Minnesota Vikings Facing Familiar Situation: Boom Or Bust

May 20, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

About three years ago, I can recall picking up the Pioneer Press and reading how the Vikings had traded for All-Pro defensive end Jared Allen. While the trade itself was exciting, one quote from Allen always stuck with me.
"I'm excited to be on a team that I feel is on the verge of a Super Bowl."
Super Bowl? The Vikings? The MINNESOTA Vikings? Coming off an 8-8 year, I was just hoping for a playoff appearance. Super Bowl seemed like a big word, something mythical and far, far from the Vikings' grasp.
Nevertheless, the mere mention of "Vikings" and "Super Bowl" in the same sentence got my heart pounding. I felt an odd sense of excitement, despite the fact my team still had holes to fill and were still inferior to even non-playoff teams. Still, my homer senses said we'd find a way to make something happen.
Two and a half years later, I sat in my friend's living room, watching Chester Taylor scramble inside the 40 yard line in the NFC Championship Game, with under 2 mi...

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