Dec 29, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson (84) stands along the sidelines as the defense plays the Detroit Lions in the fourth quarter at Mall of America Field at H.H.H. Metrodome. The Vikings win 14-13. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports

Cordarrelle Patterson Competes In Home Run Derby at Twins Game. In Red Pants.


Twins mascot TC Bear routinely takes on luminaries in a home run hitting contest ahead of Twins games at Target Field. Normally TC Bear wins.

Saturday, he did not win.

Saturday TC Bear met his match in the form of Minnesota Vikings WR Cordarrelle Patterson.

Fantastic work by the multi-talented Patterson. However, I have to ask: is it possible that Cordarrelle had an unfair advantage over the bear?

Is it possible that the bear was thrown off his game by Patterson‘s pants?

I mean look at these things.


Maybe I’m old, but pants aren’t supposed to be red. In my opinion there is a narrow range of acceptable pant colors. This runs from your blues to your blacks to your beiges.

White is acceptable but only if you are attending a regatta.

Flat out red pants? I don’t know. I realize Cordarrelle is young and wild and free but…I just don’t know.

I’m sort of bothered by the pants.

It’s cool that he beat the bear though. If you’re Cordarrelle Patterson, I don’t care what the contest is, there’s no way you let a mascot win.

Patterson is my first pick if there’s an all-Vikings softball team. For sure.

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  • trinity

    Hahaha yeah, red pants are tragic

  • Tyler Erhardt

    Yeah, I always thought you were not the sharpest knife in the drawer, Zinski. Who cares if you’re bothered by someone else’s style. Maybe you’re in the wrong country and wrong century. Get over it. I really can’t stand you’re articles.

    • Babs Boudrie

      And yet, you read it

      • Tyler Erhardt

        Is this you’re brilliant chime in? I read Mein Kampf, does that mean I am a Nazi? Is that you’re logic?

  • CRUZdaddy

    Dan zinski …. You take an “L” for this one… Sometimes you have to live a little.

  • Bryce Tschida

    Negative Nancy

  • GuyGreen

    I’m ambivalent. Red pants look good on Chiefs, bad on Cardinals. Good on Ricky Fowler, bad on Kevin Stadler. Cheer up. The Bear could have challenged Lance Alworth.