12th Man Due to Arrive
It brings a tear to
my eye. It truly does. The answer to that generational prayer ...
year after year. Hoping against all hope that they'd tear the roof off
that dome to once again play upon the frozen tundra known as the
Met. Although the roof did in fact collapse ... the Met is gone ... but
the true 12th man ... well ... he or she has never gone away.
At this juncture ... to realize the achievement of that 3rd seed to face the
Cardinal's once again in Arizona ... we need to appease the spirits of the great
Native American leaders. For after all, the Sea A-hole Sea Cocks are not
birdies like the Cardinals or the Falcons. They are angry Native Americans
... in strife, but willing to accept appeasement.
The only question, at this point is, will it be true rot-gut wiskey ... open
upon that field ... or the truly expensive stuff that the average Joe like
myself would never consider buying ... ever. No Viking can drink it ...
only leave it ... open for the spirits to take their share. Just
like the shot glasses filled by Palmer, Travino & Nicolas in Columbus, Ohio
to appease the Native American Spirits of a yearly washed out PGA tournament ...
to relinquish sunshine. Some say, it was some sort of sacred Native
American Indian burial ground. In fact, if Seattle's owner has a box in
attendance on this day ... our ownership should equip that suite with open
bottles ... left for open & free for consumption. Leave a shot open
and untouched too.
So you think this is
madness? Well every year, during just about every Sedar, a glass of wine
is left open and untouched for the arrival of Elijah. Maybe the traditions
of a people of over 4,000 years ... well maybe ... there is true meaning to such
In Seattle ... the 12th man was their crowd noise. Any true Viking fan
worth his or her salt knows that in our prior dome ... when the Vikings did
poorly ... you could almost hear a pin drop as the crowd became a
non-factor. For this weekend they are forcasting temperatures near zero
degrees ... maybe even below zero ... at kick-off. It will be then that
the Sea A-hole Sea Cocks know the true meaning of the true 12th man ... as he
will be your companion in every second of that game.
Congratulations upon stomping the Packers and achieving the NFC North's Division
title but more importantly a shot at a rematch with the Cardinals in
Arizona. It's ok to look forward as the Vikings have much more to gain in
this particular game than one might imagine. At the conclusions of that
rematch with the Packer's, the first words out of my sons mouth was ... I hope
there is a blizard in Minneapolis next Sunday ... where I responded that I'd be
much more agreeable with cold and the winds of the north to ground Wilson's
So how does it feel to know that directly after that Green Bay contest, everyone
... and I mean everyone ... seeded the game to the Sea A-hole Sea Cocks?
Just like they seeded the division to the Packers after the 4th game of the
You will see the bending of the rod as the week goes forward. The arrival
of the 12th man upon the seen will sway the minds of the true football salts as
the day approaches. Heck, you may even see Las Vegas ... and it's odds
makers ... quiver, as a new factor approaches.
What was once a sure thing ... well ... not no sure, no more. Love to be
there with you but that just can't happen. If you're lucky enough to
attend, this day just might become legendary, as you bounce your grandchild upon
you're knee ... years down the line.
Beserk for the Vikings.
The Viking Ghost Writer
Date: January 6, 2016