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Minnesota Vikings Week 1 - Review, Preview and Talking Points

mike zimmer - vikings head coach 2014 training camp Nobody predicted that our Vikings would be walking away from St. Louis with a blowout win. Before Rams quarterback Sam Bradford re-tore his ACL, the most common prediction among fans was an 0-3 start to our season; but with Bradford gone a victory seemed possible, if not slightly likely. Yet, the thought that the Vikes would score over 20 points through the Rams defense seemed laughable, even by me. But then they went ahead and won 34-6.
A Skolded Perspective
Purple-clad Minnesotans don't let each other get too high...

Hesitant Optimism at Vikings Training Camp

Vikings Training Camp (Erik Bergs)

Mankato is nearing half a century of hosting the Minnesota Vikings Training Camp (next year will be the 50th), but the legendary purple invasion will never get old. Each year the horned masses gather where the Minnesota River turns north to find a blank slate... and we're thankful for it. All of the most successful seasons for our beloved Vikings have ended with losses. The coming year always has the potential to be "the one," the greatest, the most memorable ever. In this statewide pilgrimage, in homage of our nation's most successful sport, any lingering...

Minnesota Nabs Superbowl LII!

Minnesota Vikings Super Bowl 2018

On Tuesday NFL owners braved the idea that a Super Bowl could be held in Minnesota. Although the game would be held in the new, indoor $1 billion stadium, which is currently under construction, the event would ask attendees to come to our great state... in early February of 2018 (for something that's not winter related). Yet even with a warm option (New Orleans) and a lukewarm option (Indianapolis),...

Movie Review — Is 'Draft Day' a 1st Round Pick? How Much Do You Love Football?

draft day movie review - 2014

Director Ivan Reitman's Draft Day will never be mistaken for a great film. You'll never hear it mentioned among sports classics like The Natural, Rocky, Hoosiers or Raging Bull. It shouldn't be named among the best football movies, either. Remember the Titans, Friday Night Lights, The Blind Side, Any Given Sunday and Rudy...

Vikings Re-Sign Matt Cassel to Two-Year, $10 Million Deal

matt cassel resigns - 2014 Matt Cassel will likely start the 2014 season right where he left last season: as the starting quarterback of the Minnesota Vikings. According to a report from TwinCities.com:
Cassel agreed Friday to terms on a two-year deal to remain with Minnesota. Although the Vikings have not announced the move, a source said they can do so before Tuesday because Cassel is not considered a traditional unrestricted free agent due to having opted out of a...