There were plenty of people that were a slight bit unhappy that the game between the Minnesota Vikings and the Philadelphia Eagles got moved to Tuesday night rather than its originally scheduled Sunday kickoff. It would appear, however, that nobody was as unhappy about the game being changed as Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell.
The governor. . .who, it just so happens, is a huge Eagles fan. . .had this to say about the game being moved from Sunday to Tuesday.
"We’ve become a nation of wusses. 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."
Because Asian folks love themselves some advanced maths, I guess. Doesn't this guy have speechwriters or a guy to smack him upside the back of the head when he's about to say something dumb or something along those lines?
One can only imagine what the governor would have said if he had been around during the time of the NFL's last Tuesday game on October 1, 1946. That game was supposed to be played on a Monday as well, but was also postponed because of weather. . .more specifically, due to "a deluge of rain that drenched downtown Boston throughout the morning."
An NFL game getting called off on account of rain? Man alive, don't tell Ed Rendell, whatever you do.