Steelers Traveling On Game Day
The [URL="http://espn.go.com/nfl/team/_/name/pit/pittsburgh-steelers"]Pittsburgh Steelers[/URL] will fly to New Jersey only hours before playing the Giants on Sunday because of a travel disruption caused by Hurricane Sandy.
The Steelers' hotel in Jersey City still doesn't have power since the superstorm hit the East Coast, and the team can't find another hotel to accommodate the organization in the area.
The Steelers now will fly into Newark, N.J., on Sunday morning, have a pregame meal at a hotel near the airport and bus to the stadium, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Kickoff against the defending Super Bowl champions is 4:25 p.m.
The Steelers will charter home later Sunday night.
Now I'm Concerned About The Giants
Apparently there's no hotels in NY/NJ for the Steelers to stay there Saturday night. So they'll be making the trip to NY on Sunday for the game.
I'm not sure I like the sounds of this. Travel is taxing. I'm not sure I like making the players wake up the day of the game earlier than normal. Break some typical game day habits. Get them out of their comfort zone/routine.
Sounds like it could be a recipe for disaster.
Maybe the NY players will be consumed with family/friend issues on the homefront and this will even out?
No room at the Inn for the Steelers
No hotel for the Steelers in the area. They have to fly out Sunday morning and back Sunday night. Talk about screwing up your game day routine!