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Additional Minnesota Viking Commentary

To peak, or not to peak ... that is the question.  The words of Shakespeare, sort of speak.  It is without question that New Orleans, and Drew Bree's are now the scariest team in the NFL.  That Monday nighter made sure of that ... or is nasty cheatin' Brother Bill, of those nasty Boston Beaners playing with us once again.  

You might remember the start of the 2009 season.  It was the Jets and their remarkable rookie quarterback that was tearing up the league.  What soon followed was the 5-0 New York Giants ... an unstoppable machine.  Then it transferred to the undefeated Broncos and the Bengals, the later of which could of been undefeated if not for that fluke play between these same two teams on opening day.

Then the head to head match-up in Pittsburgh.  A 28 point swing which proclaimed the Steelers as having the most dominant defense in the league.  The actual result of which was an exposing of the reigning NFL champions.  Several loses then ensued.

Of course, Peyton Manning then found his way onto the radar screen only to survive several fourth quarter come-backs.  Then is transferred to San Diego and soon it might be those pesky Titans.  For now its the New Orleans Saints which are on top of the pyramid.  The question is, was Monday November 30th too early to peak.  Only time will tell.

Which brings me to my beloved Vikings.  Dane Cook couldn't of said it any better.  Is it MFC ... is your name MFC.  We've seen this crew dismantle teams consecutively, and to a man, they will tell you unequivocally that they haven't played their best game yet.  Yeah, it sounds like just talk ... but is it?  

In watching their last game, it was entertaining if not completely dysfunctional in many ways.  Am I concerned ... hardly ... especially with Chili/V-V keeping tempo going with The Finger.  It's funny in that the more they screw up as a team using the finger ... the stronger and stronger this team gets.  It is completely counterintuitive, but again, victories can be that way.  Apparently the safe bet gets you nothing.   

Pretend for a moment that we didn't play the Hawk's and look at the play of AD.  If you put Detroit and Chicago's games together, AD clearly has a problem.  The best news of all is that this is all about to be put to bed.

In the last game, in one series of plays, I could swear there were five penalties, where 1 of the 5 was an off sides cadence secured back by Favre.  If this isn't evidence, along with the other drives with penalties, of a monkey screwing a coconut, then I'm in la-la-land!  MFC, are you MFC!

So, getting back to the point.  It is quite clear that the Minnesota Vikings are not peaking as a team.  That's ok.  It's not time to do that yet but that day is coming soon.

Which brings me the THOUGHT of thoughts.  For a good deal of my life it wasn't acceptable to make that run.  It's ok now.  Don't be afraid.  I give you my permission to cast your lot.  Here is why.

The Minnesota Vikings are the first team in the history of the NFL to lose four Super Bowls.  This is a stigma that I've lived with my entire life.  Do you think it matters if the Minnesota Vikings are the first team to lose five (5).  Gentlemen, its a headline ... that is all it is.  If we played that game in that 1975 season, it just might have been that way for almost 45 years now.

This is your headline.  Losers of five.  They are words.  I'm a big boy now.  I can handle it.  The difference here is that I don't care about that any more as the fear is completely gone.  There is a greater purpose now for each and every one of us.  

There was a senior aged newly wed wife that once described her sex life.  She said it was like the lottery.  You got to play to win.  The same applies to this game.  It is time.    

You need not ask for any ones permission, especially mine, however I always appreciated when my father said, it's gassed up (and you have my permission to take the car).  Then he's say, "Have a good time son".

Maybe you just needed to hear these words.  Maybe you need to hear these words from more than just me.  Believe me when I tell you, that there are many that feel the same way that I do, they are just incapable of saying so.

I live happily like a hermit.  They drag me out and about almost kicking and screaming.  Why?  It is because I add color to their lives.

Maybe it is time to paint that picture.  

The Viking Ghost Writer
Date: December 5, 2009

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