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Posted by Mike Wobschall on April 29, 2012 – 11:39 am

The 2012 NFL Draft is over, but I’m sure your questions have only started. Send them in, and let’s figure it out.

To submit a comment or question, send an email to me at wobschallm@vikings.nfl.net. You can also submit your comment or question in the comments section below this entry.

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358 Responses to “Submit Your Monday Morning Mailbag Questions”

  1. By hognuts on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    First!

  2. By Mike B. on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    Second good job hognuts

  3. By Shawn on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    Mike can you pull some strings and get the preseason started already ??? I cant wait to see the new Vikings in action …

  4. By Spencer on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    I hope Josh Robinson can win the starting job at Right CB. Hes a faster version version of Brent Grimes.

  5. By blane9391 on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    Our linebacking corp. seems to be very underwhelming. what’s the status of ej henderson and what’s the overall outlook of that position?

  6. By Shawn on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    I think the NFL should eliminate the Pro Bowl game but have a game like scrimmage 2 weeks after the draft. Sort of like colleges do.

    1st string offense and second string defense

    vs

    1st string defense and second string offense

    televise them it would be huge and the first time us fans could see our new players on the field

  7. By Spencer on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    Chris Cook + J-Money could become a great pair for years to come.

  8. By Spencer on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    Winfields day are numbered- hes just too old and too slow. It wouldnt surprise me if Chris Carr is able to beat out Winfield.

  9. By boomer on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    vikings should go in to the free agents and go get another QB to back up ponder nd webb

  10. By Mike B. on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    @boomer they already have Sage Rosenfels as their 3rd string QB. You want another inexperienced QB on the team?

  11. By Matthias on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    The sad thing is that only 53 players will make the team. Hopefully both Arkansas will make the team. School mates since Highschool… Would be kind of sad if one of them wouldn’t make the team.

  12. By Matthias on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    When does the preseason start anyways?

  13. By mylo bakken on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    what did the Vikings get for the 4th round pick they traded to Lions

  14. By Vikings1 on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    Hi Mike,

    I just read on Sporting News that we signed Tydreke Powell, DT, North Carolina, do you have any info on him? Very impressed with our picks especially the Razorback receivers as I am a Razorback fan, nice job Speilman and company!

  15. By Dahal on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    Hey Mike,

    With the exception of Kalil and Smith, do you think any of our draft picks have a chance at starting Day 1? Considering our free agent signings, I don’t believe that picks such as Josh Robinson will get the starting gig over someone like Carr.

  16. By vikesfansteve on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    What about 1 year deals for Buress and T.O. at wide receiver. A 1 yr deal for L.T. to be a third down back. A 1 yr deal for Haynesworth to be nose tackle.

    With Kalil do the Vikings think Ponder will be able to complete a season without being injured?

  17. By Lance on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    Personally looking at the tapes…. I think Branton maybe the better between him and robinson… any chance anyone else feels that way?

  18. By Lance on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    sorry Blanton… typo :(

  19. By Spencer on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    Branton will be at FS, so it does not matter.

  20. By Lance on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    I dont think he will to be honest… Has viking staff said that? or is that ESPN gossip?

  21. By Spencer on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    Leslie Frazier said Blanton will be at Safety, so he wont play CB.

    J-Smoove will be battling Z.Bowman, and Brandon Burton for the starting spot at Right CB I believe.

  22. By Titus on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    Twenty First!!!! What’s the prize?

  23. By Lance on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    What about chris Carr?

  24. By Spencer on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    Asher Allen, Marcus Sherals, Antoine Winfield, and Chris Carr will be battling for the Nickle CB job.

  25. By Lance on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    Also personally I think we should have bounced the cowboys a 4th for Jenkins at CB. He is a pro bowler healthy young… and they where trying to shop him out of there after signing claiborne.

  26. By chrisbreezy on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    even though harrison smith was draft and robert blanton who will most likely convert FS, sanford and frampton have been disappointed. mistral didn’t have the summer to adapt to football last season and sendejo is unkown. should rick spielman consider signing atogwe and bob sanders to a 1-yr deal to see if they can save their careers?they can also give that experience advise to harrison smith and mistral raymond. phillip merling is a beast but has discipline issues so signing him to a 1-yr deal and keep a constant eye on him, he might turn out to be the perfect replacement of pat williams.

  27. By Twoods on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    It will be great when we go to the superbowl and win this year in New Orleans as a nice F*ck you to the Saints

  28. By chrisbreezy on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    the entire secondary needs to work on run resistance (running in the water, sand, or with weight) to gain speed, hip exercise to open up their hips in order to change directions, and drills that increase their reaction when a ball is thrown.

  29. By Edgar on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    Why didnt we take Jeff Fuller in the 7 round we had two picks and we need big receivers?

  30. By hognuts on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    I’m excited to see our 2 Arkansas receivers in action this year.

  31. By Mike B. on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    @Twoods Superbowl really I don’t think so. 500 maybe is what I am thinking. From the draft I am thiking 3 starters from all those picks. I am not optimistic on our chances this year. I do hope I am wrong.

  32. By TheWall on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    this site is annoying

  33. By TheWall on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    Walter Football gave the Vikings an A for the whole draft the only pick he gave below a B was Ellison who he gave a C because he was the 160th player on some big boards and he was taken in the 120s. But Spielman said he knew for a fact that Rhett was going in this range as opposed to the 160s. any way JimmyK has a promising replacement. The USC offence ran trew this big guy so I’m glad we got him

  34. By TheWall on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    Wobs Is there a list of the UDFA the Vikings have signed?

  35. By TheWall on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    Final stuff is posting

  36. By TheWall on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    thirty six

  37. By TheWall on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    So Blanton will be a FS and Smith is the Starting SS. So is Blanton and Raymond in compettion for the Starting FS spot?

  38. By TheWall on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    What CB will make the team?
    My list:
    Chris Cook, Winfield, Robinson, Burton, Bowman, and Sherels
    on the Bubble Ash and Carr
    No chance PG

  39. By TheWall on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    I know there were some UDFA CBs that were signed but not sure who they are. They could likely beat out Ash and Carr.

  40. By Mike B. on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    Definately will be some competition for spots on the Defensive secondary.

  41. By Rocksalt on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    So Mike have you looked into Los Angeles real estate?

  42. By Mike B. on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    What was Spielman yacking about losing Shank. Shank is still and unsigned UFA. Rick if you want him back give him an offer, but you haven’t lost him. Let’s get it right.

  43. By Rocksalt on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    Better get busy……….

  44. By Rocksalt on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    LA Vikings 2016

  45. By Mike B. on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    @Rocksalt Mike W has time to relocate I don’t think the Wilf’s will make a move till 2012 is over. Then I am not sure it won’t be request to move or sale. Without a stadium deal done I am sure that will happen.

  46. By Mike B. on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    I personally think that a stadium deal will be done and the current news stories is a lot of noise and political posturing. They just got to get it called to a vote. Then we will know.

  47. By TheWall on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    Iowa LB Tyler Nielson signed with the Vikes could be a good player.

  48. By TheWall on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    The Offence has 3 Golden Domers and the Deffence has 2. So next year draft Notre Dame MLB Mante Te’o.

  49. By PurplHaze on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    Dale Moss is going to try to secure a position on the flippin’ Cheesehead roster! What a buzz killer!!! =(

    http://www.nfl.com/news/story/09000d5d828bb384/article/undrafted-freeagent-deals-for-all-32-nfl-teams?module=HP11_headline_stack

  50. By Titus on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    Twoods, I like your style. Seriously, why not the Superbowl? San Fran turned around in one year. We were really 5-0 in our first games last year, except for poor QB play and a poor secondary– both those issues should be dramatically improved this year. It would not be a stretch to think we win all our home games– Ponder will have a lot more time. Our secondary may the best it has been in at least half a decade– seriously, we could go….. all…. the…. way.

    Why not? SUPERBOWL BABY!!! That is what I am believing for.

  51. By Titus on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    may be* the best… -sorry -

  52. By Titus on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    BAROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

  53. By Mike B. on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    Titus don’t make me choke we got at the most 3 starters on that draft. I am optimistic 8-8.

  54. By Garrett on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    I like what Rick and Co. did with this draft and free agency. They drafted need positions with multiple picks to allow them to compete and traded some picks for future picks a round better. I understand each pick this year and love them. With this philosophy, they were trying to address some needs this year while waiting to address some next year. Case in point, this year we drafted a starting caliber LT, S, and CB, with some decent WR’s and a blocking TE/FB. Next year, they will target starting caliber DT, LB, and possibly OL depending on how our current group handles their assignments. I look forward to this season. WIth all that said, how do you think we will do this season Wobbs? I can see us surprising many and possibly being a playoff contender if our new secondary plays well and CP7 plays great. Skol Vikes and here’s me hoping that they stay in Minnesota!!

    Garrett
    North Carolina

  55. By KoN on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    Mike, I think three at most is a low estimate. We already know that two will be starters (Kalil and Smith), plus there is Robinson who definetely has a chance to be a starter, Ellison who should have a good shot at the starting FB position, Guyton who was projected to go in the fourth and is a very good player ( the only reason he wasn’t rated higher is because he spent most of his career behind two first round DTs, Blanton who may have a shot if he converts to safety, Wright who could take over punt and kickoff returning duties as well as playing across from Percy in some packages, Childs who is a very good receiver and only went as low as he did becasue of his injury, and Walsh who will probably take over for Longwell this year or next year. So for you to say that at most only one guy on that list will start is relatively ignorant.

  56. By Titus on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    Mike B., chew your food thoroughly.

  57. By KoN on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    I spelled definitely wrong in the above post.

  58. By Titus on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    I say we win a minimum of 10. Minimum.

  59. By Garrett on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    I’m with Titus and Twoods. We will do GREAT this year and even BETTER next year!!

  60. By Titus on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    KoN, don’t worry about your spelling. Plus, you forget the intangibles of a big draft like we had– even the kids that are not quite ready to start impact the current starters– they know they better perform at a higher level. Yep, the more I think about it, the more convinced we will be in the playoffs.

  61. By PurplHaze on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    I think we have a really good chance of kicking the Bears right in the nads!!!

  62. By Titus on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    Green Bay is going DOWN!

  63. By Titus on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    AWESOME– TRUE FANS ARE COMING OUT OF THE WOODWORK!!

  64. By PurplHaze on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    The Bears did nothing to address their sorry O-line. I see lots more broken thumbs in Cutler’s future! How the heck do they expect him to have time to find Jeffrey or Marshall?

  65. By sandiamond on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    Spielman getting an ego boost? not so sure yet

  66. By josh k on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    titus, we got 3 or 4 starters in this draft but how many have left the team since 09 and how many have become old and less talented?

    rice
    edwards
    Mckinnie
    Hutch
    Berrian
    Pat williams etc.

    49ers gained an elite coach. our coaches are too soft and shy. 10 wins tops i expect 5-8

  67. By TheValentine84 on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    The Bears did nothing to upgrade their offensive line which was plagued by injury last year. I could definitely see the same thing happening to their O line this year which could in turn injure Cutler. Our easy non divisional schedule and winning a few division games against the bears, we could easily go 8-8

  68. By Steve on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    Mike, looking at picks for rounds 4-7, I like what the Vikings did, but would like to hear your views on which ones you think have the best chance to make an impact as a rookie. Will any of these guys stand out in their rookie year?

  69. By PurplHaze on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    I think Spielman did a decent job, especially for his first year as GM. I do think we should have pursued Dale Moss though. I just have a feeling he’s gonna be good. Instead, the Fudge-Packers jumped all over him. =(

  70. By drew on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    I hope we did well in the draft. Time will tell. I’m shocked we only pick up one offensive line. Kalil.

  71. By Titus on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    II choose to expect greatness. It is how I run my life from the moment I awake till I hit the pillow. Sue me.

  72. By DeerTracks on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    So ,How many of the “New Guys”will be left after the breakdown to the 53 man team? Or will some of the “old” guys be booted out the door?

    I can see any of those that will argue about signing a contract, (wanting more monies) will most likely be shown the door. None of them has signed on the dotted line yet.

  73. By sandiamond on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    Purple i’m sure they never had any intentions of looking at moss or burfict the first inkling

    Whatever grade they are set on from scouting reports is what they stick with.

  74. By Titus on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    Bills-Broncos in the AFC Championship game, unless Manning gets hurt– then Ravens-Bills.
    49ers-Vikings in the NFC Championship game.

  75. By PurplHaze on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    Drew … The Vikes have agreed to terms with or signed undrafted FAs … Hawaii G Austin Pasztor, Mississippi State C Quentin Saulsberry, and Oregon OT Darrion Weems. I’d say that’s a decent start. Probably more to come.

  76. By sandiamond on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    ok titus the benefit of doubt till week three vs the 49ers.

  77. By PurplHaze on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    sand … Burfict, I can understand. I don’t think he’d be a good locker room ingredient.

    Moss, however … We all know how Basketball players turned Football players have turned out for us in the past … Just sayin’

  78. By hognuts on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    Titus, you are really optimistic. I like it. We need to get the stadium bill passed now!

  79. By PurplHaze on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    Right On, Hognuts!!!

  80. By sandiamond on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    agreed haze. just all the talk about a tall outside receiver needed so badly and they ignore. dale moss 6’4 jeff fuller 6’5 tommy streeter 6’5 NO Interest and
    some not even drafted

  81. By hognuts on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    Greg Childs is 6′ 3″. If he can stay healthy, I think he will be solid.

  82. By xvike on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    Hey Mike, why was Marvin Mcnutt not considered in the draft? what kind of grade did you have on him? I don’t get why Childs was chosen over him. He had a very productive career in Iowa, has great hands, with good speed, (4.5 40 at the combine), and in my opinion is a much more polished receiver than Childs. You said it yourself on KFAN that Childs wont be expected to contribute early and I feel that Mcnutt would have been able to do so. My question is, why wasn’t he considered in later rounds, and what separates Childs from Mcnutt?

  83. By hognuts on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    GET IT DONE!!!!!

  84. By sandiamond on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    stephen hill, marvin mcnutt, marvin jones, etc noone seemed to even be on the vikings top draft board… why? can anyone explain

  85. By sandiamond on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    S why was three only _ drafted ? seems we could have overpaid for H. Smith costing us the third best linebacker in the country (Upshaw)

  86. By PurplHaze on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    I think the choice between the either Smith or Upshaw would be a coin toss. We really needed a good safety. Been way too long since we’ve had one.

    I think EJ has a better chance now to be resigned, given what we’ve drafted. Maybe that’s part of the plan?

  87. By sandiamond on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    no really the point tho haze about upshaw. We lost #98 pick that could have netted another starter plus smith or .. another 2nd round player

  88. By hognuts on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    I liked the draft, sandiamond.

  89. By PurplHaze on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    This UDFA DT from NC, Tydreke Powell, could turn out to be a contributor! In his junior and senior seasons, he had a combined 93 tackles, 7.5 TFLs, and 3.5 sacks. He’s 6’3″ and 310 lbs. Hmmmmmmmmm…

  90. By Erik the Red on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    Honestly, I agree with Titus to a degree, and that’s just cause who knows what will happen during the season. Last year I had high hopes for the team, and look where the Vikes went, lol. Honestly, I don’t know how we can’t triple our wins, at this point I feel like our team has drastically improved.

  91. By hognuts on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    I’m uber excited for Wright and Childs.

  92. By sandiamond on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    he’s ok haze seen him play live.None of the star potential DT’s were considered in the draft just another body for rotation in that mumbled interior D line

  93. By David on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    Mike, is there any chance they Move Antoine Winfield to SS and have Harrison Smith at FS and then Josh Robinson and Chris Cook on the Outside Corners? or do u think they have another lineup in mind?

  94. By sandiamond on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    Saulsberry, Nielsen, Powell, Coleman RT @WideReceiving: @ShanePHallam Best UDFA signing? #Vikings?

  95. By sandiamond on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    Don Barclay or Dale Moss RT @HelpIamaCabbage: @ShanePHallam Somebody always makes the #Packers as a UDFA. Who is it this year?

  96. By hognuts on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    Start Everson Griffen!

  97. By sandiamond on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    linebacker hogs! we only added two(cole,nielson) so give him a shot

  98. By Tom A. on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    I think we had an excellent draft! Very excited about all of the picks, even some of the undrafted players we are bringing in look very promising. Each pick addressed an area of need and we got great talent and equally important in my book great character in each of our picks! So glad we moved up to get Smith in the first round. I think the Arkansas receivers will be excellent additions for us and will contribute for many years to come. I think Cole and Guyton will be solid players and we got great value for them in the end of the draft. Can’t wait for the season! Skol Vikings!!!

  99. By NovaScotiaVike on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    Mike, after this Stadium bill p@sses, and Los Angeles is forced to try and steal a team from, say, St Louis, and then the state of California eventually falls into the Pacific, is there any chance that they could hook a big chain around Green Bay and drag them out to sea with them?

  100. By chris_b on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    I think josh robinson will be a atud and will be starting around mid season. I hope we use or younge guys seemed like last year frazier didnt give them much playing time until the end of the season.

  101. By PurplHaze on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    Vote #2 for Cali pullin’ Cheese-Country USA into the Pacific with them! :D

  102. By NovaScotiaVike on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    * If there’s any extra chain, hook it around Dallas.

  103. By hognuts on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    Don’t get me wrong guys, I hate the Packers, but I love to hate them. I don’t want them to be dragged out into the Pacific. Only Aaron Rodgers and Clay Matthews and Greg Jennings and their new draft picks and Jordy Nelson and McCarthy and Charles Woodson.

  104. By hognuts on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    Discount Double Check!!!!

  105. By Spencer on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    Chris_b- 100% agree, J-Smoove will be something special for us.

  106. By NovaScotiaVike on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    HAHAHAHAHA>>>Hognuts……..Spare the ushers !!!! LOLOLOLLL

  107. By Rocksalt on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    Repugantcants——–way to go ! YAY LA Vilikngs……..YAY WAY TO GO!

  108. By Rocksalt on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    REPUGNANTCANTS WILL NOT ALLOW STADIUM BILL.

  109. By Rocksalt on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    YAY KURT ZELLERS! YAY!

  110. By Rocksalt on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    YAY OZZINATOR! YAY!

  111. By Rocksalt on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    YAY PARTY OF NO……. YAY!!!

  112. By Rocksalt on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    HOORAY! LA!

  113. By Titus on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    Rocksalt, calm down. What have you heard? Anything definitive?

  114. By Rocksalt on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    check last blog……… from MPLS STAR TRIB……….not promising, Titus…

  115. By NovaScotiaVike on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    It’s too tight, Rock. This should be a no-brainer. …..These Politicians should all have to walk through a rabid, bat-infested, radioactive sewer with open wounds caused by hepatitis-carrying Komodo Dragons. Those that survive are then fed to fire ants.

  116. By Spencer on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    Rocksalt reminds me of Vontaze Burfict: A passionate, but reckless guy who wears his heart on his sleeve.

  117. By Rocksalt on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    Right on Nova…..especially the Repugnant ones…..

  118. By Rocksalt on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    Spencer-
    What is reckless bout last article from Trib??? Basically ,the Repugnants are stalling this……
    While I may indeed be passionate, I am not wreckless….

  119. By Rocksalt on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    or reckless….

  120. By Rocksalt on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    TAR & FEATHER THE BSTARDS.

  121. By chris_b on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    anybody know if anyone out of ndsu or und got drafted

  122. By NovaScotiaVike on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    Rock, if you wear your heart on your sleeve that could lead to pulmonary problems.

  123. By Rocksalt on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    Shawn has it right….he sent us the contact info for all of the politicians………..just wait now they refuse to bringf to floor for vote cuz they want to keep their jobs for next year…….VOTE NO FOR ALL WHO DO NOT SUPPORT STADIUM!

  124. By Rocksalt on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    Nova-
    Nothing that beer and bourbon cant cure…….

  125. By NovaScotiaVike on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    ” Natural Medicine “.

  126. By Rocksalt on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    LOL Nova……..

  127. By sandiamond on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    murray27 ndsu going to rookie camp next week vikings

  128. By Rocksalt on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    By Rocksalt on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    1st page of article by Baird Helgeson MPLS STAR TRIBUNE

    Minnesota legislators lim.ped Saturday into the final days of the session with no signs of a global agreement on major issues, and with the Minnesota Vikings stadium proposal hanging in the balance.

    Legislators dragged themselves back to the Capitol for a rare weekend floor session to see if there was any hope for a last-minute deal that would satisfy Republicans’ push for business tax relief and DFLers’ desire for a sizable bonding pack.age.

    The nearly $1 billion Vikings stadium plan barely survived its last committee stop Friday night, and Senate Majority Leader David Senjem said he would not bring it to a floor vote without a global agreement on the other issues, potentially do.oming the stadium this year.

    “We want to get that tax pack.age nailed down before we go ahead with that,” the Rochester Republican said. “We’ve gotten further apart as we’ve gone through the week. We thought we were close to something, but as we kept talking, they unfolded a bit.”

    Signaling how difficult it could be to reach an overall deal, DFL Gov. Mark Dayton emerged from his office Saturday afternoon to say Republicans must compromise or risk having the session implode.

    “I learned last summer their view of compromise is doing things their way,” Dayton said, referring to the three-week government shutdown. “That’s just not going to work this time.”

    Saturday evening, House leaders announced that the night’s agenda would not include a stadium vote.

    House GOP leaders said action on tax reductions and capital projects were higher priorities for Republicans than the stadium, which they consider the governor’s top priority. Speaker Kurt Zellers, R-Maple Grove, said he’s not sure that the stadium has enough votes to pa.ss the House, but didn’t rule out a floor vote before adjournment.

    Things fall apart

    Legislative and administration sources said that Dayton and GOP leaders were working toward a wide-ranging deal earlier in the week that included a roughly $500 million bonding bill and some business tax relief. But when DFL legislative leaders were brought in to provide crucial votes, they insisted on a larger bonding bill than the GOP was willing to accept.

    “If it’s small, it’s just political cover for the Republicans without actually accomplishing what we want to accomplish,” said Rep. Ryan Win.kler, DFL-Golden Valley.

    The two sides are in the midst of a dic.ey political dance to see exactly how far the governor would go on tax breaks vs. how large a bonding bill Republicans could manage to support.

    Republicans have pushed hard for elimination of the statewide business property tax, which many conservatives would view as a significant victory. But that could require tapping the state’s emergency budget reserves, and Dayton is lo.ath to draw down reserves to pay for tax breaks.

    Republicans acknowledge that their tax breaks could have steep costs to the state budget in coming years, potentially causing deeper deficits in future budget cycles, but say the tradeoff would be an economic boon.

    For Dayton and the DFLers to sw.allow tax reductions, they want a larger bonding bill, a signature component of their job-creation agenda. For Republicans, some of the toughest negotiations have been with their own mem.bers.

    Several House Republicans said they could probably scr.ape together enough GOP votes for what they call a “vanilla” bonding bill of $500 million. Money would go solely to roads, bridges and maintenance of state buildings, including the Capitol.

    But the more conservative GOP legislators started pe.eling off rapidly with every additional dollar in new projects.

    Bonding bills require a super-majority that the GOP can’t muster without DFL help. DFLers say their price is closer to $700 million, too large to garner enough GOP votes to be viable. In the Senate GOP cau.cus, some rank-and-file mem.bers insist that no bonding bill and no stadium deal are better than bad ones.

    Sen. Dave Thompson, R-Lakeville, said he favors a bonding bill smaller than $300 million that avoids new projects.

    “There seems to be this sense that in order to get re-elected, I have to have the Dave Thompson memorial hockey arena,” he said. “I think what people expect is that we use bonding money to make sure we have enough lanes on our roads, that we repair the po.tholes on our existing roads and we take care of our buildings.”

    Dayton and DFLers have said that historically low interest rates and high unemployment in construction call for a bill that will invest in the state and kick-start job creation.

    What to tell voters?

    Anx.ious legislators — all up for re-election this fall — were figuring out how to sell to constituents a legislative session that ends with few accomplishments. The final days of the session could weigh heavily with voters when they decide whether the GOP should retain control of the House and Senate or whether DFLers should return to power.

    Rep. Tom Anzelc, DFL-Ba.lsam Township, said he sees his political fate tied in part to the Vikings stadium.

    By Rocksalt on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    2nd page

    “If there is no bonding bill and no tax bill, I think it is a wash,” said Anzelc, who could face a tough re-election fight in his redrawn district. “If there is no stadium bill, in my district in northern Minnesota, that’s a bad thing.”

    Anzelc said he hopes to get bonding for two local projects: a new headquarters for area volunteer firefighters and a building at Itasca Community College.

    Sen. David Hann, R-Eden Prairie, said he thinks Minnesotans are falling prey to the emotional frenzy to keep the Vikings.

    “I have talked to many fans, and they don’t know the details of this plan, and they don’t care. They are advocating for something, but they don’t have a clue about the details and what that means,” Hann said.

    While leaders huddled privately to see if a deal is possible by Monday’s self-imposed deadline, rank-and-file legislators wearied by late-night sessions began sharpening their attacks.

    DFLers “are making every effort to block everything that is important this year, to say on the campaign trail that the majority couldn’t get anything done and they are a do-nothing Legislature,” said Assistant Senate Majority Leader Claire Robling, R- Jordan. “It is disgraceful.”

    DFLers said Republicans, when in the minority, long talked about providing leadership. Now they have to prove they have the political smarts to make the concessions needed to attract DFL votes.

    “If legislators don’t do their jobs, that’s a problem and they are going to face the wrath in the fall,” said Rep. Rick Hansen, DFL-South-St. Paul. “I think the public has higher expectations than failure.”

  129. By Rocksalt on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    YAY REPUGNANT REP DAVID HANN

  130. By Dan W on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    your government people are so stupid don’t the realize that the vikings need this new stadium or the stand a good chance of loosing them they could end up in LA and that would be a great lose and a lose of a lot of money they need to wake up and smell what they are shoveling a lot of horse sh#t this is taking way to long to get a vote decided this is bad for a great team that does not have a lease on a stadium they could get kicked out on a moments notice

  131. By Rocksalt on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    Dan W
    Evidently the answer is NO………YAY TO THE PARTY OF NO!

  132. By Rocksalt on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    AND EXTRA TAR & FEATHER FOR THE DEMADOPES WHO AGREE WITH THE REPUGNANTCANTS

  133. By DRS on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    Vikings stadium floor votes delayed, Monday adjournment uncertain
    11:20 PM, Apr 28, 2012

    http://www.topix.com/nfl/minnesota-vikings/2012/04/vikings-stadium-floor-votes-delayed-monday-adjournment-uncertain

  134. By NovaScotiaVike on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    In 1453, in Romania, Vlad the Impaler invited the town’s worst residents, including lawyers, politicians and other assorted low-lifes, to an extravagant Feast/Party/0rgy. Once they were all blitzed, he locked the gates and set fire to the hall…..Now, I don’t advocate violence, my question is simply….How many politicians can the Dome hold, remembering that their egos take up ten times as much space as ours ?

  135. By Rocksalt on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    DRS-
    Thx for all the info-
    The MN politicians are COWARDS…beeter to let it die by obscure committe than to stand jup and be counted for vote……COWARDS……..

  136. By Rocksalt on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    better, not beeter

  137. By Rocksalt on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    LOL Nova……….VLAD THE IMPALER……..Always a family favorite!

  138. By Rocksalt on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    Here’s to impaling the politicians..

  139. By Rocksalt on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    Here is my MMM question:
    How many impaled politicians can the Metrodome hold?

  140. By hognuts on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    The session is going to get extended. The stadium bill made it through all of those committees to the House and Senate floor. They will vote on it.

  141. By Rocksalt on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    here;
    here’s to Vlad…..

  142. By hognuts on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    Rocksalt, you are nuts!

  143. By Rocksalt on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    coming from someone named hognuts, I consider that a compliment.

  144. By DRS on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    Rocksalt, what about all the DFL concerns, like more money for the poor, more money for the teachers, more money for the environment, More money for the roads and such, are not these things more important than any stadium? Is not that the DFL way? It seems strange to me that Republicans are acting like Democrats and Democrats are acting like Republicans. Hard to tell what political party a member is with, without a play card these days. I want a new stadium in Minnesota, preferably in Adren Hills and with a removable roof. Too many games are being played in the legislature and I know Minnesota’s history of not taking a team at their word when they say they will move. The people of Minnesota do not see the need for the Vikings, they know only that they are having a hard time getting by from time to time, they cannot see why having rich owners and players taking public money to build a fancy home benefits them, I do not think the Vikings have made that case. They have had 10 years to pitch the need for a new stadium, so it may be 90% the legislature fault the Vikings need to bare 10% of the blame as I see it. Monday will be the telling of where the Vikings chance of getting a new stadium this year, if not, we all will have to say good bye to the MN Vikings.

  145. By hognuts on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    This is nuts!

  146. By NovaScotiaVike on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    By Rocksalt on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply
    Here is my MMM question:
    How many impaled politicians can the Metrodome hold?……..Answer…Not Nearly Enough !

  147. By Rocksalt on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    In other words, could an outdoor stadium inherently hold more impaled politicians than an indoor facility?

  148. By NovaScotiaVike on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    The “stack factor” comes into play.

  149. By NovaScotiaVike on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    IHOP could never beat my “stack”.

  150. By DRS on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    Rocksalt, that they are, they start wars but have no skin in the war, they take our freedoms and liberties and say it is for our own benefits, they send their goons to back up their rules and are too afraid to face us on the battle field they are cowards.

  151. By Rocksalt on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    DRSThe repubs are voting no to this Cuz they view it as Dems (Dayton’s) plan…..this has been evident in every single article on this……………the Demadopes who vote no should join repugs and visit Vlad’s offices in Metrodome….

  152. By NovaScotiaVike on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    I would stack them so high, you would have to hire NASA to identify the “top” ones.

  153. By Rocksalt on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    DRS …….WHAT???????????

  154. By Rocksalt on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    George I and Georgie II both got us into the latest “WARS”…….WTF man…..
    BTW..WMD……..LOL

  155. By Rocksalt on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    DRS you gonna be added to Vlad’s RSVP list…

  156. By DRS on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    Rocksalt I know the end of one of my last postings got a bit twisted in my mind.
    Was trying to say Monday will be the day we will see if the Vikings get their new stadium or not, and if not prepare for the Vikings move, just got a bit of a mind twist going there, sorry.

  157. By Rocksalt on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    DRS-
    I always appreciate your dilligence in reporting the stadium news…. shame that bit appears the Vikings will not remain in MN…..ANY POLITICIAN OF ANY STRIPE WHO VOTES NO SHOU&LD BE TARRED AND FEATHERED

  158. By Twoods on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    We will for sure win the super bowl this year

  159. By Rocksalt on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    Agreed, NOVA……..

  160. By DRS on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    Rocksalt If your what is about the war posting I was saying politicos get us into wars and exempt themselves from any member of there families from serving on the front lines, that politicos take away our freedoms and liberties in the name of our safety and security.

  161. By sandiamond on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    Big fella still unsigned!

  162. By DRS on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    Rocksalt yes they should be TARRED AND FEATHERED.

  163. By Rocksalt on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    DRS-
    What?????

  164. By DRS on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    Dang them minds twist. LOL.

  165. By Rocksalt on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    DRS-
    Not What to TARRED AN FEATHERED…..I Don’t understand what you are saying bout war na politicos…..

  166. By Rocksalt on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    ANYHOO>>>>>>>>Let’s TRY and support the VIKES………

  167. By DRS on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    That should have been, Rocksalt If your what is about the war posting I was saying politicos get us into wars and exempt themselves or their families from serving on the front lines, that politicos take away our freedoms and liberties in the name of safety and security.

  168. By Mike B. on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    10 wins minimum come on guys you are overly optimistic on these guys. It is not reasonable to assume even to be 8-8 at the end of this year. Too much unsettled business going on and not enough focus on Football. I like that they wanted to get character and smart players, but am confused on how Cook is still on the team then.

  169. By Shawn on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    Rock

    He said politicians start wars and protect their own children from going to the fight.

    He also said that politicians have figured out that simply suggesting safety gives them the freedom to take our freedom. So in the name of safety we the people will gladly take a finger in the a$$. Have our phones and emails tapped. Give up due process. Be mol’ested at the airport. Some state just passed or is attempting to pass a law that allows “law enforcement to strip search you for any offense including jwalking.

    the politicians are on a serious power trip …. and the middle class suffers

  170. By DRS on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    Dang mind twists, must be a sign of old age creeping in, LOL.

  171. By DRS on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    Shawn 100% with you on that, you the man.

  172. By Rocksalt on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    OK Shawn, DRS……..NOW I HEAR YA! !!!RIGHT ON!!!!!!

  173. By Rocksalt on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    TAR, FEATHER , then IMPALE……

  174. By Rocksalt on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    DANG COWARDLY POLITICOS!

  175. By NovaScotiaVike on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    Where is Vlad when you really need him ?

  176. By Mike B. on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    @Rock You make it sound like the last two wars were a bad thing.

  177. By DRS on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    POLITICOS, that word fit like a glove I would say,

    POLITICOS a politician, especially one whose words are dismissed as trite or whose motives are disapproved of as self-serving

  178. By Rocksalt on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    Hard to find good impalers these days Nova…….they just don’t teach it in school anymore…

  179. By DRS on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    Mike B. Now you have done it. The war between Mike B. & Rocksalt starts, LOL.

  180. By DRS on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    Was the last two wars good or not, needed or not, Hmmm, who knows.

  181. By spokaneviking on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    When are they going to make a decision on the stadium?

  182. By NovaScotiaVike on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    ” The Impaled Politicians ” would be a GREAT name for a rock band !!

  183. By Mike B. on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    Let’s resolve to say that it is up for debate and leave it at that. I being a vet of one of those wars have my own perspective that isn’t always appreciated by others.

  184. By Rocksalt on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    Mike B.
    They were. They were a joke. They cost us lives and Trillions of $$ for What?
    Cheney made out like the Bandit he is
    (see Blackwater, Haliburton)
    WMD? Al Queda? Saddam Hussein?
    Our troops did not even have the PROPER EQUIPMENT!!! YET Chaney made Millions…..That , my friend is inexcusable….IMPALE CHANEY

  185. By Mike B. on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    DRS are they trying to put off the vote is that what I am reading?

  186. By Rocksalt on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    I Speak as a Veteran……..

  187. By DRS on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    Was the wars for our safety and security or was the wars for oil and greed, I think an argument can be made for both views , will anyone win that argument, I would say the answer is no.

  188. By NovaScotiaVike on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    Wrap a Boa Constrictor around each of their necks and say ” I’ts vote time” !

  189. By DRS on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    Mike B. that is how I see it and I think they are using it as a barging tool.

  190. By Rocksalt on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    I am no stranger toi the battlefield……….I simply want to fight for the right reasons…….

  191. By Rocksalt on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    not oil, corporate greed, “strategic interests”

  192. By Mike B. on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    Ok Rock Sadam Hussien he was a nice guy and didn’t want to harm anyone right. He had already fought a war with Iran and had the 4th largest standing army in the world. He was a brutal dictator that crushed any opposition to his party. He’s a really nice guy. He had the funds to thumb his nose at the UN. He’s a reall nice guy. He had chemical weapons. He used them against Iranians in that war with Iran. He’s a nice guy. He was developing long range missles and promoted the distruction of Isreal. He’s a real nice guy. He attacked and invaded his neighbor Kuwait and plundered it of it’s riches. A real nice guy. Come on Rock pull your head out of the sand.

  193. By DRS on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    spokaneviking, When are they going to make a decision on the stadium?

    Monday, maybe, maybe not, only the shadow knows, LOL, maybe never, who knows.

  194. By NovaScotiaVike on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    I have watched these guys lose 4 Super Bowls. I would rather watch them lose 4 more rather than not be able to watch them.

  195. By DRS on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

  196. By DRS on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    NovaScotiaVike, 100% with you on that.

  197. By Rocksalt on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    Mike B
    Grow Up.
    Saddam was not a nice man. Yes But he had NOTHING to do with Al Queda, 9/11……… etc…..
    Those issuesw you raise were internal……had itr not been for US oil interests, we would not care……There have been many more atrocities in other areas that we have not intervened…..Africa, Cambodia….where hundreds of thouseands were killed by rutless rilers…………..you don’t give a sh.it bout that ….
    Get your head out of yer Arse………
    BTW We put Saddam in place, just like Noriega……

  198. By Rocksalt on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    We put rulers in place, train their military, then spend extra tax
    $$ to go to war and take them out!!! LOL!

  199. By DRS on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    The war has started. LOL.

  200. By Rocksalt on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    Money Well spent! !!!then we have snivelling cowards who cannot support the stadium! WTF!!!!!!

  201. By Rocksalt on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    DRS-
    It has always been there………

  202. By DRS on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    POLITICOS

  203. By Rocksalt on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    FRIKKIN POLITICOS………

  204. By DRS on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    Listing to the old shadow show, 2 penny’s for a new paper, only for them days back with to days pay checks.

  205. By DRS on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    Gas 10 Penney’s for a gallon of gas.

  206. By Titus on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    Well, looks like the excitement of the draft has come to a quick demise! DEMISE.

  207. By Titus on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    Remember when gas was .35 to .79 a gallon?

  208. By DRS on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    We could afford to do things, go places, oh well.

  209. By Rocksalt on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    sniffle, DRS……….The old days……..tho I Only remember gas at 52 cents per U.S.gallon

  210. By DRS on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    I can remember .50 a gallon.

  211. By Mike B. on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    That is probably true but after the first war Saddam targeted no fly zone aircraft. He continued to obstruct UN inspections which he agreed to allow after the first war. He was subverting UN sanctions and was getting help from Germany, Russia, and France in violations of sanctions agreed by all 4 countries. Is it not a military strategy to protect stability of a product that runs this country 24/7. George Sr said that definately stable oil supply effected the decision on Iraq1. The fact was Saddam had Kuwait and wanted Saudi. He wanted to be absolute ruler in arabia. That makes him a world threat. He continued to evade all the things he agreed to to end Iraq 1. It was too big a risk to not invade Iraq when we were trying to find Bin Laden. We did not know if he had or did not have WMDs. He celebrated after 9/11. We had to take him out of power. The senate was confired and they voted overwelmingly to start Iraq2 Operation Iraqi Freedom. We accomplished our main mission to remove Saddam Hussien from power.

  212. By Titus on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    How about a $1.59 a gallon? Like four years ago?

  213. By Titus on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    Now, with all our military in all these oil nations, gas is the highest it has ever been in the USA. That makes me think something is very amiss.

  214. By Rocksalt on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    Never see that again Roman Ruler…..

  215. By Titus on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    Could be worse. Last I was in Europe, gas was about $9 per gallon.

  216. By DRS on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    A $20 bill would fill up my 1972 Mustang and get me a burger and movie back then, oh the memories, now thinking about today’s prices, sadness.

  217. By NovaScotiaVike on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    I had an original Austin Mini back in the early /70′s. It couldn’t do over 80 mph, it seemed like it was made out of old Coke cans, but 35 cents worth of gas would last me all day.

  218. By Twoods on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    12-4 baby!!

  219. By Rocksalt on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    Yea, we need to quit providing subsidies for the oil companies……they wetre necessary when oil wasd $30 a barrel……

  220. By DRS on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    All the things that are happening to the world is being done in the name of power,The power to control and in slave.

  221. By NovaScotiaVike on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    God, I feel old.

  222. By Rocksalt on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    roman Ruler-
    That is cuz they do not give oil companies the subsidies.they use $$ to invest in clean technologies……mass transiit, non-oil based fueals, renewalble resources….Europes trian systyem is awesome………Us trian system is not for people……freight………

  223. By Titus on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    DRS– that is nothing new.

  224. By Titus on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    You don’t need a car in Europe.

  225. By Rocksalt on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    Right on Roman Ruler

  226. By Titus on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    I love the subways in Europe– the coolest one I ever rode would be in Leningrad (St. Petersburg).

  227. By Rocksalt on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    Wait.Mass Transit is SOCIALIST!!!! OH NO!!!!!!!!!

  228. By Titus on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    Well, I bought an oil company, so I will beat the system.

  229. By DRS on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    The new world order is at hand, the net is next, total censorship, and by who, who is in the presidency at this time, It make no matter who is in the presidency, they are all controlled by the new world order.

  230. By Rocksalt on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    Havent been on that one Roman Ruler Dude

  231. By Titus on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    Mass Transit is socialist? HA HA HA HA HA HA HA.

  232. By Titus on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    I like the Metro in Paris. It is everywhere.

  233. By Rocksalt on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    MASS TRANSIT= COMMUNISM…FIGHT THE RED DEVIL!
    BTW ROMAN DUDE……..YOU ARE CAPITALIST SUCCESS!

  234. By Rocksalt on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    MASS TRANSIT IS AN AMERICAN THREAT! FIGHT THE RED DEVIL!

  235. By Rocksalt on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    FRENCH BA.STA.RDS…..

  236. By DRS on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    People wake up, save our freedoms and liberty, and get the Vikings their new stadium.

  237. By Shawn on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    LOL Rocks oNa’ Roll

  238. By Rocksalt on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    BUY AMERICAN!

  239. By Rocksalt on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    FREEDOM FRIES…NOT SOCIALIST FRENCH FRIES!!!!!!!!!

  240. By Rocksalt on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    PRY MY COLD DEAD FINGERS OFF OF MY GAS GUZZLING SUV!

  241. By DRS on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

  242. By Rocksalt on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    PROTECT MY THIRST FOR OIL AT ALL COSTS!

  243. By NovaScotiaVike on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    BUY CANADIAN….We have great bacon, beer, be@vers and cheap power !!!

  244. By Rocksalt on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    I WILL KILL FOR OIL!

  245. By Shawn on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    People I say “Martial Law” is already here … it is just being drip fed to us

    Go to jail, get strip searched.

    This may soon be the new norm as jails begin to implement the U.S. Supreme Court’s Monday ruling in Florence v. Board of Chosen Freeholders of the County of Burlington. The Court has ruled that jail strip searches are legal — even when an individual has been arrested for a minor traffic offense or failing to pay a fine.

    The 5-4 ruling found that a suspect’s Fourth Amendment privacy rights are outweighed by jailhouse security concerns.

    http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/04/03/tagblogsfindlawcom2012-decided-idUS135777294320120403

  246. By NovaScotiaVike on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    * And Pamela Anderson.

  247. By Rocksalt on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    Nova-
    YOU JUST HAVE NOT LEARNED YET…….POOR BA.ST.ARDS

  248. By Rocksalt on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    DO NOT LISTEN TO SHAWN HE IS EVIL AND WILL NOT MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL

  249. By Shawn on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    Just in case you think I pulled up some un credible site … here is the same story from the NY Times

    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/03/us/justices-approve-strip-searches-for-any-offense.html?_r=1&pagewanted=all

  250. By DRS on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

  251. By NovaScotiaVike on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    Shawn…every time I get pulled over by a female cop she tells me to do that……

  252. By Rocksalt on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    OK NOW WE KNOW SHAWN IS EVIL……….HE WILL NOT MAKE YOU PROFITABLE!

  253. By Rocksalt on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    PROFIT IS PROPHET

  254. By NovaScotiaVike on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    * And then I wake up.

  255. By Rocksalt on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    NOVA-
    HAVE YOU SEEN THE LIGHT?

  256. By Shawn on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    9-11 has given our “Leaders” the ability to scare us out of freedoms

    Bush 1 … told us taping our phones and emails was for our “safety” – Martial Law

    when we calmed down and passively gave into this attack on freedom

    Someone decided it was OK for TSA to molest us for our “safety” – Martial Law

    when we calmed down and passively gave into this attack on freedom

    Obama said it was OK to give up due process for our “safety” – Martial Law

    when we calmed down and passively gave into this attack on freedom

    Supreme Court says Corporations are people … ok I just threw that one in

    Supreme Court says we can be strip searched for running a red light for our “safety” – Martial Law

  257. By Rocksalt on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    Shawn is a socialist!…..(fate worse than death)

  258. By DRS on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

  259. By Shawn on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    I hope the military stands up for “the people” soon … AlQuada is less of a threat to our freedom than our own politicians

  260. By Rocksalt on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    DO NOT BELIEVE SHAWN……..HE IS EVIL!!!!!!!!DO NOT LISTEN TO HIM! YOUR FREEDOMS ARE AT STAKE!!!!!!!!!

  261. By Rocksalt on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    PROTECT FREEDOM! !!!!!!SILENCE THE OPPOSITION!!!!!!!!!

  262. By NovaScotiaVike on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    Shawn’s not evil. Shawn is a banana.

  263. By Shawn on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    Has anyone noticed all of these “votes” are very close. I suggest there is no vote and that they tell us The “Supreme Court” ruled 5-4 so we the people go “aww schucks it was close”

  264. By DRS on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

  265. By DRS on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    Live free and seek freedom and liberty where ever you are, Good night.

  266. By Rocksalt on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    GOD BLESS THE PROTECTORS,,,,,,,,,

  267. By Shawn on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    LOL Rock … “The Protectors” aka our government

  268. By Rocksalt on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    Shawnh-
    Since you are evil I shall not respond…oh wait……I just did…

  269. By DRS on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    BTW GET NEW STADIUM NOW!!!!!!! Good night.

  270. By GrandDaddyPurp on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    Nova- And you got the Trailer Park Boys

  271. By Shawn on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    Bush 1 … told us taping our phones and emails was for our “safety”

    Sorry it was Bush 2 … i err’d

  272. By NovaScotiaVike on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    Haha GDP…Yeah, they film that right here in Halifax..

  273. By Carl K on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    Mail Bag Question.
    Mike Wobschall,
    Percy Harvin rushed a career high 52 times last year and averaged over 6 yards per carry. Do you think Percy might lineup in the backfield more now that the Vikings have drafted explosive slot receiver Jarious Wright. Do you think Harvin has the skill set to lineup as a RB on 3rd downs?

    Carl K
    Huntington, IN

  274. By Rocksalt on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    Shawn AKA Beelzebub…..
    I should not be corresponding with you cuz you are evil, but since this is online, nobody else will notice……I have always admired your opinion, even tho the elders have said to ignore you…….
    Signed,
    Rock.

  275. By GrandDaddyPurp on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    Yeah that show is too good for American Television.

  276. By NovaScotiaVike on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    Carl K…..Shawn is really upset about you not giving him the ” Grand Prize -Two Weeks in Bermuda For 4 correct Picks” Draft Prize, so I gave him Rocksalt’s CC# to arrange everything.

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

    @Mike Wobschall, or anybody out there:

    Please publish the exact order of draft picks by the MN Vikings for 2012.
    I live in a small community, it’s hard to keep track of who was drafted when.
    (Did we get draft even one Offensive Linemen after Kalil?)

    If Schwartz is what people say he is, we’ll be okay on the offensive line.
    I am happy with the d-backs we chose. And we have more WRs than you can shake a stick at.

    But I truly believe we’ll be 8-8 because of the weaker schedule this year.

  278. By GrandDaddyPurp on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    Rd 1, Pick 4 (4) Kalil, Matt OT
    Rd 1, Pick 29 (29) Smith, Harrison FS
    Rd 3, Pick 3 (66) Robinson, Josh CB
    Rd 4, Pick 23 (118) Wright, Jarius WR
    Rd 4, Pick 33 (128) Ellison, Rhett FB
    Rd 4, Pick 39 (134) Childs, Greg WR
    Rd 5, Pick 4 (139) Blanton, Robert CB
    Rd 6, Pick 5 (175) Walsh, Blair K
    Rd 7, Pick 3 (210) Cole, Audie ILB
    Rd 7, Pick 12 (219) Guyton, Trevor DE

  279. By Rocksalt on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    C’mon Nova you agreed not to use my credit card number 554322506649

  280. By Shawn on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    I should find my eraser b4 Im locked up indefinitely because the government see’s me as a terrorist for not being PC

    Was PC the first sign of government control ? We are only allowed to say what is acceptable by some unnamed source.

    Personally I would rather a racist tell me what he thinks …. PC has created a false reality.

  281. By Titus on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    Nova, have you ever been in Cheticamp?

  282. By Rocksalt on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    C’mon Man….

  283. By NovaScotiaVike on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    Yeah Titus, I used to go to Cape Breton a lot. Beautiful, stunning scenery.

  284. By Rocksalt on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    spoken like a true communist, Shawn……

  285. By Titus on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    I found an old receipt– apparently I slept overnight at that town.

  286. By Shawn on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    Nova … can you be strip searched for running a red light in Canada?

  287. By Rocksalt on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    Roman Emporer-
    Shawn is a threat to the empire…..

  288. By GrandDaddyPurp on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    Rd 1, Pick 4 (4) Kalil, Matt OT
    OVERVIEW
    Kalil is the undisputed top tackle prospect in this year’s draft after two successful years starting on the left side for USC. He is an early-entry junior who has been a reliable blindside protector for Matt Barkley. He has all the physical tools to achieve success at the next level and has continued to develop his game technically. Kalil has an NFL pedigree, as his dad was a former semi-professional player and his older brother Ryan is a consistent Pro Bowl center for the Carolina Panthers. He should be the first lineman off the board and could easily be a top-five pick and immediately hold down the starting left tackle position for an NFL team.
    ANALYSIS
    STRENGTHS Kalil is tall and has an impressive frame that he carries well. He is equally thick and strong from his upper body down through his thighs, and he has thin calves and ankles that lend well to him being a light-footed mover. He explodes off the ball every snap and gets to his destination point with ease. In the run game, he can provide a punishing first blow to keep his man off balance, and is very comfortable getting to the second level to fit on backers. He has a technically sound kick step in pass protection and slides very smoothly. He is NFL-ready in terms of using his hands and has the ability to decleat defensive ends.
    WEAKNESSES There are some concerns surrounding Kalil’s ability to anchor and stall bull rushers, given his tendency to play upright. There were few examples of his anchor actually being an issue in college, but the limited level of knee bend he plays with could be a concern. He rarely snaps his hips through when blocking in the run game and is more of a mirror/positional blocker. He could have to work on his knee bend and flexibility to take on the more explosive ends in the NFL.

    Rd 1, Pick 29 (29) Smith, Harrison FS
    OVERVIEW
    Smith is an ultra-athletic, big and smart safety who has roamed the secondary as a four-year starter and senior captain for Notre Dame. He is the type of safety who is always involved, using his quickness, recognition and overall body control to react effectively to plays. While he has just adequate speed, he makes up for this deficiency with strong play recognition and anticipation, and he is often in a position to make a play on the ball. Overall, Smith is a smart, athletic defender who should push to start early in a zone-heavy NFL scheme. Expect him to contend for a late first-round selection with the help of impressive postseason workouts and interviews.
    ANALYSIS
    STRENGTHS Smith is an athletic, smart free safety. He is strong and has great size for the position, and he shows up in the run game as effectively as he does against the pass. He stands out as a lengthy athlete who has range to match NFL speed across the defensive backfield. He is extremely reliable and effective in run support, which comes from his ability to read and react to plays on a quick twitch off the snap. Smith was very productive in college and rarely misses. He is a drag-down tackler who is always around the ball. Although he may have to catch and rarely delivers a blow, he is consistent. As a pass-defender, he is able to read the ball in the air and make plays all across the back end of the defense. He is able to read the quarterback well in zone and uses his athletic ability to turn and run to make plays on the ball. He is a long-strider as a runner and can turn and ignite a quick burst to run down a receiver downfield. He can then utilize his length to make strong plays on the ball. If he is in position, he will make the big interception.
    WEAKNESSES Smith can struggle when covering man to man. He often finds himself in a poor position when the ball is thrown. Short area movements are of a concern somewhat, so he will be much better in a read-and-react zone defense in which he can rely on instincts and recognition more than athletic ability. While he shows up as a solid athlete in every other aspect of his game, his technique in man coverage will expose some inconsistencies in his footwork, as he often relies too heavily on his recover ability and overall length to make plays on the ball. Though he is a somewhat fluid athlete, he can be beaten by quick-twitch and explosive movers.

    Rd 3, Pick 3 (66) Robinson, Josh CB
    OVERVIEW
    Robinson was a three-year starter with good ball skills and athletic ability. He has prototypical size and speed. Fifth-round value.
    ANALYSIS
    STRENGTHS Robinson has displayed superb zone skills. Aside from length, where he is only average, he has all the traits sought after in a zone corner. Not as polished in man, but he can run with receivers in the open field and will likely run in the 4.4 range at the combine. A reliable tackler in run support.
    WEAKNESSES Robinson struggled at times playing man coverage. He will hesitate at times when diagnosing throws or trying to read his man’s hips, and will guess on jumping routes which could be a risk at the next level. Struggles to make plays in run support after shedding his man, and will need to be more assertive in that area of his game.

    Rd 4, Pick 23 (118) Wright, Jarius WR
    OVERVIEW
    Wright has been a consistent starter for Arkansas since his freshman year. He is undersized but has legitimate 4.4 speed in the 40-yard dash, which he uses well in all aspects of his game. He wasn’t used much as a returner, but he is an option for NFL teams there based off his ball handling, quickness and long speed. He has fourth-round value working out of the slot at the next level.
    ANALYSIS
    STRENGTHS Wright is a very quick player who understands how to work out of the slot and sit down in the hole of a zone defense. He is tough in traffic and a deep threat who runs good routes. He understands the angling aspect of route running and how to create separation. He has quick hands to snag the ball in short throws and the ability to reel it in deep. He could add value at the return positions, although he hasn’t displayed much on special teams in college.
    WEAKNESSES Wright is undersized, and although he gives great effort in the run game, he struggles to sustain his blocks. He utilizes quick feet off the line but can get jammed up by bigger corners.

    Rd 4, Pick 33 (128) Ellison, Rhett FB
    OVERVIEW
    Ellison is a hybrid fullback/tight end who could play either role in the NFL. He is the beneficiary of a light tight end class in 2012, projecting to be one of the first off the board. A bruiser with a punishing frame, Ellison is a reliable blocker, both in-line and out of the backfield. He displays the same consistency in his pass-catching skills, both out of backfield and working upfield. Ellison likely will be selected in the middle rounds of the draft by a team looking for a physical player who can bring a workman-like attitude to the facility.
    ANALYSIS
    STRENGTHS Ellison is quick off the line of scrimmage for his size and understands how to stem to avoid jams. He is a decent route runner who will get covered but can separate at the top of routes. He catches nearly everything thrown to him is a very good in-line blocker.
    WEAKNESSES Ellison is not very fast, nor is he a quick-twitch athlete. This is evident when he is running deep routes and trying to work upfield. He labors to move at times and can struggle in hard cuts on his routes.

    Rd 4, Pick 39 (134) Childs, Greg WR
    OVERVIEW
    Childs was inconsistent at Arkansas but showed enough that he should be a late-round pick. He was obviously uncomfortable when running routes in 2011 after suffering a torn patella tendon the previous season.
    ANALYSIS
    STRENGTHS Childs understands how to use his body in the short game to create the space needed to be effective. He builds up his speed throughout the route and can battle with corners underneath when trying to gain position on slant and drive routes. He isn’t a physical player, but he will use his big frame to shield when necessary. When running the fade route, he understands how to use the sideline to his advantage. He can make any catch and can torque his body when running in-phase.
    WEAKNESSES Childs’ lack of speed is obvious on routes deeper than five to 10 yards. He is not explosive and struggles to separate from receivers, though the ability to separate is becoming increasingly important in the NFL. He is not a deep threat and makes all downfield plays solely because of his size. Childs is just an average athlete who will struggle to make an immediate impact at the next level.

    Rd 5, Pick 4 (139) Blanton, Robert CB
    OVERVIEW
    Blanton was a reliable, if not flashy, cornerback at Notre Dame. At this point, he could step in as a stopgap but has work to do before he can be a starter in the NFL. Blanton is a heady prospect who plays to his strengths. He understands footwork and technique in man-to-man coverage, but is not athletic enough to run freely with any receiver. He could be a backup as an outside corner or even in the nickel spot, and is worth a third-round pick.
    ANALYSIS
    STRENGTHS Blanton can work in both man-to-man and zone coverage and provide support against the run. He has copious experience playing the nickel position in the slot and should be able to provide an NFL team with depth at that spot. He can recognize routes and jump on them quickly in zone coverage, and he can use his long arms to recover and make plays on the ball in man coverage. There are small inconsistencies in his technique, but he is able to use his size and length to make plays.
    WEAKNESSES Blanton has struggled with his backpedal and his technique at the top of routes, though he is able to recognize when he’s off-line, stick his foot in the ground and redirect himself. He has a tendency to widen his feet and lose ground, which could prove costly at the next level. He also lacks the elite speed he would need to cover top-tier NFL receivers man-to-man.

    Rd 6, Pick 5 (175) Walsh, Blair K
    OVERVIEW
    Walsh is a three-year starter with an active and strong leg. He consistently puts the ball in the end zone on kickoffs and has been reliable enough that a team with a need may select him to keep him off the free-agent market.
    ANALYSIS
    STRENGTHS Walsh is a confident kicker who will let it rip from beyond 60 yards. He is most reliable in mid-range kicks. He is a good athlete who is capable of making a tackle as a last resort.
    WEAKNESSES Walsh has been inaccurate at times when he tries to drive the ball too hard.

    Rd 7, Pick 3 (210) Cole, Audie ILB
    OVERVIEW
    Cole is a strong linebacker who has to rely on his power to overtake blockers and make plays on the ball, as he is limited athletically in space. He is best-suited for playing in close and flying to the line of scrimmage from inside the box. He has sixth-round value based on his strength.
    ANALYSIS
    STRENGTHS Cole is a strong player who is noticeably explosive when throwing his body into linemen. He can make good tackles when playing in the box and when the play comes to him. He is an obviously competitive player who seems to enjoy taking on linemen and fitting up with them before using his arm strength to shed. He can maul a tight end on the line but has difficulty running with them.
    WEAKNESSES Cole was a productive tackler for North Carolina State, but most of that production came on plays that went right at him. He has difficulty turning his hips and running in space, and would be a liability in coverage at the next level.

    Rd 7, Pick 12 (219) Guyton, Trevor DE
    OVERVIEW
    Guyton has prototypical size and quickness for the defensive tackle position with the type of frame that could be attractive to teams looking for ends to play in a 3-4 defense. He was a reliable player in his senior year for Cal after not starting many games early on because of the team’s depth at the position. Guyton is a fast player with a motor that doesn’t stop, which has made him an active player in his senior year and given him sixth-round value in the draft.
    ANALYSIS
    STRENGTHS Guyton is very quick off the ball and when maneuvering in tight spaces. He uses his hands well and has good technique. He is fast to the quarterback once in the backfield and can make disruptive plays early and often. He really sets the tempo off the ball and has the ability to quickly blow back linemen. He is excellent in pursuit in the open field, where his speed really shows up. He is a sure tackler who was around the ball often in his senior year.
    WEAKNESSES Guyton could have value as a late-round pick given his collegiate history. He displayed a lot of traits of an early draft pick in his senior year, but his value is limited because of the short amount of time he has displayed it. Although teams understand Guyton’s being caught behind first-round picks Cameron Jordan and Tyson Alualu, they will wonder if he’s truly the player with the skills he displayed in his senior year, or just a pretender who showed up to play only once his draft status was on the line.

  289. By Rocksalt on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    Sieze Him !!!!

  290. By GrandDaddyPurp on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    There you go Fred

  291. By NovaScotiaVike on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    Shawn, only if the cop is blonde, curvy and gorgeous. Then I demand it.

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

    I was so excited about the Vikings draft, until I heard we didn’t draft anybody for the O Line after Kalil. There is no excuse for that, we just wasted several picks.

    It all comes down to what your philosophy is I guess.

  293. By GrandDaddyPurp on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    Are all Canadian police like this?

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

    Wow,

    Thank you GDP!!!

  295. By Rocksalt on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    Shawn ……everyone else thinks you are normal……..I know you are a comunist spy……..I will keep my eye on you

  296. By Shawn on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    Nova … so your saying Canadian citizens have more freedoms than US who sing “Home of the free “

  297. By Titus on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    Fred Jones– are you in the cities this week? Our big conference starts.

  298. By Shawn on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    Thanx Rock I need it … clearly something is wrong with me to question our protectors

  299. By Rocksalt on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    MAKE SURE THE VIKINGS DO NOT DRAFT COMMUNISTS!

  300. By GrandDaddyPurp on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    Fred- we got a couple guys who were captains of their respective college teams, high character guys who are very passionate about football. It might not have been of the position we would have liked but he is bringing in the right type of people.

  301. By sandiamond on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    Fred you hollered center and we got one! Q. Saulsberry one of the tops in the country. played guard also

  302. By GrandDaddyPurp on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    Shawn- watch the video

  303. By NovaScotiaVike on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    GDP…not the ones that I’ve had to deal with !

  304. By Spencer on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    Fred- we already have enough offensive linemen, why should we have drafted another one?

  305. By Rocksalt on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    DO NOT MAKE ME QUESTION YOU……..BE A GOOD CITIZEN……..

  306. By Vikeman56 on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    I hope robinson will get a starting job. I have a good feeling about him, what about you Mike? What’s ur starting lineup 4 the Vikings next year?
    Drew Lenz
    Iowa

  307. By Rocksalt on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    OBEY THE LAW

  308. By Titus on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    I am going to study on “reading scaffolding experiences” to help teaching ELL students to read better– be back later.

  309. By Rocksalt on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    OBEY

  310. By Rocksalt on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    OBEY ROMAN RULER……

  311. By Shawn on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    GDP … it was funny. I LOL’d … it would be a good scene in a movie with better actors and writers

  312. By NovaScotiaVike on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    The actor who portrays ” Julien”, ( John Paul Tremblay ) actually bought my old Corvette.

  313. By Shawn on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    lol foot in mouth

  314. By GrandDaddyPurp on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    Do they live in Nova Scotia?

  315. By GrandDaddyPurp on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    No problem Fred

  316. By NovaScotiaVike on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    Yeah, the entire series was filmed in Halifax/Dartmouth.

  317. By Rocksalt on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    only commies and no conformists live in Canada

  318. By NovaScotiaVike on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    Titus….”Scaffolding Experiences” would be an excellent name for a rock band.

  319. By Rocksalt on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    non conformists

  320. By Rocksalt on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    and those dreaded socialists.

  321. By NovaScotiaVike on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    Well, I’m a non-conformist, but I’m no Communist.

  322. By GrandDaddyPurp on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    They are some great actors being able to keep a straight face while being in character. Some of the characters they play are just hilarious.

  323. By Rocksalt on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    long live America!

  324. By ViperKO on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    Great Draft looking forward to next Season! Vikes!

  325. By NovaScotiaVike on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    “Bubbles” (Mike Smith) owns 2 bars here . One is called ” Bubbles Mansion”.

  326. By GrandDaddyPurp on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    Haha I’m putting that down on places to go before I die!

  327. By Rocksalt on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    at least communism, capitialism, and socialism are ethos……..better to have something to believe in……..nihilsm,,,,,,now there is no ethos……they don’t believe in anything……

  328. By NovaScotiaVike on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    GDP….That would make it your ” Bubbles Bucket List”.

  329. By Shawn on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    GDP … did you know “Trailer Park Boys : Countdown …” is on Showtime right now ?

  330. By GrandDaddyPurp on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

  331. By GrandDaddyPurp on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    HAHA wow just started too

  332. By Twoods on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    A+ granddaddy for trailer park boys reference

  333. By GrandDaddyPurp on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    For those who doubted Rick Spielman

  334. By sandiamond on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    new RB heading to rookie camp next week

  335. By Twoods on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    Indianapolis Jones

  336. By GrandDaddyPurp on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    Its not a ladybug its a cannipillar

  337. By GrandDaddyPurp on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    worst case ontario

  338. By GrandDaddyPurp on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    peach and cake

  339. By GrandDaddyPurp on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    It doesn’t take rocket appliances to figure out how to yank a f-cking bank machine out

  340. By GrandDaddyPurp on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    “Whats an apptittude test?” “Suitability test ricky.” “well ill wear a suit if I have to”

  341. By GrandDaddyPurp on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    “Why don’t you go home Rick?” “Why don’t you f-ck off, go get some hyposuction”

  342. By GrandDaddyPurp on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    “you can go to college and get your little PFD or whatever the f-ck its called”

  343. By GrandDaddyPurp on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    How to get burn stains out of Kaheyky pants ?

    It’s Khaki, Ricky, it’s a colour.

  344. By GrandDaddyPurp on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    Lahey was my moms mating name

  345. By sandiamond on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

  346. By Parody on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    Calvin Johnson’s career is over:

  347. By "SHOW YOUR HORNS" on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    I think this season the impact players of the free agency and the draft will be Chris Carr, Matt Kalil, Rhett Ellison and of course our S Harrison Smith i can’t wait to the start of the preseason.
    GREAT JOB ON THIS 2012 DRAFT!!!!!!!!!

  348. By Viking-ology on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    Just got back in town. Saw bits and pieces of draft. Overall it looks pretty good…I’m glad we got Kalil. OK Frazier now it’s your turn, make something good happen.

  349. By josh k on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    Mike Wobbs-

    What do you think the Minnesota Vikings need to conquor the NFC North again?

  350. By Matt K on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    How do you feel about the impending (lets just call it what it is) relocation as a MINNESOTA employee?

  351. By Rad on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    Why,why,why did we trade out of the second round and we could have had Stephen Hill or even Randle Reuben…….wow shocked.

  352. By Mike B. on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    I saw the poll on the main page. Come on guys an A? Are you all basing this grade on the fact that Spielman was able to garner 13 picks. I am thinking a B minus is as high as I would go. I think the Vikings left some better rated players for players that Spielman and Co had familiarization with. So they lose on grade for not going after best players in those rounds.

    On Spielman’s interview I question the disinformation. Shank is still an unsigned UFA so if Rick wants him he can give him an offer. He is not “lost” as was stated in the video cast.

  353. By sandiamond on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    http://www.twincities.com/localnews/ci_20510255/man-was-near-death-assault-by-vikings-player?source=rss

  354. By josh k on May 1, 2012 | Reply

    with Jarius Wright being a slot receiver, was he drafted in case Percy leaves?

    what is the deal with Percy’s contract we freed up tons of cap room and didnt spend much in FA we should be resigning him if it hasnt already happend.

  355. By puckertrucker on May 1, 2012 | Reply

    To all The Minnesota Vikings Fans and Voters of MN: ITS TIME TO REFRESH THE MEMORIES OF THE POLITICIANS OF MINNESOTA THAT ARE HEMMING AND HAWING ON THE STADIUM BILL, REMEMBER THAT NOVEMBER IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER AND THAT THE POLITICIANS THAT WANT TO VOTE AGAINST THE STADIUM BILL, THEIR POLITICAL FUTURES COULD BE AT STAKE, IT SEEMS TO ME THAT THEY DON’T HAVE THE STATES WELFARE, OR THE CITIZENS WELFARE AT HEART AND ALL THEY WANT IS WHAT THEY CAN STEAL FROM THE CITIZENS OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA. JUST REMEMBER IT’S THE VIKINGS THAT ARE THE STRONG COMMODITY FOR THE STATE, AND THE NEW STADIUM COULD CREATE ALOT OF JOBS THAT WE SORELY NEED AND THE INCREASED TAX BASE THAT THE VIKINGS WILL PROVIDE IS WHAT WE NEED. SO JUST REMEMBER CITIZENS THERE WILL ALWAYS BE POLITICIANS LOOKING TO GET VOTED INTO OFFICE, BUT THERE IS ONLY ONE MINNESOTA VIKINGS TEAM AND WE DON’T WANT THEM TO LEAVE OR COULD THIS STATE AFFORD TO HAVE THEM LEAVE. The One and Only PuckerTrucker!!!!!!!!!!Skol fans

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