Sunday, December 12, 2010
Giants continue national tour
By Matt Mosley
The New York Giants and Minnesota Vikings will now meet Monday night at Ford Field in Detroit. And for those of you who don't follow Lions football, that stadium is indoors.
We found out Sunday morning that the Metrodome's Teflon roof had collapsed because of 17.1 inches of snow. For a team that is desperate for a new stadium, this might fast-track the process. The best news to come out of all of this is that no one was injured. The Vikings and Giants have been inconvenienced, but the players will be fine.
The Giants, who had been diverted to Kansas City, now have the advantage. They will no longer play in one of the most hostile environments in the league. It's not like Lions fans are going to show up in force and root for the Vikings.
I suppose this delay might allow Brett Favre to keep his sacred streak alive, but that's not a big deal for the Giants. I think they would prefer playing against Favre than Tarvaris Jackson.
In the long-run, this chaotic situation might help bring some closure for Vikings fans. Either the community and the Wilf family do whatever it takes to get a new facility or it's time to start thinking about the franchise moving to Los Angeles.
For now, it just means one more stop on the Giants' holiday tour. Then they'll have the short week to prepare for the Eagles.