Minnesota Vikings

No New Movement Likely On Vikings’ Stadium Until 2011

Metrodome

The Minnesota Vikings’ quest for a new stadium isn’t likely to be addressed any further until next year. The Minnesota state legislature adjourned on Monday after a marathon budget session without acting on the Vikings’ stadium bill, which was first introduced on May 3. As we predicted then, the bill, which had two options for […]

NFL Can Suspend Fat Fucks From Minnesota… Probably

Kevin Williams and Pat Williams

We haven’t really talked much about the Minnesota Vikings’ Starcaps case lately because it’s been sitting in the courts, but yesterday Hennepin County District Judge Gary Larson issued a significant ruling. Before we get to that, we’d be remiss if we didn’t offer a quick recap of events. Back in December of 2008, the two […]

Vikings Stadium Bill – Why The New Options Won’t Work

A bipartisan group of state lawmakers on Monday unveiled the long-awaited bill that could free the Minnesota Vikings from the hell that is the Metrodome. As expected, the legislation outlines two ways to fund a $791 million new Vikings stadium. The first uses existing Minneapolis city taxes to build a new stadium on the site […]

Vikings May Stay In Minnesoata After All

Vikings stadium

The Minnesota State Legislature will reportedly introduce a stadium bill next week that could lead to the Minnesota Vikings getting a new home and guaranteeing the team won’t abandon the worst fans in professional sports. The bill will include two options for funding the stadium. The first involves building a new Vikings’ stadium on the […]

Stadium-Hungry Vikings Whore Out Jared Allen

The Minnesota Vikings are getting aggressive in their crusade for a new stadium. Team owner Zygi Wilf met privately Thursday with state lawmakers at St. Paul’s posh University Club to discuss possible stadium bills, while Jared Allen spent that evening being, well, Jared Allen. The defensive end/attention whore/douche bag has become something of a poster […]

Favre Gives Vikings Wranglers, No Answers

He hasn’t decided if he’ll return for a second season, but Brett Favre did let his Minnesota Vikings’ teammates know one thing this week — he’s a cheap ass mofo. Players participating in offseason workouts — obviously, this wouldn’t include Favre — returned to team headquarters in Eden Prairie, Minn., to find a pair of […]

Vikings Stadium Deal Heating Up?

There’s no formal legislation, and lawmakers still need to pay for state schools and other necessities, but efforts to build a new Minnesota Vikings stadium appear to be heating up in the state Legislature. A top Democratic senator told the Star-Tribune most of the pieces of a stadium proposal were “pretty much drafted” and that […]

Another Packer Headed To Minnesota

Former Green Bay Packers defensive end Michael Montgomery passed a physical Monday and agreed to terms with the Minnesota Vikings after spending a day visiting with team officials, the Star-Tribune’s Judd Zulgad reports. He is the second free agent of note to join the Vikings this offseason, joining kickoff specialist Rhys Lloyd. A sixth-round pick by […]

McNabb To Vikings Still Possible, But Doesn’t Seem Likely

Donovan McNabb

We first mentioned the possibility of Philadelphia Eagles’ quarterback Donovan McNabb becoming a member of the Minnesota Vikings back in January and now the rumor is flying around again. The Eagles have reportedly been discussing potential McNabb trade scenarios because they have a wealth of signal callers. In addition to McNabb, the Eagles have Kevin […]

Tractor Watch 2010 Continues

Brett Favre

In perhaps the most unshocking news of the offseason, Brett Favre told Jay Leno on “The Tonight Show” he still doesn’t know if he’ll play again next season, and made it clear a decision won’t be coming anytime soon. Pressed for his thoughts on playing in 2010, Favre said “Well Jay, it’s only been a […]

The Vikings – They Really Don’t Get It

Metrodome

The Minnesota Vikings organization is plowing ahead with its fruitless efforts at getting a new publicly-funded stadium. The team now has 10 lobbyists working at the state Capitol on its behalf as it seeks the public’s help to pay for a Metrodome replacement. Seven of them registered with the state this month alone. Team official […]

Take the Metrodome, Please!

Minnesota state Rep. Paul Kohls is proposing the state sell the Metrodome to the Minnesota Vikings for $1. In exchange, the Vikings would have to agree to stay in the state for 20 years or face a $5 million fine, which is a drop in the bucket for an NFL team. This comes on the […]

They’re Not Too Excited About the Super Bowl in Minnesota

Sports Nation map

We had to have a chuckle at ESPN’s Sports Nation poll, the other day. Not because it was a predictably stupid question, but because of the results, which showed a distinct disparity between Minnesota and the rest of the nation. The question: How are excited are you for the Super Bowl? The choices: More excited […]

Vikings Fan Sells His Allegiance on eBay

Hey, his soul is already gone, so why not sell his NFL allegiance? Seriously, this happened. Dylan Stenglein, a Minnesota Vikings fan, sold his NFL allegiance on eBay. The winning bid was $140, which is impressive, considering a Vikings fan isn’t worth more than a stale loaf of bread. I kid, of course. Stenglein wasn’t […]

Rejected Super Bowl Ad Featured Hot Packer-on-Viking Action

During the days leading up to the advertising extravaganza that is the Super Bowl, you’ll often get a couple of upstart companies trying to drum up some controversy (and attention) by rolling out a “too hot for the Super Bowl” ad. This year was no different, with an ad for the gay dating site Mancrunch […]

Stay Classy, Minnesota: McKinnie Booted From Pro Bowl Team

Bryant McKinnie

The Minnesota Vikings continued their long history of classy behavior over the weekend when tackle Bryant McKinnie, who had no business being in the game anyway, got kicked off the NFC Pro Bowl squad. How does one do such a thing? Well, skipping practice and not telling anyone is a good start. McKinnie blamed his […]

Vikings May Make Run At Donovan McNabb

Donovan McNabb

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb’s days in the city of brotherly love have seemingly been numbered for years, but there are indications the Eagles may actually be looking to move him this offseason. If they do, one very possible destination is Minnesota, where the Vikings have put themselves smack in the middle of The Third […]

Vikings Are 40th Best All Time and What To Do With The NFL’s Archaic Playoff System

Erick Sklogund

Today’s guest blogger is Erick Sklogund. Sklogund is a Vikings beat writer and humor columnist for The Observer Herald in Le Seur, Minnesota. The corpse of the Minnesota Vikings’ 2009 season is still warm, but it’s not too soon to reflect on where this team stands among the all-time greats. First things first, though. With […]

Reaction To the Vikings’, Favre’s Demise

There was a wide range of reaction to the Minnesota Vikings’ loss to the New Orleans Saints in the NFC Championship game on Sunday. To those of us who are Green Bay Packers’ fans, Brett Favre’s game-killing, bone-headed interception wasn’t a surprise. In fact, we knew all along that Favre would eventually force a ball […]

Hey, Minnesota

Talk some shit now you fucking ignorant assholes. What did I tell you? A choker always chokes. Good riddance.