The Vikings today fired head coach Brad Childress after a 3-7 start to the season. However, owner Zygi Wilf said it wasn’t the team’s poor play that prompted him to dismiss Childress.

“It’s pretty much just for being Brad Childress,” said Wilf, who just over a year ago gave Childress a four-year contract extension worth roughly $20 million. “He clearly isn’t as great a coach as we thought he was and he’s kind of creepy.”

Childress lost the support of much of his team during this debacle of a season, which has been mired down by not only poor play but off-the-field mishaps like Brett Favre’s sexting scandal and the failed Randy Moss experiment.

Last year the Vikings went 12-4 and came just a few plays away from the Super Bowl. Wilf said he wanted to can Childress then out of pure spite, but couldn’t justify it.

“I’d already come to terms with being the idiot who hired the guy,” said Wilf. “I couldn’t stand the thought of looking like an idiot for firing him after such a good season. Thank god we suck this year so I can finally be rid of the great Chilly Monster.”