Last Friday the NCAA announced Minneapolis will host the Final Four in 2019. The city's winning bid was titled "Winning Happens Here," a bit ironic for a city that literally has not won a major sports championship since 1991. (Sorry, Lynx fans.) See also: Minneapolis Wins the Super Bowl (sort of ... More >>
Minnesota is super pumped about the NFL awarding Super Bowl 52 to Minneapolis, but fact is very few of us will be able to afford to go to the game.That's because to merely have the possibility of getting a crack at tickets, you'll have to buy season tickets for a suite in the new stadium, a Vikings ... More >>
State, city, business, and Vikings officials want Minneapolis to host the Super Bowl in 2018, and it's not because of the goodness of their hearts.SEE ALSO: Vikings unveil stadium design: Top 10 tweets Kristen Montag, communications director for Meet Minneapolis -- the non-profit tasked with putting ... More >>
Take this with an appropriately sized grain of salt, but according to a story first broken by The Fame Driven gossip site, Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers almost became one of the first NFL players to come out of the closet as gay earlier this year.SEE ALSO: Former Timberwolf Jason Collins comes o ... More >>
Project costs tend to run up once construction starts. But for the money pit that is the new Vikings stadium, even before November's groundbreaking, project planners are finding that $975 million isn't cutting it.As Vikings Vice President Lester Bagley told the Star Tribune: "We only have $975 milli ... More >>
If history is any indication, the Vikings probably won't be playing in it (sorry, cheap shot), but the 2018 Super Bowl might be coming to Minneapolis.SEE ALSO: VW's Super Bowl ad featuring 'Minnesotan' criticized for being "like blackface with voices" [VIDEO] Yesterday, the City of Lakes was named a ... More >>
:::: UPDATE :::: Vikings unveil stadium design: Top 10 tweets Following months of speculation, the Metrodome's $975 million replacement got its big reveal in a special ceremony at the Guthrie Theater on Monday night.In front of a crowd that included Governor Mark Dayton (wearing a Vikes-appropriate ... 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 >>
Six myths the mainstream media perpetuates
Indianapolis mobilizes for an epic battle with an urban legend.
In December 2006, fresh off an offensively bereft 9-7 loss to the hated Green Bay Packers, Brad Childress took the podium at Winter Park, cleared his throat and uttered the following preposterous statement:"I know it's a kick-ass offense when it's properly executed."Over a year after being uncere ... More >>
Donovan McNabb knows he should still be quarterback -- did you know that?Christian Ponder has lit up the Minnesota sports scene, which had been starved for anything but darkness and pain. But, as Minnesotans heat their ice-blue hands on the warmth of Ponder's youthful glow, not everyone is celebr ... More >>
Can he snag a championship for the Vikings?
Forget football. Join Crave's fantasy "foodie" ball game. How 'bout those Vikings? If you're one of those people who wouldn't know a safety from a saute pan, or if you've already given up on the local team, you can still get in on the action. Crave has recently launched its Fantasy CraveBal ... More >>
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 >>
McNabb had a great career before his last year in Washington.Donovan McNabb will be the Vikings' new quarterback if he and the team can agree on the details of a new contract, sources told ESPN late last night. With Tarvaris Jackson reportedly bolting for Seattle, the Vikings are close to trading ... More >>
High school students Danny Chamberlain and Sarah Winter of Minnehaha Academy decided to take their frustration with the Vikings out by creating a parody song set to the tune of Lady Gaga's new dancefloor single "Born This Way" -- and you know what? It's not half bad.
Leading up to the Super Bowl, it's expected (especially for Vikings fans, who seem doomed to never make it back to the big game) that everyone chooses a side to cheer for while we all make our big plans for Sunday. And those truly lucky fans of the teams involved in the Super Bowl typically puff ... More >>
Updated verses for the "Super Bowl Muffle"
Believe him?Brett Favre was asked at a press conference today whether, taking this dismal Vikings season into account, he'd given any thought to coming back next year and trying to end his career on a better note. "I'm done. I'm done," he replied. Right.
The guillotine falls on Chilli.
Proceeds will go to Deanna Favre's Hope Foundation.
A slew of costly mistakes block the Purple's chance at their first Super Bowl appearance in over 30 years. Screw that brutal Prince song -- we need The Cure today.
The Vikings choke last night means that a 74-year-old farmer from Welch will keep his vow and probably die with a beard.
The Viking ship sails down the Mighty Miss with the compass set on the team's first Super Bowl appearance since 1976.
The mayor chose the Minnesota Beatle Project, Mason Jennings, and Brother Ali to represent our local music scene. Nice choices, mayor!
The Vikings and the Saints are well-matched in talent, and empathy.
Bookies peg Minnesota as fourth-best among the 12 playoff teams.
Ranking the Vikings and the five other teams vying for the Conference crown. Let the bedlam ensue.
These Minnesotans snatched defeat from the jaws of victory with incredible panache.
Here's what history says about opponents' winning percentage.
We decided to catch the biggest regular season game in NFL history in the Twin Cities' largest Packer bar. Cheese and yelling ensues.
Scouting the Super Bowl. Sid-style.
Regardless of fans' optimism over Vikings owner Zygi Wilf's off season spending spree, the bean counters at Forbes say the Purple are worth less than any other team in the NFL.
Heading west to California today in the hopes of continuing their hot streak, the Minnesota Vikings take on the San Francisco 49ers in a game the purple need to win to keep the talk and hope of playoff football alive.
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.
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!)
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 >>
Securities scams, karaoke-bar brawls, and the occasional boozy ride: At least there's one championship the Vikings might be winning
When the Vikings' train derailed en route to the Super Bowl, no one lost out bigger than the local media
With the Broncos' loss, the Vikings shed the aura of the underdog
The Vikes' scoring machine sure does look unstoppable. But can the defense get it done come January?
The Vikings aren't asking you for anything--yet
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