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#21 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.97


Sunday Ticket, KMSP in Minneapolis (Vikings primary market), KEYC in Mankato and KXLT in Rochester, MN (Vikings secondary markets), as well as WNYW in New York City. The Giants have no secondary markets, so everyone else in the tri-state area is shut out, unless they've got the dish.

Except in Albany, NY.

WXXA got a waiver, mostly because the Giants have camp there, and so they'll have the game as well. Everyone else is shut out, mostly because ESPN has an exclusivity deal for MNF.



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#22 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.16
And the WWE's chances of having me switch over to them during MNF commercials and/or halftime just went out the window, thank you Sunday Ticket!

edit: Via Rich Eisen's Twitter feed: NFL Network will air "encore" presentation of Giants-Vikes at midnight Monday, about 5 hours after kickoff


(edited by DrewDewce on 12.12.10 1754)


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#23 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.80
    Originally posted by DrewDewce
    edit: Via Rich Eisen's Twitter feed: NFL Network will air "encore" presentation of Giants-Vikes at midnight Monday, about 5 hours after kickoff


So now the NFL can kill Raw on the west coast, too. Don't see that too often.




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#24 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.13
Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't trying to get a new stadium a big issue for the franchise at the moment? You'd think this would give them a something to show how much they need one.
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#25 Posted on | Instant Rating: 10.00
Yes.

Maybe not, since even in Minnesota it doesn't snow this much often.



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That sucks when they make me sit through a whole Giants blowout and won't switch because we are a 'secondary market' even when there are far bigger and more competitive games on.

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Welcome home, men of the 2nd Bn, 127th Infantry, 32d "Red Arrow" Brigade, WI Army National Guard! Job well done in Iraq!

This thing is sellin' like hotcakes...if hotcakes were free!

Apparently the Lions had to stop the ticket giveaway due to excess demand. (Plus, apparently people who were at that hot mess of a Packer loss yesterday get to re-use that ticket for Vikes-Giants tonight, too.)

Ah, the Minnesota Vikings...even their roof is made of fail.





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#28 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.20
Ford Field: Vikings Country~!
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#29 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.29
    Originally posted by The Thrill
    This thing is sellin' like hotcakes...if hotcakes were free!


Perhaps initially, but according to local sports radio here, there is a secondary market for the tickets. A good portion of those camping out for tickets in the 10 degree weather (psychos) were scalping them minutes later. Ahhhh, capitalism.

I'm picturing tonight may go something like that Who concert in the 70s, or Disco Demolition Night....
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#30 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.29
    Originally posted by BigDaddyLoco
    That sucks when they make me sit through a whole Giants blowout and won't switch because we are a 'secondary market' even when there are far bigger and more competitive games on.




The Tracker Manor was pissed that CBS cut away from the entertaining snow game (blowout or not) to show us the inept Jets play the inept Dolphins. We missed the Hester return. The only interesting thing we saw instead was a Jets strength coach trip a Dolphin.



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#31 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.20
    Originally posted by Matt Tracker
    The Tracker Manor was pissed that CBS cut away from the entertaining snow game (blowout or not) to show us the inept Jets play the inept Dolphins. We missed the Hester return. The only interesting thing we saw instead was a Jets strength coach trip a Dolphin.
As was I. Pick a freaking game and stick to it.
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#32 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.20
Wow. Glad the game got postponed just so we could see THAT abomination. T-Jack. Go. Now. Away.
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Hehehe. JimBob. Vikings stink.






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#34 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.68
(From Yahoo Sports)


Preparing a snowy college stadium for the NFL isn't an easy task
By Chris Chase


Moving Monday night's Minnesota Vikings-Chicago Bears game to the University of Minnesota is proving to be just as much of a headache than fixing the Metrodome. In addition to the sub-freezing temperatures expected for next week's primetime affair, there is a lot that needs to get done between now and then to have TCF Bank Stadium ready for the NFL.

• The snowstorm that led to the Metrodome collapse is also hampering efforts to get TCF Bank Stadium ready for Monday. Seventeen inches of snow fell on Minneapolis and led to snow drifts as high as five feet at the stadium. A crew of 400 has been hired to help clear the snow from the field, stands and concourses. The stadium has also asked for volunteers to come help dig out. (Shovels will be provided.)

• The stadium seats 50,000 fans, but 63,000 tickets have been sold for Monday's game because the Metrodome holds 63,000. There have been talks of adding temporary seating for the game.

• TCF Bank Stadium was last used on Thanksgiving weekend when Minnesota defeated Big 10 rival Iowa, 27-24. Since then the field has been winterized, as there was no plan to use it again for a major event until next year.

• Because no beer sales are allowed for college events held on campus, there are no beer taps installed at the concession stands of TCF Bank Stadium. Officials are discussing whether alcohol will be sold at the game. With those cold temperatures and Tarvaris Jackson(notes) at quarterback, Vikings fans are going to need some.

• Those concession stands are going to have bigger issues than a lack of Budweiser. They weren't designed to withstand temperatures less than 30 degrees. Overnight lows on Monday are forecasted to be near zero, with a windchill of minus-15.







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#35 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.05
    Originally posted by Kevintripod
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    • Because no beer sales are allowed for college events held on campus, there are no beer taps installed at the concession stands of TCF Bank Stadium. Officials are discussing whether alcohol will be sold at the game. With those cold temperatures and Tarvaris Jackson(notes) at quarterback, Vikings fans are going to need some.



T-Jack is now on IR, so they'll get Patrick Ramsey, instead.

Yeah, they'll need beer.
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#36 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.92
    Originally posted by Kevintripod


    • The stadium seats 50,000 fans, but 63,000 tickets have been sold for Monday's game because the Metrodome holds 63,000. There have been talks of adding temporary seating for the game.











Sitting outside in December at night to see a team out of playoff contention start essentially the #4 QB. I think they might be able to coax a few people not to use their tickets with refunds. Actually, if they were to offer refunds, it would be hard to coax anyone not to take one.
Does the no booze on campus rule apply to tailgating?
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All seats general admission, no alcohol sales (startribune.com)

Another roof panel at the Dome tore on Wednesday, so it's just about a certainty that the game will be played at TCF Bank Stadium (early forecast: Chance of snow, overnight lows around 7- before the windchill).

Plan is that, while all seats are general admission, if you have a lower-level Metrodome ticket for the game, you'll be in the lower level at TCF, and an upper-level Dome ticket is an upper level TCF seat. Any season-ticket holder who misses out on the game because of capacity issues (admission is going to be first-come, first-served), will get a full refund, or 2011 credit.

They've also agreed to honor the university policies, and not sell beer at the game.



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#38 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.92
With the dome falling apart and the lease almost up, is it now going to be a competition between the 0-4 in Super Bowl Vikings and Bills to see who ends up in LA first?
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#39 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.03
    Originally posted by Sec19Row53

    T-Jack is now on IR, so they'll get Patrick Ramsey, instead.

    Yeah, they'll need beer.


So Farve goes 18 years without missing a start, and the guy who finally replaces him lasts one week. Nice!
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#40 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.80
There's still a chance that the University of Minnesota might not be ready for Monday, especially with the weather situation. Luckily, the Colts have offered a solution:


    MINNEAPOLIS -- The same winter weather that rendered the Metrodome unusable for the Minnesota Vikings' game against the Chicago Bears on Monday night may derail plans of playing at the University of Minnesota's open-air stadium and cause the game to move indoors to Indianapolis.

    League sources told ESPN.com's John Clayton on Wednesday that although the NFL has inspected the Gophers' TCF Bank Stadium, securing a site for the prime-time game is still a fluid situation.

    If the game must be moved from Minnesota, the Indianapolis Colts have offered to host the game inside their domed Lucas Oil Stadium, team sources told Clayton on Wednesday. However, the sources said the Vikings are wary of that option because they fear Chicago fans will buy out Indy's stadium.


At some point, if the playing field doesn't thaw out, you have to bite the bullet and just go to Indy. It'd be irresponsible to risk injuries to your own guys, just because you think the visiting team might fill the seats.




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