Orlando Thomas

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2014

    Ex-Vikings Star Orlando Thomas Dies of ALS

    Orlando Thomas, the former Minnesota Vikings star defensive back, has died after a seven-year fight with ALS. He was 42, the same year as his number. In 2007, six years after retiring, Thomas revealed that he had been diagnosed with the disease. Symptoms began appearing three years prior. A man who ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2009

    Ex-Viking Orlando Thomas isn't really dead, team retracts statement

    Ultimate fail: Announcing someone is dead on an official Web site when it isn't actually true.

  • 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

  • Sports

    January 20, 1999

    Welcome to the Humbledome

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

  • Sports

    November 26, 1997

    The Cheeseheads' Graveyard

    Last year, the Vikings' quicker defensive linemen sacked Favre seven times, whipping blockers almost as soon as the ball was snapped. Essentially the same lines square off Monday night.