A peaceful Christmas late afternoon with family became within a matter of minutes a mad dash for the BWI Airport Amtrak station in order to hop the last train to Manhattan for the Week 16 NBC duties. Thanks to a routine check of Weather.com (an NBC property), I realized that blizzard warnings had been issued for New York and Boston.
Not a winter storm. A blizzard. Fortunately for the NFL, there will be no games on Sunday in New York or Boston.
Both the Giants and the Jets are on the road, a rarity given that they play 16 games in 17 weeks at the stadium they share. The Patriots play in Buffalo, which has snow in the forecast but not, you know, a blizzard.
The NFL didn’t completely dodge the frozen precipitation bullet. The Sunday night game, televised on NBC, will be played between the Vikings and Eagles in Philly, where a winter storm warning is in effect, with a prediction of eight to 12 inches of snow between 7:00 a.m. Sunday and 1:00 p.m. Monday.
Still, not a blizzard.
I’ll be posting updates all day Sunday from the heart of the blizzard. I’ve got a feeling that I’ll be hanging out at the Motel 6 for most if not all of Monday, too.
UPDATE: Reports are now emerging that the snow event in Philly will be a blizzard, too.