Us hardcore fans tend to become jaded from time to time, something in which we are particularly vulnerable to following a miserable season like this one, but it is always nice to know that the men occupying the uniforms we choose to root for can have a great impact on a life at just the right time.

I won’t get into it too much, but I encourage everyone here to read the simple yet heartwarming story of Eli Burgett, as presented by the Pioneer Press

Put one extra notch in the win column for the Vikings this year, as they did right by me in this one.

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