mosscarter wrote:Part of what I don't like is the fact that many fans (and media) have basically penciled us into the Super Bowl. I mean seriously, who writes an article about whether or not we will be able to use all of our "normal" amenities during the Super Bowl, or if we will get our home locker room? Keep in mind, we haven't even won a game and people were saying that. After everything I've been through with this team the last thing I need to read is someone acting like it's a certainty.
What you're referring to is speculation regarding a rare event (in fact, an event that has never happened) - a team playing a Superbowl in it's home stadium. People are just speculating on what that would be like. I don't think anyone is saying it is going to happen.
Quite to the contrary, most of what I'm reading in the national press seems to mirror your thinking, that Drew Brees and his playoff experience, coupled with Case Keenum and his inexperience, is going to be the difference in the game. Heck, Troy Aikman almost had his foot too far down his throat to take it out when he started talking about this during the Saints-Panthers game, and I just heard another radio commentator say essentially the same thing.
It almost seems to me like nobody believes these Vikings are for real. So quite the opposite of what you're saying is true as it seems the national media, at least, is pre-disposed to thinking the Saints are the better team and on a clear path to the Superbowl.
I don't know what will happen in the upcoming game(s) for the Vikings, but, if anything, I'm sick and tired about hearing about Drew Brees and how great he is, or Matt Ryan, or Ben R, or Tom Brady for that matter. Screw them all - the Vikings defense can take any of them apart (and will).