Found June 07, 2012 on
Purple Jesus Diaries:
You guys, I have terrible news. We recently did our draft recap feature thing (I wouldn't even call it that ...) on new Vikings kicker Blair Walsh, and we asked for people to come up with nicknames for him. The most popular option tossed around on the internet has EASILY been the "Blair Walsh Project," but I have terrible news for you ... We may not be as smarty pants as you all think. From the special teams horses mouth itself, Chris Kluwe, when I asked if he's been called by this nickname yet, he had this devestating news to deliver:NO, DAMMIT NOOOOOO! Back to the drawing board.
In trying to think of other possible nicknames for Blair Walsh Project, I also checked in with Kluwe on one of the other names tossed around in "Walsh the Line." He had this to say:It's a valid point. We can't make Walsh sound COOL right now. He hasn't done anything! And I would guess, internally and unofficially on the team, he's still just a huge piece of *...
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EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. McDonald's has served over a billion people, but the fast-food restaurant chain might have served Minnesota Vikings offensive lineman Brandon Fusco for the final time.
An admitted fast-food connoisseur, Fusco gave up eating greasy cheeseburgers this offseason. The 6-foot-4, 306-pound Fusco entered the NFL as an unfinished product, a sixth-round pick by Minnesota...
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Minnesota Vikings star receiver Percy Harvin returned to practice Tuesday for the first time since shoulder surgery in April.
Curiously he was missing during Wednesday's open practice during organized team activities, causing many to wonder if he was still having trouble with his shoulder. Coach Leslie Frazier said he didn't think the shoulder was the...
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Wide receiver Percy Harvin was missing from the Minnesota Vikings' organized team activities Wednesday, a day after practicing for the first time since shoulder surgery in April.Last week, coach Leslie Frazier praised many of the team's leaders for showing up at nearly every workout and practice so far this offseason. There has been more than 95 percent...
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Christian Ponder dropped back on one 11-on-11 play during the Minnesota Vikings' organized team activities on Wednesday and lofted the ball deep down the field for a receiver.The long toss was the exact type of pass Ponder didn't try often last year. The second-year quarterback admits he didn't do well throwing the deep ball last year. Ponder didn...
Minnesota Vikings fullback Jerome Felton is apologizing for being arrested for DUI last weekend.
Felton apologized on Wednesday at an optional practice, four days after Eden Prairie police arrested him on suspicion of driving while impaired and refusing to take a chemical test.
Felton was contrite on Wednesday, saying he regretted bringing some negative attention to his new team...
It's all in the hips T..
Minnesota Vikings defensive star knows a thing or two about throwing a shindig — Jared Allen held his annual Homes 4 Wounded Warriors and we were lucky enough to get a hold of some exclusive photos from the charity golf tournament last month — If you want to help out, Jared has a text to donate program associated with the foundation. -TO
Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Percy Harvin was back on the practice field on Tuesday for the first time this offseason after undergoing offseason shoulder surgery.
Harvin indicated that he feels great, even though his shoulder is a little sore, which is expected.
If the Vikings offense is going to have a strong season in 2012, they’re going to need Harvin to stay healthy.
Jordan Todman has been showing off his athleticism in Vikings practices the last two weeks. With only two running back roster spots locked up with Adrian Peterson and Toby Gerhart, Todman might just find himself a role on the Vikings so he can quit second-guessing his decision 18 months ago.
As we start to creep into the summer months, the Minnesota Vikings are completing their Organized Team Activities. These generally involve installation of new plays, undrafted rookies running around like squidbillies, and terrible assumptions about players which will never come true. For instance, Joe Webb has allegedly been playing better than Christian Ponder. Quarterback controversy...
Percy Harvin did not attend Wednesday’s voluntary practice with the Vikings, but Leslie Frazier said he didn’t think it was related to the shoulder.
New Vikings receiver Jerome Simpson displayed speed, hands and leaping ability on a highlight play that had teammates cheering.
Jerome Simpson wasn’t the most reliable receiver last year, but his catch in Wednesday’s practice showed his impressive athleticism. Simpson has what the Vikings need, but his performance last year compared to Vikings receivers is an interesting and surprising dichotomy. Plus, another receiver showing well, one that is sitting out and other notes from Wednesday.
Something tells me that Link Hogthrob and his Scandanavian clan of Muppet pigs could finish a season in the NFL with at least a 4-12 record, topping the Minnesota Vikings' 3-13 mark from last year.
Despite several bright hues along the way (from Fran Tarkenton to Adrian Peterson), the Purple People Eaters of the NFC North are a figurehead upon the league's Mount Rushmore...
We have been through this with Favre. Hell I’m still not over it. Not even close. At least Wisconsin is not the only NFL state with some QB issues. We bring you some fans dealing with the loss of Peyton and Tebow. It’s tough. I know. Been there.
The Brett Favre, "I used to Know"...
Wonderful, just wonderful parody here folks.
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