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RE: Other Former Vikings - 3/7/2015 2:15:51 PM   
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ORIGINAL: David F.

My favorite (and only) Matt Cassel story:

We took the elevator down to the parking ramp under the Hilton to head out to Matt's Bar. This is 2013. The four of us just get out of the elevator and here comes Matt Cassel but at the moment none of us could think of who it was (he was new to the team). So we give him a 'hey how's it going' and he stops and gets ready for autograph requests or questions or whatever but for the life of us none of us can come up with his name. As a rule we never give the dumb question 'Uh, are you a Viking player?' My seat-mate is incredibly good at identifying these guys and trust me it's not always easy. There's about five seconds of awkward silence and then he just heads into the elevator with a look on his face like he's glad we didn't bother him.

Just as the elevator door is about to shut my seat-mate looks back and yells 'Matt Cassel!' an Matt just gave a smile and a wave as the door shut.


What's a "seat mate"?
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RE: Other Former Vikings - 3/12/2015 2:01:17 PM   
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moved to Pictures From The Past

< Message edited by Stacey King -- 3/12/2015 2:03:33 PM >
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RE: Other Former Vikings - 3/12/2015 3:30:03 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: thebigo

quote:

ORIGINAL: David F.

My favorite (and only) Matt Cassel story:

We took the elevator down to the parking ramp under the Hilton to head out to Matt's Bar. This is 2013. The four of us just get out of the elevator and here comes Matt Cassel but at the moment none of us could think of who it was (he was new to the team). So we give him a 'hey how's it going' and he stops and gets ready for autograph requests or questions or whatever but for the life of us none of us can come up with his name. As a rule we never give the dumb question 'Uh, are you a Viking player?' My seat-mate is incredibly good at identifying these guys and trust me it's not always easy. There's about five seconds of awkward silence and then he just heads into the elevator with a look on his face like he's glad we didn't bother him.

Just as the elevator door is about to shut my seat-mate looks back and yells 'Matt Cassel!' an Matt just gave a smile and a wave as the door shut.


What's a "seat mate"?



We have four season tickets. Two are mine and two are his. Until 2016 - then we have eight. Four each.

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RE: Other Former Vikings - 8/4/2015 2:52:22 PM   
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A J Jefferson

Effing it up in Canada too!

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2539042-onside-punt-returned-for-touchdown-when-player-doesnt-know-cfl-rules

I would love the NFL to adopt a rule where you can onside the punt.

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RE: Other Former Vikings - 9/2/2015 11:26:07 AM   
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A nice piece from Chris Kluwe on the locker room.

http://www.rollingstone.com/sports/features/the-secrets-of-an-nfl-locker-room-20150901?page=2

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RE: Other Former Vikings - 2/6/2016 6:49:02 PM   
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I always thought Hassan Jones was the most underrated Vikings player of my lifetime. WR's may have been overrated at one time. But now they are underrated and some nearly forgotten.
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RE: Other Former Vikings - 3/17/2016 5:33:28 PM   
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I was at the Hail Mary game against the Rams in 1989. Jones went up above everybody else and came down with it. Karlis comes on and sends it to OT. Mike Merriweather blocked punt out of the endzone won it in OT.
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RE: Other Former Vikings - 6/5/2016 6:20:15 PM   
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I used to work with John Swain's son at UPS in Burnville.
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RE: Other Former Vikings - 6/22/2016 11:46:00 PM   
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I pissed the kid off so bad he followed me home after work. Thought he was going to kick my ass.
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RE: Other Former Vikings - 9/28/2016 8:27:09 AM   
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http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2016/09/27/pizza-delivery-minnesota-vikings-mugging/

Good guy Napoleon Harris. He's a state senator. He also owns two pizza stores. While out on a delivery he thwarts muggers, follows them, breaks open a murder case.

Same thing happened to me way back in my Domino's manager days. A questionable order came in. So I rode along with the driver. Sure enough, the order was a setup, guys came around and confronted the driver. I jumped out of the car and they confronted me too. It was dark but it looked like one had a weapon in his hand. We ran. No pizza is worth your life.

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RE: Other Former Vikings - 9/28/2016 6:41:51 PM   
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ORIGINAL: Karl Juhnke

http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2016/09/27/pizza-delivery-minnesota-vikings-mugging/

Good guy Napoleon Harris. He's a state senator. He also owns two pizza stores. While out on a delivery he thwarts muggers, follows them, breaks open a murder case.

Same thing happened to me way back in my Domino's manager days. A questionable order came in. So I rode along with the driver. Sure enough, the order was a setup, guys came around and confronted the driver. I jumped out of the car and they confronted me too. It was dark but it looked like one had a weapon in his hand. We ran. No pizza is worth your life.

Agree
Except that Chicago-style Meat lovers that Pizza Hut had for awhile.
Gonna have to kill me to take that one.
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RE: Other Former Vikings - 1/19/2017 12:29:33 AM   
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The son of former Vikings quarterback and Super Bowl champion Brad Johnson is catching the attention of college coaches around the country.

Max Johnson, just a freshman at Oconee County High School near Athens, Ga., already has two scholarship offers from Florida State and Miami. Both were offered to Max as an eighth-grader.

The Class of 2020 lefthanded passer is 6-2, 187 pounds and scouted as a pro-style quarterback.

Miami coach Mark Richt, also Max’s uncle, told The Palm Beach Post his nephew is “a legitimate baller.” The Hurricanes were the first to offer Max in February 2016.

Florida State, where Brad played college football, offered Max a few months later.

The teenager’s first-ever tweet announced his offer from Miami, and in June he posted a photo with FSU coach Jimbo Fisher to announce the Seminoles’ offer.

“They told me that they were going to recruit me for me, and that my dad’s career was over and he can’t play anymore,” Johnson told Bleacher Report.

“Right now my focus is just leading my high school team and letting the future take care of itself.”

Max can learn a lot from his dad, who played 15 NFL seasons and won a Super Bowl with Tampa Bay in 2003. Brad was drafted by the Vikings in the ninth round of the 1992 draft and played five seasons in Minnesota sharing time as the starting quarterback. He was replaced by Randall Cunningham and traded to Washington where he spent two seasons before moving to Tampa Bay.

Brad led Tampa Bay to its first Super Bowl and earned his second Pro Bowl honor during the 2002 season.

He returned to Minnesota in 2005 and played two seasons with the Vikings before ending his career in Dallas.
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RE: Other Former Vikings - 4/3/2017 4:43:47 PM   
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http://www.charlotteindependence.com/news_article/show/776030?referrer_id=2701681

This is fun. Read the first letter of each sentence of the press release.

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RE: Other Former Vikings - 4/24/2017 4:05:44 PM   
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http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000000802102/article/adrian-peterson-new-orleans-saints-closing-in-on-deal

3 million! I am shocked it is that much! Oh how the mighty have fallen. He has come down quite a bit from the rumored $8 million he was seeking.

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RE: Other Former Vikings - 4/24/2017 4:19:53 PM   
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As luck would have it, the Saints visit Minnesota in Week 1 for a Monday Night Football showdown with Peterson's former Vikings teammates.

Watch the NFL Draft LIVE on Thursday at 8 p.m. ET on NFL Network

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RE: Other Former Vikings - 5/25/2017 1:35:23 PM   
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http://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/nfl/former-nfl-rb-michael-bennett-sentenced-to-five-years-in-prison/ar-BBBwzF3

Had to be a couldn't afford his lifestyle type of thing.

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RE: Other Former Vikings - 5/25/2017 1:38:08 PM   
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Double post

< Message edited by Tim Cady -- 5/25/2017 1:41:15 PM >


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RE: Other Former Vikings - 5/26/2017 10:06:49 AM   
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I guess my signed Michael Bennett jersey just became worthless.

OR, worth a LOT of money to a collector who likes paraphernalia from convicts. I might have to google that.

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RE: Other Former Vikings - 5/26/2017 3:04:32 PM   
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Most likely just became relevant again! Strike while the iron is hot Lynn!

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