Thursday, November 26, 2009

Thanksgiving Conversation

No, the most depressing conversation I had on Thanksgiving wasn't my grandmother noticing my balding spot and telling me, "Joe, put your head down. I just noticed that. Did somebody hit you? Do you have a scar? It's so thin there," then proceeding to tell me what shampoo she uses to get thicker hair. The most depressing conversation I had on Thanksgiving was the following:

Aunt: Does anybody know, when is the last time the Vikings WON a Super Bowl?

(I stare blankly)

Aunt: I tried to look it up, but I couldn't find it.

Me: It will probably take you a while.

Aunt: I could only find the info back to like '67.

Me: That's around when they started having Super Bowls. But the Vikings have never won one.

Aunt: So what did they do before the Super Bowl? Just have nothing?

Me: They called it the NFL Championship.

Aunt: Oh. So when is the last time the Vikings won that?

(I blankly stare)

Me: They never won that either. Actually, they won it in '69, but then lost the Super Bowl.

Aunt: Oh. But they were in, like, three Super Bowls.

Me: Four, actually.

Aunt: Well, what team has gone the longest without winning a Super Bowl?

Me: Um, the Vikings are pretty close.

Aunt: So they're like the Chicago Cubs of football.

Me: Yes.

Aunt: Well, then it could be worse: it could be another 60 years of waiting.

Me: Did you walk out of my nightmares and into my waking life?


  1. Anonymous6:07 AM

    I've always hated her. Unless she looks like your mother.

  2. Anonymous6:14 AM

    Which is funnier the story or the comment? I grade both "Aplus" for hilarity.


  3. Anonymous4:57 PM

    I love your Aunt. Your aunt is teh awesome!


    All Packer fans

  4. Nice one Joe dont we all have Nitemares,least we dont wake up in cold sweats like a Pack fan hoping other teams lose so we can sneak in the play-offs to get another beat down.
    We took their cast-off Q.B.gave him a frontline that protects him, a few Real WRs and A legit T.E, throw in a pair of R.B.s that can play for any team.And we know we are going to the play offs aint no dream for us!
    Whats so funny is their old Q.B. had to come to teh Purple side to have a break out season and career high season to boot.We get to use him to his talents and G.B. gets to gnash teeth hoping they eek out a win each week.I have seen the Pack women at games given that choice I would like your Aunt too lol.

  5. Anonymous7:16 PM

    Actually the Vikings did win an NFL championship in the 1969-70 season. Althugh they lost the Super Bowl they were the last NFL champions before the AFL-NFL merger.