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    Twins could force Vikings out

    By JOE CHRISTENSEN and JUDD ZULGAD, Star Tribune staff writers
    If the Twins finish the regular season tied atop the American League Central, like last season, it could create one doozy of a scheduling conflict at the Metrodome.
    The Vikings and Packers are scheduled to play on "Monday Night Football" at the Dome on Oct. 5.
    But if the Twins need a tiebreaker and secure home-field advantage for that game, they would take precedence at the Metrodome that night, forcing the Vikings and Packers to make other plans, according to Katy Feeney, Major League Baseball's senior vice president for scheduling and club relations.
    "The NFL is fully aware of it," Feeney said Friday. "That's one of the reasons they schedule those as intradivision games, so they can flip [home sites] if they need to."
    The Vikings are scheduled to play at Green Bay on Nov. 1, so the teams technically could trade home dates.
    However, that would throw quite a wrench into one of the biggest regular-season home games in the Vikings' 49-year history, featuring Brett Favre's first appearance against the team with which he spent 16 seasons.
    That means plenty of plans already have been made, including by ESPN, which will air the game, and thus moving the Monday night matchup would be extremely difficult. In fact, an NFL source with knowledge of the lease said there is no chance the Vikings game gets moved. That's because the NFL team's lease states it has priority over the Twins for any game other than a World Series game, a fact that conflicts with MLB's belief that the Twins would have priority in the Dome that night.

    Would that be crazy



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    Re: Twins could force Vikings out

    Where would the Vikings play?


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    Re: Twins could force Vikings out

    I hope the Twins can just win it outright.



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    Re: Twins could force Vikings out

    Quote Originally Posted by Clones21 View Post
    Where would the Vikings play?
    TCF Bank Stadium



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    Re: Twins could force Vikings out

    Quote Originally Posted by Clones21 View Post
    Where would the Vikings play?
    Green Bay


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    Re: Twins could force Vikings out

    They would play in Green Bay, and then the return game would be flipped.


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    Re: Twins could force Vikings out

    Quote Originally Posted by brianhos View Post
    They would play in Green Bay, and then the return game would be flipped.
    Should have just considered flipping them before the schedules were released... Any 'could happens' should be taken into consideration when that much money is at stake.



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    Re: Twins could force Vikings out

    Reading the NFL's position, they'll play in Minnesota.




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    Re: Twins could force Vikings out

    Quote Originally Posted by hurdleisu24 View Post
    Would that be crazy
    No, it wouldn't...for the Vikings that is.

    Quote Originally Posted by hurdleisu24 View Post
    In fact, an NFL source with knowledge of the lease said there is no chance the Vikings game gets moved. That's because the NFL team's lease states it has priority over the Twins for any game other than a World Series game, a fact that conflicts with MLB's belief that the Twins would have priority in the Dome that night.



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    Re: Twins could force Vikings out

    Maybe they should have a fan vote. I wonder how that would turn out.



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    Re: Twins could force Vikings out

    Let them play at the same time. That would be fun.



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    Re: Twins could force Vikings out

    Quote Originally Posted by DJK15 View Post
    Let them play at the same time. That would be fun.
    Are people allowed to sit in the fold up seats? Or are those getting put down and right field is just gonna be reallllllllllllllllllllllllllllllly short?



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    Re: Twins could force Vikings out

    after today with the Twins, I doubt this will be an issue



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    Re: Twins could force Vikings out

    Would be funny if it came to this and the MLB took the NFL to court... that would be fun.

    I think they should have a Goodelll v. Selig cage match... Pretty sure Bud would get his *** beat.



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    Re: Twins could force Vikings out

    I'm pretty sure MLB would lose. Not to mention that MLB doesn't have to play the game Monday night.



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