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Who?s Crazy Now?
Authored by John McMullen - 15th March, 2006 - 8:15 pm

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The crazy quarterback or the egomaniacal head coach?

That's the question, Minnesota Vikings fans were wrestling with in the last
week.

Of course, in the end -- The fans had nothing to do with the outcome and,
for that matter, neither did Brad Childress.

Just like famed mob boss Vincent 'The Chin" Gigante, who used to walk around
the streets of New York mumbling to keep the feds off his back, Daunte
Culpepper invented his little crazy streak.

Why?.......

To get away from the town that turned on him and the novices running the
laughable "Triangle of Authority" in Minneapolis.

Culpepper wanted out of Minnesota in a bad way.

He wasn't happy with the fans embracing Brad Johnson after he suffered a
terrible knee injury, he wasm't happy that the authorities were after him
for groping a stripper's posterior and he wasn't happy that the Vikings were
the only team in the NFL about to enter the season with greenhorns in every
major coaching position.

At the same time, Daunte knew Childress made the woefully misinformed Zygi
Wilf swoon like a schoolgirl. He also knew Childress was desperately trying
to broaden his already sizeable power base in Minnesota.

So Culpepper's plan was simple -- Alienate Childress with his bizarre
behavior and get a one-way ticket out of town.

So while Daunte now gets to bask in the sun on South Beach -- What's left in
Minnesota?

Ruins.....

Despite having over $30 million in cash on hand, Minnesota's own three
stooges have already made their big splash in free agency.

The results?

They helped Seattle keep Steve Hutchinson for the long term. They netted a
placekicker slightly better than his incumbent. They signed a backup running
back and they inked an overrated, overpriced linebacker with a bad foot.

Who's crazy now?

-You can reach John McMullen at jmcmullen1@comcast.net