I’m guessing that a lot of us have played games on the website Sporcle in the past. The games generally involve lists that require you to name a bunch of things that are connected in some way.
Well, some enterprising individual (with a lot of time on their hands) has put together what might be the ultimate test of knowledge for fans of the Minnesota Vikings, particularly from the past few seasons.
This game will measure your ability to remember the starting lineups the purple fielded. . .all the way down to the long snapper. . .in Week 1 of every season from 2010 through 2016. There’s 175 points to be had overall, and you get ten full minutes to rattle off as many as you can. Now, while that sounds like a lot, once you get one player, it fills in all of the years they were the Week 1 starter for. So, you don’t have to type Adrian Peterson’s name in six or seven different times in order to get credit for each year. Just type it once, and it will go into all of the different spots.
You also don’t have to type in full names. Last names are sufficient to get the job done.
In the interest of full disclosure, the first time I tried it, I managed to get 152 out of 175, and there were a couple that I was absolutely kicking myself over not getting when the timer ran out and the blank spaces filled in.
So, how many of these names can you remember?