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Brad Childress

No, I’m not going to start doing a Green Bay Packers-related link dump every day, or even every week. I get much more satisfaction from writing stuff and then letting you guys shit all over it. Besides, Railbird Central already does that, and does it better than I would ever care to do it, with […]

Prince’s Stock is Dropping Rapidly

Prince

Prince is one of the great musicians of our time. He’s written fantastic songs like “Purple Rain,” “1999,” “Cream,” “Seven” and “Darling Nikki.” He’s pushed the boundaries of music and art. And he’s done all of this despite being from Minneapolis. As far as pop music icons go, I’d place him behind only Michael Jackson […]

Remembering the Last Time the Minnesota Vikings Played for the NFC Championship

It was January 17, 1999 when the Minnesota Vikings last played in the NFC Championship game. The Vikings were coming off an almost perfect, record-setting 1998 season and played host to the upstart NFC West champion Atlanta Falcons. Ed. note: Actually, Jeremy is right. I had totally forgotten about the 41-0 massacre at the hands […]

Hey Brett, No Pressure

Brett Favre

It’s debatable whether Brett Favre is an abject failure if the Minnesota Vikings don’t win the Super Bowl this season. In total, the evidence would suggest otherwise – individually he’s had one of his best seasons and he’s already taken a Brad Childress-coached Vikings team further than it’s ever been. Still, Favre supposedly went to […]

Vikings Lose Los Angeles As Leverage In Stadium Battle

The Minnesota Vikings lost some big-time leverage in its quest for a new stadium. The company behind the plan to lure the NFL back to Los Angeles announced Tuesday that the Jacksonville Jaguars and Buffalo Bills will be the first teams it will try to relocate. Majestic Realty Co. managing partner John Semcken said the […]

Favre-a Donna Rears His (Big) Ugly Head

Oh no, not again! Mah hair!!

At least now we know who wears the pants in the Minnesota Vikings organization. And it sure isn’t Brad Childress. In a “heated discussion” rivaling any soap opera or made-for-TV movie, quarterback Brett Favre pulled the diva card Sunday night and refused to come out of Minnesota’s game at the Carolina Panthers after Chilly tried […]

New Vikings Stadium Options Unveiled; Team Notably Absent

The pipe dream in print.

A consulting firm hired by the group that operates the Metrodome unveiled a cheaper plan for a new Vikings’ stadium Thursday. The new pricetag? About $870 million if construction started next year. That’s about $84 million less than the most recent figure of $954 million, primarily because of lower product and labor costs, according to […]

Don’t Go To the Bathroom in the Metrodome

You could probably sleep in here if you had to

We’ve covered the continuing saga of the Minnesota Vikings and their desire to get out of the Metrodome and into a new stadium extensively, but here’s some evidence of just how bad that stadium really is. The Minnesota Twins, the other resident of the Metrodome, will begin play at a new, non-domed, non-relic-of-yesteryear stadium next […]

Minnesota Vikings Luckiest Team in the League

Brett Favre

You know, I thought I smelled something funny coming from the Twin Cities – and I’m not referring to the stench of inbreeding and ignorance. No, I’m referring to the pungent smell that drifts your way when your arch enemy is more lucky than good. It’s the smell that makes you want to vomit. The […]

Study: Minnesota Can’t Support Four Sports Teams

Push for new Queens stadium takes another hit

The push for a new Minnesota Vikings’ stadium may have gotten a little bit tougher. A new study by portfolio.com says the Twin Cities can’t afford four major pro sports teams, and one may be lured away soon. The study analyzed 82 markets in the United States and Canada to determine if they have the […]

Welcome to Favre in December, Vikings’ Fans

CFL what? Top that, chump.

Quarterback Brett Favre gave Green Bay Packers’ fans and Minnesota Vikings’ haters around the world an early Christmas present Sunday night, throwing two picks and playing generally like crap in a 30-17 drubbing by the Arizona Cardinals. According to the Green Bay Press-Gazette’s Tom Pelissero, the latest interceptions give Favre 48 picks and 28 TDs […]

$1.2 Billion Deficit? Vikings’ Stadium Backers Don’t Care

Zygi Wilf

About 50 Minnesota Vikings’ fans and former players continued their push Thursday for a new Vikings’ stadium with a rally outside the state capitol in St. Paul. What the backers lacked in numbers they apparently made up for with enthusiasm. But their latest whines – er, pleas – for state funding couldn’t have come at a […]

Minnesota Vikings: Raising Them Classy

We all know Minnesota Vikings’ fans are a classy bunch, and by “classy” I mean an ignorant, classless bunch of scumbags. Well, now we know why. Not only do they breed them that way, they teach them the ways of the douchebag at a young age. It’s a wonder anyone from Minnesota can escape this […]

It’s Official: Childress Gets New Contract

Thats right, Brad, you sure do.

We reported it in October, and now it’s official. The Minnesota Vikings have inked a new deal with head coach Brad Childress, extending his contract through the 2013 season at a cost of approximately $4 million to $5 million a season. Childress currently makes about $2 million a year. “Brad has done a tremendous job […]

Vikings Stadium Debacle Explodes Out of Control

Who wouldnt want to play in this gorgeous venue?

The stadium battle between the Minnesota Vikings and the agency that operates the MetroBarn just got a whole lot stickier. Team owners Zygi and Mark Wilf sent the Metropolitan Sports Facilities Commission an angry letter Wednesday, telling the chairman of its finance committee the team is cutting all ties with the agency after it passed […]

More Proof: Vikings Fans Really Are the Worst

Who would want to watch this guy play?

As if we needed more proof that Minnesota Vikings fans are the worst fans in the NFL, but here you have it. Apparently, a 7-1 record and an all-star offense with quarterback Brett Favre and running back Adrian Peterson isn’t enough to draw Vikings fans to the MetroBarn. The team is facing possible blackouts if […]

Packers Simply Outplayed in Favre Bowl II Loss

AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps

There’s really not much to analyze in the Green Bay Packers’ 38-26 loss to the Minnesota Vikings Sunday in Favre Bowl II at Lambeau Field. Vikings QB Brett Favre was booed – and booed heartily – pretty much every time he stepped onto his old playing field. So was former Packers kicker Ryan Longwell, but […]

The Best of Vikings Week

We’ve published a lot of great stuff here at Total Packers this week, if I do say so myself. When the Green Bay Packers play the Minnesota Vikings, it just brings the best out of everyone… because the Vikings are a bunch of scumbags. So, here’s a roundup of the best from the past week. […]

Five Reasons the Packers Will Beat the Vikings

Nick Barnett is among them

The Green Bay Packers are three-point favorites going into their contest with the Minnesota Vikings this weekend. Since the Packers are playing in Lambeau Field, that line simply means that the oddsmakers feel these two teams are evenly matched. Still, this season’s history says the Vikings are the better team. The Vikings are 6-1 to […]

Favre Bowl II Stupidity Begins to Ramp Up

I’ve blogged before about the idiotic heights some Green Bay Packers’ fans are reaching in anticipation of Minnesota Vikings’ quarterback Brett Favre’s return to Lambeau Field on Nov. 1. In September, Chris Carriveau announced a “purification ceremony” at a “Black Sunday Event” Oct. 31, at which fans can toss their Favre Packers paraphernalia into a […]