Minnesota Vikings Host Corgi Race at Halftime of Game Against Rams

by Quentin Blount

What could be better than NFL football on a Sunday? We’ll tell you what — watching a corgi race at halftime of the Minnesota Vikings game.

You read that right, Outsiders. There was actually a corgi race on Sunday at halftime of the game between the Minnesota Vikings and the Los Angeles Rams. The first half of the game didn’t quite go as planned for Vikings fans, as they were down by six points going into the break. However, the fans in attendance got a pick-me-up.

What do you normally see at halftime of a professional sporting event? Usually, it’s some kind of entertainment act. But on Sunday at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota, it was a holiday-themed corgi race. Coaches and players made their way to the locker room to make halftime adjustments, and 12 corgis made their way out to the field.

On their owners’ signals, the 12 corgis took off from the 40-yard-line and rushed toward the end zone to meet them. To make things even better, each of the adorable dogs was wearing a different color holiday sweater. They also had little Santa Claus figures riding on their backs.

If you needed a reason to smile today, look no further. This is without a doubt one of the best things you’ll see all day. Check out the clip for FOX Sports: NFL down below:

“Might not be anything better than seeing puppies race on a football field with mini Santa’s on their backs.”

“Race corgs!” one fan commented. “They’re so damn cute. I love these.”

“Yellow took a dive,” said another fan. “Investigation incoming.”

“Was there something else on also?” asked one follower. “Or was the big crowd there just for this Corgi Race?”

Finn the Corgi Shines During Minnesota Vikings Game

Okay, so you may be wondering which corgi is going back home victorious after the big corgi race on Sunday during the Minnesota Vikings-Los Angeles Rams game. We don’t think there was ever an official winner declared, but we do know one thing — Finn the corgi balled out.

The entire corgi race was pretty amazing. There is obviously no denying that. As far as who crossed the finish line first, it looked like the corgi with the green sweater was right there. But so were the yellow, red, and orange-sweatered corgis. Finn was the corgi wearing red.

The official Twitter account for the NFL even tweeted a quick video with the caption, “Get Finn the Corgi a contact!”

Oh, and just so you know, this was not the first corgi race of the season. If you can believe it, the Jacksonville Jaguars actually held a corgi race earlier this year. We’re not sure who came up with this idea, but we are thankful for them.