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singersp
12-17-2008, 10:23 AM
Vikings have sneaked up on us, and now they're surprisingly good (http://www.startribune.com/sports/vikings/36147684.html?elr=KArksD:aDyaEP:kD:aUnc5PDiUiD3aPc:_Yyc:aUU)

By PATRICK REUSSE, Star Tribune

Last update: December 15, 2008 - 12:29 PM

GLENDALE, ARIZ. - We can be assured there were long discussions Sunday among Vikings fans on the improved play of quarterback Tarvaris Jackson....

C Mac D
12-17-2008, 10:25 AM
"Sneaked"? Seriously? This guy is a professional writer and he wrote sneaked?

Shouldn't it be "Vikings have SNUCK (http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/snuck) up on us"

I don't even want to read the article now.

BloodyHorns82
12-17-2008, 10:29 AM
"C" wrote:


"Sneaked"? Seriously? This guy is a professional writer and he wrote sneaked?

Shouldn't it be "Vikings have SNUCK (http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/snuck) up on us"

I don't even want to read the article now.


This writer is an arrogant ass anyways.
A genuine negative Nancy if you will.

NodakPaul
12-17-2008, 10:30 AM
"C" wrote:


"Sneaked"? Seriously? This guy is a professional writer and he wrote sneaked?

Shouldn't it be "Vikings have SNUCK (http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/snuck) up on us"

I don't even want to read the article now.


LMAO.

singersp
12-17-2008, 10:36 AM
"C" wrote:


"Sneaked"? Seriously? This guy is a professional writer and he wrote sneaked?

Shouldn't it be "Vikings have SNUCK (http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/snuck) up on us"

I don't even want to read the article now.


Seriously? He talks about firing Childress in the article.

:P

singersp
12-20-2008, 08:12 AM
"C" wrote:


"Sneaked"? Seriously? This guy is a professional writer and he wrote sneaked?

Shouldn't it be "Vikings have SNUCK (http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/snuck) up on us"

I don't even want to read the article now.


Actually, both SNEAKED (http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sneaked) and SNUCK (http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/snuck) are acceptable.
;)

http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sneaked
http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/snuck

singersp
12-20-2008, 08:15 AM
Brad Childress and the Vikings are a win away from the playoffs (http://www.examiner.com/x-1723-Minnesota-Sports-Examiner~y2008m12d20-Brad-Childress-and-the-Vikings-are-a-win-away-from-the-playoffs)

December 20, 1:48 AM

examiner.com


Ever since the Timberwolves changed coaches and installed Kevin McHale at the helm, all the fervor over the firing of coaches seems to have settled down. In fact, the Wolves change may have had a ripple effect, as even the early-season clamoring for the head of Minnesota Vikings head coach Brad Childress has lessened. Or could it be that he and his team have settled things down themselves?.......

MaxVike
12-20-2008, 08:34 AM
Dear Patrick Reusse,

That is the weakest attempt to eat crow I may have ever witnessed, read, heard about, or experienced.
How dare you attempt to represent yourself in any manner other than the cynic and naysayer about our Vikings that you are.
Jump off our bandwagon, leave us PP.Oers alone with your "trying to make good" drivel.
They didn't "sneak up" on us, the fact that you write about them "sneaking up on 'us'" is an insult on many levels.
Give it a break.

Sincerely,
MaxVike

NDVikingFan66
12-20-2008, 09:21 PM
Isn't sneaked the past participle of snucked :)

midgensa
12-20-2008, 11:11 PM
"C" wrote:


"Sneaked"? Seriously? This guy is a professional writer and he wrote sneaked?

Shouldn't it be "Vikings have SNUCK (http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/snuck) up on us"

I don't even want to read the article now.


Sneaked is correct technically ... although in the United State snuck is also acceptable and more commonly used.
Being in the news business where I am surrounded by grammar nazis I also know that most newspapers do not use snuck.

http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sneaked

http://dictionary.reference.com/help/faq/language/g08.html

SamOchoCinco
12-21-2008, 12:06 AM
this doesnt come as a surprise to me.

we have the talent to be better than this. but we just underachieved.

Yfz01
12-21-2008, 01:33 AM
I'm nervous about how confident I have been over the past week... Everytime hopes get up too high, something bad happens...

singersp
12-21-2008, 04:09 AM
Five reasons Vikings' season did an about-face (http://www.startribune.com/sports/vikings/36468829.html?elr=KArksi8cyaiU9PmP:QiUiD3aPc:_Yyc:aUU)

The Vikings' 1-3 start seems like a lifetime ago, thanks to five factors that have brought an about-face to the season.

By CHIP SCOGGINS, Star Tribune

Last update: December 21, 2008 - 12:10 AM


Brad Childress stood before his team with a message. A remarkably simple message by Childress' standards, but a message nonetheless....

MaxVike
12-21-2008, 07:51 AM
"SamOchoCinco" wrote:


this doesnt come as a surprise to me.

we have the talent to be better than this. but we just underachieved.


+1

Vikeman
12-21-2008, 08:51 AM
In the FA era of the NFL, it's all about team chemistry, and peaking, or pulling it together at the right time.
Many teams could have had this potential.
The Vikes clearly have the personnel to do it, and we can should really feel good about that.
It is just as much about CHARACHTER, as it is about talent!!!
I was doubtful of the leadership of this team at the top.
(Chilly)
He's beginning to win me over.
I SAID BEGINNING!!!!
Let's keep it going boys!!!!!!
GO Vikes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

NOT DERAILNG THREAD, but, did anybody see the COWPIES last night???
There is conclusive proof that all the talent in the world cannot make up for team chemistry, charachter, heart and brains!!!!!!!!!!!!!

V4L
12-21-2008, 02:39 PM
"Vikeman" wrote:


In the FA era of the NFL, it's all about team chemistry, and peaking, or pulling it together at the right time.
Many teams could have had this potential.
The Vikes clearly have the personnel to do it, and we can should really feel good about that.
It is just as much about CHARACHTER, as it is about talent!!!
I was doubtful of the leadership of this team at the top.
(Chilly)
He's beginning to win me over.
I SAID BEGINNING!!!!
Let's keep it going boys!!!!!!
GO Vikes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

NOT DERAILNG THREAD, but, did anybody see the COWPIES last night???
There is conclusive proof that all the talent in the world cannot make up for team chemistry, charachter, heart and brains!!!!!!!!!!!!!



+1

So true.. I was wondering personally if Chilly could pull this team together

Props to the guys for digging us out of a 1-3 start and making us ATLEAST competitive

Purple Floyd
12-21-2008, 07:38 PM
We are certainly firing on all cylinders now. Nobody wants to play us.

NDVikingFan66
12-21-2008, 07:44 PM
I really like this team.
It looks like the team I thought we would be at the start of the season.
Short passes, solid running, control the ball and the clock, great defense.

What I didn't see was all these fumbles.
This is just getting old.

IMissCris
12-21-2008, 07:45 PM
Just read through the linked story in this thread....and saw this:

5. Limiting self-inflicted mistakes

Childress often says that turnovers are the No. 1 statistic in football. The Vikings are tied for 17th in the NFL in turnover margin at minus-1. But they are plus-5 in that area (10 takeaways, five turnovers) in the past four games, all victories.

The Vikings also have cut down on penalties, which plagued them early. They averaged 55.4 yards in penalties per game before the Week 8 bye. That figure dropped to 35.9 yards per game since.

Fewer penalties has helped the offense be in more manageable down-and-distance situations. Before the bye, the Vikings converted only 32.7 percent of their third-down opportunities. They have converted 43.6 percent since the bye.


And after today's disgrace...ouch.

SamOchoCinco
12-22-2008, 03:04 PM
after last game... i am rethinking this thread