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HOF Perspective – By Cary McLaughlin

Greetings, my name is Cary McLaughlin, I am a hidden away blogger known as CM1 that Cristy offered the chance to ‘Go less amateur’. So I’ll shed the handle and open up a bit. Very exciting! As a writer, or more an enthusiast who writes, I look at very specific details of game play. I […]


Vikings Buzz – HOF and More!

Amazing Hall of Fame Moments There are times when the NFL Hall of Fame ceremony has gotten a bit lethargic. Truth be told, it can be too long, too much story-telling, too much glorification, too much pomp and circumstance, and too much long-windedness, if you will. That wasn’t the case this past Saturday evening in […]

Chuck Foreman Deserves HOF Induction

Mick Tingelhoff will get his much-deserved jacket this weekend – yes, the coveted gold jacket signifying entrance into the NFL Hall of Fame. It’s been a long time to wait for this honor – too long, in fact – as he finished his career in 1978 after 16 years, 4 Super Bowl appearances, 6 Pro […]


Vikings Training Camp – Tuesday

It was my last evening here in Mankato and my last practice attended at Vikings Training Camp. Coming up in the next few days – after the first preseason game – I’ll have more of my overall thoughts about this roster and my analysis after my 5-day adventure. For now, here’s some thoughts, notes and […]


Monday Afternoon Vikings Practice

The breeze set the scene for a lovely afternoon at Vikings Training Camp. The progress made by the team and the up tempo pace of the afternoon session was a nice change from the morning walkthrough. Mike Zimmer appeared to be on the phone quite a bit throughout both practices – turns out – his […]

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PJD’s Top 5 Reasons To Look Forward To The Hall Of Fame Game

Hey nerds! Welcome to game week! We are less than seven days away from Minnesota Vikings football returning to our lives. Does that make you feel good, or make you feel like you just wasted the entire offseason pretending like you were going to do stuff that you never actually did? Here’s a deal; you […]


Sunday Vikings Training Camp

Sunday was a much nicer day to be out at Vikings Training Camp. Although the sun was shining, the wind kept it reasonable. This was the most “fun” practice session I’ve watched since coming down to camp. Most of practice was spent scrimmaging – even more so than last night. I got to really analyze […]


Family Fun Day Scrimmage

Apparently I didn’t look back to my past 2 years of previous posts – as once again I attended Family Fun Night at Vikings Training Camp yesterday evening. The house was jam-packed… I believe attendance was at well over 10,000 people. I got stuck on the far side of the field… on a place I […]


Vikings Training Camp 2015 – Day 1

It is the 50th year at Vikings Training Camp and a very special one for me. I’ve been covering camp for about 5 years now, but always for other blogs or fan sites. I decided to take a big step this year and write for myself. I hope to carry on many of the traditions […]


Cowboys vs. Vikings – Again?

Okay, so it’s sort of a boring training camp right now.  You read about this guy and that gal trying to drum up whatever stories they can to make copy, fill a blog, create some controversy, disagreement, etc. Well, ForPete’sSake guy is no different, and sorry, I’m still stuck on one of my favorite subjects.  […]