TOM COYNE: Back In Circulation — Purple Pride Can Be Painful

After Sunday’s still painful Minnesota Vikings’ playoff loss to the Seattle Seahawks, most of us who follow the Purple are again left shaking our heads. How can such a proud and storied franchise continue to have so many historic heartbreaks? Amidst the aftermath of that frigid football finale, it’s time to accept that this is simply a part of our culture. We must embrace our lot in life, rather than wallowing in self-pity.  

So, if you’re truly a long-suffering Minnesota Viking fan, then you will no doubt ace this little quiz. I’m calling it “Matching Minnesota Misery” and your job, should you decide to accept it, is to match the misery with the correct year it occurred. Some younger participants make need help from Google. Good Luck! Because, as you know, Viking fans need all they can get!

1. Darrin’s Drop                              A. 1964

2. Dolphin Domination                  B. 1970 
3. Forty-One Donut                         C. 1974

4. Herschel Heist                             D. Early 1975

5. McClanahan’s Fumble               E. Late 1975

6. Pearson’s Push Off                      F. 1977

7. 65 Toss Power Trap                    G. 1988

8. Steel Curtain Sleeper                  H. 1989

9. 12 Men in the Huddle                 I. 1999

10. Wide Left                                     J. 2001

11. Way Wide Left                           K. 2010

12. Wrong Way Marshall               L. 2016

One thought on “TOM COYNE: Back In Circulation — Purple Pride Can Be Painful”

  • Tom Coyne January 13, 2016 at 2:54 pm

    In case you haven’t already looked up the correct matching answers on Google, here they are: 1.G 2.C 3.J 4.H 5.F 6.E 7.B 8.D 9.K 10.I 11.L 12.A


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