That means the 1-4 Vikes are poised to start their third quarterback in the last four games. And that, in turn, means people the world over were ridiculing of our woeful NFL team on Twitter.
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Here, for your chuckling pleasure, are the top 10 poking-fun-at-the-Purple tweets we've seen today.
The State of Vikings. RT @PaulCharchian After one practice w/ 1st team offense, Freeman has been named the Vikings' starting QB for MNF.
In NFL news, the Minnesota Vikings believe that by combining three crappy QBs they can create one good one.-- Nightflurry (@nightflurry) October 16, 2013
And so ends the Matt Cassel Era for the forseeable future. We'll always have London, Matt. #Vikings-- Eric Thompson (@eric_j_thompson) October 16, 2013
6. We can only hope...
UPDATED VIKINGS QB DEPTH CHART: Josh Freeman Hellen Keller Matt Cassell Daunte Culpepper Stephen Hawking Christian Ponder-- Anthony (@AnthonyCS19) October 16, 2013
Josh Freeman will start for the Vikings against the Giants. In unrelated news, Samantha Ponder just blocked Leslie Frazier on Twitter.-- Jeremy Shink (@JeremyShink) October 16, 2013
If Josh Freeman is the answer, what is the question? #Vikings-- Mike Wagner (@prowag) October 16, 2013
That loud cheer you heard after #Vikings announced Josh Freeman as the starting QB came from the ESPN MNF executive offices.-- Phil Mackey (@PMac21) October 16, 2013
ESPN 30 for 30 Presents A Cassel in Autumn: The True Story of Matt Cassel's 20 Days as Vikings Quarterback, narrated by Louie Anderson.-- Minnesota's 6th CD (@RandBallsStu) October 16, 2013
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Vikings seriously consider starting Josh Freeman after attempt to activate t-shirt cannon off practice squad disapproved by NFL.-- The Fake ESPN (@TheFakeESPN) October 16, 2013