Red Sox Season Finale vs. NY

Monday, February 03, 2014

At Least One Dubious Record Fell Yesterday

A big stinker of a Super Bowl on Sunday night: Seattle 43, Denver 8.

It was a bit depressing for me seeing Percy Harvin run back the opening kickoff of the second half for a TD.

And then seeing Tarvaris Jackson come in as QB and take the final snaps of the game to run out the clock as Seattle won the Super Bowl.

Heath Farwell leading Seattle's special teamers. Darrell Bevell as offensive coordinator. (Sidney Rice at WR, but out injured.)

Seeing Pete Carroll win a Super Bowl as a head coach.

They are all ex-Vikings. (Carroll was an assistant coach in Minnesota from 1985-89 coaching the defensive backs before getting his first head coaching gig with the Jets. Bevell was OC with the Vikings a few years back.)

It's now been 37 years since the Vikings even appeared in a Super Bowl, and still no Vince Lombardi trophies still on the mantelpiece.

But, one dubious distinction was taken away from the Vikings yesterday (as well as the Buffalo Bills). They no longer hold the record for the most Super Bowls lost by any team. The Denver Broncos now hold that infamous title, with their 5th Super Bowl loss.

And even more depressing, Vikings fans: the first Las Vegas odds have the Vikings at 75-1 to win next season's Super Bowl. Only the Jacksonville Jaguars odds are longer at 100-1.

Bring on the baseball season.

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