Minnesota Viking Linval Joseph was Shot Last Night

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Linval Joseph

Linval Joseph

Is it okay to laugh at someone who’s been shot? In this case, we’re going to go with yes. Minnesota Vikings defensive tackle Linval Joseph was shot in the leg last night.

You’ll never in a million years guess where this shooting occurred.

Up in the club. Oh, wait. That is what you would have guessed? Alright, never mind then.

The Vikings, of course, played some football yesterday. That is, if you can describe what they do on a field as “playing football.” So naturally, fat man Joseph decided the best idea he had all day was to get to the club for some total post-game awesomeness.

Does anything good ever happen in the club?

Not to my recollection. Maybe you get some ass, but that usually comes with a side of chlamydia.

Joseph was reportedly an innocent bystander to someone else’s scuffle. A stray bullet struck his calf.

Here’s the statement from the Queens.

“Following last night’s preseason game, Minnesota Vikings defensive tackle Linval Joseph was an innocent bystander to the shooting that took place at the 400 SoundBar in downtown Minneapolis. Linval suffered a minor injury during the shooting when a stray bullet struck his calf. He was immediately taken to the hospital where he was treated for his injury and released. He is expected to return to his coaches and teammates this week.

“The entire Vikings organization is extremely thankful that Linval was not seriously hurt, and our thoughts are with all of the victims of this shooting. The team will defer any further comment to the Minneapolis Police Department during its ongoing investigation.”

Do you think he was just standing there minding his business and suddenly yelled “Ow! Fuck! My calf!” as he fell to one knee clutching the back of his leg?

More importantly, does it not seem totally appropriate that this happened to someone on the Vikings?

About The Author

Monty McMahon is one of the founders of Total Packers. He is probably the most famous graduate of UW-Oshkosh next to Jim Gantner.

12 Comments on "Minnesota Viking Linval Joseph was Shot Last Night"

  1. Chad Lundberg

    I think you might be going a tad far here. If he was hanging with some gang members or something then I’d say he deserved it, but he was just doing what every Americans do.

    It’s just a game, it doesn’t mean I wish any real harm to these players, especially someone getting shot which could have ended far worse.

    Yes I hate the VIkings, and yes I hate them so much that if I could have my way, we would never retire Favre’s number, that doesn’t mean I wish he was shot or physically harmed.

  2. dave

    some people were seriously hurt in this shooting. I think this article is inappropriate. Last time i checked, going out to a club or bar is not a crime. this was just a case of a lunatic firing off his weapon in a public place. So prayers go out to the victims, and no, i’m not fucking laughing about it anytime 9 innocent people get shot.

  3. K.L.

    Seriously, Monty. This shit is uncalled for. I don’t know why you are a hardcore douchebag all of a sudden, but please stop it.

    • Chad Lundberg

      This guy once copied and pasted one of my articles and completely hacked at it as a total mockery. I’ve never been so embarrassed. But did I walk away from this site? No.

      So I think I have a right to say that Monty went way too far here. This is simply ridiculous. Hateful even.

  4. CO Bob

    Ok…setting the bar even lower than normal with this one. Need some Brett blasting to clear the palette.

  5. Nick

    I love the Packers and enjoy seeing da beers, yikes, and Pontiac pussies loose. But part of being a packer fan and reveling in being a small town team owned by its fans is being a good sport. I don’t hate other players and i don’t even hate Favre

    (Btw, folks who are pissed at Favre for being a “egomaniac” are clueless. It takes a huge ego to be great. You don’t have to be a total asshole like Ty Cobb. Favre wasn’t But you can’t just turn an ego and a drive to be great on and off. We got the benefit of Favre’s greatness; we shouldn’t be whiny pussies because he didn’t live up to all our ideas of being a hero. Yeah, he pissed me off. He is still a great Packer)

    Anyway, there is a negative hateful tone to these articles lately that is the polar opposite of everything that gives me joy as not just a Packer fan but as a football fan. Can we get back to mainly rooting for the Packers?

    Go Pack Go. Destroy the cocky, artificially loud, cheating ass Sky Rats in their own trash dump stadium. See? Positive! ; )

  6. A.J. Hawk's Middle finger

    The gun violence in the Twin Cities has been at Shitcago levels lately. Minneapolis has the lowest male high school graduation rate at 26%, and the consequences of this are materializing.

  7. DGCoop90

    Yeah, I’m turning away from this blog for a long time. The road it’s taking lately is the low one… and this is coming from a person who visits this probably three of four times every day. Not a proud day for Total Packers.

    • Chad Lundberg

      Agreed. There’s a fine line between intense sports rivalry and demeaning human hatred.

      Starting to wonder if Monty would laugh or pay a tribute if this guy tragically got killed in the incident.

      Might have stay away for a lil while myself.

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