Who do you want?

By roger

It’s Poll Time Again!!!!

Don't make Daddy angry.  You won't like me if I get angry.

Rick, don’t make Daddy angry.You won’t like me if I get angry.



By northwoodsv2

Trade Bait

The Texans are interested in trading down from number 1 according to http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap2000000337770/article/houston-texans-reportedly-trying-to-trade-no-1-pick.

So that brings to question should the Vikings make an effort to trade with them? What would be acceptable compensation? Who would we move up for? Are they worth it?

What are your guys opinions on these questions?



Storm headed for Halifax on Wednesday now considered a weather bomb

Environment Canada meterologists now say Wednesday’s storm won’t just be bad – it will be a weather bomb.

A low-pressure system is designated as a weather bomb when it intensifies by at least 24 millibars within 24 hours – and meterologist Tracey Talbot said that’s well within reach.


(Time for a new post, anyway).

By novascotiavike

The Love Boat Scandal: Discovering Another Dimension

So maybe you all knew this already, but it’s brand new for me. I knew that the scandal, which occurred back in 2005, was given the nickname the Love Boat Scandal as a play on the TV Show called Love Boat. However, I never thought of it as anything more than a casual relationship as the Vikings players were making Love on a Boat.

I never watched the show myself, and am mostly familiar of it because its theme song seems to get stuck in your head even if you’ve only ever heard it once. Then yesterday, I started watching some old TV Shows on TVLand or something similar, and after I Dream of Jeanie and Bewitched (2 of my all time favorites) came the Love Boat. As I reached for the tuner to find something better to watch, something on the screen caught my eye. The font of the credits was strangely familiar. Then it dawned on me: that’s the same font that the Vikings use in a lot of their branding!

It wasn’t until a minute or two later that I connected the dots to the Love Boat scandal and started to wonder if that had anything to do with the media terming the scandal after the TV Show. Do any of you bloggers know – was this intentional, or just a freaky coincidence?


Scroll: Reboot

The Scroll franchise has been going on for a while and like all movie franchises after a certain point they need to be started over. Many people hate these reboots as they never seem to be able to hold a candle to the original. Hopefully this reboot will make people forget about the scroll that started it all atleast till next time.

Remaining Holes

A week ago, we took a look at the holes that the team needed to fill heading into the 2014 season. At that point, there were 21 positions that the team needed to fill. Now, after 3 days of free agency and signing players both from within and from the free agent squad, the holes are down to 10.

The team started out by bringing back QB Matt Cassel. That was shortly followed by the re-signing of DE Everson Griffen, and then LB Jasper Brinkley was brought back on board after being cut by his new team. Free agency began and the Vikings immediately jumped out and snatched DT Linval Joseph away from the Giants, while re-signing backups G/C Joe Berger, DT Fred Evans and OLB Larry Dean. Finally, the second biggest Free Agency move the team has made came around when CB Captain Munnerlyn was added to the team today.

So…that’s 8 players added, but didn’t I say that we had improved from 21 holes to 10? Well, I have to admit that the numbers from the first article were thrown out a bit hastily. At that point, I hadn’t considered that the cutting of WR Greg Childs didn’t really count against the team’s needs as he was never a part of the roster in 2013. I also hadn’t figured that we still have practice squad players from last year (Zach Line and Joe Banyard) who can fill in for the loss of Gerhart and Carlson, moving up to the bottom of the depth chart while the guys ahead of them each move up a notch. As far as #2 and #3 RB, Asiata and Banyard should do just fine. The same goes for our #2, #3 & #4 TE/FB which will be filled in by Rhett Ellison, Chase Ford and Zach Line.

That leaves the team with 10 positions of need, and about $10.5 million to pay for it, (that number is based partially on guesses – as I couldn’t find the deal that Brinkley or Evans signed, I assumed they added up to about $3 mill). Expect about $6.5 million of that to go towards the 8 draft picks we currently have, and that leaves the team with $4 million to fill two more positions in free agency. Should the team use it to get two more free agents now, or should they hold on to what’s left and fill in the remaining needs once the draft is concluded? It would be nice to find one more stud in free agency, but it would probably be even better (and smarter) to leave a couple extra holes heading into the draft so they don’t feel forced to draft a position of need instead of BPA. It would also leave the team a bit of extra cash to finalize a contract extension with Kyle Rudolph before the start of the season.

Currently, the team still appears to need players at the following positions:

QB: 1
WR: 2
OT: 1
OG: 1
DE: 2
OLB: 2
CB: 1  – 0

*Update – CB Derrek Cox has just signed with the team potentially knocking the need down to 9. However, the team now could cut one of the less productive corners to make room, drop an overpaid safety (Sanford anybody?) or just go a more practical route and put one or two of the later draftees on the practice squad.