Minnesota Vikings: Tips For Watching the MNF Game Week One


Dec 28, 2014; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater (5) throws in the second quarter against the Chicago Bears at TCF Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports

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In case you have been otherwise preoccupied, the 2015 NFL regular season schedule was released last night. The Minnesota Vikings will open up on Monday Night Football against the San Francisco 49ers. ESPN always has a double header on Monday Night Week One, and the Vikings’ game is the later of the two. That means that kickoff will not be until 9:20 PM CDT. That is almost an hour and a half later than the usual MNF kickoff time.

With that in mind, here are some (very early) tips for watching the Vikings’ game Week One:

  • Make sure your adult beverage situation is in order: Here in Minnesota, most liquor stores shut their doors at 10 PM. Make sure your beer fridge is well-stocked pregame. There will be no halftime beer runs for this one. Unless you live near Wisconsin. Still though, better to be prepared.
  • Sneak in a nap: If you work in the morning like I do, the Tuesday after might be pretty rough. Do not plan on getting more than five hours of sleep after the game. With that in mind, try to nap beforehand. Sure, you will miss part of the earlier MNF game, but one must have his or her priorities in order. While the overall effectiveness of naps is questioned, it is a tried and true method for yours truly.
  • If you are going out, plan accordingly: Another unique problem that will be encountered in Week One will be the fact that most restaurants and many bars will be closing at about halftime of the game. Some will be open for the whole thing, but make sure that you are watching at one of those establishments to avoid missing any of the action.
  • Take up cocaine: Just kidding. Drugs are bad. Just ask this guy.

Anyway, until the NFL Draft or something happens with Adrian Peterson, the schedule is all the news we have for now. As late as the first game will be, I will be super pumped to watch it.

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