It’s Always Chilly in Minneapolis

It’s a dark comedy, featuring blue humor and improvisational aspects. The season follows the exploits of the team, a group of egotistical players who are on the Minnesota Vikings, a relatively unsuccessful team in the NFL. If you haven’t been watching, I highly recommend the football sitcom, “It’s Always Chilly in  Minneapolis.”

Hairless Leader

It’s been a rough season for the Minnesota Vikings Head Coach Brad Childress. He may be signed through the 2013 season, but his job is in jeopardy. It’s has not been the year of the professor-looking guy. From even before the season started, Brad “Chilly” Childress had such lack of talent in the QB position, that he organized a peer pressure brigade to travel to Mississippi and fetch old-time Brett Favre for the job.

But, against all odds, Chilly has managed to be the cause of just as much, if not more, drama than Favre himself.  Several Vikings players have recently come out and made anonymous comments about their dissatisfaction with their Bald Eagle coach, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.

Is this some Chicago rivalry prank? Maybe… but maybe not, since Chilly has been pretty bad. He’s been accused of having less power than Favre, the man he sought out, but also criticized Old Man Injury’s lack of ideal play. Coach also questioned the effort of receiver Percy Harvin, who struggled with an ankle injury, by threatening to make Harvin inactive for the game against the Cardinals. If Favre can play with a bum ankle, the whole team should be able to! Health isn’t of any concern here… attempting to win is!


In the spirit of attempted victory, Chilly spent a 3rd round pick on renting WR Randy Moss for less than a month. But most importantly, beyond all other happenings, his team, complete with Adrian Peterson, one of the best players in the league, is only sporting a 3-5 record.

The newspaper quoted players saying the following things:

“We know that Childress doesn’t have our backs, so why should we have his? We’re playing for us, and we’re winning despite him.” Winning a little bit.

“[Childress] has absolutely no people skills.” This comment is from Captain Obvious.

”We’ve got too many good football players, and we won’t lay down like Dallas.” That’s a zing on the lowly Cowboys more than the coach, but it made the quote list anyway.

”As much as I hate Childress,” another player said, ”I will keep playing.” Tell me how you really feel! By the way, yeah. You will keep playing. You have a contract.

These comments can’t help morale in the locker room, although soap opera drama can inspire a passion that can translate to performance on the field. The field will be Soldier Field (appropriate for Veterans Day) in Chicago. So the Chicago press printed this article before their rivals came to town… suspicious, yes. Tactical, absolutely. Very interesting, indeed.

How will it all go down?

Stay tuned Sunday to see what happens on… It’s Always Chilly in Minneapolis!

Also posted on National Lampoon’s Splog, and PlayerPress

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