2014 Vikings Preview

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Before we look ahead to 2014, let’s take a brief look back at 2013.

2013 was one of the more painful years of being a Vikings fan… well, one that didn’t involve going to a championship game and losing… but I digress.

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New State Fair Foods for 2014

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The Minnesota State Fair has updated their website with the new foods for 2014. In years past (2012, 2011, 2010 Day 1 / 2010 Day 2) I’ve posted my thoughts on the food, and I plan to do the same this year.
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22nd Winter Olympiad – A Primer

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My first post about the Olympics dates back to 2002. At the time I was lamenting about the “X-ification” of the Winter Olympics. 12 years later my feelings haven’t changed.
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2013 Vikings Preview

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After a surprising 10-6 season and a near record breaking year for Adrian Peterson the expectations for the Vikings are as high as they’ve been in some time. Will 2013 be a year where the Vikings take that next step, or will they regress?
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The Legacy of David Kahn

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I just did this in an e-mail to the other two yahoos on this site and it seemed like too much work to just lose in the ether.

Good:
+ Drafting and signing Rubio (eventually)
+ Hiring Adelman
+ Signing Ridnour
+ Signing Pek (although, to be fair, he was drafted by McHale)

Bad:
+ Drafting Flynn (6th overall) seconds after drafting Rubio
+ Trading Lawson for a first rounder that became something called Luke Babbitt that became Martell Webster
+ Drafting Wes Johnson (4th overall)
+ Signing Ramon Sessions
+ Trading for and then re-signing Darko
+ F’ing up the two first-rounders they got for trading Al Jefferson (Donatas Motiejunas and Terrence Jones)
+ Waiving Chandler Parsons
+ Trading a second-round pick to POR to draft a guy who was too old to be drafted
+ Not giving Kevin Love a max contract deal

Not bad but not great:
+ Waiving Alonzo Gee
+ Trading Kosta Koufos
+ almost way overpaying for Nic Batum

Everything else is basically neutral.