Skol Vikings, let's win this game,
Skol Vikings, honor your name,
Go get that first down,
Then get a touchdown.
Rock 'em . . . Sock 'em
Fight! Fight! Fight! Fight!
Go Vikings, run up the score,
You'll hear us yell for more. . .
Skol, Vikings, let's go!
"MINNEAPOLIS (AP)—Brett Favre(notes) is doing things with the Minnesota Vikings that even one of the most decorated quarterbacks in league history has never done before.
Favre completed a career-high 88 percent of his passes for 213 yards and four touchdown passes and the Vikings delivered their most complete performance of the season in a 35-9 victory over the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday.
Favre completed 22 of his 25 throws for the Vikings (9-1). His previous career high was 85.2 percent against Detroit on Sept. 20. But he has only completed at least 80 percent two other times in his previous 18 seasons in the league....
It was yet another record-setting day for Favre. It was his 22nd career game with at least four touchdown passes, surpassing Dan Marino.
When the record was announced to the sellout crowd in the fourth quarter, Favre received a standing ovation from the fans who used to boo him with every fiber of their being during his 16 years with the Green Bay Packers.."
"(AP)-Prince's Viking song has already become an internet sensation. The purple-tinted tribute to the Vikings is called 'Purple and Gold.'
To hear the song, click here.
The "Purple Rain" songsmith tells KMSP-TV that he penned "Purple and Gold" after he saw the Vikings beat Dallas at the Metrodome last weekend. He says it was the first time he'd seen the team play in years, and says, "I saw the future."
The hymn-like Vikings song includes the lyrics, "raise every voice and let it be known/in the name of the purple and gold."
Wide receiver Bernard Berrian sounded excited.
"Thanks to Prince for his Vikings song," Berrian wrote on his Twitter page. "He is definitely one of my favorites. Let's go craaaaazy!!"
Prince was in a suite for two games this season, according to Vikings chief marketing officer Steve LaCroix.
The Vikings take on the Saints in New Orleans this Sunday in the NFC Championship game.
To hear the song, click here.
(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.) "
"Fans aren't the only ones praying, we see players do it all the time. But what are they asking God? Family of Vikings kicker Ryan Longwell finds solace in Minnesota from media glare over neighbor Tiger Woods: Kicker disappointed friend from neighborhood had 'no one to call him out'
PIONEER PRESS, ST. PAUL, MINN. | SEAN JENSEN | Tue, Dec 15, 3:11 AM "Longwell, a devout Christian, is surprised at the magnitude of the story and the extent of Woods' "double life."
"I've always felt that if you win on the playing field
but you fail in the game of life with your wife and kids, the sports success is not worth a thing," Longwell said. "I think it's disappointing that he just didn't value his wife and children as much as he should have."
Longwell said he's especially distraught Woods didn't have anyone close to him who could call out his behavior.
"It's very disappointing that he didn't surround himself with anybody that could, at any time, say, 'You cannot do this,' " Longwell said. "I just know that none of us are above sin or falling short. But I know that if I were going to ever start straying, I have friends who would call me in a millisecond."
Longwell, though, is hopeful Woods can redeem himself.
"His bad decisions and what he's done to his wife and kids is tough," Longwell said. "You pray for Elin and the kids, and pray that they all can find their happiness."
"..Carter was signed by the Vikings and turned his life and career around, becoming a two-time First-team, one-time Second-team All-Pro and playing in 8 straight Pro Bowls. When he left the Vikings after 2001, he held most of the team career receiving records. He briefly played for the Dolphins in 2002 before retiring.
Since retiring from the NFL, Carter has worked as an analyst on HBO's Inside the NFL, ESPN's Sunday NFL Countdown and Monday Night Countdown, and online at Yahoo Sports...
He is the owner of Cris Carter's FAST Program, a sports training center in South Florida, and is an ordained minister. "Cris Carter" Health care speaker - by Speakers on Healthcare "
Cris Carter. Former football star and co-host of HBO's "Inside the NFL ... as well as the Viking Super Challenge, which challenges students to stay in ... one of his greatest personal ambitions when he became an ordained minister. ..."
Minnesota Vikings Training camp scrimmage
1998 ESPN the Magazine Commercial (Randy and Cris)
Last upload for today is a promo for the then-new ESPN the Magazine featuring then-Minnesota Vikings rookie receiver Randy Moss alongside veteran/mentor Cris "All He Does is Catch Touchdowns" Carter, both of whom were having a tremendous season with the Vikings in 1998 (15-1 regular season, set then-record for points).
Moss is with New England, Carter works for ESPN and probably won't be waiting too much longer for his ticket to Canton, Ohio. "
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"This is a highlight video of Adrian Peterson's rookie season where he elevated his skill over any other runningback in the NFL. This is just a short clip of what is to come. This shows the birth of Purple Jesus into the NFL and making a new home on the future super bowl champion Minnesota vikings."
Vikings Greats:Past and Present #2Cris Carter
Minnesota Viking Greats
"A brief movie on some of the Minnesota Vikings' greatest pastime players, and how they became so great. Music by Clint Mansell. "
"Wally Hilgenberg died on September 23, 2008. He played 16 seasons in the NFL including 4 super bowls with the Minnesota Vikings. But what makes Wally really stand out was his faith in Jesus Christ!.."
Wally Hilgenberg Slide Show
"Wally Hilgenberg died on September 23, 2008. He played 16 seasons in the NFL including 4 super bowls with the Minnesota Vikings. But what makes Wally really stand out was his faith in Jesus Christ!
This slide show, along with an interview with Wally discussing his faith, was shown at his funeral on September 27, 2008. "
Former NFL Star Joe Senser: From the Field to Faith
"His is a story of fame, fortune, faith and forgiveness. But before he tells of his success and more importantly his salvation, this former NFL Tight End starts by explaining his upbringing.
"I grew up in an orphanage. I have a lot to be bitter about. I was around nothing but boys all my life. I had this great discernment about right and wrong and I've seen and done a lot of things," says Joe Senser, former Minnesota Viking player.
He goes on to say, "Right before my father died we were a praying family. My father taught me how to pray. I knew about Jesus Christ all my life but I never knew Him. There's a huge difference."
Get more stories at www.faith-stories.com"
The Minnesota Vikings are a professional football team based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Vikings compete in the North Division of the National Football Conference (NFC) in the National Football League (NFL). Prior to divisional realignment in 2002, they had been a member of the Central Division, also known as the Black & Blue Division. The Vikings have been one of the most successful NFL franchises. The Vikings have won one NFL championship (pre-1970 AFL-NFL Merger), but subsequently lost 23–7 to the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl IV. The Vikings were the first team to play in four Super Bowls, though losing them. The Vikings have won their division 18 times, third most among teams currently playing in the NFL.
The team played home games at Metropolitan Stadium through the 1981 NFL season and have played their home games at Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome..