Vikings have seven of eight draft picks under contract

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One week ago, the NFL was still plodding through the fourth round of the draft. Now, one team has all but one of its draft picks under contract.

The Vikings have announced that two more rookie draft picks have been signed, pushing the total to seven of eight.

The newest draft picks under contract are fourth-round defensive tackle Jalyn Holmes (pictured) and fifth-round tight end Tyler Conklin. The only unsigned rookie is first-round cornerback Mike Hughes, the 30th overall pick in the draft.

Hughes said Friday that, once he gets his contract, he’ll be buying his mother a house. He’ll be able to afford one; based on his draft position, he’ll be getting a four-year deal in the range of $10 million.

60 responses to “Vikings have seven of eight draft picks under contract

  1. thegreatgabbert says:
    May 5, 2018 at 2:03 pm
    “The first thing I’m going to do is buy my Mom some houses….”.

    Makes more sense, start getting in that rental income.

  2. They don’t need any of those guys. They already have the Super Bowl won. Just ask the Vikings fans.

  3. nyneal says:
    May 5, 2018 at 2:44 pm
    They don’t need any of those guys. They already have the Super Bowl won. Just ask the Vikings fans.
    ———————————

    Definitely wouldn’t need any of them to beat the Packers. It’s all just gravy at this point.

  4. One rookie left to sign. Then Rick is hitting the starting OL market. Vikes checkbook will be balanced before gb & aaron can settle on a deal that’ll cripple em for years to come.

  5. Better than JaPurpledrank. When that dude showed up rocking more carats than Bugs Bunny and covered in a fur coat I knew it was over for him. Ain’t nothing wrong with spending what you earned, but you better keep earning if you keep on spending. A house for mom will ensure he’ll never be homeless. Just make sure the taxes, HOA, and monthly maintainance are not overwhelming. Mom doesn’t need a mansion and a service staff. Good for him.

  6. You purples have been saying this for 25 years, first about Favre and now Rodgers. And, in true purple fashion, it’s been wrong every time.

    Crippling would be if Cousins sustains a career ending injury in week one. He’ll still get all $84M and every penny of it will still count against the cap.

  7. This current Viking team didn’t need or make many changes. These new guys may be required down the road, or as camp fodder sooner, but there aren’t a lot of immediate expectations. This current team is set and already in the gate and chomping on the bit.

  8. Hey, it looks like the Vikings are going to sign their draft class far before any other team does this year.
    Well, at least the Barneys can finally lay claim to some kind of victory their team accomplished.
    Congrats, hope it looks great in your trophy case.

  9. The Almighty Cabbage says:

    May 5, 2018 at 5:29 pm

    You purples have been saying this for 25 years, first about Favre and now Rodgers. And, in true purple fashion, it’s been wrong every time.

    Crippling would be if Cousins sustains a career ending injury in week one. He’ll still get all $84M and every penny of it will still count against the cap.

    —————-

    And as they proved last year, they can still get to the NFC Championship with a backup quarterback.

    What happened when the Packers lost their QB? I’ll wait…

  10. cheeseisfattening says:
    May 5, 2018 at 5:56 pm
    Oh you greens, always coming in here and picking fights. boo hoo!
    ///////////////////////////

    Velveeta! Welcome back! I wasn’t sure we’d hear from you after the butt-kicking you’ve been taking over the last few days.

    Who’s picking fights? Not me.

    How do you like your new nickname?

  11. dizzybruhbruh33 says:
    May 5, 2018 at 5:42 pm
    The Almighty Cabbage says:

    May 5, 2018 at 5:29 pm

    You purples have been saying this for 25 years, first about Favre and now Rodgers. And, in true purple fashion, it’s been wrong every time.

    Crippling would be if Cousins sustains a career ending injury in week one. He’ll still get all $84M and every penny of it will still count against the cap.

    —————-

    And as they proved last year, they can still get to the NFC Championship with a backup quarterback.

    What happened when the Packers lost their QB? I’ll wait…

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    I don’t picture them doing it with Cousins counting $28M per year against the cap AND paying someone to actually play. Especially since after the way they hosed Teddy, Bradford, AND Keenum any decent QB is going to want a king’s ransom to play there. As for the Packers….

    Last time they lost only their quarterback, they won the division anyways. This past year, they lost the QB, lost the starting RB, had so many injuries on the O-line backup guards were playing tackle and the secondary was decimated to the point they had guys literally off the street playing. I can give them a Mulligan for that one… especially since it was the first time in 9 years they missed the playoffs. Coincidentally, it was also the first time this decade your Vikings actually won a playoff game and it took a once in a lifetime, miracle of a fluke play to even do that. As for you waiting…

    I’m sure you’re quite good at it. After all, you’ve been waiting for your Vikings to actually win something since the longboat first limped away from the dock in ’61.

    Any other questions?

  12. nyneal says:
    May 5, 2018 at 2:44 pm
    They don’t need any of those guys. They already have the Super Bowl won. Just ask the Vikings fans.
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    Definitely wouldn’t need any of them to beat the Packers. It’s all just gravy at this point.

    —————————————————————————————

    Packers : 13 world championships
    Vikings zero world championships

    And look! The Eagles just scored another touchdown against the Vikings “great” defense!!! Ha ha ha ha ……

  13. dizzybruhbruh33 says:
    May 5, 2018 at 5:42 pm
    The Almighty Cabbage says:

    May 5, 2018 at 5:29 pm

    You purples have been saying this for 25 years, first about Favre and now Rodgers. And, in true purple fashion, it’s been wrong every time.

    Crippling would be if Cousins sustains a career ending injury in week one. He’ll still get all $84M and every penny of it will still count against the cap.

    —————-

    And as they proved last year, they can still get to the NFC Championship with a backup quarterback.

    What happened when the Packers lost their QB? I’ll wait…

    —————————————————————————————-

    The Packers and their fans got to watch the Eagles slaughter the Vikings “great” defense with THEIR BACKUP QB and rack up another year in the Vikings never ending — but always futile — attempt at winning a world championship.
    I can’t wait to hear you Vikings fans crying when Kirk Cousins starts throwing picks around!!

  14. stellarperformance says:
    May 5, 2018 at 5:36 pm
    This current Viking team didn’t need or make many changes. These new guys may be required down the road, or as camp fodder sooner, but there aren’t a lot of immediate expectations. This current team is set and already in the gate and chomping on the bit.
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    Is that the same bit they spit against the Eagles???? Ha ha ha ha ha ha ……..

  15. Packer fans got to watch their team get shut out in a quarter of their HOME games. Now that’s ineptitude.

  16. Here’s a trivia question:
    Which NFL team is so lame they actually didn’t get their draft pick to the table before the clock ran down and lost the pick?…..
    Here’s another one:
    Which NFL team had a backup QB (Case Keenum) step in for a guy they gave up a 1st and 4th round pick for (Sam Bradford) who has had so many injuries he always parks his car in the handicapped parking spot at whatever stadium he is at, and the backup QB lead them to the NFC championship game, but then they overpaid a guy who’s never won anything and has stunk up the joint in big games to be their new QB and got rid of the backup QB who lead them to that NFC championship game? ….
    Are these too tough for you?
    Here’s a hint: It’s the same team which paid an almost 40 year old Brett Favre to play for them after the Packers dumped him.
    Here’s another hint: Typically, none of this stuff worked, just as nothing they have done in their whole history has worked.
    Oh wait, what was that? I believe I just heard Hank Stram telling his Chiefs to “matriculate the ball down the field, boys!”.
    Picking on the Vikings and their poor fans is just too easy. But it’s soooooo much fun!!!!

  17. nyneal says:
    May 5, 2018 at 2:44 pm
    They don’t need any of those guys. They already have the Super Bowl won. Just ask the Vikings fans.

    /////////////////////////

    I think you are confusing Viking fans with Mark Murphy

  18. If you have noticed, Viking fans aren’t roasting anyone in Packer stories much anymore. We’re hoping to set an example that ultimately leads to less stupidity from a dozen or so green children who proliferate our stories. Myself I prefer to react to perceived slights, not proactively attack for no reason. I’m trying hard to tone it down too. 😛

  19. Vikings are going to line it up on Sundays and we’ll see who’s better. My guess is the Vikings will be the better team 11 times, at least.

  20. If I’m getting drafted by a team with great coaching, great players, and the best practice facility and stadium, why wouldn’t you sign on the dotted line quickly??

  21. cheeseisfattening says:
    May 5, 2018 at 7:40 pm

    Myself I prefer to react to perceived slights, not proactively attack for no reason. I’m trying hard to tone it down too. 😛
    __________________

    This is you trying to improve? Self-discipline not your strong suit hmm?

  22. cheeseisfattening says:
    May 5, 2018 at 7:40 pm

    If you have noticed, Viking fans aren’t roasting anyone in Packer stories much anymore. We’re hoping to set an example that ultimately leads to less stupidity from a dozen or so green children who proliferate our stories. Myself I prefer to react to perceived slights, not proactively attack for no reason. I’m trying hard to tone it down too. 😛

    ————

    cheeseisfattening says:
    May 5, 2018 at 7:50 pm

    Depending on a slight rookie to change that garbage of a secondary? And cheese eaters are convincing themselves this is a good plan?

    When Alexander goes on the IR this year remember to keep your hopes that he will balloon up and not slow down.

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    And yet again, cheesie demonstrates his utter inability to tell the simple truth. It’s sad, really.

  23. pkrh8tr says:
    May 5, 2018 at 7:16 pm

    Packer fans got to watch their team get shut out in a quarter of their HOME games. Now that’s ineptitude.

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    It’s hard to argue with this. It was a horrible year… and let’s face it… if anybody on Earth knows about ineptitude, it would be this guy.

  24. cheeseisfattening says:
    May 5, 2018 at 7:40 pm
    If you have noticed, Viking fans aren’t roasting anyone in Packer stories much anymore. We’re hoping to set an example that ultimately leads to less stupidity from a dozen or so green children who proliferate our stories. Myself I prefer to react to perceived slights, not proactively attack for no reason. I’m trying hard to tone it down too.
    —–

    Really? Because…

    cheeseisfattening says:
    May 5, 2018 at 7:50 pm
    Depending on a slight rookie to change that garbage of a secondary? And cheese eaters are convincing themselves this is a good plan?

    When Alexander goes on the IR this year remember to keep your hopes that he will balloon up and not slow down.

  25. Vikings’ offseason displays the team’s willingness to reach the next level. Calculated moves on players and coaches show they are motivated by past failures to win a championship. What else can Green Bay trolls do but criticize? What do you expect them to do; openly admit the worry they feel knowing a very good Viking team is pulling even farther ahead of their beloved Packers? Zimmer has taken the NFC North away from Green Bay, and he’s done it with a revolving door at QB, RB, OL, OC, and a receiving core made up from undrafted FAs and low round picks.

    And defense. Even if the armchair experts here say it isn’t any good. ‘Paper tiger’. We’ll see.

    Someone recently wrote about a desire to quit speculating and find out when they line up for real. Circle week two Packer trolls. Philly? Awesome team and story, nothing but respect for them, but the fans are all over themselves. It’ll be interesting to see how many return after the next Vikings – Eagles game. I’m not making any predictions, I’m simply anxious to see it.

  26. Pretty easy to sign draft picks with the slot system these days.

    And geez, the cheesers are particularly smug this evening. Remember Vikings fans, we aren’t allowed to be happy with our team’s success unless we first acknowledge the distant success of the team to the east.

  27. Yuck it up, Philly. Yeah, you beat us lightly badly. You might beat us again this year. Maybe twice. But maybe not.

    In my eyes, you give our fan base a lot of hope. Looking at just the last 40 years, who else has seen highs and lows like you? Us.

    #faith

  28. pkrh8tr says:
    May 5, 2018 at 10:14 pm

    Glad to see you admit youre “this guy” that knows ineptitude. That’s a good first step.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    Well played.

  29. Wow this board degenerated from the start.packer fans are left to resort to what another team (Eagles) did to the Vikings. Great. It’s like old times again.
    As far as the story goes good to hear about the signings and I will look forward to OTA’s.

  30. pkrh8tr says:
    May 5, 2018 at 10:14 pm

    Glad to see you admit youre “this guy” that knows ineptitude. That’s a good first step.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    Well played. And I do know ineptitude, quite well. I’ve seen the Matt Millen years in Detroit, the Trestman debacle in Chicago, the Triangle of Authority in Minnesota and the grand-daddy of them all… the Packers in the 70s and 80s. Sweet Jebus, it was a horrible time to be a Packer fan.

    It was hard but we hung in there and supported the team. The stadium still sold out every week, and the wait for season tickets was still 30 years. What we didn’t do is try to tell anyone, anywhere, that the Packers were better than any other team in the league. We just weren’t delusional like that.

  31. nyneal says:
    May 5, 2018 at 7:24 pm
    Here’s a trivia question:
    Which NFL team is so lame they actually didn’t get their draft pick to the table before the clock ran down and lost the pick?…..
    Here’s another one:
    Which NFL team had a backup QB (Case Keenum) step in for a guy they gave up a 1st and 4th round pick for (Sam Bradford) who has had so many injuries he always parks his car in the handicapped parking spot at whatever stadium he is at, and the backup QB lead them to the NFC championship game, but then they overpaid a guy who’s never won anything and has stunk up the joint in big games to be their new QB and got rid of the backup QB who lead them to that NFC championship game? ….
    Are these too tough for you?
    Here’s a hint: It’s the same team which paid an almost 40 year old Brett Favre to play for them after the Packers dumped him.
    Here’s another hint: Typically, none of this stuff worked, just as nothing they have done in their whole history has worked.
    Oh wait, what was that? I believe I just heard Hank Stram telling his Chiefs to “matriculate the ball down the field, boys!”.
    Picking on the Vikings and their poor fans is just too easy. But it’s soooooo much fun!!!!

    ////////////////////////

    Time to get off the computer, your mom is calling you, remember she is taking you you to 6 flags today.

  32. nyneal says:
    May 5, 2018 at 7:24 pm

    Which NFL team had a backup QB (Case Keenum) step in for a guy they gave up a 1st and 4th round pick for (Sam Bradford) who has had so many injuries he always parks his car in the handicapped parking spot at whatever stadium he is at, and the backup QB lead them to the NFC championship game, but then they overpaid a guy who’s never won anything and has stunk up the joint in big games to be their new QB and got rid of the backup QB who lead them to that NFC championship game? ….
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    Vikings were in a desperate situation after the the Bridgewater injury and did not feel comfortable going with who they had. If you recall Bradfords first year Vikings they started 5-0 until the offensive lien was decimated by injuries. Something Packers fans should know about after the Green Jesus was laid to rest in the pasture of US Bank Stadium. Your rant shows lack of total football knowledge and the mind set that one guy namely Rodgers is not going to win every game for you by lobbing Hail Marys because your defense is terrible and has been since you last Super Bowl win.

    “It’s the same team which paid an almost 40 year old Brett Favre to play for them after the Packers dumped him.”
    ////////

    Yeah Packers treated Favre like crap, why do you think he wanted to come back on a revenge tour? Most of the Packer fan based hated Favre when he left, but you fell in love with him again when? Here’s a hint, when he went into the Hall of Fame so you could all run around in your fat obese drunken state declaring another Packer was in the HOF and your 13 world championship that HALF OF YOU WERE NOT EVEN AROUND FOR! BTW, Favre had the best completion percentage of his entire career in Minny that first year.

    “Typically, none of this stuff worked, just as nothing they have done in their whole history has worked.” Worked in the 70’s when the Vikings dominated the division with 6 division titles and your “Fresh start with Bart” was a disaster.

    Its too easy to pick on Packer fans and now that the tide has turned the past four years its even easier McCarthy is no where near the coach that Zimmer is and he and his staff proved that last year that coaching and team work wins games, not just one guy lobbing Hail Marys because the defense cannot protect a lead.

    In closing yeah the past is the past and your’re only as good as your last season or during the season your last game. While its cute the Vikings went 13-3 and yes Diggs had the Minneapolis Miracle which was called luck but when the Packers do it its called skill, The Packers at the end of the day still went 7-9 while the Vikings went 13-3 with a third string QB.

    How did the Vikings go 13-3 ?

    Here’s a hint – its called coaching and putting a supporting cast around your QB. Something in which the Packers have failed to do around Rodgers. Hence as many rings a Trent Dilfer.

    And when you get home from Six flags be prepared to pack u and move outta your parents basement. Them Taking you to Six Flags is just a kind gesture

  33. I never said I only post reactively….

    Ok I am done with that, I does sound so so stupid.

    For the record for those that have not read the Packer punter story, I was mocking Packer trolls that act like themselves and other Packer trolls are above it. That is a very Packer fan persona, not a Viking fan persona. Back to having fun trolling. 😀 😀 😀

  34. The stadium still sold out every week..
    ————
    Nope. False. Did not sell out a playoff game a few years back and needed local companies to buy tickets to prevent a blackout. But don’t let that stop your delusions.

  35. The Almighty Cabbage says:

    May 5, 2018 at 7:07 pm

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    I don’t picture them doing it with Cousins counting $28M per year against the cap AND paying someone to actually play. Especially since after the way they hosed Teddy, Bradford, AND Keenum any decent QB is going to want a king’s ransom to play there. As for the Packers….

    Last time they lost only their quarterback, they won the division anyways. This past year, they lost the QB, lost the starting RB, had so many injuries on the O-line backup guards were playing tackle and the secondary was decimated to the point they had guys literally off the street playing. I can give them a Mulligan for that one… especially since it was the first time in 9 years they missed the playoffs. Coincidentally, it was also the first time this decade your Vikings actually won a playoff game and it took a once in a lifetime, miracle of a fluke play to even do that. As for you waiting…

    I’m sure you’re quite good at it. After all, you’ve been waiting for your Vikings to actually win something since the longboat first limped away from the dock in ’61.

    Any other questions?

    —————

    What a bunch of crap. The last time Rodgers sat out most of the season, the NFC North was super weak. Almost the entire division was around .500 or lower. Christian Ponder and Cutler were the only established QB’s in the division and it still took Rodgers “Miraculously” coming back in the final week, just to punch a ticket. You only won the division because the division was super weak, and the Packers bearly squeaked it out. So that is a total load. If Rodgers gets hurt again, there is no way you make the playoffs this time. The Rosters on the Vikings, the Lions and maybe even the Bears have improved and could be better than the Packers outside of Rodgers.

    You don’t see them doing it with Cousin’s? Well he is a better QB, and yes he counts as 28 million this year, but they aren’t losing anyone this year, or maybe even next year. Nobody saw us doing well with Case Keenum either. IN the past 2 years QB’s have come here and have had career years. Bradford came here in 2016 had his best year in his carreer and set the completion % record. The Season was de-railed because of historic injuries to the O-Line, Case Keenum came here and had the best year of his career. Why wouldn’t a more talented Kirk Cousin’s come in and do well to and keep the trend going? The fact is the Vikings have a good roster which is why these middle of the pack Qb’s succeed.

  36. The Almighty Cabbage says:

    Coincidentally, it was also the first time this decade your Vikings actually won a playoff game and it took a once in a lifetime, miracle of a fluke play to even do that. As for you waiting…

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    First playoff win in a decade? How long is a decade? 10 years? They won a playoff game in 2009-2010. That’s..8 seasons ago…not 10. Is math optional in Wisconsin?

  37. The Almighty Cabbage says:

    Coincidentally, it was also the first time this decade your Vikings actually won a playoff game and it took a once in a lifetime, miracle of a fluke play to even do that. As for you waiting…

    ————

    First playoff win in a decade? How long is a decade? 10 years? They won a playoff game in 2009-2010. That’s..8 seasons ago…not 10. Is math optional in Wisconsin?

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    This decade is the 2010s (or twenty-teens as some like to call it). The Vikings finally won their first playoff game this decade (and on a miracle of a fluke play at that). Are calendars optional in the pretty purple world in your head?

    Next!

  38. Johnny: I _____________ this year!

    Dad: When?

    Johnny: In November.

    Dad: November hasn’t come this year yet, son, it’s only May.

    Johnny: Well yeah, but last November was within a year.

    Dad: That still doesn’t make it this year, son.

  39. The Almighty Cabbage says:

    May 8, 2018 at 10:11 am

    The Almighty Cabbage says:

    Coincidentally, it was also the first time this decade your Vikings actually won a playoff game and it took a once in a lifetime, miracle of a fluke play to even do that. As for you waiting…

    ————

    First playoff win in a decade? How long is a decade? 10 years? They won a playoff game in 2009-2010. That’s..8 seasons ago…not 10. Is math optional in Wisconsin?

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    This decade is the 2010s (or twenty-teens as some like to call it). The Vikings finally won their first playoff game this decade (and on a miracle of a fluke play at that). Are calendars optional in the pretty purple world in your head?

    Next!

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    Dumb! Use whatever pretty language you want, but it’s been 8 football years (season’s) since they won the last playoff game. Not 10 years. Who cares if the last one isn’t in this decade, your just using language to make something sound worse than it really is which is. Typical really. That take doesn’t even make sense since football season’s encompass more than a single calendar year. Especially if you count playoffs.

    I love how when we win on a lucky play, we don’t hear the end of it, but when the Packers win playing typical Aaron Rodger street ball (Chuck the ball up on hail Mary’s) because of the team’s in ability to protect leads, it’s a good win. So hypocritical.

  40. There’s nothing fancy about it. It’s just proper usage of the American English language. No one else has ever misunderstood that. NO ONE. Then here you come, all fired up to “get me” with your purple maths… and how did it end up for you? Like it always ends up.

    The Vikings still won their first playoff game this decade, just recently. You can type another ten thousand words, insulting me all you like, and it won’t change. It will never change. The Vikings may win another before the decade runs out, but this last one will always be the first one.

    When you find yourself in a hole, stop digging… and in the future, maybe think about what’s in that hole before you jump in.

  41. The Almighty Cabbage says:

    May 8, 2018 at 11:22 am

    There’s nothing fancy about it. It’s just proper usage of the American English language. No one else has ever misunderstood that. NO ONE. Then here you come, all fired up to “get me” with your purple maths… and how did it end up for you? Like it always ends up.

    The Vikings still won their first playoff game this decade, just recently. You can type another ten thousand words, insulting me all you like, and it won’t change. It will never change. The Vikings may win another before the decade runs out, but this last one will always be the first one.

    When you find yourself in a hole, stop digging… and in the future, maybe think about what’s in that hole before you jump in.

    ———-

    Still dumb! It’s 8 season’s no matter what you say.

  42. ajzinnecker says:
    May 8, 2018 at 11:36 am

    Still dumb! It’s 8 season’s no matter what you say.

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    Yes, you’re still dumb. I agree.

    Just think how much better your day would be if you hadn’t jumped in that hole; or if you had said something like “A decade is 10 years long and they won a playoff game eight seasons ago.” I could have explained to you what “this decade” means in a nice manner even though I find it ridiculous that I should have to explain it. But no, you wanted to dive in head first, insults at the ready, and now you’re all full of anger; anger that will probably (hopefully) ruin the rest of your day.

  43. The Almighty Cabbage says:

    May 8, 2018 at 12:04 pm

    ajzinnecker says:
    May 8, 2018 at 11:36 am

    Still dumb! It’s 8 season’s no matter what you say.

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    Yes, you’re still dumb. I agree.

    Just think how much better your day would be if you hadn’t jumped in that hole; or if you had said something like “A decade is 10 years long and they won a playoff game eight seasons ago.” I could have explained to you what “this decade” means in a nice manner even though I find it ridiculous that I should have to explain it. But no, you wanted to dive in head first, insults at the ready, and now you’re all full of anger; anger that will probably (hopefully) ruin the rest of your day.

    —————–

    Actually I have a pretty good life. A good job, a wife, a great little boy. Way too much good stuff…to let something as dumb and pointless as this conversation is to ruin my day.

  44. Wishful thinking that anything like this and sports for that matter that have no impact on me as a person….would even put a dent in my day.

  45. Actually, Cabbage, I agree with Ajzinnecker. The “this decade” argument is semantic cowardice. Think about it this way, the first week in January did all the nfl teams records get reset or did they carry over from one calendar year to the next? In 2021 will you waste your breath/keystrokes typing about how no team has a victory, playoff or otherwise ‘this decade’? No, because noone would care.

    If you wanted to call out the Vikings for not having won a playoff game since 2010 then you should have said that. It’s literally the same amount of keystrokes, but you didn’t for a reason, you wanted to exaggerate the time lapse to prove your point and you were called out on it. Semantic technicalities aside, you were wrong.

  46. 1a. When you hear “this week” you know it means Saturday, May 6 – Sunday, May 12.

    1b. When you hear “this month” you know it means Tuesday, May 1 – Thursday, May 31.

    1c. When you hear “this year” you know it means January 1 – December 31, 2018

    1d. When you hear “this century” you know it means January 1, 2000 – December 31, 2099

    1e. But when you hear “this decade” you suddenly lose your mind and you don’t know what it means. Really? This is really what you’re trying to tell me right now?

    2. “This decade” is much easier and faster to type than “in the last 8 years” or “since 2010” or whatever other special terminology might be necessary to soothe the great purple hurt. I’ve used a ten-key for so many years, those numbers in the row above the QWERTY row don’t even exist.

    3. Crying over “this decade” instead of “in the last 8 years” is like the snotty kid in kindergarten saying “I did not get beat up 10 times! It was only 8 times! So there!” Yeah, sure kid, whatever. Either way, you probably don’t want to try and tell anyone how tough you are and how soft the kid that beat you up 6 of the 8 is.

    And again, this all could have gone much, much nicer. Talk nicely and you’ll be talked to nicely. Talk sensibly and you’ll be talked to sensibly. Jump right in with juvenile insults and you’ll be talked to like a juvenile.

    “Buy the ticket, take the ride”
    ~Hunter S Thompson

  47. Actually, the Saints game was the Vikings’ SECOND playoff win “this decade,” since their first playoff win this decade was January 17, 2010. After all Cabbage’s bloviating about how dumb other people are for not understanding what “this decade” means, apparently he doesn’t understand it himself.

  48. Rob Brzezinski is a Magician says:
    May 8, 2018 at 6:07 pm

    Actually, the Saints game was the Vikings’ SECOND playoff win “this decade,” since their first playoff win this decade was January 17, 2010. After all Cabbage’s bloviating about how dumb other people are for not understanding what “this decade” means, apparently he doesn’t understand it himself.

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    Ya know, Teddy, you’re right… mostly. Being it was “the Favre year” I automatically think 2009. So you are indeed correct, this was the Vikings’ second playoff win this decade and I was wrong. That’s not even hard to say. You should try it some time.

    As for “dumb” that was your boy Asinecker or whatever his name is that brought that to the conversation.

    Now here’s where you’re dead wrong. Your boys were the ones claiming ignorance as to what this decade means and I was expressing my disbelief in same. You’ll never convince me that you people understand this week, this month, this year, this century and this millennium but you don’t understand this decade. I’m not buying it.

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