Posts tagged Minnesota Vikings

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 […]

Vikings’ Leber: Favre Will Be Back

Brett Favre

It’s that time of year again. The time of year when the draft is still two months away and free agency hasn’t started yet. So, we might as well talk about Lord Brett Favre and whether he’ll come back to play for the Minnesota Vikings next season. For one, Vikings’ linebacker Ben Leber says he […]

The Ballad of Brett Favre

It’s a tale of treachery and deceit. Just kidding. A couple of yahoos from the Dirty South have composed this number about our favorite quarterback, Lord Brett Favre. I think hokey is the first word that comes to mind, but give it a whirl for yourself. Strange, but in the video and song there’s no […]

Brett Favre’s Coming Back, No He Isn’t, And Other Favre Notes

Brett Favre

If you take the time to sift through all of the mindless blather that is Peter King’s Monday Morning Quarterback column you may eventually come across something that’s interesting to read. Actually, you’ll probably want to stab yourself in the eyes if you try to do this, so just let trained professionals like us sift […]

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 […]

Kampman Could Land in the Division

Aaron Kampman

The Green Bay Packers’ Aaron Kampman is a free agent and we’ve speculated on several occasions why he’s unlikely to be back with the team for the 2010 season. Chief among those reasons is Kampman didn’t fare well converting from a 4-3 defensive end to a 3-4 outside linebacker. For that reason alone, Kampman is […]

Packers Are 12/1 To Win 2011 Super Bowl

Lombardi Trophy

Since this year’s football season and Super Bowl are over, we may as well turn our attention to next season. On Monday, Vegas got in on the act by releasing their opening lines for teams to win Super Bowl XLV. The Green Bay Packers opened at 12/1, giving them the sixth best chance to win […]

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 […]

The Super Bowl Is Almost Upon Us

In case you haven’t heard, there’s a pretty big football game this Sunday. Yes, the Super Bowl is almost here. As a Green Bay Packers fan, it’s tough to have a rooting interest. The Packers have been out of the tourney for a number of weeks and you can no longer root for whoever is […]

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 […]

Stupid Vikings Fans Rent Stupid Billboard For Stupid Quarterback

The headline here pretty much says it all, don’t you think? But in case you’re a Minnesota Vikings fan or just some idiot from Wisconsin’s inferior neighbor to the left who’s vaguely aware that there’s a sports team that tosses around a brown rock on certain Sunday’s throughout the year, let me explain further. A […]

Jared Allen Wants More Favre Man Love

Jared Allen

It’s not surprising that the Minnesota Vikings want quarterback Brett Favre back next season. Despite his soul crushing, game-ending NFC Championship game interception that made those of us in the Green Bay Packers camp giddy like a child on Christmas morning, Favre had a pretty nice year – a lot nicer year than Tarvaris Jackson […]

Green Bay Packers Fans Like to Drink

I don’t think anyone can argue the point that Green Bay Packers fans like to drink. And I don’t think anyone can argue with me when I say that The Onion has been cranking out some of the best satire in the country for many years. That’s not to say that alcoholism is a laughing […]

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 […]

Two Packers Make NFL All-Decade Team

The NFL announced its 2000s All-Decade Team on Sunday during the Pro Bowl that me and no one else watched, and two Green Bay Packers made the squad. Actually, we should say one member of the Green Bay Packers and one former Packer. They were cornerback Charles Woodson and safety Darren Sharper. After playing eight […]

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 […]

Resentment on the Packers’ Coaching Staff?

Tom Clements

The Green Bay Packers may have some resentment to deal with on their coaching staff in the coming months. Back in early January the Packers denied the Chicago Bears permission to speak to quarterbacks coach Tom Clements about their open offensive coordinator position. At the time, I just laughed, but the Packers move may have […]

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 […]