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Oh, Delicious Irony

In advance of Sunday's clash with the Oakland Raiders, the good folks at ProFootballTalk have offered up a couple of interesting little tidbits.  The first one comes from another Vikings' blog:


Wouldn't it be ironic if the first high-profile veteran that Childress sent packing from Minnesota delivers the death blow to Brad's coaching career there?  Though it might be premature to think that owner Zygi Wilf would dump the second-year head coach during the season, a posting on a little-known Vikings blog suggests that Wilf is pondering the possibility.  Though we previously hadn't heard of the blog in question and know nothing of its track record, there's something eerily plausible about the tone and content of the report/rumor/whatever.

And we mention the possibility only because PFT headquarters is being flooded with e-mails from Vikings fans who are desperate to see Childress fired.  In six-plus years of doing this, I've never seen such fervent and passionate displays of dislike for an NFL head coach.


It's unclear how all of this will play out, but one thing is certain.  Childress is every bit as embattled as his predecessors Mike Tice and Dennis Green ever were.  The difference?  There doesn't seem to be anyone who is taking up the other side of the cause.

Couple that with this:


A loyal member of PFT Planet tells us that Raiders coach Lane Kiffin told Sirius NFL Radio on Tuesday that Daunte Culpepper will be the starting quarterback when his current team travels on Sunday to face one of his former teams.

The media reports regarding Kiffin's comments from Monday suggest the he's pondering a ping-pong back to 'Pepper.

You see where I'm going with this, don't you?

As I said yesterday, don't get me wrong. . .I will cheer for the Vikings to win every single game from here on out, just as I have for nearly 25 years.

But it would make me very, VERY happy if the final nail in Brad Childress' coffin was driven home by one Daunte Culpepper.