The Jets and Giants have decided to postpone Saturday’s preseason game after discussing alternatives throughout the day.
The minute New York City decided to shut down public transit Saturday, the game seemed to be a dicey proposition. The game has been rescheduled to 7 p.m. ET on Monday night because of Hurricane Irene.
Both teams are also set to play Thursday night. Those games will not be moved.
(Translation: The starters and immediate backups play Monday. Everyone else plays Thursday.)
The coaches won’t like the disruption of their routine, but that’s life. I didn’t like the insane lines at the grocery store in Manhattan either Friday. (So I left.) Sometimes larger forces just can’t be ignored.
UPDATE: NFL Network will air the game nationally.