1. Brett Favre Retires, Or: How I Learned to Tune This Story Out

    Over the course of August 3rd, it was widely and often reported that Brett Favre was definitely, assuredly, positively, indubitably going to retire. Finally. ESPN devoted 96 percent of it's airtime to the saga...

    JP Frederick Written by JP Frederick about over 4 years ago 387 reads 1 comments

  2. Training Camp Preview: An Interview With Visanthe Shiancoe

    "You don't mind if I eat during this do you," Visanthe Shiancoe asked at the beginning of our phone call. I said I didn't mind. I lied. It was very distracting. I kept wondering what he was eating...

    JP Frederick Written by JP Frederick about over 4 years ago 138 reads 2 comments

  3. 10 Reasons Brett Favre Will Play in the 2011 Season

    He is coming back this season. That is a given. He will string it out a little bit longer, of course. Soak up some sun down south, hunt, do a little light cardio, the usual...

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  4. 10 Players from the Past Who Could Play In Today's NFL

    Alan Page, former defensive tackle for the Minnesota Vikings, is one of football’s all-time greats. He was a 9-time pro bowler, 2-time defensive player of the year, and the first ever defensive player to win MVP...

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  5. The Top Ten NFL Defensive Trios

    Every NFL defense is comprised of players which comprise units; eleven players comprising three units to be exact...

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  6. Top 50 Minnesota Vikings of All Time

    Disclaimer: A quarterback who had one great year with the Vikings will not be on this list. Sorry, Jeff George. And Randall Cunningham. And Warren Moon, to an extent. And that Favre guy, I guess...

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  7. Minnesota Vikings 2010 Draft Frightens and Confuses Fans

    The Minnesota Vikings spent the NFL draft prioritizing the backup running back position; drafting a quarterback who will play wide receiver and a linebacker who will play fullback; and selecting Penn State's backup tight end...

    JP Frederick Written by JP Frederick about over 4 years ago 7,105 reads 17 comments

  8. 2010 NFL Draft: Who and What the Minnesota Vikings Should Look for Pick-by-Pick

    It has been a quiet offseason for the Minnesota Vikings and that is the way it should be. This team was this close to the Super Bowl last year and returns a talented core of veterans in their prime and emerging stars...

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  9. 2010 FC NFL Mock Draft: At 30, the Minnesota Vikings Select...

    Really? ....Really? Sam Bradford, the former Heisman-winning QB from Oklahoma, the projected top-five (if not first overall) pick, is still here? Well.....then this is pretty easy, isn't it? Draft the young kid, the heir apparent...

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  10. 10 Things for the Minnesota Vikings To Do This Offseason

    I do not want to talk about the Minnesota Vikings. Not at all. Too many memories, traumas. But I am a Vikings featured columnist here at BleacherReport. I need to man up and... (Holds hand to mouth, single tear cascades down face) And...

    JP Frederick Written by JP Frederick about almost 5 years ago 1,584 reads 4 comments

  11. The Vikings and Favre: A Trip Through the Superdome, Hell, and Back

    That thing was a trip—wasn't a game. It was a psychedelic incident of hallucination football, muffled schizophrenia, Pink Floyd, fumble blurs, and kaleidoscopes. Explain that mess better...

    JP Frederick Written by JP Frederick about almost 5 years ago 452 reads 4 comments

  12. Saints/Vikings NFC Championship Game: Who Has the Positional Advantages?

    A Saints/Vikings NFC Championship game seemed preordained halfway through the season, like Manifest Destiny or war with China. Then December happened. The Saints lost their last three, including one to Dallas...

    JP Frederick Written by JP Frederick about almost 5 years ago 6,489 reads 18 comments

  13. Top Ten Matchups In Vikings/Cowboys Playoff Game

    Football is a game of matchups and mismatches. Some team has a weak left corner, or a slow outside linebacker, and the other team takes advantage...

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  14. Who Do the Vikings Want to Play in the Second Round?

    Someone send some champagne to the Cowboys, will ya? Some fancy stuff, 20 bucks ought to cover it. Thank the Giants for leaving their hearts in New York, too...

    JP Frederick Written by JP Frederick about almost 5 years ago 3,589 reads 9 comments

  15. Are the Minnesota Vikings Half Empty or Half Full?

    HALF EMPTY Son of a...! Every year, Adrian Peterson fumbles, and fumbles, and fumbles. And every year, Vikings players, coaches, the fans, and Peterson himself all say it's not that big of a concern, that he's getting better at protecting the ball...

    JP Frederick Written by JP Frederick about almost 5 years ago 459 reads 5 comments

  16. Have the Minnesota Vikings Peaked?

    Can't blame Brett Favre. This pathetically flat performance was a team effort. The Minnesota Vikings sleep-walked through their Sunday night game at Carolina, unaware that they couldn't just show up and win in the NFL, and lost 26-7...

    JP Frederick Written by JP Frederick about 5 years ago 1,153 reads 10 comments

  17. Ten NFL Myths for 2009

    There is some commonly held beliefs out there, shared ideas and thoughts that are so entrenched in the minds of the NFL viewing public, that they eventually become believed as facts. They are not facts...

    JP Frederick Written by JP Frederick about 5 years ago 654 reads 9 comments

  18. Arizona Cardinals Punch Minnesota Vikings in the Mouth

    If you're looking for the Minnesota Vikings, check the woodshed behind the University of Phoenix Stadium. Maybe the Vikings read too many press clippings. Maybe they got arrogant and complacent after taking that early 7-0 lead...

    JP Frederick Written by JP Frederick about 5 years ago 604 reads 3 comments

  19. '09 Saints/Vikings Eerily Similar to '98 Vikings/Falcons

    Once upon a time a dome team went 15-1, with the highest scoring offense in the league (in league history, at the time), the highest point differential in the league, a turnover-happy defense ...

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  20. Minnesota Vikings Roll Despite Inconsistent Offensive Line

    The Minnesota Vikings look more and more like the most complete team in the NFL with each game. Passing game, rushing offense, rushing defense, secondary, even special teams. The Vikings are truly firing on all cylinders...

    JP Frederick Written by JP Frederick about 5 years ago 609 reads 8 comments

  21. The Minnesota Vikings Continue To Fly Under Radar

    NFL fans got a lot of questions and storylines after week ten, didn't they? String Belicheck up! What was he thinking!? (Are the commentators aware that when his team was losing one time, Belicheck ...

    JP Frederick Written by JP Frederick about 5 years ago 1,573 reads 13 comments

  22. Minnesota Vikings Look Super in Lambeau

    The sun is shining bright in Minnesota these days (figuratively speaking, not literally) as the Vikings proved their mettle Sunday in Green Bay, and put themselves firmly on the short list of Super Bowl contenders in the process...

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  23. Minnesota Vikings Continue to Confound

    Football can be a fickle game, sometimes. Twice on Sunday, the Minnesota Vikings were inside the Pittsburgh Steelers' twenty-yard line, in the fourth quarter, and poised to take the lead (or at least tie the game)...

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  24. Undefeated Minnesota Vikings Remain Unknown

    How can a 6-0 team look so dominant and so mediocre in the same game? What am I saying; the Vikings have done this all year. It's habit, now. An addiction. Step one: Get out to a big, early lead...

    JP Frederick Written by JP Frederick about 5 years ago 657 reads 3 comments

  25. A Real Ravenous Test Is Coming

    There are a couple of ways to talk about the Minnesota Vikings 38-10 win over the St. Louis Rams on Sunday. One could discuss the maddening defense, which gave up 400 total yards to an offense ...

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