“The Most Interesting Man In The World”
On Wednesday, Tarvaris Jackson was being interviewed by a group of reporters when a loud voice broke in during a silent moment and asked Jackson how his hamstring felt after his 33 yard run against the Patriots.
The question drew some laughter, as it was asked by none other than the battered and bruised Brett Favre.
This moment might be insignificant and won’t help the team win games, but if you are like me and follow the Vikings every move, it provided a glimmer of fun and humor in a season that has lacked exactly that.
From a rather boring free agency period, to a somewhat disappointing draft weekend, to Favre’s annual dance with retirement, to Sidney Rice’s hip surgery, to Favre’s sexting scandal, to the recent Moss fiasco, to the seat of Brad Childress getting suddenly toasty… this season just has not been very fun as the Vikings stumbled their way to a 2-5 start.
That is why I am writing this, to let all of you know that while there is plenty of negativity on the minds of Vikings fans, and on this site too, that I don’t think the ride is over yet.
Sure the “ride” so far seems like one you would find at an amusement park themed after the complete works of Henrik Ibsen as opposed to Disney World, but it isn’t over yet. With the hapless Cardinals on the horizon it is time for not only the players, but the fans, to enjoy what is now the easier stretch of the Vikings “ride.”
I’m not sure how encouraging this post might be, but please join me in trying to enjoy football again, starting by having a little fun during Sunday’s butt-whooping of the Cardinals.
- In other news, I linked to a story over at Access Vikings in the post below this one. However, thanks to faithful reader “Fran the Man” it has been brought to my attention that one very interesting detail has since been added to the story.
According to Judd Zulgad and Chip Scoggins, Vikings Owner Zygi Wilf got an earful from Randy Moss following the loss to the New England Patriots. Here is what Zulgad and Scoggins wrote:
“Wilf is believed to have seen just how volatile Moss could be. After catching only one pass for 8 yards in the Vikings’ 28-18 loss to the New England Patriots, Moss walked into the visitors’ locker room where Wilf and other executives stood. According to an NFL source familiar with what transpired, Moss told the Vikings owner in no uncertain terms that Childress wasn’t a good coach and should be fired.”
And the story just continues to get more and more bizarre.
At least Moss knew to go to the owner before calling for someone to be fired, something which Childress reportedly failed to do the following day.
Wilf has declined all interview requests following the sudden waiving of Moss but has reportedly been speaking with Brett Favre, Steve Hutchinson, Jared Allen, Kevin Williams, and Pat Williams. In some of those conversations it is thought that Childress was a topic of interest.