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Monday
Dec272010

Pennsylvania Governor, an Eagles Fan, Angry at NFL Postponement

Photo Courtesy - Getty Images(PHILADELPHIA) -- Politicians normally preach safety first and an over-abundance of caution during a snow storm. Perhaps that’s why Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter declared a snow emergency at 2 p.m. Sunday. The NFL subsequently postponed the Eagles game that was to take place that day.

It’s a decision that was immediately second-guessed by fans across Pennsylvania, including the outgoing governor, Democrat Ed Rendell, who thought the game should have gone on.

The governor got in a verbal sparring match with the chief meteorologist on Philadelphia's Fox affiliate, arguing that Philadelphia missed most of the storm and the game shouldn’t be postponed for several measley inches of snow. The weatherman at the Fox station interjected to say the snow was substantial.

The governor disagreed and argued that legendary Green Bay Packers coach Vince Lombardi is probably “spinning in his grave.”

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