Essay, Research Paper
There is a big rivalry in the NFL between the Central Division Minnesota Vikings and the Green Bay Packers. Maybe this Rivalry exists because Minneapolis and Green Bay are so close to each other and the fans do not have to travel very far to attend road games. This rivalry has existed ever since they joined the same division together in the seventies. In my opinion the Minnesota is a better team, and has better players, coaches, administration, and fans.
Cris Carter and Randy Moss are two of the top wide receivers in the NFL. Cris Carter, who will be in the hall of fame after he retires continues to build reputation as one of the NFL?s all-time greatest receivers, and has made six consecutive trips to the Pro Bowl. Randy Moss was Everybody?s Rookie of the Year in 1998 he took the league by storm, breaking team and NFL records in his head-turning debut season. He was Named Offensive Rookie of the Year by Associated Press College, Pro Football Weekly, and Football Digest. The Packers have one star player on their team. The position he plays is quarterback and his name is Brett Farve. This season he threw more interceptions than touchdowns and didn?t make the Pro Bowl. Minnesota has sent six people to the Pro Bowl this year, and Randy Moss won the MVP, and also set a record for the most passing yardage in Pro Bowl history. Antonio Freeman and Bill Schroeder, who play for the Packers, are good receivers, but are not on the same level as Randy and Cris.
Coach Dennis Green has been with the Minnesota Vikings for eight strait years and has made the playoffs seven out of the eight years. Brian Billick and Tony Dungy are two former Viking offensive and defensive coordinators at Minnesota. They did such a fine job of coaching in Minnesota that they were picked up as head coaches in Baltimore and Tampa Bay. The Green Bay Packers just fired all of their coaches this season because they were unable to get the job done. Minnesota finished in second place in the division this season with a respectable eleven and five record and a trip to the divisional playoffs. Green Bay finished fourth in the division with and eight and eight record. Green Bay didn?t even make the playoffs!
Ever since Re McCombs became Minnesota?s owner last season the team has just been getting better and better. He donates some of the money that the team takes in to the United Way. Hey also knows how to put his money to pick up the big name players like Randy Moss and John Randle. The owner of the Packers has no clue how to manage a team. Two years ago Mike Holmgren, who was their head coach left Green Bay because he didn?t want to be a part of that losing organization any more. Since he left the organization things just have got even worse.
The last thing that I am going to talk about is the Vikings fans. If you ever attend a Vikings home game you better bring your earplugs. The Metrodome is one of the loudest stadiums in the NFL. The loudness reeks havoc for the visiting team because they can?t hear the plays they are calling. When observing people walking around downtown, the predominant color everyone is wearing is purple and gold. Season tickets are sold out for a year in advance.
All of these reasons that I have shown you are prime examples that prove the Minnesota Vikings are a better football team than the Green Bay Packers. The Vikings clearly have better players and they have shown this by their record in the last couple of years. Those fine players are a reflection of a good coaching staff that refuses to give up. Attitudes like this will help teams win games and advance to the playoffs. Without an attitude like this you will end up like the Green Bay Packers.