I attended my first Vikings game since the 1998 NFC Championship game on Sunday. Here are a few observations.
*Times have changed. The entire scene is a circus. The game itself is just part of the equation.
*I would estimate that the Vikings made $7 million in beer sales alone on Sunday. And before any of you smart alecks insert a joke here, I didn’t contribute to that total. I was actually trying to watch the game.
*When I watch football at home, I flip to another game during a commercial. At the dome, you actually have to sit there and wait for the TV timeout to be over. It seems like there are a lot of stoppages.
*The majority of the crowd participated in “doing the wave” at a crucial point in the second half. While the Vikings had the ball. I still haven’t figured that out yet.
*I saw a lot of Kleinsasser jerseys in the crowd.
*If someone asks you if you’d like to go to the VIP Tent before the game, say, “Yes.” Nothing like Prime Rib on a Sunday morning.