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  • Minnesota Travel Agents Warn Vikings Fans About Philadelphia

    01/18/2018 3:58:05 PM PST · by LouieFisk · 51 replies
    CBS Philly News ^ | January 17, 2018 | PHILADELPHIA (CBS)
    “If the Vikings win, yes, I would take off any sort of like colors. I know it sounds ridiculous, like we’re almost talking about gangs here, but it’s no joke down in Philly. It really isn’t,” said Drew Baydala, with Ticket King. “I would advise you not to be over inebriated because they will be,” said Steve Erban, with Creative Charters.
  • Out-of-pocket gamblers' fury at victorious Vikings: Last-gasp heroes Minnesota take the knee [tr]

    01/15/2018 6:06:06 AM PST · by C19fan · 59 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 15, 2018 | Ariel Zilber
    The Minnesota Vikings’ final act of sportsmanship in their shock victory over the New Orleans Saints on Sunday cost bettors a lot of money. The Vikings won the NFC Divisional Round game over the Saints on a last-second 61-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Stefon Diggs at US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. When Diggs ran into the end zone, the clock read 0:00, meaning the game was over. But the rules of football stipulate that even if a team scores a touchdown with no time left on the clock, it still needs to kick an extra point. Diggs’ touchdown gave...
  • Bad news continues for NFL, as Divisional Playoffs ratings fall

    01/15/2018 12:31:38 PM PST · by smartyaz · 87 replies
    Awful Announcing ^ | 01/15/18 | Alex Putterman
    According to Sports Media Watch, all four games were down substantially in overnight ratings from the comparable window last January, and several of them hit their lowest mark in years. Saturday afternoon’s Falcons-Eagles game on NBC drew a 17.4 overnight rating, down 5 percent from last year and 12 percent from 2016. It was the lowest for the early Saturday time slot since 2009. The Patriots-Jaguars matchup Sunday night on CBS was the lowest-rated game of the weekend, with a 16.6 overnight. That was down 9 percent from last year and 18 percent from 2016 and was also the worst...
  • Trolls edit Marcus Williams’ Wikipedia page

    01/15/2018 11:57:12 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 29 replies
    247 Sports ^ | January 15, 2018 | James Parks
    Marcus Williams missed the important tackle in the New Orleans Saints’ season, allowing Stefon Diggs to score a miraculous touchdown and send the Minnesota Vikings to the NFC Championship Game next week. After the game, the amateur editors at Wikipedia had their say. Pro Wrestling Walrus @RasslinWalrus Oh my god, the Wiki trolls already got poor Marcus Williams of the #Saints. 🤣🤣 8:16 PM - Jan 14, 2018 “Easiest tackle in football history?” We’ll leave that to your opinion, but Williams did have the chance to send the Saints to the next round of the playoffs. The Saints’ second-round draft...
  • How Case Keenum Went from Unwanted Free Agent to Leader of the NFC Favorites

    01/14/2018 8:08:00 PM PST · by Bayou City · 24 replies
    Bleacher Report ^ | JANUARY 11, 2018 | Dan Pompei
    Texas-El Paso, Missouri, Baylor and North Texas came calling, but once they took a look at him in person, all said, "No thanks." He received one scholarship offer, from Houston. There, in Kliff Kingsbury's spread offense, all he did was throw for more yards and touchdowns than any player in NCAA Division I history.The Texans cut him that fall and re-signed him to their practice squad, where he spent the whole 2012 season. It would be the first of three times he was cut. He also has been traded, for a seventh-round pick.
  • Vikings beat the Saints with the most spectacular comeback possible

    01/14/2018 5:32:21 PM PST · by LouieFisk · 131 replies
    SBNation ^ | January 14th 2018 | Jeanna Thomas
    This one was a tale of two halves, and there was plenty of drama with four lead changes in the final three minutes. The Vikings took a 7-0 lead on their first offensive possession and the defense kept Drew Brees off rhythm in the first half. After the first quarter, Brees was 1-of-6 passing for three yards and a pick.
  • Marcus Ball: Was I Cut by the Panthers for Making a Gesture During the Anthem?

    01/08/2018 1:57:05 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 51 replies
    Sports Illustrated ^ | January 7, 2018 | Marcus Ball
    I missed the call and didn’t think much of it. It was the last Tuesday in September of 2016. Two days before that—and after more than a year on the practice squad—I had just dressed for my first game for the Carolina Panthers. We lost to the Minnesota Vikings at home. But I was thrilled to have earned my right to be on the active roster. The missed call came from the Panthers offices, which wasn’t unusual. I knew so many people there—teammates and coaches, but also regular folks in the offices— on a first-name basis. This call, though, wasn’t...
  • The Mystery of Maine’s Viking Penny

    12/27/2017 4:51:40 PM PST · by Eurotwit · 36 replies
    Atlas Obscura ^ | DECEMBER 21, 2017 | BY SARAH LASKOW
    The coin is the real deal, but how did it get all the way from Norway? ON FEBRUARY 6, 1979, KOLBJØRN Skaare, a Norwegian numismatist with a tall, wide forehead, walked into the Maine State Museum to see the coin. Just a few years earlier, he had published Coins and Coinage in Viking-Age Norway, a doctoral thesis that grew from the decade-plus he had spent as a keeper at the University of Oslo’s Coin Cabinet. The first specialist to examine the coin in person, he had just a day with it before Bruce J. Bourque, the museum’s lead archaeologist, had...
  • Vikings AND Templars

    12/06/2017 6:33:19 PM PST · by Noumenon · 21 replies
    The History Channel | 12/6/17 | Noumenon
    It just doesn't get any better.
  • Video Of Vikings Standing In Respect To Anthem circa 1973

    11/19/2017 8:42:11 AM PST · by OneVike · 33 replies
    In this video, you will see the Minnesota Vikings standing at attention and the fans all singing the national anthem. It was Dec 1973, and the Vikings were set to play the Cowboys for the NFC Championship. The Vikings would win and go on to their 2 Superbowl where they lost to the Miami Dolphins. Grant always had the Viings doing this, from the first day he took over as coach in 1967. As for Kaepernick, back in April, Bud Grant didn’t mince words when asked about his actions. “He’s trash,’’ said Grant. “But this is a free country....
  • Minnesota Vikings 23, Green Bay Packers 10: Vikings Dominate Border Battle

    10/15/2017 6:58:16 PM PDT · by OneVike · 90 replies
    Minneapolis Star Trribune ^ | 10/15/17 | Ben Goessling
    OK for the sake of this post, I could give a rat's ass what anyone thinks about the NFL right now. However, never has any of my Viking players ever taken a knee during the national anthem in support of this stupid' "I demand To Be Noticed For My racist belief". So, that being said, I have also nit watched any games nor sports shows about the NFL. The only games I watch are my Viking games. I have the NFL Ticket. I TIVO my game and fast forward all the commercials and even skip the half time. I...
  • Minnesota Vikings hire 18-year-old consultant to connect with Gen Z

    09/13/2017 11:24:25 AM PDT · by PeteePie · 27 replies
    (Red) Star Tribune ^ | SEPTEMBER 13, 2017 | Rochelle Olson
    The Minnesota Vikings announced the hiring of an 18-year-old consultant who calls himself a “Gen Z guru,” to find new ways to connect with the new generation. With his father David Stillman, Jonah Stillman wrote, “Gen Z @ Work: How the Next Generation Is Transforming the Workplace.”
  • The first female Viking warrior: DNA study reveals high-ranking military leader buried [tr]

    09/08/2017 12:21:49 PM PDT · by C19fan · 37 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | September 8, 2017 | Cheyenne McDonald
    Viking era tales of fearsome female warriors fighting side-by-side with men have long aroused suspicions that women may, too, have dominated the battlefield. But, with little evidence to prove their presence, the idea has remained controversial, and many have dismissed it as folklore. Now, for the first time, scientists have confirmed the existence of a female Viking warrior, using DNA retrieved from a 10th century skeleton buried in the Swedish Viking town, Birka.
  • The Mystery of Viking Ruler Rollo Continues-- Surprising Discovery in Ancient Grave

    04/27/2017 2:50:32 PM PDT · by SteveH · 30 replies
    messagetoeagle ^ | January 22, 2017 | messagetoeagle
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  • 1,000-Year-Old Viking Toolbox Found at Mysterious Danish Fortress

    12/05/2016 7:50:45 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 24 replies
    Live Science ^ | December 2, 2016 07:28am ET | Tom Metcalfe
    The cache of iron tools was first located by amateur archaeologists using a metal detector near the eastern gate of the buried fortress at Borgring. That discovery inspired Holm's archaeological team in August to excavate the eastern gatehouse, where they removed the deposit of earth containing all the tools in one piece — a delicate process that took two days. The next step was to transport the lump of earth, rust and iron to a local hospital, where it was scanned with computed tomography (CT) equipment usually used by doctors to examine the internal organs of their patients. The CT...
  • Thursday Night Breakdown: Cowboys, Riding Win Streak, Face Vikings

    12/01/2016 11:09:07 AM PST · by Red Badger · 71 replies
    dfw.cbslocal.com ^ | November 30, 2016 8:57 AM | By Danny Cox
    It’s been a rather strange 2016 season in the NFL. Teams expected to be among the top contenders (Colts and Packers) are fighting for their playoff lives, while teams not expected to do much (Raiders and Cowboys) sit atop their divisions and look to secure home-field advantage. Such unpredictability helps make the NFL exciting and fun each year. Two playoff contenders, the Cowboys and Vikings, will battle it out on Thursday Night Football this week. The Cowboys own the NFC East with the best record in the NFL (10-1). They’re also riding a 10-game winning streak thanks to rookie quarterback...
  • The Real Reason for Viking Raids: Shortage of Eligible Women?

    11/09/2016 6:04:13 AM PST · by C19fan · 17 replies
    Live Science ^ | November 8, 2015 | Charles Q. Choi
    For all their infamous raiding and plundering, the Vikings who attacked from Scandinavia might have been just a bunch of lonely-hearted bachelors, new research suggests. During the Viking Age, which archaeological discoveries and written texts suggested lasted from about A.D. 750 to 1050, shipborne crews from Scandinavia went "viking" — that is, they started raiding. However, the causes of these invasions remain uncertain. Previous research suggested a wide range of potential triggers for the Viking Age. One scenario hinted that warm climates led to better harvests and thus larger populations, and that such big groups felt compelled to raid. Another...
  • VIKING KITTIES

    09/22/2016 1:31:05 PM PDT · by Einherjar · 31 replies
    FACEBOOK ^ | SEPT 21 | SAMME
    You’ve heard of ancient Egyptian cats. But Viking cats? Scientists studying cat DNA say that they found cat remains at a Viking site dating to between the eighth and eleventh century A.D. in northern Germany.
  • Teddy Bridgewater suffers 'significant knee injury' at Vikings practice

    08/30/2016 2:36:43 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 25 replies
    StarTribune.com ^ | 8/30/16 | By Matt Vensel Star Tribune
    Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater suffered a “significant knee injury” at Tuesday’s practice, Coach Mike Zimmer said. Bridgewater left Winter Park in an ambulance after a left knee injury that occurred away from contact. Zimmer said he had no timetable for Bridgewater’s return, but said “it doesn’t look good right now” when asked if Bridgewater would play again this season. “We’ll let you know tonight or tomorrow, as soon as we find out the extent of it,” Zimmer said at a news conference.
  • Dennis Green, former coach of Vikings and Cardinals, dead at 67

    07/24/2016 6:07:44 AM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 4 replies
    WTOP News (Washington DC) ^ | July 22, 2016 3:54 pm | ABC Radio
    (NEW YORK) — Dennis Green, former NFL coach of the Minnesota Vikings and Arizona Cardinals, has died at 67. Green spent 13 seasons coaching the NFL with eight playoff appearances under the Vikings. His best season with the team was in 1998 when the Vikings finished 15–1, a record at the time. According to a statement from his family, he died due to complications of cardiac arrest. The Vikings said they were “saddened” by the news of his passing.