Minnesota Vikings

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.

The Rest of the Green Bay Packers News

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 […]