Everyone wants to be involved with football whether it's going to a game, watching it on TV, playing fantasy football, putting money down on games, or tailgating and not even going to the game itself. Whatever it is, it all revolves around football.
We at Bring Me The News are no different, so every week the Vikings are on the field we'll be putting our dignity, reputation, and in Joe Nelson's case, livelihood and mental well being, on the line.
How you ask? A score prediction followed by one serious or not-so-serious thing that will happen during the game. We'll keep track of who is predicting the Vikings season the best, and at the end of the year, the winner gets to choose one of the other participants to go to the roof of our downtown building and try to defy gravity.
OK, I haven't cleared that last part with Kupchella, we'll get back to you on what the prize for the winner is.
To the predictions:
Editor-in-chief Amy Hockert: Vikings 17, Lions 10
"It's lights out for Detroit. No, literally. The city didn't pay it's electric bill. The Vikes use night vision goggles to slay the Lions in a pitch black Ford Field."
Sports director #1 G.R. Anderson: Lions 24, Vikings 20
"Harrison Smith, the biggest headhunter the Vikings have had since Joey Browner, will severely injure someone or himself with a helmet-to-helmet hit. It would be the second suspension for him, so, what, six games?"
Sports director #2 Doug Frattallone: Lions 24, Vikings 13
"After the game, Coach Frazier will say: "I think our guys are really making progress out there. We may have lost, but we had a good game.""
Morning sports voice Eric Perkins: Vikings 21, Lions 20
"Like last year's game, special teams will be the difference." (Boring).
Sports yes-man Mike Gallagher: Lions 27, Vikings 13
Lions defensive back Louis Delmas will be launched into orbit by Adrian Peterson lowering his head into Delmas' face, similar to when this happened in 2011:
Still not enough as Reggie Bush rediscovers his USC days and pulls one of these jukes on the Vikings secondary:
Of course, we secretly hope this happens to Reggie:
Not nice, I'll stop talking.
Night sports guy Joe Nelson who didn't get his picks in on time: Vikings 77, Lions -3
"I love the Vikings more than life itself, they can do no wrong and Christian Ponder is a top 10 quarterback in the history of football right behind every other Viking starter, and of course my boss and the savior of our planet Paul Allen."
Well, aside from Perk not being able to suspend his always evident professionalism (below), I'd say that was fun. We'll be back with you next week.