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Opening At Home, Late Bye, Challenging December Highlight 2012 Schedule

Posted by Mike Wobschall on April 17, 2012 – 5:00 pm

For the first time since 2007 and just the second time since 2005, the Vikings will open their regular season with a home game. The Vikings will begin the season with a contest against the AFC South’s Jacksonville Jaguars, and they’ll also conclude the season with a home game against the Green Bay Packers.

Video: Wobby & PA Break Down The Schedule >>   PDF Version of the Schedule >>

Wallpaper Schedule >>   Article: Vikings Release 2012 Schedule

And there is plenty of action in between those games as well, including a Thursday night NFL Network Game in Week 8 against Tampa Bay, consecutive road games against Chicago and Green Bay in Weeks 12-13 and four total road games in the season’s final 6 weeks.

The Vikings bye week falls in Week 11, immediately after their second and final game against the Detroit Lions and right before the team embarks on what appears to be a challenging final 6 games. The Vikings have just one divisional game in the first 9 weeks of the season, and the Week 11 bye is the latest bye since 1999.

Other highlights include a Week 3 matchup against former Vikings WR Randy Moss (who is now with the San Francisco 49ers), visits to play presumed top draft picks Andrew Luck (Colts – Week 2) and Robert Griffin III (Redskins – Week 6), only two potential cold-weather games (Week 12 at Chicago, Week 13 at Green Bay), and of course the season-closing contest against division rival Green Bay.

Remember, 2012 Vikings Season Tickets start as low as $290 and are available now! Call 612.338.4537 or navigate around vikings.com to purchase. Below is a look at the full schedule. For complete details, including dates, game times and television and radio listings, click here.

Week 1:  vs. Jacksonville Jaguars
Week 2:  at Indianapolis Colts
Week 3:  vs. San Francisco 49ers
Week 4:  at Detroit Lions
Week 5:  vs. Tennessee Titans
Week 6:  at Washington Redskins
Week 7:  vs. Arizona Cardinals
Week 8:  vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Thursday night)
Week 9:  at Seattle Seahawks
Week 10: vs. Detroit Lions
Week 11:   BYE
Week 12: at Chicago Bears
Week 13: at Green Bay Packers
Week 14: vs. Chicago Bears
Week 15: at St. Louis Rams
Week 16:  at Houston Texans
Week 17: vs. Green Bay Packers


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221 Responses to “Opening At Home, Late Bye, Challenging December Highlight 2012 Schedule”

  1. By Beau on Apr 17, 2012 | Reply

    Well, If AP stays healthy I see 8-8 at best. Which is an improvement and going in the right track. Skol Vikings

  2. By hognuts on Apr 17, 2012 | Reply

    I’m hoping for 6 wins.

  3. By chrisbreezy on Apr 17, 2012 | Reply

    i have watch the highlights of kalil on youtube vs oregon and the other vs cal. when he is so high when he blocks, he gets man-handled. if someone has quicks hands and use them, they can beat kalil.what i also saw is he doesn’t play to the end of whistle.he needs to use legs for power to block and not his arms.he needs to get stronger on the lower body. i wonder why spielman has doubts on kalil, but not claiborne and blackmon.

  4. By hognuts on Apr 17, 2012 | Reply

    It would be nice to start 2-0 and get a little momentum going against Moss at home in week 3.

  5. By PurplHaze on Apr 17, 2012 | Reply

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  6. By andrew on Apr 17, 2012 | Reply

    vikings could win all but 4 this is an easy schedule

  7. By PurplHaze on Apr 17, 2012 | Reply

    RUEBEN RANDLE!!! RUEBEN RANDLE!!! RUEBEN RANDLE!!!
    RUEBEN RANDLE!!! RUEBEN RANDLE!!! RUEBEN RANDLE!!!
    RUEBEN RANDLE!!! RUEBEN RANDLE!!! RUEBEN RANDLE!!!
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    RUEBEN RANDLE!!! RUEBEN RANDLE!!! RUEBEN RANDLE!!!

  8. By andrew on Apr 17, 2012 | Reply

    REUBEN RANDLE all the way

  9. By aaron rodgers on Apr 17, 2012 | Reply

    Why do these little girls in purple suck so much at life?

    Why do “men” follow these girlie-men?

  10. By PurplHaze on Apr 17, 2012 | Reply

    KALIL is SOLID @ #3 OVERALL!!!

  11. By PurplHaze on Apr 17, 2012 | Reply

    DISCOUNT DOUBLE P R I C K ! ! ! GO AWAY!!!

  12. By Spencer on Apr 17, 2012 | Reply

    Week 1: Cook vs Mike Sims Walker? Advantage Cook.
    Week 2: Cook vs Reggie Wayne? Advantage Cook.
    Week 3: Cook vs Randy Moss? Advantage Cook.
    Week 4: Cook vs Calvin Johnson? Even.
    Week 5: Cook vs Kenny Britt? Advantage Cook.
    Week 6: Cook vs Pierre Garçon ? Advantage Cook.
    Week 7: Cook vs Larry Fitzgerald? Advantage Cook.
    Week 8: Cook vs Mike Williams? Advantage Cook.
    Week 9: Cook vs Sidney Rice? Advantage Cook.
    Week 10: Cook vs Calvin Johnson? Even.
    BYE
    Week 12: Cook vs Brandon Marshall? Advantage Cook.
    Week 13: Cook vs Greg Jennings? Advantage Jennings.
    Week 14: Cook vs Brandon Marshall? Advantage Cook.
    Week 15: Cook vs Andre Johnson? Even.
    Week 16: Cook vs Greg Jennings? Advantage Jennings.

  13. By Spencer on Apr 17, 2012 | Reply

    So the notable #1 WR’s we face are Kenny Britt, Greg Jennings2x, Sidney Rice, Andre Johnson, Larry Fitzgerald, Brandon Marshall2x, and Calvin Johnson2x?

    Yea, that pretty much seals the deal for me……Draft Janoris Jenkins.

  14. By David on Apr 17, 2012 | Reply

    I predict we go 7-9. A step in the right direction!

  15. By Spencer on Apr 17, 2012 | Reply

    Shoot, I’ve made an error

    I skipped the Rams( Week 15) but it doesnt matter, that team is filled with horrendous WR’s. Advantage Cook.

  16. By Anthony on Apr 17, 2012 | Reply

    Love the Thursday night game vs the Bucs I was hoping for a game on Thursday and I’m happy it’s going to be at home and against our formal rival the Bucs. Go Vikings!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  17. By aaron rodgers on Apr 17, 2012 | Reply

    Can’t you handle the raw power, stroke, and girth of a green-and-gold thrust-rod with a Lombardi Trophy thoroughly perched on its tip?

  18. By Spencer on Apr 17, 2012 | Reply

    ^ F’ucking F’aggot.

  19. By Roninmn.. on Apr 17, 2012 | Reply

    We gave Moss a chance as I recall. Could do the same for Jenkins, depending on when we take him that is.

  20. By Meekay on Apr 17, 2012 | Reply

    I think starting the season 2-0 will really help the team mesh before we hit a tough team.

  21. By sandiamond on Apr 17, 2012 | Reply

    Forget about it ! We are not drafting Jenkins =off theboard

  22. By Spencer on Apr 17, 2012 | Reply

    You never know sandiamond..

  23. By sandiamond on Apr 17, 2012 | Reply

    never hurts to dream spence! certainly would be a shocker tho

    STAND BY YOUR MAN! STAND BY ooohhoo STAND BY

  24. By Frederick Jones on Apr 17, 2012 | Reply

    @Beau,

    I have predicted 8-8 before here. Even with a lousy draft.

    I see no reason to change that prediction based on this blog. We have 4 tough pre-season games, but that could actually help us get ready. I would much rather play tough teams in the pre-season than a bunch of weak teams.

    We can’t get our hopes up too high.

    I also believe that this team will not forget that it was 3-13. That had to have been awful. THEY WANT TO GET READY!!!

  25. By kyle on Apr 17, 2012 | Reply

    Officially starting a protest in favor of the stadium bill.
    If you believe the state of MN needs the Minnesota Vikings and needs this bill to pass please come and show your support at Mall Of America Field (Metrodome) on April 26th (the night of the draft party) and help protest the unfair legislation leaders opposing the stadium bill. There is only 2 weeks left in this session, so now is the time to act.
    WE WILL NOT LOSE OUR BELOVED MINNESOTA VIKINGS OVER 9 BAD POLITICIANS!!!!
    Please share this post and please help us be heard on April 26th at the Metrodome. This time we WONT be ignored.

  26. By Spencer on Apr 17, 2012 | Reply

    Frederick- Would you be in favor of us drafting Janoris Jenkins?

  27. By Frederick Jones on Apr 17, 2012 | Reply

    I am going to continue to ask Spielman & Company to draft Offensive Linemen and Defensive Backs.

    Once the season starts, my goal is to not knock anyone one the Vikings, by name.

    That’s my goal.

    How would ripping into a Viking player, or Coach help them play better!!!

  28. By Frederick Jones on Apr 17, 2012 | Reply

    @Spencer,

    I do not know who Janoris Jenkins is because I do not watch Division I College football.

    We need to concentrate on getting good talent in the first four picks.
    TWO O LINE
    TWO D BACKs

    After that it’s a c r a p shoot.

  29. By Frederick Jones on Apr 17, 2012 | Reply

    LET’S HOPE lack of talk/writing about Offensive Linemen must be because Spielman, and his scouts are spending oodles of time studying candidates for THE VIKINGS greatest need.

    OFFENSIVE LINE!!!

  30. By Frederick Jones on Apr 17, 2012 | Reply

    From BruinsNation March 30, 2012 U. C. L. A.

    “I’ve said it before in my previous O Line previews; offensive success goes how the OL goes. The best running backs can’t run where there are no holes. The best quarterbacks can’t throw if they are on their backs looking at the sky.”

    “Conversely, running backs who are making first contact 4 yards down field will gash defenses, and QB’s with clean jerseys put up big numbers. A dominant offensive line will control the game and put up points, which in turn makes the opponent play from behind and helps our defense.”

  31. By Dave on Apr 17, 2012 | Reply

    Why get so pumped up. We improve and then the team moves away, because our state is so F’d-up they wont find a way to build a new home for the TEAM!

  32. By Frederick Jones on Apr 17, 2012 | Reply

    Offensive Linemen have to possess great footwork and agility. As the game gets faster and stronger, it takes more and more skill and strength to make holes for a running back, or protect a quarterback on a pass play. Footwork is one of the most important aspects of this.

  33. By Justin F on Apr 17, 2012 | Reply

    We aren’t winning 8 games. We aren’t winning 6 games. We won’t win no more than 3.

    If we lose to the Jaguars week 1, we can lose every game.

  34. By Shawn on Apr 17, 2012 | Reply

    PASS THIS ON … COPY AND PASTE IT EVERYWHERE

    Minnesota Viking fans 9 politicians voted NO to the Vikings and NO to 7,500 middle class jobs lat night ….

    HERES THE LIST OF PEOPLE TO CALL AND VOTE OUT
    1- Marion Greene DFL … 651-296-0171
    2- Frank Hornstein DFL … 651-296-9281
    3- Bev Scalze DFL … 651-296-7153
    4- Steve Simon DFL … 651-296-9889
    5- Ryan Winkler DFL … 651-296-7026
    6- Joyce Peppin R … 651-296-7806
    7- Rich Murray R … 651-296-8216 or 877-377-9441
    8- David H-a-n-c-o-c-k R … 651-296-4265 or 800-920-5867
    9- Duane Quam R … 651-296-9236 or 800-387-6453

  35. By Frederick Jones on Apr 17, 2012 | Reply

    “We are offensive linemen, part of the o-line. Five guys working as a unit within the football team to establish the tempo and demeanor of the game. Our job description doesn’t sound fun, interesting or flashy, nor should it.”

    “Those who know football know the game is won or lost in the trenches, along the line. We start the play and if we are good we finish it. We are the O-Line, we set the examples, we “LEAD FROM THE FRONT.”
    – Grey Ruegamer(Offensive lineman for the New York Giants)

  36. By Frederick Jones on Apr 17, 2012 | Reply

    “My favorite people on the football field have always been offensive linemen and defensive backs. I say this because it takes special people to perform well in jobs in which there is little public recognition when they are doing things right but are thrust into the spotlight as soon as they make a mistake.”

    “That is exactly what happens to a lineman whose man sacks the quarterback or a defensive back who lets his receiver catch a touchdown p a s s. They know the importance of being part of a group that believes in teamwork and does not point fingers at one another.”

    Chuck Noll, Head Coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers, 1969-1991
    and LB-G-C for the Cleveland Browns 1953-1959
    Four Super Bowl wins in FIVE years. Hall of Fame

  37. By Frederick Jones on Apr 17, 2012 | Reply

    “Linemen are literally the unsung heroes of the game. Their situation is analogous to the infantry in warfare. They do the hard, bitter fighting for victory.”

    “As the generals reap the headlines in war, the backs reap the headlines in football. Yet in their hearts, the generals and backs know that victory and the accolades came to them through the work of the footsoldiers and linemen.”

    – Gomer Jones (Bud Wilkinson’s line coach at Oklahoma)
    Wilkinson’s Sooners won several National Championships

  38. By Frederick Jones on Apr 17, 2012 | Reply

    Harry Hiestand, former Offensive Line Coach at Illinois, Chicago Bears, Tennesee Titans, and currently Notre Dame had this to say about O Line play:

    “The fundamentals of line play are critical no matter what type of offensive system you are in. Blocking people is about leverage. Blocking people is about getting your helmet where it belongs and getting your pads below someone else’s pads and knocking them off the ball.”

    “Being fundamentally sound fits any system. We are going to work on being fundamentally sound. We are going to work on blocking people for the duration of the play.”
    “Notre Dame’s system is an exciting style of football. It is wide open, but also one where he likes to run the football and be a team where you have to defend both the run and pa s s across the whole field.”

    The key in football, and it will never change, is blocking and tackling. When you are a good tackling team, you have a good defense, and when you are a good blocking team, you will have a good offense.”

  39. By Frederick Jones on Apr 17, 2012 | Reply

    Thank you Shawn,

    PASS THIS ON … COPY AND PASTE IT EVERYWHERE

    Minnesota Viking fans 9 politicians voted NO to the Vikings and NO to 7,500 middle class jobs lat night ….

    HERES THE LIST OF PEOPLE TO CALL AND VOTE OUT
    1- Marion Greene DFL … 651-296-0171
    2- Frank Hornstein DFL … 651-296-9281
    3- Bev Scalze DFL … 651-296-7153
    4- Steve Simon DFL … 651-296-9889
    5- Ryan Winkler DFL … 651-296-7026
    6- Joyce Peppin R … 651-296-7806
    7- Rich Murray R … 651-296-8216 or 877-377-9441
    8- David H-a-n-c-o-c-k R … 651-296-4265 or 800-920-5867
    9- Duane Quam R … 651-296-9236 or 800-387-6453

  40. By Spencer on Apr 17, 2012 | Reply

    Fred- What are the 2 most important positions in football?

  41. By Rocksalt on Apr 17, 2012 | Reply

    HERE IS TO LZA VIKINGS WAY TO GO MN LEGISLATOR A.S.S. HOLES and TEABAG LOONIES

  42. By Rocksalt on Apr 17, 2012 | Reply

    WAY TO GO TEABAG PENNY PINCHERS! WAY TO GO MN!

  43. By Shawn on Apr 17, 2012 | Reply

    LOL i keep pasting that politician post and just noticed i spelled last wrong

  44. By PurplHaze on Apr 17, 2012 | Reply

    Spencer?

    Don’t fuel FJ!!!

  45. By Shawn on Apr 17, 2012 | Reply

    rock … 5 democrats voted no compared to 4 repubs … might need to calm down on this one and just call them

  46. By Rocksalt on Apr 17, 2012 | Reply

    YAY STUPID DEMS……… WAY TO GO MN ! YOU SURE SHOWED THEM!!!

  47. By ozzinator on Apr 17, 2012 | Reply

    WOW, alot of DFL obstructionists on that list, huh Rocky!

  48. By Rocksalt on Apr 17, 2012 | Reply

    TAR AND FEATHER THE MO FOS

  49. By Rocksalt on Apr 17, 2012 | Reply

    HARD TO BELIEVE OZZ……….BUT VOTE ALL THE MO FOS OUT!

  50. By ozzinator on Apr 17, 2012 | Reply

    agreed!

  51. By GrandDaddyPurp on Apr 17, 2012 | Reply

    I’m trying to deal with the loss of my two favorite franchises here. Stop complaining.

  52. By ozzinator on Apr 17, 2012 | Reply

    but not so hard to believe

  53. By Rocksalt on Apr 17, 2012 | Reply

    PLUS OZZ BE FAIR- YOU ONLY TARGET ME WHEN OTHERS BRING SIMILAR CONCERNS YOU SIT SILENT……..

  54. By ozzinator on Apr 17, 2012 | Reply

    I’m more of a reader than a contributer Rock, nothing personal, just havin’ fun with ya.

  55. By Rocksalt on Apr 17, 2012 | Reply

    CONGRATS TO MN CITIZENS! YAY ! YOU SAVE 5 cents but do not question when OIL COMPANIES RAISE GAS 20 cents overnite based upon REPUB based profiteers…and speculoative pricing

  56. By Shawn on Apr 17, 2012 | Reply

    Rock I called all 9 of them and left 8 messages. For the Dems one of the questions I asked is …

    How can you call yourself a Democrat? A Democrat is supposed to support the middle class and your NO VOTE only continued to weaken us. Please call yourself what you are you Republican.

    or some variation of that … each of the 8 messages was slightly different

  57. By Rocksalt on Apr 17, 2012 | Reply

    YAY MN PENNY PINCHRS! YAY!

  58. By ozzinator on Apr 17, 2012 | Reply

    could use a bevy, tomorrow’s another day, goodnight.

  59. By Rocksalt on Apr 17, 2012 | Reply

    SHAWN- MAYBE THEY ARE BLUE DOG DEMS………TRATORS!

  60. By Rocksalt on Apr 17, 2012 | Reply

    TRAITORS!

  61. By Shawn on Apr 17, 2012 | Reply

    hmm i typed W B … OZZinator , and it didnt go through

  62. By Rocksalt on Apr 17, 2012 | Reply

    TAR AND FEATHER ALL THE MN LEGISLATIVE AND SENATE A.>S.S. HOLES

  63. By Rocksalt on Apr 17, 2012 | Reply

    Like I have said for a long time..LA VIKINGS IN 2013.win SB in 2016…..

  64. By Rocksalt on Apr 17, 2012 | Reply

    all mn people who are against stadiumj need to go to another blog become Packer Fans you A.S.S,holes

  65. By Spencer on Apr 17, 2012 | Reply

    Preach Rocksalt, preach.

  66. By Rocksalt on Apr 17, 2012 | Reply

    YAY I AM DUMD .A.S>S MN DOPE…….I SAVE 5 cents YAY! No MORE VGIFTS TO CORPORATE INTERESTS……..WAIT! MY GAS PRICES GO UP 20 CENTS OVERNITE!!!!!!!!!!!!!WELL THAT OK BOYS CUZ I LIVE IN AMERICA!

  67. By Rocksalt on Apr 17, 2012 | Reply

    WHAT YOUR SOLUTION SPENCE????????

  68. By Spencer on Apr 17, 2012 | Reply

    I have no solution, whats done is done. All we can do now is just hope for the best.

  69. By Rocksalt on Apr 17, 2012 | Reply

    I am waiting Spence…….

  70. By Rocksalt on Apr 17, 2012 | Reply

    Good non committal response……..sounds like you could be a politician….

  71. By PurplHaze on Apr 17, 2012 | Reply

    IF YOU SMELL WHAT THE ROCKsalt IS COOKIN’…….

  72. By Rocksalt on Apr 17, 2012 | Reply

    hope sprngs eternal spence…….

  73. By Rocksalt on Apr 17, 2012 | Reply

    What is state of mn cookin?

  74. By Rocksalt on Apr 17, 2012 | Reply

    dont smell good to me……

  75. By Spencer on Apr 17, 2012 | Reply

    Rocksalt, you seem like a very intense/passionate guy. Am I incorrect?

  76. By Rocksalt on Apr 17, 2012 | Reply

    smells like Lakers and North Stars……how that for u?

  77. By PurplHaze on Apr 17, 2012 | Reply

    I think it may be their goose you smell cookin…

  78. By PurplHaze on Apr 17, 2012 | Reply

    Or maybe pancakes…

  79. By Rocksalt on Apr 17, 2012 | Reply

    at least it is not my goose…………….vikes more importsnt tjhan Twolves…….

  80. By Rocksalt on Apr 17, 2012 | Reply

    get rid of the BBallers KEEP VIKES!

  81. By Shawn on Apr 17, 2012 | Reply

    Hope in one hand and sh!t in the other see which one fills up first

  82. By Rocksalt on Apr 17, 2012 | Reply

    WHO THE H3LL CARES BOUT TWOLVES?????????

  83. By Shawn on Apr 17, 2012 | Reply

    get rid of every other sport and keep the vikings

  84. By Rocksalt on Apr 17, 2012 | Reply

    How about cucifixion of politicians who vote no?

  85. By Rocksalt on Apr 17, 2012 | Reply

    NO, JUST GET RID OF THOSE THAT MEAN NOTHING……….TWOLVES MO FO!

  86. By KoN on Apr 17, 2012 | Reply

    This is the start of Free Agency all over again. It seems like everyone is overreacting. The only other person that I saw preaching patience was Mike B., and I’m sure Titus would be too, if he were here. Anyway, the “sky is falling” mentality during FA really annoyed me, and I can see it’s starting back up again. I’m out for while, hopefully by the time I come back people’ll be over this.

  87. By Rocksalt on Apr 17, 2012 | Reply

    Spencer-
    What you tryin to find?

  88. By Spencer on Apr 17, 2012 | Reply

    Lol Rocksalt, I love your intensity.

  89. By Rocksalt on Apr 17, 2012 | Reply

    YUP preach whatever…………..

  90. By KoN on Apr 17, 2012 | Reply

    BTW: Rock, the T-Wolves have been bad for a while, but they’ll be the next major sports team in MN to make the playoffs. With everyone healthy next year they should easily be a playoff team.

  91. By PurplHaze on Apr 17, 2012 | Reply

    I can’t imagine those politicians would let such a Minnesota icon as the Vikings slip away. I’ve loved this team for 40+ years. Can’t imagine MN without them. Nor do I want to!

    KEEP THE MINNESOTA VIKINGS IN MINNESOTA!!!

  92. By Rocksalt on Apr 17, 2012 | Reply

    bottom line: thiss site and its contyribjutors will have to make a decision……….me I will NOT CHEER FOR ANY TEAM NOT IN MN. PERIOD MO FO’S

  93. By Spencer on Apr 17, 2012 | Reply

    Are you guys fans of other sports?

  94. By Rocksalt on Apr 17, 2012 | Reply

    Twolves can kiss my A.S.S………..I dont care if they win it all……….BORING SPORT!

  95. By Rocksalt on Apr 17, 2012 | Reply

    Yes I am fan of Pro Tennis, NHL, NFL……….

  96. By Rocksalt on Apr 17, 2012 | Reply

    UFC…..

  97. By Sixkings on Apr 17, 2012 | Reply

    You don’t watch the SEC either because he was a starter at florida for 3 years

  98. By PurplHaze on Apr 17, 2012 | Reply

    I used to like the T-Wolves when KG was there. I thought he was an excellent ambassador.

  99. By Spencer on Apr 17, 2012 | Reply

    Im a fan of the NFL, NBA, and PGA.

    I Hate Baseball, in my entire life I have never watched a full game.

  100. By KoN on Apr 17, 2012 | Reply

    T-wolves are more interesting than twins or wild to me.

  101. By Rocksalt on Apr 17, 2012 | Reply

    college football nad hockey

  102. By PurplHaze on Apr 17, 2012 | Reply

    Baseball is BORING!

  103. By Shawn on Apr 17, 2012 | Reply

    Despite Dayton’s comments, Vikings vice president Lester Bagley said waiting until next year is “not an option.” Bagley stopped short of threatening that the Vikings would leave Minnesota, but he said the issue must be settled in 2012. Team officials have called the Metrodome outdated and no longer profitable enough for the Vikings.

    http://www.1500espn.com/sportswire/Waiting_until_2013_to_approve_stadium_not_an_option_Vikings_VP_says041712

  104. By Shawn on Apr 17, 2012 | Reply

    Vikings will move

  105. By Spencer on Apr 17, 2012 | Reply

    Oh yea I forgot about college football, I love that too.

  106. By Shawn on Apr 17, 2012 | Reply

    “I don’t expect them to leave in 2012, I don’t know what their timeline would be, but after being in all these discussions, and reading all the information, I have concluded there’s a substantial likelihood the Vikings will leave within the next few years, one way or another, if the stadium issue is not addressed,” said Rep. Terry Morrow, a Democrat from St. Peter and stadium bill co-sponsor.

  107. By Spencer on Apr 17, 2012 | Reply

  108. By Spencer on Apr 17, 2012 | Reply

    Dam it Shawn, didnt see your posts. My bad lol.

  109. By Shawn on Apr 17, 2012 | Reply

    Judd Zulgad predicts a 4-12 season ….

    http://www.1500espn.com/sportswire/Zulgad_Early_forecast_of_schedule_calls_for_more_tough_times_in_2012041712?t=2

  110. By Spencer on Apr 17, 2012 | Reply

    Preseason power rankings are irrelevant..

    http://espn.go.com/nfl/powerrankings/_/year/2011/week/0

  111. By Spencer on Apr 17, 2012 | Reply

    I meant pre-season predictions.

  112. By Spencer on Apr 17, 2012 | Reply

    Everyone just disappeared……

  113. By Frederick Jones on Apr 17, 2012 | Reply

    @Spencer,

    Who COULD be the authority to pass judgement over my answer?

  114. By Frederick Jones on Apr 17, 2012 | Reply

    Those who have been watching the Vikings since 2008 SHOULD KNOW that the Vikings NEEDS are for Centers, Tackles, Guards, Cornerbacks, and Safeties.

    (Not necessarily in that order)

    It’s basic!

  115. By Frederick Jones on Apr 17, 2012 | Reply

    Where is the DRS when you need him?

  116. By Frederick Jones on Apr 17, 2012 | Reply

    :) :(

    PASS THIS ON … COPY AND PASTE IT EVERYWHERE

    Minnesota Viking fans 9 politicians voted NO to the Vikings and NO to 7,500 middle class jobs lat night ….

    HERES THE LIST OF PEOPLE TO CALL AND VOTE OUT
    1- Marion Greene DFL … 651-296-0171
    2- Frank Hornstein DFL … 651-296-9281
    3- Bev Scalze DFL … 651-296-7153
    4- Steve Simon DFL … 651-296-9889
    5- Ryan Winkler DFL … 651-296-7026
    6- Joyce Peppin R … 651-296-7806
    7- Rich Murray R … 651-296-8216 or 877-377-9441
    8- David H-a-n-c-o-c-k R … 651-296-4265 or 800-920-5867
    9- Duane Quam R … 651-296-9236 or 800-387-6453

  117. By Frederick Jones on Apr 17, 2012 | Reply

    Did Titus turn into Matthias?

  118. By Frederick Jones on Apr 17, 2012 | Reply

    The Vikings should be REQUIRED to watch the Lynx before every game this season!!!

  119. By sandiamond on Apr 17, 2012 | Reply

    listening to another podcast by the experts: left jeffery and smith undrafted going into the 2nd. What are the colts and rams need in Rd2?

    spence that little sucker won’t go away drafted #21

  120. By Frederick Jones on Apr 17, 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.

  121. By Frederick Jones on Apr 17, 2012 | Reply

    @Spencer,

    I hope we don’t get burnt as often out of the secondary like we did last year!!!
    You would thing Frazier being a former D Back would get the guys we need back there!

  122. By Frederick Jones on Apr 17, 2012 | Reply

    :( (: :( :( :( :( :(

    Harry Hiestand, former Offensive Line Coach at Illinois, Chicago Bears, Tennesee Titans, and currently Notre Dame had this to say about O Line play:

    “The fundamentals of line play are critical no matter what type of offensive system you are in. Blocking people is about leverage. Blocking people is about getting your helmet where it belongs and getting your pads below someone else’s pads and knocking them off the ball.”

    “Being fundamentally sound fits any system. We are going to work on being fundamentally sound. We are going to work on blocking people for the duration of the play.”
    “Notre Dame’s system is an exciting style of football. It is wide open, but also one where he likes to run the football and be a team where you have to defend both the run and pa s s across the whole field.”

    The key in football, and it will never change, is blocking and tackling. When you are a good tackling team, you have a good defense, and when you are a good blocking team, you will have a good offense.”

  123. By Frederick Jones on Apr 17, 2012 | Reply

    Didja read that last paragraph, well didja?

  124. By sandiamond on Apr 17, 2012 | Reply

    Fred, Alan Williams new D coor is a former defensive backs coach

  125. By Spencer on Apr 17, 2012 | Reply

    Fred- I dont care if we have a hall of fame o-line and 4 Revis’s in the secondary…at the end of the day QUARTERBACKs determine if we will win a Superbowl!

  126. By GrandDaddyPurp on Apr 17, 2012 | Reply

    FOOTBALL IS WAR.

    In football the object is for the quarterback, also known as the field general, to be on target with his aerial assault, riddling the defense by hitting his receivers with deadly accuracy in spite of the blitz, even if he has to use the shotgun. With short bullet pas|ses and long bombs, he marches his troops into enemy territory, balancing this aerial assault with a sustained ground attack that punches holes in the forward wall of the enemy’s defensive line.

    R.I.P., George Carlin, who died several weeks after this post.

    It doesnt matter what play you run or what formation you are in. If the the guys down in the trenches cant hold the line, nothing else matters and the play is lost.

    Its all about the OLine

  127. By GrandDaddyPurp on Apr 17, 2012 | Reply

    Tom Brady is NOTHING without his OLine. The Giants have proved that in both superbowls that they’ve defeated the Patriots in.

  128. By GrandDaddyPurp on Apr 17, 2012 | Reply

    Texans had their THIRD STRING QB lead them to the playoffs, behind the best OLine in football

  129. By sandiamond on Apr 17, 2012 | Reply

    good point gdp. I was shocked to him in the nfl after watching at unc

  130. By Spencer on Apr 17, 2012 | Reply

    A great quarterback can mask an average defense, but a great defense can mask an average quarterback for only so long..

  131. By hognuts on Apr 17, 2012 | Reply

    Bears and Packers away coming back from the bye, ouch. I do like the start to the season.

  132. By vikesfan12 on Apr 17, 2012 | Reply

    Why wont it post my rants about the stadium bill? WTF!!!

  133. By Spencer on Apr 17, 2012 | Reply

    If the Texans QB was great and the D was only average, they would have made it further into the playoffs

  134. By GrandDaddyPurp on Apr 17, 2012 | Reply

    A great OFFENSE can mask an average defense, but a great defense CAN mask an average offense

  135. By GrandDaddyPurp on Apr 17, 2012 | Reply

    Spencer- what defines a ‘great’ QB?

  136. By Spencer on Apr 17, 2012 | Reply

    The qualities that Manning, Rodgers, Brees, and Brady posess.

  137. By GrandDaddyPurp on Apr 17, 2012 | Reply

    Both Mannings?

  138. By Spencer on Apr 17, 2012 | Reply

    Just Peyton, in order for me to say someone is elite there has to be no doubt in my mind.

  139. By Viking-ology on Apr 17, 2012 | Reply

    Eli the Man-ning

  140. By Viking-ology on Apr 17, 2012 | Reply

    Something weird is going to happen with our #3 pick. We need Kalil thats all that I know and all that I want to know.

  141. By Nordeast on Apr 17, 2012 | Reply

    If we can manage to win the first 2 games, we’ll go 6-10 or 8-8, somewhere along those lines. If we lose either of those 2, we will be making a draft pick in the top 5 again next year for sure and a few heads will roll as well!

  142. By Garrett on Apr 17, 2012 | Reply

    I don’t care what the schedule looks like. We are gonna lose a lot no matter who we play. The front office has done a very bad job retaining and selecting players overall since the organization has been in existence hence the fact that we have ZERO championships…I hate that I love this team so much when all they do is torture their fans

  143. By hognuts on Apr 17, 2012 | Reply

    Why can’t I post anything?

  144. By hognuts on Apr 17, 2012 | Reply

    Stadium.

  145. By GrandDaddyPurp on Apr 17, 2012 | Reply

    Peyton Manning beats you because he is the smartest guy on the field. He reads defenses better than anyone and his pre snap audibles always leave the defense 1 step behind. You cant take away how this guy studies the gamefilm. Its almost unreal.

    Eli Manning beats you because no matter what the situation he never panics and never shows frustration, if he even gets frustrated. You cant take that away. Eli is the definition of clutch.

    Rodgers beats you because he is in a system he trusts with receivers that will make difficult catches. If thats not there he will beat you with his mobility. Can you take that away? yes. The Chiefs AND Giants did that last season.

    Brees beats you with his ability to get everyone on the offense involved in the game. Can you take that away? Only if you have the 49ers D. Otherwise it will come down to who gets the ball last.

    Then there is Brady. Brady beats you when he has time to sit in the pocket. Can you take that time away? yes and he becomes a different player when you do. He will show you when he is frustrated and he has shown that he can make bad decisions at times.

    To me what defines a great QB is what he can do when things arent going his way. When those things that made him “great” are taken away from him, how is he going to respond?

    When you have a QB with certain qualities that CANT be taken away, then you have someone special.

    Having said all this. It is IMPOSSIBLE for a QB to do it all by himself. IMPOSSIBLE.

  146. By hognuts on Apr 17, 2012 | Reply

    Seriously?

  147. By hognuts on Apr 17, 2012 | Reply

    Why won’t it let me say what I want to say????

  148. By hognuts on Apr 17, 2012 | Reply

    It’s nothing bad at all. uuuuhhhhhhh

  149. By Viking-ology on Apr 17, 2012 | Reply

    …In a stunning move, the Vikings forfeit their #3 overall pick to show allegiance to Minnesota, boycotting the politicians who are hurting the Vikings chances for a new stadium.
    Fast forward to the last game of the season…Ponder was just sacked for the 55 time this year, too bad they didn’t draft Kalil.

  150. By GrandDaddyPurp on Apr 17, 2012 | Reply

    Try cutting your posts in different portions and posting it so you know which portion has the word you cant use and try to find the word. I know your pain hognuts.

  151. By Viking-ology on Apr 17, 2012 | Reply

    Its all about the stadium…get it done you Bozo’s.

  152. By DuaneN on Apr 17, 2012 | Reply

    Luck and RG3, nice. Bears-Packers-Bears? Not good.

    Slow down on the T-Wolves KoN. It is very hard to make the playoffs in the West, 7 spots are already gone.

  153. By hognuts on Apr 17, 2012 | Reply

    I give up.

  154. By Viking-ology on Apr 17, 2012 | Reply

    The Vikings should draft Kalil, but I think they will trade their pick.

  155. By hognuts on Apr 17, 2012 | Reply

    Nobody will trade with us at 3. We will be asking for too much, at least we should be. Kalil is ours (hopefully).

  156. By GrandDaddyPurp on Apr 17, 2012 | Reply

    cant use the word pas|ses.and Chris|tian. Does that help at all lol

  157. By hognuts on Apr 17, 2012 | Reply

    yes i was using ponder and his first name actually haha

  158. By hognuts on Apr 17, 2012 | Reply

    Ponder will lead to us a playoff berth, securing a stadium deal on the side, ultimately SAVING the MINNESOTA Vikings!!!!

  159. By hognuts on Apr 17, 2012 | Reply

    Mark my words.

  160. By Shawn on Apr 17, 2012 | Reply

    I have seen trades that involve cash. Maybe the Vikings should trade all of their players for cash and put that towards the stadium fund

  161. By GrandDaddyPurp on Apr 17, 2012 | Reply

    In a class that is so deep at WR AND CB, we should not pick either of those positions with the 3rd pick when there no frachise LTs projected to be available after the 1st round. Hopefully they have done their due diligence

  162. By GrandDaddyPurp on Apr 17, 2012 | Reply

    Wobbs we need a list of non obvious words we cant use. This is ridiculous.

  163. By GrandDaddyPurp on Apr 17, 2012 | Reply

    Im out for the night. Goodnight Vikings Faithful!

  164. By DRS on Apr 17, 2012 | Reply

    With key players at odds, Vikings stadium faces long odds
    Article by: MIKE KASZUBA , Star Tribune Updated: April 17, 2012 – 10:38 PM
    The Vikings, Dayton and DFLers are struggling to get on the same page.

    But Dayton and stadium supporters also conceded the odds were growing long that a new stadium could be approved this session and pledged to be back at the task if efforts fell short this spring.

    “We’ve got to get a stadium next year or the Vikings will leave,” Dayton said, while at the same urging stadium supporters to be patient.

    http://www.startribune.com/sports/vikings/147859275.html

  165. By sandiamond on Apr 17, 2012 | Reply

    so obvious gdp but spielman likes blackmon as the splash pick

  166. By DRS on Apr 17, 2012 | Reply

    I am back!!!! I was in El Paso TX for a VA appointment.

  167. By vikesfan12 on Apr 17, 2012 | Reply

    We (being Vikings) should sack TCF Bank Stadium and take it for ourselves!!

  168. By Viking-ology on Apr 17, 2012 | Reply

    K A
    L
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    # 3 overall

  169. By hognuts on Apr 17, 2012 | Reply

    TCF Bank Stadium is sweet, been there twice, needs more seating though for an NFL team, and some underground heaters so Kluwe won’t whine about it again.

  170. By DRS on Apr 17, 2012 | Reply

    Time almost out on Vikings stadium
    Video by: McKenna Ewen Updated: April 17, 2012 – 8:18 PM
    Gov. Mark Dayton, the Capitol’s No. 1 Vikings stadium supporter, said if the project doesn’t make it to the finish line this year, it must succeed in 2013.

    http://www.startribune.com/sports/vikings/147841505.html

  171. By vikesfan12 on Apr 17, 2012 | Reply

    Middle class Minnesotans need the Vikes just to get through the long cold dark winter!!! Please Mr Dayton get-r-done!!!!

  172. By hognuts on Apr 17, 2012 | Reply

    Did anyone see the hologram video of Tupac?

  173. By hognuts on Apr 17, 2012 | Reply

    This is what us fans need.
    http://make-everything-ok.com/

  174. By vikesfan12 on Apr 17, 2012 | Reply

    Have Ziggy pay to add more seating and a heated field and give the Gophers the dome!! I’m desperate! OK!

  175. By vikesfan12 on Apr 17, 2012 | Reply

    The letters would be all worn out!!!

  176. By hognuts on Apr 17, 2012 | Reply

    Desperate or crazy? Sending the Goofs back to the dome? Ha!

  177. By DRS on Apr 17, 2012 | Reply

    Dayton says stadium bill might have to wait until next year
    Posted by: Jim Ragsdale under Gov. Mark Dayton, Minnesota legislature, Democrats, Republicans Updated: April 17, 2012 – 10:35 AM

    http://www.startribune.com/sports/vikings/147754125.html

  178. By hognuts on Apr 17, 2012 | Reply

    Who else would cry if the Vikings left? Seriously, I would.

  179. By vikesfan12 on Apr 17, 2012 | Reply

    WOW! Thanks for the chill pill!

  180. By vikesfan12 on Apr 17, 2012 | Reply

    I would weep purple tears my friend!

  181. By DRS on Apr 17, 2012 | Reply

    Vikings stadium: Dayton says wait a year; Vikings say no way
    By Doug Belden and Dennis Lien
    Pioneer Presstwincities.com
    Posted: 04/17/2012 12:01:00 AM CDT
    April 18, 2012 4:26 AM GMTUpdated: 04/17/2012 11:26:30 PM CDT

    As Gov. Mark Dayton and legislative leaders tried to hand each other responsibility for the fate of the Vikings stadium bill Tuesday, April 17, the day after a major defeat in a House committee, Dayton raised the possibility that a new football stadium might have to wait till next year.

    To which a team official responded: “There is no next year.”

    “The last governor said in 2006 we’ll come back and work on yours next year. That was six years ago,” said Lester Bagley, Vikings vice president of public affairs and stadium development. “No action this year is a decision.”

    Bagley struck the same slightly aggressive tone Monday night after the House Government Operations and Elections committee rejected the bill for a $975 million stadium on a 9-6 vote. He told reporters “it’s a mistake” to assume the team will continue operating under the status quo.

    Bagley said there is support this year to get the bill done and it needs to get to the floor for a vote in both chambers.

    “Legislators are afraid of voting on this issue,” Bagley said.

    http://www.twincities.com/vikings/ci_20415082/very-disappointed-dayton-still-holds-out-hope-stadium?source=rss

  182. By vikesfan12 on Apr 17, 2012 | Reply

    Good night and God Bless!!! The chill pill is kicking in!!

  183. By DRS on Apr 17, 2012 | Reply

    Tom Powers: We raise taxes, or we lose the Vikings. Simple. Now let’s vote.
    By Tom Powers
    twincities.com
    Posted: 04/17/2012 12:01:00 AM CDT
    April 18, 2012 3:16 AM GMTUpdated: 04/17/2012 10:16:15 PM CDT

    http://www.twincities.com/vikings/ci_20417416/tom-powers-vikings-stadium-debate-is-unbearable?source=rss

  184. By Frederick Jones on Apr 17, 2012 | Reply

    Welcome back DRS,

    I actually listened to PA on KFAN this morning. What a mess this issue is becoming. It is hard to believe that we would give up on keeping the Vikings here after a ten-year battle.

    I don’t like to think about it!

  185. By DRS on Apr 17, 2012 | Reply

    Stadium setback puts Vikings football in perspective
    Posted By Jeremy Fowler
    17 April, 2012 // Vikings // Tags : Last night’s stadium news kind of minimizes the team’s NFL draft evaluations and free agency signings, doesn’t it? At least for a day.

    After all, it’s got to be tougher for Vikings fans to follow their team when the threat of losing the franchise that’s made a home in Minnesota for 51 years seems more real than ever.

    With the House Government Operations and Elections Committee shooting down the Vikings’ stadium proposal with a 9-6 vote, speculation has begun about not only if, but when, the Vikings will threaten to move or sell the team. As the theory goes, the Vikings won’t get what they want unless they force the hand of legislature and make the threat to leave tangible. Nobody else can do that but owner Zygi Wilf. Vice president of stadium operations Lester Bagley had some strong words about the committee’s vote, but it might be time for Wilf to drop the patience game and get more aggressive in public.

    For years, Vikings ownership has been Zenmaster patient in its stadium approach, not wavering from the company line that a deal will get done in Minnesota, that the Vikings will have a home in the Twin Cities for another 51 years. But now? After this deflating rejection? Not many would blame Wilf for taking the company jet to Los Angeles or Toronto or…whichever city wants to front part of the bill.

    Yes, the next few months could get ugly. But as we saw with the lockout, big-money deals are never done with a neatly-tied bow. The Operations and Elections Committee wants to know why a billionaire owner needs help from the state to build a stadium. They may get their answer soon enough, as Wilf is waving goodbye — because he doesn’t have to

    http://blogs.twincities.com/vikings/2012/04/17/stadium-setback-puts-vikings-football-in-perspective/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+twincities%2FNWau+%28Vikings+Now%29

  186. By DRS on Apr 17, 2012 | Reply

    Frederick Jones, I am worried that Vikings ownership will take this as a slap in the face and go looking for a new State to play in. I know I would take this as a slap in the face and move the team.

  187. By DRS on Apr 17, 2012 | Reply

    This is from,

    http://thevikingage.com/2012/04/17/lester-bagley-not-an-option-to-approve-stadium-in-2013/

    Governor Mark Dayton said, “If it doesn’t work out, we’ll get it next year. If Minneapolis doesn’t want it — most of their legislators are opposed to it, half of the City Council, almost half, is opposed to it, so if Minneapolis doesn’t want it . . . then somewhere else, Arden Hills, some other site in Minnesota.” Such lingo wasn’t taken too kindly by Vikings Vice President Lester Bagley who is heading the stadium development by saying, “There’s no next year. Our state leaders know that if we want an NFL team in this market we have to resolve this stadium issue.”

  188. By Shawn on Apr 17, 2012 | Reply

    I sent an email to the 5 DFL NO VOTERS …. Here it is

    You Sir have turned your back on the middle class. Turned your back on labor. Turned your back on Unions.

    Now its time for us to turn our back on you.

    You showed your hatred for middle class workers and the tradition of Minnesota Viking football.

    Its shamefull and embarrassing that only 1 … ONE DEMOCRAT … stood like a man and voted yes for the middle class. DISGRACEFUL

    Words cant even explain your vote. Why do you hate the middle class? Why do you hate the Vikings ? Why when it was time to put 7,500 construction workers to work … WHY WERE THE REPUBLICANS THE ONES DOING THEIR JOB AND THE DEMOCRATS TURNED THEIR BACK ON US ??????????

    I changed a couple words for the women. Obviously.

  189. By Frederick Jones on Apr 17, 2012 | Reply

    Spencer…Spencer…Spencer,

    If you are right about the QB being the determiner of victory “at the end of the day,”
    then we should have spent ALL of our money on Peyton Manning this year. In fact, why not just trade A.D. and Jered Allen for a QB.

    We should spend 50 million on a QB every year we need one. So far nobody is doing that.

    I think you just like to argue.

  190. By Shawn on Apr 17, 2012 | Reply

    Frederick Jones … you might be on to something. We should Have signed Manning. Trade AP, Jared Allen and Percy for Tom Brady. Then Ponder will be 3rd string … we would have 3 good to great QBs and no one could ever beat us

  191. By DRS on Apr 17, 2012 | Reply

    Super Bowl lawsuit raises interesting questions regarding revenue sharing
    Posted by Mike Florio on February 13, 2011, 4:43 PM EDT

    “Right now, we are subsidizing this market,” Jones said in August 2009 regarding the Vikings and the place they currently call home. “It’s unthinkable to think that you’ve got the market you got here — 3 ½ million people — and have teams like Kansas City and Green Bay subsidizing the market. That will stop. . . . That’s going to stop. That’s on its way out.”

    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2011/02/13/super-bowl-lawsuit-raises-interest-questions-regarding-revenue-sharing/

  192. By Shawn on Apr 17, 2012 | Reply

    I think what happened in this last vote is we were all calling and threatening the republicans … they got the hint and voted yes

    However we took it for granted the Dems would vote yes … they thought we didnt care and voted no

  193. By DRS on Apr 17, 2012 | Reply

    The NFL is going to stop subsidizing the Vikings and then the team will be forced to move, they will not have the money to pay for the players and such.

  194. By Truth on Apr 17, 2012 | Reply

    Shawn, wake up pal. The Democrats believe they are the guardians of social justice– every single one that I know speaks vehemently against the large stadium price tag because it is so politically incorrect to spend revenue on a game when people are homeless and the schools are not up to par. Wake up young man. You have so much to learn. Seriously.

  195. By Shawn on Apr 17, 2012 | Reply

    Truth Im too dissapointed in politics right now to show any passion for either side … the republican vote was 5 yes and 4 no … so whatever reps and dems suhk

    take your shots Im burnt

  196. By Shawn on Apr 17, 2012 | Reply

    BTW

    “Truth” is DRS

  197. By DRS on Apr 17, 2012 | Reply

    This is a wee bit old but is troublesome to me.

    Jerry Jones offers his two cents on Vikings stadium situation
    By Sean Jensen on September 4, 2009 6:47 PM | 2 Comments | No TrackBacks
    Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones offered his perspective on the Vikings need for a new stadium.

    “Right now, we are subsidizing this market,” Jones said of NFL owners. “It’s unthinkable to think that you’ve got the market you got here – 3 ½ million people – and have teams like Kansas City and Green Bay subsidizing the market. That will stop.

    “That’s going to stop. That’s on its way out.”

    Jones was referring to revenue sharing, which may end after the current Collective Bargaining Agreement expires next year.

    Jones challenged leaders in Minnesota to step up and help owners Zygi and Mark Wilf get a new stadium to replace the Metrodome.

    “It’s going to take leadership,” Jones said. “It can’t happen unless you’ve got real public leaders. They really do have to accept and recognize or educate their constituents on just how important it is to the growth of Minnesota.”

    While owners vote on Super Bowl sites by secret ballot, Jones said he would vote for one in the Twin Cities… if they build a new stadium.

    “Yes, I’d want them to have a Super Bowl here, with a new stadium,” he said. “I think it would be something that would be very realistic.”

    http://blogs.twincities.com/Vikings/2009/09/jerry-jones-offers-his-two-cen.html

  198. By Truth on Apr 17, 2012 | Reply

    Try again Shawny, try again. This ain’t no DRS.

  199. By DRS on Apr 17, 2012 | Reply

    “Truth” is not DRS look at the way his words are spoken.

  200. By DRS on Apr 17, 2012 | Reply

    I am that I am and he is that he is, so I can not say any more. LOL.

  201. By DRS on Apr 17, 2012 | Reply

    http://www.nfl.com/news/story/09000d5d8282dbe9/article/fran-tarkenton-outraged-to-learn-of-bounty-practices

  202. By DRS on Apr 17, 2012 | Reply

    Well it is 2348 and time for bed, good night.

  203. By mad1dem on Apr 18, 2012 | Reply

    read this post on nfl .com

    Officially starting a protest in favor of the stadium bill. If you believe the state of MN needs the Minnesota Vikings and needs this bill to pass please come and show your support at Mall Of America Field (Metrodome) on April 26th (the night of the draft party) and help protest the unfair legislation leaders opposing the stadium bill. There is only 2 weeks left in this session, so now is the time to act. WE WILL NOT LOSE OUR BELOVED MINNESOTA VIKINGS OVER 9 BAD POLITICIANS!!!! Please share this post and please help us be heard on April 26th at the Metrodome. This time we WONT be ignored.

  204. By ozzinator on Apr 18, 2012 | Reply

    Truth is Mark, and speaks the truth.

  205. By Rocksalt on Apr 18, 2012 | Reply

    Right on Shawn-
    You fight the good fight.

  206. By Rocksalt on Apr 18, 2012 | Reply

    Keep up the good work DRS and Parody

  207. By Rocksalt on Apr 18, 2012 | Reply

    and Fred

  208. By Rocksalt on Apr 18, 2012 | Reply

    Article By Jim Souhan MPLS STAR TRIBUNE

    Give Dean Urdahl credit. The man is a poet. Monday night, he evoked the likes of T.S. Eliiot and Tupac, packing worlds of meaning into a handful of words.

    “Why should the state of Minnesota contribute to a stadium for a billionaire owner?” he asked.

    Urdahl is a Republican representative from Grove City, and he did us all a favor by starting a key House panel meeting with that question.

    Here’s what the question revealed:

    • Some of our elected officials are often no smarter than the guy who writes in the comments section of an online newspaper, “Your stupid.”

    The “building playgrounds for billionaires and millionaires” line is as old as Jamie Moyer. It cynically panders to all of us who are not millionaires or billionaires, a safe if cowardly strategy. Urdahl has studied the stadium issue for years, and he comes up with a question a third-grader would ask?

    There are no major sports teams that are not owned by billionaires, or that do not employ millionaires. Ruling out building a stadium that could benefit a billionaire is like ruling out building roads for all those elitists who own cars.

    • Politicians like Urdahl are counting on you being as shallow as they are.

    Urdahl ignored all of the legitimate concerns about building a stadium for the Vikings, all of the complications that accompany the serpentine negotiations that result in any public-private partnership, and reduced the dialogue to something you might hear from a drunk at closing time.

    You want to argue that gambling money should not be used to build a stadium? Fine. I respect those who align themselves against gambling because they believe it functions as a poverty tax.

    There are many principled stands you can take against using public money for a new stadium. Taking a melodramatic stand against billionaires who own sports teams is not one of them.

    • Ruling out financial aid to an owner in this case leads to one result: The Vikings leaving Minnesota. History tells us that if a beloved team leaves a major market, it will be replaced at triple or more the cost or more of retaining the original team.

    Never again will the state of Minnesota receive a contribution of $427 million to build a billion-dollar stadium. The price of stadiums will rise, and acquiring a new team will require either a transfer fee or an expansion fee along with the price of a new stadium.

    Instead of being asked to come up with a few hundred million dollars to protect a state as.set, Minnesota would be asked to come up with billions. And it would. Urdahl should be asked to pay the difference.

    • Urdahl and those like him perhaps do not grasp that the Los Angeles Dodgers just sold for $2 billion. An NFL team in Los Angeles would be worth billions now and more billions in the future. Vikings owner Zygi Wilf might now regard moving the team as a forgone conclusion rather than a last resort.

    • This is not a partisan issue, and neither party is covering itself in glory, but Urdahl should recognize that he has marked himself as a Republican who is trying to kill a jobs and economic stimulus project.

    Forget whether the Twins are winning or losing in any given year: Target Field is a remarkable success story that has invigorated downtown Minneapolis and the North Loop while costing taxpayers less than what I just remembered I keep in my change receptacle in my car armrest.

    A new Vikings stadium on the south side of downtown would do the same for that portion of our city.

    Don’t compare it to the Metrodome, which was built on the cheap and was never an attraction for any reason other than the teams it contained. A new Vikings stadium would, like Target Field, become a destination, another bragging point for Minnesota residents and job recruiters.

    I can respectfully disagree with politicians who take consistent, principled, stands against stadiums. Those like Urdahl who shamelessly pander to the simple-minded people should not be taken seriously.

    Next time you ask a question about the stadium, Mr. Urdahl, please get help from someone with a better grasp of stadium politics, like, oh, a Kardashian.

  209. By Parody on Apr 18, 2012 | Reply

    All great points Rocksalt. Bounce that off the politicians in charge every chance you get!

  210. By thenaj17 on Apr 18, 2012 | Reply

    By Spencer on Apr 17, 2012 | Reply

    Week 1: Cook vs Mike Sims Walker? Advantage Cook.
    Week 2: Cook vs Reggie Wayne? Advantage Cook.
    Week 3: Cook vs Randy Moss? Advantage Cook.
    Week 4: Cook vs Calvin Johnson? Even.
    Week 5: Cook vs Kenny Britt? Advantage Cook.
    Week 6: Cook vs Pierre Garçon ? Advantage Cook.
    Week 7: Cook vs Larry Fitzgerald? Advantage Cook.
    Week 8: Cook vs Mike Williams? Advantage Cook.
    Week 9: Cook vs Sidney Rice? Advantage Cook.
    Week 10: Cook vs Calvin Johnson? Even.
    BYE
    Week 12: Cook vs Brandon Marshall? Advantage Cook.
    Week 13: Cook vs Greg Jennings? Advantage Jennings.
    Week 14: Cook vs Brandon Marshall? Advantage Cook.
    Week 15: Cook vs Andre Johnson? Even.
    Week 16: Cook vs Greg Jennings? Advantage Jennings.

    Are you serious Spence? You have Cook even with Andre Johnson and Calvin Johnson but give Jennings the advantage. How is Jennings better than either of those 2? Cook is a cover corner but he won’t be able to stop any of those 3 or Larry Fitz. He should hold his own against Marshall, Britt and Wayne and should have advantage against the rest.

  211. By b.free on Apr 18, 2012 | Reply

    2rd , trumaine johnson, 3rd, josh norman

  212. By Andrew on Apr 19, 2012 | Reply

    By Spencer on Apr 17, 2012 | Reply

    Week 1: Cook vs Mike Sims Walker? Advantage Cook.
    Week 2: Cook vs Reggie Wayne? Advantage Cook.
    Week 3: Cook vs Randy Moss? Advantage Cook.
    Week 4: Cook vs Calvin Johnson? Even.
    Week 5: Cook vs Kenny Britt? Advantage Cook.
    Week 6: Cook vs Pierre Garçon ? Advantage Cook.
    Week 7: Cook vs Larry Fitzgerald? Advantage Cook.
    Week 8: Cook vs Mike Williams? Advantage Cook.
    Week 9: Cook vs Sidney Rice? Advantage Cook.
    Week 10: Cook vs Calvin Johnson? Even.
    BYE
    Week 12: Cook vs Brandon Marshall? Advantage Cook.
    Week 13: Cook vs Greg Jennings? Advantage Jennings.
    Week 14: Cook vs Brandon Marshall? Advantage Cook.
    Week 15: Cook vs Andre Johnson? Even.
    Week 16: Cook vs Greg Jennings? Advantage Jennings

    Your high as a kite. Half these receivers would destroy him.

  213. By haedter on Apr 19, 2012 | Reply

    Spencer, Tampa also has Vincent Jackson now. Cook shut him down last year anyway. No biggy

  214. By Troutdaddy on Apr 19, 2012 | Reply

    Honestly, I think there are too many of you crying that the sky is falling… It hasn’t fallen yet. Especially those of you saying the Vikes will only win 2,3,6 games… Quit being a victim. Show some faith and try being positive. I have upped my attitude, now up yours! As far as the stadium goes, a lot could still happen. The state of Minnesota can and WILL conquer this. I am really looking forward to the draft. I think we will be able to put together a solid team and for those of you bashing Ponder, the kid is going to shut you up with his abilities as long as we can protect him and give him time to throw. So, hold your heads high and pray that the situation with our favorite team get better as you only make it worse by giving up…

  215. By Vikes187All on Apr 19, 2012 | Reply

    Stop crying everyone. This is an ok schedule. We could make the playoffs this year. If we can start 8-2 including 2 div wins against DET, which is very possible. I mean come on now look at the teams we’re playing in the first 10 games. They might get a couple great draft picks this year but are all still horrible teams with the exception of SF. The lions are still just the lions.

    Then we could still go 2-4 and finish with 10-6 record and 4-2 in the div and make the playoffs. And who knows… We have 10 games to get better so we could end up finishing 12-4 and take the div.

    You all might think im crazy but I give it 60% possibility

  216. By puckertrucker on Apr 22, 2012 | Reply

    To all the Fans and Voters in Minnesota: I have watched with great anticipation that there are Congressmen/women,and Senatorial persons that don’t want the Vikings to have a new stadium. WELL I AM HERE TO SAY EVERY ONE OF THE CONSTITUENTS OF THE POLITICIANS THAT DON’T WANT THE STADIUM REMIND THEM THAT THERE IS AN ELECTION COMING UP IN NOVEMBER AND THOSE THAT VOTE AGAINST THE STADIUM ISSUE FACE LOSING THEIR JOBS COME NOVEMBER. I MEAM AFTER ALL WHO WANTS A POLITICIAN THAT DOESN’T HAVE THE STATES BEST INTERESTS AT HEART NOR THE WORKERS OR CITIZENS NEEDS AT HEART. I SAY GET RID OF THEM VOTE THEM OUT OF OFFICE, NO IFS, ANDS, OR BUTS. GET RID OF THE DEAD WIEGHT POLITICIANS NOW. The One and Only PuckerTrucker!!!!!!!!Skol Fans

  217. By puckertrucker on Apr 22, 2012 | Reply

    To the Minnesota Vikings Fans and Voters of Minnesota: IT’S TIME TO REMIND THE POLITICIANS OF OUR FAIR STATE THAT ANY ONE OF THEM THAT THINKS THE VIKINGS ARE NOT IMPORTANT TO THE STATE OF MINNESOTA AND IT’S ECCONOMY IS MISTAKEN THINK ABOUT THE JOBS YOU COULD LOSE. WELL PEOPLE JUST REMIND THEM NOVEMBER IS NOT FAR OFF, AND THOSE THAT VOTE AGAINST THE STADIUM BILL WILL LOSE THEIR JOB IN THE STATE POLITICAL ARENA. NO IFS, ANDS, OR BUTS ABOUT IT GET RID OF THE DEAD WIEGHT POLITICIANS THAT DON’T HAVE THE STATES WELFARE, OR THE CITIZENS WELFARE AT HEART. I FOR ONE DO NOT WANT TO LOSE SUCH A VALUEABLE COMODITY AS THE MINNESOTA VIKINGS TO LA OR ANY OTHER CITY IN THE COUNTY DO YOU. The One and Only PuckerTrucker!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Skol Fans

  218. By joe on Apr 22, 2012 | Reply

    i belive vikings will have a good season because of the upgrade are defense got and the offense.

  219. By andrew on Apr 24, 2012 | Reply

    Now that the vikings go Jerome Simpson for WR and 2 Conerbacks They now are set to draft matt kail

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