Minnesota gambled. Minnesota lost.

A new stadium. Preseason predictions of a Super Bowl berth. Minnesota on a high.

Minnesota lost their quarterback, Teddy Bridgewater, to a serious leg injury in preseason. To compensate, they traded a 1st and 4th round pick in 2017 for Sam “Glass” Bradford. You’d think with Norv Turner as offensive coordinator, Glass and Adrian Peterson, they would continue to be a threat.

Instead, even more Vikings players were injured, including Peterson. Turner quit. Their coach had serious eye issues. The Vikings, who got off to a 5-0 start found themselves playing for playoff life today against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field. Just seeing that makes you think it’s over, since a bunch of flags are going to go against you at Green Bay. Another factoid is, the Packers hold like mad so you won’t get much pressure on Aaron Rodgers.

And what happens? The Vikings get mauled as expected and their season is over.

And they go into their offseason minus two high draft picks. 

And they have Bradford’s heavy salary to pay. And Peterson’s for that matter. 

Looking bleak for the Purple People Eaters.

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About bittersportspills

I love sports. I don't love the hype, homerism, ratings talk, self-important egomaniacs, bias or any of the other nonsense you get with the national media. Nor will you get the two clowns on sports talk radio who stage phony arguments. It doesn't make it entertaining. It makes it time to turn on your iPod and jam instead of listening to white noise generators. This is the sports blog for you, the ones who don't like everything Los Angeles or New York. Just because the sporting media is based there doesn't mean we have to like their teams. We do treat them fairly, though. That means if one of those cities has an average QB who plays particularly well...we'll note it. If they're garbage, we'll say so. Instead of crying "why, why, why" like a certain sports media homer did in his radio broadcast. This isn't my job...I have a real one. Nevertheless, I'll post here when I make an observation. Common sense in sports is nearly dead. Now we're attempting to bring it back.
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