Found October 22, 2013 on Purple Jesus Diaries:
Nowhere to Hide So the Minnesota Vikings just got demolished on Monday Night Football, and, whatever, no one cares. The only bad thing about this team losing at this point is that it's probably hurting Purple Jesus' feelings, and we just can't be having that, you jerks. Everything else about them losing on Monday Night Football, though? GREAT. No, really, hear me out. For so long, Minnesota fans have been punching themselves in the nuts because they know how bad Christian Ponder has been, how stupid Bill Musgrave's play calling is, how infuriating Leslie Frazier is as a coach, and so many other deep rooted, functionally WRONG things with this team. The smart fans here know that this team has a lot of damn talent (it really does, much better than this), and that there needs to be a new coach and a legit quarterback. And lots of other stuff. But point being, now everyone else knows it, too. Listening to Gruden and Tirico absolutely eviscerate the Vikings on national TV has convinced me more than ever that Leslie Frazier and his entire coaching staff is out the door, and these comments were SO bad last night, I'm not sure if Frazier even lasts until the end of the year. It's that ugly. And it's all deserved. So, no more hiding, Vikings bros. You just got exposed as a laughing stock franchise on Monday Night Football. And there's no escaping it. We still have two more nationally broadcasted games this year, so things are only going to get worse. So enjoy that, everyone who hates themselves. Mushroom Stamp of Disapproval Blame everyone. Everyone sucks. More than anything, blame the coaches. Frazier is fired, Musgrave shouldn't even be coaching JV teams (why would you want him to ruin their lives?), Alan Williams is NEVER anywhere to be seen but deserves a ton of blame, too. But giving them a stamp week after week for this atom bombed season is going to be super boring. So I need to blame a player. Full disclosure, this player doesn't deserve a stamp, but they get it anyway. I don't know, this week, let's give it to Jerome Simpson who dropped an awesome bomb-throw from Freeman that would have brought the team back to within three points in the second half. Any respectable receiver would have caught that ball, BUT NOT SIMPSON! This guy, man ... Nipples and Notes I'm not doing a full recap on a Monday night for this poop-mouth team. Instead, here are a couple of notes about just how bad our team is: - You're going to let Adrian Peterson finish the game with 13 carries, 28 yards? How do you still have a job, coaches? - Marvin Mitchell sure played his heart out like he was on a 1-5 NFL team! - Jared Allen actually probably played one of his better games this season. Thing is, even if he ends up playing well, the rest of the defense AND the offense is so bad that his impact isn't felt. Regardless, he'd be a nice player for a Super Bowl contender. So glad we traded him for some late draft picks instead of just letting him walk this off-sea .... Oh. Nevermind. - Shariff Floyd WHY U DO THIZ? *fumbles kick off return* ... *why are you returning a kick anyway?* - Marcus Sherels was the best player on the Vikings Monday night. How the hell does that ever happen? - Greg Jennings must be happy with his money. I can think of no other reason for him to keep showing up to the team facilities, otherwise. - So Josh Freeman didn't really look any better. Not much more to say about that. Haiku Smackdown "So, tell me AP, It's not like the Vikings are Always this bad, right? ......" EMBRACE THE SUCK. I think we found our 2013 t-shirts. I'll get right to work on them. [follow]

Minnesota Vikings: A coaching change needs to be made

One can admire Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier for being an outstanding guy with a humble personality, but when it comes to doing his job, he hasn’t succeeded. Tonight, the Vikings (1-5) handed the New York Giants (1-6) their first win of the season 23-7.Handed is the best word to use because both teams played like they didn’t belong in the NFL out there tonight ...

Adrian Peterson misses practice with hamstring injury

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Leslie Frazier opened his Wednesday press conference saying running back Matt Asiata and tight end Rhett Ellison wouldn't practice later in the day because of injuries before dropping the bombshell that quarterback Josh Freeman wouldn't practice because of a concussion. Frazier never mentioned that MVP running back Adrian Peterson wouldn't practice...

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I am sorry, maybe I am the only one that feels like this but Christian Ponder can manage a game. He might not be a Peyton Manning or Andrew Luck, but the guy can play. He truly reminds me of Alex Smith who has led the Kansas City Chiefs to a 7-0 start. Ponder is […]

Loss on Monday Night Could Spell End of Road for Tom Coughlin, Leslie Frazier

There was no head coach fired during the 2012 NFL regular season, although plenty were right after it concluded. Two coaches very much with tenuous futures on the sideline, Minnesota’s Leslie Frazier and the Giants’ Tom Coughlin, badly need a victory on Monday night as the Vikings visit MetLife Stadium. New York is a 3 1/2-point favorite in the contest, which will feature Live...

Christian Ponder No. 1 QB again; Josh Freeman has concussion

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Christian Ponder might have his chance at redemption. Ponder, the embattled third-year quarterback for the Minnesota Vikings, is "more than likely" to start Sunday night against the Green Bay Packers, coach Leslie Frazier said after Josh Freeman reported concussion-like symptoms Tuesday. Freeman, who started his first game for Minnesota on Monday...

Ponder gets another opportunity to disappoint against Packers

Minnesota Vikings starting QB for last week's game, the newly acquired Josh Freeman, apparently has a concussion, so he won't get his second start with the team afterall. That's either good news or bad news for Vikings fans (or both)... So by default, head coach Leslie Frazier will reluctantly turn to the formerly benched Christian Ponder, according to ...

Brian Hall's Oct. 24 Vikings mailbag

The quarterback change was made, again, but it didn't solve the Minnesota Vikings' troubles at the position or the fans' questions about the approach and direction of the team. Here's this week's Vikings' mailbag: Question: Please help me understand, I have followed football since 1958 and been a Viking fan since they started up in Minnesota. I have Sunday...

Vikings sticking with Josh Freeman as starting QB

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. The quarterback carousel has stopped for the Minnesota Vikings, even if Josh Freeman didn't look ready to take the reins on Monday night. Minnesota coach Leslie Frazier didn't back down from his belief that Freeman is the best option for the 1-5 Vikings and said he would be the starter when Minnesota hosts the Green Bay Packers on Sunday night. Frazier...

A.D. struggling despite deficient defenses

Adrian Peterson is struggling by his standards, so what is going wrong? Leslie Frazier has his ideas, but so far the statistics show that most of Peterson’s struggles have come against the bottom half of the league’s run defenses. That will change over the final 10 games.

Josh Freeman has a concussion, Christian Ponder expected to start this week

Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier told the media today that Josh Freeman suffered a concussion during Monday night’s loss to the Giants.  Christian Ponder is expected to start on Sunday night against the Packers. Coach Frazier just announced that Josh Freeman has a concussion. If he can’t play on Sunday, Ponder will start. — Minnesota Vikings...

Christian Ponder is Josh Freeman’s back-up; Cassel inactive

Could the Minnesota Vikings be luring teams that are quarterback needed ala the St. Louis Rams into watching tonight’s game? If for any reason Christian Ponder gets into the game and does something miraculous then his trade value goes up. I don’t know what the Rams are going to do, but the guys they have […]

Report: Josh Freeman Has Concussion, Christian Ponder Likely To Start For Vikings

We couldn’t make up some of these reports if we really tried. According to the Viking official Twitter page, Vikings starter Josh Freeman has a concussion, and may not be available to play. Coach Frazier just announced that Josh Freeman has a concussion. If he can't play on Sunday, Ponder will start. — Minnesota Vikings (@Vikings) October 23, 2013...

Report: Josh Freeman Has Concussion, Christian Ponder Likely To Start

We couldn’t make up some of these reports if we really tried. According to the Viking official Twitter page, Vikings starter Josh Freeman has a concussion, and may not be available to play. Coach Frazier just announced that Josh Freeman has a concussion. If he can't play on Sunday, Ponder will start. — Minnesota Vikings (@Vikings) October 23, 2013...

Josh Freeman suffered concussion, may not start against Packers

Tweet Just a day after announcing that Josh Freeman would start for the Vikings in week 8, Wednesday head coach Leslie Frazier announced that Freeman suffered a concussion against the Giants and may miss Sunday’s game against Green Bay: Coach Frazier just announced that Josh Freeman has a concussion. If he can't play on Sunday, Ponder...

Josh Freeman Has Concussion, So Vikings Likely to Turn Back to Christian Ponder as Starter

The Josh Freeman experiment in Minnesota may be on hold for at least a little while. Freeman left the Vikings’ miserable Monday night loss to the Giants with concussion-like symptoms, the team announced on Wednesday. The quarterback will be reevaluated for symptoms throughout the week, making him unlikely to start for the Vikings in their divisional showdown with the Packers on...
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