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Our Dour Disposition

In Annie Hall, Woody Allen’s character tells the story of two elderly women at a Catskill mountain resort:

and one of ’em says, “Boy, the food at this place is really terrible.” The other one says, “Yeah, I know; and such small portions.” Well, that’s essentially how I feel about life – full of loneliness, and misery, and suffering, and unhappiness, and it’s all over much too quickly.

There are a lot of people of Nordic descent in Minnesota, and we have a similarly grim outlook on life. Perhaps it’s because of the weather, or our Lutheran reluctance to enjoy life too much. Well, I let myself get a little carried away with the Vikings success and now I’m mad at myself for getting my hopes up that the Vikings would actually get back to the Super Bowl.

With a cold wind and snow in my face as I walked to the train this morning, I swore never to get my hopes up again.

Skål Vikings!

Wow – it’s been fun to watch the Vikings in these last two games. They trounced the New York Giants two weeks ago, 44-7 and did the same thing today to a much better Cowboys team beating them 34-3. Should it have been 30-3? Keith Brooking, linebacker for the Cowboys seemed to think so. He was upset with Favre for throwing his fourth touchdown pass of the game and running up the score. After the game, Brooking was quoted in the team’s official blog as saying:

“I just thought what happened at the end of the game was disrespectful, and it was classless, all the things that are in that category, I’ll throw out to the Vikings organization and whoever is over there calling the plays. It just wasn’t the right thing to do at that time, period.”

For 60 minutes, it’s the Vikings’ job to score points, the Cowboys’ to stop them. Embarrassing for Brooking to whine about get scored on, again. Not only is this the NFL, it’s the NFL Playoffs – and look out Saints, we’re going to come rolling in.

Are You Ready 4 Some Football?

Not since Obama’s election has the Twin Cities been so swept up by a single event – Brett Favre signs with the Vikings. This, of course, has our cross border rival Green Bay all up in a lather. In any case, week 8 at Lambeau will be an interesting game to watch.  Cartoonist Joe Heller of Green Bay Daily expressed sour grapes thusly:

Joe Heller Cartoon


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