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Trade Heard Round the (Sports) World
It’s inevitable that the Randy Moss to Minnesota trade executed by the New England Patriots early Wednesday morning will bring with it comparisons to the prodigal son returning. When Moss was waiting to be drafted only Denny Green, former Viking head coach, and Raider...
3 years, 10 months ago   |   Trade Heard Round the (Sports) World ( 0 )
What’s Right is Wrong
When the NFL first rose above baseball as the most popular sport in America, it did so on the backs of men touted as great role models, men America’s youth could embrace as guys they wanted to be when they grew up. United Way commercials showing pro players helping kids...
3 years, 11 months ago   |   What’s Right is Wrong ( 0 )
Focused and Determined
A trip to Mankato State last week to watch the Vikings practice in shells and shorts brought with it an interesting bit of insider information. While most noted that Tarvaris Jackson had improved and Sage Rosenfels hadn’t, the rest of the world focused on #4. However, t...
3 years, 11 months ago   |   Focused and Determined ( 1 )
The Return of the Attention 4
Brett Favre will be back to play this year. Just thought I’d put that out there right now while most of the sports media is frantically announcing that “sources” are indicate he’s calling quits (again). While they break out their twice-used video packages and statistic...
3 years, 12 months ago   |   The Return of the Attention 4 ( 6 )
Ray Edwards Passes His Unhappiness on to Others
Ray Edwards, the other Minnesota Vikings’ defensive end, railed against the NFL Commissioner, the NFLPA and his fellow Vikings in heated comments made to the Minneapolis Star Tribune on Tuesday. Edwards, one of many NFL players who would normally be an unrestricted fr...
4 years, 5 months ago   |   Ray Edwards Passes His Unhappiness on to Others ( 0 )
Happy Birthday, Eli
The words “crushed” and “blowout” get tossed out too often in pro sports by commentators and journalists looking to add some flair to a somewhat flair-less game. But when one team is up 31-0 at halftime, then pulls their starting quarterback in the third, only to go on...
4 years, 7 months ago   |   Happy Birthday, Eli ( 0 )
When the Sun Goes Down, So Do the Vikings
After watching last night’s debacle in Chicago, it’s hard to really put a finger on who is to blame. But, these columns only write themselves once in a while, so this one shouldn’t be impeded by such things as a losing effort by the entire team. Offensive line. For the...
4 years, 7 months ago   |   When the Sun Goes Down, So Do the Vikings ( 0 )
Media Schism Strikes Again!
When Brett Favre first signed on in Minnesota, expatriated NFL analyst Adam Schefter “broke” the story of a schism in the Vikings’ locker room caused by the ancient gunslinger’s arrival in Eden Prairie. While a lot of the sports media grabbed onto this bone like a starv...
4 years, 7 months ago   |   Media Schism Strikes Again! ( 0 )
Vikings Run Out of Offense
Either the Minnesota Vikings are allergic to Sunday night games, or there are some serious problems with the newly crowned NFC North Division Champions. For the second time in three weeks, Minnesota played on the national stage of Sunday Night Football and had their col...
4 years, 7 months ago   |   Vikings Run Out of Offense ( 0 )
Hits Keep Coming For Henderson Family
Just when it seemed like Christmas at the Henderson household couldn’t have a darker shadow cast over it, Erin Henderson, younger brother of injured middle linebacker E.J., was suspended by the NFL for violating the league’s policy on performance enhancing substances. T...
4 years, 7 months ago   |   Hits Keep Coming For Henderson Family ( 1 )
Bengals Beat Cincinnati or Why Vikings Won’t Win the Superbowl
A brilliant old football coach once said “More football games are lost than won.” For those who don’t catch the play on words, what he meant was, one team will beat themselves with mental errors, miscues and penalties more often than a sound performance will trump anoth...
4 years, 7 months ago   |   Bengals Beat Cincinnati or Why Vikings Won’t Win the Superbowl ( 2 )
Vikings Injuries and Tells too Much to Overcome?
The loss to the Arizona Cardinals wasn’t the worst thing to come out of Glendale, Arizona last weekend for the Minnesota Vikings and their fans. What could be worse than the donnybrook beating the Vikings took? The brutal injury to star middle linebacker E.J. Henderson...
4 years, 7 months ago   |   Vikings Injuries and Tells too Much to Overcome? ( 0 )
Shock and Ow!
On December 14th, 2008 the Minnesota Vikings rolled into Glendale, Arizona and laid the smack down on the eventual NFC Champion Arizona Cardinals, soundly defeating them in a contest that seemed ridiculously one sided. On December 6th, 2009, the Vikings journeyed to t...
4 years, 7 months ago   |   Shock and Ow! ( 0 )
Minnesota Vikings Potential Seems Downright Scary
Amidst the apparent blowout of the division rival Chicago Bears, the NFC North reigning champions played some sloppy football at times on Sunday, showing this team has yet to reach its full potential. With ten penalties for seventy yards, two fumbles (both by star runni...
4 years, 8 months ago   |   Minnesota Vikings Potential Seems Downright Scary ( 0 )
Sidney Rice Finally Hits Paydirt… Twice
The NFL Channel has a revealing, and often funny, show called Sound FX where they mic up a player or coach for a game and then run the best sound bites the following week on the show. Last week’s episode featured the Vikings’ Brett Favre, mic’ed from the Lions game on N...
4 years, 8 months ago   |   Sidney Rice Finally Hits Paydirt… Twice ( 1 )
TJ in the Housh
TJ in the Housh Before all the Brett Favre to Minnesota hoopla began last spring, another big name free agent made a splash with a visit to the Vikings’ Eden Prairie digs amidst fanfare and pageantry. Granted there were no helicopters involved, but there’s only one Fa...
4 years, 8 months ago   |   TJ in the Housh ( 0 )
Sydney Rice Falls Nine Yards Shy of History
While yesterday’s overall performance by the Minnesota Vikings wasn’t as glorious as fans had hoped for, emerging wide receiver Sydney Rice made his case to move into the lead dog spot on Minnesota’s depth chart. In fact, he became only the fourth Viking wide out in his...
4 years, 8 months ago   |   Sydney Rice Falls Nine Yards Shy of History ( 0 )
Vikings Win on Bye Week
How often can a team claim a win when they never even take the field? Well, for Vikings fans who paid attention to the division rival Green Bay Packers this weekend, that’s exactly what happened. While it wasn’t the sort of “W” that adds up in that all important column,...
4 years, 8 months ago   |   Vikings Win on Bye Week ( 1 )
Harvin v Peterson
Yesterday, the NFL Channel ran a very interesting stat comparison between Adrian Peterson and Percy Harvin over the last few games. As much as Peterson has done for the Vikings, it was surprising to see that Harvin has actually done more recently. In Sunday’s game again...
4 years, 9 months ago   |   Harvin v Peterson ( 0 )
Winfield’s injury hurts more than just himself
His eleventh year out of Ohio State was promising to be his best. Going in to the week six game against the Baltimore Ravens, Antoine Winfield had amassed 28 solo tackles, 4 passes defensed and 1 interception. While those numbers don’t seem astronomical, take into accou...
4 years, 9 months ago   |   Winfield’s injury hurts more than just himself ( 0 )