Quote of the Day
"My worry is that ... he will burn himself out. It's in my best interest, and the owners', that he pace himself."
-- NFL Panthers Owner Jerry Richardson, on Roger Goodell (USA TODAY, 12/27).
Snow Forces Postponement Of Vikings-Eagles
Critics want to know -- is the NFL getting soft? The decision to move Sunday night’s Vikings-Eagles game to tonight has generally played well on the streets of Philadelphia, but has raised questions about setting a precedent for the future. Both Philadelphia dailies support the move in editorials today, with the Inquirer stating the move took "courage,” while the Daily News states rescheduling the game was the "only choice." But critics feel the league’s TV partners played too big a role in the decision to play tonight rather than Monday, and others wonder how the decision sets the league up for the future. In Minneapolis, Judd Zulgad writes, “The league is now faced with the question of how do you determine what is unsafe?" Others wonder how the move fits with the league’s plan to host the '14 Super Bowl at New Meadowlands Stadium. ESPN’s Chris Mortensen: “How can you sit there and say we want a cold weather Super Bowl game and then you’re postponing this game for two days?”
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