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Locke Acquisition Shows Conley The Door

It is widely assumed, and for really good reason, that Vikings punter Chris Kluwe will be released following the fifth round investment the Vikings made in UCLA rookie punter Jeff Locke.

Kluwe was not the first punter shown the door, however, as it was T.J. Conley that was cut before ever even practicing once with the team.  Despite his very brief stay in Minnesota, Conley went out of his way to say some nice things on his way out.

The Vikings waited about eight days after drafting Blair Walsh last year before releasing veteran kicker Ryan Longwell. The move coincided with Walsh showing up to the rookie minicamp healthy, able, and willing.

Rookie minicamp begins at the end of this week and, at that point, the Kluwe watch will be in full force.

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Skol12
Skol12
7 years ago

Who?

Carl K
Carl K
7 years ago

The NFL is really trying to embrace and support a culture of respect and inclusiveness for gay players…
Kluwe has been an activist for gay rights… I hope he doesn’t claim the Vikings orginazation is not in support of gay rights if he gets cut.

I hope the Vikings and Kluwe can part ways in a professional and classy way.

Carl K
Carl K
7 years ago

If there is any real evidance that the coaching staff was not supportive of Kluwe’s activism or “IF” they have consitantly made derogatory gay remarks to Kluwe… this could be viewed as a problem by the NFL many others.

I hope our coaching staff has given Kluwe his due respect for his right to voice his opinion and be a leader in the community off of the football field.

B. Grant
B. Grant
Reply to  Carl K
7 years ago

My concern, Karl, is that even if they have done so, he may still choose to play that card. I believe he has already headed down that road in a quote since the draft. If they let him go, a big part of this is going to be his integrity, because I believe the Viking leadership is smart enough not to have expressly chastised him for his views. Maybe somewhat in how he has gone about expressing them, yes, but not the views expressly.

Malte
Malte
Reply to  B. Grant
7 years ago

that quote was directed towards a question based on such.

Tomb...
Tomb...
Reply to  B. Grant
7 years ago

Hey Coach…remember that one time when the Vikes drafted a punter before they drafted any guards?

B. Grant
B. Grant
Reply to  Tomb...
7 years ago

No way! Really?

Tomb...
Tomb...
Reply to  B. Grant
7 years ago

Totally! You should have seen it!

I was pissed time and again because I wanted Poyer…and they kept passing on him. I hate that.

Carl K
Carl K
7 years ago

Grant- I agree Kluwe may play that card… But it is my hope Kluwe is a standup guy and will tell the truth.

I don’t think the Vikings’ organization has publicly chastised him or disrespected him for his activism… but how the coaching staff has handled him privately or in front of other players may become an issue. It is no secret the Vikings have not “embraced” Kluwe’s activism and off field interests.

The problem is, most people feel Kluwe has a lot of talent and is still a top 10 punter in the NFL.

I hope this doesn’t get ugly for the Vikings… but reporters have already questioned Spielman about drafting a punter and if it had anything to do with Kluwe’s support for gay rights.

IMO, I don’t think the Vikings will cut Kluwe anytime soon (like the way they handled Longwell)… I think they will show him respect and allow him to compete in preseason – if that is what he wants to do. Kluwe has already stated he is ready for competition, so it appears he still wants to be a Viking.

This will be interesting to see how this unfolds.

Skol12
Skol12
7 years ago

I think its funny how nobody will give Tebow a shot because of the attention he will bring due to his christianity yet I haven’t seen 1 espn report on that. When a gay player comes out, or a player might be cut due to the fact that he supports gay rights there is a news segment every three minutes.
I also find it ironic how in 2013 its more acceptable to be/support homosexuality than christianity. How jokes are constantly made about a Christan player yet anybody who says something that isn’t in full support of homosexuality(like Mike Wallace) gets scolded and forced to apologize.

Tomb...
Tomb...
Reply to  Skol12
7 years ago

You’re kidding right? What player has come out and denounced Tebow and Jesus in a public format that the club they play for would find embarrassing? Would love an example of that.

Jokes about christian players and homosexuals both are standard for the fans. It’s a different thing when a player publically comments about it. The problem with Wallace was NOT the he didn’t come out in full support. You don’t see the difference between a slam on twitter, and keeping one’s mouth shut? You don’t have to publically support gay marriage (see Birk, Matt), but if the club you’re playing for doesn’t want you making comments that may potentially ostracize some of your fan base, then it may be a good idea to pay attention.

Hell, I see lots of bashing Kluwe on this site for his pro-gay stance, but pretty much nothing on Tebow’s obsession with Jesus. I think you’re looking for a strawman.

Personally, I think Kluwe’s gone because his substandard play doesn’t warrant the current paycheck…nothing to do with his socio-political views.

Skol12
Skol12
Reply to  Tomb...
7 years ago

I’m sure you could look on SNL, newspaper comic strips, espn writers and tv shows and find thousands of examples of jokes/cheap shots on him, where as I have never seen a newspaper make a anti-homosexual comic or SNL mock gays or espn tell gays to “focus on their sport and not beliefs” actually espn wants players to come out yet tell Tebow to shut up. No news outlet would tell a gay player his sexual preference is unacceptable and he shouldn’t share it where as they debate that weekly with Tebow’s religion.

Even players would mock Tebow praying two years ago when he was starting. Multiple players would “Tebow” as a joke. I also don’t remember any Kluwe bashing on here other than saying it can be a distraction.

As for Wallace he didn’t slam gays on twitter, he said he didn’t understand how they could choose a man over a beautiful woman (which I don’t understand either but…).

Malte
Malte
Reply to  Skol12
7 years ago

The “mocks” players are doing (example tebowing after sacking him) is no different than a player making the “belt / discount double choke” after sacking Aaron Rodgers. It’s not against his belief it’s something against his “celebration-dance”.

If player / coach came out and said I don’t get why you so strongly voice your opinion on God, I don’t understand why anybody preferes God over Buddah (just to compare it to make Wallace) wouldn’t you think the players would be forced to appoligiaze?

I think part of the reason Tim Tebow is not as hot a commedity is because that he brings a circus (not because of his beliefs, but because he was so popular in college). He is a media darling. I just don’t think he is any good as a 100 % regular QB. However you might be able to get an offense to work if you build it completely around him. (in that case you might could get a Joe Webb offense to work as well)

Malte
Malte
Reply to  Malte
7 years ago

also sorry if there are a lot of spelling mistakes.. It’s a little late in Denmark and I’m very tired.

Skol12
Skol12
Reply to  Malte
7 years ago

He does bring a media circus, but watch espn, all that has been on the past 2 days is the NBA player who just came out as gay and how noble he is and how brave and strong ect… It is also different than the belt because Aaron Rodgers celebrates with the belt because he is a douche bag, Tebow is actually praying (Imagine if a player mocked a muslim’s prayer).

I don’t think the god over buddah comparison works for the men over women either they are totally different things. Tebow does bring a circus, along with countless other players who still get to play.

As for the talent level, Tebow isn’t a pocket passer, he is a read option QB, yet Wilson, Kapernick, Newton, and even RG3 to an extent run it and you cant tell me that they are THAT much better than Tebow and he isn’t even good enough to be their backup.

Tomb...
Tomb...
Reply to  Skol12
7 years ago

By the way, nobody’s giving Tebow a shot because he’s not a good QB.

Skol12
Skol12
Reply to  Tomb...
7 years ago

He’s more than good enough to be a backup, and could probably push Gabbert. He’s got a great record and always finds ways to win.

Fragile Freds
Fragile Freds
Reply to  Skol12
7 years ago

Skol12 –

Well said. You are 100% correct.

Tomb...
Tomb...
Reply to  Fragile Freds
7 years ago

Wow, Freds…you’re usually consistent. You’re saying Tebow’s a good QB? I’m guessing that’s acceptable collateral damage to making political hay.

Skol12
Skol12
Reply to  Tomb...
7 years ago

I’m not saying Tebow is a top tier qb, he’s a solid backup and isn’t getting his due because of his religion.

Tomb...
Tomb...
Reply to  Skol12
7 years ago

I see what you’re saying Skol, but I disagree, and hear me out.

The beauty of the gridiron is it’s single-minded obsession with winning. Damn near anything you may believe outside of the arena seems to fall by the wayside when you are cheering for your team.

I was stationed in Louisiana back in the late 80’s, and was astounded at acceptable racism was in day to day life. I wasn’t used to it at all, big culture shock for me. Yet, after all was said and done, the dude that just made a horribly offensive N word comment to me saw no issue with wearing a Joe Horn jersey on game day. Why? The Saints trumped his inherent racism.

I personally think that’s a great start.

Pushing along that vein, if Kluwe was still the league’s leading punter, tell me you wouldn’t find yourself a bit more tolerant of his views.

Tebow’s religious views would maybe be still be met with an eyeroll if he played like Brady, but you can guarantee he’d be paid top dollar for evey single NFL team out there.

c.carterhof
c.carterhof
Reply to  Skol12
7 years ago

If Tebow is a solid backup he will make a team and be that, regardless of his religious affiliation.

CO Vike Fan
CO Vike Fan
7 years ago

You got it Tomb, I watched Tebow for a couple years in Denver and he just can’t throw the ball. I really don’t care what his religion or sexuality is, I just don’t want him on my team because he can’t play. Same story with Kluwe, I think the guy is off the charts smart but all he talks about are his great statistical averages, while what’s gonna get him cut are the two or three clunker games that a pro punter just can’t have. Too inconsistent

Tomb...
Tomb...
Reply to  CO Vike Fan
7 years ago

Agreed completely.

Norseman66
Norseman66
7 years ago

Just be glad we did not draft Justin Blackmon last year, He just got suspended 4 games.

Purple Charlie
Purple Charlie
Reply to  Norseman66
7 years ago

Norse,
I guess so, Sounds like the Jags have the right to cut him now.

Dan T
Dan T
7 years ago

I do think there is a chance they will bring him to camp just so they can line Locke up next to him and let him get his butt kicked. There has been a lot of things said here, but the bottom line is that the NFL is a performance based business. Kluwe is not a top ten player at his position and his consistency fell off greatly last year. He’s also entering the last year of his contract set to make a completely non-guaranteed $1.4 million. It makes a lot of sense financially for the Vikings to cut him. It makes a lot of sense from a production standpoint to cut him (again, the guy was 17th in the league last year, it’s as average as it gets). One thing that I haven’t heard anyone comment on is that besides advocating for gay rights publically, Kluwe has written humerous articles about tuning out his special teams coaches advice and complaining to the other kickers and punters about their coaches. In some parts of the business world, complaining about your boss or not following direction in such a public manner would be proof of insubordination and grounds for immediate firing. The team has a lot of reasons outside of Kluwe’s human rights quests to release him. The biggest one is that they believe Locke will be a better punter than Kluwe is, just like they thought Walsh would be a better kicker than Longwell.

Skol12
Skol12
Reply to  Adam Warwas
7 years ago

Kluwe himself is the one who even brought this all up. I agree this is a football decision but I would have no problem if it wasn’t. Especially after he said it was about his support of gay marriage (it shouldn’t be called equality) I have no problem with Kluwe getting the boot.

Tomb...
Tomb...
Reply to  Adam Warwas
7 years ago

Well said Adam.

I’m going to extricate myself from this conversation, as I hate politics on a football blog. Believe me, I could vomit out pages of opinion on this subject, but here isn’t that place. I’d rather get along with fellow Vikes fans for the love of the game and the love of the sport. There are craploads of poli-sites out there to spew out opinion on these matters.

HAVING said that, I want to just say, damn Skol, you actually would have Kluwe fired based entirely on his political stance? That’s…astounding. I completely disagree with Matt Birk’s viewpoints on the matter, but to want him fired for it? Not a chance.

B. Grant
B. Grant
Reply to  Tomb...
7 years ago

Tomb… I think your attempt to extricate yourself from the conversation wasn’t… really… all… that… successful. Just sayin’

Tomb...
Tomb...
Reply to  B. Grant
7 years ago

Wellllllllll….maybe a “shoot and scoot” maneuver on my way out of the room, sure…but I promise, there’s oodles of noodles of things I could say, but am very much refraining from doing so.

B. Grant
B. Grant
Reply to  Tomb...
7 years ago

…and for that we do thank you.

Tomb...
Tomb...
Reply to  B. Grant
7 years ago

…and if I get a likewise, we thank you.

Skol12
Skol12
Reply to  Tomb...
7 years ago

I don’t want him fired for what his political stance is, the distraction it can be along with the fact that he is using it as an excuse for losing his job is my issue. I just don’t like the guy now.

CalVkg
CalVkg
7 years ago

kluwe will sue for biased wrongful termination, get more name recognition, run for governor of mn, and of course, it’s mn, win. jesse ventura will be his mentor. then later, they will both come out and become WWF tag team world champions

B. Grant
B. Grant
Reply to  CalVkg
7 years ago

…orrrr, he will punt for four different teams over the next seven years, with most signings occurring during the season as a result of injuries to, or consistent shanks by, established punters.

….orrr, he will sign a long term deal to pair with Rush Limbaugh to do a “Pardon the Interruption”-type gig on Fox news.

Carl K
Carl K
7 years ago

Adam, I am sorry I brought this up… I don’t think it will just go away.

http://nesn.com/2013/04/chris-kluwe-reportedly-blames-social-activism-for-vikings-drafting-of-potential-replacement/

Kluge said it is a shame other players get 2nd chances after arrests but speaking out on human rights could get you cut.

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Tomb...
Reply to  Carl K
7 years ago

LOL. Great. Thanks Carl. Thought let’s do give some note to these “tweets” (I hate twitter).

Chris Kluwe‏@ChrisWarcraft22h
So my wife says me and Tebow should do motivational tours together. We’d draw ALL OF THE DEMOGRAPHICS.

Chris Kluwe‏@ChrisWarcraft27 Apr
Also, please don’t be mad at @JeffLocke18. This is a great moment for him, and when I met him he was a standup guy. #werestillfightingthough

Carl K
Carl K
7 years ago

Kluwe not Kluge sorry.

Carl K
Carl K
7 years ago

I guess I am in favor of these player being able to express themselves.

I don’t like the idea of the NFL or teams censoring or controlling what these guys say in social media.
I am not an idiot… I realize what Mike Wallace said was not the view of the Dolphins… I don’t need the Dophins retracting his statement or asking him to apologize… or providing a more polish and politically correct statement.

Let Tebow be Tebow… Let Kluwe be Kluwe… Let Mike Wallace be Mike Wallace!

I don’t need all the politicaly correct watered down corporate statements from teams every time a player speaks his mind.

Let’s give these plays some room for free speech….

Carl K
Carl K
Reply to  Carl K
7 years ago

should read “players” not plays… I need to stop typing

c.carterhof
c.carterhof
Reply to  Carl K
7 years ago

Agree to a point Carl. I have no problem with a guy expressing himself, it’s a free country. However, there are times when it’s best just to keep your mouth shut.

B. Grant
B. Grant
7 years ago

.. annnndddddd… let’s just walk back to the huddle after we make a tackle or score a touchdown. We don’t need to be Tebowing or discount double checking or calf roping or pulling a sharpie out of our socks…

Thank you.

Skol12
Skol12
Reply to  B. Grant
7 years ago

Cmon now bud, you can’t group Jared Allen’s calf roping in with the discount double check.

B. Grant
B. Grant
Reply to  Skol12
7 years ago

Sorry Skol. It’s all hot-dogging to me. After a sack, I want to see Jared get up, stroll back to the huddle and start getting ready for the next play. Which, by the way, does not include orchestrating crowd noise just before the ball is snapped.

B. Grant
B. Grant
7 years ago

I haven’t seen this much discussion about a punter since Mitch Berger pulled a Snickers out of his socks on the bench during a game.

Skol12
Skol12
Reply to  B. Grant
7 years ago

I know, I can’t believe he choose Snickers over Milky Way.

Norseman66
Norseman66
Reply to  Skol12
7 years ago

Heath bars are much better! That is my stance and I am sticking to it! Sorry, just trying to add a little levity:)

c.carterhof
c.carterhof
Reply to  Norseman66
7 years ago

Sticking to it…that’s what those heath bars do to my teeth! “Forever yours” was the best candy bar ever made, anyone under 30 probably won’t remember those. They quit making them around 1980.

Norseman66
Norseman66
Reply to  c.carterhof
7 years ago

Never under estimate a full size Pearson’s Salted Nut roll!!! They are awesome.

Tomb...
Tomb...
Reply to  Norseman66
7 years ago

Y’know, million dollar idea: Adrian Pearson’s salty nut roll.

Wait, that may sound wrong…let me retool that and get back to you.

Purple Charlie
Purple Charlie
Reply to  Norseman66
7 years ago

PayDay is the best!

CalVkg
CalVkg
Reply to  Skol12
7 years ago

he had to. before he ate it, he was joe pesci

B. Grant
B. Grant
Reply to  CalVkg
7 years ago

…or worse, Robin Williams.

Fran the Man
Fran the Man
7 years ago

Has anybody EVEN noticed that I have kept completely out of this conversation?
Some will tell you it’s just too deep for me, others will tell you that I just don’t give a damn about punters (Especially if they have access to a Twitter account) HA!

Fran the Man
Fran the Man
7 years ago

Well, except for one; Ray Guy. When that guy punted, it sounded like 300 win Mag going off.
But still, Kluwe couldn’t hold Sammy Baugh’s jock strap when it came to punting (AND passing, he led the league one year in punting AND passing)

B. Grant
B. Grant
Reply to  Fran the Man
7 years ago

Well Fran, by suggesting the consideration of whether one man might hold the jockstrap of another, I would say you HAVE entered the conversation.

Fran the Man
Fran the Man
Reply to  B. Grant
7 years ago

After re-reading my comment (s), I concur, I have, unfortunately, entered the conversation. Damn.
So I’ll just add that the Big Hunk candy bar was one of the best ever made.

And Adam, did you ever think THIS tread would generate 60 comments??!!

Tomb...
Tomb...
Reply to  Fran the Man
7 years ago

Jock straps, and big hunks. Interesting choices.

Gets lonely up there sometimes, eh Fran?

Fran the Man
Fran the Man
Reply to  Tomb...
7 years ago

It’s springtime here in Alaska, so my mind wanders. . .

Norseman66
Norseman66
Reply to  Fran the Man
7 years ago

Alaska has spring? I thought they had winter, mosquito season then winter again.

Fran the Man
Fran the Man
Reply to  Norseman66
7 years ago

Heck yeah! We even have summer up here. I think it was on a Thursday last year. . .

c.carterhof
c.carterhof
Reply to  Fran the Man
7 years ago

Just read about a dude in Alaska who fought off a bear…with his bear hands. Or wait, bare hands…

Tomb...
Tomb...
Reply to  c.carterhof
7 years ago

Makes sense. The right to bear arms extends to bare hands.

Fran the Man
Fran the Man
Reply to  c.carterhof
7 years ago

I actually know the guy that killed a Brown Bear with a Buck knife, Seriously.

Tomb...
Tomb...
Reply to  Fran the Man
7 years ago

I know a couple bears who killed guys who just had buck knives.

Norseman66
Norseman66
Reply to  Fran the Man
7 years ago

60 comments, hell, we just blew past 80 and may reach the century mark!

Fran the Man
Fran the Man
Reply to  Norseman66
7 years ago

I just posted #100!

c.carterhof
c.carterhof
Reply to  Fran the Man
7 years ago

Congratulations Fran! Damn…I blame Ole.

Fran the Man
Fran the Man
Reply to  c.carterhof
7 years ago

Ha! That goes back!

Skol12
Skol12
Reply to  Fran the Man
7 years ago

I want a discount double check, 100 was mine!

c.carterhof
c.carterhof
Reply to  Skol12
7 years ago

It was a great race Skol…the old guy got one tho. Next time Fran…I’m watching you.

Fran the Man
Fran the Man
Reply to  Skol12
7 years ago

I don’t think so. As soon as I posted, I scrolled up and it was 100. You better check your numbers SKOL

B. Grant
B. Grant
7 years ago

Actually, the Salted Nut Roll is indisputably #1 in my book, Norse. Thanks for expressing your expertise on this topic The need for enlightenment is always present here.

Skol12
Skol12
Reply to  B. Grant
7 years ago

Salted nut roll is a solid choice but it lacks diversity in taste. After much debate I have decided to go with a giant KitKat bar as the best candy bar.

B. Grant
B. Grant
Reply to  Skol12
7 years ago

The KK is not a bad choice at all, Skol, yet still second to the SNR (diversity in taste?), and neck and neck with the Snickers. We should consider giving Mitch his due – would an NFL player be wrong about which candy bar to carry in his sock during a game? I think not.

Tomb...
Tomb...
Reply to  B. Grant
7 years ago

KK bars are good. I heard that KKK bars only tolerate white chocolate.

Skol12
Skol12
Reply to  Tomb...
7 years ago

Don’t discriminate, white and milk chocolate are both good, but dark does suck.

Norseman66
Norseman66
Reply to  B. Grant
7 years ago

See if he would have carried a SNR, he would not have to worry about the chocolate melting.

Skol12
Skol12
Reply to  Norseman66
7 years ago

But if a nut fell of and ended up in his shoe it would be a nuisance like a rock in your shoe.

B. Grant
B. Grant
Reply to  Skol12
7 years ago

If you have a nut fall off, I’m pretty sure it involves far more discomfort then having a stone in your shoe.

Skol12
Skol12
Reply to  B. Grant
7 years ago

Lets ask Lance.

c.carterhof
c.carterhof
Reply to  B. Grant
7 years ago

If you’re all alone in the forest and your nut falls off, does anyone hear you scream?
And no Fran, I don’t wanna know about the guy you know who had that happen.

Tomb...
Tomb...
Reply to  c.carterhof
7 years ago

…on Fran’s way to Reno, no doubt.

Fran the Man
Fran the Man
Reply to  c.carterhof
7 years ago

ok then . . .but you guys are missing out on a pretty good story.

Skol12
Skol12
Reply to  B. Grant
7 years ago

Well maybe if he had a Kit Kat bar Gary Anderson would have liked it and taken a bite before “the kick” and we’d have a superbowl right now. So yes an NFL player could be wrong about which candy bar to keep in his sock.

Norseman66
Norseman66
Reply to  B. Grant
7 years ago

Wonder if I can get a government grant to sort out this whole topic?

Adam
7 years ago

Gosh, you guys remind me of congress. One minute discussing the liberties of man, the next minute debating the merits of salted nut rolls!

By the way, 5th avenues are where it’s at.

Norseman66
Norseman66
Reply to  Adam
7 years ago

Watch it Adam! we may hold a filibuster when it comes to the 5th Avenue bar. 🙂

Tomb...
Tomb...
Reply to  Adam
7 years ago

Personally, I was sort of hoping the conversation would organically morph into a discussion of the Alien vs. Predator movies. I have strong, and possibly controversial opinions.

I’m disappointed that I haven’t heard a single shout out for Reese’s. Chocolate. Peanut butter. Quite possibly mankind’s greatest invention, after coffee and beer, of course.

Norseman66
Norseman66
Reply to  Tomb...
7 years ago

Not sure if there was any candy bars in those movies Tomb that stood out. Have to watch them again more closely. Reese’s are good, but it all salted nut rolls for this kid.

Skol12
Skol12
Reply to  Tomb...
7 years ago

I thought about going reeses but they wouldn’t do so well in a shoe.

B. Grant
B. Grant
Reply to  Tomb...
7 years ago

Imagine that… a strong and possibly controversial opinion from you. Just so you know, I would put a Reese’s just beneath a medicated cough drop and a swig of Listerine on my list of snacks. Could you be any more wrong???

Tomb...
Tomb...
Reply to  B. Grant
7 years ago

Medicated cough drop, and a swig of Listerine.

Wow.

…and another piece of the B.Grant jigsaw is put into place.

B. Grant
B. Grant
Reply to  Adam
7 years ago

“The chair recognizes the distinguished blogger from Ohio. Your Fifth Avenue amendment to the Candy Bar amendment within the Human Liberties bill is hereby acknowledged. All those in favor…. The Nays have it, the Salted Nut Roll prevails.”

Norseman66
Norseman66
Reply to  B. Grant
7 years ago

Glad those lobbyists paid off.

Skol12
Skol12
Reply to  B. Grant
7 years ago

I motion to get a recount, I also motion the Kit Kat be added to the ballot.

CalVkg
CalVkg
7 years ago

don’t forget the best soda ever, disappeared and brought back: VANILLA COKE!

Norseman66
Norseman66
Reply to  CalVkg
7 years ago

I am a Dr.Pepper fan myself. But vanilla flavored beverages are tasty.

Tomb...
Tomb...
Reply to  CalVkg
7 years ago

Soda’s for mixing. Past that, if I’m drinking straight soda, gotta go with A&W original root beer.

Norseman66
Norseman66
Reply to  Tomb...
7 years ago

Solid choice Tomb, Even better when you make root beer floats with vanilla ice cream.( I believe that is allowable within the restrictions put forth by Coach).

Tomb...
Tomb...
Reply to  Norseman66
7 years ago

Root beer floats rock.

c.carterhof
c.carterhof
Reply to  Tomb...
7 years ago

Yeah, mixing. Remember little league baseball…the suicide was tops!

Skol12
Skol12
Reply to  CalVkg
7 years ago

I second that soda choice.

B. Grant
B. Grant
7 years ago

Thanks for asking, here are the government study results, Norse:
1. Vanilla is best suited as an ingredient in ice cream and chocolate chip cookies. It should be restricted to these purposes.
2. Chocolate syrup is best suited for ice cream, while peanut butter is best suited for bread. They should be kept separate at all times.
3. Fifth Avenue is a location, not a food product. A Proper Naming Commission should be formed.
4. Aliens and Predators are both threats to Homeland security, and movies about them should be banned.

Norseman66
Norseman66
Reply to  B. Grant
7 years ago

Coach,
Thanks for separating the wheat from the chaff. I would like to point out a few things:

1. Vanilla wafers are fantastic and should be excluded from those restrictions.
2. Chocolate syrup is very useful when making chocolate milk and goes great with toast with peanut
butter,
3. Agreed that a Proper Naming Commission is needed. I thought Fifth Avenue was short for Saks Fifth
Avenue. Why would anybody want to eat a department store?
4. Alien and Predator movies should be allowed in case I want to remember how to defend my house from beings with acid blood and cloaking devices. Besides, what state besides Minnesota can say that their governor was in a movie lighting off a chain gun.
5. At this point, maybe Adam is so confused about if his site is for football, or Food and movie critics.

Skol12
Skol12
Reply to  B. Grant
7 years ago

I motion to have everything but result 3 stricken from the record as vanilla is an excellent soda additive, peanut butter and chocolate go together better than Clay Matthews and Jason Collins, and aliens are nothing more than a nuisance as predators are the real threat (those guys can turn invisible).

B. Grant
B. Grant
7 years ago

Agreed. Sorry Adam. I will now endeavor to compose myself and put this tombfoolery behind me.

I too appreciate an A & W root beer float from time to time.

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Reply to  B. Grant
7 years ago

I couldn’t help but notice the unfortunate misspelling that occured in your comment…

Skol12
Skol12
Reply to  Tomb...
7 years ago

There was actually a meeting and tombfoolery has been approved as a word on Vikings Territory.

B. Grant
B. Grant
Reply to  Tomb...
7 years ago

Hmmm… I googled “endeavor” and it came up with that spelling.

Tomb...
Tomb...
Reply to  B. Grant
7 years ago

…just don’t google “google,” or you’ll break the internet.

Fran the Man
Fran the Man
7 years ago

I’m a “Coke Freeze” guy myself. Vannila ice cream in a tall glass filled with coke. It’s the best.
86 posts and counting. . .
Is everybody clicking on VT’s sponsers while they’re killing time with all these non-football posts??

c.carterhof
c.carterhof
Reply to  Fran the Man
7 years ago

It’s a coke float…you Alaskans are a strange bunch…

Fran the Man
Fran the Man
Reply to  c.carterhof
7 years ago

We call’ em Coke freezes up here. And Snowmachines are SNOWMACHINES, not Snowmobles.

Purple Charlie
Purple Charlie
Reply to  Fran the Man
7 years ago

I think subject candy bars and soda is better way to end this post lol.

Skol12
Skol12
Reply to  Fran the Man
7 years ago

Oh heck no, they are SNOWMOBILES snow machines is something a packer fan would say.

Fran the Man
Fran the Man
Reply to  Skol12
7 years ago

That’s LOW Skol, REALLY low.

Skol12
Skol12
Reply to  Adam Warwas
7 years ago

I think we can get to 200 if Bud makes a comment about how Ponder will be so much better next season and Tomb sees the comment.

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Tomb...
Reply to  Skol12
7 years ago

I’d like to debate the fact the Vikes took a punter before any OL help, because I know that irritates the hell out of him.

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Reply to  Adam Warwas
7 years ago

Nice compilation, but you neglected:

Adam’s Mock (not even close)
Crusty Sock (teenage boys)
The Anti-Spock (illogical, like coach)
A shock (punter in the 5th)
Crocs (what Favre was wearing when he….nevermind)

Norseman66
Norseman66
Reply to  Tomb...
7 years ago

You forgot about:

Alaska Summer (fact or fiction) The Mosquito Diaries
Soda ( Straight or with Ice cream)

Norseman66
Norseman66
Reply to  Adam Warwas
7 years ago

I guess I missed the part about Fifth Avenue winning. COACH!! WE NEED A RECOUNT!!! Unless Adam is referring to Saks Fifth Avenue.

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Reply to  Norseman66
7 years ago

Lotta talk about nuts and saks going on.

Norseman66
Norseman66
7 years ago

You think we got Adam perplexed yet? Or maybe he is used to it by now by all of us commenting.

Norseman66
Norseman66
7 years ago

Practice squad fullback could cover:

Who’s hotter. Ginger or Maryann
The Brady that you hated the most
Popcorn (butter or not to butter)
Roadrunner and Coyote ( Favorite episodes/chases)
WWF/WWE Referees (how do they miss all those illegal moves?

and then time permitting, something about this fullback dude.

B. Grant
B. Grant
7 years ago

Trick Question for my VT friends to Ponder: Is the Salted Nut Roll a candy bar or a football conditioning drill?

Carl K
Carl K
7 years ago

A Salted Nut Roll is what Ponder’s arm feels like after a game!

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