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    August 6, 2014

    Oops! Teddy Bridgewater's name misspelled on first batch of jerseys for sale at Target [PHOTO]

    Whoever was responsible for copy editing the first batch of Teddy Bridgewater jerseys for sale at Target failed hard, as shirts that hit store shelves left the G out of the rookie quarterback's last name.Typos are inevitable, but not when you have just two words (or, in this case, a word and a name) ... More >>

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    July 21, 2014

    Vikings, Chris Kluwe beef goes nuclear after investigators side with team

    On Friday, the Vikings released a summary of the six-month internal investigation Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi L.L.P. conducted into former team punter Chris Kluwe's claim that his outspoken advocacy for marriage equality prompted his release from the team following the 2012 season.The invest ... More >>

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    May 7, 2014

    America's last closet: Professional sports

    Gay athletes are finally coming out, but Chris Kluwe's fight isn't over

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    January 16, 2014

    Hipster Vikings logo creator explains the method behind his ridiculousness [IMAGES]

    This week, self-proclaimed "football humorist" Dave Rappoccio unleashed his latest project -- each NFL logo redesigned, for hipsters.SEE ALSO: St. Paul's Lowertown top hipster zip, study says For the Vikings, Rappoccio added a top hat, nose ring, tongue pillar, and purple highlights to the Norseman ... More >>

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    December 23, 2013

    Riff Raff at the Fine Line, 12/21/13

    Riff Raff With Alex Wiley and Allan Kingdom Fine Line, Minneapolis December 21, 2013 To his fans, Riff Raff isn't a mere rapper. He's a deity. This was clear as an anxious swarm of admirers braved last night's frigid 17 degree weather to form a line stretching from the Fine Line for more than an en ... More >>

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    September 18, 2013

    Deadspin raises the blacklisting question about Chris Kluwe

    Earlier this month, Chris Kluwe lost a tough competition to be the Raiders' punter. For the first time since breaking into the NFL with the Vikings in 2005, he found himself out of an NFL job.SEE ALSO: Mark Dayton criticizes Vikings for releasing Chris Kluwe [UPDATE] But it wasn't supposed to be tha ... More >>

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    September 3, 2013

    Chris Kluwe cut by Raiders and out of NFL, for now

    Chris Kluwe might have to make the transition to full-time author (or whatever is next for him) a few years earlier than he hoped.SEE ALSO: Chris Kluwe calls Mankato the STD capital of MinnesotaOver the weekend, Kluwe, 31, was cut by the Raiders, who became the second team this offseason (following ... More >>

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    August 1, 2013

    Best Coast at First Avenue, 7/31/13

    Best Coast with Prissy Clerks First Avenue, Minneapolis Wednesday, July 31, 2013 Bethany Cosentino and Bobb Bruno of Best Coast brought their well-rehearsed, sun-soaked sound to First Avenue last night, providing a fitting soundtrack to an unseasonably mild late-July evening. For those of us who dr ... More >>

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    July 25, 2013

    Chris Kluwe calls Mankato the STD capital of Minnesota

    Chris Kluwe wanted to be in Mankato for Vikings training camp this summer, but that was no longer in the cards after the Vikes decided to go with a younger, cheaper punter.SEE ALSO: Female Strib reporter goes to woman-starved northwestern NoDak, hilarity ensues But getting released hasn't stopped th ... More >>

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    June 26, 2013
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    May 16, 2013

    Chris Kluwe signs with Oakland Raiders

    Chris Kluwe's NFL career didn't end when he was released by the Minnesota Vikings.SEE ALSO: New Vikings punter Jeff Locke gave Chris Kluwe props for helping defeat marriage amendment Kluwe, 31, has inked a one-year deal to become the Oakland Raiders' punter. He'll be taking a pay cut -- his contract ... More >>

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    May 2, 2012

    Michael Bennett, former Vikings Pro Bowl RB, busted by FBI in tax fraud case

    Michael Bennett was once known for his speed. Now, less than two years removed from his last NFL action, the Wisconsin Badgers and Minnesota Vikings standout has been busted for trying to pull a fast one on what turned out to be an FBI-run fake check-cashing business.On Monday, Bennett, 33, was arre ... More >>

  • News

    March 14, 2012

    Vikings stadium proposal isn't for the "people"

    Six myths the mainstream media perpetuates

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    February 16, 2012

    Vikings: No mas Randy Moss in purple

    ​The Vikings ranked 28th out of 32 teams in passing yards per-game last season. Their wide receiving corps was devoid of a big-play down the field threat. But with glaring holes along the offensive line and in the secondary, spending a high draft pick or lots of money on a free agent wide receiver ... More >>

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    February 15, 2012

    Cris Carter calls Randy Moss quitter; Moss fires back on Twitter

    ​Randy Moss and Cris Carter made sweet music together as the best receiving tandem in Vikings history.Moss was the home run hitter, CC the sure-handed possession receiver. During their 1998-2001 run, the team made the playoffs three times, including two ill-fated runs to the NFC Championship game. ... More >>

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    September 8, 2011

    Minnesota Vikings 28th-most valuable NFL team

    Sorry Donovan McNabb, we're still not worth a damn.​The Minnesota Vikings are worth a lot compared to, say, a car, or a turkey sandwich. But compared to other NFL teams, they're not doing well.Just in time for tonight's opening kickoff of the NFL season, Forbes Magazine has compiled its annual ran ... More >>

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    February 21, 2011

    Metrodome ranked worst NFL stadium by Yahoo

    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 >>

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    November 2, 2010

    Randy Moss interviews Randy Moss (sort of)

    C.P. obtains rare "transcript" of first Moss interview . . . with himself.

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    October 13, 2010

    Michele Bachmann channels Randy Moss

    Bachmann goes bananas for Moss​Crazy congresswoman Michele Bachmann gets offended by Tarryl Clark and begs for cash. But now she's flying the purple and gold for prodigal Viking Randy Moss, who managed to offend just about everyone in Minnesota before he was first traded away to Oakland in 2005. ... More >>

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    October 6, 2010

    Randy Moss returning to the Vikings

    Photo: Wikipedia Randy Moss: He's back.​Wide receiver Randy Moss is going to be a Minnesota Viking again. Quarterback Brett Favre will finally get to pair up with a guy he's had his eye on for years. Fans will have to come to terms with a guy not known for being Minnesota Nice. And Sidney R ... More >>

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    October 6, 2010

    Randy Moss's greatest YouTube moments

    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.

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    August 26, 2010

    Minnesota Vikings dropping in value

    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 >>

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    August 20, 2010

    Percy Harvin back at training camp [UPDATE]

    Percy Harvin's teammates had never witnessed such a dramatic collapse​Update: 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 >>

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    June 8, 2010

    Daunte Culpepper redux: He's huge in Sacramento!

    Best Mountain Lion QB ever​There's a weird Vikings reunion going on west of the Sierra Nevada: Quarterback Daunte Culpepper has just signed a deal to play football under the eye of coach Dennis Green -- for the Sacramento Mountain Lions, a UFL franchise. The first time time those two paired u ... More >>

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    January 19, 2010

    New Orleans and Twin Cities share championship hopes -- and droughts

    The Vikings and the Saints are well-matched in talent, and empathy.

  • News

    December 23, 2009

    Brett Favre at 40: Still holding court

    The Minnesota Vikings QB is an Artist of the Year in 2009

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    December 9, 2009

    Report finds Twin Cities can't afford four pro sports teams

    A new business study will surely add fuel to the debate over a new Vikings stadium.

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    November 21, 2008

    T-Jack a wildcard for Wildcat

    T-Jack.jpgTarvaris Jackson (seriously) could be an effective option if used in the NFL's en vogue offensive set.

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    October 22, 2008
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    December 27, 2007
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    November 18, 2007

    Welcome Back, Daunte: Eric Refsland blogs the Vikings

    A lot has been made this week of the Oakland Raiders head coach Lane Kiffin being a Minnesota Vikings ball boy during the late 1980s and early 90s. I'm kind of jealous. Not that Lane got to be around the players or at the games during this time, but because he might have witnessed first hand what ... More >>

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    November 11, 2007

    Vikings, Packers, battle at Lambeau: Eric Refsland blogs it

    This week, we're introducing our new Vikings blogger. Eric Refsland, a lifelong Vikes fan, is checking in with dispatches before, during and after the game. Watch this post for updates during the divisional clash with Green Bay. (And watch the site as we continue to sign free agent sports bloggers!)

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    November 5, 2007
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    April 12, 2007
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    October 6, 2006

    10/6 Morning Communiqué

    Congress allots $20 mil for an Iraq war victory party, 44,000 names are on the no-fly list including presidents and dead people, The ... More >>

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    December 5, 2005
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    November 18, 2005

    11/18: Morning Communique

    Russian ligers, Shatner's kidney stone, the mental disorder quiz, the dance of the animated penguins, the Minnesota blog of the day, and more...

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    November 4, 2005

    Pigskin Picks for Week 6

    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 >>

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    October 22, 2005

    Buck the Idiot: Reversal of Fortune

    Okay, so the idiot pulled a fast one last week, actually picking 11 winners out of 15 games. My percentage is now up to 44, which means if you've bucked the idiot from the start, you'd barely have any coin after paying the vigorish. But you'd still be ahead, my friend, and I'm guessing my idiocy wil ... More >>

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    October 4, 2005
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    October 1, 2005

    The Inaugural "Buck the Idiot" Tip Sheet

    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.

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    August 19, 2005

    8/19: Morning Communique

    THESE DAYS A submerged island that could be the source of the Atlantis myth was hit by a large earthquake and tsunami 12,000 years ago, a geologist has discovered. Oil expert Craig Smith predicts gas prices will skyrocket next year, jumping to five bucks a gallon. Apple took too long to file a pa ... More >>

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    June 24, 2005

    Moss returns to MN next week for bass fishing tournament

    Oakland Raiders wide receiver Randy Moss will return to the Twin Cities next week to take part in the Randy Moss Celebrity Charity Invitational Bass Tournament, a one-day event on Lake Minnetonka. Fifty pro anglers will be paired with sports and media celebrities and corporate sponsors to compete fo ... More >>

  • News

    April 5, 2000

    Purple Stain

    Securities scams, karaoke-bar brawls, and the occasional boozy ride: At least there's one championship the Vikings might be winning

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    January 20, 1999

    Welcome to the Humbledome

    Minnesota's 12th man proved no match for the Dirty Birds