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  • Darren Sharper connected to total of seven rapes in four states

    02/15/2014 7:45:54 AM PST · by FlJoePa · 29 replies
    Fox Sports ^ | 2-15-14 | N/A
    LOS ANGELES — Prosecutors charged former NFL safety Darren Sharper on Friday with raping and drugging two women in California and disclosed he is under investigation in connection with five more drug-related rapes in three other states. Sharper briefly appeared in Los Angeles Superior Court, where his arraignment was postponed until Feb. 20 at the request of his lawyers. They issued a statement saying he would be exonerated. Prosecutors then filed a motion to increase Sharper's bail to $10 million and outlined details of investigations involving him in Las Vegas, Tempe, Ariz., and New Orleans. Sharper has not been charged...
  • Ex-Vikings punter: Coach made anti-gay remarks

    01/02/2014 5:23:19 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 34 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 2, 2014 7:57 PM EST | Jon Krawczynski
    Former Minnesota punter Chris Kluwe says his special teams coordinator made anti-gay comments while Kluwe was with the Vikings, an allegation the coach “vehemently denies.” In an article posted Thursday on the website Deadspin, Kluwe wrote that coach Mike Priefer made several anti-gay comments in objection to Kluwe’s outspoken support of a gay marriage amendment in Minnesota. Kluwe also says former Vikings coach Leslie Frazier and current general manager Rick Spielman encouraged him to tone down his rhetoric in an effort to reduce distractions to the team. At the same time, Kluwe said, Vikings owner Zygi Wilf expressed support for...
  • Chris Kluwe blasts Vikings organization, accuses them of bigotry

    01/02/2014 2:24:59 PM PST · by detective · 42 replies
    Fox Sports ^ | 01/02/2014 | Jimmy Traina
    In an explosive column written for Deadspin, former Vikings punter Chris Kluwe says he is "pretty confident" his May release from the team was because of his outspoken support of gay marriage. Kluwe also accuses Vikings special teams coordinator Mike Priefer of being a bigot and blasts former coach Leslie Frazier and general manager Rick Spielman, calling them cowards.
  • Why do you have to be a weasel bustard to get any power in this country?

    12/30/2013 8:20:03 PM PST · by DManA · 4 replies
    Mpls Star Tribune ^ | December 30, 2013 | CHIP SCOGGINS
    Vikings fire Frazier, start to clean house
  • Police: Vikings Player Arrested After Birthday Party Beating

    04/28/2012 7:48:35 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 42 replies
    CBS/AP ^ | April 28, 2012 9:04 PM | unattributed
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP/WCCO) – A Minnesota Vikings running back is in jail after he allegedly beat up a 22-year-old man early Saturday morning at a birthday party in Oak Grove. Twenty-four-year-old Caleb King is currently in the Anoka County Jail, pending formal charges, authorities said. *** King and the victim came as guests to a 21-year-old woman’s birthday party. The party took place at a home on the 3400 block of 192nd Avenue Northwest, which belonged to the woman’s parents. Things appeared to be going well until 3:15 a.m., when the victim allegedly told King he looked like a celebrity. King...
  • What? Brett Favre May Return With Carolina?

    03/27/2011 8:19:33 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 29 replies
    Total Packers ^ | March 27, 2011
    Quarterback Brett Favre may return to the NFL for the 2011 season, according to Charley Walters of the St. Paul Pioneer Press, but not with the Minnesota Vikings. The Vikings seem intent on choosing a quarterback in this year’s draft and possibly adding a veteran like the Washington Redskins Donovan McNabb as a bridge until he’s ready. If it happens, it wouldn’t come as a surprise. We’ve all seen this movie before. There are, however, a couple interesting angles here. Favre was quick to file his retirement papers with the league after the 2010 season, something he didn’t do the...
  • [Detroit] Lions news is bad news

    12/12/2006 10:07:00 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 307 replies · 3,799+ views
    realfootball365.com ^ | December 12, 2006 | Os Davis
    ...With a record of 2-11, the silver-and-Honolulu blue are firmly entrenched at No. 32 on any power poll in this spiral arm of the galaxy. Entrenched, that is, until another loss drops them behind Ohio State, Florida and the Hamburg Sea Devils. Think it can't get worse? Hey, this is the Lions. NFL schedule makers saw fit to arrange the endgame Kitty Cats' so, so long season likewise: at the Green Bay Packers where the Lions haven't won since a guy named Brett Favre took over there (that's right, 1992); against the Chicago Bears in a game which figures to...
  • Restaurant Turns Tables On Randy Moss

    11/05/2010 6:54:13 AM PDT · by Abathar · 8 replies
    AP/theindychannel.com ^ | November 5, 2010 | Steve Karnowski
    <p>MINNEAPOLIS -- A restaurant whose food was sharply criticized by Randy Moss is giving the former Minnesota Vikings receiver something to chew on.</p> <p>Tinucci's in suburban Newport will offer free lunches Friday to the first 50 people who come to turn in their Moss jerseys. For everyone else, the lunch buffet will be marked down to $8.40, a takeoff on the receiver's No. 84 jersey, co-owner Gus Tinucci said Thursday.</p>
  • I moved from Dallas to San Diego to watch both the Chargers and the Cowboys lose

    01/18/2010 6:27:11 PM PST · by RGirard · 32 replies · 635+ views
    examiner.com ^ | Jan. 18, 2010 | Réne Girard
    What a horrible Sunday! A wretched, horrible, day of loss, as I watched my two teams, the Dallas Cowboys and the San Diego Chargers, sadly, tragically, lose to their opponents on what was sure to be a momentous day of double victory! Oh the day started off okay - with an endless supply of hope and promise because ... both made it into the NFC and AFC playoffs respectively... Back home in Texas, football games start in the afternoon - but here on the California coast, I discovered the Dallas Cowboys game was going to start at 10 a.m. ......
  • 2010 NFL DIVISIONAL PLAYOFF SUNDAY LIVE THREAD

    01/17/2010 8:41:47 AM PST · by mainepatsfan · 719 replies · 9,522+ views
    2010 NFL DIVISIONAL PLAYOFF SUNDAY LIVE THREAD January 17th, 1:00PM ET - FOX @ January 17th, 4:40PM ET - CBS @
  • Poll Asks Who Wins: Cowboys or Vikings?

    01/15/2010 8:30:34 PM PST · by writer33 · 92 replies · 1,854+ views
    Elective Decisions ^ | 01/16/10 | Chris Davis
    Who wins this NFC Divisional Playoff game? The Minnesota Vikings or the Dallas Cowboys? What do you think, America? Who Wins: Cowboys or Vikings?
  • Brad Childress, Brett Favre dispute has been festering for awhile

    12/23/2009 4:02:59 AM PST · by big'ol_freeper · 30 replies · 1,164+ views
    TwinCities.com ^ | 22 Dec 09 | Sean Jensen
    During the Minnesota Vikings' 10-1 start, coach Brad Childress and quarterback Brett Favre celebrated plenty of highs. But their relationship hit a low Sunday night during and after a 26-7 loss to the Carolina Panthers. NBC cameras captured Childress and Favre having an animated discussion on the sideline in the third quarter, which the quarterback later said revolved around the coach's inclination to plug in backup Tarvaris Jackson.
  • Complaints Fly As Brett Favre’s Walker Gets In The Way Of Browns’ Defenders

    09/14/2009 3:49:13 PM PDT · by writer33 · 35 replies · 2,085+ views
    Elective Decisions ^ | 09/14/09 | Chris Davis
    Cleveland—Despite Adrian Peterson’s 285 yards rushing in the Minnesota Viking’s win over the Cleveland Browns on Sunday, September 13, 2009, many complaints have now surfaced from Cleveland defenders that were tripping over Brett Favre’s walker. Even Adrian Peterson had some issues after tripping over it himself several times in the first half of Sunday’s game. “I know Favre’s an ageless quarterback,” claimed Peterson, “but the walker has got to go. It’s holding me back. Every time he drops back to hand the ball off, I trip over the damn thing.” Currently, the Browns are petitioning the league to have the...
  • Jared Allen visits the first line of defense

    05/14/2009 5:21:15 AM PDT · by JZelle · 3 replies · 612+ views
    Startribune.com ^ | 5-14-09 | CHIP SCOGGINS
    Vikings Pro Bowl defensive end Jared Allen raises his helmet high above his head while the national anthem is played before every game. He said it's his own personal show of respect for the country and its military. "For me, that's probably the most selfless thing you can do is serve our country," he said. A product of a military family, Allen has gained a better appreciation of those sacrifices this offseason after visiting U.S. troops in the Persian Gulf on a goodwill tour and also watching his younger brother graduate from Marine Corps boot camp this past weekend. Allen's...
  • Eller arrested after refusing breath test, allegedly assaulting officer

    04/10/2008 4:25:14 AM PDT · by Dixie Yooper · 27 replies · 123+ views
    ESPN.com ^ | April 9, 2008 | Associated Press
    MINNEAPOLIS -- Former Minnesota Vikings great Carl Eller was jailed Wednesday after allegedly fighting with police after being stopped for possible drunken driving. Eller was held on suspicion of driving while intoxicated, fleeing police and assaulting a police officer. Police Inspector Mike Martin said officers in north Minneapolis saw an SUV speed through a stop sign and gave chase. The SUV reached speeds of up to 60 mph through city streets. Martin said the SUV didn't stop until it pulled into Eller's garage about 1 a.m. Wednesday. Martin said the officers asked Eller to get out of the vehicle. He...
  • (Vanity) Political Limerick 12-13-2006

    12/13/2006 5:26:37 AM PST · by grey_whiskers · 179+ views
    grey_whiskers ^ | 12-13-2006 | grey_whiskers
    See for example this thread first. The Vikings coach was caught speeding The speed limit signs not heeding He will take a fall his blood alcohol showed sobering up he was needing!
  • Moon glow

    08/07/2006 7:45:24 AM PDT · by 7thson · 9 replies · 279+ views
    Yahoo! Sports ^ | August 5, 2006 | Jason Cole
    CANTON, Ohio – When you carry a burden, sometimes you hold on just a little longer. Former NFL quarterback James Harris lived that as a player in the 1970s. Harris, a Pro Bowler in 1976 with the Los Angeles Rams, was the first black man in the modern era to start an NFL regular-season game and the first to lead his team to the playoffs. Harris endured the sleights about lacking intelligence for the position. He sometimes reacted in anger. Mostly, he studied and studied. And studied some more. “You never wanted to give anybody even the slightest room to...
  • Vikings end era, ship Culpepper to Miami

    03/15/2006 1:21:35 PM PST · by cgk · 12 replies · 262+ views
    NFL.COM ^ | 3-15-06 | AP
    Vikings end era, ship Culpepper to Miami     NFL.com wire reports MINNEAPOLIS (March 15, 2006) -- Culpepper to Moss was supposed to be the 21st century version of Montana to Rice, only faster and more fun to watch. The Minnesota Vikings all but closed the book on that identity March 14, agreeing to trade quarterback Daunte Culpepper to the Miami Dolphins for a second-round draft pick.   Daunte Culpepper passed his physical but still has work to do to get to 100 percent.     After Culpepper passed a medical exam in South Florida, the Dolphins announced the...
  • Jerry can identify with Vikings' woes

    10/23/2005 11:52:21 AM PDT · by Paleo Conservative · 31 replies · 814+ views
    Forth Worth Startlegram ^ | Thu, Oct. 20, 2005 | RANDY GALLOWAY
    Who you gonna call in these dire football times? May I suggest Mr. Jerry Jones of Irving, Texas? But actually, I'm late with that idea. Jim Souhan, a columnist for the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, demanded in print last week that Mr. Jones be used as a spiritual guidance counselor for Minnesota's out-of-control bow-wows. Funny, huh, how times do change. Recapping the latest story that has the NFL laughing. It must have seemed like a good idea at the time. NFL team has an open week on the schedule, so, hey, why don't we do the manly bonding thing: Rent out a...
  • Love Boaters Should be Benched..(Reaction to the Vikings recent boating incident)

    10/13/2005 3:15:15 PM PDT · by GeorgiaDawg32 · 176 replies · 3,257+ views
    Yahoo! Sports ^ | 10/13/05 | GeorgiaDawg32
    Any Viking involved in what supposedly happened on that boat, and any Viking who wasn't involved but didn't try to stop what was happening, should be booted from the active roster. Still pay them, if that's what is needed to satisfy union requirements. But under no circumstances allow them on the field to represent the Minnesota Vikings.
  • ExtremeSkins Fan View: Loaded For Bear

    09/09/2005 5:03:30 AM PDT · by 7thson · 11 replies · 808+ views
    ExtremeSkins.com ^ | September 8, 2005 | Mark Steven
    An anonymous wise man once said, "the only good preseason is a finished preseason...with, like, no major injuries." Perhaps our undercover wise man fails to quite stand alongside Longfellow for etymological elegance, but he was most assuredly on point in the case of the 2005 Washington Redskins. Roughly four days hence, what transpired over the past four weeks will be but a fleeting memory--the casually discarded satin prelude to an evening of intimate revelry. Ahem. Bottom line, the 2005 preseason was a good one. And that's all I have to say about that. When we last left the real Washington...
  • Vikings Make 'Mistake' With Handgun

    06/10/2005 1:13:33 PM PDT · by jdege · 43 replies · 1,369+ views
    WCCO-TV ^ | Jun 10, 2005 | WCCO
    Vikings Make 'Mistake' With Handgun Jun 10, 2005 7:37 am US/Central (WCCO) Two stars of the Minnesota Vikings made an embarrassing, but possibly dangerous mistake Thursday, involving a handgun. Vikings quarterback Daunte Culpepper and running back Michael Bennett said they had planned to do some target practicing. They had rented a car, but when they returned the car, they forgot to take the handgun out of the car. The two were caught having to explain the situation to the rental company and police. Culpepper actually rented and retuned the car, but he had to call Bennett to come have him...
  • Randy Moss, quote- "Whats $10,000 grand to me, I'll pay them in Cash. Video hear this and more...

    01/15/2005 9:45:33 PM PST · by GoldenOrchid · 40 replies · 1,323+ views
    Apparently Randy Moss doesn't write checks. It's beneath him, he will pay his fine in cash, and next time he might even do something worse for attention. See this crazy Video.......HERE....... Reporter: “Write the check yet, Randy?” Moss: “When you’re rich you don’t write checks.” Reporter: “If you don’t write checks, how do you pay these guys?” Moss: “Straight cash, homey.” Reporter: “Randy, are you upset about the fine?” Moss: “No, cause it ain’t [expletive]. Ain’t nothing but 10 grand. What’s 10 grand to me? Ain’t [expletive] … Next time I might shake my [expletive].”
  • Bush Rocks the Target Center

    10/30/2004 3:35:08 PM PDT · by pissant · 28 replies · 1,398+ views
    Powerline ^ | 10/30/04 | powerline
    President Bush spoke at the Target Center in Minneapolis today. He drew a crowd of 23,000; I didn't think the building could hold that many. Mike Tice, the coach of the Minnesota Vikings, introduced Bush, giving him both a Vikings jersey and a ringing endorsement: "When it's the fourth quarter and the game is on the line, you want somebody with a cool head calling the plays." The Associated Press admits the crowd was enthusiastic, but does what it can to diminish the story's impact, devoting three paragraphs to "several dozen" Kerry supporters who protested across the street--a pathetic turnout--and...
  • What price for the Vikings? More than $500 million ( :-o )

    10/10/2002 12:35:56 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies · 300+ views
    Star Tribune ^ | 10/10/02 | Terry Fiedler
    <p>Jaye Dyer, who was part of the group that sold the Minnesota Vikings to Red McCombs for $245 million four years ago, takes a thoughtful pause when asked how much the team is worth today.</p> <p>"Maybe $400 million," said Dyer, former CEO of Dyco Petroleum. "I think anything above that is a very chancy investment."</p>