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Posted at 11:12 AM ET, 12/13/2010

Fans snap up free Vikings-Giants tickets; Brett Favre still 'doubtful'

By Cindy Boren

Updated at 12:32 p.m.

Fans lined up in Detroit very, very early this morning to get free tickets to an impromptu NFL game between the New York Giants and Minnesota Vikings tonight and by late morning the giveaway at the Ford Field box office was over.

(You might have heard that the roof of the Vikings' stadium collapsed Sunday morning.)

Officials admit that the game may be "oversubscribed" at this point, with so many free tickets given away. However, fans holding tickets to the originally scheduled game will be admitted first, with those holding free tickets admitted on a first-come, first-served basis.

The big question involving the game tonight concerns Vikings quarterback Brett Favre and whether he will be able to make his NFL record 298th consecutive start. As usual with Favre, there's plenty of drama and uncertainty about whether his injured shoulder will let him play. Listed as doubtful (which means 50-50), he texted an ESPN reporter that he would not have been able to play Sunday. Asked about Favre's status now, Vikings Coach Leslie Frazier texted ESPN's Adam Schefter:

"Doubtful but sometimes you never know with him."

Frazier told the Minneapolis Star-Tribune in a text message that there's a chance Favre could play "because he's Brett, but he still has pain. We will see."

FOX'S FOOTAGE

How did Fox cameras capture the collapse of the roof? Simple: the crew in town for Sunday's game left its cameras on overnight, USA Today reports. "It was already leaking," Richie Zyontz, the lead game producer, said. "But we heard that's happened here before. They were heating up the dome to furnace levels to melt the snow." Fox videotape operator Randy Carr was told by a Metrodome staffer that "this was a real problem," so the decision was made to leave the cameras on. Zyontz says, "We knew what we were looking for. This was specifically for that roof collapsing."

By Cindy Boren  | December 13, 2010; 11:12 AM ET
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Comments

"Sometimes you never know" is almost Yogi Berra-worthy. I like this Frazier guy already.

Except for the whole inspiring-his-team-to-beat-the-Redskins thing.

Posted by: NateinthePDX | December 13, 2010 12:13 PM | Report abuse

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