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Hurricane could throw wrench into team travel, practice, trades

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Though it’s not believed that Hurricane Sandy will disrupt Sunday’s NFL games in Philly and New Jersey, things could quickly get very interesting after the day’s games end.

The Giants, for example, will be trying to fly into the mess from Dallas on Sunday night, after finishing a game that kicks off at 4:25 p.m. ET.  The Patriots could be stuck in London for a large chunk of their bye week, after wrapping up their game against the Rams.

Then, once the various teams located in the path of the storm get home, they’ll possibly have to deal with disruptions to their practice schedules from wind and water damage and power outages.

Meanwhile, the trade deadline is Tuesday, which could complicate efforts to transact business — especially if the league office in Manhattan doesn’t have electricity to receive and process proposed deals.

The good/bad news is that it looks like I’ll be right in the middle of all of it, heading to New York later today and figuring out what to do and where to go (and where not to go) after Sunday night’s game between the Saints and Broncos ends.

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32 Responses to “Hurricane could throw wrench into team travel, practice, trades”
  1. blackbug99 says: Oct 27, 2012 9:50 AM

    It’s nature…..deal with it!!

  2. patfic15 says: Oct 27, 2012 10:02 AM

    We will rebuild!

  3. arlingtonassasin says: Oct 27, 2012 10:08 AM

    Am I the only one that thinks London games are stupid? Fueled by greed and constant growth mentality.

  4. 1972wasalongtimeago says: Oct 27, 2012 10:08 AM

    We deal with it every year, sometimes twice.

  5. plymkr88 says: Oct 27, 2012 10:25 AM

    Oooo, poor you. Wish I had to deal with the pressure of talking football for a living and jetting to NY weekly.

  6. purplengold says: Oct 27, 2012 10:25 AM

    This is a big hurricane. The eye is off the coast of Florida and the outer bands are nearly in Virginia. Landfall on Monday night in New Jersey. Might see some snow in DC.

  7. polarbear71 says: Oct 27, 2012 10:26 AM

    Boycott the London game…don’t watch it on tv, pick another game.

  8. roastmeforbeingacardsfan says: Oct 27, 2012 10:26 AM

    Why i live in arizona. There might be alot of racists that accidently give people the wrong date of the election twice (oops lol) but the weather is great compared to this

  9. rtant2013 says: Oct 27, 2012 10:32 AM

    Dude go read the weather channel website. It’s a Category 1 hurricane, and they are saying it will probably downgrade to a tropical storm by the time it hits the East Coast. Stop overreacting people, ha but that’s easy for me cause its going to completely miss NC.

  10. niubears says: Oct 27, 2012 10:33 AM

    So the league office doesn’t have a generator????

  11. flavordave says: Oct 27, 2012 10:37 AM

    Do the teams have milk and bread? Thats really all Im concerned about. And possibly eggs.

  12. navyeoddavee9 says: Oct 27, 2012 10:57 AM

    what game is in philly?

  13. ripseau says: Oct 27, 2012 11:00 AM

    George Bush just announced “mission accomplished” with this hurricane

  14. pftstory says: Oct 27, 2012 11:06 AM

    It’s The End of The World!!! Cleveland will be the new Norteast after this storms wipes New York and New England off the map.

  15. mazblast says: Oct 27, 2012 11:06 AM

    We’re not exactly talking about Katrina here. It’s barely a category 1 hurricane.

    And of course, you spend more time talking about the Giants and Patriots, who are on the road, than on Falcons at Philly or Miami at the Jets, two games being played IN the “danger zone”. Everyone involved in those games may have transportation issues, including the people attending, and the Falcons and Dolphins could have the same problems with getting out of town.

    But no, it’s all about the precious Giants and Patriots.

  16. ajpurp says: Oct 27, 2012 11:29 AM

    It’s because the Falcons and Dolphins play early games and people away trying to get in will obviously get here much later than just simply leaving, as the storm isn’t supposed to hit until early Monday morning, so not really affecting them.

  17. spfripp says: Oct 27, 2012 11:50 AM

    rtant2013 says:
    Oct 27, 2012 10:32 AM
    Dude go read the weather channel website. It’s a Category 1 hurricane, and they are saying it will probably downgrade to a tropical storm by the time it hits the East Coast. Stop overreacting people, ha but that’s easy for me cause its going to completely miss NC.

    ____________________________________

    I was just about to look that up. Hurricanes get stronger over warm waters and vise versa. knowing that I was thinking it should be a pretty weak hurricane. Thanks for saving me time.

  18. briang123 says: Oct 27, 2012 11:58 AM

    No power at the league offices……now that’s funny

  19. taintedsaints2009 says: Oct 27, 2012 11:59 AM

    I love how people that live on the east coast think they are the center of the universe. This is just another storm they are going to overreact to. Thank god they have to cover the election otherwise they’d be telling your to build fallout shelters.

  20. schmitty2 says: Oct 27, 2012 12:05 PM

    I’m pretty sure this Hurricane will be receiving a call from the league next week about a possible fine

  21. bobl242 says: Oct 27, 2012 12:15 PM

    rtant2013 says:
    Oct 27, 2012 10:32 AM
    Dude go read the weather channel website. It’s a Category 1 hurricane, and they are saying it will probably downgrade to a tropical storm by the time it hits the East Coast. Stop overreacting people, ha but that’s easy for me cause its going to completely miss NC.

    ____________________________________

    I was just about to look that up. Hurricanes get stronger over warm waters and vise versa. knowing that I was thinking it should be a pretty weak hurricane. Thanks for saving me time.

    ————————————————————

    Wrong! The storm is gonna weaken but will pick up strenght again before hitting the coast. Projected to hit land as a Category 1 hurricane. This according to a Channel 10 news in Philadelphia.

  22. abreathofsanity says: Oct 27, 2012 1:26 PM

    i live how when a hurricane disrupts the Miami/Tampa area no one thinks twice haha its good to be a bucs fan.

  23. bigbluefan1 says: Oct 27, 2012 1:54 PM

    taintedsaints2009 says:Oct 27, 2012 11:59 AM

    I love how people that live on the east coast think they are the center of the universe. This is just another storm they are going to overreact to. Thank god they have to cover the election otherwise they’d be telling your to build fallout shelters.

    We do not think it we know it
    We are the home of Champions in every sport NO is the home of the Tainted SB win
    As we can all plainly see NO is not very good when the cheaters are stopped.

    As far as the storm goes the Northeast is getting ready for it not sitting on our butts waiting for the goverment to fix everything.

  24. Mr. Wright 212 says: Oct 27, 2012 1:56 PM

    League office no power ha. Even here in Harlem we almost never lose power and have a generator. Con Ed may be a bunch of crooks, but we never lose power during storms.

    Now those PSE&G people in NJ and PA…

  25. bigbluefan1 says: Oct 27, 2012 1:57 PM

    mazblast says:Oct 27, 2012 11:06 AM

    We’re not exactly talking about Katrina here. It’s barely a category 1 hurricane.

    And of course, you spend more time talking about the Giants and Patriots, who are on the road, than on Falcons at Philly or Miami at the Jets, two games being played IN the “danger zone”. Everyone involved in those games may have transportation issues, including the people attending, and the Falcons and Dolphins could have the same problems with getting out of town.

    But no, it’s all about the precious Giants and Patriots.

    __________________________________

    Of course everyone is worried about the Pats and Giants the other four teams you mentioned are just filler games for the good teams

  26. Mr. Wright 212 says: Oct 27, 2012 2:50 PM

    bigbluefan1 says: Oct 27, 2012 1:54 PM

    taintedsaints2009 says:Oct 27, 2012 11:59 AM

    I love how people that live on the east coast think they are the center of the universe. This is just another storm they are going to overreact to. Thank god they have to cover the election otherwise they’d be telling your to build fallout shelters.

    We do not think it we know it
    We are the home of Champions in every sport NO is the home of the Tainted SB win
    As we can all plainly see NO is not very good when the cheaters are stopped.

    As far as the storm goes the Northeast is getting ready for it not sitting on our butts waiting for the goverment to fix everything.
    ————–

    God I love this.

  27. Mr. Wright 212 says: Oct 27, 2012 2:51 PM

    mazblast says: Oct 27, 2012 11:06 AM

    We’re not exactly talking about Katrina here. It’s barely a category 1 hurricane.

    And of course, you spend more time talking about the Giants and Patriots, who are on the road, than on Falcons at Philly or Miami at the Jets, two games being played IN the “danger zone”. Everyone involved in those games may have transportation issues, including the people attending, and the Falcons and Dolphins could have the same problems with getting out of town.

    But no, it’s all about the precious Giants and Patriots.
    ————-

    Classic outta town inferiority complex at its finest.

  28. choppa2lis says: Oct 27, 2012 3:17 PM

    if the redskins were playing at home, the nfl wouldve postponed the game by now, they cant have their precious unstoppable do no wrong rg3 playing in any sort of elements that might mess up his overinflated stats. rg3 has the lowest completion percentage of any qb in the entire nfl on passes longer than 10 yards. he gets all of his inflated yardage stats from YAC on 5 yard slant passes and screen passes. you would think espn and the media would have the guts to say that but wont

  29. Mr. Wright 212 says: Oct 27, 2012 3:33 PM

    choppa2lis says: Oct 27, 2012 3:17 PM

    if the redskins were playing at home, the nfl wouldve postponed the game by now, they cant have their precious unstoppable do no wrong rg3 playing in any sort of elements that might mess up his overinflated stats. rg3 has the lowest completion percentage of any qb in the entire nfl on passes longer than 10 yards. he gets all of his inflated yardage stats from YAC on 5 yard slant passes and screen passes. you would think espn and the media would have the guts to say that but wont
    —————

    This Giants fan has said it all year, but Washington fans won’t hear it.

  30. friscokid49 says: Oct 27, 2012 3:47 PM

    Stay safe East Coast. this is a massive storm.

  31. 808ninerfan says: Oct 27, 2012 3:50 PM

    No power in the league office just plug the power line up goodell rear end he likes to act like he has all the power

  32. txnative61 says: Oct 28, 2012 2:14 AM

    Most of the noise you are hearing is residents of Florida and the Gulf coast laughing. Get prepared and evacuated as best you can and deal with it! Hope few die, but panic and gridlock could endanger more than the storm.

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