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Elgar

  • joined Apr 29, 2008
  • last login Jul 03, 2014
  • posts 65
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I answer to "industrial engineer", "published novelist", "computer geek", "football fanatic", "hey you", and much worse. I am a native of north-east Ohio, and have lived in Massachusetts, Georgia, and Minnesota. I have been reincarnated as a Californian, and although I own an old 49ers cap from when I lived in Youngstown at the time when Junior owned the team and Montana and company won the Super Bowl, I remain an insanely loyal Viking fan and have been one since 1997. I own a home jersey #69, and an away jersey #28, and a home jersey with my personal name and number on it. A Viking throw covers my bed. I have Viking baseball caps, Viking socks, Viking earmuffs (which are admittedly fairly useless here in the middle of California, but you can always go to the mountains to wear them), various Vikings jackets, a reversable Vikings winter coat, a Vikings stocking cap, an insulated Viking beverage glass, a Viking can cozy, a Viking coaches shirt... blah, blah, blah.

(Browns fans please note: I still have my ancient Bernie Kosar shirt.)

A Fan Of...

  • NFL Minnesota Vikings
  • NCAAF Ohio St. Buckeyes
  • Golf Tiger Woods
  • FIFA USA
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Yes, We Have One; It’s Very Nice!

Using popular sports parlance, we're just going to call this Elgar being Elgar.

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There's Got to be a Morning After

"There’s got to be a morning after, if we can hold on through the night." – Ali Kasha and Joel Hirshman, Theme from The Poisidon Adventure - 1972

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Subterfuge

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Zero Dark Thirty Five

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Down the Hatch

The answers to both why Elgar has not written sooner and what happened on Sunday, the second day of autumn, (IMHO) appear below.

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Yes Mick, Just What the Doctor Ordered

Doubters Dumbstruck Worried about that shaky Blair Walsh now??? So, tell me again: Exactly how many PAT's did Blackmon block??? You can draft for whatever team hires you. The Big Zyg and I will...

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Thinking Inside and Outside the Box

And now, a dash of poetry to celebrate the fact that everything you know about football is wrong. Listen my children and you shall hear how we’ll knock the enemy on their ear.. (Yes, it does have...

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Purple Passion, the 2012 Edition

The season where Kluwe wore "4" is dead and gone. Will the new year ring in well or will our podcast be interrupted by an untoward announcement from the Mayans? Stay tuned!

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Hey Wild Bill, Where You Going with that Gun in Your Hand?

And for my next musical trick--as Satchmo used to sing--I figure whenever you’re down and out the only way is up and out, so here in these precious days before Mankato, I wonder what it is the V...

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The X Files

The question is: How will the Minnesota Vikings team fare in the 2012 season? Yes, it's a long, long while, from May to December, but with a little bit of blooming alien technology??? In a prior...

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Viva Valhalla

As they say in the Wall Street Journal, in purely economic terms alone, stadia cannot be justified; but then, in purely economic terms no justification exists for the human race, either. Why have...

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Moldy Oldies of the NFL

Rock around now with us as we turn back the clock to 1946 for this atomic blast:   Anybody here... seen the Cleveland Rams? Can you tell me where they've gone? Seems the good, they just die...

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Not Training Camp, Walter Camp

Having coached kid’s soccer myself, it’s certainly easy for people like me to wonder why a sport Americans call “football” in fact makes so such fun of punters and kickers, the only people who...

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L.A. Times announces Miss Communication 2011

"Those words that you're liable to read in the bible, it ain't necessarily so..."  -Sportin' Life (Porgy and Bess, Ira Gerswhin)   Here's an article from the left coast (L.A. Times) related...

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Mister Ninety

Drum roll please!  The 90th man is now on board, taking the Viking ship to the legal NFL roster limit of the moment.  The very last Viking (so far), signed up at the start of training camp, is...

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Footsteps...

Yes, simply because no news about a new stadium may appear in your local Minnesota paper and your shorts are now twisted in granny knots yearning for wideouts does not mean that those objects in...

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Vikings Positioned to Benefit from Rule Changes

Presuming a 2011 NFL season actually exists, the Vikings are in good stead to take advantage of new rule changes in the NFL which will allow 46 active players suited up and eliminate the previously...

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The Tug of War

"Ten million years from now, when the sun burns out and the earth is just a frozen snowball hurling through space, nobody's going to care whether or not I got this guy out."  - Tug McGraw    ...

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The Color Purple Prose

I don't even have a proper way to introduce this piece. Seriously, I don't.

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My Way or the Highway

One of our readers, a Californian, takes a look at the potential future of the Minnesota Vikings.

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The Unchristmas List (a tale of at least three cities)

Dear Santa,   Please do not deliver the following gifts to the Vikings: (Cue guy in red suit to jump chimney now -- quit rapping on Mary Poppins)

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