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Shiancoe says TCF Bank Stadium field “cleared up pretty good”

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Moonlighting as a reporter while attending his team’s walk-through practice at TCF Bank Stadium, Vikings tight end Visanthe Shiancoe has declared that the field has “cleared up pretty good.”

Shiancoe offered one caveat:  “[T]here are random patches of hard and slippery field.”

Groundskeepers told Shiancoe that the field will be heated for 30 hours straight in advance of Sunday night’s game, which was moved outdoors after the Vikings indoor stadium became a partially outdoor stadium.  Players from both teams had complained about the possibility that the field, which has no built-in heating system, would be frozen.

The Bears and Vikings play on Monday night in the first NFL gam played in Minnesota but not in the Metrodome since December 20, 1981.

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6 Responses to “Shiancoe says TCF Bank Stadium field “cleared up pretty good””
  1. sarge says: Dec 19, 2010 2:01 PM

    4″-7″ of fresh snow throughout the late afternoon and night.

  2. brewdogg says: Dec 19, 2010 2:04 PM

    Just an observation, but considering the way that he tends to be portrayed whenever he says something, if I were Schiancoe, I wouldn’t say anything anymore. I’d let that clip of him walking out of the shower speak for itself.

  3. rick1922 says: Dec 19, 2010 2:13 PM

    The Bears and Vikings both a bunch of WIMPS play the game and stop worrying about the field this is not high school.

  4. wjf010 says: Dec 19, 2010 2:25 PM

    “Players from both teams had complained about the possibility that the field, which has no built-in heating system, would be frozen.”

    Ummmm – Buffalo’s field isn’t heated either. Don’t hear much whining about it.

  5. didiwags says: Dec 19, 2010 2:26 PM

    Like football players have not played in the snow before and the cities are suppose to get 3-4 inches of snow throughout the whole day and night tomorrow!! That is really not a lot for a MN storm!! It is like a dusting!

  6. packfaninpackland says: Dec 19, 2010 2:38 PM

    Groundskeepers told Shiancoe that the field will be heated for 30 hours straight in advance of Sunday night’s game.
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    Monday night’s game !

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