Ten years ago, the seemingly unstoppable Vikings went from best...

There are 20 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Jan 17, 2009, titled Ten years ago, the seemingly unstoppable Vikings went from best.... In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

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jeb

United States

#1 Jan 17, 2009
thanks for forcing me to live it once again.
Painful memories

Pewaukee, WI

#2 Jan 18, 2009
thats for bringing back the pain. Gary Anderson should have shouldered all the blame in that game. The injuries were catastrophic but the missed FG from 38 was the killer. What a horrible game to think about so close and yet still pretty far from winning. I woul dhave hated to go to the SB again and get beat like ATL did. That would have been 5 loses and I would have been sick about that bad record. Just was well we lost and didnt lose again. But the missed FG still haunts me at night when I'm deep in sleep I wake up screaming and my wife knows this denny green take a knee and gary anderson missing from 38 yds. wow.
Danny

Highland Lakes, NJ

#4 Jan 18, 2009
For me personally this was tougher to accept than the 3 Super Bowl's (I was old enough to remember) against the Steelers, Dolphins and Raider's; I didn't expect the Vikings to win against those teams. This Viking team, however, seemed destined to win it all and yet somehow, they lost. Have the Vikings taken over for the Red Sox??

Great article...painful to read, but great just the same....
Mark

Eau Claire, WI

#5 Jan 18, 2009
I thought for years prior to that game that Green was a weak human being and that it would manifest at key moments, as it always does. Sure enough, it happened. He had no aptitude for clock management (Robert Smith running O.B. not once, but twice), defense (no depth on this squad), protecting his players (leaving Randle on the field to get injured in the final seconds of a blowout win vs. AZ the week prior), or in-game adjustments.

He was the perfect coach to lead a squad to a meltdown like that which happened ten years ago. The Giants 41-0 game just revealed more of what we'd seen previously from him, both on and off the field. Good riddance! The lesson, though, remains: what's at the top of the organization shows up on the field, especially at critical times. Ziggy, are you listening?
bulldogdutch

United States

#6 Jan 18, 2009
a depressing reading
sorb

United States

#7 Jan 18, 2009
All this crap about taking a knee....Green and his offense THREW THE BALL on first and second downs. Both incomplete. Made the right call to take a knee on third down. Had the ball twice in the overtime and the vaunted O couldn't score. Green should've taken a knee at the end of the first half with a 20-7 lead. Game over with that lead at half but Cunningham gets sacked and fumbled...Falcons score and it's 20-14.
Herbage

Stillwater, MN

#8 Jan 18, 2009
The Viking curse! Nuff' said!
The JEW

Carterville, IL

#9 Jan 18, 2009
Well, my day is ruined.
William

Surprise, AZ

#10 Jan 18, 2009
hey I know, why not spend your time opening old wounds and generally writing a sh1t article...
Justice

Owatonna, MN

#11 Jan 18, 2009
sorb wrote:
All this crap about taking a knee....Green and his offense THREW THE BALL on first and second downs. Both incomplete. Made the right call to take a knee on third down. Had the ball twice in the overtime and the vaunted O couldn't score. Green should've taken a knee at the end of the first half with a 20-7 lead. Game over with that lead at half but Cunningham gets sacked and fumbled...Falcons score and it's 20-14.
Do us all a favor and jump under a bus!
Jim

International Falls, MN

#12 Jan 18, 2009
How strange....nostalgia for a defeat? But then, it is the Vikings we are talking about.
JAJ1957

Mankato, MN

#13 Jan 18, 2009
Don't forget stone hands Saftey Griffen's two dropped int. one in the endzone. Not taking a knee the end of the 1st half which then cost a lost fumble and the atl Td. Viking are cursed
Max

River Falls, WI

#14 Jan 18, 2009
There are very, very few people in this world who, if I ever met them, I would tell them to go to h-e-l-l. Gary Anderson, however, is one of those people.
sorb

New Prague, MN

#15 Jan 18, 2009
Justice wrote:
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Do us all a favor and jump under a bus!
How do you jump under something?
sorb

New Prague, MN

#16 Jan 18, 2009
Max wrote:
There are very, very few people in this world who, if I ever met them, I would tell them to go to h-e-l-l. Gary Anderson, however, is one of those people.
Nice perspective. Way to prioritize.
scott dahl

United States

#17 Jan 18, 2009
get chiloloy a quarterbacki (matt cassel)
if he can't do it then---doeverything to coax dungy out of retirement.

dungy dungy dungy
Huge Jazz

Chicoutimi, Canada

#18 Jan 18, 2009
And this is news for today? I had a root canal a few years ago. I don't relive that either.
Tutu Atwell

Fort Walton Beach, FL

#19 Jan 18, 2009
This is the first time that i've ever read about this game and after reading this, the wound is still very very fresh.

I've done a fairly good job of blocking most everything about this game out of my head but this article just made everything real again.
Huge Jazz

Chicoutimi, Canada

#20 Jan 18, 2009
Max wrote:
There are very, very few people in this world who, if I ever met them, I would tell them to go to h-e-l-l. Gary Anderson, however, is one of those people.
Ten years is enough over a FOOTBALL game. Let's move on folks. Nothing to see here.
Mike

Hillsboro, OR

#21 Jan 18, 2009
Who the hell are you, Murphy ??? Why bring up negative memory in the past or were you born and raised in Green bay ?

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