How does an NFL team go from one of the best teams in the league to an absolute joke in only a couple of days?
Well, just observe the Minnesota Vikings.
The Vikes were 8-1 going into their home matchup against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday, and things were looking all fine and dandy for Kirk Cousins and the boys. Captain Kirk had the chains on, Justin Jefferson was making highlight reel catches… the Vikings were cruising (no pun intended).
And Sunday, the wheels fell off…
The Vikings media team accidentally honored American adult film star Johnny Sins during their salute to service members.
Yep, the Vikings put this tweet sent to them on the jumbotron:
And it turned out to be a pretty bad omen, because the Cowboys unleashed a can of whoop ass, beating the Vikings 40-3 to hand them their second loss of the season.
And if you think that was bad, wait until you hear who they just picked to play the halftime show at their Thanksgiving game against the New England Patriots on Thursday night…
We’re talking prime time, Thursday night, Thanksgiving Day football, and you bring in… Tyler Hubbard?
One half of the now disbanded “country” music group Florida Georgia Line?
I mean sheesh, it was Walker Hayes during the AFC Championship last year, Kane Brown at Thanksgiving the year before, and now Tyler Hubbard?
Why can’t we get some Tyler Childers? Some Zach Bryan? Hell, Chris Stapleton or Cody Johnson? Miranda Lambert? Trampled By Turtles are from Minnesota… get them.
You wanna know why people make fun of country music? Because every time we get a big opportunity to show it to the world just how talented and inspiring it is, we book some bozo like this.
Needless to say, Vikes fans aren’t too happy on Twitter about the decision:
Excited is such a strong word…how about indifferent
— Gabe James Anderson (@spikeganderson) November 22, 2022
Creed was right there for the taking. Smh
— Clayton (@thisisclayj) November 22, 2022
— rastapasta9 (@rastapasta_9) November 22, 2022
— Nick (@Nj_Moose) November 22, 2022
— Dustin (@dpri532) November 22, 2022
Just one of the line brothers?
— Bert (@bneid1118) November 22, 2022