One of the biggest rivalry's football has seen is between our Vikings and the Packers. People from the good ol' Midwest are either a Packers fan or a Vikings fan; there's not much debate about it. I even grew up with nonfootball fans for parents, and I was trained to hate the Packers. Sorry about it.
Obviously, when the two teams play each other, things get pretty intense! Tickets actually went on sale today at 9 am, part of the single game ticket sale.
Our very own governor of St. Paul, Mark Dayton, made a comment about the Vikings earlier this week, on Tuesday, where he said "idle hands are the devil's play", comparing their painful efforts to military veterans.
More specifically, the governor had said that football is "basically slightly civilized war, and then they take that into society, much as solders come back, and they’ve been in combat or the edge of it and then suddenly that adjustment back to civilian life is a real challenge." On a public radio show.
Yeah, maybe we can agree with that, but gosh Mr. Dayton, don't publicly bash your own team!
At least he apologized!.... after his comments made national sports news. Yeah okay, thanks Mark. On Thursday, he said his comparison between football players and military veterans was wrong and inappropriate.
He apologized saying, “Some of the psychological dynamics may be similar; however, I, in no way, meant to compare their challenges with the traumas and hardships experienced by the heroes who fought in places like Iraq and Afghanistan. While I am a football fan, I reserve my highest respect and admiration for those courageous Americans in uniform, who risk their lives to keep us safe and to make the world more free."
I'm glad he apologized because Dayton has spent a whole lotta political capital on winning the Vikings a new stadium this year! Tax payers money woo!
You hardly ever hear great things in the off season when it comes to the Minnesota Vikings...
Adrian Peterson was arrested in Houston, Texas early Saturday morning after an incident with police. Police say it took three hours to subdue him. Duh. He is the best running back in the league. He is never subdued.
he 27-year-old was finally handcuffed with the help of a third officer.
While Peterson contests that reports are false and that the truth will come out in time.
Peterson hired Rusty Hardin to represent him after being charged with resisting arrest Saturday.
He has requested a trade from the Minnesota Vikings, which is, from what I understand, not the first time.
I seriously doubt the Vikings are willing to trade away Harvin since the Vikes aren't particularly deep at wide receiver. Harvin knows this. So why make the fans hate you?
Minnesota winters are brutal enough without having every fan in the state giving you the cold shoulder. Harvin is going to have to buck up and settle in with the Vikings. He can do that with everyone eventually forgetting his little lapse of love or he can do that in front of a screaming crowd calling for his removal from the field.
Remember all those 'Fire Childress' chants and posters? Yea, we are those fans.