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  • Hoard of Viking silver coins unearthed in Furness

    07/04/2011 7:38:45 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 28 replies
    BBC ^ | 1 July 2011 | unattributed
    A metal detectorist uncovered a Viking hoard of silver coins and artefacts in the Cumbrian countryside. The collection, which has been provisionally valued at tens of thousands of pounds, was found in an undisclosed site in Furness. It is being examined by experts at the British Museum and is expected to be declared as treasure. Experts at Barrow's Dock Museum hope to acquire the hoard and said it was an exciting find for the area. It consists of 92 silver coins and artefacts including ingots and a silver bracelet. Among the coins is a pair of Arabic dirhams. Experts believe...
  • Viking silver treasure hoard worth £1m unearthed after 1,000 years[UK]

    08/28/2009 10:16:13 AM PDT · by BGHater · 15 replies · 1,299+ views
    The Daily Mail ^ | 28 Aug 2009 | Daily Mail
    An impressive Viking hoard of jewellery has made a father and son metal-detector team £1m, after being bought by two British museums. The find, which is the 'largest and most important' since 1840, was found in a field in Harrogate, North Yorkshire in January 2007. It had been buried there for more than 1,000 years. Valued at £1,082,000, the hoard was purchased by the British Museum and the York Museum Trust after two years of fundraising. The highlight of the collection is an intricately carved silver cup, estimated to be worth more than £200,000. It contains 617coins and various silver...
  • Boy 9, And Grandfather Find Medieval Silver Treasure In Sweden

    04/28/2008 2:47:11 PM PDT · by blam · 22 replies · 133+ views
    Earth Times ^ | 4-28-2008 | DPA
    Boy, 9, and grandfather find medieval silver treasure in Sweden Posted : Mon, 28 Apr 2008 13:36:04 GMT Author : DPA Stockholm - A 9-year-old boy's search for shrapnel on an old battlefield resulted in a huge find of medieval silver coins near the Lund in southern Sweden, local media reported Monday. Alexander Granhof, 9, and his grandfather made the recent discovery, dubbed "silverado" by archaeologists. "We went out on the field looking for cannonballs," Alexander Granhof told the online edition of the Sydsvenskan newspaper. "I found a piece of metal and thought at first it was shrapnel from a...
  • New Viking Treasures Found (Norway)

    01/08/2007 10:56:12 AM PST · by blam · 23 replies · 1,311+ views
    Aftenposten ^ | 1-7-2007
    New Viking treasures found Archaeologists have made a major discovery in Western Norway, unearthing well-preserved Viking graves from the 9th century full of riches.Glass beads covered with gold are among the items found in the Viking graves. PHOTO: JONAS HAAR FRIESTAD Workers at the excavation site are awed by what they've found. PHOTO: JONAS HAAR FRIESTAD The Viking treasures were found at Frøyland in Rogaland County. Local newspaper Stavanger Aftenblad reported Monday that items recovered from the graves indicate they belonged to wealthy Vikings of the time. In one of the graves, belonging to a woman, archaeologists found jewellery, many...
  • Climate played big role in Vikings’ disappearance from Greenland

    05/30/2011 1:12:10 PM PDT · by decimon · 55 replies
    Brown University ^ | May 30, 2011 | Varied
    Greenland's early Viking settlers were subjected to rapidly changing climate. Temperatures plunged several degrees in a span of decades, according to research from Brown University. A reconstruction of 5,600 years of climate history from lakes near the Norse settlement in western Greenland also shows how climate affected the Dorset and Saqqaq cultures. Results appear in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — The end of the Norse settlements on Greenland likely will remain shrouded in mystery. While there is scant written evidence of the colony’s demise in the 14th and early 15th centuries, archaeological remains can...
  • An unlikely source for Vikings-to-LA talk

    05/24/2011 7:27:12 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 12 replies
    ESPN ^ | May 24, 2011 | Kevin Seifert
    A hat tip to Judd Zulgad of the Star Tribune, who pointed out an interesting exchange between radio host Rush Limbaugh and former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, who announced his candidacy for president Monday.
  • New power elite emerged in medieval Iceland as the island became Norwegian

    05/16/2011 3:00:41 PM PDT · by decimon · 25 replies
    University of Gothenburg ^ | May 16, 2011 | Unknown
    As Iceland became part of the Norwegian kingship 1262, a new power structure in the shape of an Icelandic aristocracy appointed by the king of Norway was established. This development is discussed in a doctoral thesis in History from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, that sheds light on a period in the Icelandic history that previously has not received its due attention. 'The 14th century has never received a great deal of attention in Icelandic history writing. This is surprising since this period is at least as important as the considerably more frequently discussed so-called Free State period (around 930�/64)...
  • Vikings, Ramsey County to announce apparent stadium deal

    05/10/2011 1:14:58 PM PDT · by Colonel_Flagg · 68 replies
    Minneapolis StarTribune ^ | 5/10/11 | Kevin Duchschere
    The Metropolitan Sports Facilities Commission said a stadium in Arden Hills would cost up to $1.2 billion, compared with $895 million at the Metrodome site. A Minnesota Vikings stadium built at the Arden Hills site could cost as much as $1.2 billion, about $300 million more than a stadium built on the Metrodome site in Minneapolis, according to a cost analysis released Tuesday by the Metropolitan Sports Facilities Commission. The report was released just as the Vikings announced they will hold a news conference at 3 p.m. Tuesday at the Arden Hills site.
  • Shetland's past comes to life amid the ruins

    04/17/2006 10:29:09 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 11 replies · 311+ views
    The Scotsman ^ | Tuesday, 18th April 2006 | Caroline Wickham-Jones
    The people of Jarlshof threw garbage into dumps from before 2500 BC but, although their waste was unwanted, their refuse has been anything but rubbish for archaeologists investigating their lives. We know that the Stone Age settlers lived in small circular stone houses, that they tilled crops, kept cattle and sheep, and harvested the sea for fish and whales, seals and shellfish. They also made tools - some finely decorated - from stone, pottery and bone... In the 19th century the site was visited by Sir Walter Scott who christened the ruined hall "Jarlshof", and the name has stuck since....
  • Histories: Viking longships brought rape, pillage and cod

    07/09/2008 9:54:28 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 24 replies · 100+ views
    New Scientist ^ | June 29, 2008 | Gail Vines
    When Ohthere the Viking arrived at King Alfred's court sometime around 880 he presented the king with a gift of walrus ivory. The gift was carefully chosen. Walrus ivory was then a rare commodity obtained only from northern Scandinavia and Russia, and was highly prized by the English. Having established his credentials as a prosperous and high-ranking man from the far north, Ohthere told Alfred that although he owned reindeer as well as cattle, sheep, pigs and horses, his greatest wealth came from the tax paid by the Finnas, or Sami people. This came in the form of seal skins...
  • Vikings had a mean streak? Yes, but they weren't all bad

    03/19/2011 2:22:44 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 46 replies · 1+ views ^ | March 19 2011 | Kevin Rollason
    Winnipeg students will get a chance to unleash their inner Viking. And before the students in Grades 3 and 5 think it means they'll have a chance to attack and pillage European communities, they'll soon discover Vikings have been wrongly stereotyped through the ages. "We want these children to have a lasting impression about Viking life as it was rather than the stereotyped image," Selma Parsons, president of the Scandinavian Centre, said on Friday. "Yes, we have reenactment-quality swords, shields and chain mail, but we also want to show them they were traders, settlers, and explorers." But Parsons said that...
  • Inukpasuit, Inuit and Viking contact in ancient times

    02/18/2009 6:45:35 AM PST · by BGHater · 16 replies · 814+ views
    The Arctic Sounder ^ | 12 Feb 2009 | Ronald Brower
    There are many stories of ‘Qavlunaat,’ white-skinned strangers who were encountered in Inuit-occupied lands in times of old. Stories of contact between these foreign people and Inuit were passed down the generations and used mostly to scare children to behave “or the Qavlunaat will get them.” This sparked my curiosity to explore both sides of the encounters from written records and Inuit oral legends to see if some of these events can be correlated. One must recall that these legends were passed down orally in the Inupiaq language. Inuit myths and legends of contact with other people were passed from...
  • Viking longship to sail across North Sea - The Sea Stallion of Glendalough

    05/27/2007 7:36:50 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 29 replies · 3,185+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/27/07 | Jan M. Olson - ap
    ROSKILDE, Denmark - On the skipper's command, deckhands haul in tarred ropes to lower the flax sail. Oars splash into the water. The crew, grimacing with strain, pull with steady strokes sending the sleek Viking longship gliding through the fjord. A thousand years ago, the curved-prow warship might have spewed out hordes of bloodthirsty Norsemen ready to pillage and burn. This time, the spoils are adventure rather than plunder. The Sea Stallion of Glendalough is billed as the world's biggest and most ambitious Viking ship reconstruction, modeled after a warship excavated in 1962 from the Roskilde fjord after being buried...
  • Persian Coins From Sassanid Era (224-640AD) Discovered In Sweden

    09/08/2002 9:01:14 AM PDT · by blam · 27 replies · 638+ views
    Tehran Times ^ | 9-6-2002
    Persian Coins from Sassanid Era Discovered on Swedish Island BERLIN -- Archaeologists discovered 23 old Persian coins from the Sassanid era on the southeastern Swedish island of Gotland, the press reported here Friday. The latest find, regarded as the biggest archaeological sensation of the century(sic), contained Persian and Byzantine coins in a Viking treasure box which was hidden on the island. The oldest Persian coin in the Viking treasure goes back to 538 A.D. and was specially designed for a king of the Sassanid empire. The discovery is vivid proof that Vikings did sail as far as the Middle East...
  • Viking burial ground dispels myth of longship marauders

    09/20/2004 11:11:40 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 19 replies · 801+ views
    The Guardian ^ | Tuesday September 7, 2004 | Lee Glendinning and Maev Kennedy
    The Vikings were buried within 10 metres (30ft) of each other. In the 1940s at Ingleby in Derbyshire a burial ground was found, but it held cremated ashes buried in earthenware pots, with few artefacts. The only other group of bodies found was a battlefield cemetery at nearby Repton. The Cumbria burials were completely different. These were clearly not the longship pirates of legend, but a settled, wealthy, peaceful community. Sir Neil added that the find provided rare evidence of Vikings as settlers who integrated into English life.
  • Introducing Viking work ethics on American soil.

    03/19/2011 1:23:35 PM PDT · by WesternCulture · 20 replies
    03/19/2011 | WesternCulture
    There is actually nothing to be afraid of here in life. But most people act like disorganized creatures running around recently having their necks cut off. Prior to Gustavus Adolphus, monarch of tiny Sweden, decided to break the backbone of Catholicism in the 17th century, he told his troops; "Fear not, O little flock, the foe Who madly seeks your overthrow; Dread not his rage and power; What though your courage sometimes faints, His seeming triumph o’er God’s saints Lasts but a little hour. Be of good cheer; your cause belongs To Him who can avenge your wrongs; Leave it...
  • God chooses the victor (Newly Christianized Vikings encountering each other in battle)

    03/10/2011 5:40:36 PM PST · by WesternCulture · 18 replies
    03/10/2011 | WesternCulture
    Around a.d. 1000, Scandinavia was Christianized. This clip could be said to feature how the Christian nation of Sweden was secured. Most historians would say Denmark is an even older Christian nation. The flag of Denmark is commonly considered to be the oldest existing flag on Earth.
  • Sid Hartman: Vikings-to-L.A. threat is real one

    02/08/2011 8:07:14 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 70 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | Tuesday, February 8, 2011
    In an image provided by AEG, a proposed NFL football stadium, to be named Farmers Field, was depicted next to Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles. AEG president and CEO Tim Leiweke called the 30-year naming-rights deal with Farmers Insurance Exchange for the planned $1 billion stadium "the most significant step forward in the last 15 years in our efforts as a community, as leaders, to return the NFL to Los Angeles." Sid Hartman: Vikings-to-L.A. threat is real one With Los Angeles looking for two NFL teams to move to its new stadium, don't be surprised if the Wilfs look...
  • A Viking Who Lives in Green Bay California, Rooting For The Steelers to Win

    02/05/2011 1:22:55 PM PST · by OneVike · 61 replies
    ChicoER ^ | 2/5/11 | OneVike
    Everyone who knows me, know I am a Minnesota Viking fan, thus my handle "OneVike". Well it has been a long road for us Viking fans and ever since I watched them lose Super Bowl XII to the Oakland Raiders on Jan 9, 1977, I and many Viking fans have been waiting for them to return to the big game. In the mean time we have had to suffer through numerous close calls that has had them at the very brink of returning, just to fall short. Then came the Favre situation where we were forced to endure watching...
  • Ireland's Viking Fortress

    02/03/2011 7:02:44 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 19 replies · 1+ views
    Archaeology, V 64 N 1 ^ | January/February 2011 | Erin Mullally
    Linn Duachaill was founded in A.D. 841, the same year as Viking Dublin. The fortress was used as a center by the Vikings to trade goods, organize attacks against inland Irish monasteries, and send captured Irish slaves abroad. For more than 70 years, Linn Duachaill rivaled Dublin as the preeminent Viking holding on the east coast of Ireland before it was eventually abandoned. The discovery of Linn Duachaill will finally allow archeologists to compare the actual site with medieval documents. The names of leaders of the garrison are recorded, along with extensive accounts of attacks they carried out. The site...
  • Another Vikings stadium bill on its way

    01/28/2011 3:33:44 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 17 replies
    Grand Forks Herald ( Forum Communications ) ^ | January 28, 2011 | Andrew Tellijohn
    ST. PAUL - Last year’s Hail Mary fell incomplete as time ran out on the Minnesota Vikings and their push for a new stadium. But the team may be granted an overtime period in the 2011 Minnesota Legislature. Lawmakers insist that they will not finance a Vikings stadium from the general fund, fueled by state taxes, nor will they lose their primary focus on putting citizens back to work or balancing the budget. However, there appears to be interest from Democrat and Republican lawmakers and Gov. Mark Dayton in discussing options that could result in the Vikings getting a new...
  • McDonald's employee fired for letting Peterson use the restroom

    01/14/2011 2:57:21 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 36 replies
    Yahoo ^ | Chris Chase
    An assistant manager at McDonald's was fired after allowing Minnesota Vikings star Adrian Peterson to use the bathroom while the restaurant was closed. While working the late-night drive-thru shift at 3 a.m., a female employee encountered a man standing outside the window who asked to come inside and use the restroom. After a little while, she realized it was the popular Minnesota Vikings star and opened the door for him to come inside and use the facilities. (The seating area at the restaurant is normally closed during the late-night hours.)
  • Archaeologists to probe Sherwood Forest's 'Thing' [ Thynghowe ]

    12/29/2010 6:27:55 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 22 replies · 14+ views
    BBC ^ | Wednesday, December 29, 2010 | unattributed
    A team of experts hope to shed new light on one of Nottinghamshire's most mysterious ancient monuments. A 'Thing', or open-air meeting place where Vikings gathered to discuss the law, was discovered in the Birklands, Sherwood Forest, five years ago... It started after husband and wife team Lynda Mallett and Stuart Reddish, along with their friend John Wood, came into possession of a 200 year old document. It described a walk around part of Sherwood Forest which marked an ancient boundary. They searched for the boundary on the landscape and found a place called Hanger Hill on which stood three...
  • Eagles-Vikings moved to Tuesday night

    12/26/2010 9:51:17 AM PST · by gusopol3 · 73 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | December 26, 2010
    We already told you how the weather could affect tonight’s game, with Philadelphia expecting about a foot of snow with winds gusting as much as 45 mph. But the NFL, most likely wanting to protect the tens of thousands of fans who have tickets for tonight’s game, has decided to move it back 48 hours.
  • Bears-Vikings game proves safety is secondary (NFL WHINE ALERT)

    12/20/2010 9:17:19 AM PST · by Chi-townChief · 82 replies · 1+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | Dec 20, 2010 05:24AM | RICK MORRISSEY
    Old-time football players like to say they would’ve played for free in the parking lot, such was their love for the game. It might be the hyperbole of men who watched too many grainy Knute Rockne clips, but you want to believe that they believe it. You want to believe that they were so tough and so committed to the game that they would’ve sacrificed the skin on their elbows to make a tackle near the third parking stall on the left. You want to believe in someone who loved the raw violence of a sport so much that he...
  • Kluwe: TCF Bank field is unplayable (Vikes, Bears)

    12/19/2010 4:34:21 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 39 replies ^ | 12/19/10 | Judd Zulgad
    Chris Kluwe often likes to have fun on his Twitter page but after Vikings players got a look at the field conditions at TCF Bank Stadium on Sunday during their walk-through the punter turned very serious in a series of posts. Kluwe termed the field that is scheduled to play host to Monday night's game against the Bears as "unplayable." Here are Kluwe's tweets regarding a field that has no heating coils in it: "Serious time - All respect to the people that cleared the field and got it ready, you did an amazing job. That being said, it's unplayable....
  • Players worry about safety of frozen field

    12/15/2010 10:25:44 PM PST · by OneVike · 96 replies
    Minneapolis StarTribune ^ | 12/15/10 | JUDD ZULGAD
    Faced with the prospect of playing on a frozen field Monday night at TCF Bank Stadium and so far not given a voice in the decision, Vikings players shared some of their concerns on Wednesday. "I just hope it's a safe environment to play in," tight end Visanthe Shiancoe said. "That it's not going to be hazardous to the players when it comes to field conditions." Vikings owner Zygi Wilf expressed optimism that the game against the Chicago Bears can be held on the University of Minnesota campus, but nothing has been made official and there clearly are obstacles...
  • It's over: Brett Favre deactivated for Vikings' game against Giants

    12/13/2010 3:11:49 PM PST · by WOBBLY BOB · 53 replies
    am1500 ESPN ^ | Tom Pelissero
    Brett Favre was listed as inactive for the Minnesota Vikings' game against the New York Giants on Monday night -- snapping a legendary run of 297 consecutive starts (321 including playoffs) that dated to his first NFL start on Sept. 20, 1992. Favre, 41, suffered a sprained sternoclavicular joint near his throwing shoulder on the third play of last weekend's win over Buffalo on a hit from Bills linebacker Arthur Moats. His practice time was extremely limited last week, but as late as Sunday afternoon, Vikings interim coach Leslie Frazier said he expected Favre to try throwing before the game.
  • [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...
  • Minnesota vikings dome collapse (video)

    12/12/2010 10:51:19 AM PST · by Signalman · 58 replies · 1+ views
    youtube ^ | 12/12/2010 | kdigital
    youtube video showing roof collapsing under weight of snow. (Was Algore in town?)
  • Minn. Metrodome collapses in Midwest blizzard

    12/12/2010 7:32:11 AM PST · by mandaladon · 96 replies · 1+ views
    MINNEAPOLIS – A storm that spanned parts of eight states continued to dump heavy snow in the upper Midwest on Sunday, collapsing the Metrodome in Minneapolis and forcing numerous road closures. The storm was moving eastward a day after it dumped 20 inches of snow in some places. A Sunday NFL football game between the New York Giants and the Minnesota Vikings had already been pushed to Monday because the Giants couldn't get to Minneapolis to play when the inflatable Metrodome collapsed Sunday. It's uncertain when that game will now be played. A blizzard warning was in effect Sunday for...
  • Snowstorm brings down Metrodome's roof

    12/12/2010 6:25:36 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 99 replies
    Minn Public Radio ^ | 12/12/10 | Elizabeth Dunbar and Tim Nelson
    St. Paul, Minn. — The snowstorm that dumped more than 20 inches of snow on parts of Minnesota brought down the roof of the Metrodome on Sunday morning. Witnesses, including the security director at the nearby Holiday Inn Metrodome, said the roof is no longer visible above the dome's concrete bowl. "We went up to the 14th floor to look at it. It looks kind of like a big dish of sugar," the director, Chris Cowles, said. Sunday's Vikings game against the New York Giants had already been rescheduled for Monday night. Officials from the Metropolitan Sports Facilities Commission could...
  • Childress: I left Vikings "in a lot better shape."

    12/04/2010 12:50:22 PM PST · by Doctor 2Brains · 10 replies
    ESPN ^ | Dec 4, 2010
    A week and a half removed from his firing, Brad Childress took consolation that his work in four-plus seasons in charge of the Minnesota Vikings left the team in "a lot better shape" than when he was hired. Childress, let go late last month after a tumultuous season marked by abrupt personnel decisions and player unrest, told the St. Paul Pioneer Press on Friday he was caught off-guard by the move -- but not completely. "What a difference 365 days can make," Childress said in a telephone interview with the newspaper from his beach home in Bonita Springs, Fla. "You...
  • Republican leaders warm to Vikings stadium

    11/20/2010 8:55:16 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 22 replies
    (MN) Star-Tribune ^ | November 18, 2010 | MIKE KASZUBA
    In the past two days, as Republicans have laid out their plans for taking control of the Minnesota Legislature, there is one subject they have, surprisingly, not shied away from: a new stadium for the Minnesota Vikings. While the new Republican leaders say that balancing the state budget and cutting government are their top priorities come January, they have also talked about the likelihood next year of addressing a new stadium for the team, whose lease expires after the 2011 season. Republican officials acknowledge that the Vikings already have made contact with incoming Senate Majority Leader Amy Koch.
  • First American in Europe 'was native woman kidnapped by Vikings and hauled back to Iceland...'

    11/17/2010 8:33:00 AM PST · by Albion Wilde · 87 replies · 2+ views
    Daily Mail Online (UK) ^ | November 17, 2010 | NIALL FIRTH
    A native woman kidnapped by the Vikings may have been the first American to arrive in Europe around 1,000 years ago, according to a startling new study. The discovery of a gene found in just 80 Icelanders links them with early Americans who may have been brought back to Iceland by Viking raiders. The discovery means that the female slave was in Europe five centuries before Christopher Columbus first paraded American Indians through the streets in Spain after his epic voyage of discovery in 1492...
  • Viking culture - much more alive than Roman heritage

    11/16/2010 9:00:21 PM PST · by WesternCulture · 39 replies · 2+ views
    11/17/2010 | WesternCulture
    If we are to believe the wisdom received by early medieval (southern) European scholars, the northernmost parts of the continent prior and after the fall of the Roman Empire was not only cold, barbaric and uninviting. It also was inferior. Pretty much like people of today not having visited Scandinavia and Finland would describe it. In fact, certain Romans and Arabs did actually pay visits to frozen, godforsaken "Thule". What did they meet with? Although they were not all that impressed with certain aspects of Nordic culture, like eating habits, they understood the Vikings had developed forging, warrior code and...
  • (MN Viking's coach) Brad Childress' Son Serves His country

    11/09/2010 8:32:08 AM PST · by max americana · 4 replies · 1+ views
    espn ^ | nov 9, 2010 | ESPN
  • Vikings waive Randy Moss

    11/01/2010 12:39:07 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 35 replies ^ | 11/1/2010
    Randy Moss has been waived by the Vikings just weeks after Minnesota traded a third-round draft pick to the New England Patriots for the receiver, the NFL Network reported Monday. Following the Minnesota Vikings' 28-18 loss to the New England Patriots, the Vikings receiver announced that he would not be answering any more questions from the media for the rest of the season.
  • The Buzz of Moss's Return to the Dome, Leaves More Questions Than Answers

    10/07/2010 9:55:26 AM PDT · by OneVike · 32 replies
    ChicoER Gate ^ | 10/ | Chuck Wolk
    The sports media is all abuzz about Randy Moss returning to Minnesota. Along with all the buzz, we are being inundated with the same stories by the same reporters and pundits who never stepped on the field with a helmet on. All this chatter has left the fan with more questions then answers about Randy Moss. Below are a few of the threads that have been posted to FR, and while I did add my two cents worth in a comment to one of the threads, I decided to offer an article I wrote in full without forcing anyone...
  • Randy Moss: A steep risk-reward

    10/06/2010 6:22:13 AM PDT · by Minn · 53 replies
    ESPN.COM ^ | 10/6/2010 | Kevin Seifert
    Excitement about Randy Moss' possible return to the Minnesota Vikings isn't just consuming the Twitterverse or the team's fan base. A certain quarterback's official Web site just put out an e-mail alert to subscribers. The subject line: "Breaking News Randy Moss to the Vikings????" And really, that's the rub. That's why the Vikings would even consider bringing back one of the most dynamic, divisive and volatile players in franchise history: Because they've already bent over backward to bring back quarterback Brett Favre for one more season, guaranteeing him $16 million for a final run at the Super Bowl. If you're...
  • Randy Moss traded back to Vikings; Brett Favre can't wait to throw deep

    10/06/2010 8:16:28 AM PDT · by FromLori · 30 replies
    CSM ^ | 10/6/2010 | Pat Murphy
    In something of a surprise, the New England Patriots have traded All-Pro wide receiver Randy Moss to the Minnesota Vikings for a third round draft pick next year, according to
  • Randy Moss Trade: Wide Receiver Heading Back To Minnesota

    10/06/2010 7:48:30 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 17 replies
    bleacher report ^ | 10-6-10 | Tony Santorsa
    ESPN, NFL Network, and the Boston Herald have all reported that the New England Patriots and Minnesota Vikings have finalized the trade to send Randy Moss back to the Vikings. Moss will be rejoining his ex-team which he last played for back in 2004 before he was traded to the Oakland Raiders.
  • Favre, Goodell Among NFL Notables Playing Political Football During 2010 Midterms (Favre a Dem)

    09/11/2010 10:52:23 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 41 replies · 1+ views ^ | 09/09/10 | Dave Levinthal
    All-universe quarterback Brett Favre will wear Minnesota Vikings purple tonight against the New Orleans Saints during the opening game of the National Football League's 2010 season. But when Farve plays politics, he's bathed in blue, having teamed with his wife, Deanna, to donate $4,800 toward the 2010 re-election campaign of Rep. Gene Taylor (D-Miss.).
  • Does Anyone Know Why Brad Childress' nickname is 'Chilly'?

    09/10/2010 12:38:06 AM PDT · by 999replies · 15 replies
    Third Half of My Brain
    Yes, this is an idiotic late-night vanity post, but does anyone know why they call Brad Childress 'chilly'? I don't get it.
  • Percy Harvin collapses, taken to hospital in ambulance

    08/19/2010 7:18:42 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 26 replies · 1+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | August 19, 2010 | Mark Maske
    Wide receiver Percy Harvin collapsed on the field at the Minnesota Vikings' practice Thursday and was taken to a hospital in an ambulance, according to reports. Harvin has suffered from severe migraine headaches since childhood. According to the Minneapolis Star Tribune, Harvin suffered a migraine earlier Thursday. "I don't know how to classify" the episode, Vikings Coach Brad Childress said, according to the Star Tribune. "Not really a seizure, but he had some trouble over here. I'd be remiss if I tried to qualify it one way or the other. He seemed like he was stable. Shugs [head athletic trainer...
  • Favre lands in Minnesota; no word on whether he's returning to Vikes. (The Ego has Landed)

    08/17/2010 8:44:50 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 31 replies
    EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn.(AP) Brett Favre is back in Minnesota, right on schedule. For the second year in a row, the quarterback who spends his summers on the verge of retirement was driven to Vikings headquarters on the Tuesday following the team's first preseason game. Just like last August, news helicopters followed his vehicle from a local airport and dozens of fans and media gathered at the entrance to Winter Park to greet him. "Circus in Winter Park," tight end Visanthe Shiancoe tweeted. Nothing the Vikings haven't seen before.
  • Minnesota Vikings' Leslie Frazier second-guesses interview. Was he Seattle's token black candidate?

    08/10/2010 4:35:10 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 3 replies
    St. Paul Pioneer Press ^ | August 10, 2010 | John Shipley
    MANKATO, Minn. — Leslie Frazier has interviewed for seven head-coaching vacancies and felt good about six of those interviews. "One of them I was a little concerned about," he said. The Vikings assistant head coach and defensive coordinator declined to identify the source of his unease, but it doesn't take a slippery slope to land in Seattle, which interviewed Frazier early in January, only a couple of days before naming Pete Carroll its coach. Frazier is one of the NFL's top coordinators, leaving a trail of success everywhere he has been — from Philadelphia to Indianapolis to Minnesota. The Vikings...
  • NFL Player Puts Islam Above Team

    Once again we see Islam being brought into the workplace. Today we learn that Minnesota Vikings safety Husain Abdullah, has decided that fasting and playing at a lower level, is more important than giving it his all for the team. Even while sprinting in the heat and humidity during drills, sometimes in full pads, Abdullah is adamant about his faith. He will not allow himself so much as a cup of water until the sun sets and before it rises. “I’m putting nothing before God, nothing before my religion,” Abdullah said. “This is something I choose to do, not something...
  • Reports: Brett Favre plans to retire

    08/03/2010 8:16:30 AM PDT · by Carling · 90 replies · 15+ views ^ | 8/3/10 |
    Brett Favre has informed the Vikings that he will not return for another season in Minnesota, the Star-Tribune reported Tuesday. Favre has sent text messages to teammates saying, "This is it," league sources told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter. Neither Favre nor the Vikings have confirmed the news but a press release is expected Tuesday, the sources said.
  • Video of Brad Childress Meeting with Brett Favre in Mississippi

    07/20/2010 10:26:38 PM PDT · by OneVike · 13 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | 7/21/10 | AP
    The Favre Watch Begins Again!