Mike Zimmer confirms it’s still Case Keenum’s show

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After quarterback Case Keenum directed the Vikings to another win against the Rams last Sunday, coach Mike Zimmer said it will be “hard to yank” Keenum out of the lineup after a couple of weeks filled with discussion about whether Teddy Bridgewater might get a look with the starting offense.

That wasn’t quite confirmation that Keenum would be starting against the Lions on Thanksgiving, but it didn’t leave much room or rationale for any other decision. Zimmer went ahead and confirmed it on Tuesday along with a fairly explicit reason why he likes what Keenum brings to the offense.

“The thing I like about Case is he’s got big balls,” Zimmer said, via Mark Craig of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune.

Coincidentally or not, Keenum also has the Vikings on a six-game winning streak while playing the best football of his career. That should probably make weekly announcements that he’s the starter in Minneapolis a moot point, unless, of course, Zimmer’s going to continue to be so revelatory when he makes them.

102 responses to “Mike Zimmer confirms it’s still Case Keenum’s show

  1. listened to it live on kfan at work, could not stop laughing at the balls comment. Might be one of the greatest lines I’ve ever heard!

  2. Thursday’s game is the biggest of the year because the winner will almost assuredly win the division championship. If Case lays an egg in this game and with 10 days to prepare for Atlanta, you’d better believe people will be looking for a quarterback announcement.

    Note that I do not expect Case to lay an egg in Detroit. He has improved a ton since the first Lions game when the Vikings could only score 7 points.

  3. The Lions are going to win by at least three scores on Thursday. We destroyed the Bears by three points and the Vikings are going to lose by at least three scores! Get ready for the decline Vikings and please put Teddy in so we can win by six scores!!!

  4. Want to know why Zimmer’s players love the guy, and would lay in front of a bus for him? This is why – dude is authentic as it gets, and players appreciate that…

  5. Bridgewater isn’t Brady or Rodgers!!! Why would you even think about yanking him for average and rusty Bridgewater ???

  6. I hear they are calling out to all available medics in the Detroit area on Thanksgiving Day to be in attendance at Ford Field, to handle all of the choking Vikings!

    ROAR ON!!!!!! #DetroitStrong

  7. It’s hard to figure which player is the bigger surprise for the Vikes this season, Case Keenum or Adan Thielen. Meanwhile, a certain AC/DC track from 1976, ‘Big Balls’, should become a staple in the Twin Cities.

  8. Zimmer cant help himself Teddy will play within 3 weeks just because he wants to see if the Vikings should resign him for 2018 since there are no QBs under contract after 2017

  9. None of us can see practice, but I suspect Bridgewater looks better than Keenum there. Whether that would translate into better results or not.. well I personally don’t want to know until it’s necessary. But I’m pretty sure that’s why it’s even a question at this point.

  10. Cant wait for Thursday and to see what Vikings get to mash on turkey legs after beating down the Motor City Kitties.

  11. detroitsportsfan11
    November 21, 2017, 12:24 PM CST

    The Lions are going to win by at least three scores on Thursday. We destroyed the Bears by three points and the Vikings are going to lose by at least three scores! Get ready for the decline Vikings and please put Teddy in so we can win by six scores!!!

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    1. Please get this guy a breathalyzer, STAT!

    2. Tuck this comment away, for when your little kitties get curb stomped by Griffin & Co. I hope Stafford eats his Wheaties this week, because he’s gonna be running for his life!
    #Gobble Gobble!

  12. detroitsportsfan11 says:

    November 21, 2017 at 1:24 pm

    The Lions are going to win by at least three scores on Thursday. We destroyed the Bears by three points and the Vikings are going to lose by at least three scores! Get ready for the decline Vikings and please put Teddy in so we can win by six scores!!!

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    Looks like I’ve accidentally walked into the fiction section.

    The gameplan against the Lions should be simple. Tate and Jones are very good receivers, but not very strong. If the Vikings play press coverage all day, the pass rush should have enough time to get to Stafford. Golloday is probably their strongest, but the Lions have forgotten about him. It worked the first game, but the Vikings offense couldn’t get out of their own way. Time to break the jinx against Detroit.

  13. Sam Bradford was the young wolf, Robb Stark, his knee slayed at the red wedding, but Case Keenum is here now, playing the Jon stark role, left for dead by the St. Louis Rams, he’s slayed them, he’s back, he is the white wolf!!!! The king in the north!!!! We cooooomin!!!!

  14. Remember last year when Bradford lead the Vikings to a 5-0 start? Do you remember what happened next? That slide starts this Thursday when the LIONS will sweep the vi-queens for the 2nd year in a row #OnePride

  15. As a fan of a team that pulled a hot quarterback for a guy that had been injured most of the season*, I can say with no hesitation that to pull Keenum for Bridgewater would be completely stupid.

    *Schottenheimer pulled Gannon and put in Grbac. Biggest mistake ever.

  16. Word is that “in practice”…there isn’t a doubt who seems to command a more smooth offense. I love how Keenum is playing….but he has a little “crazy Favre throws” in him….without the talent of Favre…just sayn’. Guess it will all work itself out.

  17. The Lions have beaten Minnesota three games in a row. It’s gonna be a tall order to make it four but it’s in our house so come hell or high water, we just have to find a way to make it happen.

  18. detroitsportsfan11, you one cool cat! Did you see how the Pistons trolled Jimmy Butler and the Timberpuppies the other night, leading to Minnesota’s collapse?

    Expect a repeat on turkey day, baby! Oh how sweet it will be to see Keenum collapse from the trolling the Lions D gives him, while Stafford finishes the kill!

  19. I don’t get why Zimmer always seems so anxious to bench Keenum. He says “hard to yank” as if he’s waiting to do so and gets disappointed when he can’t, like “damn i have to wait another week to bench him now”. All he’s done is make plays and carry their offense, yet Zimmer seems to be looking for any reason to start someone else. Bradford trying to come back from an injury way too early, could barely even walk to the huddle nevermind make a play, but Zimmer wanted him in there over Keenum and it almost cost them that game until Bradford couldn’t finish the game and Keenum came in and saved it. Now 5 straight wins later, Teddy is healthy and he seems to be waiting for Keenum to fail so he can put Bridgewater back in. Teddy hasn’t played in years, don’t know what to expect from him, but still Zimmer can’t seem to wait to bench the guy who’s done nothing but win games and make plays all year…

    The Vikes have something really good going and i’m pretty sure they’re gonna screw it up for no apparent reason.

  20. allight59 says:
    November 21, 2017 at 2:19 pm
    Will be over by half….Vikings 28, Detroit 16
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    I can tell you don’t watch the Lions if you think being down 28-0 means it’s “over”.

  21. I think Zimmer realizes that Teddy has a higher ceiling than Case, but Teddy will need a few games to get up to speed. They would have to take a step back in order to take two steps forward. The problem is the Vikings have to win now to clinch the division and get a first round bye, and this is the toughest stretch of games this season, so you can’t take a step back right now. The later it gets in the season, however, the less time there will be for Teddy to get up to speed if he’s put in there. Unlike the fans, I don’t think Zimmer believes Case Keenum is the guy to take the Vikings to the Super Bowl. If the Vikings win Thursday, do not be surprised if Zimmer goes to Bridgewater against Atlanta. The fans’ collective heads will explode, but I could see it happening.

  22. These new Lions trolls are kinda cute — almost makes me long for the days of filthymcnasty, gerbschmidt and Tokyo who at least troll with occasional intelligence and good humor. Well, almost. . . .

    Should be a good game — if the Vikes win, I’ll be looking for the mea culpa from said Lions fans (provided they know what that means).

  23. “The thing I like about Case is he’s got big balls,” Zimmer said, “which is important to me since my eyesight ain’t what it used to be.”

  24. @teddy we trust, i get it, Tb is your guy, but everything you are spouting is 100% opinion based on nothing. If the vikings win Tb wont play against atlanta you jst dont bench people that keep winning N playing well, an theres certainly nothing in indicate a recovering Tb has a higher ceiling in this offense then case…sad but true

  25. In Teddy We Trust says “I don’t think Zimmer believes Case Keenum is the guy to take the Vikings to the Super Bowl” as if a rusty Teddy Bridgewater coming off major injury after barely practicing with the team (especially the 1st unit) and not playing at all in almost 2 years = instant Championship.

    There is nothing Teddy did / could do that Keenum isn’t already doing. Extending plays, throwing on the move, escaping pressure to move the chains with his legs, making plays from the pocket, being in rhythm with proven production…..in which one of these areas is Teddy supposedly an instant upgrade?

    Also, let’s not overplay what Bridgewater did when he was healthy. Barely over 200 pass yards a game and close to a 1:1 TD / INT ratio. Keenum is playing better now than Teddy ever did, and after being out so long i’m not sure how that’s supposed to put them over the hump or equate to “Super Bowl” level.

  26. The 98 and 09 vikings were both 9-1 at this point of the season, but if the Vikings finish this season strong (4-2 or better over these last six) I’ve got to put them on the level of those teams. And hopefully this year that won’t mean one playoff game win (although winning a playoff game would be amazing, and i’m sure i speak for most viking fans).

    Next 3 weeks will be rough with the Falcons, Panthers, and Lions on the itinerary. I don’t see any teams in the league this year that I think the vikings would have no chance against (except the patriots right now. the patriots are the absolute gold standard of the league right now until somebody beats them in the playoffs) – i might be a slight homer but i certainly don’t/wouldn’t say that most years. Living two hours from Foxburo, I sometimes wonder what my life would have been like if I was born a patriots fan instead of a viking fan. Throughout the years, when the Vikings are done by week 10, I try to be a fan of a secondary team and just don’t seem capable of caring if it’s not the Vikings. Asides from a lifetime of disappointment as a Viking fan, I’ve got a feeling about this year but I’m not quite sold yet. I think I will be if they manage to win 2 of the next 3, which could be bad news for my yet-to-again-be-broken-heart. Zimmer and the current staff is the best coaching I’ve ever seen (that coached the Vikings)

  27. vikesnyc says:
    November 21, 2017 at 2:08 pm

    Lions fans crack me up. All 2 of them on this site. They’ve waited so long to talk smack but it’s so hard to take serious.
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    The funny thing is that they’re talking smack when they’re 6-4 and two games back. Imagine what they would be like if they one a playoff game this century.

  28. Liberalsruineverything says:
    November 21, 2017 at 2:55 pm
    Keenum needs to do a big balls dance after a TD just once. It would be classic!! I’m sure Zim would be happy to pay the fine Lol.
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    Remember when Sam Cassell did that in 2004 and hurt himself so he couldn’t play in the conference finals? Cost the Timberwolves the NBA championship. It would be so Vikings if the same thing happened.

  29. coats2m says:
    November 21, 2017 at 1:55 pm

    Remember last year when Bradford lead the Vikings to a 5-0 start? Do you remember what happened next? That slide starts this Thursday when the LIONS will sweep the vi-queens for the 2nd year in a row #OnePride
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    Wow. The Lions are going to take-out the Vikings entire 1st and 2nd team O-Line in a single game?

    The slide last year was due to a decimated O-Line that was for the most part operating with 3rd teamers. You’re wishful-slide-thinking can stop right here.

  30. halfcentaur says:
    November 21, 2017 at 3:02 pm

    In Teddy We Trust says “I don’t think Zimmer believes Case Keenum is the guy to take the Vikings to the Super Bowl” as if a rusty Teddy Bridgewater coming off major injury after barely practicing with the team (especially the 1st unit) and not playing at all in almost 2 years = instant Championship.

    There is nothing Teddy did / could do that Keenum isn’t already doing. Extending plays, throwing on the move, escaping pressure to move the chains with his legs, making plays from the pocket, being in rhythm with proven production…..in which one of these areas is Teddy supposedly an instant upgrade?

    Also, let’s not overplay what Bridgewater did when he was healthy. Barely over 200 pass yards a game and close to a 1:1 TD / INT ratio. Keenum is playing better now than Teddy ever did, and after being out so long i’m not sure how that’s supposed to put them over the hump or equate to “Super Bowl” level.
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    I’m sorry you’re offended by my opinion, but what about Zimmer’s treatment of this situation has you convinced that Zimmer does believe that Keenum is a Super Bowl quarterback? Zimmer is on the record saying Bridgewater is the only starting quarterback he ever thought he would have. He loves him. He also knows a heck of a lot more about football than you or I do. He clearly wants to get Teddy in there one way or another.

    And if you’ll notice, I didn’t say that Teddy was an instant upgrade over Keenum or that Zimmer thought he would be an instant upgrade. I said it would take a few games to work through the rust of the layoff. I would not remove Keenum while he’s playing well, but Zimmer knows him and he sees the practices. I’m just saying don’t be surprised if he gets him in there if the circumstances allow for it.

  31. In Teddy We Trust says:
    November 21, 2017 at 3:07 pm
    Liberalsruineverything says:
    November 21, 2017 at 2:55 pm
    Keenum needs to do a big balls dance after a TD just once. It would be classic!! I’m sure Zim would be happy to pay the fine Lol.
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    Remember when Sam Cassell did that in 2004 and hurt himself so he couldn’t play in the conference finals? Cost the Timberwolves the NBA championship. It would be so Vikings if the same thing happened.
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    I do remember that. Sam Cassell, living proof that Aliens have bred humans.

  32. coats2m says:
    November 21, 2017 at 1:55 pm

    Remember last year when Bradford lead the Vikings to a 5-0 start? Do you remember what happened next? That slide starts this Thursday when the LIONS will sweep the vi-queens for the 2nd year in a row #OnePride
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    Wow. The Lions are going to take-out the Vikings entire 1st and 2nd team O-Line in a single game?

    The slide last year was due to a decimated O-Line (+ a coordinator that quit, Zim’s eyes, amongst others) that was for the most part operating with 3rd teamers. You’re wishful-slide-thinking can stop right here.

  33. Anyone spewing Teddy Bridgewater stats from 2015 has no clue. That was an offense built around Adrian Peterson, and had a terrible offensive line and no weapons.

    Teddy does need to get on the field at some point because they need to see if he can still play before they make decisions for 2018, as many have noted, because they have no quarterbacks signed for 2018. (Although Kyle Sloter would be a restricted free agent, so he isn’t going anywhere if they want to keep him.)

    For now, keep starting Keenum.

  34. Also, let’s not overplay what Bridgewater did when he was healthy. Barely over 200 pass yards a game and close to a 1:1 TD / INT ratio. Keenum is playing better now than Teddy ever did
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    This is such a dumb argument. Look at Keenum’s career statistics before he came to a team with a great defense and an offense featuring a good offensive line, receivers, running backs, and OC. He averaged 200 yards a game with a 1.2 TD/INT ratio. (Teddy was 212 and 1.33.) What about those stats led you to believe that Case Keenum would play this well this year? Put Teddy into the same situation and he would have similar or better numbers.

  35. Just hoping the Vikings don’t make the same mistake they made in 1998.
    Brad Johnson was the starter but was injured early in the season and so Randall Cunningham took over. Yes he went on to have a fantastic year, but the Vikings then extended his contract the following year and traded Johnson to the Redskins. Cunningham was a spectacular failure the following year, demonstrating that he was no longer able to take the pressure of being a starter.

    I love the fact that Case Keenum is having such a great year, but I hope the Vikings sign Bridgewater to an extension and let someone else overpay Keenum.

  36. detroitsportsfan11 says:
    November 21, 2017 at 1:24 pm
    The Lions are going to win by at least three scores on Thursday. We destroyed the Bears by three points and the Vikings are going to lose by at least three scores! Get ready for the decline Vikings and please put Teddy in so we can win by six scores!!!
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    Boy,

    You are about as dumb as a bag of hammers

  37. Liberalsruineverything says:
    November 20, 2017 at 10:31 am
    I’m definitely finding one thing out about Case Keenum. The guy has stones the size of basketballs.
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    Sorry Zim but I said it first yesterday lol…….Ouch! I think I pulled something slapping myself on the back!

  38. 81TinaKane says:
    November 21, 2017 at 2:56 pm
    @teddy we trust, i get it, Tb is your guy, but everything you are spouting is 100% opinion based on nothing. If the vikings win Tb wont play against atlanta you jst dont bench people that keep winning N playing well, an theres certainly nothing in indicate a recovering Tb has a higher ceiling in this offense then case…sad but true
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    Maybe I misread it, but it looks like Teddy said “I think” this is what Zimmer is thinking. So yes, it is his opinion. And I think he’s basing it on what Zimmer has said about both Teddy and Case. Boy, Viking fans really get upset if somebody suggests that Zimmer might not think that Case Keenum is the next Tom Brady.

  39. Love the bravado from the fans on both sides, and love the fact that the Packers, realistically, are not in the mix.

    The Lions offense is much better than the last time these two teams played. However, their defense isn’t. The Vikings appear to be playing better.

    Go Lions! Hope the fans are super loud for this one!

  40. vikesnyc says:

    November 21, 2017 at 2:08 pm

    Lions fans crack me up. All 2 of them on this site. They’ve waited so long to talk smack but it’s so hard to take serious.
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    Please, any “Lions fan” on here talking smack is a Packers fan in disguise. None of the Lions fans I have seen post prior to this are this obnoxious. It’s Packers fans because their season is over and they have no lives to speak of.

  41. This is just silly talk. Of course Keenum is the starter. Let’s try to be objective here. If the Vikings get to 12 wins this year, depending on how the playoffs go, Case is the starter week 1 in 2018. Not trying to be hyperbolic at all. He’s not “just a competent backup”. He’s playing like a legit starter. Matty Ice, Big Ben, Carr, Flacco playing better? Not really. If they are, it’s minimal at best.

  42. All-Day left Minnie, now they’re winning.
    All-Day left New Orleans, now they’re winning.
    All-Day now in AZ, and they’re losing hahahaha lol

  43. bringbackwayne says:
    November 21, 2017 at 3:54 pm
    2 picks for Keenum on Thursday, and Tate manhandles Smith like he did in OT last year
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    Brilliant prognostication. I wonder why he hasn’t won the lottery yet.

  44. billtetley53 says:
    Please, any “Lions fan” on here talking smack is a Packers fan in disguise. None of the Lions fans I have seen post prior to this are this obnoxious. It’s Packers fans because their season is over and they have no lives to speak of.
    ////////////////////////////////

    See? The Packers are deep in your head. It’s not “the same thing.” You can’t keep from trying to pick fights with Packer fans, real or imagined. It’s in your DNA to pick fights.

    Why is that?

  45. billtetley53 says:

    November 21, 2017 at 3:42 pm

    vikesnyc says:

    November 21, 2017 at 2:08 pm

    Lions fans crack me up. All 2 of them on this site. They’ve waited so long to talk smack but it’s so hard to take serious.
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    Please, any “Lions fan” on here talking smack is a Packers fan in disguise. None of the Lions fans I have seen post prior to this are this obnoxious. It’s Packers fans because their season is over and they have no lives to speak of.

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    You have a very valid point!!

  46. stellarperformance says:
    November 21, 2017 at 4:10 pm
    billtetley53 says:

    See? The Packers are deep in your head. It’s not “the same thing.” You can’t keep from trying to pick fights with Packer fans, real or imagined. It’s in your DNA to pick fights.

    Why is that?
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    Remember when the packers and their fans mattered? Me neither.

  47. theyearofthecat1 says:
    November 21, 2017 at 2:12 pm

    Expect a repeat on turkey day, baby! Oh how sweet it will be to see Keenum collapse from the trolling the Lions D gives him, while Stafford finishes the kill!

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    You have to love Detroit. Even the slow kids get a free computer.

  48. In Teddy We Trust says:

    Remember when Sam Cassell did that in 2004 and hurt himself so he couldn’t play in the conference finals? Cost the Timberwolves the NBA championship. It would be so Vikings if the same thing happened.

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    Ironically, which team from what LEGENDARY city ended up winning the 2004 NBA Championship?

  49. theyearofthecat1 says:
    November 21, 2017 at 5:00 pm
    In Teddy We Trust says:

    Remember when Sam Cassell did that in 2004 and hurt himself so he couldn’t play in the conference finals? Cost the Timberwolves the NBA championship. It would be so Vikings if the same thing happened.

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    Ironically, which team from what LEGENDARY city ended up winning the 2004 NBA Championship?
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    Not ironically, you had nothing to do with it

  50. coltluger says:

    November 21, 2017 at 4:18 pm

    stellarperformance says:
    November 21, 2017 at 4:10 pm
    billtetley53 says:

    See? The Packers are deep in your head. It’s not “the same thing.” You can’t keep from trying to pick fights with Packer fans, real or imagined. It’s in your DNA to pick fights.

    Why is that?
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    Remember when the packers and their fans mattered? Me neither.
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    LOOKS like fecal is still drunk picking fights with the big boys……sad troll..

  51. Actually, the truth is some of us Lions fans came out to make fun of the Packers, who are currently our biggest rivals (until the Bears are relevant again, at least). Then you precious Vikings fans couldn’t stand the attention being taken away from you, since you’re really just a divisional footnote to most Lions fans, so we’re just mirroring how ridiculous some of you are by mocking you with our “obnoxious” posts.

  52. theyearofthecat1 says:
    November 21, 2017 at 5:00 pm
    In Teddy We Trust says:

    Remember when Sam Cassell did that in 2004 and hurt himself so he couldn’t play in the conference finals? Cost the Timberwolves the NBA championship. It would be so Vikings if the same thing happened.

    ————

    Ironically, which team from what LEGENDARY city ended up winning the 2004 NBA Championship?
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    Ah, yes. The legend of the winless season. Quite a reputation. You should be so proud.

  53. theyearofthecat1 says:
    November 21, 2017 at 5:17 pm
    Actually, the truth is some of us Lions fans came out to make fun of the Packers, who are currently our biggest rivals (until the Bears are relevant again, at least). Then you precious Vikings fans couldn’t stand the attention being taken away from you, since you’re really just a divisional footnote to most Lions fans, so we’re just mirroring how ridiculous some of you are by mocking you with our “obnoxious” posts.
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    The only truth Detroit fans know is 0-16. Ouch, that’s gotta sting.

  54. theyearofthecat1 says:
    November 21, 2017 at 5:17 pm

    Actually, the truth is some of us Lions fans came out to make fun of the Packers, who are currently our biggest rivals (until the Bears are relevant again, at least). Then you precious Vikings fans couldn’t stand the attention being taken away from you, since you’re really just a divisional footnote to most Lions fans, so we’re just mirroring how ridiculous some of you are by mocking you with our “obnoxious” posts.
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    Why would you be on a Vikings story to make fun of the Packers? The only stories I’ve ever seen you on are Vikings stories. I might note that there are no Lions stories.

    Also, the Lions have no rivals. Rivalries are built up through years of battling each other for something meaningful. The Lions haven’t won the division since 1993. They went 15 consecutive years without finishing higher than third. Now you think the Packers are your rival because you managed to finish second behind them three of the last six years? Win something.

  55. coltluger, I don’t recall the Pistons having a winless season. I do recall them winning the 2004 Championship though, something your sorry city hasn’t experienced in any of the 4 major sports since 1991. That’s MUCH worse than the one Lions season you reference.

    You know what’s funny about that 2008 Lions season? The two closest games the Lions had that season were both against your Vikings.

    Oh well, at least you poor, isolated MN fans have the WNBA and the Lynx.

  56. detroitsportsfan11 says:
    November 21, 2017 at 1:24 pm
    The Lions are going to win by at least three scores on Thursday. We destroyed the Bears by three points and the Vikings are going to lose by at least three scores! Get ready for the decline Vikings and please put Teddy in so we can win by six scores!!!
    &&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&7
    You’re goning to get a bill for THAT!! You made me spit my soda all over my Keyboard n@ i^ is T8p(ng on It’& own.

  57. theyearofthecat1 says:
    November 21, 2017 at 6:00 pm
    Lest I forget, with a victory on Thursday, The Detroit Lions will have SWEPT your Minnesota Vikings THREE out of the last FOUR years!
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    And we swept you swept you in 2015 when we won the NFC North.

    The only time the Lions have swept the Vikings two seasons in a row is back in 1961 and 1962 when the Vikings were an expansion team.

    The Vikings have swept the Lions 6 consecutive years twice.

    I could go on further with more information to embarrass you, but I think I’ve made my point.

    You’ve had a cute little run, now go lay down on your pillow little kitty.

  58. I just haven’t seen the majority of the Packer Trolls that normally flame here.. I think they have changed user names.. Anybody hear from McNasty in a month?

  59. tellarperformance says:
    November 21, 2017 at 4:10 pm
    billtetley53 says:
    Please, any “Lions fan” on here talking smack is a Packers fan in disguise. None of the Lions fans I have seen post prior to this are this obnoxious. It’s Packers fans because their season is over and they have no lives to speak of.
    ////////////////////////////////

    See? The Packers are deep in your head. It’s not “the same thing.” You can’t keep from trying to pick fights with Packer fans, real or imagined. It’s in your DNA to pick fights.

    Why is that?

    ****

    No man. Vikings are deep in your head. You go onto Vikings articles and feverishly search for anyone mentioning your packers to defend yourself and the packers.

    In fact, most of everything you post, per YOUR words, is a reaction to what 3-4 consistent Vikings trolls say. They’re in your head big time.

  60. theyearofthecat1 says:
    November 21, 2017 at 5:50 pm
    coltluger, I don’t recall the Pistons having a winless season. I do recall them winning the 2004 Championship though, something your sorry city hasn’t experienced in any of the 4 major sports since 1991. That’s MUCH worse than the one Lions season you reference.

    You know what’s funny about that 2008 Lions season? The two closest games the Lions had that season were both against your Vikings.

    Oh well, at least you poor, isolated MN fans have the WNBA and the Lynx.

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    Thanks for the rent-free space in your head, troll. Obsess much?

  61. theyearofthecat1 says:
    November 21, 2017 at 5:17 pm
    Actually, the truth is some of us Lions fans came out to make fun of the Packers, who are currently our biggest rivals (until the Bears are relevant again, at least). Then you precious Vikings fans couldn’t stand the attention being taken away from you, since you’re really just a divisional footnote to most Lions fans, so we’re just mirroring how ridiculous some of you are by mocking you with our “obnoxious” posts.

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    So, you go to Vikings articles to make fun of packer fans? Something isn’t stirring the kool-aid. Me thinks you’re obsessed with the Vikings.

  62. PS: Go up to the top menu, mouse over “Teams”, then “NFC Teams”, and then click on “Detroit”.

    POOF. This article appears.

    Maybe that is because OUR TWO TEAMS ARE PLAYING ON THURSDAY???

    And maybe also why the Lions fans are here???

    Einsteins you Minnesotans are.

  63. theyearofthecat1 says:
    November 21, 2017 at 7:42 pm
    PS: Go up to the top menu, mouse over “Teams”, then “NFC Teams”, and then click on “Detroit”.

    POOF. This article appears.

    Maybe that is because OUR TWO TEAMS ARE PLAYING ON THURSDAY???

    And maybe also why the Lions fans are here???

    Einsteins you Minnesotans are.

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    Thank you. Minnesotans are intelligent (Einsteins you Mieensotans are). I would like to return the favor, but we Minnesotans are also honest, therefore I can’t.

  64. theyearofthecat1 says:
    November 21, 2017 at 7:42 pm
    PS: Go up to the top menu, mouse over “Teams”, then “NFC Teams”, and then click on “Detroit”
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    No one in their right mind would want to go to Detroit’s thread. L

  65. OK, let’s have a Come-To-Jesus moment, coltluger and other Vikings fans:

    Since I live a little over 200 miles from Detroit in far SW Michigan, I don’t make it to as many Lions games as I would like, so I have only had the opportunity to see the Vikings in person one time. That was in 2011 at Ford Field. The Lions won, but it ended up being a close game when your starting QB was pulled for Webb, who almost led your team to a big comeback.

    I happened to have a couple of Vikings fans seated directly behind me at that game, and they were really cool fans and we had some great conversations. It made me think highly of your fan base.

    Then when I was leaving the game, I saw a small group of obnoxiously drunk Vikings fans picking a fight outside. One of them ended up getting into a physical altercation, and it didn’t end well for that Vikings fan.

    Now I didn’t want to exactly stereotype your fan base by what I saw leaving the stadium, as that is not uncommon at any stadium in the NFL. I wanted to believe that Vikings fans were instead like the cool two fans seated near me.

    I have visited this site often before without commenting, as I like the work Florio and his team does with PFT. Unfortunately by the posts made by a good number of Vikings fans on here, I feel many are like the obnoxious fans I saw upon leaving. Ditto to Green Bay fans on here. Which is why I decided to somewhat obnoxiously mimic the MN & GB posters here.

    Now Viking fans, if you would like to act like you’ve been there before and not personally insult the city I was raised in, then we can have a great conversation. If you want to be obnoxious and arrogant, I can and will gladly return in kind.

  66. FYI, I remember those two Vikings fans were from Mora, MN, and one of them had a daughter who lived in Royal Oak that they were visiting. If they happen to be on here, greetings!!!

  67. theyearofthecat1 says:
    November 21, 2017 at 8:22 pm

    Now Viking fans, if you would like to act like you’ve been there before and not personally insult the city I was raised in, then we can have a great conversation. If you want to be obnoxious and arrogant, I can and will gladly return in kind

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    I don’t think anyone needs to insult your city. You’re insulting yourself (and Your City by proxy) and you don’t even realize it…

  68. halfcentaur says:
    November 21, 2017 at 2:28 pm

    I don’t get why Zimmer always seems so anxious to bench Keenum.
    ))))))))))))))))))))))))))
    You don’t have the proper understanding after reading this. He never said he was anxious at all about his situation.Where are you getting this from? The fact he loves Teddy has nothing to do with this. Keenum has played himself into the starting role and they are going to ride with him very happily. The local media tries to start a controversy right after Teddy was activated and it goes from there. The writers did it to write a story for them . The media in the tC area is very negative on all local teams. They are a bunch of clowns/hacks in the Twin Cities. There is no there, there. All they have to do is watch his conversation with Deion last Sunday to know he is sticking with Case and he never thought to do otherwise.

  69. theyearofthecat1 says:
    November 21, 2017 at 8:22 pm
    OK, let’s have a Come-To-Jesus moment, coltluger and other Vikings fans:
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    Don’t waste your time. They enjoy picking fights. It’s in their DNA. What’s the common thread on this site with fans of all other NFL teams and Viking fans? Picking fights. What fans are always there? Viking fans. Put two and two together.

  70. theyearofthecat1 says:
    November 21, 2017 at 8:22 pm
    OK, let’s have a Come-To-Jesus moment, coltluger and other Vikings fans:
    /////////////////////////////////////

    Don’t waste your time. They enjoy picking fights. It’s in their DNA. What’s the common thread on this site with fans of all NFL teams and Viking fans? Picking fights. What fans are always there? Viking fans

  71. It’s great being a Vikes fan! The comments on Vikes articles are almost always hilarious. You can always count on Packer fans with their over the top trolling. But now we have Lions fans; perhaps less experienced with the trolling; but getting better. All we need now is the Bears to become relevant again; and we will have full on flame wars…

    Packers fans; Lions fans; keep on telling Vikes fans their team is going to lose/choke. I mean eventually they will lose a game… right?

  72. thisistheonlygame, The Lions have been more relevant than your Vikings for 3 of the past 4 seasons, and that is a fact. Congratulations, your precious team is 8-2 and you’re feeling all big and mighty. We’ll see tomorrow if you avoid being swept by The Lions once again.

    #OnePride

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