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Vikings still stay on the sidelines

With a team that nearly made it to the Super Bowl and an ongoing push for a new stadium and a quarterback who will be far less inclined to return for another season if he believes the team is regressing, the Vikings are going to do everything they can to at a minimum hold their position and at most improve it, right?

To date, wrong.

Running back Chester Taylor and offensive lineman Artis Hicks have left via free agency.  Under the “Final Eight Plan,” the Vikings now have the ability to sign two unrestricted free agents, one to a deal based on the first year of Taylor’s contract and one based on the first year of Hicks’ deal.

They’ve done nothing.  No visits have occurred, and no visits are scheduled.

On Thursday night, a report emerged that the Vikings are interested in cornerback Marlin Jackson.  Per a league source, the Vikings have not yet attempted to line up a visit — even as Jackson heads to Baltimore and then Philly.

Maybe the Vikings are waiting for the market to soften.  Maybe there’s no one they really want.  Either way, this team that has moved to the brink of a championship is either going to get better, or it’s going to get worse. 

So far, the verdict is “worse.”

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  1. GobiasINC_1 says: Mar 7, 2010 4:24 PM

    Uh oh, Vikings fans. If the Diva doesn’t hear about any free agent signings he will pitch a fit worthy of a Jerry Springer Show. Get ready for the Ol’ Gunslinger to go on Greta VanSlurrer and complain about how the organization didn’t support his greatness.

  2. raidresnation says: Mar 7, 2010 4:25 PM

    Los Angeles Vikings 2012

  3. sportsguy15478 says: Mar 7, 2010 4:30 PM

    wow florio i wouldnt go that far yet with them getting worst that verdict will come after farve decides to retire or not

  4. ICEWALKER says: Mar 7, 2010 4:32 PM

    This team got so close to the Super Bowl that I’m leaning towards them not having the fire like they did last year.
    Some may be thinking, “We played out of our head last year for him (Favre) and we got close but fell short. If he comes back great, but…”
    The Vikings still have a good team but some of the other teams in the NFC (Cowboys, 49ers, Saints, Packers) seem to be building up steam for next year based on last year.
    IMHO from a Packer fan.

  5. raidresnation says: Mar 7, 2010 4:32 PM

    Vikings 0-4 sb’s

  6. LetsGoPens says: Mar 7, 2010 4:33 PM

    jared allen + favre = proven winners
    peppers + cutler = proven 8-8 type of guys

  7. Contra says: Mar 7, 2010 4:34 PM

    Florio has no weight in NFL matters to proclaim it’s “worse”.

  8. stiller43 says: Mar 7, 2010 4:35 PM

    “Either way, this team that has moved to the brink of a championship is either going to get better, or it’s going to get worse.
    So far, the verdict is ‘worse.’”
    Being a Steelers fan, you know exactly how vital free agency is to a teams success…which is very little. I don’t get why abstaining from practices that teams like the Bears are using is viewed as negative. It might not be the “sexy” move not to jump out there and sign everyone in sight (that they can with the final 8 rule), but teams like the Steelers and Colts do just fine without huge free agent additions.

  9. JoeyJoeJoeJr.Shabadoooo says: Mar 7, 2010 4:36 PM

    how about all the other teams not named the bears or lions that have not done anything?
    Taylor is replaceable. He cost the vikings 4 games in his 4 years there. he screwed up in big moments. see the Pitt game from 09, for example.
    Hicks was a backup. You can replace him easily. Back-up offensive lineman are a revolving door in the nfl.
    i’m sure you just posted this so the vikings would remain the most commented, even though ben rapemefurther is under investigation again.
    every team loses guys in the offseason. you seem to have forgotten that. vikings are set at all the positions that they have lost in free agency: Peterson at RB, Hutchinson-Huerrera at guard. Just because a team has not made a bunch of noise in free agency means nothing about their teams future. Look at your precious Redskins last year? how’d that work out?
    Moron.

  10. bonafide says: Mar 7, 2010 4:37 PM

    …because overpaying for overrated free agents is the only way to win a championship. That’s why the Redskins and Cowboys have dominated the NFL over the last decade. And that’s why everyone will pick the Bears to win the Super Bowl again this year, and then they’ll finish 6-10 since the free agents they’ve spent so much money on haven’t even addressed their biggest weaknesses from last season — OL and WR.

  11. mnmaverick says: Mar 7, 2010 4:38 PM

    Hicks and Taylor were back-ups. The Vikes are fine waiting for the market to soften.
    The Vikes do have a surplus of runningbacks. Peterson, Young, Ian Johnson, etc.
    They will address the offensive line in the draft.
    The secondary should be addressed via free agency though. It’s not hard to find better talent than Tyrell Johnson or Madieau Williams. maybe a linebacker to replace Ben Leber.

  12. mallet21 says: Mar 7, 2010 4:38 PM

    Oh no !!! The Vikes have lost a backup RB and a backup O-lineman.

  13. Postman says: Mar 7, 2010 4:42 PM

    Florio, you’re such a douche. Even when there’s no news coming from your favorite team, you can’t help but draw attention to your Vikings. Come out of your purple and yellow closet. If you can do it on Paul Allen’s radio show, you should be up front about it on your blog. Or else, stop calling guys like Schefter and Glazer (you know, guys that actually report without bias) your colleagues.

  14. LambeauGold12 says: Mar 7, 2010 4:42 PM

    Horrible journalism Florio.
    Breaking the bank is almost never the answer. The draft and trades for impact players are what build championship teams.
    By the way, are we forgetting that aside from a 3rd down runningback this is the exact same team that could have easily made the Super Bowl this year bar some horrible ball control?
    I’m a Packer fan and I even I think this is ridiculous

  15. Lost says: Mar 7, 2010 4:42 PM

    Fear and trembling at thought of Bear, Lion and Redskin FA signings.
    Meanwhile Viking offense has been decimated by loss of 2nd string RB and OG.
    A devastating horror. Say, do you think the shirt goes with the jacket?

  16. Bun McSticky says: Mar 7, 2010 4:45 PM

    Yawn. Throwing it against the wall and seeing what sticks, huh?

  17. onesweetworld says: Mar 7, 2010 4:46 PM

    Im sorry but if this is all they lose and then draft decently and Brett comes back, I have a hard time thinking they wont be just as good as last year.

  18. 1stngoal says: Mar 7, 2010 4:48 PM

    Get the tractor warmed up, Brett. You’ve got looooots of chores to do…

  19. DCViking says: Mar 7, 2010 4:48 PM

    Get ready for the loads of Packers fans who sound like their vaginas hurt…

  20. case1313 says: Mar 7, 2010 4:49 PM

    “Uh oh, Vikings fans. If the Diva doesn’t hear about any free agent signings he will pitch a fit worthy of a Jerry Springer Show. Get ready for the Ol’ Gunslinger to go on Greta VanSlurrer and complain about how the organization didn’t support his greatness.”
    This is really stupid… Bashing Favre cause he wanted his Packers team to acquire a guy like Randy Moss in the past??? Damn, looked what happened after the Patriots acquired him……..
    I’d complain too if my team didn’t acquire a great player that could help the team for a 3rd or 4th round draft pick…
    Who the hell wouldn’t?
    But then again, your post isn’t really about anything… You just wanna bash Favre……. Why don’t you bash Brady Quinn or Jamarcus Russell? Not a guy who had like a 108 qb rating last year at 4o years old……..
    Learn the game, or keep your biased opinions to yourself……. People are just as tired as people bashing Favre as the people that are tired as hearing about Favre in general…..It gets old……. Bash someone that isn’t a winner….. It’s funny, a guy has one losing season in his career and he gets bashed all the time by losers… That is why he is in the NFL and makes the big bucks and why you don’t……….Bash away really, he and nobody else really gives a shit what you think……..

  21. FootballOnly says: Mar 7, 2010 4:49 PM

    Florio…..does that mean that teams like the Bucs, Steelers, Chargers, Eagles, Cowboys etc. etc. etc. are gonna be worse too???? We see where the big name signings have got the Skins the past number of years. I think the GM of the Vikings, Speilman, is one of the better GM’s in the NFL and I’m not even a Vikings fan. Seems to me he got S. Hutchinson, J. Allen, B. Berrian, B. Favre, Phat Williams, all All Pros. The Vikes, Eagles, Colts have perhaps the best GM’s in the business.

  22. CanadianVikingFan says: Mar 7, 2010 4:51 PM

    It’s not like the free agency market and class of UFAs has really anyone who is young and proven. It’s full of old washed out RBs, and players who can’t make the cut.

  23. Abqpacker says: Mar 7, 2010 4:52 PM

    Wow. Nearly 72 hours into the new season and the Queens haven’t made a single move yet. Yep, their dead for sure!

  24. sniperhare says: Mar 7, 2010 4:56 PM

    Hope Favre comes back and wins another SB. He’s one of the greats.

  25. kcsno56 says: Mar 7, 2010 4:56 PM

    For the record, I’m not a Vikings fan at all.
    But if you look at total $$ spent on player salaries over the last 7 years, the Vikings are in the top 3, I believe. I know this, b/c I was doing research on how pathetic the Chiefs have been over that same period of time. (dead last)
    Another team at the bottom? Green Bay. Just saying, I certainly don’t think the Vikings fans have anything to complain about.

  26. mnmaverick says: Mar 7, 2010 4:56 PM

    We’re not Packer fans, we appreciate what Brett contributed last year. Most folks would have retired rather than take the beating he took behind our crappy offensive line. If I were him, I would retire. He’s already accomplished it all. He’s won a Super Bowl. Played in two, and owns virtuially every existing QB record. What more does he need to achieve? He did us a favor last year. He didn’t have to come back.
    The retired veterans are experiencing the effects of playing in the league. Favre would be wise to get out while he can still walk staight and be concussion symptom free.

  27. drumbug71 says: Mar 7, 2010 4:57 PM

    Maybe the Vikings are trying to maintain through the draft, like the Steelers and Colts have done for years.
    Then again, I have to agree with GobiasINC_1.

  28. se18a29 says: Mar 7, 2010 4:57 PM

    I love Brett Favre!!!!!!!

  29. covercorner7 says: Mar 7, 2010 4:57 PM

    They can draft another RB.

  30. mzezulak says: Mar 7, 2010 4:58 PM

    Doesn’t matter Da Bears will own Da NFC North this year leaving the yikes scratching their mullets and scrambling for the final wildcard spot.

  31. DailyNorseman says: Mar 7, 2010 4:58 PM

    Gotta laugh at all the “experts” that assume the sky is falling because the Vikings haven’t signed anybody in the first 48 to 72 hours of free agency.
    Now, granted, the Vikings did lose the second best running back in the NFC North. . .which says more about the NFC North’s other running backs than it does about Chester Taylor. . .and a backup offensive lineman, but the fact that they haven’t signed anyone yet is meaningless. After all, here’s who their free agency class last year consisted of. . .
    -Re-signing Jim Kleinsasser (good move)
    -Re-signing Heath Farwell (outstanding move)
    -Re-signing Benny Sapp (decent move)
    -Signing Karl Paymah (not good)
    -Signing Glenn Holt (who?)
    And, really. . .that was it. Oh, and that Favre guy, which I would think one would have to at least qualify as a “decent move.”
    The people who are being stupid about what Minnesota’s done thus far are the same people who, last year, were screaming such intelligent stuff as “OMG THE VIKINGS DIDN’T GET HOUSHMANDZADEH THEY’RE SO SCREWED” and “OMG THE VIKINGS LET DARREN SHARPER GO THEY’RE SO SCREWED,” along with “OMG THE VIKINGS DIDN’T RE-SIGN MATT BIRK THEY’RE SO SCREWED.”
    For you non-Viking fans, there’s a reason most of your teams have jumped into free agency already while the Vikings have sat back. It’s because your teams sucked in 2009 and, in all likelihood, still suck right now (hello, Chicago and Green Bay).
    Worry about your own teams already. In the end, the Vikings will be fine.

  32. vikings rule says: Mar 7, 2010 4:58 PM

    Thank you for your opinion Mike but I doubt that the Vikings want, need, or give a rip what you think they ought to do in free agency. Although i agree with the masses that Chilly is a looser when it comes to coaching he has done one hell of a job when it comes to acquiring talent. The Vikes will be fine…and the Packers will still SUCK

  33. cmoney18 says: Mar 7, 2010 4:58 PM

    Can you please make a vikingsfootballtalk.com so Florio can have someplace else to vent his frustration for his favorite team?

  34. PurpleRaid12 says: Mar 7, 2010 4:59 PM

    Oh the pain of being a Vikings fan…. Sometimes I wonder what the hell these guys are thinking…. Sign, or at least schedule a visit for, Marlin Jackson, Cedric Griffin won’t be ready by season start and Antoine has had lingering injuries… Schedule Westbrook for a visit… We lost a great backup RB. Our safeties are poor to say the least, Sign Gibril Wilson make some moves Vikings!

  35. mnmaverick says: Mar 7, 2010 5:00 PM

    Ya gotta laugh about how Packer fans throw Favre under the bridge despite the fact that he put that franchise on the map. He should retire as a VIKING. At least we appreciate him here. We won’t burn his jersey or hold mock funerals if he chooses not to return. We will appreciate the memory of a very special year that he treated us to.

  36. SwedishMurderMachine says: Mar 7, 2010 5:02 PM

    Is that seriously a Raider’s fan talking s*it about the Vikings? Fail.

  37. Franchise says: Mar 7, 2010 5:03 PM

    As a Viking fan, I’m not worried. Chester went somewhere who is going to vastly overpay for him (good for him, a great guy/player), and Hicks went somewhere where he can start.
    The Vikings aren’t desparate. They will fill the spots they need to (DB & OL depth, RB) and wont go on a mad spending spree to do it.
    Westy is looking for a big payday, when he doesn’t get it, he will settle in Minny. I also wouldnt be suprised if a guy like Fargas is looked at for the backup spot for a cheaper deal.
    And as for #4, everyone can say what they want, but its clear the Vikings and Favre have already agreed on his return.
    They will let the media and fanbase sweat it out and speculate for the next few months while they laugh at everyone.

  38. Truman says: Mar 7, 2010 5:05 PM

    Who cares? Can we please hear about teams that have won a Super Bowl. I don’t care about teams like the Lions, Browns, or Vikings.

  39. Thedecoder says: Mar 7, 2010 5:05 PM

    To me, the best course for the Vikings is to sign only lower priced, younger Free Agents (under 28 years old) and bring in a load of younger, faster stronger and yes better players in the draft. Excluding Favre (which was a once in a genenration gift), the current regime has pretty much stuck to this strategy and have rebuilt the Vikes into a serious Super Bowl contender.
    Here are some examples of why they should keep pursuing this strategy:
    (1) Last year, everybody had a fit when we didn’t sign 30+ year old WR TJ Huz. He had a bad season in Seatlle. Instead, we drafted Percy Harvin who is better and a decade younger.
    (2) In 2007, we tried to sign WR Kevin Curtis and everybody had a fit when he signed with the Eagles. Instead, we drafted WR Sidney Rice and have an excellent WR for the next 10 years.
    (3) Two years ago, we traded for YOUNG DL Jared Allen, who technically was a resticted free agent at the time..
    I also think it will increase our chances of having Brett come back in 2010. Last year, the players he got along with were the younger players like Harvin. I think It gave him the feeling of recapturing his youth and they respected him and wanted to play for him. Being an old timer myself, I look for that feeling constantly.
    We not should let the fear of failure make us scared to take a chance with younger players instead of mediocre, marginally motivated older players. It could come up very big.
    The Childress era is four years old and they have stuck to pretty much same game plan. Is anybody at PFT paying attention?

  40. VegasChris says: Mar 7, 2010 5:05 PM

    PANIC BUTTON
    Go ahead and press it if you want.

  41. allday28 says: Mar 7, 2010 5:08 PM

    Raiders suck ass dude why are you even talking?

  42. gopher says: Mar 7, 2010 5:08 PM

    The Viking management have made some very good decisions regarding players the last few year and the fact that this free agent class is not the greatest why spend money at this time.
    I would like to ask PFT to comment on why they made and make such a big deal out of Childress picking up Favre at the airport and then visit him at his home but yet no comment made when Smith flys and picks up Peppers at his home and the Lions coach goes to the Titan DE house at night, please tell me what is the difference.

  43. spyboots says: Mar 7, 2010 5:12 PM

    Maybe the report that they are interested in Marlin Jackson is incorrect. And why are they considered getting worse if they don’t sign a free agent?

  44. Hauschild says: Mar 7, 2010 5:12 PM

    I wouldn’t call the Vikings “worse” at this point, by any stretch.
    When making an evaluation like this, it’s probably smart to wait until all the dust has settled, and then look specifically at what left and what was acquired. Also, keep in mind that while Taylor was a solid contributor, the Vikings pass protection wasn’t the best and the run-blocking is probably below average.

  45. IAVikefan says: Mar 7, 2010 5:13 PM

    First off- why would we jump all over a bunch of washed up, broke dick RB’s when we have Percy Harvin and Albert Young to fill in on 3rd downs… not to mention having a fullback in Tahi…. and looking at Loadholt’s performance this year, i’m pretty sure the Vikings know how to draft quality lineman to replace Hicks, who isn’t even a starter, btw.
    Nice try, Florio, but as of yet, the Vikes haven’t signed anyone yet, because there isn’t anyone out there worth the money to sign. Who cares how much money the Bears are spending. Or anyone else, for that matter.

  46. Thedecoder says: Mar 7, 2010 5:17 PM

    To me, the best course for the Vikings is to sign only lower priced, younger Free Agents (under 28 years old) and bring in a load of younger, faster stronger and yes better players in the draft. Excluding Favre (which was a once in a genenration gift), the current regime has pretty much stuck to this strategy and have rebuilt the Vikes into a serious Super Bowl contender.
    Here are some examples of why they should keep pursuing this strategy:
    (1) Last year, everybody had a fit when we didn’t sign 30+ year old WR TJ Huz. He had a bad season in Seatlle. Instead, we drafted Percy Harvin who is better and a decade younger.
    (2) In 2007, we tried to sign WR Kevin Curtis and everybody had a fit when he signed with the Eagles. Instead, we drafted WR Sidney Rice and have an excellent WR for the next 10 years.
    (3) Two years ago, we traded for YOUNG DL Jared Allen, who technically was a resticted free agent at the time..
    I also think it will increase our chances of having Brett come back in 2010. Last year, the players he got along with were the younger players like Harvin. I think It gave him the feeling of recapturing his youth and they respected him and wanted to play for him. Being an old timer myself, I look for that feeling constantly.
    We not should let the fear of failure make us scared to take a chance with younger players instead of mediocre, marginally motivated older players. It could come up very big.

  47. DocBG says: Mar 7, 2010 5:18 PM

    its a little too soon to say that by signing no one that the team is getting worse.
    Rice, percy, loadholt, allen, and other young guys have another year under their belts, and with that experience comes improved play. This also frees up more money to do with as they want, this is a business first.
    Also, Chester and Hicks had both been good players, and both still have good, viable careers in front of them, but both are replaceable, and with relative ease at that. What we need is someone in the pipeline that can replace big pat in a year, 2 tops and a playmaker at safety. beyond that a 2nd RB, quality depth on the oline, and someone capable of filling in should henderson go down again are all luxuries.

  48. Majik Bullet says: Mar 7, 2010 5:18 PM

    I don’t really see how the Vikes really need to improve the roster. Some very absent minded coaching, boneheaded fumbles, and atrocious officiating kept them out of the Super Bowl. It definitely wasn’t lack of talent.
    They’re still the same talented squad, losing 2 back ups isn’t going to break their season, especially with the depth in free agency and draft at those positions.
    While signing a key free agent or 2 would push many teams over the hump, Minnesota simply needs to brush up on some fundamentals. If they do this, and assuming Favre returns, the Vikes are still the team to beat in the North, and probably the entire conference.

  49. 2Legit says: Mar 7, 2010 5:29 PM

    Lmao. 4 fking days of FREE AGENCY and this guy is worried about the vikes not going after a weak FA market? who should the vikes sign..hmm? WHO tell me who the hell t is available would make this team any better then what they were 4 days ago?
    One more thing wtf have the packers done? i mean werent they the NFC north favorite, werent they a FEW KEY players away from the SB run? seems to me like the packers aint building for the future.
    why dont you BLOG bout that FLORIO!!!

  50. packers4life says: Mar 7, 2010 5:39 PM

    “I’d complain too if my team didn’t acquire a great player that could help the team for a 3rd or 4th round draft pick…”
    Moron, the Packers still went 13-3 without Moss. So it wasn’t like it hurt them in any way. Plus, Favre already had Jennings.

  51. packers4life says: Mar 7, 2010 5:42 PM

    ” S. Hutchinson, J. Allen, B. Berrian, B. Favre, Phat Williams, all All Pros”
    How the hell is Berrian an “All-Pro”? The dude hasn’t even had an 1,000 yard season yet and he is entering his 6th season in the league.

  52. 40for58 says: Mar 7, 2010 5:42 PM

    Crybaby Packer fans would be cursing Chester Taylor right now if he had been a Packer and went to the Bears.

  53. sand0 says: Mar 7, 2010 5:45 PM

    The Vikings are relatively stacked even after losing these two backups. The draft is coming. I don’t think the Vikings really need to sign FA’s unless a good deal comes along.
    To begin to write them off at this point would be a bit premature. They have won the division a couple seasons in a row. They just won a playoff game by 30 points and out gained the eventual super bowl winner 2:1 yardage on the road in a fluky loss.
    Vikes should be just fine.

  54. 2Legit says: Mar 7, 2010 5:48 PM

    packers 4 life.. can you tell me what the packers W/L record was after that season? 6-10 right? i bet would have made the packers look alott better then they looked with that ole soak koren robinson, BTW how did that work out haha

  55. packers4life says: Mar 7, 2010 5:48 PM

    “Ya gotta laugh about how Packer fans throw Favre under the bridge despite the fact that he put that franchise on the map.”
    Asshole. It was more of Ron Wolf that got the Packers back on the map than Favre.
    “We won’t burn his jersey or hold mock funerals if he chooses not to return. We will appreciate the memory of a very special year that he treated us to. ”
    Of course you idiots won’t. He played there for 2 years while he played for Green Bay for 16.
    You Viking fans probably have burned his jersey before too. And don’t say you have always respected him either because everyone knows that isn’t true.

  56. Ghost of Studwell says: Mar 7, 2010 5:50 PM

    So…ummm…. let me get this straight.
    Artis Hicks goes to the Redskins, and we’re “breaking it down” as a turning point for the Vikings?
    Artis Freakin Hicks? You’ve got to be kidding me.

  57. Bob Nelson says: Mar 7, 2010 5:55 PM

    If it were not for NFL welfare (supplemental revenue sharing) and annual cash calls by the ownership group they would not have been able to compete.
    In fact the team’s owners have had to pump money into the franchise every season since they purchased the team. Last year they all poured money in so they could afford Brett Favre.
    At some point the owners will want to make some return on money and expect the business to stand on its own without constantly pumping dollars into it.
    Is this the first year no more cash is pumped into the vikings?

  58. packers4life says: Mar 7, 2010 5:57 PM

    “To me, the best course for the Vikings is to sign only lower priced, younger Free Agents (under 28 years old) and bring in a load of younger, faster stronger and yes better players in the draft”
    Wow. It is funny to see Viking fans think it is a good move that the Viking aren’t signing free agents and instead building through the draft but when Ted Thompson does the same thing, they call him a bad GM.

  59. packers4life says: Mar 7, 2010 6:00 PM

    packers 4 life.. can you tell me what the packers W/L record was after that season? 6-10 right?”
    Jennings still had 9 touchdowns and went over 1,000 yards receiving, dumbass. The defense was the problem.

  60. Ambrose says: Mar 7, 2010 6:05 PM

    mnmaverick says:
    March 7, 2010 5:00 PM
    Ya gotta laugh about how Packer fans throw Favre under the bridge despite the fact that he put that franchise on the map. THE PACKERS WERE A WORLD-RECOGNIZED CHAMPIONSHIP-HOLDING TEAM LONG BEFORE FAVRE ARRIVED.
    He should retire as a Viking. PLAYERS DO NOT RETIRE “AS SOMEBODY.” THEY RETIRE AS PLAYERS…THAT’S IT.
    At least we appreciate him here. SO DID WE…BEFORE HE ABANDONED HIS PRINCIPALS AND TEAMMATES FOR GREENER PASTURES.
    We won’t burn his jersey or hold mock funerals if he chooses not to return. LET HIM ASK FOR HIS RELEASE SO THAT HE CAN JOIN THE BEARS IN TIME FOR NEXT YEAR, BECAUSE HE THINKS THEY MAY REACH THE SUPERBOWL SOONER THAN THE VIKINGS, THEN TELL ME HOW YOU FEEL.
    We will appreciate the memory of a very special year that he treated us to. WHAT CHOICE DO YOU HAVE…THAT’S ALL YOU GOT.

  61. packerhater28 says: Mar 7, 2010 6:07 PM

    As an ex Packer fan I can tell you that %99 of Packer fans are those that didn’t finish the 8th grade and who stumble around in a drunken and sometimes meth induced stupor looking to pimp out their kids for more beer or meth.They are not unlike grown men who go down on eachother(see Bob_nelson and the fake JimmySmith)because they can’t find a woman to touch them even if they offer to pay them.
    They are people who love to live in the 1960′s and who pay more attention to other teams such as the Vikings and the Bears then they do their own team.They are those who cant stop masterbating long enough to get jobs and move out of the parents attic.These toothless humans dont know any better other then to like the Packers and wear cheese on their heads.

  62. FMWarner says: Mar 7, 2010 6:09 PM

    Nine times out of 10, signing guys to huge free agent deals (either UFAs or trades + huge deal) is a dog and pony show that’s more about looking like your trying to win than actually winning.
    There are exceptions (Brees, Jared Allen, Burress, mayyybe T.O.), but for the most part these deals don’t lead to wins. If I were a Vikings fan, I wouldn’t be sweating it unless someone makes a run at Ray Edwards.

  63. smashmouthd says: Mar 7, 2010 6:13 PM

    Honestly, the Vikings should have been in the SB… really, there were so many flagrant penalties the Saints got away with… oftentimes it looked less like a football game and more like a mugging.
    Favre was beaten black and blue, because of late and illegal hits he suffered. Hey, not a Vikings fan but all year the protect the heck out of QBs and then suddenly they allow Favre to be killed… hmmmm.
    Still don’t feel bad for them, Peterson was pathetic, how many times did he turn it over?
    Anyway, all that team needs to do is draft well, and they will be a better team than last year… that team is as well put together as any in the NFL.

  64. case1313 says: Mar 7, 2010 6:16 PM

    “I’d complain too if my team didn’t acquire a great player that could help the team for a 3rd or 4th round draft pick…”
    “”””””Moron, the Packers still went 13-3 without Moss. So it wasn’t like it hurt them in any way. Plus, Favre already had Jennings.””””””
    How’d the do the next year without Favre? Having the same offensive line????? just askin….

  65. PervySharstainharvin says: Mar 7, 2010 6:17 PM

    You guys asked for this when your shitty franchise decided to crawl in bed with the biggest prick in NFL history.
    Now take you medicine and enjoy him yanking your chain all off season.
    You deserve it…

  66. 2Legit says: Mar 7, 2010 6:17 PM

    Bernard berrian is a supreme WR don’t need B2 to get 1500yards 10 TDS just as long as he makes old men like woodson and harris look even older, but go head ur a packer troll so dispute it

  67. VaNorseman says: Mar 7, 2010 6:23 PM

    Vikings are holding out to make that trade to bring Moss back, where he belongs so he can get his ring and retire in purple and gold

  68. packers4life says: Mar 7, 2010 6:25 PM

    “%99 of Packer fans are those that didn’t finish the 8th grade”
    We can tell you surely didn’t finish 8th grade either. Because last time I checked, the percentage sign goes AFTER the number.
    Stupid dillhole.

  69. 2Legit says: Mar 7, 2010 6:29 PM

    58.
    packers 4 life.. can you tell me what the packers W/L record was after that season? 6-10 right?”
    Jennings still had 9 touchdowns and went over 1,000 yards receiving, dumbass. The defense was the problem.
    Lol.. typical packer fan, point the finger to other “reasons” to why the packers failed.
    oh GOOD JOB on OVER PAYING a 33 yr old has been in chad clifton. packers panicked when they saw redskins make a run at him, and we all know the redskinz chase after ALL THE HAS BEENS

  70. packerhater28 says: Mar 7, 2010 6:32 PM

    If Favre comes back then all the Vikings need is either a Saftey or a Conerback and could use a right Guard.Other then that they are pretty set as long as Peterson can stop dropping the ball on the ground.We should of traded Peterson for a great QB.

  71. Majik Bullet says: Mar 7, 2010 6:48 PM

    Bob Nelson says: March 7, 2010 5:55 PM
    If it were not for NFL welfare (supplemental revenue sharing) and annual cash calls by the ownership group they would not have been able to compete.
    _______________
    Are you completely retarded? Apparently, you don’t quite understand rev. sharing. Green Bay is probably the biggest beneficiary of this program in the entire NFL, seeing as how they are the smallest market. Without rev. sharing, there would be no team in Green Bay for you to blindly follow.

  72. PervySharstainharvin says: Mar 7, 2010 6:48 PM

    As an ex Viking fan I can tell you that %99 of Viking fans are those that didn’t finish the 5th grade and who stumble around in a drunken and sometimes meth induced stupor looking to pimp out their kids for more beer or meth.They are not unlike grown men who go down on eachother(see Pervy Harvin and and packerhater28)because they can’t find a woman to touch them even if they offer to pay them.
    They are people who love to live in the 1970′s and who pay more attention to other teams such as the Packers and the Bears then they do their own team.They are those who cant stop masterbating long enough to get jobs and move out of the parents attic.These toothless humans dont know any better other then to like the Vikingss and wear braids and horns on their heads.
    Blah, blah, blah

  73. tradebait9 says: Mar 7, 2010 6:55 PM

    Good to see BOB NELSON so up to snuff on the Vikings, too bad he doesn’t know shit about his team. Seems to me he really is a closet Vikings fan living and is just afraid to come out of his gay green bay closet.

  74. CanadianVikingFan says: Mar 7, 2010 7:16 PM

    So Florio likes the Cowgirls and the Vikings, as you may recall he made a post just like this about them.

  75. sven_ftw says: Mar 7, 2010 7:16 PM

    rick spielman’s no dummy, and the wilfs aren’t afraid to spend money.
    i may have my doubts over chilly, but i’m not worried about the decision making abilities of the other two…

  76. JimmyY says: Mar 7, 2010 7:18 PM

    Teams making the moves are the one’s who’ve had to. Its freaking early March for God’s sake, why the panic statement? Favre didn’t roll in until August so what makes you think that teams that stop, take a breath, and actually have a plan are not going to try the draft, trades, or pick up free agents during training camp? My God, everyone thinks if you’re not making a move now you’ll be lost. What a joke. Most of these guys changing teams are not really game changers so what’s the big deal? All those moves to pick up ‘star’ free agents did what for the Redskins? Oh yea, nothing, that’s right, and that’s under coaches named Schottenheimer, Zorn, whomever. Yawn, whatever gets you through the offseason.

  77. botchedextrapoint says: Mar 7, 2010 7:19 PM

    It’s not lack of signings that will make the Vikings suck it is the bad karma that hangs over this team. This season is where the Williams wall looks old where a cruel injury happens to a key player and all Vikings fans look to the saints and say “that should have been us”. Oh what could have been and now never will.

  78. mike says: Mar 7, 2010 7:19 PM

    # Majik Bullet says: March 7, 2010 6:48 PM
    _______________
    Majik Bullet use facts before your fantasies.
    Are you completely retarded? Apparently, you don’t quite understand rev. sharing. Green Bay is probably the biggest beneficiary of this program in the entire NFL, seeing as how they are the smallest market. Without rev. sharing, there would be no team in Green Bay for you to blindly follow.
    http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/story/Loss-of-NFL-revenue-sharing-would-hit-teams-like-Minnesota-Vikings-in-the-wallet-59796716
    The Vikings consistently have ranked at or near the bottom in revenue among the 32 teams, according to Lester Bagley, the Vikings’ vice president of public affairs and stadium development.
    Bagley says the Vikings generate $30 million less in revenue than each of its NFC North rivals — Detroit, Chicago and Green Bay — which have upgraded or built new stadiums in the past decade.
    “It’s unthinkable to think that you’ve got the market you got here — 3 1/2 million people — and have teams like Kansas City and Green Bay subsidizing the market,” Jones said then. “That’s going to stop.”

  79. DCViking says: Mar 7, 2010 7:25 PM

    # tradebait9 says: March 7, 2010 6:55 PM
    Good to see BOB NELSON so up to snuff on the Vikings, too bad he doesn’t know shit about his team. Seems to me he really is a closet Vikings fan living and is just afraid to come out of his gay green bay closet.
    ===========================
    Actually, I think Bob came out of the closet with JimmySmith several years ago…I could be wrong though.

  80. VaNorseman says: Mar 7, 2010 7:28 PM

    aahh

  81. JimmySmith says: Mar 7, 2010 7:41 PM

    The Vikings can’t sign just anybody; they need a special player that fits the Viking profile:
    1. He has to have a high Wonderlic score so when Childress attempts to send him into a huddle as the 12th man, the guy is smart enough to refuse. If the guy needs lessons on how to ignore his head coach, Brent Favre can give a few tips.
    2. He has to fit in the locker room, at least a couple of speeding tickets on his record is mandatory, DUI is better, and felony assault with a metal pipe is preferable.
    3. Must be willing to relocate, not just to Minneapolis for this next season but LA in 2012.

  82. raidresnation says: Mar 7, 2010 7:45 PM

    Bret Farve announces he has horrific breath.

  83. bluestree says: Mar 7, 2010 7:56 PM

    “We will appreciate the memory of a very special year that he treated us to.”
    Dude that is soooo freakin’ gay! What’d he do, pop your cherry after taking you to the prom?

  84. BikerSaint says: Mar 7, 2010 8:01 PM

    Wow, got all the way near the bottom before the “Vikings shoulda,woulda, coulda, won the SB” whine.
    Takes more than just players. Takes great coaching, chemistry, and a unified TEAM effort. That is what separates real CHAMPIONS from “we look good on paper” pretenders.

  85. 2Legit says: Mar 7, 2010 8:04 PM

    Jimmy smith sucking viking c.ock as usual. its a damn damn shame that the packers werent good enuff to be in the NFCG to have the attempt to have 12 men in the huddle, but on the other hand they had 53 guys all sitting at home watching the game. bwahahaha
    Dispute that you come swapper

  86. TiceWasBetter says: Mar 7, 2010 8:11 PM

    Last time the I checked the Vikings still have one of the best RB, LG, DE,DT,OLB,CB(inj),MLB(inj) and if #4 returns.
    They will return the bulk of a squad that went 12-4. So, a team fresh with the taste of blood in their mouths that can only come from being :19 sec from a super bowl and getting flagged for 12 man and missing the game of nfl glory.
    They damn well might be good again, perhaps now with an even bigger chip on their shoulders as minnesota vikings shown no respect.
    Oh, Jimmy and Bob – why don’t you go suck a fart out of brett favres asshole.

  87. dhunter says: Mar 7, 2010 8:16 PM

    Hy does andone know who Florio is as his name is mentioned a few times here on this blog about the Vikings,,, I have never heard of this guy ???

  88. Majik Bullet says: Mar 7, 2010 8:29 PM

    mike says: March 7, 2010 7:19 PM
    Majik Bullet use facts before your fantasies.
    _______________
    Jerry is actually lobbying for support in hopes of Minny getting a new stadium. Jones wants to eliminate rev. sharing, which makes sense as his team is worth the most and generates the most money. And he realizes that the reason for lack of rev. in Minny is the stadium, just like most people outside of Green Bay do.
    I never said the Vikes didn’t benefit from rev. sharing as well. Was just trying to point out the FACT that, without rev. sharing, Green Bay would have no team because some numb skull Packer fan acts like it only benefits the Vikings.
    http://thebusinessofsports.blogspot.com/2008/01/last-night-green-bay-packers-destroyed_23.html
    http://football.calsci.com/SalaryCap.html

  89. DC Vikings Fan says: Mar 7, 2010 8:58 PM

    Why does anyone take Florio’s assessment seriously? He picked Washington to go to the Super Bowl last year. ‘Nuff said.

  90. JimmySmith says: Mar 7, 2010 9:27 PM

    Just wait till the Vikings sign their first FA of the off season. Then all the Viking fans can flood these blogs claiming he is the missing part to a sure Superbowl win.
    Just like last season, or the season before that or the season before that….well, you get the picture.
    Just ignore that the team has been to the Superbowl for over 33 years and with Col Klink roaming the sidelines for at least two more years, the future isn’t exactly bright.

  91. The Devil says: Mar 7, 2010 9:33 PM

    packer fans are rednecks and the most classless fans in the league.
    It is a shame to have such a great history and be worshipped by redneck idiots

  92. PurpleRaid12 says: Mar 7, 2010 9:37 PM

    Packfan4life says:
    “Dumbass. The defense was the problem”
    ___________________________________________________
    Correct me if I’m wrong, but I’m pretty sure that hasn’t been fixed yet either, seeing how they gave up 51 points in their (first) playoff game.

  93. petersonfumblesagain says: Mar 7, 2010 9:59 PM

    swedish, you rip the raiders, yet you fail to realize that the raiders have championships. the raiders have been pretty bad for the last half dozen years, but at least they have been to a super bowl in the last 30 years. the raiders have been to what, 3 or 4 superbowls since the vikes last trip to the big dance?
    there is something about glass houses and stones to talk about now, but i will let you figure that out on your own.

  94. 2Legit says: Mar 7, 2010 10:22 PM

    Lol…so raider fans are just like packer fans huh?
    they live in the past bc their present team is a fking joke.
    say wtf you want about the vikes and the superbowl.
    i’d rather see my team be contenders every year instead of debating who to pick 1st in that years NFL DRAFT!
    Lol..fking douchebags braggin about somthing over 30 years ago. 1/2 u fkers werent alive when the raiders had their glory days

  95. JohnnyG says: Mar 7, 2010 11:08 PM

    I hope Favre returns.
    Who in their right mind would’ve predicted he’d throw 4 TDs and 0 picks in the game at Lambeau
    November 1st. What a show that was!
    http://www.hubdub.com/m64781
    Too bad the Vikes and Pack didn’t meet up in the playoffs.

  96. packers4life says: Mar 7, 2010 11:18 PM

    “oh GOOD JOB on OVER PAYING a 33 yr old has been in chad clifton. packers panicked when they saw redskins make a run at him, and we all know the redskinz chase after ALL THE HAS BEENS”
    How much are the Vikings paying Berrian and Madieu Williams? Yeah that’s what I thought. So you have no right to talk about the Packers overpaying a player because the Vikings are doing the same thing.
    “Lol.. typical packer fan, point the finger to other “reasons” to why the packers failed.”
    Moron the Packers had a top 10 offense that year so that clearly was not the problem.
    and Majik, are you still that upset and bitter that Thompson kicked Favre out of Green Bay? And don’t give me “I hated Thompson before he kicked Favre out” crap because if you did, you would of quit being a fan long before what happened.

  97. 2Legit says: Mar 7, 2010 11:30 PM

    Lol….he kicked a H.O.F..ALL TIME leadin superbowl winning QB to the curb for a QB who choked in the 1st round playoffs and the year before that the packers werent in the Playoffs. Lol i think Ted Thompson looks like a fool every fking year.
    B2 isn’t over payed. its pretty clear he has what it takes to be a solid #2. take a look around fool, ppl would love to have any of our 3 wrs.

  98. besdayz says: Mar 8, 2010 2:47 AM

    not a good offseason for the queens. they lose depth on their Oline and rb. and now have to face peppers twice a year (i’m sure mckinnie is balls happy about that).
    they will use the draft to restock depth but a major concern, other than what they do if favre is not back, is how do they address the starting cb spot as griffin won’t be back till december probably. who will be the mlb…
    who will replace pat williams and kevin williams for their upcoming 4 game suspension or pat if he retires…
    draft will be important for them.

  99. Bob Nelson says: Mar 8, 2010 2:52 AM

    Oh the parade of ignorant vikling fools.
    1) There is a difference between revenue sharing and the supplemental revenue sharing plans. Majik Bullet you just embarrassed yourself multiple times by not knowing that.
    The supplemental revenue sharing is where money is taken from the teams that successfully produce LOCAL revenue (Redskins, Cowboys, Packers) and it is given to the unsuccessful dirtbag franchises like vikings who make no effort to get off the NFL welfare program or generate local revenues.
    2) The owners of the vikings have had to pour money into the franchise every year to keep it going. Every year! The more famous examples are when they traded for Jared Allen and when they talked Brett Favre out of retirement.
    The vikings do not have the cash to make those deals without cash calls on the investors that sunk money into the vikings initially.
    According to Forbes the vikings are 31st in revenue (up from 32nd) and are in a precarious
    financial situation. They simply can’t keep spending millions on free agents that don’t produce (Bobby Wade, Bernard Berrian, Madieu Williams).
    3) The vikings metrodome arena was built so cheaply that it cannot be remodeled or added upon. They have no facility to play in after the 2011 season.
    Moving the franchise will cost money and the ownership group would like to make that cash call as light as possible. The marketing alone will cost a lot.
    The owners must save some money for when the franchises moves to a new facility.
    They cannot afford to be in the free agent market this close to the move. The investors have kept sinking money into the franchise for year and not obtained any return. That cannot continue indefinitely.

  100. God's Own Silver and Blue says: Mar 8, 2010 7:23 AM

    I’d be happy to GARA about this story, but it’ll be later if at all because I’ve got to run down to the market right now. I’m out of silver polish you see, and those five Lombardi Trophies in my trophy case need a good sprucing up. I know Vikings fans can relate to this because of the Lombardi Trophies in their own trophy case. Right?

  101. Chickenfoot says: Mar 8, 2010 9:31 AM

    God’s Own Silver and Blue says:
    March 8, 2010 7:23 AM
    I’d be happy to GARA about this story, but it’ll be later if at all because I’ve got to run down to the market right now. I’m out of silver polish you see, and those five Lombardi Trophies in my trophy case need a good sprucing up. I know Vikings fans can relate to this because of the Lombardi Trophies in their own trophy case. Right?
    ================================
    The only thing you polish on a regular basis is your knob.

  102. Supersuckers says: Mar 8, 2010 9:50 AM

    onesweetworld says:
    March 7, 2010 4:46 PM
    Im sorry but if this is all they lose and then draft decently and Brett comes back, I have a hard time thinking they wont be just as good as last year.

  103. MikeHo says: Mar 8, 2010 9:56 AM

    Vikings need to wait for Westbrook to realize he cannot get paid as a 20 carry per game starter anymore because of concussions. The rest of their needs can be solved in the draft.

  104. petersonfumblesagain says: Mar 8, 2010 9:59 AM

    and you chicken foot, the only nobs you polish regularly are those of little boys now arent they? lets face it, no real adult girl would even talk to you let alone look at you. and the young ones, well mommy and daddy taught them well to stay away from chicken foot. i bet you get the little boys to come in by offering to show them your brad johnson, leroy hoard, and robert smith autographs huh?

  105. Supersuckers says: Mar 8, 2010 11:28 AM

    petersonfumblesagain says:
    March 8, 2010 9:59 AM
    and you chicken foot, the only nobs you polish regularly are those of little boys now arent they? lets face it, no real adult girl would even talk to you let alone look at you. and the young ones, well mommy and daddy taught them well to stay away from chicken foot. i bet you get the little boys to come in by offering to show them your brad johnson, leroy hoard, and robert smith autographs huh?
    ——-
    Who is Leroy Hoard?

  106. Ruvell100 says: Mar 8, 2010 11:33 AM

    Daily Norseman says
    “Now, granted, the Vikings did lose the second best running back in the NFC North.”
    __________
    I would check the numbers on Ryan Grant over the last 2.5 years and rethink that statement. What may stick out to you is the number of fumbles lost…5 in three seasons. How many did AP have this year?
    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/347409-ryan-grant-one-of-the-most-underrated-backs-in-the-nfl

  107. Majik Bullet says: Mar 8, 2010 11:48 AM

    Bob
    I never once said that Minny wasn’t hurting financially, and without a new stadium, they always will be. And I never said they didn’t benefit from rev. sharing, supplemental or not. I know they do. I even said so in a previous post. So what are you trying to prove?
    The only thing I was pointing out is that without rev. sharing, the Green Bay Packers would not exist. So keep spinning the situation into a totally irrelevant point, but the fact remains that no team has benefited from “league welfare” more so than your beloved Packers in the league’s smallest market.

  108. stetai says: Mar 8, 2010 12:31 PM

    ICEWALKER says:
    March 7, 2010 4:32 PM
    This team got so close to the Super Bowl that I’m leaning towards them not having the fire like they did last year.
    Some may be thinking, “We played out of our head last year for him (Favre) and we got close but fell short. If he comes back great, but…”
    Where exactly did you hear this? You mean from the dozens of star players who have gone on the record stating they want him back and expect to win multiple SB’s because of him? You are so bitter, you Packer fans, just get over it. And you’re hippicrits, because you don’t seem to have a problem with Kampman playing elsewhere.

  109. Ruvell100 says: Mar 8, 2010 12:34 PM

    Majik…
    “So keep spinning the situation into a totally irrelevant point, but the fact remains that no team has benefited from “league welfare” more so than your beloved Packers in the league’s smallest market.”
    ____________
    After reading both yours and Bob’s links, you make a fair point, but you are dismissing the most glaring basic fact. Surprise, surprise, you are looking only at the surface.
    That 2/3 in TV revenue is flat across the board, and that doesn’t just apply to the Packers, Chiefs, Bills, or any other small market. It applies to everyone, otherwise they would literally only show the Jets and Giants since they could guarantee massive viewership. The result would be horrible for the league and it’s ownership, almost everyone. You would essentially have a 10 team league, which benefits nobody.
    The point is in the other 1/3, where actual entreprenuerial ownership and local support makes the money, the Packers crush the Vikings in a much smaller market. In the actual real “fight,” the Packers prop up your new team. This is not debatable.

  110. Ruvell100 says: Mar 8, 2010 12:55 PM

    @stetai- Think really, really hard and see if you can find any differences between the Favre situation and the Kampman situation.
    Packer fans are not about everything being equal, we are about being fair and right. Unlike Al Franken and the rest of you pathetic, spineless, “Minnesota Nice,” pussies who can’t even stand up for yourselves as your only metro area is run into the ground. Been to E Block or the City Center lately?

  111. Majik Bullet says: Mar 8, 2010 1:08 PM

    Ruvell
    I’m fully aware how rev. sharing works. I know the Vikings are benefiting from it. When have I disputed that? I’ve said it multiple times.
    So how am I surface thinking on this one? I can’t wait for this explanation. Yes GB may pull in good revenue for their size, but you said it yourself. Without rev sharing, Green Bay would not have a team. And this is the only point I have been trying to make this entire time. You and Brother Bob are trying to spin it into something else, but I’ve been pretty steady in only saying GB would be gone without help.
    Stop using Super’s surface thinking line and try to pay attention to detail. He sounds ridiculous when saying it, so imagine how bad you look when pilfering said dumb line.

  112. Ruvell100 says: Mar 8, 2010 1:16 PM

    “In September, Dallas owner Jerry Jones told Twin Cities reporters during an exhibition game that he was finished writing checks to a revenue-sharing program that benefits one of his chief NFC competitors.
    The Cowboys are the NFL’s most valuable franchise, worth an estimated $1.65 billion, according to Forbes magazine, having opened a $1.15 billion stadium in 2009.
    “It’s unthinkable to think that you’ve got the market you got here — 3 1/2 million people — and have teams like Kansas City and Green Bay subsidizing the market,” Jones said then. “That’s going to stop.”
    Just going to throw that one in there!

  113. Majik Bullet says: Mar 8, 2010 1:38 PM

    Ruvell
    I see you’re busy spreading your hatred for your neighboring state again. Why are you so pissed at the entire state of Minnesota? And why do you act like Minnesota is the only state with trouble areas? Have you ever been downtown Milwaukee? Go to a Bucks game some night, and hang around outside the arena afterward.
    If you hate being so close to the place, move. No one is forcing you to live so close. And what’s with the Al Franken bashing? Say what you will about him, but the guy graduated from Harvard with honors? How many Wisco senators can say that?

  114. Supersuckers says: Mar 8, 2010 1:40 PM

    It wouldnt just be Green Bay Majik. All small market teams would be gone. They play 16 games compared to 82 84 and 162. If each team was required to negotiate their own tv deals and televised locally only like the three other leagues there simply wouldnt be enough games to advertise in. Sooooo, the NFL negotiates their TV contract with the networks as a whole therefor splittng the tv revenue 32 ways. now the ads run on all televised games. Lets say on average 28 teams play on average per week thats 14 games. Now instead of potential advertisers reaching on 16 games, they reach 238. Completely different set up. This doesnt include the night games on Sunday and Monday

  115. Ruvell100 says: Mar 8, 2010 1:42 PM

    Super is right about it, man. Just like you say, “13-3 with Favre, 6-10 with Rodgers,” and pay no attention to any outside forces, you say, “TV revenue sharing keeps the Packers around.” Of course, without TV revenue sharing, 90% of the NFL would be out of business and it saved the league, but those “details” aren’t important.
    Now, the teams that profit and the teams that fail need to rely on that 1/3 that they control. The Vikings sink and the Packers swim.

  116. Majik Bullet says: Mar 8, 2010 1:47 PM

    Ruvell
    Yeah, we’ve all seen that. It was already posted on this very thread. Again, what point are you trying to make?

  117. Supersuckers says: Mar 8, 2010 2:49 PM

    “And what’s with the Al Franken bashing? Say what you will about him, but the guy graduated from Harvard with honors? How many Wisco senators can say that?”
    ——-
    Says the guy that beatsdown Barack Obama. Figure that one out….

  118. Majik Bullet says: Mar 8, 2010 4:08 PM

    Super
    Glad to see you could chime in with your irrelevant two cents. Looks like you’re doing a little stalking of your own to find me on this thread. Just a little more hypocrisy from the king of hypocrites.
    Now, for about the 37th time, I’m fully aware that teams other than the Packers benefit from rev. sharing. I also know Minnesota benefits from it. The whole point of my statement was to show Bob Nelson that GB would also be in trouble without it after he railed on the Vikings for needing help. Why is it so hard to comprehend this for you 2. Everything you both have said on this matter, not only do I already know it, but I’ve previously said most of it.
    I know you want to argue and disagree with me just for the sake of doing it, but gees guys, use a little common sense here and you’ll see I’m not trying to dispute any of your claims. I know it’s more fun for you to continue making empty, baseless claims of “surface thinking,” but I guarantee anyone who stumbled upon this particular exchange would label you two short sighted, not me. You’re arguing and trying to disprove someone who is basically saying the same thing as you are.
    And about Franken. I don’t care for his politics, just like Obama. But the guy is clearly intelligent, and is clearly qualified to occupy a senate seat. I don’t mind people bashing politicians, just do it because you don’t like his policies. When I rail on Obama, it’s because of what he has done in office, not what he did 20 years ago. Don’t bash a guy just because he used to be on SNL. Don’t forget Ruvell, Ron Reagan, considered one of the best leaders of our nation, was an actor as well.

  119. Supersuckers says: Mar 8, 2010 4:20 PM

    Majik reminds me of Dwight from The Office.

  120. Ruvell100 says: Mar 8, 2010 5:20 PM

    “Don’t forget Ruvell, Ron Reagan, considered one of the best leaders of our nation, was an actor as well.”
    _____________
    His role was never as “Stuart Smalley,” and Reagan never had the most far left radio show (cancelled after a few years) in the history of America. Smart man, but like most lefties, far too stuck in the “macro” and not in the reality of life.
    Majik, I’m not arguing for the sake of arguing. That remaining third of the revenue sharing is the only real business left that each team is reliant on. Pretend the other 2/3 doesn’t exist, because in reality it makes WAY more money for everyone involved. In that remaining third, the Packers pay in and the Vikings receive money. In a market with 3.5 Million people. Do you agree that that’s pathetic?

  121. Majik Bullet says: Mar 8, 2010 6:15 PM

    Oh my god. Ruvell, you say you’re not arguing just to argue, then you continue to argue a point I have already acknowledged and have yet to dispute. At least Super has already come back and admitted his stupidity in his own pathetic little way. Yes Super, we all know when you come back with some lame line that only you think is clever is your admission of error without actually having to say it.
    But you just keep hammering on. Why? You keep saying the same thing, over and over, just in a slightly different way, for no apparent reason.
    And Super, you remind me of SpongeBob Squarepants. Totally clueless as to the ways of the world, displaying homosexual tendencies, and both of you are spineless.

  122. shaggytoodle says: Mar 9, 2010 3:51 AM

    But if you look at total $$ spent on player salaries over the last 7 years, the Vikings are in the top 3, I believe. I know this, b/c I was doing research on how pathetic the Chiefs have been over that same period of time. (dead last)
    Another team at the bottom? Green Bay. Just saying, I certainly don’t think the Vikings fans have anything to complain about
    _____________________________
    The big difference is TT can assemble a team and save for a QUALITY FA. The Chiefs just flat out stink recently. Besides money spent doesn’t mean everything otherwords the Yankees would win EVERY world series, but that said the Vikings do tend to spend thier money well MOST of the time. Hutch is a great OLman Allen is a hell of a player. Sometimes money like Favre I dont think is worth it, do you as Vikings fans REALLY feel you weren’t a playoff if Favre didn’t come to town? They made it last year, I think that if you gave TJack a chance to grow he may have had similar results. Minus those AWFUL INTs in the championship game, if he knows thats a BIG NO NO.

  123. Chickenfoot says: Mar 9, 2010 8:41 AM

    I guess beastiality is all of a sudden frowned upon? But it’s ok to let homosexual insults run rampant………pathetic
    Some of my best material gets censored!

  124. Supersuckers says: Mar 9, 2010 9:10 AM

    Majik what did I say that was incorrect in that post. I am not admitting stupidity in anything nor was I incorrect. Please point out the stupidity I posted yesterday like you claim.

  125. Supersuckers says: Mar 9, 2010 9:51 AM

    Majik Bullet says:
    March 8, 2010 6:15 PM
    Oh my god. Ruvell, you say you’re not arguing just to argue, then you continue to argue a point I have already acknowledged and have yet to dispute. At least Super has already come back and admitted his stupidity in his own pathetic little way. Yes Super, we all know when you come back with some lame line that only you think is clever is your admission of error without actually having to say it.
    But you just keep hammering on. Why? You keep saying the same thing, over and over, just in a slightly different way, for no apparent reason.
    And Super, you remind me of SpongeBob Squarepants. Totally clueless as to the ways of the world, displaying homosexual tendencies, and both of you are spineless.
    ——————-
    Ladies and Gentlemen. I present to you. The Majik Bullet……
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LiAdTBDEjr8

  126. Ruvell100 says: Mar 9, 2010 11:42 AM

    Chicken, if you had the choice, what would you go for?
    1. Sheep
    2. Horse
    3. Adult male lion
    I know my choice, it isn’t on this list though.

  127. Chickenfoot says: Mar 9, 2010 12:37 PM

    Well, considering I have had the other two….I’d go for the lion.
    What is yours?

  128. Majik Bullet says: Mar 9, 2010 12:51 PM

    For sure the lion. Anyone can hop on a sheep or a horse. You gotta want it to tame the king of the jungle.

  129. Chickenfoot says: Mar 9, 2010 1:03 PM

    I wouldn’t mind “Shocking the monkey”, if you know what I mean……..

  130. Ruvell100 says: Mar 9, 2010 1:06 PM

    Proboscis Monkey. Google it.

  131. Supersuckers says: Mar 9, 2010 1:35 PM

    My list would include Ted Thompson.

  132. Supersuckers says: Mar 9, 2010 1:35 PM

    My list would include Ted Thompson.

  133. Ruvell100 says: Mar 9, 2010 4:15 PM

    I wouldn’t underestimate a horse, Magik. One well placed hoof and your baby-making career is all over.

  134. J.Cannon says: Mar 9, 2010 5:07 PM

    Why are there 133 posts on this thread? LOL. This is exactly why Florio puts up all these meaningless Vikings posts (notice he didn’t say Cowboy’s, Eagles, Redskins, Chargers, or any other team stays on the sidlines. Vikings haters are what drive these posts. Thanks guys keep it up!

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