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IN YOUR FACE, NAYSAYERS!
We have found it! We did it! Putting a man on the moon? Cakewalk! Ending the Cold War? Rubbish! Mapping the human genome? Boring! We finally tracked down some ground breaking, Earth shattering news that is going to flip your life upside down, Ponder haters, because finally, a reputable news source has legitimately ranked Christian Ponder as their 4th best quarterback in the NFL in 2013! BOOM! GAME, BLOUSES, HI HATERS.
So ... So, what's the news source? I feel like we should figure that out first.
With football training camps underway, Onion Sports is preparing fans for the upcoming 2013 NFL season by ranking players at every position. We begin with a helpful guide to the league’s best quarterbacks.
Ah ****. This isn't going to be good.
4: Christian Ponder: With an amazingly powerful arm, great vision, stunning accuracy, and countless dominant performances during big games, the Vikings quarterback has already proven that fact-checking has really gone downhill in this country.
Look, we tried, OK? I really tried. I tried to track down an article (that wasn't from team-sanctioned Vikings.com blog) that would give Ponder his comeuppance. I ended up with this; a several weeks old article from a fake news source. That is the CLOSEST I could get to an article that not only went above and beyond talking about how good Ponder is, but even just showed him some basic respect. A fake news source. Of course, I only looked at like two options, but here we are.
And I tried to like Ponder, to keep the dream of "untapped potential" alive for myself. But I couldn't do that either. I'm on board with people who say he needs more games, he needs to play AT LEAST half this year to determine whether he's the future for us or not. I have no problem with that. But I say that because I expect by our eighth game the Vikings will be as relevant as my crap ass playoff team, and the entire Vikings team will be tanking for a first round quarterback. Time to come up with a rhyming draft focus!
Dammit ... This is so depressing. PROVE ME WRONG, PONDER, DEAR GOD PLEASE.
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With the 3rd and most important preseason game in the books the roster is starting to take shape. With a few injuries/suspension/absent players … I have a handful of changes on my final 53 man roster predictions of the year.
Below is this weeks prediction of the 53 man roster, a few movers and shakers.
B = Changes from last week
Christian Ponder, Matt Cassel, McLeod...
Unfortunately it is getting to that time of year when teams will be axing a chunk of players on their roster, with a handful of teams already starting over the weekend. The Vikings will need to trim the roster down to 75 players this week. Below is a quick look at who could be in on the first round of cuts, once announced we’ll be sure to add the full list of roster casualties...
Minnesota Vikings Pro Bowl fullback Jerome Felton has been suspended for three games.
Adrian Peterson’s lead blocker has been placed in the deep freeze for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy according to ESPN Felton had previously filed an appeal of the suspension after his 2012 DUI arrest.
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The post Vikings fullback Jerome Felton...
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- When Joe Webb went high in the end zone Sunday to pull in a three-yard touchdown catch, the physical gifts that have intrigued the Minnesota Vikings coaches for years were apparent.
Up against San Francisco's third-year cornerback Perrish Cox, Webb jumped high in the air, using all of his 6-foot-4 frame and remarkable leaping ability to catch a floating...
The Minnesota Vikings received a bit of good news on Monday after defensive tackle Kevin Williams underwent a magnetic resonance imaging test on his injured right knee.
In a released statement from coach Leslie Frazier, the team announced that Williams suffered a hyperextension to his knee that caused a "significant bone contusion as well as a posterior capsular strain"...
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Monday's news about the Minnesota Vikings losing Pro Bowl fullback Jerome Felton and the possibility five-time All-Pro defensive tackle Kevin Williams might not be ready for the start of the season turned into Tuesday and preparing for time without two vital pieces.Dating back to a DWI arrest in June 2012, Felton was suspended for the first three games...
You would think that a starting NFL quarterback would want to take his bride to be out for a nice extravagant dinner, but I guess not.
Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder took his wife Samantha Ponder to Arbys for their wedding dinner, per the Sports Kings.
Mrs. Ponder told the St. Paul Pioneer Press the following:
I never was really a girl who planned out what my wedding would...
The Minnesota Vikings raced forward with their rebuilding project last season by finishing 10-6 and reaching the playoffs ahead of expectations, a feel-good ride behind those 2,097 yards rushing by Adrian Peterson.
With Peterson in his prime and a bunch of recent high draft picks with the potential to be future cogs, there's a sturdy blueprint in place along with lingering concerns...
Jerome Felton is having a horrible preseason and things just got worse. The NFL suspended the Minnesota Vikings’ Pro Bowl fullback for the first three games of the 2013 season for violating the league’s substance abuse policy. The suspension comes as a result of Felton’s DWI arrest from June 2, 2012.
Felton had the charges in his case reduced to reckless driving and he attempted...
Thursday's preseason finale, in which the Minnesota Vikings host the Tennessee Titans, is all about the final push for roster spots prior to Saturday's deadline to reach the 53-man limit for the regular-season roster.
Minnesota coach Leslie Frazier has said many of the team's starters won't play in Thursday's game. Here are five things to watch from Minnesota...
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Six-year veteran defensive end Lawrence Jackson was among 13 players waived by the Minnesota Vikings on Monday as the team started its first cuts in a week full of them in the NFL.The deadline to get to 75 players on the roster is Tuesday at 3 p.m. Central time. The final cut deadline to reach the 53-man active roster on Aug. 31.Minnesota started its decision...
Desmond Bishop called the hit Kevin Williams took to his right knee “definitely dirty.” Chad Greenway and Leslie Frazier also expressed their disdain for Joe Looney’s low block Sunday night, and Greenway wasn’t buying Looney’s explanation.
With Kevin Williams’ status uncertain for the regular-season opener, the Vikings don’t want to take any risks with his backup. Plus, injury updates and more.
The Minnesota Vikings fell to 0-3 on the preseason as they were roundly defeated by the defending NFC Champion San Francisco 49ers, 34-14, at Candlestick Park. The 49ers improved to 3-1 in preseason action. Letting them play The game was a study in coaching philosophy contrasts. San Francisco head coach Jim Harbaugh only played his […]The post Minnesota Vikings starters no match...
Welcome to a special preseason Primetime edition of the Purple Jesus Diaries Game Thread! It's like a real Sunday night football game, except that it's still preseason so it doesn't matter. But let's pretend it does, because football on a Sunday is always enjoyable!
Tonight is a big night for the preseason. It's the third game of the preseason, meaning that...