Minnesota Viking Talk
Thursday, January 3, 2008
Hot Talk Minnesota Vikings: Maybe Next Year
Well another season is over and another wait and until next year. I truly believe that this will be a team to be reckoned with next year. I attended the game in Denver and had a very enjoyable experience with the exception of a couple of fans that were needless to say a little rude. Aside from the Vikes losing the game I really thought that TJack played alot better than the two previous games. He led the team to the tie and really played very well in a very hostile environment. I was wondering why AP wasn't in the game more and was really puzzled by them using Mewelde Moore so much early in the game. I am kind of wondering if he didn't get in some type of trouble with head coach Childress. If anyone cost us this game it would definitely be Troy Williamson, if I were the Vikings management I would cut him ASAP. His drop was totally unexcusable and his time has got to be up because he has been given plenty of chances.
The offseason should be quite interesting with Minnesota. I am hoping that we are able to get a big name receiver this offseason, either free agent Bernard Berrian or maybe a trade for Larry Fitzgerald. I also believe we need to get a quality veteran qb to help Tarvaris Jackson grow and learn the nuances of the NFL. I think Chad Pennington would be the perfect fit. He is very good in the short passing game and is as intelligent as they come. Also a good TE would help this team improve, I really liked what I saw from Garret Mills on Sunday and I think he could be much more effective than Visanthe Shiancoe. Shiancoe has got to be one of the biggest disappointments of the season. I truly thought they had found another diamond in the rought with Shiancoe but he has proved me wrong. Another position I think we could use some help is at DE. I really think we should have a much better pass rush with players like Pat & Kevin Williams in the middle. Our pass defense did improve as the season wore on but the pass rush has gut to be better from your front four when you run the cover 2 defense.
Well with the end of another season means the end of fantasy football as well. I am in 4 different leagues, and led 3 of the leagues in scoring so I consider myself a fantasy football expert so to speak. I won a championship in my stubborn brother in laws league finally. I have made the playoffs every year but one in this league but was never able to win a championship. Well this year was different finally and I walked away with it in the playoffs. Having Tom Brady doesn't hurt but neither does having Marques Colston, Marshawn Lynch, Anquan Boldin, Josh Brown, Santonio Holmes, Wes Welker, and a pretty good Chargers D. If you can find a team that could field a better team than that then please let me know. I will be back to fend off all of those who wish they had a team as good as mine. Anyway hope everyone has a Happy New Year and Skol Vikings. I will be continuing this column thru the playoffs and offseason so don't go away now.
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Minnesota Viking Talk The Blog
This week’s roundup highlights some of the Best Minnesota Vikings Fan blogs around, for the reading pleasure of Vikings Fanatics worldwide. Enjoy!
The Daily Norseman
The Daily Norseman is truly a pinnacle of Vikings blogs, it’s what most football blogs aspire to be. The writing is often witty, providing great in depth analysis of Sundays games, future gameday speculation, and allows posts from a fun and respectful community of serious Vikings Fans.
Notable Post: Crazy Stadium Costs
The Vikings Locker
The Vikings Locker prefers to keep pure speculation to minimum by focusing on the hard game facts, in depth highlights and breaking Vikes news. The locker also boasts some of the most accurate injury reports and best pre-season coverage to be found.
Notable Post: Will Brad Childress help the Minnesota Vikings Continue to Improve in 2008?
The Viking Age
The Viking Age is truly a blog representing the Vikings huge and diversely opinionated fan base. This blog has a serious commitment to compelling original content beyond the average post-Sunday report. Viking Age also contains cool Vikings video, tailgating info, latest rumors, Dan Zinski’s excellent divisional breakdowns, and an engaging discussion forum.
Notable Post: Randy Moss wants to reunite with Daunte Culpepper
While it may be only a little over a year old, Vikings Gab is quickly becoming one of the most promising Vikings blogs with its awesome array of pictures, videos and amazing breadth of coverage. Helmed by sports media vets Matt Loede and Peter Durstman, Vikings Gab provides no-nonsense detailed analysis of games with only well-informed speculation.
Notable Post: No Bad Blood Childress, McCarthy
Viking Underground is a real gem of the Vikings blogosphere. From its great collection of quotes to its awesome original training camp coverage, the Underground is worth any fans time. It’s unfortunate that the blog hasn’t been updated in a while but is seems that author Mr. Cheer or Die might be contributing over at the Daily Norseman.
Vikings War Cry
Vikings War Cry is a community blog that allows Purple People Eater fans to publish their Vikings opinions, game summaries and more. Veteran posters like Anthony Hall and Andrew Strickert always bring great breaking news and informed assessments. War Cry is also part of the Most Valuable Network of sports blogs and often serves up great Vikes content through other community blogs.
Notable Post: Rides Like a Lemon
Purple Pride is a truly outspoken community, taking their Vikings coverage with great earnestness. Post content ranges from meticulously detailed to philosophical, with respected authors like Shockzilla and AngloVike offering incredible foresight on draft picks and future games.
Notable Post: Opener Right Around the Corner…