Hey there, everybody. I know we still have 24 hours left in the nomination process for our Greatest Viking Of All Time Tournament, but I wanted to give everyone an update on how things are going thus far.
First off, I want to say that you all have come through in exactly the manner I knew you would when I put this idea out there. So far, through 48 hours. . .well, nearly 48 hours. . .144 people from Vikings' franchise lore have been nominated by you readers out there. While the field is starting to take shape a little bit, there are plenty of things that can be decided over the next 24 hours.
The #1 overall seed is looking like more of a lock, but there's still some room for movement at the top of the board. Likewise, there's an opportunity for people to move into. . .or fall out of. . .the tournament at the bottom. As it stands now, the gap between #60 and #70 is just five "recs." Remember, it's a 64-person field. . .there may be a "play-in" game if there's a tie for the bottom spot or something. . .so it's up to you to get your favorites "rec'd" and into the field. Not surprisingly, the tournament is skewing a bit towards the more recent editions of Minnesota Vikings teams, but that's alright.
I'm not going to give the full list at this point, because I don't want to potentially bias anybody. But if you do a scan through some of the nominees, you can get a rough idea of who stands where in the field at this point.
The official thread for nominating and recommending players is still located underneath this post right here, so if you haven't already gotten involved, you still have some time to do so.
Thanks again to everybody for their participation, and for kicking off this major project of ours in a huge way.