Giants stranded on the way to Minnesota

Perhaps the Giants should have flown to Minnesota a little earlier.

Giants vice president of communications Pat Hanlon revealed on Twitter that the G-Men are currently hanging out in the Kansas City airport because the airport is closed in Minnesota.   There is a blizzard in Minneapolis and it’s expected to continue snowing until midnight.  The team may wind up holding their walkthrough at the airport.

At this stage, it’s unclear when the Giants will be able to finish their journey.  SI’s Peter King and Judd Zulgad of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune speculated that perhaps the Giants could fly in Sunday morning, with the game being moved back three hours.

The only Giants player that stayed behind in New York was tackle Shawn Andrews.  That means center Shaun O’Hara, who is doubtful for the game, has a shot to play.

39 responses to “Giants stranded on the way to Minnesota

  1. Stupid New Yorkers, don’t you realize when MN is predicting a BLIZZARD it’s quite possibly an honest to goodness true BLIZZARD?! This will work in the Vikings favor, hanging out at an airport for hours on end takes a lot of out of you mentally, and Leslie and crew should plan to capitalize.

    A Giants loss and Packer win over the lowly Lions is a Christmas gift for the on-the-bubble Packers, so this calls for a preemptive “you’re welcome guys!”

  2. Things could get real ugly because that is not a fast moving storm. How about flying them to chicago before it gets too late and taking them to Minny in four wheel drive luxury utility vehicles? Enough LUT’s (Copyright on the term pending) could be rented and it could launch both the term LUT’s and myself into 15 mins of getting photos sexted to me from Jenn Sterger.

  3. Blow the roof off the dome just this weekend and play that game in the blizzard……..OLD TIME FOOTBALL!!!

  4. Sorry LUV’s not T’s, was typing without glasses and while talking on the phone. So very sorry, LUV’s. Still trade mark pending btw.

  5. The dumb bastards should be required to forfeit if they can’t get to Mpls. Yesterday, Coughlin was asked about the pending blizzard in Minnesota and he said he wasn’t worried about it and that the Giants wouldn’t leave a day early (Friday) to avoid any problems and he said, no………..the weather service has only been talking about this midwest blizzard ……ALL WEEK.

  6. I live in the Minneapolis suburbs, and it’s about as bad a storm as I’ve ever seen. They may as well get on the bus now, cuz it doesn’t seem to be stopping any time soon.

  7. Jagged, I’m no Rocket Surgeon, but my guess is that since the Minneapolis airport is closed, that means they would not allow the plane to land there and diverted them to an airport that was open instead.

  8. jaggedmark says:
    Dec 11, 2010 2:52 PM
    Stupid question: Why are they in Kansas City?

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    Plane got rerouted on the way in.

  9. Storm being predicted all week,and the Giants aren’t smart enough to leave a day early……I say rename them the Mental Midgets.

  10. Packersofgb;

    I’m sure glad you are not a Rocket Surgeon.

    Even more glad you are not a Rocket Scientist or Brain Surgeon cause i would feel very sad for NASA and your patients.

  11. This blizzard is crazy! ive never seen anything like this in Minnesota. Spent 2 good hours on the snow blower this morning and there is already 6 more inches…… time to break out the Maker’s Mart and enjoy this blizzard the old fashioned way!

  12. I live in KC so I am not trying to take a shot, but cant think of a more boring airport with less to do than here. Definately drains you mentally having to spend more that 30 minutes there. Might want to think of an alternate plan before players and coaches consider taking their lives.

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    iamalwayscorrect says: Dec 11, 2010 3:50 PM

    Packersofgb;

    I’m sure glad you are not a Rocket Surgeon.

    Even more glad you are not a Rocket Scientist or Brain Surgeon cause i would feel very sad for NASA and your patients.
    ===========================

    Dum dum comedy writes itself.

  14. Let me tell you, this is a REAL storm.I live an hour North of Minneapolis.Just got off the lake with my fresh walleye and had to use GPS to find my way off.Biggest storm since 1991.

    New York, you guys are dumb as they come.Professionals would have been here early,you are jokes. Should cost you a forfeit.

    We all know the truth though, this is God letting Baby Cheesus rest that arm just a little longer to keep the streak alive!

  15. If these rich cry babies had chartered a bus when they found out about their situation, they would be in Minneapolis by now…….But apparently they are too good for that!

  16. Go(o)dell ordered this storm to protect Farve..The NFL also announced that the G-Men may select fans from the crowd to replace their team and coaching staff…

  17. cusoman says:
    Dec 11, 2010 2:51 PM
    Stupid New Yorkers, don’t you realize when MN is predicting a BLIZZARD it’s quite possibly an honest to goodness true BLIZZARD
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    Wasn’t MN also predicting a SUPERBOWL this year too?

  18. I’m in Chicago and both O’Hare and Midway are running just peachy. Why Missouri?!? Plus, I agree with other people they should all just pile on a few buses.

  19. pervyharvin says: Dec 11, 2010 4:48 PM

    “New York, you guys are dumb as they come.Professionals would have been here early,you are jokes. Should cost you a forfeit.”

    You better hope they forfeit, because that’s the only way the Vikes will get a W

  20. #luvmesmchiefs says: Dec 11, 2010 4:04 PM

    I live in KC so I am not trying to take a shot, but cant think of a more boring airport with less to do than here. Definately drains you mentally having to spend more that 30 minutes there. Might want to think of an alternate plan before players and coaches consider taking their lives.

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    I had to fly in and out of there in October for a friend’s wedding… spent way too long waiting to get out, and yeah, nothing to do.

    @joebuckiscreepy, nah, there’s not a damn thing in KCI, there’s barely any seats!

    Seriously, they shoulda diverted to St. Louis – not like anybody else is using it, there’s a whole extra terminal they coulda stuck ’em in :p

  21. Oh, and @barneyrumble, that’s still like a 5-6 drive at minimum I suspect from Chicago to Minneapolis, maybe more if the snow is that bad… good thought, but maybe not so practical….

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