Well if there was any doubt there is a Hate-On for the Vikings by the media there should be no doubt that is the case after seeing MNF swan song show listing its top 36 moments in their history.
After waiting patiently to see bits from one particular Monday nighter in 1998 where the 4-0 Vikes were visiting the 4-0 Packers...a game in which the Vikes destroyed the Packers to end their 25 game home win streak,...a game in which a rookie receiver named Randy Moss made numerous spectacular catches,...a game in which Randall Cunningham threw for something like 442 yards passing (the most ever against the Packers at that time anyhow!)...a game in which the Vikes gained something like 545 yards...there was nothing...no hint of this being one of the top moments/games in MNF history.
Now, you can debate and say there were many great moments throughout MNF and that they simply couldn't put them all in, (there were many that deserved to be there, eg. The great shoot-out between Montana and Elway...the day John Lennon was killed...the Dolphins giving the '85 Bears their only defeat...) but I think otherwise; especially considering they included such "stellar" MNF moments like the retirement of Phil Simms...and Hank Williams Jr. singing his MNF song!!! JeeZuz!....give me a break!
And of course they included that stupid flukey catch by Antonio Freeman in OT against the Vikes as their #3 all time great play! And of course there was plenty of Brett Favre moments on the list, including his big game against Oakland after his dad passed away and even clips from his "almost comeback" this year against Carolina!
You know, I don't necessarily love to hate the Packers at all...I enjoy the rivalry and many of my friends at work are Packer fans. But this blatant "head up the butt" love for the Packers and this
"Viking = the antichrist" thing by the media makes me want to hurl!! Who put that thing together...Joe Buck's uncle or something?!? I just wonder what other Viking MNF items those butt heads avoided just to keep them off the list. With respect to Cosell who I always thought was entertaining...those guys now officially suck IMO...I'm glad they've crashed an burned! Anyone else care to comment on this, let 'er rip...I wonder if anyone else saw this or feels the same way...or differently!