Archive for the 'Vikings' Category

Pro Football in Minnesota?

Wednesday, December 15th, 2010

Fifty years ago the NFL had a new team, the Minnesota Vikings. This season has not gone well for the Vikes, and for a few years they have been trying to get a new stadium. The stadium issue became more pressing when a recent snow storm caused the Metrodome to deflate. This resulted in that […]

Vikings Practice

Monday, July 30th, 2007

This morning Pat and I drove to Mankato to watch the Vikings in their morning practice. For what it’s worth, this practice seemed much more organized than the one we saw a few years ago, when Mike Tice was the head coach. This was a significant day for the Vikes, as it was the first […]

What Were the Odds?

Sunday, October 1st, 2006

Today the Twins clinched the American League Central Division title. They did this despite trailing not one but two teams by 12 games earlier in the season. Moreover, clinching today required not only that the Twins beat the White Sox, but also that the Kansas City Royals defeat the Detroit Tigers, in Detroit. To compound […]

Rock Bottom

Sunday, December 18th, 2005

Today the Steelers came to town to play the Vikings. While the Vikes were riding a 6-game winning streak, I thought it likely that the Steelers would win. And, I was prepared for the Vikings to not play particularly well. I was not, however, prepared for the depths of incompetence they displayed in losing 18-3. […]

Smoke and Mirrors

Sunday, November 13th, 2005

The Vikings beat the Giants today 24-21, despite not scoring an offensive touchdown. They got a game-winning field goal with 10 seconds left in the game, to go along with an interception returned for a touchdown, a kickoff returned for a touchdown and a punt returned for a touchdown.

Commercial Air Travel Suggests Premeditation

Friday, October 14th, 2005

Last week members of the Minnesota Vikings held a “sex boat party” on Lake Minnetonka. The local press is now reporting that a number of women had been flown in to attend the event. The Star Tribune is suggesting women were brought in from both Atlanta and Houston. In other words, this wasn’t spontaneous depravity […]

State of the Vikings

Thursday, October 13th, 2005

Allegations have emerged concerning the behavior of the members of the Minnesota Vikings during a recent sex party held on cruise boats on Lake Minnetonka. Behavior at this event is alleged to have included: public sex heavy drinking urinating in public aggressively propositioning femals members of the boat crew One reaction might be that the […]

Refs Have Major Hand in Vikes Trailing 37-0

Monday, September 19th, 2005

Late in the game against the Bengals, the Vikes trailed 37-0, which is about as one-sided as it gets. The game was played in Cincinnatti, so you might wonder if the officiating had a significant role in making the score 37-0. It certainly did. The score would have been dramatically different except for the work […]

This Is What He Actually Said

Sunday, September 11th, 2005

This afternoon I was watching the Fox telecast of a brutal loss by the Vikings, when I heard one of the announcers, perhaps the color guy, say: “The Vikings are just one play away from making a big play.” The frightening thing is, I’m pretty sure the guy who said that is actually getting paid […]

17 + 14 = Way Too Many

Saturday, August 20th, 2005

Last night the Vikings were flagged for 17 penalties. In their prior pre-season game, they had 14 penalties. This does not look good. The Vikes tried on on-side kick to start the second half, and were able to recover the kick. Unfortunately they were flagged for being offsides, so they had to kick again. They […]