An Oppen Letter to the Minnesota Vikings
Start writing a post
Sports

An Oppen Letter to the Minnesota Vikings

163
An Oppen Letter to the Minnesota Vikings
https://az616578.vo.msecnd.net/files/2018/04/30/6366071294774891781316534885_21AAAB86-8121-4382-8063-037BB4842191.jpeg

Dear Minnesota Vikings,

This letter is directed to everyone and anyone who is part of the Minnesota Vikings organization. While I understand most of you have had little or no impact on this situation, because you’re part of the organization in some way, you’re part of the problem.

First and foremost, saying I’m disappointed would be an understatement. You’d think I’d have a better word to describe my feelings, but I’m caught between a burning rage and ugly tears. I’m the first to admit I’m not a football professional by any means, I’d consider my knowledge about average. However, I enjoy and do my research ahead of time so that what I’m saying is not purely based on opinion. This is one of those circumstances that contains both, so excuse me if I’m unable to professionally address my emotions here.

With that being said, how dare you? How dare you let Case Keemun walk after less than a year as starting quarterback? The man who took over and proved everyone wrong by leading the team to one of the best records in franchise history. The man who was one game away from taking the team to their first Super Bowl in decades. You want to get rid of someone? How about that prized defense who showed up in the final NFC game looking like the high school JV team against the Eagles. I pray to God that game isn’t the reason you let him go, because Case did nearly everything right. How you could just let him go when this upcoming season was set to be the Super Bowl winning season is beyond me.

I’d also like to address the fact that you chose Trevor f-ing Simian as the backup. Are you freaking kidding me!? You couldn’t have kept Case around as a backup? Or even someone we already know and who works with us in Bradford and Bridgewater. Two average at best quarterbacks, neither with past seasons to be proud of and injury prone players not worth the risk. However, light years beyond what Denver’s backup backup has done or can do. I can’t imagine much more infuriating than tuning in on Sundays to see Cousins as the starter and Denver’s reject as his backup when Case is off in Denver hopefully being given the respect from administration he didn’t get here, but did from the fans.

Now, it would be one thing if you’d let Case go and snatched Drew Brees or someone on that level. I think most Vikings fans would be thrilled to take on an aging quarterback with a couple years left if it meant finally winning a Super Bowl. But no, instead, you chose Kirk Cousins. Kirk freaking Cousins. A quarterback who has done nothing to prove that he’s anything special and can lead a team to victory. A quarterback who’s ridiculously high paycheck could potentially mean getting rid of other star players to clear up cap space. Players who have for the last two years have been vital to one of, if not the, best defense in the league. Instead of keeping that intact and continuing with a quarterback who they like and have winning chemistry with, you piss that away to take a chance with an average at best quarterback. Mind you, a quarterback who so far doesn’t have very many fans here. You better pray to God Cousins takes us to and wins the Super Bowl this year, because otherwise the fans will run the entire Vikings administration out of the state.

I will still cheer for this team, because Cousins won’t be around forever and my loyalty and love for this team runs deeper than that. I will however deny Cousins as our quarterback unless he wins the Super Bowl. Because other than that, he does not deserve to wear the purple and gold over a quarterback who has already proved against the odds that he could be the future of the franchise. Or at least deserve the chance to begin the year as the starting quarterback. I stand firmly in my belief that signing Cousins is one of the biggest, and highest priced, mistakes to be made in Vikings history.

It’s Super Bowl 53 victory or bust for Cousins and the Vikings higher up staff. Good luck. Hope I’m eating my words come February 3rd.

Love,

A bitter but loyal Vikings fan

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
Lifestyle

Where To Find The Best Coffee Drinks In America, According To A Survey

Here's the coffee shop where you should get your morning brew.

169490

Coffee, for billions of people, is one of the only things that can get us out of bed (after hitting snooze a time or two), especially in 2020. Because, if we're being honest, is there anything that beats a quality cup of coffee on those mornings when all we wanted to do is roll over and go back to sleep? The answer is no. And if you're headed to a coffee shop to pick up your caffeinated beverage, you don't want to sleep on the best coffee drinks in America.

According to LiveShopper Sassie's Coffee Project survey, when it comes to chain coffee shops, there are definitely preferred spots you'll want to hit up for your go-to order — whether you order the classic, frozen, or flavored coffee, an espresso, tea, or other. To figure out the hot spots, 1,000 coffee drinkers across the United States took to LiveShopper's mobile app, PrestoShopper, to answer various questions about their coffee drinking habits and preferences. In return, these survey respondents got money back for their coffee — something any user who downloads the app can do as well (yes, even you).

Keep Reading... Show less

No matter what job you wish to pursue or where you'll end up in your career, writing will always be an invaluable skill.

Just ask Julia Waterbury, a former Odyssey creator and college graduate with a business degree, for whom this couldn't be more true! Though she began by using Odyssey as a creative outlet, she quickly learned it was so much more and soon was able to include her articles and skills (from writing and editing to SEO and social media marketing) to up her resume game.

Keep Reading... Show less
Content Inspiration

Survey: Which Issues Are The Most Important To You In The 2020 Election

If you're a first-time voter or voting by mail for the first time, we want to hear your story.

61200

The general election on Tuesday, November 3, 2020, will decide not only the next president of the United States but also which political party controls the House of Representatives and the Senate. Young and first-time voters will play a crucial part in determining the result.

Keep Reading... Show less

I haven't had sex since I lost my virginity at the end of my sophomore year of high school and now I'm a freshman in college, so I'd like to say I know a thing or two about not having sex. Here are four lessons I've learned over the last two years of abstinence.

Keep Reading... Show less
Tips

Articles To Write If You're All About Saving More Money, And Waking Up A Little Bit Earlier

Get your day started right — and keep that budget tight.

207436

For all the young professionals, parents, and students out there who've been working, learning, or even teaching remote — 2020 has likely been the longest year of your life. If you didn't know (sorry), we've been locked down for over 200 days now, and chances are, you are ready for it to be OVER.

Keep Reading... Show less

Last night on "The Bachelorette," Yosef (aka the guy who was accused of sliding into women's DMs before the show began filming) continued his streak of red flags by calling Clare "crazy."

To give you a little more context, this red flag happened after Clare got very upset with the guys on her group date for not making an effort to speak to her one-on-one when the opportunity arose and an awkward silence ensued. Because of this, she was clearly embarrassed and ended up having to ask them to ask her to go for a walk, which was... painful to watch (and probably to live out).

Keep Reading... Show less
Lifestyle

How Much Of A Coffee Snob You Are, Based On Where You Live

Your state may determine how picky you are about your coffee.

124592

When it comes to coffee, everyone has different criteria for what goes into their "perfect cup." Some caffeine lovers, though, are extra particular when it comes to their beloved beverage. One survey found that the state you're from (or the one you live in now) may play a part in determining how much of a coffee snob you actually are.

LiveShopper Sassie, the company behind this Coffee Project survey, received input from 1,000 coffee drinkers via their mobile app, PrestoShopper, to ask various questions about their coffee drinking habits and preferences. In return, these survey respondents got money back for their coffee — something any user who downloads the app can do as well (yes, even you).

Keep Reading... Show less
Lifestyle

The Best Air Fryers To Gift THAT Person In Your Life Who Always Cooks For You

I use mine more than my oven, toaster, and microwave combined.

2103
NBC

It took me a long time to understand what the point of an air fryer really was. Couldn't I just bake something and get the same consistency?

My opinions took a total 180 when several years ago my mom made some delicious, homemade crispy fries. I was shocked when she told me she made them in her air fryer. Without a single drop of oil, they felt crispy and indulgent, unlike anything I have been able to achieve in an oven.

Keep Reading... Show less
Health and Wellness

I Deleted Social Media For A Week And My Mood Instantly Improved

I removed the digital pressures from my life and it made a huge difference.

1254

From the time I downloaded Instagram until now, the world that is social media has drastically changed. I remember being 13 years old and posting several pictures a day — whenever, whatever I wanted to. Whether it was an unedited selfie or a screenshot of somebody's Notes App with the caption "Repost for good luck!" my social media journey started out as casual and exciting.

Keep Reading... Show less
Entertainment

18 Of The Best 'The Bachelorette' Tweets That Perfectly Sum Up Season 16, Episode 2

"Cast an older bachelorette they said, she'll be more mature they said."

2370

"The Bachelorette" is FINALLY back, and season 16 is already off to a — dare I say it? — DRAMATIC start.

There is no fandom more involved and invested than Bachelor Nation, so naturally, viewers had A LOT of thoughts during last night's premiere. And honestly, the only thing more entertaining than watching a new episode of "The Bachelor" is following the live tweets fans post while it airs.

Keep Reading... Show less

As a teenage girl, I can safely say that a pregnancy scare is horrifying. I'm not one to say that becoming a young parent is bad, but for many, it is not the ideal situation to be in. Going through a pregnancy scare leads to a lot of unwanted worries until that period comes, or a test reads "positive."

Keep Reading... Show less

Being an inexperienced tumbler, I have had my fair share of mental blocks. There have been weeks where I can't even do a back walkover properly — I tense up and freeze. I thought that saying that my mental block wasn't real would make it go away, but it didn't. The reason? I didn't believe it. I just said it and hoped for the best, all while knowing that I wasn't going to do whatever skill I was struggling with. It frustrated me and made me so insecure about the progress I was making even when I was told that I was doing well. All I saw were the mistakes and times I didn't try at all.

Keep Reading... Show less

Struggling to find the perfect Halloween costume? No worries, just think of all your exes. I know it is frightening, but that's what makes it the PERFECT Halloween costume.

Keep Reading... Show less
Swoon

The Spooky Dating Drinking Game To Get Boo-zed Up With Your Pumpkin This Halloween

Beware: you'll be summoning the ghosts of exes past.

14349

Halloween 2020 is going to be pretty different, but that doesn't mean the ghost stories have to social distance themselves. In fact, after a year like this one, what's a few more horror stories to add to the mix? If you and your partner dare, this boo-zy drinking game will definitely add a little spook into your All Hallows' Eve plans. Think you're brave enough to share your scariest dating stories with your pumpkin this October 31? You've come to the right spot.

This is the Ultimate Spooky Dating Drinking Game. Here's how it works:

Keep Reading... Show less
Facebook Comments