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THE END IS NEAR..

THE END IS NEAR..

Goodbye Metrodome, may all the curses that are within you die in your rubble.

By vegasvike

67 comments on “THE END IS NEAR..

  1. I expect the final game in the dome to be a barn burner-two coaches playing for…bragging rights… as to which coach will get fired before the other.

    Vikings win the final game ever in the dome in dramatic fashion…as the Vikings faithful close the chapter on watching another dismal effort of a talented team on the verge of…

    Vikings 41 Lions 38

  2. http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1902219-2014-nfl-draft-prospect-names-you-absolutely-must-know

    Crichton looked pretty hostile in his bowl game earlier this week and if he is there in the 3rd the Vikings should seriously consider him.
    I would also like Turner in the 3rd but maybe move him to LG and create a dominate left side of the OLine so whoever the QB is he can be protected.
    Could go for Adams in the 2nd if\when Simpson walks and have him split time with Jennings on the outside during 3 WR sets.

    Still want a mammoth of a NT but unsure of where DaQuan Jones will be likely to go, possibly mid-late 1st.

  3. What’s up everybody? As everyone know it’s that time of the year to start scoping out the upcoming prospects and feel out the talent of the upcoming draft class.

    I was watching game film when I came across Lamarcus Joyner! Remember the name because he will make an impact during his NFL career. He plays FS right over where Xavier Rhodes might play corner next year! Which is interesting because they played the same side of the field for Florida State and was a deadly tandem.

    Joyner and Rhodes paired with Smith and a decent corner(Maybe Prater) could make a damn good secondary. He should be available where we sit in the second.

    Check him out!

    • It’s disheartening to see how much the players like him. He’s been a failure as a head coach, turning in one positive year in 3 opportunities. He also fails to give me any hope that he can improve when he conducts press conferences – repeating the same generic script every time he’s behind the podium. His speeches do nothing for me, so they MUST be completely different in the locker room if he has prominent players like Peterson & Jennings trying to help save his job. I just wish he would show some of that locker room personality to the media.

  4. The potential to improve our draft standings appears to be pretty slim going into this final week. There are 5 teams currently sitting half a game ahead of us in the draft rankings, all with 4 wins and 11 losses. Unfortunately, 4 of them are facing off against some of the best teams this year.

    On paper, it looks like the only of these teams that has a chance to win this week is Cleveland. They’re going to Pittsburgh for their final game to face off against another team that has no chance of getting to the playoffs.

    The other teams are facing off against Carolina, Indianapolis, New Orleans and Denver. Carolina and New Orleans are a game apart for the division lead, so don’t expect either of those teams to let the season slip away in the final week against a 4-win club. Meanwhile, Indy already has the division locked away, but they’ve still got a shot for a first round bye, so don’t expect them to let that opportunity slip away with a loss.

    Now there’s a chance that with homefield advantage locked up, Denver may just play it easy and let their backups give the starters some extra rest, but when they’re playing one of the worst teams in the league, even backups can do a decent job of embarrassing the starters.

    In short, it doesn’t look like we have much to play for this week, but with our draft position already all but locked up, we don’t have any reason to not go all-out for the win at this point either.

    With that in mind I can at least go to the game fully rooting for one last big win. My prediction for the final game in the dome is that the Vikings come out for one final hoo-rah, decimating the hapless Pussy Cats from Bankruptcy Michigan by a score of 28-31.

    • If he’s there when our 2nd 3rd round pick rolls around, it won’t bother me. But his size is a big concern. It may not matter much in college, but when he gets to the pros, WRs will be laughing at how easy it is to make a completion over his head. Offenses have been embarrasing us on 3rd down too frequently as it is, so I don’t want another guy who instills pain after the catch – I want someone who negates the possibility of a catch.

      • Well if that’s the case me next question is did you watch the video? He does a damn good job of separating the receiver and ball.

        Size isn’t everything especially when we already have guys who are 6’2 and still can’t cover(Chris cook)

  5. Exactly the type of player we need. I see his stock rising so i doubt he will be available in the third, especially after the BCS championship game. He has a knack for creating turnovers. Our secondary is atrocious and I can’t watch another year of that.

  6. When your an animal size doesn’t matter. He is known as the Biggest pound for pound hitter in College Football! Even more coincidental he is compared to Antoine Winfield. Did you see how hard he hit Michael Floyd and Tyler Eifert when they were still in college?

    Our biggest need is a slot corner anyways because Josh Robinson got toasted all season.

    • I read this and wondered how 2 players could be termed “the best nose tackle in college football right now”.
      There was also a large disconnect between the college assessor and the draft evaluator, I guess because of the differences between the college game and the NFL. Even so, that underscores the difficulty of assessing college players’ suitability for the NFL.

  7. Some jokes about engineers. I are one.
    Understanding Engineers #1
    Two engineering students were biking across a university campus when one said, “Where did you get such a great bike?”
    The second engineer replied, “Well, I was walking along yesterday, minding my own business, when a beautiful woman rode up on this bike, threw it to the ground, took off all her clothes and said, “Take what you want.”
    The first engineer nodded approvingly and said, “Good choice: The clothes probably wouldn’t have fit you anyway.”

    Understanding Engineers #2
    To the optimist, the glass is half-full. To the pessimist, the glass is half-empty. To the engineer, the glass is twice as big as it needs to be.

    Understanding Engineers #3
    A priest, a doctor, and an engineer were waiting one morning for a particularly slow group of golfers.
    The engineer fumed, “What’s with those guys? We must have been waiting for fifteen minutes!”
    The doctor chimed in, “I don’t know, but I’ve never seen such inept golf!”
    The priest said, “Here comes the greens-keeper. Let’s have a word with him.” He said, “Hello George, What’s wrong with that group ahead of us? They’re rather slow, aren’t they?”
    The greens-keeper replied, “Oh, yes. That’s a group of blind firemen. They lost their sight saving our clubhouse from a fire last year, so we always let them play for free anytime!”
    The group fell silent for a moment. The priest said, “That’s so sad. I think I will say a special prayer for them tonight.”
    The doctor said, “Good idea. I’m going to contact my ophthalmologist colleague and see if here’s anything she can do for them.”
    The engineer said, “Why can’t they play at night?”

    Understanding Engineers #4
    What is the difference between mechanical engineers and civil engineers? Mechanical engineers build weapons. Civil engineers build targets.

    Understanding Engineers #5
    The graduate with a science degree asks, “Why does it work?”
    The graduate with an engineering degree asks, “How does it work?”
    The graduate with an accounting degree asks, “How much will it cost?”
    The graduate with an arts degree asks, “Do you want fries with that?”

    Understanding Engineers #6
    Three engineering students were gathered together discussing who must have designed the human body.
    One said, “It was a mechanical engineer. Just look at all the joints.”
    Another said, “No, it was an electrical engineer. The nervous system has many thousands of electrical connections.”
    The last one said, “No, actually it had to have been a civil engineer. Who else would run a toxic waste pipeline through a recreational area?”

    Understanding Engineers #7
    Normal people believe that if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. Engineers believe that if it ain’t broke, it doesn’t have enough features yet.

    Understanding Engineers #8
    An engineer was crossing a road one day, when a frog called out to him and said, “If you kiss me, I’ll turn into a beautiful princess.”
    He bent over, picked up the frog, and put it in his pocket.
    The frog spoke up again and said, “If you kiss me, I’ll turn back into a beautiful princess and stay with you for one week.”
    The engineer took the frog out of his pocket, smiled at it and returned it to the pocket.
    The frog then cried out, “If you kiss me and turn me back into a princess, I’ll stay with you for one week and do anything you want.”
    Again, the engineer took the frog out, smiled at it and put it back into his pocket.
    Finally, the frog asked, “What is the matter? I’ve told you I’m a beautiful princess and that I’ll stay with you for one week and do anything you want. Why won’t you kiss me?”
    The engineer said, “Look, I’m an engineer. I don’t have time for a girlfriend, but a talking frog – now that’s cool.”

    And Finally
    Two engineers???
    Two engineers were standing at the base of a flagpole, looking at its top.
    A woman walked by and asked what they were doing.
    “We’re supposed to find the height of this flagpole,” said Sven, “but we don’t have a ladder.”
    The woman took a wrench from her purse, loosened a couple of bolts, and laid the pole down on the ground. Then she took a tape measure from her pocketbook, took a measurement, announced, “Twenty one feet, six inches,” and walked away.
    One engineer shook his head and laughed, “A lot of good that does us. We ask for the height and she gives us the length!”
    Both engineers have since quit their engineering jobs and are currently serving in the United States Congress.

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