Minnesota Vikings

New Vikings Logo

This seems about right to me.  It was sent to me this morning by three different people who have no connection to each other.  For the purpose of full disclosure, I’ve been a Minnesota Vikings fan my entire life.  Images burned into my mind over those many years include, but are not limited to:  Sammy White getting his helmet knocked off in the Super Bowl against Oakland, Brent McClanahan fumbling at the goal-line in the same Super Bowl, Gary Anderson missing a 35-yard field goal against Atlanta in the 98 NFC Championship Game, (I was on the sidelines at the Metrodome for that one, still refuse to speak publicly about it) and Brett Favre refusing to run four yards and fall down, instead throwing an interception across his body versus the Saints in last year’s NFC Championship Game.

What’s the point in all of this?  I’m not really sure.  But I do know that I have wasted a lot of time in my life watching this dysfunctional franchise.  And the strangest part of it is how the ineptitude transcends years, players, owners, coaches, etc.  It’s the same old thing.  Here’s how bad it is:  I’ve giving up yelling at the TV.  Turns out it doesn’t do any good.  These days, I give a half-hearted laugh and turn the channel to see what the American Pickers or the Pawn Stars are up to.

But I digress.  In true Minnesota Vikings fashion, they will probably find a way to beat the Packers next weekend.  And by doing so, almost all Vikings fans will be back on the bandwagon.  Almost all.  I know better.

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4 thoughts on “Minnesota Vikings

  1. I’ll give you another memory that is burned in my head. Darrin Nelson dropping the 4th down pass on the goal line from Wade Wilson in the 1987 NFC Championship vs the Redskins. Never did like Nelson.

  2. Larry Csonka running all over us in Super Bowl VII or VIII, I think. And Pittsburgh holding us to less than 100 yards of offense in Super Bown IX, in a year when we actually HAD a decent offense (Burnsie might have been the Offensive Coordinator?). Ugh.

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