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Monday, December 20, 2010
Snowmageddon on 'Monday Night Football'

By Kevin Seifert

We have arrived in a vortex of circumstances that will thrill some, annoy others and frighten a few. Monday night, there will be an outdoor NFL game in Minnesota for the first time in 29 years. The conditions will be right out of NFL Films archives.

A weather front has already moved in to the Twin Cities area, and new accumulations of up to five inches are expected by the 8:20 p.m. ET kickoff between the Minnesota Vikings and Chicago Bears. The game-time temperature will be 25 degrees, with wind chills dipping into the single digits by the end of the night.

We've discussed most aspects of this scene over the past eight days, beginning with the Dec. 11 collapse of the Metrodome roof. ESPN.com's blog editors have created a handy filter for those posts. So as we await Monday night's kickoff, here are a few random thoughts I've had: