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Christopher Gates

  • joined Feb 11, 2008
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I've been a Vikings fan since 1984, and spend my autumn Sunday afternoons living and dying with this football team. I didn't choose to be a fan of the Minnesota Vikings. . .the Minnesota Vikings chose me. Someday, that loyalty will be repaid with a trip to the promised land.

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  • MLB Minnesota Twins
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  • NCAAF Air Force Falcons
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  • NHL Minnesota Wild
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Zimmer Getting Lots Of Advice On Manziel

Head coach Mike Zimmer may have thought that Johnny Manziel's Pro Day was a "sideshow," but that's not stopping him from gathering info on the Texas A&M signal caller leading up to the NFL Draft.

Minnesota Vikings Mock Draft Database v6.0

The phenomenon known as Johnny Football continues to solidify his hold on the top overall spot in our database for this week, and we have a pair of new faces as well.

Your Friday Open Thread

We're nearly done with March, ladies and gentlemen. Here's your Open Thread for today to discuss whatever you'd like.

Jared Allen Says "Thank You" To Minnesota

The great defensive end took a moment to thank the fans of Minnesota on his way out the door.

Zimmer: Manziel's Workout A "Sideshow"

Johnny Manziel put on a heck of a show at his Pro Day on Thursday. One man, however, was not impressed with the hype surrounding the affair.

Your Wednesday Open Thread

It's that day again, everybody. . .the last one for March, in fact. Come on in for your daily Open Thread goodness!

Your Tuesday Open Thread

Nothing super-creative to say for today's introduction, so here's today's Open Thread.

Report: Vikings To Sign OL Vladimir Ducasse

The Vikings are, apparently, on the verge of adding another body to the competition along their offensive line.

Vikings Have Inquired About LaRod Stephens-Howling

The Vikings have making inquiries about shoring up their depth at the running back position.

Minnesota Vikings Mock Draft Database v5.0

A slightly more brief update than usual for this week.

Your Friday Open Thread

It's that greatest of all weekdays, ladies and gentlemen. Yes, it's Friday, and here is your celebratory Open Thread!

Jared Allen Is Heading To Seattle. Maybe.

After reports earlier in the day had Jared Allen signing with the World Champions, it turns out that he has not yet made a decision.

Your Thursday Open Thread

It's Thursday, and while you're paying more attention to the NCAA Tournament than you are to your work anyway, why not come in and talk about everything with your fellow Vikings fans?

Tom Johnson Signs With Minnesota Vikings

The Minnesota Vikings continue to add to their defensive line depth.

Your Wednesday Open Thread

We're halfway through another week, everybody!

Henry Melton Signs With Dallas Cowboys

The defensive tackle had gotten some interest from Minnesota, but chose to sign with Jerry Jones and company instead.

Bridgewater Pro Day: Seriously, Just Stop It

Apparently one "bad" workout in the middle of March is enough to turn Teddy Bridgewater from a "can't miss" prospect to a questionable one. Yes, seriously.

Your Tuesday Open Thread

We're a full week into free agency, and things appear to have died down a little bit. Fear not, though. . .our Open Threads will go on unabated.

The Metrodome Is Officially Gone

The last pieces of the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome were demolished on Monday.

NORV~! Liked Teddy Bridgewater's Pro Day Workout

The reviews on the Pro Day for Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater were mostly negative. But there was one important person that didn't see it that way.

Letroy Guion Signs With Green Bay Packers

Hey, they stole one of our players! Well, hell. . .let 'em!

Your St. Patrick's Day Open Thread

It's that finest of all springtime holidays, ladies and gentlemen. Come in and celebrate it in style in your Open Thread.

Chris Cook Signs With San Francisco 49ers

The Vikings' first pick in the 2010 NFL Draft has moved on to a new team.

Minnesota Vikings Mock Draft Database v4.0

It's a bit of a strange time for our Mock Draft Database, but we've got your update for this week in any case. Enjoy!

Vikings Still Have Nearly $24 Million Under Cap

The Minnesota Vikings have made some significant moves over the past few days. . .and they're still in very good shape when it comes to the salary cap.

NFL Free Agency: Day Four Open Thread

We've hit Friday of the first week of free agency, folks. Come on in and talk about it with your fellow Vikings fans!

Who's Your Second-Favorite Captain?

With Captain Munnerlyn officially in the fold for the Minnesota Vikings, there's a question we'd like to get the answer to.

Mel Kiper Mock Draft: ICE CREAM!

Mel Kiper's latest mock draft is out, and you'll never guess who he has the Minnesota Vikings selecting at #8. Unless you look at the picture, I mean. That sort of gives it away.

Free Agency Grades: Captain Munnerlyn

The Vikings signing of a new cornerback has gotten a bit of a mixed reaction across the internet.

Fred Evans Coming Back To Minnesota

The big defensive tackle is coming back in purple, signing a one-year deal on Thursday.

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