Vikings vs. Giants: “Likely” to be Played at Ford Field
In case you haven’t heard by now, the Metrodome, which is the home stadium for the Minnesota Vikings had an inflatable bag that is a part of the roof of the dome collapse at about 5 AM local time this morning. This game has already had it’s issues due to the Giants being stuck in the Kansas City airport due to weather. This delay caused the game to be moved back from today to Monday night. But with the collapse of the roof at the Metrodome, the game was in jeopardy of even being played monday night.
The options for how to get the game played included the Minnesota Golden Gophers’ outdoor stadium in Minnesota, Lucas Oil Field in Indianapolis, and Ford Field in Detroit.
Rich Eisen of the NFL Network has reported that it is now “likely” that the game will be played tomorrow night at Ford Field. I’m not sure if the Giants have gotten out of Kansas City yet, but Detroit is close enough in proximity that it is the most plausible and logical answer. There are several issues with playing the game at the local college field which makes it extremely unlikely.
The hash marks are different, the goal posts are different, the seating is said to be an issue, and the Giants left New York expecting to play in a dome. I highly doubt that they brought the proper spikes for the cleats to play on a grass field, in the elements.
The other impact of the game being postponed involves Brett Favre, which I could care less about. But since everyone seems to care and since every seems to be reporting on the fact that “God wants Favre to extend his streak”, I have to mention it. Favre is quoted as saying that if the game were to be played today, he wouldn’t have been able to go. First of all, I don’t believe a single word that comes from that man’s mouth. EVER. He would say anything to hype up the streak and try to play up his “toughness”. But the reality is, hundreds of NFL players play every week with ailments equal to or greater than what Favre plays with and yet they keep it quiet. They don’t leak their injuries to Peter King or Chris Mortensen, or Ed Werder each and every week. I don’t care how many games he’s played, that doesn’t equal toughness in my book.
But anyways, the game being delayed by at least a day will at least improve the chances of Favre extending the streak that no one outside of the Favre household and ESPN cares about.
Here is a video of the roof collapse.