After a first-grade class at an elementary school wrote encouraging letters to Blair Walsh, who duffed a kick that would have allowed the Vikings to beat the Seahawks, he visited the kids today at Northpoint Elementary School in Blaine, Minn. The meet-and-greet featured autographs, conversations, and a question about…
This week, Minnesota elementary school teacher Judie Offerdahl took the opportunity to turn Blair Walsh’s shank into a lesson about empathy for her kids. The first-graders at Northpoint Elementary School in Blaine wrote some pretty adorable letters to the Vikings kicker.
What’s worse than watching your team bone itself out of a playoff victory with a missed 27-yard field goal? Celebrating because you thought the kick was good.
Blair Walsh faced the cameras and recorders at his locker, and handled, best he could, every question about the missed field goal. Twenty-seven measly yards, wide left, and the Vikings were done for the year. It seems almost unfairly cruel that a football game can come down to a single play, a single player performing…
Blair Walsh’s heartbreaking shank that ended Minnesota’s season lifted spirits in the Pacific Northwest just as it crushed those in the Land of
Ten Thousand Lakes. Here’s how his missed 27-yarder sounded on KFAN in the Twin Cities (above) and on KIRO in Seattle (below).
Minnesota lost in the cruelest goddamn way this afternoon as Blair Walsh blew it and missed a 27-yarder. And much like their brothers and sisters in sadness down in Cleveland, they created some emotionally charged videos of themselves reacting to the missed kick. Below, a journey into the annals of sorrow.
Blair Walsh blew a short field goal that would have most likely won today’s Vikings-Seahawks game. Instead, he missed wide left and Seattle escaped with a 10-9 win. They have Carolina next week, in what should be a warmer climate.
ESPN joined Sports Illustrated in the quest to redeem Adrian Peterson for beating his child today on NFL Countdown, with reporter Josina Anderson allowing the Vikings tailback the opportunity to whitewash the incident that found him indicted on felony child abuse charges without once challenging his answers; later, as…
Aggrieved biking viking Ragnar, who was the Vikings mascot since 1993 until this year, turned his back on Minnesota today for good. In a short video, he committed the cardinal sin of backing the Green Bay Packers and drew the ire of fellow former Viking Randy Moss.
This, from AP shooter Andy Clayton-King, is a hell of a photo (as noted by ESPN’s ESPN on NFL Twitter account).
The Bears aren’t a particularly tough defense anymore, but Teddy Bridgewater’s destruction of them this afternoon warrants some attention. The Vikings beat Chicago 38-17 at home today, and Bridgewater went 17/20 with four passing touchdowns and another on the ground. This line gives him the third-best completion…
If you believe in moral victories, the young, upswinging Vikings hung tough with one of the NFL’s best teams, were thisclose to tying the game in the final seconds, and QB Teddy Bridgewater bounced back to have one of his sharper games as pro. If you believe in crushing losses, the Vikings were solidly in field goal…
Promoted tweets are never good, but they’re especially bad... here.
Deepinder Mayell is an attorney and the director of the refugee and immigrant program at a nonprofit human rights organization based in Minneapolis. He was born on Long Island and raised by Sikh immigrants from India. Sunday, he attended his very first NFL game at TCF Bank Stadium. It went poorly.
Adrian Peterson was asked if he was frustrated that the Vikings only gave him eight carries, the fewest of his career: “What do you think?”
Antone Exum Jr. is known for being a helpful guy, and his spirit got the best of him today in Oakland when a fan ran onto the field and got taken down by the Vikings defensive back.
Vikings players and coaches had strong words for the Rams—and especially defensive coordinator Gregg Williams—after Minnesota’s 21-18 overtime win, completed without QB Teddy Bridgewater, who left early in the fourth after being knocked unconscious by a shoulder to the head from CB Lamarcus Joyner.
Teddy Bridgewater was attempting to slide for a first down when Lamarcus Joyner ran into him and knocked him unconscious with this vicious elbow strike. The tackle drew an unnecessary roughness penalty. Bridgewater laid there unconscious for a while, before leaving the game to be evaluated for concussion symptoms.
Players get shuffled around NFL injury reports all the time. Whether or not someone will play is of major interest to fans and fantasy football players, so injury reports are scrutinized. Last night, Adrian Peterson got downgraded to questionable in the Vikings injury report due to a mysterious illness. His illness?…