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.


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:

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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