My Poor Vikings


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Old 01-10-16, 08:08 PM
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My Poor Vikings

Vikings lose Cheeseheads win and my furnace will probably go out at 2AM when it's -500 to complete my day.

Long time ago but it reminds me of Fred Cox, not missing a field goal all year, missed I think a 30 yarder in the playoffs to send them home.

 
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It was a nice day for a game despite the cool temperatures, but sun and no wind. On TV, it looked like a nice fall day.

The tailgaters started at about 8:00 AM.

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Old 01-10-16, 09:23 PM
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My daughter and her husband were at the game and it wasn't that bad except for some cold feet towards the end.
 
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Old 01-11-16, 03:34 PM
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Don't forget Gary Anderson!

I don't watch football but hear I the comments on the radio the next morning.

Vikings kicker (Blair Walsh) was the only one to score any points the entire game. Losing the game is not on him. Perhaps if the offense/defense did better he wouldn't even needed to make the kick.
 
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Well, I might exhibit some sympathy, except that we have the Lions, so not sure how anyone could end the season with much less disgust.

And speaking of the furnace going out, allow me to share my yesterday. We were in Kentucky for an 80th birthday celebration Saturday, very nice, and he still gets around like a 50 year old, but the weather forecast wasn't ideal, so we hit the road yesterday morning at 6:00. 50 degrees and raining when we went to bed, and 20 degrees and light snow when we got up, so the roads were bad. There was one 100 or so mile stretch through the mountains where I don't think I would be exaggerating too much to say there was at least one accident or vehicle(s) in the ditch for every mile. Anyway, the usual 8 hour peaceful drive was 10 hours of pretty intense concentration, but we made it safe and sound. Walked into the house with the clothes bag, set it on the bed, and by the time I got back to the kitchen where the wife had reached, I knew something was up. Dang! All I really wanted to do was set down with a gin and tonic for a few minutes before tossing a steak on the grill, but it sunk in that the clocks on the stove, microwave, etc. were out, so the only thing on was out power outage lights in the halls. So we headed back out for a sub for Sunday dinner, then back home to fire up the generator, let the furnace and refrigerators run a bit, threw an extra blanket on, shut the generator back off, and went to bed. Fortunately, the beeps of the clocks went off about midnight, indicating the power was back, so slept pretty good after that. Long day though.
 
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Right you are, it was Anderson I was thinking about.

In 1998, Anderson signed with the Minnesota Vikings and converted all 35 of his attempted field goals and all 59 extra points in regular season play, becoming the first placekicker to finish the regular season with a 100% success rate on both field goals and extra points. His only miss of the season came in a playoff game against the Atlanta Falcons. The Falcons ending up winning the game in overtime sending them to Super Bowl XXXIII.

My son said the same thing about Walsh and I agree up to a point. He did score all the points but it is his job to make field goals, especially a 27 yard chip shot for the probable win and he didn't do it. I feel just terrible for him and sure hope they hang on to him, he's still a youngster.

Vikings have a bright future with a lot of good young players and finally a excellent head coach. If AP can just not fumble in the most inopportune times.

Get your season tickets early for their fancy new gazillion dollar stadium.
 
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...we have the Lions
I feel your pain, we have the Twinkies.


Anyway, the usual 8 hour peaceful drive was 10 hours of pretty intense concentration, but we made it safe and sound.
Every winter my sister and her husband drive to Disney World from Duluth which I would never do, seems crazy to me not knowing what weather they could run into.

Myself, I watch the forecast for my 5 mile drive to the cash machine. I HATE driving in the winter in my golden years.
 
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Old 01-11-16, 05:45 PM
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I do agree that he should have made the field goal, but losing the game is not his fault. It is the entire teams.
 
 

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