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#1 Doomtints

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Posted 05 January 2018 - 01:27 PM

https://www.cbssport...g-playoff-loss/

 

For the Vikings I bet you can guess which year is listed.  

 

However, the Vikings have no shortage of embarrassing playoff losses. There are too many to list.


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Posted 05 January 2018 - 01:33 PM

I guess that link is blocked by my work. It has to be 1998 in my view, but I can see this as a generational bit meaning we're all going to have some biases based on age at the time of the losses.

 

2009 was brutal but easier on me as I my innocence had already been lost 11 years prior. I'd guess others felt the same in 1998 as their innocence had already been lost when Drew Pearson physically assaulted Vikings Nation via Nate Wright.

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Posted 05 January 2018 - 01:55 PM

 

I guess that link is blocked by my work. It has to be 1998 in my view, but I can see this as a generational bit meaning we're all going to have some biases based on age at the time of the losses.

 

2009 was brutal but easier on me as I my innocence had already been lost 11 years prior. I'd guess others felt the same in 1998 as their innocence had already been lost when Drew Pearson physically assaulted Vikings Nation via Nate Wright.

 

1998 was my indoctrination too. 

 

I was a high school senior and had been a casual Vikings fan for several years but really bought in with Randy Moss and that high flying offense. I remember how geeked I was about the squad and how I was already planning where to watch the Super Bowl. The NFC Championship game was a foregone conclusion, just a minor hurdle before the big event. 

 

My Dad warned me all season. He would tell tales of the 1970s teams that were glorious, the Purple People Eaters who rifled through everybody during the regular season, only to be humiliated by whatever AFC opponent they drew. The Pearson game, of course, was discussed regularly.

 

We had a Super Bowl mug from the 1992 Super Bowl in Minneapolis that listed all the previous SB results. I remember vividly the morning of the NFC Championship game I was drinking out of it, probably going on about how great that team was and that no one could slow that offense down (besides Tampa but whatever).

 

My Dad just scoffed and said "Look at your glass".

 

I did.

 

"How many Vikings Super Bowl wins do you count?"

 

Well none. This year -- THIS YEAR -- was going to be the year. IT WAS DIFFERENT. RANDY MOSS.

 

Like all the other fans, I watched in horror as the team inevitably collapsed. I didn't listen. I let them in. 

 

Now I know better. 2009 was a great reminder. For a moment there late in that game, I allowed myself to think about a Super Bowl appearance. They just needed a few yards. Longwell had been money all day. This was actually going to happen. WRONG. Blair Walsh's recent malfeasance was a nice booster shot of reality. It's best to remain dead inside when it comes to the Minnesota Vikings. Sure, celebrate the small victories. Enjoy the play. Don't, however, don't expect anything more than eventual failure. 

 

Hey, if they go to the Super Bowl and against all odds actually win it, I will burn this town with jubilation just like everyone else. Until then, I'm dead inside. 

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Posted 05 January 2018 - 02:17 PM

When Walsh missed the field goal I remember the feeling of my heart falling into my stomach. Then I remembered, oh, this is the Vikings, there's no point in feeling this feeling yet again. :o

I stopped following the Vikings in the Tommy Kramer years but of course picked them up again in 98. It wasn't just that they were good in 98, but they had been pretty good for a couple of years before. 

 

I vaguely remember some of the playoff games from the 70s. I remember the Pittsburgh superbowl, the Pearson game, etc.

 

This year seems different but we'll see. 


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Posted 05 January 2018 - 02:26 PM

Why would you post this?!!!

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Posted 05 January 2018 - 03:13 PM

Why would you post this?!!!

Yeah. Slideshow format. Ugh.

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Posted 05 January 2018 - 04:39 PM

Hmmm. 1975.

https://www.twinciti...40-years-later/

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Posted 05 January 2018 - 04:47 PM

 

1998 was my indoctrination too. 

 

I was a high school senior and had been a casual Vikings fan for several years but really bought in with Randy Moss and that high flying offense. I remember how geeked I was about the squad and how I was already planning where to watch the Super Bowl. The NFC Championship game was a foregone conclusion, just a minor hurdle before the big event. 

 

My Dad warned me all season. He would tell tales of the 1970s teams that were glorious, the Purple People Eaters who rifled through everybody during the regular season, only to be humiliated by whatever AFC opponent they drew. The Pearson game, of course, was discussed regularly.

 

We had a Super Bowl mug from the 1992 Super Bowl in Minneapolis that listed all the previous SB results. I remember vividly the morning of the NFC Championship game I was drinking out of it, probably going on about how great that team was and that no one could slow that offense down (besides Tampa but whatever).

 

My Dad just scoffed and said "Look at your glass".

 

I did.

 

"How many Vikings Super Bowl wins do you count?"

 

Well none. This year -- THIS YEAR -- was going to be the year. IT WAS DIFFERENT. RANDY MOSS.

 

Like all the other fans, I watched in horror as the team inevitably collapsed. I didn't listen. I let them in. 

 

Now I know better. 2009 was a great reminder. For a moment there late in that game, I allowed myself to think about a Super Bowl appearance. They just needed a few yards. Longwell had been money all day. This was actually going to happen. WRONG. Blair Walsh's recent malfeasance was a nice booster shot of reality. It's best to remain dead inside when it comes to the Minnesota Vikings. Sure, celebrate the small victories. Enjoy the play. Don't, however, don't expect anything more than eventual failure. 

 

Hey, if they go to the Super Bowl and against all odds actually win it, I will burn this town with jubilation just like everyone else. Until then, I'm dead inside. 

 

I like some (many?) here, was introduced to reality really for the first time on January 17th 1999. I was 12 years old turning 13 and was on the sweet, sweet ride known as the 1998 Vikings. I was drinking all the purple kool-aid, best offense the league had ever seen they said, defense was pretty good too they said, Gary Anderson hasn't missed all year they said. My father also had the same Super Bowl mug and asked me in my naivety how many winners the Vikings had. I said none but 1998 was gonna be different.   Denny Green sat on that powerful juggernaut of a offense and played for overtime. 

 

Wide Left.

 

I think the 2009 championship kind of broke me a bit as a Viking fan. I let my guard down again. "They are actually going to do it", I said to myself in a local bar in Brookings, SD. They are going to the Super Bowl, this is it.Even 5 turnovers isn't going to slow this down.This year was gonna be different!

 

12 men in the huddle, followed by Favre pick.Lost in overtime.

 

Was in the stadium for Blair Walsh. Legs froze. So was Blair's apparently.

 

Wide left.

 

This year also feels somewhat different.We'll see.I'm probably wrong. 

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Posted 05 January 2018 - 05:57 PM

When on this subject I always have to mention the elbow-sized divot in the drywall when my son reacted to the Favre playoff 4th quarter interception. My boy apparently found this loss "most disappointing."

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Posted 05 January 2018 - 07:01 PM

There are four Super Bowls that come to mind ...
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Posted 05 January 2018 - 08:18 PM

 

Why would you post this?!!!

 

Reverse negativipsychology.

 

It's science.

 

 

Vikings SB winner, book it.

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Posted 05 January 2018 - 08:19 PM

 

There are four Super Bowls that come to mind ...

 

Hush you.

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Posted 05 January 2018 - 08:44 PM

1998.

 

2009 was a comedy of errors that led to the end...but 1998 basically flipped on one play that was perfect epitome of a vikings failure.


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Posted 05 January 2018 - 09:53 PM

 

1998.

 

2009 was a comedy of errors that led to the end...but 1998 basically flipped on one play that was perfect epitome of a vikings failure.

I made a ton of money on the 1998 Vikes/Falcons playoff game :-)

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Posted 06 January 2018 - 03:38 PM

I don't mind 98 as much as others. We didn't play bad and Atlanta just played better. It happens. They were a good team. Same goes for the Walsh miss and the Saints loss, both were tough losses but the games were pretty entertaining. I was a kid when Darren Nelson dropped the pass in the end zone and that made me cry.

 

The 01 Championship game in NY is actually the one I hate the most as an adult. We just flat out didn't show up. I was in school out east at the time and I had made several bets against Giants fans and ordered a crap ton of food. We were down 24-0 before my pizza arrived.

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Posted 07 January 2018 - 09:28 PM

I'll say this much about the Vikings:you've gotta give them style points. 

 

The Wolves are finally emerging from a dozen-plus years of bumbling incompetence and dysfunction of Cleveland Browns proportions.The Wild and the Twins may compete, but never really contend, and are predictably bounced from the playoffs by hated but superior Blackhawks and Yankees teams.

 

The Vikings, OTOH, are always coming up with new, interesting and creative ways to torture their fans. Taking yourself out of range for a game-winning FG attempt with Too Many Men on the Field penalty in the NFC championship game?Now THAT is original.I'm dreading what they'll do this month to rip our hearts out yet again, but I'm sure it will be something more ridiculous than we could even try to imagine sitting here today.

 

Here's hoping they prove me wrong, but we've been conditioned to expect the worst.

 

Ah well, Go Lynx!

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Posted 07 January 2018 - 11:28 PM

The punter had no touchbacks this season, which is amazing, and has happened only once before in NFL history.

It therefore stands to reason that the Vikings will somehow lose because of the punter or a touchback.
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Posted 14 January 2018 - 07:10 PM

 

The punter had no touchbacks this season, which is amazing, and has happened only once before in NFL history.

It therefore stands to reason that the Vikings will somehow lose because of the punter or a touchback.

WOW, never mind.

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Posted 14 January 2018 - 07:11 PM

Some of you quitting on your team too quickly :-)

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Posted 14 January 2018 - 07:21 PM

Some of you quitting on your team too quickly :-)

I believed completely in my team. That's why I was so shocked when they won!

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