I am new to this website, but a long-time Vikings fan. I've looked through some of the posts here, but quite frankly, not many, so if this has been touched on already, I apologize for duplication.
It seems to me that over the years of closely following the Vikings and their media coverage, there is a huge media bias against them. I don't understand why...
Is it because all the talking heads are from one of the coasts and have an elitist attitude toward teams of the midwest? Are other teams like the Bears and the Lions victims of the same bias? Clearly the Packers are not, but maybe that's because they were so successful early in the history of the sport. Maybe that's not the reason. Maybe it's the fact that the Vikings have been such a consistently successful team, but never able to close the deal. It's almost like, "if you're coming in, do it and stop letting the heat out, otherwise leave!" Maybe that's not it either. Maybe it has something to do with the AFL/NFL merger rivalry. Who knows, but one thing is certain, at least to me: the sports media dislikes the Vikings.
This was never as clear to me as it has been these past couple of weeks. As the Cowboys set to come to Minnesota last week, everyone said, "The Cowboys' pass rush will be too much for those guys, the Vikes will lose this one at HOME." Now this week, all of a sudden homefield advantage is the biggest part of this game. You might as well tie our hands together, because there's nothing we can do against the screaming dome of New Orleans. Why wasn't that the issue for the Cowboys?
Anyway, sorry for the rant, but I wanted to get your ideas. Maybe someone else knows the real reason for this nonsense...
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