Ranking The NFC North: First Place, T...

Ranking The NFC North: First Place, The Green Bay Packers

There are 2136 comments on the SidelionReport story from Jun 1, 2013, titled Ranking The NFC North: First Place, The Green Bay Packers. In it, SidelionReport reports that:

The NFC North has been one of the most competitive division in the NFL for the last three seasons with each team registering at least one 10 win season over that time.

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GBPmies

Helsinki, Finland

#291 Jun 24, 2013
eric wrote:
<quoted text>The has been has 2 straight division titles and a SB championship in the last 3 years.Took a team,rebuilt it and won a championship in the 5th year with Coach Mc,followed that up with a 15-1 and lost to the SB champs NYG,followed that up by scoring an 11 win season,yet, another division title and lost to SF ( who lost in the SB but very well should have won)..Hardly sounds like a has been and until Minnesota does anything,critisizing a SB champion GM doesnt look to smart on your part. Maybe the Never been may win the division at some point but until then,Minn has really no room. Dont sign it,bring it,,beat GB, win the division and make a run in the playoffs,then you have some bragging rights.
Viking fans can never understand they have to be better before bragging. Actually go out and win the division first and take the NFC North Championship from the Packers. If they did understand they all would have been dead quiet for many years now. But year in and year out we hear the same crap from them. Actually this is the only time of the year they have to talk.
I would understand them carrying on about how good the Vikings are if say...

They were back to back NFC North Champs 2011-12
Dominated the NFC North with a 12-1 record the last 2 yrs.
All of that following a NFL Championship 2010.

That would impress me and give them some legit bragging rights. I would have to agree with them that their team has ruled the NFC North and give them the respect they deserve.

Too bad for them all that belongs to the Packers. It must just PISS them off.

Since: Jun 10

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#292 Jun 25, 2013
GBPmies wrote:
<quoted text>
Viking fans can never understand they have to be better before bragging. Actually go out and win the division first and take the NFC North Championship from the Packers. If they did understand they all would have been dead quiet for many years now. But year in and year out we hear the same crap from them. Actually this is the only time of the year they have to talk.
I would understand them carrying on about how good the Vikings are if say...
They were back to back NFC North Champs 2011-12
Dominated the NFC North with a 12-1 record the last 2 yrs.
All of that following a NFL Championship 2010.
That would impress me and give them some legit bragging rights. I would have to agree with them that their team has ruled the NFC North and give them the respect they deserve.
Too bad for them all that belongs to the Packers. It must just PISS them off.
The Vikings fans have every reason to be excited.The Vikings proved that their legitimate and not a fluke by some of the teams that we beat.49ers,Bears,Rams,Texans,P ackers.We finished one game behind the Packers,Not 3 not 4...one game.We won the wild card.The Vikings drafted three first rounders.Youd be excited too if it were the other way around.Plus we added Jennings,Cassell and now Bishop in free agency.What you Packers fans dont get is the bragging rights are during the playoffs and prior to free agency and the draft cause after that youre no longer the same team.Even with Harvin gone theirs no way the passing game wont be better.Im not saying we'll win the division but I do believe we'll give you a run for it and it is possible but you wont even acknowledge that.This Vikings team is a pretty good team and it did improve from last year.
GBPfan

Colorado Springs, CO

#293 Jun 25, 2013
Avant wrote:
Then there Christian Ponder can he be consistent and stay healthy. My prediction is the same as Adam Schefter. Matt Cassel at some time will be the Vikings QB and Cassel is not that good. HOPE I'M WRONG!!
So according to Adam Schefter, Christian Ponder is no better than the 5th best QB in a 4 team division. Apparently I was being generous when I said he was the 4th best. And I agree with you that Matt Cassel is not that good.
GBPfan

Colorado Springs, CO

#294 Jun 25, 2013
Bleeds Purple wrote:
<quoted text>Im not saying we'll win the division.
That is the smartest thing you have ever said. You just proved that not EVERY Topix Viking fan is a complete moron. BTW you are not alone. The majority of football analysts, prognosticators, bettors and fans also are NOT saying the Vikings will win the division. So you are in very good company.
eric

Verona, WI

#295 Jun 25, 2013
.Even with Harvin gone theirs no way the passing game wont be better
Read more at http://www.topix.com/forum/nfl/green-bay-pack...

Losing Harvin and gaining Jennings ( at this point in both careers) is a step backwards.
Folks ( Viking fans ive chatted with) all claim Jennings is a great deep threat,well, 1 Harvin was as good or better ( faster then Jennings) and theres a reason Jennings was a great deep threat and Greg Left that for Christian Ponder.I still say Ponder will be a very good qb ( i disagree with some fans here on that) BUT,Ponder will NEVER be Nearly as good as Rodgers..Dont forget 1 thing ( and its been mentioned many times here) GJ is going from Brett and Aaron to Christian Ponder,so for GJ,thats a step backwards except hes getting more money to do it

Since: Jun 10

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#296 Jun 25, 2013
The main reason we'll better is because we dont have Jenkins and Aromoshodu as starters.This year it will be Jennings,Wright,and Simpson..healthy now,Patterson and depending upon if we keep 5 or 6 either Webb,Childs,Burton,or Adam Theilen or maybe even Rodney Smith.Jennings took a step up cause he'll get the ball more.This year the recievers are working together.Not to mention that John Carlson{tightend} is healthy now.Heres what we started with last year.Harvin,Jenkins,Aromashodu ,Burton and Rudolph.Childs out...knees.Carlson out...knee,Simpson out...suspension and back.Heres what we start with this year.Jennings,Wright,Simpson,P atterson,Rudolph,Carlson and whoever the 5th and sixth is.

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#297 Jun 25, 2013
Bleeds Purple wrote:
The main reason we'll better is because we dont have Jenkins and Aromoshodu as starters.This year it will be Jennings,Wright,and Simpson..healthy now,Patterson and depending upon if we keep 5 or 6 either Webb,Childs,Burton,or Adam Theilen or maybe even Rodney Smith.Jennings took a step up cause he'll get the ball more.This year the recievers are working together.Not to mention that John Carlson{tightend} is healthy now.Heres what we started with last year.Harvin,Jenkins,Aromashodu ,Burton and Rudolph.Childs out...knees.Carlson out...knee,Simpson out...suspension and back.Heres what we start with this year.Jennings,Wright,Simpson,P atterson,Rudolph,Carlson and whoever the 5th and sixth is.
Webb's athleticism is second only to Peterson and Patterson. He has to get many touches.

What team has better weapons than the vikings Peterson, Patterson, Webb, Jennings, Wright, Rudolph? No team!!
GBPmies

Helsinki, Finland

#298 Jun 25, 2013
Bleeds Purple wrote:
<quoted text>The Vikings fans have every reason to be excited.The Vikings proved that their legitimate and not a fluke by some of the teams that we beat.49ers,Bears,Rams,Texans,P ackers.We finished one game behind the Packers,Not 3 not 4...one game.We won the wild card.The Vikings drafted three first rounders.Youd be excited too if it were the other way around.Plus we added Jennings,Cassell and now Bishop in free agency.What you Packers fans dont get is the bragging rights are during the playoffs and prior to free agency and the draft cause after that youre no longer the same team.Even with Harvin gone theirs no way the passing game wont be better.Im not saying we'll win the division but I do believe we'll give you a run for it and it is possible but you wont even acknowledge that.This Vikings team is a pretty good team and it did improve from last year.
That’s great BP, I pretty much skimmed this post because it is the same tired crap over and over.

I tell what, if the vikings do pass the Packers this year and win the NFC North like you predict... I can

a) show up here on topix every day and act like a complete F’n rtard and give the vikings no respect and tell how the Packers are sooooo much better... just like you and your little butt monkey ezg/vn.

or

b ) take my head out of my bum an admit the vikings are better because they are NFC North Champs and have proven to be better.

Which makes more sense to you?(rhetorical)

Since: Jun 10

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#299 Jun 25, 2013
GBPmies wrote:
<quoted text>
That’s great BP, I pretty much skimmed this post because it is the same tired crap over and over.
I tell what, if the vikings do pass the Packers this year and win the NFC North like you predict... I can
a) show up here on topix every day and act like a complete F’n rtard and give the vikings no respect and tell how the Packers are sooooo much better... just like you and your little butt monkey ezg/vn.
or
b ) take my head out of my bum an admit the vikings are better because they are NFC North Champs and have proven to be better.
Which makes more sense to you?(rhetorical)
I like my theory better.I would expect you to stick up for youre team if you believed it.We wont win the division or the superbowl by bowing down to any team.The Vikings are a talented team no doubt about it.And young and growing.The Packers cant run from that.What is it that makes you think youre so much better than everybody else this year.Why would I bow down to you we only won one less game than you last year and now were better.I was here in 09 and I dont remember getting any respect from Packers fans.

Since: Jun 10

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#300 Jun 25, 2013
GBPmies wrote:
<quoted text>
That’s great BP, I pretty much skimmed this post because it is the same tired crap over and over.
I tell what, if the vikings do pass the Packers this year and win the NFC North like you predict... I can
a) show up here on topix every day and act like a complete F’n rtard and give the vikings no respect and tell how the Packers are sooooo much better... just like you and your little butt monkey ezg/vn.
or
b ) take my head out of my bum an admit the vikings are better because they are NFC North Champs and have proven to be better.
Which makes more sense to you?(rhetorical)
Even Adam Schein agrees with me.Read the article.

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#301 Jun 25, 2013
GBPmies

Finland

#302 Jun 26, 2013
Well the NFL future Power Rankings agree with me that the Packers are one of the best growing young teams in the NFL.

Ranked 2nd behind the 9ers… the vikings didn’t even crack the top 10.

In evaluating each team, our analysts broke down five facets deemed critical to the long-term health of a franchise:
• The roster (minus the QB) as it projects in 2016, emphasizing players 27 and younger
• The franchise quarterback as he projects in 2016
• The strength of a team's 2013 draft picks and their available picks in future drafts
• The reputation and performance of the front office
• The stability and acumen of a team's coaching staff

Herm Edwards, Mel Kiper, Mike Sando, Gary Horton, Matt Williamson and Field Yates all agree with me.

Read the article

http://insider.espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/938...
GBPmies

Finland

#303 Jun 26, 2013
Bleeds Purple wrote:
<quoted text>Even Adam Schein agrees with me.Read the article.
Adam Schein? So you are saying Adam Schein knows what he is talking about. Good.

Here are some quotes from his article last June about the Packers. LMFAO! I lkie Schein too, smart guy.

“There are three guarantees in life; death, taxes and Adam Schein picking the Green Bay Packers to win the Super Bowl.
I do it every year. I get the fever. I come down with a case of Packer-itis.
This season, the guarantee will be tested.
If I was filling out a Power Rankings in mid-June, I'd recognize the Packers as Super Bowl contenders, but not hand them the top slot. I'd rank the San Francisco 49ers, Atlanta Falcons and Seattle Seahawks slightly ahead. The NFC is going to be a dominant and exciting conference this year. And yes, I'd rank these four teams ahead of any squad in the AFC.”

“Aaron Rodgers and Mike McCarthy form -- without question, in my opinion -- the best QB/coach tandem in the game today.“

“But let's be honest: We know Green Bay will win the division. Print the T-shirts. It's over.”

So the Vikings will win games with Ponder and the Packers will still win the NFC North ---- I can live with that and "Even Adam Schein agrees with me.Read the article" HA!
GBPfan

Colorado Springs, CO

#304 Jun 26, 2013
eric wrote:
.Even with Harvin gone theirs no way the passing game wont be better
Read more at http://www.topix.com/forum/nfl/green-bay-pack...
Losing Harvin and gaining Jennings ( at this point in both careers) is a step backwards.
Folks ( Viking fans ive chatted with) all claim Jennings is a great deep threat,well, 1 Harvin was as good or better ( faster then Jennings) and theres a reason Jennings was a great deep threat and Greg Left that for Christian Ponder.I still say Ponder will be a very good qb ( i disagree with some fans here on that) BUT,Ponder will NEVER be Nearly as good as Rodgers..Dont forget 1 thing ( and its been mentioned many times here) GJ is going from Brett and Aaron to Christian Ponder,so for GJ,thats a step backwards except hes getting more money to do it
It's typical Viking fan hypocrisy. The Packers unload aging, unproductive, injury prone players and Viking fans see that as ominous for the Packers. But they lose one of the best and most dynamic players in the league at the prime of his career and they think they will improve! It just proves once again that being delusional and being a Viking fan go hand in hand.
GBPfan

Colorado Springs, CO

#305 Jun 26, 2013
GBPmies wrote:
<quoted text>
That’s great BP, I pretty much skimmed this post because it is the same tired crap over and over.
I tell what, if the vikings do pass the Packers this year and win the NFC North like you predict... I can
a) show up here on topix every day and act like a complete F’n rtard and give the vikings no respect and tell how the Packers are sooooo much better... just like you and your little butt monkey ezg/vn.
or
b ) take my head out of my bum an admit the vikings are better because they are NFC North Champs and have proven to be better.
Which makes more sense to you?(rhetorical)
Why ask? You know every Viking fan always picks (a)!
GBPmies

Finland

#306 Jun 26, 2013
GBPfan wrote:
<quoted text>
That is the smartest thing you have ever said. You just proved that not EVERY Topix Viking fan is a complete moron. BTW you are not alone. The majority of football analysts, prognosticators, bettors and fans also are NOT saying the Vikings will win the division. So you are in very good company.
BP wrote “Im not saying we'll win the division.”

BP also posts the vikings are the “best team” in the NFC North.

But BP doesn’t stand up and say they are going to win the NFC North this year?

But then BP also posts to me “I would expect you to stick up for youre team if you believed it”

Those BP quotes above hardly sound like BP believes in his team.

Sounds tough and confusing to be a Viking fan doesn't it?
GBPfan

Colorado Springs, CO

#307 Jun 26, 2013
GBPmies wrote:
<quoted text>
BP wrote “Im not saying we'll win the division.”
BP also posts the vikings are the “best team” in the NFC North.
But BP doesn’t stand up and say they are going to win the NFC North this year?
But then BP also posts to me “I would expect you to stick up for youre team if you believed it”
Those BP quotes above hardly sound like BP believes in his team.
Sounds tough and confusing to be a Viking fan doesn't it?
Tough? Yes! Confusing? Only if being delusional is confusing, and it doesn't seem that it is for most of them.
Packer Backer WichitaKs

Wichita, KS

#308 Jun 27, 2013
Childress wrote:
Minnesota has a better defense.We all know the Packers have no defense at all.We have better DE's,DT's,LB's and especially when we sign Bishop.Better at FS,SS and CB.We have a superior OL,from the best Center,LT,our RT is rated 4th best while still getting better at pass protection,stellar run stuffer.Our guards are better than the rag tag Packers.Our RB is superior in every way,as is our TE,K,our new punter we'll stuff everybody.Our receivers are so superior to last season,it's ridiculous,Harvin never did shit in Minnesota,PROVE IT.I give the shitty Packers the edge only at QB and for NOW 3 receivers.But you better HOPE and I mean HOPE Ponder doesn't show up.Otherwise watch the F out.And as far as what the experts think on our bright Qb?Who gives a shit,they can't even get a mock F'ing draft right.And as far as Jennings,lie to yourselves ALL F'ing day long.He was the Packers best,PERIOD.He's a Viking now.
You Viking fans always amaze me. Your team has better this and better that, yet have not been able to do squat. That's all fine and dandy. But, until they rise up and win the division and make some noise in the playoffs, they are the same old under achieving Minnesota Vikings. Just because they look good on paper doesn't mean a damn thing. Go out and contend for an NFL Championship then start tooting your horn.
GBPfan

Colorado Springs, CO

#309 Jun 27, 2013
The Vikings are the best crappy team in the NFL! So what else is new?
Laughing Bear Fan

Arvada, CO

#310 Jun 27, 2013
I think the Vikings need to get in the news again somehow...
Another Whizzanator incident
Another boat ride
Maybe a rock concert taking over the stadium on a home game Sunday so the Queens would be forced to play overseas

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