Christopher Gates

  • joined Feb 11, 2008
  • last login Aug 30, 2014
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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
  • NBA Minnesota Timberwolves
  • NFL Minnesota Vikings
  • NCAAF Air Force Falcons
  • NCAAB Air Force Falcons
  • NHL Minnesota Wild
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Vikings Roster Cuts: Projecting The First Wave


The Minnesota Vikings have to trim their roster to 75 by 3 PM Central time on Tuesday. Who do we think will be getting the axe?


Vikings at Chiefs: Pre-Season Game 3 Open Thread

It's the "all-important" third game of the NFL pre-season, folks. How will the Minnesota Vikings fare when they take to the road for the first time against the Kansas City Chiefs?

Vikings at Chiefs: TV, Radio, Streaming and More


How can you keep up with all of the action from tonight's pre-season contest in Kansas City? We have it all for you right here.

Vikings Fairly Healthy Thus Far


Going into the most important game of the pre-season, the Minnesota Vikings are in relatively good health.

Your Friday Open Thread


It's the day before game day here at your favorite Minnesota Vikings' website. Come on into the Open Thread and talk about that or anything else you'd like.

Peterson To Sit Out Game Against Chiefs


Adrian Peterson has not seen any action in the first two pre-season games, and he won't see the field on Saturday night, either.

Your Wednesday Open Thread


It's the middle of the week, ladies and gentlemen. Come on in and see if you can find the camel in today's Open Thread.

Vikings, Kluwe Announce Settlement


After eight months, the Minnesota Vikings and Chris Kluwe have settled their differences in the matter involving special teams coach Mike Priefer.

Your Tuesday Open Thread


We push on through the week with another Open Thread for your discussion pleasure.

Will Mick Tingelhoff Finally Get To Canton?


Mick Tingelhoff has been deserving of induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame for a long time, and this year he has a pretty big name in his corner in his quest to get to Canton.

Report: NFL Practice Squads To Expand


According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, NFL practice squads will be expanding before roster cutdowns at the end of the month.

Simpson Meeting With NFL Officials Today


With the prospect of a suspension looming, the oft-troubled wide receiver was in New York on Monday having a talk with league officials.

Cassel To Start Saturday Against Chiefs


In what shouldn't come as too much of a surprise, Matt Cassel will start his third consecutive pre-season contest when the Vikings go against his former team on Saturday night in Kansas City.

Your Monday Open Thread


It's the start of another week, ladies and gentlemen, and we have your Open Thread waiting right here for you.

Vikings Fantasy Football Over/Unders


We're getting closer to fantasy football season, folks. Here's your chance to debate what you think many of the big fantasy players on the Minnesota Vikings will accomplish this season.

Bridgewater Leads 30-28 Comeback Victory


The Vikings got a glimpse into the future on Saturday night, as Teddy Bridgewater's two fourth-quarter touchdowns gave the Vikings a victory over the Arizona Cardinals.


Cardinals at Vikings: PreSeason Game 2 Open Thread

The Vikings and Cardinals will hook it up in the second pre-season game of the 2014 NFL season.

Local TV Affiliates Airing Cardinals at Vikings


Not sure which channel in your local area is going to be airing Saturday's pre-season game? Well, we have all of that information for you right here.

Your Friday Open Thread


It's the day before pre-season game #2, ladies and gentlemen. Come on in and enjoy the Open Thread!

Cassel Could Get Entire Half Against Cardinals


He got just one series and threw just six passes against the Oakland Raiders, but it appears that Matt Cassel will get significantly more work Saturday against Arizona.

Your Thursday Open Thread


Just a couple of days away from the Minnesota Vikings' next pre-season contest. Come on in and join the Open Thread!

"Hometown Rosters" and the NFL


What would happen if NFL players had to deal with regional constraints? One person asked that very question and came up with this.

ESPN Gives Vikings Defense Low Marks


ESPN has ranked all of the NFL defenses, as well as all of the defensive position groups, and the results aren't terribly positive for our favorite football team.

Your Tuesday Open Thread


Where we put forth a rule that should have been put forth a long time ago, as well as give you a place to talk about whatever you'd like.

Cassel To Start On Saturday


The Minnesota Vikings have named veteran Matt Cassel their starting quarterback for their second pre-season game.

Your Monday Open Thread


It's the start of another week, and we're looking forward to the Vikings' next pre-season contest. Come on in to the Open Thread!

Vikings Sign Tight End Kory Sperry


The Minnesota Vikings had a roster spot open, and they filled it on Sunday.


Griffen Helps King With "Ice Bucket Challenge"

In order to raise awareness of ALS, Peter King of Sports Illustrated took the "Ice Bucket Challenge," and enlisted the help of Minnesota's Everson Griffen to do so.

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