Gophers social media team apologizes for dissing Vikings
Following a wild 42-39 win over Indiana on Saturday, the Gophers football team has won three straight Big Ten games and may be in the midst of their best season in a decade.
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To put it mildly, things aren't going quite as well for the local professional pigskin squad. Yesterday's last-second 27-23 loss in Dallas dropped the Vikings to 1-7 -- the last time the Purple started a season that poorly was during the franchise's inaugural 1961 season -- and after the game, Kevin Williams and Brian Robison openly groused about the coaching staff's conservative approach on both sides of the ball.
So even if it went a wee bit too far, you can understand where the Gophers social media team was coming from with this tweet:
In response, Pioneer Press sports editor Mike Bass pointed out the obvious, but the Gophers social media folks insisted they didn't mean to kick the Purple while they're down:
Regardless of their intent, KFAN's Dan Barreiro pointed out that those in glass houses shouldn't... well, you know:
@GopherSports trash-talking Vikes? After 50 years of mostly football irrelevance, stunning humility in wake of 3 Big Ten wins.-- Dan Barreiro (@DanBarreiroKFAN) November 3, 2013
Thing is, the way the Vikings are playing, the Gophers are probably about one Adrian Peterson away from having a legitimate claim to being Minneapolis's premier football team.
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