Henderson, MN

Vikings Talk

Posted By: Norton

Vikings Talk - 07/22/07 06:55 AM

The Purple hit Mankato on Wednesday! Football is back and life is good. I'm thinking 15 and 1.
Posted By: Jeff Steinborn

Re: Vikings Talk - 07/23/07 02:55 PM

Now lets stay out of trouble in Kato. Remember what Keith Millard said!
Posted By: Beer Man

Re: Vikings Talk - 07/23/07 04:14 PM

"Your guns are useless against my massive arms"? Or was it "I was late for curfew and that's why I ran away from my wrecked Corvette"?
Posted By: velocity

Re: Vikings Talk - 07/25/07 12:12 AM

Ex-Viking Tommy Kramer Arrested For DWI
Some things never change. Tommy must also be getting into the spirit of training camp.

http://wcco.com/topstories/local_story_205114215.html
Posted By: Jeff Steinborn

Re: Vikings Talk - 07/25/07 07:58 AM

Ah yes, two minute Tommy. He had his best games playin on a hangover.
Posted By: Jeff Steinborn

Re: Vikings Talk - 07/25/07 06:33 PM

Posted By: Skeddy

Re: Vikings Talk - 07/25/07 08:56 PM

Is that a monkey he's holding in his right hand? Weird.
"Souvenirs, novelties, paaahty tricks!"
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 07/26/07 07:23 AM

Dunn is out for a month at least and Vick doesn't look like he will start the season. I'm thinking the Vikes might win the opener.
Posted By: velocity

Re: Vikings Talk - 07/26/07 02:18 PM

I've heard that "Two-minute Tommy" was a big fan of Mike Myer's character Dieter and the Sprockets sketch on Saturday Night Live during the 1980's.

Dieter was known for asking his guests,
"Would you like to touch my monkey? Touch him! Touch my monkey!"

It seems that Tommy attempted to utlize a hand puppet monkey as a pick-up technique and from the picture above enjoyed limited success.
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 07/26/07 07:48 PM

Vick might be entering a plea today.
Posted By: Skeddy

Re: Vikings Talk - 07/27/07 04:47 AM

He's as good as buttered toast.
Posted By: henderho-poser

Re: Vikings Talk - 07/27/07 04:34 PM

"Heck no, we're going to go to the playoffs next year I can tell you that." - Mike "meathead" Tice


Yes, Vikings ball let's play.
Posted By: Jamie Steinborn

Re: Vikings Talk - 07/27/07 04:46 PM

Everybody sing it!

"and we can build this dream together standing strong forever, nothings going to stop us know"
Posted By: Jeff Steinborn

Re: Vikings Talk - 07/27/07 04:58 PM

Over under for total regular season victories of Gopher Football and Vikings.



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Posted By: velocity

Re: Vikings Talk - 07/27/07 05:27 PM

Yet another classless and greedy move by the selfish NFL leadership.
It seems they want to require all photographers on the sidelines at games to wear vests with sponsors logos on them.
Read the article at the

http://www.twincities.com/powers
Posted By: henderho-poser

Re: Vikings Talk - 07/27/07 08:00 PM

Available today and tomorrow only, I am selling the following items for all Viking and Gopher fans

1-Hope

2-Optimism

3-Bandwagon Space

Get em while they're hot!
Posted By: Jeff Steinborn

Re: Vikings Talk - 07/27/07 08:50 PM

How much for a six pack of hope?
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 08/14/07 07:07 AM

Anyone catch the first game? Thoughts?

I got my haircut today and Dicky is telling me 7 & 9 for a record, but look out next year.
Posted By: Jeff Steinborn

Re: Vikings Talk - 08/14/07 04:16 PM

I liked what i saw from Friday's game. The defense will have to keep it close in every game.
Posted By: velocity

Re: Vikings Talk - 08/14/07 04:27 PM

How about the green dots on the helmets of quarterbacks?
Posted By: Camel

Re: Vikings Talk - 08/15/07 05:11 AM


Didn't get to see any of the game, but it's a good sign, winning the opener. From what I read in the Star Diaper the offense looked good, T-Jak was decisive and able to tuck it and run when there was nothing, Chad Greenway had a successful return to the field after breaking a knee, and the defensive ends terrorized. I know pre-season games are meaningless, but with a second year coach and a relatively young team, it's important that we continue to win games to build some chemistry and confidence, even if it is the pre-season.
Posted By: Jeff Steinborn

Re: Vikings Talk - 08/15/07 05:50 AM

ah, we lost the game, but that is meaningless. This isn't the Denny Green era.
Posted By: Jeff Steinborn

Re: Vikings Talk - 08/15/07 05:51 AM

Ray Edwards seem to cause a raucous from the DE. That was good to see.
Posted By: Jeff Steinborn

Re: Vikings Talk - 08/16/07 03:21 PM

http://www.minutemenltd.com/

Anyone going?
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 08/22/07 09:13 PM

Ex-Packer Ferguson signs with the Vikes. He was number five or six on the depth chart at wide receiver for the Pack and they cut him. The Vikes are saying he will be one of our top 2 or 3. Look out NFC North, here we come! Chilly is a genius.

Speaking of Chilly, I might have to get me one of those bucket hats he was wearing during training camp. Then I could look like real smart just like him.

Maybe this year's Giant's staff will wear bucket hats during games? That might send shivers down the opposing teams' backs.

I'm thinking I just gave The Coach an idea for his Halloween costume.

Posted By: Jeff Steinborn

Re: Vikings Talk - 08/22/07 10:38 PM

What if the coach came dressed as Norton this year?
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 08/23/07 09:06 AM

Could he get that handsome?
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 08/28/07 07:29 AM

The Vikes trade a 6th rounder for Holcomb to be backup QB. Watch out!

Chilly is a genius.
Posted By: KBLow

Re: Vikings Talk - 08/28/07 11:27 PM

Nort,
Just wondering if you would be interested in rating the southern MN campgrounds again. Maybe another visit to tubing on the Zumbro with the addition to the bit of moisture they received...
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 08/29/07 11:26 PM

Thanks for the interest and the idea. I will put together a rating at the end of the year.

Old Barn Resort is probably #1 on my list.
Posted By: Jeff Steinborn

Re: Vikings Talk - 08/30/07 12:37 AM

Hey now, get back on topic.

Vikes opener may be blacked out. Time to put together a list of possible viewing venues! Anyone have the NFL package on the dish or do we need to drive to Iowa?
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 08/30/07 01:10 PM

Given that the game is blacked out and Duluth gets the game. Could a dish customer from Henderson switch receiver cards with someone from Duluth to get the blacked out games?
Posted By: Beer Man

Re: Vikings Talk - 08/30/07 02:06 PM

Tom, Why don't you use the ticket you paid for and go with the rest of us to the game?

By the way, you can have my ticket for KC if you want to go.
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 09/10/07 04:45 AM

Special teams looked OK, which is way better than I expected.

The rookie looked pretty good taking the screen pass to the house.
Posted By: Jamie Steinborn

Re: Vikings Talk - 09/10/07 08:05 PM

I love getting over excited after just one game.

16-0

WERE COMIN, WERE COMIN!!
Posted By: Jeff Steinborn

Re: Vikings Talk - 09/10/07 08:40 PM

Our special teams looked better than Phillie's! I agree with Jim,"for now".
Posted By: Skeddy

Re: Vikings Talk - 09/11/07 12:59 AM

With that defense, anything can happen this year. Granted it was against Joey Harrington. But I say let the prognosticators sweat cuz I'm seeing a rather large darkhorse lurking in the shadows and it's wearing purple. Where we watching the Lions game!!!???
Posted By: Jeff Steinborn

Re: Vikings Talk - 09/11/07 03:31 AM

Wow this game would be for first place! When is the last time a Vikes/Lion's game meant something?
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 09/11/07 08:06 AM

I'm thinking 3 - 1 at the break.
Posted By: Jamie Steinborn

Re: Vikings Talk - 09/11/07 04:00 PM

Some of us are going to Pauly's to watch the Lions game this Sunday before Volley Ball. I will have the Vikings - Chiefs game at my house the following sunday.
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 09/11/07 07:38 PM

I would just stay at Pauly's and watch the Super Chargers at New England Sunday night (Super Freak!). Probably the second best game of the weekend.
Posted By: Skeddy

Re: Vikings Talk - 09/11/07 10:39 PM

Hmmm interesting. Maybe see you ballers there.
Posted By: Jeff Steinborn

Re: Vikings Talk - 09/12/07 11:23 AM

The superfreak looked pretty freaky against the Jets this past weekend.
Posted By: Jamie Steinborn

Re: Vikings Talk - 09/12/07 02:59 PM

Sounds like the super freak and the rest of the patriots were cheating.
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 09/12/07 03:38 PM

Not everyone is as smart as Chilly as to hide their face when calling plays. Pure genuis.

I'm guessing the Super Freak's big catch had nothing to do with cheating as he ran by 3 lead footed Jets. Heck, they could have known what was coming and still not stopped it.
Posted By: Skeddy

Re: Vikings Talk - 09/13/07 12:16 AM

Would it of been illegal if they had just used binoculars?
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 09/19/07 05:06 AM

Vikes at K.C. this Sunday - Roadking04 is going to the game. Maybe he can give us a report when he gets back?

I'm thinking if we can run the ball a little better, everything else will look better.

Does Chilly have a draw play in the playbook?
Posted By: Jeff Steinborn

Re: Vikings Talk - 09/19/07 05:40 AM

Do you think Coach Turek could send Chilly some run plays? We need em.
Posted By: BobKroehler

Re: Vikings Talk - 09/19/07 06:25 AM

Why did we stop giving it to AP Sunday...stupid. We need better play calling for sure.
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 09/19/07 06:39 AM

How many screen passes did we run? 3? All for big yards. One might have been called back on penalty.

So if they are blitzing the heck out of us why don't we run a lot of draws and screens?

How about a QB bootleg or rollout? Is the QB rollout even in the playbook?

Where is Bob Schnelker at now adays?
Posted By: Skeddy

Re: Vikings Talk - 09/23/07 11:28 PM

Terrible.
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 09/24/07 02:58 AM

Packers are next. That should be interesting.
Posted By: Jeff Steinborn

Re: Vikings Talk - 09/24/07 01:55 PM

Hmmm. The pack may be the best team in the NFC!
Posted By: BobKroehler

Re: Vikings Talk - 09/24/07 04:21 PM

I hate to say it but I might agree with that. Their D is though this year and Farve looks like his old self.
Posted By: BobKroehler

Re: Vikings Talk - 09/24/07 04:21 PM

Lions might be tough too.
Posted By: Skeddy

Re: Vikings Talk - 09/25/07 02:49 AM

You on something up there in the Cloud Bob? Lions? How 'bout a Cowboys/Packers NFC title game? Marion Barber is a horse. He's even got a mane!
Posted By: BobKroehler

Re: Vikings Talk - 09/25/07 07:01 AM

Yeah maybe St Cloud does something to me but they remind me of the Rams in the late 90s minus a good running back like Marshall, Marshall, Marshall
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 09/25/07 07:19 AM

I have been offered a bet on the Pack game, a 14 point spread and I got the Vikes as the underdog.

The terms = case of beer.

Go or No Go?
Posted By: Jeff Steinborn

Re: Vikings Talk - 09/25/07 03:33 PM

No go.
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 10/01/07 04:47 PM

Peterson needs the ball more - flare patterns, screens, you name it. Why he doesn't touch it more is beyond me. With that said, why is he returning kickoffs? That seems risky to me to have your franchise back there.

On the bright side - pop the popcorn and crack open a brain melt. Super Freak on MNF! Que the music. Bomp, bomp, bomp, bomp, booomp, bomp dant. Da dunt, Da dunt.


MNF Theme


I never knew it was called "Heavy Action".
Posted By: BobKroehler

Re: Vikings Talk - 10/01/07 05:14 PM

I agree with the kick off returns that is stupid when he is already injury pron. He is the only bright side to the team why get him hurt. The question of the week will be what quarterback starts after the bye week?
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 10/01/07 10:37 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WOmcLIzIuzc
Posted By: KBLow

Re: Vikings Talk - 10/01/07 11:34 PM

The Vikings talk is a little subdued today. Expected some lively excuses and reasoning behing the loss on Sunay to the Pack. Great game!
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 10/01/07 11:48 PM

Great Game? R U drunk?
Posted By: Jeff Steinborn

Re: Vikings Talk - 10/02/07 12:15 AM

I can't even get worked up about this team. I hate to second guess a coach but "what are you thinkin!"
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 10/02/07 12:32 AM

This is what I'm thinking.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WOmcLIzIuzc

Posted By: Skeddy

Re: Vikings Talk - 10/02/07 05:42 AM

Yeah "Ultimate Velocity"!!!
Take a look at Moss this year. Now take a look at what Saltnpepper did yesterday against the Fins. Granted it was against Miami but hell...he plays for Oakland!! Anyone see the highlight where after he scored he pointed to his knee and then gave the "a-okay" sign. Seen him do the "let's roll" bit again too. Ahh the memories of actually having an offense to be excited about. This isn't an offense. It sure is offensive though!
Glad to see the fans give Favre a standing O though.
After we beat Atlanta in game one 24-3 I bet Koester we'd win at least nine games. Should I just pay him the $20 next Saturday at Poker Explosion IV?
Posted By: Jeff Steinborn

Re: Vikings Talk - 10/02/07 03:44 PM

Yes.

We will flirt with the Steckel 3-13 season.
Posted By: BobKroehler

Re: Vikings Talk - 10/02/07 04:33 PM

I said 6-10 at the beginning of the season but I am not sure if that will even happen.
Posted By: paulette

Re: Vikings Talk - 10/02/07 05:20 PM

I would like to know why we got rid of Brad Johnson before we had a another seasoned QB that could take his place.We definitley don't have one now.I think we should get Brad back.
Posted By: BobKroehler

Re: Vikings Talk - 10/02/07 08:31 PM

Don't worry we will probably have Vick in 2009 or 2010 haha
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 10/15/07 02:28 AM

Holy Cow! AP was awesome! I thought the Bo Jackson game at Seattle was the best RB game I have ever seen, but AP is tops. The Bears should have the best defense, but AP put them to shame. Our QB sucks and they know it, but they can't stop him. How many yards would he have if we had a good QB?
Posted By: Jeff Steinborn

Re: Vikings Talk - 10/15/07 02:41 AM

He could've ran for more. He is a bull, with the speed of cheetah!
Posted By: velocity

Re: Vikings Talk - 10/15/07 04:09 AM

Adrian Peterson is sick, sick, sick!
Posted By: Skeddy

Re: Vikings Talk - 10/17/07 02:54 AM

I think we should save him and play Taylor.
Posted By: velocity

Re: Vikings Talk - 10/17/07 03:31 AM

I agree he could get a few more carries. Just hope they don't ride him too hard like the Oilers did to Earl Campbell back in the 80's. Granted, Campbell was much more of a power back and Peterson has speed and power and probably won't take as many hits, but 16 games is a lot.
The truth is that the Vikes have about a 5-7 year window with a guy like Peterson. They need to surround him with a supporting cast.
Posted By: BobKroehler

Re: Vikings Talk - 10/17/07 08:20 AM

Yeah a couple of Wide Recievers and a smart QB and we would be set. The defense has been there for a couple years now.
Posted By: Jeff Steinborn

Re: Vikings Talk - 10/17/07 01:30 PM

Originally Posted By: Skeddy
I think we should save him and play Taylor.


You're funny grin
Posted By: Jeff Steinborn

Re: Vikings Talk - 10/17/07 02:41 PM

Great article on AP from Chuck Foreman.

http://www.startribune.com/510/story/1489282.html
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 10/22/07 06:47 AM

72 yards passing against Dallas. YIKES.
Posted By: BobKroehler

Re: Vikings Talk - 10/22/07 07:27 AM

Time to draft a quarterback yet? Or just more defensive ends. It seems like we draft one every year
Posted By: Skeddy

Re: Vikings Talk - 10/22/07 09:58 PM

Is Stalin Colinet outta the league yet maybe we could get him back. All's I gotta say is that was definitely not a kick ass offense yesterday. Also whatever happened to allowing a running back to get in a groove by keeping him in there for a string of plays instead of constantly rotating him? How many times did our best offensive weapon touch the ball in the second half? I'll hang up and listen.
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 10/22/07 10:14 PM

I'm thinking we will beat Philly. What do you think of that?
Posted By: BERNIE

Re: Vikings Talk - 10/22/07 11:27 PM

Right

Posted By: bnag

Re: Vikings Talk - 10/23/07 01:56 AM

Jeff George is available.

Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 10/23/07 03:50 AM

Should be a high scoring game with such great offensive schemes.
Posted By: Skeddy

Re: Vikings Talk - 10/23/07 06:01 AM

Childress loves that word. Scheme. Wonder what kind of "exotic" blitz packages Philly will introduce. There's another one. Exotic. Looks like were back to watching Kelly Honeycomb this Sunday. Broken finger for Travarvarouious. 10-6 Eagles in a "recovery day after Buesgen's Halloween party" snoozer.
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 10/23/07 07:08 AM

Speaking of Halloween and DE's, Jeff's costume of what's his name was classic. Underwood?
Posted By: BERNIE

Re: Vikings Talk - 10/23/07 07:11 PM

So, Norton what will you be this year?
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 10/30/07 08:09 PM

I say play Jackson the rest of the way. That will tell us if we need to pick up a veteran QB or draft one.

We could end up with a good draft pick if we finish with two wins.
Posted By: Skeddy

Re: Vikings Talk - 10/30/07 08:23 PM

What about Jeff George?
Posted By: regnilo

Re: Vikings Talk - 10/31/07 02:43 PM

isn't like 50..... well that might be better then what we have now.
Posted By: Skeddy

Re: Vikings Talk - 10/31/07 03:20 PM

Exactly. They don't call him the gunslinger for nothin'.
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 11/05/07 12:02 AM

#28 - WOW.

Almost 300 yards rushing.

That show should fill the seats.
Posted By: Jeff Steinborn

Re: Vikings Talk - 11/05/07 12:38 AM

Ziggy has to be happy, that's easy money. He'll sell out the rest of the home games.

Posted By: BobKroehler

Re: Vikings Talk - 11/05/07 06:24 PM

I was at the game Sunday...thanks to the Henderson Tigers Silent auction. Pretty nice to see two NFL records set yesterday. What a game!
Posted By: BERNIE

Re: Vikings Talk - 11/12/07 09:55 PM

I have to ask, how about that game on Sunday?
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 11/12/07 11:13 PM

Peterson to miss at least one game. Not good.
Posted By: Jeff Steinborn

Re: Vikings Talk - 11/13/07 12:33 AM

Actually it is. This past Sunday's display has turned everyone on the head coach.

It's time for him to go.
Posted By: BERNIE

Re: Vikings Talk - 11/13/07 01:06 AM

I thought it was a good game from where I was.
Posted By: Camel

Re: Vikings Talk - 11/13/07 04:05 AM

I heard Matt Birk refer to the Vikings "kick ass offense" as the "West Coast Offense" yesterday en route to a VikingsPackersBorderBattleClash get together. I wondered to myself if Bill Walsh weren't somewhere pulling his hair out saying "this is not what I intended of the West Coast Offense." Actually the Vikings have modified the West Coast Offense and have renamed their version the "Stop, Drop and Roll."
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 11/15/07 05:29 AM

Daunte is starting for THE RAIDERS, that should be interesting.

More fumbles than rolls?

I say 3 TD passes and one fumble, one trip over his own feet, and two interceptions. Maybe a boat cruise too.
Posted By: Jeff Steinborn

Re: Vikings Talk - 11/15/07 06:01 AM

But will most be able to see it?
Posted By: Skeddy

Re: Vikings Talk - 11/15/07 06:54 PM

This should tell the story on the blackout. Looks like we get to see Daunte's return!


http://www.startribune.com/vikings/story/1551829.html
Posted By: Jeff Steinborn

Re: Vikings Talk - 11/15/07 09:28 PM

You area great "no blackout" mind.
Posted By: Skeddy

Re: Vikings Talk - 11/16/07 03:53 AM

Heard on the FAN on the way home today that Miller Brewing Co. bought out the rest of the tickets. In return, we all must drink Miller products on Sunday to pay homage for letting us witness Daunte and his not so sweet "roll" celebration. Any bets on the over/under for him fumbling?
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 11/19/07 06:22 AM

Just when you want the Vikes to lose for draft pick reasons they win. Maybe we can get another good pick.
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 11/19/07 06:22 AM

Just when you want the Vikes to lose for draft pick reasons they win. Maybe we can get another good pick.
Posted By: Cracker

Re: Vikings Talk - 11/19/07 06:52 AM

They're going all the way!
Posted By: Jeff Steinborn

Re: Vikings Talk - 11/20/07 06:33 PM

NFL looks into report of Packers players' 'bounty' offers

http://www.startribune.com/503/story/1562826.html
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 12/03/07 12:08 AM

What is Jackson's record as a starter?

We need Jeff George. (We could use a better draft pick!)
Posted By: BobKroehler

Re: Vikings Talk - 12/03/07 08:03 AM

I think Jackson is 7 and 2 as a starter right now...or 6-2...it's one of them
Posted By: Jeff Steinborn

Re: Vikings Talk - 12/03/07 03:25 PM

Looking at our upcoming opponents, the Vikes may have a hard time blowing said games. Kiss our number one pick good bye. We may find ourselves with a wild card birth.
Posted By: Skeddy

Re: Vikings Talk - 12/03/07 04:46 PM

Were on a roll now. Jackson is looking more and more poised as the season goes on. Look at all the contributions from rookies yesterday! Allison, Peterson, and Rice oh my!
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 12/10/07 11:30 PM

Wow - if the season ends today we are in the playoffs.

If you would have told me at the beginning of the season that we would be in the playoff hunt in December I would have thought you were nuttier than squirrel turds.
Posted By: Jeff Steinborn

Re: Vikings Talk - 12/11/07 01:50 AM

Yeah, who needs Adrian Peterson? We're comin!
Posted By: Camel

Re: Vikings Talk - 12/11/07 05:33 AM

This means that Chili will be our coach for the foreseeable future. I vote that it is still too early to tell if that's a good thing or not. They've got me "woo woo"ing again on Sundays.
Posted By: Skeddy

Re: Vikings Talk - 12/11/07 06:16 AM

Heard Kyle Orton is da Bears starter next Monday night at Metrodome. Grossman is hurt and Greasey Fingers is too old or something. This could be an ugly one. National tv in two weeks against Washington also. Game got picked up by NBC Sunday Night Football with their flex schedule. Let's play!
Posted By: Camel

Re: Vikings Talk - 12/11/07 06:47 AM

Whattya think the Twins are gonna do with Brian Harper now that they released him?
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 12/11/07 07:15 PM

Nothing quite like going to a Monday night game!


Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 12/12/07 05:56 AM

Ten point favorites!?

When was the last time the Vikes were favored by that much?
Posted By: Skeddy

Re: Vikings Talk - 12/12/07 07:18 AM

Hey Pugsley is that a dome dog in your pocket or are you just happy to be at the Vikings game?
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 12/17/07 07:57 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WOmcLIzIuzc
Posted By: Jeff Steinborn

Re: Vikings Talk - 12/18/07 06:37 PM

Rice and Winfield may be out for Sunday's game. Ouch!
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 12/18/07 08:19 PM

I've got two words for Chilly:

FLEA FLICKER!
Posted By: Camel

Re: Vikings Talk - 12/19/07 03:15 AM

Two words for Kyle Orton -

Mustache, shave.

He looked like someone that would keep driving around the block of a playground in a white ford van, late 80s model, watching the kids play. You'd think someone would have the courtesy to tell him how stupid he looked.
Posted By: Skeddy

Re: Vikings Talk - 12/19/07 05:15 AM

Thing is, he's had this look since he joined the league! Isn't there an NFL code regarding wimpy beards?
Posted By: bnag

Re: Vikings Talk - 12/21/07 04:16 AM

I forgot ol Neckbeard still played for the Bears. Name ONE standout QB from all 692 years of Chicago Bear football. McMahon doesn't count.
Posted By: Jeff Steinborn

Re: Vikings Talk - 12/21/07 05:15 AM

Vince Evans?
Posted By: bnag

Re: Vikings Talk - 12/21/07 05:31 AM

Vinny's best year was in '81. He threw for a 45% completion percentage, 2300+ yards, 11 TD's and 20 picks.

Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 12/21/07 05:31 AM

Sid Luckman, Bobby Layne, and George flipping Blanda.

Now name one in last 50 years that was worth his salt, that could be difficult. Jeff's Vince Evans might be the best one. Yikes.
Posted By: Jeff Steinborn

Re: Vikings Talk - 12/21/07 06:30 AM

Mike Tomzack?
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 12/21/07 08:32 AM

Tom Peter Willis (that's got a nice ring to it.)
Posted By: Jeff Steinborn

Re: Vikings Talk - 12/21/07 04:27 PM

This is fun.

Eric Kramer
Jim Harbaugh
Steve Fuller
Posted By: Skeddy

Re: Vikings Talk - 12/21/07 04:34 PM

I'm sure Steve DeBerg played for them at one time. Didn't he play for everyone at one time?
Posted By: velocity

Re: Vikings Talk - 12/21/07 08:26 PM

I think Keith Olberman surmised the Bears quarterback ineptitude quite well a couple months ago.

http://video.nbcsports.com/player/?id=159601
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 12/21/07 11:29 PM

Dave Krieg?

Doug Flutie.
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 12/21/07 11:48 PM

Bob Avelinni (spelling) comes to mind. Another name with a great ring to it.
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 12/22/07 12:11 AM

I did very little research and here is a list back to '79.

http://www.bearshistory.com/lore/chicagobearsquarterbacks.aspx

I forgot about Rick Mirer.

The second best quarterback during that era they don't have listed. Walter Payton played QB in the playoffs. I'm thinking it was the year before their super bowl run.
Posted By: bnag

Re: Vikings Talk - 12/23/07 02:50 AM

Now throw out some standout Bears receivers throughout their history.

Does Willie Gault count?
Posted By: Skeddy

Re: Vikings Talk - 12/23/07 06:12 AM

Brian Baschnagel? It's true! Look it up.
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 12/23/07 06:39 AM

Bobby Wade and Marcus (Mrs.) Robinson come to mind for some reason.
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 12/26/07 07:51 AM

Brad Johnson to start for Dallas? Dallas wins and we win, we are in!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dDjG9XlsHqQ


Posted By: Beer Man

Re: Vikings Talk - 12/26/07 05:12 PM

I am so glad the Norton had family values on Sunday night. I had a line on 4 $113 Vikings tickets and passed. It was a much better game to watch at home. Draft a quarterback.
Posted By: Jeff Steinborn

Re: Vikings Talk - 12/26/07 06:16 PM

Dallas doesn't need the win, Redskins in a cake walk. Vikes will be home for New Years.
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 12/27/07 05:27 AM

You think it is over?

Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor? Heck No!

And it ain't over now. 'Cause when the goin' gets tough... the tough get goin'! Who's with me? Let's go! What the [expletive deleted] happened to the Steiny I used to know? Where's the spirit? Where's the guts, huh? "Ooh, we're afraid to go with you Norton, we might get in trouble." Well just kiss my _ _ _ from now on! Not me! I'm not gonna take this.
Posted By: Jean Plieseis

Re: Vikings Talk - 12/27/07 03:40 PM

Wow.
Posted By: Jeff Steinborn

Re: Vikings Talk - 12/27/07 04:33 PM

I do love your passion Norton!

http://www.startribune.com/12844491.html

This cracks me up.
Scott was cited and released at the scene.

"He asked the officers, 'Don't you know who I am?'" Carpenter said. "They cut him a break by not placing him in handcuffs."
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 01/01/08 11:05 PM

First order of business - cut Williamson.
Posted By: Skeddy

Re: Vikings Talk - 01/02/08 04:30 PM

Hey it wasn't his fault. The wind just sort of changed on him and he was so wide open he didn't focus on the ball soon enough.
Those were his excuses in the paper the next day. How does he have a job as a wide receiver? Is he a bigger bust than Dimitrius Underwood was? I think so. At least Underwear found something he was good at. Giving Halloween goers great costume ideas.
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 01/02/08 08:50 PM

Cut the guys that were busted for pot too. What a joke.
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 03/05/09 07:55 PM

Center Matt Birk is gone. I'm guessing when you are smarter than the coach it is hard to play for him. What a joke. Fire Childress.

I see T.O. is out there. Maybe he is what we need to get rid of Childress.

Fire Chilly.
Posted By: Skeddy

Re: Vikings Talk - 03/05/09 09:39 PM

Yeah since Chilly likes to bring in former Eagles all the time. Wasn't he the offensive coordinator there when T.O. was there? Look how Thomas Tapeh turned out for us. Yeah sign T.O. wooohoooo!! He'll get five catches the first half of the season and we'll be watching him on tv doing situps in his Eden Prairie driveway.
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 08/14/09 07:11 PM

The purple play tonight in the first pre-season game. Right now I am thinking 16-0 on the season. We should save our predictions for the start of the season.

Sage to Percy will be interesting. Almost as interesting as Marcus talking to Percy I suspect.
Posted By: Hogwild

Re: Vikings Talk - 08/14/09 10:19 PM

Game on at Hogwild tonight.
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 08/18/09 07:33 PM

ESPN reports Favre will start Friday night against the Chiefs.

SKOL ViKINGS!
Posted By: Hogwild

Re: Vikings Talk - 08/18/09 07:54 PM

Purple Hooters for every toutch down the vikings make during the game.
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 08/18/09 11:28 PM

I would get to the Hog early if you want a good seat.
Posted By: RightOfTexas

Re: Vikings Talk - 08/19/09 03:48 AM

First Al Franken ... now Brett Favre ... Wow ...
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 08/19/09 09:42 AM

Welcome to the board RightOfTexas! I must say - you are quite "flashy" - but I like the H.

Back to the topic - Shooter has it that T-Jack has played his last down for the Vikes. The reasoning seems the Wilfs don't want to be stuck with his contract if he gets hurt. He has T-Jack traded for a 7th rounder or cut before Friday's game with the Chefs.

Did anyone else hear the #5 at noon refer to #2 as Seth? Poor Sage - comes in to be a starter and it looks like he gets to ride the pine again plus he gets called Seth. Funny Stuff.
Posted By: Skeddy

Re: Vikings Talk - 08/20/09 03:21 AM

I'd rather be called Seth than Sage. Or what about Rosemary? Or Thyme?
Posted By: velocity

Re: Vikings Talk - 08/20/09 02:56 PM

Would you prefer to be referred to as a sage?

From Merriam-Webster.com
* Main Entry: 2sage
* Function: noun
* Date: 14th century

1 : one (as a profound philosopher) distinguished for wisdom
2 : a mature or venerable man of sound judgment
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 08/22/09 08:21 PM

I am hearing Favre might be cut after last night's performance. Who needs him? T-Jack did a great job.

Fire Chilli.
Posted By: RightOfTexas

Re: Vikings Talk - 08/26/09 04:39 AM

Posted By: Rush River Ranch

Re: Vikings Talk - 08/26/09 11:37 PM

Hitler is not happy about it!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2VfHnCwLp14&feature=email

Funny!
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 09/04/09 02:48 PM

Got my hair cut the other day. Dicky Downs has the Vikings going 12 - 4. I was going to go with that number too but it just doesn't seem fair to say 12 - 4 and have it as my own since I have inside information.

EIther that or 16 - 0.
Posted By: Beer Man

Re: Vikings Talk - 09/04/09 06:07 PM

4 losses? Mr. Downs is spot on most times, but not this year!
16 - 0 until Chilly screws that up.
Posted By: Jeff Steinborn

Re: Vikings Talk - 09/04/09 08:17 PM

Do you think we could rent out the Hog Wild Hall to watch the Packer game?
Posted By: Hogwild

Re: Vikings Talk - 09/04/09 10:05 PM

Jeff I will donate the hall space if you want to bring in a LCD and Screen and a roll of cable to run from the reciever in the bar. Just buy your drinks and food from Hogwild.
Posted By: velocity

Re: Vikings Talk - 09/09/09 04:40 AM

Der Fuhrer...uhm, The Vikings signed Brett Favre

Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 09/15/09 05:37 PM

The rookies looked real impressive in game one - Harvin and Loadholt. Sullivan did alright at center.

Detroit sucks but they always seem to play us well. Maybe we will get to see Culpepper (Duckfoot) in action. That would almost assure a win.
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 09/22/09 09:48 PM

The rush defense has me concerned. It will be interesting to see how they handle Frank Gore. (I wonder if Frank ever sings that Paul Simon song "You can call me Al.")

I'm thinking Favre might go the season without an INT.
Posted By: Jeff Steinborn

Re: Vikings Talk - 09/22/09 10:14 PM

Do you think he'll ever pass for over 200 yards in one game?
Posted By: Skeddy

Re: Vikings Talk - 09/23/09 12:11 AM

I'm saying he does it next Sunday. If he throws for 150 and we win by two td's again I'll still be happy.
Posted By: Maureen82

Re: Vikings Talk - 10/02/09 11:33 PM

The headline on the WCCO site this afternoon may be of concern to some of the Chatter readers:

"Favre Still Zings It, But Velocity No Big Deal Now"
http://wcco.com/vikings/favre.strong.throw.2.1224452.html

I didn't even know you were playing, Velocity. Sorry you're not a big deal.
Posted By: Skeddy

Re: Vikings Talk - 10/03/09 03:01 AM

Burn! Life of a backup quarterback I guess. No big deal.
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 10/05/09 07:40 PM

This is probably one of the biggest hyped regular season games ever - which tells me blow out.

I'm thinking the cheeseheads that are burning their green #4 shirts are stupid. If Brent throws like 5 interceptions and Green Bay wins because of it - wearing a green #4 the next day would be funny. It's not going to happen - the Vikings losing that is - the idiot stick already happened.

32 - 0 Vikings win. I'm thinking two safties. (safetys?)

Posted By: Tom Graham

Re: Vikings Talk - 10/05/09 07:57 PM

Got your new bumper sticker on yet Norton?
Posted By: Jeff Steinborn

Re: Vikings Talk - 10/05/09 08:19 PM

This should get us in the mood. I hear they could be wearing the throwbacks tonight!

Posted By: velocity

Re: Vikings Talk - 10/06/09 02:00 AM

The should wear those uniforms all the time! So much better than the current uniform.
Posted By: Camel

Re: Vikings Talk - 10/06/09 02:30 PM

I thought that was Tommy Kramer warming up before the game gray facemask and all, then I noticed the 9 was actually a 4 and it was my second favorite Vikings quarterback all time. Fun evening. Hopefully it will be a fun late afternoon today. Long Live Mall of America Park!
Posted By: GiantTiger

Re: Vikings Talk - 10/08/09 06:12 PM

The Vikes are off to a hot start. Wouldn't it be nice to see them take on the Chicago Bears at home Sun Nov 29? Explore Minnesota is giving away a VIP experience for 4. Enter now http://bit.ly/1Ec1XI
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 10/21/09 03:59 PM

Reports are Childress will get an extension - contract extension. Here I was thinking he would get fired after Sunday. The difference in New England's approach when ahead and the Vikings could not be any different. New England gets ahead a few scores and comes out in shotgun and we come out in two tight ends and repeatedly just hand the ball off.

Fire Childress.

Posted By: Joni

Re: Vikings Talk - 10/21/09 10:30 PM

Hi all. I just moved back to Henderson and can't seem to find a Minnesota Vikings bar to go watch the games at. Anyone know where there one is?
Posted By: Jeff Steinborn

Re: Vikings Talk - 10/21/09 11:11 PM

Henderson, Nevada?
Posted By: Joni

Re: Vikings Talk - 10/22/09 01:12 AM

Yep...Henderson, NV
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 10/22/09 03:56 AM

I usually head to Treasures in Vegas. Free limo ride there.
Posted By: Joni

Re: Vikings Talk - 10/22/09 11:12 PM

Not really sure that would be the place for me to watch the football game....LOL
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 10/23/09 03:48 AM

There is a bar at 510 Main St. - Hog Wild Saloon that has the Vikings games. Great place for a burger too.

I see you graduated in '79. If I remember right, you are blonde?
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 10/24/09 07:19 AM



WOW - Brent is something.

Winfield is likely out - that is very concerning as the Steelers have a very good passing game. Hopefully the Allen kid from Georgia plays some - he looked good in pre-season at corner, better than the clown last Sunday.

Harvin didn't look like he wanted to return kickoffs last week - that needs to be fixed.

Fire Childress.
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 10/26/09 01:51 AM

What was up with that first challenge?

Defense looked O.K.

Harvin looked way better than last game.

Fire Childress.
Posted By: Camel

Re: Vikings Talk - 10/26/09 03:03 PM

Just a good football football game played between a couple of tough football football teams. I'm encouraged that the Vikings can line up against a football football team that is the caliber of the Steelers and knock heads with them, regardless of the outcome. I was fearful that the Steelers would move the football football up and down the football football field and the Vikes would be exposed as "maybe nots". Instead they emerged as "Probablies" despite the loss. To win big football football games against equal football football teams you need a couple of breaks and the Steelers got a couple more breaks today. If the Vikings can match that effort next Sunday, or any Sunday, there is no reason they shouldn't be in every football football game they play. With a little luck we can join together at Wild Hog's for some purple tooters on Super Bowl Sunday!
Posted By: Joni

Re: Vikings Talk - 10/26/09 04:57 PM

Well I was a blonde at one point...lol
What school did you go to?
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 10/27/09 02:52 AM

Back in the day - I went to the high school on the West side of town - to me it seemed like the only option. But today I think the high school on the East side is about the best.

Camel - very well put. Played on neautral sight, like Miami, I'm thinking we win.
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 11/12/09 06:25 AM

Vikings are a 15.5 favorite Sunday - that's a big number.
Posted By: Camel

Re: Vikings Talk - 11/12/09 03:17 PM

It was 16.5 Tuesday, so maybe it's coming down. Favre has his "groin" thing you know, so we could see T-Jack in there at some time. Maybe T-Jack should start and we can hand off to Peterson and Taylor 60 times and pass 12 times? Just a thought.
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 11/19/09 11:45 PM

Vikings are a 11 point favorite against Seattle. Lots of big spreads this coming weekend - don't know that I have ever seen so many.

Seattle's corners are concussed - look for Brent to light them up. I expect Housh-miata to have a big day too. One would expect lots of scoring. One of the betting lines has an over at 48...........wow.
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 12/07/09 06:19 AM

Looks like Henderson's leg is a compound break - YIKES. That was an ugly reply.
Posted By: Camel

Re: Vikings Talk - 12/07/09 04:25 PM

Bummer about Henderson. Gotta continue to believe, though. The 'Nuls were the more inspired team last night, and when you have two teams of professional athletes the difference can be inspiration and desperation, that was the case last night. Now we can forget all this nonsense about waiting for the Saints to lose and concentrate on just playing football. Thing that bothered me most about last night was some d-back that I'd never heard of made a nice hit on the far side deep in Arizona territory and hopped up in the guy's face. You're down 14 points and have done little to indicate that you're going to compete tonight, yet you take the opportunity to get in a guy's face after you make what might've been your first ever pro football tackle. I think that was the guy that collided with Henderson later in the game.

I think for the first time all year our favorite quarterback looked hesitant and rattled. Maybe at 40 you can look great when things are going well, but you drop off considerably when there are snot-nozed defenders breathing fire in your face.
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 12/15/09 06:53 AM

Winfield being back sealed the deal against the Bengals. The forced fumble right before half was a game changer.

I'm thinking one more Vikings win and an Eagles loss will give the Vikes a first round bye - but I have thought wrong before.

Brinkley looked OK.

You would think some doctor could help Harvin.

Fire Childress.
Posted By: Jeff Steinborn

Re: Vikings Talk - 12/15/09 02:46 PM

... and if the playoffs began today, we would get that first round bye and play the winner of Green Bay and Arizona!

Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 12/17/09 05:21 AM

Green Bay scares me.
Posted By: Skeddy

Re: Vikings Talk - 12/18/09 01:37 AM

Their uniforms scare me. Yeesh.
Posted By: Jeff Steinborn

Re: Vikings Talk - 12/18/09 02:29 PM

From the Pioneer Press:

Vikings Pro Bowl defensive tackle Pat Williams is signed through next season. But he said today that he would "go into the sunset smiling" if the Vikings win a Super Bowl this season.

"That's how you want to end," said Williams, who is 37 years old.

Williams is due to make $4.25 million next season. But he said he would walk away from that.

"It doesn't matter," he said. "That's all I want. That trophy."

In fact, Williams has thought so much about it that he's already got a game plan.

"I'm walking off the field with my tights on, because I'm throwing everything to the fans," he said. "Shoulder pads. Helmet. Everything. Walking off in tights and socks."
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 12/20/09 04:54 PM

Homefield advantage here we come!


If the Saints lose one of their final two, and the Vikings can win out, then the two teams would both be 14-2.

The first tie-breaker is head-to-head, which obviously doesn't apply.

The second tie-breaker is best won-loss percentage in games played within the conference. Here's where the Vikings have an advantage. If the Vikings win out, they would be 11-1 in the NFC. But if the Saints lose one of their final two, they would be 10-2.
Posted By: Jeff Steinborn

Re: Vikings Talk - 12/20/09 05:09 PM

I don't see the Saints losing to TB, Carolina may give em test.

Posted By: Skeddy

Re: Vikings Talk - 12/20/09 05:56 PM

I can't get the mental picture of Pat Williams in only tights and socks outta my mind. Whoa!
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 12/21/09 06:14 AM

Yep, Carolina looks good.

Fire Childress.
Posted By: Jeff Steinborn

Re: Vikings Talk - 12/21/09 06:59 AM

Yep Vikes looked bad.
Posted By: The_Ardent_Viper

Re: Vikings Talk - 12/21/09 10:11 PM

Cannot believe how horrible they played. I needed Longwell to kick 3 FG's and they only got in range twice - once a TD and other hit the upright - ugh..out of the playoffs now. Can't wait for the next stumble by the Vikqueens!!!!
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 12/22/09 06:13 AM

So we are up 7 - 6 and Chilly wants to take #4 out of the game? No wonder why Brent was PO'ed.

Fire Childress.
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 12/22/09 10:28 PM

Childress's play calling will never win a championship.

From Pioneer Press:
On Nov. 1 at Lambeau Field, the Vikings were leading 31-26 and seemed to be taking a conservative approach. On first down, from the Minnesota 41, Favre completed a screen pass that running back Adrian Peterson turned into a 44-yard gain. The Vikings ran the ball on the next two plays, losing a yard, and faced third and 11.

A run was called, according to ESPN, but Favre audibled and completed a 16-yard touchdown pass to receiver Bernard Berrian.

Despite the 38-26 lead, Childress instructed offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell to remove Favre from the game, ESPN reported, but the quarterback returned to action and handed the ball off on four consecutive plays.
Posted By: Beer Man

Re: Vikings Talk - 12/22/09 11:56 PM

Fire Childress
Posted By: Jamie Steinborn

Re: Vikings Talk - 12/24/09 04:29 PM

I actually heard that it was the first game that chilly wanted to pull Favre and not the one at Green Bay.
Posted By: Jeff Steinborn

Re: Vikings Talk - 12/24/09 07:18 PM

ESPN must be running this story like a daytime soap!
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 12/25/09 01:18 AM

This story is great - the greatest QB Minnesota ever had.

http://www.twincities.com/sports/ci_14060208

Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 12/29/09 09:04 AM

I can't believe our punt return people can't figure out the Bears punter can't kick deep - Childress stinks.

Seriously - if it wasn't for Brent we would have what, 5 or 6 wins? So give Chilli an extenstion? Wilf is stupid.

Fire Childress.
Posted By: Skeddy

Re: Vikings Talk - 12/29/09 03:42 PM

Apparently Favre was calling the plays in the 2nd half when Childress and Bevell were in charge for the 1st. That's what I gathered from the postgame comments. I agree. Fire Childress. I am officially off the bandwagon this week.
Posted By: Jeff Steinborn

Re: Vikings Talk - 12/29/09 05:09 PM

Playoff teams don't spot the Bears 16 points.

Jared Allen who?

Winfield is 100%?

Posted By: velocity

Re: Vikings Talk - 12/29/09 07:03 PM

What do people think about Adrian Peterson's fumbling ways? He leads the league with 7 however he has the second most carries (305). Coincidentally Chris Johnson has 17 more carries than Peterson yet only 2 fumbles.
AP has twenty in his career...an average of almost seven per year is not good. He's at about one fumble per game which could prove detrimental in the playoff.

The great players make big plays in big games and last night he put the ball on the ground in the clutch.
I realize that the game never would have gone to overtime if the Vikes special teams had done their job.
Posted By: Camel

Re: Vikings Talk - 12/29/09 10:45 PM

I was thinking "go for two" at the end. The Bears were backpedalling. Spread the field and give AP or Favre a chance to make a play. I would've applauded a failed two-point attempt. Easy to say in hindersite, but why take a chance with a coin flip? Seven TD passes allowed in two games to friggin Moore and Culter is bad, real bad. Winfield might be among the best run stopping DBs in the league, but a DBs real value is his ability to defend the pass. I bought a Winfield t-shirt with a Scheel's gift card, my first ever shirt with a name on it. I've learned why it was my first, and last. I'm sick up and fed. Velocity, check your Hopkins math ... seven fumbles per a 16 game season would be a fumble every other game. I'd imagine you made a typo. Never thought I'd have to cheer for the Cowboys. When will the Vikings defense force a game-changing turnover? We're due, man, we're due.
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 12/30/09 12:45 AM

At least the last game will mean something....

In addition to the Vikings' falling behind the Eagles due to tiebreaking procedures, the New Orleans Saints locked up the top seed in the NFC. The only way Minnesota would be able to have a bye in the playoffs is if it wins against the Giants next week and Philadelphia loses in Dallas.

Additionally, the Arizona Cardinals could still lock up the two-seed should they win and both the Vikings and Eagles lose next week. The Cowboys could also earn a first-round bye should they win and the Vikings and Cardinals both lose.
Posted By: velocity

Re: Vikings Talk - 12/30/09 03:09 AM

Originally Posted By: Camel
I was thinking "go for two" at the end. The Bears were backpedalling. Spread the field and give AP or Favre a chance to make a play. I would've applauded a failed two-point attempt. Easy to say in hindersite, but why take a chance with a coin flip? Seven TD passes allowed in two games to friggin Moore and Culter is bad, real bad. Winfield might be among the best run stopping DBs in the league, but a DBs real value is his ability to defend the pass. I bought a Winfield t-shirt with a Scheel's gift card, my first ever shirt with a name on it. I've learned why it was my first, and last. I'm sick up and fed. Velocity, check your Hopkins math ... seven fumbles per a 16 game season would be a fumble every other game. I'd imagine you made a typo. Never thought I'd have to cheer for the Cowboys. When will the Vikings defense force a game-changing turnover? We're due, man, we're due.


I would have had no problem with them going for two at the end of regulation. With Chili-Dogs "Kick-Ass Offense" they for sure would have converted. Was surprised that they wound up getting two possessions in the overtime period.

Yes Camel it was a typo. Royce stopped by and had about 50 people with him...you know how he rolls. I got a little distracted while typing.
grin
Posted By: The_Ardent_Viper

Re: Vikings Talk - 12/30/09 09:40 PM

Ahh, yes. I cannot wait until this weekend to watch the Vikqueens back their way into the playoffs and right onto the golf course the following week. Did all you Vikqueen fans believe that Favre was going to be the Savior himself? Granted the Vikqueens lacked a stable QB but what they really lack is solid play calling. The Vikqueens have arguably the top running back in the league but Coaches find the need to run him between the tackles. Where are the screen plays or lining AP up on the Wing? Plus, why isn't there more shots down the field? Favre can still heave the ball. Let the man stretch the field. But Chilly struggles to do that and that is why the Vikqueens will continue to struggle.
Posted By: Skeddy

Re: Vikings Talk - 12/30/09 10:56 PM

Skol Vikqueens!
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 12/31/09 02:24 AM

When the team clinches the playoffs 3 games before the end of the season I wouldn't call it backing into the playoffs.

Fire Childress.
Posted By: velocity

Re: Vikings Talk - 12/31/09 06:44 AM

Backing in no.
Sputtering in yes.
Posted By: Skeddy

Re: Vikings Talk - 12/31/09 05:23 PM

As the saying always goes, I'd rather be playing than watching!
Posted By: schluter

Re: Vikings Talk - 01/02/10 12:21 AM

Fire Chilly and punky brewster while at it...Gray had a great run before the play that he fumbled...kick the ball if you don't trust him...AP fumbled...new Minnesota football coaches would make a great start to the new year!
Posted By: The_Ardent_Viper

Re: Vikings Talk - 01/02/10 02:36 AM

Ahh..they backed in because other people sucked it up. So unless they win on Sunday, it is backing in...
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 01/04/10 02:41 AM

Great job of backing into the #2 spot by the Vikings.

The way I see it, if Dallas wins we play them. If not, we play the winner of Cardinals and the Pack. I want revenge against the Cards.

Thanks Cowboys.
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 01/04/10 02:50 AM

Originally Posted By: Norton
Got my hair cut the other day. Dicky Downs has the Vikings going 12 - 4. I was going to go with that number too but it just doesn't seem fair to say 12 - 4 and have it as my own since I have inside information.

EIther that or 16 - 0.



Looks like I got it right again - two years in a row. OK - I get all my info from Dicky.
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 01/05/10 12:16 AM

Make your plans now!


From the Pioneer Press:

The Minnesota Vikings will open the playoffs at noon Jan. 17 in the NFC Divisional round, with the game televised on Fox.

The Vikings will host either Dallas, Green Bay or Arizona at the Metrodome.
Posted By: Skeddy

Re: Vikings Talk - 01/05/10 01:54 AM

My plans include being there. Section 207, row 22. Not the greatest but I'm in the building baby. Skol!
Posted By: Camel

Re: Vikings Talk - 01/06/10 04:22 PM

That's the most excited anyone has ever been about being in that building. Nothing like eating chopped onion, sauerkraut and relish from a container shared with 60,000 others. You might've washed your hands, but did that guy?
Posted By: Skeddy

Re: Vikings Talk - 01/06/10 06:22 PM

I probably didn't either to tell you the truth.
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 01/06/10 10:16 PM

As I have walked by those exposed condiments, that are across the concourse from the food vendors, I have often wondered how many people have flicked a booger in the relish.
Posted By: Skeddy

Re: Vikings Talk - 01/06/10 10:40 PM

Actually I believe I've seen exposed condiment containers in pretty much every sporting venue I've been to. Lighten up Francis! That poppin fresh pie we call the Metrodome might be the key to us getting to the big game yo.
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 01/06/10 10:47 PM

Just because most sporting events do it doesn't mean there ain't a booger in the relish - just sayin'. Sorry, I can't relax.

The road to the Super Bowl is paved with turf. The only AFC team that plays on grass is San Diego. What's our record on turf this year?
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 01/06/10 10:56 PM

Harvin offensive rookie of the year - big surprise, well not really.

I give Studwell the credit.
Posted By: Skeddy

Re: Vikings Talk - 01/06/10 11:28 PM

I believe all our losses were on grass correct? Cards, Bears, Steelers, Panthers. Super Bowl's on grass. Yikes!
Posted By: 4wanderingeyes

Re: Vikings Talk - 01/07/10 01:33 AM

We also lost all of our Sunday night games, and the Super Bowl is on Sunday night!
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 01/10/10 10:21 PM

How 'bout them Cowboys?

Anyone rooting for Green Bay today to beat the Cards? I can't do it.
Posted By: Skeddy

Re: Vikings Talk - 01/11/10 06:22 PM

The state of WI is in mourning today. What a way to lose eh. Nice defense by both clubs. Always hated arena football.
Posted By: Skeddy

Re: Vikings Talk - 01/11/10 09:01 PM

Packers lose and the wife gets choked. Only in Wisconsin.

Click here to read
Posted By: Jeff Steinborn

Re: Vikings Talk - 01/11/10 10:25 PM

Carroll leaves USC to coach the Sea Chickens and McGwire comes clean.

What next?
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 01/12/10 02:47 AM

Next = Vikings Super Bowl Victory.

Bravo Skeddy! - The arena football crack was top notch.
Posted By: Jeff Steinborn

Re: Vikings Talk - 01/16/10 12:03 AM

Maybe this was the play of the game in '75

Posted By: Camel

Re: Vikings Talk - 01/16/10 12:40 AM

The view from a glass half full, rose tinted glasses, team is always going to win guy -

Romo will spend so little time running the Cowboys offense that he might not break sweat after warmups. No fewer than two Cowboys running backs will have their helmets knocked off by Vikings defenders. Favre will complete 29-of-31 for 338 and four TDs. Peterson will rush for 180 and a pair of scores. McKinnie will knock Ware backwards so many times that Ware will wear off the back of his jersey by game's end. Jerry Jones will age 15 years during the game, and actually be seen on the Vikings sidelines shaking hands near game's end. Fans across the country will look to export America's Team by about 2:30 p.m. Sunday afternoon.

Wave your purple No. 1 foam fingers high. Skeddy, I have a purple foam No. 1 finger you can borrow, and a foam hat with horns. Might not expand to fit over your head, though. You could get a bungie chord to run under your chin to hold it in place.
Posted By: Skeddy

Re: Vikings Talk - 01/16/10 06:58 AM

Will you come over tomorrow and help shave a V in my chest hair?
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 01/17/10 09:35 PM

The play calling on the last series before half shows Childress's intelligence, unless of course Brent called the pass on 2nd down. It will be interesting to see who gets credit for that mess. I'm glad Aikman pointed out how stupid it was. Pretty sad when Aikman knows better than the coach.
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 01/17/10 11:14 PM

I absolutely loved the last TD. Salt in the wounds? If Dallas thought the game was over why were they still trying to score before that? To me, if they are trying to score then we should try to score - that's life. Like Aikman said, if you don't like it stop it.
Posted By: Jeff Steinborn

Re: Vikings Talk - 01/18/10 01:05 AM

Wow, and some fans didn't like the last TD. Tough! It's Dallas, it's the NFL! Stick it to em!
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 01/18/10 01:36 AM

Any fights Skeddy?
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 01/18/10 01:43 AM

From Pioneer Press:

Cowboys coach Wade Phillips said the Vikings ran up the score, and Brooking agreed.

"I thought it was classless," Brooking said. "I thought it was B.S. Granted, we get paid to stop them, but we had zero timeouts left. I didn't think there was any call for that."

Shiancoe laughed when hearing Brooking's comments. "OK, we apologize. I'm sorry. Better?"
Posted By: 4wanderingeyes

Re: Vikings Talk - 01/18/10 03:46 AM

I didnt hear anyone on the Cowboys when they had a blowout against the Eagles the 2 previous weeks. I didnt see the Cowboys laydown at the end of those games,
Posted By: Skeddy

Re: Vikings Talk - 01/18/10 04:25 AM

Actually pretty well behaved crowd. Only one drunken fan hauled out near us. The dome field advantage was in full roar today that's for sure. What a game. I'm spent.
Was that Keith Brooking over on our sideline after we scored the last touchdown? Looked like he was having words with our coaches. This isn't pop warner anymore. Quit whining and stop us maybe.
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 01/18/10 10:41 AM

Pants On The Ground!

I like Neal Young's version better but the butt slap is a classic.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vvWiPE-XTGI

Posted By: Camel

Re: Vikings Talk - 01/18/10 04:20 PM

I'm no Neil Young expert but I don't know that I've heard him sing "Pants on the Ground." Can someone enlighten me?

I am unable to view the video on this computer, maybe once I see it I'll get it.

Purple Pride.
Posted By: Camel

Re: Vikings Talk - 01/18/10 05:53 PM

I call "same seats" next week!!

Go to the KEYC Channel 12 website and look at the story on Vikings fans celebrate at local places. I know the owner of that foam finger.
Posted By: Camel

Re: Vikings Talk - 01/18/10 06:30 PM

Here is my favorite soundbite from yesterday's game.

This from Brad Childress - "I heard all that nonsense and all the hype about the Dallas Cowboys coming to town, the hottest team in the playoffs," Chili said. "I asked my team early in the week to choke it back and shut up. We will play the game when we get here on Sunday. The game is always won on the football field."

Meaning what? "Just that the Tasmanian Devils that were coming from Dallas were about to bombard the state of Minnesota and run through us like Sherman through the South. That was the aura that was left after last weekend's games. A lot of us kind of felt that quite palpably. All of it, and then we had about enough of it come Tuesday."

Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 01/18/10 11:24 PM

Just for you Camel. Neal and Brent should do a duo.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p2WfUzNYPwo

I apologize for getting off topic with the Pants On The Ground, but I am thinking Pants On The Ground T-Shirts should be made.

Fire Childress.
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 01/18/10 11:37 PM

Here is the original. The General rocks.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tMwhl4IrPNc&feature=related

Over a million hits - WOW!

They should play this next year at the dome. GO VIKES!
Posted By: Camel

Re: Vikings Talk - 01/18/10 11:37 PM

I suggested to a local t-shirt shop that they should make a t-shirt with a Cowboys player with his pants around his ankles, his thumb in his mouth and "Brookings" on the back of the jersey. On the bottom would read "34-3. Pants on the Ground."

With a little luck we could add a Saints player after next week, and a NY Jet two weeks later. Three guys with their pants around their ankles and their thumbs in their mouths. I'd be in for two.
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 01/19/10 11:12 PM

Hopefully Edwards will be close to 100%. We are on turf which is good - good for Reggie Bush too. Crowd noise will be a factor but with how Favre makes it up as he goes, it might not be such a big deal. Hopefully Peterson gets to run over Sharper after Sharper's tough talk.

Saints favored by 3.5 and an over of 53. Wow - 53 is a huge number.
Posted By: Camel

Re: Vikings Talk - 01/19/10 11:39 PM

Received some messages from folks critizing me for my "it's not if the Vikings will lose but when" piece in the Indy last week. Doesn't make me any less of a fan to prepare for the worst. Part of being a Vikings fan is being conditioned for the worst possible outcome to minimize the agony. It will be a beautiful day if the Vikings win two more games and you all line up and poke fingers in my face and say "whatdya think about your Vikings now!?" I'd hope to give you a high five and a butt slap.
Posted By: Skeddy

Re: Vikings Talk - 01/19/10 11:48 PM

Just signed on to a Saints message board for kicks. The trash talking is pretty entertaining. Kept my comments pretty civil. Already plenty of "you sucks" and "stay away yankee" comments on there. My screen name is "whodat?vikesdat!". Man I love football football, as Koester would call it. Go to nola.com and check it out if you're as bored as I am.
Posted By: velocity

Re: Vikings Talk - 01/20/10 01:57 AM

Skeddy:
Share this with the Saints fans.

You Will Suffer Humiliation When The Sports Team From My Area Defeats The Sports Team From Your Area

http://www.theonion.com/content/opinion/you_will_suffer_humiliation
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 01/22/10 10:03 AM

Just from the way Edwards was limping around Sunday I expect him not to play. The Kevin Williams thing was surprising - I wonder what that is all about. I should have got a haircut this week from Dicky Downs - he would surely know how each one is doing.

Harvin having headaches again is terrible news.
Posted By: Skeddy

Re: Vikings Talk - 01/22/10 03:21 PM

The Saints have no chance once the Vikings employ Favre's Secret Weapon. Enjoy.
Posted By: Jeff Steinborn

Re: Vikings Talk - 01/22/10 04:01 PM

I've been slowing leaning to the Vikes throughout the week. With the news of Harvin, i'm worried.
Posted By: Camel

Re: Vikings Talk - 01/22/10 04:10 PM

I was surprised about Kevin Williams, too. That stinks. Maybe the Vikings are going New England Patriots on us and making mountains out of mole hills, giving the Saints a false sense of security. The news of Williams and Harvin (even Edwards) certainly isn't good as the Vikes try to shed the demons. I'm going something like 38-23, but I don't know which team has which score.

Velocity, nice Onion piece.
Posted By: Jeff Steinborn

Re: Vikings Talk - 01/22/10 04:17 PM

Did anyone hear the new song from Prince? Purple and Gold. Is this a joke?
Posted By: RightOfTexas

Re: Vikings Talk - 01/22/10 05:47 PM

The story is here:

http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1630222/20100122/prince.jhtml

You can hear the first part of the song (if you can call it that) here:

http://content.usatoday.com/communities/...pport-vikings/1
Posted By: Skeddy

Re: Vikings Talk - 01/22/10 06:20 PM

That can't be real. I heard it on the way to work today. They said it was a mixture of a church hymn and a kid's Barney sing-a-long song. Besides, I can't even understand what the heck they're saying. I did hear "purple and gold" once.
Posted By: Camel

Re: Vikings Talk - 01/22/10 06:50 PM

In 1984 the Vikings went 3-13 under Les Steckel. They lost their final six games by an average score of 40 to 13.

That's Gopheresque.
Posted By: Jeff Steinborn

Re: Vikings Talk - 01/22/10 06:51 PM

UH Wha?
Posted By: velocity

Re: Vikings Talk - 01/22/10 06:52 PM

More purple rubedom emailed to me from a buddy up in St. Cloud.
Enjoy!

BATTLE IN NEW ORLEANS 2010.wmv
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sMfUkV8NgN0

I Gotta Feeling - Viking Song
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S5Vl8YakINc
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 01/23/10 04:36 PM

Hopefully Shocky isn't 100% for the game - looks like his knee is still giving him fits.
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 01/25/10 05:24 AM

So much for having to explain my Miami trip in two weeks.
Posted By: Camel

Re: Vikings Talk - 01/25/10 03:46 PM

Fumbles aside, how in the hell do you end up with 12 guys in the huddle COMING OUT OF A TIMEOUT!!! I had a Mike Tice flashback. Kicked right square in the groin, again. I was wrong about "it's not IF the Vikes lose, but when." Correctly stated - "it's not if, it's when ... and HOW!"
Posted By: velocity

Re: Vikings Talk - 01/25/10 04:01 PM

How did the Vikes lose?
Just look at the bottom two statistics

TOTAL FIRST DOWNS 31 15
TOTAL NET YARDS 475 257
Total Off. Plays 82 55
NET YARDS RUSHING 165 68
NET YARDS PASSING 310 189
Gross yards passing 310 197
TIME OF POSSESSION 36:49 27:56
PENALTIES No. and Yards 5-32 9-88
FUMBLES No. and Lost 6-3 3-1
No.andYards Interception Returns 0-0 2-29
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 01/26/10 12:22 AM

Can't wait for draft day!
Posted By: Terry

Re: Vikings Talk - 01/26/10 01:35 AM

For those who remember sports writer Jim Klobuchar, here's his take:

http://www.minnpost.com/jimklobuchar/2010/01/25/15259/the_saga_that_has_no_end_vikings_lose_again

Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 01/31/10 06:23 PM

The Vikings pick number 30. I can't wait for the draft party!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S-HKpMIztNM

"His rookie year he wore a leather helmet." That's funny stuff.
Posted By: velocity

Re: Vikings Talk - 01/31/10 08:17 PM

AWOL McKinnie captures true spirit of meaningless Pro Bowl

http://www.twincities.com/vikings/ci_14302872?nclick_check=1
Posted By: KBLow

Re: Vikings Talk - 01/31/10 10:36 PM

Dear Brett,
Thanks for beating the Vikings one last time.
Sincerely,
The Packers Fans
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 02/02/10 03:46 AM

My Vikings source had some interesting tidbits today. Sage is gone. (Sage's wife is due any day and she HATES the cold. Either that or she is gone. JK. Look for Sage to land in Arizona and the Vikings to get Colt at #30.)

Favre will be back next year but the big news will be Superfreak will be back in purple. The signing of Moss will bring Brent back for one more season. I'm thinking Super Bowl next year - as long as Chilli doesn't blow it again.

Fire Childress.
Posted By: velocity

Re: Vikings Talk - 02/02/10 04:25 AM

Brett Favre and Randy Moss??? That wouldn't sell any tickets would it?
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 03/11/10 02:24 AM

Childress on communication with LT coming to visit:

Childress said, "but I always want to over-communicate clarity so we won't hopscotch around that. We'll have to show him what his role will be."

Genius - if you don't communicate clearly it leads to hopscotch.
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 03/24/10 03:42 AM

OT rule changed for playoffs - Wilf votes no saying we need consistency between the regular season and the playoffs.

*Note to Wilf - games can end in a tie after 15 minutes of OT in the regular season were the playoffs are different - we need a winner in the playoffs.

Zigmund must have went to the Donoven MacNabb school of NFL OT procedure.
Posted By: Camel

Re: Vikings Talk - 03/24/10 07:36 PM

I saw we voted "No" and decided maybe they did so because they knew the thing had enough votes to pass without the Vikings voting "yes" and they didn't want to look like crybaby "change the rules because we lost" losers. Now we can still just be losers. From a politics and a face-saving standpoint "NO" made sense. But yes, initially I was surprised that we voted "NO" but after I drew my own conclusions as to why I was pretty OK with it.

Looking forward to Skeddy's Draft party! Tailgating starts at 10 a.m. "TEBO! TEBO! TEBO!"
Posted By: Skeddy

Re: Vikings Talk - 03/24/10 07:45 PM

How 'bout this? You hold your own draft party while I make plans to be somewhere else! IALTO coming. IALTO coming.
Posted By: Camel

Re: Vikings Talk - 03/24/10 10:50 PM

I'm not hip to 1alto. Is this some text message shortcut that all you kids are doing? Sorry, I forgot that you're always at a VIP draft party at Joe Sensor's or Winter Park with the other Rubes on draft day. Have you decided which jersey you'll be wearing that day? Too bad I left my foam finger behind when we lost to the Saints.
Posted By: Skeddy

Re: Vikings Talk - 03/25/10 12:50 AM

No cell phone=No text
I still have that generic blow up #1 finger if you wanna borrow it. I always loved that one. Get it?
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 03/26/10 11:39 AM

McNabb to the Vikes? Thoughts?

St.Paul Paper says trade our second round pick and one of our QB's - what an idiot. Philly has 3 QB's - why would they want one of ours? Oh yes - they need a third string QB.

I've got an idea - our second round pick and Chilli.

I'll hang up and listen.

FIRE Childress.
Posted By: Jeff Steinborn

Re: Vikings Talk - 03/26/10 05:35 PM

No need Favre is coming back.
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 03/28/10 11:36 PM

Sage to da Raiders?

Tells me Favre is coming back!!!!

FIRE CHILDRESS.
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 03/30/10 04:26 AM

Vikings sign Montgomery - look out Green Bay we are stealing your guys. I wonder if he is related to Wilbur?
Posted By: jparrott

Re: Vikings Talk - 03/30/10 06:04 PM

If we don't get Favre back maybe since we have already got Mauer locked up in minnesota for the next 9 years maybe he could just play QB for the vikes as well?...
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 04/22/10 07:41 AM

OH LITO - Oh oh oooo oooo ooo. (you got to love Boz Skaggs - Ricky's brother.)

Vikes sign Lito Shepard, CB. Now what we going to do tonight during the draft? I say we draft a skill position player - a position that hasn't been picked over. For example - if only one or two WR have been drafted when we get our shot - I could see us plucking a WR.

Can't wait until they play the replay of draft day when we drafted Kevin Williams because we didn't get our pick in on time - thus the scrum at the podium. Makes me wonder what Denny Green is doing now. Probably plowing - both hands on the plow looking straight ahead. Either that or reading the NY Times.
Posted By: Camel

Re: Vikings Talk - 04/23/10 06:20 PM

Anybody hear Chris Berman say "boy, I don't know if the Vikings should draft a quarterback because they don't want to make Brett Favre mad" or something to that affect. That might've been the worst case of commentary I've heard. Like Favre is worried that some pimple-popper would take his spot. Also heard yesterday on some local sports radio talk show station that Favre is not recovering very well physically from the beating he took in New Orleans last year. Wonder if the Vikes opening game at New Orleans will factor into his decision if/when to come back. Wouldn't be surprised if he says "yeah, I'll be back, but not for week 1. I'm not going through that again."

The Vikes have positioned themselves to draft their QB of the future in Notre Dame standout Jimmy Faucet in the second round. Genius.
Posted By: 4wanderingeyes

Re: Vikings Talk - 04/23/10 07:32 PM

I heard them talking, if that is what you want to call it. They had no clue what they were saying, just a bunch of babble like you would come to expect from ESPN!
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 04/23/10 10:16 PM

I wonder how the draft parties worked out? Maybe explains why they didn't hold it at Splinter Park.

Jimmy, the second coming of Joe Montana - he went to ND too, ya know.

One thing to say about Jimmy - he might not have "all" the tools of a great QB, but he is a winner. You can't argue with his winning record that last four years.
Posted By: 4wanderingeyes

Re: Vikings Talk - 04/24/10 12:32 AM

Cook? Really?
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 04/24/10 08:25 PM

I can't wait to see Toby carry the ball - "bowling ball with butter knives" - we get to see him run over Clay Matthews, jr., again.

http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news?slug=ms-gerhartstereotype042010
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 04/24/10 11:29 PM

Decker from Cold Springs (U of M) goes to Denver. Triplett from Delano goes to the Vikes. Interesting to see the "smaller" Minnesota high schools represented in the NFL.
Posted By: Skeddy

Re: Vikings Talk - 04/30/10 05:51 PM

Check out the ESPN article on Favre. Sage Rosenfels on a bed of rice pilaf better warm up the ol' six shooter. Damn!
Posted By: Jamie Steinborn

Re: Vikings Talk - 04/30/10 08:40 PM

Check out the official Lorenzo Farve website, souds like its not that bad

http://www.officialbrettfavre.com/
Posted By: Skeddy

Re: Vikings Talk - 04/30/10 09:21 PM

Pieces are in place.
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 05/20/10 03:38 PM

Joe Webb - is he a QB or a WR for the Vikings?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p9PsUH1fmJk&NR=1

Posted By: Jeff Steinborn

Re: Vikings Talk - 05/20/10 04:19 PM

or a jackrabbit?
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 07/30/10 12:54 AM

Brent will lead us to the Super Bowl this year and in three years Joe Webb will be doing the same. I'm thinking Soggy's Sage's days are done.
Posted By: erichelgason

Re: Vikings Talk - 07/30/10 03:31 PM

Sage would break his neck if he attempted that jump.
Posted By: RightOfTexas

Re: Vikings Talk - 08/03/10 06:36 PM

Looks like Favre is playing the same game as last year.

http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news?slug=txvikingsfavre

I expect he really means it this time.
Posted By: 4wanderingeyes

Re: Vikings Talk - 08/03/10 07:13 PM

Its already been debunked. Just the media being bored, and trying to get ratings!

Quote:
Speaking to the press Tuesday afternoon, coach Brad Childress insisted that he was not told Brett Favre is retiring.

Childress has spoken to Favre within the last 24 hours, and he still considers the situation "fluid." Vikings players also told beat writers Tuesday that nothing has changed regarding Favre's status with the team. As is always the case, the Vikings are not pressing Favre for a decision. We still believe he'll be under center against the Saints in Week 1.
Posted By: Camel

Re: Vikings Talk - 08/03/10 11:11 PM

I said since day one, and mentioned a report from 930 THE SCORE that Favre has no intentions of playing in the first couple of games this season. He doesn't want to go back to New Orleans and take a bunch of helments to the chin in Week 1 of the NFL season at age 40. He will report after the Saints game and be ready by Game 3. Might mean the Vikes settle for a Wild Card. Even if Favre doesn't return, Johnson is ready to lead this team after a year of learning the system and Bart's mentorship. All is not lost in Purple Land. Enjoy the season. hutt hutt.
Posted By: 4wanderingeyes

Re: Vikings Talk - 08/04/10 12:06 AM

hmm... will he now, or wont he crazy

Quote:

Visanthe Shiancoe confirmed Tuesday that "some" Vikings players were told of Brett Favre's plans to retire recently, but says he wasn't among them.

"What I'm hearing is it is true, he did decide to retire," said Shiancoe. "(But) until I hear it from his mouth, I'm going to leave it at that." It's worth noting that NFL Network's Mike Mayock was at Vikings camp Tuesday and "noticed no difference" in the behavior of OC Darrell Bevell or QBs coach Kevin Rogers. The Vikings had to expect some sort of song and dance so early in camp.
Posted By: bnag

Re: Vikings Talk - 08/04/10 03:59 AM

He'll be back.

Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 08/04/10 11:12 PM

Now it reads he will play if healthy - whoever came up with the claim he doesn't want to play the Saints might be spot on.

What's Jeff George doing?
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 08/17/10 07:28 PM

Local reports are that Longwell, Hutchinson, and Jared Allen are flying down to see Favre to convince him to come back - this doesn't look good.

I wonder if Brent will hide in the bathroom making it look like no one is home when the trio arrives. That's what I do when Steinborn shows up in my yard trying to sell dance tickets.
Posted By: Skeddy

Re: Vikings Talk - 08/17/10 07:32 PM

I've hidden in the corner of my living room from my nephew before. Damn cat gave me away!
Posted By: velocity

Re: Vikings Talk - 08/17/10 08:56 PM

Sounds like the trip worked....
Posted By: Skeddy

Re: Vikings Talk - 08/17/10 09:36 PM

Maybe he's flying back to say he's done.
Posted By: Cornelius Funke

Re: Vikings Talk - 08/17/10 09:43 PM

Maybe he's flying back to take over the coaching position.
Posted By: Jeff Steinborn

Re: Vikings Talk - 08/19/10 02:35 PM

Originally Posted By: Norton
Local reports are that Longwell, Hutchinson, and Jared Allen are flying down to see Favre to convince him to come back - this doesn't look good.

I wonder if Brent will hide in the bathroom making it look like no one is home when the trio arrives. That's what I do when Steinborn shows up in my yard trying to sell dance tickets.


na alwayzzz love that one.
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 08/20/10 07:50 PM

Schism? One of the sports outlets was printing that Brent and Chilli don't get along referencing how Brent didn't want to come out of a game or differences on play calling.

Really - a QB doesn't like the play that was called? HOLY SMOKE BATMAN! I'm guessing Bud Grant had it figured out back in the day when he let Francis call his own game.

Any story that can made up about Brent seems to mushroom - crazy stuff.
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 08/26/10 12:20 AM

Vikings trade Benny Sapp to Fins for WR Caremello.
Posted By: Skeddy

Re: Vikings Talk - 08/26/10 04:12 AM

Those caramello's were always good. Especially washed down with an ice cold Dew.
Posted By: Jeff Steinborn

Re: Vikings Talk - 08/26/10 04:18 AM

Is this an indication that the Vikes are concerned at the WR position?
Posted By: velocity

Re: Vikings Talk - 08/26/10 05:27 AM

This is an indication that Rice will miss much more than half the season.
Posted By: bnag

Re: Vikings Talk - 08/26/10 05:46 AM

I miss the glory days of Bobby Wade and Ryan Hoag.
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 08/26/10 06:10 AM

Originally Posted By: Skeddy
Those caramello's were always good. Especially washed down with an ice cold Dew.


Ya Man! I like mine with a Coke.
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 08/29/10 02:27 PM

Pre-season game 3 was interesting. I thought our O-line stinks - it might be blitz city this year - doesn't seem we could pick up the blitz. That has to make Brent nervous.

Caramello - the new receiver looks good. If he and Brent stay healthy the whole year he might have 120 catches.

Chris Cook on defense looks good at corner. He looked decent at punt returner too. But I think the other return guy, Ragnar, will probably get the nod even though he got caught on the big kickoff return.
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 08/29/10 03:10 PM

It will be interesting to see what QB gets cut. Sage has looked pretty good and T-Jack not so much. The big issue in all this is Chilli's ego - if he cuts T-Jack some might see it as him being wrong on T-Jack. Hopefully Joe Webb makes the cut because we all remember Tyler Thigpen.
Posted By: jparrott

Re: Vikings Talk - 08/29/10 04:20 PM

Here is idea cut Childress!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 09/06/10 11:46 PM

I can't believe we didn't go after Houshmazda when he was released by Seattle - I'm thinking we need WR help. I'm not believing Harvin has his headaches under control.

Why did we let Raynaud (Ragnar?) go to NY Giants? What the heck? Looks like Berrian and Caramello are going to do punt returns. I'm thinking Caramello runs the 40 in like 4.8 seconds - very Leo Lewis like.

What was your favorite Sage memory?
Posted By: 4wanderingeyes

Re: Vikings Talk - 09/07/10 03:54 AM

Quote:
What was your favorite Sage memory?


When he got cut, and it was the last straw, and the Vikings fired Childress!
Posted By: Skeddy

Re: Vikings Talk - 09/07/10 02:24 PM

Fumblecopter!
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 09/09/10 03:08 PM

I always like Thursday night games. Once the bye week business starts there should be a Thursday night game, EVERY week, with two teams coming out of the bye. (Bye weeks run week 4 until week 10.)
Posted By: Jeff Steinborn

Re: Vikings Talk - 09/09/10 03:21 PM

Predictions for the game?
Posted By: Skeddy

Re: Vikings Talk - 09/09/10 04:40 PM

Saints-31
Vikings-24

I sure do hope I'm wrong though!!!!
Posted By: Beer Man

Re: Vikings Talk - 09/09/10 05:19 PM

Saints - 5
Vikes - 7 in OT
You will see at least 3 Viking's quarterbacks in action

Just Win Chilly
Posted By: Camel

Re: Vikings Talk - 09/09/10 05:41 PM

I'm just not mentally ready for this yet.
Posted By: Jeff Steinborn

Re: Vikings Talk - 09/09/10 07:48 PM

I thought you made predictions in the newspaper?
Posted By: Camel

Re: Vikings Talk - 09/09/10 08:22 PM

My prediction was something like Saints 45, Vikings 17. Had I elaborated it might've said "Vikes trail 28-10 at halftime, Favre gets knocked on his butt time after time in the first half and announces his retirement at halftime." Then, after his bruises heal and the Vikings go 3-3 to start the season he'll unretire and decide that maybe he can survive a 10-game season, and his wife will get sick of him constantly slapping her on the backside. "Go play football," she'll say. "Slap some of those guys on the backside."

Stinks to have to be tempering my expectations for the third time in 13 years in the wake of disappointment against the Falcons, Giants (41-dohnut) and Saints. I am going to start whittling away at that ambilacle chord (sp?) so I'm not totally crushed when they move to LA. There has to be a life out there for me somewhere.

That being said, I'm sure I'll be on the edge of my seat, stomping and kicking at every false start, dropped pass and missed tackle, and I'll remind myself at 10:30 p.m. "it's not how you start, but how you finish."

Purple Pride, Purple Pride, Purple Pride.
Posted By: Jeff Steinborn

Re: Vikings Talk - 09/09/10 09:41 PM

Now that's the Camel I remember!
Posted By: Camel

Re: Vikings Talk - 09/09/10 10:03 PM

I've changed my mind. Brees will be the one retiring at halftime after the Vikings extend a healthy serving of payback in the first half. Little unnecessary roughness here, little givin' him the business there, little clothes line, little late hit. I think a hockey game might break out in the second half after Brees spends much of the first half picking his teeth and contact lenses from the SuperDome turf after Jared Allen knocks him into week six. But it won't be until late in the first half that Brees finally has had enough, after he takes a kitchen sink across the chest for a five yard loss.

"Who Dat always knocking me on my back?"
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 09/09/10 10:13 PM

I'm thinking Saints win by 5 points - say 13-18. The point spread went from 4.5 to 6.

What is your season prediction? Usually I cheat and take Dicky Downs's number and use that - I have been right the last two years. (Wait - Dicky has been spot on the last two years.)

I'm thinking we are an 8 - 8 team - but with Brent he is good for an extra 3 wins. Final answer: 11-5.
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 09/10/10 05:27 AM

A five point win by the Saints - who would have thunk? (See above.)

I'm glad we traded our punt returner.

Fire Childress.
Posted By: Skeddy

Re: Vikings Talk - 09/10/10 02:28 PM

Did you see McSkinnie get carted off in the 2nd half? I heard this morning he injured his finger. Not even kidding. Amazed they didn't hand him a donut for the ride.
Long season. We'll be alright.
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 09/16/10 10:30 PM

Packer Grant out for the season - I hope the Pack fans don't use that setback for the reason the Vikings beat them twice this year.
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 09/17/10 11:07 PM

Quote from Chicago Sun Times on the Bears landing Mike Tice as O-line coach: 'Mike is hell of a coach,'' Casserly said. ''That was like getting a first-round pick.''

Really? Getting Tice is like getting a first round pick? I suppose they can't write about the White Sux.

MIKE TICE story


Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 09/20/10 11:13 PM

What was wrong with kicking a field goal in the beginning of the game?

Fire Childress.
Posted By: velocity

Re: Vikings Talk - 09/21/10 02:52 AM

I wonder if Chilly can solve a simple algebra equation?

3(x) + 10 = 19
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 09/22/10 03:55 PM

Vikes sign WR Hank Baskett? Another Eagle retread - I'm thinking Lewis and Baskett really doesn't scare anyone - well maybe Vikings fans if those two are starting.
Posted By: Skeddy

Re: Vikings Talk - 09/22/10 08:17 PM

I'm thinking bring back Wilbert Montgomery and Harold Carmichael too. Hell as long as were at it let's add John Spagnola. They always dominated in football card games anyways so maybe it's worth a shot.
Posted By: Hogwild

Re: Vikings Talk - 09/28/10 06:51 PM

Norton do you want to come down and do Karaoke on Saturday night for the flood party
Posted By: windy

Re: Vikings Talk - 09/28/10 09:49 PM

i love the vikings nothing else needs to be said
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 09/28/10 10:18 PM

Originally Posted By: Hogwild
Norton do you want to come down and do Karaoke on Saturday night for the flood party


Do you really think that would be good for business? I can do it - but that might chase business away.
Posted By: Hogwild

Re: Vikings Talk - 09/29/10 06:45 PM

Rick is out of town this weekend and would love for you to come down.
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 10/06/10 04:03 AM

Freak Show coming back to the Vikings?
Posted By: Skeddy

Re: Vikings Talk - 10/06/10 12:49 PM

Time to dust off the old Moss jersey Steinborn.
Posted By: Lon Berberich

Re: Vikings Talk - 10/06/10 03:09 PM

Looks like my favorite barber Mr. Downs was right again.
Posted By: Jeff Steinborn

Re: Vikings Talk - 10/06/10 03:10 PM

Straight Cash Homey
Posted By: Skeddy

Re: Vikings Talk - 10/06/10 04:17 PM

Ladies and gentleman...."Randy Moss"....we got 'em. Yaayyayayyyaayayayya applause applause yayayayaayaaaaaaaayyyy!!!
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 10/07/10 10:11 AM

SUPER BOWL HOME BOY!
Posted By: Jeff Steinborn

Re: Vikings Talk - 10/07/10 02:49 PM

Originally Posted By: Skeddy
Ladies and gentleman...."Randy Moss"....we got 'em. Yaayyayayyyaayayayya applause applause yayayayaayaaaaaaaayyyy!!!


It's hard to write "applause".
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 10/12/10 06:08 AM

That's why you kick the Xtra point - so if the Jets score a touchdown you are only down by 8.

Fire Childress.
Posted By: bnag

Re: Vikings Talk - 10/12/10 08:15 PM

Unbelievable. Chilly calls a timeout to decide how he's going to make a wrong decision.

Like nephew Camel said on one of his many in-game answering machine rants that I ignore and chuckle at afterwards, "two weeks to prepare on how to screw things up" (or something along those lines).

I have a feeling Chilly and Favre slug it out before week 8. Favre will grossly overthrow his punches and Chilly will call a timeout before deciding between a jab or a left uppercut.
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 10/21/10 10:55 PM

My sources are telling me that nothing will happen to Brent over the picture scandal. The pictures were intended for his wife - but somehow they got.............................intercepted.
Posted By: Jeff Steinborn

Re: Vikings Talk - 10/21/10 11:38 PM

Who would send that stuff to your spouse? .... oh, is that a joke?
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 10/21/10 11:46 PM

No comment and just reporting what my sources are saying.

I hear Skeddy is going - hopefully he can post some pics for us.

Randy Moss, Randy Moss, Randy Moss.
Posted By: Skeddy

Re: Vikings Talk - 10/22/10 02:50 AM

Leaving Sat. morning coming back Monday. Definitely will have pics. Plan on touring the Packers Atrium at Lambeau Sat. too. I hope I can keep my lunch down. Phil Camel will be there as well.
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 10/22/10 11:40 PM

Looks like the Schells bus is going to the Packer game too. Hopefully Skeddy sees them and gets a picture - maybe Skeddy could suggest that Schells become a sponsor of Sauerkraut Days if he sees them. Below is from Schells Facebook page.

August Schell Brewing Company: A lot of stuff going on at the brewery today! The Bus left for the ultimate tailgating experience at the Viking/Packer game, there is a new job opening for a route driver, and did we mention we bottled Snowstorm!


SNOWSTORM - Mmmmmmmmmm.
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 10/25/10 01:37 AM

Why is the MN goobernatorial debate tonight during the game?

Todd Bouman starts today for Jacksonville - wow.

I've been looking for Skeddy - haven't seen him, yet.
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 10/25/10 02:16 PM

Doesn't look like there is any magic left in Brent's hat.

I must say - the refs were horrible - not that they cost the Vikings the game because Green Bay had a few go against them too but I don't know if I ever noticed referees all game long. Wow.

Why Childress didn't challenge that first touchdown was curious. Why not throw it deep to Moss at the end of the first half again or screen it to AP for a field goal. I'm glad Moss went off on Chilli.

Fire Childress.
Posted By: Jeff Steinborn

Re: Vikings Talk - 10/25/10 11:19 PM

Quote:
Tests show Brett Favre has two fractures in his left foot. He left Sunday’s game visibly in pain. Coach Brad Childress does not rule Favre out for the game against the Patriots this Sunday.


If Chilly had any sense he would sit him out for this Sunday's game. Let someone else throw three picks in the 2nd half!
Posted By: Skeddy

Re: Vikings Talk - 10/26/10 12:48 AM

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Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 10/26/10 01:40 AM

Looks like someone parachuted behind you.
Posted By: Skeddy

Re: Vikings Talk - 10/26/10 04:04 AM

Frenzied Packers fans after Favre's pick gets taken to the house. It was a blast but oh what heartbreak.

Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 10/30/10 09:42 PM

Oh boy - Vikes play late game and it is Halloween. Will Skeddy answer the door during the game?
Posted By: Skeddy

Re: Vikings Talk - 10/31/10 08:27 PM

Depends what the score is. Why weren't you at the costume gig???
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 10/31/10 10:58 PM

What the heck was Childress challenging? The ball never hit the ground - what an idiot.
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 10/31/10 11:23 PM

Third and goal - why is AP not in the game?
Posted By: Skeddy

Re: Vikings Talk - 11/01/10 03:39 PM

Moss will only be interviewing himself from now on. What a moron.
Posted By: Camel

Re: Vikings Talk - 11/01/10 05:15 PM

Oh, how times have changed. All of sudden Favre should just go away and moss is an idiot. 10 weeks ago Favre was returning to the purple and everyone was giving group hugs. After a slow start Moss joins the fray and everyone is dusting off their 84 shirts and giving more group hugs. Now the team is 2-5, Burt Favre is playing on a prosthetic leg and is to have his jaw wired shut today and he is instantly too old and a pervert to boot, Moss is a moron, the defensive line hasn't had a sack in three games (a franchise record for sackless games streak), the defensive secondary couldn't have tackled a tackling dummy yesterday. Go for it on 4th and 1, sure, but why can every team in the world fake a handoff to the game's best running back then flip a simple pass to a tight end, but ours? I wish we'd utilize the play-action pass more often.

BUT ... Jump off now and I'll be sitting by myself after this team rallies to get to about 7-6 and puts itself in position to make the playoffs. I am not going anywhere. Here is a guarantee ... at some point between Thanksgiving and Christmas you will here a commentator refer to the Vikings as "the team nobody wants to play in the playoffs."

It all starts next week. Vikings 41, Cardinals 10. Time for ya all to decide ... are ya in? Or out?
Posted By: Skeddy

Re: Vikings Talk - 11/01/10 05:19 PM

Go T-Wolves.
Posted By: Camel

Re: Vikings Talk - 11/01/10 06:17 PM

Without referencing an outside source, name five Timberwolves. This can be the first trivia question at the Wild Hogg next Sunday. I know we have Kevin Love ... Gomes ... Flynn ... ... ...
Posted By: bnag

Re: Vikings Talk - 11/01/10 06:45 PM

:disgustedfaceemoticon:


The Chargers rallied in the second half to take down the Titans after head coach Norv Turner's inspiring halftime speech where he cried.

Chargers tight end Antonio Gates told XX Sports Radio that Turner shed tears in addressing the team.

"When I saw Norv crying, I knew it was real," Gates said, per SportsRadioInterviews.com. "This means the world to him. That spoke volumes and it worked. Not to say that guys didn't believe up to that point, but I think he made himself clear."


Chilly needs to start crying at halftime.
Posted By: Skeddy

Re: Vikings Talk - 11/01/10 08:11 PM

I'll go with Brad Lohaus, Felton Spencer, Pooh Richardson, Luc Longley, and Tony Campbell.
Posted By: velocity

Re: Vikings Talk - 11/01/10 08:36 PM

Originally Posted By: Camel
Without referencing an outside source, name five Timberwolves. This can be the first trivia question at the Wild Hogg next Sunday. I know we have Kevin Love ... Gomes ... Flynn ... ... ...


pretty sure gomes in gone this year.
Posted By: bnag

Re: Vikings Talk - 11/01/10 09:03 PM

Randy Moss has just been released.

While Chilly plays checkers, the rest of the league plays chess.
Posted By: Skeddy

Re: Vikings Talk - 11/01/10 09:26 PM

As the world turns, Vikings edition.
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 11/01/10 09:32 PM

I suppose if you can't figure out how to Moss in motion - send him in motion off the field.

Fire Childress

http://www.twincities.com/sports/ci_16486525?nclick_check=1

Posted By: Jeff Steinborn

Re: Vikings Talk - 11/01/10 09:56 PM

I'm embarrassed.

Posted By: Skeddy

Re: Vikings Talk - 11/01/10 10:35 PM

Harvin doing a little Chilly bashing as well. Somebody light the fuse this thing is ready to blow.

http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/blog/shutdow...?urn=nfl-281506

Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 11/02/10 07:51 PM

This quote, in reference to Moss, makes sense to me.

“Look at the tape. Look at the coverages,” one of the sources said. “Look at what he does for everybody else. Percy [Harvin] is running free all over the field right now. The running game is moving along. I don’t even care about the fact that he’s smarter than everybody on the coaching staff. He’s a game-changer.

Posted By: Camel

Re: Vikings Talk - 11/02/10 11:34 PM

I've moved on. The latest report is that he didn't like the food that was brought into a team meal last week. Says he makes too much money to have to eat like this. One source says the food was actually pretty good. Regardless, Wolves v. Heat tonight. Can't wait. Gonna have to get the kids to bed so I can get a good look at this year's squad to determine if the Wolves are pretenders or contenders, even if I can't name five of them.
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 11/03/10 01:54 AM

Larry, Moe, Curly, Shempf and Joe - not that hard to remember the five.

If Moss was talking smack about the meal - tell him to shut his pie hole. I saw said story - not buying it. I'm guessing he lit up the coach for being too conservative - like Swenson.
Posted By: Skeddy

Re: Vikings Talk - 11/07/10 06:09 PM

Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 11/11/10 12:01 AM

I'm thinking the Vikings win out the rest of the season. Super Bowl Home Boy.
Posted By: Camel

Re: Vikings Talk - 11/11/10 04:13 PM

I don't have a limited edition Brad Childress portrait painting hanging in my house, but the Chicago Sun-Times story that many anonomyous Vikings players say they hate Childress and want him fired is bunk. I am not implying that these things were not said and that many in that locker room hate the coach, but you put a microphone before one of these athletes and they'll feel comfortable saying about anything anonymously.

I would contend that in today's NFL - with million dollar bills floating around big shot, 20-something-year-old athletes - there are a handful of players in EVERY locker room in the league that would same the same thing if granted anonymity. Not everybody likes their coach, and most of these guys have been the star of the show at every level they've played, big shot on campus types. So they get to the pros and don't play as much as they think they should, whatever, and now they hate the coach. This isn't news, this is bunk journalism by the hometown paper trying to create a schism in the visiting team's locker room before it comes to play their horsebleep team that's living on a prayer.

Bunk.
Posted By: Jeff Steinborn

Re: Vikings Talk - 11/11/10 05:02 PM

Locker room material.
Posted By: Skeddy

Re: Vikings Talk - 11/11/10 08:12 PM

Moss is already stirring the pot in Nashville. Firing back at reporters. Can't make this stuff up even if it's straight cash homey.
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 11/13/10 03:25 AM

So Jen Sterger met with the NFL today - interesting that something that happened two years ago is bothering her this year. Smells like heartbreak to me.

Let's assume pictures were sent to her - how does the NFL prove Brent was the one who hit the send key?

FIre Childress.
Posted By: Skeddy

Re: Vikings Talk - 11/13/10 05:01 PM

Or that it's actually his you know what.
Posted By: Camel

Re: Vikings Talk - 11/15/10 09:58 PM

The only real drama left for this Vikings season is when they try a new quarterback. Not that the QB is the lone problem for this year's team, but he is not the QB of the future. So, it doesn't take Mike Tice smarts to figure out that it would benefit the future of the Vikings organization to throw somebody out there for four or five games so you get a bit of a sample size of which to rate their capabilities. Complicating that is the Silver Fox, who has started every game since Don Makowski took that fateful tumble to the LameBlow Field turf in 1992 or whenever the hell. This is not a rip on the Silver Fox, it's been a good run and last year was one of my favorite Vikings seasons, but at some point this thing is gonna come to a head and we'll need to see another QB, whether it John Webb or Various Jackson, whoever. In what has been a soap opera season that make story lines on All My Children, Generic Hospital and One Live to Give realistic, this could be the last great plot to play out. I felt stupid in my living room chanting by myself -
"season's over (clap ... clap ... clap clap clap)
season's over (clap ... clap ... clap clap clap)
season's over (clap ... clap ... clap clap clap)"

At least the Wolves won't underachieve this year.
OoooWooooooooo!
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 11/15/10 11:34 PM

Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor? Heck No!

I refuse to give up hope until the fat lady is singing - loudly.
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 11/22/10 12:20 AM

I think if the Vikings make that interception in the first half it is a way different game - different like Vikings only lose by 14.

I didn't realize there is an NFL ref name Clete - Cletus. Rosco must be proud.

I hear the singing.

Fire Childress.
Posted By: Jeff Steinborn

Re: Vikings Talk - 11/22/10 03:22 AM

I saw quit on the field, fighting on the sidelines. This regime is over.
Posted By: Camel

Re: Vikings Talk - 11/22/10 05:44 PM

The only real drama left for this Vikings season is when they try a new quarterback. Not that the QB is the lone problem for this year's team, but he is not the QB of the future. So, it doesn't take Mike Tice smarts to figure out that it would benefit the future of the Vikings organization to throw somebody out there for four or five games so you get a bit of a sample size of which to rate their capabilities. Complicating that is the Silver Fox, who has started every game since Don Makowski took that fateful tumble to the LameBlow Field turf in 1992 or whenever the hell. This is not a rip on the Silver Fox, it's been a good run and last year was one of my favorite Vikings seasons, but at some point this thing is gonna come to a head and we'll need to see another QB, whether it John Webb or Various Jackson, whoever. In what has been a soap opera season that make story lines on All My Children, Generic Hospital and One Live to Give realistic, this could be the last great plot to play out. I felt stupid in my living room chanting by myself -
"season's over (clap ... clap ... clap clap clap)
season's over (clap ... clap ... clap clap clap)
season's over (clap ... clap ... clap clap clap)"

At least the Wolves won't underachieve this year.
OoooWooooooooo!
Posted By: bnag

Re: Vikings Talk - 11/22/10 07:18 PM

Chilly's done, as per Fox Sports Jay Glazer.

Presser moved to 3 pm.

Bud Grant to take over? Uncle Burnsie?


D Coordinator Leslie Frazier is taking over. Win/win situation if it means Frazier is done orchestrating the defense.

Let Bert call the plays, blitz the house on every play, onside kicks after every score, go for it on every 4th down.
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 11/22/10 08:15 PM

Wow - that is something. If it wasn't for all those clowns calling for Childress's head he still might be here with that kick butt offense.

I would guess it won't be long before Childress is a head coach again.
Posted By: deedee

Re: Vikings Talk - 11/22/10 11:16 PM

Christmas came early for me. Childress to gone smile
Posted By: erichelgason

Re: Vikings Talk - 11/23/10 12:51 AM

Frazier says Favre is the guy. Looks like he will be until we're mathematically eliminated, or Jen Sterger gets tired of not hearing her name in the news.
Posted By: Jeff Steinborn

Re: Vikings Talk - 11/23/10 09:06 PM

Exclusive photo taken just after Childress received news of his dismissal.

Posted By: Skeddy

Re: Vikings Talk - 11/23/10 10:50 PM

"Uhhhhhhh."
What was Kirby doing at the press conference?
Posted By: Jeff Steinborn

Re: Vikings Talk - 11/23/10 11:17 PM

He had a press pass.
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 11/23/10 11:50 PM

I like the heart around Brent on the bottom of the sheet - I'm glad I'm not the only one that has that on a notebook.
Posted By: bnag

Re: Vikings Talk - 11/24/10 12:26 AM

Chilly had some success against the Pack with "X Jet Tiger Zoom Razor" (check down to Tahi in the flat)

Kirby kinda looks like Sid Hartman. Remember, you can reach him at shartman@startrib.com
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 11/24/10 12:47 AM

You talking football? - Tahi in the flat sounds like some kind of fish on flat bread.

I think Frazier might be the answer. Too bad years ago Denny wasn't let go earlier so Dungy could have been the coach.

Maybe Dungy can coach the Gophers and Vikings at the same time - his name is being run around for both jobs - crazy.
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 11/29/10 12:52 AM

Wow - a road win. I am not a lip reader, but it look like Lezlie asked Brent, "What do you want to do?", wow - that's a crazy philosophy - ask the 20 year vet what he wants to do versus telling him. Crazy I say.

I am kind of surprised Brent chose the naked bootleg - or naked as they call it - that really isn't like him. Wait. What. Um. Never mind.

There goes a good draft pick.
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 12/12/10 05:20 PM

The giant toilet deflates - now what? Play the game at the U? I'm guessing just another reason to either build a new stadium here (no roof please) or to move the team to LA.

So when they move - do you become a Packer fan or remain a Viking fan.

I think the football gods are just giving Brent another day to rest his arm - seriously.
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 12/12/10 05:40 PM

Can't you just see the fantasy football nutbags going into hysterics because "their" players won't be playing due to the roof collapse? I have visions of them sitting at the breakfast table pulling their hair while staring into their coffee cup. I really feel bad for that cat that lives with the bachelor, poor pussy cat is getting an ear full this morning about the injustice of this whole situation.
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 12/14/10 11:35 PM

Wow - will T-Jack be in the NFL next year? Maybe as a third string QB. Amazing how bad the run game gets when the QB stinks.
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 12/15/10 04:24 AM

Monday night's game will be at TCF stadium - which has 13,000 fewer seats. So do some people have to on laps of others? Maybe you get one quarter in the seat and one quarter you have to stand.
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 12/15/10 07:37 AM

Joe Webb might be starting Monday. I think run the Wildcat with Webb and have Percy (not Chambers) in the backfield with AP. I'll hang up and listen.

Although, maybe it's the weather that gives Percy migraines?

Posted By: Camel

Re: Vikings Talk - 12/15/10 07:18 PM

Some economists are estimating that the Humptidump's collapsed roof cost Minneapolis and the Vikings about $9 million dollars. I suppose that includes sales tax, income tax, ticket fee tax, parking spot tax, walk across the street tax, metropolitan service fee, ticket processing fee, commute tax, seat license fee and going to the game fee. But still, $9 million is nothing to sneeze at.
Posted By: Skeddy

Re: Vikings Talk - 12/15/10 08:22 PM

Who wants to help shovel out TCF Bank Stadium? Sounds like fun right?!? Yeah let's go!!!!
Posted By: Jeff Steinborn

Re: Vikings Talk - 12/15/10 08:31 PM

Skeddy, where can we find tickets?
Posted By: Skeddy

Re: Vikings Talk - 12/15/10 10:51 PM

I heard a rumor that they're burying a certain amount of tickets in the snow at TCF Bank Stadium. Problem is, you have to help shovel it out in order to find them. You in Steinhorn????
Posted By: velocity

Re: Vikings Talk - 12/20/10 07:46 PM

In honor of the Vikings first outdoor home game in 29 years (also got to love the Lee Iaccoca commercial for the Chrysler Lebaron for $8,000)

Posted By: velocity

Re: Vikings Talk - 12/20/10 07:57 PM




Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 12/20/10 11:15 PM

Originally Posted By: Camel
Some economists are estimating that the Humptidump's collapsed roof cost Minneapolis and the Vikings about $9 million dollars. I suppose that includes sales tax, income tax, ticket fee tax, parking spot tax, walk across the street tax, metropolitan service fee, ticket processing fee, commute tax, seat license fee and going to the game fee. But still, $9 million is nothing to sneeze at.


My sources tell me that some of the water pipes are froze (burst) at the dome - they will have to bust up the concrete. Might be more than 9 million by the time the concrete guys get done.

Can't wait to see Joe Webb in action.
Posted By: velocity

Re: Vikings Talk - 12/21/10 12:02 AM

Originally Posted By: Norton
Originally Posted By: Camel
Some economists are estimating that the Humptidump's collapsed roof cost Minneapolis and the Vikings about $9 million dollars. I suppose that includes sales tax, income tax, ticket fee tax, parking spot tax, walk across the street tax, metropolitan service fee, ticket processing fee, commute tax, seat license fee and going to the game fee. But still, $9 million is nothing to sneeze at.


My sources tell me that some of the water pipes are froze (burst) at the dome - they will have to bust up the concrete. Might be more than 9 million by the time the concrete guys get done.

Can't wait to see Joe Webb in action.


I'm sure we haven't heard the the last about the Metrodome's structural flaws (some of them might actually be legitimate). I say the Metropolitan Sports Facilities Commission sells the dome and property to Zygi for $1.99 If he thinks a new stadium with hotels, restaurants and other additions is a good investment then he can start building.

This is gonna be a beauty tonight at TCF http://www.twitvid.com/VBRIS
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 12/21/10 03:02 AM

No AP - I can see the tears from the Fantasy guys - ha ha.
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 12/21/10 06:50 AM

Bad conditions and first game - I thought Webb looked O.K. Play the cards right and the Vikes might get a top 5 draft pick.
Posted By: Skeddy

Re: Vikings Talk - 12/21/10 10:40 AM

Great atmosphere with the snowballs and all that. Otherwise...we are a baaaaaaaad football-football team.
Posted By: Camel

Re: Vikings Talk - 12/21/10 04:12 PM

Norton, why do you like to see the Fantasy guys cry? Some might actually be cheering if they are/were playing against AP. And Skeddy, I know Vikings losses can cause for some sleeplessness, but go to bed. It was Vikes v. Bears, we are bad, season's over, no reason to lose sleep over it. Jeeesh. ENJOY THE SEASON!!
Posted By: Skeddy

Re: Vikings Talk - 12/21/10 08:09 PM

Hey I was bored and had some shoveling to do gimme a break mang. Go Wolves!
Posted By: Camel

Re: Vikings Talk - 12/21/10 10:08 PM

I am already pumped to watch two dynamic quarterbacks trade plays next week, Joe Webb v. Michael Vick. Vick has changed the quarterback position with his ability to run and throw, and Joe Webb is only gonna get better. We saw glimpses last night of a dynamic young player who will in time make plays with both his legs and his arm. I won't be surprised by 35-31 at halftime, and announcers saying "this game could be moved to a playground somewhere here in Philadelphia." Those testosterone juiced tatooed booze hound Phili phans that gave Enoc and Skeddy such a hard time are really gonna be frustrated this weekend when Webb comes into his own and matches Vick play for play. I fully expect the Vikes D to rise to the challenge next week and make Vick realize that prison might not be that bad for a day if the other option is facing a hungry Vikings front seven.
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 12/29/10 01:50 AM

Amazing - NFL postpones the game due to the snowstorm but yet in Minnesota we just play the game. Either Philly people can't drive like we can or the NFL doesn't care about Minnesota.

Gophers BB on too. Our one chance to beat a Wisconsin team in 2010.
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 12/29/10 07:05 AM

Damn cheese heads.

What are the Vikings doing? That win screwed up the draft picks.

Joe Webb is a stud. Wow.
Posted By: Camel

Re: Vikings Talk - 12/29/10 04:06 PM

I was mistaken in my post last week when I indicated that I was excited about watching two QBs trade plays (see above).

I guess I expected Vick, formerly an MVP candidate, to join the fray, but he was totally out-played by Kid Joe last night. One game does not a career make, but Kid Joe didn't have that "my bladder is emptying" look on his face like TJack does much of the time.

Also stated the Vikings D would rise to the challenge. I would say mission Phili Cheese Steak accomplished. This one was for Skeddy and Enoc, and all those other visiting team jersey wearing dorks that get harrassed in the home team's stadium and have their hat eaten and get called a bunch of bad names and picked up and carried up the street by some tatooed, big-foreheaded, testosterone over-flowed, steriod-needle-stuck-in-his-butt 30something.

Reminds me of that song from that Glee episode, Season 1, don't know who sings it, but it goes "Don't stop believin'. Hold on to that feel-eheh-ing!"
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 12/29/10 10:53 PM

That win sent us from about a 7 pick to a 14 pick - dang.

Camel - that song you reference is done by Air Supply.
Posted By: Skeddy

Re: Vikings Talk - 12/30/10 02:36 AM

I thought it was Boston er no?
Posted By: KBLow

The real reason the dome collapsed - 01/01/11 04:36 PM

It wasn't the snow weight that collapsed the Metrodome roof. It was the Green Bay Wizard. Watch the video.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jjig55OeEi0
Posted By: Norton

Re: The real reason the dome collapsed - 01/01/11 08:50 PM

Damn cheese heads.

I hope the Vikes sign Frazier before the Lions game - he could be snapped up in a hurry. Go Joe Kid!
Posted By: Norton

Re: The real reason the dome collapsed - 01/02/11 10:57 PM

I'm thinking number 10 for the draft pick after the loss today. Someone smarter than me, like Bnag can tell us, but I think we pick before Detroit because Detroit has a better record in the division. Thankfully the Vikes sent the 3rd round pick to N.E. for the Super Freak. Will he play next year?
Posted By: Camel

Re: The real reason the dome collapsed - 01/03/11 03:40 PM

Looked like a pretty average Joe yesterday. Now what?
Posted By: Norton

Re: The real reason the dome collapsed - 01/03/11 06:01 PM

Now what? Draft defense and win with that while Joe grows with the new offense that is put in for him. Get a re-tread QB such as Grossman.

Looks like #12 in the draft - I can't wait to ride with Skeddy to the draft party in April!
Posted By: Skeddy

Re: The real reason the dome collapsed - 01/03/11 06:16 PM

Stick with Webb and ride out the tough times. At some point we need to get a young guy some experience. Why draft a quarterback then? O-line could use some help. Should we rent a van for the draft party and carpool? Or maybe someone's got one and we could paint it up purple and install a Vikings horn. I'm already fired up for next season!!! Could be our last better enjoy it.
Posted By: bnag

Re: The real reason the dome collapsed - 01/03/11 09:39 PM

Gimmee Neckbeard Orton and one of the QB's at 12. Ditch the passive Tampa 2 defense. More of that D scheme that we saw vs the Eagles. Need rangier safeties. Frazier will need strong D and O coordinators and let them do their thing.

Give Joe Webb Berrian's jersey. Re-sign Sid and Greenway. Tahi, Berrian, Leber, TJack, Ray Edwards, Madooieoie Williams, and Fat Pat can go.

Of course, it would be nice to have a bonafide General Manager to make these decisions.
Posted By: Camel

Re: The real reason the dome collapsed - 01/03/11 10:05 PM

I would rather Carson Palmer than Neckbeard. Use Webb a couple series a half as a "change of pace", and to stretch out Palmer's health. If it's going well with Webb, stick with it. He can also line up in various spots, pitch him the ball and give him a pass/run option. Agree with much of the list of guys that can go. We have too many Williams on Defense. Make Winfield a safety, why not, good tackler, can't cover on the outside anymore.

Or trade Adrian Peterson for draft picks in each of the next three seasons - a package of first, second and third rounders, whatever, and do a Dallas Cowboys thing like they did to us when we got Hershel "I must be some kinda special" Walker. Turned into a couple championships for the Cowboys. Peterson will be past his prime by the time this team is ready to contend, then we'll be saying that we're just "a running back away."

Do it.
Posted By: bnag

Re: The real reason the dome collapsed - 01/03/11 10:28 PM

Disagree on Palmer. Not with our pass protection issues, which won't get fixed right away. Neckbeard at least has some mobilty. Have to counter the pressure D's in the NFC North.

No to McNabb, Palmer, Hasselbeck, Grossman.

If I'm Frazier, I task Bevell with coming up with his offensive plan for next year. If it's too Chilly-ball, I look elsewhere for an O-coordinator.

Interim D coordinator Freddie Pagac likes the aggressive D, so I roll with him.
Posted By: Jeff Steinborn

Re: The real reason the dome collapsed - 01/03/11 10:32 PM

I was just going to suggest the same thing about trading Peterson, much like the Walker debacle.
Posted By: Camel

Re: The real reason the dome collapsed - 01/04/11 12:19 AM

Agree on no to McNabbsancwich, Grossburger and Hasselneck, and will agree on Palmer based on that great football mind that does nothing but win Fantasy Football championships.

Look for three road teams to win next week, with only Indy protecting their home dirt.
Posted By: Norton

Re: The real reason the dome collapsed - 03/10/11 05:49 AM

Thinking purple

Former Gophers fullback Jon Hoese bench-pressed 225 pounds 25 consecutive times and clocked a 4.56 in the 40-yard dash at the pro day.

Probably a better FB than Toby - but I'm guessing the Vikes won't draft him.
Posted By: Skeddy

Re: The real reason the dome collapsed - 03/10/11 03:36 PM

You know he's a product of the Glencoe-Silver Lake dynasty?
Posted By: Camel

Re: The real reason the dome collapsed - 04/29/11 08:08 PM

Ok, seemingly the Vikings first round pick in the 2011 National Football League draft hasn't really sparked anybody's interest, so I'll be the first to ask -

What is a Christian Pondler? And is this a good pick? What did the experts say? Did they laugh out loud? Does he have a good motor? How many gears does he have? Does he have an extra gear then, too? How did his character grade out? What was his time in the shuttle race? The shuttle race is a very underrated evaluation, especially for a QB in the Vikings system as they need to be able to go side to side in a collapsing pocket very quickly. How did he fare on the chin-up bar?
Posted By: Skeddy

Re: The real reason the dome collapsed - 04/29/11 08:35 PM

A report leaked out that he did make the 80th percentile in the Presidential Physical Fitness program when he was in the 5th grade at Windy Sands Elementary in Jacksonville. You'd think a person could IHOP that and see how many chin ups he did and if in fact he climbed the rope in under 15 seconds. Otherwise a pretty vague report in my opinion. Maybe there's more dirt on him than they want us to know.
To borrow a line from Norton...Fire Childress.
Posted By: Rick Bruns

Re: The real reason the dome collapsed - 04/30/11 05:36 AM

http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/draft/story/14998920/top-32-fairley-tops-list-ponder-best-of-qbs

Found this tonight.
Posted By: Skeddy

Re: The real reason the dome collapsed - 04/30/11 06:32 PM

I believe the Vikes 2nd pick is also on this list at #31 in Kyle Rudolph, TE from Notre Dame. I hope this Prisco guy is right. We need a little pick me up with the MN sports scene.
Posted By: Vikes4ever

Re: Vikings Talk - 05/04/11 06:03 AM

If you look closely, this is Tommy receiving a "Western Onion Singing Telegram", which is why there is a stuffed monkey in his lap, a woman in a costume and noisemakers, etc. It doesn't mean he is out of control.
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 08/01/11 01:55 AM

I'm going to have to get a haircut to see what Dicky has to say about Donavan McNugget coming to the Vikes. Jeepers - another retread. I say play the kid and forget about antique QB's.
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 08/03/11 11:33 PM

Sources tell me the Viking will win 4 or 5 games, maybe 6 if McNugget pulls one out of the hat.

Other items of interest: 12 million to Longwell was really stupid because a bad team doesn't need a good kicker. That money would have been better spent locking up AP. The McKinnie cut was more to do with weight because the NFL has rules about height, weight, and bone density and McKinnie was a long ways from it. McNugget was signed because the head coach doesn't know a lot about offense and the offensive coordinator doesn't have track record. Who? Bob Schnelker? WE'VE been SCHNELKERED! McNugget has a better than average arm and he is a very tough Chicago kid which is what is needed with the poor offensive line. The ex-Bear center should be signed, which would make more sense than giving Longwell 12 million. (The Longwell contract was really a sore spot with my sources.) Look for Pat Williams to sign with the Vikes for the minimum and used in run situations only. It will be a 2 to 3 year rebuilding project before the Vikings are towards the top of the division. Thankfully the stadium was not discussed!

On a side note - a new haircut feels good on a warm day. whistle
Posted By: Jeff Steinborn

Re: Vikings Talk - 08/04/11 12:53 PM

Funny, i confirm your sources statements.
Posted By: Camel

Re: Vikings Talk - 08/04/11 03:22 PM

Vegas has set the number at 6.5. I will be an optimist and say seven wins. While the schedule is the 12th toughest on paper I count seven. Don't ask me which seven. It's refreshing going into a Vikings season without the pressure and/or anticipation that comes with cheering for a team that will compete, but is destined to $hi+ the bed at some point. I would've frowned on the McNabbSandwich signing three years ago, but am OK with it now. I'm hopeful Ferguson Jenkins has some worth, don't know much about him other than he played for Atlanta. Was glad to hear we rid ourselves of Madeu Williams and that we might play without safeties this year. Only thing I'll miss there is when one of our safeties is seen in the bottom corner of the TV screen diving at a passing ballcarrier. I am also in the camp that you trade AP for a boatload and build for the future. If you pitch a fiddy cent piece into a pile of $hi+, it's still just a fiddy cent piece all full of $hi+.
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 08/24/11 11:11 PM

The Queens were actually watchable last game. McNugget might be the answer this season to push the record to 8 & 8. Erin Henderson doesn't look like a starting LB to me. One thing about having a bad team, when good teams cut players it is a good opportunity for the vikings to improve their roster. Garret Mills comes to mind.

Fire Childress!
Posted By: Camel

Re: Vikings Talk - 08/24/11 11:55 PM

McNabb to Rudolf!! Gonna be lots of "wooooo woooooo"ing this season, I can feel it. Loved that both McNabb and Fondler were able to execute the classic underthrow last weekend, reminded me of the days when Cunningham would loft downfield to a covered Moss, but under throw the ball on purpose. It's easier for the receiver to adjust than the d-back that has turned his back to the play. Can't believe they actually call it the "classic underthrow", but it's in the manual. For real. Get the face paint and hot wings ready Skeddy, we comin'!!
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 08/25/11 04:20 AM

Garret Mills!
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 08/25/11 05:03 AM

Where the heck is BNAG?
Posted By: bnag

Re: Vikings Talk - 08/25/11 06:01 AM

Good evening Norton. I believe signing Don "Sodbuster" McNabb was a move that had to be made. Although we will see our share of McNabb's famous worm burning throws into the receiver's feet area a few times this year, he is an improvement over any rookie QB.

Not sure what kind of offense we're going to see this year. Sodbuster is his best when he's throwing downfield, but we haven't seen any of that yet this preseason. As Denny Green would say, "plan your work and work your plan". As expected, it all hinges on the o-line.

Defense. I love defense. I love controlled chaos-hornet's nest defense. If d-coordinator Freddie Pagac employs what he did to Philly last year, I'll be happy. To quote former Viking head coach Jerry Burns...."!%$# yeah". We might even see an interception or two by a safety.

By the way, Garret Mills is back with the Patriots. While Belichek plays chess, Chilly was playing checkers.

6-10.
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 08/25/11 06:19 AM

Tyler Thigpen and your 6& 10 doesn't count, Dicky is all over that. Get a haircut.
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 08/25/11 10:31 PM

Bristol race and Vikings on at the same time Saturday. Kevin Williams planter facialitis is very concerning. I imagine he will not be very effective this year.
Posted By: Skeddy

Re: Vikings Talk - 08/25/11 11:00 PM

Lorenzo Booker will provide a spark to our kick a$$ offense this year. He's a waterbug. Haven't had a waterbug since Jarvis Redwine.
Look for the new and improved Metrodome to provide the home field advantage they need to carry them to an 11 win season and yes.....PLAYOFFS!!!
Get your Sunday chili ideas ready boys. The Don will show us the way!
Posted By: Camel

Re: Vikings Talk - 08/26/11 12:13 AM

I've always contended that teams need a guy named "Holmes" to contend for a title. Teams with a "Booker" can also be title contenders.

Trade AP!
Posted By: Jeff Steinborn

Re: Vikings Talk - 08/26/11 02:16 AM

Care to make a wager, purple cow?
Posted By: Skeddy

Re: Vikings Talk - 08/26/11 05:00 PM

So you'd be taking the under Steenhorn? I'll go $5 with ya!
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 08/28/11 01:37 AM

Over under on how many guys are having a good camp or good preseason = 8,according to the announcers.

Last week the homer announcers made it sound like we are headed to the SB.
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 08/28/11 02:42 AM

Fantansy Draft tonight - is it Karokee style?
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 08/28/11 09:43 PM

Where was Berrian last year? McNugget still has a gun, that was quite the throw. Good time for a special teams failure, if that goes the other way the Vikings win. wink Webb and Pounder look real athletic. If Webb is 3rd string he can play WR, etc. so I would expect Webb to be named #3.
Posted By: Camel

Re: Vikings Talk - 08/30/11 06:49 PM

The pass to Berrian was impressive. Left me wondering when the Cowboys picked up Vikings safeties. #43 had some great footwork, might've dislocated a hip trying to switch directions, then the other guy did the dive into the bottom corner of the TV screen at play's end.
Posted By: erichelgason

Re: Vikings Talk - 08/30/11 08:00 PM

It was Madieu Williams-eque....that's right, I spelled it wrong.
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 08/30/11 08:53 PM

Pounder to start Thursday so it looks like we won't see the starters until the San Diego game. Weak side LB is a joke and I would expect when rosters are trimmed to 53 on Saturday the Vikes will be picking up some old has been.

If the LB position isn't improved I can envision Dan Fouts and Winslow will have a big game. Chuck Muncie is probably good for a buck 50 too. With the current defense it will be hard to stop Air Coryell.
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 09/06/11 12:21 AM

The Vikings sign former Texan linebacker Xavier Alibi and cut the Iowa kid (Tight End). I don't think the LB corp is that impressive (minus Greenway) and if one goes down it could get real ugly. Although the roster looks smarter now with an Xavier on it.

The lack of experience at O-line is interesting. I am surprised they didn't resign Artis Hicks after he was released but it might be salary cap reasons that they went with youth.

Greenway gets a big extension which now leaves AP. I don't see them trading AP for the simple reason he puts people in the seats. Trading McNugget before the trading deadline might be more likely if some QB's get hurt the first few weeks. (Go Christian Pounder!)

The D-line will be interesting to watch the first couple games with K. Williams on suspension. That should give his plantar facialitis time to heal up, but I would bet that will be a season long issue for him.
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 09/08/11 01:59 AM

Spread is 9 and over under is 41. Using Henderson math, that would mean the Bolts win 25 -16. Vikings cover and take the over.
Posted By: bnag

Re: Vikings Talk - 09/08/11 05:23 AM

Field goal fest. Chargers will take it 26 to 16.

Look for Charger head coach Bobby Ross Marty Schotenheimer Norv Turner to eschew the pass once they get inside the 5 and try to punch it in with Mike "Bag-o-donuts" Tolbert.

Sodbuster McNabb is crafty with his play action. StatsInc actually lists him as 43.7% more crafty than Trasavarious Jackson in his play action motion. It could pay off and we pull an upset.

SKOAL POUCHES!!
Posted By: Camel

Re: Vikings Talk - 09/08/11 07:08 PM

Look for the Vikings to come out in a 9-2 defense, employing five D-lineman and four LBs, and using only cornerbacks to defend the pass. There are no safeties on the roster worthy of playing pro football at present.

First of double-digit wins ... 29-9 Vikings. A field goal fest, yes, Vikings kick five, Chargers three. Vikings defense/special teams scores at least twice, McNabbSandwich throws for two and Peterson rushes for at least one touchdown. Rivers leads a strong Charger passing attack but they self-implode in red zone all day, largely due to the Vikings unconventional 9-2 defense.
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 09/08/11 11:38 PM

Vikes make some big news today with the practice squad. Tyrone McKenzie LB practice squad addition D.J. Johnson CB practice squad addition Matt Asiata RB practice squad deletion Cedric McKinley DE practice squad deletion.

McKenzie is a former Patriot so he is going to be good. D.J. Johnson might be a long shot - didn't he play for the Celtics?
Posted By: Skeddy

Re: Vikings Talk - 09/09/11 03:56 PM

McNabb and his receiving corps are gonna have a career day. The Bolts defense will be so keyed up on AP since his 300yd performance against them previously that they'll forget about Harvin and the Gang. It'll be "celebration" time come Sunday evening after the purple spoil the fun for Katie's California girls. It's undeniable!!
Posted By: Camel

Re: Vikings Talk - 09/09/11 06:51 PM

The only remaining question is whether to take Monday off or just call in "sick" on Monday morning. Victory is assured. PA said the Vikes score 33 points. He's the radio pronouncer so that means he knows most of this stuff!
Posted By: bnag

Re: Vikings Talk - 09/09/11 07:54 PM

Bunker game, don't be calling the house Camel. Well, you can....but go ahead and rant on the answering machine.

I think I might save Camel's halftime rants and put them in an archive. They would be fun to listen to when were older. Too bad I didn't save any Chilly era rants, they were the best.

Posted By: Skeddy

Re: Vikings Talk - 09/09/11 09:10 PM

Doubt the "sick" days will ever be like '98 was. Besides, already took the 19th off in preparation for a wild 'n' wooly Twins bus the day before. Learned my lesson from last year. Town Ball Tavern will be packed that day since the Vikes home opener with the Bucs will be going on.
Posted By: Camel

Re: Vikings Talk - 09/09/11 09:51 PM

Twins bus last year = Vikings lose to Miami when they can't score from the two. Stay out of the Hometown Tavern! Don't jinx it.

Sibley East at LS-H tonight. Great start to the football weekend. Can the long-struggling Wolverines and their 300+ yard rusher from last week score a second straight victory over the Giants? Or will the Giants send SE west wondering what the heck that was that just hit them? Should be a good match between two teams likely to finish in the top half of the MRC.
Posted By: Skeddy

Re: Vikings Talk - 09/10/11 05:02 AM

This just in!! The Vikings don't care where I watch the game.

LSH-33
SE-16
A late game update from Camel indicated SE scored late off our subs so a blowout indeed in LS tonight.

Norwood was leading at BP 34-14 with 4 minutes left in the 3rd when I got bored and hungry. Sets up a LARGE showdown next week in NYA. Could decide the MRC!!
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 09/11/11 10:03 PM

AP inks the big deal. I'm thinking he partied all night and won't show up today.
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 09/13/11 12:03 AM

Wow - that was the worst passing offense I have ever seen. McNugget had what, 36 yards passing? I think if the field would have been stretched some, the Vikings actually could have won.

I was thinking it would be the first time every team in the Norris won, but the Vikes blow it. The Vikes might win more than 6 games after seeing the game Sunday.
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 09/20/11 09:59 PM

The Vikings are a 3.5 home dog going into Sunday's tilt with the Lions. It's obvious the roar has been restored after Detroit's 48 - 3 dismantling of the Chefs and proof positive by Vegas making the visiting Lions a 3.5 favorite. The over under of 44.5 seems like a big number but some of the other games are up to 52.5. So much for defensive games.

Posted By: Camel

Re: Vikings Talk - 09/20/11 11:12 PM

The roar will be muffled this week. McNabbsandwich and Company are bursting at the seams, and this week we will really know the offense. The result will be a scrambling Lions defense. An early lead will allow the Vikings defense to apply continous pressure on the Lions QB Matthew Sanford, and 70,000+ in Mall of America Field will make it difficult for the QB to check down at the line. Look for another one-sided affair, Vikings 45, Lions 12.
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 09/20/11 11:33 PM

I agree with bet the Vikings at -3.5 and take the over - good call.

The Vikings will need some breaks to win the game. It seems the second half of the last two games the Viking's opponents have caught ever pass and some drops would go a long way in helping the Vikings secure their first victory of the year.

If the Vikings do lose it might be Pounder time the rest of the season!
Posted By: Skeddy

Re: Vikings Talk - 09/21/11 01:37 AM

Why can't we counter adjust to our opponents halftime adjustments? Lack of coaching experience? Also, I get so sick of the mundane typical postgame quotes like "we busted our tails but just gonna have to shore up some things next week." Blah blah effin blah. Yeah I know they're professionals but does that mean you have to remove all emotion from the process too? Maybe clipboards are being busted off chalkboards in the locker room and we just don't see or hear about it. Sure would be refreshing though. NFL=No Fun League.
Go Wild.
Posted By: Camel

Re: Vikings Talk - 09/21/11 02:57 PM

Best part about the Vikings "busting our tails off" speech after the game is that we'll only have to hear it 16 times. The Twins have "really been battling out there ... really getting after it ... gonna get our work in tomorrow ... bustin' our tails off ...really into the ballgame tonight" for 162 games. Last night they managed to load the bases with none out vs. the Mariners down 6-5 bottom of nine ... AND FAILED TO SCORE.

94 and counting ... 100 or BUST!
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 09/21/11 05:45 PM

Typical, talking the wrong sport in the right thread. What's next, talking about the Sphynx big playoff push in Viking's talk?
Posted By: Camel

Re: Vikings Talk - 09/21/11 09:14 PM

Does anybody have a good apple crisp recipe?

Oops, sorry. Wrong thread. Do you think the Vikings will tighten up their splits on third down for better gap protection? Sure seems opposing defenses have been able to gain pentration through the B-gap, and combine that with cheating of the safeties because of our lack of a Z receiver, it eliminates any cutback lanes for AP after he gets to the second level.

Also, on defense, when we're playing Cover 2 we need to line that weak side guy up a little bit deeper, maybe at 7 to 9 yards, so he has a better angle to protect the left hash. And everyone knows it's paramount for any successful football football team to be able to guard the line. Everything starts with guarding the line.
Posted By: Skeddy

Re: Vikings Talk - 09/21/11 09:37 PM

Uhhhh could you please repeat the part where you talked about the things regarding theeeee uhhhh stuff?
Posted By: Camel

Re: Vikings Talk - 09/21/11 10:42 PM

"Let's go to Skeddy, from Henderson. Skeddy you're on the air."
"Ahhh, yeah, first time caller, I was wonder ..."
"Skeddy, can you turn your radio down?"
"Huh?"
"Turn your radio down."
"Oh ... ok ... sorry, first time caller. I'm wondering what the Vikings will do with Bryan McKinnie now that they released him? And, ahh ... do you think they'd ever consider Randy Moss again to the help stretch the field? He was really good in '98 and I think he has something left in the tank and something to prove, and this is like his home, man, we have the best fans. I still have his jersey. Yeah ... Ok ... ahh ... I'll hang up and listen.
Posted By: Rubles

Re: Vikings Talk - 09/22/11 02:33 AM

I have a good apple crisp recipe Troy...I'm just saying. If you need one. I'll get out of here. I know, wrong thread.
Posted By: Skeddy

Re: Vikings Talk - 09/22/11 04:31 AM

Lindsay Whalen is gonna win this state a national championship. Woooooo Wooooo!!! Does anyone know if Janel "Lady Shaq" McCarville is still playing? She forced me off a U of M sidewalk once. "I'm not movin' for nobody!!"
Dang it. Someone needs to start a Lynx thread.
Okay sorry. Skol Vikings beat them Lions yeah win win win.
Posted By: Camel

Re: Vikings Talk - 09/22/11 10:24 PM

"Ok, let's go to the phones. We've got Skeddy from Henderson. Skeddy."
(dead air)
"Skeddy, you there?"
"Oh, yeah, sorry. Had to stop the VCR."
"Is that a real name? Skeddy? What does that mean?"
"I don't know, my brother called me that."
"Ok, whatdya wanna talk about."
"Yeah, ah, I taped the first two games and have watched them a couple times, and, ah, is it just me or are the referees totally against the Vikings? Stupid refs. Seems to happen every year, you'd think they'd get some refs that aren't against the Vikings. I'll hang up and listen."
Posted By: Skeddy

Re: Vikings Talk - 09/22/11 11:01 PM

Hey I want the unedited version dammit!! If you have to go back and delete stuff then it isn't from the heart. Are you a pretender or a contender Camel?
Go Sphynx!
Posted By: Skeddy

Re: Vikings Talk - 09/26/11 12:00 AM

Yay Vikes!! Go get 'em next week. Start Ponder.
Posted By: Camel

Re: Vikings Talk - 09/26/11 03:32 PM

Ok. I thought the McNabbsandwich signing was a good thing, but I might be wrong. Granted, much is wrong when you've been outscored 67-6 or whatever in three second halfs/OT this season. But I agree with many that the most telling statistic in these second half collapses is 1-of-15. One of 15 on third down conversions in the second half this season. This opinion is that much of that is on the QB, who would not win a "Tesla" mirror at the county fair by breaking balloons or knocking the milk jugs off a washtub from 15 feet.
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 09/26/11 11:48 PM

Great call by Camel - Vikings cover and the game goes over. The Vikings are becoming a favorite for the betting public.

Something has to give this coming weekend as both teams have a perfect record. Hard to say a game is a must, but that's what this game is with the Chefs. Loser will be well on their way to getting the #1 pick in next year's draft. Vikings are a 1 point favorite and O/U is 39.5. Hard to bet against the Vikings after their record this year and take the under.

Bench McNugget.
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 10/03/11 09:31 PM

OK - time to take a realistic view, at 0-4 if the Vikings win 80% of their remaining games they might, MIGHT be a wildcard but even at that they don't stand a chance in the playoffs with the current starters.

It's time to start Pounder (BENCH McNUGGET!) to see what they got, because if Pounder sucks (Akili Smith, Ryan Leaf, and Andre Ware come to mind.) they will need to draft another QB in the upcoming draft. (Andrew Luck?)

The other benefit to starting Pounder & assuming he can do the job, is to get him some experience. Potentially, the team could be OK next year if Pounder is serviceable and they draft defense. Defensive players can come in and make an immediate impact.

WITH THE #1 PICK IN THE 2012 NFL DRAFT THE MINNESOTA VIKINGS SELECT................(I stole that from Greg G.)
Posted By: Skeddy

Re: Vikings Talk - 10/04/11 03:41 AM

Could be the first blackout in a long time this Sunday vs. the Cards. Wow am I lucky too. Before the season started a small group and myself got tickets to this Sunday's game. Usually like to catch one a year is all. I don't know what I'd do if I wasn't able to see this game. Truly an epic matchup. I'm thinking about making one of those sad faced brown grocery bag getups in case were on the verge of going 0-5 and it's the 4th quarter.

Does anyone else think Leslie Frazier attended the Brad Childress school of postgame interviewing? How bland can a guy get??? "We need to see the film and try and correct the things that need correcting. Also, the things that we are doing okay at we need to find a way to improve those so that they're better than before." He's also "excited" to be coming home to our fans. Sorry to say Les but there just might be a chorus of "boo's" rained down upon this team come Sunday. I don't boo though. I protest in silence.
Posted By: Skeddy

Re: Vikings Talk - 10/04/11 04:11 AM

Once again it was tough going for Adrian Peterson as the previously winless Chiefs outlasted the Vikings 22-17 on Sunday. Here Adrian tries to get to the outside only to be swarmed under.


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Posted By: bnag

Re: Vikings Talk - 10/04/11 04:54 AM

All I know is I want "Coach" Brewster doing the sideline reporting for every Viking game from here on out.

"Are they gonna come out HUNGRY?? Or are they gonna come out STARVIN??"

He should ask that question to some of the players during sideline interviews. I'd like to see their reactions to Basement Brew's motivational questions.

Brew: "Adrian....it's the start of the 2nd half. ARE YOU GETTING YOUR CHILI HOT!?"

Peterson: .....?....

Brew: "IF YOU'RE GONNA GET SOME....YOU GOTTA BRING SOME! ARE YOU GONNA BRING SOME ADRIAN?!"

AP: "security..."

Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 10/06/11 10:18 PM

Vikings avoid the black out. It does look like tickets are available. TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE

Big tilt this Sunday and the games don't get anymore do or die as most people see it as a must win for the Vikings to reach the playoffs. Vegas has the Vikings as a 2.5 - 3 point favorite which has many on the cold, northern tundra scratching their heads. (It might be the fur hats.)

Arizona made the big trade in the off-season getting Kolb from the Eagles and his play hasn't been up to expectations to say the least. If Kolb doesn't get the job down look for the Cards to pull the Skelton out of the closet and if that doesn't work they can always look to the Hall instead of the closet. (John Skelton & Max Hall [Daryl's brother]...)

Larry Fitzgerald comes home and most expect him to have a big day. Look for the Vikings safeties to be in trail mode most of the games. (What's Joey Browner doing?)

The big thing to watch for is side line reporter Drea Avent, who could be the next Jayne Kennedy. Personally, I liked Tim Brewster's insight last week and it will be hard to top Timmy's hard hitting reporting.
Posted By: Camel

Re: Vikings Talk - 10/06/11 10:32 PM

Norton, I agree with your entire take. I think the Vikings are gonna come out quite beastly in this one, maybe score as many as eight touchdowns, five for sure, and win something like 48-10. They are overdue to put it all together. Some might look at the 0-4 start as a bad thing, but there are positives.

The crowd is going to be one of the Vikings best ever this weekend. The bandwagon, wanting to be at the forefront of the "hot social scene" people are not going to go this weekend. Look at the T-Wolves. That one 50-game stretch in their 20+ year history that they were actually good, the Target Center was the place to be. Now, the only people at the games are, well, I don't know who they are.

The Vikings have enough Rubes and Diehards that they can still get 60,000 Moss jersey wearing drunkards to put on Helga Horns and leave places like Henderson at 7 a.m. to get downtown by 9 so they can be pissed up by kickoff. It'll look like a Raiders game in there, don't bring your children. There are the real fans, the diehards, the drunkards, and they will absolutely litter the streets and tear the roof off the Metrodome, much like 1998 when the team was actually good. The atmosphere will be electric, and the Cardinals will cave to that kind of noise.

True Story. 56-14, Purple. Does anybody know anyone who's actually going to this game?
Posted By: 4wanderingeyes

Re: Vikings Talk - 10/06/11 11:27 PM

Camel not really sure what your smoking, but you should pass it around. From what I have heard the locker room is starting to fall apart and point fingers at each other. This could be a repeat of the Lions a couple years ago. 0-16 ?
Posted By: Jeff Steinborn

Re: Vikings Talk - 10/07/11 02:54 PM

Sorry queens fans, Fitzgerald goes for a buck fitty and 2 TDs.
Posted By: Camel

Re: Vikings Talk - 10/07/11 04:09 PM

A buck fitty and two results in just 14 because the Vikings still have one of the best run defenses in the league and the Cardinals don't have a No. 2 receiver that can get open against Cook or Allen or whoever guards him, and although Winfield is out he's over the hill anyway. Sure he's a good tackler, but he's slowing down and it's tough to tackle a guy that you can't catch, so this will just give some younger, faster guys some playing time and those younger, faster guys are younger and faster and play with a little more fire in their belly than a veteran like Winfield, who is probably not hurt real bad but being a 12-year veteran on an 0-4 team makes it easy for those knicks and bruizes to hurt a lot more than they should.

So Fitz can have his two and a buck fitty, but AP will saddle up right behind the guy with the coolest name in the history of offensive lineman, Loadholdt, and rip off 7 yards a pop. Vikings win, 31-14. AP might go for two fitty and two, and Fitz, while a great effort, will end up on Page 5 of the sports because he will be overshadowed by AP!!! WOOOOO!!

Haven't been this excited for a Vikings game in a LONG time!! Bunker game, for sure.
Posted By: Camel

Re: Vikings Talk - 10/07/11 04:19 PM

The 1992 San Diego Chargers season began with the team trying to improve on their 4–12 record in 1991. It was Bobby Ross' first season as the teams head coach. They made the playoffs for the first time in ten years. The Chargers would lose their first four games of the season and come back to become the first 0–4 team to make the playoffs as they won 11 of the last 12 games and clinched the AFC West title.

Does anyone else recognize two similarities between the 1992 Chargers and the 2011 Vikings?

Both had first-year head coaches. Both started 0-4. And by season's end, they will share the title of "only teams in NFL history to make the playoffs after an 0-4 start."

Don't fall asleep on this team. And certainly don't fall asleep watching them, or you'll miss it. 8 million people working together for a common goal can do this! Let's go! Let's go! L-E-T-S-G-O! Let's go! Let's go! L-E-T-S-G-O!
Posted By: Skeddy

Re: Vikings Talk - 10/07/11 10:10 PM

Oh my Camel you've outdone yourself on this one. Yes I, Skeddy aka Fathead, will be attending this game on Sunday. No we didn't just buy tickets to avoid not seeing it on tv because of a potential blackout. Although I'm such a diehard I probably would. We bought tickets prior to the season starting. I did hear some secondary ticket outlets had tickets for as low as $4!! Wish I would've waited. But then again, I probably would've chosen not to attend.

I'm thinking we'll be departing Belle Plaine by 7am as Camel stated. Gotta find a great tailgating spot to share in the pregame revelry that is Vikings football. WOOOOOO!!!! I really think were gonna do it this time people. I say 16-4 Vikings.

McNutt will trip up and fall for a safety and our back up punter will step outta the back of the end zone by accident once. Other than that the Cards offense doesn't stand a chance. Keith Nord, Tommy Hannon, and Joey Browner will put the clamps on Fitzgerald Sunday. Mark my words.

There was a rumor that Terrell Owens was sighted at the MSP airport this morning. McNutt and Owens did go to the Super Bowl you know as Eagles. Has there been any helicopter coverage on tv today???
Posted By: Camel

Re: Vikings Talk - 10/07/11 10:18 PM

16-4 still covers the spread. I love it. All that's left to figure out is where we'll be watching Round 1 of the playoffs, because I think at 0-4 it's gonna be real tough to get a first round bye.
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 10/08/11 02:38 AM

Wow - the Vikings make The Onion:

VIKINGS in The ONION

Posted By: Jeff Steinborn

Re: Vikings Talk - 10/08/11 04:45 AM

Other reports that Carl Lee, Bobby Bryant, John Turner and the guy that use to model men's underwear would come out of retirement to help the Vikes secondary!
Posted By: bnag

Re: Vikings Talk - 10/08/11 07:57 AM

Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 10/12/11 11:34 PM

You can't win 10 in a row until you win the first one and that is EXACTLY what the Vikings did this past Sunday. The Vikings are an early 2.5 underdog going into Sunday night's game against the reeling Bears who come of a humbling loss on MNF against the Lions. (R U read for some FOOTBALL!)

A lot has been made of McNugget's mechanics but the W this past Sunday speaks for itself. Lots of people point to McNugget's completion percentage but there was one dropped pass last week so don't let the stats get in the way of the truth. Plus - his car seems to run fine so I don't think his mechanic is that bad.

Bernard was in the dog house last week and it will be interesting if he is active Sunday. He is going back to Chi-town so thankfully the game is Sunday night so Bernard has time to recover from being out on the town all night Saturday night. (Chicago, Chicago - my kind of town!)

Game time temps look to be in the mid 50's with clear skies which indicates the stars are lining up for the second of 10 wins for the Vikings this year.
Posted By: Camel

Re: Vikings Talk - 10/14/11 08:03 PM

Despite being sacked a league record 17 times, Chicago Bears quarterback Kyle Orton led the Chicago Bears to 24 unanswered second half points as the Bears kept pace in the increasingly difficult NFC Central Division with a 31-20 victory over the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday night football. The Vikings, 1-5, are now five games behind the division leading Green Bay Packers and Detroit Lions.

The Vikings 12 first half sacks, three interceptions and two fumble recoveries stoked them to a 20-7 halftime lead, spirited by quarterback Donovan McNabb, who threw a touchdown pass to Percy Harvin shortly before halftime to give the Vikings a 20-7 advantage. It was one of four first half completions for McNabb on 13 attempts. He also ran three times for eight yards. Adrian Peterson gained 81 yards on 14 carries and scored the game's opening touchdown on an 8-yard scamper. Peterson finished with 103 yards, his second straight 100 yard effort, after gaining 22 yards on 10 carries in the second half.

Minnesota left points on the field in the first half, three times driving inside the Bears 10 and coming away with but six points. Twice McNabb threw incompletions on third down after the team was victimized by multiple false start and illegal procedure penalties. They were also stopped on fourth-and-one after faking a tight end reverse and handing to fullback Jim Kleinsasser who ran straight ahead into the backs of his offensive line. Adrian Peterson lined up as the tight end on the play and acted as a decoy on the reverse. "We thought we could fool them there," said Vikings coach Leslie Frazier after the game.

The Vikings went 1-of-8 on third down attemps in the second half, compared to 9 of 11 for the Bears.
Posted By: Camel

Re: Vikings Talk - 10/17/11 08:13 PM

At least all three phases of the game were equally horS@sh!t last night. Glad we were ready to play against a division "rival" on national television. That falls on the coaches. Granted its the players that can't throw a ball from hither to yon, catch the ball that hits you square in the breast plate, can't pressure a QB that was sacked 14 times last week, bla bla bla.

The only thing we learned for sure last night was the Pondler is a Viking and has been studying his Viking playbook, evident by twice throwing fourth-down passes for two yards less than required for the first down.

Gophers welcome Nebraska this weekend. Vikings welcome Green Bay. What is the bigger mismatch? Which would be the bigger miracle for one to win? At least we don't proclaim ourselves the "State of Football" like we do hockey, because the "State of Football's" two teams might get outscored 90-20 this weekend - at home.
Posted By: Lon Berberich

Re: Vikings Talk - 10/17/11 11:19 PM

I will take the under on the 20 points.
Posted By: Skeddy

Re: Vikings Talk - 10/18/11 10:10 PM

Thank you Leslie!! Ponder to start Sunday versus Packers. Read about it here.
Posted By: Camel

Re: Vikings Talk - 10/25/11 10:27 PM

Well, the only thing left to be determined is how many years will it be before Pondler brings us our first world championship. Kid was spot on. He has quick Fran Tarkenton feet, courage like Tommy Kramer and an arm like Jeff George. Really, if I were to draw up a quarterback and select attributes from all the other Vikings quarterbacks, I would pick those three attributes from those three guys, so it looks like we made a jackpot on this one.

Gonna be interesting in Carolina, though. I am usually pretty dead on with these predictions because I've seen a lot of games, and I would typically like to wait until later in the week after I've seen some film and read the paper to see who is in jail and who is out of jail, but I've gotta make a pick. I say that Ponder throws 6 TDs Sunday at Carolina and Peterson runs for two. My fear is that Cam Norton throws for four TDs and rushes for another four. But, I think the Vikings win 65-61.

Book it. We are living great days.
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 10/26/11 12:10 AM

Camel - spot on as usual. The Vikings sure put a SCARE into the Packers. I'm thinking the game at Lamblow will be a loss for the Packers. No longer will the Vikes get pick number 1, thanks to Pounder it looks like the Vikes will be .500 or better the remainder of the season. One franchise receiver away from the Super Bowl - home boy! Look for wide receiver to be the #1 pick for the Vikes come April. Also, look for Skeddy on ESPN when that pick happens.
Posted By: Skeddy

Re: Vikings Talk - 10/26/11 05:11 PM

...and the silence you hear, is Lambeau Field. Why don't we just sign Terrell Owens? He invited all the teams to watch him work out but nobody showed.
Posted By: Camel

Re: Vikings Talk - 10/26/11 06:46 PM

He put his workout on youtube. In today's economy many teams opted to stay home and watch the youtube video. You can watch it, too. I also put a video of myself working out on youtube and am hoping it will garner some attention. Due to long stretches of inactivity I feel like there are a lot of miles left on these legs. Looking for a Cross Country scholarship.
Posted By: Chance

Re: Vikings Talk - 10/27/11 09:17 PM

Originally Posted By: Skeddy
...and the silence you hear, is Lambeau Field. Why don't we just sign Terrell Owens? He invited all the teams to watch him work out but nobody showed.
No Need to sign dying talent like cough cough McNabb. His stats, have been lowering since 2000, especially after leaving the cowboys. Let's get some fresh rookies.
Posted By: Camel

Re: Vikings Talk - 10/27/11 11:00 PM

Who the heck is this guy? Either he's one ahead of us by referencing McNabb's stay with the Cowboys, or, cough cough, his typhoid phever is making him delusional. Welcome aboard, think he's a keeper, even if he's a Cowboys fan.
Posted By: Chance

Re: Vikings Talk - 10/27/11 11:14 PM

I was referring to T.O's stat decline. And I'm a Vikings fan. Just pointing out the odd desire we seem to have by picking up athlete's after they peaked.
Posted By: Camel

Re: Vikings Talk - 10/31/11 09:48 PM

"I say that Ponder throws 6 TDs Sunday at Carolina and Peterson runs for two. My fear is that Cam Norton throws for four TDs and rushes for another four. But, I think the Vikings win 65-61.

Book it. We are living great days."

Well, I might've missed the boat just a tad on the score, but three things are dead on - 1) Both rookie QBs showed that they might have a future in this league, 2) Peterson scores twice, 3) Vikings win a close game, 4) the Vikings continue to demonstrate that maybe they should play without safeties.

Tough to have a week off now riding the momentum that we've gained, but we'll take it. Who's joining me in being a Packers fan next weekend so they can go to 8-0 and be ready to get PONDED!! in Week 9!! Wooooo! Wooooo! Save your best Wooooo Wooooos for last because whoever laughs last has the last laugh and even at 3-6 I'm still laughing when the Packers are only 8-1 after Pondler Plays Pick-aPart Passing Past a Pathetic Packers Pass Preventing Process on Monday night football ARE YOU READY!!!! WOooooooooooO!!!
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 10/31/11 10:59 PM

I find it funny all the highlights are about Cam and the crying over #89 holding Greenway saying it wasn't that bad. Along with the crying about the missed field goal at the end of the game.

Did the Vikings cry when they were flagged for a facemask when #50 clearly pulled the guy down by the shoulder pads. NO! Did the Vikings hold their head when Longwell missed the field goal in the beginning of the game. NO! The Vikings just kept their hands on the plow, looking straight ahead and won the game.

The 4th down completion is a concern, but I still think Joey Browner can come back and do the job. Look for that signing.

Pounder has shown he belongs and the come April, the Vikings are a #1 WR pick and #2 Safety pick away from the Superbowl. Book your 2013 trip to the Big Easy now. I can't wait to see Skeddy at the draft party in his Mardi Gras garb.
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 11/07/11 02:52 PM

It's Packer week and early odds show the Pack to be a 14 point favorite for next Monday night's tilt. Wow - not since Curly Lambeau was QB have we seen such a large spread.

With the current roster of DB's the Vikings sport the '72 Dolphins don't have to worry about staying up past their bed time to celebrate a Packer's loss. Which is good thing because nothing looks more silly than a bunch of old guys with walkers celebrating late into the night.

Look for Pounder to have a step back even though it will be the second time he faces a 3-4 defense. The Vikings never fair well on natural grass so take the Pack and the under (51 points).
Posted By: bnag

Re: Vikings Talk - 11/18/11 10:34 PM

I kinda feel the same way.


Posted By: Chance

Re: Vikings Talk - 11/21/11 09:02 AM

haha I highly enjoyed that video.
Posted By: Jeff Steinborn

Re: Vikings Talk - 11/21/11 03:53 PM

OMG, that is awesome!
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 11/22/11 02:18 AM

OKay Vikings fans, big weekend. Miami won so now the Vikes are in the top five for picks. If AP is out for a while, which he should be with a high ankle sprain, the Vikes are ripe for a great draft pick. What an exciting season?
Posted By: Skeddy

Re: Vikings Talk - 11/22/11 06:40 AM

Oh man I finally got to watch that video. Epic!! Now I get the "Factory of Sadness" comment Bnag. Excellent. Like the way he tops it off with, "I'll see you Sunday." It's the male species soap opera! A bad accident! Ya just gotta tune in.
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 11/26/11 12:53 AM

Big game Sunday - this could be the difference between a #5 and #3 pick. The O-line has been average, if not below, hopefully the QB of the future learns how to play this year to help with the Super Bowl run next year. The Vikings have some serious hope next year!
Posted By: Camel

Re: Vikings Talk - 11/29/11 10:23 PM

Did anybody see the story below? Old time Vikings tough.


Joe Kapp, the NFL’s original tough guy. He was a quarterback that instead of sliding or running out-of bounds would lower his head and run over linebackers and D-linemen, and if you played in the secondary, you didn’t want to try to tackle Joe Kapp, he’d hurt you. Joe was a man’s man. 40 for 60, baby!

His NFL career was short. Four years, 3 with the Vikings and one with the Boston Patriots. On September 28th, 1969 against the defending NFL champion Baltimore Colts, Kapp tied an NFL record with 7 TD passes joining the legendary Sid Luckman, George Blanda, Y.A. Tittle and Adrian Burk. Kapp was the last QB to throw 7 TD’s in a game, and that record still stands today. Prior to coming to the NFL, Kapp played 8 years in the Canadian Football League.

So there’s your abbreviated Joe Kapp history lesson. Now, what happened in Vancouver at a CFL Alumni dinner during Grey Cup weekend between Kapp and former D-lineman and WWF wrestler Angelo Mosca? Here’s what the Winnipeg Free Press reports:

VANCOUVER – There was some early unnecessary roughness at the Grey Cup weekend in Vancouver.

According to various reports, former B.C. Lions quarterback Joe Kapp and 74-year-old ex-Hamilton Ticats defensive lineman Angelo Mosca got into a physical altercation Friday afternoon at a CFL alumni luncheon.

The confrontation reportedly began after a highlight clip was shown from the 1963 Grey Cup, a game where Mosca drilled Lions running back Willie Fleming in what many considered a controversial late hit.

Fleming was forced from the game and Hamilton won the championship.

The altercation on Friday started after the clip when Kapp, 73, offered Mosca flowers as a symbolic peace offering. The sentiment was refused by Mosca and punches were reportedly thrown.

According to witnesses, Mosca used his walking cane to ward off Kapp’s punches.

Mosca’s post-football career included involvement in the World Wrestling Federation.



Read more: http://lmliberty.us/2011/11/29/former-vi.../#ixzz1f7zEvsJP
Posted By: Jeff Steinborn

Re: Vikings Talk - 11/29/11 10:46 PM

It's an amazing clip. If i'm not mistaken, you can hear Mosca tell Kapp to shove it up your a**!, as Kapp offered the flowers.

Classless move by both, but Mosca had it coming.
Posted By: bnag

Re: Vikings Talk - 11/30/11 01:22 AM

Hilarious. Mosca used to be a Pro Wrassler, so some people thought they were doing the old fake fight until Kapp landed the right hook that sent Mosca to the canvas.
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 11/30/11 08:39 AM

The Vikings send 4 to the IR - 2 safeties (Husain Abdullah and T. Johnson), WR Jenkins, and the long snapper. For those that missed it, the long snapper got decleated on Sunday and it broke a bone in his back - 'like ouch man'.

This Sunday's game against Denver has a few interesting story lines. The Vikings safety play should be interesting with the recent additions of Page and Sendejo as I would expect an improvement in play. If the Vikings can throw another game they will stay in line for the #2 or #3 pick in April's draft which is real exciting for some.

The biggest question is how many times Tebow will gave praise to God after throwing a TD pass - that could be 5 to 6 times. I just think why stop there? I think after every good play the players should drop to one knee and give praise. Although the Muslim guys would have to figure out which way East is, which could be a challenge for some during the heat of the moment. It kind of makes one wonder if Allah is a big NFL fan too?
Posted By: Camel

Re: Vikings Talk - 11/30/11 04:21 PM

Allah actually played some Wing T in the Ottoman Football League (OFL) from 1335-1342. Football, or "football" as it was called in the Ottoman Empire, was a very popular sport from 1309 to 1387. Allah was signed as an undrafted free agent by Osman Gazi to play for Iznick Crusade starting in the 1336 season. He ran the Wing T offense and was believed to have introduced the "weave" as an offensive game plan.

Allah ran the weave for Iznick until 1340, and led the team to the OFL championship game in 1339, but they were defeated by a strong Keshan Knights team 52-38. Allah signed with Edirne after the 1340 season and retired in 1342 to spend more time with his family. He is fifth all-time in the OFL after averaging 36.4 yards per human skull kick.
Posted By: Rubles

Re: Vikings Talk - 11/30/11 04:38 PM

I think Troy is in overdrive today! I guess that really isn't an uncommon standard for Troy...entertaining but is it true?! Was that found pounded on a rock somewhere in the Middle East?
Posted By: Camel

Re: Vikings Talk - 11/30/11 05:19 PM

The bit isn't entirely original. Conan O'Brien was interviewing Bob Dole in the mid 1990s. The Bob Dole was just a picture of Bob Dole, but the lips were super-imposed and moved when he answered the question. Dole was running for president v. Bill Clinton, and O'Brien asked "Bob Dole" if he was at a disadvantage because Clinton was an "athlete". "Bob Dole" responded something like ... "People seem to forget Bob Dole played some ball to ... Bob Dole played Wing T for the Aztecs back in 1422, and still holds the record for kicking a human skull 65 yards in a game versus the Incas." It was one of the funniest things I've ever seen.

Gotta give credit where credit is due.
Posted By: Skeddy

Re: Vikings Talk - 11/30/11 09:20 PM

Oh man that is some good stuff. I vaguely remember that particular show too. The superimposed lips bit, always an entertaining one.

Oh yeah Troy is lacking sleep these days with the newborn in the house so he may not be all together upstairs. Please bear with him. This week's "Slice of Life" should be a good one.
Posted By: Jeff Steinborn

Re: Vikings Talk - 11/30/11 10:13 PM

"Run with Dole"

Wasn't that voiced by Norm McDonald?
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 12/01/11 12:05 AM

I remember when they asked Dole if he wore boxers or briefs and he answered with..................depends.
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 12/01/11 03:10 AM

The next bloodmobile is next Wednesday, Dec. 7th from 1-7 pm at the Minnesota New Country School. It is just in time to save a life so a person named Some One may experience another Christmas with your blood donation.

It would be great to see some new faces at the donation site next Wednesday. Walk-ins are welcomed after 2 pm and the best time on the quarter hour, half hour, and three-quarter hour.
To get an appointment, please call Judy at 248-3345.

It is hard to ask each household to invite them to make an appointment, but if you read this, consider yourself asked.
The telephone situation makes it hard to find new donors.

If you want to visit the bloodmobile during the time it is in Henderson, come on in and see what all happens. It takes about an hour for whole blood from the beginning to the end for that donation. 16 year olds can donate with parent's permission. Your visit can take just a few minutes.

Give the best gift ever, give blood, helps to save a life.
Posted By: Tom Graham

Re: Vikings Talk - 12/01/11 03:46 PM

Norton, are you hijacking this Thread? Were there any Vikings at the Bloodmobile?
Posted By: Camel

Re: Vikings Talk - 12/01/11 04:29 PM

Norton, I was already in the bestest of moods on this terrific day. I just love it love it love it when I get to brush a freshly fallen shrowd (sp) of snow from my windshield, especially before the holidays. It is just sooooo refreshing in the morning, and peaceful too. It's going to be a GRRRRREAT day!!

And Norton, your bloodmobile post caused me to burst with laughter, considering the events of yesterday. And yesterday was a great day, too, I was just happy all day.
Posted By: Skeddy

Re: Vikings Talk - 12/01/11 10:22 PM

The Don has been released by the Vikings. Next time you open up a can of chunky soup reflect back on the fond memories of him wearing purple. Make sure and eat real slow.
Posted By: Jeff Steinborn

Re: Vikings Talk - 12/01/11 11:47 PM

He joins a long list of QBs that finished their career here, (on a sour note).

Archie Manning
Jeff George
Jim McMahon


Skeddy, help me out here.
Posted By: Camel

Re: Vikings Talk - 12/01/11 11:53 PM

Gino Toretta.
Warren Moon (or did he go to Seattle or something?)
Tommy Kramer
Steve Dils (??)
Posted By: Skeddy

Re: Vikings Talk - 12/02/11 02:08 AM

I think you're forgetting a certain #4 guy. Did journeyman Gus Ferotte end here too?
Posted By: bnag

Re: Vikings Talk - 12/02/11 06:25 AM

Tomorrow's headlines:

The Minnesota Vikings, who held the #3 priority spot for putting in waiver claims, re-claimed veteran signal caller Donovan McNabb.

Head Coach Leslie Frazier: "He's a quality football player who brings a lot to the table. Just a well seasoned quality football player who we thought could help us play football during the remainder of this football FOOTBALL season. The last time he was with us, he showed how much of a quality football player he was. We, as a football team, football organization, in the National Football football League, are happy to have him back. Football."



Posted By: bnag

Re: Vikings Talk - 12/02/11 06:35 AM

Add Kelly Holcomb to that list. And Koy Detmer, who Chilly signed for about 6 hours to back up Brooks Bollinger when T Jack and Holcomb were hurt during the week. Holcomb recovered later in the week, Detmer was cut.

Randall Cunningham.
Posted By: Joel Evenson

Re: Vikings Talk - 12/02/11 03:46 PM

Bubby Brister
Asad Abdul-Khaliq or was it Bryan Cupito..
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 12/02/11 10:38 PM

You forgot Spergon Wynn, III - come on now! It was 2001 and Denny got fired and Tice took over. The Vikings closed out the season at Baltimore which had Elvis at QB and Terry Allen and Moe Williams at running backs and Qaudry Ismail (hands of stone) at WR, which was odd to see. (Hey Moe -I try to think and nothing happens!) From there Da Third went on to Canada to play but at least he can say he was on the field that day with Chris Carter, Randy Moss, Matt Birk, Shannon Sharpe, Johnathan Ogden, Ron Woodson and Ray Lewis - who will all probably be in the HOF.

Spergon Wynn, III doesn't quite have the ring as Thurston Howell, III - but it's close. Hard to believe you would name three generations Spergon but don't worry, #4 is out there now too.

Spergon will go down in history as the QB selected right before Tom Brady in 2000 draft.
Posted By: Camel

Re: Vikings Talk - 12/02/11 11:09 PM

Soon you will add Sage Rosenfeldt to the list. The Vikings just claimed him off waivers to take McNabb's roster spot.

McNabb will play in the playoffs this year according to my sources, for either the Bears or the Texans.
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 12/03/11 11:08 PM

McNugget goes unclaimed and I find that kind of funny. Bernard and McNugget are probably kickin' it in Vegas because each one is still being paid by the Queens since no one claimed either of them. Hard to believe they would get contracts paying them like millionaires at the beginning of the season and now no one wants them. OK - not that hard to believe. It would follow that someone's head will roll from the player personnel department at Winter Park.

"KLINK! Heads will roll!" - Maj. Wolfgang Hochstetter.
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 12/22/11 09:08 PM

These last two weekends will be HUGE for Viking fans. Indy has a win and if they can pull one more out it could put the Vikings in line for number one pick. Which could be a problem, do they pick a QB or is Pounder the answer? With poor offensive line play it is hard to tell how good the Pounder is.

Offensive line talk leads us into draft talk. Some school of thought is the Vikings should pick a left tackle with a top 3 pick. Big Al is beating that drum pointing out how high the left tackle is paid. Others point out if a game changer is available - Randy Moss or AP type - the Vikings should go that route. The more I see of them I think they should trade down and get more picks because there are lots of spots to upgrade.

The head coach position will also be interesting. I have no doubt Frazier is a great guy, blah blah blah, but I think Childress was better head coach. Heck, I think Denny was a better head coach. Watching the defense ROUTINELY not cover the wideout coming out of the huddle was a real head scratcher, Jr. High like. One would think if the head coach is a defensive guy that the defensive side of the ball should at least know how to line up and that's not happening. Couple that with bad challenges and bad play calling it leads people to question the coach's skill. Or it could be they are throwing the games to get a good pick - pure genius.

As you enjoy the holidays keep in mind we are watching history unfold before our eyes - this could be the worst Vikings record ever. Who would have thought one could do worse than Stes Leckel? Frazier, like Rudolph, will go down in history.
Posted By: Camel

Re: Vikings Talk - 12/22/11 10:30 PM

I always love Norton's take. Yes, history is being made. I find it equally entertaining and less stressful (not Les Steckel) in watching the Vikings failures.

I love this week how some defensive players were upset by the coverages called by the coaches, so they started to ignore them. And that helped do what? Brees still passed 32 of 42 for 400+ yards and 5 scores. What does that say about these guys who were calling their own defenses?

I, too, get sick of the same "we know what we have to work on" routine from the coach. If you know, then work on it, and some improvement should be evident at some point.

It's amazing that these two teams lined up less than two years ago and played an ultra competitive NFC Championship game, and now they are worlds apart. Says a lot about the Vikings organization. I read in the paper last week that Ponder's goal is to be better than Brees one day. At least we got that going for us.

Fire Fraizier.
Posted By: Skeddy

Re: Vikings Talk - 12/23/11 07:09 PM

I agree with the previous two takes regarding Leslie Nielsen. Mentioned to Camel last night that during a weekly radio show this week Paul Allen was interviewing Coach Nielsen as he does every week. Same old lah ti fricken dah bullcrap that we've heard since the start of this dismal season.

"Well I really think if we focus and dig down as a team we can fix this. Some of the things that we haven't been doing well as a team we need to focus and do them better. A couple things that we've done okay at we shouldn't have to focus as much on. But I think focusing is key to having a successful season. Whether you're striving to do the things you've done well all season, or attempting to make better those things that you as an individual, or we as a team, have done just alright here and there almost all of the time. I think that's the key and we should focus on that going into this week's game at Washington."

It's enough to drive a person insane. SAY SOMETHING!!
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 12/23/11 07:21 PM

Colts Win! Colts Win! It just might happen now. Skeddy, in his Vikings garb with Mavericks Hockey Helmet on, down at the draft party, yelling "WE'RE NUMBER 1" into the ESPN camera right before the Vikings trade the first overall pick for more picks. After the trade is announced the camera pans back to Skeddy only to see............
Posted By: Skeddy

Re: Vikings Talk - 12/23/11 08:44 PM

.......him using his finger to get what's left out of the cheese cup that came with his nachos.
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 12/24/11 06:21 AM

Phallus Na Vee Da
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 12/24/11 06:27 PM

Dang - ESPN just said with the Rams, Colts, and Vikes all tied the Colts get the #1 pick. Something about cumulative record of opponents - Steinborn might have to explain the math. I'm thinking the Packers have something to do with it though. Darn Cheeseheads.

AP should break 1,000 yards today.



Posted By: RightOfTexas

Re: Vikings Talk - 12/24/11 11:28 PM

Conversation just heard at the house:

The Vikings won today??

They weren't supposed to win.

Crap.
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 12/25/11 05:02 PM

With AP tearing his ACL will the Vikes now draft a RB right out of the gate? So much for the 1,000 yard season. And if the Vikes win the last game they might screw up the chance at a top three pick.

The offense really needs a makeover. Rudy has some great hands for a TE and it is hard to believe they can't find more ways to get him involved. The braintrust might need to break down the old film from the Fouts Chargers to see how Winslow was used. The option play with Webb looks great but not with Toby as tailback. He can't keep up with Webb. Harvin really needs to be the TB in that scheme. And what's up with routinely running Harvin straight up the gut. That's OK once in a while but why not do a toss sweep with him? Yesterday just showed how many weapons the Vikings have on offense and obviously the current offensive scheme needs an overhaul.
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 12/29/11 12:06 AM

Big game Sunday as it really doesn't get any bigger than the last game of the year. Pounder is cleared to play and meanwhile da Bears have put Cuteler on IR so it looks like Josh McNown will get the nod. Flying Saucer is retiring and the Vikes want to send ole Jimmy out with a win, which could cost the team a couple spots in April's draft. The game is a sellout so Viking fans will be able to enjoy the game from the comforts of the couch. Either that or at Charlies who is open now on Sundays starting this Sunday.
Posted By: RichRLAX

Re: Vikings Talk - 12/29/11 04:27 AM

Just a note from Packerland. I just wanted to sincerly say I wish AP would not have gotten hurt. He is a great runnning back no matter what team he plays for - lol. The way he trains he should be good as new by next season. I wish we had him! Take care Viking fans - I know you probably cannot root for the Pack, I understand. Take care and have a great 2012!
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 12/29/11 05:08 AM

You got no hope.
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 01/03/12 08:48 PM

With some smart play Sunday, the Vikings have locked themselves into the #3 spot in the upcoming draft. But the biggest story of 2012 for the Vikings is the promotion of Rick Speilman to GM. While other teams that finished with similar records are firing coaches and GM's ( Bears, Colts, Rams, Fins ) the Wilf family is showing the NFL how to run a spiraling franchise, you don't fire people you promote people. That in turn, is how to get the team a new stadium, in California.

Posted By: bnag

Re: Vikings Talk - 01/19/12 02:41 AM

Vikings defensive passer rating 2011- 107.6 (32nd, as in last)
Colts 103.9 (31st)


Vikings defensive completion % 2011-68.2 (31st)
Colts 71.2 (32nd)

Vikings interceptions 2011- 8 (last in NFL)
Colts 8 (tied for last)


What do the Colts have to do with the Vikings? Well, looks like Frazier is going to hire their defensive backs coach to be our new Defensive Coordinator.

Posted By: Camel

Re: Vikings Talk - 01/19/12 03:43 PM

Couple that D Coordinator story with Governor Bert's (from Sesame Street) message yesterday that none of the stadium proposals are even close to being something that merits any sort of vote ... well, the D-coordinator might be the best news.

Whatever, the Wolves are fun to watch and can carry the day ... at least until Jan. 26?? when Love doesn't sign for the maximum about of money he can earn. Funny, often times a guy is admired for signing for less, "how refreshing, it's not about the money" we might say. And now, we're going to be bit when our big stud ballplayer leaves us for Sunnier Pastures for less money. We will cry foul, and continue to be the sports abyss of the Whole Wide World.
Posted By: Camel

Re: Vikings Talk - 01/19/12 03:47 PM

A reference to "Bert" from Sesame Street is not intended to be any reflection as to the poster's approval or disapproval of Governor Dayton's job performance. It is simply intended to share the poster's opinion that he has for a long time thought that the Governor looks like Bert from Sesame Street. For the record, Sesame Street was among the Poster's favorites, and he owns Video Disks of 1970s Sesame Streets that he's shown his kids. In hindsight, some of the Social Commentary is quite stunning.
Posted By: Skeddy

Re: Vikings Talk - 01/19/12 04:34 PM

Great story about Louie Sirian, owner of Lee's Liquor Lounge , located where the latest preferred Vikings stadium site is. Some call it the Basilica site. Others the Linden Ave site. Whatever you call it Lee's may be a distant memory if the stadium does get built there. Would be sad to see it go. But if it means a new Vikings stadium, then some things must go.

It's become a ritual to stop in at Lee's before (and sometimes after) Twins games. Cool place. It's like stepping back in time. One night the musical entertainment included belly dancers. I once met a deaf gal eating a banana there. Who eats a banana at a bar? She does.

The last sentence of this story cracked me up. Louie always tells it like it is that's for sure.
Posted By: Camel

Re: Vikings Talk - 01/19/12 06:32 PM

Kinda feels like being at a bowling alley in Hamburg, Minnesota, circa 1959. Minus the bowling.
Posted By: bnag

Re: Vikings Talk - 04/26/12 04:49 AM

Hoping for a trade-down tomorrow night.
Posted By: Camel

Re: Vikings Talk - 04/26/12 03:07 PM

Why would you like to see a trade down? I understand we need to replace 20 of 22 starters and have a need at every position, but do you trade down to get a couple guys that might pan out, or do you stay at #3 and get a guy you know will pan out? Although the Vikings history is such that you never know what will happen ...
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 04/27/12 03:33 AM

Trade down one slot and pick up three extra picks? Smart move I say.
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 04/27/12 06:30 AM

Exciting day for Vikings fan. Drafting the next great OT to follow in the shoes of Ron Yary, Gary Zimmerman, Todd Steussie, Steve Riley, Grady Alderman,and Tim Irwin. Nothing fills the seats better than a good OT. Kalil's footwork is worth the price of admission and his jersey is sure to be a big seller. Loadholt and Kalil will be some good bookends. Bookends, bookends, bookends.

Trading up to get a safety was another nice move as today's Joey Browner would have been better than any of the safeties on the Vikes. The big plus here is that Harry Smith is another Notre Dame guy to go along with Carlson, Rudolph, and Sullivan. We all know how well Notre Dame has been of late so it's understandable wanting guys from such a successful program. Maybe it's just me but it seems like Notre Dame is playing for the national title every year. Winners!
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 04/29/12 11:54 PM

Wow, what a draft. Fastest guy in the draft - the Vikings got him. SI is giving the braintrust an A for obvious reasons. Drafting 2 Notre Dame guys is unbelievable. Most teams are lucky just to have a couple of those guys on the roster and now the Vikes will have 5. Just think how much smarter the team will be now. Can you spell wonderlic?

The smart thing was drafting college teammates. The Vikes played it smart and got both wideouts from Arkansas. Not only does Arkansas routinely crank out pro players (David Palmer) but they follow in their coach's footsteps by being upstanding individuals.

Don't forget the other USC guy the Vikings drafted too - amazing to be able to get 3 college duos. It's a proven fact that drafting college teammates leads to more familiarity. From familiarity we get contempt which translates into: There's a time to pet the pig and a time to run and catch with the pigskin. Give this draft a couple years and one will see this contempt bear fruit as it blooms into frustration.
Posted By: Camel

Re: Vikings Talk - 04/30/12 07:01 PM

The Vikings plan is starting to make sense. Sign a bunch of no-names to one year contracts, then draft a bunch of fellas. Then throw them all into a heap, see who can chop the forest through the woods and who will become underbrush, then you burn through the underbrush and Miracle Grown the trees and in the second year of this process the roots start to take hold. Great job, both with the free agents and the draft, I agree with Norton. And when the pig pettin' stops and the whistle blows, the first blow in the pigskin game is that of boot to ball, and our choice in the 6th round of that kicker from Georgia was pure genius.

OVERVIEW
Walsh is a three-year starter with an active and strong leg. He consistently puts the ball in the end zone on kickoffs and has been reliable enough that a team with a need may select him to keep him off the free-agent market.

STRENGTHS
Walsh is a confident kicker who will let it rip from beyond 60 yards. He is most reliable in mid-range kicks. He is a good athlete who is capable of making a tackle as a last resort.

WEAKNESSES
Walsh has been inaccurate at times when he tries to drive the ball too hard.

Walsh was extremely accurate as a sophomore, hitting 40 of 46 tries during those two seasons. He was 15 of 23 as a freshman and 21 of 35 as a senior, with 14 of his misses coming from 40+ yards. He led the nation in FG tries last year, and converted a 56-yard try as well.

Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 05/08/12 02:30 PM

Nice scouting report on the NEW kicker for the Vikings. Longwell gets cut so the Vikes shed his 3 million a year contract. If the team isn't going to go to the playoffs paying 3 mil for kicker doesn't make sense but drafting the best kicker does make sense.

My sources tell me that Bobby Felder, signed as an undrafted free agent, has a good shot of making the opening day roster. He is a CB/punt returner. The Vikes were shocked he went undrafted as they projected him as a late 6 to middle 7th round draft pick. Absolutely shocked he made it through.......
Posted By: Skeddy

Re: Vikings Talk - 05/30/12 09:20 PM

Vikings cornerback Asher Allen announces retirement at the young age of 24. Gettin' out before the concussions get him.
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 07/10/12 11:30 PM

Peterson quotes Winston Churchill after arrest - A lie gets half way around the world before the truth has a chance to put its pants on.

Pants on the ground, pants on the ground, looking like a fool with your pants on the ground........
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 08/09/12 10:22 PM

Big tilt this Friday, I would even go so far as to say it's the biggest game of the year, so far. (That's far.) Lots of things to watch:
1. O-line
2. Blair watch (not Matt)
3. Secondary
4. Walsh watch (not Steve)
5. Offensive crispness
The Blair Walsh era begins Friday. Get your number 3 jerseys now. (First the Killer now the Finisher) I expect he will smash every Fred Cox record the team has. This is huge, the start of a Hall of Fame career and it all starts Friday. (I don't know if I'll be able to sleep tonight.) SKOL VIKINGS!


Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 08/11/12 05:30 PM

Impressive game by the Vikings, the niners will probably be the Super Bowl representative from the NFC and the Vikings have a young team so don't worry about the score from yesterday. Give the Vikings a few games into the season and things will start meshing.

The real exciting thing from last night was watching kicker Blair Walsh. Since coming to the Vikings he has decreased his angle on his approach which has really helped him square up on the football. The kickoffs have been great which will be a big help come the regular season as the Vikings will probably be doing that 2 to 3 times a game. Lucky to get the kid in the 6th round as most draft boards had him a late 5.
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 08/20/12 11:36 PM

Big game against the Bills and after the 2nd game of the preseason things are looking up. Toby looks like the real deal at running back, actually running over a defender. Ponder has some real bright flashes and when he didn't it was more of O-line problem, which will only get better once they play some more together. The starting MLB doesn't look sharp but the 3rd string guy, Audie Cole, looked great against the Bills' third string. Anytime you can get an Audie on your side, you have to go for it. He looks like a lock to make the team.

Finally, the Blair Walsh project at kicker looks excellent, some booming kickoffs. The extra points are very smooth. Wow - what a find.
Posted By: Camel

Re: Vikings Talk - 08/22/12 07:31 PM

Of the Vikings 13 losses in 2011, only four were by more than 7 points. The other nine were by a combined total of 44 points, or 4.8888888888 points per game. That's one play per game. So if they Vikings are able to make one more play per game in five games, they will win five more games to get to 8-8. And the law of averages suggests that they will make plays in more than those games, considering the equality of talent in the NFL (there are four really good teams, four really bad teams and the other 24 teams are equal). Well, the Vikings are in that middle bunch, and if the Murphy's Law thing takes affect expect the Vikings to improve by six to eight wins, finishing between 9 and 11 wins. I have little doubt that we will be starting a Playoff Thread in four months.
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 08/23/12 02:34 AM

My barber sources are telling me the Vikings are 3 games give or take one game, better than last year so that look like at best a 7 win season.

The next couple preseason games will be a good indication of what direction the Vikings will be going this coming season. I like Camel's thought the Vikings are a playoff team after a 9 win season.
Posted By: Skeddy

Re: Vikings Talk - 08/23/12 03:34 AM

If that's the case there are many NFC squads that have to under achieve this season. Ponder needs to improve ten fold. All depends on how the O-line protects him. Will be nice to get Jerome Simpson after the 4 week prison sentence.

Skol!
Posted By: Camel

Re: Vikings Talk - 08/24/12 10:38 PM

Game day. I’ve been watching film on the Chargers, I think we can exploit their weak-side linebacker when they line-up in 52 Bravo if we can pull Sullivan to the 8-hole and get a good push to the outside. The key is a solid crack-back block by Berrian on the outside crashing down hard. Whatdya you think?
Posted By: Skeddy

Re: Vikings Talk - 08/25/12 12:19 AM

Berrian?
Posted By: Skeddy

Re: Vikings Talk - 08/31/12 04:25 PM

I think Joe Webb is done. The guy with two last names that played the 2nd half was more impressive. Almost led the Vikes to the game winning TD at the end too. Started from our 1yd line with 2 1/2 minutes left and got us deep into Houston land only to fall short on a 4th down. Gutty. Webb did nothing but scramble around again. Looked hopeless plus his body language said it all. Todman is fast!! Use him on 3rd downs like a Chester Taylor only quicker. Blair Walsh missed another kick though. Sage Rosenfels on a bed of rice pilaf was so so. Still should be the #2 guy behind Ponder. Thankfully preseason is over. A Houston fan fell three stories to his death while sliding down an escalator handrail. Alcohol was involved. Shocker. That's my story have a splendid holiday weekend Vikings fans!!!
Posted By: Camel

Re: Vikings Talk - 08/31/12 05:37 PM

I saw my first pre-season action. Watched four plays, one was the long TD pass from the two-named guy to some speedster. The Vikins uniforms are horrific. They need to go back to old school. This is a bad football team. If given an over-under of 5 1/2 wins I'd take the under. Was up until 3 a.m. watching the Gophers last night. 1-0 baby!!! UNLV - dead.
Posted By: Skeddy

Re: Vikings Talk - 08/31/12 07:53 PM

Wow you are a die hard Gophers fan. Did you get a Goldy ticket package this year? I think you get a free pom pom and a voucher for 6 free wings at BW-3 across the street from the stadium.
Posted By: Camel

Re: Vikings Talk - 08/31/12 10:22 PM

Yeah, it was pretty gripping stuff. The pronouncer said as the two teams ran on the field to start the game "Who wants it more? Kick off is next." Well, the Gophers wanted it more, that was evident. It was an intense game, both teams laying it all over the line and guarding each other real tight, I mean, you know, it was 13 to 13 after regular session. But it shouldn've even been THAT CLOSE!! because our quarterback missed some open runners that would've made it a bigger win than it was. But still, to win on the ROAD against another Division I opponent was really a good start, and Kill's first road win as the Gopher coach (of hundreds).

I had to skip season tickets because I have a whiddling class on Saturdays this fall. I'm gonna make a porch swing, but I'll be watching.
Posted By: Skeddy

Re: Vikings Talk - 08/31/12 10:54 PM

Wish I had a porch to put a porch swing on. Doesn't have to be a big porch. Like a short porch.

"Hit it over the short porch in right!" That's what Troy Koester did up at Hilltop Park this summer. He led the Legends in homers with one. It was awesome!!
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 09/07/12 11:47 PM

Big tilt Sunday and AP is questionable for the game. Looks like the Jags are going to get a big dose of Toby. Gabbert at QB will be a good test for the Vikings secondary. (I wonder if he is related to Kenny?) Defensive battle with the Vikings pulling it out in a 6 - 3 final.

After that we will get to watch the Niners give the Pack a beat down in the late game. It looks like it will be a win win Sunday.
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 09/09/12 10:31 PM

As predicted, Vikes win by 3. After a slow start by the offense Ponder finally came true to form with some nice throws. AP looks pretty good even if he isn't at 100%.

The defense needs some work as it had a hard time stopping the 3rd and longs. It will be a long season if the db's don't play better.

The big story of the game was Blair Walsh project. The kid hit some big kicks and the booming kickoffs are a special teams killer for the other team. Lots of bloggers, barbers, and Neil Young wannabees have made fun of the brain trust drafting a kicker. Who's laughing now?

He who laughs last thinks the slowest - Larry The Cable Guy.
Posted By: Jeff Steinborn

Re: Vikings Talk - 09/10/12 02:56 PM

Very exciting game! Offense has to pick up the pace when it counts, make one 1st down near the end of regulation and the jags wouldn't have a chance for a crazy 4th down TD pass.
Posted By: Jamie Steinborn

Re: Vikings Talk - 09/10/12 07:24 PM

We just need to get more people down to the Haus to watch the games
Posted By: Camel

Re: Vikings Talk - 09/10/12 10:01 PM

More Purple in the Haus!!! More Purple in the Haus!!! I'm sold. Team resembles the 2009 team. Peterson and Harvin still on board. Great offensive line led by this Kalil. QB with great late game moxie (= Favre). Defense led by Robison and Allen crashing from the outside, linebackers flying all over the Haus, and the deepest secondary we've had in years.

Next week is bunker down game already. Then get ready for the 49ers!!
Posted By: Skeddy

Re: Vikings Talk - 09/12/12 05:22 PM

Blair Walsh project baby!! Ol' dinosaur leg quickly made us forget about Longwell eh. Look for the Vikes to have an easier time at Indy than we did against the Jags. Yeah yeah it's always tough on the road but this is a young team full of confidence right now. I'm predicting 2-0 goin' into week 3 versus the Niners and Randy "Straight Cash Homey" Moss. Final score, Vikes-28 Colts-17.
Posted By: Jeff Steinborn

Re: Vikings Talk - 09/12/12 06:19 PM

Will you be in bunker mode or come up to the haus?
Posted By: Jamie Steinborn

Re: Vikings Talk - 09/12/12 07:16 PM

Posted By: Skeddy

Re: Vikings Talk - 09/12/12 08:21 PM

We unfortunately gotta be Packers fans tomorrow night. They win over the Bears, Lions lose to the Niners, and we trounce the Colts guess what?

First place all by ourselves!!!!! Super Bowl homeboy.

Unless Green Bay beats themselves again of course. Try not to beat yourself Packers. Please?
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 09/12/12 09:50 PM

Skeddy - it's a win win deal. Either the Packers lose or else your scenario plays out. I hoping to see a tie game when its over.
Posted By: Camel

Re: Vikings Talk - 09/14/12 05:03 PM

Purple Souled folks have their hearts pumping with the potential of a 2-0 start after a miserable 3-13 season when their Horn Helmeted Warriors travel to Indianapolis to confront the horse-shoe hatted Colts. Second-year QB Christian Pondler found his bearings after a miserable start and guided the Vikings to an impressive if not convincing 23-20 overtime victory over the high-powered Jaguars in week #1.

Expect Colts rookie QB to exploit a still out-manned Vikings secondary, and 41-year-old Reggie Wayne to emerge from his casket to catch 9 balls for 135 yards and a score. Donald Brown and Vic Pollard will combine to rush for 140 yards, leaving Vikings fans chasing to their fantasy football notebooks to see how they missed on Pollard and whether he’s worth a waiver wire claim.

Pondler will fall victim to an energetic Colts crowd and struggle as his wide receiver’s struggle to gain any separation continues, even against a less-than-stellar Colts defense. He’ll finish 17 of 37 for 179 yards, 1 TD and 2 INT.

Colts 27, Vikings 16. Key stats – Colts 9 of 15 on 3rd down. Vikings 3 false starts and 1 illegal motion penalty, at least two of which take them out of a manageable third down situation and set up third and long.
Posted By: Skeddy

Re: Vikings Talk - 09/14/12 05:28 PM

Let me guess. Reggie Wayne is on your fantasy football team. Structure.

Vikes will be on top of the NFC Norris after this weekend all by themselves. The purple kool aid is on ice Vikings fans. There's plenty to go around.

Skol!!
Posted By: Camel

Re: Vikings Talk - 09/14/12 08:14 PM

I'll call ya with a halftime score, leave a message on your voice machine. Then I'll call ya back a couple more times so you knows its me. That'll be your signal to get out of bed, mix a pitcher of purple kool aid, fix a plate of nachos and watch the second half. Or is that too much structure for you?
Posted By: Camel

Re: Vikings Talk - 09/14/12 08:18 PM

Structure meaning a torn seat of the pants guy like yourself might not like to know what he's gonna eat or drink for a Vikings game, wanna just see what you feel like on game day. And considering you'll likely be at the Turek thing reliving that tackle you made against Nicollet on Parent's Night and spilling Schlitz on yourself until midnight, you might need a call to get yourself up for the second half. It's the least I could do.
Posted By: Skeddy

Re: Vikings Talk - 09/14/12 09:22 PM

There's too much structure in you calling me that many times at those designated times of the game. Be more random why don't ya. Try calling me after Ponder throws for his 3rd TD at the 8:15 mark of the 2nd quarter or something.

However, I'll be at the Road Hog for the game and my wind up Playskool phone doesn't get very good reception there.

Wait a minute! I've decided two days before the game where I intend on watching it. That is wayyyyy too much structure for this guy. On second thought, I'm unsure of my whereabouts on Sunday. Don't call me. BWAHAHAHAHAHHAA!!!

Skol!
Posted By: Camel

Re: Vikings Talk - 09/14/12 09:40 PM

How about I call ya when Pondler throws his third touchdown of the season? It'll probably be about Thanksgiving, so maybe we can just discuss it while we eat Joe Klecko sized plates of food after an afternoon of creamation. Then I avoid the stress of you not answering your d@m^ phone and you don't have the stress of avoiding phone calls. Does the cat look at you like "you gonna answer that" when you let the phone ring? Sorta like she does when you're hiding in the corner when someone's knocking at the door?
Posted By: Skeddy

Re: Vikings Talk - 09/14/12 10:32 PM

She only does that when you're knocking at the door.

Posted By: Skeddy

Re: Vikings Talk - 09/14/12 10:56 PM

Back to Vikings football. Stay focused Camel. Take your Uncle Skeddy's advice and don't eat so many sugar cubes.

Skol!
Posted By: Camel

Re: Vikings Talk - 09/17/12 03:50 PM

Man, I took a ride in a time machine yesterday and it freaked me out. See, I was watching a Vikings game from some years back and they kept throwing for four yards on third and eight, and wow, the offense proved incredibly unimaginative. and then the pass defense really stunk, and then they took a bunch of stupid penalities that really cost them. And the coach says "we gotta look at some tape and find out what we gotta do better and get back to work."

Well, coach, I can tell you what you have to do better - 1) get the ball downfield. 2) find a way to pressure a QB when the opposing team is missing FOUR (4) offensive lineman. 3) eliminate STUPID PENTALTIES!!!! 4) Force a turnover or two. 5) Score touchdowns and NOT FIELDGOALS! 6) Don't leave a linebacker to cover Reggie Wayne in the closing seconds of the first half.

Pretty sad when a head tackle football coach at the game's highest level has to watch some film to figure out what went wrong. Team stinks yet again, absolutely stinks, but we can find comfort in knowing that they are going to "watch some film and figure out what went wrong and spend the week working on those areas that we have to get better." Same S^!t as last year when they spent 16 weeks watching film and trying to get better in those areas. Maybe after you don't get better after 16 weeks you're A) doing the wrong work or B) working on the wrong things.

I am sick of Gardehoffer telling us how the Twins "battled their tails off, we got after it pretty good tonight ... these guys were into the ball game and we went after it pretty hard but their guy was cuttin' it and sinkin' it, he was tough out there tonight, but that's baseball and some nights that's how it goes."

And our football guy ... "we're going to have to look at some film and figure out those areas that we can improve and we'll get to work on those areas this week and give ourselves a chance to win a football game next week."

BARF.
Posted By: Skeddy

Re: Vikings Talk - 09/17/12 04:25 PM

Amen. If it wasn't for Harvin we wouldn't of even been in the ballgame yesterday. Imagine how inept the offense would be without him. Ugh.

Hopefully Frazier finds those things that he thinks they need to work on real quick cuz the Niners and Randy Moss are coming to town next week.

Skol!
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 09/25/12 07:05 AM

Big weekend for the Vikings after their win and the Packers getting a beat down by the Seahawks. A bunch of people are crying about the last play in the Seahawks win but it's real simple, don't let the officials decide the game. The Packers had a horrible first half and deserved to lose, plain and simple.

Conversely, the 49ers get two challenges that they should have never got, in the Vikings game after calling their third timeout but the Vikings don't let it get to them and just win the game. Good teams find a way to win and the losers find a way to lose.

Looking ahead to Sunday, Stafford looks like he might miss the game so the Vikings might be up against the backup QB Shaun Hill. Yes, that Shaun Hill, former Viking.

Posted By: Camel

Re: Vikings Talk - 09/25/12 07:47 PM

Took in Sunday's affair with stunned, subdued appreciation. A professional football effort. It really mirrored a professional tackle football team, until Tommy Gehrardt fumbled three times in four carries near game's end. And only now I brace myself and clench my abs for that fateful and/or inevitable punch to the stomach, for my curiousity is peaked and my optimism swelled, although only slightly, with the hope that maybe, just maybe, last Sunday's professional tackle football effort was more trend than mirage, and maybe, just maybe, all that cool, calm collected talk about watching films and correcting for 16-weeks that progress might be at hand. But I will not force myself blue in the face holding my breaths, but rather go on with my mundane existence with that sliver of hope and optimism folded neatly in the corner of my skull. I will get it out only at kickoff, and even then I'll keep it in my pocket, for the landing at Disappointment is so much softer when the cabin is lined with purple pillows.
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 09/28/12 08:43 PM

Big tilt Sunday at Ted Nugent's home town. Lions 1st string QB looks like he will start but the big D-lineman Williams is out so look for the Vikings to exploit that.

The big question is which Vikings team will show up. With such a young team there will be highs and lows. If the Vikings lose it will be a Free For All but I'm expecting a win which will give the Vikings a Stranglehold on the division.

Que the Nugent music! Dunt, dunt, duntdunt ta duntdunt.... Reminds me of riding with Murph Jr. in the Lincoln.
Posted By: Skeddy

Re: Vikings Talk - 09/30/12 10:44 PM

Skol!!!! Ball control + stiff defense + special teams = good team win. Three and one baby.

Titans.....DEAD!
Posted By: Camel

Re: Vikings Talk - 10/05/12 08:04 PM

Let's go!! Team is 3-1, whether rightfully or not. I don't wanna have to go to Rube Chat to be able to have Vikings exchanges with unknowns sitting in their folks basement bouncing from one chat to the next making sure their point is heard. I wanna hear from you people, the people we've cheered with, cried with, been disappointed with, sweated with ... all those things we've done with the people we've done it with.

Couple questions heading into this weekend's contest worth watching - Are the Vikings capable of a letdown even after winning just three matches last season? The Titans on paper present little, and maybe the young Purple squad will be too busy ordering diamond earings with their playoff money and not have enough time to listen to "We Will Rock You" and "Eyes of the Tigers" before kickoff, true fire up songs.

That's Frazier's biggest challenge, keeping these young guys focused, 50 guys tugging the same rope. Harvin and Pondler need to continue to connect, Peterson needs to keep running hard on the left side behing the rookie tackle, Kahlow.
Posted By: Jeff Steinborn

Re: Vikings Talk - 10/05/12 08:36 PM

Is that Ax Kahlow?
Posted By: Jeff Steinborn

Re: Vikings Talk - 10/05/12 09:17 PM

This game has real question marks for me. This is a typical Vikings let down game, but if the purple prove that they are not your ordinary Vikes choke squad, then i may have to continue watching.

It's the old girlfriend analogy, she (vikes) are trying to get our interest. Should we (fans) go out for dinner and movie? Will she (vikes) break our hearts ('87, '98, '00, '09) again?
Posted By: Skeddy

Re: Vikings Talk - 10/05/12 09:21 PM

I'd run behind Axe any day. That guy's big!!

The Titans have given up an average of 34 or so points per game through the first quarter of the season. Look for the Vikings offense to score a touchdown this week. If Leslie Nielsen thinks the special teams is puttin' two scores on the board every week then we got trouble.

Although some fans think our offense stunk it up last week at Detroilet, I believe we used ball control to burn up the clock rather well. When you're up on a team 20-6 you're not gonna pass like you're two minute Tommy. It was Peterson left, Gebhardt right, Peterson up the middle, tight end dump to Rudolph, repeat. Clock management baby. Offense doesn't win championships, teams do. As in special teams and defense. This week maybe the offense will be the spark that ignites the flame.

Prediction for the week.....Vikes 31, Titans 17.
Posted By: Camel

Re: Vikings Talk - 10/05/12 09:21 PM

Expect the Vikings to struggle out of the gate, maybe allow Tennessee a couple first quarter first downs and maybe even have a slight edge in TOP (time of possession). Peterson and Harvin will each make QNTY 1 big play in the first quarter to set up scores, and despite our ability to move the ball effectively we will only be up 10-0 after a quarter. Expect the Vikings defense to improve in the second quarter, interception Hassleneck a pair of times, one for a score, and Peterson and Gebhardt to each rumble in for a score, but the Titans keep it close with a march down the field against the Tampa Two and kick a late first half field goal, 31-3 at halftime.

In the second half the Vikings defense finally comes to play, forcing two Chris Johnson fumbles (Harris recovers one), and Hasselneck asks himself out of the game when Guyion splats him too the turf. Meanwhile, the Vikings offense goes into 11-yards at a time mode to get first down after first down without getting too many extra yards so they wear down some clock. This is when Ponder hits Sampson for their first score of the season, from 15-yards out. Tennessee will mount a late charge to make it interesting again, but Joe Webb will run for two game-clinching fourth quarter touchdowns after Frazier pulls Ponder for the 15-yard pass that was designed for 11 yards.

In the end, desite an inconsistent effort, the Vikings hang on for a 59-13 count, and improve to 4-1.

Any other thoughts on the game?
Posted By: Skeddy

Re: Vikings Talk - 10/05/12 10:52 PM

I like turtles.
Posted By: Camel

Re: Vikings Talk - 10/05/12 11:35 PM

Steiny - "Typical choke squad"?

Can a team that won 3 games last season and 9 over two seasons be in a position to choke after three wins? One might contend that teams that over-achieve are in no position to choke. Choke was the US golf team at the Ryder Cup last weekend, or President Obama on Wednesday night, although it was very difficult for the President since he had just landed in Denver a couple hours before the debate because he has a country to run. Romney had been partying in Denver for a couple days and had more time to adjust to the altitude.

Its not your aptitude, but your attitude ... that'll determine your altitude.
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 10/07/12 09:02 PM

I agree it will be an interesting game this afternoon. Young teams will have their ups and downs but if they can make it to the post season - well - you know home boy.

Last week's win had the Bud Grant feel to it. Get ahead with special teams, bend don't break defense, and conservative offense that doesn't make any mistakes.

Does Bud still have an office at Winter Park?
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 10/08/12 04:19 AM

Another big win with the defense looking like it might be something. The Redskins should be a good test for the D next week - well that's if RG3 is playing (he was concussed today).

Harrison Smith gets ejected for pushing an official and talk is he might be suspended. I agree with the suspension talk, officials shouldn't be pushing players 7 yards backwards. That was excessive.

Blair Walsh Project still going strong!
Posted By: Camel

Re: Vikings Talk - 10/08/12 04:42 PM

"I agree with the suspension talk, officials shouldn't be pushing players 7 yards backwards. That was excessive."

This is funny. Good take.

I predicted Vikings by 46 but the Titans came to play and kept it to just a 23-point victory. The Redskins are going to be tough.
Posted By: Skeddy

Re: Vikings Talk - 10/08/12 05:42 PM

My how expectations have gone through the roof on a team that had 3 wins last year. In talking with a co-worker this morning he still found something to complain about yesterday's game. It was our red zone offense and not being able to score touchdowns as often as he would like us to do. I had to explain to him that although the Titans are horrible, they're still a professional football football squad and believe it or not, will actually have a few successful plays during an entire football football contest. I repeated the final score (30-7) to him and that we just surpassed last year's win total and he walked away. Point proven.
Posted By: Camel

Re: Vikings Talk - 10/08/12 08:39 PM

Way to throw a purple kool-aid hook right-cross his face! And way to get to work after a big win! And we can all be relieved that Surprise-Faced Birthday Boy will continue watching! This is worthy of some exclamation points!!
Posted By: Jeff Steinborn

Re: Vikings Talk - 10/08/12 09:12 PM

!!
Posted By: Camel

Re: Vikings Talk - 10/11/12 04:05 PM

Anyone getting any vibes for this weekend's game yet? I think Frazier is the best coach in the NFL. I love how he talks and recognizes that the team has gotten a lot better and played a lot better, but also says that there is room for improvement. And he's obviously made some good choices for his coordinators, Dave Mustaine on offense and that Williams on defense. Put players in position to exceed!!

So, this week depends on if RGIII plays for not. The Rookie QB has been a major splash in the league and looked quite well. But these ain't last years or the year before's Vikings. I believe whether or not RGIII plays will be the difference. I think he'll be able to make some things happen with his feet, but he'll go head-first into a pile at some point and come out a little whoozy, would be my guess.

It'll be important, too, that we don't shove any officials and get ejected, although the Vikings defense stood tall despite being short-handed for 5/8 of the game. It's tough when your game plan is for 11 players, then have to play with 10 starting it the second quarter could've goofed things up, but Mustaine had a good plan. They must practice with just 10 a couple times a week just in case.

Well, if RGIII plays I expect it to be close, 38-17 or something like that. If he doesn't play I'd expect it not to be as close, 41-3 or something like that.
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 10/12/12 03:50 AM

I saw it as a 7 yard shove by the back judge and a 1/2 yard shove in return by Smith. It's kind of obvious who was out of line and where the suspensions should have been. The best part is Harrison was the first ejection of the season. First! (C.C. to Dylan B. - being first isn't always best.)

Camel - I agree the team did look good playing a guy short. I'm thinking they don't practice with 10 guys that much just because once the other team scores the team a guy short gets to go back to having 11 guys. It just shows how good the defense is under the new coordinator Andy Williams. I imagine he will be a head coach somewhere next year so enjoy his defense and singing while Minnesota still has him.
Posted By: Skeddy

Re: Vikings Talk - 10/12/12 05:31 PM

The Vikings penalty kill unit is ranked 4th in the league through five games so far. For being a man down and holding Chris Johnson to a mere 30yds or so is quite an accomplishment.

As far as this Sunday goes, RGIII has indicated he feels fine and will play. I thought league rules stated that a player has to sit at least one game if they've been concussed to any degree. Maybe not. Either way, if the Vikings can forecheck and play the body as well as they have through the first quarter of the season, they will come away with their 2nd consecutive road victory. A major accomplishment for any team in the NFL.

Again Leslie Nielsen is 2-0 at RFK Stadium. He will stay perfect in the nation's capitol as the Vikings skate to a 27-10 win to go 5-1 on the season and remain in first place in the NFC Norris.
Posted By: Camel

Re: Vikings Talk - 10/15/12 04:40 PM

Back to earth. Funny, had we lost the Washington last year we might have RGIII. But what ifs are of no value.

Disappointed that the Vikings didn't get the memo from the NFL indicating a rule change prior to Sunday's game. Clearly the "play action pass" is a new weapon for offenses to utilize, and the Redskins did plenty of this. The "play action pass" is when the QB fakes to a running back to make the defense think its a running play, but then throws the football. Clearly the Vikings hadn't seen this before as Washington receivers were left wide open time after time after time.

Someone at Vikings headquarters is going to be embarrassed when they put paper in the fax machine this a.m. and one of the faxes that comes through five days late is the memo indicating this rule change. You'd think the NFL would be able to e-mail documents like this considering today's technology.

Oh well, next week is another week.
Posted By: Skeddy

Re: Vikings Talk - 10/15/12 08:41 PM

Turnovers were huge! Ponder gets the ball stripped and it lands in the arms of a Skins player on our 5yd line. Next play...TOUCHDOWN!!

Bad overthrow to former Viking safety Madieu Williams results in an int for a TD.

That's 14pts right there. In a game of numbers that's 38 minus 14 which equals 24. We scored 26. It's that simple!!! I am a genious!!

It's okay Vikings fans cuz the Arizona Cardinals come to town next Sunday. These once feared birds lost to the Buffalo Bills at home yesterday. Final score Vikings-35 Cards-20.
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 10/15/12 10:31 PM

You can't bring a knife to a gun fight and that's just what the Vikings did Sunday (well unless you're Steven Seagal). Field goal after field goal doesn't cut it. It needs to be touchdowns and the offensive geniuses at Winter Park are directly to blame. John Carlson was the team's big off-season acquisition and the 3 million dollar man has been silent. It doesn't seem that complicated to go into a four or five tight end set in the red zone and chuck it to Rudy or Johnny. Time to start making the tight ends the focus of the offense in the red zone.
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 10/19/12 11:18 PM

Something has to give Sunday as two 4 & 2 teams clash at the dome. The Cards are without starting QB Kolb and Skeleton will get the start. The Cards have a subpar O-line so look for the Vikings to try and exploit that. In return, expect the Cards to have lots of draws and screens in response - the good old grid iron chess game.

Vikings should have Simpson back in the line up so look for some early down field shots to loosen up the Cards defense. Also look for the Vikings to include Rudy and Carlson in the game plan - especially in the red zone.

Vegas has the Vikes as a 6.5 point favorite so expect the Vikes to win by a field goal. A Blair Walsh field goal. And that's why you draft a kicker.
Posted By: Skeddy

Re: Vikings Talk - 10/21/12 06:46 PM

Heard on pregame this morning that Bart Simpson is once again out for today's game. Just what in the hell is the deal with that?!? Are we seeing the pigskin version of "general soreness"?
Posted By: Skeddy

Re: Vikings Talk - 10/21/12 07:17 PM

So much for that. We have a Simpson sighting!!
Posted By: Skeddy

Re: Vikings Talk - 10/22/12 02:17 PM

A win is a win is a win. That's saying something when your quarterback ends up with junior high stats and your team is still victorious. AP's 153 yards and some timely plays by the defense pulled this one out. The Cards are known for their defense so you have to give them some credit. Thursday night football versus the Bucs!!! Look for Trucker and I in the cheap seats!
Yes Camel I already took Friday off. Friday Football Feast w/Paul Allen at B-Dubs in Chanhassen from 9 to noon. Rubes!!
Posted By: Camel

Re: Vikings Talk - 10/25/12 06:06 PM

Those heading to popular Edco Products to purchase siding or facia today need not be frightened by the painted face of one of its Sales Professionals. And if he provides poor service it's not a reflection of his skills, but rather a lack of focus. He is game bound tonight and struggling to decide between the Tim Irwin, Chris Hovan or DeWayne Washington jersey.

BAM!! WELCOME TO METRODOME!!
Posted By: Skeddy

Re: Vikings Talk - 10/25/12 06:19 PM

Whoa and just as I read this what comes on the Jack FM? Yes the "Eye of the Tiger" by Survivor. Not only is it lack of focus but I found myself strutting up and down the warehouse aisles like the band did in the video. Real tough like.

You know the 1-800-411-PAIN radio commercial that we hear every 10 minutes? I'm thinking Josh Freeman, QB of the Bucs, should have this on speed dial at halftime tonight.

BAM!
Posted By: Jeff Steinborn

Re: Vikings Talk - 10/25/12 06:35 PM

Its' a two fer Thursday. Up next Starship "Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now"
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 10/25/12 08:27 PM

Big tilt tonight and a loss by the purple probably means they miss the playoffs (playoffs?). The Bucs have 2, not 1, 2 big time receivers that will really test the Vikings secondary.

Pounder has really been stinking up the place lately so look for the Vikings to do more throwing than running at the beginning of the game to get Pounder some confidence.

Look for another Bud Grant type win by the the special teams.
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 10/25/12 08:44 PM

Originally Posted By: Skeddy
Whoa and just as I read this what comes on the Jack FM? Yes the "Eye of the Tiger" by Survivor. Not only is it lack of focus but I found myself strutting up and down the warehouse aisles like the band did in the video. Real tough like.

You know the 1-800-411-PAIN radio commercial that we hear every 10 minutes? I'm thinking Josh Freeman, QB of the Bucs, should have this on speed dial at halftime tonight.

BAM!


I always thought the Sherbs had the best hit of '83, way better than Eye of the Tiger.

THE SHERBS!
Posted By: Camel

Re: Vikings Talk - 10/25/12 10:22 PM

"You know where you are? .... your in the jungle baby, and your gonna diiiiiiiieeeeeeeeeeee in the jungle, welcome to the jungle, bring you to your n-n-n-n-n-n-n-n-n-n-n-n-neees in the jungle, welcome to the jungle ........... your my my my my super teen ..."

Sucky that they play the music in the dome so loud you won't even be able to hear that face-painted Edco Professional yelling "wooooooooooooo hoo hoo hoo .... wooooooooooooo!" Always like to sit in front of that big time "wooo wooo" guy.

Bam! Welcome to Metrodome.
Posted By: Skeddy

Re: Vikings Talk - 10/25/12 10:37 PM

I already changed my voicemail at work otherwise if I did it tomorrow you wouldn't be able to hear me. 12th man baby!!!!
WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!
Posted By: Jeff Steinborn

Re: Vikings Talk - 10/25/12 11:12 PM

Oh no - he know's how to change text color!
Posted By: Camel

Re: Vikings Talk - 10/26/12 03:01 PM

It wasn't that we lost, but the ease with which we lost. 5-2 was a bit of a mirage for a team that won 3 games all of last year, but to get done so badly by Tampa in front of 63 thousand face-painted screaming Skeddy's is a little disappointing. It shouldn't have been that easy for the Tampas. And talk about all three phases just getting your arse whooped. 35 yards a punt?
Posted By: Camel

Re: Vikings Talk - 10/26/12 06:32 PM

Just heard our face-painted Edco Professional on the radio. He is at BW3s in Chanhassen participating in KFAN's Friday Football Feast radio broadcast. He hasn't washed the paint off his face, but there are streaks under his eyes where the tears washed away the paint as the game slipped away from the Vikings. He just chanted "Let's Go Mavericks" as they discussed Gophers hockey, in support of his Purple Cows at Minnesota State-Mankato. Patrons probably think the purple and gold face paint is in representation of the Purple Cows hockey program.

Bam! Welcome to Mankato!
Posted By: Jeff Steinborn

Re: Vikings Talk - 10/26/12 07:37 PM

He also had a shout out to Jeff Dubay!

Nice.
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 10/27/12 06:03 AM

After watching the unraveling last night the Vikings might win 2 more games. That's the team most expected to see this year.
Posted By: bnag

Re: Vikings Talk - 11/10/12 05:39 AM

I fully expect to see more of the same this Sunday against the Detroits. Probably won't see Harvin out there catching those behind-the-line-of-scrimmage passes. Maybe this will force Musgrave to call a couple passes BEYOND the scrimmage line. Dangerous! Risky!


I like saying "scrimmage".
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 11/10/12 10:37 PM

A lot hinges on the game, not playoffs but rather draft selection. A win will probably put the Vikings in the 20's and with a loss the Vikings might end up with a top ten pick.

Bnag hits the nail on the head again. The big tight end with soft hands is every offensive coordinators dream, well except Musgrave's.

I'm predicting the Vikings pull out the win with help of the 12th man.
Posted By: Skeddy

Re: Vikings Talk - 11/11/12 06:35 PM

They say Jarius Wright is faster then Percy. May not have the intestinal fortitude to match though. Still excited to see his YAC results. Swing pass left, swing pass right. We stretch the sidelines, not the defense.

Skol!! Vikes-19 Lions-11
Posted By: bnag

Re: Vikings Talk - 11/20/12 01:01 AM

Heard through the grapevine (yes, I listen to grapevines) is that the Vikings will be doing a uniform change starting next year. Going back to a similar look of the ones they used when Two-martini Tommy Kramer and Scott Studwell roamed the field in Met Stadium's last years.




Posted By: Jeff Steinborn

Re: Vikings Talk - 11/20/12 02:10 PM

GREAT MOVE!


Classic Studwell pic - blood on the pants.
Posted By: Camel

Re: Vikings Talk - 11/20/12 04:36 PM

My grapevine told me that Studwell used to pick his scabs so he'd bleed during games. In today's world of increased awareness on workplace safety, he'd have to come out of the game and change his pants before being able to return.

I would loudly applaud a return to a look of old, gray face masks included. If I applaud in a room by myself with nobody else there to hear, does it make a sound?
Posted By: Skeddy

Re: Vikings Talk - 11/21/12 05:18 PM

Black spikes I say! Makes the receivers look slower and more deceptive. Charles Tillman?......HE....HAS....NO....CHANCE!!!
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 11/28/12 12:05 AM

Big week - Packer week. Hard hitting game in Chicago this past Sunday as Rudy and Harry Smith were both concussed and without them the score might be 41 - 3 versus 38 - 17. Jared Allen will probably play after his viscous hit on the Chicago guard - some have been calling for a suspension. For me, the hit was very similar to those you see on kickoffs and punts, a decleater. I don't think Jared thought the guy would blow out a knee with a shoulder block to the sternum.

One of the Vikings' common taters is voicing his opinion that the team can wait only so long on Pounder to come around. It will be interesting during Sunday's blow out if Joe Webb will make an appearance.
Posted By: Camel

Re: Vikings Talk - 11/28/12 01:07 AM

I was just thankful the Vikings had a bye week to prepare or this one would've been a lot lot worser. I applaud that they came out on their first possession and went with five wide and an empty backfield and allowed Pounder to get pounded for a 9-yard loss. The Bears were clearly caught off guard, expecting the Vikings to go to their strength - that being Adrian Peterson. And I loved the running play that set up the 3rd-and-16 on the first possession. And I am having trouble deciding which of Jerome Sampson's 12 catches is my favorite. And let's not forget the defenses ability to get off the field on third down.

And the Irony. Bears lose big on National TV and their QB gets sacked 12 times then the Vikings show up and give them fits. Now we go to Green Bay, who just got embarrassed on National TV and had their QB sacked eight times. And this week we don't have a bye week to get ourselves fully prepared.

Fire Childress.
Posted By: bnag

Re: Vikings Talk - 11/28/12 06:16 AM

I think I've figured 'em out. Every time I think they have a shot at stealing a game, they go out and flop around like a perch on a hot sidewalk. So...I'm telling myself this week that they are going to get slaughtered, that Jared Allen won't even get NEAR Rodgers. That Peterson will run for 62 yards and fumble twice. And as soon as I'm done convincing myself what's to happen, KABLAMMO! They shock us and pull out a victory.

It's like reverse osmosis or something like that.

So if you talk to Sue this week and she warns you that the Pack are going to demolish the Vikes, just nod and agree.

Man, are they gonna get trounced or what? woohoo, huge trouncin'
Posted By: Skeddy

Re: Vikings Talk - 11/28/12 04:23 PM

Hopefully Coach Leslie Nielsen has already gone over all the film that he needs to go over in order to correct those things that need correcting in time for the Packers game Sunday. Because a coach can never have enough film to go over. I mean if someone is attempting to correct certain things what better way to correct them then to watch film. Right? Coach Nielsen is really good at watching film.
Sound familiar?

"And now here's another great moment in a Vikings......kick ass offense."

~Ponder rolls to the right, eludes Julius Peppers, scrambles back to the middle of the field and...dumps it out of bounds.

"That was another great moment in a Vikings......kick ass offense."
Posted By: Camel

Re: Vikings Talk - 12/06/12 06:51 PM

Don't know if y'all heard or not, but Christian Ponder is getting married. At present there are no plans for a reception.

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!
Posted By: Skeddy

Re: Vikings Talk - 12/07/12 08:47 PM

In honor of former Viking and now former KFAN morning show character Mike "Superstar" Morris . Click on his name to read about a little mishap he had way back in 1997. A good read.
Posted By: Skeddy

Re: Vikings Talk - 12/10/12 05:36 PM

Well the Vikings playoff candle still flickers. Too bad the Skins and Boys both won though. Gonna be a tough road ahead with road games at the Rams and Texans then hosting the Pack.

Ponder had another stellar day with 91yds passing. But like Leslie said, he executed the game plan put in place. I could turn around and hand off to AP 31 times too I guess. After the opening drive the offense didn't do anything. AP had over 100yds in the 1st quarter then another 40 or so the rest of the game. Thanks goes to the defense for the two big interception returns. Some big dropped balls be the Bears WR's aided the cause as well.

The Rams in St. Louis will be tough as they're in the hunt for a playoff spot as well at 6-6-1. They've beaten and tied the 49ers this year.
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 12/11/12 12:47 AM

I thought it was fitting win - Bears style with hardly any offense and some lucky defense. It was impressive to see the offensive line and AP beat the bears, the other five guys really didn't matter. What did Leslie say in his post game? - all three areas, offense, defense, and special teams played at a high level. (What game was he watching?)

Hopefully at season's end there are some wholesale coaching changes on the offensive side of the ball. The play action pass isn't there and should be when AP is in there. When the play action pass is run, the fake is about 3 yards off, which makes it not a fake. Everyone can follow the ball. At times the pass rush seems over whelming on Ponder but yet no little screens are fancy draw plays. Or better yet, how about a the flea flicker. Where was Rudolph in the passing game? The guy has some good hands but yet was a target maybe once.

It doesn't look like Ponder will be an elite QB but the coaching is some of the worst in the NFL. The QB coach and Peter Musgraves must go. Fire one or both of them right now, like the Ravens did today. Fire Musgraves.
Posted By: Camel

Re: Vikings Talk - 12/12/12 12:20 AM

Without question there are those of you out there that think Pondler's underthrow of a wide open guy before halftime was Bob Schnelker's fault. It ain't Bob Schnelker's fault that you can't name the Viking's effin wide receivers other than by number (17, 19 and 84). And it ain't Bob Schnekler's fault that the effin quarterback's throw to a wide open receiver hit an effin speaker hanging from the Metrojoke's roof before falling well short of it's target. And yet when they put effin Schnelker's face on the effin big screen you effers boo him. THAT AIN'T BOB SCHNELKER'S FAULT!!
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 12/12/12 10:08 AM

I love Alfred Anderson too and it wasn't Bob Schnelker's fault the ball bounced off the WR shoulder pads in the end zone.

Seriously, just one Peyton Manning like play action pass a quarter is that too much to ask? Pounder has like 7 degrees from 4 years of college so it isn't like the kid is too dumb to learn it so I'm thinking it isn't in the playbook, which if it was, it would probably increase the playbook by 10%. Fire Brent Mussberger.
Posted By: Jeff Steinborn

Re: Vikings Talk - 12/12/12 03:53 PM

"Had a trap played called, we were howering take time out!"
Posted By: Skeddy

Re: Vikings Talk - 12/12/12 04:47 PM

Originally Posted By: Jeff Steinborn
"Had a trap played called, we were howering take time out!"


LOLOLOLOL! Effers.
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 12/12/12 07:33 PM

How does he feel? They put his picture up there and the Effers boo him. How do you think he feels!
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 12/17/12 04:17 AM

Don't look now but if the playoffs were today the Vikings are in like Flynn. Which means if the Mayans are right and it all ends this Friday the Vikings are definitely in. If the Mayans are wrong it means I have some major Xmas shopping to do this weekend.
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 12/19/12 11:59 PM

In the biggest news of the year, Ponder gets married - in Wisconsin no less. I wonder if they celebrated with Old Style, Sausage and some cheese?
Posted By: Jeff Steinborn

Re: Vikings Talk - 12/20/12 12:28 AM

Any speculation as to why he would marry now - during the playoff push?

Posted By: Camel

Re: Vikings Talk - 12/20/12 01:00 AM

End of the world is Friday and they wanted to go down as husband and wife? Gal wanted to be married to an NFL quarterback, and he's only got two weeks left of that? They were both "saving" themselves and wanted to make it official before taking that step?

This is the least of Ponder's problems. Maybe he'll be more relaxed now and won't feel so bound up.
Posted By: Skeddy

Re: Vikings Talk - 12/20/12 02:28 AM

Got a chance to get a pic with Ponder at the reception. Couple is doing fine, resting at home. He was only somewhat embarrassed that they had to share the hall with the annual "Splash" windshield washer fluid convention.


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Posted By: Jean Plieseis

Re: Vikings Talk - 12/20/12 03:40 PM

Any fella who wears a flannel shirt to his own wedding reception with an exposed patch of chest hair is definitely a classy fella in my book.

What do you think they served for food? Skinned rabbit soup and squirrel meat sandwiches I would assume.
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 12/20/12 08:17 PM

I was thinking someone used photo shop and swapped shirts as the one on the left looks like it belongs on the one in the right and the one on the right looks like it belongs on the left - and the guy in the rear burned his driver's license. What really makes me wonder is what Ponder and David Hasselhoff are doing. They must be promoting clean windshields.
Posted By: Camel

Re: Vikings Talk - 12/20/12 08:55 PM

Did you tell him that you played some quarterback, too?
Posted By: Skeddy

Re: Vikings Talk - 12/20/12 10:20 PM

Maybe word just hasn't gotten back around to us that flannel is back in again. Hell I still roll my jeans man!
Posted By: Jeff Steinborn

Re: Vikings Talk - 12/20/12 10:43 PM

As part of festivus maybe you could roll your jeans, pull the tongue out on your high tops, and roll up the sleeves on your tee to show the pipes!

"The Heft Unit"
Posted By: Skeddy

Re: Vikings Talk - 12/21/12 04:28 PM

Worry about your own tongue why donchya!
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 12/21/12 05:14 PM

Big game this Sunday - on grass. The Vikings are a turf team and going against an elite team at their place it doesn't look good. But if the Vikings lose and the right other teams lose the playoffs are still within reach. And if the Vikings make the playoffs, then they make the playoffs.
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 12/26/12 06:47 PM

Originally Posted By: Camel
Well, the Vikings are in that middle bunch, and if the Murphy's Law thing takes affect expect the Vikings to improve by six to eight wins, finishing between 9 and 11 wins. I have little doubt that we will be starting a Playoff Thread in four months.


Looks like Camel hits it on the head - what a great football mind. Win and the Vikings are in. Packers are playing for a bye and if the Vikings win the Packers could be hosting the Vikings again next week in the playoffs. (PLAYOFF??!!) I'm thinking Camel is the only one that seen that one coming around the bend.

Sunday's game has been moved to 3 pm (I'm thinking that means Joe Buck will be at the dome - Joe Buck Sucks.) I'm thinking the late late game with the Cowboys at Redskins will be determining if the Vikings make it into the playoffs. Vikings lose, Bears lose, Giants lose and then if the Cowboys lose the Vikings are in. Easy as pie.
Posted By: Camel

Re: Vikings Talk - 12/27/12 12:22 AM

Camel's complete breakdown from August -

Of the Vikings 13 losses in 2011, only four were by more than 7 points. The other nine were by a combined total of 44 points, or 4.8888888888 points per game. That's one play per game. So if they Vikings are able to make one more play per game in five games, they will win five more games to get to 8-8. And the law of averages suggests that they will make plays in more than those games, considering the equality of talent in the NFL (there are four really good teams, four really bad teams and the other 24 teams are equal). Well, the Vikings are in that middle bunch, and if the Murphy's Law thing takes affect expect the Vikings to improve by six to eight wins, finishing between 9 and 11 wins. I have little doubt that we will be starting a Playoff Thread in four months.

Thanks to Norton for refreshing us.
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 12/27/12 06:39 PM

All I know is it's four months later and all the talk is about the playoffs - just as the Camel predicted. I'm thinking if Arizona can somehow pullout the win at the Niners the Vikings will then be playing in the NFC championship game in a few weeks. If the Niners do win then it's not good as the Vikings can't beat Erin Rogers in back to back weeks. But hey - what a fun ride it's been. PLAYOFFS???!!!!!!!!!!
Posted By: Skeddy

Re: Vikings Talk - 12/30/12 05:42 PM

Posted By: Skeddy

Re: Vikings Talk - 12/30/12 06:08 PM

Posted By: Skeddy

Re: Vikings Talk - 12/30/12 06:19 PM

Posted By: bnag

Re: Vikings Talk - 12/30/12 07:34 PM

I woke this morning with eyes so wide
already feeling giddy inside
Hours to wait for todays big game
I stood by the toilet and took good aim

I watched my stream hit it's target with ease
It was nothing like Ponder, very much like Brees
I gave it a shake and tucked it back in
Now it was time to prepare for a win.

I went to the kitchen to get me some toast
Stiff-arming my son, BAM! bannister post
My focus is pinpoint, my purpose is single
It's all about football, I'm so done with Kringle

The crock pot is filled with hot tasty wieners
That's tough on my poem, but I like to say "wieners"
Let's all forget quickly, how bad Ponder is
We still got A.P., the best in the biz

Later today, around dinner time
My guess is I'll have to repeat this here rhyme:
The Vikings gave the Packers a beating
Can't wait for next week for our wild card meeting

SKOL!!
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 12/30/12 08:48 PM

We might need a thread for poems. That's really outstanding.
Posted By: Skeddy

Re: Vikings Talk - 12/30/12 08:55 PM

Are you effin serious? Is that poem original? Outfrickenstanding if so. You should submit that to KFAN or something.
Posted By: bnag

Re: Vikings Talk - 12/31/12 03:04 AM

You like apples?






HOW DO YA LIKE DEM APPLES?!!!
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 12/31/12 03:31 AM

I'm thinking the Vikings will be Sunday's game next week and that means......... Joe Buck again. Yuck.
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 12/31/12 04:51 AM

WOO HOO - Saturday night on NBC.
Posted By: Skeddy

Re: Vikings Talk - 12/31/12 04:08 PM

Discount double choke! Boy am I tired. Bam welcome to Skolville!
Posted By: Jeff Steinborn

Re: Vikings Talk - 12/31/12 05:11 PM

Bnag - we may need another poem for Saturdays game!
Awesome!
Posted By: bnag

Re: Vikings Talk - 01/03/13 10:03 AM

Vikings are off to Lambeau
14 degrees, but no chance of snow
Adrian said he could play 12 more
That's ok, just make it four

Rodgers threw a tantrum, he looked like a *bleep*
Let's put him on his can, no Lambeau leap
"GO PACK GO", is what they like to say
That's just dandy, just not this Saturday


Brewster said, "getchyer chilli hot boys"
this is the playoffs, so let's make some noise
sit back and relax, uncap a beer
We're playing with house money and not supposed to be here
Posted By: bnag

Re: Vikings Talk - 01/03/13 10:09 AM

I've officially jumped the shark.
Posted By: Camel

Re: Vikings Talk - 01/03/13 05:13 PM

I was served a healthy plate of reminder this AM by those talking head sports experts on the Twin Cities most popular sports station. Sorta like this, when the offense stinks we always compain about the Offensive Coordinator, because our view through the chicken bones and past the beer bottles from the living room couch is better than that of the Guy that studied film all week and actually is paid tens of $$ to understand football.

Regardless, Musgrave is the topic, and I'd forgotten that #17 lined up in the backfield on that one touchdown, and that Felton Spencer Fullback Guy lined up wide on that 3rd down play he converted, and also that roll-out left TD pass Ponder to AP was also reasonably well designed. This is also a Guy that got the ball in the hands of that one guy 60+ times before his disappearance, and the guy to designed a running game featuring a 2,000 yard back. Seems like only when teams pass up and down the field the O Coordinator guy gets credit.

Well, I've taken pause to think, and my view from behind the pile of expired chicken wing bones and through the brown glass of a Schlitz returnable is of a job well done. And this from a guy that recognizes a kick a$$ offense when he sees one.
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 01/03/13 09:06 PM

It would appear there have been a few more screen plays and draw plays as of late so I think Peter Musgraves is reading this thread. If Ponder had Peyton Manning like play action skills the receivers would be a little more open. It would really be interesting to see what a guy like Nort Turner would do with this offense.

In regards to the kicking offense: Where have you gone Bradley Childress? You don't hear his name thrown around for any coaching vacancies. WAIT A MINUTE - I just goobered Chilli and he is the offensive coordinator of the Clevland Browns. WAIT A MINUTE - I'm thinking that's former offense coordinator as the Browns head coach was one of the many that got fired. I'm thinking Chilli will be the next head coach at Philly.
Posted By: Skeddy

Re: Vikings Talk - 01/04/13 03:29 PM

Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 01/06/13 01:31 AM

Joe Webb!
Posted By: Skeddy

Re: Vikings Talk - 02/04/13 11:29 PM

Lions released WR Titus Young. Heard he's a head case but we sure could use some help out there. Wonder what Chris Walsh is up to.
Posted By: Joel Evenson

Re: Vikings Talk - 02/05/13 04:45 PM

Vikes are 40-1 odds to win next years Super Bowl.

So you're sayin we've got a chance...
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 03/12/13 02:14 AM

I wonder what the odds are RIGHT NOW after Percy Harvin trade? Before the Greg Jennings signing. Before picking a receiver with the first pick. Before picking 2 wideouts in the 1st round. Before picking Tavon Austin and Keenan Allen.

Keenan Allen will be a bust though. Remember - never trust a man with two first names.
Posted By: bnag

Re: Vikings Talk - 03/12/13 03:24 AM

Relieved.

When it was first reported the Vikings were looking to deal him, I had visions of Bill Belichik and the Patriots fleecing the Vikes in a trade. Pats get Percy, Vikes get a 4th rounder and a bag of Funyons.

I saw Rick Spielman at the podium, trying to sell us fans on bag of Funyons.

"Bagof Funyons is a QUALITY football player. A TRUE BLUE CHIP player. Bagof Funyons has had success in this league, and we look forward to see what he CAN BRING TO THE TABLE with Christian Ponder. Once again, Bagof Funyons is a quality football player, a great FOOTBALL team mate, and a BLUE CHIP football FOOTBALL player."
Posted By: Camel

Re: Vikings Talk - 03/12/13 04:17 PM

"Percy, how long do you think it'll take you to settle in now that you've been traded to Seattle?"

"..... 'ere ..... (exhale) ... hey man, don't bogart that ... c'mon, pass it, man."


Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 03/14/13 04:06 PM

I'm thinking Jennings will be signed today.......

http://sports.yahoo.com/news/report-wr-jennings-visits-vikings-134010153--nfl.html
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 03/15/13 06:23 PM

Good bye Jasper Brinkley - I always liked that name. Now what? Some reports have it that Urslacker might be in the mix. Yuck. Maybe after the signing of Howard Cassel at QB Joe Webb might be moved to MLB? He does have hands of stone.
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 03/16/13 02:01 AM

Vikings sign former GB packer Peter Jennings to 5 year deal - Yahtzee.
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 03/20/13 12:40 AM

The great signings keep coming for the Vikings- Seth Olsen the Willmar native is back in the fold! WOW. BTW - that's Norwegian versus the Swedish Olson for those that like to split Scandinavian hairs. And don't forget, you can always spot a level headed Norwegian as snus runs out both sides of his mouth.
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 03/21/13 10:31 PM

BAM - another great signing as Andrew Sendejo puts his name on the line. The roster is really coming together.
Posted By: Camel

Re: Vikings Talk - 03/22/13 06:55 PM

What are the Vikings going to do with Seth Rosenfeldt now that they released him? I'll hang up and listen.
Posted By: bnag

Re: Vikings Talk - 04/07/13 05:17 AM

Originally Posted By: bnag
Heard through the grapevine (yes, I listen to grapevines) is that the Vikings will be doing a uniform change starting next year. Going back to a similar look of the ones they used when Two-martini Tommy Kramer and Scott Studwell roamed the field in Met Stadium's last years.







As I reported back in November *proud Barney Fife sniff*, the Vikings are indeed changing back to the vintage look of yesteryear. Got that Sid Hartman? I, BNag, scooped your scoop. *drops mic

You can reach Sid at Shartman@startrib.com
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 04/24/13 10:54 PM

Spielman is saying the Vikings are interested in trading down which means...........the Vikings are interested in trading up. He also said D-Line is the main concern which translates into middle linebacker and wide receiver being the first couple choices. I'm thinking Spielman played a little linebacker back in his day and Studwell certainly played some which means they know what it takes to get the job done in the middle. That intangible is being like Paul Revere's ride - a little light in the belfry and the best fit there will be Mini Me from Notre Dame. Which will start the run of another 2 or 3 Norte Dame guys. Rumor has it Stu Lotz might even come on board to help coach and motivate as he loves Minnesota.
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 04/24/13 11:30 PM

Although if Colatteral Patterson, WR from Tennessee is around at 17 or 18 the trade up might be to get this guy. Mark it down.
Posted By: bnag

Re: Vikings Talk - 04/25/13 05:47 AM

My insider sources dartboard has the Vikes snagging a cornerback at 23, then dealing down at 25. Look for Florida State corner Xavier Rhodes to be the guy. Outstanding measurables on this guy. Even scored a 61 on Marty Wexler's toe grip test. Last Florida State corner to score that high? That's right....Deion Sanders.

It's either going to be Rhodes, or it'll be some other guy. Book it.
Posted By: Jeff Steinborn

Re: Vikings Talk - 04/25/13 10:27 AM

Hmm, along with the chatter annual awards, we could hold a Norton & Bnag mock draft party!
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 04/25/13 06:22 PM

I think we all know that Skeddy is the draft party king. I can tell you exactly what I was doing when I saw him on ESPN, it was that memorable. I just wonder what the sultan of the draft parties is doing tonight..........
Posted By: Skeddy

Re: Vikings Talk - 04/25/13 08:21 PM

There's a draft tonight? For which war!?!
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 04/26/13 04:49 AM

New Shariff in town.
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 04/26/13 05:39 AM

Collateral Patterson - excellent.
Posted By: Camel

Re: Vikings Talk - 04/26/13 03:57 PM

Funny how every team in the league knew that this Shariff or whatever from Florida had short arms except the Vikings. That's the knock anyway, and why they figured he fell from being a top six pick all the way to us at 23. We get suckered every year. Funny that a guy that played for the Florida GATORS would have short little alligator arms.

And the cornerback, Xavier Rhodes, or whatever. He WEARS GLASSES!! How many NFL players do you see wearing glasses. What if he breaks them in a game and doesn't have another pair? This isn't Junior High Football, this is the NFL, and that stands for Not For Long if your glasses break and you can't see the ball.

OH, and let's trade four years worth of special teams players and depth for a guy that catches the ball too close to his body and from all reports is a bad route runner.

Just Brilliant. Next headline I'll read is that we've invited Hershel Walker to training camp as an unsigned free agent.
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 04/26/13 04:41 PM

Oh my, where to start? The overall draft was edge of your seat excitement. Seven lineman in the first seven picks, only one QB taken in the first round and NO running backs (not since '63 has that happened). Crazy stuff right there.

Every year we hear the same song and dance from the Vikings - can't believe the guy was still here. But ladies and gentlemen, it's true this year. The Shariff was in everyone's top 5 picks and there he is at number 23. That's a no brainer. Steinborn could have made that decision. So what if the guy has short arms and small feet - it's the size of his heart that should be measured. All I could think of is that tune - "small hands you know you're the one!" (I'm going have to down load some Violet Friends - what a great band.)

Next up the Vikings are listening to Bnag who predicted this pick nicely and the Vikes take the long, lanky CB Rhodes from Florida. (Bnag is probably one of the top 2 or 3 football minds in town - Fuzzy is #1) Anytime you can get a guy named Xavier you got something good. Although I don't like his transition out of the back pedal which will be a liability.

But in the boldest move of the draft the Vikings trade a 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 7th to move up and get Collateral Patterson - the best WR in the draft. I've seen some people crying that the Vikes gave up 4 guys for him and I've got to say these guys can't do math (typical Arlington guys - I blame Carlson). Henderson math tells me that 4 - 1 = 3. The Vikings traded 3 picks not 4 - hello! Minnesota fans will be talking for years about the great WR's to come through Minnesota = Sammy White, Quadry Ishsmells, Cris Carter, Buster Rhymes, Randy Moss, Troy Williamson and Collateral Patterson.

The big question now is what about MLB and how is that going to get filled now with lower picks in the draft. It won't come from there - it's coming from the practice squad like a Rhino through the water and his name is Audie Murphy. It's looking like if the Vikings can stay healthy it will be a DEEP playoff run, again. SKOL!
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 05/07/13 01:52 AM

What the heck? The Vikings release Kluwe. Must be something more to that story. Anyhow, seeing Collateral at the press conference with an 84 jersey seems very fitting as most fans will probably think of that former Viking great that wore 84 when watching Collateral. It will be the second coming of Hassan Jones - mark it down.
Posted By: Jeff Steinborn

Re: Vikings Talk - 05/07/13 02:47 PM

Don't forget Eric Guliford
Posted By: Jamie Steinborn

Re: Vikings Talk - 05/07/13 03:51 PM

Kluwe's stats have been falling off the last few years.

also

Kluwe needs to realize that just because you have an opinion about various issues, doesn't mean you need to spout off publicly about ever one of them.
Posted By: Skeddy

Re: Vikings Talk - 05/07/13 04:16 PM

#84 Players Years

Dave Middleton 1961

Charley Ferguson 1962

Oscar Donahue 1962

Gene Washington 1967-72

Carroll Dale 1973

Steve Craig 1974-78

Sam McCullum 1982-83

Dwight Collins 1984

Jay Carroll 1985

Hassan Jones 1986-92

James Brim 1987

Eric Guliford 1993-94

Tony Bland 1996-97

Randy Moss 1998-04

Aundrae Allison 2007
Posted By: bnag

Re: Vikings Talk - 05/09/13 07:04 AM

Originally Posted By: Jamie Steinborn
Kluwe's stats have been falling off the last few years.

also

Kluwe needs to realize that just because you have an opinion about various issues, doesn't mean you need to spout off publicly about ever one of them.



He just wasn't very good at giving the other team the ball anymore. That, plus coming off a knee injury, and making over 1 mill per year to give the other team the ball spelled his doom.

The way I look at it, punting the ball is giving up. "We don't want the ball anymore. We are willing to give the ball to the other team." Quitter mentality. Punting should be abolished. But if you must give up, might as well do it for under 1 million a year.
Posted By: Cornelius Funke

Re: Vikings Talk - 05/09/13 03:15 PM

Kluwe didn't have a great season so I don't think he was let go for his opinions. But it probably didn't help his cause.

Athletes have a long history of using their celebrity to address civil rights issues. People told everyone from Jackie Robinson to Muhammad Ali to Danica Patrick to high school girls wanting to play 'boys' sports were told to keep their opinions to themselves many times. Fortunately, they didn't.
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 05/10/13 02:22 AM

Danica Patrick - you need to stop drinking the Kool Aid.
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 05/15/13 05:19 AM

Oh great - Urlacher leaning towards Vikings. No thanks.
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 05/16/13 07:50 PM

Reports have Joe Webb to WR - looks like he is headed to the CFL.
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 06/06/13 07:22 PM


http://www.twincities.com/sports/ci_23396464/minnesota-vikings-bring-jeff-george-guest-coach.

Jeff George in camp helping coach the QB's. I'm kind of hoping it's a disguised tryout. (If Chili was still coaching I could see him pulling off such a ruse.) Jeff George would be better than some of the backups they have. Heck, he might even be better than Ponder, just saying............
Posted By: RightOfTexas

Re: Vikings Talk - 06/07/13 05:15 PM

Matt Birk - a real role model.

http://washingtonexaminer.com/nfl-champ-...article/2531299
Posted By: Cornelius Funke

Re: Vikings Talk - 06/10/13 07:10 PM

Originally Posted By: RightOfTexas


Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 06/10/13 11:18 PM

Hey - Jeff George is in camp.
Posted By: Jeff Steinborn

Re: Vikings Talk - 08/12/13 10:02 PM

Did i miss Bnag or Norton's take from the game Friday?
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 08/13/13 05:59 AM

Cassel (Howard?) looked real good and will be the starter by game 7 after a 2 and 5 start. The MLB is real weak so K. Williams and Fred Evans will have to have a good year. The new Sheriff didn't impress me much. Colatteral Patterson made some plays but his hands look more like Quadry Ismael than Chris Carter. Hard to get a read on Pounder as he had three plays. They said it was going to be one series whether it was 3 plays or 7 minutes - there is no logic in that, very Denny Green like which shows the coaching staff is regressing. One thing they do have going this training camp is not a lot of press besides Jennings (Peter?) spouting off about his old team the Packers. Save the trash for Packers' week, I'm thinking he might have been brainwashed, which was probably a quick wash as there doesn't seem to be a lot there.

Right now I'm thinking 8 and 8 but after I get a haircut I'll know more.
Posted By: bnag

Re: Vikings Talk - 08/18/13 01:07 AM

I don't know if there's anything worth commenting on so far. Punter looks good. They'll get their money's worth out of him this year if THEY KEEP INSISTING ON THROWING THOSE #$!%& BUBBLE SCREENS!
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 09/06/13 10:55 PM

Big tilt this Sunday in the motor city, in fact I would even go so far as to say the biggest game of the year so far. Backs against the wall, do or die, and get 'er done. (OK that might have been a stretch). I look for the Lions QB Fred Sanford to torch the Vikes for at least 6 TD's and the D line of the Lions will give the Vikings fits all game long. (Fits?) Lions favored by 5 points, take the Lions.

The big question going into the season - will Pounder develop into a better QB? I don't see it to be honest, towards the end of last season he did enough to win but his play needs to get a lot better and until he shows it, don't expect it. If fact, I look for Howard Cassel to be the starting QB around week 6 or 7.

Can AP and the offensive line stay healthy all year? Last season they all played in every game and one really shouldn't expect that this year. With the Vikes snapping up a lineman that was cut from the Bears it shows they are not real pleased with the backups for the O-line. Any hiccup along the way there will be a disaster.

The receiving group has some decent players, not sure if any of them are the game breaker like Percy was, but then again none are probably the head case he was either. Bottom line - if the QB is sailing the throws high look for some disgruntled receivers. Although, they can't get any worse at getting open than last year.

The D line is probably getting a little long in the tooth and don't expect Kevin Williams or Jared Allen to be any better than they have been in the past. The Williams leg injury is bigger than they are letting on to which means The Sheriff will get some major playing time. There's probably a reason why he dropped so far in the first round and first year D tackles don't exactly light up the place unless of course their dad named them Sue.

Besides Greenway, the whole linebacker crew would be backups at best on most teams. The middle linebacker position will be something to watch - I don't have much faith.

The D backs are a mixed lot. Chris Cook and Harrison Ford are probably above average but Josh Robinson reminds me more of Mrs. Robinson than Antonio Winfield. Where Xavier falls into place here will be something to watch - nothing too impressive in the preseason out of the kid but maybe he wasn't really trying.

Overall, I'm thinking this is the year the Vikings finally put it all together and win the Super Bowl. Well, either them or the Broncos.
Posted By: Camel

Re: Vikings Talk - 09/09/13 03:02 PM

Norton nailed most of his takes, especially that Sanford would light up the Vikings defense, the Lions D line would eat the Vikings offensive lineman like they were "iddy biddy crumbs at the bottom of the jar." And mostly, the Lions had little trouble covering the 5 points. If it hadn't been for the four or five TDs that the Lion's had called back it might've been 55-24 or something like that.

Norton's season preview missed on point, and after yesterday certainly rings true - Fire Childress!!
Posted By: bnag

Re: Vikings Talk - 09/12/13 06:53 AM

Somehow, Ponder managed to get sacked on this play. Apparently, #15, Greg Jennings (who Ponder appears to be staring straight at) IS NOT OPEN ENOUGH! Note the down and distance and time left on the clock.



Expect a whole lot of the same this Sunday in Chicago.

Da Bearse 30
Vikes 20
Posted By: Jeff Steinborn

Re: Vikings Talk - 09/12/13 02:36 PM

Wow!
Do you work for Fox?
Posted By: Camel

Re: Vikings Talk - 09/12/13 06:14 PM

One thing that you failed to mention is the passing lane that Ponder has to deliver an accurate throw. There are many a couch potato that could throw a football 10-yards to Jennings if given this situation. Keep in mind that Ponder and Jennings are still finding their way, and Jennings has to recognize the linebacker before him and know when to "sit down" on this route, although it looks like the linebacker has his attention turned to Peterson who appears to be emerging from the backfield.
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 09/12/13 09:12 PM

The Bears don't have near the D line that the Lions do and Cutler doesn't have near the weapons that Stafford has which means a close game this Sunday. Peterson and the O line have some things to prove and look for them to pound the ball. The game really hinges on Cutler's performance so if the Vikes can get some early hits on the QB, look for the Vikes to win it in a close one. Don't count on it though as the Vikes' D line struggles on grass. Also notice how Cutler throws it in there when the receiver looks covered and how Ponder can't.

Bears favored by 6 1/2 points so take the Vikes.
Posted By: Camel

Re: Vikings Talk - 09/13/13 03:28 PM

Norton's takes are among the most prophetic that I've read, ever. He took the Lions in week #1, and his breakdown of the Vikings squad was spot on. His breakdown of this week's game v Chicago provides some great insight. It's refreshing that we have such great football minds in our midst, like Norton and BNag.

My football mind is limited to blaming it on the officials, like that roughing call and that interference call and that fumble at the goal line that they overturned. All were TOTALLY WRONG!!! Even the pronouncers hate Minnesota when they called us knuckleheads.
Posted By: Jeff Steinborn

Re: Vikings Talk - 09/13/13 08:53 PM

Think they could start a Vikings Podcast at the Roadhaus.

Camel, we could call in!
Posted By: Cornelius Funke

Re: Vikings Talk - 09/13/13 09:41 PM

Originally Posted By: Jeff Steinborn
Think they could start a Vikings Podcast at the Roadhaus.

Camel, we could call in!


I think they generally prefer a better looking caller on those shows. Sorry guys.
Posted By: Camel

Re: Vikings Talk - 09/16/13 09:26 PM

Question for Norton and BNag -

With the Bears facing a 1st and 20 on their final drive, they threw a pass to a wide open #83 (Bennett) in the left flat that resulted in a 23 yard gain and left 29 seconds on the clock. With 16 seconds left the Bears were in a similar formation, members of the Vikings defense were scratching their heads and wondering what was going on, and were clearly confused. This was confirmed by linebacker guy Henderson, and today by your head Coach during his most confusing press conference. Also, there is a piece in one of the Metro daily newspaper in which Bears quarterback Cutler recognized the Vikings defense on that play, and he could hardly keep from salvitating because he knew the Vikings were in deep doo doo.

Why wouldn't your team call a time out in that situation, considering you had your full assembly of time outs remaining, that being three? Considering the game was on the line, and there appeared to be a great deal of confusion, and you had just been burned for 23 yards just a couple plays earlier on FIRST AND TWENTY, should we have used one of our three time outs?

I'll hang up and listen.
Posted By: bnag

Re: Vikings Talk - 09/17/13 07:53 AM

Originally Posted By: Camel
Question for Norton and BNag -

With the Bears facing a 1st and 20 on their final drive, they threw a pass to a wide open #83 (Bennett) in the left flat that resulted in a 23 yard gain and left 29 seconds on the clock. With 16 seconds left the Bears were in a similar formation, members of the Vikings defense were scratching their heads and wondering what was going on, and were clearly confused. This was confirmed by linebacker guy Henderson, and today by your head Coach during his most confusing press conference. Also, there is a piece in one of the Metro daily newspaper in which Bears quarterback Cutler recognized the Vikings defense on that play, and he could hardly keep from salvitating because he knew the Vikings were in deep doo doo.

Why wouldn't your team call a time out in that situation, considering you had your full assembly of time outs remaining, that being three? Considering the game was on the line, and there appeared to be a great deal of confusion, and you had just been burned for 23 yards just a couple plays earlier on FIRST AND TWENTY, should we have used one of our three time outs?

I'll hang up and listen.



"Not sure on that...gonna have to check the tape. Moving forward, that's something we might consider. But as of now, again, I'll have to see what happened on the game film. Moving forward."

Posted By: Camel

Re: Vikings Talk - 09/17/13 04:43 PM

Wow, what a great breaking down the coach's confusingly vague comments after a confusion induced game-costing breakdown resulting in future consideration when faced with the same game changing situation mind.
Posted By: Skeddy

Re: Vikings Talk - 09/17/13 06:06 PM

You forgot the two second pause after the word situation. Should've read, "...when faced with the same game changing situation......mind."
Posted By: bnag

Re: Vikings Talk - 09/18/13 08:32 AM

Things are looking up. True story, Ponder is 2nd in the NFL in completion % on passes over 20 yards. Plus we get the Browns this Sunday.

[video:youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=tRBDMMVctu8[/video]

Future Viking QB hunt, watch San Jose St David Fales vs the Gophers this Saturday.
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 09/20/13 11:57 PM

Very entertaining game last Sunday and one couldn't ask for more. Pounder is coming along and looks like he has some things working with Jennings and Simpson, minus the one play when Simpson gave up on the pick six Ponder threw. Simpson looked like the kickoff team on that play - no desire. Besides that throw, lots of nice passes by the Pounder, throwing it in there in some real tight spots. The Vikings win the game if Gary Wright makes the catch on the goal line. The next game will show if the Love Is Alive for that Dream Weaver, I'm not so sure.

Linebacker play was horrible - as referenced above by Camel on the 1st and 20 at game's end. Any team that does that deserves to lose. A little lesson in building a team here, start on the D line, then linebackers and finally the DB's. The Vikings would have been better off drafting the crazy Polynesian with the fake girlfriend than the DB they chose. It's time to play Bishop as he can't be any worse than what we have seen. Besides, anytime you can get Harrison Ford, a Bishop, and The Sheriff all working together you've got a blockbuster.

The offense looks very vanilla and I thought it funny Billick tried covering for the offensive coordinator Peter Musgraves, saying how good of a job he did. Pppfffffttttt. Every run goes up the middle, not one off tackle or one toss sweep. Colatteral Patterson certainly has some football skills as the opening kickoff return showed and how he isn't included in the game plan is very perplexing. Horrible offensive game planning.

Moving forward. The Browns come in fresh off a very weird week were they trade their starting RB who was their best offensive player. Their no. 1 QB is hurt and they announce they are going to start their no. 3 guy. What? This no. 3 guy isn't a pushover, probably a no. 2 on most teams so I look for him to throw for around 300 yards. The Browns do have a good rush defense which will create some interesting match-ups.

The Pick: Look for the Vikings offense to have a big game and expect some of the Browns to rollover since the trade of their RB, a locker room favorite. The Vikings will win big so take the money made from the last two picks here and bet it all on the Vikings, who are favored by 7.

Posted By: bnag

Re: Vikings Talk - 09/23/13 02:28 AM

Fire 'em all, trade 'em all, I don't care.


Go Twins Wild.
Posted By: Camel

Re: Vikings Talk - 09/23/13 05:40 PM

Ah, yeah, first time caller, appreciate the program.

Is it pretty embarrassing for a "professional" football team to get burned by fake kicks not only twice in a season or twice in game, but twice in the same quarter? Didn't our team have some confusion at the end of the game against Chicago, too, when it might've considered a time out? Are we just being out-coached, or is our team really this bad?

I'll hang up and listen.
Posted By: Camel

Re: Vikings Talk - 09/23/13 10:30 PM

Ah, yeah, sorry to have to call back, but I've one more question.

Do you guys think that the trip to London couldn't come at a better time? It will keep the team away from the negative attention and might also be a bonding experience to get away for awhile. Will this be the week we look back upon as having turned our season around when we're 7-4 and back in the hunt?

Thank you. I'll hang up and listen.
Posted By: Skeddy

Re: Vikings Talk - 09/24/13 03:13 AM

That's gonna be a long boring flight to London I tells ya. Worst thing we could've done was make the playoffs last year. Expectations rose and obviously it was just a fluke.
Ski U Mah go Gophers Floyd of Rosedale baby were comin!!!!!!

Fire Frazier.
Posted By: bnag

Re: Vikings Talk - 09/24/13 05:16 AM

<----- too busy not caring. All out of sh*ts to give.

Go Gophers.
Posted By: Camel

Re: Vikings Talk - 09/24/13 04:11 PM

Ok, here we go again. Brace yourself, oh Brothers Nagel, for the big letdown. Good for the Gophers, who for the how manyeth time in how manyeth years beat up on a handful of Gopher Conference teams en route to a 4-0 pre-season. Persons like yourselves put heightened stock on the big "Floyd of Rosedale" game with the Iowas this weekend, ooh, big game. Might determine if the Gophers win two or three Big 10 games this fall. Name me two defensive starters for the Big U? Wow. And I suppose suddenly you're so emotionally invested that you'll be edge of seat, the very outcome of the Big 10 opener setting the mood for the rest of your weekend. Hey, they moved the game to a 2:30 start, that must mean it's a big game. Ski U Blah.

Don't get me wrong, I hope they win, but to pretend you're more emotionally invested in the Gophers is pish posh. The Vikings are your team, they are our team. A great season for the Gophers is 8-4, and if you're gonna settle for "just pretty darn good" as the top of the heap then you need look inward and find a little more from yourself, dig a little deeper. Do you get up every morning hoping to go 7-5 on the day? Or do you strive for something better, like Peyton Manning's 32-of-37 for 341 and 3tds? You shoot for for 10-of-18 for 92 and just one interception, I'll continue to get up every morning and try to make it a 32-for-37 day in every thing I do.

And when the Vikings right this ship and are beating down the Super Bowl door in a couple years I'll be there, never having left (although having slept through some third quarters), and you'll be watching the 7-5 Gophers play the 7-5 Fresno State Huskies in the Blue Bonnet Bowl.
Posted By: Skeddy

Re: Vikings Talk - 09/25/13 12:45 AM

Okay fine this is "Vikings Talk" after all. Right now I'm settling for 4-0 instead of 0-3 because I enjoy it when our team wins. Even games that were s'posed to win. Like that recent game between the Vikes and Browns. Oh wait Cleveland won never mind. I'll always watch because it's just as entertaining watching them blunder repeatedly as it is almost making the Super Bowl. It's man's version of Days Of Our Lives!!

One good thing about the Gophers is that they don't play at the same time as the Vikes. Thus allowing me to watch both of them. So when our beloved Vikes do make that run to the big game in a couple years I'll still be able to watch. Only cuz the Bluebonnet Bowl will have been played a month and a half earlier. A doy doy!

Do you think the Vikings will be able to watch the Gophers/Iowa game on Saturday while in London? I'll hang up and listen.
Posted By: Skeddy

Re: Vikings Talk - 09/25/13 12:49 AM

The FAN stated today that Favre's agent was quoted saying Bret's in the best shape of his life. He bikes 30 miles a day. Runs another 5 miles. Even said his arms resemble a blacksmith's. Don't know if I've ever seen a blacksmith's arm before. Don't know any blacksmiths for that matter.
Get that jet on it's way to Hattiesburg Zygi!!!!
Posted By: bnag

Re: Vikings Talk - 09/25/13 04:47 AM

Ok, I'm over it.

Look for the Steel guys of Pittsburgh to get off the schnide, whatever that may actually be. Right now, both teams are firmly planted on the schnide, but one of them HAS to get off. We can then crown the Vikings "Kings Of The Schnide." I think there's a couple 2-3 other teams that are winless, but tough petunias....we're taking this one by golly.

Fantasy Feetsball is not going too swell for team "Air Ditka" this year. Even after stealing Peyton Manning in the 5th round, the Air Ditka's are sitting at 1 win and two losses. That'll happen when you draft running backs who can't seem to tie their cleats without pulling a muscle, or gland, or inner organ of some sort. Circling the wagons. Backed into a corner. Wounded animal.

SKOLFACE!
Posted By: Skeddy

Re: Vikings Talk - 09/25/13 10:54 PM

Pondler stricken with general soreness in and around the rib area and may not start Sunday. Thinking back to the Browns game wasn't he decleated six times for loss? Bound to get a sharpened elbow to the midriff at some point when that happens during a game.

I wonder though. Maybe some teammates held him down with a sheet and beat him with soap wrapped in towels like in Full Metal Jacket. All to get Cassel a start. Hmmmmm?
Posted By: Camel

Re: Vikings Talk - 09/26/13 04:20 PM

Take a moment to Ponder this potential reality ... Cassel is no better, or worser. It's a train wreck, man.
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 09/26/13 10:43 PM

Alright - enough bitter banter that's rooted in fantasy football. (OK - I find it entertaining.) Last week was a real eye opener. First off, again Camel hits the main problem again, special teams. Two weeks in a row they look terrible - fire the special teams coach now. The Browns were ready to roll over and die so they start rolling the dice in some high stakes gambling and they win.

The defense looks good some drives and absolutely horrible on others. Tough to read but Bishop played a few snaps and made his presence be known. How he isn't starting is a mystery. A.J. Jeffers needs to go - he couldn't cover Bnag (today's Bnag and not the slot receiver that tore up the Minnesota River conference). Markus Scherels (Rochester's finest) rarely plays DB and is forced into the game as a 3rd choice at DB and lights up the place. The Browns actually stop throwing his way. Not sure what the defensive coaches know about talent, which was real obvious last week.

The offensive line looks terrible - evident by Pounder having some ribs that are pounding, poor fella. Tough to know what is wrong there as last year they were pretty good and nothing has change and now they stink. The suspended FB, Felton comes back this Sunday and it will be interesting how that changes things, if at all besides one less friend to have a smoke with.

Play calling was the usual. If the QB is under center, run. When behind, pass on first down and run second down. Towards the end of the game, the bubble screen to Simpson when in a three wide works great. Why there isn't more of that, especially with Colatteral Patterson is another play calling mystery. Fire Bob Schnelker.

The pick: tough week last week as the winnings from the first two weeks went up in smoke via special teams play. Earlier this week, the spread was about 1/2 point to pick 'em to now anywhere from 1 1/2 to 3. Tom Brady is saying his old buddy Matthew Howard Cassel will be starting, which is probably true when looking at the spread. Two teams with their backs against the wall, something has to give and it's going to be the Vikings DB's. Put your money on the Steelers favored by 3. Plus when you pair Big Ben with Big Ben, you can't fight fate. Put another shrimp on the barbie! (I always love that one - must be lots of shrimp in England.)
Posted By: Skeddy

Re: Vikings Talk - 09/27/13 05:45 PM

Originally Posted By: Camel
Take a moment to Ponder this potential reality ... Cassel is no better, or worser. It's a train wreck, man.


Bet on it?
Posted By: Skeddy

Re: Vikings Talk - 09/30/13 04:14 PM

Try and tell me Cassel was no better than Pondler. Go ahead and try.
Really glad to hear Leslie tell us that he's sticking with Chris once he's healthy again. Super excited for his return. Can't wait.
Skol!! 13-3!!!! Were comin'!!!
Posted By: Camel

Re: Vikings Talk - 09/30/13 10:58 PM

Fart in the air and see which way the smell blows. Last week it was "vikings stink, go Gophers." Then the Gophers lose and Vikings win and now it's "skol ... we're coming." I can't hardly keep up or keep the right "my favorite team" t-shirt clean with all these changes of heart. You know I'm wishy washy and just want to cheer for the most popular team, but you guys are really confusing me:(
Posted By: bnag

Re: Vikings Talk - 10/01/13 01:03 AM

You guys like apples?

HOW BOUT DEM APPLES! They circled the wagons and were backed into a wounded animal and eeked out a win.

Nice subterfuge Frazier. You trot Ponder out there in the Dome against Carolina and Zygmunt will instantly have an outdoor stadium, due to the booming boo's of the painted faces.

Posted By: Skeddy

Re: Vikings Talk - 10/01/13 02:50 AM

Let's go Lynx woooo wooooo!! Headin' to the finals baby yeahhhhh!!!
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 10/08/13 10:47 PM

Oh MY! The Vikings sign former Buc QB Josh Freeman. I'm thinking Pounder's days in Purple are coming to an end. After watching Cassel in the last game one can really see Pounder doesn't have it. I don't think Cassel's arm is any better than Pounder's but his quick release really showed. Once Freeman gets in there that should be real interesting - 6 foot 5 and about 250 pounds and the guy has a gun. They say Freeman won't play this Sunday but the play book can't be that hard - 1. Hand ball off to AP up the middle 2. throw slant (left or right). 3. throw ball over the middle. That's about it - shouldn't take Josh too long to get those half dozen plays down.

I just wonder who will be the first in town with a Freeman jersey.
Posted By: Skeddy

Re: Vikings Talk - 10/10/13 02:27 AM

That would be Camel. He's a big jersey wearin' guy. Probably see him in a Janelle McCarville Lynx jersey tomorrow night when they take the title back. Woooo woooooo!!!!

On the Vikes I look forward to seeing what Freeman can do. He's only 25 and if you remember, lit us up last year on a Thursday evening at the dome. I was there. It was brutal. He threw for over 4,000 yards last season and that's without Adrian Peterson. Gives me another reason to watch this soap opera for man. Second coming of Daunte??? Okay early years Daunte hopefully. This post reeks of positivity. Commence the negativity starting........now!!!!
Skol!
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 10/10/13 12:44 PM

I did see a guy with goatee in Arlington at Beanie's wearing a Lindsay Whalen jeresy - I bet that was Camel. I was wondering who that guy was watching the Lynx and singing 'we are the champions' after the game was over. Kind of makes sense now.
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 10/10/13 06:38 PM

Enough about Camel and his hangouts, one would hate to have the site police (Jeff) get salty about going off topic. BTW - rumor has it he is on a metrosexual vacation, you know, the day starts with a 5 dollar latte and ends with a 15 dollar martini.

Lost in all the Vikings' hoopla and hysteria is Bethel McLeod (the former 3rd string QB and future all star), in case you missed it he got the ax to make room for Freeman and McLeod is now a 49er. What a dumb move by the Vikings brass, they should have cut Pounder instead. Mark my words, Bethel will be the next Tyler Thigpen. If you will remember, Chilli tried to sneak Pigpen through to the practice squad too and we all know how great of a QB he turned out to be. And coincidentally, the rise of Pigpen was the demise of Chilli - some eery foreshadowing is unfolded before our very eyes.
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 10/11/13 03:53 AM

And who the heck is handing out the numbers at Vikings camp? First it was the 44, then the 84, and now Freeman gets the 12. What an insult to Shawn Salsberry - terrible.
Posted By: Camel

Re: Vikings Talk - 10/14/13 05:13 PM

Good morning. First time caller thanks for having me on the show. This is for Bnag and Norton -

Coach Frazier has been outscored something like 110 to 30 in three games coming off the bye week. That seems to be bad. Do you think the Vikings should ask the league not to give them a bye? And, what tapes do you think our Coaches are watching when they repeatedly say they "need to see the tape" to determine what went wrong? I'm wondering if they're not having movie night in the coach's office instead of watching game film.

I'll hang up and listen.
Posted By: Camel

Re: Vikings Talk - 10/14/13 07:55 PM

From our coach's press conference ... said they'll just continue to work hard and battling. Here is some more stuff ...

"... points are a big deal ... points are critical to your success ...

... josh did a pretty good job ... xavier, he's improving, certainly some things he can do better ... he has the tools to be very very good corner in our league ...

... I thought we were fired up and ready to play at home ...

... (d-backs) they're going to get better, and our defense will get better ... have some confidence that they'll get better, and they'll win some games for us ...

... we gotta do some things a little bit better than what we're doing ...

... we had some tough moments in that ballgame yesterday ... nobody else is going to correct it but us, we have to work hard to get that corrected, and I know our team will ...

... as we improve as a team, our team will improve, we just gotta keep working ..."



This doesn't include six references to watching tape, and nine references to having to execute better. Thankfully, much of what we saw is correctable ... and we just need to watch the tape and know what to work harder at.

Posted By: Camel

Re: Vikings Talk - 10/14/13 08:56 PM

Some other good ones ...

"we have some work to do, and we have some time to get it corrected ... we have an extra day this week."

Referencing, of course, that they don't play until next Monday night. This is after they just had two weeks off to prepare for the Carolinas. Might've been 80-6 had we not had that extra week to prepare.
Posted By: Jeff Steinborn

Re: Vikings Talk - 10/14/13 09:22 PM

Did you review the "tape" in order to write down all those quotes?

Posted By: bnag

Re: Vikings Talk - 10/15/13 05:08 AM

I don't even care anymore. In fact, the give-a-crapometer is giving me a negative reading. Vikings, pedicures, and the struts on my car are amongsteth the things that I don't care about right now.

Go Lynx offseason!
Posted By: Skeddy

Re: Vikings Talk - 10/15/13 05:58 PM

They weren't prepared to even run out on the field during the starting lineups! Jeff and I witnessed it. They announced our defensive starters and the first name was Kevin Williams. Tick tock tick tock nobody ran out!! I guess a PR guy with a headset on was waving his arm profusely telling him to run out. Didn't happen. Next name was Robison and he came out. Hilarious. Can't make it up. Fire Childress.

Who's hosting for the big matchup next Monday night in NY? Should be a real barn burner.
Posted By: Jeff Steinborn

Re: Vikings Talk - 10/15/13 06:39 PM

This may be the first 0-6 team that will be favored.

Gotta look at the tape.
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 10/17/13 03:12 AM

Things aren't as bad as they seem, a couple of plays here or there and things could be different. For example, 33 drops an interception at the beginning of the game and had he made that catch, well Carolina only scores 28 points and has one less 80 plus yard drive.

Big tilt Sunday and Freeman will start. How exciting is that? Yes, the 0 and 6 Giants are favored by 3 but heck, they have Manning at QB. Hopefully the Vikings don't blow it, because if they can manage a loss and tie the Giants' record at the end of the year with a 1 and 15 record - guess what? That's right, #1 pick is coming the Vikings way.

I can see Camel writing Freeman on athletic tape and covering Harvin with it on his jersey. I'll look for him at the Roadhaus. I hope he brings the tape, Skeddy may need to tape his wrists.
Posted By: Skeddy

Re: Vikings Talk - 10/18/13 01:54 AM

Well we know we can't lose on Sunday simply because we play Monday night. Who will be the first to show up with a brown paper bag on their head?
Posted By: bnag

Re: Vikings Talk - 10/18/13 04:52 AM

Giants' field general Eli Manning has been plagued all year with an absurd amount of interceptions. He's already racked up 15 so far in 6 games played.

Taking that into consideration, look for Elisha Nelson Manning (yes, that's his full name) to throw for a career high in completion percentage, TD's, and yards versus this sieve of a Viking pass D. Wait...calling them a sieve is an insult to sieves throughout the world, as a sieve at least stops something.

Vikings have historically been lousy in recent years on the road. Also on night games. And on prime time network TV. There's 3 strikes already.

Eli is probably already in his uniform, standing on the field and looking at his watch.

Giants 37
Vikings 13
Posted By: Camel

Re: Vikings Talk - 10/18/13 04:45 PM

"Here comes allen around the end ... BAM ... Manning sacked! Welcome to the Big Apple Baby Eli ... BAM ... Robison breaks through the left side and completely decks Manning, the ball is loose and there goes Stamford ... the 30 ... the 20 ... the 10 .... touchdowwwwwwn Vikings, BAM, Let's GO!! That's the sixth Giants turnover and this is quickly becoming the Nightmare in East Rutheford for the New York Football Giants as the Purple Storm is raging, BAM, welcome to New York!!! ... Let me tell you Greg Coleman, that extra day between games really looks to have helped the Vikings work on the things that need correcting, as the lead has increased to 34-13 here in the third quarter, Let's go."
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 10/21/13 02:27 AM

The receivers Josh Robinson covers catch the ball like 91% of the time. I'm thinking either don't cover the wide out - hard to complete 9 out 10 just playing catch so odds are better not covering or better yet, put Josh in on offense and have him cover his own team's receiver.

Fire Schnelker.
Posted By: bnag

Re: Vikings Talk - 10/21/13 08:33 PM

wooohooooo BIG GAME tonight Monday Night Footballareyareadyohhellyeah! wooo!!!

Vikes 34
Gi-nards 17

HORNETS NEST DEFENSE! woohoooooohoooo
Posted By: bnag

Re: Vikings Talk - 10/22/13 08:24 AM

I don't even care anymore.

Posted By: Jeff Steinborn

Re: Vikings Talk - 10/22/13 02:51 PM

My Halloween costume.

Posted By: Skeddy

Re: Vikings Talk - 10/22/13 09:57 PM

Comedy Central ain't got s#*t on this. BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAA!!!!
Let 'em review the tape and we'll be fine. Although Freeman became just the 2nd QB in 53 years to throw 50 passes w/o a TD and under 200yds. Vikings....all we do is break records.
Posted By: Camel

Re: Vikings Talk - 10/22/13 11:29 PM

Ah, yah, I have a question for our panel. First, I can't wait for next week's game. The entertainment value is second to none. I do have a question, I noticed Pondler on the sidelines and what did you read from his facial expressions? Can you speculate as to what he might've been thinking? Does a guy in his situation cheer against his replacement just for an "I told you so" moment?
Posted By: Rubles

Re: Vikings Talk - 10/23/13 04:34 AM

Human nature would tell me "hell yes!" Fall on your face! Oh wait, the whole Vikings team did...
Posted By: Camel

Re: Vikings Talk - 10/23/13 07:34 PM

Ponder to start on Sunday is the latest. dubbayew tee eph? Reports are that Weeden is out in Cleveland for veteran Jason Cambell. Could Brandon Weeden be the fourth Vikings quarterback to start a game in 2013?
Posted By: bnag

Re: Vikings Talk - 10/23/13 08:45 PM

Posted By: Skeddy

Re: Vikings Talk - 10/23/13 09:07 PM

I wonder if the Vikings staff is asking these QB's of theirs to fake an injury to allow them to switch QB's week to week. This way they aren't to blame for making the changes themselves. You see the look on Pondler's face on the sidelines two nights ago? He looked disgusted by having to even be there. Know why? Because he knows the truth! His ribs were fine. Freeman was told to pretend to have a headache this week so the staff can play who they want. All based of course on the media and fan's reaction from the last game played. This reeks of conspiracy!! All we know though is it's not Bob Schnelker's fault.
Posted By: velocity

Re: Vikings Talk - 10/24/13 05:25 AM

I think that once the stadium is built everything will be fine and dandy. cry


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Posted By: Jeff Steinborn

Re: Vikings Talk - 10/24/13 12:34 PM

Posted By: Jean Plieseis

Re: Vikings Talk - 10/24/13 04:02 PM

What's on the "Burgers" menu?
Posted By: bnag

Re: Vikings Talk - 10/24/13 09:21 PM

FIRE THAT GUY!
Posted By: bnag

Re: Vikings Talk - 10/24/13 09:25 PM

Frazier and Spielman expanded their QB search:

Posted By: Camel

Re: Vikings Talk - 10/28/13 07:47 PM

Coach says the team battled throughout the game, and that's a positive. He also thought our defensive stand late in the game down 70 points was a positive, and also that our offense scored a garbage touchdown at the end and that was a positive and that indicated the team didn't quit. A couple questions - Isn't it likely that even bad teams will make a couple positive plays in a professional football game? And are these really "positives" when all you can reference as positives are a couple plays, and not an entire aspect of your team's performance? And who would you play at quarterback next week? Is it time to give Joe Webb a try? I'll log off and listen.
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 10/28/13 08:32 PM

Whoever thought this linebacker corp was NFL starting material needs to be fired today. The defense can't get anyone off the field. Freeman looks like heck and the response is poor mechanics. What? A guy that's been in the NFL for a few years still needs to work on mechanics? That should be worked on closer to junior high than NFL time. Whoever thought that guy was worth a few million needs to be fired today also. I'm glad Pounder decided he needed to be more vocal in the huddle - that was a big help and some great self appraisal. Very smart guy.

Trade all the old guys that have value and then clean house. Fire Frazier today. Wait,problem is that if Frazier is fired who coaches? Singletary? He should be fired today if not yesterday. Peter Musgraves? The defensive coordinator? (Nobody knows his name because he doesn't want it out there.) I'm thinking Frazier looked long and hard for guys with lower football IQ's than his so he didn't look like biggest goof on the sideline. Fire Speilman today. Fire Everyone!
Posted By: bnag

Re: Vikings Talk - 10/28/13 09:25 PM

At this point, I think we all need to reassess just exactly what we, as fans, look to get out of watching the Vikings play football. It all boils down to entertainment. And we have to ask ourselves, "were we not entertained?" I was. Like rubber necking a car accident on a highway, our inner interests in the macabre take over.

As former stalwart Viking head coach Mike Tice once said, "ENJOY..the season."

side note on in season firings: I don't think anything will change til after the season is done. Zygmunt will be looking for new hires during the offseason, and any prospective candidates will be leery of job security if The Zyg is known for firing two coaches midseason one year after making playoff appearances (Childress, then Frazier).

*disclaimer: the above side note is what I think SHOULD happen, not what The Zygster WILL do. As we know with the Vikings, things can escalate quickly (Favre signing, Childress firing, Freeman signing)
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 10/28/13 11:09 PM

Fire everyone. Fire the secretary. Fire the cheerleaders. Fire the groundskeeper at Winter Park. Fire that greasy, fat hairy toad that rides around on a fake Harley before the game. Fire the radio announcers - especially Gary Coleman. Nothing worse than a horrible sideline reporter for a horrible team.

"Now down to Greg" - "Wow, I have seen a lot of looks before but the looks on the faces really says something about this team. Blah Blah Blah." After this season there should be plenty of ex-Vikings to choose from for sideline reporters.
Posted By: Skeddy

Re: Vikings Talk - 10/29/13 01:24 AM

How sad and pathetic was it when you heard the chant "Go Pack Go" as the Rogers led machine marched down the field? Then, A-Rog actually had to motion to the cheesehead sportin' fans from the east to quiet down so they could run their next successful 3rd down conversion. Or was it 4th down? Doesn't matter it all worked. In fact punter guy never made it on the field. Oh wait I believe he kicks off too. Nevermind.

You can't keep telling us you need to work to correct the mistakes because even if you do, you're still not good enough to compete. How do you correct lack of talent?

Jared Allen was shut out on defense. Meaning he had no sacks or tackles. He was quoted after the game saying this is the worst defense he's been a part of or something to that effect. Look in the mirror buddy.

Fire them all.
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 10/31/13 10:51 PM

The Vikings game gets the worst play by play guy this Sunday. Obviously there are some horrible match-ups Sunday. Joe Buck sucks.
Posted By: Jeff Steinborn

Re: Vikings Talk - 11/01/13 03:07 PM

Why would fox put their number 1 crew on this game? I guess the cowboys are still America's team.

How bout dem cowboys!
Posted By: Skeddy

Re: Vikings Talk - 11/01/13 03:53 PM

Ohh the memories of a Thanksgiving Day game back in '98 live on. Vikings at Dallas when Randy "Super Bowl Homeboy" Moss caught maybe 4 passes for 180yds or so and 3td's. I think all were bombs too. Did he get to eat Madden's deformed, six-legged turkey after the game?
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 11/07/13 12:59 AM

Oh jeepers - the game is Thursday this week which is fast arriving. Rudy is out - broken foot so the TE play will be way worse. But as we all saw, the biggest issue is defense. I'm ready to see that some of the back up linebackers can do - such as that Dean guy. (Never trust a man with two first names.) But at some point the wrong reads and wrong angles the current guy is taking need to be sidelined and put in someone new. The defensive coordinator needs his head examined.

Going for on 4th down was the answer at the end of game - get some gonads.

Oh - currently on the bright side I think the purple's starting QB is better than the Packers..............

Fire Floyd Peters.
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 11/07/13 01:00 AM

The game could be RPG3's coming out game this year. Oh my.
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 11/15/13 08:55 PM

Things are really looking up for the Vikings. No, no, no, not due to the win but because the Bucs won. Pick number 1 might be in play yet.

Sunday's game against Seattle should be exciting to watch. With Percy back on the field the Seahucks might put up 50 plus points against this defense.

It will also be interesting to watch Corduroy PantsOnSon (stole some of that from Skeddy)who will probably start after Simpson got charged with a DWI. Other things of interest is to see if Freeman will dress - 2 million dollar spectator.

Also, the Vikes still have a shot with some of the QB's out in the central. Don't count them out. Any given Sunday. Stick a fork in them.
Posted By: Skeddy

Re: Vikings Talk - 11/18/13 04:26 PM

How 'bout that Percy Harvin fella? Pieces are in place. In Seattle that is. Ya know it was actually a game for a while there but it turned south real quick. Ponder eventually looked like his usual self and the defense has been consistently bad all year. I say start Freeman at Lambeau next week. What do we have to lose besides $3 million? Although that's a pretty good gig if you can get it. "Hey Josh, we'll give you $3 million to come stand on our sidelines for the season. Sound like a deal?" Maybe he's concussed I don't know. Is anyone out there not concussed? Bad deal.
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 11/18/13 09:01 PM

Oh yes, Packer week! There's a definite buzz in the air.
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 11/23/13 02:36 AM

Henderson out this week - personal matter and Audie Cole starting. LB play can't get any worse than what it was.
Posted By: Skeddy

Re: Vikings Talk - 11/23/13 04:54 PM

Robison may not play either. It's interesting when a 2-8 team has so many players that all of a sudden can't play cuz that tweaked ankle just doesn't wanna heal fast enough. If they're 8-2 they might tape an aspirin to it and get out there. What the hell do I know his foot might be falling off.
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 11/25/13 11:59 PM

Vikings release AJ Jefferson after he lands in jail for domestic assault charges. If it's Chris Cook they can keep him when he is charged but I guess AJ isn't good enough. Oh well, hopefully the domestic partner is OK.

Rewinding to Sunday's game - what a thriller. I really appreciate a good tied game in the NFL - just because it's such an oddity. Word has it some of the Packers were waiting for the second quarter of OT to kick in - still might be waiting. They must have gone to Syracuse like Donavan McNugget - stupid Syracuse.

And leave it to Pounder to screw things up, what with his QB rating of 110 he does everything he can to kick the Vikings out of the top pick in the NFL draft, and he just might have. Thankfully some of the WR's dropped some balls and the defense went into sieve mode to keep the Vikings from winning. A loss would have been better but at least it wasn't a win. And the beauty of the tie is that there will probably be no (rigged) coin flip to decide where the Vikings draft.
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 11/28/13 03:54 AM

S0oooo - Erin Henderson was arrested with like 2 pounds of Goofinfowl and drunk - What? OK - I'm thinking Audie Murphy played well enough that we don't need him. Bad angles and bad decisions - Minnesota doesn't need you just because of that. See ya.
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 12/13/13 11:28 PM

Oh my what an exciting game last week. One can watch a lot of football and never see such excitement. Thankfully the Vikings didn't blow it as with the loss they moved from like number 6 pick to number 4 in the draft. If they can keep it rolling and wish luck to some of the other teams it might get to a number 3 or 2. Ski U Mah Vikings!
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 12/17/13 10:11 PM

JEEPERS - with the win Sunday over the NFC East leading Eagles the Vikes go from having the #3 pick in the draft to #8 now. So much for a franchise QB. (BTW - Big Al says sign Phillip Rivers and draft a defensive linemen) Cassel looked like Tommy Kramer (best Vikings QB ever) and 44 looked like Chuck Foreman - no no no, not his 2 yard average the number on his back. There ought to be a rule against giving 44 to anyone on offense.

Sunday's tilt against the AFC North leading Bengals will be an interesting matchup. Andy Dalton, the Red Rifle, will be looking to make some big plays with AJ Green. Anytime you mix Red and Green it's like Christmas. No pass rush from the Vikings (playing outside in the cold) will make for some big offensive output. If Cassel can do his Tommy Kramer impersonation (highly doubtful) it could be a 41 to 40 type game. I don't expect a Vikings win as they always do just enough to screw it up, which is what the win last Sunday did.

Fire Speilman.
Posted By: Camel

Re: Vikings Talk - 12/18/13 04:22 PM

Sure hinder sight is 20-20, but really, I saw Dalton beat Wisconsin in the Rose Bowl and I said to myself, "he looks like he knows what he's doing, that's the QB the Vikings should draft." That was the only time I saw him play in college, and I never saw Pondler play, or any of the other guys that were available, so I'm not really an expert. I do know that all you Vikings fans that were cheering for the Eagles on Sunday should take caution because it's not always when you pick, but who you pick, like Burt Favre, Aaron Rogers, Russ Wilson ... just a couple guys that weren't picked first.
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 12/30/13 03:09 AM

Fire Frazier i
Posted By: Jeff Steinborn

Re: Vikings Talk - 12/30/13 04:06 PM

Done
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 12/30/13 07:46 PM

Denver's coordinators are being mentioned as candidates - Adam Gase and Jack Del Rio. Adam Gase? The smart thing would be to hire quick so one can gobble up the good coordinators that have been fired - like Scott Linehan.
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 12/30/13 08:18 PM

Looking back, it makes one wonder why Josh Freeman was ever brought on board for 2 million dollars. I can understand taking a look at the guy but they did so after he was here 4 days. Why wouldn't one run him out there at the end of the year?

Another head scratcher was how Audie Cole was cut and resigned, hardly plays and then goes to starting MLB. The linebackers were brutal and whoever thought the three that started the year were NFL caliber should never coach again in the NFL - which might have been Mike Singltary. Greenway had a broken wrist but the other two were horrible.

Courdoroy Patterson showed his game changing skills in the first game but yet he in only in there for maybe half the plays all year, and he hardly touches the ball, terrible. Heck, he single handily beat the Lions in the last game. Just the threat of him busting a big play should result in him being on the field for just about every play.

The defensive line was way below average and there will be lots of holes to fill just there. With playing home games outdoors at TCF stadium there will need to be a major overhaul there as the D line stunk up the place playing outside in the elements.

I would guess Spielman is selling the Wilfs that it will be a rebuilding project targeting the 2016 season as when the playoff push will start, opening season for the new stadium. By then AP will be washed up and the Vikings still won't have a QB. A good NFL team needs a top 10 QB, maybe the Vikings can sign Phillip Rivers or Jay Cutler. I wonder if Tommy Kramer has any sons?

Fire Speilman!
Posted By: Skeddy

Re: Vikings Talk - 12/31/13 02:47 AM

Didn't Audie Cole come back into the picture when Erin Henderson got into trouble with the law so they needed to bring in another LB? Marvin "Gonna Make Lotsa Noise After I Tackle A Guy 15yds Downfield Guy" Mitchell (#55) didn't see too much action later on either. Or did he?

As far as Leslie Nielsen being let go. All we heard was how much the players loved playing for him and they never quit with him at the helm. Isn't that what you're looking for in a head coach? Should they have considered firing defensive coordinator Alan Williams instead? That being said, Leslie did bring Williams in so in essence blame can partially be put on the head coach for that move.

Speaking of the defense, a few stops on their side of the ball this season and we may have won this crappy NFC Norris division. Thus delaying the demise of the big inflatable toilet known as the Metrodome, albeit for at least one more week.
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 12/31/13 01:51 PM

Dan Quinn (Seahawks Def. Coordinator) seems to be a hot name linked to many jobs, including the Vikings. I look for the Vikings to go with an offensive coach with the thought they can groom a QB, as it was said earlier, the common denominator with good teams is a good QB. Jay Gruden, offensive coordinator with the Bengals and Darrell Bevell have also been named as candidates. If the Bengals take an early exit from the playoffs I look for Gruden to get the job. I would rather have Bevell come back to town and bring Chilli (currently SENIOR offensive assistant in KC) in as his offensive coordinator. We all know how much of an offensive genius Chilli is, he and his kick butt offense. Plus, Bnag could recycle his old Halloween costume.
Posted By: Skeddy

Re: Vikings Talk - 01/15/14 10:31 PM

Welcome to Vikings country Mike Zimmer!!! Hard nosed, no non-sense type of guy. Even Deion Sanders tweeted praising the hire. Zimmer was his D-coordinator at Dallas under Parcells. They say he's got a good balance to where he's not real chummy with the players but they respect him. Been a while since we've had a guy like this. Looking forward to it. SKOL!
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 01/16/14 04:12 AM

I would have much rather had an offensive minded coach - the last guy was a defensive specialist too. The front office is a joke. Now I see he wants Norv Turner as OC. Why stop there? Maybe we can bring in Jerry Burns too? Oh, and Mike Zimmer's brother Don Zimmer, let's bring in him too.

Fire Speilman.
Posted By: Skeddy

Re: Vikings Talk - 01/16/14 03:13 PM

I'm just looking forward to the press conferences. Maybe we'll see a bit of Uncle Burnsie in Don Zimmer. Effers.
Posted By: Jeff Steinborn

Re: Vikings Talk - 01/16/14 05:25 PM

It's all over the tweeter accounts and facepages - Zimmer the new Vikings Coach - yet the Vikings will not hold a press conference until Friday? Hmmm.
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 03/14/14 07:56 PM

Wowser - lots of free agency moves by the Vikings. First and foremost, very interesting that Jared Allen, Kevin Williams, and the LB's (Desmond Bishop, Erin Henderson, and Marvin Mitchell) haven't got any suitors yet. Probably explains why the defense stunk.

Linval Joseph was a good move and it looks like the DL is pretty much set. The signing of The Captain (RRRrrrrrr!) was a nice move to bolster the defensive backfield. Interesting that the signing of Derek Fox has been under the radar. Hopefully it spells the end of AJ Jefferson - that was tough to watch.

Matt Cassel signs back up (yawn) and Jerome Homer Simpson too - should be interesting what Norm Turner can do with that. Finally, it's looking like the Vikings are lining themselves up for a LB with their first pick in the draft as it appears they are looking at what the top picks will be and are signing those position players as free agents so they can get the best LB in the draft. Look for them to build a strong defense this year and then work on the offense next year.
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 05/08/14 02:58 PM

Big day today - draft day. Lots of predictions out there but here is what will happen. The Vikings will trade down to get more picks, trade up, or they will stay with #8. The other nugget will be the Vikes brass will be amazed the player was still there. Remember you heard this first on the Henderson website.
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 05/08/14 11:27 PM

I'm still saying LB with first pick, Greenway is old.
Posted By: WildBill

Re: Vikings Talk - 05/09/14 08:37 PM

and you were correct along with PA who called it in the kfan mock draft ! I also Loved that we got Teddy BridgeH2O SKOL We definately need new linebackers!
Posted By: WildBill

Re: Vikings Talk - 06/13/14 12:03 AM

All ten 2014 draft picks are now signed SKOL
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 08/27/14 06:20 PM

Big tilt tomorrow night as the Vikes try to keep their preseason record perfect. It will be a good chance to see which offensive lineman might be a backup - very exciting stuff. And if the preseason is any kind of precursor, which it usually is, the Vikes will win 75% of their games and be 12 & 4 at season’s end. Super Bowl Homeboy!

The big news today – Ravens sign DB Derek Cox, who was one of the early cuts for the Vikings this preseason. That must mean the defensive backs are going to be very good this year – arrrgggggh Captain!
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 09/08/14 09:31 PM

Nice win by the purple this past Sunday - a road win none the less. Offensively it was nice to see them get Corduroy Patterson involved more in the offense than the past regime, but I was expecting a little more from Norm Turner (Norm!). I don't know that one should get too excited with Cassel at QB as it will be one good game and a couple bad, or vice versa, he is very inconsistent. At some point Teddy will probably make an appearance - the sooner the better.

Defensively it was nice to see an aggressive defense versus the ol' Cover 2. The defensive line looked pretty good which helped get the interceptions.

Special teams looked pretty good minus the blocker on the punt return that blocked the guy into 35. It looked like 35 might not ever get back up - jeepers. The most concerning point was how the clown jumped around after the flag was picked up, like he just won the Super Bowl. I was really hoping a Viking would have walked up to him and pointed to the scoreboard. Anytime a team has players more concerned about one individual play, than they are about the score, are in for a long season. With that said and the QB situation in St. Louis, they might be lucky to win one single game.
Posted By: bnag

Re: Vikings Talk - 09/11/14 03:32 AM

I had this weekend's game versus the Patriots as a "loss" on my wall-sized Viking schedule, however, after reviewing the film of both teams from the last weekend and running simulations on Madden NFL '05 on the XBOX (I haven't picked up the latest version), I'm changing my pick to the Vikes. Brad Johnson plays an efficient game, and Fred Smoot (smooooooot!) picks off Tom Brady to seal the deal.

Vikes 27
Patriots 23

Book it!
Posted By: Camel

Re: Vikings Talk - 09/11/14 06:29 PM

I'm not really into weekly predictions or breaking down film or Madden Box simulations. That's old news. The only real question mark remaining for the season is WHERE WE'LL WATCH THE PLAYOFF OPENER!!!!
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 09/11/14 09:28 PM

It should be a fun game to watch this Sunday with a couple of the greatest football minds matching wits - Billicheck's defense versus Norm's offense - this should be a real chest match. Past matches has Billicheck winning 10 out of 12. Take that and couple it with the fact the Pats are 13 and 1 coming out of a loss, use Henderson math and it looks like an 11.5% chance the Vikings win. (So you're saying there's a chance?!)

Another fun thing to watch will be Goldy, being it's a home game at the U, I'm sure our favorite Gopher will have the crowd just a buzzin'. Off topic, not sure why the Vikings couldn't just call that stadium home is beyond me. Watching the Arizona Cardinals play Monday night it looks like they have a good thing going there with the local college, University of Phoenix, as they both share the same field, but enough stadium talk.

The other thing to watch will be how the Vikings defense matches up to the Pats' offense, Billicheck is all about mismatches so I expect a lot of 4 and 5 wide to exploit the Vikings defensive backfield. The D line will have to have a great game for any chance of a win. If the Sheriff and Xavier don't play it might not end well for the Purple.

On the betting side, those that followed my betting advice last week and took their $100 betting roll and laid it all on the Vikings now have $200 in their pocket. Pats are favored by 3 so take 50% of that and bet it on the Vikings to cover.

I wonder whose chest looks better - Billicheck's or Norm's?
Posted By: Skeddy

Re: Vikings Talk - 09/18/14 06:55 PM

Now for today's version of....What NFL player is in trouble now? Answer is...Jerome Simpson
Posted By: Rubles

Re: Vikings Talk - 09/19/14 01:07 AM

Geez will we ever get to enjoy to read about NFL hits and have it pertaining to football and not domestic violence or child abuse?
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 09/19/14 08:44 PM

The thrill is gone this week (queue up the B.B. King) - what a mess. Maybe after the blow out his week we'll see Teddy start next week. Cassel will either look great or like last week - I'm banking on the latter against Ryan's defense.

After the betting loss last week we're back to the original 100 bucks so in a - I don't care play - Saints favored by 10 - put it all on the Saints to cover.
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 09/25/14 10:55 PM

Big news on the QB front from Winter Park - the resilient McLeod Bethel Thompson has been resigned. Just too bad there isn't a defensive guy named Hugh, and if there was and if he tackled McLeod in practice one could spin into.......Hey hey Hugh Hugh, get off of McLeod.

And then there is OH no but oh yes, the injury bug has hit. Nothing against Cassel but it's going to be fun to watch Teddy. He actually didn't look too bad last week, actually didn't looked scared a bit. But no running game - oh my.

Now for the bet - gut feeling Vikings plus the 2 (home dog?). The Falcons have like 3 sacks all year. Reality - the Vikes have no run game, no pro bowl tight end, no starting right guard, left tackle looks like horse apples, Greenway with bad ribs (probably won't play, the Sheriff is dinged up, one corner is dinged up and a rookie QB. Taking half the pot and betting $100 on the favored Falcons.
Posted By: Rubles

Re: Vikings Talk - 09/26/14 02:08 AM

I think an apology to the Stones is in order Norton...
Posted By: Skeddy

Re: Vikings Talk - 10/02/14 07:32 PM

Make sure and tune in to KARE 11 news at 5 and/or 6pm this evening. Two coworkers and I were at lunch today and while filling our faces at Park Tavern, camera/sports dude approached asking for our predictions. They even had burgers there Camel!!! Can't be as good as the one you had in St. Paul though.
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 10/02/14 07:55 PM

Packer's week! Cripes it's almost over due to the short week. I'll say it again, Thursday night football should be for teams coming out of the bye week. Surprised the player's union hasn't pushed for this, but let's move on.

Teddy looked very good last week but then again the Falcons D-line stinks. The running game came to life, which was highly unexpected and fun to watch. The defense still needs a bunch of work and can't get the other team off the field on 3rd down = no good.

Bank roll is back down to 100 bucks after the big win last week. Rain and thunder tonight so it might be a very sloppy game so the Vikings have a better chance due to that. I do expect the Vikings to have about 3 or 4 turnovers, no matter who the QB is and I would expect Erin Rogers to absolutely shred the Capt'n. Take the whole bank roll and put it on the Packers to cover the 9 nine points.
Posted By: Jeff Steinborn

Re: Vikings Talk - 10/02/14 07:59 PM

You should have less than $100 - if you've been paying the "juice".
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 10/02/14 09:55 PM

Teddy is out - oh my.
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 10/02/14 10:04 PM

Is the game in Milwaukee or Green Bay tonight?
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 10/12/14 02:57 AM

Detroit has a good d line but Calvin Johnson won't play - Detroit favored by two, take the vikings for $100.
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 10/16/14 02:01 PM

Oh my did the Vikings look bad - just think if Calvin Johnson and Reggie Bush would have played - yonkers. Offensive line looks terrible - not sure what happened there. The defensive didn't look as bad and now weaker teams so there might be some wins coming up.

Bills favored by 5.5 - 100 bucks left in the bank - bet it all on the Vikings.
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 11/02/14 03:34 PM

Vikings win today - Redskins bus crashes but no players hurt. I hope it didn't hit one of the protester's buses - that would be ironic if those protesting the glass being used in the new stadium were involved in a crash that shattered the front window glass of the bus. One would look kind of silly - looking over the broken glass while wearing shirts that say "Save The Glass". Then again, I'm for the glass and against new schools.
Posted By: Skeddy

Re: Vikings Talk - 11/03/14 02:25 PM

Super Bowl homeboy!
Posted By: Skeddy

Re: Vikings Talk - 11/07/14 04:47 PM

Who wants to pool some $ together for the original Vikings cart car?!?!
Posted By: Skeddy

Re: Vikings Talk - 11/10/14 06:48 PM

Former Viking free safety Orlando Thomas, 42, passed away after a seven year battle with ALS.
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 12/26/14 09:40 PM

Big tilt this Sunday - could be the biggest tilt of next year. Next year? Yes, a win could mean playing the Saints & Giants next year and a loss means playing the Bucs and the Redskins.

Draft pick is also on the line - right now it looks to be the number 9 pick and a win could mean about 5 spots higher. Right now the linebacker corp looks very thin, we could see some practice squad guys playing.

Between the Bears giving up and the Vikings trying to throw the game this could look like a bad Pro Bowl game. About the only hope is for Kalil to let Jared Allen get some sacks, which could happen. BTW - good move by the brass to let Jared go. Always tough to let a popular player go who is on the downhill slide but maybe the same will happen this offseason with Greenway. Barr should be the only returning LB starter next year - I look for some moves in the draft and free agency to address the LB issue.
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 03/04/15 10:58 PM

Your favorite Matt (Howard) Cassel Viking moment? He is now a Bill thanks to a HUGE trade. Vikings get a 5th and 7th for Matthew, 6th round pick, and a goal post.
Posted By: Skeddy

Re: Vikings Talk - 03/05/15 02:34 PM

Pat Devlin to back up Teddy woooooo!! Who?
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 03/05/15 07:18 PM

Scott Tolzien. ???.
Posted By: bnag

Re: Vikings Talk - 03/07/15 03:17 AM

Tarvaris Jackson made a pitch in the media to come back to Minnesota to back up Teddy Throwsevelt.

Twins bring back Torii Hunter, Wolves bring back Garnett, and now maybe the Vikes bring back The Jacker!

BRING back TEE jack clap clap clapclapclap
Posted By: Skeddy

Re: Vikings Talk - 03/07/15 01:13 PM

Everything must not be as rosy in Seattle as it used to be. Isn't skittles breath Lynch unhappy there too all of a sudden? Maybe the Jacker will ask Beast Mode to carpool here if AP does indeed not come back. Skol!
Posted By: bnag

Re: Vikings Talk - 03/07/15 08:43 PM

Hold the phone!

The Vikings have reached out to former Viking quarterback Shaun Hill's agent to gauge his interest in returning to Winter Park to back up Mr. Throwsevelt. Shaun has filled in for QB's like Matt Stafford in Detroilet and Sam Bradford in St Louie.


Viking trivia note:

The only players to wear #10 for the purple were Fran Tarkenton and King Hill (no relation to Shaun).
Posted By: bnag

Re: Vikings Talk - 04/29/15 03:05 AM

2015 NFL draft. Hard to read Rick Spielman's tea leaves this year, lot's of variables in play and subterfuge being dealt out in the media.

Will they deal Peterson? Trade down? Up? Sideways?



My worthless prediction will be a trade down and gathering more picks later on. I'll go with Marcus Peters, cornerback, Washington Huskies, after the trade down to the 21st-ish spot.

I love the NFL draft, but it's been on the "interest backburner" this year.

GO WILD!
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 04/30/15 06:39 PM

Besides Barr - the linebackers stink so I'm thinking linebacker. Once that happens it's the Super Bowl homeboy.
Posted By: Skeddy

Re: Vikings Talk - 04/30/15 08:08 PM

Trade Peterson!!!
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 05/01/15 07:25 PM

Bnag nails it predicting CB in first round. I would like to see Eric Kendricks or maybe Benardrick McKinney with round 2. Wow, watch the draft or Wild?
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 05/02/15 04:34 PM

Look for some random Qb that will be a long term project - channel your inner Tyler Thigpen.
Posted By: Skeddy

Re: Vikings Talk - 05/03/15 10:42 PM

The purple people eaters are back!!
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 07/25/15 08:11 AM

The Purple hit Mankato this weekend and you know what that mean? Back to school shopping and summer is over? No – Heck no! Lots of summer left and as far as school supplies go, just use the leftovers from last year. That glue bottle from last year is at least ¾ full yet. It means keep your daughters away from Mankato and stay away from the fast food joints at night as Corvettes have been known to bounce off the drive thru pillars.

Lots of excitement abound as this might be the year, the year for that first Super Bowl win. (Most Packer fans will never know that feeling – ha ha.) The rookie class is looking good – Diggs at WR, Pruit at TE, and Kendricks at MLB. I have a feeling Kendricks might be the second coming of Jack Del Rio, but not quite in that class of Scott Studstill but the potential is there.

Mike Wallace at WR will be fun to watch – hopefully Teddy has a strong enough arm to get the ball to that speedster. Kalil will be back to form after two knee surgeries. AP will have something to prove and after a year on the shelf should be poised to break the rushing record.

This is going to be a fun year, especially after the Vikings whip the Packers twice. Be prepared for the Packer fans to get personal with remarks like “at least our running back doesn’t use a switch on his kids”. Just respond with two words – Mark Chmura. I can see the Packer fans crying in their Old Milwaukee already.
Posted By: Skeddy

Re: Vikings Talk - 07/25/15 01:06 PM

Wasn't Chmura sitting in his hot tub in his whitey tighties with his daughter's high school friends or something? Hoping he would get asked to prom I bet.
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 09/03/15 02:38 PM

BIG tilt tonight - the Vikings put their undefeated preseason record on the line. Can't wait to see Heinicke light them up tonight. I bet he throws for 4 TD's. SKOL! Or 4 picks. OK - the backups play tonight - yawn.......
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 09/12/15 02:25 PM

The preseason was fun - that Heinicke at QB was something. But time to move on to bigger and better things. Monday night football none the less (queue the music! - ba bump ba ba, ba da, ba da) If that ain't enough to send chills down Skeddy's spine. Time to see Teddy and AP at the same time, which would be more exciting if the O - line wasn't in shambles. Time to see if back ups and a rookie can cut the cake. At least they got some time together in the preseason.

Defensively, the Vikings will have to contain the Niners QB - old Colon Kappernick. I think if they can keep him in the pocket it should be an easy win. If Kappernick does his Steve Young versus Vikings impression - 50 yard rush for TD,running pass the likes of Millard, Jesse Solomon, Joey Browner twice, well then it might be a long night for the purple. Lets hope the Vikings coach, Don Zimmerman, has the defense ready to go. I was hoping to see Kendrick at middle linebacker but Geraldine Hodges gets the nod. Oh well.

Those looking to bet, this is an interesting matchup. Opening week is always tough so be careful. The opening line was Niners by 4 and now it has the Vikings favored by 2.5. That tells me a TON of dough has been placed on the Vikings to win the game, very interesting. We'll start with a 100 clams in the bank for betting purposes and we ain't paying no juice. We're going real conservative and putting the minimum 10 on the Vikings minus the 2.5. Weather predictions have it in the 60's and no rain - with that forecast in mind and the over under at 41.5, we have to go big here. We are putting $40 on the over - no way is this a 21-20 game. I see Vikings putting up at least 30 points and that would mean Kappernick only needs to put up a dozen, that's easy money.

Let's hope the first game doesn't go into OT else we might miss the first part of the Viking's game - the old opening day, MNF doubleheader. BA BUMP BA BA.....BA DA BA DA - Tonight on Monday night football it's Colon Kappernick and his Niners hosting Teddy Bridgewater and the Minnesota Vikings, live from San Francisco! Get the Brain Melt on ice! Get the popcorn ready! This should be fun. BTW - I have the Vikings winning 11 games.
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 09/18/15 11:50 AM

Oh no, that was ugly Monday night. Yonkers. The O - line has a lot of work to do and AP looked like Jared McKinnon and McKinnon looked like AP. Kind of made me wonder why McKinnon didn't get more carries - 6.7 yards per carry average. Are you McKiddin'? - No. Teddy did OK - about as good one could with the protection like it was. And the defense didn't look like a Don Zimmer defense - the middle linebacker spot is not good. Still think Kendricks should get the start over Geraldine - but Zimmer knows defense. Right?

The bank roll took a big hit - never bet big first week. Weather for Sunday's tilt looks great so one should again expect a high scoring game - Megatron, neutrons, protons. Interestingly enough, the Vikings are favored by 2.5, so Vegas must think they aren't as bad as they looked. In true Vikings fashion, expect them to come through when most have given up. We're taking the Vikings to win and cover at 20 bucks and the over under is 43.5 - going with the over for 30 sawbucks.

I should think the bandwagon will be loading up after Sunday's tilt. SKOL!
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 09/26/15 04:49 PM

All around better performance last week - but the Chargers will be a big challenge this Sunday. Rivers is a pretty gosh darn good QB and Wisconsin's Melvin Flash Gordon is as good as any rookie RB in the league. At WR, there is Eddie Royal - who can be a royal pain in the caboose. The Vikings defense will certainly have their hands full. Interesting enough last week, Chad Greenway only played 16 snaps so it looks like he might be on the way out to pasture, been a nice run for the farm kid for Dakota. One thing to watch will be the O line of the Chargers, they are dinged up which might be tipping point for the game.

The Chargers defense doesn't strike fear in anyone but the 3 4 defense can be a struggle for the Vikings. Old Norm Turner will be facing his former team from 2012 so one should expect an early Halloween on the gridiron Sunday, as Norman opens up his bag of tricks. AP looked decent last week, which was evident when the Vikings called the boot leg and the Lions sent 9 guys to tackle the empty handed AP as Teddy waltzed into the end zone for the TD. I'm hoping to see Diggs this Sunday, he's been a healthy scratch the last couple weeks.

I was thinking of taking the underdog Chargers and 2 points but now I'm going with the Vikings and betting $20. Bankroll currently at $40. We're staying away from the over under as betting that the last two weeks was like throwing money down a rat hole. Look for Steinborn at the game - he'll be the one with the big head.
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 10/01/15 11:53 AM

Wow - another good performance by the Vikes this past week. Another game of were the D put the hurt on the QB - Rivers is a pretty tough cat to take some of those hits he did. It should be interesting if the D puts the hurt on Payton Manning this week. He is very well respected by all and with the Bronco's O line is also thin, like the Chargers' O line was. It will be interesting if there are any snot knockers handed out by the Vikings. (That's one of the old coach's term - snot knocker.)

AP had flashes of the old AP and the Broncos' defense right now is one of the best in the league, so something has to give. I have a feeling it's going to be AP and I wouldn't be surprised to see the Broncos crowd the line and see if Teddy can beat them while dealing with the crowd noise in Denver.

The line started at 4 and has quickly gone to Broncos favored by 6.5. The over under is 43. The over under again seems low but again we are staying away from that. Last time there was a big jump with the line we went with the money, this time we're going to try the opposite and are putting 30 clams on the Vikings to cover but I wouldn't bet on a win. Current bankroll is at $60.

For those looking for easy money, take a look at the Raiders @ Bears, Raiders favored by 3. With the Bears trading away players and Cutler nursing a sore hammy (wink, wink), take the Raiders to cover. Not sure I would bet the farm but one might want to bet the seldom used tractor in the corner of the machine shed.
Posted By: Skeddy

Re: Vikings Talk - 10/02/15 12:37 AM

I've heard too that it's the Broncos D that should be our biggest worry and not Manning. Although Manning to Thomas seems to be working real well so far. We shall find out I s'pose.

Speaking of snot knockers Xavier Rhodes took one from his own teammate Sunday in Sendejo. Obviously concussed by the way he meandered to the sidelines with help. Good news is that he passed his first test and now it sounds like he's good to go for Sunday. Seems hard to believe this day and age with concussions but maybe his eggs were more over easy and less scrambled.

Should be a good one Sunday as kickoff is near the end of the encore roll in at 3:25pm. Reserve your spot early Norton!
Posted By: bnag

Re: Vikings Talk - 10/02/15 01:29 PM

I have simulated this game on the kitchen floor using Peanut M&M's 14 times. Denver was the orange ones, Vikings were blue (no purple's).

Taking the average of the final scores of the 14 simulations, I have Denver winning by the score of 23 to 17.


Things to watch for during the real game based on simulations:

The blue M&M that wore the magic marker-ed #3 kept missing a 4 floor tiles long field goal, which equates to a 42 yarder on the actual gridiron.

Keep an eye on the orange M&M, #88, to get tripped up by a piece of uncooked spaghetti noodle piece.

Blue M&M #13 get's eaten during the game.
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 11/17/15 12:56 PM

Big win by the purple Sunday - Zimmer keeps working his magic with the defense. After being burned by the blitz a few times he dials it back and lets old man Newman (Newman!) play his game and he comes up big. AP doesn't quite look like MVP AP but he still looks above average. 84 has looked like heck all year but comes up big with a return for TD - it was better blocking than running so the credit should go to the other guys on the field at that time.

It's an entertaining team to watch and kind of reminds me of the Bud Grant teams - good defense, don't make mistakes on offense and try and squeeze out special teams play that is a game changer. BTW - Scherels is probably the best all around special teams player on punts ever as he is very dynamic on kicking and receiving. Rochester Minnesota's finest.

Packer week is always fun and that much more fun when the purple stand a chance of beating the dreaded Cheese in Green. Let's hope Erin Rodgers keeps playing like he has the last couple weeks else all the closet Packer fans will be clucking next week. Cluckers.
Posted By: WildBill

Re: Vikings Talk - 11/21/15 05:32 PM

It's gonna be a great game against the green and gold ! We have to keep Tcf bank purple though !! SKOL
Posted By: bnag

Re: Vikings Talk - 11/21/15 11:18 PM

Gonna be a snot-bubbler. I'll refrain from making a score/win prediction, as I've hexed many teams in my pick pool this year.


I think Zim Tzu pulls out a blitz package we haven't seen before for this game though.
Posted By: Skeddy

Re: Vikings Talk - 11/22/15 04:20 PM

Hopefully Fox shows the VAQ-129 Vikings flyover before the game.

Pretty good article just click the link. Skol!!!
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 12/10/15 06:16 PM

Oh my - the Cards are favored by 10.5 over the Vikings for tonight's big Thursday night NFL tilt. I guess, with the big nose tackle out, Barr out, and Harrison Ford out the Cards might put 45 or 50 up on the board. Time to take the leash off of Teddy and let him wing it - wait, seen that a few times this year and let's just say airing it out probably isn't his strong suit. Maybe Corduroy Patterson or Rochester's finest, Marcus Sorels can return some kicks for touchdowns. Could happen. As they say, any given Sunday. Wait, it's Thursday. Dang it.
Posted By: Skeddy

Re: Vikings Talk - 12/10/15 07:45 PM

Hey don't fret Norton. We got Sean Prater and Anthony "Who!?" Harris starting at safety tonight. Can you say....pick six!?!?!
Posted By: bnag

Re: Vikings Talk - 12/17/15 06:19 AM

So far, after 13 games, the Vikings offense has mustered up only 9 passing touchdowns.

You have to go back to 1971 when Gary Cuozzo, Bob Lee, and Norm Snead combined to throw 9 TD's during that season. They only played 14 games back in those days.

Ish.
Posted By: bnag

Re: Vikings Talk - 12/17/15 09:16 AM

Currently, Viking wide receivers (excluding the tight end position), have caught only 4 touchdown passes.


You have to go back to 1962 to match that futility, When Jerry Reichow caught 3, and some other receiver guy named Donahue caught one. That was back when they were called "ends", not "receivers". They didn't have these fancy grippy gloves they wear now either. And they probably wore work boots with nails sticking out of the soles for cleats. After the game, they'd take the nails out and wear the work boots to their 2nd jobs.
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 12/19/15 05:27 PM

Bnag - some interesting tidbits there - what immediately comes to mind is the old coach's philosophy - defense wins championships. The 71 team won like 78.5% of the games so take that across a 16 game season and using Henderson math - that's 12 or 13 wins. Granted the defense of today is no Purple Poodle Eaters, especially with the Barr and Harrison Ford out of the line up, but I'd rather watch that then say a Phillip Rivers team that throws a bunch of TD's to wide receivers. Or say a Jay Cutler team that throw a bunch of TD's to wide receivers.

Speaking of Cutler, big bad Bears are in town tomorrow. That should make for a few fights in the stands, hard to argue against the '85 Bears. If it was me I would say to the Chicago guy, you got me there. Anyhow, it will be interesting what Vikings team shows up, the one that got pounded by the Seahawks or the one that had the Morel Victory in Arizona couple Thursdays ago. New coach John Grey Fox is trying to instill his brand on the team so don't expect da Bears to roll over and play dead. If Cutler can throw a couple balls to the Vikings, and assuming the Vikings can catch said balls, I would expect a Vikings win and AP to have about a buck fifty in rushing yards. And no TD's for the Vikings' wide outs. As Al Davis said once, just win baby. (Or was that Davis Love? Or maybe Lovey Smith?) Kind of too bad it wouldn't be like 20 degrees tomorrow and a blizzard. Darn El Need No is kind of wrecking Minnesota's outdoor December football.
Posted By: bnag

Re: Vikings Talk - 12/21/15 01:03 AM

Hey hey! How bout that? Baddabing, baddaboom.

Norv must be reading this.
Posted By: Camel

Re: Vikings Talk - 12/23/15 01:29 PM

Really expect a knuckle buster on Sunday night. The Giants are fighting for their playoff existence, and the Vikings are nearly assured of a playoff birth, so it'll be interesting what kind of effort they put forth. Also, if the Packners lose to the St. Louis Cardinals in the afternoon it means the Vikings can still lose, but then still win the next week at Lameblow Field against the Packners and claim the NFC Central Division banner, which coach Zimmer has said he wants to hang somewhere. What will really come into question is if the starters only play the first couple series and then they put in the B-team so they are healthy for next week? Lots of soft tissue issues that can be healed up with a little rest.

Expect the Vikings to put forth a great effort for the final regular season home match. If the Packners lose then maybe it'll get interesting as we reach to the bench, that coupled with the idea that the Giants are desperate to save their season and you can anticipate that the Giants are going to come out fighting, like backing some sort of mean animal into a corner. The Giants will fight to the end, and a couple late touchdowns will make caution in the wind moving forward but the Vikings hang on 48-20.
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 12/24/15 12:45 PM

Oh yes, interesting game Sunday night, especially now that Giants star receiver Adele Beckham is suspended for a game for going postal last time out and the refs too afraid to kick him out. The NFL sure looks silly after all that unfolded with no one taking control, from the refs, to the veteran players of the Giants and especially the head coach. Hard to imagine the old football coach from Henderson putting up with such selfish and nutball behavior.

Quite the quandary for the Vikings Sunday if the Packers lose. Do they sit Harrison Ford and Crow Barr? Maybe rest some guys by playing 9 guys against the Giants' 11 just to make it fair as Adele isn't playing. I have confidence that Erin Rogers will lead the Pack to victory forcing the Vikings' hand to actually care. I have the Vikings winning Sunday night and the following Sunday at Green Bay. After that they will win at the Redskins while Seattle runs the table making for a NFC championship game against the Seahawks at TCF bank during a January blizzard.

Back to this Sunday, temps should be in the 10 to 15 degree range - oh how fun to watch that? I'm guessing the stands will be half empty or maybe 1/4 blaze orange. The Giants' D line isn't very good so I would expect a Vikings win, assuming the Pack win. If the Pack lose, all bets are off as it really doesn't matter.
Posted By: bnag

Re: Vikings Talk - 12/30/15 06:27 AM

This one's for all the Funyons folks.

Vikings vs Packers for the NFC North title. Time to knock 'em off their perch. (not sure why they've been standing on a fish, but they need to be knocked off of it)

Plan the work, work the plan.

Look for Zim Tzu to pull another special blitz package out of his back pocket this game.

Turn it up to 11!
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 01/02/16 04:15 PM

Oh my - Sunday night's game is for all the marbles. Bnag is thinking defense and what kind of blitz packages Zim might have for the injury riddled Packer's O line and I'm thinking when is Norm going to figure out the Vikings should be running more mis-direction with AP as the decoy. Last week's game was the perfect example, Jared McKinnon goes for about 40 on an AP fake mis-direction reverse. (Called back by holding penalty.) I'm thinking flea flicker bomb to Mike Wallace should be the opening play for the Vikings' offense.

As far as who wins Sunday, until the Vikings beat the Packers I'm thinking the Packers win. The Vikings have a way of making Erin look like the second coming of Johnny Unitas, and he might be, but he hasn't looked like that lately. In fact last week I thought Erin was concussed, either that or it is was tears of defeat as a Kleenex was needed. Should be interesting if Sunday is bounce back game for Erin.

Either way it will work out, Vikings lose this Sunday only to go back to Green Bay for a win. (NFL teams can never beat another 3 times in one year - you heard that first here.) Or the Vikings win and play host to the Seahawks - the beauty of that would be a game in below average January temperatures in Minnesota. That would be great advertising for the MN dept. of Tourism! I guess the third option is Vikings lose and Seattle loses (my personal favorite) and a trip to Washington. (or WaRshinton as the old coach would say.) Facing RGIII would be scary though.

BTW - Bnag - I love Funyons, don't get me wrong but TGI Fridays Onion Rings sold at Maynards is the way to go. And it ain't Bob Schnelker's fault. I loooove Alfred Anderson..................
Posted By: Skeddy

Re: Vikings Talk - 01/03/16 02:02 PM

Okay first it's for all the funyuns. Then it's for all the marbles. What about Brent Cheeseburger's famous line "this is for allllll the tostitos"? I do like funyuns too even though they rip the roof of your mouth off like Cap'n Crunch does.

Here we go ladies and gentleman. Oh and cheesehead fans. Confidence is brimming in Norsemen land after two straight blowouts in the cold at home. Even though it was against teams not playing for more than their jobs. Still come on, they're pros!

Things may appear not as rosy in cheeseville after being shellacked at AZ. But until the purple defeats the green in a meaningful game again I'm not going to boast as much as I'd like too. Last one was the Ponder led Vikes win at home to clinch a playoff spot only to have to head back to Lameblow the next week. Joseph Webb didn't stand a chance. Before that you have to go back to '09 when Bert Farve embarrassed his former team twice. Man that was fun.

Playoff scenarios? Throw 'em out the door! To be the best you have to beat the best. Let's win the division and bring a wild card game to the Bank. Seahawks Schmehawks. Scotch Schmotch. I'll have some of that Schmotch!

Vikes-27, Packers-18
SKOL!!!!!!!
Posted By: bnag

Re: Vikings Talk - 01/03/16 07:28 PM

I would make snow angels in a patch of sand stickers for a bag of Funyons and a Mr. Pibb right now.

Packer linebacker Dave Matthews has been stat-less for two straight games. No tackles, no sacks, no forced fumbles, nothin'. But he's got cool hair. Doesn't matter what you do in a game as long as you have cool hair.


I'm in John Randle mode.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QERsU3dsDYE
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 01/04/16 03:54 PM

Well, that was an interesting run by the Vikes - I guess entertaining describes it better which is great for Vikings' fans. Nice to see a win at Lambo, which every other NFC Norris team did this year - YIKES. One of these days Teddy is going to be able to throw the long ball, wow does that look rough. I was glad to see at least one mis-direction and Mankato's Thielman get a big gain. They should run more of that. The play clock management when way ahead was horrible - gave away a good minute if not more.

On the bright side - nice fake punt. Good job of not stopping on the Erin turnover - the Cap't has come to play this year. I was a little disappointed the Vikings didn't blow up the QB on the turnover - think Floyd Peters a.k.a. Sargent Rock. And nice to see the kicker not miss any kicks.

The line for Sunday's tilt started out at 7 and is now down to 5.5. Lots of money put on the Vikings to cover as home dog thus the big swing. 3 out of 4 visiting teams this coming weekend are favorites. Game time TEMP prediction keeps dropping too - started at 15 and now down to 12 degrees.

Vikings' fans should enjoy the week. When those Packer fans start talking championships keep in mind they will NEVER know what it's like to think this year could be the first. And if their bitterness continues point out at least when the Vikings beat the Lions this year they didn't jump around like they had just won the Super Bowl. Seriously, Erin throws a pass at game's end for the win and they go bananas - it's the Lions for cripes sake! What a bunch of clowns - embarrassing. Wouldn't it be interesting to see the Vikings host the Pack for the NFC championship - could happen. Could happen that Jeff can go a day without admiring himself in the mirror, too. Not likely though. Anyhow, NFC Norris Champs - bam!
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 01/07/16 11:48 PM

Big tilt Sunday, I dare say probably the biggest game of the year. Big, big game. No one gives the Vikings much of a chance at a win and I guess I don't see it either. The Vikings really struggle against teams with a good defense line and being it will be bitterly cold, the run game is what we will probably see.

Defensively for the Vikings the Seahawks have a wealth of weapons especially if they get Marsha Lynch back. The QB can run with the best of them I would suspect that Don Zimmer will have Crow Barr spy on Russ Wilson. I suspect about the only way the Vikings win is if Seattle turns the ball over about 3 times and the Vikings special teams comes through. Luckily, the game is being played on Sunday and as they say, any given Sunday. BTW - seats still available, I just saw on Shub Tub seats on the 50 yard line, 7 rows up for 150 clams. Wow. SKOL!
Posted By: bnag

Re: Vikings Talk - 01/08/16 07:35 AM

It's gonna be a slobberknocker...a brouhaha....a snotbubbler.


I remember my first bitterly cold game. Late in the season vs the Cleveland Clippers in their stadium. Must've around 25 degrees. As a sophomore, I was relegated to special teams only....mainly the kickoff team. (that's a big deal as a sophomore).

At one point during a kickoff I got my fingers between my helmet and a Clipper helmet during a collision. Not sure why my hand was up around my helmet during that time. Poor technique I reckon. Or I was trying to keep my too-big helmet from bobbling all over the place. (that's what sophomores get, helmets that are too big and uniform numbers that get halfway tucked into your football pants)

Anyway, it took awhile before I could feel my fingers. I think it was by Bucks Lake on the bus ride home.

That's what the Vikes need to do this Sunday. Get some Seahawk fingers between some helmets. Get a few of those and we're golden.
Posted By: bnag

Re: Vikings Talk - 01/08/16 07:42 AM

I would also have my defensive linemen tape ice cubes to their faces for an extreme psychological advantage.

"You see that? DO YOU SEE THE ICE CUBES ON MY FACE?!"
Posted By: Skeddy

Re: Vikings Talk - 01/11/16 02:45 PM

Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 01/16/16 06:47 PM

What a fun season of Vikings football - too bad Walsh snatched defeat from the jaws of victory - wide left. It's right up there with Disco Darren dropping the pass against the Skins back in the 80's. The beauty of all that is maybe next year will be the first time for the Super Bowl.

Interesting that Zimmer cans the O line coach considering AP got the rushing title - don't know if that's ever been done before. Tony Saprano is now the new coach - Parcells favorite guy, it's kind of like Parcells is running the team.

Draft day will be interesting - I don't know that drafting an O lineman is the right way to go even if that is the biggest need. I'm thinking cut Wallace and with the $ saved there go after someone like Richie Incognito - an experienced O lineman that's not a nice person. I'm thinking the O line could use a little nastiness. Then maybe draft a WR in the first round - probably could use a good running back too as AP will most definitely be on the decline next year.

The defense is pretty stout -evidence by one busted play by Seattle is what beat the Vikings. Need some depth and I would think the old guy Terrance Alan Newman won't be anywhere close to what he was this year. Might need to go after a CB in the second round of the draft or maybe a safety that can maybe play a little LB like Arizona does - that's a good look. Speaking of LB - Greenway wants to come back - I don't know, good guy but unless it's like at league minimum not sure about that.

The Vikings could also use a backup QB - when Shawn Benny Hill was in the game it was very Benny Hill like. RGIII would work. You heard that first here.

Just think if the Vikings would have won last weekend, they would have been playing during the comedy show that's in town tonight and that wouldn't have been good. And remember Vikings fans, when the Cheeseheads start spouting off remind them how the Vikings didn't jump around like a bunch of clowns after beating the Lions, like Erin Rogers and the Packers did. We're happy for ya.

Next year - right? Heck yes. The Vikings will win it all next year. Or maybe in couple when the Super Bowl is in Minneapolis. Makes me wonder how many Super Bowls were held in Green Bay - or Milwaukee for that matter. I'll have to google that. SKOL!
Posted By: bnag

Re: Vikings Talk - 04/25/16 12:37 AM

Welp....with the Wild parked in the garage for the year and the Twins striking out more than a bachelor at Charlie's at closing time, I turn my attention to the Vikings.

It's draft time. Our beloved Vikings are slotted to pick at #23 this year. The Rams and Eagles have made trades to target their respective quarterbacks of the future, and have given up way too much to do so, in my opinion. I'm glad we have Teddy Throwsevelt as ours and don't have to do what those teams did.

I'd say the team foundation is built and it's time to shop for curtains and lighting fixtures. They addressed the offensive line issue with a couple transactions during the off season, so they don't have to reach for an offensive linemen at pick 23.

They could use another flankerback, a big target to pair with 2nd year guy Stephon Diggs. Laquan Treadwell and Josh Doctson could be that guy. But I think there's better value at 23 than those two.

Zimmer likes his cornerbacks. There may be one there at 23 who I think they will pick; Eli Apple from Ohio State. You can never have enough corners in this passing league. Then they could shuffle some picks and move up to grab his team mate, wide receiver Mike Thomas in the second round.

Super Bowl homeboy.
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 04/27/16 03:24 AM

Good work as usual Bnag. I'm thinking DL or LB. Evryone talking WR so I don't expect that. Hopefully Myles Jack is still around - could be his knee injury scares some off. Don't see an OL being taken by Vikes in round 1, so if a run of them goes that will play into the Vikings' hands. Seeing WR Josh Doctson on lots of sites as the Vikings pick. Keep in mind Zimmer is defense guy and who doesn't love a shutdown defense? Think Myles Jack.........
Posted By: bnag

Re: Vikings Talk - 04/29/16 05:21 AM

Treadwell, nice. Not exactly Randy Moss, more of a Cris Carter type.

My guy Eli Apple lands in the Big Apple, where they now have 2 guys named Eli who are familiar with interceptions.


Myles Jack still available, questions on his bum knee.


LETS PLAY!
Posted By: Jeff Steinborn

Re: Vikings Talk - 04/29/16 12:42 PM

Thoughts on this Tunsil guy, was his twitter account hacked?
Posted By: bnag

Re: Vikings Talk - 04/30/16 03:11 AM

Probably lost 10 million bucks for that.


Then he proceeds to admit he got cash from the Ole Miss coaching staff for rent.


Not the sharpest rocket scientist doing brain surgery.
Posted By: Skeddy

Re: Vikings Talk - 04/30/16 01:36 PM

Love it how the NFL is just so appalled by it though. I bet half the league's players go into games higher than a giraffe's ass. KFAN personality and former Viking/Charger Ben Leber mentioned during the draft that he had teammates stoned in the locker room before games. We'll call it concussion therapy.
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 07/21/16 08:19 PM

BNAG - lots of hits on the Vikings talk here so the people need a bone from you to gnaw on as training camp is 1 week away. (1 week, you kidding me?) Nope.

I'm very interested in what is going to happen with the O line - that will probably be the biggest thing to watch during camp. I love Willie Beavers, (insert Jerry Burns sound bit here " I love Alfred Anderson") hoping that rookie makes the team. But big questions remain - will Loadholt and Sullivan come back from injury and look like they once did? Looks like the brass is betting not.

They sign Boone and Andre Smith so I'm thinking we are going to see a starter from last year not make the team, such as Loadholt, Sullivan, or TJ Clemmings. TJ has some upside but that was tough to watch at times last year.

Boone is bad man and just what the line needs - a guy that chews barbed wire and spits nails. Just hope he makes it through camp without really hurting someone as he will for sure be in some fights during camp.

Super Bowl Homeboy!
Posted By: bnag

Re: Vikings Talk - 07/22/16 01:09 AM

Nort, I'm with ya on the o-line. They fix that, and Teddy Throwsevelt will make the jump. Teddy was the most pressured QB in the league last year.

I'd be surprised if Loadholt makes the team. He was never very nimble when healthy, and is now trying to squeeze out another year on a repaired Achilles tendon.

Sullivan should make it if his back holds up. I think they would like to put Joe Berger back at the 3 interior line backup position and hope Sully stays healthy.

TJ Clemmings needs time. He was never supposed to play last year, but they were forced to when Load and Sully went down.

Matt Kalil enters his contract year. Scary thought.....does he improve just enough to make Spielman give him a fat new long term contract and then he returns to his matador ways?

I might have to get down to training camp at least once for some Angie's Kettle Corn and visit Chuck Foreman in his autograph booth again. Coax some old Viking stories out of him. He opens up when you tell him you're a Miami Hurricane fan.
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 07/25/16 06:04 PM

Good work here Carnac - Loadholt decides to hang up his cleats today - so your prediction of him not making the team comes full circle. Looks like Andre Smith in at RT.
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 07/29/16 03:51 PM

3rd string QB severs tendon in leg trying to break into his own house. Sounds like complete BS to me (I call B.S.!) but it's better than the canned, "I slipped in the shower and ______" that is usually used. Seems like the fake rock with hidden house key compartment would be a good thing to give him as a Christmas present.

While talking QB, rumors swirling that Vikings might sign Nick Foles and dump Benny (Shaun) Hill. One can only hope that happens cause if Teddy goes down and Hill is the answer, good bye Super Bowl and hello Benny Hill skits.

Super Bowl Homeboy!
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 08/04/16 05:57 PM

Foles signs with Chefs - maybe some decent QB will get cut that can serve a backup.
Posted By: Skeddy

Re: Vikings Talk - 08/05/16 12:18 PM

Heard on the airwaves this morning that Michael Vick has been mentioned as a possible insurance policy. Isn't Jeff George still sending out VHS highlight tapes?
Posted By: Joel Evenson

Re: Vikings Talk - 08/05/16 05:22 PM

I took this pic today at Mankato. Looks like we have a back-up competition! Bilateral Concussion Free!

Not sure why he had a Las Vegas Raiders cap.

Posted By: bnag

Re: Vikings Talk - 08/31/16 05:49 AM

Teddy Throwsevelt lost for the year with a dislocated knee and torn ACL.

A team can usually absorb a couple injuries, but when it's the starting QB.....game over.

Don't count on much from backup QB Shaun Hill. He's been in the league forever and a couple weeks, but he's a backup for a reason. Usually you can count on a backup keeping the boat afloat for maybe a game or two, but not a complete season.

Couple Hill's immobility with an already questionable offensive line, expect opposing defenses to blitz every play, every game.

Teddy at least has proven that he can gouge you if you blitz him.

Shelves are empty at QB's-R-US too. Wonder if Bert Favre is bored with mowing his lawn?

This just dickers up everything.
Posted By: bnag

Re: Vikings Talk - 09/05/16 04:58 AM

Well......that escalated quickly.

Vikes trade next year's 1st rounder and a 4th rounder (turn's to a 2nd rounder if they win the Superb Owl) for Eagles quarterback Sam Binford.

Sam is pretty fragile, having blown out the same knee twice and has a left shoulder made out of balsa wood. However.....his throwing arm is still on his torso and it works.

Phil Camel texted me the news while I was in "study hall", and I must admit, I threw the toilet paper roll against the shower door with great vim and vigor in disgust.

But after breaking down miles of game tape a few UTube videos on Binford, I've been feeling more upbeat about the acquisition. He's got a very strong arm, and it's accurate. His pass catchers in Philly did him no favors, as they were consistently ranked at the bottom of the league in dropped passes. Give Binford some pass protection and he'll be ok. I think. Hopefully.

As far as the lost 1st rounder goes, no concern there. They've had 9 of them in the last 6 or so years anyway.

Go team.
Posted By: Skeddy

Re: Vikings Talk - 09/05/16 02:44 PM

I've listed the previous 30 first round draft picks by the Vikings. The ones highlighted in bold are, in my opinion, first round flops. Nine out of 30 first round picks have been flops which is 30%. Us giving up a first round pick for Bradford is worth it. They're never a guarantee. Let's surround the current talent we have now with a QB that at least has the potential to do well and not just be a game manager. Bradford had zero protection with the Rams and Chip Kelly's flashcard offense in Philly was just plain dumb. Hopefully he can stay healthy. Hey Bnag you NEED to post that Troy Williamson photo you once had.

1993 21 Robert Smith RB Ohio State
1994 18 Dewayne Washington CB NCST
~19 Todd Steussie OT California
1995 11 Derrick Alexander DE Florida State
~24 Korey Stringer OT Ohio State
1996 16 Duane Clemons LB California
1997 20 Dwayne Rudd LB Alabama
1998 21 Randy Moss WR Marshall
1999 11 Daunte Culpepper QB Central FL
~29 Dimitrius Underwood DE Mich State
2000 25 Chris Hovan DT Boston Coll
2001 27 Michael Bennett RB Wisconsin
2002 7 Bryant McKinnie OT Miami
2003 9 Kevin Williams DT Oklahoma St
2004 20 Kenechi Udeze DE USC (Cancer)
2005 7 Troy Williamson WR S Carolina
~18 Erasmus James DE Wisconsin
2006 17 Chad Greenway LB Iowa
2007 7 Adrian Peterson RB Oklahoma
2009 22 Percy Harvin WR Florida
2011 12 Christian Ponder QB Florida State
2012 4 Matt Kalil OT USC
~29 Harrison Smith S Notre Dame
2013 23 Sharrif Floyd DT Florida
~25 Xavier Rhodes CB Florida State
~29 Cordarrelle Patterson WR Tennessee
2014 9 Anthony Barr LB UCLA
~32 Teddy Bridgewater QB Louisville
2015 11 Trae Waynes CB Michigan St
2016 23 Laquon Treadwell WR Ole Miss
Posted By: bnag

Re: Vikings Talk - 09/06/16 05:36 AM

Ahh yes, T-Roy Williamson.

Posted By: Skeddy

Re: Vikings Talk - 09/07/16 12:24 AM

He he he he
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 09/10/16 03:20 PM

What a crazy couple of weeks in Vikings land - from Super Bowl contenders to top 5 draft pick to now maybe playoff bound. Funny how things can go from real good, to OH NO, to okay all because of one knee. I know what some of you are thinking, how does an elite athlete hurt their knee with no contact? Well I got news for you; I’ve seen this happen first hand. Back in the day, I was lucky enough not to get cut from some good Tiger teams and witnessed firsthand one of Henderson’s finest, Mike Spellman, burn his knee with no contact. Mike was playing defense, skied really high in the air he sort of jumped up, came down with an interception and as he made his move to scamper down the sideline for the easy score his knee went – pop bing bang. There he lay in a heap. Knee wrecked and season over. No contact. D U N – done. So I learned early that even the greatest of athletes can injure themselves with no contact.

I got to be honest, at first blush I didn’t like the trade. Don’t know if I’m still sold. (Start Stave!) Trading a first round draft pick for a one year rental – that doesn’t seem to make any sense. And another thing, what about Sum Barnford’s knee? Well, I guess he doesn’t get a nice contract if his knee is trick, so it must be fine. But what are the Vikings going to do with 2 starting QB’s on their roster next year? Think Randall Cunningham – Brad Johnson? And yes, and there is some talk Teddy might be out longer than a year. And to be honest, how many games could Benny Hill play at his age? No where near 16 - I can guarantee that. So a play needed to be made and what were the Vikings going to do? Get Sanchez? Get Mike Vick off the dog ranch? Bark! No. So Barnford it is. Some are even suggesting that if Barnford hangs around the Quarterback Whisperer, AKA Norval Eugene Turner, Barnford just might be the next coming of Troy Aikman. Could be. And could be I will win at pull tabs next time around. Could happen, I suppose, but highly unlikely.

Before I was able to process the logic in the trade I had to text the Painter’s eldest son, a great football mind that I agree to disagree with at times, truth be told. I was saying paid way to high of a price and was looking for some opposing views. His take is if the Vikings can win 10 games with Sum Barnford, then the trade is worth it. (This might be one of those disagree moments.) He also pointed out like others, this was probably the best the Vikings could have done with the hand that was dealt them. (Know when to fold them, know when to hold them, know when to run.) He also pointed out that Sum never has had a running game worth a pinch of salt, ever. (Agree). And then his twisted mind came up with this bombshell - what if Sum Barnford is the second coming of Johnny Unite Us? He then suggested trading Teddy for a first rounder. What? Blasphemy! Don’t say like that. OK – let that soak in a bit and it might happen – remember you heard that here first.

Onto the task at hand – tomorrow’s game against the Titans. This will be huge - probably the biggest game so far this season. I enjoy some great defenses (why not take Myles Jack #1?) and we should look forward to Louie LeBeau’s blitzes versus Don Zimmer’s double A gap blitz package. That’s fun right there. Over under on how many times Louie LeBeau (godfather of the zone blitz) is shown on TV is 8. That will get old, especially if things are working. Considering the exotic blitzes that will be unleashed, I fully expect Benny Hill to start as he knows the offense. Besides, the Vikes can always turn to Sum Barnford if things go haywire or leave him on the sidelines if things go well. I believe the thought is better to lose with Benny Hill starting than to lose with Sum Barnford starting, don’t want to trample Sum’s spirit right out of the gate by replacing him with Benny Hill. (Like ouch, man.) Let’s just hope Benny Hill don’t get hurt before the return of Taylor Hide The Key heals up. (Start Stave!) Hide The Key = Heinicke. That’s funny stuff right there considering he severed a tendon kicking in his door because….wait for it…...he didn’t hide a key.

On the offensive side of things, I don’t know if AP has the speed he once had and this might be that year that things start to decline. It happens. Rudy at TE had looked good and so has Diggs, that duo could be fun to watch. Treadstill hasn’t been too impressive for being a #1 so we will see how things work there. One should remember they held the reins on Randy Moss as a rookie as WR’s never shine as rookies. It will also be interesting how the offensive line looks, especially Daniel Boone. I can see him mixing it up after the whistle a few times.

For the Oilers, it’s Marion Mariachi at QB and he isn’t half bad. He has DeMarko Murray at RB and he isn’t half bad either. So this will be a good test for the Vikings defense. And if the Mariachi Band gets knocked out of the game we could see Matthew Cassel at QB, one of the many, former great backup QB’s that wore purple. Right up there with Steve Dils in my book.

Get the beer on ice, clean the grill, its football season!!!
Posted By: bnag

Re: Vikings Talk - 09/12/16 07:09 AM

Ugly win.

Must've heard the phrase "We'll take it" about a dozen times today regarding the ugly win.

Who ever came up with that phrase? Of course we'll take it! I've never heard of a team giving back a win because they won ugly.

"Oh geez yanno...it was an ugly win, so we've decided we don't want it. Go ahead and credit the other guys with the win."

I'm gonna find the person who came up with that phrase and knock the brownie out of his/her hand if they're eating one. Right on the carpet.

Blair Walsh. He's the field goal kicker guy. I find it hilarious an opposing coach would call a timeout before Blair attempts a field goal to "ice" him. He's already at zero on the Kelvin temperature chart. All molecular structure has stopped with that guy.

But I'll take the win.
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 09/13/16 02:06 AM

Ugly for sure - don't know what 99 was thinking when he scooped up the fumble, as every kid that played for the old ball coach here in Hooterville yelled, "Fall on it!" Then said good play. (Discipline yourself so others don't have to.)

Packer week is always fun, Packers WRs getting ripped for not getting open this past weekend which means they will be coming into the Dome with something to prove. Not good Vikings fans. Xavier Roads with trick knee, not good. D line will need to play much better.

The offense made a few plays but will need bigger and better against the pack. I fully expect to see Sum Barnford against the pack. Look for some long passes to "stretch" the defense and Benny Hill can't do that. Don't be surprised to see courdaroy Patterson on some fly routes which might get the running game going. Maybe. O line needs to play way better also.

I'm not expecting much - might be a tune up game for the Barnford. SKOL.
Posted By: bnag

Re: Vikings Talk - 09/20/16 11:42 PM

Packers, usurped. Bring on Camera Newton.


Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 10/22/16 02:16 PM

Well now, who saw this start for the Vikings coming besides maybe Skeddy who looks at the world through Rose Colored Glasses. At this rate the Vikings will win the Super Bowl and be undefeated. OK - probably not happening, the undefeated piece, but Super Bowl? The Bandwagon is getting some riders for that.

Signing Long was another stroke of genius by Rick Spellman or maybe not if Long gets hurt. But Jimminy Christmas Clemmings has been not good at left tackle. With the O line the way it is, fans should hope Sum Barnford don't get hurt. Speaking of him, if this continues Teddy might have thrown his last pass in Purple. Wow, what a start. Remember the days of Donovan McNugget? Makes me cringe. Kind of the polar opposite from former Eagle QBs.

Speaking of Eaglets, big tilt Sunday. It should be interesting what kind of schemes Don Zimmer has planned for the Dakota Kid, Wertz. Just my gut feeling, but Zimmer will probably make the Dakota Kid finally look like a rookie. Plus, Barnford should be able to steal a few signals and calls to help the defense out. If one isn't cheating you're not trying. (Kids, I'm not your role model! Or is it roll model? Wait, I think I could be a roll model. Pour me some coffee.)

Super Bowl Home Boy!!!!
Posted By: bnag

Re: Vikings Talk - 10/23/16 03:22 AM

The Autumn Wind is a Viking
Blustering in from sea,
With a rollicking song, he sweeps along,
Swaggering boisterously.

His face is weather beaten.
He wears a sharpened axe,
With a horned hat about his head,
And a bristling blonde mustache.

He growls as he storms the country,
A villain big and bold.
And the trees all shake and quiver and quake,
As he robs them of their gold.

The Autumn Wind is a Viking,
Pillaging just for fun.
He'll knock you 'round and upside down,
And laugh when he's conquered and won.
Posted By: bnag

Re: Vikings Talk - 10/23/16 03:29 AM

Steve Sabol should have written The Autumn Wind about the Vikings, not the Raiders.


We will eat the Eagles soul.

Vikes 24

Eagles 13
Posted By: bnag

Re: Vikings Talk - 10/23/16 03:31 AM

Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 10/27/16 07:05 PM

Oh great, SeaHawks sign Stave who was just released from practice squad. So much for the Start Stave! shirt I had designed. Reminds me of the time the Hawks picked up T-Jack and we all remember very well how that ended.

And how about a screen pass or some draw plays? Fire Norm!

Jay Cutler 8 wins in 13 games against Vikings. Doesn't look good for Monday night.........
Posted By: bnag

Re: Vikings Talk - 10/28/16 06:32 AM

I thought his name was "Steve". It looked like "Steve" on the back of his jersey.

Remember Viking QB Steve Dils? It looked like his last name was "Oils" on the back of his jersey. "PUT OILS IN THE GAME!"



Da Bearse.

We shall dine on honeydew from their battered helmets. (I think that's a Rush song lyric)
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 11/15/16 07:55 PM

Blair Walsh Witch project has sadly, ended. Although, I did hear some people mention that the road to the Super Bowl is back open now and they ain't letting any of the jumpers back on the bandwagon. Looks like The Camel will have to walk.
Posted By: bnag

Re: Vikings Talk - 11/17/16 01:22 AM

Kickers are the ultimate Taco Bell fart...can't trust 'em.


Now that yet another offensive tackle is out for the year, look for GM Rick Spielman to sign a tractor tire inner tube to fill the void.

As a defensive player, if you've never been chopped down at the legs by a tractor tire inner tube...you've never...ah...well, never been...where the hell am I going with this?

Anyway, back in the glory days of backyard football out at Howard Weckworth's place, Camel, Skeddy, and I would utilize a tractor tire inner tube as a blocker. Defenders come barreling at you, you simply drop that inner tube in front of them at their legs and watch them hit the frozen turf while you scamper for another 8 yards. If they gouge themselves on the valve stem, it's an "unsportsmanlike conduct penalty" and the gain is nullified.

Anyway....look for Tractor Tire Inner Tube in jersey #71 on the Vikings sideline, just waiting for an opportunity.

SKOLS!
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 11/19/16 04:47 PM

Now what - Boone at Left Tackle? Vikings O line wasn't that good to start with and now with them going through 5 tackles things are not good. I don't know that a team can make a playoff run with that mess. Not many 6.5 feet tall guys that are over 300 pounds on the face of the earth (one in Le Sueur though) so now the Vikings plucked a guy off of Jacksonville's practice squad - Roshod Hill. Not sure what he looks like at Tackle, but with how things are going we could see him Sunday! Just saying, finding a Tackle is WAY harder than a kicker, which the new guy beat out 6 others. Six! Lots of kickers in the rolodex. (Dad, what's a rolodex? Google it.)

Zimmer talking tough in the press this week so I expect a VERY aggressive defense this Sunday. Hopefully Rochester's finest, Marcus Wiest Sherels, is back returning punts as the blue print for a Vikings win seems to be good defense (getting a couple TO's) and a score from Special Teams. If they can get that, they win. If it's on the offense to win the game, that's going to be tough row to hoe. Prediction - new kicker kicks the game winner for the Vikings.
Posted By: bnag

Re: Vikings Talk - 03/10/17 07:11 AM

Free agency begins. So far the Vikes have lost underwhelming, oft-injured, and expensive left tackle Matt Kalil, blocking tight end Rhett Ellison, and punter guy Jeff Locke. They have signed free agent offensive tackle Riley Reiff, former Detroit Lion.

Longtime Viking linebacker Chad Greenway has decided to hang up the cleats.

I'm not upset one smidgen of an iota about losing Kalil. That man has caused a cornucopia of cuss words to rage from my jowls during his time with the Vikings.

Ellison? Hardly knew 'im.

Punter guy? Don't care. He punts, which in reality, is giving up. Every time you send the punting team out there, you're giving up. I wouldn't take much pride as a coach on how well my team performs while giving up. In fact, I'd prefer to be really bad at giving up. Vikes need to find THAT guy. They'd be justified in paying him veteran minimum too, because he would be bad at his job.
Posted By: bnag

Re: Vikings Talk - 03/11/17 06:55 AM

I know I know, I hear ya. Punting is for field position. Field position, schmield schmosition. Play some defense instead.


Vikes continue to pull the trigger on the "parts shotgun" (mechanic term...you get that out when you really don't know what's broke on your veeehicle.) They signed free agent tackle Mike Remmers, former Carolina Panther, to a 6 quadbillion dollar contract or something like that.

Mr Remmers was once a Viking...back in '13 or '14......they released him.

At least this keeps TJ Clemmings on the bench, so there's that.
Posted By: bnag

Re: Vikings Talk - 03/14/17 05:48 AM

Kick returner and part time gadget play wide receiver Corsnazzles Patterson signs with the Raiders.

Why did Spielman move up into the 1st round to draft him?

Scouting department needs an overhaul.
Posted By: bnag

Re: Vikings Talk - 03/14/17 06:09 AM

Almost forgot nickel corner Captain Munnerlynn's exodus to Carolina.

Every year, the percentage of plays where a defense is in nickel goes up. This correlates directly to offenses going to spread formations to try and limit the time their offensive linemen have to pass block. As I spoke of earlier to myself while in the bathroom, the lack of quality collegiate offensive linemen who can pass protect in a pro-style offense gets worse every year, due to college teams running the spread O.

So, to counter the spread offense migrating into the pro game, defenses need 3 capable cornerbacks. Playing nickel back is a different beast, as they line up towards the middle of the field and do not have the luxury of using the out-of-bounds as leverage in coverage. He's gotta be quick as a cat and savvy like an old sailor.

Big shoes to fill there.
Posted By: bnag

Re: Vikings Talk - 03/15/17 06:58 PM

39 year old cornerback Terrance Newman (NEWMAN! ©Norton) re-ups with the Vikings.

You can never have enough cornerbacks.
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 03/15/17 07:34 PM

Good stuff here as usual - waiting to hear thoughts on the latest Packer to join the Purple, Datone Jones. Datone? I think we all know how great it works when a Packer comes to the Vikings. I can see Skeddy getting a list together on this.

On another note BNAG - what you thinking with 2nd round pick? Kind of takes the buzz out of the draft - do they have a draft party if they don't have a pick in the first round? I was thinking RB, but then thought, hey, it's going to be McKinnon's year. Then I thought hey, with Courdaroy Patterson going to Oakland maybe a WR, but then remembered how well that WR in the 1st round worked out last year. Then I thought, HEY!, linebacker. With Greenway retiring they should go after a LB in round 2 - worked with Kendricks.

I'll hang up and listen.........................
Posted By: Skeddy

Re: Vikings Talk - 03/15/17 11:17 PM

I think the list of former Packers jumping ship to play for the purple has to be about as lengthy as former Bears. The lists are long and the results are similar. Not good. Burt Farve has a one year exception in 2009. I have cat hair to comb outta the carpet so to take the time to list them counteracts my productivity.

Good news section! Vikes sign Adam "hooked on a" Thielen to a 3 year, $11 million deal. Quite the raise since he could barely afford personalized license plates last year while earning a paltry $600k. Former Raider bullback Latavious Murray also signed. He's 6'3" and 230. Not gonna break a long one but can catch it outta the backfield and occasionally pick up a blitzing linebacker or strong safety. Something we're not accustomed to around here.

I'm holding off securing my tickets to the "Big Game" at US Bank Stadium next year. If the O-Line doesn't improve drastically, it could be much of the same in 2017-18.
Posted By: bnag

Re: Vikings Talk - 03/15/17 11:54 PM

Originally Posted by Norton
Good stuff here as usual - waiting to hear thoughts on the latest Packer to join the Purple, Datone Jones. Datone? I think we all know how great it works when a Packer comes to the Vikings. I can see Skeddy getting a list together on this.

On another note BNAG - what you thinking with 2nd round pick? Kind of takes the buzz out of the draft - do they have a draft party if they don't have a pick in the first round? I was thinking RB, but then thought, hey, it's going to be McKinnon's year. Then I thought hey, with Courdaroy Patterson going to Oakland maybe a WR, but then remembered how well that WR in the 1st round worked out last year. Then I thought, HEY!, linebacker. With Greenway retiring they should go after a LB in round 2 - worked with Kendricks.

I'll hang up and listen.........................


Outstanding restaurant-quality question Nort.

It appears to me that with these recent acquisitions, The Rickster is looking at the draft with "position flexibility" in mind. When I say "position flexibility", I punctuate it with Matt Foley motivational speaker arm gestures and a trouser repositioning.

Plenty of tailbacks in the draft, so they could wait til round 3 or 4 on one, depending on draft flow.

Best player available, regardless of position, is my move.
Posted By: bnag

Re: Vikings Talk - 03/16/17 03:26 AM

As far as the ThatOne Jones signing.....good depth move. The Packards tried to make him a linebacker in their 3-4 scheme, but he was a liability in coverage. Not many 270 pound linebackers can hang with tight ends and tailbacks in coverage.

Zim Tzu will put him in the rotation at defensive end, and defensive tackle on 3rd and long.

Not sure if Packard fans will have a jersey burning like when Brent Favre decided to wear The Horns.
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 04/27/17 01:43 PM

I'm thinking Guard or Running Back with the Vikings first pick - could be the RB that has some baggage, I'm thinking RB more than G with their first pick today. Wait, that doesn't happen until tomorrow. I might show up at winter park to see if there is a draft party tonight - think about it, what happens if the Vikings trade for a first round pick? Then what? No party? Maybe Skeddy can swing by after work and check it out to see if anyone is there.
Posted By: Lon Berberich

Re: Vikings Talk - 04/27/17 05:43 PM

Thinking they are already lining up!

http://www.vikings.com/schedule/draft-party.html
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 04/27/17 09:34 PM

My sources are telling me the 2nd round pick will be a LB to replace what's his name - I'm told they have high hopes to add Takkarist McKinley to the fold - yet another UCLA Bruin linebacker.
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 04/27/17 09:37 PM

Originally Posted by Lon Berberich
Thinking they are already lining up!

http://www.vikings.com/schedule/draft-party.html


Seriously? A day 3 draft get together? And 20 clams at that - jeepers!
Posted By: Lon Berberich

Re: Vikings Talk - 04/27/17 10:38 PM

Thinking Skeddy and Bnag getting ready for the Coors Light Baggo Challenge,
Posted By: bnag

Re: Vikings Talk - 04/28/17 05:23 AM

Originally Posted by Lon Berberich
Thinking Skeddy and Bnag getting ready for the Coors Light Baggo Challenge,



I see it starts at noon. Waaaay too early for me.

Fun factoid: I once nailed a "hole-r" from about 20 yards at Josh Spellman's graduation party with a Rick Barry free throw style 2 handed shot. I was in the zone.
Posted By: bnag

Re: Vikings Talk - 04/28/17 05:25 AM

Lots of restaurant quality offensive linemen still left. BUILD THAT WALL!
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 05/01/17 12:04 PM

Some are saying the VIkings get an A in the draft - I did like the RB and Offensive lineman picks. The WRs are said to be "explosive" - the DT from Iowa was a wrestler for a while which is said to have really improved his game. I'm just thinking what if Henderson had wrestling back in the day - Spellman would have been even better than he thinks he was. (What?)
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 07/26/17 05:51 PM

Can't take waiting for Bnag to blog anymore - it's the start of training camp for Cripe's Sake! And the last one in Mankato - feel sorry for the Albatross. Where to start? Well, last year was 8 & 8, so let's start with that in mind and we'll maybe do a little compare and contrast. As always, keep in mind that injuries are big reason why some things don't play out as planned. See Teddy's knee.

Offense: QB: will be about the same, if not worse if Barn Ford gets hurt. Casey Kasem does nothing for me, unless it's the voice of Scooby Doo, the one with Jerry Reed in it singing "Pretty Mary Sunlight" - that was AWESOME! Big Al thinks Taylor HideTheKey will be something - not sure about that but Big Al forgot more about football than most know. I just worry how smart can HideTheKey be if you put your foot through a glass door because you don't have the key. Come on - that's stupid. O-Line: Has to be better. The new OTs do nothing for me but are better than how last year spilled out. TE: About the same. WR: I'm thinking has to be a little better. RB: Can't be worse than last year but not buying Alvin Cook is the second coming of Jim Teddy Brown. Overall comparison of the offense, offense can't be worse than last year and has to be better. Has to be.

Defense: DL: Pretty decent bunch and expect about same this year from last. I've got Danielle Hunter having a huge year. (Seems like one of those names were you either have to get tough or die - see Johnny Cash song, Boy Named Sue.) LB: Same if not worse - Barr was off a bit off last year and Kendricks is pretty good. Other than that - it's No Names - which is concerning. Maybe someone will step up here but I'm not convinced. DB: Same if not worse - not sure there is an upgrade here from last year unless some maturity helps, could be. Overall comparison for defense - same as last year.

Special Teams: Rod Chester's Finest, Mr. Marcus Sherels surely can't be as good as last year. That is said every year but I believe it this year. Corduroy Patterson is gone like the parties at The End of The World, and with that said, I can't see anyone doing better than he did. Overall comparison - worse.

Now with all that said, I see about the same record as last year. Remember last year, games were won by good defense and good special teams. I don't see the special teams winning any games this year but the offense should be a little better which should nullify the difference between last year's Special Teams compared to this years. Optimistically, 9 - 7 record but more likely 8 and 8 again. Could be the end of the Mike Zimmer era. Or just maybe, 11 and 5 and the beginning of the domination of the NFC North! SKOL!!!!!!!!!!
Posted By: bnag

Re: Vikings Talk - 07/27/17 06:53 AM

Restaurant quality input Norton.

I have yet to rub the crystal Fun Size Snickers candy dish (don't have a crystal ball....in fact, I think the dish is Pyrex), but I'm sniffing 10-6 and a Wild Card.

It's your last chance to head on down to Mankato and get Chuck Foreman's autograph at training camp. Don't forget to remind him of the time he lost a fumble to the Bears safety Doug Plank while carrying the ball like a loaf of bread.
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 08/11/17 05:53 PM

Preseason game 1 is in the books - not sure there is much there for Vikings fans to be all giddy about. The 1st string defense looked like a sieve on run defense. Starting CB gets hurt on the first play - ouch. The 1st string O line didn't look very good. I did think Casey Cassum looked pretty good as a backup QB - HidetheKey not so much. We got a glimpse of the second coming of Teddy Brown, what's his name? Alvin Cook. He didn't have anything worth noting in the run game. I will say he has some nice hands - WR like hands. Reminds me of Ricky Young a little (who? google it!). Big battle for Chad Greenway's old spot at LB - the media is bragging up 42, didn't see much there. I thought 50 was the best LB on the field by far, minus the dropped INT. Besides the backup QB, about the only other person that jumped out on offense was 13. Oh yes, and Michael Floyd looks like he can run some great routes, some great separation but we will have to wait until game 5 to see that due to his suspension. Hopefully he behaves himself with that time off. Up next are the Seahawks with Russell Wilson, Pete Carol, and Jim Zorn - should be a good test of the Vikings O line too.
Posted By: bnag

Re: Vikings Talk - 09/13/17 05:28 AM

Well then. Pretty impressive win, donchyathinkso? Amazing what able-bodied offensive linemen will do for an offense, let's hope that sustains throughout the season.

Adrian Peterson was caught on camera giving his head coach some lip service. He said after the game he was just telling coach "we need to run the ball right up their "donkeys". Ahh, I believe your team was down a couple TD's at the time Adrian. The clock is against you. You're not going to make up that deficit by gaining 2 yards a play. The pass-happy Saints are not a good fit for Peterson.

Super Bowl preview next week as the Vikes travel to my former stomping grounds in Pittsburgh to face the Steelers. I might be making a couple phone calls to former co-workers out there after quarterback Brad Stanford slices 'em up.

Skolburgers!
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 09/15/17 01:12 AM

Let's see how well the O line does away with a bunch of noise. But ya, Barnford looks good, Alvin Cook looked good - most rookie RBs it takes a while. A lot of the completed passes were like, just barely. Barr has a bad knee. Just saying, throttle it back a little. Now if they blow out the Steelers, then ya, get your Super Bowl tickets. Home Boy.
Posted By: Rubles

Re: Vikings Talk - 10/12/17 02:20 AM

Hello Brian & Norton! No comments after the Monday night game? You guys disappoint me...
Posted By: Rubles

Re: Vikings Talk - 10/12/17 02:23 AM

And I can't get on the "Chatter Latest Posts?" Brian? Norton? Jeff? Anybody?
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 10/12/17 11:40 AM

I was very disappointed with the game Monday night, I was really hoping for a 3 to 2 finish, kind of disappointed in ALL the offense in the second half. We'll see if Kasey Casum can have good back, to back games. Not convinced. Erin Rogers coming to town and he seems like he is having a good year, so not too excited for Sunday's game. I might go hike around the Ney Center Sunday with Skeddy.
Posted By: Skeddy

Re: Vikings Talk - 10/13/17 12:02 AM

I almost bought MN United season tickets after Monday night's first half. Skol!
Posted By: bnag

Re: Vikings Talk - 10/14/17 05:59 AM

Grate the Cheese!

I went up to the compost site and found a whole bunch of walnuts that someone dropped off. I have secret knowledge of the whereabouts the Packers are spending the night before Sunday's game.


Thinking I could recruit a few Tiger ballplayers into joining me for some walnut wiffle ball batting practice outside their hotel Sunday morning...oh...about 3 am. LETS PLAY.
Posted By: bnag

Re: Vikings Talk - 10/16/17 05:16 AM

Down goes Rajahs!

I'd like to take this moment to say I played through a broken collarbone in a scrimmage in 10th grade. I never got paid either.

*spit
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 10/21/17 02:15 PM

Oh my - that was an eventful game against the Packers last week with Erin Rogers going down with broken collarbone, which resulted in some creative fella coming up with the first line to a joke - so Erin Rogers walks into A. Barr. I guess it's not much of joke if you are a Packers fan or worse yet, have Erin as your QB for your fantasy league. I don't get the fantasy thing, but that might be due to a lack of imagination on my part, anyhow, I digress. There has been a bunch of hubbub this week about the hit. Some calling it dirty, Packer's coach saying unnecessary and some delusional nut jobs saying that's what Barr meant to do. Seriously? You nut jobs really think Barr was sitting there and said - hey if I chase him down and tackle him I will break his collarbone? Wow - that's beyond rational but it does take all types to make the world spin.

The fact that there was no flag and the fact the NFL did not fine Barr tells one all you need to know on whether it was dirty or illegal. Now for the unnecessary comment, well yes he probably could have let up but anyone that understands the game knows if you put a good hit on the QB early on the game as he waits for a receiver to open, that the next time he will probably get rid of the ball quicker to avoid the hit. There it is, plain and simple, those hits are designed to make the QB get rid of the ball quicker than he wants to. Nothing more, nothing less and as Barr so eloquently stated, if Erin wasn't hurt on the play no one would be talking about it. That's spot on and quite insightful for a UCLA grad. BTW - my sources in Green Bay are telling me Kleenex sales there are brisk and some stores reportedly out of stock and the Milwaukee breweries are all running at full capacity. (It's always good to keep the in-state breweries busy, with that said, make sure you get some Schells Oktoberfest before its all gone!) Oh, and one more thing, I think the bit about Barr being concussed was bologna, I believe that to be made up so he didn't have to answer 20 questions after the game as those in concussion protocol are not available to the media - yes I believe in conspiracies.

Now to the game at hand, the Baltimore Ravens. The line is at 5.5 which seems high for a team with it's starting RB out for the year and the starting QB out for a while, plus the starting G and 2 WRs out for this game. I don't see it as an easy win and if Flacko gets hot, it will be a long day for the Vikings defense. The Ravens have a very good defensive backfield, maybe one of the best in the NFL and if Suggs comes to play, he can almost control the game himself, especially with Kasey Kasesum at QB, still not convinced Kasey is all that good. Then there is the Vikings KR, that guy looks like he is scared to death. Maybe they will find someone else to throw back there. Should be interesting to see some of the other WRs on the field and maybe LaQueen can have another decent game to build some confidence. SKOL!
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 11/18/17 07:37 PM

Big tilt tomorrow against the L.A. Rams - time to see what the Vikings are made of. Casey Casum keeps looking like Johnny Unitas, well for a bit and then throws two klunkers back to back, WTH was that? That's second string QB stuff, wait, he is the second string. Maybe third. He also had a couple of badly thrown balls in the first half that were lucky enough not to be close to any defender - I was kind of giggling when they were bragging up his first half passer rating. It wouldn't shock me to see Teddy here at some point. Imagine if those klunkers were on the first 2 drives, that would have been a totally different game. Then again, if I would have had 2 more aces I would have beat your flush. Think on that analogy.

Talk is it will be a big defensive game but I'm not so sure. If Ever Sunny Son Griffen isn't 100% at right DE, it's going to be a long day for the Vikings, especially with Sendajo out. Harris doesn't do much for me and Kearse seems more like a linebacker than a DB. The RT is out again so hopefully Hill isn't noticeable, which means he will have a good game. Maybe Zim can come up with some confusing defensive schemes for the young Rams QB, seems like there might be some up tempo stuff from the Rams (college like, I say) so plan your beer runs to the fridge accordingly. Maybe get the cooler from the garage and just put that next to the recliner.

I'm hoping to see the Vikings do a Double Dutch Jump Rope bit if they score a TD, with the scorer in the middle skipping rope. That would be almost as good as the CFL Limbo celebration. (Google it.)
Posted By: bnag

Re: Vikings Talk - 11/18/17 10:11 PM

Gonna be a slobberknocker. The team that knocks the most slobber wins.

I want to see a CORN! touchdown celebration.
Posted By: bnag

Re: Vikings Talk - 11/18/17 10:13 PM

If you see Norton in The Dabbler, ask him about CORN!
Posted By: bnag

Re: Vikings Talk - 12/06/17 08:25 AM

After dispatching the Dirty Birds from Atlanta, the Vikings continue with their southern rock tour this weekend visiting the Panthers of Carolina.

We'll see a couple familiar faces playing for the Panthers. Left tackle DoorMatt Kalil will be tasked with slowing down Everson Griffin, and nickel cornerback Captain Munnerlyn will match up with Adam Thielen in the slot. Good luck with that.

We all know about Kalil's struggles as a Viking, and great news-he hasn't gotten any better. I'm thinking Griff should have about 26 sacks this game.

Munnerlyn was a solid nickel corner for the Vikes, and I was worried the team would miss his services. However, it looks like Captain has been playing more like a Private First Class down in Carolina. Expect a big day in the Viking aerial attack, as the Panthers are pretty solid defending the run game.


Hit it boys.



Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 12/07/17 02:32 PM

Got to be honest, I don't care if the Vikings lose to Fig Newton and the Panthers as CBS has the game. So no Joe Buck for Vikings' fans - YES!.

When did the Sunday afternoon networks that carry the NFL do the occasional Divisional switch? I must have missed that announcement. Back in the Tommy Kramer days, there is no way that CBS would carry an NFC game. Wait...... wasn't Brett Musburger and Jimmy the Greek on CBS? Anywho - I think those that are in the know, know what I am trying to get at. I think. We'll see if anyone knows.........."no body knows, no body cares, no body knows but me".........(Lefty Frizzell reference).
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 12/07/17 02:41 PM

OH - I'm told it's called "Cross Flexing" - which is why the big NFC tilt will be on CBS. I then did a little research and found this ditty below.

http://www.latimes.com/la-sp-ask-farmer-20141213-story.html
Posted By: Norton

Re: Vikings Talk - 01/17/18 06:26 PM

Well now, wasn't that fun. I'm still waiting for the review and the game to go the other way. And I'm glad Diggs didn't drill a ref with the no look helmet toss - looked unsafe. And now what to think about Sunday's tilt, welp, the weatherman has pulled the chance of rain out of the forecast and looks to be around mid 40's and wind around 8 MPH or so - which is good, I guess. Although, a driving rain, 6 to 3 game would be fun too. I'm thinking it all comes down to QB play and scheming. I would think if Casey plays OK with no major mistakes, it might work out - Vegas confirms and has the Vikes as the favorite, then again they had Atlanta the favorite there this past weekend too. I suspect Zim will look at the pass chart of Foles and say, 'if they are going to beat us, make him beat us deep.' So I would expect the Vikings defense to crowd the line, pulling the safeties down low and make Foles throw the mid to long range passes and until Foles proves he can, that will be how it's played. The Eagles have a pretty good defense so special teams might have to score for the Vikings to win, let's hope so. Skol!
Posted By: bnag

Re: Vikings Talk - 01/17/18 07:29 PM

Vikings 72
Eagles 4

Payback for the Wild Card loss in Philly in '08. Philly held Tarvanious Jackson to 164 passing yards and no TD's.

The North remembers.
Posted By: Skeddy

Re: Vikings Talk - 01/18/18 12:13 AM

Also payback for my Vikings visor getting chewed up in '04 by rabid Eagles fan guy. MNF in Philly my pal Enoch and I attended Sept. 20th, 2004. Philly had McNabb/Owens. Vikes had Daunte 'n Moss. Lost 27-16 that night then lost to them again in the divisional round of the playoffs 27-14 same season. Bring it home purple. Bring...it...home.
Posted By: Jeff Steinborn

Re: Vikings Talk - 01/19/18 10:12 PM

This letter to KFAN is from a couple of Rubes from Henderson!

Posted By: Skeddy

Re: Vikings Talk - 01/22/18 08:53 PM

Well that was brutal to say the least. Every 10 years we can look forward to an NFC title game for our Vikes. I will be a Patriots fan on SB Sunday to say the least. No way can I hope for that fan base in Philly the opportunity to relish a SB win. Not with the thuggery and downright criminal actions they portrayed yesterday. Google it it's true. Patriots 64, Eagles 3.
Posted By: bnag

Re: Vikings Talk - 01/23/18 07:35 AM

Why half-ass something when you can full-ass it?

Vikings went full-ass. I commend them for their commitment in keeping the tradition alive.

Add another layer to the callous that has grown.

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