On Sunday, the Minnesota Vikings' non-offensive corps exploded for a pair touchdowns with yardage in the triple digits to beat the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday and snap a four-game losing streak.
But even before getting to Carson Palmer for four sacks and 15 quarterback hits, the Minnesota defensive line was already blowing up old, unsuspecting dudes during pregame ceremonies.
As the Vikings were set to take the field, a sound guy working the game at U.S. Bank Stadium picked the absolute worst time to try to cross the players' entryway to the turf.
He got truck-sticked by 330-pound defensive lineman Linval Joseph.
The wider angle gives you a better perspective of just how silly the choice was.
Vikings sound guy going over the middle forgets to keep his head on a swivel pic.twitter.com/4qpmqoSTJD
— Mike Tunison (@xmasape) November 20, 2016
But the victim is fully aware he had it coming.
“It was the stupidest thing in 20 years doing this job. I only saw the smoke. I didn’t see anybody coming, and then, boom!” said audio technician Bernie Beaudry, who posed for a picture for Twin Cities Pioneer Press reporter Brian Murphy.
“I was really surprised somebody was there,” Joseph said after the 30-24 victory. “I run out of the tunnel plenty of times and I’ve never seen anybody run across before. I’m glad he’s OK. Tell him I’m sorry.”