Brett Favre will start against the Bears tonight. And in the next two weeks, Roger Goodell will announce the results of the Jenn Sterger investigation. The conspiracy theories have arrived, and the race for some-stab-at-restored-glory has only just begun.
After yesterday's walk-through, Vikings Punter Chris Kluwe tweeted that the TCF Bank Stadium at the University of Minnesota is "unplayable" because the surface is "hard as concrete" and "anyone that hits their head is getting a concussion" — which of course should be the least of the NFL's worries this season!
ESPN reports that the temperature on the field is 19 degrees with a minus-1 windchill, and a half-inch of snow will fall per hour during the game. There is a reason that the Vikings have not played an outdoor football game at home in 29 years, and it is because it must be awful. Adrian Peterson will be spared the near-death experience.
The fans, who have been lined up outside of the stadium all afternoon in various poses of snow-covered splendor, are encouraged to eat "warm, fatty, spicy foods" to stay alive throughout the game, which I expect most Americans will do from couches in heated homes as an act of solidarity.
Minnesota (5-8) lost to Chicago (9-4) 27-13 in Week 10. But no matter tonight's outcome, don't forget to visit Favre's website immediately after the game for a $175 autographed memento of what I'm sure someone has already dubbed Snow Bowl 2010.