*This* Is Our Backup Quarterback?

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Editor's note: Wade's writing about Minnesota's professional football team for two consecutive gambits should not be seen as a sign of the apocalypse. He's just a little dry on content, that's all.

This, lady and gentlemen, is the future of your Minnesota Vikings:

Yep. This f'ing guy.

Why? How could I say something like Mike McMahon is the future of the team?

Simple. For a, unless you're the 2000 Baltimore Ravens, the success of a team is largely dependent upon the success of your quarterback. For 2, there's no way Grandpa Brad makes it through an entire season of NFL football at age 53 without getting injured, perhaps mortally.

Maybe it's not all bad. Maybe ol' Mikey is better than his stats. Which are, by the way, awful. I mean, in 2002 Randall Cunningham listed McMahon along with Donovan McNabb and Daunte Culpepper as one of the greatest quarterbacks to ever play the game. Granted, Cunningham was very high at the time he said that.

So it could be worse, right? He appears to be fully ambulatory. No major injuries. Not a Scientologist, as far as I can tell.

And, there is a precedent for successful QBs named McMahon wearing purple and gold...

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