Training Camp Closes


Brad Childress called off Wednesday afternoon’s practice, bringing training camp 2009 to an end.  The team will leave for Indianapolis on Thursday and begin the exhibition season Friday night against the Colts.

The Vikings survived camp more-or-less intact health wise.  The biggest blemish was, of course, Tarvaris Jackson‘s knee injury, which caused him to miss a couple of days, but evidently didn’t cause him to fall behind Sage Rosenfels on the depth chart.  And then there was Brian Robison‘s injury which forced him to lose a week and possibly a chance to usurp Ray Edwards as the starting left end.

There were some small dings too:  Steve Hutchinson, Percy Harvin, John Sullivan.  Nothing that should carry over into the season though.  Nothing catastrophic.  Let’s hope it stays that way through preseason, which is always a time of more nervousness than amusement (unless you’re the type who derives great entertainment from watching third-stringers).

The biggest controversy was of course Bobby Wade‘s mis-statement (the kindest word I can think to use) about the QB competition.  Mr. Wade seemed to say in an interview that Tarvaris Jackson had been handed the starting job, despite Chilly’s statements to the contrary.  Wade was forced to clean that up by explaining that he never meant to say what he said.  For a good 24 hours, though, it seemed like the Vikings were involved in some kind of shady cover-up, and that Mr. Wade had inadvertently spilled the beans.

This kerfuffle, like all training camp stories, will quickly fade from memory.  Soon the preaseason will start, and we’ll have a whole new bunch of stuff to fret about.  And then the season itself will begin, and all the stuff we sweated in the preseason will become insignificant too.  It is the way of all things.

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  • Dale

    It has gotten quite on this board..where has everyone gone? Haven’t heard from Mike or Dallas Dave in a while..lol.

  • Chuckie

    Ok….training camp is over and let the newest Brett Favre watch get going. What are the Vegas odds on Favre playing for the Vikings this season?

  • http://landryhat davedallasfan

    i’m still here. i was gone for a few days but, alas, i’m back. i wasn’t getting pussy whipped either, but i would be a better man for it,  hahahaha. wonder if farve is gettin it now that he’s home alot. i here he’s still working out. i had a fantasy draft on line this weekend, and my last pick i took a flier on farve. he’ll be playin this year ya know? why did mike get banned? how do you guys know he got banned? i’m gonna cry, i hope my wife will hold me?

  • http://landryhat davedallasfan

    yeah, vikeman says he ain’t to happy with sage, but he thinks sage is still looking over his shoulder wondering when farve shows up. it’s keeping him back. vikeman watched him in camp and said he just did’nt seem confident and sure where he should be going with his passes sometimes.? but hell, he still’s better than jax, he said. vikeman says, qoute. “hope farve makes it in sooner than much later. we need him now.” vikeman says,” it’ll be. stay strong mike, stay strong.”

  • danzinski

    Mike was a troll.

  • All Day 28

    Mike had alot of valid points and has alot of Heart for the Vikings, He just like me and im sure others just wants to see the team win and get that Superbowl monkey off our backs. I think we need to start a bring Mike back petition. Danzinski come on let him come back, you have to admit its not as fun without Mike in here

  • lorenzo4

    Sign me up. Mike was one of the main reasons I started visiting this site regularly.

  • Dale

    Good to see you guys back it was getting really quite in here..lol. I agree with all day 28, i always enjoyed mike view on everything and he just wanted what was best for the vikings, it won’t be the same without him. i have to admit i’m still holding out hope for favre to come back but i’m doubtful but i keep hoping vikeman  & Dallas Dave knows what their talking about..lol.

  • Dale

    me too lorenzo4, mike was one of the reason i started visiting and regularly, he always had hope for favre & the vikings though everything

  • Me Chuck too!!!

    Dale and Others,
    I’m with ya, Mike wasn’t afraid to voice his opinion lol. He was right on with allot of his comments, Dan, You brought some of that on your own… Myself and others commented on it… I didn’t agree with him all the time, But who does…

  • All Day 28

    Looks like with me we have a total of 4 Vote’s to bring Mike back and 4 is Favre’s jersey number, so come on Danz let him come back

  • http://landryhat davedallasfan

    vikeman says that mike was his favorite vike fan besides himself of course? vikeman is in; and yes count me in davedallasfan. thats 2 more. and i’d go as far as counting brett and deanna farve too. thats 2 more. thats 4 total from this post alone. hope mine counts?????

  • http://landryhat davedallasfan

    BRING BACK MIKE; BRING BACK MIKE!!!!!!!

  • Dale

    I agree I’m totally in on the Bring Mike Back! But we still have to hold out hope for Brett to come back this year with the vikings and continue to believe and when he does that will show our support to/for Mike. we can’t let this get us down GO Vikings and Come Back Brett & Mike!!!  Everyone with me!!! Come on guys lets show our support for Mike & Brett!! LOL

  • All Day 28

    Bring MIKE back Bring MIKE back, and Brett Come on back Brett yes not Brent Favre , Brett Favre come on back !!!!!!! Damn that Steelers and Cardinals game was a snoozer. Hope our Viks have a good outing tomorrow againts the colts

  • lorenzo4

    Did anyone confirm that Mike was banned? And why? Danz, I think if you ban a frequent poster you should let everyone know, and why. What are the rules, if any.

  • http://Pennsylvania bernie jelinek

    We can beat either one of those teams, Pittsburgh and Arizona, i was’nt impressed by either team. I hope Mike was’nt banned from the sight, that would go against everything our country stands for in the freedom of speech category. Bring back Mike and bring on a real quarterback for heaven’s sake.

  • Me Chuck too!!!

    Well Dan,
    Step up to the plate and say something… Yes …No…

  • danzinski

    Here are the rules:  I don’t make it personal against you, call you names, call you an asshole, say things like “screw you,” you don’t do it to me.  You do that to me?  I throw you off.  My blog.

    You guys can trash me all you want, love Mike, whatever, I don’t give a shit.  I never…not once…made it personal against him.  I never…not once…lowered myself to a childish level with him.  Never.  Not once.  And believe me I wanted to. 

    By the way, had Mike showed any desire to stop being a jerk, I would’ve let him back.  But after I banned him he got even worse, filling up my deleted messages with cursing and more personal attacks.  So, if you don’t like the blog because Mike’s not here, go someplace else.  I don’t get paid by number of comments.

  • danzinski

    And by the way, that’s the end of it.  This ain’t a democracy.  Don’t bother drawing me into further discussion on it because there won’t be any.  The whole thing is tiresome and not worth my time or effort.  And I don’t care if you think I’m being a jerk or over-sensitive or what.  I ain’t letting one twat like Mike shit in my oatmeal.  Again, if you don’t like it, go start your own blog.  WordPress.  Blogger.  It’s free.  You can find Mike and have him write for you too.  Call the blog “I’d Jerk Off Brett Favre if He’d Let Me.”

  • lorenzo4

    Yeah, Ok, Danz, if Mikie called you names and such, I’m with you. But one thing you might want to consider….alot of your posts, Favre, Cutter, etc. are super negative and insulting to THEM personally, if not insulting to your posters. You’re just being more sophisticated about how you express your personal animosities, couched in sarcasm and such. So you have posters that like Favre…give them (me included) a break and stop insulting him….the guy has made a HUGE contribution to the sport and deserves respect..and Cutter…don’t insult him just cause he’s a Bear and call him names like woosy or pussy or whatever. Danz…lift it up a bit.

  • Chuck for the last time

    Dan,
    And you call Mike childish after what you just wrote!!!  that’s just plain Stupidity…I don’t think I will have trouble finding another blog to read…
    You other guys take care

  • Dakota

    Wow Dan…. Mike and Dave is what makes this blog great and you ruined it!

  • Dakota

    Plus if you have a blog you’re gonna get both negative and positive… It’s a blog and you’re a little pussy and you can’t take a few negative opinions on your negative blogs!

  • http://landryhat davedallasfan

    take care guys, vikeman and i will be back when the vikes get farve in…..see ya. and we’ll be at the dallas/minnesota preseason game.

  • Dakota

    DANZINSKI CAN SKREW HIMSELF!

  • Jim

    Favre rumors again!  Jay Glazer with foxsports is betting Favre will be a Viking by third preseason game.

  • http://landryhat davedallasfan

    uh huh, uh huh……..emhimmm. yup…..no doubt. where’s mike?