I'm just a regular Minnesota guy that grew up on the north-side of the Cities (Fridley), spent some quality time at the U of M, chill on the weekends at the family cabin near Duluth, bleed Vikings purple, and miss the North Stars. I have a short attention span; and enjoy Eric Church, Johnny Cash, Zac Brown, Kid Rock, Pink Floyd, 80s hair bands, coffee, beer, scotch, and long sunset walks on the beach. (One of those isn't true.) I'm a two-time cancer survivor now (Colorectal 2002, Kidney 2014), and know that life is damn short -- so by all means we should be playing as hard and as often as we can. I think that's it. (Did I mention that I have a short attention span?)
Three Ways The Vikings Could Clinch A Playoff Spot This Weekend
With two games remaining in the Minnesota Vikings regular season -- this weekend represents a very good chance to clinch a play off berth. The Vikings also control their own destiny in the hunt for the NFC North title. Here's how it works:
UPDATE: Snow Coming Tonight & Tomorrow
The National Weather Service says snow will move into our area tonight and continue into Saturday, with 4-6" likely in St. Cloud and across most of the state. Increasing winds on Saturday will cause blowing and drifting further impacting travel. Stay safe. Here's the latest:
Use The NORAD Santa Tracker [Live]
For more than 50 years, NORAD and its predecessor, the Continental Air Defense Command (CONAD) have tracked Santa’s flight on Christmas Eve. Using NORAD's radar, satellites, special cameras, jets, and more. Track Santa all the way to your house tonight. Merry Christmas!
Adrian Peterson Only Viking Selected For Pro Bowl
Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson is the only player on the team to be selected by players, fans and coaches to the 2016 NFL Pro Bowl. Peterson leads the NFL in total rushing yards this season with 1,314, and is tied for third in the touchdown race with nine.
Vikings Position Unchanged In ESPN’s Weekly NFL Power Rankings
There was a lot of movement in this week's ESPN NFL Power Rankings, but the Minnesota Vikings position remains unchanged for the third week in a row following their win over the Bears. See where they rank, along with the rest of the changes across the league.
Minnesota Driver Licenses Inadequate As ID For Flying In the U.S.
Minnesota lawmakers had been betting on the Department of Homeland Security granting the state an extension for Minnesota's compliance with enhanced 'Real ID' federal requirements for identification for flying within the U.S. -- and they bet wrong, m…
ZZ Top In Bemidji March 28th: Win With The Loon!
ZZ Top will return to the road in 2016, and they're making a stop on March 28th at Bemidji's Sanford Center. Tickets are on sale now, and you can win tickets from The Loon. Here's how:
Vikings, Bridgewater Maul Bears 38-17
The Minnesota Vikings (9-5) dominated the visiting Chicago Bears (5-9) 38-17 this afternoon at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. Teddy Bridgewater had his best game as a Viking, throwing four touchdown passes and running for a fifth -- bringing the Vikes another step closer to the playoffs.
Minnesota Wild ‘Star Wars’ Intro Thursday Night vs. Rangers
Before Thursday night's game at the Xcel Energy Center between the Minnesota Wild and the New York Rangers -- Minnesota Wild Fans were treated to this amazingly creative Star Wars themed Wild pre-game video. Enjoy, it's awesome!
Vikings Face Bears Today In Minneapolis
The Minnesota Vikings (8-5) host the Chicago Bears (5-8) this afternoon at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, as the Vikes look to clinch a playoff berth. The temp at kickoff is expected to be near 35˚, not bad for a late December game outdoors in Minnesota. Skol!
Vikings Can Clinch Playoff Spot This Weekend
With three games remaining in the regular season (vs. Chicago, vs. NY Giants, at Green Bay) the Minnesota Vikings (8-5) can clinch a playoff spot on Sunday by defeating the Chicago Bears (5-8) -- and getting a little help from their friends.
Vikings Hold Steady This Week In ESPN’s NFL Power Rankings
Despite the Minnesota Vikings (8-5) loss to the Arizona Cardinals (11-2) last Thursday in Phoenix, the Vikes remain just outside of the top-ten in this week's ESPN NFL Power Rankings. See where they rank along with the rest of the league.