1:30 Away From Another Tie
Remember the Vikings game last week? It probably doesn't really stick in your memory well, because the team didn't really lose, but they didn't really win, either. They didn't really do anything. They played the Packers with Christian Ponder under center and they left with the same number of wins and the same number of losses as they had before the game. They tied. It was ridiculous.
Well, they were 1:30 away from doing the same thing again on Sunday against the Bears. And for some reason, while a tie two weeks in a row would have absolutely been horrifying for the advancement of football on this planet, it also would have been exquisitely Vikings football, and driven me into a spirally vortex of crazy to watch this semi-talented team (on paper, anyway), become a laughing stock akin to the 0-16 Lions. How do you live that down?
You don't. So so, I guess, it's fine that they won this game (it would have been better had they lost it, certainly), but the win doesn't exactly wipe the smear of poop off our faces. We are now the team that kicked a game winning field goal in overtime, only to have it wiped away on the first facemask penalty to be called in said situation. Rhett Ellison will now live in infamy like Naufahu Tahi and the 12th Man. This win is not a thing to be proud of, by the way. But it is a thing that is "Vikings." We shall wear it like our Scarlet Letter. It's what we deserve.