I mean, it’s sad, really. I don’t understand this one. Minnesota has traditionally been a football town, they’ve got a star in Adrian Peterson who is fun to watch, and they haven’t made the playoffs since 2004. Plus, their match-up with the Eagles is one they could feasibly win. I don’t think they will, but it’s possible.
Something has to be done about this.
I hereby decree that anytime one of your buddies decides to back out of a situation he/she should obviously take advantage of, it shall be called “Pulling a Minny.” Friend decides not to hook up with the hot chick at the bar that’s totally into him? Pulling a Minny. Friend is offered free tickets to a sporting event, but instead doesn’t man up and reschedule a movie date with his girlfriend? Pulling a Minny. Friend has to suck up just a little bit to boss to stay in favor for the promotion, but decides to ‘keep it real’ instead? Pulling a Minny.
You disappoint me, Minnesota fans. Seriously. I can understand Cardinals fans hesitant to shell out the dough for a playoff game – they have a history of sucking, and it’s not really a football town, anyway. But not you, Minnesota – you don’t have an excuse.
Let’s do some playoff picks, even though I am traditionally horrible at making picks, and will probably screw all this up. I’ll take the Cardinals over the Falcons, the Colts over the Bolts, the Ravens over the Dolphins, and the Birds over the Vikings. I’ll take the Cardinals simply because something wild has to happen this weekend, and I think the Colts are just too hot to lose to the Chargers, and the Dolphins do nothing on offense to make me think the Ravens can’t stop them. Oh, and the Birds because of Tarvaris Jackson. I think every single one of these games will be pretty close, though. Again – I’m likely completely off base here, but I’m taking a shot.
LET’S GO BIRDS!