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    Vikings: Don’t Believe The 'Sota Hype

    [size=13pt]Don’t Believe The 'Sota Hype[/size]

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    16th May, 2008 - 11:58 pm



    There are three benchmarks that must be met for a team to be considered overhyped....

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    Re: Vikings: Don’t Believe The 'Sota Hype

    Clearly, Will Flanagan is a hack.
    The premise of the article is that the Vikes are overhyped...where?
    The Vikes are picked to finish second in the NFC North by most sources I have found.
    Also, comparing the '08 Vikes to the '06 49ers and the '07 Cardinals is lame.


    From the, gee, PP.O is my source for this article, department:
    If Jackson doesn’t get his head on straight, this Vikings team won’t be going as far as everyone predicts.
    Duh, thanks for the insight Will...
    Also, who's "everyone?"
    ???

    The Vikes have 7 Pro-Bowlers on the roster, led the NFL in rushing and rush defense, as well as points scored by the defense last year...get over yourself Wilbur
    > and go back to school for your degree.

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    Re: Vikings: Don’t Believe The 'Sota Hype

    That was very matter of fact at the end.
    I don't necessarily believe it but the writer does, "TJ sucks."

    The article was put together on a consistent argument:

    Hyped team bad QB performance.
    Another hyped team bad QB performance.
    New hyped team that improved because Farve is out of the NFL, but will have a bad QB performance.

    I am going to give TJ a break on this one until he actually plays a few games this year.

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    Re: Vikings: Don’t Believe The 'Sota Hype

    "MaxVike" wrote:
    Clearly, Will Flanagan is a hack.
    The premise of the article is that the Vikes are overhyped...where?
    The Vikes are picked to finish second in the NFC North by most sources I have found.
    Also, comparing the '08 Vikes to the '06 49ers and the '07 Cardinals is lame.


    From the, gee, PP.O is my source for this article, department:
    If Jackson doesn’t get his head on straight, this Vikings team won’t be going as far as everyone predicts.
    Duh, thanks for the insight Will...
    Also, who's "everyone?"
    ???

    The Vikes have 7 Pro-Bowlers on the roster, led the NFL in rushing and rush defense, as well as points scored by the defense last year...get over yourself Wilbur
    > and go back to school for your degree.
    LOL, Will is clearly a Packer Fan.......

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    Re: Vikings: Don’t Believe The 'Sota Hype

    he wrote about 6 or 7 paragraphs hyping the article up, just to, in the end hate on TJack, why couldnt he have done that in the opening paragraph?

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    Re: Vikings: Don’t Believe The 'Sota Hype

    "dcboardr41" wrote:
    he wrote about 6 or 7 paragraphs hyping the article up, just to, in the end hate on TJack, why couldnt he have done that in the opening paragraph?
    To get you to read the entire article of course.

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    Re: Vikings: Don’t Believe The 'Sota Hype

    What about the Carolina Panthers? They aren't overhyped?!
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    Re: Vikings: Don’t Believe The 'Sota Hype

    i like to hype up things
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    Re: Vikings: Don’t Believe The 'Sota Hype

    Interesting premise...shitty conclusion that doesn't quite fit.
    CAR seems a better fit there to me too...I guess he just wanted to call out the QB.
    We were 8-8 with a nice 5 game win streak including the schoooling of 2 eventual championship contenders!!!
    ARI was 5-11 before his "hype" and SF was 7-9 with some lucky wins and a bunch of blowouts where they did nothing.
    Hell one of those wins was against us with a final score of 3-9...remember that pitiful affair?

    What nobody seems to realize, is that If TJack is hurt or not cutting the mustard by mid season, GUS will know the system and be ready to provide the steady veteran pressence with limited mistakes that we need to succeed!!!!!!!!
    I just hope we don't need him early!
    I think TJack is going to be all right this year...but, injuries could always sink this ship in a hurry.


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    Re: Vikings: Don’t Believe The 'Sota Hype

    I don't really have a problem with the argument the author makes that the Vikings won't be great because they won't get good QB play.
    He could be right or wrong at the end of the day, but it makes sense that if your QB is bad it will be hard to win a bunch of games and compete for a Super Bowl.
    Not impossible (congrats, Eli), but hard.

    But the argument that one team is overrated every year is kind of silly.
    The truth is that teams move around so much from year-to-year (the average move is 3 or more wins in one direction or the other) that about half the teams are overrated.
    Check out the past couple preseason power rankings from ESPN.com (2007, 2006) for an example.
    In each case, 3 of the top 6 teams didn't make the playoffs.
    Who knows what will happen next year, but I'd be willing to bet that the final 2008 standings look a lot more like the 2009 preseason power rankings than the 2008 version.

    So just as the author can pick out teams that meet his test for having a good offseason that have failed to live up to the hype, you could also find teams (e.g., 2006 Cowboys) that do live up to the hype.
    It's a simple matter of there being so many teams going each direction that you can find what you want.
    In the end, the hype has nothing to do with how well each team will actually end up playing.
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