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January 24, 2010

Maybe Next Year

Although he slept through most of the game, my little boy did wake up to all the yelling and screaming as Jonathan and I, along with our family and friends, cheered on our beloved Vikings to what we thought would be a victory... until Favre threw an interception in the fourth quarter, handing the NFC Championship to the Saints.

Despite the loss, cheering the Vikings on and hoping for a victory was a fun experience, although my in-laws have now seen a completely different side of my personality: the manic, screaming-at-the-television, football-crazed daughter-in-law. Be afraid, be very afraid. I'm convinced they will never see me in quite the same light again, especially as I hollered at the TV as the Saints made the final field goal.

In truth, there was plenty of blame to go around about why the Vikings lost the game, for example, Peterson's numerous fumbles, but after we came so close to going to the Superbowl, it was awfully disappointing to have it taken away.

Apparently, we weren't the only ones who were disappointed; Nathaniel was quiet and well-behaved throughout the entire game... until just after we lost when he woke up and started to wail. Yep, that's how we all felt. Oh well, there's always next year, right?


  1. I am from Tennessee. I never jumped on the Peyton Manning bandwagon when he was at UT so I am certainly no Colts fan. I was hoping the Vikings would win their game yesterday and was hoping for a Jets victory. Would have been a great Vikings/Jets Superbowl. Oh well, maybe next year! Sorry the Vikings didn't win!!

  2. I personally think anyone who actually thought they might win is slightly mental... It's the Vikings, the always screw something up, I saw it coming (just like all MN sports teams). I'm glad Nathaniel was well dressed for the occassion though!

  3. I was HEARTBROKEN! I too was yelling at the TV and at Brett and, mainly, Adrian Peterson. Love the picture, it's as though he's covering and closing his eyes as if saying "I can't watch this happen, tell me when its over!"