Thursday, April 26, 2007


Is anyone else besides Vikings Vixen concerned about the Minnesota Vikings Football players’ regular encounters with our local law enforcement? Last week, Minnesota Vikings cornerback Ronyell Whitaker was arrested for driving while intoxicated. A DWI for crying out loud! According to the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office, Ronyell Whitaker, 28, was also cited for careless driving. He was released on bail and is scheduled to appear in court on May 2nd.

Whitaker is now the seventh Viking to be arrested in the past year! I should start my own “Vikings Crime” blog! Earlier this week, cornerback Cedric Griffin was arrested in downtown Minneapolis and charged with misdemeanor disorderly conduct. He was accused of engaging in an altercation with the staff of a nightclub over his alleged violation of their dress code. How crazy is that? He caused a fist fight over his clothes!

I think coach Brad Childress may need to have a little pre-camp meeting with the Vikings players to explain how important it is to keep their noses clean and stay out of trouble. Instead of hanging out at the clubs getting drunk and getting into fights, let’s get the players into a 24 hour gym where they can lift weights and work on their stamina and get ready to play in the National Football League.

Monday, April 16, 2007

Vikings 2007 Schedule Observations

I was reading some interesting observations regarding the 2007 Minnesota Vikings Schedule on and I thought I would summarize the points and post them on my own Vikings Vixen blog. The facts are rather unimportant, but fun to read any way as Vikings fans start to ponder the upcoming season.

7 observations on the 2007 Vikings schedule:

1. Primetime game

The Vikings have just one scheduled primetime game in 2007. The Vikings will host the Chicago Bears on Monday night, December 17. The Vikings and Bears haven't played each other on Monday Night Football since 1996.

2. Common non-divisional opponents from 2006

Of non-divisional games, the Vikings have two rematches scheduled with teams from the 2006 season. The Vikings will have a chance to avenge last season's 9-3 loss at San Francisco when the team returns to Monster Park on December 9th. The Washington Redskins will try to even the score when they come to the Metrodome on December 23rd.
The Vikings opened the season last year in Washington and defeated the Washington Redskins by a score of 19-16, giving Brad Childress his first victory as an NFL head coach.

3. Early division games

The Vikings play all three divisional opponents early in the season, including three games in the first five games of the season, with two of those contests coming on the road. The results of the games will definitely set the mood for the entire year.

4. AFC West opponents on the schedule

The NFL scheduling formula dictates that each division plays another division in the other conference on a rotating basis. In 2007, the NFC North teams are scheduled to play the AFC West teams. Consequently, the Vikings host the Chargers on November 4 and the Oakland Raiders on November 18 and travel to Kansas City on September 23 and Denver to close out the season on December 30.

The Vikings vs Broncos matchup on December 30th will send the Vikes to INVESCO Field at Mile High. The game is assured to be in cold weather and probably snowy!

5. Star players will be in the Metrodome

The Vikings will host an exciting lineup of visiting players this year. A part of a home team fan's gameday experience is seeing the opposing team and it's star players. In 2007, the Vikings welcome players such as Terrell Owens, Michael Vick, Brett Favre, Brian Urlacher, and LaDainian Tomlinson.

6. For the sixth time in ten seasons, the Vikings open at home

Last season the Vikings opened at Washington, but 2007 will see the team open at home for the sixth time since 1998.

7. Vikings play seven games against 2006 playoff participants

In playing Chicago Bears (twice), Dallas Cowboys, Kansas City Chiefs, the New York Giants, San Diego Chargers and Philadelphia Eagles, the Vikings have seven games in 2007 against teams that made the 2006 playoffs. Four of those seven games (Chicago, Dallas, Kansas City, New York) come on the road and the Vikings have a stretch from Week 6 through Week 9 where they play four straight 2006 playoff teams, including three division winners and the team with last season's best regular season record (the 14-2 Chargers). The schedule is definitely tough for a Vikings team that may not have what it takes to shine.

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Minnesota Vikings 2007 Schedule

The Vikings schedule is out. The Vikings Schedule it out. The Vikings Schedule it out. I read over on that the Minnesota Vikings Football Schedule has been announced. It looks like our Vikes will play a tough season. The Vikings will have to rub up against seven 2006 playoff teams – ouch. I just don’t have that much faith in the 2007 Minnesota Vikings Football team, but looking over the schedule I predict the Vikings will go 6 and 10. Anyone care to counter my prediction? Wouldn’t it be nice if the Vikings surprised me and won 8 games instead of 6? I guess we will have to wait and see how smart Vikings Vixen really is!

Here’s the 2007 Minnesota Vikings Schedule:

Friday August 10 St. Louis Rams 7:00 P.M.
Friday August 17 At New York Jets 7:00 P.M.
Saturday August 25 At Seattle Seahawks 8:00 P.M.
Thursday August 30 Dallas Cowboys 7:00 P.M.

Regular Season
Sunday September 9 Atlanta Falcons Noon
Sunday September 16 At Detroit Lions 3:05 P.M.
Sunday September 23 At Kansas City Chiefs Noon
Sunday September 30 Green Bay Packers Noon
Sunday October 7 Bye
Sunday October 14 At Chicago Bears Noon
Sunday October 21 At Dallas Cowboys Noon
Sunday October 28 Philadelphia Eagles Noon
Sunday November 4 San Diego Chargers Noon
Sunday November 11 At Green Bay Packers Noon
Sunday November 18 Oakland Raiders Noon
Sunday November 25 At New York Giants Noon
Sunday December 2 Detroit Lions Noon
Sunday December 9 At San Francisco 49ers 3:05 P.M

Monday, April 2, 2007

Vikings Work Hard in Off Season

Many Minnesota Vikings players are part of a 14 week intense conditioning program that began in the middle of March. The program is aimed at increasing the players' speed, strength, power and stamina. Safety Darren Sharper said, "We're working on our cardiovascular endurance. A lot of the workouts that we're doing are high-repetition or longer distance stuff, so that we get that base conditioning strong and build up endurance. It's a lot of stuff to get you back into the movement of football."

Let’s hope the intense conditioning and the upcoming camps will be enough to let the Minnesota Vikings take the field and actually score a few points this year. Minnesota Vikings fans won’t be rushing into the Metrodome any time soon if the Vikes don’t prove themselves early on.