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No change yet in Jets-Giants game despite mass transit shutdown

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Expect a sparse crowd at Saturday’s Giants-Jets preseason game, assuming it still happens.

The 2:00 p.m. ET game remains on the schedule despite the announcement from New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg that mass transit in New York City will begin to shut down at noon ET Saturday.

The weather forecast isn’t bad for Saturday afternoon, but fans won’t have the option to take public transportation home from the game. Because of that, the Mets have already canceled their game Saturday.  (And Sunday.)

We suppose this is one advantage to having two teams ostensibly from New York not actually play in New York.  This game can still go on.

We’ll let you know if that changes.

UPDATE: We’re told the teams are “discussing all the issues.”

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18 Responses to “No change yet in Jets-Giants game despite mass transit shutdown”
  1. spungy says: Aug 26, 2011 3:37 PM

    Come for the game, stay for the evacuation shelter.

  2. hystoracle says: Aug 26, 2011 3:38 PM

    They plan to play football in a hurricane? Are they stupid?!

  3. Sportsdrenched says: Aug 26, 2011 3:52 PM

    Football in a Hurricane? When is the replay on NFLN?

  4. romoscollarbone says: Aug 26, 2011 3:56 PM

    This is getting to be a little bit ridiculous. Every year, in the NY Metro area, we get, hurricanes (aug-oct), nor’easters (november – jan), big snow storms. spring rains etc.

    This mass hysteria is more than I can take. 2012 isn’t going to be the end of days caused by God, but by people running around sense-less scared of everything.

  5. jenniferxxx says: Aug 26, 2011 4:04 PM

    It’s really too bad that the Jets Superbowl is ruined by the weather.

  6. hobartbaker says: Aug 26, 2011 4:05 PM

    Well, at least crap floats, G. Hope the currents carry you somewhere warm, and not to the Grand Banks of Newfoundland, or something.

  7. dohpey28 says: Aug 26, 2011 4:06 PM

    Nobody takes New York City mass transit to Giants stadium. Don’t see why one has anything to do with the other. The bridges and tunnels will still be open. If people feel unsafe, then use your heads and just don’t show up.

  8. Tri-State Yanks says: Aug 26, 2011 4:09 PM

    Now Sanchez can be even less accurate than usual…

  9. Mr. Wright 212 says: Aug 26, 2011 5:04 PM

    I hate the overreaction by people who buy into the contrived media hysteria. We’ve had winds like this recently (and frequently over the years), we just had tons of rain like we’ll get in the same condensed time period. We had 2 1/2 feet of snow in December. Shutting down the MTA is ridiculous until Sunday.

  10. Mr. Wright 212 says: Aug 26, 2011 5:05 PM

    And yes people DO take mass transit. I take the rail from Penn Station to Secaucus every time I go out there now that they got rid of the 161 bus from Port. And either way, both of those would be shut down. I’d be stuck in Jersey until early Monday.

  11. Mr. Wright 212 says: Aug 26, 2011 5:06 PM

    Case in point (with the overreaction): people acting like the hurricane will be here TOMORROW.

  12. frankiedubya23 says: Aug 26, 2011 5:36 PM

    romoscollarbone
    This is getting to be a little bit ridiculous. Every year, in the NY Metro area, we get, hurricanes (aug-oct), nor’easters (november – jan), big snow storms. spring rains etc.

    oh really buddy we get hurricanes every year in ny huh…. funny i have lived here my enire life (29 years) and we have never ever had a major hurricane here in that span so to say that we have them every year is just dumb… and also considering this is the first hurricane to hit the usa since 2008 so just shut up when u dont know what u r talking about

  13. romoscollarbone says: Aug 26, 2011 6:01 PM

    frankiedubya23 says: Aug 26, 2011 5:36 PM

    romoscollarbone
    This is getting to be a little bit ridiculous. Every year, in the NY Metro area, we get, hurricanes (aug-oct), nor’easters (november – jan), big snow storms. spring rains etc.

    oh really buddy we get hurricanes every year in ny huh…. funny i have lived here my enire life (29 years) and we have never ever had a major hurricane here in that span so to say that we have them every year is just dumb… and also considering this is the first hurricane to hit the usa since 2008 so just shut up when u dont know what u r talking about

    __________________________________Dude what are you talking about? I lived in NJ for 27 yrs, every year, we get storms that fly up the east coast and dump rain and wind, we aren’t getting hit with Hurricane Katrina on Sunday afternoon. It’s gonna be 80mph wind and 5 – 10 inches of rain. I think everyone will survive. Go be a loser somewhere else, the internet is too cool for you.

  14. pnut87 says: Aug 26, 2011 6:06 PM

    Play in a hurricane? Hey man, this is FOOTBALL!!

  15. scudbot says: Aug 26, 2011 6:07 PM

    You’d think that charging $thousands for PSLs and sharing a stadium would have created enough funds to put a roof on MetLife Stadium. But you’d be wrong. Maybe they can play the game at Red Bull Arena.

  16. rcampore says: Aug 26, 2011 6:17 PM

    romoscollarbone says: Aug 26, 2011 6:01 PM

    frankiedubya23 says: Aug 26, 2011 5:36 PM

    romoscollarbone
    This is getting to be a little bit ridiculous. Every year, in the NY Metro area, we get, hurricanes (aug-oct), nor’easters (november – jan), big snow storms. spring rains etc.

    oh really buddy we get hurricanes every year in ny huh…. funny i have lived here my enire life (29 years) and we have never ever had a major hurricane here in that span so to say that we have them every year is just dumb… and also considering this is the first hurricane to hit the usa since 2008 so just shut up when u dont know what u r talking about

    __________________________________Dude what are you talking about? I lived in NJ for 27 yrs, every year, we get storms that fly up the east coast and dump rain and wind, we aren’t getting hit with Hurricane Katrina on Sunday afternoon. It’s gonna be 80mph wind and 5 – 10 inches of rain. I think everyone will survive. Go be a loser somewhere else, the internet is too cool for you.

    _______________________________You do not know what you are talking about. NJ/NY area has not had a direct hurricane hit it in over 40 years. Most of the other hurricanes have been over 100 miles off shore and we have only gotten some of the affects. This will come directly on top of us, which will mean more winds and storm surges. Do research before you try to speak intelligently.

  17. frankiedubya23 says: Aug 26, 2011 6:48 PM

    romoscollarbone is probably upset about it being a light crowd tomorrow cause him n his family are probaly amongst the group of junkies that sell pretzels and water after the game in the parking lot. (those of u who are regulars at the meadowlands will know exactly what i’m talking about)… and i guess if its a light crowd he wont make enough money to buy crack all week, looks like it’ll be a tough week ahead for him n his inbred family at the trailer park this week, lol.

  18. romoscollarbone says: Aug 26, 2011 8:23 PM

    Yes bro, I sell the hot pretzels in the shopping carts, and the Calvin and Hobbs peeing on the Giants logo t-shirts.

    Your a tad bit off on the whole inbred thing though, because I’m half black/white. And I make my own crack, so money really isn’t a problem this week.

    Orrrr, I’m sick of Fox 5, CBS, NBC, acting like it’s the end of the world. I’m sorry I don’t live in evacuation Zone A, and the fact that the subway is being turned off at 12pm tomorrow doesn’t bother me in the least. I promise you, it won’t be as bad as they are trying to tell us. That is all.

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