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Vikings' Walsh, Locke adjusting to TCF Bank Stadium

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. --€“ A slight breeze was in Blair Walsh's face as he lined up for a 51-yard field-goal attempt last weekend, the flags on the east goalpost at TCF Bank Stadium were nearly motionless. Kicking into the closed end of the stadium, Walsh's kick had plenty of distance but bounced off the left upright. The miss, one of three in two preseason games this season...
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2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Brian Hall's Aug. 21 Vikings mailbag

Two preseason games have given us a chance to see new Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer and his players in action. Zimmer and general manager Rick Spielman will have many difficult decisions over the next two weeks as Minnesota tries to go from its current 90-man roster to the regular-season, 53-man roster. The battle for jobs is on with the Vikings heading into the biggest preseason...
Via Fox Sports North
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Vikings’ Blair Walsh Hit A 70-Yard Field Goal In Warmups

The Denver Broncos’ Matt Prater currently holds the NFL record for the longest field goal with a 64-yarder, but if this video is any indication, the Minnesota Vikings’ Blair Walsh will be topping that record this upcoming season. The post Vikings’ Blair Walsh Hit A 70-Yard Field Goal In Warmups appeared first on Diehardsport.
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Blair Walsh Nails 70 Yard Field Goal

Vikings kicker Blair Walsh has never had an issue with distance. The 3rd year pro out of Georgia holds the NFL record for...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings fans are down on their team heading into 2014 season

Last season the Minnesota Vikings finished with a record of 5-10-1 and ended up in the cellar of the NFC North. It’s understandable then if Vikings fans aren’t making any plans for a Super bowl parade in Minneapolis for this coming winter. How confident are Vikings fans going into 2014 exactly? Let’s find out. Recently a digital marketing agency known as Prime Visibility ranked...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Are the Minnesota Vikings part of any top-10 epic Super Bowl XLIX match-ups?

Now that games are being played in the NFL, albeit exhibitions that won’t count in the standings, it’s time to start thinking about how the season is going to unfold. And to take it to the nth degree, it’s time to start thinking about who will be playing in the final game of the season – Super Bowl XLIX in Glendale, Arizona. As is typically the case in the NFL, there are...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings Blair Walsh kicker Blair Walsh not ranked top-20 in the NFL…

… In fantasy that is, but maybe in real life as well. With a week of preseason games now in the books, the 2014 NFL season is officially underway. And that can only mean one thing: Fantasy football drafts are about to start happening. In order to get a jump on the competition, it’s never to early to start putting together a draft board. To help the cause, cover32 will be ranking...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Vikings hire Joe Marciano to fill in for suspended special teams coach Mike Priefer

MANKATO, Minn. -- Experience drove the Minnesota Vikings to add an interim special teams coach from the outside while Mike Priefer is suspended for the season's first three games. Minnesota hired longtime NFL special teams coach Joe Marciano to help fill in while Priefer serves his suspension after the investigation into homophobic remarks made by Priefer. Marciano was with the...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Sad but true: Minnesota Vikings’ Blair Walsh not top-20 kicking fantasy option

With training camps underway, the NFL season is right around the corner. And that can only mean one thing: Fantasy football drafts are about to start happening. In order to get a jump on the competition, it’s never to early to start putting together a draft board. To help the cause, cover32 will be ranking each position, with updates from now until the start of the regular season...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Vikings training camp preview: Specialists

  This is the 10th in a series of 13 previews leading up to the Minnesota Vikings' July 25 start of camp. TODAY'S POSITION: SPECIALISTS Rating (1-to-10 scale): 8 Projected starters: Kicker Blair Walsh (third year), punter Jeff Locke (second year), long snapper Cullen Loeffler (11th year), kickoff returner Cordarrelle Patterson (second year), punt returner Marcus Sherels...
Via Fox Sports North
July 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Are any Minnesota Vikings among the best MVP value bets for 2014?

Last week, the latest odds to win the Most Valuable Player award for the 2014 NFL season were released, with some of the usual suspects atop the list. But just because the wise guys in Vegas tend to know what they’re doing, that doesn’t necessarily mean all bets are created equal; in fact, many of them are nothing more than sucker bets, designed to get fans to lay down money...
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June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Snubbed? Minnesota Vikings K Blair Walsh not named top-10 in NFL

Typically speaking, sports fans tend to worry about two things – the past and the future. They’ll debate who was the greatest player of all-time, while also spending hours discussing whether or not a rookie is going to be develop into an All-Pro. Both are fun exercises, things that keep fans engaged and the beer flowing at the local tavern. But they miss out on what is most important...
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June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Biggest Sleepers from the Vikings 2014 Draft Class

#491530989 / gettyimages.com After replacing the Vikings’ coaching staff following the 2013 season, Rick Spielman, Mike Zimmer and Norv Turner teamed up to produce a draft class that, on paper, looks like it could be the beginning of a good run in Minnesota. Most people know about them drafting pass rush specialist Anthony Barr with the 9th pick and then trading back into the...
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June 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Blair Walsh: How the NFL draft process led to my redemption

Vikings kicker was able to prove a bad senior year in college was a fluke.
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May 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Twitter Tuesday: The Minnesota Vikings offseason is going to be UGLY! (Chris Kluwe saga!)

Chris Kluwe, Mike Priefer, Blair Walsh and Cullen Loeffler. Things are starting to get ugly in Minnesota. The Minnesota Vikings and their fans are in for a LONG offseason. Everyone remembers the Kluwe article that came out at the end of 2013. Blair Walsh came out in support of Priefer. In Kluwe’s article he refused to name names. That was until Walsh and other players came out...
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January 28, 2014  |  1 Comment

Chris Kluwe’s lawyer says they have texts from Blair Walsh supporting allegations

The lawyer for Chris Kluwe says he has text messages from current Minnesota Vikings kicker Blair Walsh that support Kluwe’s allegations that Vikings special teams coordinator Mike Priefer made homophobic comments during special teams meetings in the 2012 NFL season. Kluwe’s lawyer, Clayton Halunen, also says Kluwe made the team aware of Priefer’s comments last […]
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January 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Kluwe’s lawyer says he has proof in the form of texts to back up claims against Priefer

Former Viking’s punter Chris Kluwe claims that his Vikings career was cut short due to his support of same sex marriage. Kluwe says he caught flack from several members of the Viking’s staff specifically special teams coach Mike Priefer. Priefer apparently made homophobic comments at team facility and Kluwe’s lawyer says that he has proof in the form of text messages from kicker...
Via Pro Football Zone
January 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Is Roger Goodell killing the game? He is now talking about getting rid of the extra point

I was a kicker, and maybe that is why I feel this way, but taking away the extra point is corny.  It takes a few seconds, and gives the kicker another chance to get his name on the television.  Well today Roger Goodell basically said that they were going to get rid of the PAT. […]The post Is Roger Goodell killing the game? He is now talking about getting rid of the extra point...
Via NFL Draft Diamonds
January 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Walsh, Locke discuss cold-weather prep

The Vikings will move to the open-air stadium of TCF Bank the next two seasons, and the weather in Minnesota lately is a reminder of just how bad it could get. Kicker Blair Walsh and punter Jeff Locke discussed the effects of cold weather on their craft and how to counter it.
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January 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Blair Walsh issues statement in support of Mike Priefer

After Chris Kluwe alleged that he was cut by the Vikings due to his stance on gay marriage and the fact that special teams coach Mike Priefer is a homophobe, several Vikings have voiced support for Priefer. The latest of…Read more →
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January 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Walsh, others issue support for Priefer

Blair Walsh and other Vikings who have worked with Mike Priefer issued support for the coach after former punter Chris Kluwe called Priefer a “bigot” and “homophobic.”
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January 02, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Snowplow narrowly misses Vikings players on field

It looked like the Baltimore Ravens took that "twelfth player" thing a little too seriously when this free-wheeling M+T Stadium groundskeeper almost took out a group of Minnesota Vikings players with a snow plow during a timeout Sunday.Later, another groundskeeper made life just a little more difficult for Vikes' kicker Blair Walsh with her misdirected snow shovel...
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December 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Vikings outlast Bears in crazy OT finish

Blair Walsh kicked a 34-yard  field goal with 1:55 left in overtime to give the Minnesota Vikings a come-from-behind 23-20 over the reeling Chicago Bears Sunday afternoon at the Metrodome in Minneapolis. The heartbreaking loss overshadowed the individual brilliance of emerging second-year wide receiver Alshon Jeffery, who snagged 12 balls for a franchise-record 249-yards. The Vikings...
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December 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Blair Walsh OT kick ends crazy marathon 23-20 over Bears

The Vikings embraced the spoiler's role in the NFC North, delivering a potential knockout blow to Chicago's playoff hopes with a dramatic comeback victory at the Metrodome. Blair Walsh's 34-yard field goal with 1:43 remaining in overtime ended a wild back-and-forth slugfest that featured 976 combined yards of offense. Walsh bailed out Rhett Ellison, whose facemask penalty...
Via Pro Sports Daily
December 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Black Friday Brings You Blair Walsh Stache

Listen, it's the day after Thanksgiving. I'm feeling bloated and hungover and am about to eat a turkey sandwich for breakfast. Probably. Or throw up. So I'm not going to treat you to an awesome thought out post or game preview like we normally have. No one would read it. Really. Pageviews on a day like this are like 10. Not worth it. Instead, let's look at Blair...
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November 29, 2013  |  Discuss
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