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L2J
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2005 6:35:11 AM

Moss free - could it be...? This Texas Viking fan just returned from Mn vacation and heard alot of excited talk about the Vikings prospects for the coming year. Main thought, without Moss maybe the offense can acquire a team focus and defense will be the key to any success - coaches have to get new players ready in a hurry and old/new players into the scheme. I do hope that the Viking's are not serious about Eddie George, they need help at RB but George has no answers.

Go VIKES !
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BigJake
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2015 1:17:01 PM

Well, that is what I get for reading headlines (Yahoo and ESPN) and not the actual stories. Suspension is overturned but not yet reinstated.

And put the music on hold - for now.
BigJake
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2015 10:31:54 AM

He is Back in the NFL - cue the Arrowsmith song!
scoutmaster
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2015 8:38:30 AM

BigJake,

Yup I know that. I was addressing your lack of understanding.
BigJake
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2015 8:01:23 AM

Viking officials are saying all the right things to keep AP in purple and gold. With AP in the backfield, that would take a lot of pressure off of TB (Teddy Bridgewater).

With those initials as a qb in the NFL, he has some big shoes to fill.
BigJake
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Message Posted: Feb 18, 2015 5:12:16 AM

scout, this forum is for the Minnesota Vikings. Not the steelers, the AFC North, the twins, senators or even the pirates. Try to stay focused on the topic.
scoutmaster
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Message Posted: Feb 17, 2015 4:13:02 AM

"As for my comments in the Steeler's forum, when you post outrageously ridiculous comments ('every Steeler game is a home game'), you are asking for a correction."

The Steelers travel well if not better than any team in the league. AFC North teams have made attempts, to no avail, to not sell tickets to Steelers fans.

The Twins were originally the Washington Senators (1901-1960). The Pittsburgh Pirates have always been in Pittsburgh.

[Edited by: scoutmaster at 2/17/2015 7:13:18 AM EST]
Service66
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Message Posted: Feb 16, 2015 8:09:36 PM


>>So where is the Pirates farm system rated.

The Indianapolis Indians, one of the best run organizations in American sports, is the triple A farm team for the Pirates.

The Indians were the farm team for Cincy during the Big Red Machine era, and the farm team for Montreal when they had their one stretch of relevance, and now the Pirates are competitors now that Indy is their farm team.

PegasusAT
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Message Posted: Feb 16, 2015 7:00:00 PM

>>TDice, And I must have missed all if the Twins WS wins too...<<

At least the Twins have won a World Series since 1979! So the Pittsburgh Pirates/Pittsburg Pirates and Pittsburgh Alleghenys have been around since 1887 and they've won 5 World Series in 118 years. The Twins have only been in existence since 1961.

So where is the Pirates farm system rated. It's below the Twins and the guy who ranks them noted the Pirates have put place more money into the Big League roster which will limit their availability to contend. You need considerable home grown talent in your farm system for the franchise to stay as contenders.
L2J
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Message Posted: Feb 12, 2015 8:15:40 PM


Aug. 9 HOF game - Vikings vs Steelers...
TDice
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Message Posted: Feb 12, 2015 2:24:38 AM

No, I misspelled 'Bucs'.

Well the Hall of Fame game WILL be another Steelers home game against your boys. I know that Mick is going in too, but the Bus factor will make the crowd a sea of waving towels and fill close to 90% of the seats.
BigJake
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2015 5:50:40 AM

First, projecting a NFL players career based solely on this college conference and BCS appearance is very short-sighted. There are numerous individuals that came from lesser conferences and did not play in a BCS game but yet had very successful NFL careers(Randy Moss). Likewise, playing for a major college, in a major conference, winning a national championship, and winning the Heisman does not guarantee NFL Success (Tim Tebow). You should know this but with your advanced age, you probably forgot this - or are you wrong on this also?

As for my comments in the Steeler's forum, when you post outrageously ridiculous comments ('every Steeler game is a home game'), you are asking for a correction.

BTW, who are the 'Buds'? Are you now talking about the Milwaukee Brewers and the 'Brew Crew'?
TDice
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2015 2:04:16 AM

What century do we have to go back to for a Viking Super Bowl win?

And I must have missed all if the Twins WS wins too. Sorry, but the Buds have won WAY more.

Almost forgot, Mario dusted the North Stars in the early '90's, so I can understand your touchiness with all things Pittsburgh.
PegasusAT
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2015 8:29:35 PM

Come on BigJake, the only reason TDice brought up the Steelers was because they won in the last decade. Just don't ask him about the Pittsburgh Pirates....not like they won a World Series since 1979. If you take away the Super Bowl wins of the Steelers in 2005 & 2008, guess which decade you have to go back to? That's right the 1970's.
TDice
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2015 3:44:26 PM

I thought Bridgewater played for the Minnesota Vikings?

Did he win anything significant? The Big East and the AAC are weak college football conferences and that's a fact.

Blame yourself for your dumb dribble in the Steelers forum. You started it Jakie.
BigJake
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2015 5:15:59 AM

Dice, what are you doing?

Your making statements that are obviously wrong - Bridgewater had a much better than average college career and he did lead his team to a BCS birth.

Your hatred of all things not Steelers is clouding your mind. And no one here wants to read your pitiful incorrect commentary of teams you purposely choose to ignore.

If your want to post about the Steelers glory days, the proper forum is another thread. If you are going to post here, try to keep it on subject - The Minnesota Vikings.
TDice
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2015 2:08:52 AM

Boy, you Minny guys sure are great historians. Must have missed their SB wins against Seattle and Arizona. They occurred within the past 10 years, so I can understand how that might have slipped by yinz guys.

L2J ignore all you want, no loss. Truth hurts, I know.
PegasusAT
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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2015 9:11:52 PM

There's a reason why TDice brings up the 1970's. Besides the two Superbowl wins the Steelers had in 2005 & 2008. He has nothing else to go back to but the 1970's.
L2J
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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2015 8:16:08 PM


Time to ignore TD...
TDice
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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2015 5:21:37 PM

At least the Steelers HAVE glory years. The Vikes have 4 Super Bowl LOSSES. I remember ALL of the Steelers Super Bowl victories. It started against your lackluster franchise. Go to your boy Zim's ranking of NFL teams. #2 is Pittsburgh, I already forgot how low Minnesota placed.

You want cheap shots, I'll give you more than you can handle son. I may be older than you (although, maybe I'm not), but I will still be on these boards in the future and you will be a distant memory. A bad one at that.

As far as Bridgewater, his junior season numbers came in the fearsome American Athletic Conference. Puh-leze. He had one good year and one bad in the Big East. Never played in a BCS game. He at least played in a pro style offense, but has little to work with in Minny.
BigJake
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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2015 4:03:22 PM

Dice, where you not the one that brought up the game back in the seventies? You obviously where not talking about any recently played games when you mentioned Fran. I think your old age is giving you problems with keeping track of what you are ranting about.

'Bridgewater was an average Big East QB' You need to recheck his stats as they are NOT average!

As for the Bud Grant comment, that is typical Dice, cheap shots where ever he can.
TDice
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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2015 8:24:56 AM

Maybe...but if the shoe fits...

Just a reminder of past SB losses, and I stress past.
Zimcity
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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2015 8:16:29 AM

TDice, the shot on Bud Grant was totally uncalled for.

TDice
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Message Posted: Feb 7, 2015 4:56:15 PM

Seventies????) Ever hear of Big Ben and the 3 Super Bowls that he played in...and won 2????

Your memory is about as strong as Bud Grants. Bridgewater was an average Big East QB and won't win anything significant in the NFL. Bet me and/or take that prediction to the bank.
BigJake
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Message Posted: Feb 7, 2015 6:46:23 AM

Dice, still living in the glory years of the seventies? How is it to know the best year are long past? And the sun is setting on the current era for your team.

While here in Viking land, a new era of winning is breaking like the morning dawn. Many good years to come with Zimmer and Bridgewater.

Enjoy your reminiscing of glory years past.
TDice
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Message Posted: Feb 6, 2015 4:22:37 PM

Mush better sounds more like it. Without AP, their offense is silenced.

At least the Steelers MADE the playoffs. How many Super Bowls have the Vikes won? I remember 4 losses vividly. Does 16-6 ring a bell? Minny's stats 21 rushes for 17 whopping yards, Fran passed for a total of 102 yards, with 3 picks.

But the Steelers record setting offense is a disappointment. Disappointing that Ben and AB didn't get more MVP consideration. Ben DID lead the league in passing, Brown in receiving and Bell in AFC rushing (finishing 2nd only to Murray overall). Hardly a long list of disappointments if you ask me.
BigJake
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Message Posted: Feb 6, 2015 6:56:53 AM

Well, you can add this to your very long list of disappointments for this year. You know that list, the one one that starts with Pitts failure in the playoffs again.

This is not your decision nor is it mine - But I do agree that he had a great year for a rookie and he deserves this award. And next year he and the Vikings will be mush better. The future is looking very bright for Viking fans!
TDice
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Message Posted: Feb 5, 2015 6:47:27 PM

He can't hold Odell Beckham Jr.'s jock. Heck, Martavis Bryant had a better year. (and he missed 6 games to boot).

Teddy- 14 TD's, 12 INT's????????
Beckham Jr. - 91 catches, 12 TD's
Bryant- 26 catches, 8 TD's, 21.1 yds/catch
BigJake
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Message Posted: Feb 5, 2015 5:04:51 AM

Congrats to Teddy for Rookie of the Year Award
Zimcity
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Message Posted: Feb 2, 2015 4:31:27 AM

About time that Tingelhoff makes it into the HOF. Congrats indeed!
L2J
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Message Posted: Feb 1, 2015 8:36:16 PM


Congrats Mick Tingelhoff!!!

From my Aug 21, 2013 - Tingelhoff deserving...
BigJake
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Message Posted: Feb 1, 2015 12:56:01 PM

It is a start of great things to come.
L2J
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Message Posted: Jan 31, 2015 8:16:11 PM


Congrats Teddy!!! Prepare for 2015 and hopefully support from Peterson...
Zimcity
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Message Posted: Jan 31, 2015 3:28:42 PM

Really? Thought Odell Beckham was a lock for ROY.
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Message Posted: Jan 31, 2015 9:54:19 AM

It may not have been the season Vikings fans were looking for, but there is reason for hope and optimism. Especially when looking at the quarterback position.

Vikings’ Teddy Bridgewater Named NFL Rookie Of The Year

[Edited by: nraacct at 1/31/2015 12:54:47 PM EST]
BigJake
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Message Posted: Dec 29, 2014 5:58:13 PM

The future sure looks brighter with Zimmer and Bridgewater!
L2J
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Message Posted: Dec 29, 2014 5:40:41 AM


This season sure went by in a hurry...didn't know I was having so much fun?
BigJake
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Message Posted: Dec 28, 2014 3:04:45 AM

Nothing is gained in winning the last game of this season. This season is over so lets start on next season now.

I am not saying to intentionally lose but rather play the backups too get a better look at what we have for next year and what we need to acquire this off season. And if we do lose, that will bring a better set of draft choices.
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Message Posted: Dec 23, 2014 5:41:58 AM

Coach Zimmer is still pissed about how poorly the defense performed this week and vows to correct the issues, by next season some time.

Another game they had won, but pissed away...which I guess is OK at this point in the season and only improves their draft position.

Teddy had some really nice throws and has shown a lot of potential as a rookie QB. Think he has come a lot further than expected, especially since he would have been riding the bench behind Cassell for most of the year under the original plan.
BigJake
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Message Posted: Dec 22, 2014 4:49:06 PM

And then the defense plays terrible. go figure!
L2J
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Message Posted: Dec 15, 2014 5:09:44 AM


Defense played well enough to win - 2 costly turnovers with a short field resulted in 13pts. for Detroit...
BigJake
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2014 5:02:26 AM

With Bridgewater, it looks like we are headed in the right direction.
L2J
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Message Posted: Dec 9, 2014 8:30:19 PM


Really? I'm just hoping we can stay out of the cellar...
BigJake
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Message Posted: Dec 9, 2014 11:18:10 AM

And we are still in the playoff hunt - very unlikely but still possible!
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Message Posted: Nov 20, 2014 5:27:36 PM

Down go the Vikings Down go the Vikings Down go the Vikings Down go the Vikings Down go the Vikings
nraacct
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Message Posted: Nov 20, 2014 12:58:21 PM

As expected, the players union has now gotten into the fray.

NFLPA appeals Peterson's ban
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2014 3:18:20 PM

Given what he did to his son, it may seem strange to say this, but Peterson has too much class to use the race card. I hope he learns how to properly discipline his kids without going over the line and beating them.
GasBoy
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2014 1:33:53 PM

I don't think it has anything do do with race either.
mrsports007
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2014 11:14:22 AM

i don't think is has anything to do with race either. i think it has to do with him being paid while on the exempt list. which does not mean he was suspended. now that the case is over. he has to be suspended for conduct without pay. can't be considered time served because he was paid while not playing.
nraacct
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2014 9:51:32 AM

Here is the official response from the NFL office to defend Adrian Peterson's suspension:

NFL responds to Hardin's criticism
C.S.
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2014 6:47:20 AM

NO! This has nothing to do with race and everything to do with Goodell's authority.
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2014 6:15:14 AM

Might be time to play the race card.
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