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Snowstorm in Minnesota Strands Giants in Kansas City

The Giants are looking to ground the Vikings Sunday, but right now are grounded themselves. The team has landed in Kansas City, stuck there due to a snowstorm that has put Minnesota into standstill mode.

The teams plane was diverted due to a blizzard, according to team spokesman Pat Hanlon. The Minneapolis-St. Paul airport was closed because of heavy snow and high winds. It’s unclear when the Giants will be able to resume their travel plans. They’re scheduled to play the Vikings at the Metrodome on Sunday at 1 p.m. EST.

Two feet of snow is expected from this storm, which caused the Giants to change their plans once, earlier on Saturday morning. They left New Jersey around 9:30 a.m., about 3½ hours earlier than their usual charter flights. They hoped to get to Minnesota before the worst of the storm.

The storm is expected to end later Saturday. There’s already talk that if the Giants can’t get to Minnesota, the game could be pushed back to a later start, or even played on Monday.

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12 Responses to “Snowstorm in Minnesota Strands Giants in Kansas City”

  1. hookem says:

    I hope the NFL doesnt move the game back because the Giants are not smart enough to move. It isnt the Vikings fault that the Giants didnt look at the weather and say “hey we should leave a day early to beat the storm” now they are running their saturday walk through at KC airport

  2. CSlinde says:

    Vikes should win. This is a huge advantage.

  3. hookem says:

    Just think how awesome it would be if we played outdoors.

  4. Another Blonde Viking says:

    Like someone on PFT blog said, they’ve been hyping this storm for a week–even Al Roker’s talked about it. They should have left Friday night or earlier Saturday morning. MSP didn’t close until 11:30 a.m.

    I hope the NFL doesn’t change the time of the game and the Giants are late, don’t get to stretch out as much, don’t get to do their little routines and are stressed out, causing them to play miserably! Watching Eli pout is almost as fun as watching Peyton pout!

    Go Vikes!!

  5. christian says:

    Hi guys, i know its a bit off topic, but with all the heisman coverage I couldn’t help but think about next years draft and who the vikes might take. As good as it has been to see the vikes play well the last few weeks since leslie took over, it seems we are now out of the running for one fo the top qb’s unless we trade up. What positions do you think the vikes will target in the draft? … sure wish we had that 3rd rounder still.. or moss

    • bigjohnny84 says:


      I dont think there’s any doubt that one way or another the Vikes 1st pick needs to be qb. There should be enough depth at qb in the draft for Vikes to get one. Second round probably goes to the best safety or olineman on the board. And you are right that loss of 3rd rounder is gonna hurt. Hopefully Speilman can do some fancy wheeling and dealing assuming he’s still there of course.

      • wtfvikesfan says:

        I hate drafting qb first round. To many busts. Oline, wr, dline, safety, corner. I think all those would be better first round. And Adam said Vikes to get A franchise Qb in the off season. From where Adam. I would say there only about ten franchise qb’s in the league right now. So where do the Vikes find one? When 22 other teams are looking for on also. And I don’t want there backups!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

        • christian says:

          I agree with you that there is always a bigger risk drafting a qb in the first round, but there is a certain risk with any position and the the failure is more evident because of the huge contracts 1st rounders recieve. But when you look through the league now and see where all the elite qb’s(rivers, p manning, rodgers(yes i hate the guy but you can’t deny he is good) or up and coming (ryan, freeman, bradford, even stafford (barring injuries) they are drafted in the first round. Of the remaining qb’s favre 32nd overall and brees 33rd overall were drafted early. I think the whole finding gems later in the draft has been extremly exaggerated by tom brady success and to a lesser extent tony romo. Furthermore, if you look through the league at starters on the remainder or teams, the majority are ones taken in the first round. Even those without a first rounder will most likely will end up with one next year (arizona, carolina). I just think it’s time we just bite the bullet and try and land a qb that will play for us for the next decade as oppose to all these experiments (favre, jackson). With the way the division is shaping drafting a top tier qb to pair with ap, harvin and rice, would give us a great core for the future.

  6. bigjohnny84 says:

    Vikes vs. Giants pushed back til Monday night. Per Seifert

  7. wtfvikesfan says:

    FOX is the new home of Monday Night Football.

    Sort of.

    With Sunday’s game between the Giants and Vikings postponed to Monday night due to snow in Minnesota, the game will be televised on FOX, with an 8:00 p.m. ET kickoff.

    The game will be available in the New York and Twin Cities markets only, which likely means that no one in New York will be watching Ravens-Texans on ESPN.

  8. Ole says:

    thanks for the update Buster, (ha! brown nosing)

    welcome back Adam

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