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CanadaViking
05-31-2005, 04:07 PM
Maybe someone could enlighten me today, is it just me or are the Vikings receiving a ton of national media coverage this year as opposed to years past! I realize aside from 1 game on Monday night, we play all of our games at noon this year, but even with Randy we were not given this amount of respect, and maybe not being on the national stage all that much will allow us fly under the radar and have a strong go of it this year! I guess we do not need Randy to get respect, just a pile nationally televised games. I personally would rather have a Super Bowl game then 2 Monday nighters!

Cheers!

Del Rio
05-31-2005, 04:32 PM
I don't think we are getting due respect I think they are making a safe bet. If we fail they can chaulk it up to us being poorly coached, if we win they get to claim seeing it coming.

I think the media is happy Moss is gone. He was never very approachable and being the main icon of our team, perhaps it carried over. Now the media will probably hound Culpepper and Williamson. Hounding Troy because he is new and if he does become a star they will have allready broke him in :grin:

Over the last few years the Vikings have done some amazing things, and where was the press? No where to be found. It really annoys me they are all over this. For one thing we haven't even played a game yet. But mostly it is just a blanket statement. I will be happy when they give credit to our accomplishments not what we may do now that we are a completely different team.

happy camper
05-31-2005, 07:13 PM
we dont want to become the trendy pick this year.

last year, one of the trendy picks was the seahawks.

go figure.

cajunvike
05-31-2005, 07:17 PM
Who cares what the media think? Just as long as the Viking players believe that they can do it...and then go out and execute!!!

AngloVike
05-31-2005, 09:35 PM
"CanadaViking" wrote:

Maybe someone could enlighten me today, is it just me or are the Vikings receiving a ton of national media coverage this year as opposed to years past! I realize aside from 1 game on Monday night, we play all of our games at noon this year, but even with Randy we were not given this amount of respect, and maybe not being on the national stage all that much will allow us fly under the radar and have a strong go of it this year! I guess we do not need Randy to get respect, just a pile nationally televised games. I personally would rather have a Super Bowl game then 2 Monday nighters!

Cheers!

I agree that flying under the radar is the best for us rather than being constantly in the media. I seem to recall that we didn'thave that many games on national TV back in '98 which worked well for us - here's hoping we repeat that regular season run and then modify the result of the post-season from then

bender_over
05-31-2005, 10:01 PM
"CanadaViking" wrote:

...I realize aside from 1 game on Monday night, we play all of our games at noon this year...
Cheers!

We have 1 Monday Night game, 1 Sunday night game, and 1 3:15 game. The rest are noon games.

I personally prefer Sunday afternoon games to Monday Night games. There's just something about having to wait another day to see the Vikes once you're in a routine.

DarrinNelsonguy
05-31-2005, 10:06 PM
I heard this morning that Peter King on www.cnnsi.com picked the Vikings to win the NFC this season. I have not looked for the story yet but will later today when I have a little more time.

ultravikingfan
05-31-2005, 10:23 PM
"bender_over" wrote:

"CanadaViking" wrote:

...I realize aside from 1 game on Monday night, we play all of our games at noon this year...
Cheers!

We have 1 Monday Night game, 1 Sunday night game, and 1 3:15 game. The rest are noon games.

I personally prefer Sunday afternoon games to Monday Night games. There's just something about having to wait another day to see the Vikes once you're in a routine.

I like the Sunday games too! The Monday and Sunday games are just a little respect given to us.

CanadaViking
05-31-2005, 11:16 PM
Bender_over you are absolutely right about the Sunday night and afternoon games, I got side tracked as all of our home games are at 12:00, as I travel to Minnesota atleast twice a year for games, and I was totally bummed out about it, as starting to drink at 8:00 am hurts. No it is fun to drink early as well.

Cheers!!

VikingMike
06-01-2005, 03:07 AM
"CanadaViking" wrote:

Maybe someone could enlighten me today, is it just me or are the Vikings receiving a ton of national media coverage this year as opposed to years past! I realize aside from 1 game on Monday night, we play all of our games at noon this year, but even with Randy we were not given this amount of respect, and maybe not being on the national stage all that much will allow us fly under the radar and have a strong go of it this year! I guess we do not need Randy to get respect, just a pile nationally televised games. I personally would rather have a Super Bowl game then 2 Monday nighters!

Cheers!

One thing that's always bugged the hell out of me is when the Vikings think they are as good as the media says they are. In the past few years, the media has played them up to be a Super Bowl-caliber team, when we all know their defense was made of swiss cheese. And you just can't win it all with a so-so D.

I really believe the coaches should do something about that...so that the players can remain focused on the ultimate goal of winning the Super Bowl. I'm not saying to ignore the media. But forget about all the hype coming from the press and just PLAY THE GAME like it's supposed to be played.

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muchluv4smoot
06-01-2005, 06:34 PM
We were 8-8 last year and I am pretty sure every viking fan realized that we didn't have 8-8 talent on last years team. We had the talent on that team to be an 11 or 12 win team. We can't forget that with all these new additions and added talent, that we have the same coach holding us down.


I could care less what the media thinks of the vikes. I do however like that I get to read or watch a ton of stories on the vikes, because that is all there is at this boring time of the year. Can't wait for them to put on the pads and get working!

wv__viking__fan
06-02-2005, 03:50 AM
Talk is cheap. None of it matters until we hit the field. That is when we will all know, what kind of team we have this year.

Skol Vikings!

cajunvike
06-02-2005, 06:17 AM
Let them underestimate us...all the way to the Super Bowl title!!!