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Made in Minnesota - Adam Thielen

Post by 808vikingsfan » Fri Oct 13, 2017 4:06 am

Really good read

Like most 23-year-olds fresh out of college, I had a job interview.

It was May 2013, and my senior year of football at Minnesota State–Mankato had ended a few months earlier. I still wasn’t 100% sure what I was going to do after college, but I knew a guy who knew a guy at a place called Patterson Dental, and he put in a good word for me.

The job was … well, basically, I’d be selling dental equipment. It was actually more of an internship, but it was a pretty decent opportunity at a really good company. So I put on a suit and tie and went in for an interview. It was a good interview. But I remember that at one point, the interviewer asked me one of those cliché interview questions.

“If you could have any job in the world, what would it be?”

He’d obviously know I was lying if I said, “To be in dental equipment sales!” So I told him the truth.

“To play in the NFL.”

The guy’s head kind of popped up, and he gave me this … look. I don’t know how to really describe it, but I knew that look because it was one I had seen before — only a few months earlier, actually. It was a few days after my last college game and I came home to my girlfriend Caitlin — who’s now my wife — and said, “You know what? I want to play in the NFL, so I’m gonna give it a shot and see what happens.”

And she gave me that same look.

Like, Really?

Then she said, “You sure you don’t want to just get a normal job?”
And it still hits me every time I go to my locker on game day and I see the Vikings jersey hanging up in my locker with my name on the back. I mean, I grew up watching this team, but never got to see the Vikings win a Super Bowl. I’ve witnessed the same heartbreak over the years that all Vikings fans have. The kick in ’98. The 2000 NFC championship. The Favre interception against the Saints. There have been so many great players and great teams for as long as I’ve been watching the Vikings, but we’ve never gotten over that hump and won a championship.

Now, I get to put on the purple and gold and help my team work towards that goal.
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Post by Just Me » Fri Oct 13, 2017 5:24 am

Great article. Thanks for posting...
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Post by mansquatch » Fri Oct 13, 2017 9:01 am

Awesome read. Thanks for posting that, made my morning.
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Post by J. Kapp 11 » Fri Oct 13, 2017 9:13 pm

Before I read this, I was a big Adam Thielen fan.

Now that I've read it, I think he might be my favorite player. Great stuff.
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Post by PsyDanny » Sat Oct 14, 2017 9:04 am

J. Kapp 11 wrote:Before I read this, I was a big Adam Thielen fan.

Now that I've read it, I think he might be my favorite player. Great stuff.
Home town boy.

Frankly, it is a better story than Joe Maurer or Kent Hrbek, because they were pretty much recognized and sought after prospects.

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Re: Made in Minnesota - Adam Thielen

Post by 808vikingsfan » Wed Nov 22, 2017 6:12 pm

Adam Thielen on verge of breaking Vikings’ 1,000-yard receiving drought


Where do you think Adam will place at the end of the season?

1. Randy Moss 2003 111 1,632

2. Randy Moss 2003 77 1,437

3. Randy Moss 2000 80 1,413

4. Cris Carter 1995 122 1,371

5. Randy Moss 2002 106 1,347

6. Jake Reed 1995 72 1,320

7. Randy Moss 1998 69 1,313

8. Sidney Rice 2009 83 1,312

9. Cris Carter 2003 96 1,274

10. Cris Carter 1999 90 1,241
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Post by PurpleMustReign » Wed Nov 22, 2017 6:43 pm

What is he in pace for? Someone do the math.

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Post by DK Sweets » Wed Nov 22, 2017 7:09 pm

PurpleMustReign wrote:What is he in pace for? Someone do the math.

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Around 1450.

My guess would be 1350. I think he'll slow down marginally because of increased attention and Diggs seeing more targets, but he'll maintain the pace for the most part.
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Post by J. Kapp 11 » Wed Nov 22, 2017 9:19 pm

PurpleMustReign wrote:What is he in pace for? Someone do the math.

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Post by Just Me » Thu Nov 23, 2017 6:57 am

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Post by J. Kapp 11 » Thu Nov 23, 2017 8:10 am

Just Me wrote::point:

Love your tagline Kapp!
Thanks!!

It's true, though, isn't it?

I was watching something on NFL.com yesterday (because I have a problem with Vikings obsession). I think it was Charley Casserly's keys for Detroit to beat the Vikings. He never once mentioned Adam Thielen. He mentioned Keenum, Diggs, Rudy, even Murray, but not one word about Thielen. It's like a guy with 916 yards receiving doesn't even exist! You can tell by their post-game comments that opponents are left bewildered by Thielen. They're like, "How did that guy beat us?"

So I did a little simple Photoshop work and added that tagline.
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Post by Just Me » Thu Nov 23, 2017 9:56 am

J. Kapp 11 wrote:
It's true, though, isn't it?

I was watching something on NFL.com yesterday (because I have a problem with Vikings obsession). I think it was Charley Casserly's keys for Detroit to beat the Vikings. He never once mentioned Adam Thielen. He mentioned Keenum, Diggs, Rudy, even Murray, but not one word about Thielen. It's like a guy with 916 yards receiving doesn't even exist! You can tell by their post-game comments that opponents are left bewildered by Thielen. They're like, "How did that guy beat us?"

So I did a little simple Photoshop work and added that tagline.
Nice job. And yes, it is true. Thielen is getting some props from a few, but for the most part, I think several see this as an aberration, rather than the talent he really is. I'm really OK with it. I hope he's a "non-factor" all the way to the Super Bowl :wink:
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Post by J. Kapp 11 » Thu Nov 23, 2017 9:17 pm

Adam Thielen is now on pace for 101 catches and 1,461 yards.

Where are all those naysayers now? The ones who said the Vikings' receiving corps is so below average. Cripes, we've got Michael Floyd and Laquon Treadwell barely getting touches because Thielen and Diggs are so good. And don't look now, but Kyle Rudolph is up to 50 catches and 7 TDs.

Our guys are pretty good.
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Post by jackal » Fri Nov 24, 2017 10:38 am

Yeah I think he will get about 1370 or so..

The problem is I want Treadwell and Floyd
a little more involved this year I quess there
are only so many downs out there.
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Re: Made in Minnesota - Adam Thielen

Post by J. Kapp 11 » Sat Nov 25, 2017 9:18 pm

jackal wrote:Yeah I think he will get about 1370 or so..

The problem is I want Treadwell and Floyd
a little more involved this year I quess there
are only so many downs out there.
Why?

We've scored 125 points and averaged 410 yards over the past four games. What difference does it make who's getting the touches?

Want to know why Adam Thielen is getting the ball? Watch the video below. Then come talk to me when Treadwell and Floyd are doing what he's doing.

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