Last year ended with one of those awful "what ifs" when Blair Walsh missed a chip-shot field goal. The Vikings haven't played a regular-season game yet, and already it feels like 2016 will be defined by that same terrible, unanswerable hypothetical question.
If you don't make it out to any of the live events in the Twin Cities on Thursday, you can try your luck at remote control roulette. The Vikings (7 p.m., Ch. 9), Twins (7 p.m., FSN) and Gophers football (8 p.m., BTN) are all televised.
"No QB coming off the street will be serviceable. It never works. It just takes too much time to learn the playbook. So, go with Hill, then Stave, then Heinicke."
"redgrange12" commenting on startribune.com.
"Al Franken upon learning of Vikes QB Teddy Bridgewater's knee injury: 'Its like finding out Hillary's having an affair with Anthony Weiner.' "
— Mark Leibovich, New York Times Magazine correspondent.