I'm a big fan of Bill "The Sports Guy" Simmons from ESPN.com. Have been for quite a while. Sometimes the guy says some things that don't make a hell of a lot of sense, but overall he does a pretty good job.
Well, along the line of what I put up a couple of posts down, The Sports Guy has decided to put together his own NFL "Power Rankings" in his own personal style.
How did he label the Vikings? Well. . .here, you can just read it for yourself.
THE ADAM SANDLER TEAM
8. Minnesota (4-2)
You know how Sandler's movies consistently make more money than anyone else in Hollywood, but if somebody argued in a room full of people that Sandler was the biggest movie star alive, everyone would think that person was crazy? Well, the Vikings are a little like that. They hang around, don't make mistakes, force 1-2 dumb turnovers a game and control the football with a superior offensive line (their one true strength). And if that's not enough, their Ewing Theory potential with Culpepper and Moss is off the charts. But if somebody claimed they had a chance to win the Super Bowl, everyone would pull the "You're crazy!" routine. Let's see what happens on Monday night against the Pats. I'd be lying if I said I wasn't nervous.
You know. . .the man's right. Seriously, how many people outside of Minnesota think this team is a serious Super Bowl contender?
But the thing is, with the way this team is playing defense and the way they're not killing themselves this year, they ARE a contender. The NFC is wide open (because THE BEARS ARE WHO WE THOUGHT THEY WERE. . .or something). Honestly, who in the NFC right now is markedly better than the Vikings?
Chicago? Nope. . .we've seen that once already.
New Orleans? Maybe. I think our defense against their offense would be an interesting matchup.
Seattle? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA no. Not with their offensive line.
Anyone from the NFC East? I don't think so.
This team's a contender, folks. . .whether anyone else realizes it or not.