Stop us if you've heard this before: Christian Ponder was terrible last Sunday during an ugly Vikings loss, but he'll once again be the Purple's starting QB this weekend.SEE ALSO: Vikings officials celebrate Hispanic History Month with head-scratcher of a hashtag That sequence of events is nothing n ... More >>
-- Thanks for CJ Fogler for the GIFs -- The Vikings ended up winning by a touchdown last night, but with under a minute to go in the game, it looked like a coaching gaffe might contribute to yet another loss. SEE ALSO: Gophers social media team apologizes for dissing VikingsAfter Washington's Roy He ... More >>
Following a wild 42-39 win over Indiana on Saturday, the Gophers football team has won three straight Big Ten games and may be in the midst of their best season in a decade.THEY TOLD YOU SO: Vikings will be the worst team in the NFL this year, one group of experts conclude To put it mildly, things a ... More >>
Tech N9newith Krizz Kaliko, Mayday, Stevie Stone, Ces Cru, and AbsentMyth Event Center, St. PaulFriday, October 11, 2013Tech N9ne brought fans out in droves to the Myth on Friday. With a bill stacked with his independent label Strange Music's artists, the night was exactly the kind of ruckus you'd e ... More >>
The struggling, 0-3 Vikings are playing the struggling, 0-3 Steelers this weekend in England, in an attempt to show the mother country that American football is actually worth watching.But it appears the British are not coming around to our way of thinking.
The Walkmen 10 Thousand Sounds Music Festival Downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota June 22, 2013 After a day filled with all local (and locally connected) bands, New York's the Walkmen helped add some national flavor and prestige to the 10 Thousand Sounds festival with their headlining set. The stylish ... More >>
Still slightly intoxicated from AP's mad dash to the MVP with the entire Vikings franchise on his back, Vikings fans tend to forget that for most of the season, second-year quarterback Christian Ponder was an unmitigated, Spurgeon Wynn-esque disaster.SEE ALSO:-- Adrian Peterson on Percy Harvin trade ... More >>
Today, the Vikings traded Percy Harvin to Seattle for first- and seventh-round picks this year and a mid-round pick next year.SEE ALSO: MinnPost, MPR bloggers ding Vikings reporters for getting scooped on Percy Harvin tradeReaction to the trade has been mixed. Some Seattle fans are concerned that de ... More >>
Just days after having surgery to repair her torn ACL and MCL ligaments, Lindsey Vonn posted a photo of her injured right leg on social media.SEE ALSO: Lindsey Vonn exposes almost everything in Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue And suffice it to say that if you're in the middle of breakfast, you mig ... More >>
After pulling off a ridiculous flip over a defender in the course of scoring a touchdown for the Cincinnati Bengals in 2011, wide receiver and alleged ganja superfan Jerome Simpson was arguably the Vikings' most-ballyhooed free agent acquisition heading into this season.SEE ALSO:-- Vikings LB Chad G ... More >>
Ricky Rubio is back from his ACL injury and is doing his best Adrian Peterson impression.SEE ALSO: Ricky Rubio puts backyard wrestling career on hold, returns to practiceOkay, so Rubio hasn't been as impressive as All Day, but who could be? Nonetheless, just two games in, Ricky has already demonstra ... More >>
Maybe rookie cornerback Josh Robinson was watching WWE clips for inspiration before the Vikings' surprising 20-13 win in Detroit yesterday.SEE ALSO: Vikings-49ers replacement ref fiasco: 'Frisco gets extra timeouts, phantom challenges [VIDEO]Because during the second quarter, Robinson did his best C ... More >>
SEE ALSO: Chris Kluwe coins "turdsloth" while defending Crossfit on GawkerToday, Deadspin published the Vikings version of "Why Your Team Sucks 2012," a series where fans of the various NFL teams explain their team, um, sucks.But in an unusual twist, Deadspin also published a rebuttal from Vikings p ... More >>
SEE ALSO:-- Vikings stadium receives final approval from Minneapolis City Council on 7-6 vote-- Zellers confuses everyone with 'correction' of 'for it and against it' stance on Vikings stadium-- Vikings sign WR Jerome Simpson, pothead who pulled off one of the best TDs in NFL history [VIDEO]Mike Gol ... More >>
After a night of drinking, Vikings fullback Jerome Felton wanted to take some McDonald's home with him. Regrettably, instead of a bag of greasy food, Felton was served two gross misdemeanors with a side of careless driving.Felton, 25 and the leading candidate to start as Adrian Peterson's primary bl ... More >>
Remember that Vikings stadium bill? That thing now looks like it's in worse shape than Adrian Peterson's knee.The bill was sacked last night by the House Government Operations and Elections Committee, which killed in with a 9-6 vote. Afterward, the chief author of the House bill, Rep. Morrie Lanning ... More >>
Life can be a cruel, cruel journey sometimes.Friday night, Ricky Rubio planted his leg while defending Kobe Bryant, and his left knee buckled. Initially, it looked like Bryant and Rubio had just bumped knees, but concern about Ricky's injury quickly mounted when he couldn't put any weight on his ... More >>
Following a disastrous 3-13 season that prompted calls for a power shake-up, Rick Spielman is now the general manager of the Minnesota Vikings.The move essentially represents a promotion of Spielman from Vice President of Player Personnel -- a position he has held since May 2006 -- to the undispu ... More >>
Big labor wants the casino, but big government doesn't.The AFL-CIO wants more labor jobs, and it's not above endorsing a little vice to get things rolling.Yesterday, the Minnesota chapter of the AFL-CIO endorsed the planned Block E Casino, which has resurfaced as a possible method to fund a new V ... More >>
Donovan McNabb, Christian Ponder: Only one of them should be smiling.Donovan McNabb has run out of second chances. With the Vikings woefully underperforming at 1-5, and McNabb struggling to find his own receivers and close out games, rookie Christian Ponder will start at quarterback in Sunday's g ... More >>
Bernard Berrian had only one catch yesterday for the Vikings, which means he had as many catches as he did Twitter fights with Minnesota legislators. Berrian got into it yesterday with Republican Rep. John Kriesel. Kriesel started the fight, lobbing a pretty snappy insult Berrian's way. Berrian, ... More >>
The Minnesota Vikings are basically in the worst possible position to be asking for money right now. The team isn't just 0-3, it's choked on big leads in all three games. The NFL's new owner-friendly labor agreement has left each franchise flush with cash from television deals. And the state of M ... More >>
Can he snag a championship for the Vikings?
Photos by Nick WosikaThe Pains Of Being Pure At Heart/Twin ShadowApril 25, 2011Triple Rock Social ClubTwo hotly tipped young bands both made their Minneapolis debuts at the sold-out Triple Rock on Monday night, as the Pains Of Being Pure At Heart and Twin Shadow delivered rousing, uplifting sets ... More >>
With half-a-season in the net, a look at reasons for both hope and concern.
City PagesThe guy in the circled cart narrowly escaped the snowpocalypse when the Metrodome roof collapsed.Someone was inside the Metrodome and on the sideline as the roof of the Metrodome began to collapse, according to a video analysis.A commenter pointed out to us that despite official word th ... More >>
Feeding Buffalo lament may prove driving force in game No.2 for interim head.
Enjoy the opener, but don't buy the hype.
Play-by-play announcer opens up about his past and future
Brett Favre and Greg Lewis combined for Best Play on the ESPY'sIf there had been an award at last night's ESPY's on ESPN for "Best Dodged Career Decision," Vikings QB Brett Favre would have walked -- limped -- away with it. But there wasn't. Nor did he convert nominations for Best NFL player ... More >>
These Minnesotans snatched defeat from the jaws of victory with incredible panache.
Game preview and prediction inside.
The Seahawks are just 3-6 and have yet to find victory on the road this season. 9-1 ensues for the Purple.
While woeful at 1-7, Detroit does have a history of playing games tight on our turf.
Will the Steelers stain our perfect 6-0 record on Sunday? Game preview inside.
The Vikings' third-year wideout has been the biggest beneficiary of Favre's arrival.
Mayor R.T. Rybak didn't have the football smarts to create his own fantasy football team, but he sure knows how to toss around the dirt about his competition on the interwebs.
Free agent quarterback Jeff Garcia should be under the center for the Purple in '09.
Defender of sleaze gets hung up in trust-fund probe