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Sun-Up: Metrodome roof collapse video is unreal; Sal Alosi's trip; Redskins' PAT woes; Another Brett Favre text; Don King's ammo; Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries?

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metrodome-snow.jpgThe National Football League was thrown into a last-minute state of flux early Sunday morning when the Minneapolis Metrodome turned all one of those end-of-the-world-disaster movies into captured reality.

Heavy snows caused the roof of the Vikings' home to cave in, blanketing the field with snow. If you haven't seen the footage yet, it's unbelievable.

<a href="" target="_new" title="">NFL on FOX: Metrodome collapse</a>

Yeah, when something like this happens, you're not going to be able to play a football game in that facility within a couple of hours. That sent the league scrambling for venues to host the Vikings-Giants game, already pushed back to Monday night.

The initial thought was shifting it over to TFC Bank Stadium, the newish outdoor home of the Minnesota Golden Gophers. The only problem with that is the Giants, thinking they'd be playing in a climate-controlled dome, didn't bring any of their cold gear. It's not like Kevin Boss can pick up a Size Whatever He Wears cleat at the airport when he arrives.

Luckily, Detroit came through. Shortly before kickoff of the early-afternoon games, it was announced that the game would be played tonight at Ford Field.

The best part about this bizarre scenario?

No, it's not the beleaguered city hosting its first Monday night game in nearly a decade or the all-around oddness factor of it all.

It's that tickets are free.

Should be an interesting, interesting scene.
Miami's road trip

The Jets lost their second consecutive game yesterday, falling 10-6 to division rival Miami.

But you can't say they didn't try everything in their power not to. Hey, even strength and conditioning coach Sal Alosi got into the act by tripping Dolphins special teams player Nolan Carroll on the sideline during a punt return.

Alosi stuck out his knee as Carroll ran by, sending him to the ground and leaving him briefly injured.

As you'd imagine, some Dolphins aren't too pleased about the incident.

"I wish they'd tripped me," linebacker Channing Crowder said. "I'd have broken that old man's leg. I didn't see anything. He stuck his leg out and tripped him? He should be ashamed of himself. A grown man from the coaching staff? That's high character."

It's just PAT

Of all the disappointing ways to lose a game, a botched extra point has to be among the most disappointing.

The Redskins have the unfortunate task of dealing with that particular heartache after falling to Tampa Bay, 17-16, when long snapper Nick Sundberg's snap flew over holder Hunter Smith's head.

Going streaking?
A Brett Favre text message is making news this morning, but it's not as salacious as THE text message.

The veteran gunslinger reportedly sent a text to a USA Today reporter expressing concern over his status for tonight's game.

"I don't think it will be 2 bad," Favre wrote, according to the report. "'U know what I kinda look forward to just chillin for a change."

The 41-year-old is suffering from a shoulder injury and has started an NFL-record 297 games.

Also ...
Famed boxing promoter Don King was stopped by airport security for having ammunition in his carry-on luggage.

And finally ...
TMZ says Kim Kardashian is now dating New Jersey Nets forward Kris Humphries.

Not sure how that affects your holiday plans, if at all, but thought you should know.

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