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Posted at 8:25 AM ET, 12/28/2010

Gov. Ed Rendell blasts decision to postpone Vikings-Eagles game...again

By Cindy Boren

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Workers clear snow from the Linc for tonight's game. (David Maialetti/Philly.com)

Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell really disliked the NFL's decision to move the Sunday night game between the Minnesota Vikings and Philadelphia Eagles to tonight because of a blizzard forecast.

After calling the postponement "a joke" and saying that "Vince Lombardi would be spinning in his grave," on Sunday, his anger was unabated Monday, when he made frequent use of the "w" word.

"My biggest beef is that this is part of what's happened in this country," Rendell said in an interview on 97.5 radio in Philly. "I think we've become wussies. ... We've become a nation of wusses. The Chinese are kicking our butt in everything. If this was in China do you think the Chinese would have called off the game? People would have been marching down to the stadium, they would have walked and they would have been doing calculus on the way down."

He needs to focus on the big picture: Moving the game to Tuesday -- the NFL's first on that day since 1946 -- means that there have been NFL games on four of the last five days. Who doesn't like that?

By Cindy Boren  | December 28, 2010; 8:25 AM ET
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Comments

What a stellar set of principles!

Posted by: hippediva | December 28, 2010 10:44 AM | Report abuse

Have another drink, Governor! We'd love to hear more of your delightful opinions about things!

Posted by: NateinthePDX | December 28, 2010 2:18 PM | Report abuse

Also: Wednesday, you're next!

Posted by: NateinthePDX | December 28, 2010 2:19 PM | Report abuse

Wednesday and Friday on deck!

Posted by: Cindy Boren | December 28, 2010 3:48 PM | Report abuse

I'm surprised that the governor didn't view the snow day as a bonus -- bored people with nothing to do could go to one of his precious casinos instead of watching football. So much for property-tax relief, Ed. Good riddence!!!

Posted by: suelong | December 28, 2010 4:49 PM | Report abuse

This guy is a complete idiot. It's a football game, not an event which affects national security. It makes no difference if it's played 2 days later. Life still goes on.

Posted by: UrbanDweller | December 28, 2010 7:14 PM | Report abuse

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