Sunday, October 4, 2015

Game-Day Roofies

GLENDALE, Ariz -- Merrill Reese walked by to report that he is "outraged" that the roof is closed at University of Phoenix stadium for today's game.

Game-Day Roofies

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GLENDALE, Ariz -- Merrill Reese walked by to report that he is "outraged" that the roof is closed at University of Phoenix stadium for today's game.

"The league should take control. It's a beautiful day here and this is supposed to be an outdoor game," Reese said.

Nevertheless -- and it is a beautiful day in the mid-70's here -- the roof is certainly closed, which is the way Cardinals' quarterback Kurt Warner likes it.

"I was lobbying all week," Warner said after practice on Thursday.

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It didn't take much lobbying probably. The Cards want to keep the crowd noise trapped inside, increasing whatever home field advantage they believe they have in a building where they were 6-2 during the regular season.

"Outrage" might be a little over-the-top, but it is a shame the league doesn't control things like that. Will it matter? Probably not. Donovan McNabb has a lot of experience playing in domes, going back to Syracuse University, and the Eagles already won a playoff game this season in a road dome.

Arizona fans are unbelievably polite. Walking through the parking lot, they were wishing fans dressed in Eagles' garb good luck and things like that. Very inappropriate.

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