Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Army of Villains Inductee: Nate Poole
Nate Poole.  Ask any Vikings fan who lived through the Mike Tice era and this name undoubtedly leaves a bad taste in their mouth. 

The 2003 Minnesota Vikings started 6-0 and led the NFC North for the entire season until  the last seconds of their season finale against the 4-12 Arizona Cardinals.  That fateful moment happened to be a 4th and 28 where Cardinals QB Josh McCown broke contain and found WR Nate Poole in the back of the endzone for the game winning touchdown as time expired.  The loss knocked the Vikings out of the playoffs and capped off a 3-7 slide that saw the team become only the second ever to start 6-0 and miss the playoffs.

Poole, then a 2nd year wideout from Marshall caught only 13 passes that season and the backbreaking TD against the Vikes was his first.  He went on to play only two more seasons in the NFL catching only 8 more passes.

The Vikings loss gave the 2003 NFC North crown and playoff spot to the hated Green Bay Packers who as any good rival should rubbed salt in the Purple's wounds by inviting Poole to enjoy their 1st rd playoff game in a box suite at Lambeau and gave him a key to their city.  The Pack beat the Seattle Seahawks in the infamous Matt Hasselback "we'll take the ball and we're gonna score" game and lost to the Philadelphia Eagles in the Divisional Round the following week.

While Poole's NFL shelf life was brief he will be forever remembered in the minds of Minnesota Vikings fans everywhere as the man who single-handily ended the 2003 Vikings season and gave birth to this famous call by Vikings announcer Paul Allen.  Kudos to fro30 for immortalizing the call via Tecmo Super Bowl.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Stupid Quote of the Day

Stupid quote of the day belongs to Sen. Barb Goodwin, DFL - Columbia Heights.

When debating the Vikings stadium issue, Barb offered this gem:

“I’d like to find out where all these places [are] the Vikings are going to move to?”

Way to go Barb, I'm sure the good people of Columbia Heights are pleased to be represented by one who is so up-to-date on current events.

"Where is this Los Angeles you speak of?"

Saturday, May 5, 2012

T.R.A.G. Presents "Differences Between Men and Women"

Tall Random Awkward Guy points out some crucial scientific differences between men and women....

"If a man can bench press 300 lbs he is TRULY A MAN!"

"If a woman can bench press 300 lbs she is TRULY A MAN!"

T.R.A.G. Presents "Tricky Situations"

 Shoot That S! presents guest writer, Tall Random Awkward Guy (T.R.A.G.) and his list of "Tricky Situations."  Let us know if you've had any of these happen to you...

Tricky Situations
Forgetting that after paying for your ticket to see Troy you realize one of your friends isn’t old enough to see it and can’t get in, he drove you but you see it anyways.

Flushing the toilet only to see the water come back up.

Spiders bigger than a quarter.

Eating food for the first time since you threw up after eating it before.

Babysitting something that can’t control its bowels.

Knowing your fly is down during a presentation and having to figure out where to go from there.

Trying to break up with a girl only to date her sister.

Dialing the wrong person and when they pick up trying to come up with a reason you called them.

Eating grapes with a plastic fork.

Spraining your thumb while playing video games and having to finish the level.

Convincing your roommate that street hooligans messed up his bumper after you used his car.

Having an amateur poker player tell you that you won the big pot only to discover that they actually won it.

Having to tell your boss the reason you didn’t get the sale was because you accidentally hit on the prospect.

Watching a movie with your girlfriend and her parents, but forgetting it has a scene of intense love making.