Snowmageddon follows Vikings to Philadelphia, NFL caves to wimpiness [VIDEO]
TCF Bank Stadium looked like the Planet Hoth when the Bears showed up last Monday night to knock Brett Favre on his noggin'.
And now, an East Coast Snowmageddon has pushed the Vikings' visit to Philadelphia off until Tuesday.
There's probably some perfectly reasonable, scientific explanation for why blizzards keep showing up at the same time as the Vikings.
We're tempted, however, to see this perpetual cloud over the team's collective heads as a telltale metaphor for a thoroughly depressing season.
Check out the Philadelphia tundra:
Having recently witnessed the the Blizzard at the Bank, Tom Powers at the Pioneer Press was, well, not impressed.
Oooooo, six inches of snow. Oooooo, I'm scared. Better call off the game and call in the National Guard. Heck, in Minnesota we dump six inches of snow out of our socks at the end of the day.
Will Bunch at the Philly.com also staked a claim in the manly-man division:
This is the height of wimpiness, and the girly-men who made this sad decision should be ashamed of themselves.
So did Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell:
"I was looking forward to this. It would have been a real experience. This is what football is all about. We're becoming a nation of wussies."
And then there's this crazy guy who must look in the mirror and ask himself, "What would Denis Leary say?"
The Vikings, meanwhile, are probably dying of boredom.
RT @Brian_Robison: Craziest season ever, game moved to Tuesday night. Might play detroit on Wednesday, lol.~~> wouldn't mind that
It also sounds like like cabin fever may be setting in:
Im so Bored in da hotel...Almost watched a soap opera, then I remembered I'm livin 1 right now...Smh
Nothing to do but eat:
And do what guys do:
So Ted just got totally shut down by the girl at the sports bar we were at earlier. He called, said his name, and she hung up. #sadtrombone
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