Jets-Giants game moved due to Hurricane Irene

AP

A hurricane is scheduled to hit New York and the rest of the region on Sunday.  The Jets and the Giants were scheduled to play, starting at 7:00 p.m. ET Saturday.

And the game has been moved.  It will now start at 2:05 p.m. ET Saturday, according to WFAN.

It makes plenty sense to get started earlier, especially since people are planning to leave the area before the hurricane hits.

52 responses to “Jets-Giants game moved due to Hurricane Irene

  1. it makes plenty of sense, especially since the rest of the country doesn’t care if new york gets erased off the map anyway.

  2. Wouldn’t it be a whole lot clearer, and more appropriate to say: “Jets-Giants game TIME changed.” The way you write it, it certainly leads the reader to believe the site has been switched, rather than the time.

  3. People were complaining last year ’cause the eagles game was cancelled due to a snowstorm. Now it’s a freakin’ hurricane, I hope no one will!

  4. It makes plenty sense to get started earlier, especially since people are planning to leave the area before the hurricane hits.

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    As a resident of Bergen County, I can assure you that nobody here is leaving the area. South/Central NJ residents are thinking about evacuating. I live 5 minutes away from the stadium and many residents aren’t fearing Irene…Smart decision? We shall see…

  5. Glad I’m taking a family vacation to Michigan, supposed to be mid 70’s and sunny starting Saturday and lasting all week. Have fun with Irene east coast, I will be laying by the pool.

  6. Real tough guys in NY/NJ. I expect this sort of thing from the Jets (considering their coach is on the internet literally asking for men to come “meet” his wife) but aren’t the Giants supposed to be a little more manly than this?

  7. Game’s at 2 PM guys.

    Post-2008/Frontrunning Jet fans after Saturday:
    Win: We won’t hear the end of it until Christmas Eve.
    Lose: “Oh, it doesn’t matter, it’s just preseason!”

    Giants fans either way (the REAL ones among us):
    Win: “Doesn’t matter, we just want to get to the regular season healthy. See you in East Rutherford in December.”

    Lose: “Doesn’t matter, we just want to get to the regular season healthy. See you in East Rutherford in December.”

    Jet fans still claim to act like they don’t know why so many people hate them.

  8. And it will be televised locally regardless, I THINK it is a home game for the Giants, so it may end up on another station, although local coverage usually pre-empts national coverage of anything else. We’ll see.

  9. When this storm really picks up steam, I – 80 will be packed and people be begging to get out of the entire area at the same time.
    You folks are not even remotely prepared.
    Find friends in Pa or Ohio, leave early Saturday morning, and stop being stupid.

  10. They should just play it in the other team’s home stadium.

  11. bleedblue18 says:
    Aug 25, 2011 8:46 PM
    Glad I’m taking a family vacation to Michigan, supposed to be mid 70′s and sunny starting Saturday and lasting all week. Have fun with Irene east coast, I will be laying by the pool.

    Michigan.. or a hurricane??? yeah ill take my chances in the hurricane thank you…

  12. Glad I’m taking a family vacation to Michigan, supposed to be mid 70′s and sunny starting Saturday and lasting all week. Have fun with Irene east coast, I will be laying by the pool.

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    Yeah but that pool will be in Michigan.

  13. why would 80 be packed? its a cat 2 hurricane….not a nuclear explosion. in west jersery i lose power about 5-7 times a year….once for 8 days. what’s the big deal?

  14. I hate both of these teams (especially the Giants since they’re divisional rivals)…but whats with some of you clowns saying this is some sign of weakness from the players? What about the crews that run the concession stands, the janitors, the media people…they all have families and may not want to risk just “toughing it out”. It’s a preseason game, everyone needs to chill out.

  15. schemefactory says: Aug 25, 2011 8:11 PM

    it makes plenty of sense, especially since the rest of the country doesn’t care if new york gets erased off the map anyway.

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    I care. I really do. I hope it gets wiped off the map.

  16. david7590

    thanks dude….you just made me spit out iced-tea all over my computer screen because i was laughing so hard at you’re woefully pathetic waste of an idiotic post. the jets the only NY team that anyone cares about? LOL….could you imagine?

  17. What category hurricane would it take to lift Rex away? Not so sure a category 2 would do it…need to get that thing upgraded to at least a category 4…come on Irene!

  18. yeah, here’s to the entire eastern seaboard being demolished, your families being teamless, and the rest of the country living life just the way we always have: not giving an eff what your part of the world thinks.

  19. The thought of all those dripping wet feet out there meant Rex would have needed a change of undershorts.

  20. @schemefactory

    What an ugly ugly thing to say, 8.5 million americans including myself and most of my loved ones live in NYC, are you really suggesting that you support the death of 8.5 million americans?

  21. schemefactory says: Aug 25, 2011 10:55 PM

    yeah, here’s to the entire eastern seaboard being demolished, your families being teamless, and the rest of the country living life just the way we always have: not giving an eff what your part of the world thinks.

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    I feel bad for “the rest of the country”; because you’re in it.

  22. What was that Slyvester Stallone movie, about like a hurricane/flood and they’re in that subway area and they gotta get out….

    Cause that’s all that popped up in my head.

  23. yay!so now i dont have to wait longer to hear about how the game was marred by fan violence!

  24. schemefactory says:
    Aug 25, 2011 8:11 PM
    it makes plenty of sense, especially since the rest of the country doesn’t care if new york gets erased off the map anyway.

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    I bet 98% of the country could care less if you died tomorrow

  25. Am I the only one who thinks schumfactory is a complete dick? I’ll bet That when you posted your “comments ” you were peeing your panties thinking you’re soooooo witty and funny. What if Irene turns out to be serious and someone loses their life? You’d probably think that was hilarious too. Pathetic waste of oxygen. There’s certain things that, no matter how hard you try, they just aren’t funny. Potential natural disasters is one of them. Really hope you were just kidding, but even then…

  26. talk about pathetic wastes of oxygen: the entire east coast. and, no, i really don’t care about your opinion of what’s funny or not.

  27. As a resident of NJ, I am rooting for the hurricane in this game.

    “It makes plenty sense to get started earlier, especially since people are planning to leave the area before the hurricane hits.” Not to worry, since the NY Jets have to telemarket people at home to buy season tickets, there will be empty seats anyway.

  28. david7590 says:
    Aug 25, 2011 9:51 PM
    Giants suck. Yesterdays news. Enjoy sitting home this January while the ONLY New York Football team that anyone cares about plays.

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    You are right. The Bills might make the playoffs this year.

  29. This is what I love about this site no one lets facts get in the way

    To all of you Just End The Season fans
    here is a reminder when the new Stadium opened you could not fill it so you had to lower your ticket and PSL prices
    Also when was the last time you played in let alone won a Super Bowl?

    It is just preseason and who cares?
    I do just like everyone else that is forced to buy preseason tickets I am going to be out $500.00 if I do not us my tickets.

    To all of you who live your meaningless lifes away from the big apple
    NY, NJ, CT the center of the country it all happens here the rest of you just follow behind
    We make more money we decide how much the rest of you are going to make and when it comes to sports we have the best teams excluding the jets.

    Lastly the storm is going to be hitting right down the middle of NJ so that would include the Metlife Stadium.
    Try going to Weather.com you may learn a thing or two

  30. We aren’t panicking. The mayor, governor and other officials are. We were up and going the next day after 2 1/2 feet of snow in December, and many of us were out in it while it was snowing (I went for food during the Green Bay game, which was the day the snow fell).

    And had I not passed on the tickets to go to the game tomorrow, I’d find a way to get to East Rutherford from uptown Harlem.

    Most New Yorkers share my sentiment. Bloomberg is only doing this to get out in front of any backlash if they “underreact” like they did with the blizzard. Cuomo sent down the edict, and as a native of the city, he should know better.

    The only real concern is the bridges, because the winds will be well over 60 MPH for most of the day Sunday, so that much is understandable. We aren’t going to get any more rain than we’ve had on certain days this month already.

  31. @schemefactory

    At least four are dead in NC and VA so far. That must make you happy – filth.

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