Rand: Burns at top, Steckel at bottom in Vikings coaching likability list

  • Updated: January 16, 2014 - 7:08 AM

Mike Zimmer hasn’t even had his first news conference in Minnesota, and already he’s winning the battle of public opinion. In a startribune.com poll, 84 percent of respondents said they either “love” or “like” his hire as the new Vikings coach. ¶ Of course, it doesn’t really matter where you start. What matters is where you finish. As such, here is a ranking of the six Vikings coaches who preceded Zimmer but came after Bud Grant (the first time) in terms of where they wound up in franchise likability lore.

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NY Mets - LP: N. Syndergaard 1 FINAL
Pittsburgh - WP: G. Cole 4
Philadelphia - LP: S. O`Sullivan 1 FINAL
Washington - WP: M. Scherzer 2
Texas - WP: C. Lewis 10 FINAL
NY Yankees - LP: M. Pineda 9
Seattle - WP: F. Hernandez 4 FINAL
Toronto - LP: M. Estrada 3
Houston - LP: C. McHugh 2 FINAL
Detroit - WP: A. Simon 6
Cincinnati - LP: M. Leake 3 FINAL
Cleveland - WP: C. Carrasco 7
Baltimore - WP: T. Wilson 8 FINAL
Miami - LP: H. Alvarez 5
LA Angels - WP: G. Richards 12 FINAL
Boston - LP: R. Porcello 5
Oakland - LP: S. Kazmir 2 FINAL
Tampa Bay - WP: C. Archer 5
Milwaukee - WP: M. Blazek 11 FINAL
Atlanta - LP: E. Stults 0
San Francisco - WP: R. Vogelsong 11 FINAL
Colorado - LP: K. Kendrick 8
St. Louis - LP: L. Lynn 0 FINAL
Kansas City - WP: C. Young 5
Minnesota - LP: A. Thompson 2 FINAL
Chicago WSox - WP: J. Samardzija 3
Chicago Cubs - LP: Z. Rosscup 4 FINAL
Arizona - WP: R. Delgado 5
San Diego - LP: J. Benoit 1 FINAL
Los Angeles - WP: C. Hatcher 2
Cleveland 94 FINAL
Atlanta 82
NY Rangers 5 FINAL
Tampa Bay 1
Chicago 2 FINAL
Columbus 2
Houston 0 FINAL
Los Angeles 1
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