Thursday, December 16, 2010


It's official: This Monday's NFL game featuring the Minnesota Vikings hosting the Chicago Bears will not take place at the Vikes' home stadium of The Metrodome Mall of America Field.

Barring some unforeseen difficulties (which, let's face it, has been the norm for the 2010 Vikings), TCF Bank Stadium on the University of Minnesota campus will be ready to host Monday Night Football in four days.

Today, while flipping around the various sports radio talk shows, I heard an interesting alternative had "The Bank" not been a sufficient option: Green Bay's own Lambeau Field. To be honest, I was actually receptive to the idea.

The biggest squawk amongst Vikings players, coaches and officials regarding last week's relocation to Detroit was that the Vikes, despite being the home team, had virtually no home field advantage. But in a matchup featuring the Bears and Vikings (both being the Packers' hated rivals), it would benefit the Pack more if which team got beat? The Bears of course. So don't you think the Packer fans would come out in droves to root against the hated Bears, even if it meant cheering on the Vikes? It would make it even easier in that the cheeseheads would not even have to pull for Brett Favre, who is all but assured to be inactive for a second consecutive game.

Let's just say I wouldn't pull that option (playing at Lambeau that is) off the table just yet.


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