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singersp
08-08-2007, 08:07 AM
Vikings' Birk weighs in as man in middle (http://www.twincities.com/vikings/ci_6568491)

Vikings center quietly shows he's one of best

BY DON SEEHOLZER
Pioneer Press
Article Last Updated: 08/08/2007 12:37:11 AM CDT


MANKATO, Minn. - Two weeks into another Vikings training camp, center Matt Birk is flying pretty much under the media radar, and that's fine with him....

PurpleTide
08-08-2007, 08:35 AM
It's good to have a healthy Matt. He went through alot of misery and being 100% healthy again will make our offense go.

marcosMN
08-08-2007, 11:51 AM
Vikings' Birk weighs in as man in middle
Vikings center quietly shows he's one of best
BY DON SEEHOLZER
Pioneer Press

http://www.twincities.com/portal/vikings/ci_6568491?_loopback=1

Zeus
08-08-2007, 11:57 AM
"SnoBumMN" wrote:


Vikings' Birk weighs in as man in middle
Vikings center quietly shows he's one of best
BY DON SEEHOLZER
Pioneer Press

http://www.twincities.com/portal/vikings/ci_6568491?_loopback=1


Already posted:
http://www.purplepride.org/index.php?option=com_smf&Itemid=88888912&topic=36499.0

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marcosMN
08-08-2007, 12:00 PM
That one-word difference in the thread titles really gums up trying to use the search feature...
:-

Zeus
08-08-2007, 12:03 PM
"SnoBumMN" wrote:


That one-word difference in the thread titles really gums up trying to use the search feature...
:-\


Ayup.
So does the STrib having two different links for the same article.

You going on Friday night?

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marcosMN
08-08-2007, 12:04 PM
"Zeus" wrote:


You going on Friday night?

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Yeah, Cassie is in too... Where are we pre-gaming?

Zeus
08-08-2007, 12:11 PM
"SnoBumMN" wrote:


"Zeus" wrote:


You going on Friday night?


Yeah, Cassie is in too... Where are we pre-gaming?


The horrible lack of attention to the "Pre-Game" thread leads me to believe that we won't be gathering anywhere.
Haven't heard from Webby.

I'm going to be hanging on the Plaza, down by the "Wheel of Fun", having a couple beers before the game.

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NodakPaul
08-08-2007, 12:14 PM
"Zeus" wrote:


"SnoBumMN" wrote:


"Zeus" wrote:


You going on Friday night?


Yeah, Cassie is in too... Where are we pre-gaming?


The horrible lack of attention to the "Pre-Game" thread leads me to believe that we won't be gathering anywhere.
Haven't heard from Webby.

I'm going to be hanging on the Plaza, down by the "Wheel of Fun", having a couple beers before the game.

=Z=


That is where the wife and kids and I will try to head as well.
Hopefully see Zeus's ugly mug. ;)

Watch for us, I'll be the one in the AP jersey. LOL.

Zeus
08-08-2007, 01:24 PM
"NodakPaul" wrote:


Watch for us, I'll be the one in the AP jersey. LOL.


I'm still undecided on the jersey for Friday night.
I'm thinking P.Williams at this point.

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Vikes_King
08-08-2007, 01:38 PM
"Zeus" wrote:


"NodakPaul" wrote:


Watch for us, I'll be the one in the AP jersey. LOL.


I'm still undecided on the jersey for Friday night.
I'm thinking P.Williams at this point.

=Z=


always a good choice

jargomcfargo
08-08-2007, 05:57 PM
Before this thread went sideways there was some pretty intresting information in the articles.
Birk looked cut and light before training camp last year.
He got pushed around a little last year at times.Manhandled in the trenches.
He made the pro bowl; wink wink nudge nudge.
I'm pleased to hear he is not only heavier, but stronger.
That combined with a years experience in the system and with Hutch should add up to another probowl slam dunk this time.

Quotes
Especially when we've got our two big guys inside, against Pat, you can see that his strength is back," Morris said. "I think any time you come off an injury like that, you've got to get a feel for where your body is. He's got more awareness of where he is and he's stronger."

Williams, the Vikings' 326-pound defensive tackle, said Birk looks like the Birk of old again.

"He's a whole lot stronger than last year," Williams said. "He's feeling good, he's pulling good and holding up on his blocks and everything. He's one of the top centers in the league, no doubt. It's all about smartness. Birk always makes the right calls. You can't fool him."

PS Zeus, you have to drink lite beer if you where the Phat jersey!