My sister Joan and I were having coffee downtown at the Barnes and Noble coffeeshop and saw a gaggle of police cars, lights flashing, zipping past us down 8th Street. We think, uh-oh. now what's going on? As it turned out, nothing. They were escorting first the Green Bay Packer team busses and then the Minnesota Vikings team busses down the street to the Metrodome for today's game. I'm thinking, why the escort? Is this a good use of police salary?
... and now I'm home sitting in front of the TV watching the game. The Vikings are pathetic this season and the Packers are maybe the best team in the league. The Vikings this week replaced veteran quarterback Donovan McNabb, who was having a terrible year, with our rookie quarterback Christian Ponder. At the moment that I'm typing this, the Vikings are somehow in the lead, 14-10, but it's still the first half, and the Vikings this year play well in the first half and awful in the second half, so my expectations are low. If this turns out to be the last year that the Vikings are in Minnesota, last place is a sad way for the team's history here to end.