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    When the Vikings start the 2008 season, it will have been 2803 days...

    When the Vikings start the 2008 season, it will have been 2803 days...

    ... since the last time we hosted an NFL playoff game in Minnesota.
    That streak needs to end - THIS YEAR.

    Here is the playoff appearance history for the Vikings.
    Years the Vikings made the playoffs are in black, years the Vikings missed the playoffs are in red.

    1970 1980 1990 2000
    1961 1971 1981 1991 2001
    1962 1972 1982 1992 2002
    1963 1973 1983 1993 2003
    1964 1974 1984 1994 2004
    1965 1975 1985 1995 2005
    1966 1976 1986 1996 2006
    1967 1977 1987 1997 2007
    1968 1978 1988 1998 2008??
    1969 1979 1989 1999

    From the late 60's through the early 80's the Vikings were one of the power houses of the NFL.
    A lot of long time Vikings fans refer to the 80's as the "lean" 80's - making the playoffs only once in 6 years.
    At the time, that was the worst streak since the Vikings first went to the playoffs in 1968.

    But as I look at our playoff history now, it hurts to realize that we are in an even leaner period right now.
    We have gone to the playoffs only once in the past seven seasons - and that was the year of that wonderful playoff game in Green Bay.
    The drought ends this season.

    It is time for the Vikings to reclaim their rightful throne atop the NFC.
    As the latest Vikings e-brochure said, "The time is NOW.
    Are you ready for NOW?"
    When we march into Lambeau Field on September 8th this year, the media will be talking about the end of Brett Fav-re 's starting streak.
    But the Vikings are going to be working towards ending a few other streaks as well.
    Green Bay's winning streak against the Vikings will end that night.
    By December, our playoff drought will end.
    By January, our lack of both NFC North Championships as well as home playoff games will be no more.
    And come February, we will end the most important streak of all.

    Skol Vikings faithful.
    This is our year.
    Zeus wrote:
    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?

    =Z=

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    Re: When the Vikings start the 2008 season, it will have been 3168 days...

    I also noticed a pattern in there.

    We made the playoffs in 1968, 1978, 1988, and 1998.
    Guess what comes next in that list. ;D
    Zeus wrote:
    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?

    =Z=

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    Re: When the Vikings start the 2008 season, it will have been 3168 days...

    Dammit ... I need to keep calm so I can do my job. Getting me all worked up here! Great post Nodak.

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    Re: When the Vikings start the 2008 season, it will have been 3168 days...

    "NodakPaul" wrote:
    I also noticed a pattern in there.

    We made the playoffs in 1968, 1978, 1988, and 1998.
    Guess what comes next in that list. ;D
    Good thing I have season tickets now!
    ;D

    I can't wait for my first playoff game in the dome.

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    Re: When the Vikings start the 2008 season, it will have been 3168 days...

    That is the kindof post you won't find on any other Vikings page.........

    Great stuff my NODAK Friend.
    I move you up on the ole spreadsheet but you are already top shelf......... ;D
    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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    Re: When the Vikings start the 2008 season, it will have been 3168 days...

    awesome research and post NP.
    talk about being due... i had no idea that we have been that anemic over the past 7 years.

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    Re: When the Vikings start the 2008 season, it will have been 3168 days...

    Very appreciated! I love my team, but often times fail to appreciate or investigate the fine points and all around stats for the 'Vikes. This is the place to come for every important facet of our team. Good stuff.
    Tuco the world.....

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    Re: When the Vikings start the 2008 season, it will have been 3168 days...

    "marstc09" wrote:
    "NodakPaul" wrote:
    I also noticed a pattern in there.

    We made the playoffs in 1968, 1978, 1988, and 1998.
    Guess what comes next in that list. ;D
    Good thing I have season tickets now!
    ;D

    I can't wait for my first playoff game in the dome.
    You and me both brother.
    I have been to a helluva lot of NFL games in my life time - including the freaking Super Bowl - but I have never been to an NFL playoff game.

    Yet another streak that will end this year.
    Zeus wrote:
    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?

    =Z=

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    Re: When the Vikings start the 2008 season, it will have been 2803 days...

    The streak ends here.
    I GUARANTEE a home playoff game this year.
    Remember this post everyone.
    If I have to eat crow then so be it.
    Hopefully I won't.

    I usually don't make bold predictions but hell if Kitna can do it then so can I.
    Let's just hope I don't follow suit (Detroit not winning 10 games last year).

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    Re: When the Vikings start the 2008 season, it will have been 2803 days...

    FYI - my initial count was off.
    The last time we hosted a playoff game was January 6th, 2001.
    I originally put the count up from January 6th, 2000 (because it was the 2000 season).
    However, that was wrong, so I fixed it.
    Zeus wrote:
    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?

    =Z=

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