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Minnesota Vikings: Worse Than the Twins and the Timberwolves


The Minnesota Vikings just made it to the playoffs like two years ago with a 10-6 team. The Minnesota Twins haven’t been relevant since Johan Santana, and the Minnesota Timberwolves haven’t EVER been relevant, right? So where does some jerky football blogger get off saying that the Vikings are somehow worse than these other two clown shows?

Wellllll … Bad news, bros. This little tweet recently got me wanting to investigate:

Pfft, yeah, well … I mean, that’s just since 2011, and that’s just like one guy’s opinion on stuff, and … Oh god, is this true?

Well, here’s the Vikings year by year break down since then, with win percentage:


Team Year Wins Loss Ties Win %
Vikings 2013 5 10 1 31.25%
Vikings 2012 10 6 0 62.50%
Vikings 2011 3 13 0 11.54%
TOTALS 18 29 1 37.50%

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So, I mean, that’s not good. A winning percentage of 37.5? That’s awful. By the numbers, that means for the past three years we’ve seen basically one month worth of good football each season. Of course, Leslie Frazier is to blame for much of that, as is Christian Ponder, but you don’t think the Twins or Timberwolves have been handcuffed by crappy players and dumb coaching decisions during the last three years as well? Let’s see!


Team Year Wins Loss Ties Win %
Twins 2013 66 96 0 40.74%
Twins 2012 66 96 0 40.74%
Twins 2011 63 99 0 38.89%
TOTALS 195 291 0 40.12%


Team Year Wins Loss Ties Win %
Timberwolves 2013-14 40 42 0 48.8%
Timberwolves 2012-13 31 51 0 37.8%
Timberwolves 2011-12 26 40 0 39.4%
TOTALS 97 133 0 42.17%

Dear god, it’s true. Not only that, but the TIMBERWOLVES – of all teams – have been the best team in town in recent memory! And they still only averaged to win 42% of their games! THIS TOWN SUCKS.

Of course, the Wolves were saved with a locked out season, if you want to call a 39% winning clip being “saved.” And certainly, playing 16 games in a season in a more evenly matched league like the NFL, as opposed to playing a billion games in baseball every year, isn’t exactly the fairest of comparisons.

However, the basic goal in all sports leagues is pretty much the same, right? Win. If you don’t, you’re not doing very well. And over the last three years, the Vikings haven’t been doing so well. Sorry to burst your bubble. You’ve spent an inordinate amount of time cheering for a bad team. There is no consoling you.

On the plus side, if you wanted to look at a team with a solid win-history, we could always check out the WNBA!


About PJD

I once saw Paul Edinger kick a 56-yard field goal for the Minnesota Vikings against the Green Bay Packers to win a game in the Metrodome. It was exhilarating.