When Case Keenum threw a “Hail Mary” to Stefon Diggs to give the Vikings a last second victory over the Saints, it wasn’t just the crowd at US Bank Stadium who went wild.
Fans at the Xcel Energy Center couldn’t contain their emotions when the “Minneapolis Miracle” played in the lobby before Sunday’s wild game.
Social media, for that matter, is filled with videos of Vikings fans reacting to the game’s improbable ending. The Vikings victory was enough to make even grown men cry.
“It’s an opportunity that is socially acceptable to yell, to cry, to scream especially for our male population. It’s encouraged. I think it’s a great opportunity to let everything out there,” sports psychologist, Dr. Allie Wagener said.
Wagener says with the Vikings history of heartbreak–from the original “Hail Mary” to Gary Anderson’s missed field goal, from Brett Favre’s interception to Blair Walsh’s kick that went wide left–fans started reliving the emotions from those missed opportunities when the Saints game started to go south.
Read more and watch the video at “From despair to euphoria, Sunday’s Vikings game took an emotional toll on fans” on Fox 9.