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Monday, December 18, 2006

RANDALL McDANIEL INDUCTED INTO RING OF HONOR

Former Minnesota Vikings lineman Randall McDaniel was inducted yesterday afternoon into the Vikings Ring of Honor. He was given a commemorative ring ring to recognize his induction and a video montage was played that celebrated his career. Highlights of that career included being a important member of the 98' offensive line that has the highest scoring offense in league history and being voted to 12 Pro Bowls in a row. Quite an achievment! Off the field, McDaniel was a school teacher with an accomplished after-school program. Congratulations, Randall! The NFL can always use more players like you.

Monday, December 11, 2006

WHAT'S A COACH TO DO?

Brad Childress has a lot of thinking to do right now, I guess. Mostly, what to do about his quarterback situation. Brad Johnson hasn't been playing well, throwing to many interceptions. His backup quarterback, Brooks Bolinger, is injured right now, and his new rookie isn't sure he's ready to be the starting quarterback. It's probably safe to assume that morale is not too high for the Minnesota Vikings. What's a coach to do?

Monday, December 04, 2006

PAT WILLIAMS OUT OF THE GAME

For the first time of this season, the Minnesota Vikings defensive tackle, Pat Williams, was not able to play. He was downgraded earlier this week from questionable to doubtful due to a right knee injury which has been a problem for most of the season. We sure missed him. He's definitely one of main reasons the Vikings rank number one in the league for rushing defense.

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

DID HE DESERVE TO GET SLUGGED?

The Minnesota Vikings receiver, Troy Williamson, was hit in the face at a charity event this last week. Every year, Troy puts on Sharperpalooza on his birthday. Rapper Ludacris played at a nightclub in Maplewood, with some of the proceeds going to the United Way. Other than being struck in the face by a security guard, Williamson considered the event a success. I wonder how much he was to blame for the incident? Well, anyhow, no arrests were made and no charges were filed.

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Losing Streak Should Melt in Miami

We looked a little stiff against Green Bay on Sunday. Okay, more than a little. I think Coach Childress was accurate in refusing to lay our 23-17 defeat solely at the feet of Brad Johnson -- one example, yeah, he was sacked four times, and it wasn't pretty, but where were the bodyguards?

The Vikings need to remember who toppled the Seattle Seahawks a mere three weeks ago, and then be sure those guys show up to play in Dolphin Stadium. We can still do this, Vikes!

Thursday, October 26, 2006

Vikings Baby!

Well so here we are approaching halfway through the the season and the Saints are up next on the 30th. The injury list doesn't look too bad and to be honest I don't know how much of threat the New England Saints really are, but if defense is able to pull it together again, we should be sitting pretty. I plan on spending Monday night in front of the tube again casue I can only afford tickets to about half the home games. Either way, I will be there in spirit.

Go Vikings!


w00t

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Big D

The Lions have learned their lesson....maybe. I could care less, we won, bottom line. Certainly anyone who is familiar with the franchise will admit, defense is playing a role unvisited in years and it was something I dont think the Lions were ready for, good for us, bad for them. With this in mind it is possible the seahawks are doing some rearranging to prepare for the immenent cruching the Vikings are sure to dole out this sunday. Get yer tickets, I'll see you there!

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

No fairwell to Farwell

Minnesota Vikings linebacker Heath Farwell has certainly established a presence on special teams in just the past two years! The rookie from San Diego State University is in his second year with the Vikings and is a freakin tank with 13 tackles in seven games last year. This season, Farwell is working to be more of an all around defensive option for the Vikings and their totally rethought defense. In pre-season this year alone, has led in tackles, and thats just ion four games! Things are looking good, hope to see a lot more from these ppl.

w00t

Friday, October 06, 2006

Time for another win!!!!!!!!!!

so here we are 4 games inot the season with 2 up 2 down. We need to stop waffling get Ds head together and come out fighting when we hit the field with Detroit on Sunday. Kebin Williams is doing well, but he can do better, lets hope we see that Sunday. The same goes for sharper and Antoine Winfield, doing good but can do better. Lets hope a meeting of the minds has taken place and some of the rough edges have been smooth out and our D is better organized.

Sunday, October 01, 2006

Minnesota Couldn't Come From Behind the Bills

Now that I finally have a chance to get back to putting my two cents' worth into the blogosphere...my Vikings go and play a game that was worth about that. Naw, I can't really say that, because even if Brad Johnson had a couple of interceptions, he was hanging in there and managed a TD pass to Marcus Robinson to cut Buffalo's lead to 17-12, and kept on driving for more with less than two minutes to go.

Even as I write, looking forward to a visit from the Detroit Lions next week, I see out of the corner of my eye that they are hanging by their fingernails (34-33) with about six minutes left in their final quarter against the Rams at St. Louis, hanging on to what would be their first win of the 2006 season. Gonna stop here and go see if the Rams can pull off what the Vikings couldn't quite manage against the Bills.

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Two Brads To Hold the Vikings Together

Zygi Wilf has brought on new head coach Brad Childress, and Childress in turn has chosen Brad Johnson to be the Vikings' starting quarterback. Johnson was already showing what he could do last season, with a 7-2 game record, which began after the high-profile (and admittedly talented when healthy) Duante Culpepper got hurt. Childress is a no-nonsense kind of guy, and Johnson, soon to turn 38, is certainly mature. I believe these two Brads might be just what Minnesota needs to break free of the mediocre 9-7 plateau.

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Vikings Beefing Up on Both Sides of the Ball

We have made a lot of off-season changes, including some daring picks in the NFL Draft and free-agent signings. We are getting better and better as we approach the 2006 season start. Can we build ourselves up enough to become a contender? We shall see.

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

A Little Tongue in Cheek

Important News! You can pick your own 2006 Minnesota Vikings cheerleading squad. Yes friends there are photos and a fun little mini game on the team’s official web site and you can vote for your picks. I love this country and the internet so dearly.


http://www.vikings.com/news_detail_objectname_MVCVoting41806.html

Monday, March 27, 2006

Come on guys! Act your age!

In baseball today, Julian Tavares, known hot-head from the Boston Red Sox and Joey Gathright of the Tampa Bay Devil Rays got into an all out brawl over a close play at home plate in the eighth inning of their game today. Both players were ejected for participating in the shenanigans. I just have to ask why grown men are fighting over a spring game that doesn’t count anyway.

Friday, March 10, 2006

NFL Commissioner’s Strong Words

Without going to far into it, I wanted to talk a little about some comments by Paul Tagliabue on the demands of the Players Association. He has said that he feels the request does not take into account:

“…the reality of our league’s economics today. It is a very excessive and unrealistic demand.”

My take on it is that NFL players are paid the lowest amount per game of four major sports in this country. They wreck their bodies for a career that in reality last 3-4 years on average before they get injured or broken to play. I don’t think they are being excessive, I just think they are fighting for their right to a competitive wage increase.

Friday, February 10, 2006

The Tale of Two Quarterbacks

The Minnesota Vikings have a big decision to make this off-season. Will they allow Daunte Culpepper to return to his starting quarterback position or will they ask him to back up Brad Johnson who proved he can lead this team in Culpepper’s absence.

Monday, January 23, 2006

Wild Card Team Makes Super Bowl

Minnesota Vikings fans are probably glad the Pittsburgh Steelers made it to the Super Bowl. It makes their victory over us seem a little less painful because, well, they are the best team in the NFC after all. I hope they go on to beat the Seattle Seahawks because seeing a number six seed team make it to the Super Bowl and win will be a big triumph considering they had to basically win five road games in a row to get there.

Saturday, January 21, 2006

A Good Farewell to 2005

Our 2005 season finale against the Bears was the best way to go out, but I wish we would have made the playoffs. I am considering buying tickets to the Super Bowl but not if the Broncos beat the Steelers because I’d Rather see the Steelers battle the Carolina Panthers.

Monday, January 09, 2006

Childress Joins Vikings With High Hopes

Brad Childress has been named the Minnesota Vikings new coach. He is the seventh coach in franchise history and some believe a great choice for the position. He took weak college teams like Illinois and Wisconsin and polished them into Rose Bowl and Big Ten championship teams. His NFL record is just as impressive. His work with the Eagles was a paramount example of how he can strengthen and hone his team into a playoff contender in a matter of a few years. We have high hopes for his time with the Vikings and see his time with the Eagles as a great achievement and a good omen for things to come.

Monday, January 02, 2006

Vikings Final Win-Loss 9-7

The Chicago Bears gave the win to the Vikings on Sunday. They rested most of their starters with the playoffs in sight and really allowed us to clinch the victory. The Minnesota Vikings played a fine game despite with Brad Johnson making 27 completions for a season high. We scored 24 unanswered points and we rushed for 149 yards. Our defense played very hard and we made some amazing plays on offense. All in all we posed more of a threat than the Green Bay Packers and if we had played the Bears last week they might not be the NFC North Champs.