Minnesota Vikings

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    April 7, 2014

    Watch the Metrodome vanish [VIDEO]

    That massive hole in the ground in downtown Minneapolis is well on its way to becoming the new Vikings Stadium. Watch for yourself in this Minnesota Public Radio time-lapse video that was created using photographs from the Vikings' website. In only 99 days the team has gone from hosting a game to s ... More >>

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    March 11, 2014

    Plate or Pass: Lutefisk

    Minnesota is divided into two camps: those who love lutefisk and those who would sooner eat testicles. Both sides have their reasons. The lovers, mostly of Scandinavian heritage, usually grow up eating lutefisk, a long-standing Scandinavian staple served with copious amounts of butter and potatoes. ... More >>

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    March 7, 2014

    Sign the petition to ban Mike Vick from the Vikings

    Yesterday we told you that Adrian Peterson tweeted his support for the Vikings to hire Mike Vick as quarterback. We also provided five horrific examples of Vick's dog abuse that suggest he may not be a good character fit for Minnesota.SEE ALSO: 5 reasons Mike Vick isn't fit to be a VikingThe post in ... More >>

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    March 5, 2014

    First Ave to host St. Patrick's Day Rally for Sunday Sales

    Tired of scrambling to get to the liquor store before it closes on Saturday? You're not alone. MN Beer Activists has organized a fundraising concert to support legalizing Sunday alcohol sales in Minnesota. The concert will take place at First Avenue on one of the busiest beer drinking days of the y ... More >>

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    January 31, 2014

    Mooyah, a "better burger" chain, announces plans for Minnesota restaurants

    It seems that chain restaurants can't get enough of the Twin Cities lately. A few weeks ago, Dunkin' Donuts announced plans to roll out approximately 50 stores in Minnesota. This week, we found out Matt Kalil, the Vikings' offensive lineman, hopes to open Minnesota's first Pieology Pizza within a fe ... More >>

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    January 28, 2014

    Vikings' Matt Kalil to bring Pieology Pizza to Minnesota

    Pizza and football go together like lutefisk and church dinners -- one just doesn't feel right without the other. In recent years, some of the sport's biggest stars have latched on to certain pizza chains, dividing pizza fans in the same manner as football fans. Peyton Manning works with Papa John's ... More >>

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    January 2, 2014

    Vikings push back against Chris Kluwe with defensive statement

    The Vikings released a statement late this afternoon pushing back against Chris Kluwe's charges that the organization fired him for his support of gay marriage."Any notion that Chris was released from our football team due to his stance on marriage equality is entirely inaccurate and inconsistent wi ... More >>

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    December 30, 2013

    Vikings break news of Leslie Frazier's firing on Twitter

    -- Update including comment from Zygi Wilf and GM Rick Spielman at bottom -- A day after the Vikings defeated the comparably woeful Detroit Lions to complete a 5-10-1 campaign, the team announced this morning that Leslie Frazier is out as head coach.RELATED: Leslie Frazier's rationale for starting P ... More >>

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    December 27, 2013

    Met Stadium demolished by fans: Video of what officials don't want to happen at Metrodome

    On December 20, 1980, the Vikings played their last game at Bloomington's Metropolitan Stadium. Fittingly, they lost. As the final gun sounded, hordes of fans, some of them seemingly dressed for trips to the disco that night, descended from the bleachers and began to dismantle the stadium with their ... More >>

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    December 13, 2013

    Weekend brew round-up: MN Beer Activists at Dangerous Man, Herkimer Anniversary, and more

    Before the real holiday madness sets in, the smart breweries, bars, and beer organizations are squeezing in their releases and events. There's a lot going on this weekend, so let's just get right into it.Top billing goes to the Minnesota Beer Activists Fundraiser Bash this Saturday at Dangerous Man ... More >>

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    December 9, 2013

    Vikings drop crazy "Snow Bowl" in Baltimore: Top 10 tweets

    This game, man. 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 >>

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    December 8, 2013

    Plans for downtown's largest park could be derailed by Vikings-Wells Fargo beef [UPDATE]

    :::: UPDATE ::::Vikings and Wells Fargo officials were able to come to an agreement over the weekend.The AP reports that the deal, subject to City Council approval, allows Wells Fargo to place 56-foot signs on each of the new towers so long as they don't "conflict with surrounding property interest. ... More >>

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    December 3, 2013

    As ground breaks, conservatives try to turn Vikings stadium into political pitfall for Dayton

    Today we break ground! RT if you are excited for the #NewVikingsStadium! Minnesota Vikings (@Vikings) December 3, 2013 Conservatives are trying to turn what should be one of the proudest days of the Mark Dayton administration into a political landmine.SEE ALSO: Vikings u ... More >>

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    November 27, 2013

    Rick Spielman reacts to Vikings having more players arrested this month than wins all season

    News of Erin Henderson's arrest means we now know of (at least) three Vikings who have been arrested so far this month alone. (the since-released A.J. Jefferson and Jerome Simpson being the other two.)A BIT DATED NOW, BUT STILL: Meet the Minnesota Vikings All-Arrested team In other words, the Viking ... More >>

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    November 27, 2013

    A.J. Jefferson charged with felony assault by strangulation

    The Vikings' no-good-very-bad day continued this afternoon as Hennepin County authorities announced that since-released cornerback A.J. Jefferson has been charged with felony domestic assault by strangulation.RELATED: Rick Spielman reacts to Vikings having more players arrested this month than wins ... More >>

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    November 26, 2013

    Sid Hartman's headline about Vikings' playoff chances is totally insane

    The Vikings entered Sunday's game in Green Bay with a 2-8 record. Had the season ended Saturday, they would've finished the season with the second most pathetic record out of the 32 teams in the NFL. Long story short, the meaningful part of their 2013 season ended long ago.SEE ALSO: Sid Hartman inte ... More >>

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    November 20, 2013

    Leslie Frazier's rationale for starting Christian Ponder this Sunday makes absolutely no sense

    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 >>

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    November 14, 2013 lost gobs of cash thanks to website crash

    What do the Obamacare website and have in common today? They both work about as well as e-pulltabs have in funding the Vikings stadium.About two-thirds of the way though today's "Give to the Max Day," heavy traffic caused the Razoo-powered GiveMN site to give out. And while the coincidenc ... More >>

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    November 4, 2013

    Gophers social media team apologizes for dissing Vikings

    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 >>

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    November 4, 2013

    Christian Ponder assumes perfect facepalm pose [PHOTO]

    The Vikings are terrible this year, and yesterday was yet another reminder of that.SEE ALSO: Vikings QB troubles summed up in one jerseyBut at least one good thing came out of it: Vikings quarterback-of-the-moment Christian Ponder perfectly captured the entire season in one epic facepalm.

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    November 1, 2013

    Twins are more popular than Vikings, survey says

    Sure, both the Twins and the Vikings stink right now, but if the latest Public Policy Polling survey of Minnesota can be believed, fans have been more loyal to the Twins through their struggles than they have been to the Purple.SEE ALSO: A's clinch against Twins, celebrate with beer-drinking baby [P ... More >>

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    October 25, 2013

    ACLU calls on Vikings to boycott "Redskins" when Washington comes to Metrodome [UPDATE]

    :::: UPDATE :::: Today, the Metropolitan Sports Facilities Authority denied the ACLU's request to boycott "Redskins." According to an AP report, the authority's lawyer determined that doing so would constitute unconstitutional censorship. Original post (October 24) -- The American Civil Liberties ... More >>

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    October 25, 2013

    Vikings fan who refused to shave beard until team won Super Bowl dies at 83 [PHOTO]

    After the Vikings lost to the Steelers in the Super Bowl in January 1975, Emmett Pearson -- a then-45-year-old rabid Vikings fan living in Welch, Minnesota -- decided he wouldn't shave his beard until his favorite team won the championship.SEE ALSO: Here's the worst 12 minutes in Vikings history [VI ... More >>

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    October 23, 2013

    Josh Freeman's concussion means Ponder's likely return: Top 10 tweets

    The Minnesota Vikings are the punchline of the NFL.Late this morning, coach Leslie Frazier announced that because Josh Freeman is experiencing concussion-like symptoms, Christian Ponder will likely start at QB when the Vikings play the Packers on national TV on Sunday night. In other words, weeks af ... More >>

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    October 22, 2013

    Vikings embarrass themselves on Monday Night Football: Top 20 tweets

    Excellent photo of the Vikings offense Dan Wetzel (@DanWetzel) October 22, 2013 My God, that was bad.Last night, the Vikings offense was a dumpster fire of epic proportions, with new quarterback Josh Freeman putting forth a time capsule-worthy display of inaccurate passi ... More >>

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    October 21, 2013

    In honor of tonight's Vikings-Giants tilt, here's the worst 12 minutes in Purple history [VIDEO]

    Tonight, the 1-4 Vikings are in New Jersey to play the 0-6 New York Giants on Monday Night Football.GOOD LUCK JOSH: Vikings name Freeman starting QB: Top 10 tweets Given their collective 1-10 record, it's easy to forget that these two teams once met in the NFC Championship Game. It's also easy to f ... More >>

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    October 16, 2013

    Vikings name Josh Freeman starting QB: Top 10 tweets

    The Vikings QB Merry Go 'Round got another spin today, as coach Leslie Frazier announced new acquisition Josh Freeman will start the team's Monday night game on the road against the winless New York Giants.That means the 1-4 Vikes are poised to start their third quarterback in the last four games. A ... More >>

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    October 10, 2013

    Vikings say $975 million not enough for new stadium

    Project costs tend to run up once construction starts. But for the money pit that is the new Vikings stadium, even before November's groundbreaking, project planners are finding that $975 million isn't cutting it.As Vikings Vice President Lester Bagley told the Star Tribune: "We only have $975 milli ... More >>

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    October 9, 2013

    Super Bowl in Minneapolis? Zygi-land one of three finalists for 2018 game

    If history is any indication, the Vikings probably won't be playing in it (sorry, cheap shot), but the 2018 Super Bowl might be coming to Minneapolis.SEE ALSO: VW's Super Bowl ad featuring 'Minnesotan' criticized for being "like blackface with voices" [VIDEO] Yesterday, the City of Lakes was named a ... More >>

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    September 23, 2013

    Vikings officials celebrate Hispanic History Month with head-scratcher of a hashtag

    Maybe it wasn't as brutally bad as the Vikings' performance was yesterday, but the team's social media folks offered up their own epic fail with their gameday hashtag choice.THEY TOLD YOU SO: Vikes will be worst team this year, group of experts conclude Hours before the game, the team's official Twi ... More >>

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    September 19, 2013

    E-pulltabs have raised as much money for the Vikings stadium as the tooth fairy

    Lawmakers projected that e-pulltabs would raise $35 million toward the state's contribution for the new Vikings stadium during their first year of existence. Turns out that forecast was about $35 million too optimistic.SEE ALSO: MNGOP Sen. Sean Nienow says Dayton "duped" public about e-pulltabs, dem ... More >>

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    September 6, 2013

    Vikings will be the worst team in the NFL this year, one group of experts conclude

    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 >>

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    August 29, 2013

    Disappointed Vikings fans should prepare to pack on a few pounds this year, study says

    If the results of a study published in Psychological Science can be believed, Vikings fans might want to consider signing up for fall fitness classes right now.SEE ALSO: Minnesota Vikings: Top 10 plays of last 20 years [VIDEO] The study, conducted by researchers Yaan Cornil and Pierre Chandon at INS ... More >>

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    August 23, 2013

    Vikings officials threaten to delay stadium construction at taxpayer expense

    Zygi Wilf's heel turn continues.In the wake of courtroom revelations that the Vikings owner used "bad faith and evil motive" to bilk his business partners out of $51 million, the state launched an investigation into Zygi's finances to make sure there weren't similar shenanigans involved in the stadi ... More >>

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    August 21, 2013

    Mankato comes together to make Vikings video

    Lee Brice's "Parking Lot Party" was the inspiration for this mid-August Valentine to the Minnesota Vikings. It appears much of Mankato, where the team has held its summer training camp for 47 years, came out to sing their support.What affect will it have on the Vikings? They've lost their first two ... More >>

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    August 19, 2013

    Oceanaire to host Oyster Bash for the Vikings' opener

    Behold the beauty of the bivalve! Oceanaire is set to celebrate all things oyster on Sunday, September 8. It's a date that happily coincides with the Vikings opener. So, not only will there be shellfish -- there will be cheerleaders.See Also:The Oceanaire grand opening at 6th and NicolletThe Oceanai ... More >>

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    August 8, 2013

    Following Wilf revelation, Dayton open to reevaluating Vikes stadium in special session

    Mark Dayton is "deeply concerned" about courtroom revelations that Zygi Wilf demonstrated "bad faith and evil motive" in bilking his partners in a New Jersey apartment development out of $51 million.NOT THE FIRST TIME DAYTON'S THOUGHT TWICE: Dayton's angry letter to Wilfs means "Vikings could be bac ... More >>

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    July 30, 2013

    Adrian Peterson Jr. sure is a cute little guy [PHOTOS]

    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 >>

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    June 27, 2013

    Chris Kluwe offers fond farewell to Minnesota

    After more than eight years in Minnesota, Vikings punter Chris Kluwe is leaving for good. For anyone who has followed him on Twitter, Kluwe has for years been one of the most interesting personalities on the team. He's now known best for his aggressive stance in favor of gay rights, but the 31-year ... More >>

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    May 23, 2013

    Poll: Buying beers on Sunday is way more popular than DFL, MNGOP, or Mark Dayton

    Today, Public Policy Polling released its end-of-session snapshot of the popularity of Minnesota's elected officials.SEE ALSO: Conservatives upset Mark Dayton missed speech for birth of first grandchildAnd this probably won't surprise you, but it turns out buying a cold beer on a Sunday is way more ... More >>

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    May 14, 2013

    Vikings unveil stadium design: Top 10 tweets

    In what will go down as one of the most ringing first-take endorsements of the Vikings new stadium design, Greg Jennings called it "serious."THE BACKSTORY: New Vikings stadium design revealed [IMAGES]So yeah, in general, folks weren't thrilled to learn that the east end of downtown will soon be occu ... More >>

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    May 14, 2013

    Mpls unveils $400 million plan to convert Star Tribune land into downtown's biggest park

    Zygi Wilf isn't the only one whose wallet got fatter as a result of the Vikings stadium deal. Another big winner was the Star Tribune, as the paper stands to make a pretty penny selling the right-next-to-the-new-stadium property it owns for redevelopment.SEE ALSO: New Vikings stadium design revealed ... More >>

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    May 13, 2013

    New Vikings stadium design revealed [IMAGES] [UPDATE]

    :::: UPDATE :::: Vikings unveil stadium design: Top 10 tweets Following months of speculation, the Metrodome's $975 million replacement got its big reveal in a special ceremony at the Guthrie Theater on Monday night.In front of a crowd that included Governor Mark Dayton (wearing a Vikes-appropriate ... More >>

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    May 8, 2013

    Mark Dayton criticizes Vikings for releasing Chris Kluwe [UPDATE]

    -- Update at bottom -- You might want to say it's none of his business, but then again, he did help Zygi Wilf fatten his wallet by spearheading the charge for a new Vikings stadium.SEE ALSO: Conservatives upset Mark Dayton missed speech for birth of first grandchildRegardless of whether he should ha ... More >>

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    May 7, 2013

    Chris Kluwe: "I wouldn't have changed anything"

    On Monday, the Minnesota Vikings officially confirmed they were releasing Chris Kluwe, the team's veteran punter and one of the NFL's most outspoken advocates for gay rights. The announcement came as no surprise to most; the writing has been on the wall since the Vikings picked up recent UCLA grad ... More >>

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    May 6, 2013

    Chris Kluwe says, "So long, Minnesota"

    :::: UPDATE :::: Vikings throw Chris Kluwe under the bus in statement confirming his releaseIt appears Chris Kluwe's memorable 8-year run with the Minnesota Vikings is at an end.SEE ALSO: Chris Kluwe could be released during Monday meeting with GM Rick SpielmanKluwe took to Twitter this morning to b ... More >>

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    May 3, 2013

    Watch 15 inches of snow fall on Owatonna in two minutes [TIME-LAPSE VIDEO]

    It's May 3 in Minneapolis and it's snowing. Most of us regard that as an unfortunate development, but it's nothing compared to what happened in Owatonna Wednesday night into Thursday.GOOD DECISION: Mike Wallace turned down more money from Vikings because of Minnesota weather Over the course of that ... More >>

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    May 3, 2013

    Chris Kluwe could be released during Monday meeting with GM Rick Spielman

    While Chris Kluwe spends the weekend in New York City at a friend's wedding, Jeff Locke, the Vikings' 5th Round pick during last weekend's NFL draft, will be trying to take his job.SEE ALSO: Chris Kluwe on out gay athlete: "Big kudos to Jason Collins"That's because the Vikings are holding a rookie m ... More >>

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    April 26, 2013

    Vikings didn't draft dude with the fake girlfriend, but here's who they ended up with

    The Vikings need a middle linebacker and GM Rick Spielman loves players from Notre Dame, so the hot speculation heading into last night's NFL draft was that the Vikings would select Manti T'eo, the star college football player better known as the dude with the fake girlfriend.SEE ALSO: Greg Jennings ... More >>

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    April 1, 2013

    Mike Wallace turned down more money from Vikings because of Minnesota weather

    The Vikings made a big splash by signing free agent wide receiver Greg Jennings away from the Packers earlier this month, but it turns out that wouldn't have happened had Mike Wallace not hated Minnesota weather so much.SEE ALSO: Vikings give Jerome Simpson $500,000 raise for being absolutely terrib ... More >>

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