Sunday, May 03, 2009

This is really happening, isn't it?

The existential nightmare is about to begin. This, this, this, and this convince me. The internal psychological tensions may cause both Minnesota and Wisconsin to cease all activity; the warring emotions may just render everybody frozen in anguish.

I now know what it means to be horrified and ecstatic at the very same moment.

9 comments:

  1. True Vike Fan11:33 PM

    Mr. Fisher I feel very, very bipolar. Can #4 the great '92-'07 antithesis of Minnesota Vikings football, push our Beloved Purple over the edge? Who cares? Personally I do! If the stars aline and this crazy BITTERSWEET marriage occurs and leads to Playoff success and beyond, it will be as if the AntiChrist has offered Us salvation. I really don't know what to think.. As with everything in life, we shall see!

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  2. As for another "this", here is Peter King's latest article: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2009/writers/peter_king/05/03/eagles/index.html

    In it he says "I know you're sick of this story. We all are. But my gut feeling is Favre never completely got this Vikings fixation out of his system. Now we wait for the smoke signals from chimneys in Eden Prairie, Minn., and southern Mississippi, to see if Favre wants to play again, and to see if the Vikings want him. If he returns, the dream game of this season won't be Pats-Colts. It'll be Vikings-Packers. Twice."

    I give him some credibility on this issue because I know Favre likes to text him and stay in touch with him.

    Last year, I was dead set against the idea. But I have warmed to it, and think it might be the missing piece we need. Hmmm....

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  3. Anonymous12:52 PM

    how can any real vikes fan want favre? didn't ANY of you see favre play last year? he stunk! and now you want that on the vikes? ugh. I guess that's how poor the T-jack and Sage combo at QB appears.

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  4. Anonymous1:40 PM

    Favre was 8-3 before he got injured, what u got to say to that?

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  5. Heineken2:34 PM

    Favre tore it up, until he tore his biceps. If he can stay healthy for one more season, then why wouldn't the vikes want him. He won't have to work as hard with MN then he did in NY or even GB. Let him steal a super bowl and then retire.

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  6. Let me say all my feelings are entirely irrational. My fandom for the Vikes and ensuing "distaste" for the Packers and Favre, thus making me horrified: irrational. My association of "Brett Favre" as "Hall of Fame quarterback" (rather than "40 year old interception thrower") that could end up quarterbacking a team that has featured Brad Johnson, Tarvaris Jackson, Kelly Holcomb, Brooks Bollinger, and gus Frerotte the past three seasons, thus making me ecstatic: irrational. I can't reason about these things--even when I try the rational argument is just an attempt to explain irrational emotions.

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  7. Even Brett Favre from 3 years ago was hit-and-miss.

    Besides, this is a potent young offense that can contend for years. They don't need a one-year rental, they need a franchise QB who'll be around for a while to keep winning with Peterson, Harvin, etc.

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  8. Indeed, but where is this franchise QB coming from at this point?

    Honestly, I'm not sure how much more a 40 year old Favre brings over a 31 year old Rosenfels (other than ticket sales, of course). I'm just not sure--it seems like Favre's numbers have been dropping off in the last third or fourth of a season for a few years now. I might just be so distraught about the Johnson-Jackson-Holcomb-Bollinger-Frerotte years, and fearful that Rosenfels just adds a sixth name and a fourth year to that mess (though I'm actually optimistic Rosenfels is good: he seems accurate and strong-armed, so he's probably be best QB the Vikes have had since Daunte).

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  9. Yeah, I don't know if Rosenfels is the franchise QB, but he's much more likely to be that guy than Favre (who had a slightly better season than Gus Frerotte last year)

    Plus, not having the team deal with the whole Favre soap opera allows for a real qb to be found.

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