Just when you think Roger Goodell has gone and done everything he possibly could to destroy this beautiful game we know and love he goes and cancels a football game because of too much anticipated snow. From everything I've heard, the Philly area did indeed get some significant snowfall and many have said that his decision may have been the right one, but there are several reasons why it WASN'T.
1. The true spirit of the game of football dictates that you play the game in weather conditions with the one exception of lightning.
2. The most important thing is not the fans, nor the stadium workers, nor the broadcast companies, it is the game itself and Goodell violated this. Of course it is important to consider the safety of all parties mentioned, this is not what I'm saying, but fans are not stupid. They know when they purchase tickets to games regardless of where they are, that weather can always make for a difficult viewing and traveling to experience.
3. Goodell is starting to look more and more like the NCAA infractions committee. As soon as they were able to move this game to Tuesday night on NBC he jumped on it. God forbid that NBC have to go up against ESPN's MNF!!! Or God forbid one is at 5pm and the other at 830pm!! This decision was not based on safety it was based on more financial greed similar to how the NCAA decided that several OSU players would miss 5 games NEXT season rather than the Sugar Bowl. All about networks and $$$$. Goodell saw the slightest opening in the weather and jumped on it. So now that game will potentially have an even greater audience on Tuesday night than it would have on Sunday night.
4. Did Goodell ever think about the competitive edge or the fairness factor involved in the NFL? The Eagles are fighting for playoff positioning against teams like the Giants, Saints, Bucs and Packers. Wouldn't those teams have loved an extra day or two off? Oh sure, the Eagles will have less time to prepare for their final games, but by this point, most things will be settled and players will be able to overcome the fatigue especially if it means the chance for a bye week. So while the Giants and Packers played in Lambeau where there were flurries and temps in the teens, the Eagles got to stay warm and cozy and wait for the snow to pass.
Oh, and is anyone else expecting Goodell to rule on the Favre-Sterger situation before the end of the season? What a joke. Wait till Brett's done after next week and then make a small statement saying he behaved poorly, but since he's done (finally) there will be no discipline. If you think a lot of the anti-Goodell senitment is mislead then you have some serious research to do because I guarantee by the time he is no longer the Commissioner this game will be but a shell of itself.