Friday, May 09, 2014

Hero Sandwich

There was a lot of excitement among Vikings’ fans last night during the NFL draft over the prospect of drafting Texas A&M QB Johnny Manziel.  When the time came, the Vikings could have done it, it was within their grasp, and if they had, it would have given the fans a lot of happiness.  But, as demonstrated in so many Super Bowls and NFC Championships, the team simply isn’t in the business of making its fans happy. The Vikings chose to do something else instead.  Just another reminder, to be a Vikings fan is to suffer.

No fan base endures suffering for half a century without developing coping strategies, among these are finding silver linings in those gray clouds.  So, while our #1 draft choice isn’t bringing a Heisman trophy with him, he is bringing this:

UCLA’s Anthony Barr the latest NFL draft prospect to get a Subway sculpture. The sculpture is made entirely of vegetables that can be found on a footlong sub.  
The sculptor, Jim Victor of Conshohocken, Pennsylvania, got Barr’s face down so accurately that even his mustache and stubble (made of black olives, it appears) look real.
"It’s awesome,” Barr said. “When they first asked me about it, I said, ‘Oh yeah, that’d be cool,’ but I didn’t know what to expect. Now, I see this giant sculpture that looks just like me made out of veggies; it is spot on. I feel like I am finally and officially a part of the family.” 

You can keep your Johnny Football.  We’ve got Tony Veggie Delite.