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    The joys of being a Minnesota Vikings Fan

    I found this site about our boys recently and thought it may bring back some fond memerories of years gone bye.

    http://www.realgmfootball.com/src_teamarticle/84/20051014/the_real_life_playmakers/


    1986-90 - Nine Vikings, including quarterback and “leader” Tommy Kramer, were arrested for drunken driving while receiver Buster Rhymes was treated for cocaine dependency. (The level of Minnesota chemical dependency was such that the Hazelden Treatment Facility became famous. They now boast being “The leader in alcohol and drug rehabilitation, education and recovery.”)

    1988 - The Vikings signed and then released cornerback and convicted sex offender Mossy Cade after the public revolted. (Hey, Cade sure could cover.)

    1995 - Running back Keith Henderson pleaded guilty to three counts of fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct.

    1995 - Quarterback Warren Moon, who had spent 20 years in pro football with a sterling reputation felt the curse of the Purple. First Moon reached an out-of-court settlement with a former cheerleader who alleged that he forced her to have sex with him and harassed her. (In Moon’s defense, I can tell you he denied the allegations and that the Vikings‘ cheerleaders are quite attractive.)

    1995 - Moon also allegedly hit his wife in the head and choked her to the point where she almost passed out, according to police in Missouri City, Texas. (Moon had political aspirations in Texas and Washington before this incident. His wife did not press charges but the case went to trial anyway, Moon was found not guilty.)

    1995 - The Minneapolis Star Tribune reported that the Vikings paid $150,000 to head off a sexual harassment suit against Vikings assistant coach Richard Solomon, then head coach Dennis Green‘s best friend. (Green was later hit with a paternity and sexual harassment suit of his own.)

    1999 - Safety Orlando Thomas was disciplined by the NFL after pleading no contest to the misdemeanor charge of simple battery on his wife.

    2002 - Receiver Randy Moss knocked a traffic cop to the ground with his car, then was charged with drug possession (marijuana). He later reached an out-of-court settlement with the officer.

    2002 - Two women claimed to be sexually assaulted at the team's Arctic Blast fundraiser. (Former Viking Ted Brown and then backup quarterback Todd Bouman were implicated. Brown recently reached a plea-bargain while Bouman was never charged with anything.)

    2004 - Linebackers E.J. Henderson and Michael Nattiel and tight end Steve Farmer were arrested after officers said they saw the players assaulting a man outside the Tabu nightclub in Minneapolis. (I can tell you first hand that the gentleman hit by Nattiel was the only thing he hit all season.) And what a year 2005 has been:

    2005 - Running back Onterrio Smith was suspended by the NFL for a year for violating the league's substance abuse policy, two months after being caught at an airport with The Original Whizzinator, a kit designed to circumvent drug tests.

    2005 - Coach Mike Tice was fined by the NFL for scalping Super Bowl tickets.

    2005 - Defensive tackle Kevin Williams was arrested on charges of domestic abuse.

    2005 - Bryant McKinnie and another teammate were cited for fighting at a downtown Minneapolis gas station..

    2005 - A number of Vikings chartered two boats (Fred Smoot and Mewelde Moore are the only two who have admitted being on the boats at this time) and allegedly engaged in such embarrassing and reckless fashion that the employees feared for their safety.

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    Re: The joys of being a Minnesota Vikings Fan

    Gotta love TK on the 440 strip - man those were the days.

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    Re: The joys of being a Minnesota Vikings Fan

    This dude is too funy man!

    And that’s not all. Mr. Souhan forgot the levity that Kenny Mixon and former executive Mike Kelly brought to the table but I digress......

    The point here is to cheer up Vikings fans - it could be worse.

    This really does happen all over the NFL. It’s just that most cities don’t care. In puritanical Minnesota, it’s front-page news.

    If Red McCombs was ever granted his wish and got to move the club to Los Angles, a drunken party boat on the way to Catalina with lap dances and oral sex would be on page 16c of the Los Angeles Times.

    In my new home base of Philadelphia, the crew members would have asked for Donovan McNabb’s autograph while he was getting pleasured.

    Remember Michael Irvin’s coke and hooker parties? Do you really think Dallas cares? They have three rings baby!
    I mean look at Baltimore where they skip the pleasantries like DUI’s bar brawls, prostitution and rape and skip right to murder and drug running.

    It’s time for Minnesota to join the rest of us in 2005.
    These are NFL players............They are entitled..................Just ask them.

    (And just a quick note...If you don’t understand sarcasm; please don’t respond to this article.)

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    Re: The joys of being a Minnesota Vikings Fan

    we have done alot of bad stuff. and its hilarious. bad boy attitude. maybe thats why i love this team so much. all we have to do is win and it will all go away.

    great article though. that is funny as hell.

    (... and that the Vikings‘ cheerleaders are quite attractive.)
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    Re: The joys of being a Minnesota Vikings Fan

    Good old Tommy K baby Number 9 man I grew up watching that guy. I guess I didnt realize he was such a badass.

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    Re: The joys of being a Minnesota Vikings Fan

    We actually had a WR named Buster Rymes! LOL wow I didnt even realize that. Do you think thats where Busta Rymes got his name from? If not that is truly a weird thing.

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    Re: The joys of being a Minnesota Vikings Fan

    So what do you guys think our men will do next? My guess is it will involve Midgets.(No offense to any midgets who may be members of this site)

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    Re: The joys of being a Minnesota Vikings Fan

    Yeah - Buster Rhymes - i think he is still the all-time Vikings leader for kickoff returns in a year. The Vikings drafted him out of Oklahoma St. - I believe. Trememdous speed and wa supposed to a project with a lot of upside. Unfortunately, the rock took its toll and his career ended abruptly.

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    Re: The joys of being a Minnesota Vikings Fan

    "purpleFavreEaters" wrote:
    I found this site about our boys recently and thought it may bring back some fond memerories of years gone bye.

    http://www.realgmfootball.com/src_teamarticle/84/20051014/the_real_life_playmakers/


    1986-90 - Nine Vikings, including quarterback and “leader” Tommy Kramer, were arrested for drunken driving while receiver Buster Rhymes was treated for cocaine dependency. (The level of Minnesota chemical dependency was such that the Hazelden Treatment Facility became famous. They now boast being “The leader in alcohol and drug rehabilitation, education and recovery.”)

    1988 - The Vikings signed and then released cornerback and convicted sex offender Mossy Cade after the public revolted. (Hey, Cade sure could cover.)

    1995 - Running back Keith Henderson pleaded guilty to three counts of fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct.

    1995 - Quarterback Warren Moon, who had spent 20 years in pro football with a sterling reputation felt the curse of the Purple. First Moon reached an out-of-court settlement with a former cheerleader who alleged that he forced her to have sex with him and harassed her. (In Moon’s defense, I can tell you he denied the allegations and that the Vikings‘ cheerleaders are quite attractive.)

    1995 - Moon also allegedly hit his wife in the head and choked her to the point where she almost passed out, according to police in Missouri City, Texas. (Moon had political aspirations in Texas and Washington before this incident. His wife did not press charges but the case went to trial anyway, Moon was found not guilty.)

    1995 - The Minneapolis Star Tribune reported that the Vikings paid $150,000 to head off a sexual harassment suit against Vikings assistant coach Richard Solomon, then head coach Dennis Green‘s best friend. (Green was later hit with a paternity and sexual harassment suit of his own.)

    1999 - Safety Orlando Thomas was disciplined by the NFL after pleading no contest to the misdemeanor charge of simple battery on his wife.

    2002 - Receiver Randy Moss knocked a traffic cop to the ground with his car, then was charged with drug possession (marijuana). He later reached an out-of-court settlement with the officer.

    2002 - Two women claimed to be sexually assaulted at the team's Arctic Blast fundraiser. (Former Viking Ted Brown and then backup quarterback Todd Bouman were implicated. Brown recently reached a plea-bargain while Bouman was never charged with anything.)

    2004 - Linebackers E.J. Henderson and Michael Nattiel and tight end Steve Farmer were arrested after officers said they saw the players assaulting a man outside the Tabu nightclub in Minneapolis. (I can tell you first hand that the gentleman hit by Nattiel was the only thing he hit all season.) And what a year 2005 has been:

    2005 - Running back Onterrio Smith was suspended by the NFL for a year for violating the league's substance abuse policy, two months after being caught at an airport with The Original Whizzinator, a kit designed to circumvent drug tests.

    2005 - Coach Mike Tice was fined by the NFL for scalping Super Bowl tickets.

    2005 - Defensive tackle Kevin Williams was arrested on charges of domestic abuse.

    2005 - Bryant McKinnie and another teammate were cited for fighting at a downtown Minneapolis gas station..

    2005 - A number of Vikings chartered two boats (Fred Smoot and Mewelde Moore are the only two who have admitted being on the boats at this time) and allegedly engaged in such embarrassing and reckless fashion that the employees feared for their safety.

    Funny I was going to rip on the original post because everything was lumped together and hard to read, but then when I quoted it, it all separated out. Hmmmm.

    I get the most pissed off looks from people with my VKG 4 LFE Wisconsin license plate, and I LOVE IT!!

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    Re: The joys of being a Minnesota Vikings Fan

    "purpleFavreEaters" wrote:
    We actually had a WR named Buster Rymes! LOL wow I didnt even realize that. Do you think thats where Busta Rymes got his name from? If not that is truly a weird thing.
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