Dear National Football League,
On behalf of all Minnesotans who travel over Thanksgiving break, I have a simple request. Please schedule the Vikings' annual game at Soldier Field for the Sunday after Thanksgiving each year. This way, Viking fans who travel don't need to worry about watching the game. We'll know exactly how the game is going to go, and we won't want to watch it, so we'll make our plans for trains, plains, and/or automobiles for Sunday afternoon with no regard for the Viking game.
The game is just going to feature perplexing turnovers, overmatched special teams, inept passing, bad officiating that is essentially negated by the fact that the Vikes never had a chance anyway, frighteningly bad pass defense, and players and coaches staring at what is happening as if it is completely beyond them how to do anything about it.
So please, let the Vikings play the Bears at Soldier Field every Sunday after Thanksgiving. We can concentrate on packing, get on the road quickly, settle back in at home, and vaguely look at a score to see just how bad it got.
Minnesota Viking fans who travel over Thanksgiving break