In another life, I was a morning sportstalk host on KFAN. In addition to weekday responsibilities, I also co-hosted “Viking Fan Line.” I swear I was the one that dubbed it “Viking Whine Line” because of the grace with which Purple fans accept disappointment.
It was a truly mindboggling assignment because I am quite possibly the least emotionally invested Vikings fan in existence. After a defeat, I’d be behind the mike, with my barely concealed life-goes-on attitude, talking to the emotionally unbalanced whose coming week had been ruined by the actions of strangers.
So today, a friend from the old days calls.
“You know what would happen if Obama loses?” he asked. “You’d have half the nation on suicide watch and you’d have to go back on the radio. It would be like ‘Vikings Fan Line,’ right after the NFC Championship game against the Falcons, times a thousand.”
Obamaphiles, for an happier alternative reality, click here.