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A winning coach couldn’t win over the fans

November 6, 2015 in Reflections & Columns

By Bruce Strand, 2002 Most Viking fans are elated that Dennis Green was ousted Friday, and while you should be careful what you wish for, because it might come true and make things worse, I think the team made the right move. Green was aloof. He was arrogant.…

As blue as the purple can make us

November 6, 2015 in Reflections & Columns

By Bruce Strand, 2004 Okay, after a week to simmer down, some reflections on the Vikings’ ill-fated campaign of 2003: Since their inception in 1961…