First off I want to say Hi, I have been a fan of the site all season, and just decided to join today because I am so excited for this weeks game I have become somewhat obsessive about it. Please forgive me if the post looks unusual as I am trying to figure out exactly how all the doo dads work on here.
I have been a Vikings fan since I could walk, and I was pretty young but I remember all the Superbowls from the 70's watching them with my dad, on the 1 television station that we had at the time. I still have an old 1 bar football helmet from the early 70's, that I used to wear and pretend I was Fran Tarkenton scrambling around launching a pass downfield to Sammy White or Ahmad Rashad .
I have witnessed a massive amount of Vikings knowledge from this site, and enjoy the history of the team, and what it means to us here in Minnesota. In January there isn't much else to look forward to other then how our teams are doing.
Now to my main point. As a fan of football for over 40 years, yes I am 1 year older then Brett, I have seen many of these playoff games over the years, and what i am expecting to see this weekend, is a huge Dallas emotional let down and a pumped up and ready to go Vikings. I think that the cowboys have some talent, but not as much as the Vikings do, if the Vikings come to win it, and in the Dome, they do, then this should be a good victory for the Vikes.
I think the homefield advantage is going to be huge, and is really going to throw Dallas off, as Romo won't be able to adjust his plays at the line. They are going to want to strike fast and try to take the crowd out of it, but i don't think that will happen. I think they will make mistakes, and it will lead to points for the vikes. Dallas got the monkey off their back last week, they won in December, and won a playoff game, the pressure is off them right now, they are relaxing in the knowledge of that, and all the emotion they have spent getting to this point, well, I think it's about to give out on them.
Our team is rested and ready to bang heads. If they play to their potential in our "House" there is no way that I see them losing. This is the Vikes Time, and they will step up.