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    The Thoughtful Fool's NFL Preview: Part 1, the NFC


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    Re: The Thoughtful Fool's NFL Preview: Part 1, the NFC

    This is te part about the Vikings in the article;

    Minnesota Vikings +5547 ~55/1

    I would not be so ready to christen the Bears the champs of the NFC Norris division. The Vikes get an O-line upgrade courtesy of Seattle and we know Brad Johnson is steady as all get out. While the Bears are certainly the favorite, the Vikings are not so far behind in the pathetic NFC Norris as they seem.

    Minnesota is actually a decent NFC long shot. In the weakest division, they will get four pushover games against the Pack and the Lions. They closed the season 7-2 last year, and they have improved from that, at least on paper. I wouldn't be shocked if come December, when everyone is enthralled with the monsters of the AFC battling it out, the Vikes pull out an upset over Chicago.

    The most impressive thing about the Vikes off-season was how Zygi Wilf cleaned house after the scandals of the previous year. The Original Whizzinator? Gone. Mike "I got two" Tice? Outta there. The Love Boat crew? Well, Smoot and McKinnie were fined by the courts and will be fined by the League, and they are likely lucky that the fines won't come from Zygi. (Culpepper is gone but it looks like he was more of an innocent bystander.) Now they are dumping Koren Robinson after his run in with the poe-lease. Going forward, the team has a 77-page Code of Conduct to adhere to.

    Yes, the moral character of your team is important to your fan base. Especially if you aren't winning. Smart work by The Wilfster. It'll be interesting to contrast that to what happens in Cincy this year.


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    Re: The Thoughtful Fool's NFL Preview: Part 1, the NFC

    "singersp" wrote:
    This is te part about the Vikings in the article;

    Minnesota Vikings +5547 ~55/1

    I would not be so ready to christen the Bears the champs of the NFC Norris division. The Vikes get an O-line upgrade courtesy of Seattle and we know Brad Johnson is steady as all get out. While the Bears are certainly the favorite, the Vikings are not so far behind in the pathetic NFC Norris as they seem.

    Minnesota is actually a decent NFC long shot. In the weakest division, they will get four pushover games against the Pack and the Lions. They closed the season 7-2 last year, and they have improved from that, at least on paper. I wouldn't be shocked if come December, when everyone is enthralled with the monsters of the AFC battling it out, the Vikes pull out an upset over Chicago.

    The most impressive thing about the Vikes off-season was how Zygi Wilf cleaned house after the scandals of the previous year. The Original Whizzinator? Gone. Mike "I got two" Tice? Outta there. The Love Boat crew? Well, Smoot and McKinnie were fined by the courts and will be fined by the League, and they are likely lucky that the fines won't come from Zygi. (Culpepper is gone but it looks like he was more of an innocent bystander.) Now they are dumping Koren Robinson after his run in with the poe-lease. Going forward, the team has a 77-page Code of Conduct to adhere to.

    Yes, the moral character of your team is important to your fan base. Especially if you aren't winning. Smart work by The Wilfster. It'll be interesting to contrast that to what happens in Cincy this year.

    2 interesting points:

    A) We dont play in the NFC norris

    B) Yes, the moral character of your team is important to your fan base. Especially if you aren't winning.

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    Re: The Thoughtful Fool's NFL Preview: Part 1, the NFC

    "Del" wrote:
    2 interesting points:

    A) We dont play in the NFC norris

    B) Yes, the moral character of your team is important to your fan base. Especially if you aren't winning.
    LMAO I missed that!

    You mean we don't play in the Chuck Norris (Black & Blue) division?

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