Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Vikings Vixen on Hiatus

Vikings Vixen is on Vikings Football blog hiatus this week...besides, there isn't much news to report any way.

Check back next Wednesday.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Vikings Stadium Issue

I liked this comment from Cortney over at Style and Sports about the Minnesota Vikings putting pressure on the Minnesota legislature for public funding for a new Vikings stadium:

“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

Minnesota Vikings News

No time for long Minnesota Vikings news stories? You have found the right blog! Here are my snippets of this week’s top stories:

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

Super Bowl Super Bowl

Super Bowl, Super Bowl on the wall,
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!