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Purple Jesus Diaries:
On Monday night, at a special event at a place most football fans have never stepped foot in before, the Minnesota Vikings took to the Wurtele Thrust Stage at the Guthrie Theater to unveil the design for their new stadium. Set to break ground in 2014, the new stadium is an engineering marvel, incorporating the world's largest ethylene tetrafluoroethylene roof, enormous pivoting glass doors out onto an expansive plaza, 1.6 million square feet of space, 65,000 seats expandable up to 73,000, and 125 suites with some offering the closest spectating location in all of the NFL. A true marvel.
But what AREN'T the Vikings telling you about this new technological terror they've constructed? Purple Jesus Diaries, of course, has your answers.
Lost amidst the flash and excitement of the stadium reveal were several little known facts about this new stadium that the Vikings failed to mention. Sure, the thing looks pretty, shiny with glass, and lots of neat seats and HD TVs a...
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Minnesota Vikings linebacker Erin Henderson wants everyone to show him a little respect. “Coach told me all the time, ‘Play angry. You’re too nice sometimes. Play angry,’” Henderson told 1500ESPN.com by phone on Wednesday. “I haven’t been more pissed in — I couldn’t tell you. I don’t
The Minnesota Vikings and HKS Sports & Entertainment Group together unveiled the design of a new multi-purpose stadium on Monday in Minneapolis. The $975 million stadium design details will now be reviewed by the Minneapolis Stadium Implementation Committee and the City of Minneapolis.
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Jerome Simpson came to the Minnesota Vikings last season as a breath of fresh air.
The former Cincinnati Bengals receiver was excitable, always smiling and he connected with quarterback Christian Ponder on a few big plays during minicamp. He was going to be the deep-threat receiver Minnesota had been looking for.
Then he served his three-game suspension for...
The Vikings are due to announce their stadium design today at an event at the Guthrie Theater. I’m not what you would call “in the know” but I do have a feeling about a few features that the new facility will have.
- A projection of Zygi Wilf’s laughing, cackling visage projected on the roof.
- A big, green football field, right in the middle.
- Constant disappointment...
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Antoine Winfield's tenure with the Minnesota Vikings might be over after nine years with the team, but he's still making an impact on his former squad.
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The Philadelphia Eagles will potentially put the band back together for a brief moment on September 19 when the Kansas City Chiefs come to town.
The Chiefs are now being coached by Andy Reid who led the team to numerous NFC championship games and a Super Bowl.
According to the Philadelphia Daily News, on that date, Reid’s mainstay quarterback Donovan McNabb will probably retire...
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Syracuse will retire Donovan McNabb’s jersey during the Wake Forest football game this upcoming season. McNabb tweeted out the news Saturday during his visit to the Hill for commencement weekend. Although the university has not commented on the news, it is expected that McNabb’s jersey, not number will be retired. This means players will still be able to wear the...
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The old gunslinger is still getting paid. Check out Green Bay Packers legendary Quarterback Brett Favre on the set of his latest Wrangler Jeans photo shoot. Favre is a Wrangler guy, always has been, and always will be.
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Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier told NFL AM that they don’t plan on going after former Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher right now.
“Brian has been a great player in our league for a long, long time,” Frazier said, via NFL.com. “He was a thorn in our side for many years. At this point we want to look at the guys on our roster, give them a chance to compete for the...
Donovan McNabb says he will retire with the Philadelphia Eagles this fall.
The six-time Pro Bowl quarterback led the Eagles to four NFC championship games and a Super Bowl loss in 11 seasons before he was traded to Washington in 2010. McNabb went 92-49-1 with the Eagles and holds franchise records for completions (2801), passing yards (32,873) and passing touchdowns (216).
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“We want to have (Favre) back in the family.” — Green Bay Packers CEO Mark Murphy, speaking to FOXSportsWisconsin.
“NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO.” — Everyone else, pleading to the heavens.
Looks like Packers are continuing to the lay the goodwill groundwork with Favre so they can retire his number in Green Bay soon. Earlier this year “It’s not my job to train him”...
Sorry, Washington Redskins fans. Tough titties, Minnesota Vikings fans. I’m sure that you were all desperately wishing that when the day finally came, Donovan McNabb would choose to retire as a part of your franchises, but… hey, why are you guys all cheering and celebrating? Anyway, McNabb was a guest on ESPN Radio 97.7 on Monday, and he indeed revealed that he plans to retire...