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  • No NFL team moving to Los Angeles for 2015, report says

    12/21/2014 3:38:46 AM PST · by C19fan · 7 replies
    Yahoo ^ | December 20, 2014 | Frank Schwab
    Until we have some actual progress involving an NFL team moving to Los Angeles, maybe it's best to stop the breathless speculation about which teams will move there. There won't be a team moving to Los Angeles in 2015.'s Adam Schefter said commissioner Roger Goodell told the Oakland Raiders, San Diego Chargers and St. Louis Rams – the three hottest candidates to move to L.A. if that ever happened – that there will be no team in Los Angeles next season.
  • U of Minnesota to Vikings: Don’t let visiting Redskins display their name or logo

    08/09/2014 1:43:14 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 69 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/09/14 | Dan Calabrese
    You know, being a fan of the Minnesota Vikings is difficult enough just based on what happens on the field. We’re 0-4 in Super Bowls. We’ve got to deal with the stomach-curdling memories of the 1999 NFC Championship Game, not to mention 41-doughnut in the same game two years later, and the bounty-hunting Saints putting out a contract on Brett Favre in 2010. But on a cultural level . . . hey, what the heck did we do? We were just sitting here minding our own business. First we got stuck with a petulant, attention-mongering punter who couldn’t and can’t...
  • 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 · 419 replies · 3,799+ views ^ | 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/ ^ | 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 ^ | 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. ......

    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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 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...