The NFL today admitted that they are keeping an eye on Hurricane Sandy, which is currently headed for the eastern seaboard of the United States, and could have an impact on the league's scheduled games this weekend. NFL Spokesman Greg Aiello told reporters yesterday that the league is monitoring the hurricane's progress, but currently don't believe it will be an issue for Sunday's games.
The games that could be hit by Sandy's advance are the Atlanta Falcons at Philadelphia Eagles and the Miami Dolphins at New York Jets.
Sandy is expected to make landfall sometime in the Monday night to Tuesday morning time frame, and could hit anywhere in the New England region, as well as New York, New Jersey, or Maryland. Even before it reaches the east coast, Sandy will be bringing typical tropical storm type weather, including high winds and rain, well in advance of official landfall. What makes Sandy different than other hurricanes is the mixture of a winter weather system that has moved in from the north to mix with the hurricane.
Meteorologists have begin calling Sandy a storm of potentially "historic" proportion that could impact the eastern third of the US over the coming days. Tropical storm warning and watches were issued yesterday for much of Florida's Atlantic coast, as the storm moved north. Over the past few days, Sandy caused damage, and fatalities, in Cuba, Jamaica, the Bahamas, and the Dominican Republic.