Thursday, March 27, 2008

Matt Birk, Matt Birk, Matt Birk

Matt Birk is all the talk around town these days as he is opting out of the optional Vikings activities. Birk is considered one of the top five centers in the NFL and is on his final contract year with the Minnesota Vikings. The Vikings have yet to make an extension offer to Birk and his displeasure with management is not hidden. Perhaps you could say Matt Birk wears his heart on his sleeve…or his jersey, per se. It will be interesting to see what transpires over the next few months regarding Birks status with the team. I know he is a local guy and a bit of a local celebrity, but Vikings Vixen doesn’t have any sort of love affair with the guy. In fact, I find him a bit abrasive and self-conceited, not a representation of Minnesota nice.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Randy Moss hooks up with the US Postal Service

I was reading the Randy Moss Envelope story over on the Minneapolis paper’s web site and I wasn’t going to comment on it, but I have to admit I was shocked at some of the other reader comments that I had to bring the topic up on my Vikings blog. What does everyone think about Randy being honored by the Post Office?

I am a strong believer that he is not hero material and should not be honored by anything. Being a great professional athlete is more than just catching passes (when he wants to, remember), it’s about being a responsible citizen. His run in with drugs, abuse and flagrant quotes is not an example of a responsible citizen.

I am personally surprised that the US Post Office is willing to stand behind him. I guarantee if one of their employees exhibited that same Randy Moss behavior at work, i.e. cutting down their boss and fellow postal workers, delivering all the mail only when they felt like it, the post office would not be honoring them, except with a pink slip. I see there are plenty of Moss supporters online though, most of them offended by the joke that the Star Trib writer made regarding Moss being on a most wanted poster at the post office. Come on, you can’t get offended by a joke like that if you are a supporter of mouth Randy Moss, it’s a double standard.

Monday, March 17, 2008

Vikings Offseason Program

The Minnesota Vikings offseason program officially starts today! Mini-Camps, Organized Team Activities, Workouts – woah! I guess August isn’t that far away??? Hard to say when there is so much snow on the ground!

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Vikings still need a Defensive End

I voted on an Internet poll that the Vikings needed a wide receiver the most out of the free agency, but now that we have secured one I am starting to look at other holes on the Vikings roster and I am concerned that we are over a week in the free-agent signing period and the Vikings haven’t found a defensive end. What are they doing? Newsflash, Vikings need a defensive end! Let’s go and get one!

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

So long Brett Favre, you big baby

Have any other Vikings fans or Packers fans heard the ESPN Chris Mortensen rumor that Brett Favre would have continued into and past the 2008 season had the Green Bay Packers signed Randy Moss? Wow, what a slap in the face to Donald Driver. If I remember correctly Brett Favre’s last pass in the NFC Championship game vs the New York Giants was an interception that not even Randy Moss could have come down with.

Whatever his reason for retiring, it is good news for the Minnesota Vikings team. So long Brett Favre, my favorite dancing pixie boy, so long.

Thursday, March 6, 2008

So long Brett

Well, it’s official Vikings Vixen saw Brett Favre for the last time at the HHH Metrodome when he scored his record setting touchdown and danced around the Metrodome field like a fairy. I remember the Packers fans scooping up programs like they were gold, now I wish I would have bought one as well. Good-bye Brett, we will miss you…well, maybe not all of us, but the NFL will miss you and the ticket scalpers will miss you and the Green Bay Packers will miss you…So long Brett Favre, so long….

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Vikings are busy Updating the Roster

The Minnesota Vikings have been active on the free agency market. The Vikings signed fullback Thomas Tapeh to a five-year, $6 million contract that includes $1.2 million in guarantees and safety Madieu Williams to a six-year, $33 million contract that includes nearly $13 million. The biggest catch though…Bernard Berrian, a six-year, $42 million contract that includes $16 million in guarantees.

WOW! The Vikings really opened up the checkbook this year. I have to say little miss negative Vikings Vixen was sure the Vikings wouldn’t spend a dime and were plotting to move the team out of town. I guess not. Now if we can get Tarvaris to throw the ball better, we may just have an offense this year. Way to go Vikings!