You could feel the tension through your computer monitor as the NFL owners convened in Atlanta today to decide which city gets Super Bowl 52.The smart money coming into today was that New Orleans was the front runner. After all, the city was 10 for 10 in Super Bowl bids, and 2018 represents the 300t ... More >>
The Josh Freeman experiment was clearly an embarrassment for the entire Vikings organization, but the question remains: Was it mostly the fault of the guy who signed Freeman, GM Rick Spielman, or the guy who decided to play him less than two weeks after he was signed, Coach Leslie Frazier?RELAT ... 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Can he snag a championship for the Vikings?
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.
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 >>
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 >>
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Free agent quarterback Jeff Garcia should be under the center for the Purple in '09.
The Vikings blew it; the Gophers got axed, the Twins lost Neshek for all of next season, the T-wolves losing streak hits EIGHT. Thank god for the Wild.
Pushing the fences back at the Little League World Series, Wal-Mart goes after pro-union Dems in Iowa, Reggie Bush gets fined for wearing the wrong shoe brand, sending anonymous hate e-mails as a business model, Fast Food Nation: The Movie, the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...
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Idiot's thoroughly pedestrian 7-7-1 mark in last week's games. I could spin it to say that in five weeks of prognostication, only once has the Idiot finished with a winning record on his 15 picks. But the real bottom line is that through five weeks and 75 games, the Idiot's record now stands at 32-4 ... More >>
My grand plan is to pick ten college and five pro games for the next few weeks, including my most confident "lock" in both pro and college. Let's see if I can prove to you that I don't know what I'm talking about.
Former Vike implicated in steroids probe, CBS claims The Strib reports that Redwood-neck and former Viking Todd Steussie is among the NFL players named in a 60 Minutes Wednesday report about steroids in the NFL that will air tonight. Steussie and others allegedly obtained prescriptions for steroids ... More >>