The Minnesota Vikings secured their first win in the debut of U.S. Bank Stadium over an Aaron Rodgers-led Packers team that, save the final game of last season, has historically had Minnesota’s number.
The $1.1 billion, 66,200 seat stadium contains a translucent roof and features the five largest pivoting glass doors in the world, and is by almost all standards of measurement, more impressive than its predecessor–the drab, boring Metrodome.
As you may expect, Minnesotans were jazzed up to be in a brand new stadium watching Sam Bradford look like Joe Montana and fifth-round draft pick Stefon Diggs solidifying himself as one of the NFL’s next big weapon. There was one point where the NFL’s Rushing Title holder went down with an ugly knee injury, but that’s neither here nor there.
When interviewed after the game, Sam Bradford said he couldn’t remember hearing a stadium that loud and tipped his cap to the fans in attendance.
Minnesota offensive guard Alex Boone wasn’t as thrilled. He and his fellow lineman jumped offsides four times during the game, and instead of praising the crowd for their energy, he cursed them.
“It’s loud, for some reason, in the stadium,” Boone said. “There’s a lot of times where we can’t hear the center. We could barely hear the snap count today a couple times — a couple false starts, because guys wouldn’t know when the snap was going. I’m not saying it’s the fans’ fault, but I’m just saying, it would be nice if they would shut the fuck up a little bit.”
Jeez, dude. A simple “please keep quiet next time” would have done the trick. I wish someone cheered me on while blogging instead of getting called a pussy in the comment section. Don’t bite the hand that feeds ya bro.