It’s a wee bit risky when a newspaper puts a fake picture and headline on the front page. But Pioneer Press designers came up with a cover that — for Vikings fans — is mesmerizing in a sickening way: Brett Favre holding the Super Bowl trophy.
The headline: “CHAMPS: Magical season ends as Favre leads Vikings to first Super Bowl victory.”
Who approved this knife-twisting? A Packers fan?
All kidding aside, there are ample disclaimers and it’s a very clever way to suck Vikes-mad Minnesota into today’s season opener — even if most experts feel the PiPress won’t get a chance to use the cover for real come February.