For those old enough to remember the story of “Chicken Little” with our young heroine Henny Penny as the one who once declared “The Sky is Falling”…little did she realize it was only an acorn that fell on her head. There are many twists and turns in this old fable, but I’ll let you, the reader seek out the story on your own.
The obvious connection with Henny Penny and most of the bloggers that posted after the drumming we took against the 49ers is crystal clear-“The Sky is falling in Viking-land.”
Let’s all take a collective deep breath…and exhale-after all, we played all of one game. ONE.
Let’s wind the clock back to the early stages of last year and if you recall (I’m sure you do) a quarterback of a certain rival team uttered the words “Relax” in response to their fans crying out that the year was already over (thank goodness it ended in a glorious collapsing ball of fire.) The other team that comes to mind happened to win the Superbowl (I know it’s deflating, but…)
Now I know some of you are probably thinking our own Teddy is not like those other unspeakable QB’s, and your right, he’s not. But no one can deny the surge of talent we have on the Viking’s squad, and Teddy is just fine. Speilman has been great, Zimmer has changed the mentality of the team…we are headed in the right direction…are there problems-yes, but you can be certain they are being addressed, and will continue to be.
It’s better to start off slow, and gain momentum, than get off to a fast start and fizzle down the stretch…we will reach the mountain top, it will happen soon…destiny will finally find us, and when that happens…ouch something just fell on my head.
So, the moral of the story is-don’t proclaim “The Sky is Falling” until you first check the bump on your head!