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  1. So Long, Jim...

    by , 12-30-2011 at 05:14 PM (Shocker's Locker)
    After Sunday's game against the Bears here at the Metrodome, FB/TE Jim Kleinsasser will call it a career. Thirteen years of unselfish play, team-first attitude, hard-nosed football and workmanlike effort will be gone, but NOT forgotten.

    Drafted in the 2nd round (44th overall) from North Dakota in 1999, Jim Kleinsasser played 180 games in thirteen years for the Purple. His stats aren't the greatest (192 receptions, 1,688 yards, 6 TDs; 43 rushes, 147 yards, 1 TD), he wasn't flashy, ...
  2. Where Is Joe Webb?

    by , 10-28-2011 at 02:03 PM (Shocker's Locker)
    When the Vikings drafted Joe Webb out of the University of Alabama-Birmingham in 2010, he was a 6"4" amazing athlete with lots of potential. A quarterback in college, the Vikings originally drafted him to play WR in the NFL, but after seeing his potential in training camp, they decided to keep him at QB. Seemed like a smart move at the time.

    Now, after the QB mess over the first 6 games this season, Christian Ponder is the starter for the rest of the season, McNabb is the backup and ...
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  3. Is Another Win In The Cards Against The Bears?

    by , 10-16-2011 at 12:12 AM (Shocker's Locker)
    After a relatively easy win last week at home against Arizona for their first win of the 2011 season, the Vikings head to the Windy City to take on the rival Bears for a Sunday night game on ESPN. The Vikings haven't had a lot of success there lately, having lost 9 of the last 10 in Chicago (the lone win coming on Oct. 14th, 2007, in a 34-31 Minnesota win). This is the only time the Vikings will be on national TV this season, so I imagine they'll want to make a good showing.

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  4. 0-For-Crying-Out-Loud!!!

    by , 09-29-2011 at 12:10 PM (Shocker's Locker)
    The Vikings did it to themselves a third time. They had another good team on the ropes at halftime, and let it slip away again. This time, it was the perennial whipping-boys, the Detroit Lions winning 26-23. This one was worse that the first two games because a) it was the Detroit Lions; b) it was a twenty-point lead at halftime (20-0 Minnesota) and c) the Vikings had thoroughly outplayed the Lions in every aspect of the game in the first half.

    Here are some of the first-half stats: ...
  5. And Here We Go...

    by , 09-09-2011 at 01:07 PM (Shocker's Locker)
    We all saw last night how good the Packers are going to be - putting up 3 touchdowns in the 1st quarter against the Saints was no mean feat. If possible, Aaron Rodgers looks even better than last year. The Pack came out right from the start looking to prove they deserve the title of "defending Super Bowl champions", and in my eyes, they did. They've lost virtually none of their roster from last year, and everyone who was hurt last year is healthy now. They are going to be tough to beat all year. ...
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