Posted at 1:21 PM on November 2, 2009
by Jeff Horwich
Not a local-TV-sports/fawning-blah-blah interview, but a real interview. It seemed destined to be: After all, I was born in Wisconsin, rooted for the Pack and Favre for years, and now he followed me to Minnesota. (Didn't follow me along the way to Montana, North Carolina or Tokyo, though. That would have been something.)
Not surprisingly, the Purple Wall of Public Relations shut us down: No interviews with Favre. Even though we wrote a catchy song about him? Nope.
BUT they would try to get In The Loop an interview with another player of our choice, they said. So we asked for your recommendations on Facebook and Twitter, and here are your leading nominations. Let's put this to a vote.
Disclaimer: There's no guarantee the Vikes will grant us an interview with your first choice...or with anyone, really, even though they sort of promised that. And if you like, it would be really helpful if you wanted to briefly explain your choice in the comments below...we don't know all of our ancillary Vikings as well as we should.
Or of these, Visanthe.
No one from the offensive line? There's no Peterson OR Favre without the Wall of Meat up front.
But ok, I'll play. Sydney Rice. You'll be ahead of the curve if you land an interview with him now before the playoff hype starts.
Percy Harvin, no question.
In our initial round of nominations, no one mentioned Percy. But write-ins are acceptable. I agree he's having a great season...guess I haven't seen many interviews. Why would he be good to talk to?