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Monday, September 30, 2019

Vikings Outlook After Week 4: A Bit Concerned

Seeing as how Chicago was the only team in the Division to win this week our loss to the Bears isn't the end of the world as we are only a game back.  The team just couldn't get out of its own way yesterday.  The penalty on the play Trubisky got injured and fumbled.  The multiple holding penalties and fumbles just doomed us on offense.  The missed bomb to Theilen when Kirk wasn't pressured on the first drive of the game.  Losing Trubisky may have been a stroke of good luck for Da Bears.  I've got to give the Bears credit for shutting our running game down and holding the ball for so long in the first half.  Starting the second half with a pass play was a poor strategic choice in my opinion.  I thought the Vikes gave up on the run to easy in this one.  Well, that is now water under the bridge.  We have got a rookie quarterback to beat next week.

Friday, September 27, 2019

Snatcher Tournament on Leech Lake Tomorrow

Tomorrow is the final Baxter Bass Snatchers tournament of the year on Leech Lake.  I wasn't able to get out to pre-fish.  My boater got out for a little while this week, so we aren't going in totally blind.  The forecast is calling for almost no wind and a sub 40-degree morning with temps only reaching the mid 50's.  Hopefully, the fish will be biting and not shut down.

Here are the Rods I'm Bringing:
7'6" MH LTB (Tokyo Rig Craw Tube)
7'4" XH Zillion (Frog)
7'4" H Tatula (Frog, Chatterjig)
7'4" H Avid X (Swimbait, Toads, Buzzbait)
7'4" H Zillion (Jigs)
7'2" H Tatula (Jigs)
7' H Avid (Texas Rig)
7' M Avid (Neko Rig)

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Vikings Outlook After Week 3: Fingers Crossed Thumbs Up

This weeks game in Chicago is of mucho importance if we are going to compete for the Division Title.  Da Bears are playing on a short week, so they will probably be more vulnerable than the Packers were with an extended week of preparation.  If the Vikes don't turn the ball over I think we've got a pretty good chance.

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Vikings Outlook After Week 2: Still Thumbs Up!

The Defense had a bad quarter and Cousins performance was atrocious for the most part.  Losing the second game of the season in Green Bay 21-16 does not give me a reason to panic.  The penalty call on the Diggs touchdown was bogus and without it, I don't think Diggs takes his helmet off.    The Defensive performance in the final 3 quarters was steller.  Our running game is solid.  Sure it's tough losing a game that was there for the taking, but it isn't the end of the world.  Cousins play is what it is, which is wildly inconsistent and generally below average when facing good opponents.  On Sunday his play was just flat out poor and it cost us the win.  Hopefully, the coaching staff can find a way to get into Cousins's head and get him to perform better when the lights are brightest.  I don't see us losing versus the Raiders at home and the Bears game is definitely winnable if we can eliminate the turnovers.  My outlook for the team is still positive.

Monday, September 16, 2019

I reached My Goal of 1,500 Bass Caught For the Year


If the weather is good I have an outside shot at getting to 2,000 for the year. 

I don't think I'm going to make it to a 1,000 Pike which was my goal for them.

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Vikings Outlook After Week One: Thumbs Up

There are no if's and's or but's about it the Vikes looked like a much-improved team in week one.  Dalvin looked like he is a force to be reconned with.  And the D,  love those turnovers.  Keep it up, boys.