Our alleged nation of wussies is about to be rewarded for its alleged wussiness with the first Tuesday night NFL game in 64 years.
Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell called us a "nation of wussies" after the NFL delayed Sunday's scheduled game between his beloved Philadelphia Eagles and the Minnesota Vikings in anticipation of a blizzard. Philadelphia turned out not to be as badly hit as some neighboring areas, but no one could have predicted that before the game.
"It's an absolute joke. I was looking forward to this. It would have been a real experience," the former Philadelphia mayor told the city' Fox 29. "This is what football is all about. We're becoming a nation of wussies."
The delay means NFL fans will be treated to the anomaly of Tuesday night football for the first time in modern television history: NFL officials said the last time an NFL game was played on a Tuesday night was in October 1946, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer.
Our collective so-called wussiness was especially disappointing to NBC, for which "Sunday Night Football" has been on track to be the most-watched broadcast of the year. It was unclear whether the delay would change that. The Tuesday night ratings could simply be counted toward those for the show.