Since people do seem to enjoy them, I'm going to keep throwing these videos out there until either a) YouTube runs out of material or b) we actually have something more substantive to talk about. Thankfully, I'm guessing that "b" is going to happen sooner rather than later, with mini-camp starting tomorrow and all the coverage that entails.
But, for now, we're going to jump into the Wayback Machine and go back to January 9, 2005. To put it mildly, the Minnesota Vikings were a mess. In the span of a week, they had dropped a second consecutive 34-31 decision to the Green Bay Packers, one that handed Green Bay the NFC North division title, and lost a game in Washington, D.C. against the Redskins that saw Randy Moss walk off of the field with two seconds left and the Vikings attempting an onside kick.
Despite all of that, and despite going 3-7 over the course of their last ten games, the Vikings managed to stumble their way into the playoffs, earning another trip to Lambeau Field in a game that nobody. . .and I mean nobody. . .gave them a chance to win. After all, they had already lost to Green Bay twice, Moss wasn't fully recovered from a hamstring injury he suffered early in the year, Matt Birk was pissed at Moss for what happened in Washington, and despite finishing second in the MVP voting to Peyton Manning, nobody felt it necessary to give quarterback Daunte Culpepper even a little bit of respect. On ESPN's pre-game show earlier in the day, Steve Young called his selection of the Packers over the Vikings "the easiest pick I've made all year."
Yeah, you know what happened. . .but go ahead and watch it anyway. You'll like it.