1. Minnesota Vikings: Give Percy Harvin What He Wants

    If there’s one thing the Minnesota Vikings don’t need it’s for one of its top players to hold out training camp. Unfortunately, it sounds like that may indeed become a reality...

    Mike Nelson Written by Mike Nelson about 2 years ago 1,415 reads 27 comments

  2. Shaun Marcum Injury: A Major Concern for the Milwaukee Brewers?

    Shaun Marcum will miss his scheduled start on Tuesday with elbow concerns. That’s bad news for a number of different reasons. The first is concerns relative to his trade value...

    Mike Nelson Written by Mike Nelson about 2 years ago 1,581 reads 1 comments

  3. Minnesota Vikings: Why Jerome Simpson Is Just What the Vikings Need

    On Jan. 8th, I wrote an article that assessed the positions Minnesota needed help at. Among those six positions was wide receiver...

    Mike Nelson Written by Mike Nelson about 2 years ago 3,573 reads 17 comments

  4. Joe Mauer, Justin Morneau and Other Minnesota Twins Tradeable

    As of June 17, at 25-39, the Minnesota Twins own the worst record in the American League and the fourth-worst record in all of baseball...

    Mike Nelson Written by Mike Nelson about 2 years ago 1,885 reads 9 comments

  5. Minnesota Timberwolves: What to Do If Rivers or Ross Are Unavailable at No. 18

    The concensus for what the Minnesota Timberwolves should do with the 18th pick seems simple: select either Duke guard Austin Rivers or Washington wing Terrence Ross...

    Mike Nelson Written by Mike Nelson about 2 years ago 3,868 reads 14 comments

  6. 2012 MLB All-Star Game: Josh Willingham Should Be Minnesota's Representative

    It's that time again. The MLB All-Star Game is right around the corner (July 10), and the debates regarding who should and should not appear in this game are about to begin...

    Mike Nelson Written by Mike Nelson about 2 years ago 861 reads 2 comments

  7. Minnesota Vikings: Are They Finally Done Rebuilding?

    On Jan. 24, 2010, Minnesota Vikings fans thought their team was heading to Super Bowl XLIV. Brett Favre appeared to be the prescription the Vikings needed to bring the franchise its first Super Bowl title...

    Mike Nelson Written by Mike Nelson about 2 years ago 4,963 reads 36 comments

  8. Minnesota Vikings: Ranking Adrian Peterson Among Minnesota's Best Running Backs

    When Adrian Peterson touches the football, people take notice—not just defenses and Minnesota Viking fans. The entire NFL and its fanbase are on watch...

    Mike Nelson Written by Mike Nelson about 2 years ago 2,448 reads 6 comments

  9. Nine Biggest Winners and Losers of Minnesota Vikings OTAs

    This is Leslie Frazier's first run through Offseason Training Activities as a head coach in the NFL . Last season the Minnesota Vikings staff lost out on the opportunity to hold OTAs with the NFL lockout...

    Mike Nelson Written by Mike Nelson about 2 years ago 6,922 reads 14 comments

  10. Minnesota Vikings: Remove Percy Harvin from Kickoff Returns in 2012

    Percy Harvin ’s place on kickoff returns must end in 2012. Don’t get me wrong. Harvin is one of the best kickoff return men in the NFL . There’s no question about that...

    Mike Nelson Written by Mike Nelson about 2 years ago 2,538 reads 6 comments

  11. 2012 MLB Draft: Minnesota Twins Must Take Best Player Available at No. 2

    The Minnesota Twins find themselves in the cellar of Major League Baseball, and they have no one but themselves (and bad luck) to blame for their current standing in the MLB world...

    Mike Nelson Written by Mike Nelson about 2 years ago 998 reads 0 comments

  12. Jasper Brinkley Deserves to Start at MLB for Minnesota Vikings

    It's time for a change. For the previous eight seasons E.J. Henderson manned Minnesota's middle linebacker position. And he had plenty of success while doing it...

    Mike Nelson Written by Mike Nelson about 2 years ago 3,054 reads 30 comments

  13. Minnesota Timberwolves: Love, Pekovic and Rubio Are the Foundation

    March 9, 2012. The Minnesota Timberwolves were 21-20 and in the playoff hunt. The edge was back. The team had a swagger about it. Anything seemed possible. But one knee buckle and the season took a 180-degree turn...

    Mike Nelson Written by Mike Nelson about 2 years ago 1,625 reads 15 comments

  14. Odds the Minnesota Vikings' 14 Undrafted Free Agents Make the 53-Man Roster

    Since the end of the 2012 NFL draft, the Minnesota Vikings signed 14 undrafted free agents to the roster. Now I know what you're thinking: Does it really matter? Yes, it does matter...

    Mike Nelson Written by Mike Nelson about 2 years ago 4,947 reads 2 comments

  15. Minnesota Vikings: 6 Things We've Learned This Offseason

    With the Minnesota Vikings ' OTA's set to begin May 30, the offseason is (for the most part) over. Barring an unexpected trade, the roster will be what it will be...

    Mike Nelson Written by Mike Nelson about 2 years ago 5,979 reads 39 comments

  16. Minnesota Vikings: Top 5 Position Battles to Watch in Training Camp

    This is why they play the games. The Minnesota Vikings , theoretically, have most of their positions set for the upcoming 2012 season...

    Mike Nelson Written by Mike Nelson about 2 years ago 4,371 reads 19 comments

  17. 10 Most Overrated Minnesota Vikings in Franchise History

    Every franchise has them. Every media outlet overvalues them. And how the fanbase reacts to their contributions varies.Overrated players. I have followed the Minnesota Vikings since roughly the 1995 season...

    Mike Nelson Written by Mike Nelson about 2 years ago 9,561 reads 81 comments

  18. Minnesota Vikings 2012 NFL Draft Report Card: Grades for Every Pick

    The Minnesota Vikings were active early, trading back to the fourth pick and then trading back into the first round to acquire the safety they coveted. After that, it was a pretty standard draft...

    Mike Nelson Written by Mike Nelson about over 2 years ago 13,352 reads 79 comments

  19. Minnesota Vikings Mock Draft: How the Vikings Can Turn the Ship Around

    It is time. With less than 48 hours before the 2012 NFL draft begins, the Minnesota Vikings have their draft board in place...

    Mike Nelson Written by Mike Nelson about over 2 years ago 7,026 reads 33 comments

  20. 10 Minnesota Vikings Who Must Improve in 2012

    It's been well-documented: The Minnesota Vikings have had a quiet offseason. Outside of the John Carlson signing, Minnesota has kept its wallet tight...

    Mike Nelson Written by Mike Nelson about over 2 years ago 3,311 reads 9 comments

  21. Minnesota Vikings 2012 NFL Schedule: Game-by-Game Predictions, Info and Analysis

    The Minnesota Vikings are a long shot to make a run into the 2012 NFL postseason but will have a schedule that may enable the team to finish better than it would otherwise...

    Mike Nelson Written by Mike Nelson about over 2 years ago 9,630 reads 27 comments

  22. Minnesota Vikings: 10 Biggest Mistakes in Draft History

    With the No. 3 pick in the 2012 NFL draft, the Minnesota Vikings have a big selection. At 3-13 in 2011 and very few grand acquisitions made this offseason, the Vikings have to get it right in this draft...

    Mike Nelson Written by Mike Nelson about over 2 years ago 8,210 reads 29 comments

  23. 5 Most Exciting Minnesota Vikings Position Battles to Keep an Eye on This Summer

    The roster isn't solidified and it won't be solidified until well after the 2012 NFL draft, where Minnesota expects to fill most of its holes. But that doesn't mean we can't have some fun previewing what position battles lie ahead...

    Mike Nelson Written by Mike Nelson about over 2 years ago 3,023 reads 29 comments

  24. Minnesota Vikings Mock Draft: Grading Every Pick of B/R Community Draft

    Over the past week other Vikings featured columnists and myself had the opportunity to play Rick Spielman as we represented the Minnesota Vikings in Bleacher Report's first community draft...

    Mike Nelson Written by Mike Nelson about over 2 years ago 4,219 reads 36 comments

  25. Minnesota Vikings 2012 Mock Draft: 7-Round Predictions

    You've heard everyone spew their opinions about what the Minnesota Vikings will do and should do in the upcoming 2012 NFL Draft . Some will say the offensive line is the greatest need, so grab offensive linemen early and often...

    Mike Nelson Written by Mike Nelson about over 2 years ago 9,498 reads 42 comments