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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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FaithAlone
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2014 9:09:34 AM

Looks like Minnesota finally found its QB.

Zim, Dallas got revenge for you on Brees. The pansy has other things to worry about now, such as a 1-3 start. LOL!
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L2J
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2014 6:56:56 AM


...An anke injury — X-rays were negative...
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Nomofriggincube
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2014 4:53:54 AM

Bridgewater is for real, no doubt
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C.S.
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2014 1:46:31 AM

Nice win. Hope Teddy is OK.

With that kind of ground production, AP is definitely history in Minny.
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Zimcity
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Message Posted: Sep 28, 2014 6:26:45 PM

Teddy Time!!!
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Zimcity
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Message Posted: Sep 21, 2014 9:09:09 PM

Sack of Brees

A great sack that is now apparently not allowed due to poor pansy QB's like Brees.
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L2J
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Message Posted: Sep 21, 2014 8:22:59 PM


With his feet he certainly adds another factor in the offense...
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C.S.
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Message Posted: Sep 21, 2014 2:11:50 PM

By default, this may be what Vikings fans have been waiting for. It's Teddy time, as Cassell has a broken foot!
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scoutmaster
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Message Posted: Sep 19, 2014 4:01:05 AM

And the hits keep on coming~
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nraacct
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Message Posted: Sep 18, 2014 1:24:56 PM

Another one for the police blotter:

Suspended Vikings WR Simpson in more trouble
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Teslukbla
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Message Posted: Sep 17, 2014 3:35:10 PM

The Vikings placing Peterson on the NFL Exempt List does not appear to be all that bad for Peterson because he will receive his full salary. ESPN provides the details: "The exemption will allow Peterson to remain under the Vikings' control and earn his regular salary while he is away from the team until his legal situation is resolved. Vikings GM Rick Spielman said Peterson will not count against the 53-man roster."
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LogicMan
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Message Posted: Sep 17, 2014 8:52:40 AM

Seems like yesterday it was only booze cruises with strippers. Ah, the good 'ol days.
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scoutmaster
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Message Posted: Sep 17, 2014 6:18:06 AM

Technically, he's on the Exempt/Commissioner's Permission list.
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Zimcity
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Message Posted: Sep 17, 2014 5:13:43 AM

"It's probably because of sponsorships pulling out."

I imagine it went something like this>

Anheuser Busch, Nike, etc. to NFL: We can't continue to sponsor your league with bad PR like in the last couple weeks.

Goodell to Zygi Wilf: You need to suspend Peterson now.

Zygi: OK, we'll put him on the suspended list. So it looks like he is done with the Vikings, unless he makes a plea bargain and ends the court proceedings sometime in the next month.
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LogicMan
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Message Posted: Sep 17, 2014 4:13:13 AM

So far Goodell has punted on this one.
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scoutmaster
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Message Posted: Sep 17, 2014 3:44:56 AM

At least the righted the wrong much quicker than Goodell did.
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C.S.
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Message Posted: Sep 17, 2014 1:35:20 AM

Vikings do a 180 on AP, after heavy public pressure. It's probably because of sponsorships pulling out.

If they wait until the legal process plays itself out, you won't see AP play again until at least 2016, if ever.
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Message Posted: Sep 16, 2014 4:45:58 PM

Well, the Vikes are catching a ton of heat for their decision. Minn. Governor Mark Dayton and Senator Al Franken have already voiced their displeasure. Nike has pulled AP items from store shelves and Radisson has pulled their sponsorship.

They may be pressured into keeping AP inactive.
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Teslukbla
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Message Posted: Sep 16, 2014 4:44:30 PM

Now the Vikings and NFL have a serious problem because Anheuser-Busch has announced displeasure with the manner the Vikings have handled the Peterson situation and with the manner the NFL has overall handled the recent situations.

"We are disappointed and increasingly concerned by the recent incidents that have overshadowed this NFL season," a representative for Anheuser-Busch said in a statement. "We are not yet satisfied with the league's handling of behaviors that so clearly go against our own company culture and moral code. We have shared our concerns and expectations with the league."

"Anheuser-Busch commits about $200 million a year in rights fees and additional advertising to the NFL and is in the fourth year of a six-year deal it signed in 2011 that makes Bud Light the official beer of the league. In the last year, more Bud Light has been sold in the United States than any other beer ($5.28 billion at retail). One out of every five beers bought is a Bud Light."
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FaithAlone
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Message Posted: Sep 16, 2014 9:17:14 AM

I was already surprised that the Vikings reinstated AP, and now with this latest revelation of an earlier abuse incident, I'll be shocked if he plays this weekend.

Having been a victim of child abuse by my own father, I can assure you that there are many other incidents which we probably won't ever know about. An abuser doesn't just have one or two incidents.
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scoutmaster
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Message Posted: Sep 15, 2014 6:27:09 PM

Reinstated???? What a total farce! The dude beat his kid until he bled!
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C.S.
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Message Posted: Sep 15, 2014 4:57:04 PM

Unfortunately, this won't help AP's cause:

Petersen investigated for another abuse case.
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Zimcity
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Message Posted: Sep 15, 2014 10:21:28 AM

What about the NFL? They have not come down with any suspension as of yet, but I assume that could still happen this week.

"NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy said the league was reviewing Peterson’s case to check for violations of its personal conduct policy. The policy would seem to give the NFL wide latitude to act — it says that criminal activity “is clearly outside the scope of permissible conduct,” and that discipline also can be imposed for “conduct that imposes inherent danger to the safety and well being” of another individual."
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C.S.
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Message Posted: Sep 15, 2014 9:48:48 AM

Petersen reinstated. Vikings will let legal due process take over.

At this point, I'm so worn out by all these stories of players misbehaving that I won't even judge right or wrong right now.
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Zimcity
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Message Posted: Sep 15, 2014 5:47:43 AM

That was all you really wanted to see L2J. It was all downhill from there.

Poor passing from Pond, er I mean Cassell. No pass rush exposed sub-par CB play and special teams breakdowns.
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L2J
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Message Posted: Sep 14, 2014 9:28:42 PM


I got to see the Vikes score and take the lead...then the computer stream I was using crabbed out, left behind a few nuisances. fortunately, on the laptop and not my main, the clean up effected my browser / server access...
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Teslukbla
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Message Posted: Sep 14, 2014 12:44:47 PM

It's week 2 and the Vikings fans are already losing patience in Matt Cassel. As the Vikings are losing 30-7 in the 4th quarter, fans are heard chanting "Teddy! Teddy!"
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LogicMan
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Message Posted: Sep 12, 2014 3:22:17 PM

AP is now the latest headache for the NFL. Just amazing.

Adrian Peterson -- Indicted for Child Abuse
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FaithAlone
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Message Posted: Sep 8, 2014 12:15:55 PM

Enjoy, L2J. I know our Rangers haven't given us much to cheer about this year.
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Zimcity
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Message Posted: Sep 8, 2014 11:51:54 AM

In case you missed it.

Cordarrelle's 64 yard TD run

WHOOP!
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Zimcity
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Message Posted: Sep 8, 2014 5:59:42 AM

First road win in Coach Zimmer's first game. Something Frazier couldn't get done last year at all.

Yes, the defense has shown signs of being much improved this year, though it has been against Alex Smith and a bunch of backup QB's.

We'll find out in the coming weeks against the elite QB's in the game.

Brady
Brees
Ryan
Rodgers
Stafford.

If they can come out of week 6 at .500 or better we will have some reason for excitement.
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Nomofriggincube
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Message Posted: Sep 8, 2014 5:46:35 AM

Impressive, none the less
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L2J
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Message Posted: Sep 8, 2014 5:41:43 AM


FA; I believe they are definitely improved, offensively from last year they only had to replace QB - Ponder. Defensively, I believe Zimmer is the answer there. The secondary has been most impressive to me... Should be able to better answer your question next week after the Patriots game...
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Message Posted: Sep 7, 2014 9:52:50 PM

What a difference a year makes. Coaching, Offense and Defense much improved all around. Good ball control on offense. This season should be worth watching!!! :)
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FaithAlone
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Message Posted: Sep 7, 2014 9:05:19 PM

Is Minnesota that good this year, or is St. Louis that bad?
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L2J
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Message Posted: Sep 7, 2014 8:10:00 PM


Now that's the defense I remember...very good game for Patterson!!!
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Zimcity
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Message Posted: Aug 26, 2014 11:46:02 AM

Can't really complain about either QB so far in the preseason. Both have been very efficient.

Cassell had the long ball hookup with Patterson early and Teddy had 2 short TD drives, hitting an open receiver in the end zone with good touch. He also showed the poise of a veteran by picking up a fumbled snap and calmly throwing the ball away, rather than take a sack or try and do something stupid.

The defense was also solid against the Chiefs with 3 Picks and some good pressure against Alex Smith, though they let him escape a couple times.

I am more excited for the season to start, than a few months ago, by a long shot.
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L2J
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Message Posted: Aug 25, 2014 8:31:32 PM


He did play well and the stats prove it. Cassel has always moved the offense and deserved the starter roll last year...
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Nomofriggincube
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Message Posted: Aug 25, 2014 2:40:29 PM

I thought Bridgewater played well, but Cassell being the vet gets the nod.
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L2J
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Message Posted: Aug 25, 2014 11:17:56 AM


If interested in joining ESPN's "college Pick'em", Bad Petroleum has set up a group here - called "Gas Buddies 2014"...
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Message Posted: Aug 25, 2014 9:37:06 AM

Vikings officially announce Matt Cassel as starting QB for season opener
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Zimcity
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Message Posted: Aug 25, 2014 5:40:03 AM

The team is looking pretty good so far, even without AP taking a handoff.

Could be a suprise 10-6 type team, though the early schedule is tough.

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L2J
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Message Posted: Aug 23, 2014 8:21:20 PM


Found my bookmarked stream and was able to watch the game tonight. Defense impressive in first half, good secondary work. Bridgewater...glad he is wearing Viking purple & gold...
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Zimcity
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Message Posted: Aug 17, 2014 2:41:09 PM

"Whoop, whooop! What a finish, wish I could have seen it - Bridgewater sounded impressive..."

Same here. A good sign to see your #1 picked QB take the team for a game winning drive in the final minute, even if it was against Cardinals back ups.

It still looks like Cassell will be the starter, though this performance may give Bridgewater a better opportunity to start at some point this season.
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Nomofriggincube
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Message Posted: Aug 17, 2014 8:22:15 AM

Gonna be a tough coach decision to say who starts
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L2J
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Message Posted: Aug 16, 2014 8:46:37 PM


Whoop, whooop! What a finish, wish I could have seen it - Bridgewater sounded impressive...
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L2J
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Message Posted: Aug 16, 2014 8:32:52 PM


2 min. warning, Vikes have 3 pt. lead 24-21...forced to punt from their end zone...oops...4th and goal...no FG lets get this over with...
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L2J
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Message Posted: Aug 16, 2014 6:54:37 AM


From Mike Wobschall - 10 Things We Learned About the Vikings in Training Camp...

SKOL
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Nomofriggincube
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Message Posted: Aug 9, 2014 8:16:55 AM

Looks to me like Cassel and bridgewater will both be worthy of starting. I know it is only 1 game..so lets see what happens next.
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Message Posted: Aug 9, 2014 7:20:37 AM

After 'ponder'ing that thought, I totally agree with you L2J. Ain't goin' nowhere with that guy. Winston at FSU would easily beat him out right now.
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