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    Re: JA - Spokesman for the team?

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    I would say, officially... no.
    He's not.
    However, if they had a guy they want talking to the press on the team, it would probably be Allen.
    he's got a great personality, he's a hilarious dude, can give a bit of insight on the team without saying dumb stuff (Edwards).

    Seems Berrian is on the NFLN quite a bit too.
    He guest hosted sure, but so did JA.
    who was the second person on the phone on the NFLN when Fave made his announcement?
    Berrian.
    I've seen him interviewed on NFLN quite a few times.

    Lets put it this way, when the nFLN is looking for someone to interview, I'm betting the top candidates include Allen, Peterson and Berrian.
    No other defensive players really stand out to me as an outspoken guy, and they'll interview TJ when they're looking for details at the QB situation.
    But you are missing the point.....

    If my assumption is correct, it doesn't matter who/what the NFLN/Media are looking for.
    If the PR Dept is called, they will run out the guy they have tapped.
    In this instance I believe that is JA.

    As to AD.
    Face of the frachise for sure, but he sure isn't gonna go out and make any speeches/interviews My Sexy Little Pixie.

    no, I agree with that.
    But if the NFLN is targeting players (not the PR dept), those are the three they'll probably pick.
    They like Allen, Berrian is on enough taht they seem to like him, and they'll want to hear what Peterson has to say.
    But yes, I think Allen would be the PR's choice.
    Again, if my assumption is correct (Vikes PR controls who talks) it doesn't matter who they target.
    If they don't want the press to talk/interview them they won't allow it.
    [/quote]

    probably correct, but like I said, if they target a player, thats probably who they pick.

    If the NFLN calls up the Vikings and says "Hey, I want to talk interview someone about how TC went, can we contact Peterson?"
    They'll probably say fine.
    I'm sure they don't always say "I wanna talk to you guys, who's available?"
    They ahve the ability to request certain players and I'm sure they do.
    [/quote]
    Could be, however, I believe it kindof goes the other way with organizations that try to control the media.
    I think they would say, no, but we can make JA available.
    [/quote]

    So you really think they'd say "No, you can't talk to Peterson."?

    They would probably say "well, I don't know, but Allen should be available", but if they have their mind set on Peterson, or want more than one opinion, I don't see why they'd decline.
    He's a young superstar in the league, doesn't say dumb stuff in the media, and people will pay attention.
    He doesn't have the same "it" factor to him that Allen has in the media, but he is sought after at times.

    [/quote]
    No, I am not saying they wouldn't make him available.
    What I am saying (an assumption) is that I believe the Vikes are trying to spin thier message and they have selected who will spin that.

    When ever possible they will run thier spokesman out there.


    Think about it. The guy has to be a top talent in the league (check), he has to be articulate (check), he has to be a character (check) but most importantly, he has to be a guy they can coach into saying what they want said (no check yet).

    My assumption is that JA is that guy based on how many times he has been on the tube/airwaves of late.
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    Re: JA - Spokesman for the team?

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    JA would make a good spokesperson because he is not politically correct, is an donkey butt and he doesn't care that hs is one.
    He talks big and backs himself up.
    People like him are the reason that many like to watch the game.
    Exactly.
    Throw in the fact that he can be coached to toe the party line and he is a natural fit for what the Org wants to spin.
    He would have a level of trust by the average fan because people are more apt to believe someone that isn't as likely to say something that he doesn't believe.
    So, you can say he would be toting the party line, but, I doubt he would be saying stuff he doesn't believe to be true.
    That's why he would make a good spokesman, a level of perceived trust by the fans.
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    Re: JA - Spokesman for the team?

    I said "no", but I wouldn't mind it one bit if he was. He says the right things, subtly challenges every player to do his best, and he's always pushing for what's best for the team, and what will eventually lead to a championship (even though he's overrated and overpaid).
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    Re: JA - Spokesman for the team?

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    I don't know if it's anything official but you just know the team loves him being out there. He's funny, smart, and will give you the optimistic truth.
    Optimistic truth or spin the PR dept wants to put out?
    Marrdro, dude you're starting to sound like you wear tinfoil hats all the time.
    In fact I would say that the PR department cringes when Allen is out because he sounds like he would say anything.
    He doesn't give the canned answers that Peterson, Berrian, et al give, the team should be happy that he is that smart.

    On a side note I think Hutch would have a great media personality if he wanted to, but I think he genuinely doesn't give a rat's butt about media relations.
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    Re: JA - Spokesman for the team?

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    JA would make a good spokesperson because he is not politically correct, is an donkey butt and he doesn't care that hs is one.
    He talks big and backs himself up.
    People like him are the reason that many like to watch the game.
    Exactly.
    Throw in the fact that he can be coached to toe the party line and he is a natural fit for what the Org wants to spin.
    He would have a level of trust by the average fan because people are more apt to believe someone that isn't as likely to say something that he doesn't believe.
    So, you can say he would be toting the party line, but, I doubt he would be saying stuff he doesn't believe to be true.
    That's why he would make a good spokesman, a level of perceived trust by the fans.
    Excellent point.

    When I say spin, I am not trying to say they are lying to us. Just that they want to try to stick with a theme in an attempt to make the org look good.
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    Re: JA - Spokesman for the team?

    I say hell yeah... they have interviewed him over the phone alot. Maybe they all drew straws and asked who's gonna be the spokesman?
    He's a solid Player and He's bringing both Credibility and the Mullet.
    I could care less about the Mullet but he seems to be the stand up guy on Defense now don't he ??

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    Re: JA - Spokesman for the team?

    "Marrdro" wrote:
    "i_bleed_purple" wrote:
    "Marrdro" wrote:
    "i_bleed_purple" wrote:
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    [quote author=i_bleed_purple link=topic=52561.msg976449#msg976449 date=1248956158]
    I would say, officially... no.
    He's not.
    However, if they had a guy they want talking to the press on the team, it would probably be Allen.
    he's got a great personality, he's a hilarious dude, can give a bit of insight on the team without saying dumb stuff (Edwards).

    Seems Berrian is on the NFLN quite a bit too.
    He guest hosted sure, but so did JA.
    who was the second person on the phone on the NFLN when Fave made his announcement?
    Berrian.
    I've seen him interviewed on NFLN quite a few times.

    Lets put it this way, when the nFLN is looking for someone to interview, I'm betting the top candidates include Allen, Peterson and Berrian.
    No other defensive players really stand out to me as an outspoken guy, and they'll interview TJ when they're looking for details at the QB situation.
    But you are missing the point.....

    If my assumption is correct, it doesn't matter who/what the NFLN/Media are looking for.
    If the PR Dept is called, they will run out the guy they have tapped.
    In this instance I believe that is JA.

    As to AD.
    Face of the frachise for sure, but he sure isn't gonna go out and make any speeches/interviews My Sexy Little Pixie.

    no, I agree with that.
    But if the NFLN is targeting players (not the PR dept), those are the three they'll probably pick.
    They like Allen, Berrian is on enough taht they seem to like him, and they'll want to hear what Peterson has to say.
    But yes, I think Allen would be the PR's choice.
    Again, if my assumption is correct (Vikes PR controls who talks) it doesn't matter who they target.
    If they don't want the press to talk/interview them they won't allow it.
    [/quote]

    probably correct, but like I said, if they target a player, thats probably who they pick.

    If the NFLN calls up the Vikings and says "Hey, I want to talk interview someone about how TC went, can we contact Peterson?"
    They'll probably say fine.
    I'm sure they don't always say "I wanna talk to you guys, who's available?"
    They ahve the ability to request certain players and I'm sure they do.
    [/quote]
    Could be, however, I believe it kindof goes the other way with organizations that try to control the media.
    I think they would say, no, but we can make JA available.
    [/quote]

    So you really think they'd say "No, you can't talk to Peterson."?

    They would probably say "well, I don't know, but Allen should be available", but if they have their mind set on Peterson, or want more than one opinion, I don't see why they'd decline.
    He's a young superstar in the league, doesn't say dumb stuff in the media, and people will pay attention.
    He doesn't have the same "it" factor to him that Allen has in the media, but he is sought after at times.

    [/quote]
    No, I am not saying they wouldn't make him available.
    What I am saying (an assumption) is that I believe the Vikes are trying to spin thier message and they have selected who will spin that.

    When ever possible they will run thier spokesman out there.


    Think about it. The guy has to be a top talent in the league (check), he has to be articulate (check), he has to be a character (check) but most importantly, he has to be a guy they can coach into saying what they want said (no check yet).

    My assumption is that JA is that guy based on how many times he has been on the tube/airwaves of late.
    [/quote]

    i agree with that.
    If the vikings have a say, they'll want Allen, but thats not always who the media wants.
    If they want to ask Winfield about his new contract, they're not goign to talk to Allen, they'll want to talk to Winfield.
    If they want to ask someone about how Load and Harvin do in TC, they won't ask Allen, they'll probably want a guy who would know better, like TJ, Berrian or Peterson.
    If they target a specific guy they want to talk to, often it will be Allen, but also probably Berrian or Peterson.
    If they just want someone, the Vikes will recommend Allen.

    i'm not saying what you think is wrong, I think the same thing, but there's two parts to this one.

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    Re: JA - Spokesman for the team?

    "i_bleed_purple" wrote:
    "Marrdro" wrote:
    "i_bleed_purple" wrote:
    "Marrdro" wrote:
    "i_bleed_purple" wrote:
    [quote author=Marrdro link=topic=52561.msg976466#msg976466 date=1248958042]
    [quote author=i_bleed_purple link=topic=52561.msg976465#msg976465 date=1248957576]
    [quote author=Marrdro link=topic=52561.msg976460#msg976460 date=1248957037]
    [quote author=i_bleed_purple link=topic=52561.msg976457#msg976457 date=1248956814]
    [quote author=Marrdro link=topic=52561.msg976453#msg976453 date=1248956556]
    [quote author=i_bleed_purple link=topic=52561.msg976449#msg976449 date=1248956158]
    I would say, officially... no.
    He's not.
    However, if they had a guy they want talking to the press on the team, it would probably be Allen.
    he's got a great personality, he's a hilarious dude, can give a bit of insight on the team without saying dumb stuff (Edwards).

    Seems Berrian is on the NFLN quite a bit too.
    He guest hosted sure, but so did JA.
    who was the second person on the phone on the NFLN when Fave made his announcement?
    Berrian.
    I've seen him interviewed on NFLN quite a few times.

    Lets put it this way, when the nFLN is looking for someone to interview, I'm betting the top candidates include Allen, Peterson and Berrian.
    No other defensive players really stand out to me as an outspoken guy, and they'll interview TJ when they're looking for details at the QB situation.
    But you are missing the point.....

    If my assumption is correct, it doesn't matter who/what the NFLN/Media are looking for.
    If the PR Dept is called, they will run out the guy they have tapped.
    In this instance I believe that is JA.

    As to AD.
    Face of the frachise for sure, but he sure isn't gonna go out and make any speeches/interviews My Sexy Little Pixie.

    no, I agree with that.
    But if the NFLN is targeting players (not the PR dept), those are the three they'll probably pick.
    They like Allen, Berrian is on enough taht they seem to like him, and they'll want to hear what Peterson has to say.
    But yes, I think Allen would be the PR's choice.
    Again, if my assumption is correct (Vikes PR controls who talks) it doesn't matter who they target.
    If they don't want the press to talk/interview them they won't allow it.
    [/quote]

    probably correct, but like I said, if they target a player, thats probably who they pick.

    If the NFLN calls up the Vikings and says "Hey, I want to talk interview someone about how TC went, can we contact Peterson?"
    They'll probably say fine.
    I'm sure they don't always say "I wanna talk to you guys, who's available?"
    They ahve the ability to request certain players and I'm sure they do.
    [/quote]
    Could be, however, I believe it kindof goes the other way with organizations that try to control the media.
    I think they would say, no, but we can make JA available.
    [/quote]

    So you really think they'd say "No, you can't talk to Peterson."?

    They would probably say "well, I don't know, but Allen should be available", but if they have their mind set on Peterson, or want more than one opinion, I don't see why they'd decline.
    He's a young superstar in the league, doesn't say dumb stuff in the media, and people will pay attention.
    He doesn't have the same "it" factor to him that Allen has in the media, but he is sought after at times.

    [/quote]
    No, I am not saying they wouldn't make him available.
    What I am saying (an assumption) is that I believe the Vikes are trying to spin thier message and they have selected who will spin that.

    When ever possible they will run thier spokesman out there.


    Think about it. The guy has to be a top talent in the league (check), he has to be articulate (check), he has to be a character (check) but most importantly, he has to be a guy they can coach into saying what they want said (no check yet).

    My assumption is that JA is that guy based on how many times he has been on the tube/airwaves of late.
    [/quote]

    i agree with that.
    If the vikings have a say, they'll want Allen, but thats not always who the media wants.
    If they want to ask Winfield about his new contract, they're not goign to talk to Allen, they'll want to talk to Winfield.
    If they want to ask someone about how Load and Harvin do in TC, they won't ask Allen, they'll probably want a guy who would know better, like TJ, Berrian or Peterson.
    If they target a specific guy they want to talk to, often it will be Allen, but also probably Berrian or Peterson.
    If they just want someone, the Vikes will recommend Allen.

    i'm not saying what you think is wrong, I think the same thing, but there's two parts to this one.
    [/quote]
    I hear ya, however, do you believe the organization restricts access or not?
    I think they do.
    If I am correct then they wouldn't be allowed to talk to the players you just mentioned if the FO pukes didn't want them to.

    It would then fall to the press to contact the agent and get info via that path.
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    Re: JA - Spokesman for the team?

    "Marrdro" wrote:
    "i_bleed_purple" wrote:
    "Marrdro" wrote:
    "i_bleed_purple" wrote:
    "Marrdro" wrote:
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    [quote author=Marrdro link=topic=52561.msg976466#msg976466 date=1248958042]
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    [quote author=i_bleed_purple link=topic=52561.msg976449#msg976449 date=1248956158]
    I would say, officially... no.
    He's not.
    However, if they had a guy they want talking to the press on the team, it would probably be Allen.
    he's got a great personality, he's a hilarious dude, can give a bit of insight on the team without saying dumb stuff (Edwards).

    Seems Berrian is on the NFLN quite a bit too.
    He guest hosted sure, but so did JA.
    who was the second person on the phone on the NFLN when Fave made his announcement?
    Berrian.
    I've seen him interviewed on NFLN quite a few times.

    Lets put it this way, when the nFLN is looking for someone to interview, I'm betting the top candidates include Allen, Peterson and Berrian.
    No other defensive players really stand out to me as an outspoken guy, and they'll interview TJ when they're looking for details at the QB situation.
    But you are missing the point.....

    If my assumption is correct, it doesn't matter who/what the NFLN/Media are looking for.
    If the PR Dept is called, they will run out the guy they have tapped.
    In this instance I believe that is JA.

    As to AD.
    Face of the frachise for sure, but he sure isn't gonna go out and make any speeches/interviews My Sexy Little Pixie.

    no, I agree with that.
    But if the NFLN is targeting players (not the PR dept), those are the three they'll probably pick.
    They like Allen, Berrian is on enough taht they seem to like him, and they'll want to hear what Peterson has to say.
    But yes, I think Allen would be the PR's choice.
    Again, if my assumption is correct (Vikes PR controls who talks) it doesn't matter who they target.
    If they don't want the press to talk/interview them they won't allow it.
    [/quote]

    probably correct, but like I said, if they target a player, thats probably who they pick.

    If the NFLN calls up the Vikings and says "Hey, I want to talk interview someone about how TC went, can we contact Peterson?"
    They'll probably say fine.
    I'm sure they don't always say "I wanna talk to you guys, who's available?"
    They ahve the ability to request certain players and I'm sure they do.
    [/quote]
    Could be, however, I believe it kindof goes the other way with organizations that try to control the media.
    I think they would say, no, but we can make JA available.
    [/quote]

    So you really think they'd say "No, you can't talk to Peterson."?

    They would probably say "well, I don't know, but Allen should be available", but if they have their mind set on Peterson, or want more than one opinion, I don't see why they'd decline.
    He's a young superstar in the league, doesn't say dumb stuff in the media, and people will pay attention.
    He doesn't have the same "it" factor to him that Allen has in the media, but he is sought after at times.

    [/quote]
    No, I am not saying they wouldn't make him available.
    What I am saying (an assumption) is that I believe the Vikes are trying to spin thier message and they have selected who will spin that.

    When ever possible they will run thier spokesman out there.


    Think about it. The guy has to be a top talent in the league (check), he has to be articulate (check), he has to be a character (check) but most importantly, he has to be a guy they can coach into saying what they want said (no check yet).

    My assumption is that JA is that guy based on how many times he has been on the tube/airwaves of late.
    [/quote]

    i agree with that.
    If the vikings have a say, they'll want Allen, but thats not always who the media wants.
    If they want to ask Winfield about his new contract, they're not goign to talk to Allen, they'll want to talk to Winfield.
    If they want to ask someone about how Load and Harvin do in TC, they won't ask Allen, they'll probably want a guy who would know better, like TJ, Berrian or Peterson.
    If they target a specific guy they want to talk to, often it will be Allen, but also probably Berrian or Peterson.
    If they just want someone, the Vikes will recommend Allen.

    i'm not saying what you think is wrong, I think the same thing, but there's two parts to this one.
    [/quote]
    I hear ya, however, do you believe the organization restricts access or not?
    I think they do.
    If I am correct then they wouldn't be allowed to talk to the players you just mentioned if the FO pukes didn't want them to.

    It would then fall to the press to contact the agent and get info via that path.
    [/quote]

    Yes, I think they do, but not for the sole sake of being assholes.

    If the media wants to interview Peterson, I don't see why they'd disallow it.


    However, if they want to interview Winfield or Edwards about something other than jsut winfields contract, They'll probably say no, since they have been very outspoken, and not in a good way.

    Peterson doesn't say dumb things, he gives a good insight into whats happening, and is the face of the franchise.
    There's no reason to disallow them from talking to him (depending of course on the subject)

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    Re: JA - Spokesman for the team?

    "i_bleed_purple" wrote:
    "Marrdro" wrote:
    "i_bleed_purple" wrote:
    "Marrdro" wrote:
    "i_bleed_purple" wrote:
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    [quote author=i_bleed_purple link=topic=52561.msg976449#msg976449 date=1248956158]
    I would say, officially... no.
    He's not.
    However, if they had a guy they want talking to the press on the team, it would probably be Allen.
    he's got a great personality, he's a hilarious dude, can give a bit of insight on the team without saying dumb stuff (Edwards).

    Seems Berrian is on the NFLN quite a bit too.
    He guest hosted sure, but so did JA.
    who was the second person on the phone on the NFLN when Fave made his announcement?
    Berrian.
    I've seen him interviewed on NFLN quite a few times.

    Lets put it this way, when the nFLN is looking for someone to interview, I'm betting the top candidates include Allen, Peterson and Berrian.
    No other defensive players really stand out to me as an outspoken guy, and they'll interview TJ when they're looking for details at the QB situation.
    But you are missing the point.....

    If my assumption is correct, it doesn't matter who/what the NFLN/Media are looking for.
    If the PR Dept is called, they will run out the guy they have tapped.
    In this instance I believe that is JA.

    As to AD.
    Face of the frachise for sure, but he sure isn't gonna go out and make any speeches/interviews My Sexy Little Pixie.

    no, I agree with that.
    But if the NFLN is targeting players (not the PR dept), those are the three they'll probably pick.
    They like Allen, Berrian is on enough taht they seem to like him, and they'll want to hear what Peterson has to say.
    But yes, I think Allen would be the PR's choice.
    Again, if my assumption is correct (Vikes PR controls who talks) it doesn't matter who they target.
    If they don't want the press to talk/interview them they won't allow it.
    [/quote]

    probably correct, but like I said, if they target a player, thats probably who they pick.

    If the NFLN calls up the Vikings and says "Hey, I want to talk interview someone about how TC went, can we contact Peterson?"
    They'll probably say fine.
    I'm sure they don't always say "I wanna talk to you guys, who's available?"
    They ahve the ability to request certain players and I'm sure they do.
    [/quote]
    Could be, however, I believe it kindof goes the other way with organizations that try to control the media.
    I think they would say, no, but we can make JA available.
    [/quote]

    So you really think they'd say "No, you can't talk to Peterson."?

    They would probably say "well, I don't know, but Allen should be available", but if they have their mind set on Peterson, or want more than one opinion, I don't see why they'd decline.
    He's a young superstar in the league, doesn't say dumb stuff in the media, and people will pay attention.
    He doesn't have the same "it" factor to him that Allen has in the media, but he is sought after at times.

    [/quote]
    No, I am not saying they wouldn't make him available.
    What I am saying (an assumption) is that I believe the Vikes are trying to spin thier message and they have selected who will spin that.

    When ever possible they will run thier spokesman out there.


    Think about it. The guy has to be a top talent in the league (check), he has to be articulate (check), he has to be a character (check) but most importantly, he has to be a guy they can coach into saying what they want said (no check yet).

    My assumption is that JA is that guy based on how many times he has been on the tube/airwaves of late.
    [/quote]

    i agree with that.
    If the vikings have a say, they'll want Allen, but thats not always who the media wants.
    If they want to ask Winfield about his new contract, they're not goign to talk to Allen, they'll want to talk to Winfield.
    If they want to ask someone about how Load and Harvin do in TC, they won't ask Allen, they'll probably want a guy who would know better, like TJ, Berrian or Peterson.
    If they target a specific guy they want to talk to, often it will be Allen, but also probably Berrian or Peterson.
    If they just want someone, the Vikes will recommend Allen.

    i'm not saying what you think is wrong, I think the same thing, but there's two parts to this one.
    [/quote]
    I hear ya, however, do you believe the organization restricts access or not?
    I think they do.
    If I am correct then they wouldn't be allowed to talk to the players you just mentioned if the FO pukes didn't want them to.

    It would then fall to the press to contact the agent and get info via that path.
    [/quote]

    Yes, I think they do, but not for the sole sake of being donkey butts.

    If the media wants to interview Peterson, I don't see why they'd disallow it.


    However, if they want to interview Winfield or Edwards about something other than jsut winfields contract, They'll probably say no, since they have been very outspoken, and not in a good way.

    Peterson doesn't say dumb things, he gives a good insight into whats happening, and is the face of the franchise.
    There's no reason to disallow them from talking to him [size=10pt](depending of course on the subject)[/size]
    [/quote]

    And if the subject is touchy and the guy (lets say AD) might get tripped up by the sneaky low down media asking tricky questions, who would they run out?
    Many many thanks to my talented friend Jos for the new Sig.http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v343/josdin00/Vikings/Marrdro_sig.jpg

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