Just encountered this video on YouTube. It’s part 2 of a little interview Westwood One did with Jared Allen backstage at the Academy of Country Music Awards (part 1 is boring name-dropping – it’s here if you must see it). The section that’s of interest to Viking fans: the Westwood One guy asks Jared about Jay Cutler going to the Bears. Jared relates a story about how, when he was overseas with the USO, someone texted him, erroneously of course, that Jay had actually gone to the Vikings. Jared then texted Jay – a guy he’s apparently tight with from their days in the AFC West – only to find out the report was indeed false. Jared then goes on to discuss his plans for Jay when they meet on the gridiron again. These plans involve making Jay hit the turf hard enough that his head will have to be peeled off it. Jared gets away with this swaggery jock stuff because, well, he walks the walk. And he’s funny in a sub-Jeff Foxworthy sort of way.