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 >>
Excellent photo of the Vikings offense pic.twitter.com/E7ikiwbW7I-- 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 >>
Yesterday, Vikings brass introduced their shiny brand new non-Christian Ponder quarterback, Josh Freeman (pictured above at left), to the Minnesota media in a conference call.SEE ALSO: Sam Ponder, as Matt Cassel possibly takes her husband's job: "Pressure is a privilege" General Manager Rick Spielma ... More >>
Defensive lineman Ray Edwards had a decent run with the Vikings, but was allowed to leave the team and sign a $30 million contract with the Falcons following the 2010 season.SEE ALSO: Brett Favre pubes salesman shares most hilarious correspondence with would-be buyersHe was a huge disappointment in ... More >>
With the Vikings at 6-6 and facing a do-or-die game this Sunday against Chicago, linebacker Chad Greenway is asking fans to make arrangements for a ride home from the Metrodome.SEE ALSO: Paul Charchian's "I'm pissed" Vikings rant: KFAN host calls for Ponder, coaching staff to go [VIDEO]Why, you ask? ... More >>
SEE ALSO: -- Adrian Peterson's arrest video surfaces [VIDEO]-- Adrian Peterson doesn't look "heavily intoxicated" in his mugshot [PHOTO]Original post from July 13 (scroll to bottom for update) -- Adrian Peterson's day in a Texas courtroom was inconclusive -- his court date on a misdemeanor resisting ... More >>
Vikings punter Chris Kluwe is probably the best gay marriage advocate in the NFL. But so far this season, he's been far from the best punter, and it appears the Vikings are running out of patience.SEE ALSO: Chris Kluwe takes a stand [FEATURE] Yesterday, the Vikings brought in 22-year-old former San ... 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 >>
Robert Griffin III's game-deciding 76-yard TD run looked painfully familiar to longtime Vikings fans.SEE ALSO: Minnesota Vikings: Top 10 plays of last 20 years [VIDEO] Dating back to 1988, the Purple have been now been on the losing end of three of the most memorable quarterback TD runs in NFL histo ... More >>
SEE ALSO:-- Chris Kluwe to Deadspin: The Vikings don't suck, you do-- Chris Kluwe coins "turdsloth" while defending Crossfit on Gawker-- Chris Kluwe blasts Saints for Bountygate scandal [Q&A]Same-sex marriage may be a polarizing issue both here in Minnesota and nationally, but Vikings punter and ... More >>
SEE ALSO:-- Chris Kluwe lends voice to pro-gay rights Minnesotans for Equality radio ads-- Chris Kluwe blasts Saints for Bountygate scandal [Q&A]We know he loves World of Warcraft, but who could've guessed Vikings punter Chris Kluwe is such a Crossfit proponent?Last Thursday, Gawker's Hamilton N ... More >>
Chris Kluwe announced he is "proud to be a Minnesota football player" who is against the proposed same-sex marriage ban coming before voters this November. The outspoken Vikings punter recently took part in three radio ads for Minnesotans for Equality, opposing the Minnesota Marriage Amendment that ... More >>
Yesterday, the NFL gathered a dozen reporters to present evidence of the New Orleans Saints' bounty program, and there were a couple interesting revelations related to the money Saints players were allegedly offered to hurt our then-beloved Brett Favre during the 2009 NFC Championship Game. First, t ... More >>
Throughout the spring, we've chronicled the Vikings' efforts to secure public funding for a new football stadium, which we've dubbed Zygi-land.With the legislature recently approving a funding plan for the nearly $1 billion Metrodome-site stadium, it appears the Vikes' effort will pay dividends. And ... More >>
The New Orleans Saints are in big trouble over an illegal bounty system their defensive players and coaches organized and operated from 2009 to 2011.But according to Vikings legend Cris Carter, the Purple weren't strangers to bounties during his playing days, which ended in 2002.In an ESPN interview ... More >>
Team owner ready to move on from Midway
Apparently, Brett Favre was not the only Viking who had a price on his head thanks to disgraced defensive coordinator Gregg Williams. According to a sports reporter in D.C., while Williams was the assistant coach for the Washington Redskins, he offered $15,000 to any player that could knock then ... 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 >>
Harsh punishment came down today for the New Orleans Saints coaching staff members that may have been involved in putting a bounty on Brett Favre's head in the 2009 NFC Championship game against the Vikings. Punishment for any players involved has not been announced yet, but Vikings punter Chris ... More >>
Vikings punter Chris Kluwe is known as one of the most outspoken players in the NFL. When news broke late last week about Saints players pooling money and paying one another rewards for injuring their opponents, Kluwe did not make an exception. "Wow, I hadn't even seen the whole Saints Bountyga ... More >>
Remember all those dirty hits the New Orleans Saints delivered to our then-beloved Brett Favre during the still-soul-crushing-for-Vikings-fans 2009 NFC Championship Game?Today, the NFL revealed that during the playoffs Saints players and coaches maintained a "bounty" program funded primarily by p ... More >>
A rendering of the Saints' proposed Lowertown ballpark. The project is one of many in Gov. Dayton's $775 million bonding proposal.It isn't $500 million for a new Vikings stadium, but today, Gov. Mark Dayton proposed a bonding bill that would allot $27 in public funds for a new St. Paul Saints bal ... More >>
Another city is trying to lure the Vikings from Minnesota, according to Vikings spokesman Lester Bagley.Although Los Angeles has long been rumored to covet our football team, Bagley recently dropped the bombshell that another city has also been wooing the Vikes during the past year. However, he w ... More >>
Can he snag a championship for the Vikings?
Ricky Rubio: Caution, savior at work.Ricky Rubio has arrived in Minnesota with all the fanfare of a rock star, and now has the not-so-enviable task of trying to help the Minnesota Timberwolves earn the respect of their fans rather than ridicule.So in honor of Rubio's arrival, let's look back at f ... More >>
The Metrodome, looking rough.Talk about getting kicked when you're down -- or maybe deflated: The Metrodome has been ranked as the worst stadium in the National Football League. And to make matters worse, the cheeseheads get to gloat, because Lambeau Field took top honors in the same survey ... More >>
The guillotine falls on Chilli.
The Purple can get to within a game of .500 with a win, or . . .
The NFL's leading rusher should feast on the 'Cards run defense.
Chris Kluwe's helpful advice.In case you missed it, some NFL players are getting spanked for hitting each other "illegally." The rest of them are being sent to re-education camps where their heads are getting filled with a peace, love and understanding video. Vikings punter Chris Kluwe atte ... More >>
Forget that 0-2 record and plant a tree.We're all in favor of the Vikings doing their part to save the environment. Helping our big blue ball spin clean is important work. But speaking of balls, we're wondering if maybe they could move a few more over the goal line before they start bragging ... More >>
Photo:Tony NelsonThe Vikings lost, but Shiancoe scored.Last night's Vikings loss in New Orleans carried a heavy whiff of déjà vu all over again. And just to add insult to injury, we're greeted with news this afternoon from NBC that a record number of TV viewers got to see for themselves that th ... More >>
Screen grab via NBCVisanthe Shaincoe gets his bucket onVisanthe Shiancoe, Vikings starting tight end, played "Minute to Win It" for charity last night. As usual, he was full of quick quips. He showed us his dance moves. The subject of our cover story this week, Shiancoe teamed up with with ... More >>
Enjoy the opener, but don't buy the hype.
Sports Illustrated favors the Packers for NFC champs.The Minnesota Vikings and its loyal fans may be excited about the prospect of Brett Favre returning to helm the team, but Sports Illustrated hasn't given into the hype. It's predecting the Green Bay Packers will be NFC champs, and QB Aaron ... More >>
Will the Purple head West to some fancy new digs?There's another warning sign that we'd better figure out a way to keep the Vikings in Minnesota. The value of the team has dropped 7 percent compared to last year in a new survey of NFL franchises. The sobering news comes via Forbes magazine's ... More >>
Lose the ballcap, T-Jack.
Favre's a happy guy on his Hattiesburg spread. So why go back to the tundra?There's a moment in this months' profile of Brett Favre in Men's Journal that any Minnesotan can identify with, when he steps alone into a stinking cold winter night to drag the trash bin down an icy driveway to the s ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
Screen shot via YouTubeMake-your-mind-up time?Last week, nursing his ankle back to health, Brett Favre said he really wanted another shot at beating the New Orleans Saints, even though he continues to hem and haw over whether he'll suit up for the Vikes and a 20th NFL season. Now comes Saint ... More >>
Make your mind up, will ya?He didn't say, "Geez, ya know, I really would have liked one more shot at beating the Saints." He didn't say, "I might have been able to play at a high level for the Vikings." No. He said, ''I would love to go beat the Saints. I know I can still play at a high l ... More >>
Brett Favre's ankle bitesThose 40-year-old grandpa joints just ain't what they used to be. ESPN is reporting that the only way Brett Favre could return at QB for the Vikings in the 2010 season is if he has surgery on his left ankle -- the one that took a hammering during the Vikes' heartbrea ... More >>
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