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Muggsy
12-09-2005, 06:36 PM
Dis is an article from some punk mug named Mike Tanier. All dis season he's been bustin' our footballs about how lousy da Vikes are. Now dat we're inna winning streak, was does he say? Da punk sez dis:

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The Vikings may be 7-5, but they have scored 219 points while allowing 273. According to a handy little statistic called the Pythagorean Projection, a team with that spread of points scored and allowed should have 4.5 wins, not seven (learn more about the projection here). The Vikings are winning with smoke, mirrors, trapdoors, and lousy opponents. Mike Tice has stolen Wayne Fontes' old playbook and found a way to save his job. Vikings fans should not be applauding. The Rams make appealing seven-point underdogs.

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I guess he musta lost uh bunch a bucks bettin' on da Vikes to lose the last 5 weeks. Practically every udder guy wit an opinion has been givin' at least a few props to da Vikes. Anybody dat can win 5 inna row has got sumpin' good goin' fer 'em.

I tink I'm gonna send him an email, tellin' him where to stick his opinion. Youse guys can too:

mtanier@footballoutsiders.com <mtanier@footballoutsiders.com>

zimtwister
12-09-2005, 06:39 PM
he's a bum.

sunny
12-09-2005, 06:39 PM
Reading your post makes me wish I would have learned phonics(sp?):lol:

gregair13
12-09-2005, 06:47 PM
everyone hates us. we get it by now. and i like it this way.

Prophet
12-09-2005, 07:39 PM
OldManVike, love your posts! That guy will be schooled in the weeks to come.

cajunvike
12-09-2005, 07:45 PM
Someone needs to give that guy a copy of "A Tale of Two Vikes Teams" by Tanier "Can Suck My" Dickens!!!

ryanmurphy
12-09-2005, 08:20 PM
"sunny" wrote:

Reading your post makes me wish I would have learned phonics(sp?):lol:

Why isn't "phonics" spelled like it sounds?

magicci
12-09-2005, 08:53 PM
the guy is just plain hating and using anything he could to back him up. his excuse for us against the bears would be that the bears didnt eat breakfast.

michaelmazid
12-09-2005, 09:02 PM
"cajunvike" wrote:

Someone needs to give that guy a copy of "A Tale of Two Vikes Teams" by Tanier "Can Suck My" Dickens!!!

:lol:

Muggsy
12-09-2005, 09:14 PM
I done sent dat bum an email. I got me brudder to send it, cuz I can't spell gooder than him. It was dis one....
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Mr. Tanier,

I just read your opinion on the Vikings-Rams game. I was left with the impression that you must have lost quite a bit of money betting against them, if your vitriol and inexplicable excuses for their impressive win streak is any indication.

Yes, they have scored only 219 points while allowing 273. However, as you well know but won't state in your diatribe, most of the points given up were during their horrid 2-5 start. Now, Mike Tice, who has not stolen anyone's play book but has instead rallied the Viking players into a cohesive unit, has them believing in themselves and has gotten them thinking like winners, which is exactly what they're doing, much to your consternation.

The Vikings are not winning with 'smoke, mirrors, trapdoors, and lousy opponents.', as you so glibly state. They are winning with Brad Johnson's calming influence and mature leadership. The same Brad Johnson whom you described as having the arm of a tennis ball machine and yet threw for an 80 yard touchdown pass against Detroit, 55 yards of the pass being in the air. They are winning with a now jelled defensive unit, which over the past 5 weeks has gotten 16 takeaways while giving up only 6. But, mostly it is their attitude, which, inspired by Mike Tice, has turned them into winners.

This is quite a turnaround for a team which started out with a nightmare of a season. Most other sportswriters are noting this and giving praise where praise is due, to the Viking organization. You, on the other hand, like a truculent child, are dismissing the Vikings out of hand, trying to tell the football world to not believe their eyes, but your sneering attitude. For shame.

You say Viking fans should not be applauding? Ha! However the team ends up this year, there is plenty to applaud about. And we are applauding. This is a success story I am happy to cheer, and will continue to do so, no matter what negative spin you or any others like you place on them.

Sincerely,
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Den you know wat he done? He sent me a reply. He done sent dis....
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Thanks for the response.

I suppose the mature calm of Brad Johnson is better
than the actual athletic ability of Daunte Culpepper.
Maybe there will be a QB controversy in Minnesota next
year?

Or, just maybe, they have hit an easy patch of
schedule this year.

And don't worry, Mike Tice will take some team to the
Super Bowl one of these days. I'm not sure who he'll
shake down for the tickets, though.

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Well, I guess you can't expect nuttin' else from a bum like dat, y'know? But, y'know, I kinda like whut gregair13 sez about gobbige like dis, everyone hates us. we get it by now. and i like it this way. Yeah! Me too! Us Vikes against the woild! Dat's da spirit we need! Heh heh heh....

DPep11
12-09-2005, 09:48 PM
what a douche

Vikes
12-10-2005, 12:29 AM
Rules are meant to be broken!

Mikecarter81
12-10-2005, 12:35 AM
LOL what a jerk, we should all write his bum!

Mike

Vikes
12-10-2005, 01:27 AM
OldMan Vike you rock!!! You deserve a title.

Way to stay on this guy for not showning us ANY love!!!!

dfwvike
12-10-2005, 03:22 AM
I don't know about you folks. I feel for the first time in many year the Vikes have confidence in themselves and so do I.

That dude should put his money on the Rams.

demvikes86
12-10-2005, 03:49 AM
dis guy prob likes da pack and is just mad cuz we swept dem

mnvikes61
12-10-2005, 03:51 AM
let the haters continue to hate. so long as we are winning games i don't care what anybody else says about our team. SKOL vikings

Bdubya
12-10-2005, 03:51 AM
Let the haters hate, because they can't share in the glory when it comes.

VKG4LFE
12-10-2005, 03:58 PM
Who cares what that moron has to say. Did he look at the packers point projections? They should probably have 8 wins or something, but they have 2. I don't give a f**k what that dumb@$$ has to say.

sandviking
12-10-2005, 11:41 PM
Again.......
RODNEY DANGERFIELD'S of the NFL (no flippin' love).

SharperVikings
12-11-2005, 12:00 AM
It's kinda nice having the whole nfl against us, so we can show them what were made of in the weeks to come!

NeoVikesTX
12-11-2005, 01:20 AM
This guy is just trying to stir up some controversy. Lousy writers do that sometimes because it's the only way people will pay attention to their articles. I'm sure every week he picks on some team, and this week he decided to go against the Vikings.

sdvikefan
12-11-2005, 03:42 AM
Guys, you are looking for support in the wrong places. Right now, the VIkes are getting mad love from two of the biggest Chicago Bear fans on TV...Michael Wilbon of PTI and Jay Mariotti of Around the Horn both have the Vikings in the playoffs and have stood by that prediction for several weeks now. So no, we're not a hated team, that's a bunch of crap, people are impressed with how we've been playing, and their giving us a shot....people who say otherwise are in a rapidly shrinking minority.

Caine
12-11-2005, 04:01 AM
There has to be at least ONE in every season. One writer who attempts to be avant guarde by bucking the trend and bashing the teams that attempt to climb out of the hole.

Why?

Because if the Vikings slip, this tard gets to shout to the world, "Look h9ow smart I am. I picked it all along!!!". And, if they don't slip and actually make a dent in the post season, This guy simply moves on to the next story.

There is no accountability in sports *cough* journalism. Never has been, never will be. Sports *cough, cough, hack* writers are the worst bunch of bandwagon jumpers in the sports world. While it is true that every once in awhile you find one or two who have that rare combination of intelligence and integrity, most of these sports *cough, cough, hack, wheeeze, vomit* writers don't.

Because they know one thing. The only thing they HAVE to know. No matter what tripe they serve up to the general public, it'll sell, and they'll still have jobs in the morning. No matter how wrong they are, they will still be drawing a check next week. Because no one holds them to their words.

It would be interesting to get a dedicated group of people to spend an entire season collecting the works of individual media morons. Then, as the season progresses, track the changes in stance and opinion...noting how many times they state that it IS a change in opinion. Then, at the end of the season, publish the findings on each media tard...and copy the results to the editors.

If people actually did something like that, and then started complaining to the editors and producers about inaccurate and uninformed *phlem ball* writing, we might...just might...be able to affect a change in media coverage. Less opinion, more fact. At teh very least, it would be fun to know whom to address the hate mail to.

Caine

V4L
12-11-2005, 04:04 AM
I hate the media!

C-PepNSalt
12-11-2005, 04:42 AM
It's all about opinions ladies and gentleman. Sports analysis is like the weatherman getting the weather called correctly, go with your best bet...or least..which ever you prefer.

collegeguyjeff
12-11-2005, 09:30 AM
i emailed him and called him a c0.k sucker