That description could probably be applied to one or two people here at most but there's an emphasis now in multiple threads on the possibility that the Vikings could be a Super Bowl team IF they play their cards right, get lucky, stay healthy and basically just have everything go well for them. Now that it's reached the point where people are just voting +1, +2, etc. it's basically become the death of conversation.Pondering Her Percy wrote:Exactly. Granted, we'll see how everything goes in a few months but some are acting like the sky is falling.
Let's just acknowledge what almost the entire board has acknowledged already and say yes, it's possible the Vikings could be a Super Bowl team next year. The main disagreement about this subject on the board doesn't seem to be about possibility in the first place but about probability, about expectations. If we're going to keep discussing it, let's at least have an actual discussion about that rather than this repeated jousting against a nearly non-existent opposing view of "some" that "the sky is falling" and the Vikings have no chance at all.
Can we all agree that it's reasonable for people to disagree about the direction of a Vikings team with a highly-ranked defense that won the division in 2015, lost a close playoff game and started last season 5-0 but that's also struggled on offense for years now, collapsed last season and is facing a major rebuild on their offensive line? There's no more reason to ignore the 3-8 finish than there is to ignore the 11 win season that preceded it so it shouldn't be controversial for fans here to have hopes or doubts. After all, we're talking about a team with both obvious strengths and significant weaknesses, a team that just followed a clear upswing with an equally clear downturn in back-to-back seasons. They finished .500, which literally wasn't a winning or losing record so the overall trajectory of the team is clearly debatable. Can we please just discuss them rather than trying to divide the board into hostile camps of believers and non-believers? It's football, not faith.