Yesterday, the New York Observer published a lengthy piece about the backstory behind the Wilf family's incredible wealth and the New Jersey lawsuit where a judge blasted the family for using "bad faith and evil motive" in bilking business partners out of more than $80 million dollars.SEE ALSO: Viki ... More >>
In December 2006, fresh off an offensively bereft 9-7 loss to the hated Green Bay Packers, Brad Childress took the podium at Winter Park, cleared his throat and uttered the following preposterous statement:"I know it's a kick-ass offense when it's properly executed."Over a year after being uncere ... More >>
A documentary on super fans gets a boost from a super awful season.Just when we'd relegated the Vikings' epic 2010 implosion to the far reaches of our collective craniums, University of Minnesota journalism student Elizabeth Giorgi has come along to remind us of the whole, sorry affair. But i ... More >>
Minnesotans don't want to pay for a new Vikings stadium.If this morning's Minnesota Poll is accurate, roughly 70 percent of Minnesotans are opposed to their tax dollars being used to help Zygi Wilf pay for a new Vikings stadium. Would the result have been different if Brad Childress and Bret ... More >>
He's back.Former Vikings coach Brad Childress was run out of town last November in the wake of a total team collapse punctuated by Brett Favre's bum season and rumored infidelities, and the brief, boneheaded move to bring back Randy Moss. But Chilly's back -- if you've got a broadband hookup ... More >>
Leslie Frazier gets the job.Steady Eddy Leslie Frazier inherited a 3-7 mess of a Vikings team from Brad Childress, and he closed out the season 3-3 as interim head coach. When the Wilfs nixed the "interim" moniker and handed him the reins for real, we called him the right man in times gone w ... More >>
Frazier's opportunity well-earned despite a measured record.
Brett Favre holds his final press conference.With apologies to T.S. Eliot, this is the way the Vikings' season ended: Not with a bang, but with a whimper. They finished the year with a loss at Detroit for a 6-10 record, their worst showing since 1990.
Leslie Frazier gets the job.Confirming what was fast becoming an open secret over the weekend on the interwebs, The Minnesota Vikings named Leslie Frazier as the team's head coach on Monday. That's one mystery solved as the team goes on hiatus for thew winter. Taking over as interim head co ... More >>
Image from Madieu Williams FoundationThe Vikings safety is a bit of good news in a pretty bad seasonIt hasn't exactly been a stellar season for the Vikings. First there was Brett Favre Penisgate. Then Randy Moss's bizarre self-interview. Then Coach Brad Childress got kicked to the can. And over t ... More >>
Leslie Frazier: Not Brad Childress.Leslie Frazier has been on the job as Vikings head coach for what, about a week? And already he's cracking Brett Favre jokes. Happily, he didn't mention Little Brett by name while being interviewed after Sunday's 17-13 victory over the Redskins, in which F ... More >>
Brad who?Gov. Tim Pawlenty, lately given to smacking fly balls into right field, has finally done something we can all agree with. He named today Ron Gardenhire Day in honor of the Twins' AL Manager of the Year.
The guillotine falls on Chilli.
The longtime assistant and head coaching candidate finally gets his shot.
Fire Brad Childress is on the lips of Minnesota Vikings Fans.The Bears creamed the Vikings today 27-13, and with the defeat the cries among fans to fire Vikings Head Coach Brad Childress grow ever louder.There are those who will say that this loss was not his fault--certainly, Brett Favre contrib ... More >>
Brad Childress: Around for the second half of the season?Brett Favre's hurry-up offense saved the day for the Vikings in that 27-24 squeaker over the Cardinals on Sunday, but the "Fire Brad Childress" chorus is growing louder. There's now an online petition you sign, if you support such a thi ... More >>
The NFL's leading rusher should feast on the 'Cards run defense.
Brad Childress is persona non grata at the 400 Club.The folks at the 400 Bar are really, really unhappy with the sorry state of the Minnesota Vikings. So much so, in fact, that they've used their display ad in this week's City Pages to drive home their point.
C.P. obtains rare "transcript" of first Moss interview . . . with himself.
WikiRandy Moss made it sound like he'd rather be Patriot.This is now officially a disastrous season: NFL.com is reporting that Randy Moss has been waived by the Minnesota Vikings. That bizarre press conference yesterday when he told the Patriots how much he loved them and missed them probab ... More >>
Childress says the Shiancoe ruling was wrong.Brad Childress told reporters yesterday that NFL officials admitted the Vikings were screwed out of a touchdown Sunday in their 28-24 loss to the Packers at Lambeau Field. After looking at instant replay tape, the referees nullified tight end Visa ... More >>
Jared Allen's our cowboy.The National Football League is not, we repeat not, fast off the line. It took them seven years to finally muster the gumption to tell the Vikings' Jared Allen he can't do his famous calf-roping dance after knocking down opposing quarterbacks -- something he's done ... More >>
Percy Harvin's teammates had never witnessed such a dramatic collapseUpdate: Harvin's out of the hospital and back on the sideline. Details after the jump. The official word from Vikings Coach Brad Childress on wide receiver Percy Harvin's migraine collapse was that, "Percy appreciates every ... More >>
Lose the ballcap, T-Jack.
Jared Allen: "There is one concern, and that's the chafing."
Ranking the Vikings and the five other teams vying for the Conference crown. Let the bedlam ensue.
The Seahawks are just 3-6 and have yet to find victory on the road this season. 9-1 ensues for the Purple.
When players tweet from meetings, the suits get mad.
The will-he-or-won't-he drama is officially over: reports are trickling in that Diva-like quarterback Brett Favre has told Vikings coach Brad Childress that he will stay retired and will not play for the Vikings next season.
According to ESPN, the Minnesota Vikings are getting a little fed up with Brett Favre's constant state of indecisiveness. We don't blame them.
Favre had X-rays of his right shoulder sent to the Vikings for evaluation, according to an ESPN report.
We've got serious issues here in Minnesota (like a $4.6 billion budget deficit), but Gov. Tim Pawlenty has his sights set on something else: Brett Favre in a Minnesota Viking jersey shocking Wisconsinites into comas.
The skipper of the Love Boat isn't keeping up his Eden Prairie home