1. Steve Vickers
1. Steve Vickers
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Sunday was also supposed to be the date of the annual New York City Marathon, but after announcing the race would go on throughout the week Mayor Michael Bloomberg had no choice but to cancel it yesterday afternoon.
The cancellation of the Marathon begs the question of whether all sporting events should be postponed in light of the area's cleanup efforts.
There will also be on-air mentions and a crawl on the bottom of the screen during portions of all NFL games on all networks pointing fans to the American Red Cross website and text-to-give line.
With the devastating storm and its aftermath this week, do you think the players might be more focused when they?re working, because it provides a respite from what is happening outside the complex?
Coughlin: ?That type of stuff is beyond me. I think that what we tried to do with our people was to give them time to get organized in their homes and be safe and secure. Nobody can correct the power situation. Three-quarters of the players don?t have power. Some of them have gone to hotels, the whole thing.
Pat Hanlon, the Giants'?Senior Vice President of Communications, informed followers via Twitter that bus service will be provided to the stadium from Port Authority to ease the traffic and parking burden.
No train service on Sunday. WILL be Bus service fr Port Authority. RT @joedemarzo: hi Pat, folks asked if the train will be running Sunday.
From Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com:
The Steelers' hotel in Jersey City still doesn't have power since the superstorm hit the East Coast, and the team can't find another hotel to accommodate the organization in the area, according to the report.
The Steelers now will fly into Newark, N.J., on Sunday morning, have a pregame meal at a hotel near the airport and bus to the stadium, according to the Post-Gazette. Kickoff against the defending Super Bowl champions is 4:25 p.m.ESPN's John Clayton reports the Steelers are having difficulty finding hotel rooms in New York for Sunday's game against the Giants.
Going back to Sunday, I had a whole lot of things in the hopper ready to be posted about the Islanders and the NHL. Between the move to the Barclays and the concert gone bad at the Coliseum on Saturday night the dry, monotonous, lull of the lockout got a lot more interesting last week. You can bet I was ready to write about it. And I still am, but it's not quite the time yet. The biggest story in the history of the New York Islanders is not quite so important anymore. Not after the biggest storm in the history of the Island.
More than 600,000 homes -- not people, homes -- on Long Island still don't have power four days after the storm. There's no gasoline and when there is, the station is sold out in hours. It's impossible to drive anywhere and not have to turn around because there's a downed tree blocking the road, sometimes tangled in a power line with a transformer. The majority of traffic lights still aren't working, but people are hospitable enough to stop and go as if they are. The stereotypical 'New York drivers' have taken a holiday.
The Giants' quarterback snapped these photos of the lobby of his apartment complex in Hoboken, N.J.
In one hand, Manning holds his cell phone as he takes photos of the flooding. In the other, a flashlight. Obviously he expect (ed) a power outage like a lot of other Americans.
The NFL, however, has confidence the Giants-Steelers game will go on this Sunday as scheduled. MetLife Stadium has not sustained any major damage, although the surrounding parking areas and racetrack got touched up and flooded.
According to John Brennan of northjersey.com: "PSE&G also is reporting damage to one of the sports complex?s power feeds along Paterson Plank Road."
WFAN's Paul Dottino: "A slew of tweets shortly after 1 a.m. confirmed that Big Blue outran two opponents Sunday: the Cowboys and Hurricane Sandy..."
We have landed back in NJ!
? New York Giants (@Giants) October 29, 2012The Giants' beat reporters were not so lucky. Or maybe they are. Many of them are driving back from Texas to the Metro Area - which is approximately a 1,500 mile drive.