Losing a deciding playoff game is one of the worst feelings an athlete can have. For Blair Walsh of the Minnesota Vikings, it was a moment he’d like to forget.

With just a few ticks remaining on the clock he hooked a 27-yard field goal wide left, and the Vikings were eliminated from the NFL Playoffs (Editor’s Note: As a Vikings fan, we should have seen this coming. Please continue). After that mishap, several members of the Los Angeles Dodgers reached out to Blair Walsh to offer their support via social media.

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Broadcaster, and former player, Jerry Hairston, Jr. (@TheRealJHair) posted this poignant quote from President Theodore Roosevelt:

Catcher A.J. Ellis (@AJEllis17) saw what his fellow Dodger had tweeted, and he sent his support along:

This screenshot was taken from Joc Pederson’s account (@yungjoc650), where he retweeted an NFL Network (@nflnetwork) post:


It’s always fantastic to see athletes reach out to other athletes during situations like this. There’s a bond, a brotherhood in fact, that builds between commonalities. At a moment in his career when he was probably feeling low, several Dodgers reached out in various ways to try and lend their support. It was a heartwarming gesture.

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About The Author

Justin Russo is a 30-year old sports enthusiast who dabbles in all forms of sports talk. Whether that talk revolves around the NBA, NCAA, NFL, NHL, MLB, or other leagues, he has an opinion. He works as a writer for Warriors World, and was formerly a writer and editor for ClipsNation on the SB Nation network. He also is the Editor-in-chief for But The Game Is On: The Beat.

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