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Childress will let "bygones be bygones" with Peterson

A. Peterson1.jpgAdrian Peterson’s absence from the Vikings facility wasn’t all about “Adrian Peterson Day.”  The Pro Bowl running back barely practiced with the team the entire offseason, wondering many to wonder if there was a larger issue at play.

Vikings coach Brad Childress, who wasn’t shy expressing his displeasure when Peterson skipped mandatory minicamp, says he’s moving on.

“I had a good talk with him. . . . You let bygones be bygones,” Childress said on KFAN on Friday.  “I told him how I felt, he told me how he felt. You can agree to disagree and you move forward.”

When pressed on the issue of minicamp, Childress shut the questioning down, a rare occurrence in a genial and relatively open segment appearance. 

It’s resolved.”

Childress can only Peterson’s fumbling problems and third down play can be taken care of so easily.

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  1. numberfour says: Jul 23, 2010 10:05 AM

    bert will get jealous cause as far as he is concerned, chilly is his biotch!

  2. bayou says: Jul 23, 2010 10:08 AM

    Of course he doesn’t want to make anything out of it. His plums have not dropped yet. Maybe Peterson can teach him a thing or 5 about things dropping.

  3. VikingEric64 says: Jul 23, 2010 10:10 AM

    Really? You actually spent time writing about this?! Crap I actually spent time reading and commenting on this! Find some real news please!

  4. Citizen Strange says: Jul 23, 2010 10:11 AM

    So basically Peterson told Childress to go home and get his shine box and Childress said “Yes sir! Right away sir!”

  5. mattgso says: Jul 23, 2010 10:12 AM

    Translation:
    Chilly, “I have no control of the divas on my team.”

  6. Philly Cheese says: Jul 23, 2010 10:13 AM

    I really miss the good old days when we had football players like Conrad Dobler, Lester Hayes, and Dick Butkus. These whiny, overpaid players today need to lose their sense of entitlement and start acting like men. Show up for your job, do the work that you are being paid for, and shut your piehole.

  7. marktg30 says: Jul 23, 2010 10:14 AM

    Proof-reading is your friend PFT… Do it.

  8. jimmySee says: Jul 23, 2010 10:14 AM

    This is a guy who can’t or won’t exercise authority as head coach. First Brett, now AP, who’s next?

  9. Love_Boat_Scandal says: Jul 23, 2010 10:15 AM

    SCHISM!

  10. halestorm74 says: Jul 23, 2010 10:16 AM

    Missing a word in there Greg

  11. CanadianVikingFan says: Jul 23, 2010 10:18 AM

    Ugh…

  12. BAllen says: Jul 23, 2010 10:19 AM

    “Childress will let “bygones be bygones” with Peterson”
    As opposed to what?

  13. 2Blackaces81 says: Jul 23, 2010 10:25 AM

    “Childress can only Peterson’s fumbling problems and third down play can be taken care of so easily.”
    Is it just me or does something seem, well…missing…maybe the word hope? How can this site have so many typos? Big deal if AllDay missed minicamp he’s good for another 1400+yd season and 12+Td’s while sweeping the pack again.

  14. steelcurtaind says: Jul 23, 2010 10:25 AM

    Childress = a “YES” man = players more powerful than him = him still having a job.
    Unfortunately in today’s society that “YES MAN” perspective on life keeps you employed. I used to remember a time when OWNING something came with PRIDE and DIGNITY to accomplish whatever goal may be in-sight regardless what diffuculties come your way.
    ONE DAY.. all that stuff you swept under the rug is going to make that red carpet walker trip. then… WATCH OUT!!!!!!!

  15. ZombieRevolution says: Jul 23, 2010 10:25 AM

    “…wondering many to wonder if there was a larger issue at play.”
    I don’t think there are multiple writers at PFT, just Florio buthchering the language over and over and over…

  16. RC IV says: Jul 23, 2010 10:25 AM

    You packer and saints dickheads are laughable.
    If Chilly has a problem with any of them and says so, it’s a schism. If he lets shit go after having a conversation like grown men do, he’s lost control.
    Cmon ladies. you can do better, can’t you?
    Wait, look what fans I’m talking too.
    Nevermind, carry on. It’s all the S.O.S. everyday.
    Play that broken record over and over.

  17. TFBuckFutter says: Jul 23, 2010 10:29 AM

    Does Childress command respect from anyone?
    Seriously, dressing up like a chick, getting pushed around, and his future wasn’t particularly bright in the head coaching field until Brett fell into his lap.
    He really doesn’t get as much shit as he should.

  18. Stever says: Jul 23, 2010 10:30 AM

    “Childress can only Peterson’s fumbling problems and third down play can be taken care of so easily.”
    Honestly, this sentence was written by a paid journalist?!?!

  19. Chiefs2010 says: Jul 23, 2010 10:32 AM

    yeah, that was a great foumble that gave NO a game..
    the Vikings missed their shot to go to the SB because of that fumble.

  20. VikingEric64 says: Jul 23, 2010 10:32 AM

    C’mon Florio, doesn’t Brett Favre have his own web site? I think I remember seeing a Vikings web site somewhere. 5 articles of the “PFT most commented” are about Brett Favre! I am a Vikings Fan but this is just plain stupid! Is there no other news or rumors going on out there? When did the Vikings hire you? Or do you just enjoy watching the Vikings and Packer fans cut each other down? Dig alittle deeper.

  21. 69ers says: Jul 23, 2010 10:32 AM

    I bet AP was filming his Entourage cameo vs. being at “Adrian Peterson Day”…or maybe they were the same weekend? just sayin

  22. seaner44 says: Jul 23, 2010 10:32 AM

    “wondering many to wonder”… Grammer Check?

  23. Chiefs2010 says: Jul 23, 2010 10:33 AM

    “Childress can only Peterson’s fumbling problems and third down play can be taken care of so easily.”
    What?

  24. PurpleRaid12 says: Jul 23, 2010 10:33 AM

    get an editor.

  25. Al Davis' 40 Time says: Jul 23, 2010 10:34 AM

    “Childress can only Peterson’s fumbling problems and third down play can be taken care of so easily.”
    WTF? Is there an english version of this article?

  26. Manbearpig says: Jul 23, 2010 10:37 AM

    Childress can only Peterson’s fumbling problems and third down play can be taken care of so easily.
    If you’re going to rip the Vikings at least have your dad proofread your post so you don’t sound like a third grader.

  27. ThePlainTruth says: Jul 23, 2010 10:38 AM

    It’s clear Chilly can’t swing from AP’s nuts, because that’s reserved for Lord Favre.
    So perhaps his next best move is to “let bygones be bygones”……

  28. Outfoxed says: Jul 23, 2010 10:42 AM

    Hmm, amazing, an article with Childress without it being accompanied by the mention of Beer Farts. Let the drama continue.

  29. poiuyt says: Jul 23, 2010 10:45 AM

    Childress has totally lost control of this team. If Brett goes through a bad streak, the Vikings will implode because there’s no one to provide leadership. (Their leader feels he’s more important than the team and doesn’t need to go to training camp. So much for leading by example).

  30. JimmySmith says: Jul 23, 2010 10:46 AM

    When there is only 1 coach out of 32 that cross dresses, is it really any surprise that she has no control over her own team?
    Col Klink loves to talk big and has shown a history of throwing her players under the bus so the fact that she is willing to ignore Peterson’s challenge to her authority should not come as a surprise to anyone. She is basically Favre’s bitch and Peterson wants to show the world that he is not taking a back seat to anybody on the team, especially when his turnover ratio is 3 times higher in a NFC championship game when the Superbowl is on the line.
    This team is a soap opera and the purple gerbil buying fan base can only hope for the best knowing full well that disaster looms.

  31. GRpatriot says: Jul 23, 2010 10:47 AM

    Translation, “I’ve completely lost control of this Team since I brought Brett Favre in!”
    Like the Charger’s loaded with talent but, just can’t seem to get over the hump!
    Vikings and Chargers commonality, idiot HC’s.

  32. Mike FIorio says: Jul 23, 2010 10:53 AM

    “I had a good talk with him. . . . You let bygones be bygones,” Childress said on KFAN on Friday. “I told him how I felt, he told me how he felt. He is not happy that there was nobody to pick him up from the airport before minicamp. I assured him that will not be the case this year and I will play Chauffeur for him too.

  33. ozzie41 says: Jul 23, 2010 10:54 AM

    Whoever said “it’s how you keep your job these days” was right. It’s a symptom of our society. It’s a mentality taught from birth by our big government. ” Show up (or don’t show up) and collect your check. You don’t have to be responsible for anything. You’re entitled.” I’m disappointed in Peterson and Childress.

  34. NoGravyForSconnies says: Jul 23, 2010 10:56 AM

    “When there is only 1 coach out of 32 that cross dresses, is it really any surprise that she has no control over her own team?”
    you really want to go there considering your gm is as he puts it a “lifetime bachelor” who has notorious all male hot tub parties and your qb is well, erin rodgers?

  35. CarlGerbschmidt says: Jul 23, 2010 10:57 AM

    Who Cares?
    How many Super Bowls have you won?

  36. purpleguy says: Jul 23, 2010 10:58 AM

    Yeah, there isn’t a single other NFL coach that has ever said an issue is behind them and they’re moving on. Funny how a coach that cheesers say doesn’t command respect has won the NFCN 2 years running and actually won a playoff game last year. Of course, any team that in one off-season has had player DWI issues, codine charges, hooker assault investigations and coach tax evasion claims undoubtedly has the ship right on track and the complete respect of it’s coach. Then again, McLardy undoubtedly now has the complete respect and attention of the Lambeau maintenance crew.

  37. jrout says: Jul 23, 2010 11:01 AM

    Chilly let Brett F get away with coming in when he`s ready so AP says well if Brett can do it why not me, that falls on Chilly Shoulders YOU CAN`T HAVE DOUBLE STANDARDS OPENLY and expect everyone to be ok with it,, just dosen`t work .

  38. JustinG says: Jul 23, 2010 11:12 AM

    Gregg,
    If you want, I’ll edit your work.

  39. crodseth says: Jul 23, 2010 11:12 AM

    I look for Peterson to have at least as good, if not better year, than last year. Favre will have a diminished role this year, he won’t be as good as last year.

  40. NoGravyForSconnies says: Jul 23, 2010 11:12 AM

    packer fans are frantically looking for any reason for hope that things will somehow change and they won’t finish behind us again. the problem is you just don’t have as many good players as we do and your gm is too cheap so it looks like your defense will be as bad as it was last year and your o-line is still old and fragile. the vikes will dominate again.

  41. VikingEric64 says: Jul 23, 2010 11:18 AM

    C’mon Florio, doesn’t Brett Favre have his own web site? I think I remember seeing a Vikings web site somewhere. 5 articles of the “PFT most commented” are about Brett Favre! I am a Vikings Fan but this is just plain stupid! Is there no other news or rumors going on out there? When did the Vikings hire you? Or do you just enjoy watching the Vikings and Packer fans cut each other down? Dig alittle deeper.

  42. NoGravyForSconnies says: Jul 23, 2010 11:18 AM

    “YOU CAN`T HAVE DOUBLE STANDARDS”
    of course you can, welcome to the real world. ted thompson was too retarded to understand that and look where it got him – from the doorstep of the superbowl 2 years ago to 17-15 mediocrity since.

  43. MACK DADDY says: Jul 23, 2010 11:19 AM

    Why would any of his players have any respect for him, or show up for camp? Brett has completely destroyed this team, he’s a bigger cancer than T.O.

  44. CheeseAttack says: Jul 23, 2010 11:26 AM

    I always thought “bygones” were Aaron’s boys in the night.
    Go PACK

  45. Supersuckers says: Jul 23, 2010 11:28 AM

    By gones? As in possessions after another Peterson fumble?

  46. marcelino says: Jul 23, 2010 11:39 AM

    I understand Chilly wears a t-shirt that says “welcome” across the chest….with Favre and Peterson’s cleat marks imbedded deep in..

  47. BenRapistberger says: Jul 23, 2010 11:40 AM

    please get an editor.

  48. JimmySmith says: Jul 23, 2010 11:54 AM

    I can only wonder what Vince Lombardi is saying to himself right now? Picking players up at the airport, allowing players to show up at camp on their own schedule, allowing players to remain in a game when the coach directs them otherwise, allowing a player to attend a home town parade as opposed to attending practice???
    “What the hell is going on around here?” is the famous line.
    The answer, anything but actually winning a Superbowl.

  49. kmartinson says: Jul 23, 2010 12:06 PM

    RCIV:
    You’re missing the point. Childress couldn’t coach in college and he’s been saved in the pro’s by his defense and all the talent he has on the team. You actually have to be able to coach to win the big games. The window is closing quickly for the Vikes because with all the pending free agents in the next couple of years there is no way that team is going to be kept together. It’s now or never.

  50. Gregjennings85 says: Jul 23, 2010 12:13 PM

    Hmmm.
    So, Childress is upset when the best player on their team, one of the top-10 players in the league misses training camp, yet their over-the-hill, choke-tastic QB can miss anything he wants?
    Sounds fair.

  51. whosthisguy says: Jul 23, 2010 12:14 PM

    Looks like Rosenthal has removed all “HOPE” from the Vikings, at least their articles.

  52. VikingsPrincess says: Jul 23, 2010 12:36 PM

    Will this post make the 6th Vikings post in the top 7 most commented? I see those Cheeseheads just can’t help swarming around the Vikings posts – since the Packers aren’t really getting that much attention. Perhaps due to irrelevance?
    We have to stop commenting on that Aaron Rodgers post… who wants a Packer story in the top 5? Or top 10 for that matter.

  53. nutnbutnet says: Jul 23, 2010 12:41 PM

    The Love Boat takes on more water.

  54. robert ethen says: Jul 23, 2010 12:47 PM

    Biggest “bygone” for Airhead Peterson is the NFC championship game. Maybe Childress can let that go, but the fans won’t.

  55. Johnnyb612 says: Jul 23, 2010 12:52 PM

    Chilie is such a bitch! His whole team is slapping him around like a two dollar hooker! At least he’s smart enough to let it happen! None of his players will respect him this upcoming season and he deserves it for selling his soul to the devil (brett). Chilie is not an NFL coach. He’s brett’s bitch!

  56. RC IV says: Jul 23, 2010 1:01 PM

    Johnnyb612 says:
    July 23, 2010 12:52 PM
    Chilie is such a bitch! His whole team is slapping him around like a two dollar hooker! At least he’s smart enough to let it happen! None of his players will respect him this upcoming season and he deserves it for selling his soul to the devil (brett). Chilie is not an NFL coach. He’s brett’s bitch!
    ===================================
    You would know jonnyb, you are nothing but a prison bitch.

  57. shadowman1433 says: Jul 23, 2010 1:10 PM

    Is there anyone on this team that doesn’t tell childress what to do?

  58. DailyNorseman says: Jul 23, 2010 1:11 PM

    I can only wonder what Vince Lombardi is saying to himself right now?
    I’m guessing he’s saying, “Holy crap, why am I stuck in this large wooden box? And why is it so dark in here?”
    But, again, Packer fans have taken a story about a Vikings player that’s far, far superior to anybody they have on their roster at the position and decided to act like complete idiots. Is there a dumber fan base in professional sports?

  59. Treezs says: Jul 23, 2010 1:25 PM

    “Unfortunately in today’s society that “YES MAN” perspective on life keeps you employed. I used to remember a time when OWNING something came with PRIDE and DIGNITY to accomplish whatever goal may be in-sight regardless what diffuculties come your way. ”
    Bravo, bravo. I’d like to know you.

  60. footballrulz says: Jul 23, 2010 1:38 PM

    DailyNorseman says:
    July 23, 2010 1:11 PM
    I can only wonder what Vince Lombardi is saying to himself right now?
    I’m guessing he’s saying, “Holy crap, why am I stuck in this large wooden box? And why is it so dark in here?”
    __________________________________
    Excellent!!!
    Alright, come on now gang, this one hasn’tbroken the top 10 yet. Step it up. Or does it only count if it’s about the QB’s.

  61. AbeFreshly says: Jul 23, 2010 1:50 PM

    “hope”

  62. IhateGBandWISCandcheese says: Jul 23, 2010 2:00 PM

    You let AP and Favre do anything they want as long as they win…

  63. Ambrose says: Jul 23, 2010 2:01 PM

    Here’s the answer everyone is looking for:
    schism (skzm, sz-)
    n.
    1. A separation or division into factions
    2. As in; to be “Favred.”
    a. A formal breach of union.
    b. The offense of attempting to produce such a breach.
    3. Disunion; discord.

  64. NoGravyForSconnies says: Jul 23, 2010 2:05 PM

    JimmySmith says: July 23, 2010 11:54 AM
    I can only wonder what Vince Lombardi is saying to himself right now?
    ——————————-
    “thank god i didn’t live to see the day the packers have a gay gm, a gay qb, and 2 winning seasons in the last 5 years.”

  65. Bob Nelson says: Jul 23, 2010 2:07 PM

    The only time Brad Childress ever stood up to a player (fining Troy Williamson for going to his grandmother’s funeral) he recinded the fine.
    So you can’t say Brad Childress has never confronted a player, but it is safe to say that viking players do whatever they want.
    The Mr. Noodle nickname fits him well.
    The vikings have a discipline problem. Players skip off season programs, players use steroids, players get arrested, etc. That lack of discipline shows up at critical moments in games as penalties and 12 men in the huddle after a time out.
    Mr. Noodle let things get out of control and the team will suffer because of it.

  66. NoGravyForSconnies says: Jul 23, 2010 2:24 PM

    you packer fans have gotten so used to finishing behind the vikings you’re reduced to praying for some minor player squabble to have any hope of catching them.

  67. VikingEric64 says: Jul 23, 2010 2:42 PM

    Hey Bob, Lets talk about players getting arrested. Can you name any packer players who have been arrested lately? I can’t her you and Ya I can see where steroids would lead to not being able to count, and 2 players not showing up would certainly lead to not being able to count. Lets count how many times you were a complete idiot, nevermind my calculator just burned out. Sorry Bob you will have to talk to the folks at MIT for that number.

  68. Ambrose says: Jul 23, 2010 3:00 PM

    NoGravyForSconnies says:
    July 23, 2010 2:05 PM
    JimmySmith says: July 23, 2010 11:54 AM
    I can only wonder what Vince Lombardi is saying to himself right now?
    —————– ————–
    …the packers have a gay gm, a gay qb, and….
    ——————————————-
    What is with you Viking fans and your ceaseless fascination with all things gay? Is it the drinking water? Is that why Minihapless is called the San Francisco of the Midwest? Just come out of the closet already. I swear to God, nearly every one of you guys is completely obsessed with the subject. A common thread that obvious amongst all of you is too much to be coincidence. My guess is that you were all abused as young boys. How sad….all the traits are there. Get help.

  69. Ruvell100 says: Jul 23, 2010 3:22 PM

    “But, again, Packer fans have taken a story about a Vikings player that’s far, far superior to anybody they have on their roster at the position and decided to act like complete idiots. ”
    ——————-
    Grant had 100 less rushing yards and 7 less fumbles lost. Not saying he’s better, but to call Peterson a far, far superior back is a little off.

  70. Ruvell100 says: Jul 23, 2010 3:25 PM

    “you packer fans have gotten so used to finishing behind the vikings you’re reduced to praying for some minor player squabble to have any hope of catching them.”
    ——————–
    Listen here, Dungeons and Dragons Boy, the last 2 years that the Vikings won the North were the first two. I can understand how you can’t handle success though. You’ve failed your entire life, so success isn’t something you’re used to.

  71. RC IV says: Jul 23, 2010 3:28 PM

    Ambrose says:
    July 23, 2010 3:00 PM
    NoGravyForSconnie s says:
    July 23, 2010 2:05 PM
    JimmySmith says: July 23, 2010 11:54 AM
    I can only wonder what Vince Lombardi is saying to himself right now?
    —————– ————–
    …the packers have a gay gm, a gay qb, and….
    ——————– ——————– —
    What is with you Viking fans and your ceaseless fascination with all things gay? Is it the drinking water? Is that why Minihapless is called the San Francisco of the Midwest? Just come out of the closet already. I swear to God, nearly every one of you guys is completely obsessed with the subject. A common thread that obvious amongst all of you is too much to be coincidence. My guess is that you were all abused as young boys. How sad….all the traits are there. Get help.
    ================================
    Ambrose, Would you like to meet for a few drinks and see where the night leads?
    I give awesome back rubs.
    What’s so gay about that?

  72. Ambrose says: Jul 23, 2010 3:38 PM

    VikingEric64 says:
    July 23, 2010 2:42 PM
    Hey Bob, Lets talk about players getting arrested.
    —————————————–
    OK let’s. Go to the Turd Watch (on this site) and you will learn that between the Packers and the Vikings, the most recent arrestee is Cedric Griffon. There was insufficient evidence against Spencer Havner (if you count it…count the Williams Sisters,) and Johnny Jolly was arrested in July of ’08, the indictment is only a formality. So….the most recent “lately” incident is a Viking. Glad I could clear that up for you.

  73. va4favre says: Jul 23, 2010 3:47 PM

    gregjennings85, Are you totally disillusional? Favre singlehanded beat the Pack twice including your bug-eyed QB and you dare make those comments? Obviously the Vikes were crushed by their loss in the NFC final game. Where were the Pack and your fumbling QB? You did not win even one playoff game. I agree that the Pack and Vikes have a tougher schedule this year, but the Vikes have the better team.

  74. VikingEric64 says: Jul 23, 2010 4:05 PM

    Ruvell, The first 2? How old are you? Have you only been following football for 2 years? Get off Momma’s boob and do some research, have Mom read it to you.

  75. Jeremy says: Jul 23, 2010 4:15 PM

    NoGravyForSconnies says:
    July 23, 2010 2:05 PM
    JimmySmith says: July 23, 2010 11:54 AM
    I can only wonder what Vince Lombardi is saying to himself right now?
    —————– ————–
    “thank god i didn’t live to see the day the packers have a gay gm, a gay qb, and 2 winning seasons in the last 5 years.”
    _________________
    Well, that’s a silly thing to say. Vince Lombardi had a brother than was gay and did not tolerate homophobia. So no, that is now what he would be thinking. lol.
    Vince Lombardi did not treat everybody the same, but he certainly would not allow a player to push him around or excuse him from training camp. And Bart Starr would never have asked for it.

  76. TFBuckFutter says: Jul 23, 2010 4:26 PM

    “# VikingEric64 says: July 23, 2010 4:05 PM
    Ruvell, The first 2? How old are you? Have you only been following football for 2 years? Get off Momma’s boob and do some research, have Mom read it to you.”
    He is correct.
    The NFC North didn’t exist until 2002. The Vikings have only won it twice (the same number as the Bears).
    Green Bay has won it 4 times.
    And no, I’m not a Green Bay fan. But I would suggest you probably should take your own advice about doing research. Clever zing bringing his mom into it though…..NOT!

  77. Ruvell100 says: Jul 23, 2010 4:29 PM

    “Ruvell, The first 2? How old are you? Have you only been following football for 2 years? Get off Momma’s boob and do some research, have Mom read it to you.”
    ———————
    The NFC North was created during the realignment prior to the 2002 season. Since the inception of the NFC North in 2002, the champions are as follows:
    2002- Green Bay
    2003- Green Bay
    2004- Green Bay
    2005- Chicago
    2006- Chicago
    2007- Green Bay
    2008- Minnesota
    2009- Minnesota
    Any more “wit” you’d like to baffle me with?

  78. VikingEric64 says: Jul 23, 2010 4:31 PM

    Ambrose, you are reaching a bit, The Williams? Arrested? When did that happen? I had no idea they were ARRESTED. Cedric in October ya, ok, you got that one. Wake Bob up and tell him its his turn, go ahead, give him a nudge.

  79. RC IV says: Jul 23, 2010 4:31 PM

    Ruvell100 says:
    July 23, 2010 3:22 PM
    “But, again, Packer fans have taken a story about a Vikings player that’s far, far superior to anybody they have on their roster at the position and decided to act like complete idiots. ”
    ——————-
    Grant had 100 less rushing yards and 7 less fumbles lost. Not saying he’s better, but to call Peterson a far, far superior back is a little off
    =========================
    then there is that silly little TD stat .
    All day had 18, how many did Grant have? 11
    Come on. Yoou really trying to punt grant in the same category? Please.

  80. Ruvell100 says: Jul 23, 2010 4:40 PM

    @VikingEric- You going to apologize for bringing my Mom into after getting brutally proven wrong in front of PFT nation?
    @RC- No, Grant is not nearly as electric a runner, nor is he as talented. But, he is a workhorse back that complements the passing attack well and he gets better as the season wears on. I’m not even a big Grant fan, but at the end of the day, he has quietly been a more than adequate running back.

  81. VikingEric64 says: Jul 23, 2010 4:46 PM

    Ruvell, ok, tell me how long have the packers, vikings, bears etc… been in the same division? I’m baffled!

  82. VikingEric64 says: Jul 23, 2010 4:59 PM

    no, not quite brutal enough, its a great day in my little world! Give me your best shot, my day is slowing down. The extent of my football knowledge is no where near yours, fill me in on all you know. Hey I’ll be at IQ’s around 6pm let’s have a cold one. I’ll be wearing the Purple #4 jersey. Hope to see ya soon!

  83. Ambrose says: Jul 23, 2010 5:00 PM

    VikingEric64 says:
    July 23, 2010 4:31 PM
    Ambrose, you are reaching a bit, The Williams? Arrested?
    ——————————————-
    No, what I was trying to say was…if you were to come back and attempt to include the non-arrest of Havner, then you may as well include the non-arrest of the Williams Sisters. They weren’t and neither was he (was my point.)

  84. jmk says: Jul 23, 2010 5:21 PM

    Folks, Let me tell you, Brett isn’t coming back if Peterson isn’t coming back. That is why, Brett has not made his mind coming back until this matter is resolved. Brett DO need him to get his Viking team to the Super Bowl. Without Peterson, Brett is not going to work twice as hard to get to the Super Bowl.
    On the other hard, Childress is some kind of ignorant. I honestly don’t know how he ended up being a Viking coach. He is kind of guy he worships / adore Brett.
    JMK

  85. footballrulz says: Jul 23, 2010 5:28 PM

    VikingEric–It used to be the NFC Central.. It is now the NFC North. The Vikes have only won the NFC North twice.

  86. Ruvell100 says: Jul 23, 2010 5:31 PM

    Sorry, Eric. I live in Hudson. Have a cheesy beef with giardinera for me.

  87. johnko says: Jul 23, 2010 5:35 PM

    Ambrose says:
    July 23, 2010 3:00 PM
    NoGravyForSconnie s says:
    July 23, 2010 2:05 PM
    JimmySmith says: July 23, 2010 11:54 AM
    I can only wonder what Vince Lombardi is saying to himself right now?
    —————– ————–
    …the packers have a gay gm, a gay qb, and….
    ——————– ——————– —
    What is with you Viking fans and your ceaseless fascination with all things gay?
    ——————————-
    All year Vikings stories are filled with Packers fans calling the Viking fans Queens and you say nothing and then when gay is mentioned about a Packer you get all righteous. Okay.

  88. VikingEric64 says: Jul 23, 2010 5:45 PM

    Oh Ruvell… I was there then and I’ll be there until it falls down. The name of the division makes no difference, just because its now called the north. What is the difference? And I have to thank you packer people for bringing me back in time. I have not felt like I was back in grade school for over 40 years! You guys are silly! I had a slow day here at work, usually I just read some of this nonsense, today I just got to be as much of an ass as the rest of you! I will be at IQ’S soon, around 6:30pm or so. Let’s have a cold one. I’ll be wearing the #4 purple jersey. Really hope to see you there!

  89. TarkintonWasNeverAPacker says: Jul 23, 2010 5:49 PM

    People, you really need to cut the Packer fans in here some slack. Can you imagine if Fran Tarkington quit the Vikings, joined the Green Bay Packers, came back and beat the Vikings and then said his Packers where the most talented team he had ever played for and it was the most fun he had ever had playing football. I’m sure your head would explode too having your football idol dump all over you. If there were blogs back then I’m sure you would be going on to every Packer story every day without fail to insult the Packers fans in anyway you could in order to vent. It must really suck to have someone you were that devoted to crap all over you then laugh at you.
    So please treat the Packer fans in here like the “special” people they are during this time.

  90. Corey says: Jul 23, 2010 5:55 PM

    if not football, more time for hockey
    GO SABRESSS

  91. NoGravyForSconnies says: Jul 23, 2010 7:05 PM

    Ambrose says:
    July 23, 2010 3:00 PM
    NoGravyForSconnie s says:
    July 23, 2010 2:05 PM
    JimmySmith says: July 23, 2010 11:54 AM
    I can only wonder what Vince Lombardi is saying to himself right now?
    —————– ————–
    …the packers have a gay gm, a gay qb, and….
    ——————– ——————– —
    What is with you Viking fans and your ceaseless fascination with all things gay?
    °°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°
    is that wrong when we mention that thompson and rodgers are gay? seriously, to me it’s a tough call. is it better to pretend that they’re straight or wouldn’t that really be more condescending to them by implying that they’re wrong to be gay?
    is it really so wrong to say that ted thompson is a proud gay albino man and that aaron rodgers is an alternative lifestyle trail blazer in the nfl??
    in this pc world we’re living in it’s so hard to know the best way to deal with these things and it’s very easy to accidentally offend people.

  92. Ambrose says: Jul 24, 2010 9:38 AM

    NoGravyForSconnies says: July 23, 2010 7:05 PM
    is it better to pretend that they’re straight or wouldn’t that really be more condescending to them by implying that they’re wrong to be gay?
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    Bruce, your willingness to speculate on this subject tells me either you have firsthand personal knowledge that none of the rest of us could have, or you too are reaching out for help to deal with the abuse you endured as a young boy. I am guessing it was an older football-playing brother, hence the fascination with a football site on which you would rather talk about gay men than football. (It wasn’t your father or grandfather, was it?) Hang in there. Talking about it as much as you do is supposed to be helpful. Now I understand.

  93. NoGravyForSconnies says: Jul 24, 2010 1:08 PM

    ambrose, okay fine you guys always respond to our pointing out that rodgers and thompson are gay by angrily screaming “shut up YOU’RE the gay one!” but seriously, how are we supposed to deal with the subject of aaron’s and ted’s gayness?
    isn’t it more insulting to them to pretend that they’re not gay than it is to acknowledge that they’re gay? we’re not trying to upset packer fans when we bring it up, we’re just trying to figure out the best way for us to handle the issue of ted and aaron’s gayness.

  94. vikings=worstfranchiseandfans says: Jul 24, 2010 3:48 PM

    The viking organization and its news is like watching and listening to a group of twelve year old girls.
    You probably will never read this as Florio hates my screen name.

  95. Ambrose says: Jul 24, 2010 11:05 PM

    # NoGravyForSconnies says: July 24, 2010 1:08 PM
    isn’t it more insulting to them to pretend that they’re not gay than it is to acknowledge that they’re gay? we’re not trying to upset packer fans when we bring it up, we’re just trying to figure out the best way for us to handle the issue of ted and aaron’s gayness.
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    Angrily screaming? Not me…and nobody else that I have read. The best way for you to handle the trauma of being abused by your older football-playing brother is to keep talking about it. That’s what the experts say. And I have read that the fantasy-projections you make by giving people you don’t know feminine sounding names and calling them gay is the best way for you to keep up your anonymous lifestyle before coming out of the closet. I don’t find it offensive in the least. We’re here to help.

  96. NoGravyForSconnies says: Jul 25, 2010 5:16 PM

    “Angrily screaming? Not me.”
    okay then would you say “secretly seething” is a better term to describe how you feel when we occasionally point out that ted thompson and aaron rodgers are gay?
    how about “fartingly furious”? “positively pissed”? “dangerously defensive”? “pleasantly plump?”

  97. Ambrose says: Jul 26, 2010 6:59 AM

    See? Talking about it must be helping. Do you feel better about yourself? Hang in there.

  98. footballrulz says: Jul 26, 2010 11:19 AM

    twizzler–it must be tough living in denial. Pay attention to Ambrose–he’sust trying to help you man (or do you want to be the catcher)?

  99. NoGravyForSconnies says: Jul 26, 2010 11:45 AM

    ambrose, if it annoys you that much when we mention that ted and aaron are gay, and let’s face it, everybody pretty much says it now, but if you want us to stop just say so.
    i swear to god we’re not trying to upset packers fans but it’s just out there and hard to miss like ted being so pale and everything, but if it matters that much to you we’ll just pretend that aaron lives with a girl and not a guy, ted is married with lots of kids, and ted isn’t an albino.
    if that’s what you really want us to do. but you have to ask.

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