Are you READY for some FOOTBALL!!!

nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 16,602
edited August 2014 in The Clubhouse
I know I am. and as a Vikings fan, I always have very high expectations(and always get let down.)

I am under no illusions this season however, but I do have some confidence in the direction my Purple Gang is going under Mike Zimmer. I just got a new expression to use on my guys at work... "We are done talking about the labor, just show me the baby."

This guy is a straight-talking, no bs kind of guy that really seems to have the respect of his team, and that can only mean good things down the road.

I would be happy this year with an 8-8 season after the debacle last year, but that Lombardi and a ring would be sweet!(it is still preseason, so I can still dream:lol:)
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  • obieoneobieone Posts: 5,008
    edited July 2014
    My new rules for the NFL: Any team, that can go a whole season, without a scandal, wins the trophy!:wink:
    I refuse to argue with idiots, because people can't tell the DIFFERENCE!
  • tonybtonyb Posts: 27,812
    edited July 2014
    Your sounding like a Chicago fan John. Dream all you want....that's about as close to winning the big game as you or I will get.
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  • grimmace19grimmace19 Posts: 1,428
    edited July 2014
    Excited for today myself... My uncle who is a die-hard bears fan has to pay up on his end of our bet today based on the Packer/Bear game last season. We are going to a Rockies game out here in which he has to wear a Packer jersey the entire game, and a cheesehead for 2 innings... here's to hoping he ends up on TV!
  • deronb1deronb1 Posts: 3,958
    edited July 2014
    Minnesota got a gem in Zimmer. As a Bengals fan, it sucks to lose him. Could care less about Gruden, but guys like Zimmer are hard to find. Go Cats!
  • kevhed72kevhed72 Posts: 2,932
    edited July 2014
    Superbowl Prediction......Bears vs. Colts.....Bears win 30 - 17 this time.
  • Msabot1Msabot1 Posts: 1,903
    edited July 2014
    Zimmer will and I mean will get the Vikes on track...He was one top notch DC for Cincinnati...should have got the HC job there,but we all know how that went....Cinci's loss...Vikes gain....in spades.....
  • gudnoyezgudnoyez Posts: 5,753
    edited July 2014
    Being a diehard Viking fan Zimmer and Norv Turner got talent to work with we will be fine with Cassel starting and Bridgewater backing us up, Linebackers and Defesive backs are the only teams weakness if Zimmer can improve those areas we could easily win the NFC North. SKOL!
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  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 16,602
    edited July 2014
    kevhed72 wrote: »
    Superbowl Prediction......Bears vs. Colts.....Bears win 30 - 17 this time.

    Bears and Seattle in the NFC title game, Seattle wins. Denver and the Colts for the AFC, Denver wins this one.

    Denver wins, Peyton retires and rides off into the sunset...
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  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 16,602
    edited July 2014
    gudnoyez wrote: »
    Being a diehard Viking fan Zimmer and Norv Turner got talent to work with we will be fine with Cassel starting and Bridgewater backing us up, Linebackers and Defesive backs are the only teams weakness if Zimmer can improve those areas we could easily win the NFC North. SKOL!

    I like the optimism, but that is all it is. The Vikings have some top notch talent, but playing outdoors for the first time in 30 years with an entirely new way of doing things on both sides of the ball is a lot to take in. I see them being contenders next season for the division, advancing into the playoffs in 2016, and 2017/2018 seasons being good enough once again to have a shot.
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  • Sci-fi Polk GuySci-fi Polk Guy Posts: 196
    edited July 2014
    I am ready for some football!! I am a die-hard Tampa Bay Buccaneers fan, and I expect to see a definite improvement over last season. (BTW, the Bucs were two plays away from having a 9 - 7 season last year.) With Doug Martin returning at running back, adding Mike Evans at wide receiver as an additional weapon, and with Lovie Smith, a defense-minded coach at the helm, things are looking pretty good.
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  • tonybtonyb Posts: 27,812
    edited July 2014
    Lovie Smith, while a nice guy, isn't going to take you to the big show. He's too easy going, not enough fire in the belly.
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  • txcoastal1txcoastal1 Posts: 8,458
    edited July 2014
    Only thing I know is the Texans have only one way to go and that's up, since they screwed the pooch last year
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  • tonybtonyb Posts: 27,812
    edited July 2014
    txcoastal1 wrote: »
    Only thing I know is the Texans have only one way to go and that's up, since they screwed the pooch last year

    LOL...ya know now you've gotta send over one of those companies that clean up after a disaster....get all the wine I just spewed out off the walls.
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  • Sci-fi Polk GuySci-fi Polk Guy Posts: 196
    edited July 2014
    tonyb wrote: »
    Lovie Smith, while a nice guy, isn't going to take you to the big show. He's too easy going, not enough fire in the belly.

    First, I made a mistake. Tampa Bay's record in 2013 was 4-12. It was 7-9 in 2012. My error!! Sorry about that one.

    Second, it will be interesting to see what Lovie Smith will do this upcoming season. He is cut from the same mold as Tony Dungy, who did win a Super Bowl. Granted Dungy's Colts were much more talented than Smith's present Buccaneers. Truthfully, I would be very pleasantly surprised if the Bucs made the big show this year. An 8-8 season this year would be a vast improvement over last year's 4-12 shipwreck.

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  • jephdoodjephdood Posts: 1,677
    edited July 2014
    Denver wins, Peyton retires and rides off into the sunset...

    Better have that surgically repaired neck of his on a swivel.. Otherwise, second verse, same as the first.

    ;-)
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  • tonybtonyb Posts: 27,812
    edited July 2014
    First, I made a mistake. Tampa Bay's record in 2013 was 4-12. It was 7-9 in 2012. My error!! Sorry about that one.

    Second, it will be interesting to see what Lovie Smith will do this upcoming season. He is cut from the same mold as Tony Dungy, who did win a Super Bowl. Granted Dungy's Colts were much more talented than Smith's present Buccaneers. Truthfully, I would be very pleasantly surprised if the Bucs made the big show this year. An 8-8 season this year would be a vast improvement over last year's 4-12 shipwreck.

    BTW, your gear is awesome!!

    I dunno man, Dungy and Smith while similar, have different coaching abilities. I think Dungy can spot troublesome areas quicker and more importantly make changes quicker. A more results orientated coach. Lovie likes to let things play out too long before making decisions. Both nice guys, both good coaches, but Dungy has that extra something imho that makes him stand out. Hope he does better for you guys, maybe your head office is better than ours was.
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  • scottyboy76scottyboy76 Posts: 2,935
    edited July 2014
    Definitely curious as to how the falcons will do.

    So many questions to be answered, such as,

    Is coach smith the real deal?

    Are the 2 expensive wide receivers durable enought to warrant the attention and money in this pass happy league?

    Have they found enough replacements on the O line who are nasty, and tough enough to dance in the battle zone and protect matty ice well enough for routes to develop?

    Has Matt Dimitroff made enough sleeper picks to regain his boy wonder gm title back.

    I think a few of these will be decided this year.

    My sister was Arthur Blanks personal secretary just after the falcons purchase, and a couple years afterward, this is now his org. top to bottom, and believe me he does not accept failure, so we may be seeing the last of some of the nemes i just mentioned if this year is not far better than mediocre.
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  • gudnoyezgudnoyez Posts: 5,753
    edited July 2014
    I like the optimism, but that is all it is. The Vikings have some top notch talent, but playing outdoors for the first time in 30 years with an entirely new way of doing things on both sides of the ball is a lot to take in. I see them being contenders next season for the division, advancing into the playoffs in 2016, and 2017/2018 seasons being good enough once again to have a shot.

    5 of last year's losses were in the last two minutes with the predictable Tampa Two defense they should of dropped that years ago we could of won 9 or ten games last year had we had d backs or a linebacker Corp Greenway is not very good with Turner running that offense I see them winning 10 games which will be enough to be competitive in the NFC North with Cassel at the helm.
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  • Sci-fi Polk GuySci-fi Polk Guy Posts: 196
    edited July 2014
    Definitely curious as to how the falcons will do.

    So many questions to be answered, such as,

    Is coach smith the real deal?


    Are the 2 expensive wide receivers durable enought to warrant the attention and money in this pass happy league?

    Have they found enough replacements on the O line who are nasty, and tough enough to dance in the battle zone and protect matty ice well enough for routes to develop?

    Has Matt Dimitroff made enough sleeper picks to regain his boy wonder gm title back.

    I think a few of these will be decided this year.

    My sister was Arthur Blanks personal secretary just after the falcons purchase, and a couple years afterward, this is now his org. top to bottom, and believe me he does not accept failure, so we may be seeing the last of some of the nemes i just mentioned if this year is not far better than mediocre.
    Tony Gonzalez will be sorely missed. That's for sure. Also, I definitely agree with your point about Roddy White and Julio Jones. Those two guys have the potential to do a lot of damage, if they can remain healthy. And, I can identify with what you wrote about the O-line. That's an area in which Tampa Bay has had some difficulty over the years.
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  • teekay0007teekay0007 Posts: 1,920
    edited July 2014
    tonyb wrote: »
    Lovie Smith, while a nice guy, isn't going to take you to the big show. He's too easy going, not enough fire in the belly.

    True, true! And the fact that he hired Leslie Frazer as his defensive coordinator, pretty much seals it for Lovie - talk about a "No Fire In The Belly" A-Team!! They'll both be fired by the end of the 2015 season...write that down.
  • txcoastal1txcoastal1 Posts: 8,458
    edited July 2014
    tonyb wrote: »
    LOL...ya know now you've gotta send over one of those companies that clean up after a disaster....get all the wine I just spewed out off the walls.

    If the Texans clean up their act, I'll personally come clean up the disaster.....odds are on my side :-P, that I will not have to see a grown man locked out of his in his undies

    FYI-You need to come clean up the mess I spewed from that story...'cause that was some funny crap
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  • voltzvoltz Posts: 4,681
    edited July 2014
    gudnoyez wrote: »
    Being a diehard Viking fan Zimmer and Norv Turner got talent to work with we will be fine with Cassel starting and Bridgewater backing us up, Linebackers and Defesive backs are the only teams weakness if Zimmer can improve those areas we could easily win the NFC North. SKOL!

    I am hoping your right as I'm also a die-hard Viking Fan!
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  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 16,602
    edited July 2014
    gudnoyez wrote: »
    5 of last year's losses were in the last two minutes with the predictable Tampa Two defense they should of dropped that years ago we could of won 9 or ten games last year had we had d backs or a linebacker Corp Greenway is not very good with Turner running that offense I see them winning 10 games which will be enough to be competitive in the NFC North with Cassel at the helm.


    I love the optimism, as I said, but there are just too many variables at play here for me to want to get my hopes up that high. Anything can go wrong at this point, and as Vikings fans, we know all too well that they usually do.

    I think the Saints are going to have a tough year, but this year's Cinderella may just be Detroit.
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  • PolkieManPolkieMan Posts: 2,446
    edited July 2014
    I don't know anyone that plays the game(s) so I really don't care.
    txcoastal1 wrote: »
    Only thing I know is the Texans have only one way to go and that's up, since they screwed the pooch last year
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  • kdblove_99kdblove_99 Posts: 108
    edited July 2014
    Bears in the SB with Cutler at QB, thanks for the laugh I needed that. .
  • RduNCRduNC Posts: 87
    edited July 2014
    Super Bowl Prediction :-: Philadelphia Eagles Win It All... Thanks for all of you who participated this year! lol :-)
  • jeremymarcinkojeremymarcinko Posts: 2,807
    edited July 2014
    I'm pumped up for my Browns and so happy Joe Banner is gone. It didn't take Mr. Haslam long to recognize that guy was an unitelligent control freak. I think the Browns are in much better hands letting Ray Farmer and Coach Pettine run things. Lots of changes in Cleveland, but I think my Browns may actually earn more than 4 wins for a change.
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  • dbKillerdbKiller Posts: 320
    edited July 2014
    My Falcons are always a hit and miss, but I am ready for some football. Come on Sunday nights!!!
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  • deronb1deronb1 Posts: 3,958
    edited July 2014
    I'm pumped up for my Browns and so happy Joe Banner is gone. It didn't take Mr. Haslam long to recognize that guy was an unitelligent control freak. I think the Browns are in much better hands letting Ray Farmer and Coach Pettine run things. Lots of changes in Cleveland, but I think my Browns may actually earn more than 4 wins for a change.[/Q
    Browns scare the heck out of me. They were in a lot of games last year. Solid D and ok offense. Always play the Bengals tough
  • ken brydsonken brydson Posts: 6,563
    edited July 2014
    No love for the Seahawks last year on CP and we proved you wrong with one of the worst thrashings in SB history.... Time will tell :biggrin:
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