Christopher Gates

  • joined Feb 11, 2008
  • last login Aug 20, 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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  • NHL Minnesota Wild
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Day Two Morning Practice Open Thread


The Minnesota Vikings are moving on to the second day of Training Camp. We've got all the coverage right here for you to read and discuss.

Linval Joseph Played With Torn Labrum In 2013


The Vikings' biggest free agent acquisition played all of 2013 with a fairly significant injury.

Patterson Day-to-Day With Foot Injury


One of the bigger names on the Minnesota Vikings roster is not practicing yet, as he's being held out due to a minor injury.

Vikings Training Camp Day 1: Afternoon Practice


The second practice of the day is ready to start, ladies and gentlemen. Follow along with our men (and woman) on the scene right here!

Roster Moves On Day One Of Vikings Camp


The Minnesota Vikings made several moves to kick off the first official day of Training Camp.

Vikings Camp Starts With A Rude Awakening


What we're sure many hoped to be a restful night before the start of training camp was rudely interrupted by the ringing of a fire alarm.

Your Friday Open Thread


The off-season is officially over, because Training Camp starts today! Come on in and pre-game in the Open Thread before the action starts.

Be A Part Of A Vikings Training Camp Preview


We're looking for questions for a Vikings' preview that will be televised, and the questions are coming from folks just like you!

Vikings' Top Plays of 2013: The Wright Stuff


When a guy beats Richard Sherman this badly, it deserves to be highlighted.

Chase Ford Likely To Start Camp On PUP List


From the sounds of it, the Minnesota Vikings are relatively healthy going into Training Camp. . .with one exception.

Your Thursday Open Thread


The Minnesota Vikings will report to Mankato for Training Camp today. Come celebrate with us in the Open Thread!

Peterson Top Rated Running Back In Madden NFL '15


The best continues to be the best, as Adrian Peterson will be the highest-rated running back in the latest installment of the video game franchise.

Kluwe To Delay Lawsuit; Settlement Talks Resume


Former Vikings' punter Chris Kluwe was planning on filing a $10 million lawsuit against the team on Thursday, but it appears that there will be a delay.

Minnesota Vikings Loaded With Young Talent


When it comes to good, young talent, few teams rank higher than the Minnesota Vikings, according to Football Outsiders.

Your Wednesday Open Thread


Watch out for the camel in today's Open Thread, where we're celebrating being just 48 hours away from the start of Training Camp.

Vikings Top Plays Of 2013: Two Guys, One Sack


Can't go over it. . .can't go under it. . .can't go around it. . .gotta go through it.

Your Tuesday Open Thread


Training Camp week continues, ladies and gentlemen. Come on in and enjoy the Open Thread!

So Adrian Peterson Got Married, Apparently


Adrian Peterson may have gotten married to his long-time girlfriend, from all appearances.


Rookies React To Madden Ratings

Electronic Arts sat down some of this year's rookie class to ask them what they thought they should be rated in this year's version of Madden NFL. . .and then hit them with the reality of their...

Your Monday Open Thread


It's the first day of TRAINING CAMP WEEK, ladies and gentlemen!



One of our favorite plays from the Vikings' 2013 season came in the season finale, and it came from one of the more likely sources.

The Minnesota Vikings Are Now Worth. . .


Forbes has released their annual sports franchise value rankings, and the Minnesota Vikings are moving up the list.

Vikings Top Plays Of 2013: Moves Like Jennings


We bring you a big Vikings' play from a game that the team actually won. Weird, huh?

Statement from Christopher Madel


One of the attorneys involved in the Chris Kluwe investigation has released a statement refuting one of the claims made by Kluwe's lawyer earlier in the day.

Chris Kluwe To File Lawsuit Against Vikings


The former punter has announced that he will take legal action against the Vikings.

Vikings Top Plays Of 2013: Ford Tough


Adrian Peterson is great, but sometimes even the great ones need a little help from their friends. Even the friends they may not have even known they had.


Adrian Peterson's Softball Strikeout

Adrian Peterson is one of the greatest athletes in sports. Fastpitch softball, however, is really not his thing.

Your Monday Open Thread


It's the start of another week, ladies and gentlemen. . .and we have your (slightly delayed) Open Thread to get you through the day.

Top Plays Of 2013: Robison To The House


The Minnesota Vikings' defense didn't have a lot of big moments in 2013, but one of them came in Week 2 at Soldier Field.

Top Plays Of 2013: TOBY SMASH One More Time


Toby Gerhart is now a former Viking, but he gave Minnesota fans one last nice memory before he left for Jacksonville.

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