From Kareem Copeland of NFL.com:
NFL spokesman Greg Aiello confirmed Goodell spoke to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie to ensure resources weren't being diverted from recovery efforts. The governor said that wasn't the case, and was pleased the game is being played, the NFL said. The NFL and Giants also plan to honor first responders during the game at MetLife Stadium.
The NYC Marathon will go on as planned, much to the dismay of many locals. How can Mayor Bloomberg justify holding this event so soon after Hurricane Sandy blew threw this city? Essential services have still not been restored to acceptable levels. Many are still without power. Gasoline lines are several miles long. Mass transit is still not back to anywhere near normalcy.
ESPN's Mike and Mike debate whether or not the New York City Marathon should still be held on Sunday in the aftermath on Hurricane Sandy.