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You are among friends :) SparkPeople Minnesota VIKINGS Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=22867 October Leaders http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7381x22867x59624897 As of October 31st, 2014 <BR> <BR> SPARK POINTS <BR> <BR> SLJ1953 <BR> MLHAYES17 <BR> VIKINGQUEEN24 <BR> FRAN0426 <BR> YANNIEII <BR> <BR> Fitness Minutes <BR> <BR> SLJ1953 <BR> YANNIEII <BR> MUDSOX1 <BR> CARTERSGRANDMA <BR> VIKINGQUEEN54 <BR> <BR> Fri, 31 Oct 2014 21:49:44 EST September leaders http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7381x22867x59317037 As of September 30th, 2014 <BR> <BR> SPARK POINTS <BR> <BR> SLJ1953 <BR> MLHAYES17 <BR> VIKINGQUEEN24 <BR> BARBEIEE52 <BR> YANNIEII <BR> <BR> Fitness Minutes <BR> <BR> YANNIEII <BR> MUDSOX1 <BR> SLJ1953 <BR> VIKINGQUEEN54 <BR> SCREFFMN <BR> <BR> Tue, 30 Sep 2014 21:35:48 EST August leaders http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7381x22867x59003503 As of August 31th 2014 <BR> <BR> SPARK POINTS <BR> <BR> SLJ1953 <BR> MLHAYES17 <BR> BARBEIEE52 <BR> MILAN613 <BR> YANNIEII <BR> <BR> Fitness Minutes <BR> <BR> YANNIEII <BR> MUDSOX1 <BR> WANNALOSE251 <BR> SCREFFMN <BR> FGESCHWI <BR> Sun, 31 Aug 2014 21:53:58 EST July leaders http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7381x22867x58704592 As of July 31th 2014 <BR> <BR> SPARK POINTS <BR> <BR> SLJ1953 <BR> MLHAYES17 <BR> BARBEIEE52 <BR> SLVS302 <BR> STEPMAG <BR> <BR> Fitness Minutes <BR> <BR> MUDSOX1 <BR> YANNIEII <BR> CARTERSGRANDMA <BR> SLVS302 <BR> FGESCHWI <BR> Thu, 31 Jul 2014 21:34:27 EST Voice of the Vikings Paul Allen hosts a radio show http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7382x22867x58483044 Voice of the Vikings Paul Allen hosts a radio show on KFAN FM 100.3, and on Monday PA had the man who will have a large voice in deciding the Vikings quarterback competition on as a guest. What Vikings Offensive Coordinator Norv Turner said about the Vikings quarterback situation and about each of the three passers specifically made a few waves in what is one of the rare slow times of the NFL news cycle. <BR> <BR> “We've got a really, really good group,” Turner said, after explaining earlier... Wed, 9 Jul 2014 19:58:47 EST Vikings Make Promotions & Hires Heading Into 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7382x22867x58483010 The Minnesota Vikings have made the following staff promotions and recent hires entering the 2014 football season. Four promotions included staffers being named departmental directors- Bob Hagan, Paul Nelson, Jamaal Stephenson and Eric Sugarman. <BR> <BR> Hagan enters his 24th season with the Vikings in 2014 and will serve as Executive Director of Public Relations after working as Director of Public Relations since 1998, overseeing the Vikings PR staff for media requests and historical arch... Wed, 9 Jul 2014 19:51:34 EST June leaaders http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7381x22867x58389608 As of June 30th 2014 <BR> <BR> SPARK POINTS <BR> <BR> YANNIEII <BR> MLHAYES17 54 <BR> SLJ1953 <BR> MAMMAMOOSE <BR> FRAN0426 <BR> <BR> Fitness Minutes <BR> <BR> MUDSOX1 <BR> YANNIEII <BR> CARTERSGRANDMA <BR> GRANDMAPATTYV <BR> PHOTOFIT Mon, 30 Jun 2014 22:03:30 EST May leaders http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7381x22867x58065305 As of May 31st 2014 <BR> <BR> SPARK POINTS <BR> <BR> MLHAYES17 <BR> SLJ1953 <BR> YANNIEII <BR> SRBSRB26 <BR> JAGNEW1 <BR> <BR> Fitness Minutes <BR> <BR> YANNIEII <BR> WANNALOSE251 <BR> KMNAKI <BR> GRANDMAPATTYV <BR> CARTERSGRANDMA <BR> Sat, 31 May 2014 22:10:55 EST April leaders http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7381x22867x57709724 As of April 30th 2014 <BR> <BR> SPARK POINTS <BR> <BR> MLHAYES17 <BR> SLJ1953 <BR> YANNIEII <BR> SRBSRB26 <BR> D-GOHL <BR> <BR> Fitness Minutes <BR> <BR> ALANDSE <BR> YANNIEII <BR> GRANDMAPATTYV <BR> CARTERSGRANDMA <BR> WANNALOSE251 <BR> <BR> <BR> Wed, 30 Apr 2014 22:27:09 EST April mileage http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7381x22867x57441721 PLEASE KEEP THIS REMINDER AT THE TOP OF EVERY POST. <BR> **Copy and paste from the very LAST post (most recent) so no one loses miles. <BR> <BR> User id, Miles today/Miles completed total/Goal <BR> <BR> MORGANLAFEE 7/7/40 <BR> <BR> Tue, 8 Apr 2014 22:37:09 EST March leaders http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7381x22867x57333872 As of March 31st 2014 <BR> <BR> SPARK POINTS <BR> <BR> SLJ1953 <BR> YANNIEII <BR> SRBSRB26 <BR> JAGNEW1 <BR> D-GOHL <BR> <BR> Fitness Minutes <BR> <BR> CARTERSGRANDMA <BR> YANNIEII <BR> WANNALOSE251 <BR> GRANDMAPATTYV <BR> SLJ1953 <BR> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 17:57:35 EST March mileage http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7381x22867x57033952 PLEASE KEEP THIS REMINDER AT THE TOP OF EVERY POST. <BR> **Copy and paste from the very LAST post (most recent) so no one loses miles. <BR> <BR> User id, Miles today/Miles completed total/Goal <BR> <BR> MORGANLAFEE 7/7/40 <BR> <BR> <BR> Thu, 6 Mar 2014 22:26:36 EST February Leaders http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7381x22867x56951957 As of February 28th 2014 <BR> <BR> SPARK POINTS <BR> <BR> SLJ1953 <BR> YANNIEII <BR> BARBIEE52 <BR> KRISTENMP <BR> KRYS728 <BR> <BR> Fitness Minutes <BR> <BR> YANNIEII <BR> MELISSA20083 <BR> WANNALOSE251 <BR> SLJ1953 <BR> GRANDMAPATTYV <BR> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 16:44:22 EST Five Things In A Norv Turner Offense http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22867x56728723 Last week the Vikings announced the 2014 coaching staff, a group that includes Norv Turner as offensive coordinator. A veteran head coach and coordinator, Turner has 15 seasons as a head coach under his belt, and as offensive coordinator for Dallas he helped the Cowboys win Super Bowl XXVII and XXVIII. Since 2007, Turner’s teams have ranked in the NFL’s top five in offensive points three times and his system has produced the NFL’s leading rusher on five different occasions. <BR> <BR> With so... Mon, 10 Feb 2014 22:22:54 EST The MN Vikings have announced the team’s coachs http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22867x56728526 <BR> HEAD COACH <BR> <BR> <BR> Mike Zimmer <BR> <BR> Head Coach <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> COORDINATORS <BR> <BR> <BR> George Edwards <BR> <BR> Defensive Coordinator <BR> <BR> <BR> Mike Priefer <BR> <BR> Special Teams Coordinator <BR> <BR> <BR> Norv Turner <BR> <BR> Offensive Coordinator <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> ASSISTANTS <BR> <BR> <BR> Robb Akey <BR> <BR> Assistant Defensive Line <BR> <BR> <BR> Jeff Davidson <BR> <BR> Offensive Line <BR> <BR> <BR> Ryan F... Mon, 10 Feb 2014 22:07:09 EST February Milage http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7381x22867x56651254 PLEASE KEEP THIS REMINDER AT THE TOP OF EVERY POST. <BR> **Copy and paste from the very LAST post (most recent) so no one loses miles. <BR> <BR> User id, Miles today/Miles completed total/Goal <BR> <BR> MORGANLAFEE 3/3/40 <BR> <BR> . <BR> Tue, 4 Feb 2014 22:46:24 EST January leaders http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7381x22867x56596477 OOps I sent all the Fitness goodies with description as Spark goodies. <BR> <BR>As of January 31st 2014 <BR> <BR> SPARK POINTS <BR> <BR> SLJ1953 <BR> YANNIEII <BR> BARBIEE52 <BR> FRAN0426 <BR> JAGNEW1 <BR> <BR> Fitness Minutes <BR> <BR> YANNIEII <BR> KMMAKI <BR> WANNALOSE251 <BR> DAN072254 <BR> GRANDMAPATTYV <BR> <BR> <BR> Fri, 31 Jan 2014 22:55:12 EST January Mileage http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7381x22867x56188243 PLEASE KEEP THIS REMINDER AT THE TOP OF EVERY POST. <BR> **Copy and paste from the very LAST post (most recent) so no one loses miles. <BR> <BR> Userid, Miles today/Miles completed total/Goal <BR> <BR> MORGANLAFEE 1.5/1.5/40 <BR> Thu, 2 Jan 2014 20:52:25 EST December Leaders http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7381x22867x56157357 As of December 31st 2013 <BR> <BR> <BR> SPARK POINTS <BR> <BR> SLJ1953 <BR> YANNIEII <BR> JAGNEW1 <BR> MORGANLAFEE <BR> FRAN0426 <BR> <BR> <BR> Fitness Minutes <BR> <BR> YANNIEII <BR> GRANDMAPATTYV <BR> MELISSA20083 <BR> DAN072554 <BR> WANNALOSE251 <BR> Tue, 31 Dec 2013 22:07:06 EST December miilage http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7381x22867x55868933 PLEASE KEEP THIS REMINDER AT THE TOP OF EVERY POST. <BR> **Copy and paste from the very LAST post (most recent) so no one loses miles. <BR> <BR> Userid, Miles today/Miles completed total/Goal <BR> <BR> MORGANLAFEE 3/3/40 <BR> Wed, 4 Dec 2013 21:29:33 EST November milage http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7381x22867x55480952 PLEASE KEEP THIS REMINDER AT THE TOP OF EVERY POST. <BR> **Copy and paste from the very LAST post (most recent) so no one loses miles. <BR> <BR> Userid, Miles today/Miles completed total/Goal <BR> <BR> MORGANLAFEE 1.5/1.5/40 <BR> <BR> Fri, 1 Nov 2013 21:43:59 EST October Leaders http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7381x22867x55467249 As of October 31st 2013 <BR> <BR> <BR> SPARK POINTS <BR> <BR> YANNIEII <BR> D-GOHL <BR> SRB-SRB26 <BR> FRAN0426 <BR> MORGANLAFEE <BR> <BR> <BR> Fitness Minutes <BR> <BR> YANNIEII <BR> DANSINGER <BR> WANNALOSE251 <BR> SRB-SRB26 <BR> RYANKA Thu, 31 Oct 2013 19:45:34 EST Hey Everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22867x55375684 Hey everyone I'm new to this team! I currently live in the upper peninsula and originally am from Wisconsin...not just that but grew up about 45 minutes from Green Bay...try being a Vikings fan that close to Lambeau! Well I embrace it. I've been a Vikings fan for about 17 years...if not more. I bleed purple. I watch every single game thanks to Sunday Ticket with DirecTV and wear my full Vikings attire every week. I'm a wife and mother and work for Country Inn & Suites ( which if your from MN ... Thu, 24 Oct 2013 08:44:34 EST Where and Why Freeman Fits with the Vikings http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7382x22867x55194490 Mike Wobschall vikings.com <BR> <BR> It was already going to be an exciting week, with the Vikings coming off their bye week and getting ready to host the Carolina Panthers this weekend. But then on Sunday word emerged that the Vikings and Josh Freeman may unite. On Monday the speculation came to fruition, and Freeman indeed became a Viking. <BR> <BR> Now that it’s official and we’ve had a night to sleep on it, here are a few of my thoughts <BR> <BR> <BR> Talent and competition <BR> I’m n... Tue, 8 Oct 2013 21:48:03 EST October mileage http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7381x22867x55106466 PLEASE KEEP THIS REMINDER AT THE TOP OF EVERY POST. <BR> **Copy and paste from the very LAST post (most recent) so no one loses miles. <BR> <BR> Userid, Miles today/Miles completed total/Goal <BR> <BR> MORGANLAFEE 1.5/1.5/40 <BR> Tue, 1 Oct 2013 22:18:45 EST September Leaders http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7381x22867x55092871 As of Sept 30th 2013 <BR> <BR> <BR> SPARK POINTS <BR> <BR> MORGANLAFEE <BR> BARBIEE52 <BR> FRAN0426 <BR> MINICOPPER452 <BR> GRANDMAPATTYV <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Fitness Minutes <BR> <BR> GRANDMAPATTYV <BR> WANNALOSE251 <BR> SAMIRATOU <BR> BARBIEE52 <BR> MORGANLAFEE <BR> Mon, 30 Sep 2013 21:48:39 EST Frazier On Roster Cuts, Injury Updates, Antoine http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22867x54757524 Head Coach Leslie Frazier <BR> <BR> An exciting time for us as we are in preparation for the kickoff of the 2013 season. We were able to pare our roster down over the weekend. It was not easy getting down to that final 53 along with what we did with our practice squad. A lot of tough decisions, a lot of discussion and you like it that way because it means our roster has become more competitive. So there were a lot of conversations from our coaches, our scouts; it was good. I think that the ... Mon, 2 Sep 2013 20:28:53 EST Vikings Sign 7 Players To Practice Squad http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22867x54757400 <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> The Vikings announced on Sunday that the club has signed seven players to the team's practice squad. NFL teams can carry up to eight players on the practice squad so one spot remains empty as of Sunday morning. <BR> <BR> RB Joe Banyard <BR> G Travis Bond <BR> DT Everett Dawkins <BR> TE Chase Ford <BR> T Kevin Murphy <BR> WR Rodney Smith <BR> WR Adam Thielen <BR> <BR> The Vikings also claimed former Bears T J'Marcus Webb on Sunday, adding him to the 53-man roster. T... Mon, 2 Sep 2013 20:20:04 EST September Mileage http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7381x22867x54745771 PLEASE KEEP THIS REMINDER AT THE TOP OF EVERY POST. <BR> **Copy and paste from the very LAST post (most recent) so no one loses miles. <BR> <BR> Userid, Miles today/Miles completed total/Goal <BR> <BR> MORGANLAFEE 1.5/1.5/40 <BR> Sun, 1 Sep 2013 22:35:22 EST August Leaders http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7381x22867x54733718 As of June 29th 2013 <BR> <BR> SPARK POINTS <BR> <BR> GRANDMAPATTYV <BR> SAMIRATOU <BR> WANNALOSE251 <BR> BARBIEE52 <BR> MORGANLAFEE <BR> <BR> <BR> Fitness Minutes <BR> <BR> BARBIEE52 <BR> MINICOPPER452 <BR> MORGANLAFEE <BR> FRAN0426 <BR> GRANDMAPATTYV <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Sat, 31 Aug 2013 22:30:59 EST August Mileage http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7381x22867x54360039 PLEASE KEEP THIS REMINDER AT THE TOP OF EVERY POST. <BR> **Copy and paste from the very LAST post (most recent) so no one loses miles. <BR> <BR> Userid, Miles today/Miles completed total/Goal <BR> <BR> MORGANLAFEE 1.5/1.5/40 <BR> <BR> Thu, 1 Aug 2013 21:33:36 EST July mileage http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7381x22867x53993785 PLEASE KEEP THIS REMINDER AT THE TOP OF EVERY POST. <BR> **Copy and paste from the very LAST post (most recent) so no one loses miles. <BR> <BR> Userid, Miles today/Miles completed total/Goal <BR> <BR> MORGANLAFEE 3/3/40 Wed, 3 Jul 2013 21:53:48 EST june leaders http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7381x22867x53938850 As of June 29th 2013 <BR> <BR> SPARK POINTS <BR> <BR> BARBIEE52 <BR> MORGANLAFEE <BR> FRAN0426 <BR> MINICOOPER452 <BR> CAPTAINMORGAN2 <BR> <BR> Fitness Minutes <BR> <BR> SAMIRATOU <BR> GRANDMAPATTYV <BR> BARBIEE52 <BR> FRAN0426 <BR> MORGANLAFEE <BR> <BR> Sat, 29 Jun 2013 20:38:15 EST June Mileage http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7381x22867x53566196 PLEASE KEEP THIS REMINDER AT THE TOP OF EVERY POST. <BR> **Copy and paste from the very LAST post (most recent) so no one loses miles. <BR> <BR> Userid, Miles today/Miles completed total/Goal <BR> <BR> MORGANLAFEE 1/1/40 <BR> <BR> Sat, 1 Jun 2013 22:14:04 EST May Leaders http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7381x22867x53554863 As of May 31, 2013 <BR> <BR> SPARK POINTS <BR> <BR> MINICOOPER452 <BR> MORGANLAFEE <BR> GRANDMAPATTYV <BR> PIPPAMOUSE <BR> FRAN0426 <BR> <BR> <BR> Fitness Minutes <BR> <BR> GRANDMAPATTYV <BR> SAMIRATOU <BR> MINICOOPER452 <BR> KETTLEMANIAC <BR> FRAN0426 <BR> MORGANLAFEE <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Fri, 31 May 2013 23:14:31 EST 2013 Vikings Draft Picks http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7382x22867x53286472 Here is the complete listing of the 2013 Vikings Draft picks: <BR> <BR> Sharrif Floyd was a big-time high school recruit from Philadelphia, winning the 2009 Maxwell Football Club National High School Player of the Year and excelling in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl (two sacks). Like many other young players, Floyd struggled with a rough childhood (bouncing between multiple homes), before settling in Gainesville. In fact, Floyd?s school held a bake sale to help him pay for the trip to the ... Thu, 9 May 2013 22:20:06 EST Vikings Respond To Jon Tevlin's Star Tribune Edito http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7382x22867x53285960 On Wednesday, May 8, Star Tribune columnist Jon Tevlin wrote a piece entitled "Kluwe made an impact on, off the field," in which he provides his point of view on the Vikings release of Chris Kluwe and, specifically, the Vikings involvement in the Twin Cities community. Below is a response penned by Jeff Anderson, Vikings Director of Corporate Communications, and sent to Tevlin via e-mail on Wednesday afternoon. <BR> <BR> <BR> Jon – <BR> <BR> After reading your column titled, “Kluwe made... Thu, 9 May 2013 21:34:39 EST May Mileage http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7381x22867x53186265 PLEASE KEEP THIS REMINDER AT THE TOP OF EVERY POST. <BR> **Copy and paste from the very LAST post (most recent) so no one loses miles. <BR> <BR> Userid, Miles today/Miles completed total/Goal <BR> <BR> MORGANLAFEE 1/1/40 <BR> Wed, 1 May 2013 22:54:26 EST Vikings Announce 2013 Preseason Schedule http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22867x52833812 The NFL has released the 2013 preseason schedule. Minnesota will open the preseason at Mall of America Field versus the Houston Texans. The Vikings will have back-to-back road games in Weeks 2 and 3 against Buffalo and San Francisco. The 49ers-Vikings matchup will be televised nationally on NBC’s Sunday Night Football. Week 4 of the preseason will have the Tennessee Titans coming to Minnesota for the final tune-up before the regular season. <BR> <BR> Minnesota Vikings preseason games are li... Thu, 4 Apr 2013 22:41:41 EST April Mileage http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7381x22867x52788562 PLEASE KEEP THIS REMINDER AT THE TOP OF EVERY POST. <BR> **Copy and paste from the very LAST post (most recent) so no one loses miles. <BR> <BR> Userid, Miles today/Miles completed total/Goal <BR> <BR> MORGANLAFEE 1/1/40 Mon, 1 Apr 2013 22:20:07 EST March leaders http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7381x22867x52770749 As of January 31, 2013 <BR> <BR> SPARK POINTS <BR> <BR> D-GOHL <BR> MINICOOPER452 <BR> MORGANLAFEE <BR> FRAN0426 <BR> GRANDMAPATTYV <BR> <BR> Fitness Minutes <BR> <BR> GRANDMAPATTYV <BR> SAMIRATOU <BR> MORGANLAFEE <BR> D-GOHL <BR> BIGGDADD <BR> <BR> Sun, 31 Mar 2013 20:35:40 EST Hutch Hangs ‘Em Up http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7382x22867x52626091 As NFL players continue to use free agency as a vehicle to extend their careers with new teams this week, we take a respite from the frenzy to acknowledge a decorated player who has chosen to end his career this week. <BR> <BR> Former Vikings offensive guard Steve Hutchinson has decided to retire after 12 illustrious seasons in the NFL, and he used Twitter to make his decision public. <BR> <BR> “Retiring today after a great run in the NFL. Want to thank the @Seahawks, @Vikings, @Tennessee... Wed, 20 Mar 2013 22:51:38 EST Fun Facts On New Vikings Jennings, Cassel http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7382x22867x52626046 While the rest of us were winding down on Friday after a busy week of free agency, the Vikings front office was ramping up their effort to continue improving an already young and talented roster. Early Friday afternoon the Vikings finalized the signing of former Patriots and Chiefs QB Matt Cassel to beef up the competition at QB behind starter Christian Ponder. <BR> <BR> It was the signing late on Friday afternoon that created the biggest buzz in the Vikings fan base, though, as the team co... Wed, 20 Mar 2013 22:47:44 EST Marchs Milage http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7381x22867x52375235 PLEASE KEEP THIS REMINDER AT THE TOP OF EVERY POST. <BR> **Copy and paste from the very LAST post (most recent) so no one loses miles. <BR> <BR> Userid, Miles today/Miles completed total/Goal <BR> <BR> MORGANLAFEE 5/5/40 Sun, 3 Mar 2013 22:30:21 EST Adrian Peterson http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22867x51965502 how about that guy huh? he's a pretty talented dude Sun, 3 Feb 2013 22:02:35 EST February Mileage http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7381x22867x51936692 PLEASE KEEP THIS REMINDER AT THE TOP OF EVERY POST. <BR> **Copy and paste from the very LAST post (most recent) so no one loses miles. <BR> <BR> Userid, Miles today/Miles completed total/Goal <BR> <BR> MORGANLAFEE 1/1/40 <BR> <BR> Fri, 1 Feb 2013 22:43:31 EST January leaders http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7381x22867x51920627 As of January 31, 2013 <BR> <BR> SPARK POINTS <BR> <BR> D-GOHL <BR> MORGANLAFEE <BR> MINICOOPER452 <BR> FRAN0426 <BR> GRANDMAPATTYV <BR> <BR> Fitness Minutes <BR> <BR> GRANDMAPATTYV <BR> SAMIRATOU <BR> D-GOHL <BR> MORGANLAFEE <BR> WANNALOSE251 <BR> Thu, 31 Jan 2013 22:56:50 EST Cris Carter Named Finalist For HOF Class Of 2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22867x51642321 Posted by Mike Wobschall on January 11, 2013 – 9:56 am <BR> <BR> <BR> The greatest wide receiver in Vikings history has been named a finalist for consideration to be placed among the greatest players in NFL history. The Pro Football Hall of Fame announced its list of 15 modern-era finalists who will be considered for election as part of the Class of 2013, and Cris Carter once again made the cut. <BR> <BR> The 15 modern-era finalists were determined by a vote of the Hall’s Selection Commi... Mon, 14 Jan 2013 17:29:33 EST Keeping Up With Postseason Award Recipien s/Winner http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7382x22867x51642231 Posted by Mike Wobschall on January 11, 2013 – 1:06 pm <BR> <BR> <BR> Now is the time of year when various media outlets and NFL teams vote on and/or select recipients for awards and honors. Several Vikings players have been recognized for many of these awards, so we’ll keep a running tally here to keep you up to date. <BR> <BR> Vikings Team MVPs <BR> Defense: LB Chad Greenway <BR> Offense: RB Adrian Peterson <BR> Special Teams: K Blair Walsh <BR> <BR> Pro Bowlers <BR> Jared Allen ... Mon, 14 Jan 2013 17:22:35 EST January Mileage http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7381x22867x51423437 PLEASE KEEP THIS REMINDER AT THE TOP OF EVERY POST. <BR> **Copy and paste from the very LAST post (most recent) so no one loses miles. <BR> <BR> Userid, Miles today/Miles completed total/Goal <BR> <BR> MORGANLAFEE1/1/40 <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Tue, 1 Jan 2013 22:26:42 EST Vikings Place Harvin On Injured Reserve http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22867x51191231 EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) - The decision by the Minnesota Vikings to place Percy Harvin on season-ending injured reserve, coach Leslie Frazier said, was based "purely'' on his slow-healing sprained left ankle and not any issue with a uniquely valuable player who has had clashes with the team. <BR> <BR> Frazier declined to be more specific about the injury, which occurred in the third quarter of the Nov. 4 game at Seattle. Even severe sprains don't normally require two months to recover from,... Wed, 12 Dec 2012 23:54:46 EST December Mileage http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7381x22867x51048614 PLEASE KEEP THIS REMINDER AT THE TOP OF EVERY POST. <BR> **Copy and paste from the very LAST post (most recent) so no one loses miles. <BR> <BR> Userid, Miles today/Miles completed total/Goal <BR> <BR> MORGANLAFEE 2/2/40 <BR> <BR> Sat, 1 Dec 2012 23:04:02 EST November Leaders http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7381x22867x51035164 As of November 30, 2012 <BR> <BR> SPARK POINTS <BR> <BR> D-GOHL <BR> FRAN0426 <BR> MINICOOPER452 <BR> MORGANLAFEE <BR> GRANDMAPATTYV <BR> <BR> Fitness Minutes <BR> <BR> GRANDMAPATTYV <BR> D-GOHL <BR> MINICOOPER452 <BR> CKAYT56 <BR> MORGANLAFEE <BR> <BR> Fri, 30 Nov 2012 22:42:24 EST November Mileage http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7381x22867x50650985 PLEASE KEEP THIS REMINDER AT THE TOP OF EVERY POST. <BR> **Copy and paste from the very LAST post (most recent) so no one loses miles. <BR> <BR> Userid, Miles today/Miles completed total/Goal <BR> <BR> MORGANLAFEE 2/2/40 <BR> <BR> Thu, 1 Nov 2012 22:12:51 EST October Leaders http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7381x22867x50635522 As of September 30, 2012 <BR> <BR> SPARK POINTS <BR> <BR> MORGANLAFEE <BR> MINICOOPER452 <BR> FRAN0426 <BR> GRANDMAPATTYV <BR> D-GOHL <BR> <BR> Fitness Minutes <BR> <BR> GRANDMAPATTYV <BR> MORGANLAFEE <BR> CKAYT56 <BR> MINICOOPER452 <BR> D-GOHL <BR> Wed, 31 Oct 2012 21:18:21 EST ABC - 4 Letters http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7382x22867x50630620 Away Wed, 31 Oct 2012 13:51:32 EST Adrian Peterson, Harrison Smith Up For Weekly Awar http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7382x22867x50524559 Posted by Mike Wobschall on October 23, 2012 – 6:05 am <BR> <BR> <BR> Adrian Peterson and Harrison Smith both logged sensational performances in the Vikings 21-14 win over the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday, and for doing so they’ve been nominated for a pair of weekly awards. You have a chance to bring the award home by voting for each of them. <BR> <BR> In rushing for 153 yards and 1 TD on 23 carries, Peterson has been named a finalist for FedEx Ground NFL Player of the Week honors. Also n... Tue, 23 Oct 2012 22:58:39 EST I'm new to this... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22867x50446817 Hello all. I'm fairly new to this. I have been on a two year long weight loss journey. I have shed more than 100 pounds without surgery. I am really struggling to lose the last 50-55 pounds. I guess I am looking for motivation and people who are struggling with the same issues. Thu, 18 Oct 2012 14:27:12 EST October Mileage http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7381x22867x50195327 PLEASE KEEP THIS REMINDER AT THE TOP OF EVERY POST. <BR> **Copy and paste from the very LAST post (most recent) so no one loses miles. <BR> <BR> Userid, Miles today/Miles completed total/Goal <BR> <BR> MORGANLAFEE 1/1/40 <BR> <BR> Mon, 1 Oct 2012 18:22:34 EST September Leaders http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7381x22867x50176740 As of September 30, 2012 <BR> <BR> SPARK POINTS <BR> <BR> REGILIEH <BR> FRAN0426 <BR> MORGANLAFEE <BR> MINICOOPER452 <BR> GRANDMAPATTYV <BR> <BR> Fitness Minutes <BR> <BR> REGILIEH <BR> GRANDMAPATTYV <BR> MORGANLAFEE <BR> MINICOOPER452 <BR> CKAYT56 <BR> Sun, 30 Sep 2012 18:06:12 EST September Milage http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7381x22867x49727773 PLEASE KEEP THIS REMINDER AT THE TOP OF EVERY POST. <BR> **Copy and paste from the very LAST post (most recent) so no one loses miles. <BR> <BR> Userid, Miles today/Miles completed total/Goal <BR> <BR> MORGANLAFEE 2/2/40 <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Sat, 1 Sep 2012 21:48:31 EST August Leaders http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7381x22867x49714108 As of August 31, 2012 <BR> <BR> SPARK POINTS <BR> <BR> MINICOOPER452 <BR> FRAN0426 <BR> MORGANLAFEE <BR> MARIMAE2 <BR> PIPPAMOUSE <BR> <BR> Fitness Minutes <BR> <BR> MINICOOPER452 <BR> MARIMAE2 <BR> CKAYT56 <BR> FRAN0426 <BR> MORGANLAFEE <BR> <BR> Fri, 31 Aug 2012 20:57:00 EST 3rd CB, RB Jobs Still To Be Decided http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7382x22867x49666956 Posted by Mike Wobschall on August 27, 2012 – 2:39 pm <BR> <BR> <BR> Many starters are expected to sit out of the Vikings preseason finale against the Houston Texans later this week. But there is still a lot on the line Thursday night as Vikings coaches and scouts look to finalize the team’s 53-man roster. <BR> <BR> Two spots yet to be decided are the 3rd CB spot and the 3rd RB position. Competition at both positions has been spirited in training camp, but as Vikings Head Coach Leslie Fr... Tue, 28 Aug 2012 17:15:52 EST Griffen Moving Back To Defensive End, Frazier Says http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7382x22867x49462565 Posted by Mike Wobschall on August 14, 2012 – 6:15 am <BR> <BR> <BR> All offseason there was chatter that Everson Griffen would make the transition from DE to LB. And then during training camp the chatter stopped and the move commenced. <BR> <BR> A few weeks and one preseason game later, Griffen is moving back to DE. <BR> <BR> “We saw enough of [Griffen] at linebacker where we feel that [defensive end] is going to be better for him,” Frazier said, according to KFAN.com’s AJ Mansour. “W... Tue, 14 Aug 2012 21:39:41 EST Unofficial Depth Chart-Special Teams http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22867x49370354 <BR> K Blair Walsh <BR> P Chris Kluwe <BR> LS Cullen Loeffler <BR> H Chris Kluwe <BR> PR Marcus Sherels Jarius Wright Josh Robinson Bryan Walters <BR> KR Percy Harvin Marcus Sherels Jarius Wright Stephen Burton <BR> Josh Robinson <BR> <BR> Wed, 8 Aug 2012 17:52:03 EST Unofficial Depth Chart-Offense http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22867x49370278 POS First Second Third Other <BR> <BR> <BR> QB Christian Ponder Joe Webb Sage Rosenfels McLeod Bethel-Thompson <BR> RB Adrian Peterson Toby Gerhart Lex Hilliard Jordan Todman <BR> Derrick Coleman <BR> FB Jerome Felton Ryan D'... Wed, 8 Aug 2012 17:45:51 EST August Mileage http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7381x22867x49262487 PLEASE KEEP THIS REMINDER AT THE TOP OF EVERY POST. <BR> **Copy and paste from the very LAST post (most recent) so no one loses miles. <BR> <BR> Userid, Miles today/Miles completed total/Goal <BR> <BR> MORGANLAFEE 1/1/40 <BR> Wed, 1 Aug 2012 18:13:10 EST July Leaders http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7381x22867x49249571 As of July 31, 2012 <BR> <BR> SPARK POINTS <BR> <BR> MORGANLAFEE <BR> FRAN0426 <BR> MINICOOPER452 <BR> GRANDMAPATTYV <BR> PIPPAMOUSE <BR> <BR> Fitness Minutes <BR> <BR> GRANDMAPATTYV <BR> MORGANLAFEE <BR> CKAYT56 <BR> MINICOOPER452 <BR> FRAN0426 <BR> Tue, 31 Jul 2012 22:49:19 EST Vikings RB Peterson arrested in Houston http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7382x22867x48874391 By KRISTIE RIEKEN AP Sports Writer The Associated Press <BR> <BR> Saturday, July 7, 2012 <BR> <BR> HOUSTON (AP) — Minnesota Vikings star running back Adrian Peterson was arrested on a charge of resisting arrest after an early morning incident where police say it took three officers to subdue him. <BR> <BR> Houston Police Department spokesman Kese Smith said Peterson was at a downtown nightclub early Saturday morning when an off-duty Houston police officer working security asked Peterson an... Sat, 7 Jul 2012 20:17:40 EST July Mileage http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7381x22867x48782808 PLEASE KEEP THIS REMINDER AT THE TOP OF EVERY POST. <BR> **Copy and paste from the very LAST post (most recent) so no one loses miles. <BR> <BR> Userid, Miles today/Miles completed total/Goal <BR> <BR> MORGANLAFEE 1/1/40 <BR> <BR> Sun, 1 Jul 2012 21:42:09 EST June Leaders http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7381x22867x48764693 As of June 30, 2012 <BR> <BR> SPARK POINTS <BR> <BR> MORGANLAFEE <BR> FRAN0426 <BR> MINICOOPER452 <BR> GRANDMAPATTYV <BR> PIPPAMOUSE <BR> <BR> Fitness Minutes <BR> <BR> GRANDMAPATTYV <BR> MORGANLAFEE <BR> CKAYT56 <BR> MINICOOPER452 <BR> FRAN0426 Sat, 30 Jun 2012 17:19:51 EST Everson Griffen Moving To Linebacker? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22867x48704567 Posted by Mike Wobschall on June 26, 2012 – 6:28 am <BR> <BR> <BR> Sometimes NFL teams have too many open positions on the field and not enough worthy players to fill them. That’s a bad problem. Other times teams have too many players worthy of being on the field and not enough open positions. That’s a better problem to have. <BR> <BR> When it comes to Everson Griffen, the Vikings have a good problem to solve. As a defensive end sitting behind All-Pro Jared Allen and six-year veteran Bri... Tue, 26 Jun 2012 17:26:35 EST June Mileage http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7381x22867x48333909 PLEASE KEEP THIS REMINDER AT THE TOP OF EVERY POST. <BR> **Copy and paste from the very LAST post (most recent) so no one loses miles. <BR> <BR> Userid, Miles today/Miles completed total/Goal <BR> <BR> MORGANLAFEE 2/2/40 <BR> <BR> Fri, 1 Jun 2012 23:15:41 EST May Leaders http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7381x22867x48317249 As of May 31st, 2012 <BR> <BR> SPARK POINTS <BR> <BR> FRAN0426 <BR> MINICOOPER452 <BR> MORGANLAFEE <BR> PIPPAMOUSE <BR> GRANDMAPATTYV <BR> <BR> Fitness Minutes <BR> <BR> <BR> CKAYT56 <BR> GRANDMAPATTYV <BR> MINICOOPER452 <BR> MARKYMARK24 <BR> MORGANLAFEE <BR> Thu, 31 May 2012 22:03:01 EST Taking A Look At A Top 100 NFL Players List http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7382x22867x48186304 Posted by Mike Wobschall on May 22, 2012 – 6:42 am <BR> <BR> <BR> Compiling research and developing opinions to create a Top 100 NFL Players list is difficult. That’s what CBSSports.com Senior NFL Columnist Pete Prisco did. Reading and then critiquing that list is not difficult. That’s what I’m going to do. <BR> <BR> Prisco, who describes his Top 100 NFL Players List as being “based on eyes (mine), ears (listening to scouts) and hours of watching tape,” isn’t afraid to take a stand on is... Tue, 22 May 2012 17:44:37 EST Vikings Get 6 Draft Picks Under Contract http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7382x22867x48186262 Posted by Mike Wobschall on May 22, 2012 – 1:31 pm <BR> <BR> <BR> NFL teams have begun the process of signing their draft picks over the past few weeks and the Vikings have jumped into the mix as well. On Tuesday the team made official the signing of 6 selections from last month’s NFL Draft. <BR> <BR> The players who’ve signed contracts are: 4th-round WRs Greg Childs and Jarius Wright, 5th-round DB Robert Blanton, 6th-round K Blair Walsh, 7th-round LB Audie Cole and 7th-round DT Trevor G... Tue, 22 May 2012 17:39:19 EST Stadium Talk http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7382x22867x48029922 So what are the feeling about the potential new stadium? <em>101</em> Sat, 12 May 2012 00:19:06 EST May Mileage http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7381x22867x47868433 MORGANLAFEE 2/2/40 <BR> Tue, 1 May 2012 23:06:08 EST April 2012 Leaders http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7381x22867x47843850 Wow, I've been really negligent about this. Does anyone want to take over as leader? <BR> <BR> SPARK POINTS <BR> <BR> FRAN0426 <BR> MINICOOPER452 <BR> PIPPAMOUSE <BR> GRANDMAPATTYV <BR> CKAYT56 <BR> <BR> Fitness Minutes <BR> <BR> CKAYT56 <BR> GRANDMAPATTYV <BR> FRAN0426 <BR> MINICOOPER452 <BR> PIPPAMOUSE <BR> <BR> Mon, 30 Apr 2012 17:18:29 EST 2012 VIKINGS DRAFT CHOICES http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22867x47830923 (10 choices) <BR> First Round (2): 4th Choice, 4th Overall* _____Matt Kalil, OT, USC______________ <BR> 29th Choice, 29th Overall*** _____Harrison Smith, S, Notre Dame___ <BR> Third Round (1): 3rd Choice, 66th Overall _____Josh Robinson, CB, Central Florida <BR> Fourth Round (3): 23rd Choice, 118th Overall _____Jarius Wright, WR, Arkansas______ <BR> 33rd Choice, 128th Overall^ _____Rhett Ellison, TE, USC___________ <BR> ... Sun, 29 Apr 2012 23:24:06 EST Vikings Set 2012 Preseason Dates and Times http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22867x47633689 Posted by Ryan Cardinal on April 13, 2012 – 10:17 am <BR> <BR> <BR> Earlier this month the NFL announced who each team would play in the upcoming preseason and which week of the preseason said games would take place, but not dates and times. <BR> <BR> Now, at least from a Vikings perspective, everything is official. The team will kick off the preseason by traveling to San Francisco for a game against the defending NFC West Champion 49ers on August 10 at 8 p.m. CT. They will then return fo... Tue, 17 Apr 2012 21:57:23 EST April Mileage http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7381x22867x47397433 MORGANLAFEE 1/1/40 <BR> <BR> Mon, 2 Apr 2012 22:24:48 EST Carlson Comes Home, Signs With Vikings http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7382x22867x47079768 By Mike Wobschall, vikings.com <BR> <BR> The Vikings have turned to home-grown talent to fortify their tight end depth chart, signing Litchfield, Minnesota native John Carlson to a free agent contract. Carlson, at 6-5, 251-pounds, has prototypical size for his position in the NFL and he’ll provide the Vikings with another athletic, pass-catching option who can create mismatches with linebackers and safeties in the middle of the field. <BR> <BR> Carlson, who will turn 28 in May and will ente... Wed, 14 Mar 2012 17:59:26 EST After Saturday Roster Moves, What’s Next For Vikin http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7382x22867x47048010 Posted by Mike Wobschall on March 10, 2012 – 3:14 pm <BR> <BR> <BR> Coming off a 3-13 season and with a young QB they’re hoping will be the long-term answer, the Vikings entered this offseason clearly recognizing that it was time to rebuild the roster. Unfortunately, rebuilding the roster is a process that requires separating from key members of previously successful teams. And that’s exactly what the Vikings did on Saturday. <BR> <BR> In releasing CB Cedric Griffin and OGs Anthony Herrer... Mon, 12 Mar 2012 23:22:18 EST Vikings Announce Roster Moves http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7382x22867x47047919 By Mike Wobschall, vikings.com <BR> <BR> Posted Mar 10, 2012 <BR> <BR> The Minnesota Vikings have announced the following roster moves: <BR> RELEASED <BR> CB Cedric Griffin <BR> G Anthony Herrera <BR> G Steve Hutchinson <BR> <BR> Head Coach Leslie Frazier - “It was a tough decision as we move forward and prepare for the upcoming season and the future of our organization. All three individuals have meant a great deal to the Vikings organization both on and off field over the years. We wish ... Mon, 12 Mar 2012 23:16:01 EST A fellow Minnesotan's blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22867x46989976 My friend (we actually go to church together) is leaving Spark People because of what she explains in her blog. Maybe we can get SP to take a look at it! <BR> <BR> http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public<BR>_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4779069 Fri, 9 Mar 2012 12:51:25 EST March Mileage http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7381x22867x46875101 MORGANLAFEE 3/3/40 Fri, 2 Mar 2012 22:55:58 EST February Mileage http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7381x22867x46371668 MORGANLAFEE 2/2/40 Wed, 1 Feb 2012 22:38:57 EST January 2012 Leaders http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7381x22867x46350976 SPARK POINTS <BR> <BR> FRAN0426 <BR> D-GOHL <BR> MORGANLAFEE <BR> MINICOOPER452 <BR> GRANDMAPATTYV <BR> <BR> <BR> Fitness Minutes <BR> <BR> GRANDMAPATTYV <BR> D-GOHL <BR> FRAN0426 <BR> CKAYT56 <BR> MINICOOPER452 <BR> Tue, 31 Jan 2012 22:28:12 EST Vikings Add Williams, Daly To Coaching Staff http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22867x46296074 Eden Prairie, MN (January 18, 2012)–The Vikings have named Alan Williams as Defensive Coordinator and Brendan Daly as defensive line coach. Williams comes to the Vikings after 10 seasons with Indianapolis, where he coached defensive backs and Daly returns to the Vikings where he coached from 2006-08 before moving to St. Louis as the Rams defensive line coach from 2009-11. <BR> <BR> “Alan and Brendan have both proved themselves as quality coaches in our League,” said Vikings Head Coach Leslie... Sat, 28 Jan 2012 23:13:39 EST The Sporting News Names Jared Allen Defensive Play http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22867x46295906 Posted by Mike Wobschall on January 25, 2012 – 1:44 pm <BR> <BR> <BR> The post-season awards continue to roll in for Jared Allen following the best season of his career and a season in which he set a new Vikings single-season record with 22.0 sacks. His latest honor is a significant one, as the fine folks at The Sporting News have named Allen their Defensive Player of the Year. <BR> <BR> This is not the “big” defensive player of the year award – that is the AP’s version of the award – but... Sat, 28 Jan 2012 23:01:53 EST January Mileage http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7381x22867x45759394 MORGANLAFEE 1/1/40 Sun, 1 Jan 2012 22:51:09 EST December Leaders http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7381x22867x45735983 SPARK POINTS <BR> <BR> MORGANLAFEE <BR> MINICOOPER452 <BR> GRANDMAPATTYV <BR> D-GOHL <BR> FRAN0426 <BR> <BR> <BR> Fitness Minutes <BR> <BR> CKAYT56 <BR> D-GOHL <BR> GRANDMAPATTYV <BR> MINICOOPER452 <BR> MORGANLAFEE <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Sat, 31 Dec 2011 20:14:36 EST December Milage http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7381x22867x45327370 MORGANLAFEE 2/2/40 <BR> <BR> <BR> Thu, 1 Dec 2011 18:31:39 EST November leaders http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7381x22867x45309649 SPARK POINTS <BR> <BR> MORGANLAFEE <BR> MINICOOPER452 <BR> FRAN0426 <BR> CKAYT56 <BR> THINKTHINTAMI <BR> <BR> Fitness Minutes <BR> <BR> CKAYT56 <BR> MINICOOPER452 <BR> MORGANLAFEE <BR> CLAIREESE <BR> FRAN0426 <BR> <BR> <BR> Wed, 30 Nov 2011 17:51:55 EST November Milage http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7381x22867x44875843 MORGANLAFEE 2/2/40 <BR> Tue, 1 Nov 2011 22:19:03 EST October Leaders http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7381x22867x44858534 SPARK POINTS <BR> <BR> MORGANLAFEE <BR> FRAN0426 <BR> MINICOOPER452 <BR> CKAYT56 <BR> CAPTAINMORGAN2 <BR> <BR> Fitness Minutes <BR> <BR> CKAYT56 <BR> STRESSFUL <BR> MINICOOPER452 <BR> MORGANLAFEE <BR> CLAIREESE <BR> <BR> <BR> Mon, 31 Oct 2011 22:51:16 EST October Mileage http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7381x22867x44377670 MORGANLAFEE 2.75/2.75/40 <BR> <BR> Sat, 1 Oct 2011 23:05:41 EST September Leaders http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7381x22867x44307489 September Leaders <BR> <BR> SPARK POINTS <BR> <BR> MORGANLAFEE <BR> FRAN0426 <BR> MINICOOPER452 <BR> CKAYT56 <BR> BLUESCRAPTARA <BR> <BR> Fitness Minutes <BR> <BR> CKAYT56 <BR> MORGANLAFEE <BR> BLUESCRAPTARA <BR> MINICOOPER452 <BR> CLAIREESE <BR> <BR> Tue, 27 Sep 2011 20:34:04 EST Unofficial Special Teams Depth Chart http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22867x43945205 POS First Second Third Other <BR> P Chris Kluwe <BR> K Ryan Longwell <BR> LS Cullen Loeffler <BR> H Chris Kluwe <BR> KR Percy Harvin Lorenzo Booker <BR> PR Marcus Sherels Greg Camarillo <BR> <BR> LegendQBQuarterbackRBRunning BackWR1Wide Receiver 1WR2Wide Receiver 2TETight EndLTLeft TackleLGLeft GuardCCenterRTRight TackleRGRight Guard <BR> LegendLDELeft Defensive EndRDERight Defensive EndDTDefensive TackleNTNose TackleMLBMiddle LinebackerSLBStrong Side LinebackerWLBWeak Side Linebacker... Tue, 6 Sep 2011 22:38:46 EST Unofficial Defensive Depth Chart http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7382x22867x43945141 POS First Second Third Other <BR> LDE Brian Robison Adrian Awasom D'Aundre Reed <BR> NT Remi Ayodele Fred Evans <BR> DT Letroy Guion Christian Ballard <BR> RDE Jared Allen Everson Griffen <BR> SLB Chad Greenway Larry Dean <BR> MLB E.J. Henderson Xavier Adibi <BR> WLB Erin Henderson Kenny Onatolu <BR> LCB Antoine Winfield Chris Cook Marcus Sherels <BR> RCB Cedric Griffin Asher Allen Brandon Burton <BR> SS Jamarca Sanford Tyrell Johnson Eric Frampton <BR> FS Husain Abdullah Mistral R... Tue, 6 Sep 2011 22:35:36 EST Unofficial Offensive Depth Chart http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7382x22867x43945094 POS First Second Third Other <BR> QB Donovan McNabb Christian Ponder Joe Webb <BR> RB Adrian Peterson Toby Gerhart Lorenzo Booker <BR> WR1 Percy Harvin Michael Jenkins Greg Camarillo <BR> WR2 Bernard Berrian Devin Aromashodu <BR> TE Visanthe Shiancoe Jim Kleinsasser Kyle Rudolph <BR> LT Charlie Johnson DeMarcus Love <BR> LG Steve Hutchinson Seth Olsen <BR> C John Sullivan Jon Cooper Brandon Fusco <BR> RG Anthony Herrera <BR> RT Phil Loadholt Patrick Brown <BR> <BR> POS First Secon... Tue, 6 Sep 2011 22:32:34 EST Team Roster http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7382x22867x43944537 # Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Age Exp. College <BR> 39 Abdullah, Husain S 6-0 204 26 4 Washington State <BR> 57 Adibi, Xavier LB 6-2 242 26 4 Virginia Tech <BR> 21 Allen, Asher CB 5-9 194 23 3 Georgia <BR> 69 Allen, Jared DE 6-6 270 29 8 Idaho State <BR> 19 Aromashodu, Devin WR 6-2 201 27 4 Auburn <BR> 67 Awasom, Adrian DE 6-5 280 27 3 North Texas <BR> 92 Ayodele, Remi DT 6-2 318 28 5 Oklahoma <BR> 99 Ballard, Christian DT 6-4 283 22 0 Iowa <BR> 87 Berrian, Bernard WR... Tue, 6 Sep 2011 22:02:59 EST September Milage http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7381x22867x43855728 MORGANLAFEE 2/2/40 <BR> <BR> Claireese <BR> <BR> <BR> Thu, 1 Sep 2011 17:59:35 EST August Weekly Leaders http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7381x22867x43435992 As Of 8/7/2011 <BR> <BR> SPARK POINTS <BR> <BR> MORGANLAFEE <BR> FRAN0426 <BR> MINICOOPER452 <BR> MGWIFE <BR> CLAREESE <BR> <BR> Fitness Minutes <BR> <BR> <BR> MGWIFE <BR> MORGANLAFEE <BR> MINICOOPER452 <BR> CLAIREESE <BR> ANGELFMABV <BR> <BR> Mon, 8 Aug 2011 16:37:19 EST August Mileage http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7381x22867x43312835 PLEASE KEEP THIS REMINDER AT THE TOP OF EVERY POST. <BR> **Copy and paste from the very LAST post (most recent) so no one loses miles. <BR> <BR> Userid, Miles today /Miles completed total /Goal <BR> <BR> MORGANLAFEE 1.5/1.5/40 <BR> <BR> Mon, 1 Aug 2011 17:13:24 EST Vikings Announce Roster Moves http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7382x22867x43291342 Eden Prairie, MN (July 31, 2011) – The Minnesota Vikings have announced the following transactions: <BR> <BR> Signed free agents Devin Aromashodu, WR, Auburn, Tristan Davis, HB, Auburn, Jonathan Gilmore, LB, Western Oregon, Michael Jenkins, WR, Ohio State, Scott Kooistra , OT, N.C. State, Ryan Lincoln, WR, Texas A&M Kingsville, Cedric McKinley , DE, Minnesota, Mark Washington , LB, Texas State <BR> <BR> Re-signed free agents Husain Abdullah, S, Washington State, Fred Evans, DT, Texas State... Sun, 31 Jul 2011 15:57:31 EST Vikings Acquire QB Donovan McNabb http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7382x22867x43291296 By Mike Wobschall, vikings.com <BR> <BR> Posted Jul 29, 2011 <BR> <BR> In 2009 the Vikings joined forces with an accomplished, veteran QB in Brett Favre and together they marched to the doorstep of the Super Bowl, losing in overtime of the NFC Championship Game. In 2011, the Vikings will look to recapture that magic with Donovan McNabb, a playoff-tested 13-year veteran, and this time they’ll look to go a step further to bring the Lombardi Trophy to Minnesota. <BR> <BR> The Vikings worked t... Sun, 31 Jul 2011 15:53:45 EST Vikings To Hold Training Camp In Mankato http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22867x43208126 The Minnesota Vikings announced today the team will report to Minnesota State University, Mankato, on Sunday, July 31, for the 2011 Verizon Vikings Training Camp. With NFL owners and players reaching a labor agreement, the team informed officials from the community and the University that the Vikings will return to Mankato for the 46th consecutive year – the second-longest current training camp stretch in the NFL. <BR> <BR> “We wanted to prolong our decision as long as possible in an effort ... Tue, 26 Jul 2011 17:53:11 EST Vikings Quotes - Leslie Frazier - July 25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22867x43208077 MONDAY, JULY 25, 2011 <BR> <BR> Vikings Head Coach Leslie Frazier <BR> <BR> Wow, this is great being able to come back here and talk about football and knowing that we are about to kickoff the 2011 football season. It has been an interesting offseason as we can all attest to. Just so grateful for our fans, for our organization, that the lockout has been lifted, there’s a new CBA and we’re going to have football. Just so many people to thank in our organization for their patience along with ... Tue, 26 Jul 2011 17:48:50 EST July Weekly Leaders http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7381x22867x42971119 As of 7/9/2011 <BR> <BR> SPARK POINTS <BR> <BR> MORGANLAFEE <BR> MINICOOPER452 <BR> FRAN0426 <BR> SCHANSEN2010 <BR> CKAYT56 <BR> <BR> Fitness Minutes <BR> <BR> CKAYT56 <BR> MORGANLAFEE <BR> SCHANSEN2010 <BR> JILLY618 <BR> MINICOOPER452 <BR> <BR> Wed, 13 Jul 2011 17:15:49 EST July Mileage http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7381x22867x42755977 PLEASE KEEP THIS REMINDER AT THE TOP OF EVERY POST. <BR> **Copy and paste from the very LAST post (most recent) so no one loses miles. <BR> <BR> Userid, Miles today /Miles completed total /Goal <BR> <BR> MORGANLAFEE 2/2/40 <BR> <BR> <BR> Fri, 1 Jul 2011 22:13:40 EST June Weekly Leaders http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7381x22867x42271609 As of 6/5/2011 <BR> <BR> TOASTIE <BR> MORGANLAFEE <BR> MINICOOPER452 <BR> CKAYT56 <BR> SCHANSEN2010 <BR> <BR> Fitness Minutes <BR> <BR> CKAYT56 <BR> MORGANLAFEE <BR> SCHANSEN2010 <BR> MINICOOPER452 <BR> FRAN0426 <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Mon, 6 Jun 2011 15:49:14 EST June milage http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7381x22867x42176476 PLEASE KEEP THIS REMINDER AT THE TOP OF EVERY POST. <BR> **Copy and paste from the very LAST post (most recent) so no one loses miles. <BR> <BR> Userid, Miles today /Miles completed total /Goal <BR> <BR> MORGANLAFEE 2.5/2.5/40 Wed, 1 Jun 2011 18:39:14 EST Vikings turn down 'Hard Knocks' http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7382x22867x42129127 HBO has to be wondering what its problem is with the NFL? <BR> <BR> The Vikings became the sixth team to turn down HBO’s offer to allow the all-access cable show Hard Knocks to film them. Zygi Wilf was succinct in his decision, telling the Pioneer Press the Vikings have other issues – the stadium debate and the current lockout – to contend with before they would consider allowing the HBO crew to hang around during training camp and beyond. <BR> <BR> The Jets were immensely popular as the H... Mon, 30 May 2011 16:58:47 EST May Weekly Leaders http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7381x22867x41705058 As of 5/8/2011 <BR> <BR> SparkPoints <BR> <BR> MORGANLAFEE <BR> MINICOOPER452 <BR> CKAYT56 <BR> TOASTIE <BR> CGMLH01 <BR> <BR> Fitness Minutes <BR> <BR> CKAYT56 <BR> MORGANLAFEE <BR> MGWIFE <BR> MINICOOPER452 <BR> BLYNN710 <BR> <BR> <BR> Sun, 8 May 2011 21:33:26 EST 2011 VIKINGS DRAFT CHOICES http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7382x22867x41654627 FIRST ROUND - 12th CHOICE, 12th OVERALL <BR> Christian Ponder, Quarterback, Florida State <BR> SECOND ROUND - 11th CHOICE, 43rd OVERALL <BR> Kyle Rudolph, Tight End, Notre Dame <BR> FOURTH ROUND - 9th CHOICE, 106th OVERALL <BR> Christian Ballard, Defensive Tackle, Iowa <BR> FIFTH ROUND - 8th CHOICE, 139th OVERALL <BR> Brandon Burton, Cornerback, Utah <BR> SIXTH ROUND - 3rd CHOICE, 168th OVERALL * <BR> DeMarcus Love, Tackle, Arkansas <BR> SIXTH ROUND - 5th CHOICE, 170th OVERALL * <BR> Mistral ... Thu, 5 May 2011 22:10:56 EST May milage http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7381x22867x41562986 PLEASE KEEP THIS REMINDER AT THE TOP OF EVERY POST. <BR> **Copy and paste from the very LAST post (most recent) so no one loses miles. <BR> <BR> Userid, Miles today/Miles completed total/Goal <BR> <BR> MORGANLAFEE 1/1/40 <BR> Sun, 1 May 2011 22:18:34 EST Notes And A Recap Of The Vikings 2011 Draft http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7382x22867x41540966 Posted by Mike Wobschall on April 30, 2011 <BR> <BR> The 2011 NFL Draft is officially in the books and the Vikings came away with a total of 10 players. We’ve had tons of draft coverage over the past few days and we’ve got even more coming your way soon. <BR> <BR> Here are a few notes to chew on for now… <BR> <BR> – The 10 selections this year are the most since 2000, when the Vikings also chose 10 players in that draft. <BR> – The Vikings selected 5 offensive players and 5 defensive play... Sat, 30 Apr 2011 22:23:48 EST Welcoming Christian Ponder To Minnesota http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22867x41520468 Posted by Mike Wobschall on April 29, 2011 – 11:37 am <BR> <BR> On Thursday morning I woke up 14 hours before the start of the 2011 NFL Draft unsure of whom the Vikings would select with their 1st-round pick. Just a few hours into Friday morning, though, I not only knew who the Vikings selected at #12, I also met him at the airport and welcomed him to Minnesota while riding back to Winter Park. <BR> <BR> Vikings Entertainment Network, with the help of Paul Martin and the Vikings operations... Fri, 29 Apr 2011 18:02:24 EST Vikings Select FSU QB Ponder With 1st Round Pick http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22867x41520398 By DAVE CAMPBELL <BR> <BR> EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) - The Minnesota Vikings had gone 12 years without taking a quarterback in the first round of the draft. <BR> <BR> With Brett Favre back to retirement, NFL free agency not yet begun and no other proven options on the roster, the Vikings grabbed gritty Christian Ponder from Florida State with the 12th overall pick on Thursday night. <BR> <BR> Fans gathered at a draft party inside the team's practice facility groaned when Washington's Jake L... Fri, 29 Apr 2011 17:57:30 EST 2011 Regular Schedule http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7382x22867x41351334 1 Sun. Sep. 11 at Chargers 4:15 PM 3:15 PM <BR> 2 Sun. Sep. 18 vs. Buccaneers <BR> 1:00 PM 12:00 PM <BR> 3 Sun. Sep. 25 vs. Lions 1:00 PM 12:00 PM <BR> 4 Sun. Oct. 02 at Chiefs 1:00 PM 12:00 PM <BR> 5 Sun. Oct. 09 vs. Cardinals 1:00 PM 12:00 PM <BR> 6 Sun. Oct. 16 at Bears 8:20 PM 7:20 PM <BR> 7 Sun. Oct. 23 vs. Packers 4:15 PM 3:15 PM <BR> 8 Sun. Oct. 30 at Panthers 1:00 PM 12:00 PM <BR> 9 BYE <BR> 10 Mon. Nov. 14 at Packers 8:30 PM 7:30 PM <BR> 11 Sun. Nov. 20 vs. Raiders 1:00 PM 12:00 PM <... Wed, 20 Apr 2011 22:11:42 EST vikings.com Stadium Q&A http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7382x22867x41209438 Q: What are the team’s thoughts on the bill summary provided by legislators? – Tom, Minneapolis, MN <BR> <BR> A: Thanks, Tom. The Vikings organization and our fans greatly appreciate Senator Julie Rosen (R-Fairmont) and Representative Morrie Lanning (R-Moorhead) for bringing the stadium bill forward. We think the legislation provides the framework to negotiate a deal that resolves the stadium issue in 2011. We have concerns about a few provisions that could impact the team’s competitiveness ... Wed, 13 Apr 2011 22:27:21 EST Vikings Announce 2011 Preseason Schedule http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7382x22867x41209319 Eden Prairie, MN (April 12, 2011) – The NFL has released the 2011 preseason schedule. The Minnesota Vikings preseason games are listed below: <BR> <BR> Preseason Week 1 (Aug. 12-13): at Tennessee <BR> <BR> Preseason Week 2 (Aug. 19-20): at Seattle <BR> <BR> Preseason Week 3 (Aug. 26-27): vs. Dallas <BR> <BR> Preseason Week 4 (Aug. 31-Sept. 1): vs. Houston <BR> <BR> The dates are tentative and exact times will be announced once they are available. All Vikings preseason games will air liv... Wed, 13 Apr 2011 22:20:55 EST April Weekly Leaders http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7381x22867x41162034 As of 4/10/2011 <BR> <BR> SparkPoints <BR> <BR> MORGANLAFEE <BR> FRAN0426 <BR> MINICOOPER452 <BR> MGWIFE <BR> CKAYT56 <BR> <BR> <BR> Fitness Minutes <BR> <BR> CKAYT56 <BR> MGWIFE <BR> MORGANLAFEE <BR> FRAN0426 <BR> BLYNN710 <BR> Mon, 11 Apr 2011 20:08:18 EST April Milage http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7381x22867x40950131 PLEASE KEEP THIS REMINDER AT THE TOP OF EVERY POST. <BR> **Copy and paste from the very LAST post (most recent) so no one loses miles. <BR> <BR> Userid, Miles today/Miles completed total/Goal <BR> <BR> MORGANLAFEE 2/2/40 <BR> <BR> Fri, 1 Apr 2011 22:57:51 EST March Weekly Leaders http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7381x22867x40410924 As of 3/6/2011 <BR> <BR> SparkPoints <BR> <BR> MORGANLAFEE <BR> FRAN0426 <BR> WALLEYEGUY <BR> MINICOOPER452 <BR> CKAYT56 <BR> <BR> <BR> Fitness Minutes <BR> <BR> CKAYT56 <BR> FRAN0426 <BR> TIGGER34 <BR> MORGANLAFEE <BR> MGWIFE <BR> <BR> Mon, 7 Mar 2011 22:29:14 EST March Milage http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7381x22867x40266637 PLEASE KEEP THIS REMINDER AT THE TOP OF EVERY POST. <BR> **Copy and paste from the very LAST post (most recent) so no one loses miles. <BR> <BR> Userid, Miles today/Miles completed total/Goal <BR> <BR> MORGANLAFEE 1/1/40 Tue, 1 Mar 2011 20:29:31 EST Greenway Reacts To Being Named Franchise Player http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7382x22867x40153385 Greenway Reacts To Being Named Franchise Player <BR> Posted by Mike Wobschall on February 21, 2011 – 1:43 pm <BR> <BR> <BR> On Monday morning the Vikings announced that they’ve designated Chad Greenway as their franchise player, which means the LB will be tendered a guaranteed 1-year contract for the 2011 season. Vikings Head Coach Leslie Frazier said Greenway has improved each year in Minnesota and continues to be a team leader on and off the field. <BR> <BR> This afternoon, Greenway ha... Thu, 24 Feb 2011 21:50:10 EST Spielman Talks QBs At Combine http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22867x40153283 Spielman Talks QBs At Combine <BR> Posted by Mike Wobschall on February 24, 2011 – 1:12 pm <BR> <BR> <BR> Vikings VP of Player Personnel Rick Spielman spent much of the late morning and early afternoon in the media center meeting with reporters, appearing on radio shows and speaking at the podium. He addressed a number of topics and we’ll try to touch on a few of them right here on the vikings.com Blog throughout the next day or so. <BR> <BR> We’ll start with a hot-button topic for the V... Thu, 24 Feb 2011 21:45:28 EST The QB Collection: 1st Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22867x40016252 By Mike Wobschall, vikings.com <BR> <BR> Posted Feb 17, 2011 <BR> <BR> Without question the #1 issue raised by vikings.com readers in the comments section of the vikings.com Blog and in Monday Morning Mailbag submissions is the Vikings future at the QB position. Will Tarvaris Jackson return to the team? Is Joe Webb the answer? And if he’s not, who is? Will the Vikings select a QB in the draft, or will they use the avenues of free agency or trade? These are all questions that will be answere... Fri, 18 Feb 2011 22:23:24 EST Madieu Williams 2010 Walter Payton NFL Man Of Year http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7382x22867x39765549 By Vikings Public Relations <BR> <BR> Posted Feb 6, 2011 <BR> <BR> Eden Prairie, MN (February 6, 2011) – Announced during today’s Super Bowl pre-game festivities, Minnesota Vikings S Madieu Williams has been named the 2010 Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year. One of three finalists for the award that recognizes a player’s off-the-field community service as well as his playing excellence, Williams is only the second Viking to win the award since its inception in 1970 and the first since WR Cri... Mon, 7 Feb 2011 21:53:21 EST February milage http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7381x22867x39620469 PLEASE KEEP THIS REMINDER AT THE TOP OF EVERY POST. <BR> **Copy and paste from the very LAST post (most recent) so no one loses miles. <BR> <BR> Userid, Miles today/Miles completed total/Goal <BR> <BR> MORGANLAFEE 1.25/1.25/40 Tue, 1 Feb 2011 21:42:21 EST February Weekly Leaders http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7381x22867x39612420 As of 1/31/2011 <BR> <BR> SparkPoints <BR> <BR> MORGANLAFEE <BR> WALLEYEGUY <BR> FRAN0426 <BR> MINICOOPER452 <BR> MGWIFE <BR> <BR> Fitness Minutes <BR> <BR> TRUELOVE662010 <BR> CKAYT56 <BR> MORGANLAFEE <BR> FRAN0426 <BR> MGWIFE <BR> <BR> Tue, 1 Feb 2011 16:05:48 EST Vikings Announce Additions To Coaching Staff http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7382x22867x39325020 Eden Prairie, MN (January 19, 2011) – The Minnesota Vikings have made the following additions to their 2011 coaching staff: <BR> <BR> Bill Musgrave - Offensive Coordinator <BR> <BR> Fred Pagac - Defensive Coordinator <BR> <BR> Mike Priefer - Special Teams Coordinator <BR> <BR> Mike Singletary - Special Assistant to the Head Coach/Linebackers Coach <BR> <BR> Bill Musgrave joins the Vikings after helping lead the Atlanta Falcons to a 13-3 record and the NFC’s No. 1 seed in the 2010 playoff... Thu, 20 Jan 2011 21:26:36 EST January Weekly Leaders http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7381x22867x39024213 As of 1/9/2011 <BR> <BR> SparkPoints <BR> <BR> MORGANLAFEE <BR> FRAN0426 <BR> WALLEYEGUY <BR> MINICOOPER452 <BR> CGMLH01 <BR> <BR> Fitness Minutes <BR> <BR> CKAYT56 <BR> MORGANLAFEE <BR> FRAN0426 <BR> GREYLOCKES1 <BR> TIGGER34 Sun, 9 Jan 2011 20:55:34 EST Vikings Players React To Leslie Frazier Hiring http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7382x22867x38857458 Posted by Mike Wobschall on January 3, 2011 <BR> <BR> I’m sure we’ll be in touch with several Vikings players over the next several hours to get their comments about the Vikings choice to hire Leslie Frazier as head coach. So instead of writing separate entries for each player quote, we’ll compile a long list here and continually update it, with the newest quotes at the top. <BR> <BR> DT Kevin Williams: “We’re excited that Leslie is going to get the chance to be the head coach for the futu... Mon, 3 Jan 2011 21:47:11 EST Vikings Name Leslie Frazier Head Coach http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22867x38856887 Eden Prairie, MN (January 3, 2011) - The Minnesota Vikings and Leslie Frazier have reached an agreement that will remove the interim tag from Frazier’s title and make him the eighth head coach in franchise history. <BR> <BR> Frazier’s hiring follows his appointment as the team’s interim head coach for the final six games of the 2010 season. Under Frazier, the Vikings finished 3-3, including 2-1 on the road after losing the previous nine consecutive away games. <BR> <BR> Even more notable th... Mon, 3 Jan 2011 21:29:06 EST January Mileage http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7381x22867x38822661 PLEASE KEEP THIS REMINDER AT THE TOP OF EVERY POST. <BR> **Copy and paste from the very LAST post (most recent) so no one loses miles. <BR> <BR> <BR> Userid, Miles today/Miles completed total/Goal <BR> <BR> MORGANLAFEE 3/3/40 <BR> Greylockes1 <BR> <BR> Sun, 2 Jan 2011 20:38:00 EST Peterson & Webb Need Your Votes For Weekly Awards http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7382x22867x38727303 Posted by Ryan Cardinal on December 29, 2010 – 11:48 am <BR> <BR> <BR> Last year, seemingly every week there would be a Viking up for one of NFL.com’s weekly awards. Not so much this year of course, but thanks to last night’s upset win over the Eagles, two of the key components to that win are in the running to take home some hardware and need your votes. <BR> <BR> Adrian Peterson, the lone Viking Pro Bowler for 2010-11, is up for the FedEx Ground Player of the Week award. Peterson rush... Wed, 29 Dec 2010 22:48:21 EST Winfield Earns NFC Defensive Player of the Week http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22867x38727280 Vikings CB Antoine Winfield was named NFC Defensive Player of the Week for his performance at Philadelphia on Sunday evening. The veteran defender had a pair of sacks in the game – the 2nd time in his career he’s achieved that feat – and he helped the Vikings to a 24-14 upset victory over the Eagles. <BR> <BR> Winfield’s signature play of the game came late in the 1st half when he sacked Eagles QB Michael Vick, forced a fumble on the play and then returned it 45 yards for a TD to tie the gam... Wed, 29 Dec 2010 22:47:00 EST Vikings, Eagles Waiting But Preparing For Delayed http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7382x22867x38686221 By ROB MAADDI <BR> <BR> PHILADELPHIA (AP) - While the Minnesota Vikings ate cheesesteaks and acted like tourists, the Philadelphia Eagles savored a division title they clinched from their couches. <BR> <BR> Both teams had to wait another day to play the first NFL game on a Tuesday in 64 years. <BR> <BR> The Vikings-Eagles game was switched from Sunday night to Tuesday night because of a winter storm before any snow had even accumulated. About a foot of snow fell on Philadelphia, though le... Mon, 27 Dec 2010 22:26:16 EST Vikings preping Webb to start vs. Eagles http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7382x22867x38617348 EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- As the Minnesota Vikings have been reminded this season, ruling out Brett Favre is never easy. <BR> <BR> After the final injury report declared him out, Favre managed to make it in Monday night's game, let alone all the other weeks just this year when his status was unclear until the final hours. <BR> <BR> That's why Vikings interim coach Leslie Frazier is still holding a spot in the starting lineup for the 41-year-old, soon-to-be-retired quarterback in case he quickl... Wed, 22 Dec 2010 22:45:39 EST Loss Hides The Shine On Special Teams’ Stars http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22867x38534219 Lost in the negativity of last week’s 21-3 loss to the NY Giants at Ford Field in Detroit and the whirlwind of developments involved in the collapse of the Mall of America Field at the Metrodome roof was an outstanding performance by the Vikings special teams unit. Let’s take a quick look back at what happened… <BR> <BR> Punt/Punt Coverage <BR> One of the Vikings top performers all season has been P Chris Kluwe, and he was in great form once again last week. A sputtering Vikings offense was... Fri, 17 Dec 2010 22:15:40 EST Vikings Tweak Roster; Add RB Lorenzo Booker http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22867x38353084 Posted by Mike Wobschall on December 7, 2010 – 3:07 pm <BR> <BR> <BR> The Vikings made a series of roster moves on Tuesday, with the most significant being the addition of RB Lorenzo Booker. Vikings Interim Head Coach Leslie Frazier said on Monday that the team was looking to sign Booker and they are hopeful the former Florida State University standout can contribute immediately, perhaps on 3rd-down situations. <BR> <BR> To make room for Booker, the Vikings waived/injured RB Albert Young ... Tue, 7 Dec 2010 22:26:44 EST Peterson Nominated For FedEx Ground Player Of The http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7382x22867x38353037 Posted by Mike Wobschall on December 7, 2010 – 2:30 pm <BR> <BR> <BR> Adrian Peterson ran for 107 yards and 3 TDs on 16 carries, including a 43-yard highlight-reel score, against the Buffalo Bills last week and that performance resulted in a win for the Vikings. The performance might also help Peterson get another win this week. <BR> <BR> Peterson and both Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (21 carries, 116 yards) and Jacksonville Jaguars RB Maurice Jones-Drew (31 carries, 186 yards) ha... Tue, 7 Dec 2010 22:23:44 EST December Weekly Leaders http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7381x22867x38331934 SparkPoints <BR> <BR> MINICOOPER452 <BR> MORGANLAFEE <BR> FRAN0426 <BR> BOVINITY <BR> CKAYT56 <BR> <BR> <BR> Fitness Minutes <BR> <BR> MORGANLAFEE <BR> MINICOOPER452 <BR> CKAYT56 <BR> JIMUELLENBACH <BR> TIGGER34 <BR> Mon, 6 Dec 2010 21:54:16 EST Vikings will lose RBs coach Bieniemy to Colorado http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7382x22867x38293717 Minnesota Vikings running backs coach Eric Bieniemy confirmed Saturday that he has taken the University of Colorado's offensive coordinator position, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reported. <BR> <BR> Bieniemy told the newspaper that he would stay with the Vikings until the end of the season. <BR> <BR> "We still have a lot of work to do and I owe this to the players, coaches and this entire organization!" Bieniemy said in a text message. <BR> <BR> Bieniemy played at Colorado from 1987 to 1990... Sat, 4 Dec 2010 22:30:16 EST Peterson, Hutchinson, Harvin all questionable http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7382x22867x38293637 The Minnesota Vikings' three best offensive players -- running back Adrian Peterson, wide receiver Percy Harvin and left guard Steve Hutchinson -- all were listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Buffalo Bills. <BR> <BR> Peterson, the third-leading rusher in the NFL, has a sprained right ankle. Hutchinson, the perennial Pro Bowl left guard, has a broken right thumb. And Harvin, the Vikings' most versatile player and a Pro Bowl kick returner, went to the doctor Friday while deali... Sat, 4 Dec 2010 22:25:43 EST Chris Cook Ruled Out; Several Others Questionable http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22867x38275448 Posted by Mike Wobschall on December 3, 2010 – 1:59 pm <BR> <BR> <BR> The Vikings had 12 players listed on this week’s injury report, but only 1 of them has been declared out for Sunday’s game against the Buffalo Bills. CB Chris Cook (knee) missed both Thursday and Friday practices and will be held out on Sunday. <BR> <BR> The following players are listed as questionable: DE Ray Edwards (ankle), WR Percy Harvin (illness), G Steve Hutchinson (thumb), WR Greg Lewis (concussion), RB Adrian P... Fri, 3 Dec 2010 20:52:50 EST December mileage http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7381x22867x38237903 PLEASE KEEP THIS REMINDER AT THE TOP OF EVERY POST. <BR> **Copy and paste from the very LAST post (most recent) so no one loses miles. <BR> <BR> <BR> Userid, Miles today/Miles completed total/Goal <BR> <BR> MORGANLAFEE 2/2/40 <BR> Wed, 1 Dec 2010 22:58:03 EST Vikings Quotes - Frazier - November 29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7381x22867x38192385 MONDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2010 <BR> <BR> Vikings Interim Head Coach Leslie Frazier <BR> <BR> Alright, you almost don’t get a chance to really enjoy a win as much as you would like because here we go, getting ready for another ball game. Myself and the coaches, we have already begun to turn the page, so to speak, and started preparing for Buffalo. We did enjoy yesterday. It was fun. It was a good win for us. One of the things I wanted to make sure we covered, there were some injuries from that ba... Mon, 29 Nov 2010 22:12:51 EST Offense Could Change With Childress Gone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22867x38154807 EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) -Darrell Bevell won't reveal the changes he'll make in the post-Brad Childress era. This much is certain: the Minnesota Vikings' offense finally is Bevell's baby. <BR> <BR> The Vikings fired Childress on Monday and replaced him on an interim basis with defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier, who will play a far smaller role than his predecessor on Bevell's side of the ball. <BR> <BR> ``Every play went through coach Childress and everything was finalized through him,... Sat, 27 Nov 2010 22:31:41 EST Frazier Expects Best Effort “Every Single Snap http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7382x22867x38079347 Posted by Mike Wobschall on November 22, 2010 – 5:23 pm <BR> <BR> <BR> A disappointing record was likely a large factor in the Vikings deciding to part ways with Brad Childress and name Leslie Frazier the interim head coach. A disappointing record also has the Vikings far out of the playoff picture – not mathematically eliminated but certainly needing a drastic improvement to get back into the thick of things. <BR> <BR> But Frazier said during his introductory press conference on Monday t... Mon, 22 Nov 2010 22:01:47 EST Statement From The Minnesota Vikings http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7382x22867x38079270 The Minnesota Vikings have relieved Brad Childress of his head coaching duties. Leslie Frazier has been named Interim Head Coach and will serve in that capacity for the remainder of the season. <BR> <BR> Vikings Owner/Chairman Zygi Wilf and Leslie Frazier will address the media at 3:00 p.m. CT today in the Winter Park fieldhouse. <BR> <BR> Fans can watch that press conference live right here on vikings.com. <BR> Mon, 22 Nov 2010 21:57:25 EST Vikings activate WR Rice for Sunday http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7382x22867x38042991 Sidney Rice will play this season after all. <BR> <BR> The Minnesota Vikings activated the Pro Bowl wide receiver off the physically unable to perform list Saturday, and he could play Sunday against the NFC North rival Green Bay Packers. <BR> <BR> Rice missed the Vikings' first nine games of the season after having hip surgery during the preseason. Vikings coach Brad Childress said Friday that if Rice wasn't activated from the PUP list before Sunday's game, he likely would be placed on seas... Sat, 20 Nov 2010 22:36:43 EST Childress Says Rice's Status Likely 'Now or Never' http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7382x22867x38027491 EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) -All signs are pointing to Sidney Rice returning to the Minnesota Vikings this weekend. <BR> <BR> He'll probably have to, if he wants to play at all this season. <BR> <BR> The running mystery about Rice's status is down to the final days, three months after he had hip surgery. Vikings coach Brad Childress said Friday if the wide receiver is not activated from the physically unable to perform list for Sunday's game against Green Bay, Rice will likely be placed on inj... Fri, 19 Nov 2010 22:16:38 EST Childress Confirms Colorado's Interest In Bieniemy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22867x38027413 EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) -Minnesota Vikings running back coach Eric Bieniemy is an early candidate for the open head coaching job at Colorado, his alma mater. <BR> <BR> Vikings coach Brad Childress said Friday he fielded a preliminary call from the school's search committee about Bieniemy, who also serves as the assistant head coach for offense with the Vikings. <BR> <BR> Childress says he thinks ``highly'' of Bieniemy, who has coached under him in Minnesota since 2006. <BR> <BR> Childre... Fri, 19 Nov 2010 22:11:29 EST Week 10 NFC North Round http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22867x37973273 We’re officially on the back stretch of the 2010 season and the NFC North possess an unwelcoming sight for Vikings fans after the 27-13 loss to the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field on Sunday afternoon. <BR> <BR> The Vikings dropped to 3-6 while the Bears moved into a 1st place tie with the Green Bay Packers atop the division at 6-3 while the Packers stood idle during their bye week. <BR> <BR> For the Bears, it was Jay Cutler and Devin Hester who paved the way to victory. Cutler completed 22 o... Tue, 16 Nov 2010 22:37:18 EST Pat Williams Says He'll Play In 2011 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7381x22867x37973173 MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -Minnesota Vikings defensive tackle Pat Williams says he plans to play ``a couple more years'' beyond this season. <BR> <BR> The 38-year-old Williams is the oldest defensive player in the NFL. He has spoke about contemplating retirement the last few offseasons. But while visiting a local children's hospital on Tuesday, Williams said he wants to play next season, and possibly more. <BR> <BR> Williams is in the last year of his contract with the Vikings and says he would li... Tue, 16 Nov 2010 22:33:24 EST Kluwe Named NFC Special Teams Player Of The Week http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7382x22867x37897024 Eden Prairie, MN (November 9, 2010) – Vikings P Chris Kluwe has earned NFC Special Teams Player of the Week honors for his performance against Arizona. The player of the week award is the first of his career, coming after earning NFC Special Teams Player of the Month in September 2005. Kluwe also served as the holder for K Ryan Longwell’s game winning field goal in overtime. <BR> <BR> Kluwe had 4 punts against Arizona, totaling 191 yards, averaging 47.8 gross yards per punt and 46.0 net yard... Fri, 12 Nov 2010 22:26:18 EST Favre Named FedEx Air Player of the Week http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7382x22867x37896965 Vikings QB Brett Favre was named the FexEx Air Player of the Week for games played on November 7 – 8, the NFL announced today. <BR> <BR> Favre completed 36 of 47 passes for a career-high 446 yards with two touchdowns, including one with less than two minutes to go to tie the game and send it into overtime, and two interceptions in the Vikings’ 27 – 24 win over the Arizona Cardinals. <BR> <BR> Browns RB Peyton Hillis won the FedEx Ground Player of the Week award. <BR> <BR> Fans voted for mo... Fri, 12 Nov 2010 22:22:06 EST Vote for Favre for Week 9 FedEx Air Player http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7382x22867x37838670 The NFL announced Monday that quarterbacks Brett Favre of the Minnesota Vikings, Eli Manning of the New York Giants and Philip Rivers of the San Diego Chargers are the finalists for the FedEx Air NFL Player of the Week honors for games played on Nov. 7-8, and running backs Peyton Hillis of the Cleveland Browns, Michael Turner of the Atlanta Falcons and Arian Foster of the Houston Texans are the finalists for the FedEx Ground NFL Player of the Week. <BR> <BR> Fans can vote for one player in e... Tue, 9 Nov 2010 21:41:19 EST November Weekly Leaders http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7381x22867x37795601 As of 11/7/2010 <BR> <BR> SparkPoints <BR> <BR> MORGANLAFEE <BR> FRAN0426 <BR> MINICOOPER452 <BR> NALA78 <BR> CKAYT56 <BR> <BR> <BR> Fitness Minutes <BR> <BR> JIMUELLENBACH <BR> CKAYT56 <BR> NALA78 <BR> MORGANLAFEE <BR> MINICOOPER452 <BR> <BR> Sun, 7 Nov 2010 21:59:55 EST November Milage http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7381x22867x37677020 PLEASE KEEP THIS REMINDER AT THE TOP OF EVERY POST. <BR> **Copy and paste from the very LAST post (most recent) so no one loses miles. <BR> <BR> <BR> Userid, Miles today/Miles completed total/Goal <BR> <BR> MORGANLAFEE 1.5/1.5/40 <BR> Mon, 1 Nov 2010 22:47:36 EST Childress confirms Vikings' plans to waive WR Moss http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22867x37676769 I AM APPALLED AT CHILDRESS GETTING RID OF RANDY MOSS. I HOPE WILF FIRES CHILDRESS!!!!! <BR> <BR> <BR> Just four weeks ago, Randy Moss gushed about returning to Minnesota. He felt fortunate to return to his first team and was looking forward to seeing those purple No. 84 jerseys again. <BR> <BR> So much for the happy reunion. <BR> <BR> After three disappointing losses in four games, the Vikings decided to dump the six-time Pro Bowl wide receiver following a loss to New England that had Mo... Mon, 1 Nov 2010 22:35:04 EST Surplus or Deficit? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22867x37630437 I found a new and interesting way of looking at my fat loss journey. <BR> <BR> Over the course of my entire "journey", I have a net fat loss of approximately 115 lbs. Since January 1, 2010, I have a net fat loss of 19.2 lbs. Each day, there are only three things that can happen. I can either gain fat, lose fat, or stay the same. What does my fat loss journey look like on a surplus vs. a deficit basis? <BR> <BR> Since January 1, 2010, I have had deficit calories on 193 days which equal a los... Sat, 30 Oct 2010 17:31:07 EST Surplus or Deficit? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22867x37630425 I found a new and interesting way of looking at my fat loss journey. <BR> <BR> Over the course of my entire "journey", I have a net fat loss of approximately 115 lbs. Since January 1, 2010, I have a net fat loss of 19.2 lbs. Each day, there are only three things that can happen. I can either gain fat, lose fat, or stay the same. What does my fat loss journey look like on a surplus vs. a deficit basis? <BR> <BR> Since January 1, 2010, I have had deficit calories on 193 days which equal a los... Sat, 30 Oct 2010 17:30:13 EST HARVIN’S NFC SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE WEEK http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7382x22867x37459044 By Mike Wobschall, vikings.com <BR> <BR> Posted October 20, 1910 <BR> <BR> Eden Prairie, MN (October 20, 2010) – Vikings WR/KR Percy Harvin has earned NFC Special Teams Player of the Week honors for his performance against Dallas. The award is Harvin’s second of his career. <BR> <BR> Harvin returned the opening kickoff of the second half 95 yards for a touchdown and tied the game at 14-14. Harvin holds the franchise record with three kickoffs returned for touchdowns and did so in only 20... Thu, 21 Oct 2010 21:14:36 EST October Weekly Leaders http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7381x22867x37235313 As of 10/10 <BR> <BR> SparkPoints <BR> <BR> MORGANLAFEE <BR> FRAN0426 <BR> BOVINITY <BR> MINICOOPER452 <BR> LIL66GTO <BR> <BR> <BR> Fitness Minutes <BR> <BR> JIMUELLENBACH <BR> MORGANLAFEE <BR> CKAYT56 <BR> MINICOOPER452 <BR> JILLY618 <BR> <BR> Sun, 10 Oct 2010 22:24:39 EST Childress: Allegations against Favre 'not a distra http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22867x37215455 By Jeremy Fowler <BR> Pioneer Press <BR> Updated: 10/09/2010 07:45:59 PM CDT <BR> <BR> Brett Favre and coach Brad Childress have discussed the allegations surrounding the Vikings quarterback that have spurred an NFL investigation amid reports of messages and inappropriate pictures sent to a former Jets employee. <BR> <BR> Deadspin.com reported Thursday that Favre left two voicemails and sent racy pictures to Jenn Sterger while playing for the Jets in 2008. The NFL confirmed their internal ... Sat, 9 Oct 2010 21:06:39 EST Vikings Quotes - Moss, Favre, Childress - Oct. 7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22867x37181365 THURSDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2010 <BR> <BR> Vikings Head Coach Brad Childress <BR> <BR> Just a couple things about the New York Jets: they’re a good football team and there on a roll right here, right now. I think they are playing well on the offensive side of the football. I think they create numbers of problems for you defensively, not only schematically, but obviously good football players. I know it’s a tough hostile environment to go into. I haven’t been in the new stadium but I can imagine so... Thu, 7 Oct 2010 23:08:02 EST Vikings Reaction To Moss Addition Pours In http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7382x22867x37159942 Posted by Mike Wobschall on October 6, 2010 <BR> <BR> Reaction to the Vikings acquisition of Randy Moss will likely continue to trickle in, so rather than come up with creative paragraphs to introduce each quote, we’re just going to compile a working list of quotes. <BR> <BR> We’ll begin with a new one from RB Adrian Peterson, and then include the thoughts we’ve already placed on other parts of the site. As new players chime in, we’ll add their quote to the top of this list. <BR> <BR> Mar... Wed, 6 Oct 2010 23:19:30 EST Vikings Captains On Moss’ Arrival http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7382x22867x37159864 Posted by Mike Wobschall on October 6, 2010 <BR> <BR> Rumors of a potential trade of Randy Moss to the Vikings and then confirmation of the deal have dominated the sports and NFL landscape over the past 18 hours. In that time you’ve surely heard a lot of opinions regarding the trade, from national voices to local reporters. <BR> <BR> But now that it’s a done deal, it’ll be interesting to hear what some of the current Vikings have to say about the development. Vikings Head Coach Brad Childr... Wed, 6 Oct 2010 23:15:43 EST Childress: Acquiring Moss A “Rare Opportunity http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7382x22867x37159794 Posted by Mike Wobschall on October 6, 2010 <BR> <BR> Because the Vikings passing attack was ranked 8th in the NFL a year ago with WR Sidney Rice and now ranks just 24th in the NFL without Rice, many are concluding that Rice’s absence is a critical component to the slow-to-go passing game. <BR> <BR> Consequently, many are also wondering if the acquisition of Randy Moss on Wednesday is an indication that Rice’s recovery from a hip injury that has bothered him since last year’s NFC Champions... Wed, 6 Oct 2010 23:12:51 EST October Milage http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7381x22867x37053043 PLEASE KEEP THIS REMINDER AT THE TOP OF EVERY POST. <BR> **Copy and paste from the very LAST post (most recent) so no one loses miles. <BR> <BR> <BR> Userid, Miles today/Miles completed total/Goal <BR> <BR> MORGANLAFEE 2/2/40 Fri, 1 Oct 2010 23:15:47 EST Bears Top Packers On MNF, Rule NFC http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22867x36985477 Posted by Mike Wobschall on September 28, 2010 <BR> <BR> <BR> In the latest illustration of the parity of unpredictability of the NFL, the Chicago Bears defeated the Green Bay Packers 20-17 on Monday night at Soldier Field to improve to 3-0 and grab the top spot in both the NFC North and the entire NFC. The Bears are the only 3-0 team in the conference and they join the Kansas City Chiefs and Pittsburgh Steelers as the only unbeaten squads in the NFL. <BR> <BR> Heading into the 2010 seaso... Tue, 28 Sep 2010 22:12:47 EST Vikings Quarterback Brett Favre http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22867x36884768 Q: How do you get all these receivers on the same page? <BR> <BR> A: No different than the start of camp, or a minicamp, start from square one. You’re not going to get a lot of reps with any of the guys. We’ve obviously had some issues, not only with now having Hank in, but Percy being down, Sidney being out, having to kind of figure out who runs what best. It’s an ongoing process. The only way is, what little bit of reps we do get, make sure they are quality reps. Find out what each guy doe... Thu, 23 Sep 2010 22:41:06 EST Vikings Special Teams Coordinator Brian Murphy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7382x22867x36884739 Q: What does Hank Baskett bring to special teams? <BR> <BR> A: Well, he’s a big physical receiver. I think he gives us some flexibility in terms of giving you reps we typically get out of a safety or linebacker and skill reps. He’s got that ability. I think he lends position flexibility and he lends experience and know how. <BR> <BR> Q: Is he a guy that can do coverage? <BR> <BR> A: Yes, he has been as a matter of fact. <BR> <BR> Q: Are you close to popping a big one in the return game? ... Thu, 23 Sep 2010 22:38:59 EST Vikings Offensive Coordinator Darrell Bevell http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7382x22867x36884683 It’s a good thing to be back at home. To be able to start the division, open up obviously against the Detroit Lions back in front of our fans. To have that positive experience behind us, be able to continue to improve on offense and be able to get this thing going in the direction we want it to be going. <BR> <BR> Q: Do you see Brett Favre pressing a little more when he is having a rough time during the course of the game? <BR> <BR> A: I think it’s important to point out; everyone knows wh... Thu, 23 Sep 2010 22:36:16 EST Vikings Defensive Coordinator Leslie Frazier http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7382x22867x36884564 We face our first NFC North opponent of the season and begin the defense of our NFC title. It should be quite a game at home against the Detroit Lions. <BR> <BR> Q: Is this a big challenge this weekend? <BR> <BR> A: Yeah, the guys have really been playing hard and just trying to give us a chance in every ball game to come away with a win. We’ll be challenged this weekend. Detroit is a much improved football team and we’ll have to really play at a high level to handle some of the things they... Thu, 23 Sep 2010 22:29:18 EST Griffin Iffy, But Vikings Won't Rule Him Out http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7382x22867x36524574 9/6/2010 <BR> <BR> By DAVE CAMPBELL <BR> <BR> EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) - The Minnesota Vikings have not ruled out cornerback Cedric Griffin playing this week in New Orleans. <BR> <BR> Griffin blew out his left knee in the NFC championship game against the Saints last January, an anterior cruciate ligament injury that typically requires about nine months of recovery. Griffin recently returned to practice, but he was listed as a limited participant on the injury report released Monday by the... Mon, 6 Sep 2010 20:12:53 EST Vikings Add Two, Waive One From Practice Squad http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7382x22867x36524497 The Minnesota Vikings have made the following moves to complete their 2010 practice squad. <BR> SIGNED TO PRACTICE SQUAD <BR> <BR> PLAYER................................ POS...... SCHOOL <BR> <BR> Seth Olsen............................. G........... Iowa <BR> <BR> Thomas Welch....................... T............ Vanderbilt <BR> <BR> WAIVED FROM PRACTICE SQUAD <BR> <BR> PLAYER................................ POS...... SCHOOL <BR> <BR> Thomas Austin....................... G........... C... Mon, 6 Sep 2010 20:08:35 EST Vikings Sign 7 To Practice Squad http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22867x36506108 Posted by Mike Wobschall on September 5, 2010 <BR> <BR> <BR> The Vikings have signed 7 players to their practice squad. The players are: <BR> <BR> S Colt Anderson <BR> G Thomas Austin <BR> WR Freddie Brown <BR> FB Ryan D’Imperio <BR> DT Tremaine Johnson <BR> WR Logan Payne <BR> CB Marcus Sherels <BR> <BR> Sun, 5 Sep 2010 21:33:17 EST September Weekly Leaders http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7381x22867x36505823 As of 9/5/2010 <BR> <BR> SparkPoints <BR> <BR> LIL66GTO <BR> FRAN0426 <BR> MORGANLAFEE <BR> SCHANSEN2010 <BR> MINNICOOPER452 <BR> <BR> <BR> Fitness Minutes <BR> <BR> WEAZY_67 <BR> MORGANLAFEE <BR> JIMUELLENBACH <BR> LIL66GTO <BR> SCHANSEN2010 <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Sun, 5 Sep 2010 21:17:32 EST September Milage http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7381x22867x36431542 PLEASE KEEP THIS REMINDER AT THE TOP OF EVERY POST. <BR> **Copy and paste from the very LAST post (most recent) so no one loses miles. <BR> <BR> <BR> Userid, Miles today/Miles completed total/Goal <BR> <BR> MORGANLAFEE 1.5/1.5/40 Wed, 1 Sep 2010 23:19:53 EST Vikings Acquire Camarillo From Dolphins For Sapp http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22867x36276356 8/25/2010 <BR> <BR> By JON KRAWCZYNSKI <BR> <BR> EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) - The Minnesota Vikings aren't waiting around to beef up their ailing receivers corps. <BR> <BR> The Vikings acquired receiver Greg Camarillo from the Miami Dolphins in exchange for cornerback Benny Sapp on Wednesday, one day after signing veteran free agent Javon Walker. The deal is contingent upon both players passing a physical. <BR> <BR> Minnesota has little choice: Pro Bowler Sidney Rice will miss at least the ... Wed, 25 Aug 2010 17:43:19 EST Rice Out With Hip Injury http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7382x22867x36260330 By JON KRAWCZYNSKI <BR> 8/24/2010 <BR> <BR> EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) - Brett Favre's job just got a whole lot tougher. <BR> <BR> Favre and the Minnesota Vikings will play the first half of the season - or more - without Pro Bowl receiver Sidney Rice, who had hip surgery this week. <BR> <BR> Coach Brad Childress said Tuesday that Rice had the procedure in Vail, Colo., on Monday night. He couldn't give a specific timetable for Rice's return, but said typically it takes about eight weeks befo... Tue, 24 Aug 2010 23:02:06 EST Favre tells teammates he's returning; flies back http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7382x22867x36121334 Senior NFL Writer Jay Glazer <BR> <BR> The on-again, off-again drama that is Brett Favre now appears to be on again. A trio of Vikings teammates including Pro Bowl guard Steve Hutchinson, defensive end Jared Allen and kicker Ryan Longwell flew to Hattiesburg, Miss., to push Favre to give them one more season. <BR> <BR> Favre informed the trio Tuesday that he is, in fact, back in and will rejoin the Vikings, FOXSports.com has learned. <BR> <BR> The plane carrying Favre and the players land... Tue, 17 Aug 2010 22:31:07 EST Vikings Roll Rams 28-7 In Preseason Opener http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7382x22867x36098101 By R.B. FALLSTROM <BR> <BR> Posted Aug 14, 2010 <BR> <BR> ST. LOUIS (AP) -Sam Bradford took the field to a big ovation. Soon enough, reality sank in for the centerpiece of the St. Louis Rams' rebuilding effort. <BR> <BR> The No. 1 overall pick had an early case of the jitters, short-arming a pitch and bobbling a snap the first two plays, looked poised while hitting four of his first five passes, then ended with an extended rough patch in the Minnesota Vikings' 28-7 preseason-opening victor... Mon, 16 Aug 2010 22:27:46 EST Howdie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22867x35984817 I am back after a year layoff. Trying to get back into the swing of things. I am a Vik's fan that lives in Arlington Texas. Yes that same Arlington that the Cowgirls play in. Wed, 11 Aug 2010 14:01:46 EST August Weekly Leaders http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7381x22867x35927939 As of 8/8 <BR> <BR> Fitness Minutes <BR> <BR> CKAYT56 <BR> MORGANLAFEE <BR> WEAZY_67 <BR> FRAN0426 <BR> GOLDBERG73 <BR> <BR> Spark Points <BR> <BR> MORGANLAFEE <BR> FRAN0426 <BR> LIL66GTO <BR> MINNICOOPER452 <BR> CKAYT56 <BR> <BR> Sun, 8 Aug 2010 22:05:24 EST Relentless Randle Ready To Enter Hall Of Fame http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22867x35893770 By DAVE CAMPBELL <BR> <BR> MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -John Randle was a trash-talking, twitch-quick defensive tackle who intimidated and distracted opponents on his way to the sixth-most sacks in NFL history, fueled by a competitive drive that pushed an undrafted, undersized player for the Minnesota Vikings all the way to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. <BR> <BR> He was a force to be feared, even at the grocery store. <BR> <BR> His favorite position coach, John Teerlinck, will eagerly recite the way... Fri, 6 Aug 2010 23:27:21 EST Giants would consider re-signing Burress http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22867x35865906 NFL.com <BR> Could Plaxico Burress' work-release program include work in the NFL? <BR> <BR> Burress is expected to be released from the Oneida Correctional Facility in Rome, N.Y., within the next two to three weeks, according to the New York Post, and the Giants reportedly have some interest in bringing back the wide receiver. <BR> <BR> Giants general manager Jerry Reese told the newspaper Wednesday that the team "definitely will investigate it." <BR> <BR> Burress, 32, is serving a two-ye... Thu, 5 Aug 2010 17:08:04 EST August Mileage http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7381x22867x35777576 You guessed it in one. Only mine is walking. It seems I'm the only one doing some of these. <BR> <BR> Userid, Miles today/Miles completed total/Goal <BR> <BR> Greylockes1 <BR> MORGANLAFEE 1/1/40 Sun, 1 Aug 2010 22:31:23 EST Bieniemy stays, turns down USC http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7382x22867x35643677 Whether it was confidence that he will be a coach on a Super Bowl champion or not, running backs coach Eric Bieniemy stayed loyal to the Vikings, staying with the team by turning down the chance to be the offensive coordinator at USC. He got a promotion for the decision, which keeps the coaching staff intact again this year. <BR> <BR> The news that Vikings running backs coach Eric Bieniemy had been promoted to assistant head coach-offense didn’t come as a huge surprise – E.B. is loved and b... Mon, 26 Jul 2010 12:11:51 EST Favre: No deadline, but ankle 'not where I would l http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7382x22867x35533234 Brett Favre admitted Tuesday that he and Minnesota Vikings coach Brad Childress recently met in Hattiesburg, Miss., but they didn't discuss a timetable for the quarterback to decide on a return this coming season. <BR> <BR> "If I could guarantee it, I would, Favre told USA Today. "Obviously, I can't make people understand what I'm going through." <BR> <BR> Favre, 40, is still recovering from surgery he had on his left ankle in May. He said Childress, who was in town Sunday and Monday, didn'... Tue, 20 Jul 2010 22:12:42 EST July Weekly Leaders http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7381x22867x35201318 As of 7/4/2010 <BR> <BR> Fitness Minutes <BR> <BR> NETTIEDOU01 <BR> CKAYT56 <BR> FRAN0426 <BR> BOLTERR <BR> MORGANLAFEE <BR> <BR> <BR> Spark Points <BR> <BR> FRAN0426 <BR> MORGANLAFEE <BR> CKAYT56 <BR> TOASTIE <BR> NALA78 Sun, 4 Jul 2010 15:27:59 EST July milage http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7381x22867x35154546 Userid, Miles today/Miles completed total/Goal <BR> <BR> <BR> MORGANLAFEE 1/1/40 <BR> Thu, 1 Jul 2010 21:59:24 EST Bubble battles to watch http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22867x35086528 By John Holler <BR> VikingUpdate.com <BR> Posted Jun 27, 2010 <BR> <BR> By John Holler <BR> VikingUpdate.com <BR> Posted Jun 27, 2010 <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> | More <BR> <BR> The Vikings have numerous roster battles that will commence in a month, but the toughest competition won’t be for starting positions but rather backups spots at the low end of the roster. <BR> <BR> The Vikings enter training camp about as set as any team in the NFL, especially given the growing expectation that Br... Mon, 28 Jun 2010 19:38:04 EST Sheppard: Still a lot of work to be done http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22867x35079334 Posted by Judd Zulgad <BR> <BR> Last update: June 27, 2010 - 2:49 PM <BR> <BR> The Vikings signed veteran Lito Sheppard to a one-year, $2 million contract in April in part because he had a familiarity with the team's defensive scheme and in part because he could serve as the potential starter at right corner if Cedric Griffin (ACL) is not ready to start the season. <BR> <BR> Sheppard, 29, was a regular at the Vikings' Organized Team Activities this spring as he tried to re-adjust to being... Mon, 28 Jun 2010 12:58:51 EST Favre: "I am not going to press it" http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7381x22867x35079216 Posted by Judd Zulgad <BR> <BR> Last update: June 24, 2010 - 5:22 PM <BR> <BR> Brett Favre's interview with the Biloxi, Miss., newspaper was moved on the newswires this afternoon, and here it is: <BR> <BR> By Al Jones <BR> <BR> The Sun Herald <BR> <BR> BILOXI, Miss. — Whether Brett Favre plays a 20th season in the NFL is still up in the air. <BR> <BR> Following an early morning workout on Thursday that included an eight-mile bike ride near his Hattiesburg home with his wife, Deanna, th... Mon, 28 Jun 2010 12:53:35 EST Bitter end? Vikes believe Favre will be back http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7382x22867x34827725 Bitter end? Vikes believe unfinished business will bring back Favre. <BR> <BR> By Vic Carucci | NFL.com <BR> Senior Columnist <BR> <BR> EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Bernard Berrian was lamenting about how close the Minnesota Vikings were to achieving their ultimate goal, how it should have been them and not the New Orleans Saints hoisting the Vince Lombardi Trophy last February. <BR> <BR> As the Vikings' wide receiver addressed the continued frustration from the 31-28 overtime loss to the Sa... Tue, 15 Jun 2010 22:00:59 EST Ray Edwards Signs RFA Tender http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7382x22867x34793943 Posted by mikewobschall on June 14, 2010 <BR> <BR> Vikings DE Ray Edwards has signed his restricted free agent (RFA) tender and is now under contract for the 2010 season. Edwards notched a career-high 8.5 sacks during the 2009 regular season and then came up huge in the playoffs with 4.0 more sacks, including 3.0 more in the Divisional Round against the Dallas Cowboys. <BR> <BR> The Vikings also signed 5th round draft pick (#167 overall) LB Nate Triplett; terms of his contract were not dis... Mon, 14 Jun 2010 13:17:45 EST Minicamp Attendance, Weather Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7382x22867x34738756 Posted by mikewobschall on June 11, 2010 – 7:25 am <BR> <BR> Weather is going to be a factor this weekend as the Vikings conduct their annual mandatory minicamp at Winter Park. Currently it’s pouring rain here in Eden Prairie and it’s been that way for several hours, so even though practice is still several hours away, I have serious doubts that the Vikings will be able to work outside today. <BR> <BR> UPDATE: The rain has subsided and the forecast now looks pretty good, so perhaps practic... Fri, 11 Jun 2010 13:37:18 EST A Safety Issue On Vikings Defense http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22867x34646459 By Mike Wobschall, vikings.com <BR> <BR> Posted Jun 2, 2010 <BR> <BR> Using WRs such as the Vikings Sidney Rice and the Dallas Cowboys Miles Austin as examples of breakout players from 2009, NFL.com's Pat Kirwan recently identified 20 players who are candidates in his mind to have a breakout season in 2010. <BR> <BR> And he included another Vikings player in this year's group. <BR> <BR> Vikings S Tyrell Johnson , entering his 3rd season in the NFL, was on Kirwan's list. Kirwan said Johns... Mon, 7 Jun 2010 13:27:02 EST June Weekly Leaders http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7381x22867x34627965 As of 6/6/10 <BR> <BR> Fitness Minutes <BR> <BR> MORGANLAFEE <BR> WEAZY_67 <BR> CKAYT56 <BR> FRAN0426 <BR> NETTIEDOU01 <BR> <BR> Spark Points <BR> <BR> MORGANLAFEE <BR> TOASTIE <BR> CKAYT56 <BR> FRAN0426 <BR> TESHIAE4ME <BR> <BR> Sun, 6 Jun 2010 17:32:53 EST Vikings Wrap Up OTA #10, Host Special Olympics Min http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7381x22867x34609773 Posted by mikewobschall on June 2, 2010 – 12:40 pm <BR> <BR> <BR> The rainy conditions subsided in time for the Vikings to work outside during OTA #10 and then host a group of Special Olympic Minnesota athletes at Winter Park on Wednesday. The Vikings went through a typical OTA practice and then several members of the team, including Head Coach Brad Childress, stayed after practice to visit with the SOM participants and take part in a Punt, Pass and Kick clinic. <BR> <BR> Prior to the cli... Sat, 5 Jun 2010 17:40:12 EST Henderson Says He'll Be Ready For Camp http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22867x34609686 By Associated Press <BR> <BR> MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -Minnesota Vikings linebacker E.J. Henderson is confident that he will be healed from a broken leg and ready to play when training camp starts in eight weeks. <BR> <BR> Henderson said Friday the rehabilitation from surgery to repair his left leg is ``right on track.'' He says he sees no reason why he wouldn't be in the starting lineup for the season opener at New Orleans on Sept. 9. <BR> <BR> Henderson promises he'll be on the field when two... Sat, 5 Jun 2010 17:32:15 EST June 2010 milage http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7381x22867x34526203 Userid, Miles today/Miles completed total/Goal <BR> <BR> <BR> MORGANLAFEE 2/2/40 <BR> Tue, 1 Jun 2010 21:53:09 EST Childress' thoughts often focus on son http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7382x22867x34526099 Posted by Judd Zulgad <BR> <BR> Last update: May 31, 2010 <BR> Happy Memorial Day to everyone out there. This seems like a fitting story for today. <BR> <BR> The Vikings had just completed their Organized Team Activities on Thursday when coach Brad Childress was informed he had an urgent call and one that was far more important than football. Childress' son, Andrew, was on the line. <BR> <BR> Andrew, who joined the Marines in late 2008, was deployed to the Middle East a couple of weeks a... Tue, 1 Jun 2010 21:48:39 EST Monday Morning Mailbag: Tuesday Edition http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22867x34525909 Do you think guys such as Ryan D'Imperio, Nate Triplett (once E.J. comes back), or Darius Reynaud have a chance to make the 53 man roster with all of the depth that the Vikings have this year? <BR> <BR> -- Alex K. Walnut Creek, MN <BR> <BR> <BR> Yes, I think all of the guys you mentioned have a legitimate shot to make the 53-man roster. Reynaud will compete with Albert Young and Ian Johnson for the 3rd RB spot, which will be a fun position battle to watch from now through training camp. Ju... Tue, 1 Jun 2010 21:41:19 EST Vikings Say Griffin, Henderson Ahead Of Schedule http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7382x22867x34493671 By Associated Press <BR> <BR> Posted May 27, 2010 <BR> <BR> EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) -The Minnesota Vikings are optimistic about two injured starters. <BR> <BR> Cornerback Cedric Griffin and linebacker E.J. Henderson stretched with the team before Thursday's practice, though they're both far from clearance for full activity. <BR> <BR> Griffin says recovery from surgery on his left knee is ``speeding,'' but the Vikings aren't ready to declare him on track to start training camp. That woul... Mon, 31 May 2010 15:32:07 EST Early NFC North takes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7381x22867x34350928 By John Holler <BR> VikingUpdate.com <BR> Posted May 23, 2010 <BR> <BR> By John Holler <BR> VikingUpdate.com <BR> Posted May 23, 2010 <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> | More <BR> <BR> With the draft in the past and the vast majority of free agency complete, we can make some early judgments on the outlook in the NFC North. It has a familiar look to it, but the bottom of the division could be slowly catching up to the top. <BR> <BR> With the Brett Favre ankle surgery out of the way, it’s appearin... Mon, 24 May 2010 12:36:41 EST Vikings Sign 7th Round Pick Ryan D'Imperio http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7382x22867x34234887 The Minnesota Vikings have signed 2010 7th-round draft pick FB Ryan D’Imperio, it was announced today. Terms of the contract were not disclosed. <BR> <BR> D’Imperio, the 237th overall pick in the draft, will make the switch from collegiate linebacker to fullback in the NFL. Over the past four seasons at Rutgers he helped his team to 36 wins and a school record 4 consecutive bowl appearances. The Rutgers 2009 captain started 24 of his final 25 games at MLB and totaled 185 tackles, 23.5 TFL, a... Tue, 18 May 2010 21:48:32 EST Familiar Faces Ease Sheppard's Transition http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7382x22867x34234840 CB Lito Sheppard signed with the Vikings earlier this offseason and has been around Winter Park the last couple of weeks. Although the Vikings are a new team for him, Sheppard has seen plenty of familiar faces around the facility. <BR> <BR> Vikings Head Coach Brad Childress and assistant head coach/defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier were both on Andy Reid’s staff in Philadelphia when the Eagles drafted Sheppard in the 1st round of the 2002 NFL Draft. Also, both Head Strength and Conditioni... Tue, 18 May 2010 21:46:43 EST Statement From The Vikings On Stadium Issue http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22867x34234748 The Minnesota Vikings want to thank the tens of thousands of Vikings fans for their tremendous support for a new stadium. We appreciate the army of fans who stand with us at this watershed moment for the future of the franchise in Minnesota. <BR> <BR> The Vikings organization is extremely disappointed that the Governor and State Legislature did not move the stadium issue forward this year. While we greatly respect the challenges and priorities faced by the State of Minnesota, resolution of ... Tue, 18 May 2010 21:43:16 EST Monday Morning Mailbag Extra Edition http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22867x34064710 Posted by mikewobschall on May 10, 2010 – 9:44 am <BR> <BR> This week’s Monday Morning Mailbag is posted on the home page, but there were a couple of emails that came in over the week that I’d like to expand on with a blog entry. Be sure to submit your questions/comments for next week’s Monday Morning Mailbag by sending an email to me at wobschallm@vikings.nfl.net. Remember to submit your name and town with the comment/question. <BR> <BR> On to the extra emails… <BR> <BR> “Hey Mike, do yo... Tue, 11 May 2010 12:20:33 EST May Weekly Leaders http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7381x22867x34063256 As of May 9th <BR> <BR> Fitness Minutes <BR> <BR> NALA78 <BR> FRAN0426 <BR> MORGANLAFEE <BR> NETTIEDOU01 <BR> WEAZY_67 <BR> <BR> Spark Points <BR> <BR> MORGANLAFEE <BR> FRAN0426 <BR> GOLDBERG73 <BR> CKAYT56 <BR> NALA78 <BR> Tue, 11 May 2010 11:20:00 EST May 2010 Milage http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7381x22867x33842882 Userid, Miles today/Miles completed total/Goal <BR> <BR> <BR> MORGANLAFEE 1.5/1.5/40 <BR> Sat, 1 May 2010 22:15:18 EST Spielman, Childress explain the picks http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22867x33738105 By John Holler <BR> VikingUpdate.com <BR> Posted Apr 25, 2010 <BR> <BR> The Vikings’ third day of the draft brought a number of curious picks, but the top two decision-makers explained why they made certain selections and the roles that will be asked of those players. <BR> <BR> The Vikings closed out a draft in which hairstyle-committed ESPN analyst Mel Kiper deemed the Vikings as having the worst draft of any team in the league. They traded out of the first round and, while adding futu... Tue, 27 Apr 2010 12:04:10 EST How They Pick Game Schedule http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22867x33598370 A team's opponents are determined by a scheduling formula. You obviously play each division opponent twice (6 games). Then you play another division within your own conference (NFC East this year - 3 games). You also play another division in the AFC (AFC East this year - 3 games). And finally you play teams in the other 2 conference divisions that finished in the same place as you the previous year (Vikings play NFC South winner - Saints - and NFC West winner - Arizona for 2 more games). <B... Wed, 21 Apr 2010 12:51:13 EST Vikings re-sign backup QB Jackson;Favre's status? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7382x22867x33573500 The Minnesota Vikings re-signed backup quarterback Tarvaris Jackson on Monday as they wait for Brett Favre to decide if he will return for another season. <BR> <BR> Jackson was a restricted free agent who was given a one-year tender worth $1.176 million. Defensive end Ray Edwards is the only Vikings restricted free agent who hasn't signed his tender. <BR> <BR> Jackson backed up Favre last season and appeared in eight games. Jackson has 19 starts in four NFL seasons, with 21 career touchdown... Tue, 20 Apr 2010 12:59:41 EST Vikings Announce New Local TV Partnership http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22867x33545303 The Vikings have agreed to terms on a 2-year television partnership with Twin Cities NBC affiliate, KARE 11, to become the new “Home of Vikings Football.” KARE 11 will air all available pre-season games in HD, as well as the Vikings-produced 30-minute shows, Vikings Weekly and Vikings GamePlan. <BR> <BR> <BR> The two 30-minute shows will be expanded from 17 to 27 weeks on KARE 11.In addition, the Vikings will expand exposure on community and charitable programs via KARE 11. <BR> <BR> <BR>... Mon, 19 Apr 2010 12:19:03 EST Rick Spielman Live Chat - Monday, April 19 at Noon http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7382x22867x33482391 Vikings Vice President of Player Personnel Rick Spielman will chat live with fans on vikings.com on Monday, April 19 at Noon CST. Spielman will discuss the upcoming NFL Draft, which gets underway on Thursday, April 22 at 6:30 p.m. CST and runs through Saturday, April 24. <BR> <BR> Fri, 16 Apr 2010 12:40:18 EST Schedule Unveiling Live Chat - Wed. April 21, noon http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7382x22867x33482337 vikings.com writer Mike Wobschall will chat live with fans on Wednesday, April 21 at 10 a.m. CST. The main point of discussion will be the 2010 Vikings schedule, which will be released on vikings.com on Tuesday, April 20 at 6 p.m. CST. <BR> <BR> Fri, 16 Apr 2010 12:37:23 EST Free Agent Signings http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7382x22867x33339424 MINNESOTA VIKINGS-Signed K Rhys Lloyd and DE Mike Montgomery. Re-signed DT Jimmy Kennedy, WR Greg Lewis and CB Benny Sapp. <BR> <BR> GREEN BAY PACKERS-Signed P Chris Bryan and WR Charles Dillon. Re-signed LT Chad Clifton, S Nick Collins, NT Ryan Pickett and OT Mark Tauscher. <BR> <BR> CHICAGO BEARS-Signed CB Tim Jennings, TE Brandon Manumaleuna, DE Julius Peppers, RB Chester Taylor and FB Eddie Williams. <BR> <BR> DETROIT LIONS-Signed WR Nate Burleson, LB Vinny Ciurciu, WR Brian Clark, OT... Sat, 10 Apr 2010 12:54:48 EST 2009 Offensive Play of the Year Nominees http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22867x33339155 I think Brett Favre should have been nominated but maybe QB's are a separate category. He was part of all plays. I voted for Sidney Rice. <BR> <BR> Percy Harvin’s Touchdown Catch at Green Bay <BR> Rookie Percy Harvin helped Brett Favre triumph in his return to Lambeau Field during Minnesota’s week eight 38-26 victory over the Green Bay Packers. With the Vikings leading 17-3 early in the third quarter, Harvin hauled in a Favre pass between three Packer defenders and managed to elude them a... Sat, 10 Apr 2010 12:37:31 EST Initial Thoughts On Reynaud Moving To RB http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7382x22867x33268524 Posted by mikewobschall on April 5, 2010 – 11:21 am <BR> <BR> While I was out last week news surfaced of Darius Reynaud changing positions from WR to RB, and since I was out of town I wasn’t able to give this development much attention or thought. <BR> <BR> According to this blog entry from the Star Tribune’s Judd Zulgad, Reynaud disclosed his position switch during a radio interview on KFAN. Zulgad also pointed out that Reynaud rushed for 1,889 yards on 236 carries and 37 TDs as a high sc... Wed, 7 Apr 2010 12:44:24 EST 2010 Vikings Draft Events http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7381x22867x33268359 Vikings fans, come out and celebrate the 2010 NFL Draft on Thursday, April 22. The Vikings will be holding Official Draft Parties from 6:00 – 11:00 PM at 12 locations around the Twin Cities. Each location will feature appearances by current or former players, the Minnesota Vikings Cheerleaders and the Vikings Street Team. Fans attending these events will have the opportunity to win great prizes including a trip for two (2) the Vikings game in New Orleans this season. KFAN will broadcast l... Wed, 7 Apr 2010 12:38:12 EST April Weekly Winners http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7381x22867x33191539 As of April 4th <BR> <BR> Fitness minutes <BR> <BR> CKAYT56 <BR> NALA78 <BR> MORGANLAFEE <BR> FRAN0426 <BR> TIGGER34 <BR> <BR> SparkPoints <BR> <BR> GOLDBERG73 <BR> MORGANLAFEE <BR> FRAN0426 <BR> CKAYT56 <BR> NALA78 <BR> <BR> Sun, 4 Apr 2010 11:45:53 EST Percy Harvin wins Special Teams Top Play http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22867x33175539 Over the next several days, fans will have the chance to look back on the 2009 season here on vikings.com and cast their votes for the Top Plays of 2009. First up in the voting was the Special Teams Play of the Year. The voting came down to both of rookie Percy Harvin's kick return touchdowns; the first coming against the 49ers in the home opener and the second coming in the fourth quarter of the loss at Pittsburgh. Each play received 43 percent of the vote, but the return against the 49er... Sat, 3 Apr 2010 14:06:41 EST 2009 Defensive Play of the Year Nominees http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7382x22867x33175486 I voted for Ray Edwards Tormenting of Tony Romo vs. Dallas. <BR> <BR> Defensive Play of the Year Nominations <BR> <BR> Ray Edwards Tormenting of Tony Romo vs. Dallas <BR> Edwards, who if often times the forgotten man on the Vikings defensive line, brought his 'A' game during the NFC Divisional Round playoff game at Mall of America Field against the Cowboys. With the likes of Jared Allen and Pat and Kevin Williams getting most of the attention from the Dallas offense, Edwards took control ... Sat, 3 Apr 2010 14:03:26 EST April Milage http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7381x22867x33141171 PLEASE KEEP THIS REMINDER AT THE TOP OF EVERY POST. <BR> **Copy and paste from the very LAST post (most recent) so no one loses miles. <BR> <BR> Userid, Miles today/Miles completed total/Goal <BR> <BR> <BR> MORGANLAFEE 2/2/40 <BR> <BR> Thu, 1 Apr 2010 22:01:12 EST Vikings Sign DE Mike Montgomery http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7382x22867x33103203 I'm not sure what this means regarding Ray Edwards because I don't think he's signed with the Vikings yet. <BR> <BR> The Minnesota Vikings have signed 6th-year DE Mike Montgomery. <BR> <BR> Montgomery joins the Vikings as a free agent following 5 seasons with NFC North rival Green Bay. He had a career year in 2008, in which he started 8 of the 14 games he played in and recorded 71 tackles and 2.5 sacks. He also set a career high in 2008, registering 15 tackles in an overtime loss to Tennes... Wed, 31 Mar 2010 12:28:44 EST 2009 Special Teams Play of the Year Nominees http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22867x33076788 Over the next several days, fans will have the chance to look back on the 2009 season on vikings.com and cast their votes for the Top Plays of 2009. First up in the voting is the Special Teams Play of the Year. Click the link below to view a video package, hosted by the voice of the Vikings, KFAN’s Paul Allen, that looks back on each of the four nominations. To cast your vote, click over to the vikings.com homepage and cast your vote via the Fan Poll located on the bottom-right side of the... Tue, 30 Mar 2010 12:40:28 EST Mississippi Honors Frazier For Off & On-Field Work http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22867x33076655 Jason Browne, The Dispatch <BR> <BR> Posted Mar 25, 2010 <BR> <BR> Leslie Frazier leaves a wake of success everywhere he goes. <BR> <BR> The Minnesota Vikings defensive coordinator from Columbus recently took his team to the NFC Championship game, prompting the Mississippi legislature to honor him Tuesday with a formal congratulations and asking him to address the House of Representatives. Click here to view the official proclamation in PDF form from the state of Mississippi. <BR> <BR>... Tue, 30 Mar 2010 12:36:37 EST Question of the day 3/21/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22867x32835226 What do you think about the Vikings going to New Orleans to play their season opening against the Saints? If Favre is back we'll win. It's a Thursday though and would we have local TV coverage? Sat, 20 Mar 2010 13:07:20 EST Saints Rematch Possible For Season Opener http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22867x32835195 I think the only way this will be that interesting is if Favre comes back. <BR> <BR> Posted by cjsiewert on March 20, 2010 – 7:48 am <BR> <BR> The Vikings might have an opportunity to begin their 2010 season and push for Super Bowl XLV in the very same place and against the very same team that ended their 2009 season. <BR> <BR> NFL Owners’ Meetings begin this Sunday in Orlando, Florida and it’s expected the NFL will unveil its plans for the season-opening Thursday night (September 9) game... Sat, 20 Mar 2010 13:04:54 EST Question of the day 3/17/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22867x32736767 Are you celebrating St Patricks day? Rachel and Isaac are coming over to see the parade and I had a chorus event. Tue, 16 Mar 2010 12:54:05 EST L.T. picks J-E-T-S By Viking Update Staff http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7382x22867x32707958 Running back LaDainian Tomlinson has made his choice and the New York Jets, not the Vikings, are his pick to continue his Hall of Fame career. <BR> <BR> The New York Jets have announced a press conference for Monday which is being reported to be when the team will officially announce that it has signed running back LaDainian Tomlinson to a two-year contract. <BR> <BR> Tom Condon, the agent for Tomlinson, was in negotiations with both the Vikings and Jets Sunday, but the Jets apparently won... Mon, 15 Mar 2010 12:44:09 EST Question of the day 3/14/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22867x32673305 Will you remember to Spring forward? My computer and TV are automatic but the clock by my bed, two in the living room, and 2 in the kitchen, stove and microwave, all have to be set forward. Sat, 13 Mar 2010 21:41:48 EST Question of the day 3/9/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22867x32543014 Will the Vikings replace Chester Taylor in free agency or the draft? I think they may get Brian Westbrook since he and Childress have worked together before. Mon, 8 Mar 2010 21:46:01 EST March Weekly Winners http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7381x22867x32530855 SparkPoints Leaders <BR> <BR> 1) MORGANLAFEE 756 <BR> 2) FRAN0426 557 <BR> 3) GOLDBERG73 540 <BR> 4) CKAYT56 482 <BR> 5) TESHIE4ME 353 <BR> <BR> Fitness Minutes <BR> <BR> 1) CKAYT56 693 <BR> 2) MORGANLAFEE 675 <BR> 3) NETTIEDOU01 639 <BR> 4) WEAZY_67 480 <BR> 5) BOLTERR 434 <BR> <BR> Mon, 8 Mar 2010 13:27:25 EST Vikings offer tenders; NFL clarifies rule http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7382x22867x32461248 When the Vikings tendered several of their restricted free agents, there was a rule few knew about. The level of tender offered to Fred Evans kicked down the compensation for the Vikings if another team signs Tarvaris Jackson. <BR> <BR> There may be some confusion about how the Vikings tendered a few of their players Wednesday, but the league helped clear up the issue. <BR> <BR> Defensive tackle Fred Evans was offered a second-round tender as a restricted free agent and Tarvaris Jackson w... Fri, 5 Mar 2010 12:15:04 EST Same old song: Favre says he's still undecided http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7382x22867x32460925 Brett Favre said Thursday he still hasn't decided whether he'll play again next season -- and he doesn't expect to make an announcement anytime soon. <BR> <BR> Appearing on NBC's "The Tonight Show" on Thursday night, the Minnesota Vikings quarterback politely demurred when host Jay Leno asked for Favre's thoughts on returning for 2010. <BR> <BR> "Well Jay, it's only been a month, and I know now that I'm just not going to say anything anytime soon, just going to kind of sit back, relax, enjo... Fri, 5 Mar 2010 12:04:30 EST Question of the day 3/5/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22867x32447049 Will Favre announce his return to the Vikings on Leno tonight? I sure hope so. Thu, 4 Mar 2010 21:35:20 EST 2011 Pro Bowl Moves Back To Hawaii http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7381x22867x32406281 The Vikings had 10 players earn Pro Bowl berths after the 2009 season and 4 of them – Jared Allen, Heath Farwell, Steve Hutchinson and Adrian Peterson – were healthy enough to make the trip to South Florida the week prior to the Super Bowl and play in the all-star game. <BR> <BR> After next season, though, any Vikings who earn Pro Bowl berths and elect to play in the game will have a different itinerary. <BR> <BR> The NFL announced on Tuesday that the 2011 Pro Bowl, which will be played a w... Wed, 3 Mar 2010 12:57:27 EST More Free Agency Reports: Bears May Target RB Tayl http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7381x22867x32406188 More Free Agency Reports: Bears May Target RB Taylor <BR> Posted by cjsiewert on March 2, 2010 – 8:26 am <BR> <BR> <BR> With free agency lurking around the corner (March 4), many teams are seeking answers to fill their unresolved position situations. One team with an indefinite solution to a significant position is the Chicago Bears and their RB situation. <BR> <BR> In this report on chicagobreakingsports.com, Brad Biggs suggests the Bears could be interested in Vikings RB Chester Taylo... Wed, 3 Mar 2010 12:54:30 EST March Milage http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7381x22867x32359511 PLEASE KEEP THIS REMINDER AT THE TOP OF EVERY POST. <BR> **Copy and paste from the very LAST post (most recent) so no one loses miles. <BR> <BR> Userid, Miles today/Miles completed total/Goal <BR> <BR> <BR> MORGANLAFEE 2.5/2.5/40 <BR> Mon, 1 Mar 2010 21:54:36 EST Report: WR Lewis Re-Signed http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7382x22867x32359390 Report: WR Lewis Re-Signed <BR> Posted by cjsiewert on March 1, 2010 – 10:20 am <BR> <BR> <BR> With free agency set to begin Thursday (March 4), many teams are currently in negotiations with their potential free agents. The Vikings have expressed their desire to keep all 5 of their potential unrestricted free agents (UFAs) and have now decreased that number by one. <BR> <BR> Judd Zulgad of the Star Tribune reports that the Vikings and WR Greg Lewis have agreed to a 1-year contract this ... Mon, 1 Mar 2010 21:51:12 EST Question of the day 3/2/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22867x32358972 Did you think Canada would win the Hockey gold at the Olympics? Were you disappointed? I thought since the USA defeated Canada before they would again. Mon, 1 Mar 2010 21:39:01 EST Question of the day 2/26/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22867x32268786 Should the Vikings let Chester Taylor go and try to get Brian Westbrook or LaiDanien Tomlinson? I don't think so. Both of those players are great but have health issues. As the saying goes a bird in hand is worth two in the bush. Fri, 26 Feb 2010 13:27:02 EST Favre To Appear On “The Tonight Show” March 4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7382x22867x32268606 According to NBC’s website via ProFootballTalk.com and the Star Tribune, Vikings QB Brett Favre will appear on NBC’s “The Tonight Show” with Jay Leno on Thursday, March 4 at 10:30 p.m. CST. <BR> <BR> This will, in all likelihood, be Favre’s first public appearance since the Vikings loss to New Orleans in the NFC Championship game on January 24. One would assume Favre will comment on a variety of issues, most notably his potential future with the Vikings. <BR> <BR> Fri, 26 Feb 2010 13:21:03 EST Question of the day 2/25/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22867x32225422 Did you purchase the Spark? I ordered and read the Spark as soon as available. I won one Saturday at a Spark Rally. Wed, 24 Feb 2010 21:39:48 EST VIKINGS FREE AGENCY 2010 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22867x32184007 RATING SYSTEM <BR> <BR> Viking Update ranks its FREE AGENTS with the following guidelines based on our assessment of the players: <BR> <BR> <BR> ***** = All-Pro quality player, player deserving but league depth at position keeps player back. <BR> **** = Would start for most teams, elevated growth/fringe All-Pro. <BR> *** = Starting quality, average to slightly above average player. <BR> ** = Solid to serviceable player, backup for most teams. <BR> * = Roster bubble long-shot, special teams... Tue, 23 Feb 2010 12:47:51 EST Schedule has Vikings facing challenging 2010 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22867x32183631 The Vikings’ schedule for 2009 included a larger number of mediocre teams than playoff teams. That won’t be the case in 2010, when the Vikings will play half of their games against playoff teams from last year. <BR> <BR> The Vikings are finally at the point where they can start looking ahead to the 2010 season and finally let the pain of their overtime loss to New Orleans in the NFC Championship Game come to rest. With most of the decision-makers in the organization heading to the Scouting ... Tue, 23 Feb 2010 12:35:15 EST Question of the day 2/23/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22867x32168498 Did you stay in your calorie range today? I usually do and did today. Mon, 22 Feb 2010 22:05:45 EST Report: Pat Williams To Return In 2010 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7382x22867x32090806 Vikings defensive tackle Pat Williams wants to play next season and does not plan to retire, his agent said Wednesday. <BR> <BR> "Trust me, I know what Pat Williams is doing. Pat Williams is playing," said his California-based agent, Angelo Wright. <BR> <BR> Williams, a three-time Pro Bowler, told reporters after Minnesota's 31-28 overtime loss to the New Orleans Saints in last month's NFC championship game that odds were "50-50" he would retire. <BR> <BR> Wright said his client's comme... Fri, 19 Feb 2010 21:16:01 EST Question of the day 2/20/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22867x32090546 Is it harder to stay "on track" on weekends? It is for me if I go somewhere, eat out, etc. Fri, 19 Feb 2010 21:00:28 EST Report: McKinnie Forfeits Pro Bowl Check http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7381x22867x32090513 According to this report by Chip Scoggins of the Star Tribune, Vikings OT Bryant McKinnie must forfeit the $22,500 game check that he would have received had he participated in this year’s Pro Bowl. Scoggins also reports that McKinnie must repay the league $4,285.13 in expenses. <BR> <BR> Many of the reports circulating about McKinnie’s absence in the Pro Bowl stated that he had stayed out late on a few nights throughout the week prior to the game and documented these occurrences by tweetin... Fri, 19 Feb 2010 20:58:16 EST Vikings' Suit Over NFL Suspensions Goes To Trial http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22867x32090438 The closely watched labor fight between the NFL and two members of the Minnesota Vikings who challenged their drug-related suspensions will go to trial next month. <BR> <BR> A Minnesota judge ruled Thursday that a lawsuit over the NFL's suspensions of Vikings defensive tackles Kevin Williams and Pat Williams will go to trial March 8 to settle some employment issues, including whether the NFL, the Vikings - or both - are the players' employer for purposes of drug testing. <BR> <BR> In a 44... Fri, 19 Feb 2010 20:53:23 EST Basics of the Uncapped Year http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7382x22867x32040969 If you’ve been following closely the developments in the NFL recently you’ve surely heard that the NFL will soon be in what’s officially referred to as the Final League Year. More commonly, the Final League Year is known as an Uncapped Year. <BR> <BR> The difference between a normal year in the NFL under the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) and an uncapped year in the last year of the CBA is actually substantial and significant. <BR> <BR> To try and simplify it for you, vikings.com has... Wed, 17 Feb 2010 20:39:40 EST Question of the day 2/18/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22867x32040833 Do you know anyone competing in the Olympics? I don't. My grandson has a high school classmate competing. Wed, 17 Feb 2010 20:34:19 EST Stars Out Of The Spotlight: Chris Kluwe http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7382x22867x32001941 Vikings K Ryan Longwell has been an outstanding player at his position over the course of his 13-year NFL career and he’s been perhaps at his best since joining the Vikings in 2005. Longwell’s success in recent seasons, especially his ability to convert FGs of 50 yards and FGs with the game on the line, has put him appropriately in the spotlight. <BR> <BR> But the Vikings have another specialist who has been just as solid over his Vikings career – P Chris Kluwe. <BR> <BR> Just as Monday’s S... Tue, 16 Feb 2010 12:47:54 EST Stars Out Of The Spotlight: Chad Greenway http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7382x22867x32001886 A 1st round pick in 2006, LB Chad Greenway has fit the bill during his 4-year Vikings career. After missing his rookie season with a knee injury, Greenway bounced back aggressively in 2007 by playing in 16 games, finishing 2nd on the team with 130 tackles and leading the team with 6 takeaways. He followed that up by leading the team with 150 tackles in 2008, stepping up his game when LB E.J. Henderson was lost for the season in Week 4. <BR> <BR> The 2009 season was another big leap forward f... Tue, 16 Feb 2010 12:46:10 EST Monday Morning Mailbag http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22867x32001814 Why did the Vikings trade for and re-sign Sage Rosenfels? I watched his games with the Houston Texans last year - not a pretty display of QB abilities. I believe, had Favre not signed, that if Rosenfels started we would have lost more games than we won. Another question: Will Tarvaris Jackson start next season if Favre retires? <BR> <BR> -- David U., Chaska, MN <BR> <BR> <BR> The Vikings traded for and re-signed Rosenfels before last season because they wanted to add competition to the QB ... Tue, 16 Feb 2010 12:44:04 EST Last person to post wins! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7381x22867x32000228 <em>344</em> <BR> <BR> So far I win! Tue, 16 Feb 2010 11:53:56 EST Question of the day 2/16/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22867x31984522 Which Olympic event do you like most? I like watching the skaters. Mon, 15 Feb 2010 21:02:05 EST Spielman addresses Favre, other key matters http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22867x31979710 Rick Spielman addressed a crowd at the Vikings Arctic Blast event and talked about Brett Favre and many more personnel decisions on the horizon for the Vikings. The vice president of player personnel is busy preparing for the draft and free agency in the coming months. <BR> <BR> Although he is key member of the Vikings organization, vice president of player personnel Rick Spielman isn’t out front in speaking to the fans very often. Saturday was one of the occasions, as Spielman addressed a ... Mon, 15 Feb 2010 17:42:53 EST Question of the day 2/14/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22867x31936327 Are you celebrating Valentine's Day? I'm going to Kid Fest with Isaac and Rachel but only because that's the day it fell on. Sat, 13 Feb 2010 22:19:39 EST Favre issues statement to fans http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7382x22867x31914914 Quarterback Brett Favre didn’t give any indication of his future plans, but he took time to thank fans with a statement on his web site. <BR> <BR> The speculation over the future of Brett Favre got a little cryptic Thursday – on the one-year anniversary of his retirement from the New York Jets. On his official website (www.officialbrettfavre.com), he said that he had one of the most enjoyable seasons of his career in his 19th NFL season. <BR> <BR> “I want to thank all of my fans for a memo... Fri, 12 Feb 2010 21:08:47 EST Rags to Randle: DT reflects on Hall of Fame http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7382x22867x31914884 Former Vikings defensive tackle John Randle returned to Minnesota after learning of his election to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. He was still letting it all soak in, but he was all smiles when thinking back on a career that started as an undrafted rookie. <BR> <BR> The opening line of a bio distributed on former Vikings defensive tackle John Randle summarizes his career well: Always an underdog, he fought his way to top dog. <BR> <BR> On Friday, Randle was back in the Twin Cities after ... Fri, 12 Feb 2010 21:06:25 EST Question of the day 2/12/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22867x31914720 Did you watch the opening ceremonies of the Winter Olympics? I'm watching now. Fri, 12 Feb 2010 20:57:11 EST Question of the day 2/10/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22867x31838322 Do you think the Vikings could have beaten the Colts if we went to the Super Bowl? I do but we would have had to have many less turnovers. Tue, 9 Feb 2010 22:37:16 EST February Weekly Winners http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7381x22867x31823148 Fitness Minutes <BR> <BR> FRAN0426 <BR> NETTIEDOU01 <BR> ONADIET9 <BR> CKAYT56 <BR> MORGANLAFEE <BR> <BR> SparkPoints <BR> <BR> MORGANLAFEE <BR> FRAN0426 <BR> TESHT01 <BR> MUSHROOM523 <BR> ONADIET9 <BR> Tue, 9 Feb 2010 12:43:01 EST Question of the day 2/9/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22867x31808663 Did you think Chris Carter should have made it to the Hall of Fame? I did and voted for him a number of times. I'm happy John Randle made it. Mon, 8 Feb 2010 22:24:59 EST Randle Elected To Pro Football Hall of Fame http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7382x22867x31794355 John Randle chased and tackled opposing ball carriers and QBs all over the field for 14 seasons (1990-2003), and it turns out he pursued them all the way to Canton, Ohio, where he’ll be enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame this August after being elected into football immortality on Saturday. <BR> <BR> “We are extremely proud today that John has been selected as a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2010,” said Vikings Owner and Chairman Zygi Wilf. “As an undrafted rookie ... Mon, 8 Feb 2010 13:09:58 EST More Than Wins and Loses Riding On Favre's Return http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22867x31793864 As Brett Favre mulls over whether he has another season left in him, a lot more hinges on the decision than just wins and losses for the Minnesota Vikings. <BR> <BR> Favre not only led the Vikings to their most successful season on the field in more than a decade, his presence was a boost to everything from the team's box office and merchandise sales to sponsorship deals and its pursuit of a new stadium. <BR> <BR> ``It has a lot of far-reaching implications,'' said Matt Delzell, a directo... Mon, 8 Feb 2010 12:54:26 EST Question of the day 2/8/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22867x31778411 What do you think of the Saints winning the Super Bowl? I'm pretty disappointed their dirty playing was rewarded but happy for their city and state. Manning threw an interception to the same guy Favre did. A guy hit late into Adaii the Colts RB leading with his helmit into his side. Bet he hurt him. At least it proved they are a good team and can win all of it. <BR> Sun, 7 Feb 2010 22:05:10 EST Question of the day 2/7/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22867x31753293 Who do you want to win the Super Bowl? I want the Colts to win. Sat, 6 Feb 2010 21:54:16 EST Question of the day 2/6/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22867x31732127 Do you think Pat Williams will retire? I think he may be waiting to see if Farve is coming back. If he comes back I think Pat would like to get to the SuperBowl. Otherwise I don't think he'll be back and will retire. Fri, 5 Feb 2010 22:27:40 EST Question of the day 2/5/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22867x31705913 Will the Vikings get a stadium? It looks closer with Pawlenty's words. <BR> In his most supportive comments yet for a new Minnesota Vikings stadium, Governor Tim Pawlenty suggested two potential financing options for the facility during his appearance on Minnesota Public Radio (MPR) Wednesday. <BR> <BR> Pawlenty said the state could create a new lottery and direct a portion of the proceeds toward the stadium project, estimated by the MSFC to cost $870 million. <BR> <BR> &#147;People will... Thu, 4 Feb 2010 23:02:00 EST Question of the day 2/3/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22867x31645667 Do you think the Vikings will keep Chester Taylor since he's going to be a free agent? Peterson didn't fumble during the Pro-bowl so let's hope he can continue this. I think they will let him go. They did Sharper who has been named to the decade all pro team. And Birk. <BR> Tue, 2 Feb 2010 21:49:03 EST Backlash against Bryant McKinney http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7382x22867x31630617 The backlash against Bryant McKinnie has been stiff and almost universally brutal in light of him being dismissed from the Pro Bowl squad Saturday. Most national media outlets referred to the situation as inexcusable and disrespectful. Fellow University of Miami player, running back Willis McGahee of the Ravens, had a one-word response we can’t print here, but let’s just say it was a reference to bovine excrement. According to observers who were there, McKinnie missed four of the five practic... Tue, 2 Feb 2010 12:25:35 EST Loeffler: Favre heckled while injured http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7382x22867x31630490 The NFL took offense at the high-low hit Brett Favre took in the NFC Championship Game, but some Saints fans were hoping Favre was injured worse, according to long snapper Cullen Loeffler. “They were cheering and saying they hoped his leg was broken and he’d never walk again,” Loeffler said. <BR> <BR> For at least one Viking, the loyalty of Saints fans stretched a bit too far last Sunday. <BR> <BR> When Brett Favre was the recipient of a vicious high-low hit from a pair of Saints defenders ... Tue, 2 Feb 2010 12:22:28 EST Vote for Percy Harvin as the Pepsi 2009 Rookie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7382x22867x31630214 voting end today. http://www.nfl.com/partner?partnerType=roo<BR>kies Tue, 2 Feb 2010 12:15:15 EST Question of the day 2/2/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22867x31615084 What do you want to do on our team? Mon, 1 Feb 2010 22:19:31 EST February 2010 miles http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7381x22867x31615035 PLEASE KEEP THIS REMINDER AT THE TOP OF EVERY POST. <BR> **Copy and paste from the very LAST post (most recent) so no one loses miles. <BR> <BR> Userid, Miles today/Miles completed total/Goal <BR> <BR> <BR> MORGANLAFEE 1/1/40 <BR> Mon, 1 Feb 2010 22:18:09 EST Question of the day 2/1/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22867x31579947 Have you felt a let down since our season ended? I have. Sun, 31 Jan 2010 21:50:23 EST Question of the day 1/31/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22867x31552760 Will you watch the pro-bowl? I will probably have it on. Sat, 30 Jan 2010 21:49:09 EST Question of the day 1/30/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22867x31528793 Who do you think will win the Pro-bowl? I think the NFC will win. Fri, 29 Jan 2010 21:22:09 EST Question of the day 1/29/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22867x31504188 Do you think it was a good idea having the Pro-bowl the week before the SuperBowl? I think it was stupid because it not's the top players any more because those in the SuperBowl can't play. Thu, 28 Jan 2010 22:34:28 EST Question of the day 1/28/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22867x31475656 Do you think the Vikings should go out and get a QB or go back where we were at this time last year, Tarvaris Jackson and Sage Rosenfeld? It's possible they learned watching Favre and it sounds like that's where Childress is headed if Farve retires. Although there appears to be no time limit on his decision. Wed, 27 Jan 2010 22:27:37 EST Question of the day 1/27/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22867x31445283 I don't seem to know the days anymore. Do you believe we would have won with home field advantage? I do. Although the Saints seemed bent on hurting Favre and could have done that here. My daughter, Dawn has a theory that in addition to home field advantage the Saints had not just the huge crowd but nation saying they deserved to win and when there is a big enough energy being produced by an idea referees won't even see obvious things like roughing the passer and when the ball was obviousl... Tue, 26 Jan 2010 22:02:16 EST Question of the day 1/25/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22867x31414388 Do you think Favre with retire? It's hard to say but he's beat up badly. <BR> <BR> One after another, the Minnesota Vikings mentioned how much they enjoyed playing with Brett Favre. <BR> <BR> Will the fun will be one season and done? <BR> <BR> The devastated Vikings gathered Monday at their practice facility for exit physicals and meetings with coaches, two weeks sooner than they hoped because of an epic overtime loss to the New Orleans Saints in the NFC Championship Game.(OT) <BR> <B... Mon, 25 Jan 2010 22:00:52 EST Question of the day 1/24/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22867x31355438 What are you thoughts on the game before, during, or after? Come here. Sat, 23 Jan 2010 22:43:40 EST Question of the day 1/23/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22867x31332639 Do you think Harvin's migraine will prevent him playing? I hope not because I think he makes a big difference. It must be hard to prepare a game plan if they don't know if he will play. Fri, 22 Jan 2010 23:02:32 EST Question of the day 1/22/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22867x31305025 What team is under the most pressure to reach the Super Bowl? I think the Vikings. Here's what one person said. <BR> The team is mired in a battle for a new stadium, with its long-term future perhaps in the balance. Winning a Super Bowl might be the best bet for securing a new facility, or turning the political tide in its favor. And, what, after all, could be more important than that? <BR> <BR> We're talking about a fixture franchise, here, folks. <BR> <BR> Oh. Yeah. And there's also the... Thu, 21 Jan 2010 23:11:33 EST