The Giants/Vikings game which had been scheduled for 1 p.m. today was postponed till tomorrow night after a huge blizzard swept through Minneapolis and manhandled the Metrodome and its inflated roof. The Giants were waylaid in Kansas City when the Metrodome roof dramatically collapsed. A portion of the Teflon-coated fiberglass roof fell-through under the weight of nearly two feet of snow. Here is the incredibly crazy video:
Now, officials have announced that the game will kickoff at 7:20 p.m. ET Monday at Ford Field in Detroit, and will be broadcast in NY on FOX. They considered playing the game in domed stadiums in Indianapolis and New Orleansbefore settling on Detroit. There was also brief speculation about using the outdoor stadium at the University of Minnesota, to enable the Vikings to keep their home-field advantage, but the Giants didn't bring any cold-weather gear with them, and the snow removal would have still proved a challenge. The only previous time that a game has been postponed because of roof failure was April 14, 1983, when a baseball game between the Minnesota Twins and California Angels had to be rescheduled. Players took to Twitter to express their own surprise: "I think this is officially the craziest season ever; now the roof collapses at the metrodome. Can't wait to see what happens now. Let's make it even crazier and just take the roof off and play outside," Vikings defensive end Brian Robison tweeted.
But the whole thing sounds like a conspiracy to us: has Brett Favre been colluding with Mother Nature? The aging quarterback has a NFL record 297 consecutive game streak, but has been listed as not practiced all week due to shoulder injury, and has been listed as questionable for the start. Even his teammates are buying it: "Joke goin round is Gods Tryin to preserve Bretts streak record. Lol!!" receiver Bernard Berrian tweeted. Anyway, when it comes to Favre, we've heard crazier stories about him.