There was nothing that was going to keep the Minnesota Vikings from ending their four-game losing streak Sunday afternoon at U.S. Bank Stadium.
Not the Arizona Cardinals, not some piss-poor officiating such as a roughing the passer penalty on a perfectly legal quarterback sack that temporarily prolonged Arizona’s final drive and definitely not the Fox sound guy who holds up the giant half-bubble so we can hear every “fuck you” players throw at each other for 60 minutes.
Fans are sometimes at risk when they go see a live sporting event. The guy who got his face smashed by a line drive knows what I’m talking about, and so does this girl who tried to catch a long kickoff. But sometimes it’s even the sound guy who are at rick.
Bernie Beaudry tried to make it across the Vikings’ entrance tunnel before players like the 329-pound Linval Joseph burst onto the field like they had all just snorted eight pounds of cocaine. Obviously since we’re doing a story on it, he didn’t make it:
Yeah, that’s going to leave a mark.
It turns out Beaudry is one tough son of a bitch, kids, as not only did he refrain from going to the hospital, but he also went back to work with just a few cuts on his face and perhaps a bruised ego.
The Vikings held on to win the game 30-24 and maintain a tie for first place in the NFC North with the Detroit Lions, which is something we never anticipated saying this late into the 2016 season.
h/t Yahoo! Sports