As Hurricane Sandy bears down on the East Coast, no one is immune from its impact, and it’s making for nervous times for those in the NFL.
The league office in New York is already closed for the day, but many are working their way around the storm.
The Giants were able to get out of Dallas just in time, landing back in New Jersey just after 1 a.m. according to Jenny Vrentas of the Newark Star-Ledger, leading defensive end Justin Tuck to tweet “Just landed. Thank you God.”
The Patriots appear to have gotten out of London this morning, but may not be able to get directly back to Boston, according to Albert Breer of the NFL Network.
It’s not just teams that are struggling to get home.
Florio plowed through the night to get back from New York, just in time for a West Virginia blizzard.
Greg Bedard of the Boston Globe and some other New England scribes are stuck in London until Wednesday, which is good for their Marriott points but bad for their families.
Others who were covering games on this continent are having their own version of Cannonball Run today, driving back home since flights were unavailable.
Omar Kelly of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel has his team of Dolphins writers at a Waffle House in Savannah, Ga., en route back from New Jersey.
Somebody should check in with Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News, who was driving back from Dallas, and hasn’t checked in since blowing through Memphis, after being trailed by a suspicious red pickup all the way through Arkansas.
These are, of course, minor inconveniences considering all those who have already suffered and will continue to over the next few days. Our hope is that everyone arrives at their destination safely, and stays safe as the storm comes ashore.