Gophers social media team apologizes for dissing Vikings
THEY TOLD YOU SO: Vikings will be the worst team in the NFL this year, one group of experts conclude
To put it mildly, things aren't going quite as well for the local professional pigskin squad. Yesterday's last-second 27-23 loss in Dallas dropped the Vikings to 1-7 -- the last time the Purple started a season that poorly was during the franchise's inaugural 1961 season -- and after the game, Kevin Williams and Brian Robison openly groused about the coaching staff's conservative approach on both sides of the ball.
So even if it went a wee bit too far, you can understand where the Gophers social media team was coming from with this tweet:
Thing is, the way the Vikings are playing, the Gophers are probably about one Adrian Peterson away from having a legitimate claim to being Minneapolis's premier football team.
@GopherSports trash-talking Vikes? After 50 years of mostly football irrelevance, stunning humility in wake of 3 Big Ten wins.-- Dan Barreiro (@DanBarreiroKFAN) November 3, 2013
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