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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

A Fan Of...

  • 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 At Packers: Second Quarter Open Thread

The Packers lead the Vikings 7-3 after one quarter of action.

Five Good Questions: Vikings @ Packers

Daily Norseman virtually sits down with Green Bay Packers site Acme Packing Company to find out more about the Vikings' upcoming opponent.

Week 12 Picks And Preview: Is It Over Yet?

Next year can't come fast enough for Vikings fans. Unfortunately we still have to see the 2013 team six more times.

Ponder Named Week 12 Starter

Hope you liked what you saw in Week 11 from the Vikings, because here comes more of it.

Week 11 Preview And Picks: Percy's Revenge?

Sunday's game between the Vikings and Seahawks will be billed as Percy Harvin's Triumphant Return Against His Old Team. But is the revenge angle overblown?

Simpson To Play Sunday; May Not Start

Jerome Simpson should be in the lineup against Seattle but Cordarrelle Patterson could start over him.

Redskins @ Vikings Preview, Week 10 NFL Picks

After promising 2012 seasons that ended in surprising playoff berths, the Vikings and Redskins have taken big steps back. Which team will gain some rare positive momentum on Thursday?

Kyle Rudolph Injury: Out 4-6 Weeks

Bad just got worse for the 1-7 Vikings: Kyle Rudolph will be out 4-6 weeks.

Vikings Play Best Game Of Season, Lose 27-23

The Minnesota Vikings are still playing hard, but they still aren't going anywhere.

Ponder Named Week 9 Starter

The Vikings have named their starting QB for the Week 9 game against the Dallas Cowboys.

Week 9 Picks, Vikings @ Cowboys Preview

The Minnesota Vikings are one of the scariest teams in the NFL this season. Daily Norseman speculates what certain Vikings players and personnel might wear on Halloween before making the Week 9 NFL picks.

Hey Look! Positive Vikings Stadium News!

The party will be on the plaza instead of the courtroom for the new Vikings stadium.

Week 8 Picks, Packers @ Vikings Preview

The Minnesota Vikings' season has officially turned into a carnival game. Whenever the team tries to solve one problem, even more pop up.

Week 7 Picks And Preview: Monday Night Flop

The woeful 0-6 Giants and 1-4 Vikings will be on national TV for all to see on Monday. Which team will embarrass themselves the least?

Week 6 Picks And Preview: Why Not?

Before previewing the Vikings and Panthers along with the rest of the Week 6 NFL slate, the latest addition to the Vikings roster has one writer questioning the Vikings' philosophy when it comes to quarterbacks.

Week 5 NFL Picks And Preview: A Busy Bye Week

The Vikings don't have a game in Week 5, so after discussing the quarterback situation we checked in on what the players and coaches are (allegedly) doing with their downtime.

Week 4 NFL Picks, Steelers/Vikings London Preview

The NFL is exporting two 0-3 teams across the pond. Will the Steelers or Vikings come back stateside with their first win of the season?

Five Good Questions With Dawgs By Nature

Daily Norseman virtually sits down with Cleveland Browns site Dawgs By Nature to find out more about the Vikings' upcoming opponent.

Week 3 NFL Picks, Browns at Vikings Preview

The 0-2 starts for both the Vikings and Browns have their fans in a familiar position of loathing. With the storied histories of failure, are fans of these star-crossed franchises actually more comfortable being disappointed?

Week 2 NFL Picks, Vikings at Bears Preview

The mood of most Vikings fans heading into Week 2 is so bad that it prompted us to create a new phrase. Will the game against the Bears lift our spirits or crush them even more?

Week 1 NFL Picks, Vikings at Lions Preview

Depending on which part of the team you look at, the outcome of the Vikings' Week 1 game against the Lions--along with the fate of the entire 2013 season--could rest solely on one player.

Jerome Felton Suspended 3 Games

The Pro Bowl fullback will miss the first three games of the 2013 season.

Five Good Questions With Niners Nation

Getting to know the Minnesota Vikings' upcoming preseason opponent, the San Francisco 49ers, straight from an expert--David Fucillo of Niners Nation.

Radio Mankato Creates Cringe-Worthy Vikings Tribute Video

So...this happened. In what was surely intended to be a lighthearted and entertaining display of appreciation for the Vikings, Radio Mankato created the video you see here. And it's just...well, I hate to be mean because I'm sure a lot of people worked hard on it. I'm also sure that the city of Mankato truly appreciates the Vikings holding Training Camp in their city for nearly 50 consecutive years. But, I mean...yikes. So just watch the video and let us know what you think in the comments. (Especially if you can make it through all 3 minutes and 13 seconds of "fun". IT'S A KATO-WIDE PARTAAAYYY...)

Vikings Nearly Fan-less After 0-2 Preseason Start

The Minnesota Vikings are dangerously close to having nobody to cheer for them after an ugly 0-2 start to the preseason.

Final Training Camp Notes

Eric offers his final views on Vikings Training Camp along with a thorough look at the defensive side of the team.

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PHOTOS: Minnesota Vikings Training Camp

Some pictures of Minnesota Vikings Training Camp taken by Daily Norseman writer Eric J. Thompson during his time in Mankato.

Ted On The Radio In Iowa Today

Ted is basically the governor of Iowa by proxy at this point. He'll be on 1490 AM in Iowa yet again at 4:30 PM CT today. Click the link to listen live as Ted joins the Marty Tirrell and Trent Condon "Mouth of the Midwest" show. They'll talk about quantum physics or the Vikings. Definitely one of those two subjects.

Priefer, Williams: Still Time For Improvement

Vikings Special Teams Coordinator Mike Priefer and Defensive Coordinator Alan Williams took the podium on Monday. Their messages were very similar.

Sunday Training Camp Notes

Eric offers his views on the happenings at Vikings Training Camp as the team took the field in Mankato for the first time since their preseason game.

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