VIDEO: Chris Kluwe calls out Vikings on MSNBC

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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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Percy Harvin wants Vikings to trade him

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The Minnesota Vikings aren’t exactly the best NFL when it comes to depth at wide receiver. And further depleting that depth isn’t the best way to help a young quarterback in Christian Ponder develop further. But nonetheless Percy Harvin wants out of the twin cities.

The Associated Press‘ Jon Krawczynski appears to have first reported this in a tweet.

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Minnesota Vikings: mocking their first two 2012 NFL Draft picks

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The Minnesota Vikings are pretty much in rebuilding mode, and what better day to rebuild for the future than NFL Draft day 2012? Let’s look at who they might take.

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Who do Minnesota Vikings Draft at #3 Overall?

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Everyone knows Andrew Luck is going first overall to the Indianapolis Colts. When his name is called on draft day it will be as big a surprise as the day former Menudo member and late ’90s pop star Ricky Martin officially came out of the closet.

The real draft begins at number two. And gets more interesting at number three and so on.

What will the Vikings do? With Christian Ponder, last year’s #1 pick under center, I can’t see them going quarterback. Yes, he has a lot to learn, and a long way to go to reach that ceiling, but he’s the future. Also, Matt Barkley decided to stay in school, and I believe if you can’t get Luck or Barkley, than the Vikes might as well stay with the girl they brought to the dance. Robert Griffin III and Landry Jones are fine prospects, but I don’t think they’ll punt on Ponder for those guys.

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New Year’s Resolutions for the Minnesota Vikings

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A season that didn’t seem to be able to get any worse just did during the Christmas Eve game against the Washington Redskins at FedEx Field. Not only did the Vikings come out of the contest victorious, but franchise running back Adrian Peterson tore his ACL and MCL. Happy holidays to the purple people eaters. For those of you who are thinking that the injury isn’t a big deal because of the timing, consider the recovery. These are two severe injuries that require extensive rehabilitation. The treatment will be both physical and psychological for AP. It is not even certain if the recovery will be fully to his previous condition.

What we do know is that he is expected to make a full recovery in time for opening day 2012. He should be 100% by sometime in the early-mid preseason.

It’s that time of year where all of us vow to cut out those midnight snacks and work out more.

If I spent half as much time exercising as watching other people play sports, I’d be on a commercial for GNC. The Minnesota Vikings certainly have some resolutions that need to be adhered to in order to avoid the sub-par play fans have witnessed throughout the last two seasons.

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Vikings Expect Adrian Peterson Back for 2012 Opener

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The Minnesota Vikings fully expect their franchise running back Adrian Peterson to be 100% recovered from the two torn ligaments in his left knee by the the 2012 season rolls around.

Peterson tore both his ACL and MCL when he was hit in the side of the knee by Washington Redskins safety DeJon Gomes in Saturday’s 33-26 win at Washington. Yes, I know that was just BRUTAL to watch. An MRI revealed the ligament tears and meniscus damage.

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Vikings Begin New Era: Rookie QB Christian Ponder to Start Sunday

With the Chicago Bears destroying the Minnesota Vikings tonight 39-10, the Vikes O got some quality garbage time, and you know what that means- second stringer playing time.

Donovonn McNabb got pulled in favor of rookie quarterback Christian Ponder, who made his NFL debut in the second half of Sunday night’s loss.

Ponder, the 12th overall pick out of Florida State, came in early in the fourth quarter and finished 12-18 for 99 yards.

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Chicago Bears Fans, Chill out, Vikings Blowout is Not Season Saving

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The Chicago Bears have solidified their stranglehold on third place in the NFC North division. They won a big, Sunday night prime time game versus their division rival Minnesota Vikings, in a very dominating fashion.

That’s the good news.

The bad news- it came at the expense of the Vikings, a front-runner in the “Suck for Luck” derby. (Even though they just drafted a QB last April, maybe “Suck for Matt Kalil?”)

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Chicago Bears vs. Minnesota Vikings: Brutally Honest Game Preview

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You know those two undefeated NFC North teams? The only two perfect teams remaining in the NFL? These are……..not them. The Green Bay Packers and Detroit Lions have already put some distance between themselves and these two teams, so Chicago Bears vs. Minnesota Vikings in prime time Sunday night is a battle for third place!

Excited yet? I have tickets downstairs to this one, so I better be excited. Or get myself excited.

At the very least, I can point out three dead men walking in this game: Bears WR Roy Williams, Offensive Coordinator Mike Martz and Vikings QB Donovonn McNabb. 2011 will likely be the last stop for the NFL career train.

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Vikings Jared Allen Up for Baddest Dude in the NFL Award

Congrats to the Minnesota Vikings Jared Allen.

He is one of 8 finalists in ESPN SportsNation’s first ever “Baddest Dude In the NFL Award,” an online vote that will allow fans to pick their favorite defensive player in the league.

You can vote after the jump

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Vikings Safety Tyrell Johnson Charged with 4th Degree DWI

It’s not quite the “Love Boat” scandal, but another Minnesota Vikings player is in the news for a drunk driving charge. Wasn’t the last DUI just a couple weeks ago? Yes it was.

Today’s offender is Safety Tyrell Johnson who taken in at 3:17 a., and released without bail at 5:28 a.m. Hasn’t he seen the episode of “How I met your Mother” centered the all true concept that anything you do after 2 a.m. is never good?

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