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If Vikings could just avoid the second half....

There it is. Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier uttering a plea all too familiar to Minnesota sports fans: 'be patient'. Your friendly BringMeTheNews sports scribe might skew that advice to instead 'be realistic'. Frazier might have better luck merely asking the NFL to stop games after the first half.
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It's only the first two games. Even though we Minnesota sports fans have gotten a bit sensitive about our teams getting off to a poor start, it's no time to panic.

But the Pioneer Press' Charley Walters is already looking ahead to the next Vikings loss, wondering if that's what it would take to put starting quarterback Donovan McNabb on the bench to see what difference rookie Christian Ponder might make.

Of course, we wouldn't be in this problem if the Vikings offense would, as the Star Tribune's Sid Hartman contends, simply show up for the second half. That doesn't sound too hard.

It's early. Besides the two very visible black marks, the season is very much a blank canvas. Vikings coach Leslie Frazier joins a long list of names like Childress, Rambis, Gardenhire and Brewster asking fans to please be patient.

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