Guess Baltimore is just tougher than Philly
As sports editor of The News Journal in Wilmington, Del., I oversaw coverage of the Philadelphia Eagles for about eight years. One of the real oddities with covering the Eagles was that Ed Rendell, as mayor of Philadelphia, then governor of Pennsylvania, served as an analyst for Comcast after Eagles games.
Imagine Martin O'Malley doing commentary after Ravens games on one of the local stations.
After the NFL postponed the Eagles' game Sunday night because of the weather conditions, Rendell went off during an interview with the local Fox station:
"I think it is a joke," Rendell said about the NFL's decision.
Rendell also said that "Vince Lombardi would be spinning in his grave" if he knew about the NFL's decision.
In another interview with the same Fox station, Philadelphia mayor Michael Nutter said he strongly agreed with the NFL that the postponement was needed as a public safety measure.
The forecast for the rescheduled Eagles-Vikings game is upper 20s and no snow. It should also creep into the low-to-mid 30s with some sun Tuesday, allowing for snow removal and melting.
What's interesting is that the Ravens and Bears played late last season in Baltimore after a true blizzard crippled the East Coast. No one was even sure that the Bears could reach Baltimore in time. Snow removal went on throughout the weekend. But they played and the Ravens won easily, moving a step closer to a playoff berth.
Guess Baltimore is just tougher than Philly when it comes to snow.