It's a Shame
It's really a shame. It's
February 4, 2018 & we've only been considered as participants in this thing
for what ... maybe two (2) weeks. It's a darn shame.
As players & coaches we are guarded but are made to answer questions ... but
they are never the right questions. Of course, there is no such thing as a
stupid question ... although I've seen my share of let's say questionable
questions ... the questions tend to stray from the point.
Allow me to explain.
Every commentator on the planet expects Ben Worthless Berger to have a credible
shot at making the show. You could say that the masses tend to think that
the "Almost G.O.A.T." might get another chance to cheat his way back
onto the stage, but they're missing the point. Of course, I say almost
because as I recall, he lost two to Peyton's little brother whereas Joe
Montana's record in the show was flawless. The same could be said for
Bradshaw but comparing him to the likes of Montana is like comparing a
"Model T" to an unstoppable Jag. The point being is that
everyone expects the Cowboys or the Eagles or the Rams or the Seahawks or the
Redskins to get to the show and the same could be said of the Steelers, Patriots
& Chiefs on the other side.
So you might be thinking, "What's your point?"
The point is in regard to perspective. If you're destined to be in the
show on February 4, 2018 ... then you're already there and have been since
opening day. No commentator in the world can put you there ... only you
can put you there.
Just consider some of these questions:
1. Do you have any idea how hard it's going to be to get to the twin
cities this coming February 4th? Yeah, UHHH! We call the
twin cities our home. I live here, so it won't be that difficult to get to
this stadium but I've got to admit that I expect the old man to be a bear that
week ... but really ... he's relentless every week. So I'm a good place
2. Don't you realize that championships are built on defense?
Uhhh! Yeah ... we've got the best defense.
3. Don't you know that to get through to the pinnacle of success that you
need a Franchise Quarterback? Well yeah. Case Keenum has
been our backup for some time now & let me tell you he's turning some heads
cause each week he's looking more & more like a franchise quarterback every
day ... but that's not the point. We believe that we have two (2), what
will be proven to be franchise quarterbacks but both are broken left knees at
this juncture. We also have an unproven franchise quarterback that's just
an injury away from making the entire NFL looking like idiots. Let me tell
you that the Denver Broncos made a huge mistake that they are paying for in
spades now. Our only problem at this point is that we haven't a clue how
this is all going to play out ... but that's why they call it entertainment ...
because maybe you noticed ... that the buzz is in this town ... and that buzz is
only going to get louder.
4. Do you have any idea how hard it's going to be to play in that glass
lined bird cage up in Minneapolis come February 4, 2018? Yes ...
we know exactly how hard it is. In fact you could say that no one knows
how difficult that it is better than this franchise.
5. Don't you know that A. A. Ron is the greatest quarterback in the NFL?
Yes, we've gone up against that remarkable talent twice per year for several
years now ... but something is telling us that that may not be a problem for us
as we move forward toward our destiny.
6. Don't you know that only invited guests make it to the big show?
Yeah! That happened to us back in 98 & 75 ... but we're not going to
let that happen to this franchise again because something tells me that only
true Viking hearts will be in key positions when that time comes. We
aren't going to get sold down the road for 30 pieces of silver any more.
The "lie detectors" are operating at full capacity & there's no
"blind-eyes-to-it" any more.
7. Don't you know that you need to both run the ball & be able to stop
the run to be able to win on the road? Yeah! We're learning
how to run the ball now & as for stopping the run ... well ... some might
say we ain't never been better.
8. Don't you know that a great big part of this team has been assembled by
"cast offs" & components with broken parts?
Yeah! Isn't it wonderful. Every week it's like a new country is
being heard from. I know its a cliche but "One mans junk is
another mans treasure".
9. Don't you know that this franchise is the most snake bitten franchise
of all 32 teams? Well historically, what you're saying is
absolutely correct but there are two obvious responses to that statement.
There are two kinds of luck ... bad & good. Maybe it's time for some
good things to happen around here for a change. The second, of course, is
that if our history had nothing to do with luck, then it had everything to do
with us not paying attention to the details that truly mattered. We plan
to have the right person at the helm when the "big it" comes
due. We aren't investing in what someone might say any more ... we are
investing is what they will do when that time comes ... with true Viking
10. Don't you realize that there are super stars all over the league that
can beat you over the top? Try us ... because you have less time
than you thing & we are going to fight you for every ball?
11. Don't you realize that your franchise really doesn't have any Super
Star talent? How are you going to compete against the big boys?
Yup! We know it. We are just a bunch of blue collar lunch pail type
guys. We've decided to sacrifice a bit of talent for a team approach of
guys that just want the opportunity to fulfil a small role on this team.
The only problem is that little stuff ... it can be overwhelming at times.
It's always got my butt in that sling.
12. What about Tom Brady? Well, to be direct, we've created
a method to detect when he & Belichick are cheating. It happens just
after the zebra blows the whistle. Sorry, I couldn't help myself.
Really, it doesn't matter if its the Chiefs, the Patriots, or the Steelers, or
whomever. We'll be ready.
Now, do any of these
questions sound anywhere near or like the entire worlds perspective in regard to
how they view this Minnesota Viking's franchise.? All they see is that A. A. Ron
is down for the count ... a lost division ... and that's about it.
Hey, I wear glasses. Maybe you might be so kind as to help them see that
great Viking ship as it navigates with almost pure perfection upon the seas of
never ending turmoil. Work hard in London ... maybe even have a bit of
The Viking Ghost Writer
Date: October 24, 2017