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Eric J. Thompson

  • joined Sep 29, 2008
  • last login Apr 18, 2014
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Proud contributor to Daily Norseman. A lifelong Minnesota resident and sports fan. (I went to college and worked in Fargo for seven years, but that's still close enough to MN.) I love catching Twins, Wild, and Timberwolves games whenever possible, but I'm borderline maniacal when it comes to the Vikings.

I'm the proud father of a little "Vikeling" that was fittingly born hours before the 2013 NFL draft. (Her middle name is Adrian, which may or may not have been a reference to a certain Vikings running back.) I enjoy my day job as an Information Developer, but I love being able to vent about my teams and make crude attempts at humor on the side. I also play a ton of soccer, but please don't tell my fellow football fans.

Follow me on Twitter: @eric_j_thompson

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  • MLB Minnesota Twins
  • NBA Minnesota Timberwolves
  • NFL Minnesota Vikings
  • NCAAB North Dakota St. Bison
  • NHL Minnesota Wild
  • FIFA USA
  • EPL West Ham United
User Blog

Vikings 2014 Preseason Dates, Times Announced

We now have specific dates and times to go along with the opponents on the 2014 Vikings preseason schedule.

Vikings OL Josh Samuda Suffers Awful Injury

WARNING: SIDEWAYS ANKLE PICTURE ALERT! DON'T LOOK IF YOU DON'T LIKE SEEING THESE THINGS!

Vikings 2014 Preseason Schedule Announced

The NFL announced their 2014 preseason schedule on Wednesday. Here's who the Vikings will be playing.

Is Being An NFL Fan Still Fun?

Fans can always get their NFL fix regardless of what the calendar reads. But is the overload of information starting to take a toll on the enjoyment we get from watching football?

Vikings Re-Sign Jerome Simpson

The Vikings continued their active offseason by re-signing wide receiver Jerome Simpson on Friday.

Free Agency Day 2 Recap/Day 3 Preview

The moves have been coming fast and furious since NFL free agency opened on Tuesday. Here's a recap of what has happened so far and what to look for on Thursday.

Vikings Cut Guion, Childs

The Vikings made two significant cuts to their roster on Thursday.

Is Brandon Browner Worth A Shot?

The talented yet embattled cornerback is about to hit the open market. Should the Vikings take a chance on him?

Your Tuesday Open Thread

Gather 'round! It's time for the daily news from the Daily Norseman.

The 2013 Vikings Word Cloud

Reddit put together a list of the top words Vikings fans used about their team this past season, and the results are hilariously telling.

Sunday Prediction And Giveaway

One Daily Norseman writer predicts who will win the Big Game on Sunday; read on for details of a giveaway!

Vikings Have The Best Teams Ever (To Never Win It)

The Vikings have never won a Super Bowl, but they have come painfully close several times with great teams. This is why they show up so often on the list.

Minnesota Officially Bids For 2018 Super Bowl

Consider Minnesota's and the Vikings' new stadium's hats officially in the ring for Super Bowl LII.

Just What We Needed? (Plus Divisional Picks)

Before giving his picks for the Divisional playoff games this weekend, one Daily Norseman writer explains why he thinks Bengals Defensive Coordinator Mike Zimmer is the best man for the vacant Vikings Head Coach position.

Your Friday Open Thread

It's Friday! It's the Open Thread! C'mon in!

Gratuitous Pictures To Distract From Vikings News!

The Vikings haven't had a very good start to 2014. Before picking the Wild Card games, Daily Norseman is going to provide you with a pleasant distraction: a summary of Eric's Gratuitous Pictures of the Week throughout the 2013 season.

Erin Henderson Arrested for DUI. Again.

The Vikings linebacker has been arrested for the same crime twice in less than two months.

Week 17 Preview And Picks: Farewell

The Minnesota Vikings are bidding farewell to the Metrodome on Sunday. Thanks to disappointing seasons, both the Vikings and Lions may be saying goodbye to many other parts of their teams.

Week 16 Preview: Free To Go (Or Stay)

Daily Norseman checks on the pending free agents currently on the Vikings roster before previewing their upcoming game against the Bengals.

Five Good Questions: Eagles @ Vikings

Daily Norseman virtually sits down with Philadelphia Eagles site Bleeding Green Nation to find out more about the Vikings' upcoming opponent.

Week 15 Preview And Picks: Not A Fan

Sometimes stereotypes are true. In my experience, Eagles fans have usually lived up to their reputation.

Cassel Named Week 15 Starting QB

Cassel will get the starting nod when the Vikings host the red-hot Eagles on Sunday.

2014 Vikings Schedule (Almost) Set

The "when" won't be known for quite a while, but we're already fairly certain of the "who" and "where".

VIDEO: Vikings vs. Ravens: SB Nation Game Preview

The SB Nation folks made a quick video previewing this week's game between the Vikings and Ravens. As you might expect, there isn't a whole lot of positivity surrounding the possibility of a Vikings win. The good news? Leslie Frazier can totally play the "Nobody Believes In Us!" card.

Week 14 Preview And Picks: Running Out Of Time

Daily Norseman checks the mileage on Ray Rice and Adrian Peterson before previewing the Vikings/Ravens game and making the Week 14 NFL picks.

Matt Cassel Named Week 14 Starter

The Minnesota Vikings quarterback carousel continues.

Marcus Mariota Staying In School

Many Vikings fans had their eye on drafting Oregon QB Marcus Mariota in the first round of the 2014 NFL draft. They'll have to look elsewhere after Mariota decided to stay in school for his junior season.

Week 13 Preview And Picks: Thanks!

Although the season hasn't turned out the way that any Vikings fan wanted it to, Daily Norseman takes time to give thanks to three veteran Vikings that probably won't be around in 2014.

Vikings At Packers: Fourth Quarter Open Thread

One quarter of play remains at Lambeau Field and the Vikings are 15 minutes away from an upset.

Vikings At Packers: Third Quarter Open Thread

The Vikings take a surprising 13-7 lead into halftime in Green Bay.

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