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Now! There is only
one statement left that matters. Mr. Rick Spielman, General Manager of the
Minnesota Vikings, older brother of Detroit Lions linebacker Chris Spielman (No
... No, there is no hatred in the Spielman family for this Viking's franchise),
both college & pro scouting for the Detroit Lions, then to be the Director
of the Chicago Bears Pro Personnel (97-99), then promoted as General Manager of
the Miami Dolphins in 2004, to be an NFL analyst in 2005 ... now
that there is an air craft carrier sized anchor around your neck, by the name of
Christian Ponder ...
prepared to ride the Patzer (Potzer), this #1 draft pick bust, as the prime
moniker on your epitaph?"
Why all the bile and anger? History will show that this 2011 #1 draft pick
bust, by the name of Christian Ponder, now stands directly in the way of a 2012
championship season, to be led by what will become the greatest draft class in
Viking history ... led by the draft class that includes Joe Webb, Everson
Griffin, Toby Gerhart, Chris Cook and others.
Could we be approaching our 3rd consecutive write-off
season (2010, 2011, 2012???), under the complete and absolute control of the
puppet master? Other than
the opening home game, the first six (6) contests are make or break for the 2012
season. Let me ask you directly... do you really know Christian Ponder or
did you blindly take that leap of faith as you were told? Do you really
know Ponder's history (or is your head once again buried in the sand)???
How is it that you as a Viking fan ... the faithful ... can sit back on your
hands and allow this insanity to continue ... as if directed by a puppet master
of true evil & deceit? Sure ... we know what we're doing ... lay your
money down and shut the heck up! The puppet master is now in full &
Our painful recent history ...... 2010
being a write-off under the return of Favre. 2011 was a controlled
write-off under McNabb's masterful 0-6 start, which was soon followed by the rag doll
folly of the 0-10 Ponder. Of course, Ponder was credited with two (2)
start-victories with the first awarded by the missed chip shot field goal in
Carolina and the second under the "ever-questioned" skill set of the
remarkable Joe Webb. Yeah ... he's too stupid to run this offense
... masterful as he might be. Never ever forget that it was the man named
Montana that fed the Vikings, and everyone else for that matter, it's lunch over and over again (except in 1987).
Here's the rub. The decision has been made to once again hand over the
keys of this Porsche. Since 1966, this organization
has made it share of mistakes. Where it has shined is when it has searched
& found, then nurtured that diamond in the rough. Of course, I'm once
again talking about Joe Webb ... but forget what he's done on the field
(remember seeing that Porche)... never mind that man behind the curtain ... crack,
crack, smoosh! We are, "The Great and Powerful Oz"!.
To put this leap of faith into perspective, just think about this fact.
Every time Ponder's name comes up its soon followed by a bunch of words ... they call it ...TALK:
had a tough season ... it was because he didn't have a training camp under
his belt. Without that camp, he didn't have the opportunity to
polish his performance with his skill players. True, but ...
would have performed last year except didn't have enough offensive
threats. Yeah, he had Harvin and maybe the best running back in the
game, not to mention a bruising back in Gerhart, and maybe the best
blocking tight end in the game Sass, and a 2009 11-TD Shiancoe ... but the
rest of the field was pretty thin out there. Never mind the well oiled machine that was seen under the hand of Joe
Webb. You know ... the same Joe Webb that the entire league
|Ponder ... tossed
around like a rag doll out there ... would have performed, except he had
way too many holes in his offensive line. Now that he has this new
phenom offensive tackle out of SC, shoring up the offensive line ... well,
we now can expect great things. Don't hold you breath ... as Ponder
ain't no Joe Montana! Never will be!
| Get your excuses
ready, and inserter them here, because Ponder wasn't molded and crafted by
the gods. When the gods scream into my ears ... over and over again ... it
is always the same chorus ... Joe Webb!
It wasn't so long ago that my father ripped my lungs
out when I started to make excuses about my performance on the field. It
only happened just once. My father stood there shaking in stress, pulled
aside from the viewing eye & ear, in a fit of rage, calling me an
"Alibi-Ike". What the heck is "Alibi-Ike", I
stuttered? He then took me aside, steam released ... and then he uttered
to me, "It is someone that makes excuses (for his performance)".
You know, sort of like every time the name Ponder comes up ... the words ... and
the Talk start flowing ... like a heavy dose of seltzer water combined with a
big bowl of recently digested Prune Fruit Compote. Bye the way ... not a
good combination unless you're into rocket science, which is why they installed
seat belts on toilets. Ponder just might be the best back-up quarterback
in the league but ...
You see, in the NFL, during that
early 2012 six (6) game stretch, no one is going to hand you victories (except
maybe one of our choosing). To win, you are going to have to earn it. To be
direct, I don't believe for one minute that Ponder is the guy. Why? The answer
is both absolute and simple ... it doesn't show up on tape ... it hasn't shown
up historically, except sporadically. Anyone can have a good day now and then as
even a blind squirrel is going to find a nut from time to time but this is not
the pedigree of an NFL champion ... molded by the gods. A Rag Doll ... is
just that! Unfortunately for Christian ... it never will show up on tape.
He may be the greatest practice player in the world ... he might be the most
intelligent quarterback in the world ... but when it comes to crunch time ...
all I see, and all you will ever see ... is a rag doll. It doesn't matter what
you put up in front of this kid ... it just won't matter. Just like preparing a
Christmas list as a kid, it's time for you all to prepare your extensive list of
excuses for Ponder. Step right up ... we've heard them all! The puppet master is
Yeah, Ponder was our first round selection in 2011 but at some point you're
going to have to come to grips with the fact that he was a reach. Do you know
his history ... it's not pretty? So ... how many quarterbacks were
selected in front of him? No ... you won't need both your fingers and toes
however what you need to keep front & center was, "Did we select the
best available player or did we select Ponder based upon need?" That
churning sound that is coming from your stomach holds that answer. If you
believe it was based upon need, then it's easier to come to grips with that fact
that we might of made a mistake. It's not that the kid is evil, or is bad,
or faulty in any way ... it just a fact that he was a reach that will in no way
ever be hoisting a Lombardi Trophy as the leader of this franchise. Go
ahead ... tell me that I'm wrong. You know that I'm 100% right. Then
why are you buying this bilge set up by the puppet master ... hook, line &
My prediction for the 2012 season! The Vikings can be counted on to make the
mistake as Ponder will be your opening day starter however that will Not be For
Long because Talk is always going to be just that ... Talk! This is the NFL. You
may talk a great game when it comes to Ponder however Money Talks and bull
whowie walks. The only question that remains comes directly from the gods ... in
what form shall be this final destruction and what ugly form will it take.
The pestilent behaviors of the gods is now at hand ... like opening a can of
tuna ... it's power and majesty is truly a beautiful and awe inspiring site. The
only question that now screams within my ears is the length and extent of its
reach. As it's witness ... it is not something that I relish ... but, must view
as a man standing in these shoes. Take a look east at 4 am ... and you'll
know its majesty.
Within decades of despair, combined within absolute rage, and a taste of
vengeance, it has all evolved. Over time, all these emotions gathered
themselves within wisdom. It was an overall patient process, deeply within
a hardened heart, that forge the greatest of gladiators in the form of Hercules
and/or Perseus, to be released upon the world in absolute adventure. The
gods have spoken time and again with warning after warning. It has not
been as if it were not there for you all to see. The gods shall await no
man ... or his obstinate behaviors. The puppet master is soon to be drawn
& quartered. His next move shall either release him into a historical
perspective or place him firmly under the hand known as the death watch.
Who or what did we turn over all this power and control? Evil walks hand
& hand with us every day. Blind trust is just that ... Blind! It
hides and slithers among us ... the good ... deep within false intensions,
deceit & beneath the cloak of smoke & mirrors. It is time to raise &
stir your Viking souls!
The Viking Ghost Writer
Date: July 24, 2012