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Singletary to Vikes

Posted on: January 18, 2011 3:22 pm
Edited on: January 18, 2011 3:27 pm
Mike Singletary agreed to a two-year deal that will make him linebackers coach and assistant head coach with the Minnesota Vikings, NFL sources confirmed.

The former San Francisco head coach announced on ESPN radio Tuesday that he was headed to Minnesota after an 18-22 tenure with the 49ers. He was fired with one game left in this season.

The deal reunites him with Leslie Frazier, his former teammate with the Chicago Bears, and solidifies the future for the Hall of Fame linebacker. Singletary had spoken to two other clubs but chose the Vikings because of his relationship with Frazier. 
Category: NFL

Since: Nov 19, 2006
Posted on: January 19, 2011 2:42 pm

Singletary to Vikes

This is a good hire.  Singletary is a very good position coach.  He simply did not have the talent needed to become a head coach.  He could not handle the overall responsibilities.  His "my way or the highway" apporach to coaching may be good for a specific position, like linebacker, but is terrible for a head coach.  I think this is a very good hire for the Vikings.

Since: Nov 18, 2006
Posted on: January 19, 2011 1:16 pm

Singletary to Vikes

How about Singletary just sucks as a coach no matter what race he is. How does that work? He has been a head coach and been an assistant coach more then once with bad results. He was a great player and i am sure he is not a bad guy off the field. None of that makes him good as a coach in the NFL. Until he proves that he can coach that he has something of value to add to a team then he is suspect as a coach. How does race come into this? Someone explain that to me. It is always used as a crutch of some sort in every argument one side or the other. Get over it. If he can't coach and has little to offer in that capacity then it is the Vikings that will pay the price. What color is that?

Since: Dec 13, 2007
Posted on: January 19, 2011 11:45 am

Singletary to Vikes

What about a QB, O line, D line do I need to go on?????????????

Since: Sep 7, 2006
Posted on: January 19, 2011 11:42 am

Thanks Wingit

Dude, you made me laugh big time. I think that's the first time a Dolphins fan has ever said "Mad props" to anything I've ever written on a sports board. Granted, it had nothing to do with sports, but it doesn't make it not true.

One last thing on this whole subject though, I'm just one guy, surrounded by people who do this stuff every day. I've been lucky enough to only have to go for 6 to 8 months a year. There are people who've had to go for 12, 15, some guys up to 18 months. They're surrounded by people of all races, and religions, both male and female. There are some people who still have some ignorant perceptions out there about race, and I feel sorry for them, just like our little friend here. For the most part though, all anybody was worried about was if the other guy could do their job. I'm glad I got to be a part of it.

Thanks for the props though, definitely appreciated.

Since: Sep 6, 2007
Posted on: January 19, 2011 11:23 am

Mad props to PAThfinder

I don't care about race stuff, I have the same attitude as you which I think is roughly "I don't care which side you're arguing, I think all sides are BS to some degree."  I don't want to turn a message thread on a sports board political but I will say two quick things.

1. Thanks to all our soldiers regardless of race, sex, religion.  It's a helluva a tough job, one I probably couldn't do, and I really appreciate the people that do it.

2. There's a man who is at least half African in the White House.  He openly admitted to experimenting with drugs.  He had little national political experience, yet he made it to the most powerful office in the world.  Shut up and work harder, America is the land of opportunity.

Since: Oct 15, 2010
Posted on: January 19, 2011 10:06 am

Singletary to Vikes

Are you serious????  

Since: Jul 30, 2009
Posted on: January 19, 2011 9:51 am

Singletary to Vikes

Sad part is your paying XSGame's salary every 1st of the month through taxes.  He still lives with his grandma and momma who tell him he is special while playing playstation.  Go get your shine box.

Since: Sep 7, 2006
Posted on: January 19, 2011 9:38 am

Singletary to Vikes

XSGame - Hey, you racist piece of trash, let's talk something for a mintue -

One out of three soldiers who died in this Middle eastern Conflict was black, even though only 1.3 people out 10 in society is black.If there are any non-blacks who would like to correct that imbalance, I'm sure that the blacks who are schedule to die in the next conflict will appreciate it.

You struck a nerve here. Usually, I stay out of the whole "my race is better than your race" conversations. I don't have time for it, I think it's a bunch of crap, regardless of what side of the fence you stand in. I'm not going to cover statistics whith you, I'm not going to cover affirmative action, I'm not going to cover any of that.

What I will say is this - I'm in Baghdad, again, and it's 2011. I'm a white guy. I've missed my 6th Christmas, 6th Thanksgiving, 6th anniversary, 4 of my son's 5 birthdays, and I'm about to miss the 5th of my daughter's 9 birthdays.

So please, please tell me you've been out here, and more than once. Because if the answer is "Hell yeah, I've been out there" than by all means, get back on your racist pedastal and preach whatever kind of hate you want to preach, that's your right.

Otherwise, if you're not doing your part and the answer's "hell no, I ain't been out there", then you need to shut your f***ing mouth. Because I've got to be honest, I can't stand people who don't talk about what they don't know about. And if you haven't been out here, then you don't know about it, and you need to quit talking about it.

Again, if I'm wrong and you've been out here once or twice, my bad, I'll just sit back and let you spew all the "hate whitey" stuff you want, because I couldn't care less about it.

Since: Dec 1, 2006
Posted on: January 19, 2011 9:36 am

Singletary to Vikes

Wow!  interesting comment.  Thanks for sharing this view.

Since: Oct 30, 2006
Posted on: January 19, 2011 7:45 am

Singletary to Vikes

XS Game:
I thought your math on the casualties by race were BS and they are!  Not sure where the 1 out of 3 came from other than some BS make believe spot.  Perhaps you should validate it like i did?


Basically in OEF from 7 Oct 2001 to 6 Feb 2010 there were 973 deaths and 771 were white.  Same OEF time frame shows out of a total of 4949 injuries that 3942 were white and 270 were black.  In OIF from 19 Mar 2003 to 6 Feb 2010 there were 4365 killed.  3261 were white and 420 were black.  Injuries were a total of 31,103.  23,932 were white and 2,596 were black.  Get it right.

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