Item description for My Least Favorite Team is My Favorite Team by Keith Richotte...
If you're a Minnesota Vikings fan, chances are you know the true meaning of a "love/hate" relationship. Keith Richotte, lifelong fan and observer of his favorite team, has written an account of many of the major crushing defeats and blunders in the history of the Vikings--the ones maddeningly ingrained in the collective consciousness of Minnesota pro football fans. There are so many of these ugly moments, in fact, that Richotte was able to find a reason to hate every team in professional football for what that team has done to the Vikings as a franchise and to him as a fan. This book chronicles many, many incidences that have dictated the Monday morning moods of people across the land of 10,000 lakes for decades. Either we're a cheery lot saying hi to strangers, or a bunch of gray-faced commuters driving around in a foggy slump. It's not enough to turn away and not notice what's going on. It's an addiction. We can't help ourselves.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.8" Width: 5" Height: 0.3" Weight: 0.4 lbs.
Release Date Sep 30, 2007
Publisher Mill City Press, Inc.
ISBN 1934248525 ISBN13 9781934248522
Reviews - What do customers think about My Least Favorite Team is My Favorite Team?
To My Least-Most Favorite Team. Mar 15, 2008
If you are a serious Viking fan this is a very entertaining book, I personally thought of a number of other reasons to hate just about every other team in the league and quite a few more to hate the Vikes. I'm 10 years older then the author though. If you aren't a Viking fan this is still an decent read for an NFL fan. I would only highly recommend it for Minnesota Viking fans.
Painful but yet so true Jan 19, 2008
As a die hard Vikings fan, this book hits too close to home for my comfort. A wonderful written book that brought back all of the horrific memories for a 33 years and ongoing fan. I felt relieved that I am not alone in my suffering for the Purple Gang. This book reminds me why I'm a true Vikings fan. Sure, the Vikings are the cause for my mood swing, my depression, but I'm still holding out for that one moment of glory which will inevitably come.
A poignant written book by a younger fan who tried to described some of the earlier disappointments. I suffered through the Super Bowl XI and the Hail Mary loss. I can still feel the gut wrenching pain on that cold sunday afternoon after Drew Pearson had pushed Nate Wright. This to me is the main reason why all Vikings fan should hate the Cowboys, not the Walker trade, which of course was the result of the Vikings management's ineptness.
This book is definite a must for all Vikings fan for the wonderful but painful memories and the theraputic value that only a true fan can appreciate. Still hoping that the Vikings will not be the Chicago Cubs of the NFL.
Really great book Jan 16, 2008
I recently bought this book for my brother who is a huge Vikings fan, but when I got it in the mail I had to read what it said about the NY Jets (my favorite team). I was literally laughing outloud while reading the Jets chapter and then I couldn't resist and read the whole book before I gave it to him. I highly recommend this book to any football fan because its so fun to read why the Vikings fans should hate you. I have to admit though that the Vikings are one of my favorite teams as well and reading the chapter on the Atlanta Falcons (1998 Vikings) was pretty depressing.
Love it! Jan 13, 2008
Before I start, I must say that I have never even been to Minnesota, nor have I been a Vikings fan per se (I'm ambivilant at best about them). But I love LOVE LOVE this book. I couldn't put it down. I am a huge NFL freak and a huge book freak... but this is the only NFL book I have ever bought.
I just love "loser" books. Maybe it's because I was born and raised in a "Confederate State", but losing is something I hold so much more affection for than winning. There have always been so many more of us losers than winners anyway. Screw "victory" marches. Write a "loser" march so that all of us brothers may walk side-by-side; holding our heads low with shame together.
BTW, I won't tell you MY favorite team because it will make you "hate" me too;)
A painful trip down memory lane Oct 24, 2007
It is unhealthy to be a Vikings fan. Richotte's premise is that the franchise has in recent years, been plagued by stupidity from top to bottom, making rooting for the Purple a 3 hour masochistic experience every Sunday fall afternoon for thousands of Minnesotans. Recalling the inept litany, Richotte's book will alternately induce a Viking fan to wince, giggle, or possibly crawl into a fetal position and weep. One quibble is that the author is too young to actually remember the pain of the 4 Super Bowl losses and they get short shrift. And with all due respect, the real reason to hate the Dallas Cowboys is the Drew Pearson "Hail Mary" shove of Nate Wright in 1975, which ended the season of the Vikings greatest team (notwithstanding the 1998 team of Cunningham and Moss), NOT the Herschel Walker trade as Richotte contends (which left the Vikes as mediocre as before).