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Packers-Vikings game won't be moved

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.

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28 Responses to “Packers-Vikings game won't be moved”
  1. drsbaitso says: Sep 22, 2009 9:46 AM

    “one of the biggest regular-season NFL games that the Metrodome will ever see”
    More like the biggest the Metrodome will ever see, and one of the biggest regular season games of all time.
    Cannot wait.

  2. turduckenman says: Sep 22, 2009 9:47 AM

    Baseball, more like zzzzzzzball.

  3. hayward giablommi says: Sep 22, 2009 9:50 AM

    While I don’t disagree with the decision, it is interesting to note the NFL’s hypocrisy, considering that there was a Florida Marlins game originally scheduled last night at Joe Robbie Stadium.
    The NFL took it upon themselves to schedule a Monday night game, bumping the Marlins game, despite the fact that the stadium was vacant on Sunday. Seems to me the league office is getting a little bit too arrogant for it’s own good.
    And btw, Florio, your anti-baseball rants are just as lame as ever.

  4. purpleguy says: Sep 22, 2009 9:54 AM

    Unfortunately, it will be tough for the Twins to tie the Tigers given the 10 game road trip, so this issue will be moot. The Vike’s lease with the Met Sports Commission takes priority over the Twinkies in non-World Series games anyhow. With the lousy O-line play for both teams, we’ll still be able to watch the sack-fest at the Dome Oct 5th.

  5. purplescar says: Sep 22, 2009 9:55 AM

    Hell yes… let ‘em go play in the sandlot where they’ll be building the twinkies new stadium & Pawlenty can pass out programs.

  6. Otis Taylor 89 says: Sep 22, 2009 10:01 AM

    “baseball is a rusty pair of left-handed kindergarten safety snippers that will gently tear long before they actually cut.”
    Maybe if their games weren’t all over 3 hour long and show WS games late at night they would give the NFL a run for it’s money – if course that won’t be happening.

  7. pats suck, blow and cheat* says: Sep 22, 2009 10:03 AM

    “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.
    If this was true, the league (and NBC) would not have flexible scheduling.

  8. Nevisyakker says: Sep 22, 2009 10:07 AM

    Bottom line: the NFL can boldly say, “We had this date locked up first.” The only reason they would be willing to move would be if they were in the mood to do a BIG favor. Let’s se, NFL….BIG favor…in Minnesota? Probably not.

  9. marcduke says: Sep 22, 2009 10:21 AM

    I don’t see why the Metrodome would have given into the the Twins/MLB anyway – they are moving into a new ballpark next spring.

  10. tom skiffington says: Sep 22, 2009 10:28 AM

    “The NFL has no reason to reschedule the game and inconvenience its fans”
    unless, of course, we want to screw over our fans by moving games to other countries…

  11. roe says: Sep 22, 2009 10:35 AM

    Football-1
    Baseball-0

  12. Fan_Of_ Four says: Sep 22, 2009 10:39 AM

    No name calling of Favre ? You feeling alright today Mike ?

  13. SmackMyVickUp says: Sep 22, 2009 10:50 AM

    Cant wait for Breet Favre in a purple jersey to throw to a guy in a green jersey. He has been slow and careful with his choices and hasn’t turned the ball over, but you know he will force things against the Packers.
    Also think the Pack are saving quite a few blitzes for the old man as well.

  14. Hauschild says: Sep 22, 2009 10:55 AM

    Another NBC-owned outlet omitting facts and reporting half-truths – how modern day media, ya know?
    Again, a little investigative journalism on google reveals Favre had an 84.5 career QB rating against Minnesota, thereby shooting holes into your backhanded argument that Favre throws a lot of interceptions to guys in purple jerseys.
    I’m amazed nowadays at the number of people that dupe others and moreso by the number of people ready, willing and able to be duped. It’s really disappointing considering the amount of information each of us has at access to with a few clacks and clicks.
    And, the “dumbing down” of America continues …

  15. slutnuts says: Sep 22, 2009 11:00 AM

    someone is complaining that the miami dolphins pushed the marlins out of the stadium. i’m sure those at landshark stadium were pleased to have the packed house rather than only the players wives and girlfriends in attendance.

  16. Tears_of_a_Favre says: Sep 22, 2009 11:02 AM

    Sniff, sniff. Can’t get to Lambeau to show Ted “the Meanie” Thompson some revenge until November. Sniff, sniff.

  17. nationscapital10 says: Sep 22, 2009 11:08 AM

    Florio is a loser. Baseball sucks and so does he. And he looks like an idiot in those videos.

  18. LBPACKFAN says: Sep 22, 2009 11:21 AM

    Football cooler than baseball? My ass. Baseball is legit…not determined by refs tossing yellow flags.

  19. DCViking says: Sep 22, 2009 11:23 AM

    purpleguy is right.
    This will be a non-issue as the Twins drift behind the Tigers…

  20. Eaglestrainingcamp says: Sep 22, 2009 11:45 AM

    Funny, but Florio does look like an idiot in the cheap videos. And his son must look just as cheap in his baseball uniform. Agree also that baseball needs to go 3 hours or less. And WS needs to start earlier. Baseball/football, apples and oranges.

  21. SFTitan says: Sep 22, 2009 12:42 PM

    Hahahaha…. stupid baseball.

  22. Anarcho Purplism says: Sep 22, 2009 1:20 PM

    Football is now America’s favorite past-time.
    Baseball “purists” ought to recognize…..
    BASEBALL….YOU WILL SUBMIT!!!!!!!!!!!

  23. kilo31actual says: Sep 22, 2009 2:47 PM

    The Oct 5th game is going to be interesting to watch but the Nov 1st game will be even better. Vikes at Green Bay.

  24. singalak says: Sep 22, 2009 2:50 PM

    Hey SmackMyVickUp,
    Cedric Benson ran for 141 yards on the Packers supposedly AMAZING defense at Green Bay. Peg Adrian for 305 and Favre won’t even have to throw a pass haha.

  25. singalak says: Sep 22, 2009 2:51 PM

    they can’t move this game

  26. Bob Nelson says: Sep 22, 2009 3:22 PM

    Well you have to understand the market. It is a little bit tougher decision.
    The Twins have won the World Series and been champions. The vikings have not.
    The Twins baseball players are good people, well liked in the community and not arrested at the rate the unliked viking players are arrested and in court.
    What trumps the Twins is that the Packers are playing and 40% of the market are Packer fans so certainly the Packer game moves any Twins game.

  27. DocBG says: Sep 22, 2009 3:30 PM

    # SmackMyVickUp says: September 22, 2009 10:50 AM
    Cant wait for Breet Favre in a purple jersey to throw to a guy in a green jersey. He has been slow and careful with his choices and hasn’t turned the ball over, but you know he will force things against the Packers.
    Also think the Pack are saving quite a few blitzes for the old man as well.
    ——————————————————
    So basically what you are getting at is that packers would intentionally withhold plays that in your estimation work incredibly well in order to get revenge on a player who wasnt done playing, but they ran out of town anyway? Kinda makes all those arguments about favre just playing for revenge a bit stupid doesn’t it?
    As for the twins falling behind the tigers further, last i checked we are only 2.5 games out, we won the series against them this weekend, and still have 4 left against them (albeit in detroit). If the twins can show a little consistency (as they have been the last 2 weeks), they can win the division.

  28. Bigskyvikes says: Sep 22, 2009 10:32 PM

    SmackMyVickUp says:
    September 22, 2009 10:50 AM
    Cant wait for Breet Favre in a purple jersey to throw to a guy in a green jersey. He has been slow and careful with his choices and hasn’t turned the ball over, but you know he will force things against the Packers.
    Also think the Pack are saving quite a few blitzes for the old man as well.
    ————————————————–
    God, you are an idiot!
    ———————————————–
    Bob Nelson says:
    September 22, 2009 3:22 PM
    Well you have to understand the market. It is a little bit tougher decision.
    The Twins have won the World Series and been champions. The vikings have not.
    The Twins baseball players are good people, well liked in the community and not arrested at the rate the unliked viking players are arrested and in court.
    What trumps the Twins is that the Packers are playing and 40% of the market are Packer fans so certainly the Packer game moves any Twins game.
    Here is even a bigger idiot, WOW!!!!!
    This is our year!
    This is our year!

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