Eric J. Thompson

  • joined Sep 29, 2008
  • last login Aug 20, 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
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Cardinals at Vikings Preview Discussion


Get to know more about the Vikings' upcoming opponent as Daily Norseman chats with Jess Root of Cardinals blog Revenge of the Birds.

Eric on the Purple FTW! Podcast


I was on the Purple FTW! podcast hosted by Andy Carlson Thursday night. We talked for a little over an hour about anything and everything involving Vikings Training Camp and the upcoming preseason game against the Raiders, along with a few hilariously random tangents. Give it a listen to hear me talk nonsense about the Vikings instead of my usual writing nonsense.

Vikings Release A.C. Leonard


In a surprising move, the Minnesota Vikings have cut the promising free agent safety.

Defensive Player Notes, Camp Recap


Eric goes through his notebook and gives an overall review of his time at Training Camp along with a quick reaction to every defensive player on the roster.

Minnesota Vikings Training Camp Gallery

Pictures taken by Daily Norseman writer Eric J. Thompson from Minnesota Vikings Training Camp.

Zimmer Saturday Press Conference


A recap of Vikings Head Coach Mike Zimmer addressing the media after practice on Saturday.

Saturday Morning Recap


A quick review of the Saturday morning walkthrough.

Friday Afternoon Camp Recap, Blair Walsh Interview


Eric gives his news and notes from an eventful afternoon practice at Vikings Training Camp. Plus, an exclusive interview with Kicker Blair Walsh.

Friday Morning Camp Recap


Eric gives a quick review of everything he saw on Friday morning in Mankato.

Offense and Special Teams HOT TAEKS


Eric goes through his notebook and gives a quick reaction to every offensive and special teams player on the roster.

Vikings Camp: Greg Jennings Interview


Greg Jennings chatted with reporters, including our very own Eric J. Thompson, following the Vikings' Thursday afternoon Training Camp practice.

Zimmer Press Conference Recap


A recap of the Vikings Head Coach's comments after the Thursday morning walkthrough.

Thursday Morning Recap, Greenway Interview


Daily Norseman recaps the Vikings' morning walkthrough and a quick discussion with LB Chad Greenway after practice.

Your Tuesday Open Thread


The Vikings have the day off for Training Camp, but we here at the Daily Norseman still have you covered.

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.

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