The Green Bay Packers travel to Minnesota to play the Vikings on Sunday. Even though the Vikings are fading fast, Sunday is still a huge game. This is how I envision the Packers’ locker room before they take the field.
Kevin Greene: Alright men, listen up!
Mike McCarthy: Fellas, I don’t care what the Vikings’ record is, this is our biggest game of the season. This game will…wait a minute. Dammit Howard! Put down that donut! You can eat all you want after the game!
Howard Green: Sorry coach.
Mike McCarthy: Let’s focus! The Minnesota Vikings want to be like the Green Bay Packers. They want our history. They want our tradition. They want our national recognition. The Vikings want to be like us so badly, they went and signed the modern face of our franchise. For a while, it looked like these purple people might be on to something. They put together a magical season that almost resulted in a Super Bowl appearance. Hopes were high. People were excited. It was all so special that the quarterback even decided to come back again.
A creaking noise interrupts McCarthy’s speech.
McCarthy: What was that?
Chad Clifton: Sorry coach. That was my knees.
McCarthy:Well, oil them babies up, Cliffy! We can’t let Jared Allen get 37 sacks against us again!
Mark Tauscher brings an oil can to Clifton.
McCarthy:Thanks Tausch. I knew we kept you around for a reason. Now where was I?
Kevin Greene: You were talking about the Vikings, coach.
McCarthy: Oh yeah, that’s right. Men, today is our opportunity to once again press the reset button on the Vikings’ quest for relevancy. No matter how hard the Vikings try, they have never approached the Packers’ level of greatness. They have never even gotten close. Now, I’ll be the first to admit that last year was painful. It looked like the Vikings were starting to climb the mountain. Hell, you could even say they made it up the mountain a ways. But they’ve fallen most of the way back down. If we win today, it means that we have officially knocked them all the way back down – back down to rock bottom – right where they belong.