Game: Vikings @ Cardinals
Date: December 28, 2003
Announcer: Paul Allen
As I mentioned yesterday, despite the 6-0 start, I was not caring about the Vikings in 2003. So when they needed to fend off the lowly Cardinals to make the playoffs in the season’s final weeks I was pretty much rooting for a loss. This is the only moment on the list that wound up being something bad for a Minnesota team. Dare I say it’s the best call ever at the end of a Minnesota loss.
In fact, this moment is so famous that it was immortalized in Tecmo Super Bowl.
3 thoughts on “13. The Cardinals Have Knocked The Vikings…”
This is a great call. Homerish as hell, but I can’t think of many calls that exemplify “the agony of defeat” more than this.
I have no problem with radio announcers being homerish as hell as long as it’s not whiny and angry.
Not sure if I’ve mentioned this at WGOM (or if you’ve ever noticed) but the worst team that year was actually a four-way tie with a 4-12 record.
All four beat the Vikings.