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    Steelers Traveling On Game Day

    http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/85...ew-york-giants

    The Pittsburgh Steelers 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.

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    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?

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    This is so wrong..... The NFL should have them play here in Pittsburgh. I'm sure Goodell looks at this as allowing the Steelers to take a negative hit. If this was the Cheats playing the Giants, Goodell would be spitting nickles to allow the Cheats one more home game.

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    I really don't think it's that big of a deal. New York is only about an hour flight from Pittsburgh and by the Steelers NOT staying the night in a hotel room Lawrence Taylor doesn't have an opportunity to send any of they guys a prostitute.

    However, it does provide a good excuse if we lose.

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    I am also "concrned about the Giants".

    Poor guys have to play the Steelers this week. They might get a whoopin.

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    the travel routine the team had wasn't working too well for them this year, so maybe this little shake up to the plans will get them all more focused.

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    They should be concerned. The Giants are the SB champs and have found ways to win in tough circumstances this year. I would argue that they have one of the best organizations in the NFL. Look for them to play inspired ball- much better than what they were against the Cowboys.

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    I'm certainly glad now that the game was scheduled for 4:25 instead of 1:00. Also, consider that the actual flight time from Pittsburgh Airport to the Newark Airport is 37 minutes in the air (and the team's chartered flight isn't subject to all the same hassles that us common folk have to deal with flying coach on Delta or whatnot). The team will likely spend more time on busses from their Pittsburgh hotel to the Pittsburgh airport and from the Newark airport to the Meadowlands complex than they will spend in the air on Sunday morning.

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    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!
    Playing Fantasy Football does not qualify you to be the in the front office or on the coaching staff of the Pittsburgh Steelers. They are professionals and you are not!

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    oh, there is plenty of room at that hotel. the problem is they still have no power...

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