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For Vikings, winning ugly beats the alternative - just ask the Packers about that

 

October 11, 2022

Mike Hewitt, TNS

Aaron Rodgers (12) is sacked on the final play of the game during Sunday's 27-22 loss.

In one of the more underrated scenes in "Bull Durham" - arguably the best sports movie of all-time, at least in my opinion - Tim Robbins' naive young character Nuke LaLoosh explains to Kevin Costner's crusty older character Crash Davis, "I love winning, man. I (expletive) love winning. You know what I'm saying? It's like, better than losing."

Their minor league baseball team, the Durham Bulls, was riding a hot streak after a long stretch of losing.

Combined with Vikings special teams coach Matt Daniels' excellent opening press conference monologue last week, when explained the difference between hating to lose and loving to win, we have the perfect backdrop for what transpired in the NFC North on Sunday.

https://www.startribune.com/vikings-packers-aaron-rodgers-kirk-cousins-randball/600214509/

 

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