In the wake of some curious post-game comments from Vikings coach Brad Childress that seemed to take the Lord (Favre’s) name in vain, Childress told Peter King of NBC’s Football Night in America that Childress was joking.
The supposed joke came in reference to a recent comment from Favre regarding “needing a hug.” Still, the joke has not been well received.
“Did it look lame what Childress did?” King said. “Yeah.”
Meanwhile, Tony Dungy of Football Night in America suggested that it’s not the kind of joking that should be happening after a miraculous win. Rodney Harrison of Football Night in America didn’t buy the contention that it was a joke. And host Dan Patrick didn’t seem to know what to make of any of it.
It looks to us as if there’s still plenty of tension in Minnesota. But through all of the controversy and friction, the players and coaches still have one thing in common — they want to win. And as long as they win, they’ll find a way to avoid full and total implosion.