3:11 PM EDT, Mon June 25, 2018
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Vikings Records Week: The only walk-off touchdown in NFL playoff history

Vikings Records Week: The only walk-off touchdown in NFL playoff history

Okay, it’s another Minneapolis Miracle story, but that sounds pretty cool, too. We’ve got another theme week among our fellow SB Nation NFL blogs for this week, ladies and gentlemen. This week is “Records Week,” so we’ll be taking a look at some of the records that the Minnesota Vikings have set throughout their history. Most of them will be good, although there will be a negative one in there as well. To start, we’re going to take another look at what stands as the only walk-off touchdown in NFL playoff history. . .yes, it’s another Minneapolis Miracle story. This video has...
11 hours ago
Monday Open Thread: June 25, 2018

Monday Open Thread: June 25, 2018

Happy Monday, everyone!!! Merry Monday to all of you! I hope all of you were able to enjoy your weekend, and are stoked to kick off another awesome week of work. The weather prevented me from allocating a sufficient amount of time fishing, so I plan to make that up in the evenings this week. Got a couple on Friday evening when I took Little Fishin’ out to the lake, and that’s about it. Rainy weather, yard/garage projects, and the random whims a three year old filled the rest of the weekend. No pics on the paver project yet, all I completed was the digging, and after the rain did its...
15 hours ago
Brad Johnson’s TD pass to himself named one of the NFL’s strangest plays

Brad Johnson’s TD pass to himself named one of the NFL’s strangest plays

And you’ll probably be surprised by just how long ago it was Long before Marcus Mariota did it in the 2017 AFC Wild Card game, Brad Johnson became the first person. . .we think. . .on record to throw a touchdown pass to himself when he accomplished the feat against the Carolina Panthers on 12 October 1997. Honestly, I still think the most impressive part about that wasn’t Johnson catching the deflection by defensive tackle Greg Kragen (that appeared to be intended for tight end Andrew Glover). . .it was the moves he made afterwards. Johnson, who was not exactly known as being fleet of...
Jun 24, 2018
Stefon Diggs wants the Vikings to wear all purple more often

Stefon Diggs wants the Vikings to wear all purple more often

Vikings fans have been divided on this for some time We all know that, for the better part of their existence, the Minnesota Vikings have had some of the best uniforms in the National Football League. Even an “ugly” Vikings uniform looks better than most of the uniforms that the league currently has. At least, they do in my opinion, which is completely unbiased. On Twitter earlier this week, wide receiver Stefon Diggs suggested that he wanted to see the Vikings go to a uniform combination that has been a bit of a dividing point for Vikings fans over the past few years. @Vikings we...
Jun 23, 2018
If you could take one player from each NFC North rival, who would it be?

If you could take one player from each NFC North rival, who would it be?

A thought exercise for everyone This is another one of those things that’s been going around social media for the past few days, so I thought I’d put it out there for folks to think about. We know that the Minnesota Vikings have a ton of talent, and that’s not just our own biases at work. . .we’ve seen a lot of folks in the know around the league expressing that sentiment, too. But, the other three teams in the NFC North have a significant amount of talent, too. So, here’s the question for everyone: If you could take one player from each of our NFC North rivals and put them on the...
Jun 23, 2018
How are former Vikings currently doing in the CFL?

How are former Vikings currently doing in the CFL?

There are more of them than you might think Someone mentioned something about this in the World Cup update thread I did earlier, and I thought it was a pretty good idea, so let’s run with it. There is currently regular season professional football being played, but to find it you need to look north of the border. Yes, the Canadian Football League regular season is underway, as they’re completing Week 2 action this week. With the 106th Grey Cup scheduled for 25 November, there’s still a long way to go in the CFL season. There are lots of players that spent at least a little bit of time...
Jun 23, 2018
Brooks: Vikings’ defensive “triplets” among NFL’s best

Brooks: Vikings’ defensive “triplets” among NFL’s best

Pretty obvious, but it’s still nice to see Yes, it’s still rankings season around NFL media, and we have another ranking for your Minnesota Vikings that shows how much talent their #1-ranked defense possesses. Bucky Brooks of NFL.com has compiled his list of the best defensive “triplets” in the National Football League, and the Vikings rank pretty highly. From the numerous players he could have picked at each level of the Vikings’ defense, Brooks named the trio of defensive end Everson Griffen, linebacker Eric Kendricks, and safety Harrison Smith as the second-best set of...
Jun 23, 2018
Weekend Open Thread: June 23rd and 24th, 2018

Weekend Open Thread: June 23rd and 24th, 2018

Welcome Aboard! Good Morning! We’re in the doldrums of the league calendar with mini-camps now completed and we’ve the entered the “no news is good news” about our favorite football team until training camp starts. Have another cup of coffee and drop by for some fan wisdom and snark. In the meantime the World Cup is going on until July 15th. I’ll be updating that event in the comment section as time permits, and well played to Nigeria yesterday. This weekend is my wife’s birthday, we’re at an undisclosed location having fun, what are your plans this weekend? Around the DN...
Jun 23, 2018
Iceland World Cup Update: Iceland blanked by Nigeria, 2-0

Iceland World Cup Update: Iceland blanked by Nigeria, 2-0

Iceland is in some serious trouble We’re pretty late to the table on today’s Iceland update in the World Cup, and we apologize for that. However, with today’s result, the odds are looking increasingly good that we’re only going to have to do one more of them. In their second match in Group D play today, Iceland found themselves on the wrong end of a 2-0 decision against Nigeria, a result that greatly limits their odds of advancing out of Group play into the knockout round. Both of the goals for Nigeria came from the foot of Ahmed Musa, who scored both of his goals in the second...
Jun 22, 2018
Vikings Host LGBTQ Summit To Help Foster Inclusion In Sports

Vikings Host LGBTQ Summit To Help Foster Inclusion In Sports

The Minnesota Vikings hosted a summit yesterday to start the conversation on helping create a positive and inclusive atmosphere for LGBTQ athletes. Chris Hine for the Star Tribune reported on the multi sport summit that included 60 different organizations, 14 NFL and collegiate teams, and other local teams that include the Timberwolves, Lynx, and Wild. The importance of starting the conversation for the topic is not lost on all the attendees, including Vikings chief operating officer Kevin Warren, he has said that this is not a one time occasion for the team and he hopes to have summits...
Jun 22, 2018
Friday Open Thread: June 22nd, 2018

Friday Open Thread: June 22nd, 2018

Welcome Aboard and Skol Iceland! Good Morning! We’re in the doldrums of the league calendar with mini-camps now complete and we’ve the entered the “no news is good news” about our favorite football team until training camp starts. We’ll plod along with our daily thread full of beer recommendations, nap strategies, crock pot and smoker recipes. Have another cup of coffee and drop by for some fan wisdom and snark. In the meantime the World Cup is going on until July 15th and Iceland plays today versus Nigeria at 11am Eastern. I’ve arranged my schedule to be home during the...
Jun 21, 2018
The odds are good you’ve already purchased a Kirk Cousins Vikings jersey

The odds are good you’ve already purchased a Kirk Cousins Vikings jersey

He’s the best selling Vikings’ jersey of this year With as many talented players as the Minnesota Vikings have on their roster, it might come as a bit of a surprise that one of the newest members of the team already has the team’s hottest-selling jersey of the year. According to data compiled by Dick’s Sporting Goods, quarterback Kirk Cousins has sold the most jerseys of any member of the Vikings since the start of 2018. In fact, Cousins has cracked the Top 20 in jerseys sold this year, checking in at #17. After Cousins, you have to look pretty far down the list to find another...
Jun 21, 2018
Anthony Barr Talks About New Season, Quarterback, And Aaron Rodgers Hit

Anthony Barr Talks About New Season, Quarterback, And Aaron Rodgers Hit

Anthony Barr sat down with NFL Total Access this morning to talk about new quarterback Kirk Cousin and how mini-camp went, his organization Raise the Barr, and that hit on Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers. Yes, eight months later we are still having this discussion. Barr was asked if Rodgers season ending injury is why Packer fans have such disdain for the linebacker, “Probably, amongst other things. But that’s definitely Number one on the list.” While it was a routine hit, Packer fans and probably Rodgers are looking forward to seeing Barr and the Vikings in week two...
Jun 21, 2018
Daily Norseman is hiring writers

Daily Norseman is hiring writers

Come cover the Vikings with us! If you’re reading this, it’s safe to assume you love the Vikings and the community we’ve built here at Daily Norseman. This is your opportunity to be a bigger part of this community in a meaningful way. Daily Norseman is looking for contributors to help us cover the Vikings this season and beyond. Keep reading to find out if this may be the right opportunity for you. What skills and qualifications should you have? We’re looking for people who: Have a passion for the Minnesota Vikings. Ideally already enjoy reading, commenting, and participating in...
Jun 21, 2018
Thursday Open Thread: June 21st, 2018

Thursday Open Thread: June 21st, 2018

It’s Thorsday! Good Morning! We’re in the doldrums of the league calendar with mini-camps ending and not a lot going on until training camps open. Fortunately for about four of us, we have the World Cup to watch. We’ll plod along with our daily thread full of beer recommendations, nap strategies, crock pot and smoker recipes. Have another cup of coffee and drop by for some fan wisdom and snark. Around the DN since our last thread: From Skelly10 voting began yesterday for the ESPY’s, the Miracle was nominated in two categories, check it out and go vote here. Our own Fearless...