Hear me out, all of this Minnesota sports heartbreak could actually be a good thing. This is definitely a glass half full take, but it’s an honest take that I truly do believe.After Greg the leg missed a 37-yard field goal to win the game, we were all heartbroken, but we weren’t surprised by any stretch.
I’ve always felt this way, but after a brutal loss like this, I needed to fire off this take:All of the miserable heartbreak we’ve experienced over the last few decades is good. Not good at the moment obviously, but good down the road.
Since Dan Gladden scored the winning run in game 7 of the 1991 World Series it’s been nothing but heartbreak. Gary Anderson, the Wolves losing in the WCF, the Wild losing in the WCF, Blair Walsh, the 2009 NFCCG in New Orleans and bounty gate, 18 straight playoff losses in a row for the twins. And that’s all just scratching the surface.Every season we tell ourselves why this year is different, why this year’s team can actually break through and give us a parade. But it hasn’t happened… yet. Once it finally happens and we get a parade down Kellogg blvd, or the Twins sweep the Yankees in the ALCS and go on to win the World Series, or the Vikings break the curse of the Norse gods and win a Super Bowl. It’s going to taste so damn sweet. Unlike the New England area which their fans feel entitled to championships, we will appreciate ours forever. “Heroes get remembered, legends never die”. That will be our experience when we finally win the big one. All this misery will make the next championship taste even better. It’ll all be worth it in the end, I just hope I’m not dead by that time.
I’m Ploh and I’m about to give you either the best or worst advice in your life.