The Game…

UPDATE: We suck. They’re pretty good. We do not deserve to win. If by some chance we do manage to win, we should not accept it. We suck.

… is going pretty well. We are losing by only a small amount.

Mike wanted me to live blog this game, but I assure you that you don’t want me doing that. I don’t know enough about football and would only embarrass myself.

I will tell you one small football story, though, to keep you amused during half time.

Several years ago, I think the last time the Vike’s were in the playoffs, we were up against the Falcons. Now, at the time I lived in Falcon Heights. Maybe this wasn’t the playoffs, maybe it was later in the process, like the world series or something … but the point is, there was this key game against the Falcons, and who won would go to the Superbowl.

So the night before the game a secret highly organized and rather expensive operation was undertaken in the city of Falcon Heights. All the signs that said “Welcome to Falcon Heights” were changed to say “Welcome to Vikings Heights.” All of them.

And, of course, the Vikings were JINXED and lost that game. Badly, as I recall.

OK, back to the game…

Comments

  1. #1 Mike Haubrich, FCD
    January 4, 2009

    Games like this are the reason that I have stepped back from my former fanaticism.

    Thanks for the detailed analysis, though.

  2. #2 Todd
    January 4, 2009

    And, of course, the Vikings were JINXED and lost that game. Badly, as I recall.

    No more football for you, Greg. They lost by a field goal. In overtime. I guess it was more horrible to come so close and fail, but I wouldn’t classify it as losing badly.

  3. #3 Sourblaze
    January 5, 2009

    I think the last time the Vike’s were in the playoffs, we were up against the Falcons… but the point is, there was this key game against the Falcons, and who won would go to the Superbowl.

    You mean the 1998 playoffs? That’s not the last time the Vikings were in the playoffs. In 2004, they beat Green Bay even though Minnesota was only 8-8 (only the second team to be at 8-8 and win in the playoffs).

  4. #4 Brian Knoblock
    January 5, 2009

    The amount of self-restraint I’m putting on myself to avoid commenting here is significant.

  5. #5 jj
    January 5, 2009

    World Series,eh? I didn’t know the NFL had a world series, I always thought it was a single game…

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