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 >>
ESPN thinks the Vikings' current uniform design is one of the ugliest in all of professional sports, and we'd have to agree. How is the current random-stripes-everywhere too-busy look in any way an improvement over the classic threads the Purple donned through 2005?SEE ALSO:-- Paul Charchian's "I'm ... 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 >>
Between watching a possibly lovesick Christian Ponder lead one three-and-out drive after another and Tampa running back Doug Martin carve up the Vikings defense for 214 total yards, heading to the Metrodome last night was mostly a no-good very-bad experience for Vikings fans.SEE ALSO: Vikings victim ... More >>
Jared Allen finished just short of beating Michael Strahen's single season sack record this weekend, and ties the real record for sacks unassisted by quarterbacks.If Vikings fans are looking for another reason to hate Brett Favre, consider this: He took a dive for his friend Michael Strahan in or ... 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 >>
Optimus Jared Allen is hoping to transform the Vikings into a winning team.As the struggling Minnesota Vikings prepare to face the surging Detroit Lions this weekend, Jared Allen is thinking outside the box.The biggest deep threat on the Lions is wide receiver Calvin Johnson, AKA Megatron (which ... More >>
By Andy Mannix and Mike Mullen
This week began with a bit of news that finally gives cause to celebrate the Minnesota Vikings: Since 2000, the Vikings are leading all other NFL teams in arrests.
This was too good to be ignored, or judged on its face. So City Pages has gone deeper, investigating ... More >>
From footballer to cookbook author to barista, the multitalented Jared Allen.Caribou Coffee Co. has mostly been concentrating on expanding its franchise business lately, but it opened its first company-owned store since 2008 yesterday, near the site of a shuttered Caribou in Gaviidae Commons ... More >>
Courtesy of jameyjohnson.comSo you're a hipster who hates country music but loves Waylon Jennings. Despises Keith Urban and Toby Keith but digs on Cash. Thinks Carrie Underwood and Taylor Swift can burn in a pyre of blonde extensions and Auto-tune processors but thinks Loretta in her black wi ... More >>
Darkness is upon us.It has been another delicious week at the Hot Dish. Here are a few highlights from this week's food news:~Don't forget about Surly Darkness Day, as the brewery releases a limited amount of their big-ass Russian Imperial stout, Darkness.~Number 69, Jared Allen, teaches you how ... More >>
The mullet-wearing marauder is coming to dinner. Forget that clown Emeril and the effusive Guy Fieri; now when Minnesota dudes wants to make dinner, they can turn to the state's biggest man's man, Jared Allen. Yep, the same defensive end that the Vikings rely on to slay quarterbacks is offeri ... More >>
Randy Moss gets things screwed on straight.Brett Favre's ready to go deep with Randy Moss, and Vikings fans smell the sweet scent of a resurrected season with the wide receiver's return.
We're glad to see Moss back too. And in his honor we've assembled some of his classic YouTube moments.
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 >>
Jared Allen's fine with reporters like Inez Sainz in the locker room. Keith Olbermann? Not so much.Jared Allen is playing solid defense for female sports reporters after some New York Jets recently reverted to adolescence around Mexican sports reporter Ines Sainz in their locker room.
Zip it ... More >>
Favre wears purple, but he's blue underneath.He'll wear purple on the field tonight in New Orleans, but if you look close, you might see a blue undershirt on Brett Favre.
He's one of more than 40 NFL-related players and front office types who have made political contributions of $3,000 or m ... More >>
Which Vikings rock Twitter hardest? Read on.The NFL doesn't allow its players to use Twitter from the sidelines, but that doesn't stop some Minnesota Vikings from having a lot to say in 140 characters or less when games and practices are over.
And here's what we wanted to know: Which Vikings ... More >>
The Brett Favre watch is back on.Three Vikings -- Jared Allen, Ryan Longwell and Steve Hutchinson -- have reportedly beat it south to Mississippi in a last ditch effort to get Brett Favre to haul is sore ol' butt back to the tundra and try one last time to deliver the team unto the Super Bowl ... More >>
Jared Allen's already got an iPhone app. Now he's featured on SCVNGRThe news out of opening weekend at Vikings training camp in Mankato isn't Brett Favre's absence -- his presence would have stopped the presses, of course. But no, what's really cool is a social game for iPhones and Droids cal ... More >>
Give this man an awardWhat say you, Vikings fans?
Should there be a "new individual honor in the NFL. We're calling it the MV non-QB P -- the most valuable player who doesn't play quarterback."
That's what Kerry J. Byrne is saying at Sports Illustrated. And if such an award actually existe ... More >>
He cleans up pretty good, don't you think?Say it ain't so! And, if it is so, what's going to become of that nifty mullet-izer on his iPhone app. Yes, Jared Allen has cleaned up his act.
At least when it comes to his hair.
"The things men do for love," Allen said on the Minnesota Vikings team bl ... More >>
Jared Allen at the RNC, where he didn't kick any homeboy's asses
Just because Jared Allen has an iPhone app doesn't mean he's going soft.
The Vikings Pro-Bowl defensive end is all over TMZ for an altercation at the Grapevine bar in Scottsdale, Arizona, that was caught on ... More >>
Upload an image of yourself to Vikings defensive end Jared Allen's new iPhone app and it gives you your own mullet, "if you're not cool enough to have a real one," he says on his web site. "Send it off to all your friends. You'll get the idea of how cool you can really look."
Anyone download ... More >>