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    The future and coach Childress

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    Jon Laging
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    Predicting is fun, not necessarily accurate and helpful, but fun. People make predictions all the time, sometimes based on facts, sometimes not. We predict that Johnny would like a bike for Christmas. Lo and behold, we were right! Not too difficult to predict, since Johnny has been asking for a bike for months, but sometimes we don’t have that kind of information, and predictions become wobbly.

    Criswell of “Criswell-Predicts” was a gentleman mentalist in the ’60s, whose career was based on predictions of the future. He was quite popular for a period of time and appeared often on national television, especially the Johnny Carson show. He would rattle off predictions and how they had come true. Of course, if you make enough predictions, some of them are bound to be right. A funny line occurred one night when Joey Bishop was hosting the Carson show. Criswell was introduced as “Criswell-Predicts,” and Bishop opened with “Well, Mr. Predicts.” “No, No,” said Criswell.

    Nostradamus was a physician and astrologer living in the 16th century, dying in 1566 after publishing many centuries of quatrains concerning the future. A quatrain is simply a four-line poem and a century is 100 of them. Here is one of his prophecies:

    Beasts ferocious with hunger will swim across the river;

    The greater part of the region will be against Hister,

    The great one will cause it to be dragged in an iron cage,

    When the German child will observe nothing.

    You might interpret the first line that the German nation was struggling to recover after WW I. Hister could be Hitler. The iron cage could refer to the Iron Curtain. And the German people didn’t understand what Hitler was doing. That’s just a quick and dirty interpretation, and I’m sure that Nostradamus scholars have a much more learned view. However, one can see how Nostradamus has his followers.

    A more up to date and scientific group are the futurists. Futurists will set up tools of foresight, scenario building and insights. That still sounds like the left brain is used an awfully lot, but it’s said that a good futurist will also include facts and spin them into the future.

    I imagine that a futurist can begin with few facts, spin a scenario and predict that coach Brad Childress is not the answer to the Vikings’ problems. So far we have found that Childress does not know a whole lot about human relations. Supposedly, he is part of a troika, or perhaps a better way of putting it, one of the legs of a three-legged stool that the Viking foundation rests upon. He was in part responsible for, or at least agreed to, the hiring of Fran Foley. Foley was hired in a rush, and it appears that the Vikings had no idea of what they were getting.

    Prior to that, he was responsible for giving away All-Pro Duante Culpepper. You remember Culpepper; he was the only Viking accused in the love boat scandal who was acquitted. Perhaps Culpepper was dismissed because he did not kowtow to Childress.

    Childress has offended the Minneapolis sportswriters. That was a dumb move, for a big-time coach has enough problems without the hometown newspapers on his back.

    Projecting his future moves into a scenario which include his strengths and weaknesses; futurists might tell you that Childress will have a difficult tenure as the Vikings’ coach if he continues on the same path.

    I do predict a positive moment lying ahead for Childress. The law of averages is bound to catch up with the Vikings coach, and he will do something right. That’s kind of a small prediction but it’s based on a truth: the law of averages.

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    Re: The future and coach Childress

    So he says Childress will not do well - not because of his coaching ability, but because of how he handles the media and personal relationships?
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    refer that writer to the "everyone is an idiot" thread. Do I care that the coach doesnt get along with the media? no, I really don't. I welcomed the childress regime when they said basically that they wouldnt do their business in public. Thats a far cry from the Tice experience when we screwed things up because Tice couldnt keep his trap shut about draft picks, and other matters.
    When I see a coach who has 100% participation in voluntary OTA's, that is a coach who has my support. The relationship/respect of players is what I want my coach to focus on. Not with some winey reporter of a second rate rag......well, I guess I cant say that, but you know what I mean. Go Childress.

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    "vikinginvirginia" wrote:
    refer that writer to the "everyone is an idiot" thread. Do I care that the coach doesnt get along with the media? no, I really don't. I welcomed the childress regime when they said basically that they wouldnt do their business in public. Thats a far cry from the Tice experience when we screwed things up because Tice couldnt keep his trap shut about draft picks, and other matters.
    When I see a coach who has 100% participation in voluntary OTA's, that is a coach who has my support. The relationship/respect of players is what I want my coach to focus on. Not with some winey reporter of a second rate rag......well, I guess I cant say that, but you know what I mean. Go Childress.
    :scratch: And exactly which draft pick did he screw up?

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    What a bunch of BS


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    Re: The future and coach Childress

    LOL, well if that isn't a round about article, I don't know what is.
    Hard to tell what his platform really is......
    Predictions
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    Re: The future and coach Childress

    That's a "filler" article if I've ever seen one.

    Blah, blah, blah...the end.

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    "singersp" wrote:
    "vikinginvirginia" wrote:
    refer that writer to the "everyone is an idiot" thread. Do I care that the coach doesnt get along with the media? no, I really don't. I welcomed the childress regime when they said basically that they wouldnt do their business in public. Thats a far cry from the Tice experience when we screwed things up because Tice couldnt keep his trap shut about draft picks, and other matters.
    When I see a coach who has 100% participation in voluntary OTA's, that is a coach who has my support. The relationship/respect of players is what I want my coach to focus on. Not with some winey reporter of a second rate rag......well, I guess I cant say that, but you know what I mean. Go Childress.
    :scratch: And exactly which draft pick did he screw up?
    Ryan Sims to KC, remember he was our guy, but KC knew beforehand that we were going to take him. Sure, Sims certainly hasnt worked out to well, but the point is that Childress is the opposite. He is not going to spill information because he is chumy with the media. And that is fine with me. My impression, from what I have heard and seen is that Tice often gave away too much info.

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    "vikinginvirginia" wrote:
    "singersp" wrote:
    "vikinginvirginia" wrote:
    refer that writer to the "everyone is an idiot" thread. Do I care that the coach doesnt get along with the media? no, I really don't. I welcomed the childress regime when they said basically that they wouldnt do their business in public. Thats a far cry from the Tice experience when we screwed things up because Tice couldnt keep his trap shut about draft picks, and other matters.
    When I see a coach who has 100% participation in voluntary OTA's, that is a coach who has my support. The relationship/respect of players is what I want my coach to focus on. Not with some winey reporter of a second rate rag......well, I guess I cant say that, but you know what I mean. Go Childress.
    :scratch: And exactly which draft pick did he screw up?
    Ryan Sims to KC, remember he was our guy, but KC knew beforehand that we were going to take him. Sure, Sims certainly hasnt worked out to well, but the point is that Childress is the opposite. He is not going to spill information because he is chumy with the media. And that is fine with me. My impression, from what I have heard and seen is that Tice often gave away too much info.
    Where is your source of info that is who we were going to take & also that KC took him just because they thought/knew we were?

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    No source singer...."My impression, from what I have heard and seen is that Tice often gave away too much info." Dick Vermeil said that he heard that we were going to take him(sims) and Dallas swapped picks with KC because the Vikings (Tice, Studwell, who knows told them, dallas) that we would not take Roy Williams. That is my point, you dont discuss, get chumy with, your opponents, or the media.

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