If ever there was a good time for a team to play a "home" game in a different country, this is definitely it. After sprinting to a commanding 0-3 record, the Minnesota Vikings have gone to London where American football is enough of a novelty that the team's disappointing record is, albeit briefly, less of a story than the fact that there will be an NFL game at Wembley Stadium on Sunday. Huzzah.
With the Minnesota Vikings off to a rocky start in the 2013 season, it might not be a bad thing for the team to spend some time in London. The overseas game can give fans a chance to regain perspective on the season, or to sharpen the pitchforks and light the torches. With Vikings fans, you never can tell.