Qualifer Playoff Format
Peyton Not MVP
More than Talent
Vacuum Rein In
Report Card Detroit
Super Charge AD
AD is not alone when it comes to stats. To a man, less-1, every one of
these raving lunatics has the same exact issue. The Vikings #1 problem, to
be direct, is that there is only 1-ball and that 1-ball needs to spread out amongst
the most dynamic set of grunting horns that I've ever seen in its history.
So we welcome this statistical controversy with open arms. BRING IT
ON! To a man, less-1, there is going to be an insatiable hunger
for pigskin that's not going to end until February 7, 2010. Hunger is a
good thing ... it keeps you alert to the opportunity.
You see ... you have to
be careful what you ask for ... because you just might get it. In our
case, what was asked for is the "less-1", and apparently he's being
allowed to have a bunch of fun with a bunch of kids out there. No
disrespect to anyone, but the reason why new retirees volunteers at the VA is
that they get to be called sonny by the 90+ year old vets. At my age,
its like getting carded for buying a brewskie. It's a big deal. In
fact, there is a major grocery store chain (The big W) where they card everyone
just to make us all feel like teenagers once again (legal drinking age in NY in
1979 was 18). True marketing genius ... to have 40 and 50 year olds standing
line just to get carded.
You see, the
"less-1" gets to touch the ball on every offensive play and its hard
not to be envious of that honor but I think we can cope.
What really concerns me
is when we start playing the elite teams and its not for the reasons that you
might think. These teams are going to be able to establish a lead on the
Vikings and that's when all hell is going to break loose. The reason is
that these teams are going to want to protect that lead, which will result in a
decision on their part. Unfortunately, players and coaches like to get
comfortable based upon past experiences. Regardless of what these teams
will decide, the Vikings will automatically switch into to the game of leverage,
and that's when it will get ugly ... very ugly.
Some might say that Brett
Favre was brought here to establish a lead so that we can then switch to the run
game to seal the victory. Some might say that Brett was brought in to
sling us out of adversity. Believe me ... these are all nice thoughts, but
they are missing the mark. It is in fact just the very opposite as the
sole purpose of the term ALL DAY has a very different meaning indeed. For
four years, this team has been designed to do something very special and very
Most teams, when they
fall behind, switch to a pass happy offense that plays directly into the
opponents hands. Neither Brett Favre, nor the Minnesota Vikings need to do
this. To be direct, this has rarely been successful for any team,
including the Vikings, as its almost like giving up. Don't believe me,
just look at some of the Vikings recent historical losses and you'll see AD on
the sidelines. Maybe this is what Brett was trying to put his finger on
for us all ... without disclosing too much.
A lesson learned from the
past glories of the Dallas Cowboys was in their reverence to their run game and
when they were brash enough to unleash it. They never ever gave up on
the run game ... no matter what ... but it has always appeared that they did ...
just before they gutted us like pigs. They've always understood that they
could score just as quickly from an unexpected burst as they could from
playing into the hands of the defense. Then again, they always had some of
the greatest runners of all time (Dorset, Emmitt, Thomas). In most
instances, these particular scores were devastating. I wish we had a guy
It's like wearing purple
pants. The fans want to be comfortable too. They want those white
pants and purple jerseys just like they'll want that high risk gun-slinger to be
able to risk it, when its not necessary. Purple pants with white jerseys
at home ... never. It's like putting EJ on the offensive side of the
ball. Nothing's changed here.
So let's all sit back and
devastation of a team that imposes its will upon another when it is left for
dead is immeasurable ... regardless of the outcome."
There is really only one
question, "Are we acting or are we reacting"? The answer will
come when you start to lose your cool. Take a deep breath, and choose
As for stats, how about
Zero for Forty-Eight. Now there's a stat ... really the only one that
matters. Just tear open my heart!
The Viking Ghost
Date: October 14, 2009