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Hurricane Sandy causes Steelers to arrive on game day

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07:06 AM ET 11.02 | Hurricane Sandy has blitzed the East Coast, and its effects are still being felt all along the Eastern Seaboard. Sports are feeling the effects of the "Frankenstorm" as well, with the Nets' home opener in Brooklyn being postponed and numerous other events cancelled. The Pittsburgh Steelers didn't have their bout with the Giants cancelled or postponed, rather they just have no place to stay in New York to prepare for the game. Due to the flooding and the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, the Steelers were unable to find a hotel and therefore must fly into New York hours before game time. Rather than go to a hotel, which is usually what happens the night before, the Steelers will go straight from the airport to MetLife Stadium with very little time in between landing and kickoff to prepare.

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November 2, 2012  12:40 PM ET

Flying in on game day? They could be playing barefoot in hockey helmets.

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And wouldn't it be a kick if they didn't get their uniforms and they had to wear some kind of clown suit with horizontal stripes? Priceless.

November 2, 2012  12:41 PM ET

But ya know, I really, really like that picture.

November 2, 2012  02:22 PM ET

On top of that, they've got to get ready for Hurricane Eli.

November 2, 2012  02:40 PM ET

Did Sandy blow someone's head off?

November 2, 2012  04:04 PM ET

It's not exactly a cross country flight.

November 2, 2012  07:10 PM ET
QUOTE(#5):

It's not exactly a cross country flight.

Are you sure ? It is USE less Air, they will probably route through Orlando

 
November 3, 2012  06:41 AM ET

The Steelers are flying in on Sunday and I'm still without Power, What has my President done for me lately! Nothing that loser docent have the balls to come to NY, heonlt comes to rasie money and woodies, what a shame!! I will remember to forget him on Tuesday!!!

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