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Vikings Plan Fan Event For Metrodome Finale

By Eric Henderson

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – The Minnesota Vikings plan a big weekend for fans as the team closes out its final season at the Metrodome.

The festivities begin Saturday with a “Last Season, Last Call” event from 4-7 p.m. at Mall of America Field at the downtown Minneapolis dome. Season ticket owners […]

Peterson Injury Tops List In Painful Vikings Loss

By Eric Henderson

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EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings are back from a painful road trip.

Not only did the Vikings give up the lead Sunday in Baltimore three times in the fourth quarter on their way to another last-second loss, they saw star running back Adrian Peterson […]

Vikings Rule Christian Ponder Out Against Ravens

By Eric Henderson

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EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have ruled quarterback out for Sunday’s game at Baltimore.

Coach Leslie Frazier said Friday that Ponder had yet to pass all of his post-concussion tests. So Ponder will not suit up against the Ravens, with Matt Cassel starting and […]

Esme’s Blog: Vikings 3, Fans 0

By Eric Henderson

It’s a tradition: the Minnesota Vikings’ annual Sisyphean struggle to put a winning season together and the predictable roster of new Viking mug shots.

In this most dismal of years — with last week’s tie possibly blowing a shot at landing the top draft pick — comes the news that, in […]

New Vikings Stadium Groundbreaking Set For Dec. 3

By Eric Henderson

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The groundbreaking for the new Minnesota Vikings stadium will be on Tuesday, Dec. 3.

The Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority confirmed the date Tuesday. It’s the official start of construction on the nearly $1 billion football stadium that will be built at the current Metrodome site.

The […]

Williams, Playing New Spot, Helps Vikes D Step Up

By Eric Henderson

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EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — Kevin Williams was already one of the most revered players on Minnesota’s roster.

Then the 33-year-old produced one of the most memorable performances of his decorated career.

Williams had 2? sacks in the second half of Thursday night’s win over the Washington Redskins. He […]

Christian Ponder’s Status For Next Game Uncertain

By Eric Henderson

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EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings are unsure if Christian Ponder will be healed in time for their next game.

Ponder dislocated his non-throwing left shoulder trying to dive for a touchdown at the end of a run late in the third quarter during Minnesota’s […]

Activists To Protest Redskins Nickname Before Game

By Eric Henderson

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — American Indian activists and others plan to demonstrate against the Washington Redskins’ nickname ahead of the team’s game against the Minnesota Vikings Thursday night.

The groups plan to march to the Metrodome for a rally.

Six members of the Minneapolis City Council recently sent a letter to the […]

Vikings Brought American Football To UK In 1983

By Eric Henderson

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Up until August 6, 1983, television was the only place the British had seen American football.

“I think, from the English people who go there, I think they would like to see what they have sort of associated with American football,” British promoter John Marshall said in […]

Petition Begs Obama To Fire Christian Ponder

By Eric Henderson

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – The Minnesota Vikings now have a 0-2 record for the season, and some are asking whether it’s time for a major change.

One fan thinks he has the solution: get rid of quarterback Christian Ponder. In fact, he took his issues to a higher authority.

The fan started a […]