Colin Cowherd Predicts Vikings Will Double 2021 Win Total

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How optimistic are you about the 2022 Minnesota Vikings? Some are higher on the new-look purple and gold, than others. But there’s no doubting the good vibes at TCO Performance center, under Kevin O’Connell and Kwesi Adofo-Mensah’s more welcoming environment.

Naturally, the offseason breeds optimism, and Vikings’ new leadership has shifted that positivity into overdrive. But no matter how much purple Kool-Aid you, or anyone inside the organization drinks, there’s no chance you/they feel better about the new and improved Minnesota Vikings than nationally syndicated radio host, Colin Cowherd, does

On his daily radio show this week, Cowherd predicted that KOC and KAM will help double the Vikings’ win total from last season. For those who struggle with memory or math, that would mean a 16-1 record.

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If this was just a lay, out-of-market, football fan or analyst; a prediction like this might come off as unintelligent and/or unknowledgeable. Winning 16 of 17 games seems so unrealistic that such a prediction is more likely to be a mistake. Someone who didn’t realize the Vikings reached 8 wins in 2021.

But this is Colin Cowherd. Like, the Colin Cowherd… There’s no way a lead national sports talking head would ever forget how many wins a Minnesota sports team had in a previous season. We are far too important and they are far too knowledgeable about the Minnesota market.

“I’ve said this before…”, is how you start a sentence when speaking on something you’ve discussed repeatedly. Like the Yankees, Cowboys, Lakers, Celtics, Red Sox, Dodgers… and Vikings. Tune in on Monday when Cowherd breaks down the Twins first 1/3 of the season. Maybe he’ll pin them at 160 wins. Think that would be enough to win the AL Central?

Eric Strack | Minnesota Sports Fan