Who knew that Minnesota Vikings coach Brad Childress had such a wacky sense of humor?
According to Judd Zulgad of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, Childress wore a visor/wig during today’s minicamp practice that gave the mostly bald football coach the shocking new appearance of having spiked brown hair on top of his head.
Per the report, the effect was convincing enough that several players apparently didn’t know who Childress was.
“There’s a bunch of those guys who walked up and had no idea who,” said Childress, adding that his wife purchased the get-up for him in Florida. “My wife tells me all the time, ‘It’s the bald head that gives you away. Put a hat on. …
“I wore it to the Senior Bowl with a little bit of a beard and some sun glasses. I looked probably 15 people that I know pretty well in the face and was able to fool them. They didn’t know who it was. Including members of my staff.”
It sounds like Halloween has arrived several months early in Minnesota.
UPDATE: Our friends at FOX 9 have video of the new Childress look. So now instead of looking like Major Dad and/or Mister Noodle he looks like Rip Taylor.