CHICAGO (KMSP) - Touchdown celebrations have been a staple of NFL games for a while now, but Monday night the Minnesota Vikings officially raised the bar. After tight end Kyle Rudolph caught a touchdown pass in the third quarter, the team sat down for a game of "Duck, Duck, Gray Duck."
Duck!— Minnesota Vikings (@Vikings) October 10, 2017
Gray Duck! pic.twitter.com/EitWZQX09D
I knew somebody was going to score. I said, ‘Look, when we score here, whoever scores, you’re the ducker. Everybody else sit down in a circle and we’ll have some fun,’” Rudolph said. “Case made a great play and found me on the scramble drill. I turned around and it’s probably one of the best sights I’ve ever seen in sports. Pat Elflein and Mike Remmers, Joe Berger are just flying at me to grab a seat in the endzone. We played for a little while and of course I picked one of the linemen as the goose.”
In another tweet, CBS Sports referred to the game as "Duck, Duck, Goose." Naturally, Minnesotans corrected them. VOTE: Duck, duck, goose or Duck, duck, gray duck?
Minnesota fans know @Vikings celebration was NOT Duck Duck Goose. That was a major Greyduck!— R.T. Rybak (@R_T_Rybak) October 10, 2017
Once again...gray duck https://t.co/uD7Mu1OeoE— St. Paul Saints (@StPaulSaints) October 10, 2017
The account even issued a correction later, saying they would file the information away for future reference.
UPDATE: We have learned that Minnesotans play "duck, duck, GRAY DUCK." We will file this away for future reference. https://t.co/DbmCzch09r— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) October 10, 2017
“(Rudolph) actually was the one who came up with the idea for the duck, duck , goose and we had a little fun in the endzone,” Vikings quarterback Case Keenum said. “Yeah it’s not duck, duck, gray duck. It’s goose. Where I come from in Texas, it’s goose. Kyle called it duck, duck, goose in the huddle right before the play, so obviously Kyle is a goose fan as well. I’ve never actually heard of gray duck. What exactly is a gray duck?"