Eric J. Thompson

  • joined Sep 29, 2008
  • last login Jul 22, 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

A Fan Of...

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

More Questions Than Answers With Kluwe


This is simply one Daily Norseman writer's brief thoughts about the Chris Kluwe fiasco. Nothing more, nothing less.

Kluwe Press Conference Bingo!


We're under an hour away from the big Chris Kluwe press conference. So allow me to proudly present: CHRIS KLUWE PRESS CONFERENCE BINGO! Play along as the former Vikings' punter continues his crusade against Mike Priefer and sparks yet another firestorm in our comments section.

New Uniforms For The Vikings?! (In 2003)


Uni Watch has released proposed designs for uniforms that the Vikings were reportedly considering back in 2003. Let's take a look.

Seahawks Announce New Team Name


In a surprising move, the Seahawks are changing their name a year after winning the title.

The Vikings World Cup Team


As the "other" football takes center stage today, we imagine what the Vikings would look like if they were a World Cup soccer team.

Good Guy Cordarrelle


Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson is exciting on the field and a mensch off it.

Antone Exum Signs Rookie Deal


Another day, another Minnesota Vikings rookie signing.

Minnesota Awarded Super Bowl LII


The NFL's 52nd Super Bowl will be played in Minneapolis.

Vikings Sign Bridgewater, Watts, Stephen


The Minnesota Vikings continued their busy day of rookie deals by signing three more first-year players to contracts.

Vikings Sign Anthony Barr To Contract


The Vikings have signed their top pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, Anthony Barr.

Best And Worst Case For Each Vikings Draft Pick


Daily Norseman looks at all ten 2014 Vikings draft picks and evaluates the best and worst possible outcomes for each player.

Vikings Waive Four Players, Sign UDFAs


The Vikings had a busy day of personnel moves.

Spielman Discusses Day 2 Of The Draft


The Vikings GM discusses the two additions the team made on Friday: Scott Crichton and Jerick McKinnon.

Meet Your Newest Minnesota Viking: Scott Crichton


Talking with DE Scott Crichton about getting selected by the Minnesota Vikings with the 72nd overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft.

Meet Your New Minnesota Vikings!


The Vikings held their first press official press conference with first round draft picks Aaron Barr and Teddy Bridgewater.

Spielman, Zimmer, Bridgewater Recaps


Daily Norseman recaps the press conferences and conference call with the Minnesota Vikings' GM, Head Coach, and Quarterback of the Future.

Zimmer Press Conference Recap: Anthony Barr


A recap of Vikings Head Coach Mike Zimmer's press conference immediately following the selection of LB Anthony Barr with the #9 pick in the 2014 NFL Draft.

Vikings Tried To Get Johnny Football?!


It appears that Cleveland Browns swooped in right before the Vikings were going to make a deal with the Philadelphia Eagles.

Rick Spielman Discusses Anthony Barr Pick


A recap of Vikings GM Rick Spielman's press conference immediately following the selection of LB Anthony Barr with the #9 pick in the 2014 NFL Draft.

Cramming For The Draft: Day One


Are you a little behind on your NFL Draft research? Read this "cheat sheet" to catch up and get ready for the first day of the Vikings' draft.

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



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.

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