Haven't gotten around to commenting on this yet -- the Blob tends to have its own built-in lag time -- but let me say this about the Avalanche That Ate The Metrodome in Minneapolis:
Thank you, Santa.
You can keep the rest of the presents you were about to put under my tree, Blobophiles (and I know you were). Mine came last weekend, when Santa gifted me with a blizzard that destroyed the Metrodome roof and forced Monday's game between the Bears and Vikings outside ... in Minneapolis ... at night ... in mid-December.
Work crews have been clearing snowdrifts as high as 5 feet out of TCF Bank Stadium, home of the Minnesota Golden Gophers, all week. The place looks like Lambeau Field on the day of the Ice Bowl. It's absolutely awesome.
Also awesome: Game-time temps are projected to be right around zero. With windchills around minus-18.
And if I squint my eyes just-so Monday night, I know I'll see Joe Kapp out there running for his life from Dick Butkus. And handing off to Dave Osborne and Bill Brown. And then standing on the sidelines watching Alan Page turn Jack Concannon into a snowcone.
Lovely. Just lovely.