Vikings rank lower than Lizzo in this year’s FanSided 250

(Photo by Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports) Mike Zimmer
(Photo by Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports) Mike Zimmer /

Where did the Minnesota Vikings land on this year’s FanSided 250?

Ever since Lizzo released her smash hit “Truth Hurts”, the pop singer and the Minnesota Vikings have been connected thanks to her lyrics that seemed to indicate she was in a romantic relationship with a member of the team.

Well, Lizzo has done pretty well for herself since the release of that song and it has even led to her becoming more popular than the Vikings. At least the people who created this year’s FanSided 250 believe this to be true.

The FanSided 250 is generated by using, “publicly available information, voting data from FanSided’s millions of readers, and (FanSided’s) editorial team’s expertise,” and all of this resulted in Lizzo coming in at No. 187 on the list while the Vikings found themselves sitting in the No. 198 spot.

Who else had a higher FanSided 250 ranking than the Minnesota Vikings?

First off, Minnesota was one of 20 NFL teams to make the list, so that seems like an accomplishment at the very least. Plus, the Vikings also ranked higher than three other teams from around the league (Philadelphia Eagles, Cleveland Browns, Indianapolis Colts).

But here comes the pain. The Vikings are the lowest-ranked team from the state of Minnesota to be featured in this year’s FanSided 250. That’s right, the Minnesota Twins, the Minnesota Golden Gophers, and even the Minnesota Timberwolves were given higher spots on the list than the Vikings.

Both the Twins and Gophers have experienced success recently, so their placement above the Vikings on the list can be justified. But the Timberwolves didn’t even win 30 percent of their games the last time they were on the court and they earned a higher ranking than the Vikings?

Maybe the buzz surrounding the Timberwolves having the No. 1 pick in this year’s NBA Draft is what vaulted them past the Vikings on the list? Who knows? But at least the Vikings ranked higher than North Dakota State and Timothee Chalamet.