Bill Walsh once said we are competing with 12 teams. At that time there
were only 28 teams in the league (42.8%). What he understood was that his
team needed to be designed to compete with and then "dictate-terms-to"
the elite of the NFL. Maybe this is why the 49ers would fall at the hands
of lesser teams from time to time ... maybe not. Very soon, the number of
teams the Vikings will be made to face will pair down to three (3).
It is now understood that the participants in Super Bowl XLIV, that make the
Pro-Bowl squad, will be announced at the Pro-Bowl at the stadium in Miami one
(1) week prior to the big event. Hey, its cool as we already plan to be in
town and Chili just might be able to spare and hour or two, but all this hype is
all truly irrelevant. The Pro-Bowl voting, just like the convoluted BCS,
is designed for the purpose of personal enrichment. They don't hand out
Super Bowl Rings and Super Bowl trophies based upon votes. The hardware is
bestowed upon strength of "T-E-A-M", not individual who-ha!
It's understood that there are many Vikings that are in jeopardy of achieving Pro-Bowl recognition
once again, and other awards, such as the honor of offensive rookie of
the year, but all this stuff is truly like a curse. At the time, "I
was truly honored and humbled by all these awards and accomplishments, but these
fleeting moment were all just smoke and mirrors". In other words the
noise can only be viewed from a point of perspective ... we
must always remember the never ending pall of the ledger ... one birth ... one
believe me? Have you ever pondered the purpose of pain? At the end of it
all ... what path was taken toward securing your legend. Did you
listen and then focus on the noise?
In a very short period of
time, the people that surround you will be gone ... scattered to the four
winds. What is now shall never be the same ever again. Did you work
yourself into a frothing-dog-like-state or did you learn the wisdom of
maximizing your utility in time ... being good to yourself ... being the most to others
... enjoying the fleeting moments of life?
My mother once said, you really don't remember the good times ... we tend to
focus on the most difficult times of our lives. Could your perspective of
objective, which actually began many many years ago, be the most difficult
enterprise of your life? What about it do you want to be seared into your
mind ... what work have you secured as the fortuitous chisel for your epitaph?
Before you walk within the walls ... upon the Field of
Death ... your mind must be exercised into a ravenous lather, and only then
will there be no thoughts ... only infinite focus. You will not feel fear
... only the searing focal point. Is you head right yet ...
24th, 2009, and we peer deeply into the snap shot. Everyone
expects the NFC Championship game to be
played in New Orleans, just as they expected that game to be played in Dallas at
the conclusion of the 2007 season. As it turned out, the game found itself
relocating in the frost of Green Bay under the wand of Farve.
When you watch the Saints during their Bree's pre-game chant ... what do you
see? With one conference loss, not only will the crucial game-life & momentum be lost, the geography and
the intensity changes. What might be going
through those minds? Are those souls truly free and clear? Is the pressure
building, maintaining, or is it in decline? The way I see it ... this is
less than an enviable position to be in. Either they maintain ... keep gathering
at the folds of an enormous exploding gut ... teetering upon the precipice ...
or the suspenders will snap. Are you getting the
picture? Is my point clear?
This is in sharp contrast to a kid playing around like he was standing in a sand
box ... smacking some asses ... and grasping and holding onto kids like they
were about to leave him forever (It's not the body ... it's the spirit of the
artistic talent that he's putting that bear hug on). You won't understand
it till it's gone. Whoa ... what they hell was that? This team is
focused, like a well oiled machine, with diesel cylinders spitting and spouting,
with an occasional whistle topper here and there, but there is certainly no pall
overhead. Tell me ... where would you rather be?
Does it really matter where that game is played? For the Saints it means
absolutely everything ... for the Vikings ... not so much! All that is
required is that blade of grass (or in this case ... turf). Either way,
the Saints want no business in facing this Viking team undefeated ... just ask
the Patriots about losing historically ... not a good
Of the three, there will be only one that represents the AFC. Some
think there might be a Manning at the helm. Yes, we lost to them in 2008
however, Peyton might remember that particular contest in an irreverent manner. There is no comparable memory to the physical beating that Peyton
took on that day. Based upon that memory alone, combined with the prospect
of facing the special skills of a Titling Field,
my guess is that it might be a dark horse.
generals have been fighting battles based upon the tactics of the last war for a
millennia & more. In preparation for the coming battles, generals
assemble the tools and game plans from prior wars, as their is little other
options available to them. It's like trying to trap future time with a
fish net. It was clearly evident that the Hawks were fighting with an
outdated game plan using the tools of a prior battles. "It was like
grasping at straws!". Fill the gaps & stop AD, and maybe, just
maybe we'll have a shot at winning this contest. 35 points later &
they are grasping at ... "At least's". At least we stopped AD.
Don't get frustrated. You are a victim of your legacy. In my book,
they grabbed and tackled at that ball at least 7 times or more, and it was held
high and tight. Meanwhile your mates are a shedding! Keep your chin
up as there is no doubt ... your the "BOSS ACE"!
league is looking into the latest unfair practices of the Minnesota
Vikings. No its not in the remnants of a new Williams Wall laxative.
Apparently on this new Super Super Slow Mo image enhancing camera set-up, you
can clearly see Syd take out his ladder, climb it to catch balls in the end
zone, and then poof ... it then mysteriously vanishes. At present the
ladder only shows up as a ghost-like image as this footage is not yet been
classified as hard evidence. Apparently, per league officials, this
incident had not show up under regular slow motion but the league will clearly
be watching with maximum scrutiny as it is now believed they have made all the
necessary adjustments to capture this unscrupulous event in detail.
A league official was heard to say," First this Harvin kid defies gravity
and now this?" More to follow.
Just kidding! I couldn't resist.
The Viking Ghost
Date: November 24, 2009