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Video: Minnesota Reporter Lee Valsvik Gets Tackled by Some Random Guy

| by Alex Groberman

Heading into Saturday, everyone in Minnesota was understandably giddy about the Vikings being in the postseason. Yes, they would ultimately get destroyed by the Green Bay Packers, and yes, everyone outside The Gopher State saw that beating coming. Nevertheless, given the expectations that folks had for the team coming into 2012 – the enthusiasm is/was understandable.

Mostly.

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Everyone, meet Madeline Stuart. She's the first-ever professional model with Down Syndrome, and she's inspiring millions of people around the world:

Unfortunately, during a special local news special filmed prior to the game, reporter Lee Valsvik got a taste of what happens when over exuberance goes too far.

Check it out:

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Everyone, meet Madeline Stuart. She's the first-ever professional model with Down Syndrome, and she's inspiring millions of people around the world:

Little did anyone know at the time, but that actually ended up being a great preview of what was to come later in the day.

(Kudos Deadspin)

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