as a life long viking fan i have watched our team be so close so many times. all the superbowl losses, all the seasons that were so promising only to fall flat at the end. at the end of every season i am convinced that next year is going to be the year. i don't feel that way this year. i can't see us getting to the big game w/ childress calling the shots. had he made decent decisions as to who would be the starting qb and brought someone in that was decent we could be sitting were the cardinals are now. if he would have at least tried i'd feel a little better about it. i am a 37 year old fan that has never rooted for another team i suffered through watching the bucs win a superbowl and now the cards are in one too. 2 of the historically worst franchises in the nfl have been or are going to the big game. besides the cards phenominal receivers and good qb, the cards have nothing on the vikings talent wise. what they do have is a good coach that the players and the fans believe in. a good coach makes a team. we do not have the coach that will get us to where we want to be.