Tuesday, December 23, 2008

This clinch is no cinch.

Now I understand why the Green Bay Packers are 5-10 this season.

The Pack had a golden opportunity to help my Minnesota Vikings win the NFC North division by beating an average Chicago Bears squad on Monday Night Football. But as is the M.O. of this year’s Packer club they snatched defeat from the jaws of victory in a 20-17 overtime loss.

Oh well. It’s not the worst thing in the world for the Vikings to have to beat the defending Super Bowl champions to win their division. But if the Vikes lose at home to the New York Giants on Sunday they can still win the NFC North with a Bears loss at Houston.

Now here’s a scenario I’ve had dancing through my head. Since the Bears and Vikings both have Noon starts on Sunday, it’s possible both games will end almost simultaneously. So if the Bears lose to Houston (thus giving the division to the Vikes) and the Vikings are trailing, say, 28-17 with thirty seconds left in their game, do they still dump the Gatorade bucket on coach Brad Childress?

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4 comments:

Mark Heuring said...

Sorry that my Packers were unreliable, good sir. It's been that way all year, unfortunately.

I'm guessing they'll dump "a vodka as big as your head" on Childress, inasmuch as that seems to be his drink of choice. And it should happen, because I don't think the Bears can beat Houston in Houston.

Thank you again for the hospitality last evening. It was great to meet you and Jennifer at long last.

Brad Carlson said...

Sorry that my Packers were unreliable

Oh well. I certainly can't be angry with the Packers since the Vikings put themselves in this position by losing to Atlanta. Nonetheless, it would have been nice to clinch the division and then rest some injured guys next week.


Thank you again for the hospitality last evening. It was great to meet you and Jennifer at long last.

Believe me when I say it was our genuine pleasure! I know we exhange some banter via the blogs but it's such a treat to be able to do so in person.

W.B. Picklesworth said...

Whatever exactly intangibles are, this year's Packers don't have them. Hopefully that will teach a lesson for next season rather than establishing a habit.

Thanks also for the 5 cent tour of the new mansion and the delicious appetizer spread. We enjoyed ourselves.

Brad Carlson said...

It's always great to see ya, brother! And thanks for bringing your dearest. We hope you two can make it up here this Summer when you're known as Mr. & Mrs. Picklesworth!!!