Tuesday, September 25, 2007

I don’t believe in conspiracy theories, but….

…..you have to wonder about the Minnesota Vikings hiring of Brad Childress.

In January 2006, both the Vikes and Green Bay Packers fired their head coaches (Mike Tice and Mike Sherman, respectively). Philadelphia Eagles assistant Brad Childress was a guy who appeared to pique the interest of both the Vikings and Packers. After speaking with the Vikings, Childress was due to fly to Wisconsin to interview for the Packers coaching job.

The conspiracy? The Packers feigned their interest in a yahoo like Childress in order to make their NFC division rival think he was this hot commodity. They even offered to fly Chilly in for an interview, which is a small price to pay when attempting to sandbag the other club. Sure enough, it worked!! The Vikings are on the hook for the next 3 ½ years remaining on Chilly’s contract and we fans have about the same amount of time to endure an utterly inept offense.

The worst part? The Packers are 3-0 this season and QB Brett Favre is looking much like the mid-90s Favre who won three MVP awards.

(Sigh) Pass the vicodin, Brett.



Uncle Ben said...

"The worst part" is the best part! I don't now if I'll watch much of the game, but I think the Packers stand a pretty decent chance of burying the Vikings this Sunday. No guarantee or anything, but the Vikings just can't score.

Brad Carlson said...

No guarantee or anything, but the Vikings just can't score.

You ain't kidding. There was still about 8 or 9 minutes left when the Vikings fell behind the Chiefs 13-10 last Sunday. The sad thing was the deficit seemed almost insurmountable.