With the current forecasts calling for the East Coast to feel the effects of Hurricane Joaquin this weekend, today began real discussions about what effect this would have for the Eagles-Redskins game in Landover, MD Sunday. According to the Washington Post, NFL officials have had discussions with both the Eagles and Redskins and are determined to come up with contingency plans in case the weather affects the game on Sunday.
NFL officials are in discussions with representatives of the Washington Redskins and Philadelphia Eagles about potential weather-related scheduling contingencies in case Hurricane Joaquin impacts the D.C. area this weekend.
“We are monitoring the forecast and having dialogue with both teams,” said Greg Aiello, the NFL’s senior vice president of communications.
Aiello declined to say what prospective scheduling changes are being discussed.
There’s got to be at least a lame duck contingency plan in place at the moment, especially considering nobody knows what track the hurricane might take. One might assume that the game will be played elsewhere, or a time change or night change would occur. It’ll be interesting to see what the NFL comes up with, and if it helps or hinders either team.
Or, if you want a more humorous photo, this:
The official projected path from the National Hurricane Center shows Joaquin heading right to North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, and, yup, you guessed it – us.
Ah, this should be fun.