Actually, Vikings didn’t warm footballs in November

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As the photo shows, it’s permissible to warm certain types of balls during NFL games. It’s not permissible, however, to warm footballs.

From time to time since #DeflateGate emerged, it’s been pointed out that a football-warming incident occurred in November, with far less significant consequences.

It happened in Minnesota, with the Panthers and Vikings both warned at halftime about not using sideline heaters to warm footballs on a 12-degree day. All other teams received a reminder the next day.

Reports at the time from NFL.com and ESPN.com strongly suggested that both teams were warned because both teams were doing it. The truth, per a league source with knowledge of the situation, is that the Vikings weren’t.

The confusion apparently came from accounts that it was happening on the Vikings sidelines, and from the fact that both teams were warned about it.

It’s not a big deal, as highlighted by the fact that no punishments were imposed. But it’s important to be accurate, and with the Panthers-Vikings situation getting more and more attention (especially in the wake of the Patriots’ response to the Ted Wells report), it’s only fair to set the record straight.

101 responses to “Actually, Vikings didn’t warm footballs in November

  1. The Minnesota Vikings are the kings of the north. We are of the north. Of course it was the southern team warming their balls up on the sidelines. The south is soft. All academic and economic data shows the north is far far superior to the south. Especially the South East USA. May I remind you, winter is coming.

  2. The Vikings don’t even bother to cheat. They know they will never win a Super Bowl whether they break the rules or not.
    The team only is only in the league to continue, year after year, take money from their simpleton fans. These fools hand over their hard earned money, season after season, knowing full well that the Vikings will NEVER produce a winner.

    At least the Vikings finish first in something……..residing in the state with the most women that look like Paul Bunyan.

  3. Trying to warm a football on the sidelines is not the same as conspiring to tamper with the footballs after a referee has inspected them by letting air out of them.

    It’s incredible that anyone, even Patriot fans, would draw a parallel between the two.

    If the Pats thought it was okay to do what they were doing, they wouldn’t have been sneaking around in bathrooms to accomplish it.

  4. This doesn’t surprise me. Just another lie told to cover the many others. This needs to stop the Patriots are making the league look bad. Someone needs to pay dearly for this. Heads need to roll! This wouldn’t happen on Tagliabue’s watch.

  5. Not a big deal?????

    Another team’s balls changed because of the weather, and THAT team had its franchise QB suspended for four games, lost a first and a fourth round draft choice. was fined one million dollars, and had its reputation dragged through the mud.

    If the first team didn’t suffer the same consequences for essentially the same actions, it’s a VERY BIG DEAL!!!!!

  6. Even if the Viking’s cheated they couldn’t win. The Viking’s have no Superbowls or Championships! They are dead weight in the NFL!!

    Join the revolution today and lets remove this pathetic garbage team from the NFL!!!

  7. So now a league source says the Vikings weren’t warming the balls. Why should we believe this rather than the reports from immediately after the game?

  8. So now that this comes out the trolls come in to still try and put the team down. Let me just make things easy for you.

    – They still haven’t won a superbowl and yes many of you have.
    – They finished in last place the past 3 out of 5 seasons.

    Does that help? There’s truly nothing else you have on us.

  9. Ummm….what about the Panthers? I don’t think the Pats directly accused the Vikings – either one team did it or both did. If just one team, then it kind of throws off the haters argument from earlier that there was con competitive advantage since “both teams were doing it.”

  10. Oh but what about THE INTEGRITY OF THE GAME! How have we survived since then without a 250 page independent investigation!?

    The NFL should really step back because they are close to opening a can of worms. They went nuclear and if the Pats do the same, it’s really not going to work out well for anybody.

  11. lemmetalkwouldya says:
    May 14, 2015 6:53 PM

    Not a big deal?????

    Another team’s balls changed because of the weather, and THAT team had its franchise QB suspended for four games, lost a first and a fourth round draft choice. was fined one million dollars, and had its reputation dragged through the mud.

    If the first team didn’t suffer the same consequences for essentially the same actions, it’s a VERY BIG DEAL!!!!!
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    It wasn’t a big deal because it was stated no one hid the fact it was being done and if you compare what the Patriots did to this, you’re delusional.

    The first team didn’t suffer the same consequences because as stated in the article, it didn’t happen to begin with and even if it did happen they weren’t doing it to gain an advantage over the other nor did they do it after they were warned not to. Get it now?

  12. Why don’t you set the record straight on Aaron Rodgers then? I’d love to hear it. I’d love to hear the rationale for him skating scot free despite admitting playing with over-inflating footballs and laughing off DeflateGate as a joke. It seems to me that every QB in the NFL plays fast and loose with ball inflation, and the NFL knew it, and the NFL didn’t care until the Patriots were involved and Jim Harbaugh and the Colts whined about it and now we have a personal vendetta by Goodell against the Patriots for doing something that every team does. But the Patriots can’t practice gamesmanship because everyone hates them and we have to hold them to a different standard.

  13. It’s only a big deal if Roger say’s it is. The NFL clearly didn’t give a rat’s ass about the whole issue till he bungled another situation.

    Not a Pats Fan…

  14. Its unfair to label the Vikings as cheaters when there are so many other names that actually apply; losers, basement dwellers, a the scarp heap to the West for all the ex Packers that hit the waiver wire.

  15. ejmat2 says:
    So now that this comes out the trolls come in to still try and put the team down. Let me just make things easy for you.

    – They still haven’t won a superbowl and yes many of you have.
    – They finished in last place the past 3 out of 5 seasons.

    Does that help? There’s truly nothing else you have on us.

    ——————————

    Just one other thing. Historical Vikings didn’t wear helmets with horns. So even the Vikings’ logo is a lie.

  16. f1restarter says:
    May 14, 2015 7:30 PM

    ejmat2 says:
    So now that this comes out the trolls come in to still try and put the team down. Let me just make things easy for you.

    – They still haven’t won a superbowl and yes many of you have.
    – They finished in last place the past 3 out of 5 seasons.

    Does that help? There’s truly nothing else you have on us.

    ——————————

    Just one other thing. Historical Vikings didn’t wear helmets with horns. So even the Vikings’ logo is a lie.

    ——

    Did the acme fudge packers wear vomit colored G’s on the sides of their heads?

  17. I had a coworker at work get written up for doing personal errands while on the clock to which he responded “But everyone else is doing it…” Yes everyone else may have done it but you got caught.

    Nut up and shut up!!! Take your medicine and go to bed!

    Sucks to be you Tom… Not really nice wife dude. Sorry you got busted but you and your team have been and will always be under the microscope.

  18. wannabeqb says:
    May 14, 2015 7:17 PM

    Oh but what about THE INTEGRITY OF THE GAME! How have we survived since then without a 250 page independent investigation!?

    The NFL should really step back because they are close to opening a can of worms. They went nuclear and if the Pats do the same, it’s really not going to work out well for anybody
    —————————————
    The only ones looking badly right now are the Patriots to be truthful. I don’t like Goodall at all and truth is he sucks. He’s inconsistent and deserves to go. However, the Patriots didn’t help themselves by their 20K word blog to try and defend themselves. In fact they’ve made it look worse in many people’s opinions.

    I am not a Patriot “hater” as a lot of you are calling people. I’ve always respected Brady and the organization other than Spygate and now this. But we need to face facts and when they try to say Brady “consoled” the equipment guy and he called himself the deflator cause of his weight it really makes whoever wrote that look foolish. Especially when the same texts where he called himself the deflator he referred to Brady and how he hates him for having him do it. Let’s be real here.

  19. Iknowitall says:
    May 14, 2015 6:44 PM
    The Vikings don’t even bother to cheat. They know they will never win a Super Bowl whether they break the rules or not.
    The team only is only in the league to continue, year after year, take money from their simpleton fans. These fools hand over their hard earned money, season after season, knowing full well that the Vikings will NEVER produce a winner.

    At least the Vikings finish first in something……..residing in the state with the most women that look like Paul Bunyan.

    ——————————————

    I’d be much more proud of a team that never with classy owners, coaching staff, and players that never won a Super Bowl than cause the destruction that the Pats have caused cheating for 15 years. The entire Belichick doesn’t count to me. The NFL can’t take it away or they would. The owner knows how pathetic the franchise historically so he’s just riding this out because he’s not capable of firing scum and hiring someone else to win with class. The entire roster has already been subject to their cheating culture. Any player that was HOF worthy should’ve left and played for one of the other 31 teams to make sure they don’t get caught in these messes by their coach.

  20. Its unfair to label the Packers as cheaters when there are so many other names that actually apply; losers, basement dwellers for over 2 decades, a the scrap heap to the East for all the criminals that hit the waiver wire.

  21. f1restarter says:
    May 14, 2015 7:30 PM

    Just one other thing. Historical Vikings didn’t wear helmets with horns. So even the Vikings’ logo is a lie.
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    Ooooh, You got me there. Good one!

    I guess no NFL team is allowed to or has ever altered their helmets or logos.

    – Did the Packers have a “G” on their original helmets?
    – Did the Broncos have the Steed that’s on their current helmet?
    – Did the Patriots always have the same logo?

    I can go on and on here. Nice try!

  22. That’s not at all what ESPN said. Admittedly like most Americans I wouldn’t watch a Vikings-Panthers game on a date, so all I have is the ever trustworthy media, they of the “patriots balls deflated by two pounds” accuracy and truth.

  23. Shady and Krafty need to quit with the nonsense and come clean. I think their actions/(sic)explanatons in the past week has convinced anyone outside of New England of their guilt.

  24. metitometin says:
    May 14, 2015 7:21 PM

    Why don’t you set the record straight on Aaron Rodgers then? I’d love to hear it. I’d love to hear the rationale for him skating scot free despite admitting playing with over-inflating footballs and laughing off DeflateGate as a joke. It seems to me that every QB in the NFL plays fast and loose with ball inflation, and the NFL knew it, and the NFL didn’t care until the Patriots were involved and Jim Harbaugh and the Colts whined about it and now we have a personal vendetta by Goodell against the Patriots for doing something that every team does. But the Patriots can’t practice gamesmanship because everyone hates them and we have to hold them to a different standard.

    ======================

    Aaron Rodgers said he submitted balls to the refs that were over-inflated to see if they could be slipped through. After the refs approved the balls they were what they were. The Patriots had a ball boy nicknamed “The Deflator” who took balls post referee approval in to a bathroom to do who-knows-what. More probable than not, he was altering the PSI in a negative way, hence the nickname. The KEY DIFFERENCE is tampering with the ball AFTER ref approval. I know it’s really confusing to distinguish between gamesmanship/cheating when the line has been intentionally blurred by your beloved Patriots for over a decade, but I believe you can do it!

  25. minnesotablizzard says:
    May 14, 2015 6:44 PM

    The Minnesota Vikings are the kings of the north. We are of the north. Of course it was the southern team warming their balls up on the sidelines. The south is soft. All academic and economic data shows the north is far far superior to the south. Especially the South East USA. May I remind you, winter is coming.
    ==================================
    Yes. The Kings of the North. Playing indoors in the Metrodome for all of those years, and getting ready to move into another indoor stadium. 72 degrees and in a comfy, controlled environment. Because they are soft. Meanwhile, the Bears and Packers continue to brave the elements. They have been the Kings of the North since the Vikings picked up their gear and ran inside in the early 80’s.

    Heck, on average, Carolina plays in cooler weather than the Vikings do during the regular season.

  26. Just another sign of extreme desperation by the Pats. Nobody buys the “they did it too defense”.

    Don’t do the crime if you can’t do the time. Richard Sherman was right about Brady’s Jekyll and Hyde act. Dude must be bipolar.

  27. Ted Wells would have written 3 paragraphs on this practice had the Patriots done it.

  28. So you’re telling me there as much evidence that the Vikings did something as the Patriots. Namely, none.

  29. If the NFL knew the Vikings had not heated the balls, I wish they had said something earlier. For 6 months people have been led to believe that both teams heated the balls because of the NFL silence. Why does the NFL have an issue with setting the record straight?

    Had the NFL said (or leaked as they like to do) the correct readings from the two gauges, a lot of this mess would have never blown up to this point.

  30. Not to fear, the Patriots will never run out of excuses or other people to point fingers at. Ray Rice this and stickum that, we didn’t deflate but other teams do it too. Their only hope is to confuse the facts enough to stun their opponent.

    #justtakeresponsibility

    #tiredofexcuses

  31. “As per a league source, it was determined that the league source who stated that the Vikings were heating their balls, as written in the NFL and ESPN articles (as per another league source) is in fact, incorrect.”

    -As quoted via a former league source.

  32. minnesotablizzard says:
    May 14, 2015 6:44 PM

    The Minnesota Vikings are the kings of the north. We are of the north. Of course it was the southern team warming their balls up on the sidelines. The south is soft. All academic and economic data shows the north is far far superior to the south. Especially the South East USA. May I remind you, winter is coming.
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    I love Game of Thrones, too, but the Vikings would be more like the Greyjoys in that they are victorious on ocassion, but have nothing to show for it. ie no Super Bowls. The Packers are the Kings in the North. Because we won the NFC North how many times in a row now? Yeah, Winter is Coming alright. And the Pack will be playing in January and the Vikings will be sitting on the couch.

  33. Sure the Vikings weren’t….but their little qb wears his sticky gloves to get a grip on the football which is something that should be just as “illegal” as letting a slight amount of air out of the football

  34. Minneapolis…also home of Judge David S. Doty. The NFL’s worst nightmare and no doubt the guy who will be hearing all of this stuff soon….

  35. Think about this for a sec here, even if one of the teams were warming up balls, they were doing it with the heaters on the sidelines, and if you’ve been in Minnesota weather before, those balls would’ve been as cold a rock the moment they made it back onto the field anyways. It’s completely different from taking air out of footballs at halftime.

  36. cometowisconsineveryoneisrelated says:
    May 14, 2015 6:44 PM
    And they still demolished the panthers….. Take note Mr. Fraudgers, Teddy doesn’t need to cheat by over-inflating balls.

    ———————————————

    I don’t know who this Mr. fraudgers is, but Teddy isnt man enough to handle overinflated balls. With his tiny hands he struggles to keep a grin even on Brady’s under-inflated balls.

  37. Did you guys see, the 2012 Olympic relay team were stripped of their medals… Sucks. Apparently Tyson Gay got caught brady’ing and they all were punished for it.

  38. Ejmat2 What are you 5years old. Thr Panthers were changing/altering the football and did not receivr any sanctions GET NOW DUMB A$$$

  39. wannabeqb says:
    May 14, 2015 7:17 PM

    Oh but what about THE INTEGRITY OF THE GAME! How have we survived since then without a 250 page independent investigation!?

    The NFL should really step back because they are close to opening a can of worms. They went nuclear and if the Pats do the same, it’s really not going to work out well for anybody.
    —————————————————-
    When are you Pats fans going to realize no one is scare of your threats, internet muscle scares no one.

  40. The Vikings cheat in other ways. They used to pump fake crowd noise into the Metrodump. Dennis Green’s son even admitted it publicly on ESPN. Everyone has known it, but nobody bothered to do anything because they felt sorry for how pathetic of a team the Vikings are.

  41. I watched the game. I have it on the DVR. The only ball heating I saw was by a guy with a purple jacket on. The camera faded in or out to commercial (I think they were coming back from commercial) and which ever of Fox’s D team was talking about how cold it was in Minneapolis.

    They switched the camera from a MN Vikings employee holding footballs under the heater to the game action.

    I’m a Vikings fan, I don’t think heating the balls is a big deal (it was unbelievably cold that day), but I don’t believe this for a second.

  42. So if reports at the time strongly suggested that both teams were doing it, and the truth (per the source) that the Vikings weren’t doing it, I guess that leaves one team left that was doing it. Did I miss anything?

  43. I’m wrong (partly). There is Fox footage of a ballboy in a dark blue NFL coat on the Vikings sideline warming up balls. This was as the Vikings took the field to start a drive with little time left in the 1st half.

    The D team announcer said the refs allow ball switches like in wet weather.

    Why a ballboy would be warming up footballs when the Panthers were on defense beats me.

  44. I really don’t care if the Vikings did or didn’t. I also really don’t care if Brady had a ball that’s 0.5 below the limit. However, for folks that do care, both of these practices fall into the category of manipulating the ball post inspection and I would definitely argue that warming up a ball on a 12 degree day gives way more advantage than a ball a little under the min PSI.

    In other news… I do find it interesting that the FACT that 3 of 4 of the Colts balls were below the limit (according to one gauge) at half time and the NFL did not test the other balls because they ran out of time. Yet, the doofus ballboy was able to take 1psi out of 12 balls in a little over a minute? I’d be I oressed with anyone who can pull that off.

  45. Calvinthegreat82……

    You do know the Lions have been, are, and always will be the laughingstock of the NFL..right??

    Because they are the only team….

    Ever…

    To go….

    0-16 !!!!!!!!

    BAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!

  46. ejmat2 says:
    May 14, 2015 7:12 PM
    So now that this comes out the trolls come in to still try and put the team down. Let me just make things easy for you.

    – They still haven’t won a superbowl and yes many of you have.
    – They finished in last place the past 3 out of 5 seasons.

    Does that help? There’s truly nothing else you have on us.

    39 6

    Bravo! Post of the year. There are 3 things I love about this post.

    1. Accuracy in historical data

    2. No ridiculous references to the Packers being a bad football team and franchise

    3. The embrace of the suck

  47. When your teams SB wins has a legacy of Cheating spy gate and now deflate gate. Tom has added Lie gate cover up gate throw the equipment manager under the bus gate. The fans are in denial gate and are desperately trying to justify cheating by turning the focus toward the NFL for punishing the precious one too hard. Saying it the NFL fault Tom Had to Cheat. Please!!!!!!! Tom man up and own it, Before you really piss-off the NFL and they do a full investigation on how long you have been cheating. Then they can take all the trophy’s away and ban you for life. Tom can be the Pete Rose of Football. Denial. Check. Lie. Check. Cover it up. Check. Blame someone or everyone its their fault and not yours. Check. Cry that the punishment is to serve. Check. You have officially qualified for the title of Tom My career is suspect Brady.

  48. What the difference between Tom Brady cheating Bill Cheating and the head coach of the Saints. The head coach of the Saints didn’t know Bounty gate was happening, But still was given a year ban from the NFL. Bill received o days and Tom 4 games. Go and figure that one out, Saints head coach is innocent of knowing about what his other coaches had going on, But paid the price. Bill was fully aware of Spy gate and knew all about the illegal tapings and received not even 1 day suspension. Where is the fairness in that Pat fan. So now you have the insanity of complaining about a 4 game suspension for Cheating. If it wasn’t TOM and it happen to another team. You guys would agreed that the player got what he deserved.

  49. While I appreciate the article for informing the reader about this, the schoolyard style banter that leads it off leaves one wondering whether the author has some personal problems. Last time I checked, this wasn’t a high school blog.

  50. So the precedent was established as recently as last November that teams shouldn’t manipulate the balls. That will hurt the Pats’ appeal…they can’t claim they weren’t warned or that they were set up in a sting. tsk tsk

  51. Using the fact that no punishment was applied to say that it was no big deal is ridiculous logic. It is as big a deal as #Deflategate, the fact that no punishment was applied just points out the blatant hypocrisy and inconsistency in the enforcement of the rules by the NFL.

    Loser franchises get no punishment or a slap on the wrist for offenses like this, or pumping in crowd noise like the Falcons, while the team that has been dominating the league for the last decade and a half gets the largest penalty in league history for virtually the same practice inferred from the flimsiest collection of evidence in prosecutorial history.

    Troy Vincent claimed that Brady was ‘accountable no matter how accomplished’, but Goodell’s track record makes it apparent that only the accomplished are held accountable.

  52. calvinthegreat82 says:
    May 14, 2015 6:55 PM
    Even if the Viking’s cheated they couldn’t win. The Viking’s have no Superbowls or Championships! They are dead weight in the NFL!!

    )))))))))))))))))))

    You don’t follow sports closely or you are lacking in what is needed to comprehend the nature of the game. To go to a Super Bowl you usually have two championships that year. At worse it would be one. So if the vikings do not have any championships, how did they get to these SB’s? 1969 NFL champs.

  53. fmc651 says:
    May 15, 2015 11:05 AM

    calvinthegreat82 says:
    May 14, 2015 6:55 PM
    Even if the Viking’s cheated they couldn’t win. The Viking’s have no Superbowls or Championships! They are dead weight in the NFL!!

    )))))))))))))))))))

    You don’t follow sports closely or you are lacking in what is needed to comprehend the nature of the game. To go to a Super Bowl you usually have two championships that year. At worse it would be one. So if the vikings do not have any championships, how did they get to these SB’s? 1969 NFL champs.
    ==================================
    Right. But the 1969 NFL Championship is just the equivalent of any conference championship. You don’t hear Colts fans talking about their NFL Championship after the Jets defeated them in the Super Bowl.

    The Vikings NFL Championship in 1969 is no different than their NFC Championships in the 70’s. The one thing all of those seasons have in conference is that they end with a loss.

    And then the Vikings’ fans drop the bar even further by raving about their division championships.

    HOF Coach, HOF QB, 5 other Hall-of-Famers, and no Super Bowl? Ouch

    Check the last 15 years: 3 Division Championships, 5 playoff appearances, 3-5 playoff record.

    Vikings’ fans really need to stop talking. Especially about teams that have won Super Bowls or absolutely dominate them on an annual basis.

  54. Interesting. Part of the narrative has been that it was a “level playing field” because both teams were doing it. So the Pathers were (openly) seeking an illegal advantage…

  55. When the Vikings realized that warming the ball would actually raise the air pressure and make the balls slightly harder and larger, they immediately stopped.

    You know. Because Bridgewater has such small hands.

  56. Hey guys! Big VIKES guy here!

    I know my VIKES don’t cheat…or they’d win more games! We may sponsor urinals, but at least it’s to help out one of the BEST terrible teams in SPORTS!

  57. Iknowitall says:
    May 14, 2015 6:44 PM
    The Vikings don’t even bother to cheat. They know they will never win a Super Bowl whether they break the rules or not.
    ————————————————————

    That’s funny. In the first article on PFT regarding this, all the trolls were saying “Even when the Vikings cheat they can’t win.”

    It doesn’t even matter what the facts are, trolls will spin it any stupid way they can. Hypocrites.

  58. purplepackerhater says:
    May 15, 2015 3:23 PM
    At least he doesn’t have to cheat like Discount Double Cheat.

    #packersrecordistainted
    ————————————————————–

    Which record? You mean their non-playoff-qualifying 9-7 ACTUAL record in 2010? The one where in one game against the Vikings they were given a touchdown they didnt recieve, and the refs took AWAY a touchdown from the Vikings that the Vikings DID get, changing the winner from the Vikings to the Packers and the Packers record from the 9-7 they actually were to the 10-6 record they didn’t get and then the following day the NFL officially admitted to all of this? That one?

    It’s not tainted, it just doesn’t actually exist. No one won the Super Bowl in 2010 because one of the teams playing didn’t qualify for the playoffs.

  59. Actually, this article is wrong. There are screen grabs from the Fox broadcast showing the Vikings warming footballs at that game.

  60. Halfwits…. let me set this straight for you. Rodgers over inflates the balls before the refs get them. He does that because he likes it. The Patriots did it AFTER the refs checked them. Do you see the difference?

    Stop trying to change the narrative in defense of your cheat ass coach, cheat ass QB and cheat ass organization. And no everyone isn’t jealous haters. We HATE you because you cheat to win and screw everybody out of getting to watch two teams that play by the rules in the superbowl.

  61. BIG time packer STOCK HOLDER chiming in! Maybe a smaller ball would prevent my GUY little Erin Rogers from fumbling so much?

  62. The Vikings NFL Championship in 1969 is no different than their NFC.
    Frank Booth.

    The Viking’s NFL Championship is as legitimate as the queen bay’s NFL championships. Their NFC championships are as legitimate as queen bay’s NFC championships. That’s how it works. . No where are any Viking’s fans saying they were SB champions. That would be false.

  63. fmc651 says:
    May 15, 2015 8:21 PM
    The Vikings NFL Championship in 1969 is no different than their NFC.
    Frank Booth.

    The Viking’s NFL Championship is as legitimate as the queen bay’s NFL championships. Their NFC championships are as legitimate as queen bay’s NFC championships. That’s how it works. . No where are any Viking’s fans saying they were SB champions. That would be false.

    ———————————————————-

    You seem to be missing the point entirety; so let me explain it you with a simple quote from Brad Pitt in Moneyball: “Unless you win the final game of the season, nobody gives a s—“.

    Do you see the fans of any team bragging about winning the conference or their division? No you don’t, it is only Viking fans that do that, because they seem to be the only fan base that doesn’t realize winning the Super Bowl is the ultimate goal. Fans from the other 31 teams care about winning the Super Bowl; Viking fans seem to accept that they will never win one, so they brag about other things that they only win once in a blue moon.

    Also, queen bay, really? What are you in 4th grade?

  64. This advice is for free, Viking fans:

    Stop trying to justify a non-existent championship, (unless you are also willing to add two more to the Packers haul, which, no one else in the world acknowledges.)

    It really doesn’t look good. It makes you sound kinda stupid.

  65. stellarperformance says:
    May 16, 2015 7:17 AM

    This advice is for free, Viking fans.

    ))))))))))))))))))))))))

    What an arrogant troll like Viking fans need your advice. Just stop trolling the Vikings stories with Tokyo

  66. OK the Vikings didn’t actually warm the balls big deal. They were warned. That is the same as guilty regarding especially the Patriots or any really good team for that matter. Vikings are a joke and their fans are delusional every year talking about the Superbowl and reliving the past of the “Purple People Eaters” as if they ever won anything…lol

  67. In other news… I do find it interesting that the FACT that 3 of 4 of the Colts balls were below the limit (according to one gauge

    ))))))))))))))))))))))

    False claim, while the Colts balls dropped they were within the legal range. And that is the difference.
    Under Kraft the Pats have cultivated a culture of cheating that wasn’t there before he owned the team.
    Not sure if Belichick has something to do with this or not. I do not think he had this reputation in Cleveland however.

  68. Why would NE alter the weight of the balls in January?? Who plays games in January? Our vikings certainly don’t!!

  69. Q: who humiliated a fanbase and reminded them it’s only football and there are more important things in life by joining their arch-rivals in august of 2009?

    A: Who is Brett Favre, former Quarterback of the Minnesota Vikings.

    skol.

  70. Teddy should be allowed special permission to use Pee Wee size footballs because of his Pee Wee size hands, just saying.

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