Life as a Minnesota Vikings fan after the Minneapolis Miracle

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - JANUARY 14: Quarterbacks Case Keenum
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - JANUARY 14: Quarterbacks Case Keenum /

Since Stefon Diggs crossed that goal line last Sunday, how have things changed for Minnesota Vikings fans since the Minneapolis Miracle?

As Vikings fans, we have seen it all. Love Boat scandals, Wizzinators, 41-donut, Super Bowl losses, wide-left nightmares, just to name a few. This past week was different and was much more enjoyable, but I found it much more difficult to process.

The miracle has changed me.

I believe I have now crossed over and entered a world of Zen mastery and Jedi-like wisdom. I hold my hands delicately at my sides now. No more nervous, clenched fists or sweaty palms. I will never again anticipate the worst case scenario.

(Photo by Stephen Maturen/Getty Images) Stefon Diggs
(Photo by Stephen Maturen/Getty Images) Stefon Diggs /

I no longer fear the future, for the miracle has shown me the light.

One may ask, “how can you be so confident the Vikings will win?” Or “haven’t you learned anything from the previous playoff heartbreak?”

The answer is simple. Confidence is an illusion and anything is possible.

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I know this to be true because I have seen it with my own eyes. 61 miraculous yards ending with a helmet toss and 0:00 left on the clock. From the jaws of defeat, victory was plucked.

I am not confident the Vikings will win this week, I am confident that no matter the outcome, the light will still shine.

The hope that was given to Minnesota’s fans will most surely last longer than one game.

Every time the playoff heartbreaks are mentioned on upcoming television broadcasts of Vikings playoff games, the networks will now be forced to mention the miracle. I will remember the play and how it felt to watch Stefon Diggs cross the goal line and the light will shine for me once more.

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