Vikings Flying High: A Special Report by Guest Author Daren Bloomquist
What a game this past Sunday! Our defense is really coming together, and our offense was very productive in the red zone against the sixth best team in points allowed coming into the game.
The day before the game, I reached the summit of the highest point here in southern New Mexico. â€śThe Needlesâ€? in the Organ Mountains are said to reach a height of 8,990 to 9,012 feet depending on the source. Letâ€™s call it 9000 feet.
The rattlesnakes are all hibernating now so the hike was safe, but the wind was gusting to 40 mph which made the peak quite dangerous at the edges. Lean one way too far, lose your balance and youâ€™re toastâ€¦just like the Packerâ€™s seasonâ€¦albeit a little more permanent, if you know what I mean.
I told COD and you readers of the Viking Underground that Iâ€™d make this hike and raise the Viking flag to signify our Vikingsâ€™ rise to new heights. Ron, Lonnie and I made it to the top and raised the flag.
With Ron, a retired geologist and internet sports memorabilia dealer, and Lonnie, a Pittsburg fan first and Viking fan second, helping me hold the flag bowed by the wind, we got a good picture at the summit.
There are many more peaks in the Organ Mountains here in Las Cruces, New Mexico. For every Viking win from now until the end of the season, Iâ€™ll climb a new peak and raise the flag again.
Go Vikes!100% Cheese Free
I heard from my close, personal friend Syd this week. No, not that close, personal friend Sid Hartman....but Syd Davy aka 100% Cheese Free. If you want to see a great photo history of Syd and his close, personal friend Randy Moss head over to the Viking Update and check out those photos!
Video Test One
We're still doing some testing with the new upgrade at UThink so here is a video sent to me by The Commish to test my embedded video player
Video Test Two
Here is a Web Cam (aka "Crap Cam") test as I talk about my latest game day outfit as well as explaining about those patches on my helmet.
Over at that Other Blog
I discuss a new issue with big butts and a review a great take on the culture of corruption and incompetence by my favorite radio host.Posted by maasx003 at November 30, 2005 6:43 AM