Baltimore Ravens made it easy for Matt Birk to leave Minnesota ...

The decision to leave the Vikings wasn't all that difficult for Matt Birk. "Everything was a perfect fit here," Birk told reporters at his introductory press conference with the Baltimore Ravens today. Full Story
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Championship Quest

Marshall, MN

#2 Mar 5, 2009
Kind of ironic..........ALMOST every sports superstar & or coach that
leaves this cold state of ours gains something we coveted..........

a CHAMPIONSHIP!

Good Luck Matt & Go Vikings!
VanVader

Minneapolis, MN

#3 Mar 5, 2009
Way to go Chilly! Way to drive out a high character pro-bowl veteran center! Way to go Zygi for listening to that idiot you hired as head coach. Childress is the enemy within the Vikings organization. He fooled Zygi in his interview and apparently has Zygi wrapped around his fingers due to major kiss a$$ing. Hey Chilly when a team depends on it's running game and already has questions marks on it's offensive line you do not let your veteran pro=bowl center walk away from the team...idiot!
Al Coholic

Saint Paul, MN

#4 Mar 5, 2009
Hey Matt, you're a Richard. I hope your business goes under now that you betrayed the state of MN.
Al Coholic

Saint Paul, MN

#5 Mar 5, 2009
There is no way Baltimore wins without Rex Ryan there and Bart Scott + others who keyed on the defense last year. They DID NOT win because of Flacco and the offense.
ColoradoVikingFa n

Greenwood Village, CO

#6 Mar 5, 2009
Matt Who? Pro Football, it's a business...time to turn the page. Nobody is irreplaceable.

Since: Jul 08

St. Paul

#7 Mar 5, 2009
I know this won't be a popular stand, but I don't have a huge problem with this. Birk was a very good center and still is a good player. But he's also at the point in his career where the body starts breaking down. And before we get all worried about his replacement- remember that Birk replaced Jeff Christy who was considered an outstanding center in his time. The Vikings were criticized for that move too.
thirty gamer

Forest Lake, MN

#8 Mar 5, 2009
Hey, Birk didn't want to be here when the old Viking's ship sails off for bluer seas in the City of Industry (Hi IKEA out there). Your local politicians have sunk the Viking's ship and thus Ziggy can only do what's right to save them meaning away from all of you rubes and out to sunny California. You're all lucky he hasn't scuttled the team (stripped the talent) and is still interested in giving you a few years (30 games) of good entertainment. Matt, you did right by your family. Enjoy!
Big D

Seattle, WA

#9 Mar 5, 2009
It doesn't seem like Chilly and Birk really got along, especially after Birk didn't come up for the off season program a couple years ago. Could turn out to be a bad move, if Sullivan isn't ready. Also, just reported this morning that Torry Holt WR is looking to be traded or released.
NORSEMAN

Colorado Springs, CO

#10 Mar 5, 2009
I have been a Vikings fan for 40 years and have decided to jump off the sinking ship just like I jumped off the sinking State of Minnesota ship. I moved to Colorado last year after seeing my Property taxes astronomical increase and the massive tax increases perpetrated by the Democrats. I have made the switch to the Denver Broncos and their new young, exciting coach and to Colorado with their low taxes and abundent sunshine.
The melting pot

Saint Paul, MN

#11 Mar 5, 2009
The writing was on the wall that Matt wanted to leave after he closed his restaurant's
arr

Andover, MN

#12 Mar 5, 2009
If only we would have built a new stadium.....! Another bad move by the queens organization. They can't move to LA fast enough!

Since: Feb 08

Saint Paul, MN

#13 Mar 5, 2009
CT Viking Fan wrote:
You will be replaced by a second year, 5th round pick from Notre Dame. It really wasn't a tough decision.
I sincerely hope you enjoy Baltimore. It really is a beautiful place.
You talk too much. Connecticut smells bad. Baltimore a beautiful place? When were you there, 1729?
Das-Boot

Saint Paul, MN

#14 Mar 5, 2009
Well good for you Norseman. BTW, I hope the door didn't hitcha where the good Lord splitcha!

Good ridance I say!!
Bobo

Rochester, MN

#15 Mar 5, 2009
My hats off to Matt Birk and best wishes for great success in Baltimore. Frankly, I'm not sure if I could continue playing for Childress for his stupid offensive schemes and decision-making on how to lead the team.
Norseman

Minneapolis, MN

#16 Mar 5, 2009
What a doof....... who raised taxes in Minnesota????? Democrat Tim Pawlenty or democrat George Bush. You're an idiot! I'm glad you left. I went to college in Colorado and the taxes there are no different though the cost of living is generally lower than Minnesota. The economy there is tourism based and therefore susceptible to boom and bust cycles. They are in a bust cycle right now including their football team. Also Colorado is full of the ultra left unwashed masses or as I like to call them "mountain hippee's" or "trustifarians". I could, but wont go on and I'm sorry for indulging that moron.
Birk was going to lose his starting job here and he knew it. Klink still thought he would stay for less because he's from Minnesota. Bluff called.....oops
Prince

AOL

#17 Mar 5, 2009
Championship Quest wrote:
Kind of ironic..........ALMOST every sports superstar & or coach that
leaves this cold state of ours gains something we coveted..........
a CHAMPIONSHIP!
Good Luck Matt & Go Vikings!
you still have me!
die hard

Kansas City, MO

#18 Mar 5, 2009
they should look into torry holt.as for the rest,not a meaningful blog on this site.
Rush Limbaugh

Northwood, ND

#21 Mar 5, 2009
Norseman = dumbas!
John Sullivan

Irvington, NJ

#22 Mar 5, 2009
Matt Birk is a liar. good riddance loser.

“FIRE CHILLY! FIRE CHILLY! ”

Since: Aug 08

Rensselaer

#23 Mar 5, 2009
i cant believe the vikings actually let birk get away.

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