The NFL has just announced that the Ravens-Texans game has been moved to Monday night at 8:30, still at Reliant Stadium.
Don’t know about you, but we were hoping the game would still be played on Sunday, and somewhere like Dallas or Atlanta. Not only would this negate the Texans’ home-field advantage, but it wouldn’t screw up our Sunday drinking plans (as Dewey pointed out).
Also, with Hurricane Ike expected to made landfall Saturday morning as a Category 4 storm, what the hell guarantee is there that Houston won’t still be underwater on Monday? We understand not wanting to screw the Texans out of a home game (like previous Commissioner Paul Tagliabue did to the Saints), but excuse us if we aren’t exactly convinced that moving the game 28 hours will make everything A-OK.
On the bright side, maybe at least some of the Texans’ fans will still be bailing out their trailers and won’t be able to make it out to try to make life hell for Joe Flacco and that no-huddle Ravens’ offense.