Tomlinson will visit Vikings Thursday

L. Tomlinson2.jpgMinnesota’s “apparent” interest in LaDainian Tomlinson is very real; SI’s Jim Trotter reports that Tomlinson will visit the Vikings Thursday

The week since Tomlinson was released has probably been humbling for the former Chargers running back.  He’s had to wait in line while Chester Taylor got a big deal.  Even Justin Fargas has received more interest.

Minnesota is a perfect fit worth waiting for.  Tomlinson could chase his ring alongside another classy person at quarterback without taking a pounding.

Trotter writes that LT2 has no problem “sharing the backfield” but he wouldn’t really be sharing in Minnesota.  He would be a clear backup that can help on passing downs. 

Just making the visit to Minnesota is a good sign that Tomlinson understands what his role would be.

122 responses to “Tomlinson will visit Vikings Thursday

  1. hopefully he can collaborate with prince and create the worst song in the history of the earth

  2. “Minnesota is a perfect place for Tomlinson to chase his ring, alongside another classy guy at quarterback. ”
    PFT commenting on an athlete’s “class” is funny beyond belief. Classy and PFT are two subjects which rarely appear together in a positive manner.
    Of course- since PFT is pretty low brow most of the time, maybe it is qualified to comment when someone has no class.

  3. So the Vikes could possibly have two enormous stat hounds who can’t perform in a big game in the same backfield? Sounds like a formula for success!

  4. He can teach Peterson how to hang on to the ball. Tomlinson rarely ever fumbles. Its something the chargers probably haven’t thought about but will have to deal with as they find a new HB. SD can add +8 to their turnover differential this season.

  5. Looks like a perfect fit for both player and team. Expect a quick deal Thursday evening.

  6. Sign him asap…he’s still got tread on the tires and gas in the tank. He obviously won’t be asked to carry the load, and if all he does here is teach AP how to hold onto the football, he’ll be worth his weight in gold.

  7. As a Vikings fan I do not like this move. IMO the guy has little to nothing left. We have young guys on the roster that need a shot at a lot less money.
    To me we’d have been better off keeping Taylor for what the bears paid him.
    Chilly is an idiot.
    Only Favre can save us now.

  8. As a Charger fan and big Brett fan. That would be the perfect storm for these two guys. I would love to see LT go out on top, sadly it didn’t happen with the Chargers. I wouldn’t be able to help myself I would definitely root for the Vikings as far as the NFC goes. LT gets his ring, Favre puts in the Ted thompsons face… they ride off into the sunset together while achieving the ultimate goal. If the Chargers make it too, well then it’s an extremely interesting matchup.
    LT may be the backup, but you know when a game is close or in the red zone “(Fumble) All Day” won’t be carrying that rock. He pretty much cost the Vikes their SB with his fumbling, they won’t make that mistake again. AP fumbled as many times in one year as LT did his whole career.. Maybe LT can teach him how to hold that rock.

  9. Gordon Getgo,
    Please explain how Adrian is a stat hound? You can talk crap all you want about his fumbling because that is legit but calling him a stat hound is ridiculous. I am having a hard time remembering a big game that he did not play well in. I would love to see your list though and see if you can back up your dumb ass comment.

  10. Vikes, Lions & Bears all making moves in FA. And good ol TT sits quietly wiggling his thumbs trying to get then further up his rear end.
    Sure hope he has a good draft.
    Sigh…

  11. Gordon,
    you cannot count very well – back to 3rd grade for you.
    here are the stat hounds potentially in the VIKES backfield:
    1. FAVRE – the lord of all stat whores
    2. Peterson – I need to lead the NFL every year
    3. LT – well, prima donna gets no uglier than this sassy lass

  12. So now the Vikings will have a RB who can’t hang on to the ball (Petersen) and a RB who can no longer run!?! Brilliant!

  13. Wasn’t this the same Viking team that wasn’t doing ‘squat’ 2 days ago? Would be a huge signing to backup Peterson. Huge. Wouldn’t be a better RB combo in the league.

  14. Love the picture attached to this one..
    “I like to sing-a. About the moon-a and the June-a and the spring-a.”

  15. I didn’t know Tavaris or Sage were “classy” guys.
    Gordon….you can add the “classy” gunslinger to your list of stat hounds who can’t perform. Sounds like the makings of another awesome regular season for the Queens.
    Why do you ponder passing?

  16. Maybe Tomlinson can help Adrian learn how to hold onto the ball.
    http://www.hubdub.com/m65473
    I know Chilly was gonna talk to some fellow coaches at the combine, including Coughlin, on what to do – Coughlin got Tiki Barber straightened out a couple of years ago.

  17. Can he play O-Line?? if not get used to Favre on the ground,Favre on the ground….WHO DAT!!!

  18. How does this help us? It’s just a big paycheck, spend the money where we need it like replacing McKinnie’s fat rump, cornerback depth with Griffith being disabled and who know’s what with Winfield. How about Safety or linebacker depth? I hope I am wrong, but I don’t understand this idea.

  19. “Minnesota is a perfect place for Tomlinson to chase his ring, alongside another classy guy at quarterback. —————-
    Who is the classy guy at quarterback you speak of? You must be referring to Sage Rosenfelds??
    mnmaverick says: March 9, 2010 5:13 PM
    I see three future Hall of Famers – stat whore THAT, Jack!
    ——————–
    Wow. Future Hall of Famers? Are they going to sign Curtis Martin and Chris Carter as well???

  20. “Minnesota is a perfect place for Tomlinson to chase his ring, alongside another classy guy at quarterback. —————-
    Who is the classy guy at quarterback you speak of? You must be referring to Sage Rosenfelds??
    mnmaverick says: March 9, 2010 5:13 PM
    I see three future Hall of Famers – stat whore THAT, Jack!
    ——————–
    Wow. Future Hall of Famers? Are they going to sign Curtis Martin and Chris Carter as well??? Futer HOF’ers on your roster doesn’t mean squat if they can’t play a lick and are living off what they did in the past….

  21. So given that LT is visiting (and especially if he signs), isn’t it pretty much a given that Lord Favre is returning?

  22. It’s going to be painful for him watching AP fumble “All Day”…..lol and if he does sign it might be AP watching LT!!

  23. jimicos?? Chilly duped Belichick?? LOL
    Yes we wanted another 30+ beat up 3 yd a carry RB who whines when he can’t get his way on our team.
    Those Metrodome lights will bounce off his shield great while he sits on the bench a pouts.
    No Patriots fan wants any part of this has been of a RB.

  24. With Albert Young and Ian Johnson behind Peterson, I really don’t think the Vikings need to bring in a washed up veteran….maybe he is coming to tell AP how to hold onto the ball.

  25. Last year hes says he the best still in the league and the next year he backs up one of the best ( shout out to C Johnson)

  26. Julius Peppers. Tommie Harris. Brian Urlacher. Lance Briggs.
    vs.
    LaDainian Tomlinson. Adrian Peterson.
    I like these odds.

  27. Why do these losers come on to Vikings posts just to &itch and complain about all things Vikings?? You guys crack me up we all know how it feels to be angry, IT EATS AT THE SOUL, keep up the hate ladies, whatthehellamitalkingabout, Pervy(im on this guys nuts and couldnt think of a better name) Harvin, Boobs Nelson (YOU KNOW THAT GUY HAS TITTIES), (you have a small) jimicos, and any of you other D bags I forgot to mention. @mnmaverick, PervyHarvin, and all my other Vikings fans I got your back, the offseason is when this &itches like to talk the most stuff. Once the regular season starts they scatter like roaches.

  28. I think Sproles would be a MUCH better fit for the offense…but whatever. I am indifferent to the idea of signing LT to the vikings. Probably won’t help or hurt too much.

  29. Oh yeah this move for surely guarantees a SB victory
    for the Queens…….oh wait I thought all the queens sh*t talkers guaranteed the SB last year? Queens fans: you are pathetic lil bunch aren’t you? Your team has never won a big game, and your one and only sh*t talking method is next year next year next year next year next year. Yeah a washed up 30 year old running back is really going to help. Good luck with that stadium too I hear MN has no state budget deficit right now!
    LA VIKINGS 2011

  30. This only works if LT agrees to take a back-seat and is looking at the Vikes for winning above money. He has stated in public, that his goal is to win…..so we’ll see.
    What is interesting is the backdrop to last season was LT’s insistence that he was the best back in football, now being paired with AP?
    OOPS…..did spoiler alert for the next Florio post about the Purple?

  31. digg_er says:
    March 9, 2010 4:35 PM
    hopefully he can collaborate with prince and create the worst song in the history of the earth
    ————————————–
    That was actually pretty damn funny.
    LT will complain about not getting enough touches if he is signed. I have no doubt. Chester Taylor only had 138 touches..

  32. Look at all these hateful posts from people who are CLEARLY worried and afraid of the Vikings this coming season. Its ok guys, we understand you are afraid and need to say something about it to instill some doubt in Viking fans but unfortunately its not working. You can either try harder or just give up and accept the fact that the Vikings are the team to beat. Your choice.

  33. I don’t think lousy run blocking means they can’t play a lick. It doesn’t matter how talented you running backs are if they don’t have blocking.
    The Vikes lost Matt Birk last year and had rookies at C and right tackle. Tahi isn’t much of a blocker either so they will definately draft OL help. San Diego had Lorenzo Neal blocking for LT for years. After he aged and left, their run blocking went to hell like it did for Sean Alexander after the Vikes acquired Hutch.
    Nothing a little fine-tuning won’t fix.
    Tony Ruchardson blocked at FB for AD his rookie year, but as good as he was that year, he was getting old and moved on. AD hasn’t really had the run blocking, Matt Birk’s move last year really hit the line hard in the run blocking department.

  34. Although past his prime, san diego is not exactly a running machine any longer, Lt would not be expected to take the full load, and could be a good change of pace….
    Personally , I think chester is way underrated and dont know why they let him go, unless we save millions….otherwise, would love to see LT finish his career in MN, I know we open up our arms to future hall of famers,,, So sad seeing all the hate on here…..truly how sad some of you losers must really be….

  35. I thought the vikings needed a RB for passing downs. Didn’t LT come out of the game on passing downs in S.D.?
    Another suggestion…The Vikings should Sign Shaun Alexander and Priest Holmes as well and they will have 4 of the top single season RB’s in the last 10 years!
    I don’t like the move as much as I thought I would, but at least the vikes are trying to bring in marquee guys to sell tickets and that should help them win. More then most other teams are doing. Seems like a big push for a new stadium.

  36. Nobody is guaranteeing anything, we’re just excited about the possibility of pairing two of the greatest runningbacks the game has ever seen in the same back-field. Any jawing and/or trash talking is feedback for all the naysaywers on here. Ya never gave Favre a chance either. He did great. As good as he is though, He’s just one player on a 53 man roster. He can’t do it all.

  37. LT is one of the best receiving running backs the game has ever seen. Get your facts straight. LT does it all. He blocks, receives, runs, etc.

  38. Contra says:
    March 9, 2010 5:58 PM
    Look at all these hateful posts from people who are CLEARLY worried and afraid of the Vikings this coming season. Its ok guys, we understand you are afraid and need to say something about it to instill some doubt in Viking fans but unfortunately its not working. You can either try harder or just give up and accept the fact that the Vikings are the team to beat. Your choice.
    ————————-
    If they couldn’t get it done last year with 0 injuries and an easy schedule it’s not going to happen this year.
    But if it comes with another Favre interception in an NFC championship game that’ll make it all worthwhile. That would make it season-ending INTs in three consecutive seasons for three different teams. Another record for Brett Favre!

  39. Sorry, I meant 4 season-ending INTs in 4 consecutive seasons with 3 different teams. It’d still be a record.

  40. Sounds like you Vikings fans are acting like this is the 2006 version of Tomlinson. Umm no its not. The guys got nothing left, and he will probably start complaining for more touches the first time Peterson fumbles away a ball. You are much better off saving the money and going after a young guy later on in the draft to give Peterson a breather.

  41. For all you Viking and LT haters and Chester lovers look at last years stats: Chester had 338 yds rushing at 3.6 yds/attempt 1 TD, 2 fumbles. LT had 730 yds at 3.3 yds/attempt 12 TDs 2 fumbles. Wow chester had an entire Shaincoe 3rd leg longer yds/average. I really dont see how losing chester cant be overcome with another 30 year old RB. LT would fill in just fine for chester. I dont really see a big paycheck for him. He doesn’t need the money, he just wants to win. Look what T Jones just got, LT will not get close to TJ money so for those think its a waste of money, quit hitting the peace pipe. Skol Vikes baby!!!!

  42. Our defensive ends are both in rthe top twenty, Bear fans. Compare the stats between Peppers and Edwards. Not much difference.
    Allen, The Williams Wall, and Edwards against mediocrity like Forte and Taylor behind your pathetic offensive line is a mismatch of sorts.

  43. Adrian Petersen is not one of the greatest running backs of all time – he is an over hyped knuckle headed, selfish, turn over machine…
    Sounds like the queens quarterback too..

  44. LT may have name value over Chester Taylor, but he certainly is not as skilled as Taylor is at this point in their careers. I think the Vikings made a terrible mistake in letting Taylor go because he was under utilized by Chilly and his potential went to waste. The Viking’s 3rd down offense and their passing game will be affected by the loss of Chester Taylor. LT is a good player, but not as good as Chester was at checking the blitz and critical production on third down.

  45. Tomlinson didn’t drop off the face of the Earth, the Chargers commitment to the run and run blocking did though. Turner has under-utilized Tomlinson. Same story with Peterson last year. Lousy run blocking. Sorry Charger fans but Sproles isn’t an every down back. You had something, but now you have NOTHING. Enjoy….

  46. I love listening to all you non Viking fan weenies talk your jive bs against all things Vikings. You are all just scared lil nerds. Vikings are the team to beat. Face it tools. Vikings are the guy in school gym class(as I was) that had the over sized dong and paraded it around. You know….while all you nerds were trying to hide your turtle heads and juice box straws. You are just simply jealous!!!

  47. I didn’t realize how sensitive Packer fans were until this year. I’ll never again underestimate how sensitive and hurt Packer fans can get when their franchise lets them down and ours does amazing things with their biggest hero of all time.
    The hurt isn’t going to go away when you hurl insults at a team that is not guilty of doing anything except trying to win. It was your current management that let Brett leave GB and come to the Vikings and create this nightmare you are dealing with. It is your team that couldn’t spin the Favre signing back in our faces last year by crumbling at our majestic feet under the pressure of its own fan base.
    Instead of crying about what we do why don’t you put the pressure on your own team to make our moves look bad. Making the same 5 stupid comments over and over about how pathetic we are when we are obviously a solid franchise and fan base is worthless. It makes your own fan base look weak and stupid.
    You don’t want to be weak and stupid, now do you?

  48. LT visiting and LT actually signing are two different things. What happened to the press reports that he wanted a shot at being the #1 back and winning a Superbowl, two things that are never going to happen with the Vikings.
    Maybe he is just visiting to gain leverage with another team that he really wants to play for. Think of it this way, he is forced to listen to the dumbest SOB in all coaching and gets a million dollar raise. Not bad work if you can find it.

  49. Lol…the vikes bring a guy like LT in and look at all the “HATERS” hit the PANIC BUTTON. can’t do anything but laugh at “fans” who can’t give opposing teams any credit. There isnt a fan out there who wouldn’t say they wouldn’t want LT as a back-up and if they say they don’t their a fking lier.
    LT couldn’t be any worse then stickin with taylor or young. he has BIG GAME expierence and that alone is going to help this team

  50. buck_pack_haters what’s more pathetic than basing your whole PFT persona on looking for a fight with people who dont like the FudgePackers? Lets face reality, we, the Vikings, had one of the best teams in the league last year and despite all the people who said we would be terrible and Favre’s arm would fall off half way through the season, we still were within a field goal of the Superbowl. We are exited that the team is CLEARLY just a few pieces away from a Superbowl. You dont see us posting on every FudgePacker posts talking about how much your team sucks ect. ITS FUNNY THAT DURRING THE SEASON ALL THIS TALK STOPS and you hoes either don’t come on here posting or you post some old wait till next game type of B.S. Like I said hate eats at the soul, so you girls are only hurting yourselves. Skol.

  51. A-W-S-O-M-E Thats are man Now if we just have a great GB if Farve doesnt come back we will be a hell of a force in the SUPERBOWL

  52. ATTENTION ALL HATERS OF THE VIKINGS: If you have a problem with the number of Minnesota Vikings realted posts on PFT take it up with the creator of the site Mike Florio. Starting internet fights with fans of the team you love to hate will only continue Mr. Florio to create more Vikings related posts.

  53. What’s his role then? Starting HB, because Peterson is an overrated HB that couldn’t hang on to a winning lottery ticket if his life depended on it?

  54. Percy Harvin said
    Pervy Harvin says:
    March 9, 2010 6:53 PM
    I love listening to all you non Viking fan weenies talk your jive bs against all things Vikings. You are all just scared lil nerds. Vikings are the team to beat. Face it tools. Vikings are the guy in school gym class(as I was) that had the over sized dong and paraded it around. You know….while all you nerds were trying to hide your turtle heads and juice box straws. You are just simply jealous!!!
    That’s pretty creative. Is this what you do in your spare time; sit around thinking about how long your dong is? Suggestion the next time you go to a Queens game. Before the game starts wait around the player parking lot for your precious Farve when he shows up, show him (as you say your over sized dong). Maybe the hillbilly will get turned on, by the way you parade it around. You never know he could give you a hand job.
    Oh another thing take chickenfoot with you, he seems like the kind of Queen that would get off on it as well.

  55. Where to start with all the dopey-ass comments.
    First, it’s not even worth commenting until (if) they sign LT. My concern is that his blocking is suspect. Even if they sign him the proof will be in how much they pay the guy. The Bears way overpaid for Chester. Heck, when was the last time a 30 year old back got starter’s money?
    Second, the comparison of Peppers (inconsistent), Harris (one leg), Urlacher (old and beat) and Briggs (aging) with just Peterson and LT (and not the other offensive weapons) is frigging priceless. Bears fans liked their chances last year with Cutler, and look how that turned out. Of course if your team has no future, why not dream on the present.
    And cheesers, not one post above guarantees a Super Bowl victory, but that would of course be asking you to read more than 10 words while eating your macaroni and cheese and watching cartoons. Just like you praised TT for signing Clifton to bolster an already below average college O-line, Viking fans are merely happy the team is trying to find a replacement for Taylor, nothing more.

  56. ATTENTION J.QUEENIE:
    you queens fans are on EVERY packers post there is
    you got favre great what did he get you? an exciting regular season and gut wrenching choke in the playoffs? thought so, what did AP get you? sub par regular season and choke in the post season? thought so, you MR INTERNET TOUGH guy are douche just like u queens fans that don’t say sh*t or support your team when they are not winning…we’ve got a 70,000+ season ticket waiting list and trophy after trophy. what does team have? oh yeah a dilapidated stadium and an owner who move the team unless he gets a new one.
    LA VIKINGS 2011

  57. All You Packers, bears, and lions fans find something to do besides check on the NFC Central Champs posts. Viking fans have more important things to do than check out whats going on with you other jv squads.

  58. You packers fans are living in your glory days days like Al Bundy trying to remember the last time you beat the NFC Central Champs

  59. Ross’sSweetMinus says: Suggestion the next time you go to a Queens game. Before the game starts wait around the player parking lot for your precious Farve when he shows up, show him (as you say your over sized dong). Maybe the hillbilly will get turned on, by the way you parade it around. You never know he could give you a hand job.
    Oh another thing take chickenfoot with you, he seems like the kind of Queen that would get off on it as well.
    ————————————————–
    Dude….it is very obvious that dong talk excites you. How..ah..gay of you!
    Don’t hate chicken or I because we own you fools…jealousy …..

  60. I F’ing HATE ladanian tomlinson. He is a classless , whining, self righteous piece of garbage.
    I dont want him on my favorite team.

  61. the vikings are going to improve the ball club with this move.
    it would make favre come back.
    lets us draft a big time corner back in the 1st round.
    this could make us 14-2 next year and a 1st round bye.
    SUPER BOWL BABY!! GO VIKES!

  62. Dear Fellow Viking Fans,
    Smile baby! All these anti-Viking hater posts are just legitimizing our stronghold in the NFC North! These guys are haters who are afraid of the Vikings and rightly so! Their teams do not stand a chance against us and they are proving that with their weak posts! SKOL BABY!

  63. Wahed up? wasnt there another guy who came to MINNESOTA last season and every non viking fan MOCKED it. anyone wanna tell me what kinda season that washed up QB had? ANYONE…that washed up old man you mocked us for had the vikings 13 seconds away from the superbowl and if i remember right thats 13 seconds closer then 28 other NFLS teams ever were

  64. He is what the Vikes need him to be, a 3rd down guy, who can pass catch, and protect Favre.
    A front loaded 2 year deal, and I’m all for it.

  65. Whatthehellisinmyrear says:
    “doesn’t mean squat if they can’t play a lick and are living off what they did in the past….”
    I don’t see how Favre having a career BEST season is ‘can’t play a lick’. and L.T. wouldn’t be signed as a starter. He’d be signed as a 3rd down back…. and last season’s stats are certainly sufficient for that role. So yes, Maverick is right, three future Hall of Famer’s on the roster is effective and as to Phuck_Pack_Fans comment “yeah signing a washed up 30 year old RB would help a lot”…. Ahman Green anyone?

  66. Problem is he never was any good at picking up the blitz. The guy can catch though, but so could Taylor, and he was already in the system, didn’t cry about his opportunities, and was under-utilized by chilly the dumb-azz.
    At best I see it as minimal impact, at worst wasted money better spent elsewhere.
    GO VIKES!!

  67. Hold on a second….
    tool
    dong
    skol
    super bowl baby
    favre
    panic button
    bitches
    rule
    robbed
    jared allen
    refs fault
    pukers
    karen rodgers
    Jimmy Smith
    Bob Nelson
    TT
    Let’s just see if a viking fan can make a comment without using any of these “key” words.
    If I have missed some feel free to post additional overused crap.

  68. What’s his role then? Starting HB, because Peterson is an overrated HB that couldn’t hang on to a winning lottery ticket if his life depended on it?
    ————————————————–
    Well if anyone is going to know what an OVER RATED RB might look like. it would be a chicago bear fan. examples….?
    Rashaan Salaam,Curtis Enis,Anthony Thomas,Cedric Benson. do i need to throw in Cade McNown?

  69. I’m not a Vikings fan per se, but ya gotta admire their front office and owner. They are determined to have the best team and are one of the best teams at getting great value for their money. Gotta love all these homer fans who post all the negative crap…..it’s simple jealousy. 100 posts to this article……funny how many fans can’t get enough about BF, and the Vikings. Also gotta love the Aint’s fans posts about LT being washed up etc…..but yet D. Brees is literally begging the Aint’s go sign LT. While so many posters think they know it all……they should pay attention to great coaches and players who admire the Vikings and their players. The good players WANT to play for a winner…..they gravitate to the Vikes. Sean Payton, Holmgren, Belechik, etc. etc. all say they would love to have BF……guess the idiot posters know more than the great coaches and players. I hated to lose LT but he would be a huge asset for the Vikings. The Vikes were the best team in the NFL last year and only got robbed in the NFC championship game by some bad luck and some terrible officiating. They will start the 2010 season as the favorite also and I don’t think we are done seeing the great moves by their front office. Just in past couple of years they have added a little known TE who is top 5 in the league now, especially in TD catches, Percy Harvin, Steve Hutchinson, BF, Jared Allen etc…….I for one am willing to admit my jealousy, I wish my Chargers would be as active in FA and so good at drafting etc…..guess the rest of you are too big of homers to admit the truth. Must suck being you, LMAO

  70. How ’bout a washed up over-the-hill prima donna choker of a RB to go w/ your washed up over-the-hill prima donna choker QB ??
    Can’t wait to watch BF/AP/LT catfight like little girls !!

  71. You Queenies just don’t get it …
    Precious is a C H O K E R !!!!!!!!!!!
    Always has been
    Always will be
    Enjoy the ride. I know I am!

  72. If you don’t believe Queen fans are the stupidist in the NFL, just read this blog…
    These guys make Raider fans look classy
    Enjoy another season w/ the Choker.

  73. Im back I had to change up the name for some reason. I didnt think I said anything that bad but I guess ill have to watch my words from now on. First things first @flop 4 strahan. lol. Your sad buddy what you have just said confirms for me that your not worth wasting breath on I will now begin to ignore your mindless post’s. @suck_fudgepack_mstrbaiter ‘m not even sure what point your trying to make so I’m not gonna waist my time with a response. All Im saying is LT is an upgrade over Chester Taylor, I’m glad to see that the Vikings are are getting active trying to better this team be it the signing of Rhys Lloyd, or bringing in LT. Ziggi Wilf is committed to bringing a SuperBowl to Minnesota and I think having a good owner is half the battle. Rick Speilman has proven he knows what he’s doing in the draft and in offseason signings. Getting LT will definitley pique Favre’s intrest and cant help but to sway him towards coming back for another season. This roster wont change much if Favre comes back. LT plus another solid draft and this will be the most talented team the Minnesota Vikings have ever had HANDS DOWN.

  74. @MrHumble how much do you think LT has left in the tank? In your opinion will LT take less $ and be content in a third down back role where he would be asked to block and catch passes out the backfield? Also as a a Chargers fan what kind of lockeroom guy would you say LT is?

  75. Just want to let you guys know something…
    When someone was picking on you and beating you up on the playground when you were a kid, and the teacher said, “They are just jealous of you. They don’t feel good about themselves so they have to make fun of you,” that was a lie. Haven’t you figured that out yet? They made fun of you because you are helpless and weak, and they were bored.
    Packer fans rail on your team because you are pathetic and it’s hilarious. You needed 2 extensions to sell out a home playoff game. You have never won a championship. The Packers transitioned seamlessly from Favre to Rodgers after we refused to kiss his ass. You people grovel at his feet after he destroys your season in one throw, and like Obama worshippers, you feel you no longer can take care of yourself and need him to win for you.
    Your last 2 North Championships were your first 2. The Packers were 11-5 and the Vikings were 12-4. We are jealous and can’t hang? Incorrect. We laugh at your face and fart in your general direction out of pure joy.
    Is it true that there is an “italian” restaurant in Grand Rapids that puts ketchup on their meatball sub? God, you Minnies are one pathetic embarassment to America.

  76. That was a beautiful anecdote of how yesterday’s recess went for you Ruvell, sorry to hear you weren’t picked for Red-Rover…
    But aside from that pathetic drivel you just posted, it IS true. Maybe not that you’re jealous, I’ll buy that. But it just proves how pathetic you packer fans really are…. I mean, think about it this way, you just admitted to getting a hard-on for “teasing” Viking fans about 0 championships, or the fact that Favre threw a pick in the Championship game… THAT’S what pleases you? Now THAT IS funny, or is it “pure joy”? To see someone actually have the audacity to accept that… WOW. The difference is, us “bandwagon” Viking fans, don’t let games like this get to us… So the Vikings lost (again), B.F.D. my life doesn’t stop because we didn’t make it, sure I was disappointed, but not to the point of complete misery. So please, you and JimmySmith continue proving just how old you really are…

  77. i’m glad this site provides a source for people that are not vikings fans to vent out their rage.
    DEAR INTERNET!

  78. I also find it funny that every fking player who goes to the vikings is washed up, well according to the HATERS in here anyway. If LT was going to the AINTS or GreenBay they would be saying the exact opposite of what they are saying now. Ppl are assuming that LT2 is comming in to be our star running back let them assume that, it just shows their ignorance. think about it with Favre,AP,LT2 all in the backfield at the same tyme? thats unfkin belieavble. and people wanna rip this move bc their team is too busy sitting around trying to collect as many 7th rounders as they can (Ted Thompson,LOL). and the bears fans are even more hillarious bc the just threw a shyt load of money to DE who has maybe 2 good years left weather or not he plays or just collects his pay checks will be 2 diffrent things but what RLY make me LOL is the bears think they got themselves the next REGGIE WHITE when in reality this dude aint no better then javon kearse at this stage in his career. but these fools wanna believe this guy is the real deal.

  79. How funny is it that the king of all cliches, the ever so witty guy that adds shart stain to pervy’s name and thinks its the height of comedy, is asking Vikings fans not to use certian words in their posts?
    You sir, are an epic tool.
    Every one of your posts is a rehash of the last one you posted.
    I suggest you introduce Mr. Fork to Mr. Toaster.
    No one would miss you and your pain of being the biggest idiot to walk the face of the earth would be over.
    If you believe in reincarnation, maybe you could come back as Thompson’s bicycle seat?

  80. @Ruvell100
    1- The NFC North has only been around for a short while (Shout out to the NFC Central)
    2- The Vikes dominated the Pack twice last year
    3- Grand Rapids is in Michigan, you moron. I live in Ohio and I know that.

  81. We dominated the Packers twice last year and the poor cheesewads can’t get over it.

  82. Good one, jgreeds. Since there is a Grand Rapids in Michigan, there is NO WAY there could EVER, by some miracle, be a Grand Rapids in Minnesota, could there?
    And in the short time the North has been around, the Packers have won it 4 times and the Bears have won it twice. Now the Vikings win it the last 2 years and “they own the North.”

  83. PurpleRaid says
    “The difference is, us “bandwagon” Viking fans, don’t let games like this get to us… So the Vikings lost (again), B.F.D.”
    _______________
    And this sort of attitude is why your team is 31st in revenue and you don’t go to the games. Not saying your life should revolve around it, but you’re on here posting every day and I’m sure you were Viking crazy this year (since they were winning) so it must matter to you. Now…well , Vikings fans don’t really care…?

  84. you’re right, ruvell100. no chance in the world that there are two cities in this country with the same name. that would just be ridiculous. i noticed my mistake the second i hit send. but i never said they “own the North”.

  85. Ok, Ruvell…..
    First off – “this type of attitude is why your team is 31st in revenue and don’t go to games” – The reason I don’t go to all of Minnesota’s home games is because I live in Virginia. Does that make me any less of a Minnesota Viking fan because I’d rather watch my team in the comfort of my own home? NO.
    Secondly, I posted 2 (two) comments, prior to this one, that were AFTER WORK (i.e. After 6:00 p.m. et) So if that constitutes as “on here posting every day” then label me guilty.
    And when you say “Viking crazy” are you asking if I was predicting a Super Bowl championship after the preseason like other fans (Packers)??? Absolutely not, I’ve watched football long enough to know ANYTHING can happen in this game, just like you never saw Tampa kicking Green Bay’s ass…
    Sure, I was excited and happy with my teams improvement over last season, I was proud of them when they destroyed Green Bay twice, I was happy when we beat (handedly) the “Red Hot’ Cowboys” in the Divisional round and I was thrilled we made it to the NFC Championship game and still had a clear shot to win and advance to the Super Bowl after so many turnovers…
    Were you happy with your team’s improvement (that is patching up a porous Offensive Line and making it to the playoffs, only to watch your franchise QB kick and INT in O.T)? If football affects you as much as you’ve clearly shown, I’m surprised you would even comment about how ‘pathetic’ the Vikings are after your team’s finish.
    In conclusion, I hope that this will help clear up how incredibly dull minded you are to assume that the Vikings organization as a whole is “full of losers” and their fans are “fair-weathered and pathetic”, when in reality the only ‘losers’ are those who beat their chest behind their parent’s keyboards.

  86. My dad’s actually from there, Mario. Great hockey town, no doubt. There was a period of time in the late 70’s when that conference (Hibbing, GR, Greenway, etc) was in rated in SI as the best high school conference in the nation, all sports included.

  87. Purple and Cannon,
    I can appreciate the fact that you are both good fans of your team, and I think it would be terrible if the Vikings were to move to LA. Terrible. But the point is that your backs are against the wall right now.
    You need a stadium deal in the worst way, and you simply will not get it without generating more revenue, i.e. people buying tickets and not corporate sponsorships and television deals covering them. I’m married with a child and one on the way, but I can make 2 trips a year to watch my team and support them. If you want to watch all of the games at home, that’s fine. But it doesn’t line your owner’s pockets, and I would gladly put money toward keeping my team around.
    If that’s pathetic, so be it. And I’m fully aware of how our season ended up. But which team is built for the long haul and which team needs to win now or never?

  88. What was the last game that corporate sponsors bought up the remaining tickets ? Proof then post it or shut your hole about the same old comments you pack fans always make. I did not know that if I bought a ticket it was worth more then when some company did. There is no rev. for the vikes because the stadium is shit and was when it was built. They receive no rev from concessions or luxury boxes is 2 main reasons why they dont make money. And it is not up to us fans to pass a stadium bill we have no control over the MN gov . You thinking that the fans are holding back the stadium is just stupid statement you pack fans make. We want free health care also I did not know that we could just go to the capital and tell them that and they would just provide it with the new stadium?Thanks for letting us in on your logic.

  89. @Ruvell100 I’m a season ticket holder so I make it to much more than two Vikings games a year. I agree that the Vikings must win it all this year in order to secure a new stadium. I support a new stadium and have gone as far as to write letters to my “state leaders”. I think it would be a shame if Ziggy Wilf sells the team but just because a new stadium might not get built doesn’t mean the team will move to L.A. I know Glenn Taylor, owner of the T-Wolves, wants to buy the team so don’t bet on a move of the team anytime soon (although it is still possible). Ever since I can remember Vikings games have been sold out and it is by far the most popular team in the state. Furthermore anyone that is thinking about Vikings football in March is clearly a diehard fan, if they can afford to go to the games, or not, is irrelavant, in my book. My problem with you and others like you is that you know the Vikings are good but instead of having any kind of dialogue about posts you come on here and talk about how much the Vikings suck and on and on and on… I dislike the Packers, thats why I usually dont bother reading posts about them. My last word on this post is that I hope LT signs with the Vikings tomorrow. He would be an upgrade over Chester Taylor as a back up to AD. His blocking and receiving skills will make him a valuable third down back. He will provide AD with a mentor who can hopefully help him to cure his fumble problems. He will be a great teammate and a positive addition to the locker room. Last but not least he will show Brett Favre that ownership is serious about bringing a SuperBowl championship to Minneapolis and hopefully entice Favre to come back and finish what this team started last season.

  90. Lets see chickenragnar, you used tool and Thompson (pretty close to TT).
    My point is proven..
    Your mascot sucks.

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