November 08, 2010

Chilly Lives

I flew back today from a weekend with family in Minnesota, and after watching the first half of the Vikings game, I legitimately was wondering if Brad Childress would still be the Vikings' coach when my plan landed.

But somehow, someway, the Vikings pulled off a comeback and beat the Cardinals, thanks to two late scores and one of Brett Favre's best-ever statistical games, and brought their record to 3-5. I watched Ryan Longwell kick the winning field goal at the airport, just steps away from the Larry Craig bathroom.

I don't have much hope for the season; just about everyone on the team is having a worse year than last year, the fan base is ready to revolt against Brad Childress, and it looks like the team is too. Still, a win is always nice to see.

On Friday night, I saw another struggling Minnesota team, the Wolves, who lost to Atlanta. The team was behind the entire game, but at least they played with energy, and I was pleasantly surprised by how full and into the crowd was. The entire lower bowl of Target Center was full, which wasn't bad considering how many years the team has been bad.

Posted by Stephen Silver at November 8, 2010 12:07 AM
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