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808vikingsfan wrote: The stars are beginning to align
This.

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808vikingsfan wrote: The stars are beginning to align
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dead_poet wrote:1/2

Bradford back at practice. Per Seifert, if he's activated, he'd be #3 (sorry Sloter).

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Bears have requested an interview with George Edwards would be his first head coaching interview..
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Post by dead_poet » Wed Jan 03, 2018 4:50 pm

Vikings signed CFL WR Brandon Zylstra to a futures deal today. Giving him guaranteed money well above standard for a CFL player. He caught 100 passes for 1,687 yards this year. He apparently had a lot of offers.
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dead_poet wrote:Vikings signed CFL WR Brandon Zylstra to a futures deal today. Giving him guaranteed money well above standard for a CFL player. He caught 100 passes for 1,687 yards this year. He apparently had a lot of offers.
Another Adam Thielen.

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Post by S197 » Wed Jan 03, 2018 7:28 pm

What exactly does this mean, we have exclusive rights next year?

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Post by S197 » Wed Jan 03, 2018 7:37 pm

NFL has clarified that even though the NFC team will be the visitors for Super Bowl LII, should the Vikings make it, they will practice at home in Eden Prairie and use their home locker room.

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Post by dead_poet » Wed Jan 03, 2018 8:41 pm

S197 wrote:NFL has clarified that even though the NFC team will be the visitors for Super Bowl LII, should the Vikings make it, they will practice at home in Eden Prairie and use their home locker room.
Cool. I was wondering about that.

Unfortunately I don't think it'd have quite the "home field" feeling as a normal game given how the tickets are distributed and the cost for us peasants. But man...it'd still be pretty amazing.
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Post by dead_poet » Wed Jan 03, 2018 8:42 pm

S197 wrote:What exactly does this mean, we have exclusive rights next year?
Pretty much:
It's the same as a regular active-roster contract, with the regular rules for minimum veteran salaries, cap charges, signing bonuses, etc. The only difference is that it doesn't take effect until the start of the next League Year.

Teams can sign players to futures contracts as soon as the previous regular season is over, but the contract won't count against the salary cap or 53-man limit. Instead, it'll count against the salary cap and 90-man camp limit of the following season.

In the meantime, the player goes on the reserve/futures list and can't be signed by any other team.
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Glad to have found my way to this site. For the past 20 years I have been posting in the Strib Site and a site called Talk Vikes. I finally opted to leave after some of the admins opted to start making up some of their own rules and arbitrarily deleting threads and posts of people they don't like. It didn't seem right to me, so I have ventured out of my comfort zone into a new world. Looking forward to it!
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Brad H wrote:Glad to have found my way to this site. For the past 20 years I have been posting in the Strib Site and a site called Talk Vikes. I finally opted to leave after some of the admins opted to start making up some of their own rules and arbitrarily deleting threads and posts of people they don't like. It didn't seem right to me, so I have ventured out of my comfort zone into a new world. Looking forward to it!

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Brad H wrote:Glad to have found my way to this site. For the past 20 years I have been posting in the Strib Site and a site called Talk Vikes. I finally opted to leave after some of the admins opted to start making up some of their own rules and arbitrarily deleting threads and posts of people they don't like. It didn't seem right to me, so I have ventured out of my comfort zone into a new world. Looking forward to it!
Welcome Brad! :welcome

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dead_poet wrote: Welcome Brad! :welcome

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Welcome, Brad! And Thanks, Brad for creating the rule. Say, has anyone heard from Brad lately?

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Shouldn't Brad be introducing himself in the proper thread? MODS!!!

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Post by 808vikingsfan » Wed Jan 03, 2018 11:20 pm

S197 wrote:NFL has clarified that even though the NFC team will be the visitors for Super Bowl LII, should the Vikings make it, they will practice at home in Eden Prairie and use their home locker room.
Not crystal clear yet.
And while the Vikings haven’t been told whether or not they’ll be able to utilize their typical gameday production elements, the NFL’s focus on equity means use of normal home-game features — the Gjallarhorn, the fire-breathing dragon ship during player introductions, the exhortations for fans to send decibel levels soaring on opposing offense’s third downs — likely would be limited, if available at all.
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Post by John_Viveiros » Thu Jan 04, 2018 3:02 am

dead_poet wrote:Vikings signed CFL WR Brandon Zylstra to a futures deal today. Giving him guaranteed money well above standard for a CFL player. He caught 100 passes for 1,687 yards this year. He apparently had a lot of offers.
From the way-back machine, my sister went to high school in Apple Valley Minnesota with a girl who I think ended up as a Vikings cheerleader (in the 1980's) with the last name of Zylstra (it can't be that common). That girl would be old enough to be Brandon's mother, of course. I was struck by the coincidence and the Minnesota connection. Anyone have any way of checking that out?

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808vikingsfan wrote: Not crystal clear yet. http://m.startribune.com/even-with-nfc- ... 467938353/

Wouldn't it be cool if someone could make a mobile app that could coordinate a stadium (and maybe beyond) in a Skol Chant? Maybe something that sets up a coordinated stomp stomp to replicate the drum, and setting up the timing for the V-clap and Skol chant.

Make that stadium our home, whether the NFL likes it or not?

Someone out there good with coding?
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Post by Grashopa » Thu Jan 04, 2018 10:04 am

S197 wrote:NFL has clarified that even though the NFC team will be the visitors for Super Bowl LII, should the Vikings make it, they will practice at home in Eden Prairie and use their home locker room.
I have been wondering who would be announcing the super bowl, Alan Roach? He is a professional and I'm sure he would announce the game with similar amounts of excitement for both sides, but a little extra excitement for the Vikings could tip the scale slightly more in their favor in their home stadium.... (assuming we make it to the SB).
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Grashopa wrote: I have been wondering who would be announcing the super bowl, Alan Roach? He is a professional and I'm sure would announce the game with similar amounts of excitement for both sides, but a little extra excitement could tip the scale slightly more in their favor in their home stadium.... (assuming we make it to the SB).

Do they allow participant team's local media into the SB? At least that might allow for a "homer" audio feed!
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John_Viveiros wrote: From the way-back machine, my sister went to high school in Apple Valley Minnesota with a girl who I think ended up as a Vikings cheerleader (in the 1980's) with the last name of Zylstra (it can't be that common). That girl would be old enough to be Brandon's mother, of course. I was struck by the coincidence and the Minnesota connection. Anyone have any way of checking that out?
https://www.dailynorseman.com/2018/1/3/ ... s-contract
Zylstra was born in Spicer, Minnesota, and played his high school football at New London-Spicer High School. From there went on to play college football at Concordia-Moorhead.
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Post by Ohjay » Thu Jan 04, 2018 11:20 am

PsyDanny wrote: Wouldn't it be cool if someone could make a mobile app that could coordinate a stadium (and maybe beyond) in a Skol Chant? Maybe something that sets up a coordinated stomp stomp to replicate the drum, and setting up the timing for the V-clap and Skol chant.

Make that stadium our home, whether the NFL likes it or not?

Someone out there good with coding?
Cool idea, but I don't think it's necessary.
The Vikings fans have been able to get Skol chants going at away games, without aid from tech. I imagine it won't be an issue in our own stadium either. :rock:

But yeah, I can code. Not much experience with phone apps, but could probably whip up an android app :)

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Post by PsyDanny » Thu Jan 04, 2018 12:00 pm

Ohjay wrote: Cool idea, but I don't think it's necessary.
The Vikings fans have been able to get Skol chants going at away games, without aid from tech. I imagine it won't be an issue in our own stadium either. :rock:

But yeah, I can code. Not much experience with phone apps, but could probably whip up an android app :)
Have they gotten skol chants going in entire away stadiums, or just sections (such as Case leading on as he departed the field at Lameblow)?

I am thinking something that would like the entire stadium so it comes off as something similar to when it is lead off by the big drum?

Just thinking something like that might be cool, and could subvert the "NFL ownership" of the Superbowl game day experience. Make sure everyone knows it is our house through and through.

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PsyDanny wrote: Have they gotten skol chants going in entire away stadiums, or just sections (such as Case leading on as he departed the field at Lameblow)?
I thought there was another one in Green Bay that wasn't led by Case but I could be wrong.
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dead_poet wrote: I thought there was another one in Green Bay that wasn't led by Case but I could be wrong.
There was, it was in the third quarter but relatively weak. The two big ones that come to mind for me were at Atlanta and at Detroit. I’m sure there were others as well, but those two were the ones I recall being able to hear over the broadcast.

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Post by halfgiz » Thu Jan 04, 2018 2:56 pm

Them Packer fans wasn't very happy... first we wouldn't let them score in their own stadium. And then we started the Skol chant.

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Post by Ohjay » Thu Jan 04, 2018 3:39 pm

PsyDanny wrote: Have they gotten skol chants going in entire away stadiums, or just sections (such as Case leading on as he departed the field at Lameblow)?

I am thinking something that would like the entire stadium so it comes off as something similar to when it is lead off by the big drum?

Just thinking something like that might be cool, and could subvert the "NFL ownership" of the Superbowl game day experience. Make sure everyone knows it is our house through and through.

:govikes: :smilevike:
The glimpses I've seen from broadcasts and media coverage has pointed to that it's entire stadiums.

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