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Tragic Franchise Losses Again

Tragic Franchise Losses Again

Thomas Olenchek, Contributor January 25, 2023

The Minnesota Vikings are one of the most historic and successful teams in the NFL, but even the best teams have their fair share of heartbreaking losses. Here are the top 10 most heartbreaking Minnesota...

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell during the NFL draft at Radio City Music Hall in New York, NY on Saturday, April 28, 2007. (Photo by Richard Schultz/)

An Unpredictable 2022 NFL Draft Is Now In The Books

Josh Klopp, Editor May 4, 2022

The 2022 NFL Draft began on April 28. This highly anticipated Thursday night kicked off the three day process where hundreds of college football players are selected to begin the next stage of their football...

Brad Childress: the unheard football success story

Brad Childress: the unheard football success story

Ethan Olson, Editor in Chief February 21, 2022

You hear it from fans, people in sports media and just about anyone who has an opinion on the matter. Coaches, especially head coaches, who are successful in college typically struggle to find that same...

Vikings Coaching Staff Comes Together as Kevin OConnell Hire Made Official

Vikings Coaching Staff Comes Together as Kevin O’Connell Hire Made Official

John Lane, Contributor February 16, 2022

It is a new era in Minnesota. A new regime. The man who will be at the helm of it will step foot into TCO Performing Center for the first time as a head coach. Newly hired Minnesota Vikings head coach...

TAMPA, FL - OCTOBER 12: An NFL logo as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers host the Carolina Panthers at Raymond James Stadium on October 12, 2008 in Tampa, Florida.  (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

The Sunday Circle

Jake Miller, Contributor December 1, 2021

After a brief hiatus, the Sunday Circle is back! Your home for NFL weekly recaps as well as a player who may have broken out and a player you might need to worry about.  Raiders 36, Cowboys 33 (OT) This...

Kirk Cousins Will Lead the Minnesota Vikings to the Playoffs

Kirk Cousins Will Lead the Minnesota Vikings to the Playoffs

Ben Deters, Contributor October 13, 2021

The 2021 NFC Division is packed with talent, and definitely matches up well with the best teams in the AFC. If I were a betting man, I would take Tom Brady and the Buccaneers to win the NFC Division, but...

The Return Home

The Return Home

A recap of the Minnesota Vikings home opener game
Austin Lentz, Contributor September 29, 2021

Nature is healing, and with that so does the tom-foolery and drunkenness of fans. I attended the first 2021-2022 Minnesota Vikings home game at US Bank Stadium, and it surprisingly ended with a win for...

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Diving into NFC North draft selections: the Winners, the Losers and the Inevitable?

Ethan Olson, Editor In Chief May 25, 2021

It was an all-around good 2021 NFL draft for the NFC North, even if some storylines were less than favorable for some, including those in the camp of the Green Bay Packers. With Aaron Rodgers' future with...

Minnesota Sports Continue to Struggle

Minnesota Sports Continue to Struggle

Murphy Eggers, Contributor October 7, 2020

2020 has not been a great year for many people, but if you are a Minnesota sports fan it is a much harder year.  To say that major Minnesota sports teams have been underperforming would be an understatement....

Waiver wire watch: its time for reinforcements

Waiver wire watch: it’s time for reinforcements

Ethan Olson, Sports Editor October 7, 2020

With the NFL now charging into week five full speed ahead, injuries and wear and tear have no been kind to our football stars with the likes of Christian McCaffrey, Saquon Barkley, Michael Thomas, Julio...

Vikings 2020 Offseason Recap

Vikings 2020 Offseason Recap

Benjamin R Dettmer May 7, 2020

With the 2020 NFL Draft now in the rearview mirror, the 2020 NFL season is just a few short months away from (hopefully) kicking off.  While it goes without saying that sports will be much different going...

NFC North review: post-draft grades for each team

NFC North review: post-draft grades for each team

Ethan Olson, Sports & Feature Editor April 27, 2020

Alright, the first virtual draft in NFL history can be considered a success. No real hiccups just Bill Belichick's dog and Mike Vrabel's kids making some headlines. It may be because of the interesting...

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