-- Update at bottom -- Gov. Mark Dayton heads to New Jersey this week to woo NFL officials about bringing the 2018 Super Bowl to the new Vikings stadium in Minneapolis.SEE ALSO: Conservatives upset Mark Dayton missed speech for birth of first grandchildBut the fact that the bill for lodging and flig ... More >>
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 >>
The Date Report's Kelsea Stahler ranks Adrian Peterson as the second-sexiest NFL player in her list of the most attractive American footballers. A screengrab including her explanation is at the top of this post.Here's how Stahler explained her overall methodology:[I]t's only fair we appreciate their ... More >>
Lee Brice's "Parking Lot Party" was the inspiration for this mid-August Valentine to the Minnesota Vikings. It appears much of Mankato, where the team has held its summer training camp for 47 years, came out to sing their support.What affect will it have on the Vikings? They've lost their first two ... More >>
According to The Trust for Public Land's 2013 "ParkScore" rankings, Minneapolis not only has the best parks in the county, but the City of Lakes has actually left the competition in the dust.:::: UPDATE :::: NYC editor disses Minneapolis's awesome parks: The city "is in like, Canada or something" T ... More >>
Adrian Peterson's postgame interview following his beastly performance during the Vikings dramatic December win over Green Bay leads off the latest Bad Lip Reading video.SEE ALSO: Vikings-49ers replacement ref fiasco: 'Frisco gets extra timeouts, phantom challenges [VIDEO] Do you vaguely recall that ... More >>
By Ian S. Port"I'm kind of like Ron Swanson -- I fucking hate paperwork."Mike Donovan, figurehead of San Francisco rock band Sic Alps, is grinning in the kitchen of his ground-floor apartment, explaining what he likes about driving a cab for a living. Along with the fact that Donovan usually works o ... 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 >>
Maybe rookie cornerback Josh Robinson was watching WWE clips for inspiration before the Vikings' surprising 20-13 win in Detroit yesterday.SEE ALSO: Vikings-49ers replacement ref fiasco: 'Frisco gets extra timeouts, phantom challenges [VIDEO]Because during the second quarter, Robinson did his best C ... More >>
Plus, Brett Favre pube-gate leads to laughs while DRE Occupy scandal thickens
Last night, the Green Bay Packers were victimized by what may have been the single worst call in NFL history.Leading 12-7 with seconds left, the Pack had to vend off a Seattle Seahawks' Hail Mary to secure the victory. And that they did, as defensive back M.D. Jennings clearly emerged from an end zo ... More >>
Vikings punter Chris Kluwe is rallying to the defense... of the Green Bay Packers?SEE ALSO:-- Packers screwed by replacement refs: 'NFL needs to come to GB and apologize for fucking us' [VIDEO]-- Vikings-49ers replacement ref fiasco: 'Frisco gets extra timeouts, phantom challenges [VIDEO]Such is the ... More >>
It's a good thing the Vikings pulled off a 24-13 upset win over the feared San Francisco 49ers yesterday, otherwise the talk of the town this morning would be how the replacement refs jobbed the hometown squad.SEE ALSO:-- Star Tribune's C.J. grills Vikings' Christian Ponder about his bereft love lif ... More >>
Say what you want about the plan itself, but you have to give Mayor R.T. Rybak and the Minneapolis hospitality industry credit -- they certainly have a way with words.SEE ALSO:-- Minnesota Vikings' one-year value increase largest in NFL-- ESPN's Mike and Mike still unaware of Vikings stadium deal, t ... More >>
SEE ALSO: ESPN's Mike and Mike still unaware of Vikings stadium deal, think team might move to L.A.Unless you're Mike and Mike, this won't come as a surprise -- Zygi-land means $$$ for the Wilfs.That's on display today as Forbes released its annual NFL team values ranking. And the biggest one-year w ... More >>
Move over Honolulu, see you later San Francisco -- if you're looking for romance, the place to be is La Crosse, Wisconsin. And if that doesn't work for you, go to Green Bay.Or so say the folks at Redbox. The movie rental company recently compiled a list of the Top 10 Most Romantic Cities in the c ... More >>
Farina in his record roomIf you love house music, you know Mark Farina. The jazz-house pioneer got his start in Chicago and San Francisco in the late '80s and has stayed true to his funky flavors of mellow house, downtempo and hip-hop ever since. He self-released the seventh installment of his fa ... 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 >>
Photo: Chris YunkerIt's everywhere you want to be.Remember that snow storm last weekend? The one where you got towed because you didn't obey the snow parking rules while you were inside watching the Vikings get hammered by the Bears, all while nursing a Surly-induced hangover and trying to figure ... More >>
Number 98: Chuck U City: Minneapolis Years spent living in MN: All of themLike many talented artists, Chuck U's work is in a world of its own--literally. His paintings are often filled with dapper animals sporting monocles, bowler hats, and handle-bar mustaches. His settings range f ... 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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With an easy schedule and the league's most exciting rookie added to an already potent offense, this year's Vikings need to deliver on suddenly high expectations