Vikings Kyle Rudolph could mean more Bears woes defending the TE

Kyle Rudolph

Add Kyle Rudolph to the list of tight ends that could burn the Chicago Bears this season.

The Notre Dame product participated in full during the Minnesota Vikings’ practice on Thursday. He is returning from sports hernia surgery and would improve an inconsistent Minnesota passing offense. For Chicago Bears fans, the last thing they want to see is a promising rookie quarterback getting back a weapon that compliments his skill set. [Read more…]

Randy Moss ESPN 30 for 30 is one that you must watch

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In the words of Andre 3000 from Outkast: “glitter, glisten, floss, floss I catch a beat running like like Randy Moss.”

On the evening of Veterans Day, ESPN will premiere “Rand University,” directed by Marquis Daisy and narrated by Michael Kenneth Williams (The Wire). It explores the development of Randy Moss from literally out of nowhere.

Rand, West Virginia is about as nowhere as it gets and when you watch the first half of this ESPN 30 for 30, you’ll absorb that message.

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Latest updates on Ray Rice, Adrian Peterson situations


Now for the latest episode of franchise tailbacks who wear purple and viciously beat women and children. We haven’t heard much about Adrian Peterson and Ray Rice lately. That bears mentioning because in September that’s all we heard about- Adrian Peterson and Ray Rice.  When autumn arrived we couldn’t go a single day without coverage of yet another NFL player committing morally repugnant and felonious acts.

That’s quieted down considerably.

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What are the odds Adrian Peterson plays again this year?

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Time for an update on AP. Our friends over at believe Adrian Peterson will play in the NFL again but not for the Minnesota Vikings. In fact, the odds are he will supplant free-agent-to-be DeMarco Murray in the Cowboys backfield in 2015.

Here are the odds posted by regarding Peterson’s future in the NFL for 2014 and beyond.

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Boomer Esiason calls Jets WR Percy Harvin a malcontent


Percy Harvin was one of the biggest trending topics over the weekend. Certainly when it comes to NFL discussion. All the Sunday morning talk shows were on him, and understandably so. But maybe NFL Today’s Boomer Esiason on CBS had the hottest take of all the hot takes (because “malcontent” is such as awesome word):

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Vikings Teddy Bridgewater is indeed “Pro Ready Teddy”


Teddy Bridgewater did not run or throw at the NFL Scouting Combine and he truly disappointed at the Louisville Pro Day held this past St. Patrick’s Day. Throughout his NFL Draft process he was heavily scrutinized. The last time we heard this much talk about a glove, it belonged to Michael Jackson.

“No doubt, I feel that I’m the best quarterback in this draft,” Bridgewater said during combine weekend.

“I’m not going to just say that. I actually feel I can back up these words. I’m just confident in myself and my capability of doing all the things at this position and to go out there and prove that I’m the best guy.”

Today, he backed up his talk, by completing 19 of 30 passes for 317 yards, also running for a touchdown as the Vikings piled up more than 500 yards of offense in a 41-28 defeat of the Atlanta Falcons.

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VIDEOS: Minnesota Vikings, NFL in SEVERE crisis mode


In the middle of the night, literally, the Minnesota Vikings finally figured it out. They’ve certainly pat themselves on the back enough about it. Numerous members of the Vikings leadership used the phrases “get this right,” “made sure we got this right,” and other forms of “right.”

So in their three major decisions pertaining to Adrian Peterson, within a 96 hour span, they “firmly believe this is the right decision.”

Well, of course they got it right, because now the Minnesota Vikings are feeling pressure from their corporate sponsors. The organization had no moral epiphany, they have no moral high ground to stand out. They’re only doing this for commercial interests.

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The NFL needs complete overhaul; starting at the top

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell

The NFL has had a rough couple weeks; to say the least. Ray Rice, Adrian Peterson, and league commissioner Roger Goodell have exposed the NFL as a broken and flawed organization that depended so much on its image that it overlooked the ugliness that was inside the whole time.

There is a good chance that the aforementioned players and commish will never set foot on a football field or appear in public representing the NFL ever again. Rice, Peterson and Goodell are the sacrificial lambs for a league that has engaged in gross malfeasance for a prolonged period of time.

The league office has hidden brain damage inducing concussions from its players while extorting tens of millions of dollars from a well meaning American public in the name of breast cancer research.

Pink jerseys, ladies, helped finance a few second home mortgages in the league’s executive offices. [Read more…]

Former Minnesota Vikings QB Rich Gannon analyzes Ponder


After retiring from football before the 2005 season, Rich Gannon began a career in sports broadcasting. Currently, Gannon is an analyst for NFL on CBS and co-hosts the radio program The Sirius Blitz on Sirius XM NFL Radio. In the NFL season opening week, Rich Gannon, paired with Marv Albert on CBS, will call the Oakland Raiders at the Indianapolis Colts.

The Raiders are the very team with which Rich Gannon found his greatest success as a quarterback, making four straight Pro Bowls and reaching a Super Bowl. However, the Minnesota Vikings are the team with which Gannon broke into the league, so I wanted to get his assessment of the Vikes, and the NFC North during my exclusive time with him at NFL CBS Media Day.

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Your 2014 Minnesota Vikings Season Preview


Let’s get this party started.

We continue the series with the Minnesota Vikings season preview.

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VIDEO: Chris Kluwe calls out Vikings on MSNBC


Former Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe is one of the most outspoken players in the history of the NFL. The avid marriage equality and gay rights advocate has as much a social conscience as anyone to ever play the game. From gun control to civil rights, Kluwe is somebody who almost always has something meaningful to say.

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Will Kain Colter make the Minnesota Vikings roster?


Both Kain Colter and Jordan Lynch are in my “2014 Publicity NFL Mock Draft.” It would go like this: Johnny Manziel goes first to Houston, Michael Sam second to St. Louis (hey that really happened six rounds later) AJ McCarron third to Jacksonville, Tommy Rees 4th overall to Cleveland, well you get the idea. As fun an idea as this is, you start to only have regional names left around the picks in the teens. By the mid-teens, you’re left with guys that only hard core college football fans had heard of.

The point is to see how media coverage and NFL pro potential are very often inversely related. Northwestern quarterback turned wide receiver Kain Colter went undrafted. As did NIU quarterback turned running back Jordan Lynch.

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