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Top Plays: Vikings vs San Francisco

The Vikings didn’t meet my expectations when they hosted San Francisco on Sunday Night. I watched the game in a grey shirt and soft-brimmed purple Vikings hat (because it’s preseason) and our team produced similarly boring results. I expected a healthy Riley Reiff, Latavius Murray, Laquon Treadwell, and Trae Waynes to noticeably improve that team….

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Flip’s 2017 Vikings Prediction

It’s a bit early for schedule predictions with two preseason games to go. Several purple newcomers are still making their mark and most Vikings fans are focusing on how the team can improve before Week 1. Beyond the day-to-day of preseason news pieces, I’m personally calm. Mike Zimmer’s squads prepare well. Only an Adrian Peterson…

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When They Win the Super Bowl

Football is back! Are you ready? Are you excited? I feel you Morgan. That was a long off season. Unlike draft savant JR, I don’t consider NFL Preseason a big deal, but it’s a step in the right direction. Most importantly, we get to start prepping emotionally for the roller coaster of a season awaiting…

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Training Camp: 2017 X-Factors

Today, our team’s “veterans” report to training camp. It’s funny, because they’re not much older! For various reasons, today’s NFL trends towards youth. The Vikings are no exception to the rule, and this makes many fans justifiably uneasy. On-field development means growing pains, not all young guys deliver. The 2017 squad has several of these…

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After The Fall

Training Camp is imminent. Most Vikings fans are wrought with uncertainty. It’s hard to properly interpret the hot start in 2016, the 3-8 breakdown, all of the injuries, and the effect of 2017’s offseason moves. Luckily, (or maybe, unfortunately) we have a boatload of history to rely on. A 10 year segment of Vikings football…

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Flip’s Five: Draft Steals

T.J. Clemmings. Moritz Bohringer. These two are thought of as recent draft busts for the Minnesota Vikings. Due to their lack of on-field production, they’re criticized constantly as is General Manager Rick Spielman for drafting them. Personally, I find it funny how quickly the cynics move on from one late round pick to the next….

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Flip’s Five: Draft Studs

“We should have drafted Marcus Peters instead!” “We should have drafted Michael Thomas instead!”   These are my two least favorite arguments among Vikings fans. Claiming that a drafted player was a mistake because he’s not the best player from that draft doesn’t make much sense to me. Furthermore, the argument can be reversed. There…

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