As is being reported by our SB Nation Vikings blog The Daily Norseman, the NFL is moving the Giants/Vikings game to Monday night, from its original starting time of noon Sunday.â†µâ†µ
This decision is being made for several reasons, not the least of which is this:â†µâ†µ
News item the first - the roof of the Metrodome is currently collapsing. Apparently turning the heaters to high didn't work.
Well. That would have been a problem, wouldn't it? When Minneapolis -- a city that can handle snow -- is going through its worst blizzard since Halloween 1991, and streets and the airport closed down, it would have been prudent for the NFL to simply postpone the game earlier in the afternoon, citing safety of all involved, rather than send out the attitude that they were going to try to play the game at its original time at any and all costs.â†µâ†µ
They did the right thing, but only because they basically had no other choice. This may wind up affecting the NFL playoff picture, because the Giants are jockeying for position as both possibly the NFC East champion or a wild card. The Giants and Eagles, both 8-4, will meet next Sunday at the Meadowlands, with the Giants now having one less day to prepare. The Bears will be watching with interest -- they hold the tiebreaker over the Eagles, but lose a tiebreaker with the Giants.