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Philly Held Hostage By Snow

By Wyatt Earp | December 26, 2010

Remember the good old days when East Coast cities could handle a few flakes of snow? Well, those days are gone forever.

A nor’easter is spanking the east, from Philly through New England. My town is expected to get 8-12 inches – um, of snow – before tomorrow morning. Earlier this afternoon, uber-incompetent Mayor Michael Nutter declared a snow emergency at 1pm – when there was about a quarter inch of snow on the ground. When did this town become chock full of puss-aahs?

In Philadelphia, Mayor Nutter held an afternoon press conference on the city’s readiness for the snow in the city and tri-state area.

PennDOT’s Gene Blaum says over 400 plows and salt trucks are on standby. Once snow begins, keep your distance from all plows, taper speed, and remove any parked cars from snow emergency routes before snow emergencies are declared so plows will be able to remove the snow quickly.

Let me also say how ghey the NFL has become. The league has postponed the Eagles/Vikings game because of the snow. Can you imagine? Canceling a FOOTBALL game because of snow. Vince Lombardi is rolling over in his grave.

Topics: Philly | 25 Comments »

25 Responses to “Philly Held Hostage By Snow”

  1. Kim Says:
    December 26th, 2010 at 7:18 pm

    Weren’t you just complaining that snow had been cancelled?

    And now you are complaining that you are getting snow. Sheesh! Maybe next time we’ll just give you ice storms for the winter. :p

  2. Lou Says:
    December 26th, 2010 at 7:39 pm

    When my wife told me the game was canceled, I thought she was joking.

    At least the football commentators are showing the stadium and making fun of the “snow emergency.” Roger Goodell should be kicked out of the league for allowing this.

  3. RogerDee Says:
    December 26th, 2010 at 7:42 pm

    Wimps with a capital P ;-)

  4. RogerDee Says:
    December 26th, 2010 at 7:44 pm

    Gotta feel sorry for the Vikings. The last three weeks have been goofy to say the least.

  5. Fenway_Nation Says:
    December 26th, 2010 at 7:50 pm

    Global warmingClimate change in action!

  6. RT Says:
    December 26th, 2010 at 8:00 pm

    I was looking forward to the game.

  7. Randy_G Says:
    December 26th, 2010 at 8:18 pm

    Never should have sold algore that damn ticket……

  8. Wyatt Earp Says:
    December 26th, 2010 at 8:51 pm

    Kim – No, no, no! I was complaining that the idiot forecasters kept changing their “accu”weather forecast. I want them to say something with surety or don’t say anything at all.

    Lou – They’re saying it is not because of “game conditions,” but because of “fan safety.” That’s a crock of crap. First of all, most drunken idiot Eagles fans get to night games by 1pm. No worries about traffic accidents from the die hards. Second, of course it’s about game conditions. No one wants to see their precious Felon MVP Mike Vick to sprain a knee or break a nail.

    Roger – I hate Brett Favre with the white hot intensity of a thousand suns, but yeah, the Vikes have been getting screwed.

    Fenway – Someone write to LGF!

    RT – Me, too. Now I’ll have to enjoy my Pens play the Sens on NHL Center Ice.

    Randy_G – “The planet has a fever. . . “

  9. Ingineer66 Says:
    December 26th, 2010 at 8:57 pm

    I heard about the game being changed because of snow and I thought about the same thing. A football game cancelled for snow. What a bunch of wussies. I thought you east coast people were supposed to be tough. Out here in California last week Tahoe got 7 feet of snow. That is feet not inches and people just dealt with it.
    And it is delaying my fantasy football league. The guy I am playing for the championship has Vick. Only hope for me now is that Vick gets a concussion from a snow ball in the first quarter.

  10. proof Says:
    December 26th, 2010 at 9:00 pm

    It’s not “snow”. It’s “global warming precipitate”.

  11. Wyatt Earp Says:
    December 26th, 2010 at 9:02 pm

    Ingineer66 – I don’t get it. Yeah, it’s bitter cold and the wind is brutal, but isn’t that what football is all about? And the NFL cares about the fans? Since when? The tickets are already purchased and the teams have their profits. They couldn’t care less if the stadium was full or empty.

    Proof – Frozen sunshine!

  12. bob (either orr) Says:
    December 26th, 2010 at 9:05 pm

    You could see on the news Sat. night that Mayor Squidward was all but begging the NFL to postpone the game so he wouldn’t be in charge when snowballs fly out of the stands.

  13. Randal Graves Says:
    December 26th, 2010 at 9:13 pm

    While I agree that it’s kinda wussy to cancel the game, can you imagine how many deaths and accidents there would have been if 60,000 drunks were leaving the Linc at midnight with 10 inches of snow?

  14. Old NFO Says:
    December 26th, 2010 at 9:15 pm

    But… but… what about Globull warming??? It CAN’T be snowing… :-)

    And yeah the poor Vikes are catching hell the last couple of weeks!

  15. Wyatt Earp Says:
    December 26th, 2010 at 9:17 pm

    Bob – Yeah, he has that untarnished reputation, so . . . Oh, never mind.

    Randal – But they would be (mostly) drunken idiot Eagles fans. Imagine how high the city’s median IQ would go!

    Old NFO – Yeah, we’re getting a foot of global warming.

  16. Ingineer66 Says:
    December 26th, 2010 at 10:21 pm

    I know it would be tough logistically for the football game late at night in a blizzard, but it just seems to be the new NFL. Hard hits are frowned upon now and games cannot be played unless conditions are ideal. I guess we just need to get used to the new reality. But what is the standard going to be? I went to a Raider game once and we had so much standing water in the seats that they should have been handing out rubber boots. Nobody cared about the fans then, only the TV audience.

  17. Kim Says:
    December 26th, 2010 at 10:24 pm

    You want accuracy and surety with weather? Next thing you know, you’re going to want criminals to walk into the station, put their wrists out, say “I did it” and humbly accept their punishment. ;)

  18. Wyatt Earp Says:
    December 26th, 2010 at 10:30 pm

    Ingineer66 – It’s the kinder, gentler NFL. You know, lame.

    Kim – Can I get that, because it would be awesome!

  19. Rick Says:
    December 26th, 2010 at 11:14 pm

    In my part of Indiana we only got about 1-2 inches of globull warming.

  20. Bob G. Says:
    December 27th, 2010 at 10:03 am

    I remember those Minnesota games when coach Bud Grant had HEATERS along the sidelines…and Tarkenton had “pockets” in his jersey to keep the fingers warm…
    The refs had to sweep the hashmarks so they could place the damn ball.
    All you could see through the snow was STEAM rising from all the players when they EXHALED…
    Yeah, THAT was cold…and they STILL played (and for a lot less $$$ than they do today) and we had BETTER games as a result.

    Wusses…OVERPAID wusses – that’s what we have playing football THESE days…and why I can’t follow them at all.

  21. Wyatt Earp Says:
    December 27th, 2010 at 12:06 pm

    Rick – Consider yourself lucky. The drifts here were high – and heavy.

    Bob G – When douchebag Governor Ed Rendell calls people wimps, you know it’s bad.

  22. Dr. Evil Says:
    December 27th, 2010 at 2:33 pm

    All things considered, cleaning over 300 cars on the lot this morning I can see why it was cancelled. What we went through is not something I’d like to see 50,000+ drunk Eagles fans daling with…

    Would make bum fights look timid.

  23. Wes S Says:
    December 27th, 2010 at 2:46 pm

    I thought Ed Rendell’s “wussified” comment was asinine, myself, given that he’d declared a state of emergency over the storm. And he’s upset that the NFL took him at his word?

    Imagine what that political slut Rendell – who in your own words is accurately described as a douchebag – would be saying about the “heartlessness” and “stupidity” of the league had the NFL gone ahead with the game and several hundred fans ended up either being killed and injured trying to get to or from the stadium, or catching frostbite in the stands.

    As for the Vikes: yes, they’ve had a rough go of it this season. Although I have to wonder what people in a clime that gets winter snowfalls measured in feet were thinking when they built a domed stadium whose roof was 1)inflatable and 2) mostly unsupported by any sort of framework.

  24. Wyatt Earp Says:
    December 27th, 2010 at 9:25 pm

    Dr. Evil – But again, it would be Eagle Fan Bum Fights. Grab a beer, make some popcorn, and enjoy!

    Wes S – And in today’s sue-’em-all America, Rendell would blame the league if fans got frostbite.

  25. Code Monkey Says:
    December 27th, 2010 at 10:06 pm

    That would NEVER happen in Buffalo.