Monday, January 15, 2018

The Miracle in Minnesota


I don't watch a lot of football (the American brand, anyway) because I'm a Vikings fan, and the networks rarely show them here on the West Coast. This year, though, thanks to their success and NFL Network replays, I got to see every game (including pre-season), and got plenty dang invested.

So yesterday, after seeing my team blow a big lead, fall behind, squeak ahead, screw up again and find themselves down 24-23 with 10 seconds left, no time outs and 60 yards between them and the goal line, my heart was in my shoes. My thumb was on the remote, ready to turn that sucker off the second it was over and let the grieving begin. And then - you know what happened. Keenum threw that last gasp pass to Diggs, who turned on a dime and raced into the end zone. 

I was stunned, and six hours later it hasn't worn off. I'm having a hard time believing what I saw. Luckily, I recorded the game, so I can check again today. Damn, I hope it comes out the same.


10 comments:

Drew Bentley said...

As a long time Vikings fan, my phone monitors Vikings news so I got a highlight video posted to me. Started being a fan back in the 60's

Evan Lewis said...

Same here. The Vikings and Twins got into my blood when we moved to Minnesota in 1961.

Charles Gramlich said...

I, on the other hand, was heart broken

Cap'n Bob said...

The Vikes can thank the world's worst defensive back for missing a simple tackle and allowing the receiver to trot to the end zone.

Evan Lewis said...

Has Marcus Williams been murdered yet?

Cap'n Bob said...

He should be.

Evan Lewis said...

Nah. I'd like to buy him a beer.

Mike Britt said...

The first professional football game I went to was the Vikings hosting the Eagles in the early sixties!

Evan Lewis said...

You were in Minnesota? My first (and only) was the Vikings and Colts circa 1962.

Mike Britt said...

I lived in Duluth from 2/60 to 4/65.