When you don’t win any Super Bowls, other moments get locked in time. The Minneapolis Miracle, Brett Favre’s return to Lambeau, and Adrian Peterson’s 296-yard game have become signature moments for the Minnesota Vikings.
Given the heated nature of the Packers-Vikings rivalry, Randy Moss‘s faux moon of Lambeau has become an iconic moment for Minnesota fans.
Recently, Moss and Vikings legend Tommy Kramer were sitting around a bonfire, and the 66-year-old Kramer busted his phone out to record Moss’s recollection of his infamous moment. Randy, in a crooked Pittsburgh Pirates hat, was animated as he shared the events leading up to his famous touchdown celebration.
The Vikings finished the 2004 season 8-8, good enough for second in the NFC North. Moss had a hamstring injury that kept him out of both games against the Packers, both losses.
In the first game, the University of Wisconsin band performed at Lambeau and called out Moss. Furious he couldn’t play, Moss filed that away after the 34-31 Week 10 loss. In the Week 16 matchup at the Metrodome, Packers fans ran wild, chanting “Go Pack Go” as the Vikings lost to Green Bay for the second time that season.
Minnesota qualified for the postseason despite finishing 8-8 and drew the Packers in the first round. When a Vikings official informed Moss of this, he was elated. Here was his chance at revenge.
We all know the rest. Joe Buck lost his mind, and Moss etched an unforgettable moment into Vikings history.
Click the video below to hear it from Moss, who can tell it far better than the rest: