Sunday, October 11, 2009

31 for 21: Vikings home game in St. Louis

Yeah, that’s what it seemed like.  There were more purple jerseys and hats and Viking costumes than any combination of blue and gold and white.  It was sad for the Rams. I can’t imagine how it would be to look around your home stadium and see more fans of the opponent than your own. Ouch.  I kept watching the cheerleaders and wondering how they could keep being all perky and bouncy when there wasn’t a soul in the place paying attention to them.  Or cheering at all.

BUT…

The afternoon was so fun!  I had a great time taking it all in, goofing off, watching the Viking fans…all.around.us.  I thought it was really fun!  Can I say fun again?  It was a very fun way to spend a Bears-free afternoon during football season.  M and I dreamt of the days when we will be so wonderfully financially stable that we can go see the Bears anytime, wherever they play, with great 50-yard-line tickets.  Know this, though… we kept our Bears fanship on the down low with all those Vikings around us.

Yes, it was demoralizing for the Rams.  Three trips into the red zone and all three times there were turnovers in the end zone.  I stood. I stared. I said, “Wow.”  And the several rows of Viking fans around us had lots of opportunities to share high-fives and fist bumps.  But they were part of the show for me.  Along with the hysterical Minn-e-so-ta accent.  (I do not know how to write it. But it was funny. It made me think of your old answering machine message, Randy.)

We took a ton of pics, so they’ll come along later.  For now, here’s one. It wasn’t our most photogenically pleasing day, but who cares. We had a good time!  Rach and Patrick thought we were a little giddy, I think, but they tolerated us graciously. Thanks to them for going, and thanks to Cindy for the tickets!!

(And thanks to my mom for coming up to watch the girls for us!)

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2 comments:

  1. Glad you had a good time. I'm still disappointed that the Rams gave up on Kurt Warner. St. Louis is still waiting for an NFL franchise.

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  2. How fun that you guys were able to go to an NFL game!

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