By Mary Paoletti
Ed Rendell, you are ridiculous.
It's fine if you're mad at the NFL for moving the Eagles game with Minnesota from Sunday night to Tuesday. Nobody likes when his or her television schedule get messed with.
And we understand that, as governor of Pennsylvania, your first priority is making sure the Eagles only play on one of three socially sanctioned weekdays. What else are you going to do with your day? Somehow work to make Philly suck less? Impossible.
Perhaps, moving a game for threat of a blizzard dumping more than a foot of snow on the open-air stadium made so much sense that it caused you to become suspicious of a conspiracy. No? You're just nuts? Word.
Let's review the stupider comments said Monday on Philly radio station 97.5 The Fanatic. The fun happens when WGS commentary explains why you're wrong. NOTE: This is fun for us and not for you.
It goes against everything that football is all about."
Weird. I thought football was about gaining yardage and scoring points. Wait, you were speaking metaphorically? In that case, I'd say football is all about overcoming obstacles to achieve an ultimate goal. Not really seeing where snow factors in, buddy. Is it an obstacle? Can be. Don't think it's written in the NFL rulebook, though. Maybe it's in YOUR rulebook. NOTES: 1) The Gov's rulebook contains Rendell quotes like this: "Do you think I would ever use the words 'soul mate' or 'love of my life? Ed Rendell would never enunciate those phrases." 2) His rulebook isn't real and doesn't count.
I think the fans would have gotten there, the subways work and the major arteries are still open, and other fans would have stayed home....
You're probably right about this, Ed. Even if 2 of fans died or got injured trying to get to Lincoln Financial Field on Monday night, that's only 1382.88 deadhurt people. And that's full capacity with standing room! Take out SRO and you've got only 1370.64 casualties to deal with. Peanuts.
I, for one, was looking forward to sitting in the stands throughout the snow and seeing an old-time football game.
The governor of Pennsylvania was going to sit outside in a blizzard? Oh. Come. On.
My biggest beef is that this is part of what's happened in this country. I think we've become wussies. We've become a nation of wusses.
I know a U.S. Navy SEAL Special Ops Agent who would disagree. This is going to blow your little brain, but I'd rather judge the backbone of America on guys like him than by the NFL schedule.
I, too, mourn the country's cupcake-love for Miley Cyrus, Biebs, and Taylor Swift. But the word 'wuss' is harsh. And inaccurate. Isn't the fact that we Americans now have an NFL game on TV FIVE nights in a row this week one of the most testosterone-driven testaments to awesomeness you've ever heard of? It is. Don't believe me and I'll send the SEAL after you.
The Chinese are kicking our butt in everything. If this was in China do you think the Chinese would have called off the game? People would have been marching down to the stadium, they would have walked and they would have been doing calculus on the way down.
Hey! There ya' go -- some good old fashioned family racism. That's the best route to travel when you're really trying to hammer a point home. But bad move going after The People's Republic of China. "Those people" gon' be so mad! Stay in your homes! Commie Calculator Chaos is coming!