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Sports Sideshow

After the debacle in last year’s NFC Championship Game, Minnesota Vikings quarterback Brett Favre finally seemed content to stay in Mississippi for good.

That is, until teammates Ryan Longwell, Jared Allen and Steve Hutchinson lured him back to the Twin Cities in the hopes of reproducing last year’s magic.

As is often the case in Hollywood–anyone remember “Spider-Man 3?”–“Favre: the Sequel” is flopping worse than Cristiano Ronaldo.

On the field, Favre hasn’t been more than the rich man’s Chad Henne but to lay all the problems at the future Hall of Famer’s feet would be unfair.

The defensive line that made quarterbacks cower like they were bracing for a nuclear attack last season has been less imposing than Earl Boykins on a fast break this season.

After a slow 1-3 start, the Vikes needed help. So they traded for football’s 21st century schizoid man Randy Moss, thinking he could help save the team.

The experiment started nicely — Moss caught a long touchdown pass against the New York Jets and Minnesota won its second game with him on the roster — but it ended the way wiffle ball clips end on America’s Funniest Home Videos.

At the same time, the relationship between Favre and coach Brad Childress grew more tense than a Christmas gathering with Hamlet’s family. Childress waived Moss this week following an animated monologue by the receiver. Favre’s status as starter even came into question following injuries to his ankle and chin.

Even the Norsemen in the Capital One ads aren’t as ridiculous as these football Vikings.

This season is quickly making Minnesota ticket-holders wish they could exchange their Metrodome seats for a few on the Hindenburg. Not to worry, though — the draft is only six months away.

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