Good morning all. It’s another day in Viking paradise, Phil Collins is playing off in the distance, I saw two pigeons eating a pile of sick on the way into work, and Ryan Longwell is owed $500k. Ahh yes, what a day! For a blog which relies on fresh news, I’m actually starting to feel like those pigeons I saw this morning. Every day I make my usual travels around the interweb, scoping out anything related to the Purple, sometimes there’s a gem, sometimes there’s a turd, but most recently there’s been nothing, or even worse than that, whole articles on nothing.
Judd Zulgad from the Star Tribune is currently at the Scouting Combine in Indianapolis, and managed to catch up with the Vike’s head of personnel, Rick Spielman yesterday to try to talk about our plans for the offseason. So what news of Favre..? What’s the sketch with Sage and T-Jack..? How about draft prospects..?
“I don’t want to get into what we’re committed to and what we’re not committed to because I think this time of year everything is in flux, everything is etched in oatmeal.”
Whaaaaaaaaaat? What does that even mean? “Etched in oatmeal”??? Is that like the opposite to etched in stone, is that better than etched in country gravy, is it on a par with scribbled in crayon? Okay maybe there’s more to come from the Spielmeister, what else did he have to say?
“Our focus now is basically doing what we normally do and going through our normal process and procedures. Trying to get prepared for everything that’s coming ahead and trying to add players to our roster that we think can help us win and continue to win.”
Oh, thank god for that! I was worried that we weren’t going to do things normally, I thought we were going to ask Captain Crunch for his recommendations in the draft… Hang on, maybe that’s it, maybe etchings in oatmeal is Crunch’s preferred method of communication… My head hurts.
You see what this lack of news does to a Vikings’ fan? It’s like ruddy Cabin Fever. Please Judd, please, no more articles reporting on nothing. You could just as easily have said, I spoke to Rick, he told me nothing, then I went to the pub. There, done!
The only good thing to come from this is that it makes what would usually be a very mind numbing FAVRE WATCH seem as good as The Wire:
Yes, Kolette Lind from Pine City penned this little number. At this rate I predict that fans will also make Brett his own iPhone App, branded Crocs, and a special edition Subway sandwich with “Will he/Won’t he Sauce” and bread with “We want you” cooked onto each slice. Watch this space…
Okay, apologies for the slightly wacky post today. I’ll be back over the weekend with more from my Top 10 Moments of 2009, guaranteed crazy free.