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I don't know if we'll ever settle whether the bounty program squashed the Vikings' Super Bowl hopes...

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I don't know if we'll ever settle whether the bounty program squashed the Vikings' Super Bowl hopes that year. Favre's second interception, as well as an inexcusable 12-men-in-the-huddle penalty, both played huge roles in a close game. I do, however, think you're entitled to eternal anger at losing to a team found to have competed above the ethical rules of the game and then lying repeatedly about it when confronted by the league. Often our natural (if immature) reaction is to assume that a victorious opponent cheated. In this case, that's exactly what happened, according to the league.

ESPN.com NFC North blogger Kevin Seifert pretty much summing up, I think, why some (most?) Viking fans view the whole Bounty situation the way that they do.
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