Greetings from Fernie, British Columbia…and apparently, I just missed the most ridiculous football game ever played. Minnesota doesn’t lose to the Detroit Lions; they’d won ten in a row against their divisional foes before this afternoon’s game at Ford Field (which I didn’t attend, obviously, the first time since 2003 I didn’t see the Vikings in Detroit). Today, finally, the Law of Averages caught up with the Vikings…but really, when your starting quarterback throws four interceptions and gets pulled for Brooks Bolinger, when your defense almost outscores your offense again (today: offense 10, defense 7) and when a potential game-winning field goal clangs off the upright, maybe the Law of Averages has nothing to do with it.
So the Vikings are 1-1, with games against the awful Kansas City Chiefs (0-2) and the overachieving Green Bay Packers (2-0) on the horizon. I’m going out for a curry dinner before settling in for Football Night in America and getting ready for my very first recruitment trip to get officially underway. Scandalous pictures from Panorama to follow.