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Jets-Giants game moved due to Hurricane Irene

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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.

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52 Responses to “Jets-Giants game moved due to Hurricane Irene”
  1. 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.

  2. Uncle Leo says: Aug 25, 2011 8:15 PM

    What time exactly is it scheduled, and could you also alert the rest of the East Coast the exact movements so we can all plan accordingly.

  3. minkytails says: Aug 25, 2011 8:20 PM

    But the NFL isn’t getting soft….. Nooooooooo

  4. j0esixpack says: Aug 25, 2011 8:21 PM

    They’re gonna let a little rain and wind stop them?

  5. seneca1ss says: Aug 25, 2011 8:22 PM

    They’re both NEW JERSEY teams ( So what’s the weather report for New Jersey)

  6. Robert Chandler says: Aug 25, 2011 8:22 PM

    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.

  7. commandercornpone says: Aug 25, 2011 8:24 PM

    wimpy wimpy wimpy

  8. cmonmanzz says: Aug 25, 2011 8:24 PM

    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!

  9. thetooloftools says: Aug 25, 2011 8:24 PM

    Just cancel the game you dolts !

  10. giorgiom3 says: Aug 25, 2011 8:25 PM

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

    ———————————————
    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…

  11. Mr. Wright 212 says: Aug 25, 2011 8:25 PM

    I wasn’t going anyway, but especially now that it is 2 PM.

    The rain won’t even really be here until early Sunday.

  12. skylark70455 says: Aug 25, 2011 8:27 PM

    East Rutherford (where Jersey A and B teams actually play) must be within “the rest of the region”? :)

  13. tampajoey says: Aug 25, 2011 8:33 PM

    Let’s hope the Hurricane gets Rex Ryan. There isn’t enough for 2 huge wind bags in New York!

  14. unbiased8383 says: Aug 25, 2011 8:33 PM

    “Someones getting fined for this.”

    -Roger Goodell

  15. kd75 says: Aug 25, 2011 8:34 PM

    What channel will air the game? NBC is booked with some golf tournament.

  16. 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.

  17. dynaco says: Aug 25, 2011 8:47 PM

    Jets 24
    Giants 10

  18. rectumnearlykilledem says: Aug 25, 2011 8:49 PM

    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?

  19. Mr. Wright 212 says: Aug 25, 2011 8:52 PM

    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.

  20. Mr. Wright 212 says: Aug 25, 2011 8:53 PM

    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.

  21. goforthanddie says: Aug 25, 2011 8:57 PM

    Yeah, don’t cancel the game to make any evacuation that much smoother.

  22. thetooloftools says: Aug 25, 2011 8:57 PM

    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.

  23. facebook.com/joesimmonscomic AKA Slow Joe (Bucs fan) says: Aug 25, 2011 9:15 PM

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

  24. bostonbornandbred says: Aug 25, 2011 9:17 PM

    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…

  25. fballguy says: Aug 25, 2011 9:18 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.

    ———

    Yeah but that pool will be in Michigan.

  26. jdandcoke says: Aug 25, 2011 9:24 PM

    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?

  27. bigcity973 says: Aug 25, 2011 9:50 PM

    Because of the X-mas eve game, wouldnt care if they canceled this meaningless game.. Bad weather could = bad injures…

  28. localbandhero says: Aug 25, 2011 9:51 PM

    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.

  29. 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.

  30. mumakata says: Aug 25, 2011 10:11 PM

    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.

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

  31. jdandcoke says: Aug 25, 2011 10:17 PM

    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?

  32. mmmpieyummy says: Aug 25, 2011 10:21 PM

    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!

  33. 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.

  34. drgfri says: Aug 25, 2011 11:33 PM

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

  35. nycjetsgirl says: Aug 26, 2011 12:13 AM

    @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?

  36. billinlouisiana says: Aug 26, 2011 12:18 AM

    I can see the maturity level of this sites posters is showing itself again.

  37. ilovefoolsball says: Aug 26, 2011 12:53 AM

    oh geez now they’re going to make a big deal over this storm as if it were Katrina.

  38. gimmeabruschi says: Aug 26, 2011 2:18 AM

    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.

    _____________________________

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

  39. axespray says: Aug 26, 2011 2:56 AM

    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.

  40. titsburgfeelers says: Aug 26, 2011 3:11 AM

    Who cares N Y is gna lose N e Ways.

  41. jcg23 says: Aug 26, 2011 3:53 AM

    Earthquakes and Hurricanes all in one week. God has decided it was time to wipe the slate clean up there haha!

  42. seytonmanning says: Aug 26, 2011 4:55 AM

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

  43. jetfanfolife says: Aug 26, 2011 5:20 AM

    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.

    ——————————————-

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

  44. wiscnsnpatfan says: Aug 26, 2011 5:41 AM

    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…

  45. schemefactory says: Aug 26, 2011 12:43 PM

    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.

  46. steelerfannomatterwhat says: Aug 26, 2011 12:51 PM

    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.

  47. steelerfannomatterwhat says: Aug 26, 2011 12:55 PM

    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.

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

  48. steelerfannomatterwhat says: Aug 26, 2011 12:56 PM

    Nobody is going to evacuate the area that the game is in. No way near the shore.

  49. bigbluefan1 says: Aug 26, 2011 1:50 PM

    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

  50. bturner032002 says: Aug 26, 2011 2:02 PM

    I love how people in the northeast panic over a hurricane 1

    I guess its the same as how we panic over an inch of snow in the south east…

  51. Mr. Wright 212 says: Aug 26, 2011 4:54 PM

    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.

  52. gimmeabruschi says: Aug 28, 2011 1:09 AM

    @schemefactory

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

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