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The Discussion We Need To Have: “Goose” vs “Gray Duck”

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In the wake of the Minnesota Vikings’ 20-17 victory over the Chicago Bears on Monday Night Football last night, another great debate has been touched off for fans of the purple.

No, I’m not referring to Sam Bradford vs Case Keenum (vs, potentially, Teddy Bridgewater). This is something of much greater cultural import.

After Case Keenum connected with Kyle Rudolph for the game’s first touchdown, Rudolph and his teammates played a popular children’s game in the end zone as a celebration. The Twitters have exploded with debate as to what this game is called.

Is it “Duck, Duck, Goose?” Or is it “Duck, Duck, Gray Duck?”

Now, although Ted referred to the “Duck, Duck, Goose” crowd as “Philistines” in today’s Stock Market Report, I must inform you that I am, in fact, such a Philistine. For you see, although I was born in the great state of Minnesota, I moved to the also great state of North Dakota when I was very young. By the time I was old enough to be playing such games with my fellow elementary school students on the playground, we were not playing “Duck, Duck, Gray Duck.” We were playing “Duck, Duck, Goose.”

Based on tireless research, it appears that the state of Minnesota is, in fact, the only state that refers to this contest of speed and anticipation as “Duck, Duck, Gray Duck.” Does that make it right or wrong? I don’t think so.

Now, we know that there are fans of the Minnesota Vikings everywhere across the nation and across this vast internet of ours. So, I ask this question not so that we may tear each other apart, but so that we may come together and understand each other’s perspective on this matter of utmost importance.

So, with that, I ask you the question. . .


What is the name of the game that the Vikings used as their end zone celebration last night?

This poll is closed

  • 44%
    Duck, Duck, Goose
    (900 votes)
  • 55%
    Duck, Duck, Gray Duck
    (1143 votes)
2043 votes total Vote Now

Have at it, ladies and gentlemen!