Originally Posted by Sea Ray
SaboFan, if you want to me to read what you have to say, you'll have to learn to be more brief. It's not worth my time to read a post as long as yours. This isn't War and Peace yet you decided you needed to write 100plus lines to illustrate your point. I don't care enough about what you have to say to read that much. Obviously you feel very strongly about your Vikings and I'm happy for you. They're not a rival of the Bengals so I wish them well. I disagree on your optimism but who knows. I respect where you're coming from.
Are you sold on Mike Tice? I see him as not being the answer and a new regime coming in which will likely extend this "transition period."
The reason my post was so long was that it had to be in order to clear up the various misconceptions you seem to have about the Vikings, Bengals, and football in general. If you want me to have shorter explanations, then put some thought and research into the things you write and then I won't have to "write 100-plus lines to illustrate my point."
You don't care about what I have to say enough to read that much, yet I took time to read all of the things you wrote and then reply to them. If you want people to take your views seriously, I suggest you take the time to read opposing viewpoints and learn from them. I won't apologize for being thorough. My guess is that a portion of the way through you came to the conclusion that you may have been off-base with some of the things you said and just decided to stop reading. Your choice really, but I don't need you to tell me that you don't care about what I have to say.
Tell us yes or no and why you think that way. That's what this board is all about...
Interesting that you criticize me for not taking a stance as you perceived it and "copping out," yet you just said you don't have time to read my viewpoints when I do take a stance. So what's the point in me articulating my position? I guess you should take your own advice.
In case you don't decide to read my last post, allow me to hit the high points for you: Daunte Culpepper > Carson Palmer. Your view on the Vikings current state vs. the current state of the Bengals = ignorant and incorrect.
As for Tice, I don't think he's the answer as head coach. As a person, I like the guy and he is a wonderful offensive line coach. However, that doesn't mean he can be a successful head coach. The Vikings can turn this thing around, and my feeling is that if they do, they'll do it with Tice at the helm for the simple reason that I don't think there is anyone out there who is better and can come in at this juncture and make a significant difference. I think Tice is gone at the end of the year regardless of what occurs for the rest of this season and Wilf spends big bucks to get a top head coach. From what I've seen/heard/read about him, he doesn't like to lose and is willing to spend, a stark departure from the former owner, which is the reason Tice is the coach now.