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Daily Norseman 1 hour ago

Exclusive Interview With Minnesota Vikings WR Rodney Smith

Daily Norseman talks to Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Rodney Smith before their preseason game against the Kansas City Chiefs. The Vikings take the field for their third and most important game of the 2014 preseason Saturday night against the Kansas City Chiefs. There are a lot of players with a lot to prove before the regular season kicks off in St. Louis in two weeks. For instance, Robert Blanton needs to show that he's all the way back from his injury to compete for the starting strong safety job. Josh Robinson and his hamstring need to get out of Mike Zimmer's doghouse and into an...
Daily Norseman 14 hours ago

Norse Code Podcast Episode #045: Recap/Preview of the Preseason, Tingelhoff's Case, Kluwe Kleanup and Mailbag

There's a lot to cover in this episode of Norse Code, but we're still disappointed you didn't send in much by way of mailbag. Another week, another pod' or something like that. Check Out Football Podcasts at Blog Talk Radio with Daily Norseman on BlogTalkRadio *****Download Link Here***** Episode Notes: I detailed some of the thoughts I had about the Kluwe settlement here, which I'm sure you're dying to read Over at Vikings Journal, my newest new project, I also recapped the Arizona Cardinals game in a lot of detail Darren Page broke down Sharrif Floyd's improvement over at Vikings...
Daily Norseman 14 hours ago

Minnesota Vikings Stadium: Wilfs Add More Money To Project

the additional funds pledged by the Wilfs at today's MSFC meeting bring the cost of the project to over one billion dollars. Earlier today it was reported on the Vikings main site that the Wilf family has added another $46 million dollars in private funds towards the new stadium, pushing the project to $1.025 billion dollars. That's billion, with a capital B. The additional revenue ensures that the original plans for the stadium, to include the five rotating, mega glass doors (which look really, really cool, not gonna lie), and the original amount of elevators and escalators planned to...
Daily Norseman 15 hours ago

Minnesota Vikings Fairly Healthy Going Into Saturday's Game

Going into the "all-important" third pre-season game on Saturday night against the Kansas City Chiefs, the Minnesota Vikings appear to be relatively healthy. It appears that there are only four players on the 90-man roster that will not be healthy enough to play tomorrow night at Arrowhead Stadium. Defensive tackle Linval Joseph will miss his second consecutive pre-season contest, as he's still recovering from the injury he suffered after being hit by a stray bullet at a nightclub following the Vikings' first pre-season game. His absence, according to ESPN's Ben Goessling, is going to open...
Arrowhead Pride 17 hours ago
Jamaal Charles, Dwayne Bowe not expected to play in Chiefs-Vikings preseason game

Jamaal Charles, Dwayne Bowe not expected to play in Chiefs-Vikings preseason game

A few big name players are not likely to play for the Kansas City Chiefs in their third preseason game against the Minnesota Vikings. The KC Chiefs haven't announced yet whether Jamaal Charles will play in the third preseason game on Saturday night against the Minnesota Vikings. This is just speculation but I would not bet on him playing. Charles hurt his foot moving out of the dorms at training camp last week and did not play in the second preseason game. There seems little reason to play him on Saturday night, and the Chiefs actions seem to support that. ESPN's Adam Teicher, the KC...
Arrowhead Pride 17 hours ago

Vikings vs. Chiefs preseason 2014: It's going to be really, really hot

Heading to the Chiefs game tomorrow? It's going to be a hot one! #fox4kc pic.twitter.com/Ng6plnmYzE— Michelle Bogowith (@MBogowith) August 22, 2014 It's going to be a HOT one for the Kansas City Chiefs and Minnesota Vikings, who play their third preseason game on Saturday night at Arrowhead Stadium. The game kicks off at 7 p.m. (Arrowhead Time) at which point it will still be hot as hell (that's a scientific phrase). As the image above via Fox 4 shows, temperatures are going to be in the 90s for the start of the game and move down to the high 80s by the end of the game. It's been...
Arrowhead Pride 18 hours ago
Vikings vs. Chiefs preseason: Game time, TV schedule, online streaming, odds and more

Vikings vs. Chiefs preseason: Game time, TV schedule, online streaming, odds and more

It's the Kansas City Chiefs and Minnesota Vikings on Saturday night. Read on for information on the game time, TV channel, Chiefs preseason schedule, odds, how to stream online and more. Following the game we'll have some highlights. Welcome to the all important third preseason game where the Kansas City Chiefs will host the Minnesota Vikings. Besides this being an important football game because the Chiefs starters will play a lot more, it also marks the return of former Chiefs QB Matt Cassel to Arrowhead Stadium. Cassel left the Chiefs after the 2012 season and joined the Vikings where...
Daily Norseman 19 hours ago

Minnesota Vikings News and Links, 8/22

The work week is over. . .well, over as soon as you leave work today, I guess. And tomorrow will be the "all-important" third pre-season game as the Minnesota Vikings head to Arrowhead Stadium to take on the Kansas City Chiefs. Since the last time we brought you an Open Thread. . . -Ted gave us some things to look for in tomorrow's contest. -Eric exchanged some questions about the game with our friends from Arrowhead Pride, SB Nation's site for the Chiefs. -Do you have any good Vikings-themed fantasy football team names? From some other sources around the internet. . . -For rookie...
Daily Norseman Aug 21, 2014

Meet the Enemy: 5 Questions on the Kansas City Chiefs

Daily Norseman talked with SB Nation's Kansas City Chiefs blog, Arrowhead Pride, about Saturday night's preseason game in KC. The game still doesn't count. But it counts the most out of all the games that don't count. We're two days away from the kickoff of the all-important Game 3 of the NFL preseason. The starters play the longest, the bubble players do their best to survive the first round of cuts, and the fans read into the results even more than usual. Joel Thorman, the NFL League Manager for SB Nation and Editor for Chiefs blog Arrowhead Pride, was kind enough to answer some...
Vikings Gab Aug 21, 2014

Wide Receiver Battle: Smith, Thielen, or Both?

Early in training camp, it looked as though there would be no debate as to who would occupy the 5th wide receiver position. Adam Thielen was the best player in camp for the first two weeks, and his routes were (and still are) a thing of beauty. Rodney Smith, who was considered in the mix […]
Daily Norseman Aug 21, 2014
Vikings At Chiefs: Things To Look For

Vikings At Chiefs: Things To Look For

It's the dress rehearsal for the starters, and the last chance for bubble players to impress Next Tuesday, the 32 teams in the NFL have to make the first set of roster cuts, down to 75 players. For many guys, this is the last NFL game experience they will ever have. For everyone else, especially the starters, it's one last tune up to get ready for the regular season. Mike Zimmer, in his first season as head coach, has run his regulars a little bit longer than normal in the first two games, but indications are he'll be a little more conventional for the third pre-season game against Kansas...
Daily Norseman Aug 21, 2014

Minnesota Vikings News And links, 8/21

We are almost at the 3/4 point of pre-season. The Minnesota Vikings get ready for their first road test of the pre-season at Kansas City on Saturday, and I'm still kicking around the idea of making the drive to go see them. Still don't know if I'm going yet, but KC barbecue is tempting. Since last we brought you an open thread: The Best Running Back In Football will not play against the Chiefs. No one thinks this is a bad idea. Mick Tingelhoff is more deserving of the Hall of Fame than damn near anyone. Let's help him get elected. From elsewhere areound the Web: The Vikings are trying to...
Arrowhead Pride Aug 21, 2014

Chiefs starters will play into second half vs. Vikings; Tyler Bray in after Alex Smith

The KC Chiefs starters will play into the second half in the third preseason game against the Vikings. After that, Tyler Bray will come in for Alex Smith as the second quarterback. The Kansas City Chiefs starters will play into the second half on Saturday night against the Minnesota Vikings, according to Andy Reid, who said the Chiefs will "kind of go from there" after the starters enter the third quarter. This will be the most action the Chiefs starters have seen in the preseason after playing the first quarter in Week 1 and the first half in Week 2. This holds with tradition as most teams...
Daily Norseman Aug 20, 2014
Let's Get Mick Tinglehoff in the Hall of Fame

Let's Get Mick Tinglehoff in the Hall of Fame

The Daily Norseman is loading up the longboats and setting off on a crusade to get Mick Tinglehoff into the Hall of Fame. Today it was announced that Mick Tinglehoff was the lone "Seniors Nominee" for the 2015 Hall of Fame candidates. Congratulations to @Vikings longtime center Mick Tingelhoff who has just been selected as #PFHOF15 Senior Nominee! — Pro Football HOF (@ProFootballHOF) August 20, 2014 There are two older era Vikings players that are deserving of being in the Hall of Fame, but are currently not there yet.  One is Jim Marshall, but the other is Mick Tinglehoff.  If...
Daily Norseman Aug 20, 2014

Adrian Peterson To Sit Out Again On Saturday

In a move that should be as unsurprising this week as it has been for the first two weeks of the NFL pre-season, Minnesota Vikings' running back Adrian Peterson will not see the field on Saturday night. Peterson will sit out the "all-important" third pre-season game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium. There's nothing wrong with Peterson at the present time. . .and Mike Zimmer and company want to make sure that things stay that way prior to the start of the regular season. The NFL's best running back hasn't had a pre-season carry since 2011, and has only appeared in one...
Daily Norseman Aug 20, 2014

Minnesota Vikings News and Links, 8/20

Welcome to another Hump Day Open Thread, ladies and gentlemen! Since the last time we brought you an Open Thread. . . -There were more details announced on the settlement between the Minnesota Vikings and former punter Chris Kluwe. -Kyle mused about the future for quarterback Christian Ponder. -CCNorseman did a spot on a podcast with the folks from Rotoviz Radio. -Ted brought us some more details on the expansion of NFL practice squads. From some other sources around the internet. . . -A couple of former Minnesota Vikings did some pretty big things at the most recent WWE...
Daily Norseman Aug 19, 2014

NFL Expands Practice Squad To Ten Players

They've also tweaked the eligibility for two positions A little while ago the NFL announced the expansion of the practice squad from eight players to 10. The official statement from the league: The NFL and the NFL Players Association have agreed to expand NFL Practice Squads for the 2014 and 2015 seasons. Absent an extension of the agreement, the current rules will be reinstated beginning with the 2016 season. Under the agreement, 2014 and 2015 Practice Squads will increase from the current maximum of eight players to 10 players. In addition, the criteria for Practice Squad eligibility has...
Daily Norseman Aug 19, 2014

CCNorseman on Rotoviz Radio

The Daily Norseman's own CCNorseman was a recent guest on the Rotoviz Radio podcast, so check it out! As many know if you’re following me on twitter (@CCNorseman), I just finished a big move to a new house! So my presence here has been minimal since my visit to training camp as I have been dealing with unpacking and the start of a new school year at work. Anywho, amidst the chaos of moving I managed to find a little time to connect with the folks over at Rotoviz to discuss the Vikings, my quarterback Boom to Bust series of articles as well as a little bit of fantasy football as it...
Daily Norseman Aug 19, 2014
What Should Ponder’s Future With The Vikings Hold?

What Should Ponder’s Future With The Vikings Hold?

LET’S TALK ABOUT CHRISTIAN PONDER YOU GUYS RAWR RAWR RAWR One of our most favoritest topics around here is the news surrounding our failed first round pick and current third string quarterback, Christian Ponder. I mean, lord knows I'm constantly dying to hear how he's doing, what's new with him, all the latest gossip! But in all seriousness though, there has been a fair amount of discussion regarding his future with the team. In theory, having him as a third string QB seemed like we had the best third stringer in the NFL. Look, for as much vitriol as is fairly thrown towards his...
Daily Norseman Aug 19, 2014
Minnesota Vikings, Chris Kluwe Announce Settlement

Minnesota Vikings, Chris Kluwe Announce Settlement

On Tuesday, the Minnesota Vikings and former punter Chris Kluwe separately announced that they had reached a settlement in the case between the two sides. While the exact financial terms of the resolution were not disclosed, the team announced the news on the team website. As part of the resolution, the Vikings will provide continued financial support for human rights and anti-hate causes, resulting in a substantial and material benefit in the fight against gender preference discrimination. The team will also continue to enhance its sensitivity training policy and will further embody in...

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