The Minnesota Vikings’ disastrous season summed up in a single photo:
Seeing as how the team has players on their roster with last names like Tahi, Kleinsasser, Shiancoe, DeGeare, Favre, Guion, Onatolu, Kluwe and Loeffler, the error is understandable. Yet it wasn’t any of those complexly-surnamed gentleman who wore the offending jersey. That belonged to Kevin Williams(notes), he of the third-most popular last name (and easiest to spell) in the country.
Williams is an eight-year veteran who has appeared in five Pro Bowls with Minnesota.
The Vikings lost to the Green Bay Packers, Brett Favre’s former team, in spectacular fashion, 31 to 3. During his press conference after the game, Favre seemed to oscillate between catatonia and holding back tears. A mispelled jersey was the least of the Vikings’ woes today, but it certainly sums it remarkably well.