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 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.
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Minnesota Vikings linebacker Chad Greenway picked an interesting way to fire up his fans before the upcoming game with the Bears.
Through 12 games the Vikings have split their wins, losses, and fan base down the middle. Is there any hope for them to rebound and beat the Bears on Sunday?
With many playoff spots already claimed, it's now or never for many teams to move up the NFL power rankings.
We all know how well Matt Kalil is playing. We drafted him 4th overall and he's living up to his billing (and then some). What you might not know is how well the right side of the Vikings offensive...
The folks at Pro Football Focus have compiled some surprising information about a few of the Vikings offensive linemen.
An open apology to Adrian Peterson for his team wasting another great effort from the best running back in football.
The Vikings aren't exactly coming into Green Bay on a hot streak. But if this season has taught us anything, it's that momentum means absolutely nothing with the Vikings.
According to Pro Football Focus, the Minnesota Vikings draft well by selecting Matt Kalil with the 4th overall pick in this year's draft.
As Chris' post title after the Bears game Sunday so descriptively explained: Welp! Once again, the Vikings took to Soldier Field and summarily laid a big fat egg. The Vikes have still won in...
Thanksgiving might be over, but SB Nation Minnesota still provides a smorgasbord of NFL power rankings.
With the internet's version of Black Friday in full effect, the Minnesota Vikings have a lot of great deals available. Please, take them before they play again!
Daily Norseman celebrates the national football holiday by giving thanks for a surprisingly positive first ten games of the Minnesota Vikings season. (And turkey. Wonderful, delicious turkey.)
A look at where various pundits and websites ranked the Vikings heading into their Week 12 match up at Soldier Field.
A lot of the top teams in this week's SB Nation Minnesota NFL power rankings struggled to beat lesser opponents. Were they signs of resilient teams or fatal flaws?
The Vikings head into their bye week on a good note, but Daily Norseman never takes a week off from NFL picks. Or talking about Christian Ponder.
My weekly power rankings are now up on the SB Nation Minnesota regional site. I moved the Vikings up after their victory over the Lions, but not a ton. Our Beloved Purple sits in the 14th spot, up...
Week 10 saw the last undefeated team in the NFL go down. So where do all 32 imperfect teams rank after the latest round of games?
It's often said that anybody can beat anybody on any given day in the NFL. After ten weeks of NFL games, we now have visual proof.
The Vikings have looked awful their last two games. Can they head into the bye week with a much-needed win over Detroit or will they keep free fallin' out of the playoff picture?
Funny how a couple bad losses can transform a team from a hungry group of overachievers to a lousy bunch of bums, isn't it? The Vikings were mainstays in the top 10 of my NFL power rankings for a...
It's all about the polls this week. So which NFL teams are looking most Presidential heading into Week 10?
The Minnesota Vikings visit the Seattle Seahawks with both teams coming off bad losses. Which team can survive to stay in the playoff hunt?
As the NFL approaches the midway point of the season, SB Nation Minnesota's power rankings are starting to separate the contenders from the pretenders.
Adrian Peterson was named NFC Offensive Player of the Week for his incredible Week 7 performance in a victory over the Arizona Cardinals.
A win is a win is a win, no matter how ugly it was. Thank goodness that holds true for the Vikings, who played sixty minutes of largely unwatchable football against the Cardinals yet still escaped...
To move up in SB Nation Minnesota's power rankings, only one thing matters: winning. Even if some of the teams do so in the ugliest way imaginable.