It’s official: The Vikings-Giants game scheduled for Sunday afternoon has been moved to Monday night. In the end, Mother Nature and her colossal snowstorm were too much to deal with.
The Giants had their flight into Minneapolis diverted to Kansas City because of the storm, and would not have been able to depart for the Twin Cities again until Sunday morning, leaving them only a few scant hours between arrival and game time. This would’ve been a great advantage for the Vikings…too much of an advantage, apparently, in the eyes of the league.
Now the Giants will be able to operate on a normal schedule: into town on Sunday, a day to prepare, then the game. The downside for the Giants is that they will have an unexpected short week (the Vikings play Monday night next week so it’s all good to them).
Oh, and of course Brett Favre‘s arm has one more day to rest. Were one inclined to believe in divine intervention…
Update: The NFL’s decision to move the game to Monday night was influenced by officials who are concerned about the build-up of snow on top of the Metrodome. Another argument in favor of an outdoor stadium? Or perhaps a move to warmer climes?
Site5 and Fansided Holiday Season Charity Drive: Give to the Boys and Girls Clubs of America.