Tuesday, December 29, 2009
The Vikings absolutely need to win to get a bye in the first round, but that’s not all – we have to scoreboard watch (which I hate!) because the Philadelphia Eagles have to lose (please Cowboys win). It is going to be an interesting football weekend and I can't wait!
I love knowing all the players at the table, but it’s killing me that we don’t know what order they sit in. I can’t believe it is coming down to the last regular season games to figure it all out. I guess that’s why I love NFL football so much – the suspense and all of the NFC Playoff Scenarios running through my head!
Arizona vs. Philadelphia (winner Philly)
Green Bay vs. Dallas (winner Pack)
Packers at New Orleans (winner Packers)
Philadelphia at Minnesota (winner Minnesota)
Jan 24 NFC Championship
Packers at Vikings in the “Ultimate Brett Favre Showdown”
Time will tell how close my predictions really are!
But, I wouldn’t mind being at the Gator Bowl either this year. #1 It’s in Jackonsville, Florida – gotta be warmer than here. #2 It’s legendary Bobby Bowdens last game. He has coached 34 seasons for the Florida Seminoles and it will be sad to see him go. He is definitely a college football coaching legend and I have tons of respect for him…can’t say that about Brad Childress, that’s for sure. There are still some Florida Seminoles Tickets left for the game, I wonder what a plane ticket to Jacksonville would cost me?
Gotta love college bowl games!
Monday, December 28, 2009
#1) Minnesota Vikings Pride... My boys are good, I know it, You know it... but the rest of the NFL needs to know it. The Minnesota Vikings have had a great season, no one would deny it. However, Minnesota Vikings Haters are saying that a lot of the Vikings Wins have been handed to them and we have not deserved them. The Minnesota Vikings roster needs to use tonight to prove that we have earned the ranking we have.
#2) This is Rivalry Game.... The Minnesota Vikings - Chicago Bears Rivalry is longstanding and deep seated. Although, it is nothing in comparison to the the Vikings-Packers rivalry the Bears-Vikings Game is always a Midwest Favorite. With both cities being so close there is always a larger presence from both the Minnesota Vikings Fan base and the Chicago Bears Fan Base
#3) If the Minnesota Vikings win tonight and next week and the New Orleans Saints lose next week than the MN Vikings will have the home field advantage for the play-offs which would be HUGE. The Vikings play better at home, they are more relaxed and subsequently play their game much better. So Vikings Fans start praying. Kick-Off is at 7:30!
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
I'm headed home for the holidays but before I left I wanted to wish all of you a Happy Hanukkahs, Merry Christmas, Happy Kwanzaa and a Joyous New Years! On my Holiday Wish List this year is Season Vikings Tickets for next year! How about you?
In the mean time, while you are doing your Holiday Baking and Decorating, check out this video of the Minnesota Vikings Cheerleaders dressed up as Santa's Helpers! Enjoy the Holidays Vikings Fans!
Friday, December 18, 2009
First up is a Vikings-Panthers match up on Sunday December 20th. The Minnesota Vikings will play the Carolina Panthers on the road. Vikings fans will be able to catch the game which kicks off at 7:20 p.m. on NBC or Sirius Radio.
Next week (NFL week 16) The Minnesota Vikings have a huge game against the Chicago Bears in Chicago. While it isn't the Vikings-Packers rivalry, the Minnesota Vikings and Chicago Bears do have compete for many of the same Midwest Football Fans. With the close proximity of Chicago to the Twin Cities, this game is going to be crazy. Typically the Vikings Football Game closest to New Years is always an exciting one, the fans are louder, the players are fresh from a break and everyone expects a huge Minnesota Vikings win... I hope this game will live up to the expectations!
And then finally on January 3rd, Week 17, the Minnesota Vikings will take on the New York Giants at home in the HHH Metrodome on Mall of America Field. Vikings Tickets for the Vikings-Giants game have been selling like crazy and if the Vikings win both of their road games (totally possible), my guess is the game will be a total sell out.
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
After a scoreless first quarter, the MN Vikings started handing it to the Cincinnati Bengals. At the half, the score was 16-7 Vikings. The Cincinnati Bengals never came back. The Bengals did not score again until the 4th quarter but after 2 more Vikings Touchdowns it wasn't enough.
Below is a video of game highlights, enjoy Vikings Fans!
Thursday, December 10, 2009
The Bengals are known to have an awesome pass defense, lets just hope that we have our running issues figured out, with the division title no longer "in the bag" the MN Vikings have no room for error! Working to our advantage, however, is fear... Coach Brad Childress surely chewed the Vikings Roster out in length after last weeks game, lets just hope the fear of not winning again will help them play a little harder this week.
The Minnesota Vikings will take on the Cincinnati Bengals at the HHH Metrodome, this Sunday at 12:00. There are still lots of Vikings Tickets left for this game, head out and help cheer the Vikings on to Victory!
Monday, December 7, 2009
First of all, Vikings Offensive Line... did they even go to Arizona? The Vikings O-line has been so strong all season, where was that vs. the Cardinals?
Second of all, Brett Farve is old in football years, that means lets not try and throw the ball every time, why not try running it every now and again?
Finally, Vikings Special Teams... Really Guys?! I know that when we are winning we don't notice how much they suck, but come on! Because a picture is worth 1,000 words, and it makes me too sad to type anymore, here is a video of the Week 13 Vikings-Cardinals Highlights... (enjoy?)
Thursday, December 3, 2009
This week the Minnesota Vikings take on the Arizona Cardinals. The Vikings have gone 10-1 so far compared to the Arizona Cardinal's 7-4. Meaning that at face value the Vikings should be able to beat the Cardinals and bump their record up to 11-1. That being said, Arizona Football fans are known to be some of the best in the country and the Cardinals will definitely have a strong home field advantage over the Vikings.
Help the Vikings out this weekend and think about taking a quick trip to Arizona, avoid the weekend snow and cheer the Vikings on to victory. There are still Vikings Cardinals Tickets left, think about enjoying some sunshine and taking in the Vikings game.
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
The Vikes played the Bears at the HHH Metrodome last Sunday, easily beating their rivals 36-10. Vikings fans were nervous after the first quarter went scoreless but 3 touchdowns in the second quarter that left the Minnesota Vikings up 24-7 at the half. Despite a late semi-surge by the Chicago Bears in the second half, the MN Vikings held on only letting "da Bears" score a single touchdown.
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
This week the MN Vikings are taking on the Chicago Bears at the HHH Metrodome. Vikings-Bears kickoff will be Sunday 11/29 at 3:15. The Vikings-Bears game is one of the most anticipated games of the season, not only are the Bears the team to beat.. there is also a great Midwest rivalry between the Chicago Bears and the Minnesota Vikings.
Chicago Bears-Minnesota Vikings tickets are expensive but there are still some out there, so if you are going to be in the area, why not get yourself off the couch and into the Metrodome for one of the best Vikings Home Games of the year!
Friday, November 20, 2009
Vikings fans can expect that the Minnesota Vikings roster will be out for a big win. The Vikes will be using the Seahawks as a warm up round for the big Thanksgiving Weekend game they will play vs the Chicago Bears next week.
Below is a video from last years Vikings-Seahawks game... SKOL VIKINGS!
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Below is a video-clip of highlights from the Week 2 match up between the Vikings and the Lions back in September.
Monday, November 9, 2009
With the Packers and the Vikings at 1 and 2, both Minnesota Vikings Tickets and Green Bay Packers tickets have become some of the hottest buys in the NFL.
Here are the NFC North Standings as of this week:
1) Minnesota Vikings (7-1)
2) Green Bay Packers (4-4)
3) Chicago Bears (4-4)
4) Detroit Lions (1-7)
Thursday, November 5, 2009
Week 10: Vikings vs. Detroit Lions
Week 11: Vikings vs. Seattle Seahawks
Week 12: Vikings vs. Chicago Bears
Week 13: Vikings @ Arizona Cardinals
Week 14: Vikings vs. Cincinnati Bengals
Week 15: Vikings @ Carolina Panthers
Week 16: Vikings @ Chicago Bears
Week 17: Vikings vs. New York Giants
With lots of great Minnesota Vikings Games left this season, don't miss your chance to scoop up some of the great Vikings Tickets Deals that are out there and get yourself to a game!
Sunday, November 1, 2009
10 years from now, nobody will remember Adrian Petersons text book first quarter touchdown of the 3 score-producing-plays run that the Packers went on in the 3rd quarter. What MN Vikings Fans and Football Fanatics alike will remember is that in the first season that Brett Favre was a Viking, Team Purple kicked the Pack's ass TWICE!
Doesn't feel good to say you are a Vikings Fan today?
Thursday, October 29, 2009
This time around the Vikings are playing in Lambeau Field in front of a crowd that will not be nearly as nice considering that Favre just a few seasons ago would have been sitting on the opposite bench wearing the opposite colors. Favre has said he is looking forward to returning to his former football home to play in his Vikings Jersey, somehow it seems like sweet justice considering the way the Favre-Packers relationship ended. There are still Vikings Packers Tickets left and if critics are right this is THE game to be at this season!
Below is a CBS Football Preview of this weekends game and some great insights as to what to expect when Brett Favre returns "home" with his new Vikings brothers. All I can say is SKOL VIKINGS!
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
The Minnesota Vikings have a bad game but are putting it behind them to focus on beating the Green Bay Packers
For as many prayers as I said that this would be the season that the Minnesota Vikings were going to go undefeated, win the Super Bowl and start a new tradition of winning in Minnesota.. I knew this day would come. The day when I had to report to you, my fellow Vikings Fans that the 2009 Minnesota Vikings Season has suffered its first loss.
Last Sunday, the Minnesota Vikings were in Pittsburgh to play the Steelers, despite a few strong plays including a great first half touchdown by Adrian Peterson and a 4th quarter drive and touchdown by Harvin, the Vikings lost to the Steelers 17-27.
The Minnesota Vikings roster made a solid attempt at taking on the former champions, but in my opinion it came down to a mental game and the Steelers psyched out the Vikings early on and my boys never had a shot at coming back. The Vikings had 386 total yards and 36 minutes of ball possession but with 2 turnovers and lots of penalty yards, they never really had a chance at coming back to pull out a win.
Despite the loss, the Minnesota Vikings are looking forward to heading to Green Bay and taking on the Packers. The Vikings roster will have to put this loss behind them and focus on beating their toughest rivals on their turf... a task that often is one of the hardest a football team faces in a season. All I can say is lets go Vikes!
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Many sports critics are saying that this could be the Minnesota Vikings first really big challenge. Nobody is knocking their 6-0 season, or the fact that at 40 years old Brett Favre is out-throwing most of the other quarterbacks in the NFL. What critics are pointing out is that several of the Vikes wins have followed after great breaks of luck or mishaps on the fact of the other team.
With last week being such a close game (31-33) hopefully Favre and the MN Vikings roster have taken time this week to regroup and tighten up the holes in the line that left many Vikings fans saying that the blocking against the Ravens looked more like a high school football game than professional football game.
There are still lots of Minnesota Vikings Tickets available for the Steelers-Vikings game and our boys could use all the help they can get, so follow the link for great Vikings Ticket Deals!
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Vikings fans (myself included) are Over-the-Moon to be doing this well and most of us can see purple filling half of the Super Bowl Stadium. Even more of us are/or should be cognisant of the fact that this win against the Baltimore Ravens was not all skill, and banking on the luck that we had going forward is NOT going to be a good idea.
The Baltimore Ravens scored 3 touchdowns in the 4th quarter and sent my boys scrambling to finish them off, something most of us thought was in the bag... my point, while it is great to win and each win brings a boost to the confidence of our team, WE CAN NOT BANK on always winning... I think Brett Favre and the rest of the Vikings roster needs a good wake up call to say, Hey Guys you have to play every minute of every game! My hope is the 31-33 win over the Ravens shook the Vikings up enough to make them want more.
Check out this video of Vikings-Ravens Week 6 Highlights... Coming Up: Week 7 Vikings vs. Steelers
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Look forward this Sunday to seeing Brett Favre and Adrian Peterson come out strong, with the two of them being named the new dynamic duo, they are sure to be looking to show fans they will carry the team all the way. Lets hope Coach Brad Childress doesn't get in there way this week....
Kickoff for the Vikings vs. Ravens match up is Sunday, October 18th at noon!
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Last weeks game was no exception to this rockstar playing. The Vikes took on the Rams in St. Louis last Sunday at the Edward Jones Dome, beating at the home team 38-10. Right away the Vikings stepped out to show that they wanted to remain undefeated.
Riding a wave of excitement off of the week 4 Green Bay Packers win, Peterson and Allen pulled in touchdowns in the first quarter, a second quarter field goal and then 2 more touchdowns in the 2nd half insured the Vikings win despite the Rams best attempts to make a comeback. Few thought this game would be hard for the Vikings and they clearly proved that the win wasn't a challenge. Coming up in week 6 the Minnesota Vikings take on the Baltimore Ravens in Minneapolis.
Thursday, October 8, 2009
The Vikings take on the Rams at the Edward Jones Dome on Sunday at Noon. If the Vikings win against the Rams (which in my opinion is pretty likely considering that the St. Louis Rams are 0-4 this season) it will be their 5th straight win and one step closer to ensuring that the Vikings are on the right track to see big results at the end of the season.
The Vikings new-star will be turning 40 on Saturday but the haters who said he was too old are eating their words now. "(Favre's) still got great command of the football," coach Brad Childress said. "Whether command is touch, or velocity, or being able to pump it-let it go, he still has great command of the football."
There are still Vikings-Rams Tickets left, so if you happen to be in the mood for a Road Trip this weekend, scoop up Minnesota Vikings Tickets today!
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Brett Favre completed 24 of 31 passes for 271 yards and 3 touchdowns
Adrian Peterson for 55 yards and a touchdown
Relatively unknown receiver Bernard Berrian made name for himself catching some great passes including a 31 yard text book pass and a total of 75 yards
The game was filled with great football start to finish, and although some critics are saying that the leadership on the field was better than the leadership that Childress was giving from the sidelines, what is more important is that WE WON and we BEAT THE PACK!
Thursday, October 1, 2009
Although the Green Bay Packers lead in the Pack-Vikes series 49-45-1, the Vikings won the 2008 match-up 29-27 and with the shock value of Brett Favre in a purple number 4 jersey many critics are predicting a Vikings Win.
While the media has had a hay-day with news coverage of Favre's first Packer-Vikings match-up in purple, we should remember that this is also the Packers Quarterback Aaron Rodgers first chance to step out of the light of being the "new Brett Favre" on the Packers roster, defeating Favre and the Vikings would be huge for Rodgers... The Vikings roster, especially Favre need to be prepared for a game of a lifetime out of Rodgers. I also think there needs to be note of the stakes on the line for both Vikings Head Coach Brad Childress and GB Packers head Coach Mike McCarthy. There are rumors from both camps that if this season doesn't go well, neither one of them will have a job... a win in the Packers-Vikings game would be a big boost for job security for either of these coaches.
So Vikings fans, I think its time for pre-game stretches, cheering and breath holding as the Minnesota Vikings set out to prove that the Green Bay Packers are nothing without Favre. GO Vikes!
Monday, September 28, 2009
To set up the video, the Vikings had a rough start to the game and going in to the end of the 4th they were down 4 points and things weren't looking good. With just 12 seconds left in the game, Brett Favre threw a beautiful pass that landed in the end zone, winning the game for the Vikings and taking the Vikes record to 3-0 as they go into week 4 with a home match-up against long time rivals the Green Bay Packers.
Thursday, September 24, 2009
The San Francisco 49ers have also gone undefeated this season (2-0-0), so this game should be a good one. With the Minnesota Twins ending their stay at the Metrodome soon, hopefully there will be some Metrodome Magic left over for the Vikings and this will be the 3rd straight win.
Minnesota Vikings Tickets are in huge demand this week because its the first week they are home. I did some looking online and found some great deals, but don't wait too long because these great Vikings tickets will be scooped up in a hurry. Don't miss your first chance to see Brett Favre and Adrian Peterson at home this season!
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Thursday, September 10, 2009
Thursday, September 3, 2009
The Vikings take on the Dallas Cowboys tomorrow at the HHH Metrodome. Kick-off is 7:00. Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo who grew up in Wisconsin told a Dallas paper that even though he had grown up watching Brett Favre throw for the Green Bay Packers he is totally supportive of his switch to purple (trust me Tony, so am I!).
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Thursday, August 20, 2009
BRETT FAVRE SIGNED A CONTRACT WITH THE MINNESOTA VIKINGS ON Tuesday August 18th.
After arriving in Minnesota on Tuesday morning, the former Green Bay Packer and retiree was picked up by Childress himself and the Twin Cities media followed the car like it was the OJ chase round two. The now famous pictures of Brett Favre in his purple helmet and red practice jersey have appeared everywhere, but just in case you have missed any of it the following is a video of his first day in Minnesota.
Tomorrow's Minnesota Vikings - Kansas City Chiefs preseason game will be a great one but Minnesota Vikings tickets are going fast so don't miss your chance to get in on all of the Favre mania, as he steps out onto the Metrodome field for the first time!
Friday, August 14, 2009
So now, Childress is back-peddling trying to prove that camp has changed his opinion of Sage Rosenfels and Tarvaris Jackson, two quarterbacks that while he was chasing Favre were forgotten. With the first game of the preseason today it is clear that if the Vikings don't step onto the field confident with their choice, whoever it is, this season will be an uphill battle not only with the media but also internally to prove that they didn't just waste a ton of time with the whole Favre-mania thing this spring.
In my opinion, although it was tres disappointing to not have Mr. Favre pull on purple this season, Sage is ready. I have always felt that he was a good trade and if Brad Childress can make the right calls from the sidelines, Sage will be able to put the ball where it needs to be. Tonight the Vikings take on the Indianapolis Colts in Indiana, I for one will be glued to the TV in eager anticipation of seeing my boys out on the field for the first time this year!
Thursday, August 13, 2009
The silver lining though, is now that I have put my crystal ball away and am done making Favre predictions, this Vikings Vixen can turn her attention back to more important things, like who will be listed as starting quarterback on the Vikings roster. As of the start of training camp there are 2 front-runners: Sage Rosenfels, the 9th year Vikings vet and Tarvaris Jackson, who is starting his 4th year in the NFL. Although neither QB has the star-power that Favre brought in Brad Childress believes that they are capable of taking the Vikings far this season. In a simple yet telling quote to the media Childress said, "We're Good." Lets hope so...
Thursday, July 23, 2009
No this post has to do with the Vikings 3rd round draft pick, Asher Allen who signed his contract with the Vikings today. Although the details were not publicly released I'm hoping that it was for 4 or 5 seasons and that the Vikings are going to hold onto the talented cornerback. The Vikings first round pick, Percy Harvin, and second round pick, Phil Loadholt, have still not signed contracts but have the training camp deadline quickly approaching.
The first day of practice for the Vikings is July 31st, so if you want advice from this Vikings Vixen, buy your Vikings Tickets before then because as soon as the final roster is announced ticket sales are for sure to go up!
Thursday, July 16, 2009
Thursday, July 9, 2009
With the football season still weeks away and training camps not until the end of the month, it is no surprise that almost all of the talk in football right now is the "will he or won't he" debate. A few heavy hitters have chimed in this week, only making it harder to decide what is "fact" vs. what is fiction. The Vikings trainer Eric Sugarman went to Mississippi this week to check in on Favre after his surgery and see how is recovery was doing, Sugarman reported back that Favre was doing well and would be ready to play by the end of the month for the Vikings training camp in Mankato.
Then Jerry Rice, a seasoned NFL veteran weighed in saying that all of the gossip spreaders (I guess that includes me) needed to remember one thing, Favre's age. Although he still is young by AARP standards, in football years he is well past his expiration date. While Rice never came out and said, "Favre should not play this season." He did seem to be saying that the game is fast-paced, the season is long, and Favre's arm isn't getting any younger.
So it seems, Vikings fans, we are no closer to a decision this week than we were last week and with all of these "experts" putting in their two cents, its hard to figure out if it will even benefit the team in the long run... All I can say is that I hope the announcement comes soon, the season is right around the corner and it is time to get down to some real football talk.
Thursday, July 2, 2009
With all of the Favre rumors and press releases it is hard to even remember there is a whole rest of a roster that is still making news and preparing to play football. Today it was announced officially, no pomp and circumstance necessary, that one of the Vikings 5 draft picks, Jasper Brinkley, reached a deal and now has a signed contract with the team. It is predicted that the Vikings intend to play Brinkley quite a bit this season and that he will be a fairly permanent fixture on the special teams.
Today’s announcement may just go to show that even if the Brett-mania turns out to be nothing but rumor and a crazy publicity stunt the Vikings are getting ready for a great football season and there are plenty of other roster members who will be ready to pull on the purple jersey and play. I for one can not wait to see the boys take the field!
Thursday, June 25, 2009
According to radio announces and NESN.com, Brett Favre has agreed to sign with the Vikings and the team and Favre are just waiting for a quiet media day (supposedly July 3rd) to make the announcement. One source even went as far as to say that the equipment manager for the Vikings already had a purple jersey with the number 4 and Favre's name on the back ordered. Whether or not that is true, this Vikings Vixen can't really say but what I do know is that I would LOVE to see Brett play here in Minnesota and if all of these unofficially "official" sources are saying that the signing deal is on its way I'll go with it.
There is only one thing for sure with all of the Favre mania, if the Vikings do get this football legend, the game against the Packers this season will be out of control and I for one want to be there for all of the action. Stay posted for a more official announcement that Farve will be wearing purple this season!
Thursday, June 18, 2009
I am wise enough to know that the first ever event is an effort for the Vikings to appear more fan friendly which would help gain public support for that new stadium Zygi has been salivating over. I was surprised that the attendance numbers weren’t a little higher, but I think when season ticket holders RSVP’d they had no idea all the Favre hype would reach such an intense level. Imagine if Brett Favre himself would have been in attendance!
Anyway, every one knows that the decision to wear purple is all up to Brett – I personally am hoping for the chance to see Brett Favre in the Vikings jersey. The suspense is killing me.
Thursday, June 11, 2009
I swear they sit around the newsroom and say - it’s a slow day, let’s report a Brett Favre story and ‘bam’ one is created – true or not.
On Monday, we all heard that the Minnesota Vikings (who exactly is it when they refer to the whole team – Brad Childress, Zygi Wilf, the secretary? Who?) imposed an end of the week deadline on Brett Favre to make a decision on whether he is going to join the Minnesota Vikings or not. I heard it on ESPN, but the local news was reporting the same deadline story. Then Yesterday, I heard Brad Childress himself say there is no such deadline in place. I was like, what? Come on.
I was actually excited to hear about the deadline. At one point I wanted Brett Favre to be a Viking no matter what hoops we had to jump through to get to him, but now I just want to know – “What is it going to be, boy? Yes or No?” (in true Meatloaf fashion) – I am sick of the “sleeping on it” status.
Thursday, June 4, 2009
“Anyone who watched Percy Harvin play while he was with the Florida Gators knows how hard it is to contain him. Yes, he’s quicker than the eye and possesses an extra gear to burst away from defenders. But he’s also difficult to corral because he’s hard to locate – he never seems to line up in the same spot twice.
Perhaps the best way to describe Harvin is by calling him dynamic. He can line up out wide by the numbers, or in the slot, or in the backfield or even at QB. You can shift the formation with him, send him in motion or even snap the ball to him.”
And a little nervous:
“He’s struggled a little bit,” Bevell admitted. “And again, it’s not something that we didn’t expect because we’ve really put a lot on his plate. There was one pass (play) that he was blocking on. He just needs to get used to the terms…he heard one term in the play that means one thing but there’s another term that changes it. So he’s swimming a little bit but that’s to be expected.”
“I look at that guy as a playmaker,” Vikings superstar running back Adrian Peterson said. “I look at him as a guy that once you get the ball in his hands he can definitely make a play and take it to the house. Opposing defenses are definitely going to have to respect that.”
“We’re throwing in some new plays and different looks out there,” Peterson said. “I’m sure he’s exhausted. I’m exhausted for him with all the running around he’s doing. But he’s a tremendous athlete and he has a lot of ability.”
Bevell offered a similar sentiment, saying that there are “20 to 30” plays designed to get Harvin the ball, with 15 to 20 of those that are new to the playbook since Harvin’s arrival.
I am sure Percy Harvin helped sell plenty of Florida Gators Football Tickets and I bet he will sell some extra Minnesota Vikings tickets, too!
Thursday, May 21, 2009
I think I better find a good crying towel because the upcoming season could be a sad one.
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
I am sure we won’t have any ‘real’ details on Brett Favre joining the Vikings roster until….August, but I won’t be able to think of much else until then.
Thursday, May 7, 2009
There seem to be so many positives about bringing Brett Favre to the Minnesota Vikings including his ability to immediately understand the Vikings offense, his NFL experience, increase ticket sales and fan buzz, the governor wants to see it happen, it would be good for a new stadium push and for Vikings merchandise sales. What are the negatives? Hurt other Vikings roster players feelings and the injury risk – those are negatives to adding any player to the roster, not just Brett Favre.
I doubt Chilly will be able to close the deal, but we will see. If Brad Childress doesn’t handle this right, you can bet that Vikings fans (including me) and Vikings sports media will be hitching up the wagons and grabbing the pitchforks –the backlash will be huge.
Thursday, April 30, 2009
Percy Harvin – you can read a bio on him on this Florida Gators Football Tickets site
I think this first round pick was a surprise to many fans, but I am glad we recruited someone to spice up the passing game. Our offense needs serious help – AP can’t do it all on his own and Sidney Rice and Bobby Wade are huge disappointments and frankly Bernard Berrian wasn’t all that special last year either…then again I guess you need a QB to lob you the ball. Harvin will have to deal with the druggie stigma for awhile, but maybe he could just claim his marijuana use was for medical reasons – our very own Minnesota Senate seems to think that is OK.
Other Vikings draft picks include the predicted offensive tackle Phil Loadholt from Oklahoma – I am sure he will start next year so he is pretty excited to be with the purple. The other Vikings draftees include Allen, Jasper Brinkley and Jamarca Sanford – want to know more about them? That’s what Wikipedia is for.
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Mon. Oct. 5
Vikings vs. Green Bay Packers
It’s the Packers, it’s Monday Night Football – need I say more?
Sun. Oct. 18
Vikings vs. Baltimore Ravens
Two games in one month gets expensive, but I can’t pass up the chance to see Matt Birk back in the Metrodome even if it is just because I want to heckle him.
Sun. Nov. 29
Vikings vs. Chicago Bears
Jay Cutler vs. Vikings quarterback TBD – I can’t miss it.
Sun. Dec. 13
Vikings vs. Cincinnati Bengals
Hastings, MN native Ben Utecht plays for the Bengals. I watched him play in High School and I will be excited to watch him play in the NFL in his home state.
Sun. Jan. 3
Vikings vs. New York Giants
Santa better bring me a pair of Vikings Giants game tickets because I am willing to bet this game will mean something in the NFL Playoff picture.
I see local ticket brokers like Ticket King already have Vikings Tickets for sale!
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Check back next week for my "top games pick"...i.e. must get tickets for games!
Sun. Sept. 13 at Cleveland Browns, noon
Sun. Sept. 20 at Detroit Lions, noon
Sun. Sept. 27 vs. San Francisco 49ers, noon
Mon. Oct. 5 vs. Green Bay Packers, 7 p.m.
Sun. Oct. 11 at St. Louis Rams, noon
Sun. Oct. 18 vs. Baltimore Ravens, noon
Sun. Oct. 25 at Pittsburgh Steelers, noon
Sun. Nov. 1 at Green Bay Packers, noon
Week 9: Bye Week.
Sun. Nov. 15 vs. Detroit Lions, noon
Sun. Nov. 22 vs. Seattle Seahawks, noon
Sun. Nov. 29 vs. Chicago Bears, noon
Sun. Dec. 6 at Arizona Cardinals, 3 p.m.
Sun. Dec. 13 vs. Cincinnati Bengals, noon
Sun. Dec. 20 at Carolina Panthers, 7 p.m.
Mon. Dec. 28 at Chicago Bears, 7:20 p.m.
Sun. Jan. 3 vs. New York Giants, noon
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
My favorite comment of the week:
"Yeah Yeah, Pink pride?
I guess a vixen can stray from purple...Hit us up!
http://pigskinpunks.blogspot.com/ PURPLE PRIDE!!!!"
I like the pigskin punks site....but the language is a little rough . . . I wouldn't let little vixens check it out, but I will try to visit! Thanks for the comment!
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
→ Aug 13, 14 or 15 Vikings @ Indianapolis; new Indianapolis Colts head coach, new Colts stadium - should be a good game. I bet that new stadium smell will get Zygi all worked up.
→ Aug 20, 21 or 22 Vikings host Kansas City; I will love watching Jared Allen face off against his old team.
→ Aug 31 Vikings @ Houston; Jared Allen can wear his cowboy hat and fit in.
→ Sept 3 or 4 Vikings host Dallas Cowboys; Any bets on if Jessica Simpson will be shopping at the MOA. I hope Tony leaves her home.
This is actually an interesting schedule - Vikings Vixen is looking forward to pre-season. One of the best parts of Vikings pre-season, Vikings tickets are usually cheap! and that's no April Fool's joke -either!
Thursday, March 26, 2009
If the Vikings hope to have any fan support next season, they are going to have to do something at the quarterback position. My Vikings Quarterback Hopes are Dwindling. Fast.
Thursday, March 19, 2009
It looks like Vikings Vixen is going to have to find a new favorite Vikings jersey to wear on game day because Darren Sharper agreed to a contract with the New Orleans Saints. I knew the Vikings weren’t interested in keeping him, but I think he was a real fan favorite and I am sad to see him go. I wish him all the best and I look forward to seeing his interception numbers in double digits next season.
Thursday, March 12, 2009
Thursday, March 5, 2009
Matt Birk – gone to the Baltimore Ravens, signed a 3 year deal. We will miss his steady hands at center especially since we have so much turmoil at the QB position. Personally, I don’t like him, I think he has a stinky attitude, so good riddance.
“The Minnesota Vikings thank Matt for all he did for the organization both on and off the field over the past 11 years. Matt has done a great job and we wanted him to return to the Vikings in ’09, but at this point Matt wanted a change of scenery. We wish him the best and know that he will always be a part of the Vikings family. We look forward to playing Matt this upcoming season at the Metrodome.”
Vinny Ciurciu – gone. I had high hopes for Vinny even if it was just because I liked his name.
Darren Sharper – will probably be gone soon, which means I am going to need to buy a new Vikings jersey this year. Who will I buy? That’s a topic for another blog post.
Jim Kleinsasser – here. The Vikings resigned him. Duh.
“We wanted him back and we’re glad he took time out from ice fishing to come in and sign his contract. Jim’s an important part of our offense and the kind of guy you want in your locker room.”
T.O. - a Vike? Maybe. Cowboys let him go and we need a receiver. It could be another “Randy Moss” in a Vikings jersey episode. I bet the Minneapolis meter maids are shaking in their boots at the thought of Terrell Owens in town.
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
“And seriously, do the Vikings really need a bailout? Maybe they should experience a salary cut for themselves before they start begging the government for money.”
The Vikings Stadium issue is not going to go away…and all of us Vikings fans will know how serious Zygi Wilf is about the issue once we see which players he adds to next years Vikings roster. Is Zygi willing to loosen the purse strings to get players that will excite the fan base and put the Vikings in pursuit of the Super Bowl? If yes, you can bet that the stadium issue will keep coming up. If no, Zygi may look to take the purple quietly elsewhere.
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Brett Favre to Retire from NY Jets: Oh here we go again. Is it for real this time? No will know, not even David Letterman (remember when he went on Letterman the last time he retired.) Don’t erase those Favre to be a Viking headlines yet.
Zygi Uses Economy to Get New Stadium: Vikings owner Zygi Wilf is exploiting Minnesotans job loss fears to get a new Vikings Stadium Built with public (i.e. government) funding. The Vikings are jumping on the Bailout Bandwagon.
Want to read longer (much longer) blog entries from the guys over at the Pioneer Press? Check out my new Vikings Now widget in the sidebar. I don’t know if I like it enough to keep it forever, so it’s on probationary status.
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
Who is the fairest of them all?
You, Arizona Cardinals, are fair; it is true.
But the Pittsburgh Steelers are still
Three whole points fairer than you.
It was a solid NFL game this year. The competition was tough and in the end I decided I would be happy with either team winning. Although I was leaning towards the Cardinals because I think the owner of the Steelers is icky and quarterback Ben is slimey, too. I don’t have any real opposition to any one on the Cardinals team – although I am bit tired of hearing about Larry Fitzgerald Jr. (and his dad!). In the end, it was a good game and I am glad I watched it. I have a feeling most people feel the same way.
I personally thought the Super Bowl ads were a little bit of a let down. I really liked the Budweiser “Fetch” commercial and the Bud “Horse Love” commercial. I also really like the E-Trade Baby – I think it is funny and ingenious (the E-Trade commercial was my vote last year as well). Most of the people I talked to loved the Doritos commercial with the snow globe, but I was concerned at how violent that commercial was – why is it that violence makes us laugh? I was surprised that there hasn’t been a news story on a rash of vandalism to vending machines since basically every person in America saw that commercial. Super Bowl ad thoughts ??? . . . leave a comment!
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
This Sunday is SUPER BOWL Sunday! One of my favorite days of the year. I hope it is a close game and I pick the Pittsburgh Steelers to win it all. If the Arizona Cardinals win, I will cry, because the Vikings are a better team than they are and that means the Vikings could have one – is that acceptable logic? It is for me.
Check back next Wednesday for my Super Bowl thoughts and keep an eye on the commercials, I love to talk about the Super Bowl ads!
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Any one out there have any BIG plans for the Super Bowl?? I don’t have any this year. My friend who usually throws a party is not going to this year (darn kids get in the way of her partying). I think I will just chill on my sofa and dream of the Vikings facing off against the Steelers.
Check back next Wednesday for personal Vikings pictures (I am finally starting a photobucket account)
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
OK, I wasn’t going to admit this, but I picked losing teams for the Super Bowl! Long ago before any playoff games were played, I put my money on the Tennessee Titans vs. New York Giants facing off on February 1st in Tampa – WRONG!
Both Tennessee and New York lost their *home* playoff games last weekend – insane. More playoff action this Sunday…
AFC: Baltimore Ravens at Pittsburgh Steelers (I pick the Steelers)
NFC: Philadelphia Eagles at Arizona Cardinals (I pick the Eagles)
Who would have thought that two teams with less than 10 regular season wins (Philly and AZ) would be duking it out to go to the Super Bowl? Weird NFL post-season. I keep thinking that could be us, that could be the Vikings hosting the NFC game…if we could have just got past those pesky Eagles.
Friday, January 9, 2009
Hey, just because the Vikings are out of the NFL Playoffs, doesn’t mean us Vikings fans can’t still follow along. There are great playoff games to watch this weekend and be sure to CHECK BACK next WEDNESDAY as I make my Super Bowl predictions!
Wednesday, January 7, 2009
You’d be living under a rock if you didn’t know the Vikings finished the regular season with a win over the New York Giants at home and secured a first round *home* playoff game. A game that they had trouble selling out – apparently, Vikings fans are feeling more hate than love towards the purple.
The Philadelphia Eagles showed up at the Metrodome and beat us 26-14. In fact, it appeared to this Vikings fan, that the NFL Minnesota Vikings didn’t even try in the fourth quarter – it was embarrassing to wear purple (or pink), not because of the loss, but because we didn’t even give it an ounce of effort. It’s no wonder the fans didn’t want to pay $$$ to watch that! Fans want to see a team that is pouring its heart and soul into every second and that is not what happened on January 4th, 2009 at the Hubert H Humphrey Metrodome. I am truly disappointed in the players and even more in the coaching staff. It is a coach’s responsibility to motivate the players to give it their all even if it looks like the chips are stacked against them.