Friday, February 27, 2009

Order Your Rosenfels Jersey Now

Congratulations to the Minnesota Vikings. Every year you give me hope and then break my heart. I remember the 98 NFC Championship. I remember missing the playoffs because of the Arizona Cardinals. I remember sending the most explosive receiver of our time to Oakland. I remember the Sex Boat Scandal. The Vikings have a history of disappointment but the team has finally started coming together over the last couple seasons. Adrian Peterson is one of the best running backs in the game right now. Jared Allen and the Williams Wall has formed one of the best run-stopping defenses in the league. Bernard Berrian has finally brought the deep ball threat back to Minnesota. Things are finally starting to look up for the Vikes.

The one thing they are lacking that could make them a Super Bowl contender is a quarterback. T-Jack has been less than phenomenal and Gus Frerotte is just too damn old. Who will the Vikings pick up? Luckily for the Vikings there are several veterans available that could push them over the edge. Kurt Warner had an MVP caliber season and took the improbable Arizona Cardinals to the Super Bowl this year. Will the Vikings pick him up? Nope. Jeff Garcia is a journeyman who has provided veteran leadership for all of the teams he has played for. Will the Vikings pick him up? Of course not. They need someone who can move like a helicopter. They need Sage Rosenfels. Today the Vikings traded a 4th round draft pick to the Houston Texans in exchange for Rosenfels and have given him a two-year deal worth $9 million making him the highest paid backup quarterback in the NFL.

I wouldn't be surprised if Brad Johnson is the Vikings starting quarterback by the end of the season.

Introducing Schrempf Scampi

Welcome to Schrempf Scampi, a collection of sports related facts, opinions, and stuff we just make up. We are a small group of friends hidden away in Grand Forks, North Dakota and we decided that our nonsensical demeanors would make for somewhat entertaining (or horrifying) reading, so we figured this "blog", as the kids call it, would be a good way to get our opinions on the interwebs.

As we start to get a feel for this powerful technology, there really will be no order for now, we will pretty much just post what we feel like at any given time...and the results could be devastating, or hilarious. That remains to be seen.

Posts could range from sports-related news to our own sports experiences to why our favorite teams are terrible, and everything in between.

Where does the name come from you ask? Well aside from being fans of clever plays-on-words involving seafood, we all have an undying love for former Washington Huskie great, Detlef Schrempf. The blog probably won't have much to do with him, but never say never.

So now that you've read all this, hopefully you are somewhat intrigued...maybe even salivating, well don't worry just bookmark us and check back regularly for updates.

Let the chaos begin.