Letter to the Vikings by TJ Houshmandzadeh

Tim YoungContributor IOctober 8, 2009

INDIANAPOLIS - OCTOBER 04:  T.J. Houshmandzadeh #84 of the Seattle Seahawks  is tackled by Melvin Bullitt #33 of the Indianapolis Colts during the NFL game against  at Lucas Oil Stadium on October 4, 2009 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Dear Minnesota, the Vikings, and your fans:

I must admit, I am a little embarrassed to be writing this. Earlier this year you rolled out the red carpet for me, giving it your all to try and make me a Viking.

And did I say yes?


And why? Cause I'm a fool. I was a fool. I am a fool. And I will forever be known as a fool. In fact, I may have made Crabtree look smart.

I took the bigger paycheck and went to a team with a better QB. Now after four weeks Hasselbeck only has 376 yards and three TD's. But seriously, who could have predicted that the Lord was going to speak to Childress directly and send him his disciple? I can't even mention his name, it chokes me up every time. 

I understand that you tried to replace the spot I didn't fill by drafting that hack Percy Harvin. I mean seriously, he's only had three TD's this year and is pushing towards being the NFC rookie of the year.  2nd tier hack. HACK!

The truth is you need me in Minnesota. Okay you really don't, but please don't make me beg. Okay, okay I'll beg. Please let me come to Minnesota. Please. Oh please take me. I want to be undefeated too. All I have is a cold from this crappy weather and a goose egg in the TD column. Not to mention one of the worst records in football.

So to Minnesota, the Vikings, and your fans I get it now and I'm sorry. But you do know that the trade deadline isn't for another 12 days, right?