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The post-draft sex glow is all about us as we move into the doldrums of the NFL off-season, but there's still much to talk about with the Vikings 2013 NFL Draft picks. In Purple Jesus Diaries' NFL Draft-or-Bust Off, we review each pick in turn and provide some further amateur insight for you. Previously we looked at Sharrif Floyd, Xavier Rhodes, and Cordarrelle Patterson, and today, we continue with the Vikings fourth round pick, LB Gerald Hodges from Penn State ...
I'll be honest here ... By the time we start reviewing the draft picks who appear in the fourth round and beyond, I love a little bit of my Draft-or-Bust Off steam. If we're putting all our dirty laundry out on the table here, people may get all jacked about late round picks and how they're going to influence the team, but come on people, we also drafted John David Booty in the fifth round. That didn't really pan out.
Now, that's not to say this new linebacker Gerald Hodg...
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The governor of Minnesota objects to the Vikings' release of punter Chris Kluwe. See what the politician had to say about the move.
The University of Minnesota has agreed to allow the Vikings use TCF Bank Stadium as they wait for their new stadium to be built. The agreement must now be voted on by the University’s Board of Regents on Friday. The Vikings are scheduled to play at TCF Bank Stadium for the 2014 and 2015 seasons. I’m sure they can’t wait to play a home game in late December in the out doors...
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Greg Jennings had just finished up a workout as part of the Minnesota Vikings offseason conditioning program last week when reporters gathered around Minnesota's new receiver and asked Jennings if seeing "Vikings" spelled out across his shirt was a strange sight.
Jennings looked down at the "Vikings" across his chest and seemed like he...
This is an article about unaffiliated NFL punter Chris Kluwe. He's not technically a member of the Minnesota Vikings any longer, but lick my short shaft, people, because this is now a Chris Kluwe blog whenever I want it to be, so shut your damn mouth. No one complains when we write a bunch of crap about Randy Moss even though he was a 49er, so what's your problem.
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. On the surface, Shariff Floyd can appear menacing at 6-foot-3, 297 pounds. His ferocity on the football field led him to become a first-round draft pick by the Minnesota Vikings.
But up close, Floyd wears an easy smile. He's soft spoken and articulate.
"I'm always calm," Floyd said during his introductory press conference in Minnesota. "...
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Jeff Locke had plenty of contact with the Minnesota Vikings and special teams coordinator Mike Priefer before being drafted by the team two weeks ago.
Locke had met with Minnesota at the Senior Bowl and the Scouting Combine. Priefer later conducted a private workout with Locke at UCLA, where Locke's 44.23-yard average is second all-time in school history...
Since the Minnesota Vikings chose to cut veteran punter Chris Kluwe on Monday, a debate has raged over whether his release was performance-based or a result of his outspoken advocacy on a number of social issues — most notably marriage equality.
Kluwe’s days seemed to be numbered when the team used a fifth-round draft pick on UCLA punter Jeff Locke, but some, including Minnesota...
It’s not often that one of the week’s loudest and most frequently cited headlines involves the release of a punter.
But when the Minnesota Vikings dropped Chris Kluwe earlier this week, it ensured that during this relatively news less post-draft time, that a special teamer would be in the headlines for awhile.
Kluwe spent eight years in Minnesota, being best known alternatively...
Chris Kluwe's release from the Minnesota Vikings has stirred up a slight debate. Many are questioning whether the Vikings released Kluwe for being outspoken on a number of issues or was he released because of his punting ability or lack thereof.
One person that seems to be in Kluwe's corner is Minnesota governor Mark Dayton. Dayton finds it kind of fishy that Kluwe was...
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Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton said he doesn’t feel good about the Vikings releasing Chris Kluwe and wants honesty about why they made the decision.
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"Adrian has always showed amazing...
Tonight, in a SILVERMAN: On Sports EXCLUSIVE, great friend to the show, Chris Kluwe discussing how he was put on waivers by the Minnesota Vikings. The bad-ass punter discussed, football, gay rights, Jason Collins, his rock music and love of video games. For the entire conversation, listen here! As always, Kluwe is candid and awesome!
I also raise the question regarding how supportive...
Sports, politics and social issues. Those are three topics that are often digested separately, but sometimes they come bundled together. That's the scenario that formed when NBA player Jason Collins became the first active athlete in a major American sport to come out as gay. It's also the situation that was often created by Chris Kluwe, the Vikings' former punter.