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CaringBridge Teams With Vikings For New Website Style

Posted by Mike Wobschall on October 27, 2011 – 3:40 pm

The following is a press release from CaringBridge:

CaringBridge, a Minnesota-based nonprofit providing personal websites that connect family and friends during a health challenge, has partnered with the Minnesota Vikings to add a Minnesota Vikings website style to its robust style library through a generous in-kind gift of their logo and intellectual property. Now Vikings fans who are sharing their health journey on CaringBridge can show their purple pride by selecting the Minnesota Vikings website style.

“We’re excited to team up with the Vikings to uplift fans who are facing a health journey,” said Sona Mehring, founder and CEO of CaringBridge. “Being able to create an individual, unique experience on their CaringBridge site is very important to our users and we continue to expand our options for personalization.”

“We are honored to know Vikings fans will have an opportunity to create a Vikings-themed page for their CaringBridge site,” said Vikings Vice President Lester Bagley. “The Vikings are an important part of many people’s lives. If we can lift someone’s spirits in any way, we want to do that.”

Personal CaringBridge websites save time and emotional energy by centralizing communication during situations such as cancer, premature birth and serious injury. Authors add health updates and photos to share their story while visitors leave messages of love, hope and compassion in the guestbook.

Since CaringBridge was founded in 1997, more than 290,000 CaringBridge websites have been created. Each day over half-a-million people connect through CaringBridge to give their support to loved ones.

About CaringBridge
CaringBridge provides free websites that connect people experiencing a significant health challenge to family and friends. Its mission is to amplify the love, hope and compassion in the world, making each health journey easier. The free service is made possible by the generosity of donors. For more information, visit www.CaringBridge.org.


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212 Responses to “CaringBridge Teams With Vikings For New Website Style”

  1. By Mike B. on Oct 27, 2011 | Reply

    A good cause to get behind congrats to the Vikings on giving back.

  2. By Frederick Jones on Oct 27, 2011 | Reply

    Yes, that is true.

  3. By Mike B. on Oct 27, 2011 | Reply

    Now on something else Fred your stuff is getting boring and old like socks left in a hamper. No one disagrees with you, but not much that can be done about it now. Why don’t you wait till a month before the draft then start again. It will be fresher and maybe (doubtful) someone that is making decisions will care what you are posting. I am suspecting if there is a top notch WR left at vikings pick that’s what they will take. Next CB and then possibly an OL. It all depends on talent pool that’s availible. I don’t think we will play badly enough to be in for the Luck pick though. Fred give it a rest please lots of other stuff to discuss.

  4. By Frederick Jones on Oct 27, 2011 | Reply

    Posted by Frederick Jones in LATE SEPTEMBER when the Vikings were 0-3.

    I wanted to be wrong about the Offensive Line. I called for a veteran, so I shut up after they got Charlie Johnson.

    Next year they MUST, SHOULD, HAVE TO, etc select an offensive lineman in the first two rounds of the draft. And maybe two in the first four rounds.

    Odds against the Vikings winning all 13 remaining games: 1,000,000 to 1.
    Odds against the Vikings finishing 8-8 has to be 1,000 to 1.

    People can say all they want, and maybe they will over come those kind of odds. But I’m not betting for the Vikings.

    In April 2011, I was talked out of blogging for Offensive Linemen.
    From now on I am going with what I believe is right.

  5. By Frederick Jones on Oct 27, 2011 | Reply

    @Mike B.,

    It doesn’t matter. The Vikings are 1-6.

    Besides my posts are not any more boring than the one you just wrote!!!

    lol :)

  6. By Mike B. on Oct 27, 2011 | Reply

    @Fred that’s true as it was about you lol

  7. By Frederick Jones on Oct 27, 2011 | Reply

    Remember football is played in the trenches.

    The above has been the saying since football began.

    Trying to utilize a 550 pound QB when your linemen only weigh 98 pounds will not work, no matter how talented the QB !

    And…if the RB weighs 650 pounds and the linemen average 98 pounds, sorry you’ll be no where man ! ! !

    You can draft, trade, and buy 18, 000 defensive linemen, THAT WILL NOT GET YOU A WINNING FOOTBALL TEAM. There are other positions.

    And…

    And…

    And…

    No where man please listen…you don’t know what you’re missing…the SUPER BOWL is at your command…..

  8. By Frederick Jones on Oct 27, 2011 | Reply

    @Mike B.,

    I might not be able to do anything about our Scouts, VPs, and Owners.
    But you might be able to do something, you are young and intellegent!

  9. By Frederick Jones on Oct 27, 2011 | Reply

    @Mike B.,

    All posts are boring unless they contain a picture of Carmen Electra!

  10. By Mike B. on Oct 27, 2011 | Reply

    @Fred I don’t think so I was 8 yrs old when the Vikings lost there first superbowl. So I am not as young, but have seen lots of Vkings football. Seen the good and the bad. This is no where the worst, but their record is not representing the talent this team has.

  11. By Mike B. on Oct 27, 2011 | Reply

    woot woot Carmen Electra where.

  12. By Parody on Oct 27, 2011 | Reply

    Just for you Fred:

    Now please! Stop copy and pasting the OLine rants! If you feel that you MUST continue to say something about them, at least say something new!

  13. By PAUL M. on Oct 27, 2011 | Reply

    @ Frederick Jones

    Right on, Frederick!! Only a handful of us have been blogging since Childress’ disastrous start last season — and all through the draft — about our O-line, CB’s, etc.

  14. By PAUL M. on Oct 27, 2011 | Reply

    NEXT STOP, RUDOLF !! I WANT RUDOLF INVOLVED WITH PONDER
    Y-E-S-T-E-R-D-A-Y!!

    JUST AS PONDER OPENED UP ADRIAN’S GAME, RUDOLF WILL OPEN UP PERCY’S EVEN MORE!!

    THE FUTURE IS N-O-W & EVERY PLAY IS A LEARNING EXPERIENCE FOR THESE ROOKIES TO BUILD ON FOR NEXT SEASON. KYLE RUDOLF IS A HUGE PART OF OUR FUTURE!

  15. By PAUL M. on Oct 27, 2011 | Reply

    Sorry Coach Musgrave — not meaning disrespect — just emphatically pointing out that Belichick would have definitely jumped at the opportunity to extensively use Kyle Rudolf in his offense from day 1.

    OK, I’ll go one further. When it’s all said & done (always, barring injury) this kid has the stuff to be one of the greatest TE’s to ever play the game! Just my opinion on Kyle Rudolf.

  16. By Titus on Oct 27, 2011 | Reply

    Keep up the good work Fred. I am certain the powers that be will come onto the blog to consult the postings to aid in the decision making before the draft.

  17. By PAUL M. on Oct 27, 2011 | Reply

    The powers that be cannot strip themselves of their financial, legal & political harnesses in order to make purely football decisions.

    That is the whole point of enjoying the freedom of simply being a fan on a blog!

    If not the powers that be, at least we have an emperor in our presence.

  18. By Titus on Oct 27, 2011 | Reply

    Amen to that!

  19. By Frederick Jones on Oct 27, 2011 | Reply

    @Parody,

    Well at least THAT was not a boring blog.

    No promises this time.

  20. By Frederick Jones on Oct 27, 2011 | Reply

    @Titus,

    Perhaps no famous Vikings Vice Presidents will read my posts.

    But I think YOU just did. :) :) :) :) :)

  21. By vikefanforlife on Oct 27, 2011 | Reply

    does anybody else think chris harris is better than tyrell johnson or husain abdullah?

  22. By Titus on Oct 27, 2011 | Reply

    Fred Jones, I don’t carry a lot of weight with the front office. I wonder if AP wants better linemen.

  23. By Shawn on Oct 27, 2011 | Reply

    @vikefanforlife … I almost made a post about it today and then I did some research and it seems the bears have a worst pass defense than us and chris harris got benched so maybe but maybe not …. Its hard to believe somebody could be as bad as tyrell johnson though

  24. By Shawn on Oct 27, 2011 | Reply

    @Fred … keep up the fight, Im with you. Your voice may just be a seed that starts the growth. Mike Wobs reads these posts and he talks to the rest of the media and the media drills Frazier when things are not going so bad.

    i have to believe any coach losing will eventually get the message ….

    Remember all the Berrian Questions Frazier was getting drilled with ?

    Remember the McNabb questions Frazier was getting drilled with?

    and what happened? I think he heard us … indirectly

  25. By Shawn on Oct 27, 2011 | Reply

    just dont tell Jerry Burns that Schnelker sux :)

  26. By Shawn on Oct 27, 2011 | Reply

    yes titus i know …. worse :) not worst

  27. By Frederick Jones on Oct 27, 2011 | Reply

    @Shawn,

    That is what I believe as well. It’s a little like the daily paper.
    UNFORTUNATELY AND FORTUNATELY the public sometimes “gets it.”

    But what they “get” isn’t always right.

  28. By Frederick Jones on Oct 27, 2011 | Reply

    @Shawn,

    Are you sure that video of Burns was after a win? I thought it was after a playoff loss, because I remember the “I love Anderson, but he lost his&^*%$ shoe!”

  29. By Titus on Oct 27, 2011 | Reply

    I didn’t see till you pointed it out Shawn. I am more concerned about Cam Newton.

  30. By Shawn on Oct 27, 2011 | Reply

    Yes Fred if you listen closely a reporter asks ” did you win today ” and Burns yea I think so …. lol

  31. By Rocksalt on Oct 27, 2011 | Reply

    The more stadium plans that R.T. Rybak develops, the more upset the Minneapolis mayor will make Vikings owner Zygi Wilf.

    For a long time, Wilf had asked Rybak to come up with a realistic Vikings stadium plan in Minneapolis before the Arden Hills site was developed.

    Rybak showed little interest in finding a solution to the stadium problem then.

    Rybak did have a chance to satisfy Wilf by making available some of the hospitality tax money that is paying for the Minneapolis Convention Center, applying that money to a stadium bill once the Convention Center is paid for, but the mayor wouldn’t budge.

    Had Rybak done that, it’s possible that Mike Opat, the Hennepin County commissioner who had a lot to do with the building of Target Field, might have gotten the county involved with a small increase to the .0015 percent baseball stadium sales tax had the Vikings stadium been built on the Farmers Market site.

    Maybe Rybak shouldn’t give up, but he has a lot to overcome in his stadium relations with Wilf, who is determined to see the Arden Hills site to the end. The Vikings owner is still unhappy with Rybak for proposing a alternative plan at the same time that the Ramsey County site was originally announced.

    Yes, Rybak and everybody else in Hennepin County could be wasting their time coming up with other sites unless something kills the Arden Hills site.

    However, as long as Senate Majority Leader Amy Koch and House Speaker Kurt Zellers continue to be oppose to a stadium bill without a referendum, you can plan on kissing the Vikings franchise goodbye.

    Los Angeles is waiting with open arms for two NFL franchises, and there’s a good chance the revenue sharing that currently keeps the Vikings profitable will be eliminated or cut down in the near the future, meaning the Vikings won’t be able to compete in this market while playing in the Metrodome.

    Believe me Sen. Koch and Rep. Zellers, you and some of your fellow legislators are going to be largely responsible for this area losing the Vikings and the weekly $6 to $9 million spent here when the Vikings play a home game, not to mention the many jobs associated with the franchise.

    Record TV audience
    Last week a record 71 percent of television sets in the seven-county area and upper-Midwest area were turned to the Vikings-Packers game.

    Yes Sen. Koch and Rep. Zellers, you and your partners are going to deprive those inhabitants of the many nursing homes, and those shut-ins who always look forward to the Sunday telecast of the Vikings.

    The strange thing is that I have heard from several environmentalists who are all in favor of the Arden Hills site because they say the area is a real dump and has to be cleaned up for ecological reasons. It is the state’s largest Superfund site, polluted areas in need of a long-term cleanup plan. Some people think the soil problem at Arden Hills will prove too much to overcome, which the Vikings dispute.

    Last weekend was a good example of what the Vikings and even the Gophers football team bring to the local economy.

    Saturday, Nebraska played its first game in Minneapolis since 1989, and Sunday the Vikings and Packers played one of the biggest rivalry games in the NFL. Hotels and restaurants in the area did business through the roof.

    I have to take my hat off to Gov. Mark Dayton, who appears to be trying his best to keep the Vikings here once their lease runs out after this season.

    Sid Hartman
    MPLS STAR TRIBUNE

  32. By Frederick Jones on Oct 27, 2011 | Reply

    @Shawn,

    I thought you were right about B Berrian from at least the 3rd game, but I didn’t want to jump on the bandwagon.

    You just have to keep hammering away for the things you believe are right.

    I do not want a lot of pressure on the coaches and players. Most of them we can see are doing the best they can.

    The owners, VPs, scouts, etc….we simply do not know. AND THEY are HUGE INFLUENCES ON THE VIKINGS. Vikings coaches have not USUALLY had much say on the draft. THAT MAKES ME ANGRY BECAUSE IT TAKES AWAY THEIR COMPETITIVE EDGE.

    People talk about how smart Belichick is at New England, and perhaps he deserves it. But he has a HUGE advantage over the Fraziers and Steckels
    who don’t have the VETO POWER possessed by Belichick.

  33. By Shawn on Oct 27, 2011 | Reply

    Rock … send a message to kochsnot and zellrs demanding a recount if they continue to be a holes ….

  34. By Titus on Oct 27, 2011 | Reply

    Sid knows how to weave a tale, and pretty good at it — at 91 years young. Amazing spin for a senior.

  35. By Rocksalt on Oct 27, 2011 | Reply

    Posted by: Mike Kaszuba under Funding, Minnesota governor, Gov. Mark Dayton, Minnesota legislature, Minnesota state senators, Democrats, Republicans, State budgets Updated: October 27, 2011 – 11:58 AM
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    . Hoping to head off the use of gambling money to build a Minnesota Vikings stadium, a politically diverse group of legislators Thursday said they would oppose “the marriage of two bad ideas” – a publicly-subsidized stadium and an expansion of gambling of Minnesota.

    The state Capitol press conference kicked off another day of stadium-related talk regarding the Vikings, who want $650 million in public subsidies to build a $1.1 billion stadium in Ramsey County’s Arden Hills.

    “In recent years, almost every budget challenge we’ve faced has been met with a call for more casinos,” said Sen. David Hann, R-Eden Prairie. “The proponents of gambling describe this as harmless fun, entertainment and, in effect, free money.

    “None of that is true. In fact, casino gambling is highly destructive to individuals, [and] to families,” he said.

    Hann was joined by other conservative Republicans, such as Sen. Warren Limmer, R-Maple Grove, but also DFLers such as Sen. Scott Dibble, DFL-Minneapolis, and Rep. Ann Lenczewski, DFL-Bloomington. Several DFL legislators from Minneapolis, meanwhile, also said they were opposed to a plan to have a Block E casino in downtown Minneapolis.

    While the legislators insisted they had gathered to oppose gambling, most acknowledged they were also opposed to using public money to pay for a new Vikings stadium. Gov. Mark Dayton said he wants a special legislative session by Thanksgiving to resolve the stadium issue.

    “A lot of us are frustrated with the approach that the professional teams have taken,” said Hann. “They’re [playing] one state against the other to try to blackmail the public into funding a venue for them to play in.”

    Sen. David Thompson, R-Lakeville, disputed the notion that legislators had to act quickly to keep the Vikings from possibly leaving Minnesota. “I wouldn’t be making the Vikings leave. It would be the ownership of the Vikings making the decision to leave [and] the NFL allowing them because they didn’t get from us what they want.

    “If they make that decision, I personally am going to live with that,” said Thompson.

  36. By Rocksalt on Oct 27, 2011 | Reply

    SAY GOODBYE TO MN VIKINGS……..SUPERBOWL WINNERS IN 2016 AS LA VIKINGS……

  37. By Rocksalt on Oct 27, 2011 | Reply

    ALL BECAUSE OF SOME ROBOTIC LEGISLATORS

  38. By Rocksalt on Oct 27, 2011 | Reply

    I SAY THESE LEGISLATORS ARE HIGHLY DESTRUCTIVE……

  39. By Rocksalt on Oct 27, 2011 | Reply

    Spin,Titus? The only spinning will be the frikkin wheels of the Vikings bus as it leaves the state…….get your head out of the sand, man.

  40. By Titus on Oct 27, 2011 | Reply

    Rock, not that part– the nice way he weaved the environmental part in. No sand in my eyes— I watched the North Stars leave. Vikings will leave if the stalemate continues too long, of course. Wilfs have a business to run.

  41. By Titus on Oct 27, 2011 | Reply

    I’m leaving this tundra too— so maybe I will go with the Vikes, but I don’t like LA.

  42. By Sir Greasy Panda on Oct 28, 2011 | Reply

    Since I live in Southern California about 30 minutes from LA in Orange County I am going to begin a movement trying to keep the Vikings in MN!!! I love the Vikings soo much that I do not want them to come here! You guys have no idea how much i despise Charger and Raider fans!!! I do not want the Vikings to be associated with gang activity!

  43. By Sir Greasy Panda on Oct 28, 2011 | Reply

    Plus I’d rather watch the Vikings play Green Bay, Chicago, and Detroit twice a year than Seattle, San Francisco, and Arizona. I assume St. Louis will move to NFC North

  44. By purplerainman on Oct 28, 2011 | Reply

    So I woke up a little T’eed this morning on the Vikings Stadium situation. For local and even Federal Government to not think that cleaning up the Arden Hills Site, Providing Jobs to thousands of those that need them, then taxing those same people working on the job site through Federal and State Taxes is mind boggling. Above and beyond that, you have local businesses complaining about the .5 percent tax increase in Ramsey. Where do you think those working on the New Stadium are going to eat ,shop, buy fuel and spend some of their money? Probably in the community. That fact that State and Federal Government would leave such an ammunition field lay dormant for so long is also mind boggling. Case in point: Dollar for dollar the money will come back to the state in some shape, form or fashion. The US Army should also step up here, and if local government can’t get it done than big business should. Companies like Honeywell, 3M and others could use their so called innovation and money and put that into a stadium. Behind the smoke and mirrors – This is really Democrats vs. Republicans – not whats good for Minnesota, or its people.

  45. By Rocksalt on Oct 28, 2011 | Reply

    Sorry Titus.I get grouchy on this stadium issue……ol Sid is crafty……
    right on purplerainman………
    THIS STADUIM ISSUE IS GETTING RIDICULOUS! .5 cents tax increas, yet many penny pichers asy NO!
    Well, GUESS WHAT PENNYPINCHERS……ARLINGON TX folks paid for $350 ML for JERRY JOINES and COWBOYS new playpen……
    WAKE UP……..THE TEAM WILL LEAVE, THEN WE WILL JUST END UP PAYING MORE TO GET A NEW TEAM AND NEW DIGS LATER ON…..

  46. By Rocksalt on Oct 28, 2011 | Reply

    sirgreasypanda-
    yup.if/when Vikes move to NFC west, then St.Louis simply moves into NFC North. Nice and tidy……

  47. By purplerainman on Oct 28, 2011 | Reply

    I saw on the news a week or so ago. The premise was a trailer park next to the Stadium and how the new site would effect those living there or something to that effect. They had a lady saying she wouldn’t want to pay the .5 percent increase in Ramsey county as things “are hard enough now” while smoking a cigarette. – But wait, she has not problem paying $6 for a pack of cigarettes in Minnesota?? It just shows the mindset. People are truly crazy — its so funny to watch. I forgot to mention the State Tax on Player and CEO salaries. I can’t even imagine what that equates to.

  48. By Rocksalt on Oct 28, 2011 | Reply

    purplerainman-
    the legislators also oppose using casino profits to help pay for stadium…..citing how gambling is destructive to families….well has anyone considerec how no football, no new construction, no revenues from an NFL franchise will be destructive?

  49. By Rocksalt on Oct 28, 2011 | Reply

    i’ll bet that chain smoking trailer park lady was toothless, and probably loves playing slots at Treasure Island

  50. By DRS on Oct 28, 2011 | Reply

    The people of MN do not want to pay extra taxes to keep the Vikings in MN. That is clear to me. They tell your law-makers this and you wonder why the Law-Makers then say what they say? Looks like us fans in NM want the Vikings more than them in MN, NM Vikings, Sounds good to me. Maybe I should get the boys to gather and go to our Governor to get something going.

    Later.

  51. By Camorama on Oct 28, 2011 | Reply

    Go Panthers! Looks like an easy win, finally.

  52. By Titus on Oct 28, 2011 | Reply

    Easy win for the Vikings, that’s true.

  53. By DRS on Oct 28, 2011 | Reply

    Titus, I think you are correct this time, that is if the D shows up and play. I feel that the only way the Vikings can win the rest of this year is for the D to be revamped by players that can do their jobs. No Team can win without a great D. You can have the best O and still be at the bottom of the NFL with a bad D. Most of the time you cannot win without a great D, You do not win if you cannot stop the other team from scoring, get a D!

    Go Vikings!

  54. By DRS on Oct 28, 2011 | Reply

    We need a defence more then a O-line at this time. Get a D Now!!!!!

  55. By DRS on Oct 28, 2011 | Reply

    SKOL Vikings.

  56. By DRS on Oct 28, 2011 | Reply

    D-######, Now, Lets go,go,go vikings!!!!

  57. By DRS on Oct 28, 2011 | Reply

    MN get a new stadium now or lose the Vikings to another State. It will make a new meaning to go Vikings.

    later.

  58. By Titus on Oct 28, 2011 | Reply

    DRS– you are right. We scored 27 points on Sunday– that should be enough to win every time with a great defense.

  59. By Shawn on Oct 28, 2011 | Reply

    DRS I would say equally not more than … but I agree

    Viking D

    19th … allowing 362 yrds / game , thats unproffesional

    26th … giving up 25 points per game, emabarrassing

    Isnt our HC a defensive guy ?

    8 teams in the NFL are giving up less than 20 points per game … WHY CANT WE ????????????????????????????????

    If our defense was good and giving up less than 20 points per game we would be 6-1 …. think about that Fred.

    Even with McCant throw if we had a good Defense we would of been 5-1

    We would have won the game McCant throw threw for 39 yards … if we had a good Defense

    Again we all see the problem … we cant cover. Our coverage is sooooo bad it ranks 29th giving up 274 yards pa-ssing per game

    The Browns are #1 allowing just 171 yards per game … THE D LINE NEEDS HELP FROM THE SECONDARY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  60. By Shawn on Oct 28, 2011 | Reply

    Tyrell Johnson , Charlie Johnson , and Asher Allen are the weak links !!!!!!!!!!

    CUT TYRELL !!!!!!!!!!!! NEXT MAN UP !!!!!!!!!! IT CANT GET WORSE !!!!

    BENCH ASHER !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! NEXT MAN UP !!!!!!!!!! IT CANT GET WORSE !!!!

    MIGHT HAVE TO WAIT TILL THE DRAFT TO REPLACE CHARLIE … OL IS TOUGH TO JUDGE MID SEASON ????????????????????

  61. By Shawn on Oct 28, 2011 | Reply

    I say bench Asher because hes only 23 … Tyrell is 26 if he isnt solid at 26 he never will be good but Asher has a couple of years to grow.

  62. By Shawn on Oct 28, 2011 | Reply

    I also believe if we had the best OL , Peterson could be the first to get 2200 yards and the first to have back to back 2000 yard seasons … which could lead to the all time rushing leader being a MN Viking !!!! That would SAWEET !!!

  63. By New Vike on Oct 28, 2011 | Reply

    What the Vikes need to do is sign Chris Harris! He would provide alot of leadership to the younger guys, not to mention the guy is only 1 year removed from being 2nd team all pro and fits a need! Another good sign would be Leigh Bodden, if for nothing else then filling in for Cook this year. One or both of these guys would be a good move. Harris longer term.

  64. By Alabama on Oct 28, 2011 | Reply

    @Shawn
    I believe our defensive poor stats are related to the lack of production on offensive in the 2nd half of many of those games. I blame McCant throw. With the Vikes not able to get a 1st down in the 2nd half of many of those games, the defense has to play 6 quaters of football and we give the opposing offense six quarters to our 2. The more opportunities you give the other team, the more yards they will get. and this is a direct cause of not getting 1st downs and keeping their offense and our defect off the field.

  65. By Alabama on Oct 28, 2011 | Reply

    Joe Webb the Megatron that will never be because he rides the pine. Fix this Vikes! Skol!

  66. By Frederick Jones on Oct 28, 2011 | Reply

    @Shawn,

    With a GREAT defense the Vikings would have a much better record. I think the Vikings defense is good, not great because they cannot control a game for four quarters. So I AGREE with you except:

    ….now about that offensive line….

  67. By Frederick Jones on Oct 28, 2011 | Reply

    @Rocksalt,

    You are right, if the Vikings leave, Minnesotans will eventually want another NFL team. Like Baltimore, and St. Louis, WE WILL PAY dearly for that new team !

    AND IT MIGHT BE A RETREAD. Examples: St. Louis Rams from Los Angeles or
    Baltimore Ravens from Clev. Browns.

  68. By Frederick Jones on Oct 28, 2011 | Reply

    MORE ON THE FRONT OFFICE J E R K S: (please skip this post if you are
    sensitive to criticism of rich, fat guys.)

    R o c k i n’ Robin Brzezinski, VP of Football Operations since 1999.

    The Vikings had a great team in 1999 and have went pretty much downhill ever since. R o c k i n g Robin “works with the head coach and VP of personnel on the draft, free agents, trades, salary cap negociations, and etc.” 2007 Vikings Media Guide

    This is a “powerful” individual who may be the STALIN of the Vikings Draft.
    Hey Dude, he has the longest tenure of VPs with the Vikings, and the Vikings need a powerful President to make the decisions.

    Mr. Brzezinski, may be the fool who “forgets” that drafting Offensive Linemen and Defensive Backs is NECESSARY for a team to WIN football games. It is his short-term thinking that got us where we are today.

    (Now, I am not acting with inside information. You are smart, you figure out who is more responsible for the poor drafts.)

  69. By Titus on Oct 28, 2011 | Reply

    The O line is doing good enough– we need a QB who can throw and move around– and now we have one. I think we need a secondary and a couple really great WR’s before the O line—

  70. By Frederick Jones on Oct 28, 2011 | Reply

    @Titus,

    We will have to agree to disagree on this one. It is true that we need defensive backs as badly as offensive linemen.

    However, the wide receivers we have right now WOULD BE adequate if
    the offensive line was better. This is due to the fact our QB in the last game had to RUN FOR HIS LIFE on nearly every play, and he was 12 or 32 for the duration of the contest.

    A lot of the yardage pete gained were due to tremondous efforts on his part. We are not seeing HUGE HOLES (remember them?) like the Bears Forte is getting ! ! !

  71. By Frederick Jones on Oct 28, 2011 | Reply

    I really don’t think Rodgers is THAT MUCH better than C. Ponder !
    :) :)

    Rodgers could write a book while examining the field for openings.

    You or I could hit 50% of our p a s s e s in that environment.

  72. By Titus on Oct 28, 2011 | Reply

    Frederick– get outside and go for a run– does the mind good.

  73. By Frederick Jones on Oct 28, 2011 | Reply

    @Titus,

    That sounds like an insult. Is this the real Titus?

  74. By PAUL M. on Oct 28, 2011 | Reply

    JUST LOOK AT HISTORY.

    Off the top of my head I’d say 99.9% of all the Super Bowl teams have had an excellent Offensive Line AND Defensive Line as well as at least one excellent WR.
    NO-HUDDLE VS. PANTHERS!!! IT WOULD HAVE BEATEN GB!

  75. By PAUL M. on Oct 28, 2011 | Reply

    IT’S TIME TO START USING KYLE RUDOLF IN A MUCH MORE SUBSTANTIAL WAY THAT BEFITS HIS EXTRAORDINARY TALENT & SKILLS!

  76. By Titus on Oct 28, 2011 | Reply

    Is that the real Frederick Jones? Sounds like he got offended. That is not the Fred I know— It was not an insult– but I think you need to get some fresh air and sun– helps you relax.

  77. By Parody on Oct 28, 2011 | Reply

    SOrry Paul, but after 45 Super Bowls, the closest you can get to that number without hitting perfection is 98.9%. Then we’d have to select who was the one team that didn’t have excelent players in all those positions.

  78. By GM on Oct 28, 2011 | Reply

    Where’s Wobs? We need new content. :)

  79. By Roninmn.. on Oct 28, 2011 | Reply

    There should be no excuses for not shoring up the offensive line and secondary now that we have the quarterback problem solved. We should be able to draft top offensive lineman and secondary players. We may also need a defensive lineman if our rookies don’t cut it.

  80. By Shawn on Oct 28, 2011 | Reply

    DL might look better if the DBs played at varsity level … HIGH SCHOOL VARSITY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I agree the QB position is not the weak link … anymore.

    I also dont think WR is the weak link … anymore.

    The weak links are … TYRELL JOHNSON, CHARLIE JOHNSON, AND ASHER ALLEN !!!!!

    I dont blame the coaches for Asher because they trusted Chris Cook to be professional and his thuggish ways have left the secondary in dire need.

    its also not the coaches fault Winfield has been hurt … although I would of bet on him missing games. At 34 and the size of a munchkin … odds were pretty good.

    BUT NOT STRENGTHENING THE SAFETY POSITION IS 100% COACHES AND FRONT OFFICE FAULT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  81. By Titus on Oct 28, 2011 | Reply

    GM—- Why do we need new content???????
    I rarely see any blog article adhere to or continue very long with the original train of thought– the fans blog and yap about whatever— it does not matter the headline– in fact, it is sometime pretty funny how divergent the blogs become.

  82. By Rocksalt on Oct 28, 2011 | Reply

    doesn’t matter………….MN teabaggers do not want to pay anything ….GOOD BYE VIKES NICE NOWING YA!

  83. By Rocksalt on Oct 28, 2011 | Reply

    JUST SAY NO TO ANY DEVELOPMENT TILL YOUR IDIOTIC PARTY REPS GET IN OFFICE THEN WATCH THE YESSES………FRIKKIIN COWARDS…..TAR & FEATHER ALL REPUGNANT-CANTS!

  84. By Shawn on Oct 28, 2011 | Reply

    I also think its one thing to try and improve like they did at LT. It didnt work out but they tried.

    THEY HAVE NOT TRIED TO FIX THE ECONDARY SINCE DARREN SHARPER !!!!!!!!

    AND DONT GIVE THAT MADIEU WILLIAMS GARBAGE … HE PLAYED SAFETY FOR ONE OF THE WORST DEFENSES IN THE LEAGUE AND WE OVERPAID BECAUSE HE COULD RUN ….

    HE COULDNT COVER OR TACKLE BUT HE COULD RUN.

  85. By Shawn on Oct 28, 2011 | Reply

    Rock … Ill but the feathers :)

  86. By Shawn on Oct 28, 2011 | Reply

    err BUY …

  87. By Rocksalt on Oct 28, 2011 | Reply

    Shawn-
    TAR and Feather the b.stards

  88. By Rocksalt on Oct 28, 2011 | Reply

    Teabag idiots! vote for Miche lle Bachmann!

  89. By Rocksalt on Oct 28, 2011 | Reply

    YAY INSANITY YAY!

  90. By ozzinator on Oct 28, 2011 | Reply

    Rocksaltlick- go F yourself!
    Want to try and tar & feather me?

  91. By Rocksalt on Oct 28, 2011 | Reply

    TEABAG LOONIES!

  92. By Rocksalt on Oct 28, 2011 | Reply

    wizzinator you arew a teabag loonie…….go vote for loonie Bachmann,,,LOL!

  93. By Rocksalt on Oct 28, 2011 | Reply

    wizzinator…………go back to your party of no slimy hole!

  94. By Rocksalt on Oct 28, 2011 | Reply

    wizzinator- you are a loser!

  95. By Rocksalt on Oct 28, 2011 | Reply

    loser wizzinator..teabag loser………..

  96. By Rocksalt on Oct 28, 2011 | Reply

    LOL!!!!!!!!!!

  97. By Rocksalt on Oct 28, 2011 | Reply

    party of no loser!

  98. By Rocksalt on Oct 28, 2011 | Reply

    M Bachmann???????REALLY??? HAHAHAHA!

  99. By Rocksalt on Oct 28, 2011 | Reply

    Loosinator…………HAHAHAHA!!!

  100. By Rocksalt on Oct 28, 2011 | Reply

    JUST SAY NO! LOOSINATOR! HAHAHAHA…….GOOD STRATEGERY!!! HAHAHA

  101. By Rocksalt on Oct 28, 2011 | Reply

    Wizzinator, ladies and gentlemen! loosinator! hahahaha……….

  102. By ozzinator on Oct 28, 2011 | Reply

    Rocky- this all coming from the party of tolerance and compassion. Ha, hippocrite! You are an apolagist without merit………….

  103. By Rocksalt on Oct 28, 2011 | Reply

    MISSION ACCOMPLISHED LOOSINATOR! HAHAHA……

  104. By Rocksalt on Oct 28, 2011 | Reply

    learn to spell loosintor!!!!hahaha!!!!!!!!

  105. By ozzinator on Oct 28, 2011 | Reply

    Go forfeit some more of your tax dollars and feel good about yourself, commie.

  106. By ozzinator on Oct 28, 2011 | Reply

    other than that, how’s it goin’ Rock?

  107. By Rocksalt on Oct 28, 2011 | Reply

    You know nothing of what you speak, loosinator! keep going! HAHAHAHA!

  108. By Rocksalt on Oct 28, 2011 | Reply

    that hte best you got,Pig?

  109. By Rocksalt on Oct 28, 2011 | Reply

    .5 cents on your precious dollar pig! too much? hahaha!

  110. By ozzinator on Oct 28, 2011 | Reply

    I think you mean losinator,
    lose / loose

  111. By ozzinator on Oct 28, 2011 | Reply

    pig? really Rock? and you ask about the best I got?

  112. By Rocksalt on Oct 28, 2011 | Reply

    you neec to be tarred and feathered along wiytnh your greedy pig repugnant cant cronies……..MORE MONEY TO THE RICH! YAY REPUGNANT CANTS

  113. By Rocksalt on Oct 28, 2011 | Reply

    let’s see you and your repugnannt cants on this site explaining why you voted against the Vikings staying in MN…….loser! just stay here when the team moves!

  114. By ozzinator on Oct 28, 2011 | Reply

    Tarred and feathered? Get with the times man. Your kind need to be STAKED!

  115. By Rocksalt on Oct 28, 2011 | Reply

    then I want to hear your arrogant BS!

  116. By Rocksalt on Oct 28, 2011 | Reply

    I am all for staking your lowly kind…….

  117. By Rocksalt on Oct 28, 2011 | Reply

    You will be held accountable!

  118. By ozzinator on Oct 28, 2011 | Reply

    Rock, I would pay to have the vikes stay in Minnesota, I’m just saying it’s not for everybody.

  119. By Rocksalt on Oct 28, 2011 | Reply

    I will see to it.

  120. By Rocksalt on Oct 28, 2011 | Reply

    C,mon ozz…….we all pay for many things that we do not always use…

  121. By ozzinator on Oct 28, 2011 | Reply

    If you say so Rock. I’m shaking in my fisacally responsible boots.

  122. By ozzinator on Oct 28, 2011 | Reply

    How about paying for SO many things we never use?

  123. By Mike R. on Oct 28, 2011 | Reply

    My picks for draft choices (if available)

    1. OT Kalil or Martin
    2. WR Dwight Jones UNC
    3. DT Devon Still Penn State (my Alma mater)
    4. OG Ryan Miller Colorado
    5. CB Emanuel Davis East Carolina
    6. No pick thanks to McNabb
    7. ILB Miles Burris San Diego St.
    7. CB-S Tavon Wilson Illinois

    Keep an eye on CB Johnthan (no not Jonathan) Banks for Miss St. He is a junior that seems to be a ball hawk.

  124. By VegasVike on Oct 28, 2011 | Reply

    If we’re gonna re align the NFC let’s put the Cowboys in the South where they belong!
    West-Vikes, 9ers, Seahawks, Cards
    North – Rams, Lions, Bears, Fack
    East – Eagles, Giants, Skins, Panthers
    South – Falcons, Aints, COWBOYS, Tampa

  125. By VegasVike on Oct 28, 2011 | Reply

    You guys are out of control, please get off your soap boxes and let this be a site about football and not politics. Nova, where you been man?

  126. By Frederick Jones on Oct 28, 2011 | Reply

    We’ve had a tendency to draft picks where we are already STRONG.

    Tight End, Running Back, Defensive Line, and Quarterback.

    We need to FIX our three weak areas;;;; OFFENSIVE LINE,
    DEFENSIVE BACKS, AND WIDE RECEIVER.

    boring, tiring, monotonous,

    TOO BAD. DRINK MILK…. AND CHOOSE OL, DB, AND WR….

  127. By Frederick Jones on Oct 28, 2011 | Reply

    @Titus,

    You have been a good friend for me on here, but I do not like it when you ask if this is Fred.

    Please do not continue.

  128. By Titus on Oct 28, 2011 | Reply

    Fred, you questioned my identity earlier. Wow, everyone is off kilter, Who would have thought we would be 2-6 at the Bye? It has everyone grouchy in regards to football.

  129. By Frederick Jones on Oct 28, 2011 | Reply

    @ANYONE,

    Not too many people are interested in attacking the Front Office or the Offensive Line.

    Why, mainly because we do not really know what is going on with those areas.

    BUT YOU CAN look at the results and draw conclusions.

  130. By Frederick Jones on Oct 28, 2011 | Reply

    In some ways it doesn’t matter what anyone writes, because for the most
    part NOBODY IS GOING TO READ YOUR POSTS ANYWAY.

    Or they might read part of a post, and draw crazy conclusions.

    Some folks have been more than fair with me. It’s not just me I’m talking about.

  131. By Frederick Jones on Oct 28, 2011 | Reply

    @Titus,

    Yeah that so true.

    The 1-6 record is not fun, neither is the prospect of losing the Vikings.

    GOD IS GREAT, MILK IS GOOD, CATS ARE CRAZY !!!

  132. By Shawn on Oct 28, 2011 | Reply

    Rock … I am confused now, am I buying feathers or stakes?

  133. By Shawn on Oct 28, 2011 | Reply

    I think the record and the stadium combined is too much for the most sane fans to deal with … maybe if we were 4-2 or better people might not be as worried about the stadium …

    then again what if there were no hypotheticals ?

  134. By Titus on Oct 28, 2011 | Reply

    Where is Nova?

  135. By Camorama on Oct 28, 2011 | Reply

    Things a viking fan finds himself saying:

    Should have won.
    Could have won.
    Would have won.

    Things that fans of teams that won at least one superbowl say:

    Did win.
    Had won.
    Will win.

  136. By Titus on Oct 28, 2011 | Reply

    Well, Camorama, you got that right. Nothing worse than living with regrets. Funny thing, though, at least for this Vikings fan, is my life essence is not tied to the team. So, I hope your team does well so you can live your dreams through them. You will just have to wait an extra week for any chance of a win, however. The best rookie QB will be lassoing some cat meat for Vikings to chow on.

  137. By Camnewton on Oct 28, 2011 | Reply

    Ponder eats cat? Where is he from? Cambodia

  138. By Titus on Oct 28, 2011 | Reply

    Ha ha ha– a cat with humor. Good one Camnewton or Camorama or whomever– But it was a figurative posting– something a little higher level than a cat brain can handle.

  139. By Carolina on Oct 28, 2011 | Reply

    Passing for 400 plus yards clearly overshadows passing for 219 yards. Get a clue MN. Try to make sense before y’all start talking big.

  140. By Carolina on Oct 28, 2011 | Reply

    Cat brain > Minnesota brain (if that even exists)

  141. By Titus on Oct 28, 2011 | Reply

    How does that work? Where is the logic that 400 yards passing is better than 200 when the net result is nearly identical. Actually, 200 yards passing balanced with a great running game to consume time and maintain ball control is much smarter than passing for miles– but that too, might be too analytical for a cat brain– I do know the part about a ball was enticing to you.

  142. By Carolina on Oct 28, 2011 | Reply

    Thats why you stated “the best rookie quarterback” nice try turd. You can’t lie your way out of this one. Cam Newton is the better rookie QB genius. Deal with it and learn to lose with integrity.

  143. By Parody on Oct 28, 2011 | Reply

    A troll speaking about integirty…that counts as irony, does it not?

  144. By Carolina on Oct 28, 2011 | Reply

    Thin skinned as usual. Viking fans ARE the WORST fans in the NFL. Can’t even debate someone without making things up.

    Good luck 1-15, 2011 Vikings.

  145. By Parody on Oct 28, 2011 | Reply

    Carolina – Educate me. When did you start trying to debate? Your first post was a direct attack on your hosts’ intelligence. Let’s not forget, you were not invited in here and you introduce yourself with hostility. Not a good form to start any sort of enlightened debate.

  146. By Shawn on Oct 28, 2011 | Reply

    Novas fishing … hes on vacation …

  147. By PAUL M. on Oct 29, 2011 | Reply

    @ Carolina:

    No doubt — passing for 400 yds definitely beats down passing for 219. Newton looks like he’ll be a phenomenal player! Congratulations on a fine pick.

  148. By Mike R. on Oct 29, 2011 | Reply

    @ Caroina

    No. You have not seen Eagles fans. They will love you on one play and hate you the next. If they don’t win, the fans will swear off the team completely! I should know… I live in Eagles/Steelers/Ravens country. At least I stuck with my team during the Bud Grant,Les Steckel, Denny Green…and so on…

  149. By DRS on Oct 29, 2011 | Reply

    Moss might want to be back by what I have read today, would that be good or not? Who knows? I think he would put up points for the Vikings. We need someone who would get the attention of the other team.

  150. By DRS on Oct 29, 2011 | Reply

    At least Bud Grant got the Vikings into the SB.

  151. By DRS on Oct 29, 2011 | Reply

    Has Carolina gotten there?

    I do not recall.

  152. By Mt_Viking on Oct 29, 2011 | Reply

    Carolina, you have a great athlete in Cam!!! A veritable freak of nature! his physical ability will get him far….till he gets injured from running the ball!!! Now, with CP we have a gifted athlete “with a rocket arm” who is also a very smart man! I will bet you CP has a longer and more productive career then Cam will. Once Defenses figure the freak out, he will subject to NFL style hits. CP will use his brain along with the physical gifts to get to the HOF!!!! Cam will end up disabled and broke :(

  153. By Mike R. on Oct 29, 2011 | Reply

    Just what I did? Since Vikings fans are the worst… I went on to the Panthers website blog and started talking bs. Sorry, my bad. I didn’t. I don’t down anyone on teams. If they are a fan through and through…then good for them. I have my team…they have theirs…

  154. By DRS on Oct 29, 2011 | Reply

    We need a Defense now, let’s look and see who is available on the market. Get a secondary now, please!

  155. By DRS on Oct 29, 2011 | Reply

    Later one and all.

  156. By DRS on Oct 29, 2011 | Reply

    http://www.cnbc.com/id/45074792/Lawmakers_dig_in_over_Vikings_stadium_funding

  157. By DRS on Oct 29, 2011 | Reply

    Copyright ©2010. The Associated Press. Copyright ©2010. The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
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    Positions harden as Vikings stadium talk increases
    BRIAN BAKST Associated Press 0 Published: October 27, 2011

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A cadre of Minnesota legislators opposed to putting public money into a deal for a new Vikings stadium acknowledged Thursday they’d let the team flee the state rather than let themselves be strong-armed into cutting a deal at any price

    Read more: http://newsok.com/positions-harden-as-vikings-stadium-talk-increases/article/feed/311361#ixzz1c9fpPk9F

  158. By Shawn on Oct 29, 2011 | Reply

    I just read that article and what i gathered is Republicans are sc-umbags. Opposed to anything good for any middle cla-ss or lower cla-ss people.

    Republicans opposed to creating jobs for middle America suffering …

    Republicans godd for nothing POS … THEY HATE 99% OF YOU !!!!!!!!!!

    Why do republicans get votes? I have followed the debates and cant believe how stupid 1/2 of them are. Then the other 1/2 straight up tell you they hate the poor and middle cla-ss.

  159. By Shawn on Oct 29, 2011 | Reply

    Republican Senator Dave Thompson …. RECALL HIS CORPORATE PUPPET A** !!!!!!!!!!!

    Republican Senator Dave Hann … RECALL HIS CORPORATE PUPPET A** !!!!

    STOP VOTING FOR PEOPLE THAT HATE YOU !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    STOP VOTING FOR PEOPLE THAT HATE AMERICAN CITIZENS !!!!!!!!!!!!

    STOP VOTING REPUBLICAN !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  160. By Shawn on Oct 29, 2011 | Reply

    REPUBLICANS SAY ” JUST LET THEM LEAVE ”

    WHY DO YOU SUPPORT THOSE A-HOLES !!!!!

  161. By Shawn on Oct 29, 2011 | Reply

    REPUBLICANS FAIL SOCIETY EVERY MINUTE OF EVERY DAY !!!!!!!!!!

  162. By Shawn on Oct 29, 2011 | Reply

    HAVE YOU EVER HEARD MICHE-LLE BACHMAN TALK ????????????

    SHES THE DUMBEST PERSON IN MN !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    HOW DID SHE GET ELECTED …. YOU PEOPLE SHOULD BE ASHAMED OF YOURSELVES !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  163. By Shawn on Oct 29, 2011 | Reply

    REPUBLICANS ARE DESTROYING AMERICA !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  164. By Shawn on Oct 29, 2011 | Reply

    REPUBLICANS WILL SEND 50 YEARS OF MINNESOTA HISTORY AWAY BECAUSE … ??????????? THEY HATE THE MIDDLE AND LOWER CLA-SS PEOPLE OF MINNESOTA !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    REPUBLICANS FAILLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    RECALL EVERY REPUBLICAN NOW !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    BEFORE THE VIKINGS LEAVE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  165. By Shawn on Oct 29, 2011 | Reply

    DRS … its amazing you as a Viking fan support the dumbest group of people in society.

    DRS … you post these articles everyday , you dont see who is forcing the vikings to leave ???????????

    DRS … wake up please. The truth is right in front of your face in black and white.

    Billions of dollars leaving your state because of stupid ideologies. Liars and scammers … REPUBLICANS !!!!!!!!!

  166. By Sir Greasy Panda on Oct 29, 2011 | Reply

    Wow I cant believe Ive read most of these posts… Ive never been to the metrodome but ive heard some bad stuff but is it THAT bad that the Vikings will leave Minnesota over it?
    I want a new stadium as much as anyone! but is a stadium enough to end all of it? I love the Vikings, I love our history, I love that we play in a black and blue division with intense rivalries. If they leave all of that will be gone!
    I dont care if we have never won a superbowl, I want to witness the first one!!! I dont want a bandwagon team! I want the Minnesota Vikings!
    I know a new stadium is a big concern, I just dont think that it should be enough for them to move.

  167. By Mt_Viking on Oct 29, 2011 | Reply

    Everyone has to vote Democrats in!!! These tea-baggers are out to make everyone slaves to the Corps.We all need to start telling our low information voter friends whats really going on!!! We need to get all the middle and low income people we know registered to vote. OUR COUNTRY IS BEING TAKEN OVER BY THE CORPS!!! IF WE DON’T GET OUT AND VOTE THEN THEY WILL WIN!!!!!

  168. By purplerainman on Oct 29, 2011 | Reply

    Republicans are the majority unfortunately. They will not agree to using taxes to subsidize a stadium regardless of the long term benefits – That fact is clear. Rather than fighting that, we should be looking elsewhere for funding. As I stated earlier, we should have the Military pitch in for the cleanup as they left it in unacceptable condition and seek private funding where it is needed. Companies like 3M, Hormel, Honeywell, Best Buy, United Health Care, Target could all be offered tax breaks from the state for pitching in on this. Not to mention profit from it. The matter needs to be presented as a business venture not welfare to local government. That is certainly something I think republicans would respect. Thats what they are doing in LA why not do it here? What’s the difference? Just my opinion.

  169. By ozzinator on Oct 29, 2011 | Reply

    you got it right purplerainman

  170. By sandiamond on Oct 29, 2011 | Reply

    That’s the attitude around carolina as you can see from camorama. The media, fans and also _players have already “banked”this win. Yes the game is bigger for the panthers than the vikings due to their division standings but everyone is forgeting how Hungry the vikes are for a Win also!

  171. By Mt_Viking on Oct 29, 2011 | Reply

    I call bull$!t, people have to rise up and vote the repubs OUT!! you can’t have a few people who don’t want to compromise trying to force everyone else to live by their world view….THAT IS NOT DEMOCRACY…. When a small minority of rich people force the majority to live under their standards and rules it’s time to take to the streets and take our country back!!! That is what the 99% ers are doing now….so there is hope that we can use the ballet box to remove these puppets of the Corps.!!!

  172. By sandiamond on Oct 29, 2011 | Reply

    Winfield back for this game? S. Smith talking junk before this game about torching our secondary.
    Keys to the game: Cam Newton’s legs
    1 on 1 matchup vs S.Smith ( put the worm on his a$$!)
    Panthers D suks! we must score TD’s. Panthers= flag city, most in the nfl

  173. By hippster on Oct 29, 2011 | Reply

    the USA is a republic not a democracy get that through your fat liberal heads .I thought new orleans was the handout nation? mabe what minn needs is a earthquake or hurricain, so the rest of the nation feels sorry for you . mabe this team should leave ,it seams to be stuck in a loser STATE of mind why don’t you liberal folks get togeather and reach into your own pockets .nobody ever said AMERICA was a free ride. nothing divides this country like liberals .

  174. By hippster on Oct 29, 2011 | Reply

    I got a great idea why don’t you liberal folks in minn put on your grandmas knit hats and occupy the metrodome

  175. By Shawn on Oct 29, 2011 | Reply

    hippster you are a typical conservative …. ignorant , no fact having, talking without thought waste of life ….

    MN is republican , republicans have said let the vikings go. DIE YOU STUPID CLA-SSLESS FUHCK !!!!

    WE NEED FREE THINKERS NOT YOU ROBOTIC PUPPETS.

  176. By Shawn on Oct 29, 2011 | Reply

    @purplemain … its amazing you say things that are true “republicans wont do it no matter the benefit”

    NO MATTER THE BENEFIT …. IF IT DOESNT PUT MONEY IN THE RICH GREEDY CORPORATE POCKET THEY WONT DO IT FOR THE PEOPLE

    REPUBLICANS HATE THE PEOPLE !!!!!!!!!!!!!

    HOW DO THEY GET VOTES?????????????????

    ARE MINNESOTANS THAT STUPID????????????????????

  177. By Mt_Viking on Oct 29, 2011 | Reply

    Amen Shawn!!

  178. By Realredneck on Oct 29, 2011 | Reply

    Skol Panthers

  179. By Mt_Viking on Oct 29, 2011 | Reply

    @hippster…you must be big time into irony :) Please change your name as your giving us war vet hippies a bad name dude!!!

  180. By Mt_Viking on Oct 29, 2011 | Reply

    OMG did ya get your breakfast of road-kill rredneck???

  181. By Woodboat on Oct 29, 2011 | Reply

    Actually, nothing divides this country like idiocy, hippster. Does it really matter if this country is a republic or representative democracy? In the context you are using, it seems that democracy is synonymous with socialism… which belies your lack of education if not your lack of intelligence.

    How you should be viewing this stadium deal isn’t as some “Limp wristed, leftie pinko plot to bankrupt this country!!! YEHAW!!!”, but as a business proposal. Is it a good investment for the people of Minn? Will they, as a whole, realize a profit from their investment?

    Feel free to regurgitate some garbage you heard Rush in retort….

  182. By Woodboat on Oct 29, 2011 | Reply

    Actually, nothing divides this country like idiocy, hippster. Does it really matter if this country is a republic or representative democracy? In the context you are using, it seems that democracy is synonymous with socialism… which belies your lack of education if not your lack of intelligence.

    How you should be viewing this stadium deal isn’t as some “Limp wristed, leftie pinko plot to bankrupt this country!!! YEHAW!!!”, but as a business proposal. Is it a good investment for the people of Minn? Will they, as a whole, realize a profit from their investment?

    Feel free to regurgitate some garbage you heard Rush say in retort….

  183. By Woodboat on Oct 29, 2011 | Reply

    Apparantly I REALLY meant what I just posted…. twice… love the mechanics of this site. :)

  184. By Rocksalt on Oct 29, 2011 | Reply

    riight on Shawn and Mt_Viking……
    more like hippocritster

  185. By Rocksalt on Oct 29, 2011 | Reply

    FACT:
    Even conservative stonghold Arlington, TX voted to contribute $350 M taxpayer dollars for Jerry Jones and the new Cowboys Stadium……SO FRIKKIN WAKE UP NOSAYERS………QUIT BEING OBSTRUCTIONIST FOR JOBS AND LONG TERM REVENUES!
    GET THE H#LL OUTTA MN.GO LIVE IN A SHACK IN IDAHO AND ARM YOURSELF TO THE TEETH AND DON”T PAY TAXES……..SEE WHERE THAT”L GIT YA!

  186. By Woodboat on Oct 29, 2011 | Reply

    The stadium issue shouldn’t be a political one… but as usual, the politicians will use it as leverage to gain power and therefore, money. It should be up to the people to review the information and make a decision. Unfortunately, most wouldn’t take the time to think for themselves, they’ll let radioheads and Fauxnews do their thinking for them. It’s too bad that people let hatred blind them.

  187. By Woodboat on Oct 29, 2011 | Reply

    This is spiraling out of control, but what the heck… It freaking AMAZES me that the typical republican voter is against the Occupy Wallstreeters. Do you folks realize that YOU are part of the 99%? Do you REALLY think that the top 1% is going to make sure you get taken care of when they achieve their goals of complete financial world domination? You’re in the same boat as us useless liberals, knotheads! LOL

    SIncerely,
    Woodboat (Redneck hunter, fisherman, gainfully employed as a leadman in heavy construction)

  188. By Shawn on Oct 29, 2011 | Reply

    If Miche’lle Bachman is a sign of the MN intelligence … Say good bye Vikings !!!!!

  189. By Shawn on Oct 29, 2011 | Reply

    REPUBLICANS FAIL AMEIRCA EVERY SECOND OF EVERY DAY !!!!!

  190. By Carolina on Oct 29, 2011 | Reply

    The Vikings fail Minnesota every day

  191. By Frederick Jones on Oct 29, 2011 | Reply

    …I am hoping for a headline about a new PRESIDENT OF PERSONNEL OR GENERAL MANAGER, somebody who is not on the Vikings staff currently.

    >>>I would feel a lot better about the Vikings future if that happened.

    %%%%The mighty Minnesota Gophers beat Iowa 22-21.

    ****See…… there is hope for us all :) :) :)

  192. By hippster on Oct 30, 2011 | Reply

    @ yawn I tier of your pathtic reteric you people all sond the same all you demarats want people to do is get in line for a hand out I ‘ll bet your all wearing your knit hats right now. baa baa little sheep.REPUBLICANS lead demarats follow got it .why don’t you buy the vikings like GB so they can’t leave?oh but that would make you all CAPITALIST would’nt it ,something that seams upset most of you on this site. where are all the real americans in minn

  193. By DRS on Oct 30, 2011 | Reply

    Shawn, I know who is forcing the Vikings to leave, it is everyone who lives in MN, Tax payers who do not want to pay more taxes, Them who built that dome, all the law makers over the last 10 years or so, Dem’s & Repub’s, Fan’s who did not take the fact that the Vikings needed better place to play, The state of Minnesota giving the Twinkies and the go-fours their new stadium, then telling the Vikings FU, The owners that want better revenue. All of you in Minnesota, that’s who.

  194. By DRS on Oct 30, 2011 | Reply

    Shawn, MN is not my state. My state is NM. I would love to see the Viking play in NM. Then I could go to their games, and not have to spend and arm and a leg to get there.

  195. By hippster on Oct 30, 2011 | Reply

    @ driftwood gainfully employed by a CAPITALST no dought or do you own the company?I wonder if you boss is a poor person?mt viking you probable give vets a bad name anyway dude,but I will thank you for your service to the country.saltlicker well your not worth the time.

  196. By DRS on Oct 30, 2011 | Reply

    Besides we have better weather for an open air stadium that would cost the Vikings less.

  197. By purplerainman on Oct 30, 2011 | Reply

    Private funding. Fans show their support by buying memorabilia, attending the games, and by watching them on television via advertisement after advertisement. I’m not sure where we developed this idea that we should pay for the stadium too? I’m not against the idea of public funding if it keeps them in town but let’s not kid ourselves either. This business first.

  198. By purplerainman on Oct 30, 2011 | Reply

    *this is business first.

  199. By DRS on Oct 30, 2011 | Reply

    Woodboat I agree with you, let Minnesota have a state wide referendum on the Viking question and then I think you Republican haters will see that it is the people who do not care about the Vikings! They do not want to pay anymore taxes to give a bunch rich players and owners a new place to play in. They have greater needs, like food on the table!

    Besides all you Democrats, why where you unable make the world a better place when your abomination became president? You had a supper majority in congress for at least 2 years. If your party had any b-a-l-l-s it could have done their will and there was nothing the Republicans could have done, in fact there were many years that the Democrats controlled congress and promised the minorities that they would make their lives better, and see how that has turned out for them.

    The stadium is not a Democrat V. Republican issue; it is a Tax issue, plain and simple. Minnesota people by what I read do not want to pay any more taxes.

  200. By DRS on Oct 30, 2011 | Reply

    I think that if this stadium was going to be built inside the twin cities, the law-makes would have voted by now, just like they did when that dome was built. Let’s hope they get the job done soon and not go cheep like the last time.

  201. By sandiamond on Oct 30, 2011 | Reply

    No holding back
    Donovan McNabb was benched, but because of his work ethic? That’s the last thing he wants to hear

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  202. By DRS on Oct 30, 2011 | Reply

    I think that what the Vikings need to do is to get the message out to the people how a new stadium would benefit them, in jobs and such, buy some TV, Radio air time, do a blitz, and convince them of the fact that the Vikings brings good things to the state of Minnesota.

  203. By DRS on Oct 30, 2011 | Reply

    Then you will see a change in the law makers vote. After all, all politicians care about is the next elections, Democrats or Republicans.

  204. By DRS on Oct 30, 2011 | Reply

    Have to go, God bless you all.

  205. By ozzinator on Oct 30, 2011 | Reply

    DRS- Right on!

  206. By Shawn on Oct 30, 2011 | Reply

    REPUBLICANS FAIL AMEIRCA EVERY SECOND OF EVERY DAY !!!!!!

  207. By Shawn on Oct 30, 2011 | Reply

    Capitalism may have started as a good thing but human nature has turned it to greed and corruption …

    Let your 1960s be what they are … HISTORY !!!!

    The fact is the midwest and small town American is full of DRONES who still believe in the original 1776 phrases …. YOUR LEADERS USE THOSE TO KEEP YOU BLIND.

    If you cant see capitalism has led to a corporatations running our THE PEOPLES government … then you just are not smart enough to vote.

  208. By DRS on Oct 30, 2011 | Reply

    http://www.theteaparty.net/

    The Tea Party movement is a grassroots movement of millions of like-minded Americans from all backgrounds and political parties. Tea Party members share similar core principles supporting the United States Constitution as the Founders intended, such as:
    • Limited federal government
    • Individual freedoms
    • Personal responsibility
    • Free markets
    • Returning political power to the states and the people
    As a movement, The Tea Party is not a political party nor is looking to form a third political party any time soon. The Tea Party movement, is instead, about reforming all political parties and government so that the core principles of our Founding Fathers become, once again, the foundation upon which America stands.

  209. By Parody on Oct 30, 2011 | Reply

    Shawn – Try to think about your intent, and focus on finding a way to accomplish it. Your messages tell me that you want to convince people to agree with your political viewpoint, but the manner in which you present them makes me WANT to disagree with you. The problem is, I agree with many of the ideals that you support, but I can’t allow myself to get behind the way in which you are trying to support them. Anyone who disagrees with you will fight every step of the way to not change their mind when you attack them with such soulless insults. Try to present your point with some tact. You’ll have a lot more success.

  210. By ozzinator on Oct 30, 2011 | Reply

    at the end of the day, DRS is right on!

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