Well, this weekend has been great....sort of.
First, the Gophers SUCK and lost by ONE DAMN POINT in DOUBLE OT to Northwestern. (How embarrassing!)
Second, the Vikings game was TOTALLY FUCKING AWESOME!
Josh and I went to the Map Room to watch the game with our friend, Jay. Jay and I had a wager since the WI Beer Trip in July over today's game. The loser buys the winner a growler filled with the winner's beer of choice. Sweet bet with a sweeter reward. I got into the bar just before kick-off, I put on my lucky Viking jersey. Immediately I got HUGE reactions by the patron and employees in the bar. One guy made a comment to the one of his co-workers by saying "Hey (name), get this girl some toast!" (That comment will haunt that person MUCH LATER!) It felt like being a sheep in the room full of wolves. It was ugly!
It was a very fun game to watch. When the Bears scored, the bar got LOUD (especially when they scored the game tying Touchdown and they pointed at me in the process - that did not last TOO LONG and came back to bite them in the ASS!). When my beloved Vikings scored, the bar got VERY, VERY quiet. The game went down to the last 4 seconds on the clock when our MOST AWESOME kicker Ryan Longwell went to make the GAME WINNING FIELD GOAL (and PRAYING in the process!)
Needless to say, I won my beloved growler. I made our friend drive us down to Rock Bottom Brewery to get my growler filled with Walleye Wheat Heffenweisen. I even ran into a fellow Viking fan while I was there and we celebrate the awesome victory together. It was so sweet to walk back home wearing my Viking jersey in pride.....and for the next two months until the next time we meet.
Right now, I am nursing a semi-bad hangover from too much celebrating at the bar. It is well worth it to see my team win in the city that I currently live. I had another day off tomorrow where I will bask in the victory and hit the gym too.