January 18, 2010
The curse is over!
Well, I am a happy, happy camper. The birthday curse is over. The Vikings have won a game on January 17th. I will always remember my 37th birthday for this reason. And not only did they win it, they absolutely crushed the Cowboys. It doesn't quite make me forget about the Herschel Walker trade debacle, but it helps. Now for a few thoughts:
- Keith Brooking's whining made it extra special, didn't it? As a fan of Minnesota sports, I only need to think about Michigan's 4th quarter comeback against the Gophers in 2003 to know that you never let up on an opponent. Never. In the case of the Vikings yesterday, either you run out the clock or you try to score. And I'm sure the paying customers at the Dome (the Vikings fans anyway) appreciated another reason to cheer. The NFL should be all about entertainment, and fan happiness, regardless of Brooking's delicate sensibilities. Right Indianapolis fans?
- I just realized that this year is Super Bowl XLIV. Do you realize what number that is? It is Super Bowl "44." Long time readers of the Greet Machine (how many of you are left, 3 or 4?) know that the number 44 is almost a number of mythical proportions to me. First of all, it is the number of Chuck Foreman, my all time favorite Viking. And secondly ... well, that is about it. I love the number 44 because of Chuck Foreman and now it is Super Bowl 44. I hesitate to read much in to that besides I think that it guarantees the Vikings will win it all this year. But beyond that I won't dare to make any dangerous prognostications.
- Finally, I just realized that at the top of this blog's home page I still have the phrase: "Where Brett Favre will always be public enemy #1." While that isn't necessarily true anymore, I have decided to leave it up there as is. As a superstitious type fellow who believes wearing my Cris Carter jersey brings good luck to the Vikings, I don't think it is wise to change much of my typical routine just in case it has an adverse affect on the universe. Plus, hopefully Brett Favre reads it and it encourages him to keep striving towards making Vikings fans happy. That, and I'm lazy.
Until next time Vikings fans. Here is hoping the 25th ranked defense has difficulty containing Favre, Rice, and Peterson next Sunday.
Posted by snackeru at January 18, 2010 1:02 PM
I liked other comments I heard about the Vikings running up the score--the Cowboys defense is paid millions of dollars. If they didn't like it, they should have stopped them! Fun game!
Posted by: mom at January 19, 2010 8:51 AM
Hey Shane's mom, Apparently you raised your son just like the Vikings play football -- shameful. My son played his heart out. Didn't you see him jump up and down before the game to get his teammates fired up? The Cowboys decided they didn't want to play anymore, even though my son wanted them to. A little respect by the Vikings would have made my son feel better, especially since he was looking forward to jumping up and down along the sidelines in New Orleans.
Posted by: Keith Brookings Mom at January 19, 2010 12:33 PM
Maybe next year, the Vikings will end up in the finals and to become champion! Meanwhile, congrats to the Saints for winning this year's Super Bowl and they come marching in with raised hands in victory!
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