- The response to our story on the electrifying, heartbreaking 1998 Vikings elicited painful responses on social media
When talking about stories The MMQB could do in conjunction with SI’s annual Where Are They Now project, the idea of looking back at the great, heartbreaking Vikings team of 1998 was an obvious one. Twenty years on from that season, those Vikings of Randall Cunningham, Cris Carter, Randy Moss et al still fascinate football nation for the way they lit up the scoreboard—and they way they lost in the NFC Championship Game when the Super Bowl seemed their destiny. It was a crushing loss—Brian Billick told writer Conor Orr he wasn’t sure if the city has ever gotten over it. Judging by the responses to the story on Twitter, it’s clear the wounds are still there. It was a story that had to be done, not that folks in Minnesota necessarily wanted to relive it ...
Yeah....that sucked. Again. And Again. And Again. And Again.— Jeff Kiecker (@jeffkiecker) June 27, 2018
I hate thinking about it. Seriously.— KimAllen (@kjshiz) June 27, 2018
Why would they even do this? It's all just horror and heartbreak. It only becomes okay to read when (if?) that elusive Super Bowl comes.— Jeremy Anderberg (@JeremyAnderberg) June 27, 2018
I was eight years old. I locked myself in the bathroom and cried for two hours after Morten Anderson made the game winning field goal.— Rob Searles (@RobBob17) June 27, 2018
A friend sent me this tweet and I saw the photo and went “Ugh” do I have to relive this? Apparently I do.— Lightime81 (@Lightime) June 27, 2018
I feel my heart race just seeing the article. Too painful to read. SMH!— MPLSun Devil (@CoryMpls) June 27, 2018
FML— Dusty Powers (@DusPow) June 27, 2018
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