Thursday, June 26, 2008

Minnesota Vikings News

Things have been pretty quiet this week in Vikings country. Last week the big Vikings news was the release of the Minnesota Vikings training camp schedule. This week the”big” Vikings news is that Darren Sharper is in boot camp for a broadcasting job. Big woopty doo. Don’t get me wrong, I like Darren Sharper, in fact he is one of my favorite Minnesota Vikings players, but I could care less if he is training for a broadcaster position. *sigh* I can’t wait for Training Camp to start.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Vikings mascot competes in NFL mascot competition

Vote now for our Minnesota Vikings mascot to be named the “Most Fierce NFL Mascot” Voting ends June 24th and after I voted this morning, Viktor is losing 45% vs 55% for the Carolina Panthers mascot. Come on Vikings fans, rock the vote and show the people of Carolina what Viktor is made of!

Vote here:

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Vikings Training Camp

The Vikings training schedule is out and I see Dr. Phil added a couple of night practices. There are several benefits to that – 1. the weather is usually cooler for the players 2. more fans will have the opportunity to come by after work and see the players

The Vikings reported that 50,000 Vikings fans went to Vikings training camp last year. I am willing to bet that number will be almost double this year – with the added evening practices, Adrian Peterson star power and the addition of Jared Allen. There is definitely Vikings Mania around the Twin Cities and I am willing to bet it will carry over to Mankato for this years Minnesota Vikings training camp.

Players report July 23rd . . . five weeks away!

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Vikings spent the dough, let’s hope it pays off

A lot of Vikings fans are picking the Minnesota Vikings to finish at the top of NFC North and by the sounds of all the Vikings mania in the Twin Cities, some fans have already bought their Super Bowl tickets! Don’t get me wrong, I am excited for the Minnesota Vikings season to start as well mostly because the Vikes took significant steps to improve their roster this year with the addition of Jared Allen, receiver Bernard Berrian and safety Madieu Williams — those three alone have been guaranteed $60 million, but the fact remains that it’s June and the most strenuous activity this team has gone through was the just-completed minicamp. Let’s wait until the regular season starts before we determine if the Minnesota Vikings investment pays off.

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Adrian Peterson golf tournament

I saw an ad the other day for the first annual Adrian Peterson celebrity golf tournament to benefit the All Day foundation. The funds will help support the Boys and Girls club and Special Olympics Minnesota – all good causes! I think it is great that such a young guy is jumping feet first into this community, what a great example for others! Professional athletes have such an opportunity to influence society (both negatively and positively), it is good to see Adrian Peterson putting his fame to good use. The best part of the event? A live auction that includes a chance to win dinner with Adrian Peterson at his house!!! Sign Vikings Vixen up!

Check out the golf tournament here