Are the Vikings really 4-1? How long can we really believe this particular squad can
sustain this success?
Well, let’s take a look. At Washington next week. That’s a toss-up game, especially if Robert Griffin III is
banged up. Then home against
Arizona. Another team just like
the Vikes. Are they for real? Great ‘D’, but iffy at quarterback. Then Tampa Bay…a winnable game.
So, let’s say they go 2-1 over that stretch, making them 6-2
midway through the season? Who
would have guessed that!
Then they go at Seattle, always a tough place to play, and
home against Detroit before their bye week. They could legitimately be 7-3, or 8-2 at the bye! The stretch after that get’s tougher,
but the Vikes good start has definitely put them in position for a playoff run.
Bold Prediction I:
If the Vikes win at Chicago on Nov. 25, they go on to win NFC North.
Does anyone still pay attention to baseball around
here? I know the Twins had another
dismal season, but there are some very good teams and good match-ups in the
playoffs. I’m watching the
Baltimore-NY Yankee game as I write this.
My Bold Prediction II is a belt-way series…Washington vs.
Baltimore. My wild card
match-up? Detroit vs. San
I love baseball, and love the playoffs. I hope folks around here haven’t
forgotten about this particular drive to the World Series and miss out on
Speaking of missing out, is anyone missing the NHL and their
lockout? Man, we couldn’t get away
from the NFL and NBA labor problems, but you wouldn’t even know there is a
labor stoppage in hockey.
The Wild looked to have had a nice off-season, and I am
really looking forward to them getting back on the ice. By the way, if anyone knows what the
NHL lockout is about, please send me a note and fill me in.
To finish off my pro sports recap, are you gearing up for
the NBA? I admit, the NBA is far
from my favorite sport to watch, but I caught more T-Wolves games last season
than I had in years and enjoyed watching them. I hope they can make a nice playoff run next spring.
Bold Prediction III:
Oklahoma City Thunder win the Championship over Chicago. D-Rose will have an Adrian
Peterson-like comeback, and OKC is ready to make that next step.
How about the high school football in the area this
fall? Perham is No. 1 in the Class
AAA QRF. They are hosting new/old
rival Detroit Lakes this week. The
Jackets are hoping to set school attendance records as they host the No. 5-AAAA
In between Perham and D.L. is little ‘ol Frazee, who sits at
5-1, with a good chance to run the table to finish 7-1. They should be in the Class AA Top-10
when the new rankings come out this week.
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