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Metrodome collapse | Minneapolis News | Minnesota Vikings

Written By Rana G on Sunday, December 12, 2010 | 8:44 AM

Because you can't have a football story without Brett Favre being involved -- ESPN's Ed Werder says that the Vikings quarterback texted him last night to say he would not have been able to play on Sunday morning had the game against the Giants gone on as regularly scheduled.

Conveniently, he has now been given at least 30 extra hours to make another "miraculous" recovery.

Favre has started in 297 consecutive games, more than any other player in NFL history.

metrodome-collapseThe Minneapolis Metrodome roof collapsed, due to the heavy snow in the area. CNN reports that The roof of the city’s 64,000-seat football stadium caved in after over 17 inches of snow hit the Twin Cities since Friday.

Minneapolis city officials were concerned about the Metrodome’s Teflon-covered inflatable dome on Friday evening, resulting in the scheduled NFL game between the New York Giants and the Minnesota Vikings to be postponed. The NY Giants were not able to even get to the Minneapolis airport due to the snow and their plane had to be diverted to Kansas City.The National Weather Service reports that the Twin Cities received 17.1 inches of snow between Friday night and Saturday night. This snowstorm was one of the five largest to hit the Twin Cities area.

A blizzard warning remains in effect in parts of Iowa, Wisconsin and Minnesota. In addition, The National Weather Service has issued travelers warnings due to hazardous conditions caused by heavy snow, fierce winds and subzero temperatures.

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