It was in 2001 after a particularly tough loss to the Bears when I found this cry from a Viking fan on the Internet. Long time readers of my blog posts at various sites over the years know that it has been reposted every season since during Viking week.
My admiration for this anonymous fan is almost as strong as my sympathy for anyone who is stuck rooting for what is traditionally one the most gutless teams in the NFL. I think that, more than any other organization, the Vikings have probably made the least out of the most talent over the last twenty years. But I will never be able to express that sentiment with the eloquence of this poet. Enjoy.
I’ve had it! I can’t take this shit no more! I’m done! THIS TEAM IS A GODDAMN EMBARASSMENT AND I HAVE HAD IT! I BURNED MY VIKINGS FLAG YESTERDAY, CHUCK FOREMAN GAVE IT TO ME WHEN I WAS A KID! I BURNED THE FUCKING THING AND MY WIFE FREAKED OUT SO I ENDED UP FORKING THE FIERY RAG AND THROWING’ER IN THE WEBER GRILL. GODDAMN RACCOONS! AND GODDAMN THE HEARTLESS VIKINGS AND ALL THEIR GODDAMN EXCUSES! I WANT MY DEVOTION BACK! AND ALL THOSE GODDAMN GAMES, AND ALL THOSE GODDAMN HEARTBREAKS!.
I QUIT. I CAN’T TAKE IT ANYMORE!.
ARE WE CURSED? ARE WE CURSED?!!
As a bonus addition, I’ve added the radio call of the last Hail Mary pass in the Vikings’ (gutless and predictable) loss to the 3-12 Arizona Cardinals in the final game of 2003. The loss (and the play) knocked the Vikings out of the playoffs. Just listening will immediately warm any Bear fan’s heart.