Case Keenum Leading the SKOL Chant After The Minneapolis Miracle is the Coolest Thing I've Ever Seen
First off, give that cameraman a raise, that panning out (think that's the right term) was perfect.
This is a classic case in recency bias, as I've seen cooler things, but this has gotta be close to the top of the list. Man what an all-time sports moment we all got to witness yesterday. Vikings' QB Case Keenum leading the SKOL chant with fans after a victory in a game where they were all but dead. To quote the late, great Chris Farley in Tommy Boy "That.....was awesome!" Just think about everything that lead up to this moment, the rollercoaster that was the 4th quarter.
One of the wildest final five or so minutes of football game you'll ever see. Reminded me a ton of the Saints-49ers playoff game in 2011. Both were sea-saw affairs. Also both teams that ended up winning on last second miracle plays blew 17-0 leads. Sure stinks for the Saints to be on the wrong side of those two games, just think about how different Drew Brees legacy would be if he had a defense who could stop miracles? Off the top of my head in the last 6 minutes there was a blocked punt, lead changing touchdown, a 4th and season conversion, two potentially game winning field goals, and a Hail-Mary. Usually you're lucky to get one of those in a game. This shit was straight out of a movie, capped off with Case Keenum leading the Vikings' crowd in their SKOL chant after The Minneapolis Miracle as they're calling it, was an all time just awesome sports moment. Idc who you root for (unless it's the Saints) you can't help but feel good for Vikings fans.
Like I said, it already has a wikipedia page so you know it's an all time moment.
Case Keenum to Stefon Diggs is already arguably the greatest moment in Minnesota Vikings' history. Between that, and the possibility of being the first team to play the Super Bowl at home, it feels like all the stars are aligning for Minnesota to win it's first Super Bowl. Watching that touchdown with the Vikings' radio call makes it even better, no disrespect to Joe Buck but these moments with the actual team broadcasts are always better, they just have that legit emotion from fans that a national broadcaster just can't replicate.
Just an all time game, capped off with an all time great sports moment. The fact that it's the snakebitten Vikings being lead by Case Keenum makes it even more special. Keenum's story to how he got here is incredible. Just look at how much he's moved around in his career. Like the tweet says, it doesn't even tell half the story.
For a while it felt like this game was going to be a blow out, Drew Brees looked horrible, Minnesota was rolling. Then Drew Brees has a classic 4th quarter to make a game of it, and eventually take the lead on two separate occasions. I said it earlier but that game felt soooooooo much like the 49ers-Saints 2011 Divisional Playoff game which had one of the craziest final five minutes you'll ever see, that is of course until last night. It turned into one of those games where if you didn't have money on it you weren't sure who you wanted to win. At times I was like I want the Saints to win just so I can look smart on my blog predictions that were read by nobody, but then I was like man this Vikings story is just too awesome to die right now.
If you know anything about the history of the Minnesota Vikings you know they have had their fair share of heartbreaking moments, and it looked like it was going to have another chapter added to that already long book of misery as lets not forget the Vikings were at one point up 17-0. Think about where they went emotionally in those final minutes. Took the lead after squandering it, gave it up again, start the final series with a penalty, then Hail Mary with 10 seconds to live another week. To watch their Cinderella backup QB Case Keenum lead the stadium in their fight song/chant/whatever you want to call it after it looked like their dream season was over was incredible and is what sports are all about. To think it would've never happened if it wasn't for that stupid rule that they had to run a play after the touchdown despite the clock expiring as this happened during the delay when they were trying to clear the field is pretty crazy too.
While I obviously want the Patriots to win the Super Bowl again, you almost feel greedy wanting yet another Lombardi, but they sure do never get old. But after last night, it really does feel like it is the Vikings year. That is of course unless they just have another classic Vikings heartbreak, as there's still two more games left! But for now, let's just enjoy what took place last night.