Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Greatest Quarterbacks to Wear the Purple

With all the concern over the quarterback position this year, I thought a good top 10 list would be the greatest quarterbacks in Vikings history. The Vikings have been around since 1961, and in that time they've seen some great and some not so great quarterbacks come through the doors. Some have gotten their start and played only with the Vikings - like Daunte until this year, some have been come here to finish their careers like Archie Manning and Jim McMahon. Here's my list of the all time greatest quarterbacks to play for the Vikings. Note they didn't have to do anything great for the Vikings - again like Archie Manning - they just have needed to put on the purple and been great.

First - honorable mention goes to Gino Torretta - he's been the butt of a lot of jokes around the twin cities in recent years and especially lately with all the quarterback concerns. Well - he was great in college.

Second - another honorable mention has to go to Jeff George - he was signed yesterday by the Raiders after not taking a snap for five years! That's pretty amazing and it'll be fun to see what happens this year. He is only 38 (the same age as Brad Johnson) and he knows the game. I heard he was teaching the run and shoot to his sons middle school team when Oakland called him - literally.

Okay one more thing - Wade Wilson and Sean Salisbury did not make the list. They did have some longevity, but they didn't play great. They had great nicknames, Whiskey and The Steak, but that doesn't get you into my top 10.

With no further ado....
10. Rich Gannon - tough competitor
9. Brad Johnson - smart competitor
8. Daunte Cullpepper - talented
7. Randall Cunningham - talented turned smart
6. Warren Moon - great passer
5. Archie Manning - legend
4. Jim McMahon - WINNER!!!!
3. Joe Kapp - 40 for 60
2. Tommy Kramer - Touchdown Tommy!
1. Fran Tarkenton - obvious choice

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

What's going on with the rube?

Let's just say - I'm back. I've got some hot ideas on how to make each page a bit better - including the news at the bottom of each post. Note this is dynamic, so it changes everytime there is some news.

Ryan Hoag

Now, for the fourth time in four years, the wide receiver -- honored as "Mr. Irrelevant" as the last player drafted in 2003 -- is trying to earn a roster spot on the Vikings.

Here's a link to google news on Ryan Hoag I'll check often.

Sunday, August 20, 2006

The Latest News - I'm back

Here's the latest Minnesota Vikings News.

Sunday, October 30, 2005

Todays Prediction

Carolina Panthers     34
Minnesota Vikings     10

I think the Panthers will just plain beat the Vikings in every way.