Wednesday, August 8, 2012

2012 Minnesota Vikings Schedule

Here is the complete 2012 Minnesota Vikings Schedule for home and away games.

Monday, May 28, 2012

Vikings stadium approved. Now what?

Pioneer Press
"State and local funding for a new Minnesota Vikings stadium has been approved on paper. Now, the work begins.
Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak said one of the first steps will be the creation of an implementation committee to examine key details of the stadium plan, such as local hiring for construction jobs and ways to connect the stadium to the West Bank and the surrounding community.
The stadium legislation requires the creation of a five-member sports facility authority, with two members chosen by the mayor and three chosen by the governor's office. Rybak's spokesman, John Stiles, said those members will be picked within the next two weeks.
Jeff Anderson, a spokesman for the Vikings, said he envisioned architectural design and planning for a new stadium would take 10 months to a year. A construction firm would be hired through a public process. Crews could break ground on a stadium next spring.
"We've been anxiously awaiting this vote for a couple of weeks," Anderson said.
Minneapolis City Council member Elizabeth Glidden said many hope to see the sports facility authority evolve into a regional body, scheduling concerts and conventions at the stadium, the Minneapolis Convention Center, the Target Center and perhaps even the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul. "

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Monday, April 9, 2012

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

April 6  Minneapolis Star Tribune
"The NFL Draft roller coaster is starting to pick up speed. And with just three weeks left until the first round begins April 26, Texas A&M quarterback Ryan Tannehill seems to be the player whose car is ascending faster up the track than anyone else’s right now.
Suddenly, thanks to a superb on-campus pro day, Tannehill has scouts and general managers and draft experts feeling incredibly intrigued by his skill set and upside. Which, it just so happens, could impact what the Vikings do with the No. 3 pick.
How, you ask? No, General Manager Rick Spielman has no interest in drafting Tannehill, the Vikings still very much behind Christian Ponder as their designated quarterback of the future. But Spielman would be wise to aggressively promote the growing hype around Tannehill in an effort to enhance the value of his No. 3 pick.
Spielman has never hidden the fact that he’d be interested in trading the third pick in the first round if a collection of picks offered by another team were appealing enough. Yes, there would be an inherent risk in trading back from No. 3, where a handful of blue-chip prospects will certainly be available. But if Spielman has supreme confidence in his draft evaluation skills and can acquire multiple first-round picks in return for No. 3, well, then it just might be worth pulling the trigger on a deal.
So how would that materialize? If a quarterback needy team like Miami, which picks eighth overall, loves Tannehill but fears Cleveland might nab him first at No. 4, they could get antsy and start talking trade with the Vikings to get up to No. 3. Less realistic but still possible, if Cleveland falls madly in love with Tannehill but fears Miami or another team moving up into the No. 3 slot to take him, perhaps they would dial the Vikings’ line with trade offers.
Other teams that might feel the urge to gamble on Tannehill include Kansas City (picking at No. 11), Seattle (No. 12), Arizona (No. 13) and Philadelphia (No. 15). It’s hard to say which of those teams would have overwhelming interest in Tannehill and impossible to speculate on just how high they’d want to climb the draft board to get him. But what is certain is that the more Tannehill’s pre-draft legend grows, the better it could be for the Vikings."

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Sunday, February 5, 2012

Chris Doleman elected to Hall; Cris Carter denied

February 5 2012 - St. Paul Pioneer Press
"Former Vikings defensive end and linebacker Chris Doleman was one of six players elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday.
Also elected were Curtis Martin, Cortez Kennedy, Dermontti Dawson, Willie Roaf and senior selection Jack Butler.
Doleman will be enshrined in Canton, Ohio, on Aug. 4. He joins 10 other former Vikings who have been inducted. This is the fifth time in the past seven years that the Vikings have had a former player elected to the hall. The others: John Randle (2010), Randall McDaniel (2009), Gary Zimmerman (2008) and Warren Moon (2006).
Former Vikings receiver Cris Carter was among the finalists who didn't make it. Carter is the No. 4 career receiver in NFL history with 1,101 catches in 16 seasons with three teams.
Doleman said his son Evan would present him for induction.
"I am totally blown away by this and humbled by it," he said. "When they call your name, you're absolutely numb."
"Having watched Chris enter the Vikings Ring of Honor this past season, we're very excited that he has now been chosen as a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame class of 2012," Vikings owner Zygi Wilf said in a news release issued by the team. "Chris was a very important part of the organization's success for 10 years, and his accomplishments on the field speak for themselves." "

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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Donovan McNabb Playing Ball In MN Rec League

January 15 2012
"A tipster sent this to me “This kid plays basketball at Lifetime every day and every day he sees McNabb there. He went up to him, referenced McNabb’s Syracuse hoops days, and asked him to play on his his team. They’ve had 1 game so far and McNabb put up 14-10. As a Vikings fan, I wish he would’ve decided to pursue his basketball career 6 months earlier instead of playing in the NFL. Stats, team picture, and team info below.” 

Donovan McNabb Rec League Basketball Stats 

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Monday, January 16, 2012

Super Bowl Facts

Super Bowl Facts

What are the locations for future Super Bowls?
  • 2012- Indianapolis, Indiana
  • 2013- New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 2014- New York/New Jersey Region
  • 2015- Phoenix, Arizona
How many cities have hosted the Super Bowl in 46 years? Currently only fifteen cities in the world have been designated as a Host City of the Super Bowl:                            
  • Miami 10
  • New Orleans9 (+2013)
  • Los Angeles 7
  • Tampa Bay 4
  • San Diego 3
  • Phoenix 2 (+2015)
  • Atlanta 2
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Sunday, January 8, 2012

Vikings' Gerhart doesn't think he'll need surgery

 St. Paul Pioneer Press

"Minnesota Vikings running back Toby Gerhart, whose importance heightens in light of Adrian Peterson's rehab from a torn anterior cruciate ligament, doesn't think he'll need surgery to repair the torn medial collateral ligament in his left knee.
"Swelling should go down with rest as my range of motion returns," said Gerhart Tuesday night when reached by phone. "

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