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Fairley no fan of the cold

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Auburn defensive tackle Nick Fairley is projected as a top-five draft pick this year. When asked if he has a preference for what NFL team he would like to play for he said, "It doesn’t matter as long as it’s not cold." It's unlikely that the Vikings would have a chance to draft Fairley, and considering other draft needs, like quarterback, probably weren't targeting Fairley anyway. Nevertheless it takes us back to 1982. Marcus Allen, born and raised in southern California, and attending USC, had just won the Heisman Trophy. The Vikings had the seventh overall pick in the draft, and needed a running back who could catch. The Vikings were preparing to open their new home stadium, the Metrodome. Marcus Allen, however, publicly stated that he would refuse to play for the Vikings because he did not want to play where it was cold. The Vikings drafted Darrin Nelson. He did a great job for the Vikings, until the Herschel Walker trade fiasco. Now it is 2010. The Vikings are preparing to become a cold weather team. There will be other players like Nick Fairley, but the Vikings should build their team with players who all have the attitude of "Anywhere, anytime, no matter the circumstances, no matter what happens, we are playing all out to win the game." While a few superstars like Nick Fairley and Marcus Allen will go their own way, we don't need them anyway.

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