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MVC Final Auditions Tonight At Mall Of America

Posted by Mike Wobschall on April 28, 2010 – 3:22 pm

Even if you don’t have anything on your shopping list, tonight is a good night to be at Mall of America because the Minnesota Vikings Cheerleaders (MVC) are holding their final auditions at the Best Buy Rotunda.

The event is free and open to the public and will feature 58 ladies competing in dance, cheer and other elements as they try to earn 1 of 34 spots on the 2010 MVC squad. The audition process began with 150 ladies and it concludes with tonight’s 2-hour competition.

Be sure to check out the show at the Best Buy Rotunda at Mall of America and then tune in to vikings.com tomorrow for the announcement of the 2010 MVC squad.


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The Dangers Of Grading Draft Classes

Posted by Mike Wobschall on April 28, 2010 – 8:35 am

Now that the 2010 NFL Draft is in the rear view mirror, NFL draft grades are going to be seen as frequently as NFL mock drafts were seen prior to the draft. And the practice of assigning a grade to a team’s draft efforts just days after the draft concludes is as silly an exercise as actually trying to predict what will actually happen in the NFL draft.

But that doesn’t seem to stop anyone.

ESPN.com’s Mel Kiper, Jr. and Todd McShay were critical of the Vikings draft, with Kiper assigning a C- to the Purple and McShay using some complicated formula to determine the Vikings had the 24th best draft of the league’s 32 teams. NFL.com’s Bucky Brooks disagreed and gave the Vikings a B+, saying “The Vikings routinely draft well by sticking to their philosophy of taking the best available player regardless of position. In adhering to the premise this year, they came away with three players (Chris Cook, Toby Gerhart and Everson Griffen) that could be key contributors in 2010.”

We won’t be assigning a draft grade to the Vikings 2010 draft effort. Instead, click here to read why it’s such an inexact exercise.


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