Sunday, December 19, 2010

Are you ready for some (frozen tundra) football?

The Vikings play the Bears tomorrow night on Monday Night Football at the TCF Bank Stadium at the U of Minnesota. It'll be reasonably warm for this time of year (20-25F), and there's a good chance that we'll get several inches of snow tomorrow afternoon and evening.

Here's a time lapse video of the clearing of the snow (17 inches that we got last week) from The Bank:

Vikings punter Chris Kluwe has tweeted that the field is unplayable because it is frozen solid and harder than concrete. He predicts concussions.

This game will be 29 years to the day that the Vikings played their last outdoor home game at Met Stadium. It's also a night that the Vikings/NFL are going to be celebrating the 50 greatest Vikings players of all time to commemorate the Vikings' 50th season.

Cue the quotes from the legends about how they loved to play in the cold.

Neither Favre nor Tavaris Jackson are able to play, so the Vikings will be starting their 3rd string QB.

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