7:16 AM EST, Wed February 26, 2020
16 mins ago
Unbelievable! - The End of Everson?

Unbelievable! - The End of Everson?

Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports BJ Reidell and Drew Mahowald break down Everson Griffen’s decision to opt out of his contract and assess his future with the organization. The Daily Norseman and the Climbing The Pocket Network have joined forces to create a one-stop shop for Vikings podcasts delivered to your eardrums daily. This collection of shows promises to deliver the top independent voices covering the Vikings from every angle. Subscribe below: Click here for iTunes Click here for Stitcher Click here for Spotify Click here for iHeartRADIO Click here for YouTube Click here for...
3 hours ago
Minnesota Vikings News and Links: February 26th, 2020

Minnesota Vikings News and Links: February 26th, 2020

Photo by NurPhoto/NurPhoto via Hump Day Open Thread Good Morning! As Gone Fishin is still on vacation from Hoth, I’m going to continue as the backup thread poster; just like QB2 it’s a good job if you can get it. mrs_rob’s Johnny Cash request for today is below. Today is Wednesday Hump Day but it’s finally my Thursday, not that I was counting. Meanwhile we’ll carry on with our news and links full of crockpot recipes, nap strategies and beer recommendations; drop by for some fan wisdom, snark and at it’s Hump Gif Day. Around the DN since our last open thread: Rick...
10 hours ago
Rick Spielman shoots down dumb Stefon Diggs trade rumors

Rick Spielman shoots down dumb Stefon Diggs trade rumors

Photo by Zach Bolinger/Icon Sportswire via Presumably because they are, in fact, dumb We’re not even out of the month of February yet, but Minnesota Vikings fans have already been given enough stupidity to last them for the entire offseason, largely because of the still persisting trade rumors surrounding wide receiver Stefon Diggs. Speaking at the NFL Scouting Combine on Tuesday, Vikings’ GM Rick Spielman attempted to set the record straight about just how dumb those rumors are. Vikings GM Rick Spielman refutes rumors Stefon Diggs could be on his way out: “There is no reason to...
Feb 25, 2020
Minnesota Vikings News and Links: February 25th, 2020

Minnesota Vikings News and Links: February 25th, 2020

Post Monday Open Thread Good Morning! While Gone Fishin continues his vacation from Hoth, you’ll be getting the backup thread poster while he’s gone; not unlike QB2 it’s a good job if you can get it. I told mrs_rob about the planned week long Johnny Cash media selections; her request was “Hurt” so we’re going with that for today. Today is still Monday for me but I finally have some days off on the horizon. Meanwhile we’ll carry on with our news and links full of crockpot recipes, nap strategies and beer recommendations; drop by for some fan wisdom, snark and at least...
Feb 24, 2020
Should I Stay Or Should I Go? Anthony Harris

Should I Stay Or Should I Go? Anthony Harris

Chuck Cook -USA TODAY Sports Looking at upcoming roster positions on key personnel DN you got to let me know...should I stay or should I go? —The Clash (almost) Howdy, and I hope your Monday isn’t as bad as we anticipate it usually will be. We roll on with our SISOSIG series, and I hope you’re enjoying it. If you’re not, but still clicked here...hate clicks are better than no clicks, amirite? Today is our fifth installment, and in looking over the players we’ve talked about, we’re closing in on the end of this series. If you missed any of the other ones up until this point,...
Feb 24, 2020
Norse Code Podcast Episode 318: The Joys of Collective Bargaining

Norse Code Podcast Episode 318: The Joys of Collective Bargaining

Arif and James are back to talk about Everson Griffen, the highlights of the CBA negotiation, and a quick recap of the XFL action of the day. We also go into draft strategy, taking over a non-playoff team roster, what Minnesota’s XFL team should be named, and what not to do on a first date.  *****Download Link Here***** Episode Notes: Here’s the NFLPA CBA fact sheet that summarizes the agreement in bullet point format Geoff Schwartz, former Vikings offensive lineman (sort of), explains why the current proposal comes up short for players And Jason Fitzgerald’s thoughts at...
Feb 24, 2020
Minnesota Vikings News and Links: February 24th, 2020

Minnesota Vikings News and Links: February 24th, 2020

Monday Open Thread Good Morning! Gone Fishin and his family are on vacation from Hoth for a while, he told me how long he’d be gone but I forgot/or more likely wasn’t paying attention. I sent him a Pony Express card text last week but never heard back from him. Johnny Cash’s birthday is February 26th, this week’s music selections will be devoted to him. Today is Monday for the 5th day in a row for me, and it’s your Monday too, we should all take the day off. Meanwhile we’ll carry on with our news and links full of crockpot recipes, nap strategies and beer recommendations;...
Feb 22, 2020
Sometimes, Sports Matters

Sometimes, Sports Matters

Photo by Walt Disney Television via 40 years ago today. I was witness to the greatest sports miracle in American history 40 years ago today, long before Stefon Diggs galloped across the goal line to beat the Saints in the playoffs, I watched a Miracle play out on my television set from cold and frigid northern Minnesota. Even 40 years later, it’s hard to put into words the build up and emotion the ‘Miracle On Ice’ game means to me, and to all Americans who saw it at the time. But I want to try. It’s damn near impossible to convey what this meant for the country in the...
Feb 22, 2020
XFL Week 3 Schedule and Discussion

XFL Week 3 Schedule and Discussion

Photo by Scott Taetsch/ We roll on through the new league’s first month! We’re into the third week of XFL v2.0, and overall things appear to be going pretty well for the new league, in my opinion. The football action has been enjoyable and it appears that Vince McMahon has got his folks focused on football and player safety rather than things like, I don’t know, cheerleader locker room cameras and that sort of thing. So far, each of the XFL’s divisions has a team that’s 2-0, two teams at 1-1, and one team at 0-2. Let’s take a look at this week’s schedule. The first game of...
Feb 22, 2020
Minnesota Vikings 2020 Mock Draft Database, Pre-Combine version

Minnesota Vikings 2020 Mock Draft Database, Pre-Combine version

Photo by Wesley Hitt/ And we are all over the place Welcome, ladies and gentlemen, to the initial installment of our 2020 Minnesota Vikings Mock Draft Database! Yes, with the NFL Scouting Combine officially upon us. . .the first group of players start reporting to Indianapolis on Sunday. . .draft season is officially upon us and we can look at what experts around the internet are projecting our favorite football team to do when the 2020 NFL Draft rolls around in two months. As we usually do, we’re starting out with 30 mock drafts from around the internet, and that number will gradually...
Feb 22, 2020
The Salary Cap and Harrison Smith

The Salary Cap and Harrison Smith

Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports One contract option that’s not really being talked about Hi gang, hope your weekend is off to a good start. If you’re a regular reader of this here site, you’ve probably seen the players that we’ve been profiling in our ‘Should I Stay or Should I Go’ series, and if you are, thank you for reading them. If you haven’t, we’ve looking at some vets that are under contract in 2020 with a big cap number, or guys that are free agents, and trying to decide if they should remain with the Vikings or not. For the veterans that are on the team that...
Feb 22, 2020
Vikings Off Season Plan v5.0

Vikings Off Season Plan v5.0

Photo by Mitchell Layton/ Don’t quit my day job! This plan will not be very popular! Time for another plan before the combine and possibly the new CBA. I am doing this plan with the possibility of no new CBA being ready by the time free agency starts. If this occurs then the 30% rule comes into effect. Here is the 30% rule explained ... https://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/26073422/nfl-cba-quirks-a-big-effect-2020-offseason The ‘30 percent’ rule Article 13, Section 7 of the CBA mandates that “no player contract extending into a season beyond the Final League Year may provide for...
Feb 22, 2020
Minnesota Vikings News and Links: February 22nd and 23rd, 2020

Minnesota Vikings News and Links: February 22nd and 23rd, 2020

Weekend Open Thread Good Morning! The Daily Norseman Mock Draft Database™ starts today, and I’m rapidly running out of ideas for a first round selection with out current draft pick; maybe this will finally be the year I break down and pay for...
Feb 21, 2020
The Minnesota Vikings Mock Draft Database returns tomorrow!

The Minnesota Vikings Mock Draft Database returns tomorrow!

‘Bout that time, eh chaps? It’s the week before the NFL Scouting Combine, and around here that can only mean one thing. That’s right, folks. . .it’s time for the return of the one, the only, the original Minnesota Vikings Mock Draft Database! You’ve seen a lot of sites around the internet that keep track of mock drafts, but honestly. . .who the hell cares about those other 31 teams, am I right? We know you’re here for the hawtest Minnesota Vikings draft takes, and that’s what we’re going to continue to bring you. For the uninitiated among you, let me give you the basics of...
Feb 21, 2020
Minnesota Vikings News and Links: February 21st, 2020

Minnesota Vikings News and Links: February 21st, 2020

Photo by Jennifer Stewart/ Friday Open Thread Good Morning! I saw mentions of a possible new collective bargaining agreement on the Twitters today. I’d like to see it approved because lockouts and replacement players suck yo, but one thing I’d like to see the players union push for is more money for the current and retired or past players. Today is everyone’s Friday expect me, it Monday yet again and I’m writing this after midnight. If I have time in the morning before work I’ll drop another 1st round mock with a player for consideration, if I don’t have time I’ll save...