In honor of tonight's Vikings-Giants tilt, here's the worst 12 minutes in Purple history [VIDEO]

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Tonight, the 1-4 Vikings are in New Jersey to play the 0-6 New York Giants on Monday Night Football.

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Given their collective 1-10 record, it's easy to forget that these two teams once met in the NFC Championship Game. It's also easy to forget because Vikings fans don't want to remember it  -- that January 2001 contest was by far the most humiliating defeat in franchise history.

So to get ready for tonight's game, let's travel back in time and revisit the comical-in-hindsight debacle Vikings fans simply remember as "41 Donut," shall we? (After the game, Randy Moss offered up this quote: "I was just talking to Daunte, and 41-to-donut, I think that's the worst defeat I've ever been in my life.")

If you can't remember this game or haven't watched it before, the first 12 minutes of this  video simply have to be seen to be believed:



Ah, the joys of being a Vikings fan!

-- Follow Aaron Rupar on Twitter at @atrupar. Got a tip? Drop him a line at arupar@citypages.com.


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17 comments
Sam Jo Wicks
Sam Jo Wicks

That's bad mojo to post hours before the game!!! C'mon city pages! Tisk tisk.

Tom Malat
Tom Malat

Had to watch then and still today hard to watch!

David Hlavac
David Hlavac

NEVER speak of the 41-donut. Never. So humiliating...

Rachel LeBlanc
Rachel LeBlanc

I used to be a HUGE football fan...the queens ruined that for me....

Sam Wellman
Sam Wellman

I don't know if I'm emotionally stable enough to watch this...

streamlinecraig
streamlinecraig

@Christine DeZelar Tiedman I bet you were a fan again in 2009 when the vikes were whoppin azz with Brett though...

ajlalk3
ajlalk3 topcommenter

@Christine DeZelar Tiedman Do you stop loving your kids, or family members, if they let you down once? Way to be loyal to your team.

ajlalk3
ajlalk3 topcommenter

@Rachel LeBlanc 1. Calling them the "queens" makes absolutely no sense at all. Never has, never will. I would tell you to come up with something a little more clever, but you probably have trouble spelling your own name, so I won't ask you to perform miracles. 2. Fair weather fans are the worst.

loserdroid
loserdroid

@ajlalk3 lolz... I think millionare carpet-baggers are far from "your kids"... nice try though.


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