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Tebowmania Blues aka Purple Despair

I have been in hibernation. With winter’s imminent arrival, and the past three games going the way they did, who can blame me? Despite my earlier refusal to yield to those who have been basically hoping for losses (damned cynical local sports media!), it has become difficult to look for an encouraging Viking performance in 2011, Anthony Hopkins notwithstanding.  So, what is there to do other than muse about why Coach Frazier insists on buttoning up his polo all the way? Here are some possible post topics:

-Bill Musgrave’s Superhuman Microscopic Vision, a tale of one man and his super tiny play sheet

-Hangin’ With B-Twice, how to kill time like an unemployed millionaire who used to play wide receiver, I think, a few years ago

-Movember? Why one NFL owner owns a moustache for all seasons.

Please excuse my ennui,  it is just that coming up against a team like Denver makes me feel like that  slightly too-old-to-be-single woman in a romantic-comedy who is attending a wedding. That is to say I feel insecure and jealous.   I understand the Broncos are in a far more competitive (read worse) division than the Vikes, I understand they are winning with gimmicks that won’t ultimately help the team progress, and I understand they have premier players at all three levels of their defense-Bunkley, Miller, Bailey to name just three. It is jut that, ultimately, the John Elways (I think that’s what they’re calling ’em now) are a team with no more present potential than ours, yet while there is buzz galore emanating from Mile High, it is hard to find a pulse in the Twin Cities.

I guess the only consolation available will be in Robison and Allen playing solid, assignment football, snuffing out their option, perhaps using it ourselves to bamboozle Denver’s stingy defense, and getting a W in the process. If Ponder runs all over the Broncos, I can ease myself to bed with a lullaby consisting of “And he can actually throw too! Suck it Denver!”. Before that can happen, however, Musgrave will have to find some room on his super tiny play sheet.

Next Week: Why I Think Visanthe Shiancoe is the league’s best British Tight End.



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2 Responses to “Tebowmania Blues aka Purple Despair”

  1. Lost Viking says:

    Hoping for losses….should I plead Guilty?

    Design of the last past the post, worst-first NFL Draft selection is culpable. Never hope for Viking to lose. Still pick them to win every week in my pool. But by losing Viking secure a higher draft choice. Its perverse. (No offense to the guys in league office.)

    A structured lottery system would be better for fanbase.

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