You know, at first glance, you wonder why we’re watching a prime time game featuring the Vikings. At least, that was my reaction on our last podcast… but when you delve into the actual thought process NBC went through, it starts making a bit more sense. First, it’s the Packers… their like the Patriots, in that half the nation tunes in out of love and fandem. The exception here being that the other half of American which has resounding disdain for the New England franchise let out a collective “meh” when it comes to Green Bay. Could the combination of Rodgers doing State Farm commercials and Clay Matthews never cutting his hair be part of the reason why? Most definitely not, but I’m no psychologist. Second, the Vikings are debuting their new stadium and were a team on the rise. A lot of young talent, and a lot of upside, quite possibly leading them to be a nice sleeper pick for the postseason. Then, Teddy Bridgewater’s knee exploded in 18 different places and the Vikings decided to mortgage a part of their future for Sam Bradford. Seems good. So we get tonight’s game… which should be stated, has the ingredients to be close. A division matchup, at home for the Vikings, the air of a new stadium. Then again, this is Sam Bradford’s debut, so an 80-point blowout is also just as possible…
By the Numbers
103 – The amount of times Sam Bradford will be traded in his career.
Take one sip of your drink if…
Adrian Peterson isn’t involved in the play but should have been.
Eddie Lacy should have gotten the ball instead of whoever did. (I’m looking at you Starks.)
They show a close up of Clay Matthews hair.
Sam Bradford checks down. (Take baby sips.)
Al Michaels says “YUUUUUUUUUGE” in any context.
Sam Bradford completely whiffs on an open man.
There is any mention of Brett Favre.
Finish your drink if…
Mike McCarthy calls a dumb timeout.
Cris Collinsworth fellates a lineman.
Mike McCarthy calls a completely stupid run play.
Mike Zimmer looks totally confused about life.
Bob Costas gets smarmy. Finish another drink if he’s wearing a sweater vest.
Totally Legitimate Game Prediction
Vikings – 2 (The amount of Diggs puns I’ll probably use during tomorrows roundup…)