Monday, January 18, 2010

What This Could Mean

With a 407-326-9 record, with a winning percentage of .555, with 26 playoff appearances, with nine appearances in the NFL/NFC Championship Game, with four trips to the Super Bowl, the Minnesota Vikings are one of the most successful franchises in the league. It is, of course, incomplete. The Vikings have never won a championship. They are 0-4 in the Super Bowl. They have a proud tradition, a wonderful history, but no titles. It is a history both rich and empty

That's what this is about. We're going to learn if the story of the Minnesota Vikings is an Epic Quest, or some sort of Modernist novel about the futility of human existence. Winning a Super Bowl would be the capstone. Losing now would be one more oh-so-close moment for a franchise filled to overflowing with oh-so-close moments.

This might be another story about coming close but missing out. But this can be a story about redemption. Winning the Super Bowl could mean redeeming the 0-4 Super Bowl record. It could mean redeeming the ending of '75, of '87, of '98, of '00, of '03. It could change everything.

That's what this is about. That's what it means.


  1. Anonymous8:33 PM

    i dont even wanna no what will happen to this franchise if we lose, NO or in SB.. players, coaching, location.. anything could change for worse.

  2. Anonymous9:59 PM

    The Silver Fox will not be denied! this team has destiny written all over it. Vikings fans will die happy after this year!

  3. Anonymous12:45 AM

    The greatest quarterback era. Peyton, Brady, Brees(soon), all over 31, 'THE BEST OF' this will be debated for years. i say who cares... brett played the game like know one else.

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  5. Anonymous4:17 PM

    GO SAINTS!!!

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