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Vikings' RB Jerick McKinnon Fulfills Zimmer's Req...

Minnesota Vikings Talk Today, 04:30 PM
Prior to Sunday's game in Buffalo, head coach Mike Zimmer had a tall order for rookie running back Jerick McKinnon to fill: Average 3 yea...
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Vegas favors (1-5) Tampa Bay over Vikings

Minnesota Vikings Talk Today, 04:30 PM
Vegas has the Bucs, who are 1-5 and are the worst in the league with a -14 points per game point differential, as three point favorites o...
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The World According to Zim

Minnesota Vikings Talk Today, 04:30 PM
Here is a sampling of Mike Zimmer's Friday press conference. I have noticed that his pressers start out on Monday a bit more effusive (fo...
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Shame On You, Cook and Kanabec Counties

Minnesota Vikings Talk Today, 04:30 PM
According to Vox.com's NFL Twitter interactive map, these two Minnesota counties were found to have allegiances to teams other than the h...
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Joe Webb back to catching passes?

NFL Football Talk Today, 03:53 PM
Panthers coach Ron Rivera said that QB Joe Webb was taking reps at wide receiver with Kelvin Benjamin (concussion) not practicing today....
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Article: Jerick McKinnon—Running With The Opportunity

Minnesota Vikings Talk Today, 03:49 PM
Since the first game of the season, a cloud has hovered over the Vikings’ running game. Adrian Peterson’s legal troubles whipped it up in...
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Vikings fans, welcome to your new favorite place.

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Then check out our forums. Here you’ll be able to learn a lot more about the Vikings than just what makes it to the front page. Members are posting links to Vikings news stories, blogs you like, national takes on the Vikings, scouting reports for the opposing team, etc. You can also add to these or ask a question or even start your own thread about whatever topic or story you like. Already have an account at Twins Daily? Well, that works here as well. Your Twins Daily login and password also grants you access to Vikings Journal.

(And we’ll give away a free pizza to each of the people who start our five favorite threads today, too. If you need ideas for a topic, look at some of the suggestions in the previous paragraph. )*

There is also our practice squad – the Blogs page. You may like some of these stories or you may not, but there is always new content being posted there by some talented writers.

And if you would like to try your own hand at writing, you can create your own blog from that page, too. Your story will appear on the Blogs page, and if it’s a good story, you may find it promoted to the front page alongside the rest of our writers.

(Might as well go the whole way. Five more free pizza will be given to some of the people who create a blog and write up decent, well-regarded, blog post or at least 150 words. If you want to learn more about how to blog on Vikings Journal, just read Brock’s cheat sheet.)*

And on the front page, your story will be read by thousands of Vikings fans, who will comment and maybe blog about it and…..the cycle continues.

This is what we mean when we say “Vikings Journal isn’t an online newspaper.” It’s a community. And it will be as great as we want it to be.

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Wants Pizza.

Brock Beauchamp
Aug 14 2014 10:43 PM

No pizza for wantspizza.

BleedsPurple
Aug 15 2014 09:35 AM

Thanks for the great site!

Love the site. Nice work - looking forward to keeping up with the Vikes this season!

crazyaccountant
Aug 15 2014 10:48 AM
Neat site, I like it.
I would like my pizza, sir.

Nice site! Too bad the pizza offer doesn't work in Iowa - I LOVE pizza!

I was hoping a site like this would pop up. I enjoy Twins Daily and I know this site will be just as good! ...or better maybe?