January 04, 2009

Well, At Least It Wasn't Blocked Out

A tense day in the Silver household is over, as the Vikings lost to the Eagles today in the NFC playoffs. Not a huge surprise, but a disappointment nonetheless. A few thoughts-

- The loss was like a microcosm of all the Vikings' problems all year- weak quarterback play, bad playcalling, misuse of Adrian Peterson, stupid turnovers. I know they went 10-6 and won the division and everything, but changes need to be made.

- Even though everyone in town hates him, it doesn't look like there's any chance Brad Childress will be fired. I'd wait for a year from now, when five different Super Bowl-winning coaches will be on the market.

- No, Andy Reid won't be fired, either. Sorry, Angelo. Though nice to see him and Childress hug after the game, I guess they don't hate each other like Belichick and Mangini do.

- The Tarvaris Jackson experiment really needs to end, this team isn't going anywhere with him. I'd be for bringing in a veteran, one better than Gus Frerotte, although it's looking like Donovan McNabb probably won't be available.

- Speaking of Donovan, he won the big game. Again. He didn't come up small. Remember that next time someone says he "always chokes in big games."

- What the hell was that "rap" that played over the Fox music at the beginning? It made the mediocre NBC Faith Hill song sound like "Stairway to Heaven."

- After all the talk of the Vikings having trouble selling out and Eagles fans "taking over" the stadium, I didn't get the idea that there was much of an Eagles fan presence, at least going by crowd noise.

- Eagles play the Giants next weekend at 1 p.m. It seems like they've already played four games this year (really only two), but the Eagles won in New York a few weeks ago and I can see them doing it again. I'll be in Vegas for CES but maybe I'll sneak into a sports book and watch it that morning.

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