Thursday, February 16, 2006

return

well, not really. i just forgot i had this thing. anyway, let it be known; trade daunte culpepper. trade him for a first round pick, a second round pick, a seventh rounder, i don't care. it has been my position that daunte culpepper is a highly overrated QB. in 2003, daunte culpepper was hurt (again). but, the vikes did not miss a beat with Gus Frerrote at QB. in fact, they looked liked the 98 vikings. why? because of randy moss, it did not matter who was in the game at QB. in 2004, randy missed an extended period of time with a hamstring injury. what happened? the vikes went from a NFC title contender to a team that barely made the playoffs. in fact, the vikings should have traded daunte a couple of years ago. i have no respect for daunte. i have no respect for him badmouthing randy moss at the pro bowl. i have no respect for him saying, "this offense will be better without randy moss" and then playing like a Ryan Leaf or Spergon Wynn. i won't cry when daunte is traded. even though i wish randy was still here, it is time to trade him for anything.

My vikings offseason wishlist:

FREE AGENCY:
Adam Archeleta; get chavous out of there. replace him with an athlete who runs around and is a threat to blitz every time.

Jon Runyan: cut rosenthal and get runyan to shut at least one DE down per game.

Edgerrin James: sign him. perfect for the offense and will make the vikings explosive again on offense.

Will Witherspoon:

Draft:
Chad Greenway or if the vikes don't sign Edge, draft lendale white.

in the mid rounds: Jeremy Bloom. perfect as a return guy and a fifth receiver.

that's all i got for this time.

Sunday, February 05, 2006

Super bowl

Another super bowl is history. The Steelers defeated the Seahawks with the help of some lucky breaks. FOr me, watching a super bowl is like going to a wedding alone. You feel happy for those involved and wish them well (unless of course, you are secretly pining for the bride) but ultimately, you are sad because you so desperately want to be in the same situation yourself. For me, this means either seeing the vikings or broncos in the super bowl and down the line, denny green and randy moss winning a title. I watched every second of coverage from about 2:15 (when the Kansas game finished up) until grey's anatomy.

The loss does not bode well for the Seahawks. There is the numbing sadness of losing the game, being so close to the prize, knowing that you were there, inside the red zone for a game leading TD. If recent history is any indicator, the Seahawks are in for a pitiful 2006 regular season. But as i know, the thing about trends is that once you consider them to be commonplace and infutable, they will soon disintegrate. Don't buy into this talk of Shaun Alexander becoming a Viking or a member of any other team for that matter. The Seahawks will resign him and don't think that just because of his less than stellar performance that the Seahawks will just suddenly cut the cord and go into the next season with Maurice Morris as their primary back. They still have their receivers, maybe another receiver in the draft would be allright as would perhaps another TE. Add that to the fact that the Seahawks will still be playing or feasting on NFC West teams, it seems like they will still be contenders.


I watched this super bowl, wall to wall. Even though it was disappointing in the sense that it wasn't a cliffhanger, i still watched it and appreciated the paegentry of it all. I loved seeing Phil Simms in the pre game show, winning a GMC Yukon for some lucky person. As i told Mac, if i was in a tricky situation or a situation where prizes were at stake and i needed someone to make some throws for my cause, Phil Simms would be my number one choice, every single damn time.