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Oklahoma’s Million-Dollar Man: Peterson Pledges $1M Gift To University

Posted by Mike Wobschall on April 5, 2012 – 2:42 pm

Vikings superstar RB Adrian Peterson grew up in Texas and plays professionally in Minnesota, and he’s given generously to the local communities in both areas. But Oklahoma also has a special place in Peterson’s heart, as he starred at the University of Oklahoma before becoming the best RB in the NFL.

Peterson’s commitment to making a positive impact in the community extends to Oklahoma as well, as the University of Oklahoma announced on Thursday that Peterson has pledged a $1 million donation to their athletics department. The donation will support the construction of Headington Hall — OU’s new student housing facility — and will also establish the Adrian Peterson Football Scholarship Endowment. Peterson’s financial gift is the largest ever to OU Athletics from a former Sooners football player.

“This was something that I had been thinking about doing for a long time,” said Peterson, who played at OU from 2004 through 2006 and is OU’s third-all-time-leading rusher. “I always hoped to be in a position to be able to donate back to the University of Oklahoma and make it an even better place; do whatever I could to help the university that did so much for me. It was something that I always wanted to do and there just came a time when I got established and comfortable enough to make it happen. It was a no-brainer to do it and I am thankful that I’m in a position to give back to OU and to show my appreciation.”

In recognition of his gift, the football team meeting room, currently referred to as “The Red Room,” will be renamed “The Adrian Peterson Team Meeting Room.” Plans are also being finalized for Peterson’s name to be associated with Headington Hall’s academic area and study lounge.

“I am extremely grateful for the gift from Adrian Peterson, which will be of great benefit to future student-athletes at OU,” said OU President David L. Boren. “I not only appreciate his generosity, but also the example he is setting for others by giving back to the program in which he was an outstanding participant. He is helping to assure that OU’s excellence in athletics tradition will continue.”

“All of us here at the University of Oklahoma are grateful for Adrian’s generosity,” said Joe Castiglione, OU Vice President for Intercollegiate Athletics Programs and Director of Athletics. “As great of a player as he was in a Sooner uniform, he was always thoughtful and respectful of everyone from coaches, teammates, fans and fellow students. Moreover, he fully recognized the great tradition here at OU and what former student-athletes did to make it possible for him to have a wonderful experience. This special act of kindness furthers the tradition of making it possible for future student-athletes to enjoy the same opportunities to pursue greatness like he was afforded.”

OU head football coach Bob Stoops added, “Adrian is certainly special. He possessed great natural ability, but never took that ability or his teammates for granted and it was common for him to place the interests of others above his own. I’m excited that his name will appear in Headington Hall to remind others of his example of selfless dedication and generosity. I’m also grateful to him for helping us continue the great Sooner legacy.”


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363 Responses to “Oklahoma’s Million-Dollar Man: Peterson Pledges $1M Gift To University”

  1. By GrandDaddyPurp on Apr 5, 2012 | Reply

    Why dont you give that money to the players who are already making the university millions of dollars. While they dont see a single penny of it.

  2. By David on Apr 5, 2012 | Reply

    @GrandDaddyPurp

    Because in college, football is technically an extracurricular activity. It makes sense that they don’t get paid. Besides, part of AP’s donation will go funding a scholarship for football players there. Which will take a big chunk of change out of their tuition bill. So, in a sense, the players ARE getting paid to play. They don’t see any cash, but I’m sure they’ll appreciate not having to pay an extra several ten thousand dollars or so in the future.

  3. By GrandDaddyPurp on Apr 5, 2012 | Reply

    Yeah but its reasons like that that these kids take so much money from boosters and “friends” of the program.

  4. By Shawn on Apr 5, 2012 | Reply

    technically most college football players are getting paid its called a scholarship … last time i checked universities are not cheap.

  5. By Spencer on Apr 5, 2012 | Reply

    It makes sense that they dont get paid? How? Lets look at it from Reggie Bush’s perspective. At the time he was the beast running back by far, and was bringing in millions of dollars to the university and various stores that sold his jersey. So its okay for stores to sell jerseys of the college players, but completely wrong for the players to get a dime from it? Bullsh-t.

  6. By Spencer on Apr 5, 2012 | Reply

    If I was Adrian Peterson I wouldnt give Oklahoma University a dime!

  7. By Spencer on Apr 5, 2012 | Reply

    So when Cam Newton allegedly earns $180,000 playing college football to help repair his father’s church, he is a villain. When Terrelle Pryor and A.J. Green sell memorabilia, they get suspended, even though their schools openly sells memorabilia. The hypocrisy!!!!

  8. By Shawn on Apr 5, 2012 | Reply

    Spencer how much do you think Reggie Bush’s degree cost? USC? 100,000 dollars? Id say he got paid … even if it wasnt cash money in the pocket.

    I will also agree that the system isnt perfect and needs to be re-evaluated but Reggie Bush didnt play “for free”

  9. By Spencer on Apr 5, 2012 | Reply

    They have a system where coaches are worth $5 million a year but star players are worth around $40-100,00. Do you see anything wrong with that?

  10. By Spencer on Apr 5, 2012 | Reply

  11. By DRS on Apr 5, 2012 | Reply

    Growing buzz around Ryan Tannehill could tempt Vikings to trade No. 3 pick

    Posted by: Dan Wiederer under The draft, Vikings, NFL draft, Super Bowl, Adrian Peterson Updated: April 5, 2012 – 12:07 PM

    The NFL Draft roller coaster is starting to pick up speed. And with just three weeks left until the first round begins April 26, Texas A&M quarterback Ryan Tannehill seems to be the player whose car is ascending faster up the track than anyone else’s right now.

    Suddenly, thanks to a superb on-campus pro day, Tannehill has scouts and general managers and draft experts feeling incredibly intrigued by his skill set and upside. Which, it just so happens, could impact what the Vikings do with the No. 3 pick.

    How, you ask? No, General Manager Rick Spielman has no interest in drafting Tannehill, the Vikings still very much behind C. Ponder as their designated quarterback of the future. But Spielman would be wise to aggressively promote the growing hype around Tannehill in an effort to enhance the value of his No. 3 pick.

    Spielman has never hidden the fact that he’d be interested in trading the third pick in the first round if a collection of picks offered by another team were appealing enough. Yes, there would be an inherent risk in trading back from No. 3, where a handful of blue-chip prospects will certainly be available. But if Spielman has supreme confidence in his draft evaluation skills and can acquire multiple first-round picks in return for No. 3, well, then it just might be worth pulling the trigger on a deal.

    http://www.startribune.com/sports/vikings/146298215.html

  12. By Shawn on Apr 5, 2012 | Reply

    Charlie Casserly …the guy who took Mario Williams over Reggie Bush … ranked his top 6 players. This is not a mock but a rankings list

    1- Luck
    2- Richardson
    3- Claiborne
    4- RG3
    5- Blackmon
    6- Kalil

  13. By Spencer on Apr 5, 2012 | Reply

    Im sick of Blackmon. Him and Poe are the most overrated players in the draft.

  14. By DRS on Apr 5, 2012 | Reply

    Committee keeps stadium bill alive in House

    Posted by: Baird Helgeson under Minnesota governor, Gov. Mark Dayton, Minnesota legislature, Democrats, Republicans, State budgets Updated: April 5, 2012 – 9:14 AM

    A powerful legislative committee convened Thursday morning to grant a procedural exemption that keeps a proposal for a new Minnesota Vikings stadium alive in the House.

    Without discussion or the debate, the House Rules Committee sent the stadium legislation to its next committee stop. The committee is not likely to hold a hearing before a week-long legislative break for Easter and Passover.

    Vikings vice president Lester Bagley, who has led the lobbying effort to win approval for the nearly $1 billion publicly-funded stadium, sat silently in the back of the hearing room, holding a giant cup of Starbucks coffee.

    It is far from certain legislators can pass stadium legislation this session, which could end in just a couple weeks. The proposal has made it through just one committee in the House and not a single panel in the Senate. Many legislators would prefer to put off the debate until next year, after November elections.

    DFL Gov. Mark Dayton has pushed to get the agreement done this year, saying the team could leave the state if a deal isn’t reached soon.

    http://www.startribune.com/sports/vikings/146265875.html

  15. By Shawn on Apr 5, 2012 | Reply

    Is Claiborne is Rod Woodson or Deion Sanders good ? If he is we need him.

  16. By Shawn on Apr 5, 2012 | Reply

    well thats a messed up sentence … o well

  17. By DRS on Apr 5, 2012 | Reply

    This is a good thing, but I still have a bad feeling about the stadium issue.

  18. By DRS on Apr 5, 2012 | Reply

    Get ready everyone we are now on the up side of the stadium roller coaster issue, soon to come the down side, where will it stop, will it be at a new stadium or will it be where the Vikings move out of Minnesota, are we not having fun yet?

  19. By Spencer on Apr 5, 2012 | Reply

    DRS- from 1-10 what are the chances you think we get a stadium deal done?

  20. By 61Vikings on Apr 5, 2012 | Reply

    College coaches are employee’s, therefore they are paid!! College students are not employee’s, so they are not paid!!

  21. By DRS on Apr 5, 2012 | Reply

    Minnesotan’s must love roller coasters, with all the ups and downs and all abounds with players and stadium issues I am surprised we fans have not had the need to take a pill for all this motion.

  22. By DRS on Apr 5, 2012 | Reply

    Spencer 4 if four is the lower end of the scale.

  23. By DRS on Apr 5, 2012 | Reply

    Vikings stadium: White Earth Nation dangles $400 million carrot; bills clear House panel

    By Doug Belden
    Pioneer Press

    Posted: 04/05/2012 12:01:00 AM CDT

    April 5, 2012 7:0 PM GMTUpdated: 04/05/2012 02:00:08 PM CDT

    In an effort to stir up support for its metro casino plan, the White Earth Nation is offering the state $400 million upfront and a stake in the proceeds that could go toward a new Vikings stadium.

    The project, billed as MinnesotaWins, would be a casino operated by White Earth in partnership with Minnesota. Net revenues, once running, would be split 50-50 between the tribe and Minnesota.

    “Minnesota will have the money, the Vikings will be able to proceed in a timely manner – taking advantage of today’s low interest rates and favorable construction costs – and taxpayers need have no concern that they will be on the hook,” said Erma Vizenor, chairwoman of White Earth Nation, in a prepared statement Thursday, April 5.

    http://www.twincities.com/vikings/ci_20332184/vikings-stadium-bills-clear-rules-panel-no-further?source=rss&_requestid=2481399

  24. By Shawn on Apr 5, 2012 | Reply

    LMAO … some nobody on NFL network is doing a mock draft and when he described Morris Claiborne he said “he cant spell LSU” hahahahahahahahaha

  25. By DRS on Apr 5, 2012 | Reply

    Go for it Minnesota, sounds great to me, sounds like a win, win to me.

  26. By Spencer on Apr 5, 2012 | Reply

    LMFAOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

  27. By NovaScotiaVike on Apr 5, 2012 | Reply

    Spencer, if you pay University students to play sports, then they are professionals, not students. Try going to school, you might learn something.

  28. By Spencer on Apr 5, 2012 | Reply

    Right now I can buy an authentic Anthony Davis jersey, yet Anthony Davis will receive 0% of the profit. The companies are the p!mps, and the athletes are the “h0es.”

  29. By NovaScotiaVike on Apr 5, 2012 | Reply

    Why go to cl@ss? Why write exams? That would produce a generation of spoiled, stupid athletes, 97% of which would never make a a pro team. Then they become Wal-Mart greeters.

  30. By NovaScotiaVike on Apr 5, 2012 | Reply

    You are a moron. Anthony Davis will make more in his first year than you will in your lifetime.

  31. By DRS on Apr 5, 2012 | Reply

  32. By Spencer on Apr 5, 2012 | Reply

    Did you know that the University of Michigan grosses over $20 million from football alone? The merchandise is being sold with a specific athlete’s number on there, yet that athlete doesn’t touch any of that green; this bothers me.

  33. By OTKalil2012 on Apr 5, 2012 | Reply

    400 million upfront !!!…And a 50/50 split !!!!…

    Lets see how Zellers and company can mess this deal up !!!…

  34. By Spencer on Apr 5, 2012 | Reply

    Those Billions of dollars go to paying coaches and staff. An assistant coach for a University team can earn up to a Million dollars per year. The Money also goes to promoting and financing University Athletics. They don’t give a flying f-ck about the athletes who do all the WORK

    Paying an athlete with “free education” makes him nothing more than an UNDERPAID SERVANT

  35. By NovaScotiaVike on Apr 5, 2012 | Reply

    Spencer, just think for a second. Any athlete who gets “ripped off”, is still getting a free University Degree, which, you probably don’t realize, isn’t cheap. The rest get pro contracts worth millions.

  36. By NovaScotiaVike on Apr 5, 2012 | Reply

    You are a MORON.

  37. By NovaScotiaVike on Apr 5, 2012 | Reply

    I have 2 friends whose kids will be paying off their student loans when they are in their 40’s. You don’t know what your’e talking about Spencer, but that has never stopped you from talking before.

  38. By DRS on Apr 5, 2012 | Reply

  39. By Spencer on Apr 5, 2012 | Reply

    All I know is this, the “student-athletes” arent there to work on their studies. They are there to work on their craft.

    You honestly think guys like Morris Claiborne went to LSU because they wanted to graduate? PLEASE. Their sole purpose for being at the university is to fulfill of hopefully making it into the NFL.

  40. By DRS on Apr 5, 2012 | Reply

    I have an ideal, this year all the Vikings fans should show up for the Vikings first home game in traditional Viking garb with real swords in hand demanding a new home for the Vikings to play in.

  41. By NovaScotiaVike on Apr 5, 2012 | Reply

    By Spencer on Apr 5, 2012 | Reply
    All I know is this, the “student-athletes” arent there to work on their studies. They are there to work on their craft………Then work on your “craft” somewhere that doesn’t involve “studies”, like a playground. Universities are designed to educate.

  42. By NovaScotiaVike on Apr 5, 2012 | Reply

    But you wouldn’t know that.

  43. By Spencer on Apr 5, 2012 | Reply

    Universities are designed to educate, but athletes arent going to the universities to be educated.

  44. By KoN on Apr 5, 2012 | Reply

    I feel that real swords might not be the greatest idea DRS.

  45. By NovaScotiaVike on Apr 5, 2012 | Reply

    Then don’t expect to get paid. I give up with you, Spencer you are more dense than osmium.

  46. By DRS on Apr 5, 2012 | Reply

  47. By DRS on Apr 5, 2012 | Reply

    KoN, though the site of such a thing would be glorious.

  48. By OTKalil2012 on Apr 5, 2012 | Reply

    Nova…Did you get your Boat ready for this season then ??…

  49. By Spencer on Apr 5, 2012 | Reply

    DRS- what state will are new home be in?

  50. By Mike B. on Apr 5, 2012 | Reply

    NCAA is trying to keep collegiate sports amature. Some find ways around it, but if it continues eventually they get caught. This is how it should be. To turn colleges into pro would hurt the reason colleges exist for academic achievement.

  51. By Mike B. on Apr 5, 2012 | Reply

    DRS it might be a good idea not to follow the progress daily as then you miss out on the ups and downs of politics. I would rather wait till the end or when they annouce not deal is done. They were talking about reinstating smoking at Deadwood, which I thought was a terrible idea. I just stopped watching it till the committee killed it and they had the final announcement. A lot less stressful.

  52. By NovaScotiaVike on Apr 5, 2012 | Reply

    OTK, got the barnacles off, have to hit it up with anti-fouling paint. It should be in the water next weekend.

  53. By Mike B. on Apr 5, 2012 | Reply

    Saints Fans saying that bounty gate is no big deal have lost their sense of reality. Can’t be blind to what has happened and why it is wrong. I would be mad as heck at the coaches and want heads on stakes. Payton should be fired.

  54. By DRS on Apr 5, 2012 | Reply

    Spencer, if the Vikings did move, I would want them in El Paso Texas, as that is only 100 miles from here, but I fear the powers to be in this ever deteriorating world will put it in LA.

  55. By OTKalil2012 on Apr 5, 2012 | Reply

    I just found out my outboard motor is to small I planned on using this summer…Really like the motor too…

    Debate going here to keep the newer boat and find a bigger motor…Or put the newer motor I have never had a problem with…Back on the old boat for now ??..

    I need to figure this out also…The walleyes will be hitting around here in a few weeks…

  56. By DRS on Apr 5, 2012 | Reply

    Mike B. I fear if one does not keep an eye on them serpents that the voters put into office they will come like a thief in the night and the Vikings will be gone, just as the Lakers and the North Stars vanished in a day as it where.

  57. By GrandDaddyPurp on Apr 5, 2012 | Reply

    Look at Adrian Peterson. They guy sounds dumb as sh!t when he talks. You think he went to college for the education? Get out of here.

  58. By Spencer on Apr 5, 2012 | Reply

    Easy there GDP…

  59. By GrandDaddyPurp on Apr 5, 2012 | Reply

    They get scholarships that pay for their education yet college bball players go pro after their freshman year. football players go pro after their junior year. You call a full athletic scholarship getting paid?

  60. By OTKalil2012 on Apr 5, 2012 | Reply

    DRS….Well I don’t know “how on this green earth”…Zellers can find a problem with the “White Earth Indian tribe” donating 400 million dollars to Mn..And then splitting profits 50/50 on any proceeds coming from the casino after that ???…

    How can Zellers and the republicans mess that up ??…

    Oh…I forgot…They are politicians… : (

  61. By GrandDaddyPurp on Apr 5, 2012 | Reply

    He’s still one h3ll of a football player

  62. By DRS on Apr 5, 2012 | Reply

  63. By GrandDaddyPurp on Apr 5, 2012 | Reply

    College athletics is like politics. It’s corrupt. Its all about $$$

  64. By GrandDaddyPurp on Apr 5, 2012 | Reply

    Moving on….

  65. By DRS on Apr 5, 2012 | Reply

    OTKalil2012 I am 100% with you but remember they are all serpents and they will bite you when you least expect it. I think they will find a way to kill this deal, or any other that may find the day of light.

  66. By DRS on Apr 5, 2012 | Reply

  67. By DRS on Apr 5, 2012 | Reply

    Here is to freedom and liberty for us all, keep the dream and faith that someday the United States of America will once more stand for freedom and liberty. Have a great night everyone.

  68. By OTKalil2012 on Apr 5, 2012 | Reply

    DRS….Amen…To that my friend…

  69. By KoN on Apr 5, 2012 | Reply

    I am 90% certain that a deal will get done. With all of the names that you can call a politician, stupid is (usually) not one of them. They understand what the value of the Vikings is to the state and will not allow them to leave. Right now they are trying to get the deal that gives them the best chance of staying in office, but when it gets to crunch time, they’ll push a deal through. That’s just the way the governments (both state and federal) work in the U.S.

  70. By jacob wild-boy on Apr 5, 2012 | Reply

    Tha best playa on and off da field. Believe dat AP/ALL DAY BABY!!!

  71. By DRS on Apr 5, 2012 | Reply

    Good night every, sweet dreams to all, have fun.

  72. By Parody on Apr 5, 2012 | Reply

    Wow, AP makes the most generous donation ever to the college, and fans can’t find anything to do but complain about it. That’s sad.

    Personally, I think that just adds a few more marks to his greatness meter, and I didn’t even think that was possible.

    WAY TO GO AP!

  73. By Mike B. on Apr 5, 2012 | Reply

    @Parody right on

  74. By DRS on Apr 5, 2012 | Reply

    100% with you Parody my man.

  75. By sandiamond on Apr 5, 2012 | Reply

    Worthy #99 a “freak of nature”

  76. By sandiamond on Apr 5, 2012 | Reply

    Vs Ohio State dominates the entire game (one man wrecking crew)

  77. By sandiamond on Apr 5, 2012 | Reply

    Earn that $h1t…

  78. By josh k on Apr 5, 2012 | Reply

    not really impressed with Worthy the only plays he made were when the OL missed their blocks. i see a lack of strength for such a big guy. decent instincts bad tackler. late round projection?(summary judgement on ur 3 vids)

  79. By vikesfan12 on Apr 5, 2012 | Reply

    DRS The Vikings WILL stay in Minnesota! Ive got a good feeling bout it!

  80. By vikesfan12 on Apr 5, 2012 | Reply

    Parody You tell em!!!

  81. By GrandDaddyPurp on Apr 6, 2012 | Reply

    Just telling it how it is.

    Cant deny the facts

  82. By VegasVike on Apr 6, 2012 | Reply

    Not one comment on subject… I think it’s great AP is sharing his wealth with those who helped him get there. Great on ya!!

  83. By sandiamond on Apr 6, 2012 | Reply

    Worthy is projected late first or early second so the Vikes have to decide if he is in the BPA plan. tackles too high but will deflect qb p a s s es and sometimes demands two blockers

  84. By sandiamond on Apr 6, 2012 | Reply

    http://www.nfl.com/news/story/09000d5d82820fe8/article/minn-tribe-wants-to-partner-in-new-stadium-gambling-business

  85. By sandiamond on Apr 6, 2012 | Reply

    Pick #35 BPA for the Vikings
    assuming no trades and OL pick round1

    TOP 10 (not in order)
    WR alshon jeffery/ stephen hill
    LB dont’a hightower / zack brown
    CB janoris jenkins / alfonzo dennard
    DT devon still/ jerel worthy
    S mark barron/ harrison smith

    alt picks
    WR reuben randle/ mohamed sanu
    CB jamell fleming

  86. By charliewest40 on Apr 6, 2012 | Reply

    sandiamond, now that we’ve got some depth at cornerback I like the BPA strategy now @35. We have some great options, there is no need to trade up from #35.

  87. By charliewest40 on Apr 6, 2012 | Reply

    The most bang for our buck would be trading up from #66 or #98

  88. By Rocksalt on Apr 6, 2012 | Reply

    Good work AP! You see the value of giving back to your alma mater.

  89. By Bigfan1 on Apr 6, 2012 | Reply

    Adrian is a class act.

  90. By sandiamond on Apr 6, 2012 | Reply

    list ready for draft day1
    cross out names as they get drafted. This is it we will pick one of these 13!
    hope there are plenty of choices left @ 35

  91. By sandiamond on Apr 6, 2012 | Reply

    Shea McClellin OLB/DE

    With Poe taking a huge fall in draft stock, Boise State OLB Shea McClellin takes a huge leap in the opposite direction going from 5th to 2nd best OLB in Mike Mayock’s draft positional rankings. Again, film review was the catalyst for this move as Mayock compares McClellin to LB Mike Vrabel, someone with versatility and ability to attack the quarterback.

    Didn’t add this guy as the vikings draft board may resemble Mayock’s

  92. By sandiamond on Apr 6, 2012 | Reply

    Brandon Boykin CB/KR/PR stock is rising fast. might have to replace him in Jamell Fleming spot.

    sporting news #3 ranked cornerback “Boykin’s play making ability is akin to pro bowler CB Antoine Winfield “

  93. By Rogerthevikefan on Apr 6, 2012 | Reply

    AP just showed he has great respect for those who have helped him get were he is. Petey is a class act off the field and the best player on.

  94. By Troutdaddy on Apr 6, 2012 | Reply

    @OTKahlil and Nova…. You both need to come and hang with me in Utah. Got the boat, got the float-tubes and fly-rods…. You need to experience true fishing- trout that will pull you around the lake.

    @Spencer and Granddaddy…. While many of the athletes are there for sports as that is their focus, they are also there to learn and EXPECTED to get the grades. It is not a free ride and if you ask them about the process, 99% of them will tell you that their education is as important as their athletics. Peterson may not be the most articulate person but he is not a dummy either. He is very savy and has stuff in the hopper due to his education. Look at players like Steve Young (has a law degree) Fran Tarkenton- very money savy. That did not just come from sports- it came from their education. Let me give you a perfect example. Kid I grew up with who played college ball was supposed to be the next great RB in the big time. He was scouted all through college and ended up with a career-ending injury his senior year. Fortunately he finished his degree in AUTOMOTIVE of all things- he was not on the brilliant side of life but owns his own business and is raking in the money because of his education. While at school, you don’t get paid. You earn the right to be there due to your abilities and if you get a scholarship for doing that, then you are one of the lucky ones. You pay your dues, get drafted in the NFL and THEN you can capitalize on the HARD WORK you put into your time there at school. I am sorry, but students and those of you who think they are entitled to $ and greatness just because of athletic ability are big reasons why problems exist. Schools deserve to make the $$$ to support their programs and amazing students. They market their team, including individual players and it is a team effort to recognize their school and their programs. If you start paying your players, then there is no team focus and the whole amature sports thing is broken.

  95. By Derrick.G on Apr 6, 2012 | Reply

    “How do you get by with not paying your ‘Student Athletes’ good sir?”
    “Well, scr-ew you sir, im goin home” -Eric Cartman (Crack Baby Athletic Association)

  96. By chrisbreezy on Apr 6, 2012 | Reply

    if vikings trade with browns,ask for their late 1st RD and 2nd RD.
    1st kalil OT
    1st smith SS
    2nd Jeffery WR
    2nd robinson CB
    3rd martin FS
    4th burfict MLB
    4th rainey RB
    4th fangupo DT
    5th Compton OG
    6th burris OLB
    7th walsh K
    7th moss WR

    OT OG WR RB DT MLB OLB CB FS SS
    * * * * * * * * * *

  97. By Derrick.G on Apr 6, 2012 | Reply

    Chrisbreezy, im good with any draft that has Kalil at the top. haha.

  98. By NovaScotiaVike on Apr 6, 2012 | Reply

    @ Troutdaddy…..Thanks for the invite. I love any kind of fishing, but have become “hooked” on deep-sea fishing down south. There is just something about catching something that is bigger than you are.

  99. By Gary on Apr 6, 2012 | Reply

    @chrisbreezy = Not bad on your selections. I would change a few, but that’s what all the interest in the draft is about. Besides, you never know WHAT the other 31 teams will do. On the value chart, the Browns 2nd #1 = 780 points and their 2nd rounder = 540 points. The difference between #3 and #4 = 400 points. Why would the Browns give 1320 points to make a move up that is worth 400 points. I don’t think Holmgren is THAT dumb. More likely way to add picks is to move down in rounds 2 and or 3. Some team may be desperate to move up and get a player that falls into the top of the round and will overpay.

  100. By iaVIKE on Apr 6, 2012 | Reply

    Nova- You a bass fisherman? I can’t get enough of it, so when i moved to Minnesota this last fall i couldn’t believe it when i heard i can’t legally catch a bass until May 26th where im at……..

  101. By NovaScotiaVike on Apr 6, 2012 | Reply

    iaVIKE…..Yeah, we’ve got bass, trout, pike, etc up here. The best fishing is really salmon in this neck of the woods.

  102. By NovaScotiaVike on Apr 6, 2012 | Reply

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7hUHosYR2qI Judge for yourself.

  103. By Mike R. on Apr 6, 2012 | Reply

    When NFL network talks about the best DTs in the draft, Fletcher Cox is one that is talked about. While they are talking about his positives, there is a play they show of him scooping up a forced fumble and running with it. Who caused the sack and forced fumble? No 13 CB Johnthan Banks…

  104. By Mike R. on Apr 6, 2012 | Reply

    But he is staying for his last year at Miss St :-(

  105. By Mike B. on Apr 6, 2012 | Reply

    I will have to agree the Browns are not going to give us their second first rounder and second round to move up on spot. One or the other but not both.

  106. By Countdown to Draft on Apr 6, 2012 | Reply

    20 DAYS

  107. By sandiamond on Apr 6, 2012 | Reply

    Kiper jr … draft blitz
    -blackmon to rams, richardson to clev or tb
    – top non-div1 2nd rders, janoris Jenkins, Brian Quick, Trumaine Johnson, Amino Silatolu
    -Alabama safety Mark Barron is just about locked into the top 16 overall. I have him projected to go to Dallas at pick #14.
    -Solidly in the early 2nd rd area – ND S Harrison Smith, Ok St. QB Brandon Weeden, Illini WR A.J. Jenkins, & Wisc OG Kevin Zeitler

    about to announce the vikes 1st three picks

  108. By DRS on Apr 6, 2012 | Reply

    Anyone remember the WLF in 1974? Just watch a program on the TV about it, brought back some memories.

  109. By sandiamond on Apr 6, 2012 | Reply

    Mel Kiper Releases Latest Mock Draft

    http://www.dailynorseman.com/2012/4/6/2930481/mel-kiper-releases-latest-mock-draft

  110. By Mike R. on Apr 6, 2012 | Reply

    sandiamond

    I’m surprised Sensabaugh has mock drafts in 6 or 7 round after pretty nice Combine and stats at Clemson (nice video u shared)

  111. By sandiamond on Apr 6, 2012 | Reply

    whacked! MoSanu and Jeffery not in round2!

  112. By DRS on Apr 6, 2012 | Reply

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Football_League

  113. By sandiamond on Apr 6, 2012 | Reply

    Mike I don’t think any of the experts have moved up that far to evaluate yet. His brother or cousin Gerald Sensabaugh plays for the Cowboys?

  114. By GrandDaddyPurp on Apr 6, 2012 | Reply

    @Troutdaddy

    If Education was as important as athletics then why dont they stay their senior year to finish their education then go pro? Clearly athletics are more important than education to a number of these players. Thats all I’m saying. Colleges arent recruiting some of these kids for their educational skills. They want to make millions off their ability on the field. Its been suggested by the higher ups in the NCAA that players should see a % of the money that is made from THEIR jersey sales to prevent kids from taking money illegally from bootsers and other “friends” of the program and I agree with that 100%. I’m not talking about all players I dont know why you would think I was. Alan Page the greatest DT ever is a judge. Why would I be talking about ALL college players when I know that. I actually go to school for education and nothing else. I’m not dumb like SOME of these “student” athletes

  115. By DRS on Apr 6, 2012 | Reply

    Hartman: Wilfs encouraged for team, stadium

    Article by: SID HARTMAN , Star Tribune Updated: April 6, 2012 – 6:42 AM

    Mark Wilf said the money will be there if the right free agent is available.

    Stadium progress

    Wilf said he was encouraged by recent moves in the Legislature and the Minneapolis City Council to get a bill passed for a new Vikings stadium.

    He hopes the people in position to vote on the stadium realize how much additional money it could cost to build the stadium, even a year from now, if there are delays.

    “There’s construction risk, interest rate risk and market risk,” Wilf said. “Now is the time to get it done. Economic growth and jobs will be created out of this project, which are very important in this economy at this time.”

    http://www.startribune.com/sports/vikings/146378185.html

  116. By GrandDaddyPurp on Apr 6, 2012 | Reply

    So Mel Kiper actually has Alshon Jeffery falling to the 3rd round? Sounds like a steal if we can get him with the 67th pick.

  117. By sandiamond on Apr 6, 2012 | Reply

    good news drs. Wilf to open up his pocketbook!

  118. By DRS on Apr 6, 2012 | Reply

    Hartman: Dungy confident Frazier will turn around Vikings

    Article by: SID HARTMAN , Star Tribune Updated: April 5, 2012 – 6:25 AM

    The former coach at Tampa Bay and Indianapolis believes strongly in Frazier and new coordinator Alan Williams.

    Tony Dungy, in town for several public appearances, is certain Leslie Frazier will be a winning coach for the Vikings. Dungy compared his first year as head coach at Tampa Bay, when the Bucs finished 6-10 in 1996, with Frazier’s 3-13 record last season.

    http://www.startribune.com/sports/vikings/146203635.html

  119. By sandiamond on Apr 6, 2012 | Reply

    kiper: kalil rd1 harrison smith rd2 jeffery rd3

  120. By sandiamond on Apr 6, 2012 | Reply

    A.J. Jenkins flying up… top 7 WR

  121. By DRS on Apr 6, 2012 | Reply

    http://www.twincities.com/vikings/ci_20341074/vikings-chris-kluwe-visanthe-shiancoe-ex-saints-coach?source=rss

  122. By Spencer on Apr 6, 2012 | Reply

    Gahh Dam whats going on with Alshon Jeffery? Im becoming very weary of the guy..

  123. By Mike R. on Apr 6, 2012 | Reply

    The best thing that could happen if the Vikes take Jeffery, it is because he slipped. That may give him a lot of determination to show the other teams who they passed on (a la Moss).

  124. By DRS on Apr 6, 2012 | Reply

    Vikings Draft Targets 2012: Wide Receiver Stephen HillApr 5th, 2012 at 5:59 pm by danzinskiDraftHome » Vikings » Draft » Vikings Draft Targets 2012: Wide Receiver Stephen Hill

    In summation: Jeffery seems like a risky pick thanks to some of his baggage – those Mike Williams comparisons should be enough to give anyone pause – and there are questions whether Sanu can fill the role the Vikings need filled. If you want the absolutely safe pick, I would still go with Sanu, who may have the hands and ball skills if not the pure speed required to become a #1. But if you want to hit a real home run? If you want to find a Calvin Johnson-like game changer? Hill seems like your best chance. Of course the Vikings would likely need to trade up into the late first to even have a shot at Hill, if the mock drafters are correct.

    Draft intrigue, served up hot and steaming.

    Like The Viking Age on Facebook.
    Follow Dan Zinski on Twitter.

    Tags: alshon jeffery, minnesota vikings, mohamed sanu, stephen hill

    http://thevikingage.com/2012/04/05/vikings-draft-targets-2012-wide-receiver-stephen-hill/

  125. By DRS on Apr 6, 2012 | Reply

    Poll What Should the Vikings Do With Their First Round Pick?

    Take Matt Kalil (64%, 572 Votes)Trade It (17%, 148 Votes)Take Justin Blackmon (10%, 92 Votes)Take Morris Claiborne (5%, 48 Votes)Take Someone Else (4%, 29 Votes)Total Voters: 889

    http://thevikingage.com/2012/04/05/vikings-draft-targets-2012-wide-receiver-stephen-hill/?tw_p=twt

  126. By sandiamond on Apr 6, 2012 | Reply

    Kiper Jr: I’m projecting the San Francisco 49ers WR Stephen Hill (rd 1), Miami (Ohio) OG Brandon Brooks (rd 2), & Michigan DL Mike Martin (rd 3).

  127. By Spencer on Apr 6, 2012 | Reply

    sandiamond- whats the latest word on your boy Vontaze “Im a crazy MoFo” Burfict

  128. By sandiamond on Apr 6, 2012 | Reply

    Spencer my other boy Terrell Manning LB took his spot on Kiper’s list going #60 to the Ravens. Vontaze dangling in the wind………

  129. By sandiamond on Apr 6, 2012 | Reply

    spence another 5’9 cornerback? da mmm he’s supposed to be the elite zone cover guy in the draft!

    http://thevikingage.com/2012/04/06/vikings-draft-targets-2012-is-cornerback-josh-robinson-a-fit/

  130. By KoN on Apr 6, 2012 | Reply

    Spencer, this is a repost form an earlier blog, my explanation of why it seems that Alshon is dropping.

    I think Jeffery’s drop is due to the weight issue, but he got himself motivated enough to drop it for the combine so I don’t se why the team couldn’t motivate him to keep it off. I think the other reason is that Jeffery opted out of the combine and performed like people expected him to (they expected him to perform like a first round reciever) at his pro day whereas a bunch of other guys (like Hill) performed beyond expectations causing their stock to rise higher than their actual value while Jeffery’s stayed still. Essentially, Alshon isn’t falling, he’s staying still. Unfortuantely for him, people have forgotten about him and are focusing their attention on guys who have been inflated past their value.

  131. By Nicholas on Apr 6, 2012 | Reply

    Trade Ponder…Take Tannehill.

  132. By Nicholas on Apr 6, 2012 | Reply

    Get a first rounder or two…or some 2nd to 3rd rounders in addition to a first rounder for Ponder.

  133. By Mike B. on Apr 6, 2012 | Reply

    @sandiamond you see a need at WR for the Niners? They got Moss, Ginn, and Manningham. Braylong Edwards is still waiting to be signed. They have Crabtree. You see the Niners with a big need at WR?

  134. By Mike B. on Apr 6, 2012 | Reply

    @Nicholas that would be a train wreck waiting to happen. Ponder needs to have at least one more year shot at it.

  135. By Spencer on Apr 6, 2012 | Reply

    Bleacherreport.com has released their ranking of the Top 40 MLB’s.

    I think EJ was appropriately rated.

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1129638-br-nfl-1000-top-40-inside-linebackers/page/2

  136. By Mike B. on Apr 6, 2012 | Reply

    @DRS of course Dungy is high on Fraizer. He and Fraizer have close ties. This doesn’t make Fraizer a good Head Coach. We will see. I think like Chilly that they were promoted out of their best fit. Chilly is an OC and Fraizer is a DC and that is their best fit.

  137. By Mike B. on Apr 6, 2012 | Reply

    @Spencer It is the appropriate grade for EJ.

  138. By Mike B. on Apr 6, 2012 | Reply

    What’s the deal on Braylon Edwards?

  139. By Spencer on Apr 6, 2012 | Reply

    He cant catch. I dont want him.

  140. By Mike B. on Apr 6, 2012 | Reply

    We talking Benard Berrian kind a guy or Troy Willimason?

  141. By Spencer on Apr 6, 2012 | Reply

    He’ll catch some big p a s s e s s, but he’ll also drop some big p a s s e s s. Way to inconstant for my liking.

  142. By Mike B. on Apr 6, 2012 | Reply

    well that’s better than the two guys I mentioned.

  143. By Spencer on Apr 6, 2012 | Reply

    Are you a believer in Aromoshadu?

  144. By iaVIKE on Apr 6, 2012 | Reply

    So are there no teams interested in Abdullah or EJ? Not hearin much about em

  145. By Troutdaddy on Apr 6, 2012 | Reply

    @Grandaddy… You are right… sorry I did not mean to generalize and I am sure you didn’t either. Yeah- the fact that many do not finish their senior year happens alot, but given the situation, if they are putting their eggs all in one basket then they are either a breakout player with real talent and EVERYONE knows it so they are going to get paid big bucks and big offers so that is a no-brainer. My point is that the majority do not. They finish school- sometimes even while they are inthe NFL. The sale of jerseys and sports mechandise of these players should benefit the school and not the player as it is the school that is providing the environment for that person to get opportunities elsewhere. It all comes down to greed really. (On both sides) but entitlement is where the problem lies. These players feel they are entitled to money, fame and fortune. They got to earn it and it is in the pro’s that they get the chance to do it, not in school representing their team and alumni. These boosters and other friends of the program are looking to make money as well so that is why there are regulations in place to protect students. When they cross the line get caught, then you see where schools and teams can be reprimanded. Athletes got to quit being so greedy and quick to expect the world to be delivered to them on a silver platter and people need to quit enabling them to become that way. Kinda interesting to see how the Randy Moss’s and Terrel Owens’ of the world truly play out… Fame, yes, fortune, for a while but respect as a person and as a person after the game is something that defines the player. Maybe I am just bitter because I had to pay for my own education, support my children’s education and will never know what it is like to have people shower me with everything I want just because I have a mad skill… I do have them you know…. I just choose to focus on the things that matter most- my family and other people. Greed is not in my playbook- at least not the type of greed you buy stuff with…

  146. By Shawn on Apr 6, 2012 | Reply

    sandiamond … that would be the best draft i could imagine. if it falls the way Kiper has it

    1st Kalil
    2nd H.Smith
    3rd Jeffery

    WOW that would be so flippin kool :)

  147. By Shawn on Apr 6, 2012 | Reply

    Well San Francisco had the top 2 MLBs in the leagues according to that link Spencer posted. I guess since Singleterry drafted those two he must know something about MLB …. O Yea Singleterry was the best MLB of his era / a HoFer / Leader of one of the greatest defenses of all time

    So I guess if Mike Singleterry says he likes Audie Cole, I trust him and think Audie Cole in the 4th would be a nice pick

    Kalil
    Harrison Smith
    Alshon Jeffery
    Minniefield
    Audie Cole

    Would anyone else find it ironic id Sean Spence were drafted by the Vikings? I wonder who Sean Spence likes better … Cedric Griffin or Chris Cook? :)

  148. By Shawn on Apr 6, 2012 | Reply

    err if not id

  149. By Shawn on Apr 6, 2012 | Reply

    I think Aromashadu is a good #4 or #5 ….

  150. By GrandDaddyPurp on Apr 6, 2012 | Reply

    @Troutdaddy

    Well said. Amen to that.

  151. By GrandDaddyPurp on Apr 6, 2012 | Reply

    Devin Aromashadu? When the Bears dont resign you and you are a WR, then you are not that good. Clearly hes not worth the money we are paying him.

  152. By Spencer on Apr 6, 2012 | Reply

    Aromashadu is horrid. He has shown me absolutely nothing. Plus I never liked the guy either because of the game-winner he had against us in 09.

  153. By GrandDaddyPurp on Apr 6, 2012 | Reply

    Roger Craig, Marshal Faulk. RBs who had 1000 yards receiving AND rushing. Percy Harvin could be the first WR to have 1000 yards receiving and rushing. We need to use him more as a 3rd down RB. Draft 2 receivers. Our offense will be better than Green Bay’s and New England’s

  154. By charliewest40 on Apr 6, 2012 | Reply

    Former U of M linebacker Tinsley found dead in Mpls apartment friday morning. 22 years old, he was hoping to be drafted.

    http://www.profootballweekly.com/2012/04/06/draft-prospect-tinsley-found-dead-at-age-22

  155. By Spencer on Apr 6, 2012 | Reply

    Percy Harvin has ZERO patience as a RB. Whenever we give him a run play he doesnt let the linemen make their blocks.

  156. By Mike R. on Apr 6, 2012 | Reply

    A couple weeks ago QB Tannehill was graded as maybe at most a 2nd round pick and would be groomed for a year (or two).

    Dontari Poe blew up the Combine and his status skyrocketed despite his stats.

    Some teams are really going to be reaching in the draft……

  157. By sandiamond on Apr 6, 2012 | Reply

    seems like an overload for WR to San Fran but they are so loaded everywhere else
    point is tho S. Hill looks firmly slotted around the top of round 1

  158. By Spencer on Apr 6, 2012 | Reply

    S.Hill is Denaryious Thomas.

  159. By sandiamond on Apr 6, 2012 | Reply

    sad news about LB Tinsley, Charlie. The vikes could have had an eye on the young player.
    rest in peace~

  160. By sandiamond on Apr 6, 2012 | Reply

    spencer time to jump on the MoSanu wagon!!!

  161. By mark on Apr 6, 2012 | Reply

    just read an article about cris carter wanting greg williams banned for life. there seemed to as much negative talk about cc as williams. why is that?

  162. By OTKalil2012 on Apr 6, 2012 | Reply

    Kiper has Jeffery falling into the 3rd round already again today…

    The guy is falling like a rock…

  163. By iaVIKE on Apr 6, 2012 | Reply

    Is it just cause of the previous weight issues or what?

  164. By Spencer on Apr 6, 2012 | Reply

    To this day im still amazed how L.Blount went undrafted soley because he punched someone in college. Unreal!

  165. By tom n j on Apr 6, 2012 | Reply

    Sanu in rd 3 and MLB in rd 2

  166. By tom n j on Apr 6, 2012 | Reply

    we need lbs

  167. By charliewest40 on Apr 6, 2012 | Reply

    we need safeties

  168. By tom n j on Apr 6, 2012 | Reply

    let.s get a solid lb in the 2nd rd after the rd2 good lbs are hard to find We could find
    a good cb or wr in later rounds.

  169. By vikefanforlife on Apr 6, 2012 | Reply

    did any body else notice he said ryan kalil

  170. By NovaScotiaVike on Apr 6, 2012 | Reply

    He (Blount) clashed several times during the season with veteran head coach Mike Bellotti, earning a suspension for the first quarter of a November loss to the Cal Golden Bears for “not following team rules…..After the end of the season, he missed a number of workouts. Bellotti suspended him indefinitely on February 10 for “failure to fulfill team obligations”……From Wiki. …..It’s called “reality” Spencer, not too many organizations want to deal with this.

  171. By GrandDaddyPurp on Apr 6, 2012 | Reply

    Devon

  172. By GrandDaddyPurp on Apr 6, 2012 | Reply

    Still

  173. By GrandDaddyPurp on Apr 6, 2012 | Reply

    Penn

  174. By GrandDaddyPurp on Apr 6, 2012 | Reply

    State

  175. By GrandDaddyPurp on Apr 6, 2012 | Reply

    Defensive

  176. By GrandDaddyPurp on Apr 6, 2012 | Reply

    Tackle

  177. By GrandDaddyPurp on Apr 6, 2012 | Reply

    2nd Round

  178. By GrandDaddyPurp on Apr 6, 2012 | Reply

    Get it done Spielman

  179. By Mike R. on Apr 6, 2012 | Reply

    Bradham,Manning,Wagner,Burris,Cole

  180. By sandiamond on Apr 6, 2012 | Reply

  181. By sandiamond on Apr 6, 2012 | Reply

    Harrison Smith is our man in the 2nd?

    other waterbug corners avail 2nd: Jenkins, Robinson, Dennard

  182. By Spencer on Apr 6, 2012 | Reply

    Nova, look at Janoris Jenkins Florida resume. Thats not gonna stop teams from drafting him in the 1st round.

  183. By charliewest40 on Apr 6, 2012 | Reply

    Harrison Smith is the best ballhawk available !!!! Kiper agrees with me.

  184. By charliewest40 on Apr 6, 2012 | Reply

    ^^^^^^^^at a position of need^^^^^^^^

  185. By NovaScotiaVike on Apr 6, 2012 | Reply

    I’m not sure what your point is, Spencer. You said that you were ‘amazed” that Blount wasn’t drafted simply because of one punch. I pointed out that you were wrong, there were other factors involved. I’m not sure what Jenkins is doing in this conversation.

  186. By Spencer on Apr 6, 2012 | Reply

    My point is that its dumb how Blount goes undrafted and Jenkins will go in the 1st round even though what Jenkins did was worse.

  187. By NovaScotiaVike on Apr 6, 2012 | Reply

    I think that if you look closely at the two separate cases, you should notice that Blount’s problems stemmed from insubordination, whereas Jenkins troubles were not team or coach related. Tema don’t want players who fight with coaches, teammates, etc.

  188. By NovaScotiaVike on Apr 6, 2012 | Reply

    *Teams

  189. By OTKalil2012 on Apr 6, 2012 | Reply

    @Troutdaddy…Thanks for the invitation…Really enjoy hitting the streams in my area for trout also…Nothing to large in the way of trout on average here though…But love walking those streams…My brother was asking me to Tampa Bay area in Florida too this past winter…Still asking myself why I didn’t take him up on that 2 week vacation ??…

    WR T Streeter dropping like a rock in rankings also…projected to go in the 5th or 6th rounds now…

  190. By NovaScotiaVike on Apr 6, 2012 | Reply

    OTKalil….Great fishing in the Gulf of Mexico if you go !!!

  191. By OTKalil2012 on Apr 6, 2012 | Reply

    Nova…I might just go this coming winter..It was my brothers first winter down there after retiring…He bought a house down there last summer…

    I didn’t really have time to plan things this last winter to make the trip…But will give that trip some serious thought this summer…I have never fished in the ocean yet…And something I have always wanted to do…

  192. By NovaScotiaVike on Apr 6, 2012 | Reply

    The variety of really big fish is incredible.

  193. By OTKalil2012 on Apr 6, 2012 | Reply

    The only thing about this guy…I am like an olden day Viking…I like seeing land from my boat while out fishing…I have never been out on open water where I couldn’t at least see a shoreline on the horizon…

    I live in a state with 10,000 lakes…But all that I have ever fished in…Land is easy to see while fishing on them… : )

  194. By NovaScotiaVike on Apr 6, 2012 | Reply

    OTK….The olden-day Vikings sailed from Europe to Newfoundland. Give it a try, (deep-sea fishing, not sailing from Europe to Newfoundland), you will be so awestruck you will forget all about land.

  195. By Viking-ology on Apr 6, 2012 | Reply

    Viking-ology is in the house. What did I miss…

  196. By OTKalil2012 on Apr 6, 2012 | Reply

    Nova….I can only imagine…

    Let me see the boat first…If it looks to small…My brother says they get plenty of fish off the fishing piers down there also…

  197. By Spencer on Apr 6, 2012 | Reply

    Very inspirational, Chris Cook took the time out of his crazy schedule to speak to elementary students about the value of an education. Hes an amazing person and a class-act.

    http://www.wset.com/story/17351187/chris-cook-visits-elementary-school

  198. By Viking-ology on Apr 6, 2012 | Reply

    I seeee…the more that things change, the more they stay the same.

  199. By Spencer on Apr 6, 2012 | Reply

    Sidney looks just like Alshon….

  200. By Spencer on Apr 6, 2012 | Reply

  201. By Viking-ology on Apr 6, 2012 | Reply

    Sidney Rice is overratted.

  202. By Viking-ology on Apr 6, 2012 | Reply

    There is nothing like over paying a one-hit wonder.

  203. By Spencer on Apr 6, 2012 | Reply

    Rice isnt overrated….just injury-prone. Big difference VO.

  204. By Viking-ology on Apr 6, 2012 | Reply

    He got paid like a top WR didn’t he? He is overrated.

  205. By Viking-ology on Apr 6, 2012 | Reply

    Hold on a minute, I’m going to listen to Hocus Pocus by Focus while I watch Sidney Rice highlights.

  206. By Viking-ology on Apr 6, 2012 | Reply

    He had one good year-and Favre made his payday.

  207. By Viking-ology on Apr 6, 2012 | Reply

    BTW Spencer-Sidney Rice was a better Viking than Chris Cook has ever been (currently) HAHAHAHAHAHA

  208. By Spencer on Apr 6, 2012 | Reply

    Im all in, once again, for Alshon Jeffery. He will help Ponder tremendously.

    Gahh dam our offense is going to be scary good next year- Toby, AP, Carlson, Rudolph, Percy, and Alshon? We should put up 28 a game next year with ease providing Ponder plays like a quality NFL quarterback.

  209. By Spencer on Apr 6, 2012 | Reply

    And I agree, Rice is a better Viking than Cook……for now. If Cook can play a full 16 game season next year he will ascend into the Elite Corner-back class.

  210. By Mike R. on Apr 6, 2012 | Reply

    What’s up Viking-ology?

    Long time,no hear. Are the kids keeping their noses to the books? :-)

  211. By sandiamond on Apr 6, 2012 | Reply

    On sale next 30 mins….

    http://xxjerseys.com/chris-cook-jersey-chris-cook-authentic-jersey-31-in-purple.html

  212. By Viking-ology on Apr 6, 2012 | Reply

    Mike R- yes they are. Thanks for asking. We are getting settled in to our new place.

  213. By Spencer on Apr 6, 2012 | Reply

    It was a pain trying to buy a Cook jersey last season. I remember back in June I went to the store to try and buy a Cook jersey, but the guy had to put me on an 8 month waiting list! He said the jerseys sold out the second they hit the stores. Hopefully the same does not happen this year, but im confident that millions upon millions of Viking fans cant wait to get their hands on that coveted #31, authentic, Nike jersey. So I will be first in line.

  214. By Mike R. on Apr 6, 2012 | Reply

    That’s good to hear…congrats on new place :-)

  215. By Mike R. on Apr 6, 2012 | Reply

    Who do you like in the draft Viking-ology?

  216. By Mike R. on Apr 6, 2012 | Reply

    Or anybody? Who do you like in the draft for the Vikings?

  217. By Mike B. on Apr 6, 2012 | Reply

    I was in Minneapolis during Training Camp you couldn’t get a Mc Nabb Jersey anywhere.

  218. By Spencer on Apr 6, 2012 | Reply

    Im not gonna lie, I was a believer in McNabb at the start of the year. I honestly thought we could make the playoffs with him at the helm.

  219. By TheValentine84 on Apr 7, 2012 | Reply

    I think we have to go:
    1. T
    2. WR (Except if Harrison Smith falls to us)
    3. LB
    4. CB/FS
    4. WR
    4. DT
    5+ DB’s and Lineman and preferably a new kicker

  220. By OTKalil2012 on Apr 7, 2012 | Reply

    Why as fans when a player drops down draft board think we are getting a steal on bad player just because they can be taken in later rounds than originally projected…When fans should be focusing on players rising on draft boards…

    Still hoping for a chance to draft the likes of… A Jeffery,T Streeter, and Vontaze Burfict…

    OLB Shea McClellin and DT Derrick Wolfe were players I really liked a month ago when they were ranked as 5th round prospects…Check them out now on the latest “rumor mills” link below…And see who the Packers are “smitten” with and might choose in the first round…

    Link would not post…W a l t e r f o o t b a l l….check under the rumer mill section…..

  221. By vikesfan12 on Apr 7, 2012 | Reply

    It would be dam nice to switch with the browns in the first round and pick-up their 2nd round pick!!

    1st Kalil
    2nd WR
    2nd CB/S
    3rd LB
    Rest of the draft best available player

  222. By vikesfan12 on Apr 7, 2012 | Reply

    OTKalil- Have you ever fished Superior?

  223. By sandiamond on Apr 7, 2012 | Reply

    It appears the Market is still not there for a trade up into pick #3 . This is what Spielman prefers and would like to select Mo Claiborne 5-8. Above #8 I think the target is Dre Kirkpatrick but the vikes probably would not be interested in anything above #12-14

    Should all work out fine because Spielman knows(value wise) he can’t pick Claiborne at #3
    LT Kalil still the man!!

  224. By sandiamond on Apr 7, 2012 | Reply

    Spielman: Vikings might trade No. 3 pick, even at the last minute

    http://www.nfl.com/draft/story/09000d5d8282553a/article/spielman-vikings-might-trade-no-3-pick-even-at-the-last-minute?module=HP11_headline_stack

  225. By Spencer on Apr 7, 2012 | Reply

    Have we forgotten?

  226. By charliewest40 on Apr 7, 2012 | Reply

    There is a DRAFT VALUE CHART within this article which lays out players by position in a tiered system. This is really helpful and its based on where all 32 teams project wher players get drafted. For example; round 2a,2b and 2c, First middle and last part of a draftees likely round to be picked.

    http://www.profootballweekly.com/2012/04/06/pfws-exclusive-draft-value-chart-7

  227. By sandiamond on Apr 7, 2012 | Reply

    Spencer’s boy still taking a hit in the CB rankings:

    http://thevikingage.com/2012/04/07/vikings-draft-targets-2012-is-janoris-jenkins-too-big-a-risk/

  228. By OTKalil2012 on Apr 7, 2012 | Reply

    vikesfan12…No…I saw lake Superior on a trip once…But never fished a body of water that vast…

    Mille Lacs is the largest body of water I have fished…And that was for walleye night fishing opener a few years ago…And that was on a barge that outfitted around 50 people…Had a great time…We traveled out quite far out onto the lake…But never paid any attention because the boat was so large…You could not even feel any waves slapping against it…And it was night…So vision looking out was limited also…

    All traveling in my life has been limited…And inside the country…I have never seen an ocean…

    I know…I should get out more…hahaha…

    Just a guy with limited wants I guess…Never seem to have too travel very far from home to enjoy the wonders God has placed on this earth… : )

  229. By OTKalil2012 on Apr 7, 2012 | Reply

    sandiamond….If the Rams want Kalil…They might offer a trade Spielman can’t refuse on draft day…I can see players like MLB Kuechly..M Ingram…being taken even if Claiborne is still on the board at the time if the drop down…

    A tampa 2 defense just doesn’t need an elite shut down corners to operate correctly…But it does demand pressure from the front 7 on defense…An area where the LB’s and DT’s have not been doing there jobs of late forcing those pressures…And just as poor of a job as the secondary…If not worse…

    If a trade is made…And the Vikings lose the chance to grab Kalil…They might go defense…But it could be any position on the team…Just hope they stay away from Coples or Upshaw…I think both of those guys will be huge busts…

  230. By Mike B. on Apr 7, 2012 | Reply

    Question guys the Rams took a first round tackle in 2009 and a Second round tackle in 2010. were both of these guys a bust? I thought the Rams want Blackmon

  231. By Mike B. on Apr 7, 2012 | Reply

    @sandiamond do you think the Niners are in need of a WR in the First round. They have a lot of talent at WR.

  232. By KoN on Apr 7, 2012 | Reply

    OTK, it is normally true tht you wnat to stay way from guys who are dropping, but look at why alshon is dropping. The only thing that could cause him to drop was the weight issue, but he apparently got that under control so now there really is no reason for him to be dropping, he just is. I also don’t agree that you should necessarily look at guys who are rising. Think about someone like Poe, he was graded as the best DT after the combine, but now people are realizing that he actually isn’t that good. And what about a guy like Hill, he’s a good, fast player no doubt, but he’s been blown up past his value because of an impressive combine and pretty good film. He’s probably a mid to late second round pick.

  233. By KoN on Apr 7, 2012 | Reply

    That’s true mike, and (besides Randy Moss) they are all pretty young. I find it odd that a lot of the draft boards that I have seen have them taking a WR first round, but maybe they don’t have very many holes and are just going BPA.

  234. By sandiamond on Apr 7, 2012 | Reply

    OTK i couldn’t agree more about the DT and LB aspect of cover 2. weapons for ponder tho is still the going theme that weighs heavy in the front office. imo

    Mike i guess Kiper fiqures SF has enough talent already to be able an take a potential home-run pick

  235. By Mike B. on Apr 7, 2012 | Reply

    Yes Niners are at their peak now and want to make a SB run, so that would make sense to get a player that will get them deep in the playoffs.

  236. By Spencer on Apr 7, 2012 | Reply

    Wow. Janoris Jenkins was fired by his Agent. What the He|| is wrong with this guy?

    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/04/07/agent-change-another-question-mark-for-janoris-jenkins/

  237. By OTKalil2012 on Apr 7, 2012 | Reply

    KoN…One thing that I don’t seem to be hearing about Jeffery is how his interviews went ??…How well did he do scripting plays…Why did he play his senior year weighing over 230 lbs ??…

    Why didn’t Alshon work out at the combine…He didn’t have any health issues at that time ??…Does he lack motivation to compete ??…Did he starve himself to lose the weight to register himself at the combine ??…And did not participate becuase of that weakened condition ??….Fans do not know the “whys” of Jeffery ???…But coaches do…

    Jeffery had a good pro day…And kept the weight off…And ran well…But still he keeps falling in the rankings ??…

  238. By OTKalil2012 on Apr 7, 2012 | Reply

    sandiamond….I agree with the WR being the bigger need also…I could see Blackmon picked before Claiborne…

    Kalil is the BPA for the Vikings at 3….I hope they take him…Or things could go goofy if not…

    The only way I see any trading paying off for the Vikings in the first round…Is if they trade down more than once…And maybe up to 3 times in the first round alone…If Spielman starts the ball rolling with trades…It might take awhile for it to stop…

  239. By Favre4ever on Apr 7, 2012 | Reply

    I love that my man Alshon is dropping. He would be a great pick at 35.

  240. By KoN on Apr 7, 2012 | Reply

    Maybe you’re right, my personal feeling however is that people have forgotten about him. He didn’t work out at the combine meaning people weren’t able to compare him to others there, and then, at his pro day, he performed up to but not exceeding expectations. On the other hand, WRs like Hill have performed above expectattions, inflating their stock above their value. Causing them to surge ahead while Alshon remains still.

  241. By NovaScotiaVike on Apr 7, 2012 | Reply

    By Spencer on Apr 6, 2012 | Reply
    My point is that its dumb how Blount goes undrafted and Jenkins will go in the 1st round even though what Jenkins did was worse…….1st round, really?

  242. By NovaScotiaVike on Apr 7, 2012 | Reply

    Whoever drafts him can “sweeten the pot” by offering him a big discount on daycare.

  243. By Spencer on Apr 7, 2012 | Reply

    4 kids by 3 different women? Antonio Cromartie Jr.

  244. By Spencer on Apr 7, 2012 | Reply

  245. By NovaScotiaVike on Apr 7, 2012 | Reply

    LOL Spencer !

  246. By Shawn on Apr 7, 2012 | Reply

    Janoris Jenkins is a ” Job Creator ”

    -Cops
    -Lawyers
    -Daycare

    Cant we just stop talking about these clowns ? There have been hundreds of Hall of Famers drafted that didnt have issues. A person with troubles under the age of 25 is highly likely to have more troubles … Pacman Jones, Randy Moss, Chris Cook, and Cromartie to name a few. Cromartie seems to have figured it out but he also crossed the 25yo maturity mark.

    I hope he’s off the board so its not even a possibility ….

  247. By Shawn on Apr 7, 2012 | Reply

    WOW … Cromartie couldnt even name on of his daughters.

  248. By NovaScotiaVike on Apr 7, 2012 | Reply

    Travis Henry – 10 kids by 9 women. And he just gets the “Silver Medal”..

  249. By NovaScotiaVike on Apr 7, 2012 | Reply

    Calvin Murphy – 14 illegitimate kids by 9 women.

  250. By NovaScotiaVike on Apr 7, 2012 | Reply

    Must be crazy on Father’s Day.

  251. By Spencer on Apr 7, 2012 | Reply

    Lol Shawn, “Janoris Jenkins is a Job Creator

  252. By charliewest40 on Apr 7, 2012 | Reply

    I predict we go WR @35. If you look at next best options in 3rd round like A.J.Jenkins or Marvin McNutt, they don’t bring the skill set we are looking for. Is Juron Criner a good pick in the 3rd?

  253. By NovaScotiaVike on Apr 7, 2012 | Reply

    He can name his next kid “Job”.

  254. By Shawn on Apr 7, 2012 | Reply

    I will give Jenkins a break if he hasnt been in trouble since he was kicked out of Florida. Im very curious why an agent would fire him just before the draft … I mean he was 2 months from a decent payday and said F’ it … something fishy there.

  255. By Spencer on Apr 7, 2012 | Reply

    Shawn, Chris Cook has only done One bad thing, so putting him in a category with those other jokers is not fair.

  256. By NovaScotiaVike on Apr 7, 2012 | Reply

    Shawn,maybe Jenkins had an affair with his wife.

  257. By Shawn on Apr 7, 2012 | Reply

    LOL he’s married ?

  258. By NovaScotiaVike on Apr 7, 2012 | Reply

    No, the agent’s wife.

  259. By sandiamond on Apr 7, 2012 | Reply

    charlie that’s the next level along with Brian Quick

  260. By Spencer on Apr 7, 2012 | Reply

    Well heres a positive with Jenkins, at least he knows his kids names.

    “At the combine he didn’t hesitate to name them — Janoris Jr., Legend, Janorion and Paris.”

  261. By Shawn on Apr 7, 2012 | Reply

    interesting theory Nova

  262. By NovaScotiaVike on Apr 7, 2012 | Reply

    He must have liked the movie ‘ I Am Legend”.

  263. By Spencer on Apr 7, 2012 | Reply

    Who do you guys think is the most overrated player on the team?

  264. By Shawn on Apr 7, 2012 | Reply

    LMAO … where do they get these names ??? I have been in a baby names book and oddly I never saw “Legend” or “Janorion” or “Majourna” … and did Cromartie name his kid “MyDaughter” ?

    Do you think Jenkins thought “Legend” was a name instead of a section of the book?

  265. By Shawn on Apr 7, 2012 | Reply

    Nova I had the exact same thought

  266. By NovaScotiaVike on Apr 7, 2012 | Reply

    Wait until Paris reaches 16 and all her male friends start playing ” midnight in Paris”.

  267. By Shawn on Apr 7, 2012 | Reply

    The more I think about it Cromartie might be a genius … I like the name “MyDaughter”

    “Hey guys this is MyDaughter.”

  268. By charliewest40 on Apr 7, 2012 | Reply

    Greenway

  269. By Spencer on Apr 7, 2012 | Reply

    I actually dont think we have any overrated players on the team.

  270. By NovaScotiaVike on Apr 7, 2012 | Reply

    It’s a lot like a girl that I used to go to school with, named Dixie. Every time she walked into the University pub, everyone would start whistling ” I wish I Was In Dixie”.

  271. By Shawn on Apr 7, 2012 | Reply

    You could do an Abbott and Costello routine with “MyDaughter”

    Abbott “Hey guys this is MyDaughter”

    Costello “Whats her name?”

    Abbott “MyDaughter”

    Costello “Yea”

    Abbott “Yea?”

    Costello “Whats her name?”

    Abbott “MyDaughter”

    Costello “Yea”

  272. By Shawn on Apr 7, 2012 | Reply

    Nova… Do you know about Paris Hilton’s se’x tape called “One Night in Paris” ?

  273. By Spencer on Apr 7, 2012 | Reply

    Thats one of the most Bullsh-t things I have ever seen.

  274. By NovaScotiaVike on Apr 7, 2012 | Reply

    I’ve heard about it Shawn, never saw it. Don’t really want to. I can’t stand Hollywood “Stars” who make fortunes by doing absolutely nothing.

  275. By Spencer on Apr 7, 2012 | Reply

    Mike Woobs- you do realize Chris Carr was signed by the Vikings right? So wheres the new blog?

  276. By Shawn on Apr 7, 2012 | Reply

    fair enough

  277. By GrandDaddyPurp on Apr 7, 2012 | Reply

    I know Spielman is trying to do the right thing and trade back

    http://www.nfl.com/draft/story/09000d5d8282553a/article/spielman-vikings-might-trade-no-3-pick-even-at-the-last-minute?module=HP11_headline_stack

    The Browns are NOT going to trade up one spot. If we do trade back we will probably get an extra 2nd AND 3rd round pick. Can you say Harrison Smith AND Alshon Jeffery AND and Trumaine Johnson? I’m liking what I’m hearing Spielman.

  278. By GrandDaddyPurp on Apr 7, 2012 | Reply

    Hopefully the dolphins trade so we dont fall too far back.

  279. By GrandDaddyPurp on Apr 7, 2012 | Reply

    Imagine. 2 2nd round picks. 2 3rd round picks. and 3 4th round picks. Thats what I’m talking about. Hopefully the story is true

  280. By NovaScotiaVike on Apr 7, 2012 | Reply

    >>>>>BREAKING NEWS<<<<<<< New York ( AP)……..Former Saint's head coach Sean Payton reportedly offered N.F.L. commish Roger Goodell a "Lifetime Membership" to the dozens of brothels and cra(khouses that Payton owns in New Orleans, in return for a lighter sentence. Goodell, in a true showing of judicial impartiality, staked Payton's wife through the heart , and his children will now be used as kicking tees for the season's 1st week of exhibition games.

  281. By NovaScotiaVike on Apr 7, 2012 | Reply

    Greg William’s wife and kids were not available for comment, as the swamp dredging is not complete.

  282. By KoN on Apr 7, 2012 | Reply

    Charlie, you think greenway is overrated? I think he’s underrated. Last year he finished with the third most tackles in the NFL and no one even took notice of it, and that wasn’t even one of his better years.

  283. By charliewest40 on Apr 7, 2012 | Reply

    GDP…thats what Ive been trying to say. Even though we may not get the elite LT .our collection of talent would be awesome through 3 full rounds.

    WE NEED TO LISTEN

  284. By GrandDaddyPurp on Apr 7, 2012 | Reply

    KoN. He got selected to the pro bowl so he got some notice for it. As for him being overrated, I think he is neither underrated or overrated. Fact is the guy is a beast against the run but disappears against the pass.

  285. By GrandDaddyPurp on Apr 7, 2012 | Reply

    Charlie- Im with you on that, Ive been saying it as well. The more picks the better.

  286. By charliewest40 on Apr 7, 2012 | Reply

    KoN, Don’t get me wrong, I like Greenway, But…He doesnt break up enough pass plays. I think he’s overrated in terms of pass coverage.

  287. By Mike B. on Apr 7, 2012 | Reply

    Kalil is what we should be focusing on. I don’t see the Browns, Rams, Miami, or Seattle selling the farm for Tannehill or Kalil. at most 1 or 2 picks. Need to focus on getting that #1 LT signed up.

  288. By Mike B. on Apr 7, 2012 | Reply

    Those teams mentioned are not making a run for the SB or playoffs this year anyway. Why sell the farm when there is another QB waiting in the wings in next years draft.

  289. By sandiamond on Apr 7, 2012 | Reply

    DraftCountdown:

    #Virginia CB Chase Minnifield will be a steal in Round 3 or 4. Stick the kid in a Cover 2 scheme and watch him play in the NFL for a decade.

  290. By sandiamond on Apr 7, 2012 | Reply

    !!

  291. By hognuts on Apr 7, 2012 | Reply

    We only trade the #3 pick if it is with the Browns. If Spielman doesn’t get Kalil, I will lose it.

  292. By josh k on Apr 7, 2012 | Reply

    jeeze how many interceptions did Minnifield have in college?

  293. By sandiamond on Apr 7, 2012 | Reply

    ‏@gregcosell

    Will be fascinated to see where Iloka gets drafted. In new NFL with receiviung TE, size/speed/athletic would seem to be in demand at safety.

    Asked re: George Iloka. Intriguing prospect. Excellent size/speed combo for 225 lbs. Athleticism. Corner exp. Physical skill set is there.

  294. By sandiamond on Apr 7, 2012 | Reply

    Minnifield 3 int’s last year. Looks like he shutdown S. Hill, TJ Graham and T.Streeter in stat look-up

  295. By TheWall on Apr 7, 2012 | Reply

    DT Kendall Reyes and Derek Wolfe could be good additions. Hopefully one is drafted.

  296. By TheWall on Apr 7, 2012 | Reply

    Any idiot can see Kalil should be the pick the only question is will spielman try to be overly smart and try to trade down and miss out on one of the best LT prospects since Jake Long?

  297. By Derrick.G on Apr 7, 2012 | Reply

    Dude….Minnifield was a beast in college….lol

  298. By Spencer on Apr 7, 2012 | Reply

    I feel like a teenage girl that has fallen head over heels for the “bad boy.” Sure Jenkins isnt the best role-model, but he is a tremendous talent. Right now hes falling in mock drafts and if hes available for us in the 2nd round….we have to take him. He seems very remorseful for what hes done, and I believe he will change his ways.

    Chris Cook and Janoris Jenkins would be the best CB duo for years to come.

  299. By GrandDaddyPurp on Apr 7, 2012 | Reply

    We need some more of the Chirs Cook attitude on defense lol

  300. By GrandDaddyPurp on Apr 7, 2012 | Reply

    say we do trade down. We could get all those players everyone is listing above instead of just 1 or 2 of them.

  301. By NovaScotiaVike on Apr 7, 2012 | Reply

    Spencer, see if you can get a leather jacket with their “colors”.

  302. By NovaScotiaVike on Apr 7, 2012 | Reply

    If you feel like a teenage girl, I would suggest that you stay away from Jenkins.

  303. By sandiamond on Apr 7, 2012 | Reply

    oh my found another Burfict video… yes /no?

  304. By Mike R. on Apr 7, 2012 | Reply

    Last of the school Pro Days: SMU

    TE Taylor Thompson 6’5″ 259

    37-Vertical 10’6-Broad jump 4.57-40 yd
    22-Reps

    Good considering that he played DE for the Mustangs…Maybe he could be on-the-line blocking TE (Saucer is gone). At worst, the Vikes could see if he has pass rushing skills (8.5 sacks last yr)

  305. By NovaScotiaVike on Apr 7, 2012 | Reply

    And DEFINITELY stay away from Mark Sanchez.

  306. By Spencer on Apr 7, 2012 | Reply

    No more of Burfict sandiamond, hes a fraud. Theres no doubt in my mind that he will be a bust.

  307. By sandiamond on Apr 7, 2012 | Reply

    spence Jenkins agent claiming people taking shots at his client

  308. By sandiamond on Apr 7, 2012 | Reply

    Bufict video one bone-crushing tackle after another! unreal

  309. By Spencer on Apr 7, 2012 | Reply

    Just the guy we need…

  310. By CBJenkins2012 on Apr 7, 2012 | Reply

    “F”Jeffery, im all Jenkins now baby!!!

    …..____________________ , ,__
    ……/ `—___________—-_____] – – – – – – – – ░ ▒▓▓█D
    …../_==o;;;;;;;;_______.:/
    …..), —.(_(__) /
    ….// (..) ), —-”
    …//___//
    ..//___//
    .//___//

  311. By sandiamond on Apr 7, 2012 | Reply

    http://www.twincities.com/vikings/ci_20349129/charley-walters-notre-dames-harrison-smith-fits-vikings?source=rss

  312. By NovaScotiaVike on Apr 7, 2012 | Reply

    CBJenkins2012……You must be waiting for child support !

  313. By CBJenkins2012 on Apr 7, 2012 | Reply

    Shutup Nova Lol.

  314. By Shawn on Apr 7, 2012 | Reply

    Nova … Im pretty sure Spencer would love us finding a serial ki’ller. That would be the greatest thing ever for him … as long as he was “on the field” 6 games a season.

  315. By Mike R. on Apr 7, 2012 | Reply

    Why not trade the 3rd pick away? Obviously the Vikes O-line is ok…no need for some upgrade…like no need for upgrade in other areas…LB,CB,S…. Heck, I say if the Vikes trade the #3 pick away, they should take Janoris Jenkins,Burfict or maybe still Demetrius Underwood…he would be a steal (if off his meds)

  316. By Mike R. on Apr 7, 2012 | Reply

    Don’t forget the burner WR Troy Williamson will still be available at the 8th or 9th pick

  317. By Frederick Jones on Apr 8, 2012 | Reply

    It seems that the Vikings are picking up young free agents to go along with all the draft picks. This is the way to build, if these players have talent.

    Frazier and his staff will be better able to mold these young guys into a TEAM.

    I just hope they remember that FOOTBALL is still mostly about BLOCKING and
    TACKLING. This means that you have to get the big guys.

  318. By Frederick Jones on Apr 8, 2012 | Reply

    There has been talk about the Vikings trading down for Cleveland’s 4th pick in the first round, so that the Browns can take Tannehill.

    Then the Vikings would get another high 2nd round pick plus Kalil. But there are other good O Linemen that Spielman may think he can get.

    Rick, I hope you don’t gamble with your job. It might be hard to get that A.D. position at Southwest State Univ. if you prove yourself stupid.

    The Vikings definitely do not need Tannehill!!!

  319. By Frederick Jones on Apr 8, 2012 | Reply

    Trading positions in the draft is dangerous. How does anyone know what is going to happen! Maybe if you could move UP it might be good, but not for the Vikings this year!!!

    Pick Kalil, unless their is someone better out their.

    98% of our bloggers would pick Kalil in the first round for the Vikings.

  320. By Frederick Jones on Apr 8, 2012 | Reply

    @Lance,

    Your draft mock at the end of the Jeffery article was/is fantastic! Mail it in to Spielman soon!!!

    I would prefer an all-conference selection for the third round pick at Guard, Center, or Tackle. But that’s nit-picking.

    If Spielman gets canned after this season, or sooner, elect Lance as General Manager!!!

    LANCE AS GENERAL MANAGER, NEXT YEAR IF SPIELMAN DOESN’T GET IT DONE.

    Remember there is always that Southwest State Univ. A.D. job for Rick if he fails!!!

  321. By Frederick Jones on Apr 8, 2012 | Reply

    @Titus,

    That would be a nice touch, “real horns on the helmet!” lol x 7

  322. By Frederick Jones on Apr 8, 2012 | Reply

    @Spencer,

    I think Chris Cook could be a great CB. He will have to over come some
    negative fan reaction in the first few games. If he can do that, he’ll be a great player.

    He was on his way before the altercation with his woman.

  323. By Frederick Jones on Apr 8, 2012 | Reply

    Mike B.,

    You had a good point about the QBs, “why sell the farm when there will be good ones available next year.”

    All we have to do is look back to when Montana, S. Young, Elway, Kelly, Esiason, etc. were drafted. There are lots of those “legends” drafted every year.

    Now maybe G3 will be the best of all times. But it’s just as likely that he will be a bust.

    I also think you are right about Kalil, if he is that good, get him. You do need to have some superstars on your team.

  324. By Frederick Jones on Apr 8, 2012 | Reply

    TheValentine84,

    The draft mock you wrote up might very well be the one that Spielman uses.

    That’s okay, there is an A.D. job available at a Division II or III college somewhere for him in 2013, I’m sure.

    We must have TALENT in our NEEEED AREAS, namely T, G, C, CB, S….(not necessarily in that order.

  325. By Frederick Jones on Apr 8, 2012 | Reply

    One thing I am excited about with this draft. We can pin, or credit much of it to Spielman.

    Accountability.

  326. By Frederick Jones on Apr 8, 2012 | Reply

    IS IT BETTER TO POST A COMMENT THAN NOT TO POST ANYTHING?

    That is the question you have to ask yourself when you want to make the statement that
    “You are boring”

    What gives you the right to be so stupid? Isn’t your comment about a blogger being boring…even more boring?

    Don’t you have better things to do with your post than to say they are boring? Why don’t you in all your glory make an intelligent, witty, and interesting comment???

  327. By Frederick Jones on Apr 8, 2012 | Reply

    ***It seems that the Vikings are picking up young free agents to go along with all the draft picks. This is the way to build, if these players have talent.

    Frazier and his staff will be better able to mold these young guys into a TEAM.

    I just hope they remember that FOOTBALL is still mostly about BLOCKING and
    TACKLING. This means that you have to get the big guys.

  328. By Frederick Jones on Apr 8, 2012 | Reply

    Wide Receivers…Wide Receiver…don’t talk about Wide Receivers…I just hope we can draft some DEFENSIVE BACKS AND OFFENSIVE LINEMEN, and perhaps have a chance at the playoffs after the 2013 season!

    Don”’ even thin”’ abow”’ WRs!!!

  329. By Frederick Jones on Apr 8, 2012 | Reply

    *Rick Spielman may also have Dontari Poe in mind for that 4th/5th pick in the first round instead of Kalil.

    Rick, Poe is 6’4″ 346′ and runs a 4.98. However there is a thing called “weight gain.” A guy that fat is not going to get lighter over the years.

    I would like to see the Vikings get Riley Reiff, T out of Iowa or David DeCastro, G out of Stanford IF we risk trading down. We should be trading down to take care of NEEDS!

  330. By Frederick Jones on Apr 8, 2012 | Reply

    # It seems that the Vikings are picking up young free agents to go along with all the draft picks. This is the way to build, if these players have talent.

    Frazier and his staff will be better able to mold these young guys into a TEAM.

    I just hope they remember that FOOTBALL is still mostly about BLOCKING and
    TACKLING. This means that you have to get the big guys.

  331. By Frederick Jones on Apr 8, 2012 | Reply

    It’s a long way to the top if you don’t have any average NFL offensive linemen and defensive backs!!!

  332. By Frederick Jones on Apr 8, 2012 | Reply

    16 straight posts.

  333. By Saddy on Apr 8, 2012 | Reply

    MArk Sanchez to Vikings, why is the vikings even talking to Jets about a trade, Mark Sanchez is not what we need…

    Chrsitian Ponder and Webb is much better

  334. By mad1 on Apr 8, 2012 | Reply

    we have 4 good young DBs this year cook,bowman,allen, and carr..so yes we do need a WRs Mr Jones.. we can draft at least 3 more in later rounds mostly Fs and SS would be our need..

  335. By mad1 on Apr 8, 2012 | Reply

    keep in mind abdullah is still out their and burton only has one season under his belt so far…. theres still good talent in the FAs left and we can still trade for picks or players

  336. By charliewest40 on Apr 8, 2012 | Reply

    If we trade down in the 1st round we would be assured to get a top player at 5 positions (left tackle, safety, wide reciever, linebacker and cornerback). Thru 3 rounds we could net at least 2 additional starters. The way I look at it we need an upgrade at SEVERAL positions rather than having that substantial upgrade at left tackle.

    I think we need to recognize that there are many different ways to build a TEAM.

    Lets be competitive this year !!!!!!!

  337. By Lester on Apr 8, 2012 | Reply

    lets go vikes!

  338. By Thevikes07 on Apr 8, 2012 | Reply

    The vikings fan since moving out of seattle, washington!

    Loving the weather of Eden Prairie lol!!

  339. By charliewest40 on Apr 8, 2012 | Reply

    Double eagle at The Masters for Oosthuizen !!!! Unbelievable

  340. By charliewest40 on Apr 8, 2012 | Reply

    These guys are good…….

    This tournament is better than the Super Bowl

  341. By charliewest40 on Apr 8, 2012 | Reply

    That was the 1st Double Eagle since 1935 at Augusta Nat’l

  342. By CBJenkins2012 on Apr 8, 2012 | Reply

    Happy Easter Guys.

  343. By charliewest40 on Apr 8, 2012 | Reply

    Those are some nice Easter eggs

  344. By NovaScotiaVike on Apr 8, 2012 | Reply

    I wouldn’t mind being “wascally” with that “wabbit”.

  345. By Mike R. on Apr 8, 2012 | Reply

    LoL…it looks like a little “wardrobe malfunction” at one point (But in a good way).

  346. By Frederick Jones on Apr 8, 2012 | Reply

    @Mad1,

    At this date, none of the people you mentioned have done anything worth noting in a regular season game.

    It’s risky to sit on our heels and avoid hiring T, G, C, CB, and S candidates.

    The problem the last two years IS THINKING WE’VE ARRIVED AND SOLVED OUR PROBLEM AREAS.

    I am going to do my best to see that it does not happen again.

    Write your local sportswriters and tell them what the VIKINGS need in the draft this year. OFFENSIVE LINE AND DEFENSIVE BACKS.

  347. By CBJenkins2012 on Apr 8, 2012 | Reply

    This is what I want our team to be like. They embodied “Talent” over “Character” and won Championships. I love it!

  348. By Frederick Jones on Apr 8, 2012 | Reply

    @CB Jenkins,

    A lot of games are won before they are even started.

    It is doubtful, however, that Oklahoma was more talented than Miami.

    More often than not talent wins games, not coaching.

    Most people believe that the good coach is the one whose team won the game. The coach who lost, obviously can’t coach.

    This is so false.

  349. By Frederick Jones on Apr 8, 2012 | Reply

    “It’s all about the quarterback.”

    Each team has 53 players.
    Each team has about 20 coaches.
    Each team has about 10 trainers/equipment people
    Then when you add cheerleaders, front office, back office, and ticket takers, it adds up to well over 200 people per team.

    So you are telling me that the Quarterback is so important that he wipes out the importance of the rest of the organization combined?

    The media has a conspiracy to get people interested in thier broadcasts. They feel the need to sell the quarterback matchups. Hey, I can remember Brady vs. Manning!

    Those other people ARE important inspite of what ESPN, Fox, NFL Access, The Hurd, Mike and Mike in the Morning, etc. would have you believe.

    And it brainwashes people.

  350. By Frederick Jones on Apr 8, 2012 | Reply

    The Vikings need Offensive Linemen and Defensive Backs, and I know that I cannot overcome the brainwashing of the media!!!

  351. By Frederick Jones on Apr 8, 2012 | Reply

    One thing we CAN do is e-mail our local sportswriters.

    I suggest doing that in the next few days.

  352. By Frederick Jones on Apr 8, 2012 | Reply

    I just wrote the local papers sportswriters. OLs and DBs.

    OLs DBs :)

  353. By GrandDaddyPurp on Apr 8, 2012 | Reply

    Fred- What are your thoughts on taking Devon Still if he falls to the second round? I think he is too good to pass up.

  354. By Mike B. on Apr 8, 2012 | Reply

    @Fred I still believe we need 1 WR and at the second pick. This draft is full of good WR prospects. I think we should really see if we can find one of these guys.

  355. By Frederick Jones on Apr 9, 2012 | Reply

    @Mike B., and GrandDaddy,

    I’m here to balance out the guys who suggest only picking OLs in the 5th round or later.

    It cannot be over emphasized that it takes a smart, talented individual to excell on the Offensive Line in the NFL.

    Billy Belichick’s remark was for reporters ears, and stupid GM ears only. Lots, and lots of NFL teams have selected OLs and went on to play in the SB the next year.

    Did Spielman buy into Belichick’s remarks? I think he is still buying into that philosophy that you can pick an OL in the later rounds and develop them. Hey, that is true of ANY position!!!

  356. By SAN JOSE VIKINGS! on Apr 9, 2012 | Reply

    3rd pick “JUSTIN BLACKMONSTER!!!!”

  357. By SAN JOSE VIKINGS! on Apr 9, 2012 | Reply

    I thought the “VIKINGS” were getting a open and close roof so that they can see the stars????

  358. By sandiamond on Apr 9, 2012 | Reply

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1137569-2012-nfl-draft-latest-7-round-vikings-mock-draft#/articles/1137569-2012-nfl-draft-latest-7-round-vikings-mock-draft/page/11

  359. By sandiamond on Apr 9, 2012 | Reply

  360. By sandiamond on Apr 9, 2012 | Reply

    6′ 8 OL

  361. By sandiamond on Apr 9, 2012 | Reply

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  363. By digg on May 25, 2012 | Reply

    digg

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