Tom Powers: Time for Vikings to do what they must to bring back...

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Relax. If Brett Favre decides not to return in 2010, most of these mediocre free-agent quarterbacks still will be available.
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truth

Eau Claire, WI

#184 Mar 10, 2010
40for60 wrote:
I sure hope Chicago and Detroit can bring a little competition the Vikings way, at least they make an attempt.
Obviously, gb is happy with their dominant defensive backs and offensive line.
Jared had to send ShAaron's shoe back in the mail.
If I remember right Chicago, brought you plenty of competitiom last year when the Vikings made Jay Cutler look like Joe Montana, and Peterson, handed another game away.

“Wher's dem turkey necks?”

Since: Dec 08

Palm Desert, CA

#185 Mar 10, 2010
purplehelmet wrote:
How does it feel knowing that your team completely outplayed the eventual Super Bowl champs in their backyard in the NFC title game, only for Minnesota to give the game away? Talk about a kick in the Favre.
Kicked im so ard is pants fell to de groun
"How does it feel watching your QB fumble the ball in overtime and as he is laying helplessly on the ground an Arizona defensive player delicately waltz's into the end zone putting an end to your miserable defense that gave up 50 points and could not stop a 5th grade little league football team?" Talk about a kick in your pucker nuts.
Oh, did you give Aron Kampman a kiss as he leaving pucker town, that one horse burgh.
ex favre fan

Pine Island, MN

#186 Mar 10, 2010
Da Crusher_RIP wrote:
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"How does it feel watching your QB fumble the ball in overtime and as he is laying helplessly on the ground an Arizona defensive player delicately waltz's into the end zone putting an end to your miserable defense that gave up 50 points and could not stop a 5th grade little league football team?" Talk about a kick in your pucker nuts.
Oh, did you give Aron Kampman a kiss as he leaving pucker town, that one horse burgh.
Not as good as seeing your old idiodic qb throwing another STUPID pass in another nfc title game. That was priceless! I wonder how many kisses Chester Taylor is getting in Chi-Town! Good luck Kampman. Stand up guy. Unlike faver.
Jesus1000

Brandon, MS

#187 Mar 10, 2010
This writer seriously made a compelling argument and it is true. But let me say something about this quote/excerpt:

"Minnesota would have been in the Super Bowl if not for having 12 men in the huddle after a timeout late in the NFC title game. The penalty pushed Ryan Longwell out of winning field goal range with regulation time about to expire, and from there a battered Favre could do no more. As it turned out, the Indianapolis Colts were beatable. That NFC championship game against New Orleans turned out to be the ultimate "what if?"

There is nothing Minnesota would have done to defeat the SAINTS. I knew the SAINTS must win and I predicted it openly and seriously everywhere, especially on CanalStreetChronicles. That's hwo I predicted the GIANTS' win over New England Patriots in 2008. NOW look at this, and it might not make any sense to you: If the Vikings will beat the LIONS in 2010, then they will have a chance for a superbowl if they get Brett Favre. I have asked God to help the LIONS on PrideOfDetroit. Something has to seriously happen to stop it....
ex favre fan

Pine Island, MN

#188 Mar 10, 2010
Jesus1000 wrote:
This writer seriously made a compelling argument and it is true. But let me say something about this quote/excerpt:
"Minnesota would have been in the Super Bowl if not for having 12 men in the huddle after a timeout late in the NFC title game. The penalty pushed Ryan Longwell out of winning field goal range with regulation time about to expire, and from there a battered Favre could do no more. As it turned out, the Indianapolis Colts were beatable. That NFC championship game against New Orleans turned out to be the ultimate "what if?"
There is nothing Minnesota would have done to defeat the SAINTS. I knew the SAINTS must win and I predicted it openly and seriously everywhere, especially on CanalStreetChronicles. That's hwo I predicted the GIANTS' win over New England Patriots in 2008. NOW look at this, and it might not make any sense to you: If the Vikings will beat the LIONS in 2010, then they will have a chance for a superbowl if they get Brett Favre. I have asked God to help the LIONS on PrideOfDetroit. Something has to seriously happen to stop it....
Just go to church,and dont comment on football. God does'nt care that mutch. 12 men in the huddle was stupid, but it had very little to do with the outcome of the game. What else would you expect from chilly? Longwell was hitting from 55yards+. The reason the queens lost, was the same reason the Pack lost. IDIODIC QB. All he had to do is fall down! Selfishness,...Ask God about that.

“HHhhhoooowwwlll”

Since: Feb 08

Craigville

#189 Mar 11, 2010
40for60 wrote:
LT wouldn't even be coming here for a visit if Brett wasn't playing next year. This is masterful, and I'll have to give Klink his due. Brett never retired from the Vikings, and he never asked to be released.
Brett is still playing TT, and Klink is giving him a supporting role.
Klink knows what Brett is doing this season, but, just as usual, TT has no idea and cannot plan for next year because of it.
Brett is still hosing gb, this is hilarious.
Brett laughs every day about TT wringing his hands because of the fall out. Brett split the pucker base, deny it all you want, but many gb fans left the crap hole and came west with Brett. I have two Brother in Law's that have been pucker fans their whole lives, now they want Minnesota to win because of what TT did to him.
Hey, not all is lost. We still may trade Brett back to gb for ShAaron Rodgers and three first round draft picks in a couple more years.

HOWL!!!!!!!!

HOWL!!!!!!!
Purple pride

Champlin, MN

#190 Mar 11, 2010
40for60 wrote:
LT wouldn't even be coming here for a visit if Brett wasn't playing next year. This is masterful, and I'll have to give Klink his due. Brett never retired from the Vikings, and he never asked to be released.
Brett is still playing TT, and Klink is giving him a supporting role.
Klink knows what Brett is doing this season, but, just as usual, TT has no idea and cannot plan for next year because of it.
Brett is still hosing gb, this is hilarious.
What team is set up for the future in the QB position and what team is not.
Fact is the the pack is more prepared for the future than the Vikings.

The Packers opened the season with the league's youngest roster for the fourth-straight season. After being tied with the Kansas City Chiefs last season, the Packers took the outright lead again by posting an average age of 25.70 years.

The VIkes were 12-4 , Pack 11-5

Now come again about who is set up better for the future ?

Again to easy...
tom

Washington, DC

#191 Mar 11, 2010
The vikings have the best running back in football. Johnson is also a good running back. Are we just going to let him sit on the bench this year also? The problem as I see it that AP was getting stuffed to much at the line of scrimage. Brett Favre was knock down every play in the saints game. What this team really needs is some good offensive lineman. There are several UFA out there. Jahri Evens being the best. Even you really want Brett Favre to come back get an offensive line that will open up some holes for the best running back in football. Then the passing game will open up.
Bullfarts

United States

#192 Mar 11, 2010
Brett laughs every day when he watches replays of the NFC Championship game
purplehelmet

Grafton, WI

#193 Mar 11, 2010
The Vikings are the red-headed stepchild of the NFC Norris division. They canít claim the tradition, nor rivalry, associated with the legendary Bears or Packers, nor have they been historically hapless like the Lions to garner the type of sympathy that would appear to make them relevant outside of Minnesota.
In short , they suck !
A New Day

Racine, WI

#194 Mar 12, 2010
Jesus1000 wrote:
This writer seriously made a compelling argument and it is true. But let me say something about this quote/excerpt:
"Minnesota would have been in the Super Bowl if not for having 12 men in the huddle after a timeout late in the NFC title game. The penalty pushed Ryan Longwell out of winning field goal range with regulation time about to expire, and from there a battered Favre could do no more. As it turned out, the Indianapolis Colts were beatable. That NFC championship game against New Orleans turned out to be the ultimate "what if?"
There is nothing Minnesota would have done to defeat the SAINTS. I knew the SAINTS must win and I predicted it openly and seriously everywhere, especially on CanalStreetChronicles. That's hwo I predicted the GIANTS' win over New England Patriots in 2008. NOW look at this, and it might not make any sense to you: If the Vikings will beat the LIONS in 2010, then they will have a chance for a superbowl if they get Brett Favre. I have asked God to help the LIONS on PrideOfDetroit. Something has to seriously happen to stop it....
There is a proverb: and, yes I am going to tell you what it is.

"If "ifs" and "buts" were candy and nuts, wouldn't it be a Merry Christmas?" seems to be attributed to Don Meredith (the American football player/commentator). To rephrase it: if all these reasons why we can't do something were party foods instead of words, we could have a really great party.

http://www.phrases.org.uk/bulletin_board/49/m...
NFCFAN

Oceanside, CA

#195 Mar 13, 2010
Mayers59 wrote:
So much is made about Thompson and McCarthy wanting to get rid of Favre, or Favre being a trator, I think the big picture in Greenbay was maybe missed.
When new coaches and General Managers come in, they want to make their mark on the team. They don't want really like the Idea of it being a Barry Switzer type Super Bowl run where everyone says they were just the keeper of the team. 2007 was supposed to be Favre's farwell season. Greenbay had the schedule, and an experienced team to try and make a final run. Didn't work out in the end, losing to the Giants,(eventual SB Champions), in the NFC Championship game just like the Vikings did this past season. The difference between the two, the Packers were ready to rebuild after the season with Aaron Rodgers as their QB but couldn't just throw Favre out. I believe when Favre first said he was retiring that he meant it. Then came the indecision. Thompson and McCarthy had already decided what they wanted to do. Packers even offered Favre 25 million to STAY retired. They didn't really want to be the ones who shipped him out of town because of the backlash they would receive. Result, unstoppable force met the immovable object and all hell broke loose. End result, Packers got what they wanted, Favre got what he wanted.
Fast forward 2 years.
Vikings at same crossroads that Packers were 2 seasons ago. Difference, Vikings don't have an Aaron Rodgers in the wings so they are banking on getting Favre back for 1 more season. It would help bring him back if they can pick up a few pieces to help improve their team more. 2010 is big for everyone because it doesn't look like anyone is playing in 2011.
No matter what happens, IF Favre plays this season, it WILL be his last. 41 is still 41 and he's not a kicker. The Packers will only have to deal with Favre for 1 more season at the most.
The boards like this will get alot more boring once he's gone.
Excellent post !
Ramrod and Upyours will not have an intelligent comeback because they have nothing to back it up with. How could you think anything else from a group of fans pissed at AP for fumbling yet worship the ground Favre walks on even though he threw what turned out to be the interception that lost them the game. They are in need of some serious therapy and a dose of football knowledge!
Ramrod and Upyours, with names like that it makes me wonder who is doing a little fudgpacking! Now wash your mouth out with soap, grow up and lets talk football Your responses are pathetic.
Bullfarts

United States

#196 Mar 15, 2010
Pathetic: Favre choking in the NFC Championship game again

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