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  1. Valhalla Villager: News, Rumors and Gossip

    Not at all broaching subjects outside the scope of the forum. But I guess if you fall on a certain side of the argument, that seems to be ok.
  2. Valhalla Villager: News, Rumors and Gossip

    Love when lines get walked up to knowing the other side can’t cross them.
  3. Valhalla Villager: News, Rumors and Gossip

    Semantics, but Kaep did not take them to court. He used the league's arbitration process (likely a precondition to an actual lawsuit). We do not know if collusion was uncovered, but the owners did agree to a settlement. The terms of that settlement have not been disclosed, as the settlement almost certainly contains a non-disclosure agreement. However, it has been leaked by "sources within the NFL" that the settlement is likely between one million and ten million dollars. Even if not true, Kaepernick wouldn't be able to dispute it due to the NDA. You are correct though, the circus would die if a team gave him a legitimate tryout. He either sinks or swims, but he does it on the field. Keeping Kaepernick out of the league is a financial decision at this point. The NFL believes it could cut into their bottom line. They also don't want the negative publicity that comes with being a target of a certain individual who likes to rant on Twitter. In my opinion, we are about one year (and an election) away from Kaepernick getting a real tryout.
  4. Valhalla Villager: News, Rumors and Gossip

    The "out of football for 3 years" but is a legitimate concern. Even I'll admit that. If I'm signing Kaepernick right now, it's to get him ready for next year, while not expecting anything from him this year. Although, if the NFL really wanted to put a nail in the coffin, they'd convince a team like Cincinnati to give him the Josh Freeman treatment. Sign him Monday, start him Sunday, let him throw 3-4 picks, and then say "see! he really isn't any good!"
  5. Valhalla Villager: News, Rumors and Gossip

    Lynch has already said, and NFL analysts at the time believed, that Kaepernick would have been release if he hadn't opted out. https://www.cbssports.com/nfl/news/the-49ers-wouldve-cut-colin-kaepernick-if-he-hadnt-opted-out-of-his-contract/
  6. Week 11 Non Vikings Games

    Someone is going to get hurt on the Mexico City field. That turf is terrible.
  7. Week 11: Broncos (3-6) at VIKINGS (7-3)

    Sure did! And potato wedges, chicken, dessert pizza, soft serve ice cream and a coupon for a free buffet on the bye week!
  8. Week 11 Non Vikings Games

    The Bears should look to trade Mack for whatever they can get. They need a QB, and they are going to be experiencing cap hell sooner rather than later.
  9. Week 12: VIKINGS (8-3) vs. Bye (28-0)

    Ok. This thread made me snicker audibly. Well done sir.
  10. The 2018 Kirk Cousins Megathread

    Where do people get the idea that he won't sign for backup level money? NO ONE HAS OFFERED A CONTRACT TO HIM. This is ridiculous. Kaepernick is thoughtful and intelligent. I highly doubt he thinks he's going to waltz into a starting gig and Cousin-type contract after 3 years away from the game. The NFL workout was a sham. Period. It was set up by the NFL in an attempt to shield themselves from future legal action. Kaepernick refused to be snowballed.
  11. Second favorite teams?

    There are no other favorite teams. I demand purity. Once the Vikings are eliminated from playoff contention, my favorite teams are the flight crews that fly the other teams around. But only the ones that drink heavily before takeoff. Skol 4 Lyfe.
  12. Week 11 Non Vikings Games

    They got Trubisky’d.
  13. The 2018 Kirk Cousins Megathread

    Will you admit he’s been outstanding the last 6 weeks? That he’s a legitimate MVP candidate? That he’s played an integral part in the Vikings’ success, and hasn’t cost us a game since Green Bay? I’ll admit all of that, and I’ve hated the signing since day one. But as of now, he’s proving every single detractor wrong. You and I included.
  14. Week 11: Broncos (3-6) at VIKINGS (7-3)

    We have some serious Anhedonia sufferers on here. I was as ticked off as anyone after that first half. Didn’t watch the second half, even. But even I can take pleasure in the fact that we pulled off the franchise’s greatest comeback and that it was led by a guy I’ve spent 18 months nitpicking. These are the games the Vikings never win, but the games championship contenders do. Enjoy it. Don’t demand perfection. Don’t allow you need to be right override the pleasure that should come from a hard fought win.
  15. Week 11: Broncos (3-6) at VIKINGS (7-3)

    I’ll be at that game. I sure hope they don’t play like they did in the first half. Otherwise there won’t be enough beer in the stadium to make up for the money spent on the plane ticket, hotel and game...