Field heaters off at TCF Bank Stadium

MINNEAPOLIS -- Greetings from TCF Bank Stadium, where I'm watching workers feverishly shoveling and plowing snow off the field tarp. As of 4 p.m. ET, surface heaters have been turned off and we're awaiting reports on initial conditions of the field.

At some point, we're expecting to see Minnesota Vikings quarterback Brett Favre take some practice throws in an unexpected attempt to play Monday night against the Chicago Bears. Thankfully, ESPN's Ed Werder is reporting that Favre is the impetus behind this last-minute drama.

While I'm skeptical of Favre's motivations for trying to play after missing two weeks of practice, I would prefer that scenario over him taking the field for a one-play ceremony.

More to come.