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Elgar

  • joined Apr 29, 2008
  • last login Jul 03, 2014
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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.)

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The Silver Lining

The good news is that if we keep Favre throwing picks like this, we're still in solid contention for the top draft pick, although Carolina the Panthers are going to be tough to catch, getting beat...

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High Noon

As the Beatles once said, it won't be long.  Yes, what other time could they possibly hold the game in which the famed ol' gunslinger makes his last stand? It's a movie classic, just like the old...

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Will it go round in circles?

 "Who's that yonder dressed in black?  Must be the hypocrites a-turning back"  - Go Tell it on the Mountain    In this week's episode, I offer a map of what happened, what is happening, and...

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Mythical Runaway Beer Truck finds its mark in Byron Leftwich

Yes, the fickle finger of fate is still alive and well, and involves an ex-Viking attempting a block. Chances of some team, somewhere, wanting to trade for Sage Rosenfels received somewhat of a...

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The Pentagon of Diversity Rides Again

And the angel said unto them, Fear not...     Luke 2:10 Yes, the Viking brass know what has been going on with Rice, and they've been cooking up a recipe to zest up the stew while the wild...

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Hey you, Hatchet Man.

They say every blessing is a curse, and vice versa.   The problem with having a great NFL roster is that before the season even starts, some people with enough talent to play in the NFL will be put...

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The Atomic Bomb was NOT a Publicity Stunt

Yes, this is actually rather relevant to the future of NFL professional football in Minnesota, but then I digress. "America asks that you take immediate heed of what we say on this leaflet. We...

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Faneca Fantasy Football Foundation (4F)

Some of you may not remember John Matthew Gerak.   He was the last Viking to wear #66. I remember John because he played in the Steel Valley Conference in high school for the rival Struthers...

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Heads I win; Tails you lose.

The whole truth and nothing but the truth is that before the Minnesota Vikings arrive in New Orleans to defeat the Saints this fall, approximately three cornerbacks, five defensive linemen, two...

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Why Brett Favre should Decide by April 20

We must all hang together or assuredly we shall all hang separately.  –Ben Franklin, 1776 So what does signing the Decelaration of Independence have to do with football?   Unlike last...

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Bobby McCray Nominated for Cheap Shot Artist of the Week

Well, okay, I lied.  Maybe this Saints idea of breaking the rules intentionally is rubbing off on me.    Actually, Bobby as been fined 20 grand by the NFL for two hits on Favre.   h...

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Tails Never Fails

Sometimes we have to decide if the glass is half empty or half full.    And when the final evidence is that the margin of victory included the results of a coin toss, and two close plays in OT that...

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T’was the NFC Championship

T’was four weeks after Christmas, despite rumored rifts, Brett Favre and the Vikings still kept opening gifts. Their helmets were hung about their lockers with care. Another game was coming,...

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In the Middle of Our Street

  Our house!   Forget all the talking heads on ESPN.  The noises which they make nearly always have negligible effect on the outcome of football games.  Refuse to lose any sleep over them.  The...

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The Prophet

Today is January 6, 2010.  Whose 127th birthday is it?   (No, not that of Brett or Bullwinkle.)       Presented for your consideration another fractured fairy tale, wherein one more Minnesota...

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The Unbearable Lightness of Being in the Playoffs

In the year Twenty-Ten, what the heck will happen then?  Cowboys, and Packers, and Cards, oh my!!! Coach Brad Childress has sent the players off for a week to frolic in Prague, or wherever else...

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Thunderdome

The truth is the game is rigged:   Some team always wins the Super Bowl, movies about Black Sunday not withstanding.  Someone will get the glory, whether they know it or not yet.   So, do you feel...

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Zen and the Art of the Absurd Football Prediction Parody

HIGH TECHNOLOGY In a Best Buy store in Stockton, California this Friday morning, a young man is playing Madden beside his companion on a jumbo hi-def screen.   In this world of high contrast...

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The Mythical MSFC Stadium

Yes, on December 17, 2009 AD, the last day before the month of Muharram of 1431 anno Hegirae, the Minnesota Sports Facilities Commission announced their pipe dream for a new stadium.  (Happy new...

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No Interest in NFL in LA, eh?

Yes, there are as many incorrect statements being made about why the Vikings will never move to LA as there are lakes in Minnesota.   Here is a link to the newly-published answer to those morons...

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The Beginning of the End

Some people believe the runestone in Kensington, Minnesota is fake.   Or perhaps the stone's author knew more about writing in runes than some ivory tower folks who are centuries removed from it...

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Not So Random Well Weathered Thoughts

Ah, the great outdoors! Heinz Field in Pittsburgh has a field of real grass.   The day before the the Steelers host the Vikings, the Pitt Panthers will wear their finest blue as they host the...

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Quantum Mechanical Brett Favre

Regarding the play to Greg Lewis, some people are complaining about the lack of other receivers in the end zone.   This play is not the hail Mary, where devoted prayer or the random bounce of the...

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Here Come da Judges

On Patriot Day in the year 2009, the three-judge panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit ruled as follows: "In these consolidated appeals, the National Football League...

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Do You Believe in Miracles?

Minnesotans should recognize my title as those words which Al Michaels spoke seconds before Minnesotan Herb Brooks coached the 1980 U. S. Olympic hockey team to an unlikely victory over the Soviet...

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You Do the Math

Pretend today is Saturday, September 5, 2009.   You are the head coach of the Minnesota Vikings.   You're trimming down your roster to those 53 men who will make the final cut, and you know your...

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Why Mark Craig is a Total Idiot

If you haven't read Mark Craig, you are way ahead of the game, so I won't even link to his latest blog in which he whines over Brett Favre.    As has been clearly acknowledged by the Strib, this...

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Winfield Signs

In another tempest in a teapot, much ado about nothing story's finale, Antoine Winfield, formerly of THE Ohio State University and Buffalo Bills, where he lost the Super Bowl in the Music City...

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The Up Side of Favre Goes Beyond the Throwing of Footballs

Dave Myers has written the following article on Favre for the LaCrosse Tribune, which discusses Favre's legacy and the things he brings to the table which go well beyond his future Hall of Fame...

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Numb-ers - The Name Just Says it All

Why Favre's quarterbacking stats do not carry the day in the real world. Statistics appear in many discussions of sports.  Let's not be fooled.  The next time someone unloads stats on you in a...

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