After going 0-3 thanks to being outscored 67-6 after halftime your first three games, Vikings fans need any sort of silver lining to cling to.
We finally have it. None other than the ever-excitable, always-entertaining Gus Johnson has been assigned to cover the Vikings game as they visit Kansas City on Sunday.
For those of you that aren't unfamiliar with Gus' work, apparently you've never watched a NCAA March Madness game before. Do yourself a favor, head to YouTube, and type in his name. I'll even get you started.
For those of you that are familiar with Gus (as I hope most of you are), you're more than likely aware that his mere presence means that there will be some sort of crazy finish to Sunday's game. Don't believe me? Check out this five-game stretch of games he announced last year:
Week 6, Chiefs @ Texans: Andre Johnson catches the game-winning TD with under 30 seconds left.
Week 7, Bengals @ Falcons: Three point game, down to the last play.
Week 8, Bills @ Chiefs: Overtime.
Week 9, Jets @ Lions: Overtime.
Week 10, Texans @ Jaguars: The incredible Hail Mary (and subsequent Gus Johnson freakout.)
You'll notice the Chiefs were in there twice; this scientific evidence virtually assures that Sunday's game will come down to the wire. I'm not sure why FOX signed Gus away from CBS only to have him cover "marquee" matchups like the 0-3 Vikings against the 0-3 Chiefs, but you won't hear me complaining about it this week.
(Huge thanks to Arrowhead Pride for bringing this to our attention.)