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Sunday, January 24, 2010

See What Happens When You Get Too Cute?

A dumb, stupid, cutesy-pie 12th-man-in-the-huddle penalty with 19 seconds left ended up costing the Minnesota Vikings their Super Bowl shot. They tried to screw around with the New Orleans defense and they got caught. It forced Brett Favre to throw an ill-advised pass that was intercepted and on came overtime.

I knew the Vikings were dead at that point. We watched them commit suicide in the Superdome.

They destroyed themselves on Sunday in New Orleans. They outplayed the Saints on offense, but committed six fumbles, lost three of them, and Brett Favre was picked off twice.

Another Vikings season ends badly. Another overtime loss in the NFC championship game. It feels like 1998 all over again. And as Garrett Hartley's game-winning field goal was splitting the uprights, I couldn't help but think of a certain night in October 2003 when some guy (whose name escapes me) hit an 11th inning home run off Tim Wakefield to win the AL pennant.

Well, that wraps up another football season.

24 days until pitchers and catchers report.

6 comments:

Ken In San Diego said...

Sorry John! So much for that Vikings/Chargers Super Bowl...

Gary said...

And all of that running room to set up the victory field goal. What a way to end his career...Again!

The Omnipotent Q said...

The year ended badly for both our teams, Ken. Bring on the baseball season!

I would bet Favre is back next year, Gary. After all, he did sign a two-year contract...

Michael Leggett said...

Fortunately, Brett doesn't play under that Bleep, Eric(I Know ALL)Mangini, so there's Hope after All:

12 Man Huddle? This is NOT the CFL.

Rick said...

When I look at the replay he did not have as much running room as I originally thought and since his ankle was hurt who knows.

Truck Day awaits

The Omnipotent Q said...

I was hoping Favre could have just picked up a few yards to get closer for the FG, but he was clearly not right and forced that ill-advised throw.

The baseball season can't come quick enough for me, Rick.