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Same Ole Vikes

Post by purplenoway » Mon Oct 29, 2018 1:33 pm

As a lifelong fan, I'm sorry to see the same old Vikings, that no matter what the roster is, they always find a way to snatch defeat out of the jaws of victory, I'm growing old and would just like a Super Bowl victory before I die. Is that too much to ask???
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Re: Same Ole Vikes

Post by dead_poet » Tue Oct 30, 2018 8:18 pm

purplenoway wrote:
Mon Oct 29, 2018 1:33 pm
As a lifelong fan, I'm sorry to see the same old Vikings, that no matter what the roster is, they always find a way to snatch defeat out of the jaws of victory, I'm growing old and would just like a Super Bowl victory before I die. Is that too much to ask???
Yes.
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Re: Same Ole Vikes

Post by VikingLord » Wed Oct 31, 2018 1:17 pm

This team has the talent to win (OK, maybe not along the offensive line, but everywhere else). Whether they do win is coming down to critical mistakes, which so far they've shown an inability to avoid.

With that said, there is still reason to be optimistic this season. There is a long history of NFL teams that struggle early in the year only to put it together late and make deep playoff runs. This is especially true of talented teams like the Vikings that aren't losing because they're being outplayed, but rather losing due to those mistakes and some bad bounces. Despite that, the Vikings are still very much in the playoff hunt and can still put it together.

The season is far from over, so don't mail it in quite yet. They could still surprise us all.
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Re: Same Ole Vikes

Post by 808vikingsfan » Wed Oct 31, 2018 9:05 pm

dead_poet wrote:
Tue Oct 30, 2018 8:18 pm
purplenoway wrote:
Mon Oct 29, 2018 1:33 pm
As a lifelong fan, I'm sorry to see the same old Vikings, that no matter what the roster is, they always find a way to snatch defeat out of the jaws of victory, I'm growing old and would just like a Super Bowl victory before I die. Is that too much to ask???
Yes.
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Re: Same Ole Vikes

Post by AngryVike » Fri Nov 02, 2018 7:10 pm

purplenoway wrote:
Mon Oct 29, 2018 1:33 pm
As a lifelong fan, I'm sorry to see the same old Vikings, that no matter what the roster is, they always find a way to snatch defeat out of the jaws of victory, I'm growing old and would just like a Super Bowl victory before I die. Is that too much to ask???
I hear ya. I've been crying myself to sleep since 71 with no end in sight. But your thesis statement is spot on. I can't put my finger on it but I know that the Vikes will let me down 99% of the time when...........the game is on grass, against a solid opponent, at night and on one of the coasts. They are capable of outgaining their opposition, even dominating them but ALWAYS doing just enough stupid things to lose in big, much-needed games. WHY?????? It drives me nuts. This team actually invents ways to blow games.
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Re: Same Ole Vikes

Post by J. Kapp 11 » Sat Nov 03, 2018 10:24 am

AngryVike wrote:
Fri Nov 02, 2018 7:10 pm
purplenoway wrote:
Mon Oct 29, 2018 1:33 pm
As a lifelong fan, I'm sorry to see the same old Vikings, that no matter what the roster is, they always find a way to snatch defeat out of the jaws of victory, I'm growing old and would just like a Super Bowl victory before I die. Is that too much to ask???
I hear ya. I've been crying myself to sleep since 71 with no end in sight. But your thesis statement is spot on. I can't put my finger on it but I know that the Vikes will let me down 99% of the time when...........the game is on grass, against a solid opponent, at night and on one of the coasts. They are capable of outgaining their opposition, even dominating them but ALWAYS doing just enough stupid things to lose in big, much-needed games. WHY?????? It drives me nuts. This team actually invents ways to blow games.
Come on.

I've been a fan since '69, and from my vantage point, last year was one of the most enjoyable seasons I've ever experienced. It didn't end up the way we wanted, but the Vikings gave me and thousands of other fans a ton of joy for 18 weeks. I've seen this team win games like the Ahmad Rashad miracle over Cleveland and the Minneapolis Miracle. I've also watched every one of the four Super Bowl losses and five NFC Championship Game losses. Despite those disappointments, there's nothing anybody could ever do to get me to cheer for any other team in the league. If I die and the Vikings still haven't won a Super Bowl, I won't have regretted a minute of it.

Here's the other thing. Let's say the Vikings do win the Super Bowl. What then? Will it be enough? Will it really be "I can die in peace now"? For most of you, I seriously doubt it. Your comments don't indicate that. The minute they don't win it the next time, you'll be complaining again.

I see so many posts on here about "sustained excellence." As far as I'm concerned, 20 division titles IS sustained excellence. Would I love them to win the big one? Of course. But I'm not going to sit here and wallow in "they ALWAYS let me down." Because for me, that's simply not true.
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Re: Same Ole Vikes

Post by MegatronFozzy » Sat Nov 03, 2018 2:31 pm

1st year of a new QB and O-Coordinator, give it year 2 or 3.

Unless we had a Kurt Warner/Martz duo, no NFL team in history has won a SB in the first year of transition.
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Re: Same Ole Vikes

Post by VikingBolt » Sat Nov 03, 2018 3:32 pm

purplenoway wrote:
Mon Oct 29, 2018 1:33 pm
As a lifelong fan, I'm sorry to see the same old Vikings, that no matter what the roster is, they always find a way to snatch defeat out of the jaws of victory, I'm growing old and would just like a Super Bowl victory before I die. Is that too much to ask???
YES! I've been saying that since 1980, and I've been following/and or watching them since 1961.
2018 has thus far been the worst year of my life health-wise and otherwise....not sure I will see 2019.
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Re: Same Ole Vikes

Post by VikingBolt » Sat Nov 03, 2018 3:33 pm

dead_poet wrote:
Tue Oct 30, 2018 8:18 pm
purplenoway wrote:
Mon Oct 29, 2018 1:33 pm
As a lifelong fan, I'm sorry to see the same old Vikings, that no matter what the roster is, they always find a way to snatch defeat out of the jaws of victory, I'm growing old and would just like a Super Bowl victory before I die. Is that too much to ask???
Yes.
Agree!
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Re: Same Ole Vikes

Post by VikingBolt » Sat Nov 03, 2018 3:38 pm

J. Kapp 11 wrote:
Sat Nov 03, 2018 10:24 am
AngryVike wrote:
Fri Nov 02, 2018 7:10 pm


I hear ya. I've been crying myself to sleep since 71 with no end in sight. But your thesis statement is spot on. I can't put my finger on it but I know that the Vikes will let me down 99% of the time when...........the game is on grass, against a solid opponent, at night and on one of the coasts. They are capable of outgaining their opposition, even dominating them but ALWAYS doing just enough stupid things to lose in big, much-needed games. WHY?????? It drives me nuts. This team actually invents ways to blow games.
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Here's the other thing. Let's say the Vikings do win the Super Bowl. What then? Will it be enough? Will it really be "I can die in peace now"? For most of you, I seriously doubt it. Your comments don't indicate that. The minute they don't win it the next time, you'll be complaining again.

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What then?...yes it will be enough. I would hope they could continue to play that good for many years to come, and there would be enough incentive to do so. It won't necessarily take talent, it will take lots of "heart" to accomplish that momentous game.
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Re: Same Ole Vikes

Post by Purple Domination » Sat Nov 03, 2018 9:26 pm

MegatronFozzy wrote:
Sat Nov 03, 2018 2:31 pm
1st year of a new QB and O-Coordinator, give it year 2 or 3.
I doubt Flip will be here 3 years.
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Re: Same Ole Vikes

Post by 808vikingsfan » Mon Nov 05, 2018 3:58 pm

Purple Domination wrote:
Sat Nov 03, 2018 9:26 pm
MegatronFozzy wrote:
Sat Nov 03, 2018 2:31 pm
1st year of a new QB and O-Coordinator, give it year 2 or 3.
I doubt Flip will be here 3 years.
Agree. They move on after winning a SB.
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Re: Same Ole Vikes

Post by purplenoway » Thu Nov 08, 2018 3:05 pm

J. Kapp 11 wrote:
Sat Nov 03, 2018 10:24 am
AngryVike wrote:
Fri Nov 02, 2018 7:10 pm


I hear ya. I've been crying myself to sleep since 71 with no end in sight. But your thesis statement is spot on. I can't put my finger on it but I know that the Vikes will let me down 99% of the time when...........the game is on grass, against a solid opponent, at night and on one of the coasts. They are capable of outgaining their opposition, even dominating them but ALWAYS doing just enough stupid things to lose in big, much-needed games. WHY?????? It drives me nuts. This team actually invents ways to blow games.
Come on.

I've been a fan since '69, and from my vantage point, last year was one of the most enjoyable seasons I've ever experienced. It didn't end up the way we wanted, but the Vikings gave me and thousands of other fans a ton of joy for 18 weeks. I've seen this team win games like the Ahmad Rashad miracle over Cleveland and the Minneapolis Miracle. I've also watched every one of the four Super Bowl losses and five NFC Championship Game losses. Despite those disappointments, there's nothing anybody could ever do to get me to cheer for any other team in the league. If I die and the Vikings still haven't won a Super Bowl, I won't have regretted a minute of it.

Here's the other thing. Let's say the Vikings do win the Super Bowl. What then? Will it be enough? Will it really be "I can die in peace now"? For most of you, I seriously doubt it. Your comments don't indicate that. The minute they don't win it the next time, you'll be complaining again.

I see so many posts on here about "sustained excellence." As far as I'm concerned, 20 division titles IS sustained excellence. Would I love them to win the big one? Of course. But I'm not going to sit here and wallow in "they ALWAYS let me down." Because for me, that's simply not true.

Yes,that will be enough.
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