Talk about pants on the ground.
Randy Moss becoming a Viking again could almost be too much for Packer fans to bear. The once menacing touchdown machine that terrorized the state of Wisconsin with predictable regularity, and mockingly mooned the Lambeau faithful from the end zone of a 2004 playoff game, could arrive back across the river just in time to help Favre and the Vikings figuratively drop trou all the way to the Super Bowl.
Nothing could fly in the face of Packer nation more than a Randy Moss trade back to the Vikings.
It’s bad enough that Packer fans had to swallow a poison pill when Favre put on the purple after sidestepping the Packer organization’s own attempt at dishing out a poison pill designed to prevent just that. That was followed by a season in which Favre stuck the Packers into defeat twice, once for each horn on his head. And just for good measure, Favre ultimately decided that doing it again might be worth a few more million laughs.
Now, just when the Packers were feeling a little giddy about being touted as NFC North favorites, along with a 1-2 start by the Vikings in which Favre has shown signs of slowing down, along comes Moss via a possible trade with the Patriots. Back from his 2005 exile to the dark side of the league when he was shipped to Oakland, No. 84 could soon be rising like a bright purple moon west of the Mississippi.
This could be too much for devout Cheeseheads to watch. Vikings fans hope this is the case. As much fun as sweeping the Packers twice in two seasons with Favre at the helm would be, Vikings fans know the only way to truly quiet the constant heckling from the East is for their squad to finally win a Super Bowl. Doing it with a Favre/Moss football Frankenstein, a monster Green Bay twice tried to create to do their own bidding, would be especially frightening for the Packer faithful.