Minnesota Viking Talk

Well Hello out there. Welcome to Vikings Hot Talk. I will be your host Cyrus Bahr. Just to let you in on what I plan to do on this blog, I hope to raise some interest in some of my opinions on the Minnesota Vikings and other sporting issues out there. I hope to get our fan base out there to voice there opinion in a free but tactful way. I hope to generate a little controversy with some of the local columnists like Mike McNegative, aka Mike McFeely. Enough about me. What about you people out there. I want you to voice your opinion. Without you this site will not be possible. So let's speak our minds. Lets talk sports and lets see what people really know out there.

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Hot Talk Vikings: Free Agency Splash

Well the Vikings had a very busy weekend in free agency trying to sore up a couple of areas of need. I think they were quite successful in doing this. First, the signing of Thomas Tapeh, Tapeh brings us a solid young replacement for the old vet Tony Richardson. I think Tapeh brings youth, as well as a good receiving threat out of the back field in the WCO. He is also intriguing because he is a local product whom the fans are very familiar with from his days with the Minnesota Gophers. Tapeh is a fullback who helped pave the way for Westbrook and I believe he will be very effective in paving the way for Peteson as well.
The second signing, Madieu Williams. This was a glaring need since we didn't resign Tank William or Mike Doss and we released the troubled Dwight Smith. Williams is a solid hybrid safety who covers receivers very well and is also solid against the run. Williams used to be a teammate of Henderson's at Maryland and played for Leslie Frazier at Cincinnati as well so he should fit right in. He is also a piller in the community as he is very active for the Children's Hospital in Cincinnati and as soon as he signed he visited the Children's Hospital in Minneapolis a much different perosn than the recently departed Dwight Smith.
Finally the top signing of the weekend Bernard Berrian. This is a "double whammy". Not only did they finally get a top notch receiving deep threat the took their divisional rivals top receiving threat away from them. I think Berrian will be a great addition to an offense who is in dire need of an accomplished receiver. Some say we overpaid for him, well I disagree. I think that he hasn't reached his full potential yet. He will also help open up things in the running game as well. If teams continue to run 8 and 9 players in the box they will get burned deep by Berrian.
Hopefully we are not done yet as it sounds as if we are going to sign Maurice Hicks at running back to replace Mewelde Moore and to shore up our return game as well. I am also hoping we can trade for a solid backup such as Sage Rosenfels or JP Losman. We need to get better in this area in case of poor play or injury to TJack. Since we lost out on Justin Smith (which I think is a good thing) I am hoping we get a shot at Antwan Odom who has gradually improved by getting 8 sacks last year. He would replace Udeze very well with his 6'5" 275 lb. frame. Skol Vikings.

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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

Vikings Gab

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
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
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…