Poor Booger McFarland. It seems like every week he takes a beating on social media from fans listening to him calling Monday Night Football.
Tonight, the ESPN game analyst made a painfully noticeable mistake during the first half of Seahawks-Vikings. It happened after Minnesota took a 14-7 lead on a fluky pick-6.
While describing the replay of Anthony Harris’ defensive touchdown, McFarland began talking about the history of bad luck the Vikings have. He’s right about that, but his comments quickly became cringeworthy.
That’s because Booger incorrectly stated that the Vikings were victimized by the “Minneapolis Miracle.” That’s of course not the case.
Booger McFarland: "These are the type of plays that historically have gone against the Vikings — the Minneapolis Miracle — plays that are fluke plays that went against this team. I'm sure Vikings fans are saying it's about time we get one of these plays to go our way."
— Chad Graff (@ChadGraff) December 3, 2019
The Minneapolis Miracle was one of the worst things to ever happen to the Vikings! I love you so much Booger. pic.twitter.com/ndYQQ7uDdG
— Booger (@dailybooger) December 3, 2019
As you probably know, the “Minneapolis Miracle” is the name assigned to Stefon Diggs’ improbable game-winning touchdown on the final play of the NFC Divisional playoff game against the Saints two years ago. It is one of the greatest moments in the history of the Viking franchise.
An honest mistake from Booger, no doubt, but he’s getting crushed for it. It is to be expected, given some of his prior mishaps.
Commentating errors aside, this has been an entertaining Monday night game. The Vikings lead Seattle 17-10 early in the third quarter on ESPN.