Gophers social media team apologizes for dissing Vikings

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Following a wild 42-39 win over Indiana on Saturday, the Gophers football team has won three straight Big Ten games and may be in the midst of their best season in a decade.

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: In response, Pioneer Press sports editor Mike Bass pointed out the obvious, but the Gophers social media folks insisted they didn't mean to kick the Purple while they're down: Regardless of their intent, KFAN's Dan Barreiro pointed out that those in glass houses shouldn't... well, you know: 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.

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


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6 comments
Bryan Brands
Bryan Brands

why don't they play a game against each other. I but money on the Gophers to kick the Vikings or should I say Viqueens butts. I have an idea for the Vikings , take off your panties , put on a jock strap and leave your purses at home.

Erik Tiberius Lervold
Erik Tiberius Lervold

suck it, vikings! the guys that do not get paid and get physically and mentally exploited by the soul crushing machine that is the u of m gophers and put their bodies and careers on the line for peanuts and the fleeting glory that is college sports are way better than you. suck it hard.

Elizabeth Tobias
Elizabeth Tobias

dude, who takes this stuff seriously?? And why? The Vikings. are 1-7 & are managing to get the whole state of Minnesota to spend the equivalent of $200 for every man woman and child to pay for a brand new stadium. Bet the Gophers can't mat h that, no matter how many games they win.

TCBE
TCBE

@Bryan Brands The Gophers or any other college team would be demoralized by any NFL team.  

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