Obviously great teams always have great players and great coaches. But every great team also needs an X-factor. Something special that the team is able to use as fuel and rally behind. The Eagles had the dog masks heading into the 2017 playoffs. The Texas Rangers just recently had Creed's "Can You Take Me Higher". And now it looks like the Minnesota Vikings may have just found their thing.
Josh Dobbs has battled Alopecia since he was 10-years-old. I think at this point everybody knows what Alopecia is, but in case you don't--it's a disease that causes hair loss. Some folks just get it in a specific part of their head, some people lose all their hair everywhere. What better way for a fanbase to rally behind their new guy than by every one of them shaving off their eyebrows for the rest of the season?
I mean Josh Dobbs literally just walked off the plane and potentially saved Minnesota's season yesterday. He didn't know his receivers' names. He had to teach his linemen his cadence on the sideline during the game before taking his first snap.
Then he went out there and threw for 158 yards and 2 touchdowns to lead the Minnesota Vikings on a comeback win to keep them in the playoff hunt.
They're not good enough on their own to actually do anything this season. The Vikings aren't a team that would be considered a legitimate Super Bowl contender just based off of personnel. But if you have an entire fanbase shave off their eyebrows to embrace the new guy? Well that's the sort of momentum that can drive a team to a couple of upsets in January. All I'm saying is that if you're a Vikings fan and you're not shaving your eyebrows today, you are actively rooting against the team. Plain and simple.