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Eric J. Thompson

  • joined Sep 29, 2008
  • last login Aug 27, 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

Best And Worst Case For Each Vikings Draft Pick

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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

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The Vikings had a busy day of personnel moves.

Spielman Discusses Day 2 Of The Draft

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

Meet Your Newest Minnesota Viking: Scott Crichton

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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!

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

Spielman, Zimmer, Bridgewater Recaps

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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

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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?!

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

Vikings 2014 Preseason Schedule Announced

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

Is Being An NFL Fan Still Fun?

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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

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

Free Agency Day 2 Recap/Day 3 Preview

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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

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

Is Brandon Browner Worth A Shot?

57

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

Your Tuesday Open Thread

509

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

The 2013 Vikings Word Cloud

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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

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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)

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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

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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)

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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...

Your Friday Open Thread

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

Gratuitous Pictures To Distract From Vikings News!

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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...

Erin Henderson Arrested for DUI. Again.

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

Week 17 Preview And Picks: Farewell

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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)

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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

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

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