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    So how did our 2006 predictions pan out?

    Flash back to nine months ago, when PP.O was all a flury with purple tinted glasses and wild optimism.
    We were all happily making our season predictions for the new Vikings era under Childress and glumly checking for hotel reservations in Miami for the weekend of Feb 4th...

    One drunken police chase, a couple of critical defensive injuries, and an anemic offense later, I thought I would peek back to The Official 2006 Prediction Thread and see how all of our predictions panned out.

    http://www.purplepride.org/index.php?option=com_smf&Itemid=99999999&topic=211 82.0

    I will be the first to admit that I suck at predicting.
    I only correctly "predicted" 7 out of 15 so far, and I had us struggling at the beginning of the season and finishing strong. :
    Oh well, I am already sharpening my pencil for next season's predictions...

    "NodakPaul" wrote:
    I think 12 wins is viewing the world through purple glasses.
    I would love for it to happen, I just don't see it...
    I predict a tough start but strong finish.


    Wash - Loss
    Car- Loss
    Chi- Win
    Buf- Loss
    Det- Win
    -- Bye--
    Sea- Loss
    NE- Win
    SF- Win
    GB- Win
    Mia- Loss
    AZ- Win
    Chi- Loss
    Det- Win
    Jets- Win
    GB- Win
    SL- Win

    Finish the season 10-6.
    Probably be in the wild card for playoffs.
    We willhave a 5-1 divisionl record, so we may even take the NFC North...
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    When are you going to realize that picking out the 20 bad throws this year and ignoring the 300 good ones does not make your point?

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    Re: So how did our 2006 predictions pan out?

    "NodakPaul" wrote:
    Flash back to nine months ago, when PP.O was all a flury with purple tinted glasses and wild optimism.
    We were all happily making our season predictions for the new Vikings era under Childress and glumly checking for hotel reservations in Miami for the weekend of Feb 4th...

    One drunken police chase, a couple of critical defensive injuries, and an anemic offense later, I thought I would peek back to The Official 2006 Prediction Thread and see how all of our predictions panned out.

    http://www.purplepride.org/index.php?option=com_smf&Itemid=99999999&topic=211 82.0

    I will be the first to admit that I suck at predicting.
    I only correctly "predicted" 7 out of 15 so far, and I had us struggling at the beginning of the season and finishing strong. :
    Oh well, I am already sharpening my pencil for next season's predictions...

    "NodakPaul" wrote:
    I think 12 wins is viewing the world through purple glasses.
    I would love for it to happen, I just don't see it...
    I predict a tough start but strong finish.


    Wash - Loss
    Car- Loss
    Chi- Win
    Buf- Loss
    Det- Win
    -- Bye--
    Sea- Loss
    NE- Win
    SF- Win
    GB- Win
    Mia- Loss
    AZ- Win
    Chi- Loss
    Det- Win
    Jets- Win
    GB- Win
    SL- Win

    Finish the season 10-6.
    Probably be in the wild card for playoffs.
    We willhave a 5-1 divisionl record, so we may even take the NFC North...
    I avoid those threads for a reason and this is that reason. I do not make predictions like that. If I would have I would have gone with a 10-6 11-5 and it would be way off the mark.

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    Re: So how did our 2006 predictions pan out?

    I don't think I've played yet.

    @Washington L
    Carolina L
    Chicago L
    @Buffalo W
    Detroit W
    @Seattle L
    New England L
    @San Francisco W
    Green Bay W
    @Miami W
    Arizona W
    @Chicago L
    @Detroit W
    N.Y. Jets W
    @Green Bay L
    St. Louis W

    9-7 finish.
    I remember saying back then that I was going in the range of 9-7 to 7-9, so the specific games were off...but I'm still within the range with a win against the Rams.
    Tough season, no doubt.
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    Re: So how did our 2006 predictions pan out?

    I don't think I did the prediction thread, but I figured we would do no worse than 8-8.... oops.

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    Re: So how did our 2006 predictions pan out?

    Thankfully I didn't make a prediction at that time.. I usually try to stay away from things out of my control, as I don't want to look dumb later on..

    I am sure if I would have predicted a record, it would have been something between 8-8, and 11-5.. I was very optomistic when we signed Hutch, Taylor, Richardson, Tank, D. Smith, and all the others.. It just goes to show that anything can, and will happen..

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    Re: So how did our 2006 predictions pan out?

    "sleepagent" wrote:
    6-10 / 5-11

    Poor start, rebound slightly mid-season, only to finish hot & cold.

    Team begins to gel, and function as a unit.

    Johnson has tough year. T-Jack gets some playing time and shows flashes of greatness.

    Seasons ends with disappointment, but 2007 season is where it all changes for the better.


    Super Bowl rings finally appear and the wait was well worth it as Vikes appear in 3 of the next 5 Super Bowls winning 2 of the 3.

    T-Jack become franchise player in the mold of F-Tark and dynasty comparisons begin ala Patriots / 49ers / Cowboys / Steelers.

    Sleep agent was pretty close on his predictions.
    What we've got here is failure to communicate.

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    Re: So how did our 2006 predictions pan out?

    I originally said 7-9, although when we were 4-2 and you looked at the schedule, it sure did seem like we'd be 10-6 or 11-5.
    Definitely disappointed in Childress and in the offense as a whole.
    Even Chester Taylor, with the fumbles, hopefully that's a focus in his offseason workouts.
    It's amazing what our defense has been able to do, especially considering 3 starters, or at least people who figured to see significant time, missed the majority of the year (E.James, Greenway, T. Williams).
    As for TJ next year.
    That could mean we see another 6 or 7 win year, but I'm not really sure of what better alternatives we have at this point. Now that we're eliminated from contention I completely expect us to hang 30 to 40 points on St Louis.
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    Re: So how did our 2006 predictions pan out?

    I had predicted 11-5.

    The sad thing is that with as many close games as we had this year, 11-5 was entirely possible.

    We could have beaten;

    Chicago (1st meeting) - Lost 16-19

    Bills - Lost 12-17

    49ers - Lost 3-9

    Miami - Lost 20-24

    GB - Lost 17-23

    GB - Lost 7-9

    The Rams game is still TBD

    "If at first you don't succeed, parachuting is not for you"

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    Re: So how did our 2006 predictions pan out?

    I think I predicted 10-6, boy was I way off

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    Re: So how did our 2006 predictions pan out?

    I remember thinking before the season started that we would finish like 9-7.


    If we just would have scored one more touchdown in every single game... ;D ;D ;D

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