The child abuse and foundation-funded orgy allegations surrounding the Vikings' best player has some fans longing for the simpler days of yore.You know... the days of "running through the okra patch," a.k.a., the "Love Boat."
Our post about the Dallas media urging the Cowboys to acquire indicted running back Adrian Peterson got one reader thinking about how, if you're an elite professional athlete, no sin is unforgivable.Here's what Ryan Siverson said:
Grieves is a Seattle-based rapper signed to local hip-hop label Rhymesayers Entertainment. He recently released his fourth album, Winter & the Wolves, and will perform two shows at First Avenue October 10-11. You can ask him anything by emailing him here. A lot of the times during interviews, ... More >>
For those of us in the habit of catching up with what's going on in the world each morning via Twitter, this was what today was like (minus the "Go back to bed" part for yours truly):Wake up. Entire Twitter feed is Adrian Peterson. Go back to bed.-- Kevin Hoffman (@panopticon13) September 17, 2014 B ... More >>
This game, man. pic.twitter.com/OOwYFky2JT-- Parker Hageman (@OverTheBaggy) December 8, 2013 At 3-9-1, the Vikings may be officially eliminated from playoff contention, but the team is nonetheless in the midst of one of the most entertaining seasons in franchise history. Between the Monday Night M ... More >>
This video nicely sums up the in-stadium NFL gameday experience -- profane, drunken, and stupid.SEE ALSO: Brian Riesgraf's 'Drunk Vikings Fan Eats Ice Cream With Credit Card' photo goes viral Check it out:
The Date Report's Kelsea Stahler ranks Adrian Peterson as the second-sexiest NFL player in her list of the most attractive American footballers. A screengrab including her explanation is at the top of this post.Here's how Stahler explained her overall methodology:[I]t's only fair we appreciate their ... More >>
:::: UPDATE :::: Patterson posted $75,000 of his $750,000 bond yesterday and was released from custody without conditions, the Associated Press reports.Original post (October 29) -- Yesterday, Joseph Patterson, the 27-year-old South Dakota man accused of brutally murdering Adrian Peterson's "se ... More >>
As expected, a grand jury has indicted Joseph Patterson on second-degree murder and manslaughter charges in connection with the death of Adrian Peterson's two-year-old son, Tyrese Robert Doohen.SEE ALSO: Adrian Peterson fathered another secret child with server at Seven, TMZ reports Ty was in Patter ... More >>
-- Update at bottom -- A woman in Sioux Falls who is close to the mother involved in the tragic story about Adrian Peterson's two-year-old son says the fact AP had a child living in Sioux Falls was "a secret.":::: UPDATE :::: Joey Patterson, man accused of beating AP's son, says his son is "my l ... More >>
The "leaked" Vikings playbook published this morning on Deadspin pretty much hits the nail on the head with its implication that everybody on the Purple's offense not wearing number 28 either stinks, or seems to stink because of Christian Ponder's hapless quarterbacking.SEE ALSO: Adrian Peterson Jr. ... More >>
Paul Allen -- KFAN host, Vikings radio play-by-play guy, and noted homer -- preaches the gospel of #faith to Vikings fans and this morning picked the Purple to make it all the way to the NFC Championship Game (and possibly the Super Bowl). In related news, water is wet.SEE ALSO: Disappointed Vikings ... More >>
Adrian Peterson's son, Adrian Peterson Jr., has been hanging out this week at Vikings training camp in Mankato and sorry, Christian Ponder, but there's no way anybody else will look as cute wearing a Vikings helmet this season.SEE ALSO: Adrian Peterson's brother arrested in Eden Prairie as part of p ... More >>
It looks like the dog that got loose on I-94 near 694 this morning has been watching a lot of Adrian Peterson game tape.EARLIER THIS MONTH: Dashboard cam captures more milk than you've ever seen gushing into Lowry Hill Tunnel [VIDEO]The hound put the juke on workers and law enforcement officials who ... More >>
It appears Vikings running back Adrian Peterson doesn't share the same passion for same-sex marriage rights as his recently departed teammate Chris Kluwe. In a recent interview with the Star Tribune, Peterson wasn't ambiguous when asked for his thoughts on Kluwe's role in defending gay marriage in ... More >>
Adrian Peterson's postgame interview following his beastly performance during the Vikings dramatic December win over Green Bay leads off the latest Bad Lip Reading video.SEE ALSO: Vikings-49ers replacement ref fiasco: 'Frisco gets extra timeouts, phantom challenges [VIDEO] Do you vaguely recall that ... More >>
Long-suffering Vikings fans were feeling confused at the end of yesterday's thrilling victory over the Packers. As one of professional sports' long-cursed franchises, the Vikings just don't win big games like that.SEE ALSO: 2012 is "The Year of Adrian Peterson," says new Sports Illustrated cover [IM ... More >>
It's Christmas, so here's our gift to you: The second part of our top Blotter posts of 2012 list.:::: SEE ALSO :::: Best Blotter stories of 2012 [PART I]Hey, beats a lump of coal or paying $200 for a plastic bag full of Brett Favre's pubes, doesn't it?
Put simply, Adrian Peterson's comeback has been one of the year's best sports stories. In the span of 10 months, AP went from spending New Year's Eve in a hospital bed following knee surgery to slapping little kids in the face after ridiculous TD runs.SEE ALSO: "Ponder's wedding will be the first wi ... More >>
In the wake of another abysmal performance by the Vikings' passing game, KFAN's Paul Charchian is mad as hell and unwilling to take it anymore.SEE ALSO:-- Jared Allen destroys Bears lineman with season-ending hit: Was it dirty? [GIF]-- Brian Riesgraf's 'Drunk Vikings Fan Eats Ice Cream With Credit C ... More >>
SEE ALSO:-- Vikings have one of the ugliest uniforms in pro sports, according to ESPN-- Paul Allen's "No!" call the greatest of all time, says NFL.com [VIDEO]-- ESPN's Mike and Mike still unaware of Vikings stadium deal, think team might move to L.A.Are you ready for some Minnesota Vikings 2012 foot ... More >>
Saints coaches had a bounty on Brett Favre's head during the 2009 NFC Championship Game. Now, they'll have to pay a stiff price themselves. Following an investigation, the NFL today suspended Saints coach Sean Payton for the entire 2012 season. Defensive coordinator Gregg Williams was banned inde ... More >>
Who cares if you want to pay for the new Vikings stadium?The Minnesota Vikings new stadium will be a $1.1 billion monument dedicated to the death of democracy. That's what taxpayers learned last night, when the Ramsey County Charter Commission voted not to allow a vote on the tax that will build ... More >>
Adrian Peterson: Too polite to demand the ball -- fortunately, his dad's not.Adrian Peterson is one of the most exciting running backs in the history of the NFL. And, after the Vikings cut a gigantic check on the eve of this season's first game, he's on track to be one of the best paid NFL player ... More >>
The Purple can get to within a game of .500 with a win, or . . .
A win over the Cowboys would give the Vikings their first Conference Championship appearance since 2000. Preview -- Part 2 of 2.
Week 14 offers a prime opportunity for the Purple to win back some clout.
Another member of the Minnesota Vikings gets pulled over for speeding.
Got one great question you're dying to ask Adrian Peterson? Post it to Digg soon. Maybe it'll rise to the top of the pile.
High marks abound for 7-1 division leaders.
We decided to catch the biggest regular season game in NFL history in the Twin Cities' largest Packer bar. Cheese and yelling ensues.
But will it come in this life -- or the next?
How do you make a name for your suburban bar in the Twin Cities? Display the Whizzinator of a former Minnesota Viking.
Hi, Mr. Peterson, how do you dooooo--owwww
One thing can be agreed upon, the Minnesota Vikings have fewer excuses this season if the team performs poorly.
The Seattle Seahawks rolled into town last night and trounced the Vikes. But, hey, it's the preseason. No worries. Right?
Heading west to California today in the hopes of continuing their hot streak, the Minnesota Vikings take on the San Francisco 49ers in a game the purple need to win to keep the talk and hope of playoff football alive.
Today's game against the Detroit Lions could be the game that propels the Vikes towards post-season play. Will Adrian "All Day" Peterson's return keep the Vikings current winning streak alive? We're coming to you live from the Metrodome today.
A lot has been made this week of the Oakland Raiders head coach Lane Kiffin being a Minnesota Vikings ball boy during the late 1980s and early 90s. I'm kind of jealous. Not that Lane got to be around the players or at the games during this time, but because he might have witnessed first hand what ... More >>
This week, we're introducing our new Vikings blogger. Eric Refsland, a lifelong Vikes fan, is checking in with dispatches before, during and after the game. Watch this post for updates during the divisional clash with Green Bay. (And watch the site as we continue to sign free agent sports bloggers!)
Happy Monday good people, and welcome back to the days of daily, morning updates. We have some exciting things planned -- more regular posts, more multimedia content, audio downloads of bands and enhanced coverage of community events -- that we think will enhance the material in our print paper as w ... More >>
As things stand, Robert Smith is the top running back in Minnesota Vikings history. But let's do some number crunching. In his first two NFL seasons, Smith rushed for 505 yards. By contrast, consider Adrian Peterson. In his first five games, the rookie has rushed for 607 yards.