Tag:Hurricane Irene
Posted on: August 26, 2011 7:36 pm

Irene pushes Jets-Giants game back to Monday

Posted by Josh Katzowitz

With seemingly everything else in the New York City area set to close this weekend – the subway system, JFK airport, my favorite knish stand – as the region prepares for Hurricane Irene, the Giants have announced that their game against the Jets will be postponed until Monday at 7 p.m.

The game had been scheduled for Saturday at 2 p.m., but with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo requesting that the federal government declare a state of emergency and President Obama granting his wish, it seemed foolhardy to hold the game in what figures to be nasty -- and potentially dangerous -- weather.

In a statement released by the team, owner John Mara -- who consulted with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, Jets owner Woody Johnson and commissioner Roger Goodell -- said the decision to move the game was based on “the safety and well being of all.”

Which, of course, is the most important thing of all.

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