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I'm a lifelong Saints fan, and I'm still feeling heartbroken, but I am truly honored to have lost to a team with such a classy, kind-hearted fan base. NFL Network just ran a story about all the winning playoff teams trolling the losing teams. Vikes fans were the only ones not trolling. Instead, they are sending $$$ to a foundation our punter (Morestead) started (you guys have already raised 100K for his foundation). I have such wonderful memories of the Super Bowl in 2009, and I genuinely hope that you guys get to experience that exhilaration. I'll be pulling for you guys to win the SB. I've spent my life yelling Who Dat. For the next two weeks, I will proudly scream SKOL!


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I'm a lifelong Saints fan, and I'm still feeling heartbroken, but I am truly honored to have lost to a team with such a classy, kind-hearted fan base. NFL Network just ran a story about all the winning playoff teams trolling the losing teams. Vikes fans were the only ones not trolling. Instead, they are sending $$$ to a foundation our punter (Morestead) started (you guys have already raised 100K for his foundation). I have such wonderful memories of the Super Bowl in 2009, and I genuinely hope that you guys get to experience that exhilaration. I'll be pulling for you guys to win the SB. I've spent my life yelling Who Dat. For the next two weeks, I will proudly scream SKOL!


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Thanks for posting. We're hoping to experience that as well. It's been far too long.

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I'm a lifelong Saints fan, and I'm still feeling heartbroken, but I am truly honored to have lost to a team with such a classy, kind-hearted fan base. NFL Network just ran a story about all the winning playoff teams trolling the losing teams. Vikes fans were the only ones not trolling. Instead, they are sending $$$ to a foundation our punter (Morestead) started (you guys have already raised 100K for his foundation). I have such wonderful memories of the Super Bowl in 2009, and I genuinely hope that you guys get to experience that exhilaration. I'll be pulling for you guys to win the SB. I've spent my life yelling Who Dat. For the next two weeks, I will proudly scream SKOL!


Thanks for a kind hearted post. No time for trolling.......gotta move on to the next game. I told my son the whole game that I felt bad for your punter as he was in obvious pain but what a warrior......peace out.


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Out of curiosity, what do you think of the pics of Payton mocking the SKOL chant? I mentioned in another thread, if Zimmer did that, I'd want him fired. Are the fans in NO ok with that?

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Out of curiosity, what do you think of the pics of Payton mocking the SKOL chant? I mentioned in another thread, if Zimmer did that, I'd want him fired. Are the fans in NO ok with that?

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I personally find it childish. Didn't see it and don't know the circumstances, but some have tried to blame it on antogonizimg fans behind the bench. That excuse may well be a cop out. It's the kind of thing Cam Newton would do and I totally despise him and everything he stands for.

Payton is aggressive and in your face. A big reason why players love him. At home games he is often waving his arms to pump our crowd up. IMO he is too much of an X's and O's genius to do some of that stuff. Leave that to the Rah Rah Cheerleader coaches like Mike Tomlin or Jason Garrett.

That being said, if it was done to one of our hated rivals like Atlanta, I wouldn't have much issue with it. They often instigate things like playing our rally songs over their PA system only to be interrupted by their Train Horn. Also, anything done in response to Cam Newton's antics is fine with as well, lol. I just don't like being the instigator. Perhaps the fans behind the bench were mocking our Who Dat chant early in the game, but even so you have to expect some of that and be above that as a head coach. IMO Payton's emotions probably got the best of him. If you don't want to deal with the opposing home teams crowd....play better and win home field.


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Out of curiosity, what do you think of the pics of Payton mocking the SKOL chant? I mentioned in another thread, if Zimmer did that, I'd want him fired. Are the fans in NO ok with that?

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I personally find it childish. Didn't see it and don't know the circumstances, but some have tried to blame it on antogonizimg fans behind the bench. That excuse may well be a cop out. It's the kind of thing Cam Newton would do and I totally despise him and everything he stands for.

Payton is aggressive and in your face. A big reason why players love him. At home games he is often waving his arms to pump our crowd up. IMO he is too much of an X's and O's genius to do some of that stuff. Leave that to the Rah Rah Cheerleader coaches like Mike Tomlin or Jason Garrett.

That being said, if it was done to one of our hated rivals like Atlanta, I wouldn't have much issue with it. They often instigate things like playing our rally songs over their PA system only to be interrupted by their Train Horn. Also, anything done in response to Cam Newton's antics is fine with as well, lol. I just don't like being the instigator. Perhaps the fans behind the bench were mocking our Who Dat chant early in the game, but even so you have to expect some of that and be above that as a head coach. IMO Payton's emotions probably got the best of him. If you don't want to deal with the opposing home teams crowd....play better and win home field.


Glad to hear you say that. I can't stand Cam Newton either for the exact same reason. From an outside, neutral perspective, I've always seen Sean Payton as something like the Cam Newton of coaches. I would also include Jim Scwartz on that list. Personally I find that kind of low sportsmanship more upsetting and offensive than playing near the line of being dirty. Bounty gate never bothered me.


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nola4ever wrote:
I'm a lifelong Saints fan, and I'm still feeling heartbroken, but I am truly honored to have lost to a team with such a classy, kind-hearted fan base. NFL Network just ran a story about all the winning playoff teams trolling the losing teams. Vikes fans were the only ones not trolling. Instead, they are sending $$$ to a foundation our punter (Morestead) started (you guys have already raised 100K for his foundation). I have such wonderful memories of the Super Bowl in 2009, and I genuinely hope that you guys get to experience that exhilaration. I'll be pulling for you guys to win the SB. I've spent my life yelling Who Dat. For the next two weeks, I will proudly scream SKOL!

You are a true gentleman in defeat. Thank you for this. That's a heck of an attitude. It would be really easy for you to be bitter. Disappointment is understandable, to say the least. But you had the integrity to come here and congratulate us, and you've taken it an amazing step further by pulling for us.

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I feel fortunate that we have Payton as our coach, but I thought his behavior was despicable. I had a problem with the throat gesture against ATL too. Coaches should act like that. Lots of people in Nola had a problem with it.


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He was asked about it in the press conference, and he said he was simply having some playoff fun. As a Saints fan, it still bothered me, though. It's simply not indicative of the spirit of our city. Last year, at the Dome, we were getting pummelled by the Lions, and we started buying a bunch of their fans drinks. We took pics with them and even gave them recommendations for good restaurants. We love the Saints, but we love people more.


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Thanks, J. Kapp 11. You guys are just as classy. I can't imagine playing the SB in the Dome. It would be a dream come true. I seriously hope you guys pull it off.


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CrunkDat wrote:
PurpleMustReign wrote:
Out of curiosity, what do you think of the pics of Payton mocking the SKOL chant? I mentioned in another thread, if Zimmer did that, I'd want him fired. Are the fans in NO ok with that?

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I personally find it childish. Didn't see it and don't know the circumstances, but some have tried to blame it on antogonizimg fans behind the bench. That excuse may well be a cop out. It's the kind of thing Cam Newton would do and I totally despise him and everything he stands for.

Payton is aggressive and in your face. A big reason why players love him. At home games he is often waving his arms to pump our crowd up. IMO he is too much of an X's and O's genius to do some of that stuff. Leave that to the Rah Rah Cheerleader coaches like Mike Tomlin or Jason Garrett.

That being said, if it was done to one of our hated rivals like Atlanta, I wouldn't have much issue with it. They often instigate things like playing our rally songs over their PA system only to be interrupted by their Train Horn. Also, anything done in response to Cam Newton's antics is fine with as well, lol. I just don't like being the instigator. Perhaps the fans behind the bench were mocking our Who Dat chant early in the game, but even so you have to expect some of that and be above that as a head coach. IMO Payton's emotions probably got the best of him. If you don't want to deal with the opposing home teams crowd....play better and win home field.

i'm usually in the minority in situations like this but I love stuff like what payton did. he's passionate. and having fun. guys love playing for coaches like that. i'm not saying it's the only way. zimmer would never do anything like that and I love him too. but he does some things no other coaches would do too.

he was probably hearing from fans all game. when he thought he had the game won he had some fun of his own. in this case we got the last laugh and he looks like an idiot. but stuff like that never bothers me. if you're gonna run your mouth as a fan, you gotta expect to get it back if that team wins.

now, if payton was whining about fans being mean after he pulled that i'd be upset. but I always like that little gamesmanship in sports.

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i'm usually in the minority in situations like this but I love stuff like what payton did. he's passionate. and having fun. guys love playing for coaches like that. i'm not saying it's the only way. zimmer would never do anything like that and I love him too. but he does some things no other coaches would do too.

he was probably hearing from fans all game. when he thought he had the game won he had some fun of his own. in this case we got the last laugh and he looks like an idiot. but stuff like that never bothers me. if you're gonna run your mouth as a fan, you gotta expect to get it back if that team wins.

now, if payton was whining about fans being mean after he pulled that i'd be upset. but I always like that little gamesmanship in sports.

Here's my problem with it. Sean Payton's actions contributed to his doing bad job of coaching at the end of the game.

Don't get me wrong. I am overjoyed at the Minneapolis Miracle. I don't typically buy into stuff like "team of destiny," but even I have to admit that it seems that way for us this year. However, I'm also honest enough to admit that we shouldn't be standing where we are today.

Marcus Williams didn't have a clear assignment in his head. He didn't know whether to try and make a pick, blow up the receiver, avoid pass interference, or simply make a tackle in bounds. If he'd had a clue, we probably would have lost. And the sad truth is that Marcus Williams didn't know what to do because he wasn't coached properly in situational football. THAT falls on the head coach. I feel bad for Marcus Williams, not because he messed up, but because his coach LET him mess up with lack of preparation.

So while Sean Payton was giving Vikings fans the business, he took his eye off the game, if even for a few seconds. And it cost him.

Mike Zimmer is different that Sean Payton, for sure, but the difference goes way beyond personality. It's about details. Zimmer takes care of the details. Sean Payton doesn't, except on offense. He didn't have his team prepared for that situation, while Mike Zimmer did. In fact, Zimmer said the Vikings practice that very situation EVERY WEEK. That's why we won. Zimmer had the Vikings ready for that situation. Payton didn't. Payton assumed the game was over.

To me, Payton's actions with the SKOL chant are the ultimate symbol of cruel irony. It proves where his priorities are.

For what it's worth, I think he's a crap head coach. People see him as some kind of genius, but I see it differently. Other than one season, he has wasted the career of one of the greatest quarterbacks we'll ever see.

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i'm usually in the minority in situations like this but I love stuff like what payton did. he's passionate. and having fun. guys love playing for coaches like that. i'm not saying it's the only way. zimmer would never do anything like that and I love him too. but he does some things no other coaches would do too.

he was probably hearing from fans all game. when he thought he had the game won he had some fun of his own. in this case we got the last laugh and he looks like an idiot. but stuff like that never bothers me. if you're gonna run your mouth as a fan, you gotta expect to get it back if that team wins.

now, if payton was whining about fans being mean after he pulled that i'd be upset. but I always like that little gamesmanship in sports.

Here's my problem with it. Sean Payton's actions contributed to his doing bad job of coaching at the end of the game.

Don't get me wrong. I am overjoyed at the Minneapolis Miracle. I don't typically buy into stuff like "team of destiny," but even I have to admit that it seems that way for us this year. However, I'm also honest enough to admit that we shouldn't be standing where we are today.

Marcus Williams didn't have a clear assignment in his head. He didn't know whether to try and make a pick, blow up the receiver, avoid pass interference, or simply make a tackle in bounds. If he'd had a clue, we probably would have lost. And the sad truth is that Marcus Williams didn't know what to do because he wasn't coached properly in situational football. THAT falls on the head coach. I feel bad for Marcus Williams, not because he messed up, but because his coach LET him mess up with lack of preparation.

So while Sean Payton was giving Vikings fans the business, he took his eye off the game, if even for a few seconds. And it cost him.

Mike Zimmer is different that Sean Payton, for sure, but the difference goes way beyond personality. It's about details. Zimmer takes care of the details. Sean Payton doesn't, except on offense. He didn't have his team prepared for that situation, while Mike Zimmer did. In fact, Zimmer said the Vikings practice that very situation EVERY WEEK. That's why we won. Zimmer had the Vikings ready for that situation. Payton didn't. Payton assumed the game was over.

To me, Payton's actions with the SKOL chant are the ultimate symbol of cruel irony. It proves where his priorities are.

For what it's worth, I think he's a crap head coach. People see him as some kind of genius, but I see it differently. Other than one season, he has wasted the career of one of the greatest quarterbacks we'll ever see.

I agree with all of that kapp. maybe it did play a part in his coaching. and if it did i'd assume top brass would take a look at the matter. in general, I like some trash talk. I love celebrations after td's. I love the gamesmanship. I love sportsmanship too, and I don't think they are exclusive. i'm betting payton was very complimentary to our players and staff after the game.

but I don't disagree with your reasons for not liking it.

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vikeinmontana wrote:
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vikeinmontana wrote:
i'm usually in the minority in situations like this but I love stuff like what payton did. he's passionate. and having fun. guys love playing for coaches like that. i'm not saying it's the only way. zimmer would never do anything like that and I love him too. but he does some things no other coaches would do too.

he was probably hearing from fans all game. when he thought he had the game won he had some fun of his own. in this case we got the last laugh and he looks like an idiot. but stuff like that never bothers me. if you're gonna run your mouth as a fan, you gotta expect to get it back if that team wins.

now, if payton was whining about fans being mean after he pulled that i'd be upset. but I always like that little gamesmanship in sports.

Here's my problem with it. Sean Payton's actions contributed to his doing bad job of coaching at the end of the game.

Don't get me wrong. I am overjoyed at the Minneapolis Miracle. I don't typically buy into stuff like "team of destiny," but even I have to admit that it seems that way for us this year. However, I'm also honest enough to admit that we shouldn't be standing where we are today.

Marcus Williams didn't have a clear assignment in his head. He didn't know whether to try and make a pick, blow up the receiver, avoid pass interference, or simply make a tackle in bounds. If he'd had a clue, we probably would have lost. And the sad truth is that Marcus Williams didn't know what to do because he wasn't coached properly in situational football. THAT falls on the head coach. I feel bad for Marcus Williams, not because he messed up, but because his coach LET him mess up with lack of preparation.

So while Sean Payton was giving Vikings fans the business, he took his eye off the game, if even for a few seconds. And it cost him.

Mike Zimmer is different that Sean Payton, for sure, but the difference goes way beyond personality. It's about details. Zimmer takes care of the details. Sean Payton doesn't, except on offense. He didn't have his team prepared for that situation, while Mike Zimmer did. In fact, Zimmer said the Vikings practice that very situation EVERY WEEK. That's why we won. Zimmer had the Vikings ready for that situation. Payton didn't. Payton assumed the game was over.

To me, Payton's actions with the SKOL chant are the ultimate symbol of cruel irony. It proves where his priorities are.

For what it's worth, I think he's a crap head coach. People see him as some kind of genius, but I see it differently. Other than one season, he has wasted the career of one of the greatest quarterbacks we'll ever see.

I agree with all of that kapp. maybe it did play a part in his coaching. and if it did i'd assume top brass would take a look at the matter. in general, I like some trash talk. I love celebrations after td's. I love the gamesmanship. I love sportsmanship too, and I don't think they are exclusive. i'm betting payton was very complimentary to our players and staff after the game.

but I don't disagree with your reasons for not liking it.

I don't really dislike celebrations, trash talking (well, that almost always turns into taunting, which I loathe), gamesmanship, etc. It makes the game more fun, especially the celebrations.

But think of it this way. If a Vikings player scores a TD, then gets flagged for the celebration -- for example, when Diggs did his nut-hug on the goalpost in Washington -- that's going too far. That's putting antics above the needs of the team. Would you agree?

So what I'm saying is that when stuff like that gets in the way of a player or coach doing his job, then it's bad.

I think Payton failed to coach up his team by failing to oversee the defense. By failing to prepare for the situation. Why on earth were there only two players for the Saints in the vicinity of Diggs and Wright? That's just horrible schematically. Yes, it's the defensive coordinator's job to set that up, but it's the head coach's overall responsibility.

Did Payton's sideline antics get in the way of his oversight of the final 0:25. I wouldn't claim to know that. But it's pretty easy to see that his coaching was lax at the end. To my mind, Sean Payton was as responsible for that loss as Marcus Williams was. Probably more.

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I agree with just about everything said here. The word in Nola is that the coaches were frantic about a potential pass interference penalty, so they kept warning everyone to do whatever they could do to avoid it. All the interviews I've seen with Marcus suggest that he headed for the receiver, and upon realizing that his timing was off, ducked away at the last minute to avoid a PI call. In the process, he also knocked Lattimore down, and Diggs (after making an acrobatic catch) was able to make the play. Initially, some Saints fans were angry with him, but they neglected to realize that his key INT got us back into the game. In 2009, we seemed to have an unexplainable magic, and I see the same thing happening with the Vikes this year. I agree. It was bad coaching by Payton and a rookie mistake by Williams, but you guys capitalized on it, and you deserve the win. I'm heartbroken over the loss, but I'm excited for you guys. SKOL!


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I agree with just about everything said here. The word in Nola is that the coaches were frantic about a potential pass interference penalty, so they kept warning everyone to do whatever they could do to avoid it. All the interviews I've seen with Marcus suggest that he headed for the receiver, and upon realizing that his timing was off, ducked away at the last minute to avoid a PI call. In the process, he also knocked Lattimore down, and Diggs (after making an acrobatic catch) was able to make the play. Initially, some Saints fans were angry with him, but they neglected to realize that his key INT got us back into the game. In 2009, we seemed to have an unexplainable magic, and I see the same thing happening with the Vikes this year. I agree. It was bad coaching by Payton and a rookie mistake by Williams, but you guys capitalized on it, and you deserve the win. I'm heartbroken over the loss, but I'm excited for you guys. SKOL!

Once again, this is some solid reporting and astute analysis. Wish you were a Vikings fan!

Seriously though, I think the coaches' message was wrong. To my mind, it should have been "let them catch the ball, then tackle them" ... not "don't get flagged." In my experience, whenever you teach to a negative, you run a bigger risk of achieving the negative. Talk to the positive. Tell players what TO do, not what NOT to do.

Also, what was going on schematically? The Vikings had four receivers in the route. McKinnon stayed in to help with protection. Three receivers -- Diggs, Wright and Rudolph -- were to the right side, with Thielen to the left. Rudolph ran his route about 7 yards and headed to the sideline. He was never going to get the ball, but a Saints defender followed him. The Saints doubled Thielen. So we're at four rushers, someone covering Rudolph, and two covering Thielen. Doing the math, that should have left 4 more defenders. But only TWO Saints, Williams and Lattimore, were in the vicinity of Diggs and Wright. Where were the other two guys?

Anyway, I suppose it's easy to armchair quarterback four days after the fact. It just seems like the coaching staff dropped the ball on this, both schematically and from a communication standpoint.

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I agree, but then I think about the fact that you guys put up 17 points and held us to 0 for almost three quarters. You guys fought and fought. And then, you held Kamara on 3rd and 1 (a Herculean task considering how elusive Kamara is). We get that first down, and the game is over. The media keeps calling the win a miracle, but you guys put yourselves in the position for a miracle to be possible. I love the Saints, and as I said, I'm still heartbroken after almost a week. But it irritates me that they keep calling it a miracle--implying that you guys somehow didn't deserve the win. It's nonsense. You guys deserved it.


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I AM a Vikings fan now! They are now my favorite team, except when they play the Saints :)


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I agree, but then I think about the fact that you guys put up 17 points and held us to 0 for almost three quarters. You guys fought and fought. And then, you held Kamara on 3rd and 1 (a Herculean task considering how elusive Kamara is). We get that first down, and the game is over. The media keeps calling the win a miracle, but you guys put yourselves in the position for a miracle to be possible. I love the Saints, and as I said, I'm still heartbroken after almost a week. But it irritates me that they keep calling it a miracle--implying that you guys somehow didn't deserve the win. It's nonsense. You guys deserved it.


I think they're calling it that based on how improbable it was given the field position and time remaining. I don't know how many people (even us die-hards) truly expected Keenum to drive 45 yards in 25 seconds.

It never ceases to amaze me how many teams decide to plow ahead at Linval Joseph on third-and-short. A bold strategy I hope continues.

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I agree, but then I think about the fact that you guys put up 17 points and held us to 0 for almost three quarters. You guys fought and fought. And then, you held Kamara on 3rd and 1 (a Herculean task considering how elusive Kamara is). We get that first down, and the game is over. The media keeps calling the win a miracle, but you guys put yourselves in the position for a miracle to be possible. I love the Saints, and as I said, I'm still heartbroken after almost a week. But it irritates me that they keep calling it a miracle--implying that you guys somehow didn't deserve the win. It's nonsense. You guys deserved it.



Very cool to read a Saints' fan recognize this. :appl:

Some of the "miracle" talk is from casual fans who simply didn't watch the first 3 quarters of the game.


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I agree, but then I think about the fact that you guys put up 17 points and held us to 0 for almost three quarters. You guys fought and fought. And then, you held Kamara on 3rd and 1 (a Herculean task considering how elusive Kamara is). We get that first down, and the game is over. The media keeps calling the win a miracle, but you guys put yourselves in the position for a miracle to be possible. I love the Saints, and as I said, I'm still heartbroken after almost a week. But it irritates me that they keep calling it a miracle--implying that you guys somehow didn't deserve the win. It's nonsense. You guys deserved it.



Very cool to read a Saints' fan recognize this. :appl:

Some of the "miracle" talk is from casual fans who simply didn't watch the first 3 quarters of the game.


Well, I would consider the play itself a miracle. That just doesn't happen to the Vikings. I Would argue something like that hasn't happened for any Minnesota team since Favre in '09, and in postseason play since the Wild in 2003 against Colorado. But nola4ever is right, the Vikings didn't quit and they put themselves in position for the play to be possible.
I just hope we didn't use up all of our good luck too early!

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I AM a Vikings fan now! They are now my favorite team, except when they play the Saints :)

Posts like these almost make me rethink my dislike for NO. I'll reserve final judgement for when Sean Payton is gone though.

Sean Payton making Saints NFL's most hated team this side of Patriots

When he's gone, I might... might think about not disliking them any longer.


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Texas Vike wrote:

Some of the "miracle" talk is from casual fans who simply didn't watch the first 3 quarters of the game.


Well, I would consider the play itself a miracle. That just doesn't happen to the Vikings. I Would argue something like that hasn't happened for any Minnesota team since Favre in '09, and in postseason play since the Wild in 2003 against Colorado. But nola4ever is right, the Vikings didn't quit and they put themselves in position for the play to be possible.
I just hope we didn't use up all of our good luck too early!


The point is, the Vikings didn't win this game only due to being lucky. I'm not fond of the media spin that depicts us as unworthy winners of that game. The Vikings dominated the game for 3 quarters and should have been up by at least 20 to 23 points by the time things went south.

Lady fortune is a fickle dame; but there is just something about the collective spirit of this team that seems to make its own luck. :v):


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To the OP, you are a true gentleman and honorable adversary. I salute you.

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I agree, but then I think about the fact that you guys put up 17 points and held us to 0 for almost three quarters. You guys fought and fought. And then, you held Kamara on 3rd and 1 (a Herculean task considering how elusive Kamara is). We get that first down, and the game is over. The media keeps calling the win a miracle, but you guys put yourselves in the position for a miracle to be possible. I love the Saints, and as I said, I'm still heartbroken after almost a week. But it irritates me that they keep calling it a miracle--implying that you guys somehow didn't deserve the win. It's nonsense. You guys deserved it.


This has been my point all week. Yes, Williams should have been coached in situational football and taken a PI call to force fifty yard fg. The odds on that kick drop considerably after making one only a minute before. And for every flawless play a rookie makes in high pressure games he gets closer to an error.

However, Diggs TD didn't win the game, it ended it. That TD is worthless without all the points, tackles, INTS, blown coverages, missed tackles, FGs and third down stops which came before.


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Yeah, the last play of the game was not a miracle... it was a perfectly executed, planned play, with an excellent in the moment reaction by Diggs to run to the end zone, instead of out of bounds.

Now, if Case got hit as he threw, the ball then hit a Saints player in the helmet, bounced to one side and Adam Thielen caught it on a shoestring, staggered forward, then lateraled it to Jerick McKinnon who then ran towards the end zone with time expired, only to get hit at the goal line, fumbling the ball straight up in the air and having it land on a fallen Stefon Diggs in the end zone.... THAT would be a "miracle".

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Yeah, the last play of the game was not a miracle... it was a perfectly executed, planned play, with an excellent in the moment reaction by Diggs to run to the end zone, instead of out of bounds.

Now, if Case got hit as he threw, the ball then hit a Saints player in the helmet, bounced to one side and Adam Thielen caught it on a shoestring, staggered forward, then lateraled it to Jerick McKinnon who then ran towards the end zone with time expired, only to get hit at the goal line, fumbling the ball straight up in the air and having it land on a fallen Stefon Diggs in the end zone.... THAT would be a "miracle".

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Well said, pal. But I still have a Minneapolis Miracle wallpaper on my phone atm so what do I know.

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He was asked about it in the press conference, and he said he was simply having some playoff fun. As a Saints fan, it still bothered me, though. It's simply not indicative of the spirit of our city. Last year, at the Dome, we were getting pummelled by the Lions, and we started buying a bunch of their fans drinks. We took pics with them and even gave them recommendations for good restaurants. We love the Saints, but we love people more.

Great anecdote. Would much rather be playing the NFC Championship game in Nola on Sunday than Philly. I'm going with a fairly big group (including a couple of pretty big dudes), so I think we'll be okay, but would much prefer to be in a stadium with opposing fans I could go out for a drink with after the game, win or lose. Plus, I always have a hell of a good time in Nola. Can't say the same thing about Philly. Nola is know for partying, jazz, Hurricanes (though the Monsoon at Port of Call is much better than any Hurricane), and Mardi Gras. Philly is known for cheesesteak (meh), throwing batteries at Santa Claus, and being completely classless to opposing fans. Gawd I hope we come out with a win. Would be a lot more optimistic but for our second half showing against the Saints.


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Yeah., the Philly fans can't compete with you guys in terms of class. On Sunday, I'm pulling for the Vikes with the same enthusiasm I demonstrate for the Saints. I'm even thinking of buying a Vikes jersey for the occasion :)


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