We’re less than two weeks away from the first time it will actually be a good thing when, during a game between the Packers and the Vikings, quarterback Brett Favre throws the ball to one of the guys in the purple jerseys.
And despite a belief by the folks affiliated with America’s former pastime (sorry, Bob and Keith) that the Twins would win a rock-scissors-paper challenge with the Vikings for dibs on Monday, October 5, it appears that the football is the boulder, and that baseball is a rusty pair of left-handed kindergarten safety snippers that will gently tear long before they actually cut.
Per the Minneapolis Star Tribune, the NFL has declared that the Monday night game between Green Bay and Minnesota will not be moved.
“The NFL has no reason to reschedule the game and inconvenience its
fans, many of whom travel long distances and planned these trips when
the schedule was released in April,” league spokesman Dan Masonson told the Star Tribune.
That said, under certain circumstances (e.g., the World Series), football becomes a handful of pebbles and baseball is the Grim Reaper’s scythe. For now, though, there’s apparently no way that the Twins will disrupt one of the biggest regular-season NFL games that the Metrodome will ever see.