"Yah, you betcha!" "Oh, fer gosh sake." "Awwww jeez." For better or worse, these are sayings that are associated with Minnesota. Although you'd probably have to go to your 80-year-old grandmother's church basement mixer to hear those in regular conversation uttered without a drop of irony. W ... More >>
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 >>
El-P, Killer Mike, Mr. Muthafuckin' eXquire, and DespotFine Line Music Cafe, MinneapolisThursday, July 5, 2012See Also:Slideshow: El-P and Killer Mike at the Fine LineEl-P on Prince, his mother, and full-band rap shows as "dusted out Phish concerts"Killer Mike on being unhappy with Obama, and zombie ... 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 >>
The Los Angeles Minnesota Vikings today agreed to terms on a one-year deal with former Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Jerome Simpson. Simpson, 26, had his best season last year, when he caught 50 passes for 725 yards and four touchdowns. He's best known for two things: a spectacular flip he made i ... More >>
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Cris Carter is a top-five all-time receiver. There are more than 20 receivers in the Hall. Therefore, CC is getting snubbed.On Saturday, football media selected six players as the 2012 inductees to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.Conspicuously absent from the list, as he has been for the past five ... More >>
The title of Michele Bachmann's new autobiography took many observers by surprise.This may be the craziest thing Michele Bachmann has said yet.At the Republican Leadership Conference in New Orleans over the weekend, Bachmann tried to make in-roads into Barack Obama's most reliable voter base by c ... More >>
He's back.Former Vikings coach Brad Childress was run out of town last November in the wake of a total team collapse punctuated by Brett Favre's bum season and rumored infidelities, and the brief, boneheaded move to bring back Randy Moss. But Chilly's back -- if you've got a broadband hookup ... More >>
Celebrity stylist Natalie Hale says people should stop picking on Bachmann's make-up.It seems that being Michele Bachmann's celebrity stylist isn't all a bed of roses. Since news broke that Bachmann paid $225 for hair and make-up to Natalie Hale before the 2010 election, the stylist-to-the-stars ... More >>
Michele Bachmann's go-to glam artist, Natalie Hale.News broke this morning that Tea Party Congresswoman Michele Bachmann spent $225 on hair and make-up for election day, and her stylist of choice is a woman by the name of Natalie Hale."The receipt was for the services of professional makeup artis ... More >>
Brett Favre holds his final press conference.With apologies to T.S. Eliot, this is the way the Vikings' season ended: Not with a bang, but with a whimper. They finished the year with a loss at Detroit for a 6-10 record, their worst showing since 1990.
Image from Madieu Williams FoundationThe Vikings safety is a bit of good news in a pretty bad seasonIt hasn't exactly been a stellar season for the Vikings. First there was Brett Favre Penisgate. Then Randy Moss's bizarre self-interview. Then Coach Brad Childress got kicked to the can. And over t ... More >>
The graybeard finally rests.
The guillotine falls on Chilli.
Michele Bachmann got waived, just like Randy Moss.The tea has definitely been put on ice. Michele Bachmann has conceded the race for Chairman of the Republican Conference by backing Rep. Jeb Hensarling for the No. 4 GOP position.
Of Iron and Pride.
Brett Favre's joyous return to the Vikings seems like years ago.Brett Favre broke two big records last night, despite leading the Vikings to a 20-29 loss against the Jets. He's now the first player in NFL history to throw 500 (and 501, and 502) touchdown passes, and the first to reach 70,000 ... More >>
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Brett Favre's caught out of position.Update: Favre talked to his teammates about the distraction. More after the jump. The Vikings take on the Jets tonight, but quarterback Brett Favre is figuring out how to take on allegations that he sexted photographs of his penis to Jenn Sterger. NFL Co ... More >>
The New York Post: Bad Snap!The Vikings' Brett Favre is one of the hottest quarterbacks in NFL history. He is accused of texting pictures of his penis to a former New York Jets sideline reporter in 2008, when he played for the Jets. That's a big story, right? Maybe the ick factor kept it out of ... More >>
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Sterger and FavreDeadspin may be ready to publish with what it claims to be photo text messages of Brett Favre's penis, sent to New York Jets sideline reporter Jenn Sterger. Yes, the infamous Crocs-shot story has returned. We heard rumors about it in August:
Best Mountain Lion QB everThere'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 >>
The Viking ship sails down the Mighty Miss with the compass set on the team's first Super Bowl appearance since 1976.
These Minnesotans snatched defeat from the jaws of victory with incredible panache.
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The Wild lose, the Gophers spoil what should have been an easy win, the Phillies play three innings to win the World Series.
The Minnesota Vikings made Zygi Wilf proud today by dismantling Eli Manning and the New York Giants' offense. The 41-17 victory sets up next week's critical NFC north match-up against the Detroit Lions.
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 >>
We've all had it happen. Your best buddy in elementary school moves away. There are vows to stay in touch, addresses exchanged, pictures taken. Then... bupkiss, nada, end of story. In a recent Sports Illustrated interview, former Vikings wide receiver Randy Moss bemoaned the loss of his close relati ... More >>
The online sports press is gushing about the Vikings top two picks in the first round of yesterday's NFL draft. CBS Sportsline.com's senior football writer Pete Prisco hands out his only A grade to Scott Studwell and the other Purple People Drafters. ESPN.com's pigskin guru John Clayton cites the V ... More >>
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Of Red, Reggie, and Randy Purple hearts and black souls It looks like the NFL finance committee, which met last night for the first time to discuss the Vikings sale, won't be making a public recommendation anytime soon. Roger Goodell, the league's chief operating officer, tells the Strib that a deci ... More >>
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