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  1. Week 2: VIKINGS (1-0) at Packers (1-0)

    The sky is falling!
  2. NFL Snooze News: Volume Four, Por Favor

    A measure of desperation of a teams' fans: how soon after the news broke that they begin opining on whether or not their GM will make a 1 year deal for Antonio Brown. No one here has made any such suggestion.
  3. Valhalla Villager: News, Rumors and Gossip

    Yutes! ... relatively speaking.
  4. Evaluating and Projecting the 2019 Roster

    Did ya spill a bowl of oatmeal on your keyboard... again?
  5. The Greatest Viking? All Hail Alan Page

    The GOAT Viking will be 92 yo in 10 days.
  6. Valhalla Villager: News, Rumors and Gossip

    There's safety in numbers ... of safeties.
  7. 2019 NFL Draft: Day 3 - Rounds 4, 5, 6, & 7

    Rick The Pickumulator (RTP) can afford to trade two 2019 picks for 2020 picks and still have his coveted 10 picks in 2019. The value of those picks, 2019 and 2020, however, has diminished. Pointing to a few late round success stories does NOT support their alleged value as a 'lottery ticket'. The league-wide-accepted NFL draft value chart, with exponentially decreasing value of successive pick positions, supports that assertion. Defense should be the focus for the last 7 (or 9?) 2019 picks, with a developmental OT drafted in round 6 or 7. Expect DT, DE, CB/S/KR/PR/ST player, OT, OLB, OG, and K today, then a boastful post-draft press conference by RTP. Terms like 'steal of the draft', and 'just the guy we wanted', 'fits our system/ what we want to do' and 'we were happy to see him available when our pick came around' will be strewn among RTP's comments and replies in the Q&A segment. Kubiak or someone else has forced RTP to face the reality that he sucks at selecting OL, WR, and QB, and that an OL in round 1 was necessary. I wonder if any of the local or nation sports media members will bring up that question (i.e. OL given high priority)? Nah! The locals will remain sycophants so they can get future interviews with RTP.
  8. Free ain't free in the NFL...

    The OL is still a mess. So, let's blame Cousins for seeking fair market value last year. Oh, wait! We could criticize those execs who actually decide on OL to retain/add in FA or draft. Too few fans forget that drafting MAY yield quality young players who are locked in for 4-5 years.... if you draft well. But Rick The Pickumulator Spielman hasn't drafted well as regards OL, WRs, and QBs. A large number of fans don't consider (now) that drafted rookies often replace aging vets during and after pre-season. But, in late August, we abruptly recall that quality vets are on the street, to be signed as backups. Perhaps the plan by Brezinski and Rick The Pickumulator is for RTP to accumulate a few picks, draft 3 OL in the top 5 rounds, including round 1, and hope for 1 or 2 vet OL being dumped and available to sign in the week after pre-season ends? Why not sign at an inappropriate price any FA OL on the street NOW? Because they AREN'T judged by their current teams to be as good as the marginal vet OL who ARE being retained on teams rosters while they await a better option in the draft. The only problem with the above plan is RTP's failure to find quality OL in the draft, other than Kalil, pre-injury; e.g. Leave It To ....
  9. What about Ex-Coachilly and his Wet Coat Offense? It might be that the 4th time the Vikings hire an ex-Eagles OC/ QB is the charm. (Norm Van Brocklin (HC), Ex-Coachilly, DeFillipo)
  10. Knockin' on Valhalla's Door

    Mullet morphing into a 'monklet'?
  11. 2019 Draft Talk

    Moot point. Rick the Pickumulator will trade down once or more, and position himself to draft another Clemmings or Beavers. So, in a word, no.
  12. Einstein (paraphrased): Insanity is repeating an action that previously, repeatedly resulted in failure, and expecting a different outcome.
  13. 2019 Draft Talk

    Draft talk so soon? Well, since it's started, I might as well chime in. First, I'll make an obligatory request to draft OL to upgrade the OL from 'awful' to 'bad'. Next, Rick The Pickumulator can continue his losing streak in selecting another K in the middle rounds, or earlier, depending on how many draft picks he accumulates. Finally, Zimmer will draft CBs just like the way Chicago Democrat voters vote; i.e. early and often. Vikings drafts have become predictable. The only mystery at this point is how many picks Rick will accumulate for the 2019 draft.