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Reminder: MVC Open Auditions Are This Weekend

Posted by Ryan Cardinal on March 28, 2011 – 1:49 pm

As a reminder, open auditions for the 2011 Minnesota Vikings Cheerleaders are this Saturday, April 2 at the Winter Park Field House in Eden Prairie.  Tryouts get underway at 9 a.m.

For more info, click here to visit the 2011 MVC Auditions page.

Note that regardless of the NFL labor situation, the MVC will have a team in 2011-12.


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55 Responses to “Reminder: MVC Open Auditions Are This Weekend”

  1. By Frederick Jones on Mar 28, 2011 | Reply

    @Titus,

    It’s warm enough for runners. But if you are going to bike, it’s best to be a penquin. lol

  2. By Frederick Jones on Mar 28, 2011 | Reply

    They keep saying that Ryan Bartholomew, the Center from Syracuse is projected as a low round pick. However after his combines, he may have moved up.

    I would research this guy before letting him go to another team before the 4th round.

  3. By Frederick Jones on Mar 28, 2011 | Reply

    Put “Offensive Line Ratings” on Google and check it out on About.com.

    BUT YOU MIGHT NOT LIKE WHAT YOU FIND !

    They rank the Vikings O Line 10th in the NFL, and the Steelers 27th!

    It is dated March 2, 2011.

  4. By Frederick Jones on Mar 28, 2011 | Reply

    The scary thing about this article is that it might encourage the Vikings management to not draft offensive linemen.

    Perhaps they were confusing the Vikings with the Steelers ! ? !

  5. By Parody on Mar 28, 2011 | Reply

    Fred, I looked up that OLine article and was just as surprised by it as you. I ended up finding a similar ranking system from June, before preseason had even started, that listed the OLine at 11th overall. That sounds like it could have been a realistic ranking having not seen how much the front-5 changed coming into the 2010 season. But it’s completely absurd to think that they’ve improved since then. I would argue that they deserve to drop ten places until they show that they can return to form with a new position coach.

  6. By Frederick Jones on Mar 28, 2011 | Reply

    @Parody,

    Thanx for reading the article. What it shows is that some of the big media types don’t know any more than we do !

  7. By Parody on Mar 28, 2011 | Reply

    You’re being too modest Fred. What it truly shows is that some of the big media types know much less than we do!

  8. By Titus on Mar 29, 2011 | Reply

    And the big media types get paid for knowing less– what is up with that?

  9. By Titus on Mar 29, 2011 | Reply

    @ Fred– Penguins have trouble cycling– I have only been outside once since November 12th– I may be moving, but not to LA.

  10. By Frederick Jones on Mar 29, 2011 | Reply

    @Titus,

    Are you moving to a warmer climate?

  11. By Titus on Mar 29, 2011 | Reply

    @ Frederick– maybe. Lot of good things in the Minneapple, but lived here most of my life– nice to have a change of scenery.

  12. By Titus on Mar 29, 2011 | Reply

    So, this blog is about the tryouts for the Vikings’ cheerleader squad. I nominate Sonja.

  13. By Titus on Mar 29, 2011 | Reply

    Seriously, though– who thinks the cheerleaders are good-looking?

  14. By Titus on Mar 29, 2011 | Reply

    @ Fred– when I said I have been outside only once since Nov 12– I mean on my bike– of course I get out and about.

  15. By Frederick Jones on Mar 29, 2011 | Reply

    @Titus,

    What’s taking them so long to decide on a stadium site?

  16. By Titus on Mar 29, 2011 | Reply

    I have no idea– I am tired of it. Maybe I will move to Toronto. That is one cool city.

  17. By Titus on Mar 29, 2011 | Reply

    I heard Marseilles is nice.

  18. By Frederick Jones on Mar 29, 2011 | Reply

    The Toronto Vikings.

  19. By Frederick Jones on Mar 29, 2011 | Reply

    Marseilles Vikings?

  20. By Titus on Mar 29, 2011 | Reply

    Ha ha ha — Fred, that is a bit overboard– as in Mediterranean

  21. By Titus on Mar 29, 2011 | Reply

    Seriously, Fred, a stadium is a huge deal– a logistical headache– I would not want it in my neighborhood.

  22. By DRS on Mar 30, 2011 | Reply

    http://football.blogdig.net/archives/articles/March2011/30/Minnesota_Vikings_Stadium_Bill_Could_Be_Introduced_As_Early_As_Tomorrow.html

  23. By DRS on Mar 30, 2011 | Reply

    http://www.startribune.com/sports/vikings/118624829.html

    Sid Hartman

    I don’t believe that Zygi Wilf and his family would move the team themselves. However, I’m sure they would give strong consideration to selling the Vikings without a stadium available — and that buyer could very well move the team to a city such as Portland, Ore., which is eager to get a NFL franchise and would find some way to build a stadium.

  24. By DRS on Mar 30, 2011 | Reply

    http://bring.mn/197554/

  25. By DRS on Mar 30, 2011 | Reply

    http://www.bringmethenews.com/vikings-letter-to-ramsey-county/

  26. By DRS on Mar 30, 2011 | Reply

    http://www.minnpost.com/stories/2011/03/01/26207/vikings_stadium_idea_politely_moves_ahead_in_arden_hills

    The northern Ramsey County city of 10,000 contains the massive, environmentally troublesome and development challenged land known as “TCAAP” — pronounced “Tee-Cap” — or the Twin Cities Army Ammunition Plant. It’s become the focus of Ramsey County Commissioner Tony Bennett’s plan to lure the Vikings by building a new stadium, with, perhaps, a countywide sales tax.

  27. By DRS on Mar 30, 2011 | Reply

    have to go, God bless U-All.

  28. By Stadium on Mar 30, 2011 | Reply

    Build me and they will stay ….

  29. By JOSIE on Mar 30, 2011 | Reply

    From now on and forever more, NFL players (and professional athletes in general) should be barred from ever making any reference to professional sports being anything like slavery. Now, college sports is a different matter (particularly football), but any job where you are paid hundreds of thousands of dollars, if not millions, doesn’t get anywhere close to being compared to perhaps the worst element of American culture, ever.

    Sadly, Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson became the latest athlete to taste his toes in this regard. He was supported by fellow running back Rashard Mendenhall(notes) of the Pittsburgh Steelers.

    Maybe Peterson should stick to eluding tacklers.

    (Winslow Townson/AP Photo)

    “It’s modern-day slavery, you know?” Peterson told Shutdown Corner’s Doug Farrar. “People kind of laugh at that, but there are people working at regular jobs who get treated the same way, too. With all the money …”

    Mendenhall later tweeted, “It’s a lot deeper than most people understand.”

    No, it’s not. In fact, while the NFL is a difficult, brutal sport, it is not even close to a civil rights violation. Sorry, but for Peterson and Mendenhall to argue otherwise is so ridiculous as to be moronic. It’s an insult to people who actually suffered through slavery for an NFL player to complain about his plight. Heck, it’s an insult to most of the American working class for NFL players to complain about their lot in life. I have no problem with athletes defending their ground and what they have gained. But Peterson and Mendenhall were just plain stupid on this one.

  30. By Titus on Mar 30, 2011 | Reply

    JOSIE– I agree. One thing you did not mention, besides the fact these players are paid on average somewhere near 10 times the average American salary– and far more than many MDs, lawyers etc is the simple fact that if the players feel they are in bondage– they do NOT have to be an NFL player. Slaves cannot make the decision to be free, not so simply. Do not play anymore Peterson– leave the NFL after your contract expires in a year or whenever– you can be free. Free of your millions. Free of your mansion.

  31. By Titus on Mar 30, 2011 | Reply

    I must add– I have always looked at Peterson as a class act, but when he made those comments, I was taken aback.

  32. By Parody on Mar 30, 2011 | Reply

    Come on people, have you never said anything stupid in your lifetime? Give the guy a break, it was a stupid move but AP is still a class act. Don’t turn on him for one poor decision.

  33. By Shawn on Mar 30, 2011 | Reply

    Players make 10x what the average american … and the owners are paid 200x what the player makes ….

    Why do we live in a country where we allow the rich to not pay taxes and then turn around and attack middle class? The top 4% of our countries money makers have no laws … and its time it ends, and I will never be jealous of an athletes salary HE DESERVES IT AS DOES EVERY OTHER CITIZEN !!!

    CORPORATE AMERICA IS FULL OF CRIMINALS WHO WILL NEVER BE HELD TO THE SAME STANDARD AS THE REST OF US !!!

    We live in a country where the media calls a teacher making 50k greedy , insanity

  34. By Frederick Jones on Mar 30, 2011 | Reply

    @DRS,

    Thank you for the articles on the stadium issue.
    Hopefully the Minnesota RichGuys still want a football team here.

  35. By Frederick Jones on Mar 30, 2011 | Reply

    As far as AD goes, we have to give him the benefit of doubt. YOU know how the media manages to exaggerate everything for a story.

  36. By Frederick Jones on Mar 30, 2011 | Reply

    Watching some of these videos about the draft is amazing.

    We all know coaches say things to distract opponents in the draft.

    For example Frazier might say he will draft a defensive end, or move up in the draft to pick Cam Newton or Gabbert. But the reality is they may have something COMPLETELY DIFFERENT planned.

  37. By Frederick Jones on Mar 30, 2011 | Reply

    Also this year is different. They won’t know which of their free agents will be available until the CBA is settled. That may not occur until after the draft !

    This means that, along with the usual IF THEN- WHAT THEN-THIS IS WHAT WE’LL DO THEN SsTuff gets even more complicated.

    It’s going to be VERY hard to make the right decision regarding the draft.

    Picking a QB is like playing Russian Roulette regardless.

  38. By Frederick Jones on Mar 30, 2011 | Reply

    Okay if they don’t pick him, we’ll move up to the 7th spot.

    If they do pick HIM, then we’ll trade down and have 3 second round picks.

    IF THEN – OKAY WE’LL PICK Ryan Bartholomew of Syracuse for our center for the next 15 years !

  39. By Itsfranchiseqbtime on Mar 30, 2011 | Reply

    Its time for a franchise qb, the veteran journeyman is getting old.

  40. By Mike B on Mar 30, 2011 | Reply

    Sorry Fred I am with the group and I think #12 Pick or higher if they trade up will be a QB. I think that it’s been years in the making and this draft we are going to go for that QB. I guess we will see. Have Fun.

  41. By Titus on Mar 30, 2011 | Reply

    Now there is some life on the blog. YEE HAW!

  42. By Frederick Jones on Mar 30, 2011 | Reply

    @Mike B. and franchiseqb,

    IF we draft another Dan Marino I’ll be happier than you two.
    Brian Billick has pointed out that drafting a Qb high in the first round can either get the coach fired, or the franchise will be a contender for the next ten years.

    He said NOBODY KNOWS ANYTHING when it comes to drafting any QB.

  43. By Frederick Jones on Mar 30, 2011 | Reply

    So if you are Leslie Frazier, you should ask yourself:

    DO I FEEL LUCKY?

  44. By Frederick Jones on Mar 30, 2011 | Reply

    I would take the safe route:

    Draft Offensive Linemen and Defensive Backs. Those are our greatest needs, and predicting success is much better than the elusive QB.

    We already have Joe Webb. He can be like that other Joe, except more talented.

    You young un’s have no idea who I am talking about, do ya?

  45. By Frederick Jones on Mar 30, 2011 | Reply

    Bill Belichick didn’t draft a qb in Cleveland. The Browns were so bad, they skipped it on over to Baltimore.

    The only reason he got a second shot in the NFL is because his Dad was a highly regarded coach/scout in the league.

  46. By Frederick Jones on Mar 30, 2011 | Reply

    Go ahead Leslie Frazier draft a qb in the first round.

    But first, ask yourself,

    DO I FEEL LUCKY?

  47. By Titus on Mar 30, 2011 | Reply

    Fred, did you like that movie, Gran Torino?

  48. By Parody on Mar 30, 2011 | Reply

    @Fred – The first “Joe” that comes to mind in that context is Joe Montana, but this “Young en” has come to the conclusion that you are referencing Joe Kapp, the first of two QBs to get the Vikes to the Super Bowl.

  49. By Frederick Jones on Mar 31, 2011 | Reply

    @Titus,

    Yes, I did enjoy Gran Torino. I think it’s the only time Clint Eastwood lost !

  50. By Frederick Jones on Mar 31, 2011 | Reply

    @Parody,

    Yes, Joe Kapp led the Vikings to the NFL Championship. Our friend from Green Bay forgets that winning that title meant more than winning the Super Bowl during those years.

    The only questions are, does Joe Webb have that kind of confidence, and can we get the supporting cast for him?

  51. By Carl K on Mar 31, 2011 | Reply

    I agree that AP is a class act and he deserves a break on the slavery comment.
    I don’t agree with the slavery comparison but I understand his point of view.
    Can you imagine doctors being drafted by hosipitals right out of college, with no right or freedom to practice their trade or shop for the right postion and location they desire.

  52. By Carl K on Mar 31, 2011 | Reply

    Think of it this way – if all the hospitals decared a lockout and closed the doors, would doctors be able to go to court and stop a lockout??

  53. By Carl K on Mar 31, 2011 | Reply

    I think by taking this to court, the NFLPA will be somewhat successful in getting NFL rules change in their favor. But at the end of the day, if they want a parnership or ownership type of position or rights… that is not a court room decision, that is something that needs to be negotiated by NFL owners.

    I predict on April 6th the judge will rule in favor of the pl@yer rights issues. But will rule in favor of the lockout… and will remind the NFLPA that they are free to practice their trade anyway they choice… but just not under the NFL trademark or facilities.

  54. By Frederick Jones on Mar 31, 2011 | Reply

    @Carl,

    I read your blogs, and agree it might happen like that. Remember also the golden rule, HE WHO HAS THE GOLD MAKES THE RULES.

    I do think the players do have some pull. Who wants to watch minor leaguers play nfl football?

    Hopefully sanity, rather than machismo prevails, and there isn’t a strike ! ! !

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