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Vikings Release Longwell

Posted by Mike Wobschall on May 7, 2012 – 4:21 pm

The Vikings on Monday released K Ryan Longwell, a 16-year veteran who spent the past 6 seasons with the Vikings.

“Ryan has meant a great deal to the Vikings organization both on and off field over the past six seasons,” Vikings Head Coach Leslie Frazier said. “We wish him all the best in the future and thank him for his service to the Minnesota Vikings.”

Longwell is the Green Bay Packers all-time leading scorer (1,054 points) and also ranks as the 3rd all-time leading scorer in Vikings history with 633 points over his 6 seasons in Minnesota.


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312 Responses to “Vikings Release Longwell”

  1. By Dave on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    WHY!?!

  2. By Shawn on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    Because they drafted a kicker and are going young.

  3. By kevinwi on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    Thank you Ryan Longwell for your service for the team. I agree it was time…you just didn’t have the leg we need anymore.

  4. By Mike Wobschall on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    It’s a hard part of life in the NFL, but sometimes it’s just time to move on. Longwell had great service while with the Vikings. He made a lot of clutch kicks and of course made the routine kick consistently. But he was just 78.6% on FGs last year and will turn 38 before the season begins.

    A classy player on the field and a great person off the field. Always accountable in the locker room, a good role model, etc. I wish him nothing but the best of luck in whatever the future holds for him.

  5. By Alex on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    Thank you longwell you have been a valuable part of the team. I just wish you would have had your chance to kick that field goal in the 2009 championship game

  6. By DRG on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    He’s a great kicker, always consistent. Lets hope Blair Walsh is as good.

  7. By hognuts on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    Time to shine Blair. Thank you Longwell!

  8. By jamesw123 on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    Sad to see Ryan go,.
    Thanks for all your years of service, a superb player both on and off the pitch!

    Let’s hope Blair Walsh can live up to expectations…

  9. By "SHOW YOUR HORNS" on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    Thank you Ryan the #8 will be remember forever

  10. By Jordan Adams on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    I like the move. Longwell just wasn’t good last season. This kid has got the leg and he can work on consistency this offseason. This was the kicker I hoped we would pick up!! Going to be a great pick for the Vikes!!

  11. By Richard1A on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    Longwell was great, I hope we don’t miss him to much! this new guy better be average at least.

  12. By PurpleNation on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    Buy Why?! (

    http://www.nfl.com/news/story/09000d5d828ee7c0/article/ryan-longwell-cut-after-minnesota-vikings-draft-kicker?module=HP11_headline_stack

  13. By Mike Wobschall on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    Longwell is the Packers all-time leading scorer and the Vikings 3rd all-time leading scorer. An illustrious career and a career that could continue on with another team. Good luck to Ryan.

  14. By Paul on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    Look I have no problem moving on from Longwell, save money and go younger I get it,,,,,, But Blair Walsh was only 21 for 35 last year and only hit 54% on FG’s over 30 yards. Thats ugly!!!!!!

  15. By ponderfan7 on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    will be missed but he miss 3fg’s in one game this season will miss you Ryan but time too move on and get younger

  16. By Mike Wobschall on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    True, but Walsh was 40 of 46 as a sophomore and junior, and he hit a 56-yarder last year. Also, keep in mind that Longwell was just 57.1% in college.

  17. By Mike Wobschall on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    That’s not a shot against Lognwell, it just goes to show that FG% is naturally lower in college, and it doesn’t mean a guy is going to be a poor kicker.

  18. By hognuts on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    Wobbs,

    Have you been watching the stadium debate?

  19. By Mike Wobschall on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    Yes, and it gets frustrating.

  20. By hognuts on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    I have been, too. I am not into politics at all, so I really don’t know what all is going on. How do you think that it is looking?

  21. By Shawn on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    By Shawn on May 7, 2012 | Reply
    Because they drafted a kicker and are going young.

    ___________________________________________________________

    Pretty good impersonation but it was still an imposter …

    This is my first post on this blog … so all I have to say is they drafted a kicker and are going young.

    Good luck Ryan Shortwell … err Longwell

  22. By Shawn on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    Sad to hear Ryan will no longer be a Viking. He’s a class act that I wish could stay for many more years. I realize last year wasn’t up to his normally high standard. The time has to come sooner or later. It is just hard to lose an individual of his moral make-up. I can only hope Ryan realizes how thankful us fans are for his time with the purple and gold. He will always be one of my favs. despite his years in that cheese state. SKOL!!!

  23. By Mike B. on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    Aw come on Man Ryan Longwell I am glad to have watched you Kick sir. I am disappointed and wish you the best. Hope you find a place to continue your career and get the retirement you deserve. Thanks for the Memories Mike B.

  24. By Paul on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    Thanks Mike good stats there, that makes me feel better.

  25. By KoN on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    I have faith that Walsh will be a good kicker for years to come; it’s still sad to see Longwell go though.

  26. By Shawn on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    Aw come on man … Shawn. We already have a me and you are not it.

  27. By TheWall on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    Wish you the best Longwell. Hope Walsh will be even half as good as you.

  28. By Original Shawn on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    well for now

  29. By Mike B. on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    The question I have to ask is why not let the two of them compete for the starting job this year? If Longwell didn’t wish to compete, I can accept that, but if this a call by Spielman or Fraizer. Booooooo!!!!!!

  30. By Spencer on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    Throughout this year I have been verbally attacked by pretty much everyone here because you guys felt as tho all I did was constantly bash the players.

    Well, lets recap some of the things I said….

    Before the Redskins game I said I would take CJ over AP because I always felt that AP was more prone to injuries. Well..we know how that novel ended.

    I’ve said Cedric Griffin is a scub, hes no longer on the roster.

    I’ve said Va$hittte Shiancoe is the most overrated player on the team, hes no longer on the roster.

    I’ve said Ryan Shortwell cant get it done anymore, hes no longer on the roster.

    Just face it guys, I know my stuff.

  31. By NovaScotiaVike on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    If you know your stuff, can you tell us what a “scub” is?

  32. By Mike B. on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    it’s getting deep in here.

  33. By Spencer on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    Scrub= a terrible player.

  34. By Jeffbleedspurple on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    Really!! Without even a competition for the job?

  35. By vikepastor on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    bad decision!

  36. By NovaScotiaVike on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    Yeah, I know that, but you said “scub”.

  37. By NovaScotiaVike on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    It usually costs me around $1000 for air fare to GET TO A VIKINGS GAME. I really don’t think I’ll spend that to go to a movie or restaurant in Minneapolis.

  38. By Mike B. on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    Good post about $1000 even from SDak We spend a night in a hotel and MOA it comes out just shy of that amount.

  39. By NovaScotiaVike on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    What is the latest on this stadium horsesh1t?

  40. By KoN on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    Spence, you have also bashed Jared Allen, Brian Robison, Ponder, and Leslie Frazier. Also, correct me if I’m wrong, but I believe you were mad that the Wilfs gave Spielman the position of GM when he was first promoted. So yeah you were right on a few things, but guess what CJ had a bad year and all of the other three had down years and did not fit the get young theme.

  41. By VikingsFan1972 on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    Thanks for all the memories Ryan! you will most definately be missed. I wish you all the best in your future endeavors. Will miss seeing you and Jimmy on the field this year. seems like I have been watching you guys forever. :(

  42. By Spencer on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    Why is everyone so sad about us releasing Longwell? He was over the hill and couldnt even get a touchback.

  43. By KoN on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    Nova, the way that they are talking, it sounds like they assume that it is going to make it to the conference committee.

  44. By NovaScotiaVike on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    Thanx, KoN..

  45. By Mike B. on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    Spencer please kindly shut=the #@&* Up

  46. By byron viking fan on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    gonna miss ryan but wasn’t he gonna make like 2.5 million this year?if so i hope they take that $ and bring in a linebacker…or maybe another rb, i cant help but think we could use a better backup

  47. By Spencer on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    Spencers off-season wishlist from January.

    Va$hittte Shianco released…..Check.

    Ryan Longwell released….Check.

    Cedric Griffin released…..Check.

    Chris Cook released…..from jail….Check.

  48. By ponderfan7 on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    and nova u said CJ is better then AP this is his first real injury so really shut up that’s why CJ crys when he don’t get the contract he wants AP will be known as one of the best with over 130TD’S in his carrier mark my words

  49. By Spencer on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    This Walsh kid better be worth it…and I guess he must have really impressed to get Longwell released so soon.

  50. By ponderfan7 on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    i mean Spencer

  51. By NovaScotiaVike on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    ponderfan7….NEVER IN MY LIFE WOULD I SAY SUCH CR@P !!!!

  52. By Mike B. on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    Cook is still a thug and woman beater he is extremely lucky to be getting a second chance.

  53. By Mike B. on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    Shank was going to cost the team too much to retain and will have to negotiate a lower price to get on another team now anyway. Cedrick Griffin is has been trying to come back from two serious injuries that doesn’t make him a scrub He has more heart and grit that Cook ever had. He will actually get in there and hit at least he did before his last injury. You don’t know what the heck you are talking aobut Spence and you are barely tolerable around here.

  54. By Titus on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    What’s the news on the stadium?

  55. By pablo JACQUES castro on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    GRACIAS POR TODO RYAN LONGWELL!!!! , FUISTE UNO DE LOS MEJORES EN MINNESOTA …. POR OTRO LADO CREO QUE SE HAN PRECIPITADO , PERO DEBEMOS DE TENER FE BLAIR WALSH O NO !!!

    SALUDOS Y VAMOS VIKINGOS .!!!!!! DEBEMOS DE CONSTRUIR EL ESTADIO !!!

  56. By Spencer on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    He wasnt convicted of the crime he was charged with, so stop bashing him. He may have made poor judgement with whom he was around, but he went to trial, and all charges were dropped. There was not any plea agreement or a civil case. So before you judge ensure you know all the facts.

  57. By Mike B. on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    at under 30 yrds Longwell is almost 100 percent. Players get older and the range is effected. but to cut him without giving him a chance to compete is not right. It shows no loyalty to your veteran players and specifically the leading scorer of the team last year.

  58. By Titus on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    Thirty eight for a kicker is not that old– Gary Anderson was perfect in 98 (except for that one, I know, I know), and I believe he was 40 at the time.

  59. By Mike B. on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    he was charged with the crime and there was physical evidance the victim chose to recant her story hard to convict in that situation technicalities no victim no crime no proof if she was paid off.

  60. By Spencer on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    Will Longwell retire as a Viking, or a Packer?

  61. By Spencer on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    Physical evidence??? Mike, she had marks the size of baby mosquito bites on her neck!!

  62. By NovaScotiaVike on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    Mike B., don’t worry man, Cook will scr3w up again, you know it.

  63. By Titus on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    Spencer, why were there marks on her neck in the first place? What if your mother or sister had such marks from her significant other? You would not think they were so insignificant. Oh, oh, I am caught in the Spencer web of deception.

  64. By Mike B. on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    I really hope not rather see a young man turn himself around for the better

  65. By Titus on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    So, Nova, on that note, part of me wonders about Randy Moss– will he have a breakdown?

    If he does, it would be here— he will try to coach the team and take over, saying he knows how to beat the Vikings.

  66. By NovaScotiaVike on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    He and just about everybody else.

  67. By NovaScotiaVike on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    Titus, i can’t even think about Moss, our schedule or anything until I hear the Vikes will stay where they belong.

  68. By Theresa C on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    Longwell is the constant that got the Vikings through a lot of tough games. He should be given a chance to keep his job. He could teach Mr. Georgia some things. His 16 years of commitment should speak volumes! That loyalty through the good and bad can not be found often with today’s players. It is the Vikings loss and another team’s gain. Thank you Ryan Longwell for everything you did for the Vikings and fans.

  69. By NovaScotiaVike on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    And people like Kurt Zellers join the ranks of the unemployed in MN.

  70. By Mike B. on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    Last year 13 teams did exactly same thing and beat us 8 men on the line stop the run. On offense short 8-12 yrs p@sses till you outscore.

  71. By Mike B. on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    here here right on Theresa

  72. By Erik the Red on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    Okay, this is a bit delayed, but pick CJ over AP? CJ is an overrated running back. He had barely 100 more yards than him last year, and he played 4 more games than Peterson. Spencer, whatchu talkin bout foo’? How can you call yourself a Vikings fan if you would rather have anyone else besides AP at this point in time. Until he gets old and wrinkly, or breaks a leg, or whatever, I will always pick him over any other running back in the league today.

  73. By Spencer on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    For a 16 game season, I would take CJ over AP only because AP is a little injury prone.

    I never said CJ is better than AP. So lets just calm down guys…

  74. By Original Shawn on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    I agree Nova. Politicians like Zellers crying about getting a better deal. When they had 10 years to get a deal but did nothing but ignore it. Normal people know when you ignore a problem it only gets worse. So here we are time to put up or shut up and Zellers has the nerve to open his mouth and act firm about his inability to take a stance.

    Zellers should never be in politics again ….

    A reporter also asked: “Mr. Speaker you also said that you wanted to be on the 50-yard line to celebrate with the governor, so why not vote for the bill?”

    Zellers in response: “No. I said, when asked do you want to deny him his win, and I said no, I think he should be there on the 50-yard line, flipping the coin if the stadium pa.sses, if it’s signed into law. I didn’t say I wanted to be there with him. ”

    After he left the formal press conference, reporters sought to clarify what he thought was a mistake.

    Reporter 1: “Can you explain what you ‘misspoke’ on? Do you not hope the bill will pa.ss? Or do you hope the bill will pa.ss?

    Zellers: “I said what I said. I made a mistake. I can admit it.”

    Reporter 1: “Right but what was the mistake?”

    Reporter 2: “You actually don’t want it to pa.ss, is that what you’re saying?”

    Zellers: “No.”

    Reporter 1: “You want it to pa.ss?”

    Zellers: “I’m not going to make any more mistakes.”

    Reporter 1: “Right. But you said you misspoke and you made a mistake. I’m trying to figure out what you think was the mistake. That’s an honest question.”

    Zellers: “I corrected it.”

    Reporter 1: “So what’s the correction?…Can you explain?”

    Zellers: “I said that the Vikings are an as.set I want to see them stay. And what was misinterpreted was that I wanted the bill (to) pa.ss but I wasn’t going to vote for it. I said I can’t vote for the bill. I want to see the Vikings stay I think they’re an as.set, I’ve said that many times.”

    From ….

    Zellers says he ‘misspoke’ in KFAN interview about the Vikings
    Posted by: Rachel E. Stassen-Berger under Minnesota legislature Updated: May 4, 2012 – 7:23 PM

  75. By DeerTracks on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    I have noted that when Frazier or anybody else that has the power to boot someone off the team, always say very nice things about them, Like that makes every thing OK. Yeh, it’s OK in their minds, but not always in mine..

    The new kid on the block better prove he is good at booting one over the goalpost or maybe he will find himself on the outside looking in.

  76. By Mike B. on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    Now debating arden hills

  77. By Original Shawn on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    “Yes” or “No” … Zellers has got to go!!!

    “Yes” or “No” … Zellers has got to go!!!

    “Yes” or “No” … Zellers has got to go!!!

    “Yes” or “No” … Zellers has got to go!!!

  78. By Spencer on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    i wish I could watch the debate…

  79. By Mike B. on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    http://www.startribune.com/video/134611338.html#sfcri

  80. By Parody on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    It was time to get rid of Longwell. He was an black squishy banana. Doesn’t have the leg strength and was showing decreased accuracy. It’s a perfect time to move on, with no expecations for a playoff run this year, and a rookie kicker who’s plenty green. Longwell was good for a while, but releasing him opens up cap room to add a solid veteran at another position (possibly re-sign Henderson?).

  81. By Mike B. on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    admendment for arden hills is pulled

  82. By Erik the Red on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    Eh, whatever, if EJ Henderson, at his age, can break a leg and come back and play just fine, then I have no worries about Peterson at this point in time. Next season we will have to see what happens, but I still think CJ is an overrated player, but for all I know he could bounce back next year and get 1,700 yards

  83. By NovaScotiaVike on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    ( Somali Pirate )……” Now, Mr. Zellers, I am going to start cutting you up with my cutl@ss, piece by piece, starting with your fingers and toes and then feed you to the sharks”…….(Zellers)……But you said that you would spare me because I was your “favorite” !!!!!!……..(Pirate)………” I “misspoke”…….(SLASH,CUT,HACK).

  84. By Titus on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    I still say the Vikings should just build an open air stadium– and make a deal with the fans to build it together– independent of any politics.

  85. By Parody on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    Shawn – Zellers has to go! Yes, Yes, a million times YES! He is a pathetic excuse for a human being!! Then again, most politicians are…

  86. By Mike B. on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    working on admendments to take on the stadium bill

  87. By Spencer on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    I found a live stream!!!!!!! Yessssir

  88. By Titus on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    Spencer, are you fishing?

  89. By NovaScotiaVike on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    Someone find a live stream and drown Zellers in it.

  90. By Larry on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    Well cutting Ryan was a dumb move.We better hope that fool from Georgia can kick at the pro level.The Vikes should have shown Ryan the respect he deserves,and let him compete for the job.I cant wait to see how many more dumb moves we make before the season starts.

  91. By hognuts on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    https://twitter.com/#!/PatKessler/status/199660694432526336

  92. By Mike B. on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    here here right on Larry

  93. By hognuts on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    This guy wanted to bring up the whole public ownership thing again, so Huntley replies and said that. The amendment got destroyed. It was comical.

  94. By NovaScotiaVike on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    It’s not just Minnesota watching.

  95. By KoN on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    Hognuts, that was in reference to the fact that an amendment to allow the people of Minnesota to publicly own the stadium is the Wilfs sold the team would kill the bill. The amendment was voted down 18-112.

  96. By hognuts on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    Yes KoN, I know.

  97. By Spencer on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    Nova, the college you graduated- is it shaped like a castle?

  98. By KoN on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    Sorry, hognuts, when I wrote that comment your previous comment was the last one on the page and I wasn’t sure whether you were actually watching the stream or not.

  99. By NovaScotiaVike on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    It’s made up of some very old and some new buildings, Spencer. http://www.dal.ca/

  100. By Titus on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    Nova, you graduated a college? Impressive.

  101. By Spencer on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    Is this part of the University…?

  102. By Titus on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    I am shocked over Longwell– I thought it might happen during the season once the new kid does well. I don’t know everything behind closed doors, but from the outside, I believe this was not a smart move.

  103. By NovaScotiaVike on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    No Spencer, that is in India, I believe.

  104. By Titus on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    Nova, what did you think of my letter to Zellers?

  105. By NovaScotiaVike on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    I thought that it was very good, Titus. The unfortunate thing is that it most likely never made it past his secretary.

  106. By NovaScotiaVike on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    What did you think of my ” old-time serial” version of “The politicians and the Pirates”?

  107. By Titus on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    Nova, sometimes doors open. Let’s hope it does make it past his gatekeeper.

  108. By Titus on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    Nova, it is creative.

  109. By Mike B. on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    tacked on 25 percent minn products to the bill

  110. By hognuts on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    https://twitter.com/#!/SotaSportsGuy/status/199668098553495554

    Check out Kriesel.

  111. By tdurfeightyeight on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    They should have released him last year.

  112. By NovaScotiaVike on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    Titus, I’m thinking Pulitzer.

  113. By Titus on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    Maybe an Emmy.

  114. By Titus on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    How long does it take to decide what to vote? Vote these guys out– wasting electricity at the capitol.

  115. By Titus on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    I understand one can favor a bill, but have problems with particular details– but come on, this has been an issue for years! Take it out of the hands of government and into the hands of free enterprise. I bet the smarter bloggers could, in one evening, come up with a dozen creative and viable ways to fund a stadium– and a better one than is being planned to top it off.

  116. By NovaScotiaVike on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    Long-winded, mouth-breathing reptilian bottom-feeders.

  117. By Mike B. on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    Its amazing that these people can get elected to office with their speaking ability.

  118. By Titus on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    They cannot do any other job.

  119. By vikesfan5.0 on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    Nicely said Nova!

  120. By NovaScotiaVike on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    Yeah, there’s not a big demand for 6ft. doorstops.

  121. By Mike B. on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    boy that amendment was a waste of time

  122. By NovaScotiaVike on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    These people just love to hear themselves babble on. Where’s a disgruntled Postal employee when you really need one?

  123. By Spencer on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    How long has this been going on?

  124. By Mike B. on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    at least this representative can speak
    still no

  125. By NovaScotiaVike on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    Spencer, from what I understand, 10 years.

  126. By hognuts on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    No more amendments. Vote coming up shortly (I hope).

  127. By NovaScotiaVike on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    I swear some of these older politicians are dead, but nobody’s told them to lie down and start decomposing.

  128. By OTKalil2012 on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    If you want to watch the house session live..

    Here is the link…

    http://www.dailynorseman.com/2012/5/7/3005136/minnesota-vikings-stadium-house-debate-vikings-stadium-bill

  129. By Titus on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    This has been going on for over 30 years— that Metrodome was a compromise because the politicians at the time wanted to go cheap– they were so proud of the design they chose. I was appalled by their lack of vision then— and it cost us.

  130. By hognuts on May 7, 2012 | Reply

  131. By vikesfan5.0 on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    People have way too much pride in themselves now a days! Especially people with alittle power!!!

  132. By Spencer on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    Ugh….censorship

  133. By Spencer on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    You cant type “M a r c u s| D u p r e e” ?

  134. By Spencer on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    Marcus Dupree

  135. By Mike B. on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    Here’s your guy to get out of office.

  136. By hognuts on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    More blabbering….get to the vote already.

  137. By NovaScotiaVike on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    Why doesn’t that @sshole talking now buy a suit that fits?

  138. By OTKalil2012 on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    I think the chances of the stadium to pass the house right now from 1-10…

    Are now at about a 9…

    But still would need to pass in the senate…

    And then the Vikings also sitting down with a committee having some terms and language of the bill to hash out…

    If the senate votes to support the bill also…

    One big issue being the naming rights of the stadium…Minnesota politicians wants a percentage of that revenue…

  139. By NovaScotiaVike on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    God Almighty, somebody put that thing out of it’s misery.

  140. By Lloyd Santee on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    Wow, I never thought I’d get to where I could comment. I use a cellphone for my internet because for me it’s more cost effective. Anyway, thanks Ryan Longwell for your play while here. Just like when Favre and several others played here, one player didn’t win or lose games for the Vikings, and yes I include the missed field goal against the Falcons with that. They had chances t win everyone of those games as a team and failed to make the plays to win. So let’s move the f*ck on please.

  141. By Original Shawn on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    B1tch you had 10 years to figure that sh1t out … not our fault you havent done your job !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  142. By NovaScotiaVike on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    Where do you guys get these dried-up, ugly old bags as politicians? Half of them look like they could be Bud Grant’s mother.

  143. By NovaScotiaVike on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    SHOOT THAT SKANK>>>>SHOOT IT>>>>>>>SHOOT IT>>>>>>>SHOOT IT !!!!!!!!!!

  144. By Original Shawn on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    her town has 107 people … STFU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  145. By Original Shawn on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    She could move Miche11e Bachman to her town and double the population …

  146. By NovaScotiaVike on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    Just remember Hackbarf said ” They won’t move”.

  147. By GrandDaddyPurp on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    Longwell was great for us but it was his time. Even with the Kickoffs moving up 5 yards he still couldnt kick it in the endzone. Its nice to have a Kicker who can take the pressure off our coverage team and take guys like Devin Hester and Randal Cobb out of the game by taking away the return game, the only thing they are good at. It also takes pressure off our defense because it doesn’t give the opposing offense such a short field to work with like we are so used to seeing.

    Walsh still has to go out there and get the job done. I remember us bringing in Lloyd the kickoff specialist from the Panthers and he proved to be a bust for us. I have confidence in Walsh and his college FG% does not concern me. I’m hoping he brings the same consistency Longwell brought and then some.

  148. By Eric The Red on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    Tom Hackbarth he has got to go! what fricken MORON!!!

  149. By Eric The Red on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    LOL Nova.

  150. By Original Shawn on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    Isnt it funny since the post Reagan tax cut landslide in this country … we dont seem to have any money ??? Isnt it odd that no matter how many tax breaks the government gives “the job creators” have created no jobs ???

    NO NEW TAXES = the mind of a 12 year old … literally thats a true story

  151. By Sherry Holst on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    So disheartening watch the house debate ……. we’re NEVER gonna get a stadium bill the way they are going. PLUS – then they go an let Longwell go …… really?? For an unproven rookie? Sure – guess that makes sense.

  152. By NovaScotiaVike on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    Can’t you just picture Sonja in her #56 Dolberman jersey racing through there taking big hunks out of big overpaid @sses?????

  153. By Original Shawn on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    Reagan rised taxes 11 times … thats right 11 times

    Reagan ran a 50% tax rate for the majority of his presidency … that also a fact

    We currently run 30% (it might be 29)

    When Reagan went to fight whoever he went to fight. I know it wasnt a “war” but he had a fight somewhere. He raised taxes to pay the bill ..

    George Bush 2 went to WAR … and lowered taxes !!!!! Now we are broke …

    Seems Regan was a left wing socialist !!!! Compared to the current GOP

  154. By Eric The Red on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    Rep. Cornish you my friend a smart man, you have my respect.

  155. By OTKalil2012 on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    Tony Cornish for president !!!!

  156. By NovaScotiaVike on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    I like this guy…..he barhops.

  157. By NovaScotiaVike on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    This guy’s eyes look like something out of ” Star Trek”.

  158. By Original Shawn on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    he plucked that from his arse

  159. By NovaScotiaVike on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    Looks like Wal-mart had a sale on ties.

  160. By Eric The Red on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    Moron!! Stadium = JOBS!!!!!!

  161. By Eric The Red on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    LOL Nova. I thought that tie looked familiar.

  162. By ClintBeastWood on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    Is it September yet?

  163. By Mike B. on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    must be a ton of people watching the stream getting buffering issues here

  164. By NovaScotiaVike on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    HAHAHAHAHA ETR !!

  165. By Eric The Red on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    WOW interesting twist!!!

  166. By PoonJabiSauce on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    I’m going to hunt down all these politicians. Mark my words people.

  167. By Titus on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    Where are you guys watching this? Give me the link so I can torture myself.

  168. By Original Shawn on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    one of those dippity doos was talking about how to create jobs … he said its not from a stadium … he said we have a copper mine that would crush the stadium job creation … (i paraphrased)

    Well I say hey dumb arse … why havent you done that ??? DO YOUR JOB!!!

  169. By NovaScotiaVike on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    Did this guy swallow Elmer Fudd ????

  170. By PoonJabiSauce on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    Reagan Smash!

  171. By NovaScotiaVike on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    http://www.dailynorseman.com/2012/5/7/3005136/minnesota-vikings-stadium-house-debate-vikings-stadium-bill Thank OTK, Titus.

  172. By Eric The Red on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    Here you go Titus: LIve streaming of this Political B.S

    http://www.livestream.com/theuptake2?utm_source=lsplayer&utm_medium=embed&utm_campaign=footerlinks

  173. By Eric The Red on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    My livestream link does not have buffering issues.

  174. By Titus on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    she went absolutely ballistic. That is courage? That is doing the right thing?
    Wow, this guy is quite a speaker.

  175. By Titus on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    sounds like a whining rhino

  176. By PoonJabiSauce on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    Reagan Smash

  177. By Titus on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    thanks Eric, I obviously found a site

  178. By PoonJabiSauce on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    Reagan

  179. By PoonJabiSauce on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    Smash

  180. By Titus on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    where did we get these guys?

  181. By Titus on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    fireworks?

  182. By Eric The Red on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    OK Im getting sea sick watching this guy rocking back and forth.

  183. By NovaScotiaVike on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    Takes 56,874 lbs of your new legal fireworks and jam them up Hackbarf’s ass.

  184. By Titus on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    I am almost sorry I am watching this– I had no idea our government is so bad.

  185. By Titus on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    Repetitive, slow, hee hawing– very persuasive speaker.

  186. By Original Shawn on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    wow … this guy … has some … serious … attempts … at … dramatic … pause

  187. By Titus on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    finally a halfway decent orator

  188. By PoonJabiSauce on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    Hosch ay?

  189. By OTKalil2012 on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    For sure they should make fireworks legal…

    Why let Wisconsin keep getting all that business…

  190. By Eric The Red on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    Good speaker, but did he have to bring up some of those memories we do not want to remember. Brought a tear to my eye.

  191. By Titus on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    I am not convinced the stadium does not make economical sense though.

  192. By PoonJabiSauce on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    Has there ever been a white guy who has quoted Martin Luther King Jr?

  193. By Eric The Red on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    But it does need to be done, and if it is going to be done this is possibly the best way to do it.

  194. By Original Shawn on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    LOL

  195. By Eric The Red on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    @PJS – ME, “I Have a Dream,” a dream of a a new vikings stadium.

  196. By NovaScotiaVike on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    It’s midnight here, how much longer will this last?

  197. By Original Shawn on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    Is it me or does that old white guy seem bothered right now ???

  198. By Titus on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    Nova, it might be over by Friday.

  199. By PoonJabiSauce on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    I had a dream once…..and then I woke up

  200. By PoonJabiSauce on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    Racists

  201. By GrandDaddyPurp on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    Reagan Smash lol

  202. By GrandDaddyPurp on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    7 THOUSAND F-CKIN JOBS BRO

  203. By PoonJabiSauce on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    Reagan F*ckin Smash

  204. By Original Shawn on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    I have a dream that one day all Minnesotans will be judged not by the hole in their dome but the content of their trophy case.

  205. By Steve B on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    real good kicker for his whole career…

  206. By Eric The Red on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    That was an emotional and effective speech.

  207. By greatirishpotatofamine on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    This dude is harvey from sabrina

  208. By PoonJabiSauce on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    Quiet, there’s a white man talkin here. Go on Shawn

  209. By Titus on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    please put the mic a bit further from your mouth– I don’t want to hear this dude smacking his saliva around to moisten his mouth– UGH. I am done!

  210. By PoonJabiSauce on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    Talks in short quick bursts lol

  211. By Titus on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    quickly cave in??? This is 10 years old.

  212. By Titus on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    Problem is– these guys have their minds made up– they are not listening to reason.

  213. By Frederick Jones on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    @Mike B, Spencer, HounDog,

    You can call me a hypocrit if you want…but include yourselves in that category. There is not one person, no not one, who can claim to be without sin.

    So call me a hypocrit if you want, but many others are far worse. At least I am making an effort to change and become a TEAM player.

  214. By GrandDaddyPurp on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    Hes got that George W. Bush squint.

  215. By Frederick Jones on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    It figures, THAT, Vikings.com censures!!!

  216. By PoonJabiSauce on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    I sinned when I lied about having sinned before.

  217. By NovaScotiaVike on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    Does anyone know how the count stands?

  218. By Frederick Jones on May 7, 2012 | Reply

  219. By PoonJabiSauce on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    I dont stand to count

  220. By Titus on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    Fred Jones!

  221. By NovaScotiaVike on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    Somebody actually told her those gl@sses look good.

  222. By PoonJabiSauce on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    A$$ CHIN!

  223. By GrandDaddyPurp on May 7, 2012 | Reply

  224. By Original Shawn on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    I am happy to join with you today in what will go down in history as the greatest demonstration for Viking Fans in the history of our State.

    Five score years ago, a great Organization, in whose symbolic shadow we stand today, signed the Minnesota Vikings. This momentous decree came as a great beacon light of hope to millions of Viking Fans who had been seared in the flames of withering negligence . It came as a joyous daybreak to end the long night of their first draft.

    But 50 years later, the Viking Fan still is not free. 50 years later, the life of the Viking Fan is still sadly crippled by the manacles of politicians and the chains of the GOP. 50 years later, the Viking Fan lives on a lonely island of poverty in the midst of a vast ocean of material prosperity. 50 years later, the Viking Fan is still languishing in the corners of American society and finds himself an exile in his own land. So we have come here today to dramatize a shameful condition.

    In a sense we have come to our state’s capital to cash a check. When the architects of our stadium wrote the magnificent words of the Stadium Bill and the Declaration of Independence, they were signing a promissory note to which every Minnesotan was to fall heir. This note was a promise that all Fans, yes, black fans as well as white fans, would be guaranteed the unalienable rights of tailgating, beer , and the pursuit of a Super Bowl Champioship.

  225. By Frederick Jones on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    @Titus,

    How are you?

  226. By Spencer on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    Fred- Why do you always give robotic responses?

    Whats your favorite food?

  227. By Titus on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    Great, Fred. How is everything in the northland?

  228. By Eric The Red on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    NOOOO!!!! NOT The Gary Anderson Incident.

  229. By GrandDaddyPurp on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    To learn my teachings, I must first teach you how to learn.

  230. By GrandDaddyPurp on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    You must lash out with every limb, like the octopus who plays the drums.

  231. By Original Shawn on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    It is obvious today that Minnesota has defaulted on this promissory note insofar as her franchise of color purple are concerned. Instead of honoring this sacred obligation, Minnesota has given the Viking people a bad check, a check which has come back marked “insufficient support.” But we refuse to believe that the bank of justice is bankrupt. We refuse to believe that there are insufficient votes in the great vaults of opportunity of this state. So we have come to cash this check — a check that will give us upon demand the riches of the NFL and the security of the Vikings. We have also come to this hallowed spot to remind politicians of the fierce urgency of now. This is no time to engage in the luxury of cooling off or to take the tranquilizing drug of gradualism. Now is the time to make real the promises of democracy. Now is the time to rise from the dark and desolate valley of franchiseless to the sunlit path of Viking justice. Now is the time to lift our team from the quick sands of political injustice to the solid rock of brotherhood. Now is the time to make justice a reality for all of Viking fans.

  232. By Frederick Jones on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    @Titus,

    My running is going pretty well. Have you ever heard of Infared Light, and how it can actually help heal injuries faster? We have a machine at the club I work out at.

    I’ve only used it twice but it seems to help a bit.

  233. By Titus on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    I like this guy– he is real!

  234. By Titus on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    John Kriesel

  235. By NovaScotiaVike on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    this guy makes sense, finally.

  236. By GrandDaddyPurp on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    When you can balance a tack hammer on your head, you will head off your foes with a balanced attack.

  237. By Titus on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    yep– that is how I would talk– get to the point– nitty gritty reality.

  238. By Original Shawn on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    alright the speech is too long to do the whole thing

  239. By Zac g on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    ha is there going to be a vote tonight?

  240. By Viking-ology on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    Zellers was overheard in the cry-room asking what the score of the Clippers game was…someone give him a Martini and tell him how he is a “legend in his own mind” as Clint would say.

  241. By GrandDaddyPurp on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    He who questions training only trains himself at asking questions.

  242. By NovaScotiaVike on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    My laptop is getting really hot…..proof that bullsh1t gives off heat. I’ll never get this completely clean.

  243. By Frederick Jones on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    It ain’t over until the fat lady sings as far as the stadium. I think it will pass, but not at the price the Wilfs would like to see.

    I hope the Wilfs change their minds and sign it, rather than sell it.

    But even then there are people who would like to own the Vikings.

    It is not over!!!

  244. By ClintBeastWood on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    Someone call my name?

  245. By Original Shawn on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    wow the stadium supporters are much better speakers than the opposers. Could it be because righteousness is easier then deception ???

  246. By PoonJabiSauce on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    Seven Thousand jobs Bro!

  247. By Titus on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    Vaguely Fred— I believe in nutrition, rest, healthy attitude, and the Word.

  248. By Titus on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    They are voting!!! For real????????????????????

  249. By Mike B. on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    It Passed yeahhh

  250. By Viking-ology on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    Go ahead Zellers, “make my day”!

  251. By GrandDaddyPurp on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    Filibusterer!

  252. By Original Shawn on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    it looks green !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  253. By Viking-ology on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    Voting——–

  254. By NovaScotiaVike on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    Yeah baby…..goodnight, all.

  255. By Original Shawn on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    WOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

  256. By Viking-ology on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    is it a ya?

  257. By hognuts on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    :D

  258. By hognuts on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    you bet your sweet @ss it’s a yes!!

  259. By Original Shawn on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    YES ITS A YES

  260. By GrandDaddyPurp on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    I lose my Kings but I keep my Vikings. :)

  261. By hognuts on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    73-58 I believe.

  262. By Viking-ology on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    BAROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!

  263. By hognuts on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    Not so fast GDP…still has a ways to go.

  264. By Mike B. on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    Yes It got passed now off to the senate
    Barrooooh
    good night all

  265. By Eric The Red on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    ~78 yes 53 no

  266. By Spencer on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    We just got over the biggest hurdle- success.

  267. By GrandDaddyPurp on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    Thanks hognuts I’m going to go off myself now

  268. By Thevikes07 on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    if this bill passed? are they gonna make the stadium right away?

    wait.. is it even passed yet?

  269. By hognuts on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    Now it’s time for Senator Rosen to shine like Lanning and Kriesel!!

  270. By Bigfan1 on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    What the????

  271. By Titus on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    BAROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

  272. By GrandDaddyPurp on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOORAB

  273. By Titus on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    Kriesel put some fear in those seats– he told ‘em like it is– a lot of people will vote them out. YEAH.

  274. By hognuts on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    Not passed yet. Still has Senate floor. Then committee to hash out the differences. then one big complete bill hits both of the floors again. After that it’s to Dayton’s desk to sign or veto.

  275. By Viking-ology on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    hognuts-whats the timetable?

  276. By Thevikes07 on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    if this goes through senate floor.. means its in a good hand that this stadium wil be beuilt?

  277. By GrandDaddyPurp on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOORAB

  278. By GrandDaddyPurp on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    Dixlesia my dab

  279. By Titus on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    One step at a time– but it made it through! A journey can only be completed in parts. We are at least in positive momentum.

    BAROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

  280. By hognuts on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    I’ve heard the Senate might take it up tomorrow, but I don’t know for sure.

  281. By PurpleNation on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    @ Shawn and Frederick Jones,

    So what do you guys think of the vikings tweaking the so-called “Blazer Package” to suit and fit Josh Robison?!

    Any creative thoughts/ideas on this?

  282. By hognuts on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    Yeah, pretty sure that the Senate is taking it up tomorrow.

  283. By GrandDaddyPurp on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    Waste

  284. By Viking-ology on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    One more hurdle, but a big one has been conquered.

  285. By Viking-ology on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    Keep the momentum going. Don’t spare any ether.

  286. By Frederick Jones on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    @PurpleNation,

    Do we know that the Vikings will use the Blazer package?
    Are we going to go with the offense totally unchanged? Of course not. But like most coaches they think they have a great offense.

    With the addition of Kalil, the Arkansas Receivers, and hopefully some great young d-backs, it will be interesting.

    Heck, we will just have a young team. I want to see Frazier’s team play well. It’s for the best.

  287. By PurpleNation on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    BTW I assume all the naysayers seem to forget that the Vikings also tend to face two very dangerous kick-off and punt returners like Devin Hester of the bears and Randall Cobb of cheese land not once, but twice a year and they’re both able to take it to the house on any given return against our suspect special teams and an average legged kicker.

    I mean let’s face it guys/gals, Longwell does seem to have lost quite a few steps (Leg strength and accuracy/touch) over the years! :(

  288. By PurpleNation on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    You can also count the return guy from the lions as well um I believe his name was Stephon Logan or something?

  289. By PurpleNation on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    I’m just anxious to see how this “YOUTH” movement works out in the next couple years or so and then we’ll also get to truly decide/pass judgement on whether we need to clean house with a whole new coaching staff and a whole new front office so if frazier or spielman ever get to read this then all eyes are on you both!

  290. By PurpleNation on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    @Frederick Jones, for some reason they (Vikings coaching staff) may feel impelled to give Ponder a break/breather depending on his performance and how our season is going.

  291. By PurpleNation on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    If they do decide to run a few “Blazer” plays on occasion this upcoming season I would sure love to see them direct snap it to Josh Robison with Percy and Joe Webb in the backfield and AP lined out wide with Jarius Wright in the slot as well or something like that! D

  292. By PurpleNation on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    Wishful thinking I guess..

  293. By vikings4seven on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    Best thing that could have happened to longwell. He will never see a winning team while he is a viking. Someone will pick him up and he will be solid from 50 yards and in.

  294. By Lants on May 8, 2012 | Reply

    Thanks for a lot of good kicks, man. All good things must end.

  295. By Scomojo22 on May 8, 2012 | Reply

    Love Longwell great on & off the field! Kinda wonder who they have that could take his place & can b clutch like him. Distance is down a little from the absolute prime of his career, but not by much! No very many teams have good kickers let alone great 1′s. Hope they have a plan. Love their draft though,GO VIKINGS!!!!!👿

  296. By NorthwoodsVikesFan on May 8, 2012 | Reply

    What’s so great about touchbacks? Wouldn’t it be better to teach the special teams to actually tackle, then kick it to the 3 and stop him before the 10?

  297. By Rocksalt on May 8, 2012 | Reply

    Right on Shawn

  298. By Derrick.G on May 8, 2012 | Reply

    Longwell, like our QB’s, had no time to do anything, how many of them were blocked because of the line falling apart? Anyways, good luck to The Blair Walsh Project.

  299. By peever on May 8, 2012 | Reply

    wer’e done with all the x-packers now.

  300. By Purplefailure on May 8, 2012 | Reply

    Can’t say I’m completely shocked, this kid better play for peanuts. Longwell was always classy. Thanks Ryan, I hope you go on and play with a better team and play for another 10 years.

  301. By Kyle Pearson on May 9, 2012 | Reply

    Ryan Longwell doesn’t have the leg and won’t ever have the leg the VIkings need. ‘)9 NFC championship game….. Farve’s pick wouldn’t have happenned if coaches felt confident in Londwell kicking a 56 Yd field goal. His inability to kick a long field goal might have cost us a chance at the super bowl. He will be missed though he was a great kicker!

  302. By Kyle Pearson on May 9, 2012 | Reply

    09 NFC championship

  303. By Green Mezz on May 9, 2012 | Reply

    I say good ridance. He was another packer disguised as a viking.

  304. By Richard1A on May 9, 2012 | Reply

    This young kicker looks like he could be the real deal. Who can complain, Longwell had a long career, very good to. Now then, let us spare no opposing teams, start planning for a superbowl victory parade!!!

  305. By Devin on May 10, 2012 | Reply

    Good move to cut him, no reason to was that much money on a kicker in a rebuilding mode. Why pay millions on a kicker and leave a rookie you just drafted on the sideline. Longwell will be fine, he will get signed if he still wants to play, and if he doen’t than he can retire. Vikings did what was best for the team. Lost a great locker room guy. But clears some cap to get this roster moving back forward.

  306. By Richard1A on May 10, 2012 | Reply

    Arden Hills Stadium Here We Come!!! Let’s Call It Purple People Eater Stadium!!!

  307. By S.J.VIKE on May 13, 2012 | Reply

    WALSH!!!!!

  308. By Richard1A on May 13, 2012 | Reply

    We should start having weekly tailgating party’s now, to get in that football season mood. I am hopping there defense is one of the best in the NFL and the offense is able to showcase some of the talent they got.

  309. By SAMA on May 14, 2012 | Reply

    Thank you Ryan Longwell for all the years you gave to the Vikings. You will be missed!!!

  310. By where to buy suits on May 14, 2013 | Reply

    I loved your article.Really looking forward to read more.

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