Over at the Daily Norseman, they’re finding the sports media’s drooling over the Cowboys recent exploits a bit annoying. So annoying in fact, they linked to a satirical article in the local paper skewering the idea that the Vikings have no chance against Dallas according to the talking heads on TV and radio. The article, tongue-in-cheek, cites Brad Childress’ response as: “We all know why we’re here today, so let’s get right to it,” Childress said. “After listening to the expert analysis provided by ESPN, Fox, NBC, the View, and anyone else I may have forgotten, the Minnesota Vikings will forfeit this year’s divisional playoff game to the Dallas Cowboys.” The only conclusion that the Daily Norseman can come to is to agree with Childress that the Vikings should just go ahead and forfeit the game since they have no chance of winning, at least according to the experts.
We know that the experts always get it right, so even showing up at the Metrodome would be a waste of a perfectly good afternoon that could be used for ice fishing or something like that. Of course, critics of the move might point to the fact that the Vikings inked Brett Favre for this very moment, to give them veteran leadership in the playoffs. But ESPN’s Matt Mosley notes this:The Cowboys’ plan is to make sure Favre has to test those 40-year-old legs. The last time he saw this defense, he completed 5 of 14 passes and was intercepted twice before being knocked out of the game at Texas Stadium. He was of course with a 10-1 Packers team at the time in ’07.
See? Might as well not even play the game.
Video: Even this Madden 10 game has the Cowboys beating the Vikings 24-20.