A star player most of the world assumed was out for the year helped end one of professional sports' most famous curses.

Cubs fans witnessed it firsthand. Vikings fans would probably like history to repeat itself.

On Oct. 26, six-plus months after the Cubs told the world and Kyle Schwarber that his season was over after he tore his ACL and LCL in a scary collision with Dexter Fowler during the Cubs' third game of the year, he was hitting fifth for Chicago in Game 1 of the World Series.

Schwarber started all four games in Cleveland as the designated hitter and finished with a .412 batting average, seven hits, three walks and two RBI.

World Series MVP Ben Zobrist summarized Schwarber's comeback well by saying, "It's just crazy. It really is." The Vikings could use a little bit of that crazy in a couple of months when the postseason rolls around and Adrian Peterson might be in position to deliver it.