After the Oktoberfest festivities we stayed at Steve and Sandy's in Rochester. This worked out well since I won tickets to the Vikings Lions game at work on Friday afternoon. We got to the game around 11am and we went through the tailgating area looking for our friend Jeff. We didn't know what his Viking mobile looked like so we didn't end up getting to see him. After the game we also found out our friend Jachin was at the game as well.
The tickets that I won were in the first row on the 20 yard line. Awesome seats to see plays on our half of the field, crappy seats if you want to see the whole game.
Since we could only see part of the field and the game was pretty slow paced we started watching the Street Team and the Cheerleaders who were on the sidelines right in front of us. The Street Team was pretty funny. They are the guys who run out with the Vikings Flags after the team scores. Patrick and I decided they were just in it for the free food. At half time they got a little snack pack and they all sat down together and had a picnic. And most of the game they were snacking on cookies and power bars.
There was a crazy baseball like fight that broke out during the game and it was on our half of the field so we got a pretty good view of the fight.
We were also in the right end zone to see Adrian Peterson run 80 yards for a touchdown. It was kind of crazy because we couldn't see what happened on the other end of the field but all of sudden AP was running at lighting speed down the field into the end zone.
The Vikings beat the Lions 24-10 for their first win of the season. After going to the Packer game outside last week and the Vikings game this week at the Dome I have decided it is much more exciting to watch a game outdoors than in the Metrodome.