You may know that I have been a lifelong Cleveland Browns fan, but frankly, the Browns have been so disappointing that for the first time in my life I have chosen to switch allegiances and follow, yes, the Vikes who have always been fun to watch anyways.
I remember well the old-time Bud Grant Vikings who played outside in weather that even penguins would be unhappy about. Living in Minnesota I can't imagine playing football in twenty below weather, let alone sitting in the stands.
In the mid-eighties I had a chance to interview Vikings guard Wes Hamilton for the magazine Athletes In Action. We shared a testimony about his faith for an article I titled, "It Turned A Light On In My Head." A veteran starter for more than a decade, Wes was a teddy bear off the field, but had to be one tough cookie to go head to head with guys like Lawrence Taylor.
Tonight, the adrenaline is high both on the field and off as these two very serious rivals mix it up, producing high drama at its finest.
Bingo! And he scores. Favre's sixth TD toss of the season, five for five on the drive. Vikings are first to put up the points and looking strong.
I'm sure the Packers will keep it interesting... and sure enough the Green & Gold are already right back in it. 62 yards pitch and run to Finley. It will be an interesting game. Don't touch that dial!