finished up with the Christmas holiday. Up and down the east coast there is a powerful snowstorm bearing down. Thus, it is difficult of impossible to go anywhere.
These types of blizzards equal a ratings bonanza for the NFL. I can imagine how difficult it was for the league office to pull the plug on this game. It almost certainly would have pulled in a mammoth number, drawing heavily on Philly and other eastern cities.
Pennsylvania governor Ed Rendell, who does commentary after Eagles games, did not agree with this postponement.
“This is football; football’s played in bad weather. I think the fans would have gotten there, the subways work and the major arteries are still open, and other fans would have stayed home — but you play football regardless of the weather. I, for one, was looking forward to sitting in the stands throughout the snow and seeing an old-time football game.”
So there you have it. For the first time since 1946 an NFL game will be played on a Tuesday. The game kicks off at 8 p.m. ET, and will still be nationally televised by NBC.