If you believe in signs or omens or what have you, what apparently just happened at TCF Bank Stadium is probably not going to make you very happy.
Before each game, the Minnesota Vikings generally have someone sound the Gjallarhorn (pronounced yahl-lahr-hawrn) before each game. Today? Well. . .that's not happening.
So, if anyone wanted to question whether or not it's cold out there at TCF Bank Stadium today. . .well, let the questions be silenced, I guess.
I'm sort of surprised they don't have some sort of backup horn for something like this. Then again, with the weather as cold as it is, you'd hate to have whoever was doing the honors wind up like Ralphie from A Christmas Story or something like that.
But, if you were looking forward to the horn this afternoon at TCF Bank Stadium, it won't be happening. I'm sure someone has a pre-recorded version of it somewhere, though.
EDIT: NEVER FEAR, THE BACKUP HORN IS HERE!!
No reason to fret the Gjallarhorn shattering from cold. There's a backup -- the one used at the Dome -- & Rhett Ellison will do the blowing.— Bob Sansevere (@bobsansevere) January 10, 2016