AND HE'S LLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLOOSE!! (Wanted to get that out of the way early.)
Yes, some members of the Minnesota Vikings organization have gotten together and purchased themselves a horse for races as the Canterbury Park racetrack, according to WCCO.
The leader of this troupe is the voice of the Minnesota Vikings. . .and, not coincidentally, of Canterbury Park. . .Paul Allen, who put $6,000 towards the purchase of the horse. The other investors, who chipped in $2,000 each, include Vikings' offensive coordinator NORV~! Turner, his son, quarterbacks coach Scott Turner, offensive lineman Brandon Fusco, and Certified Athletic Trainer Eric Sugarman™. They were joined by Alex Stalock, who is apparently a goaltender for something called the Toronto Marlies.
The horse, named Tiger D, is supposed to have his first race at Canterbury on Friday night.
Frankly, I don't know a whole lot about horse racing. I'm one of those people who cares about horse racing long enough to see if the same horse wins the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness Stakes to determine whether or not I have to continue caring all the way through the Belmont Stakes. But, it's kind of cool that some members of our favorite football team are getting together on something like this.