Thursday, May 21, 2009

Star Tribune Trying to Punish Vikings Fans

I just read an article about Jay Cutlers gun of an arm in the Star Trib and I am just wondering if the local Minneapolis paper is trying to punish us Vikings fans with all this positive press for our NFC North rival Chicago Bears? I know this is an AP report, but do they have to publish it? I am still upset that the Bears snagged Cutler in the first place and I have no doubt that they are going to be a better team next year because of it...dare I say better than the Minnesota Vikings - I am going to say better than the Minnesota Vikings minus Brett Favre, for sure.

I think I better find a good crying towel because the upcoming season could be a sad one.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Minnesota Vikings Talk Favre

The only thing on my mind is Favre, Favre, Favre. I am sure it is because I have become victim to the sports media madness that over reports “popular” stories and keeps sports fans on edge waiting for the next miniscule detail.

I am sure we won’t have any ‘real’ details on Brett Favre joining the Vikings roster until….August, but I won’t be able to think of much else until then.


Thursday, May 7, 2009

Minnesota Viking Brett Favre

I was na├»ve to think we had heard the last of Brett Favre becoming a Minnesota Viking after last years long running debacle that eventually ended Brett with the Jets, but it hadn’t even crossed my mind much up until about a week ago when the sports media buzzed about Favre not returning to the Jets and possible donning a purple #4 Vikings jersey (which are being produced as we speak).

There seem to be so many positives about bringing Brett Favre to the Minnesota Vikings including his ability to immediately understand the Vikings offense, his NFL experience, increase ticket sales and fan buzz, the governor wants to see it happen, it would be good for a new stadium push and for Vikings merchandise sales. What are the negatives? Hurt other Vikings roster players feelings and the injury risk – those are negatives to adding any player to the roster, not just Brett Favre.

I doubt Chilly will be able to close the deal, but we will see. If Brad Childress doesn’t handle this right, you can bet that Vikings fans (including me) and Vikings sports media will be hitching up the wagons and grabbing the pitchforks –the backlash will be huge.