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Old 08-14-2004, 07:02 PM
FENWAY FENWAY is offline
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Default Vikings Coach Mike Tice wants preseason victories

For what its worth Tice claims he wants to win these games.

Tice wants preseason victories
Kevin Seifert, Star Tribune
August 13, 2004 VNOT0813

MANKATO -- No, you won't see Daunte Culpepper on the field in the fourth quarter. And sorry, Randy Moss won't be available to run a Hail Mary route on the game's final play.

But make no mistake: The Vikings want to win during this preseason. Every game.

"Check out what New England and Carolina did last year," coach Mike Tice said Thursday.

Indeed, last season's Super Bowl participants each produced 4-0 preseasons. Coincidence?

"I don't think so," said Tice, whose team will open the preseason Saturday against Arizona. "Winning breeds more winning."

The Vikings went a combined 3-5 during the preseason in Tice's first two seasons as coach. And while preseason win-loss percentages generally are not considered reliable indicators of regular season success, the past 10 Super Bowl champions have combined for a .714 preseason winning percentage.

The last team that won a Super Bowl after compiling a non-winning preseason record was Dallas (2-3) in 1995.

Having a successful preseason is "very important," Tice said about his team, which lost seven of its final 10 games in 2003.

Several players have made clear they carry a special motivation for defeating Arizona; the Cardinals knocked them out of the playoffs last season on the final play of an 18-17 Arizona victory. Tice said he will not accede to any nontraditional requests for playing time, and the Vikings plan to remove most of their starters after two or three series Saturday night.

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Old 08-15-2004, 10:39 AM
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Default RE:Vikings Coach Mike Tice wants preseason victories

Well, he's 0-1 so far and that loss was against a very bad Detroit team. If you read it in the newspaper then bet opposite. It works 80% of the time.
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Old 08-15-2004, 11:50 AM
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Default RE: Vikings Coach Mike Tice wants preseason victories

Minny wins 23-6

Good find Fenway
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