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Apparently $84 million won’t get you a parking spot at the Minnesota State Fair

As Kirk Cousins found out on Saturday

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Like everybody else in the state of Minnesota this week. . .and, judging from everything I’ve seen on social media, the use of the word “everybody” in this case is only a slight exaggeration. . .Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins made his way to the Minnesota State Fair over the weekend.

Or, we should say, attempted to make his way there.

Apparently, upon arriving at the State Fair yesterday, Cousins couldn’t find anywhere to park his 2000 GMC Savana van, and had to depart without getting the opportunity to partake in food that has been, in some combination, deep fried, smothered in gravy, and placed on a stick. (Except for the Smoked Soft-Serve Ice Cream, which sounds pretty damn amazing, in my opinion.)

According to the story from Bring Me the News, about 122,000 people found their way to the State Fair on opening day, setting a new attendance record. Given those sorts of numbers, it isn’t surprising that parking was relatively scarce.

Fortunately for Cousins, the State Fair is going to be up and running for a while yet, so he’ll be able to (eventually) get his hands on all the high-cholesterol foods his heart desires. Hopefully he and his teammates will get the opportunity to do so.