Two Days Before Vikings Hit Field, Beer And Bacon Classic Heads To Minneapolis

Some food and drink pairings just were made for each other. There’s the obvious, like milk and cookies, steak and red wine, seafood and white wine, etc. Then there’s beer—which, quite frankly, can sound great with just about anything—but when paired with bacon, creates a combination that no one wants to step away from. Enter […]

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The Birth of a Vikings SuperFan

Arnold Glaslow, an American businessman during the 1930’s, said, “In life, as in football, you won’t go far unless you know where the goalposts are.” Three years ago, I had goalposts in my vision when I asked my husband, Gary, what he would think of me interviewing for a job in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. After […]


VDD Radio | 53-Man Roster Predictions

Zach sits down with Vikings Digital Diaries contributor, site owner, editor, chief Vikings fan, Cristy Brusoe to break down their predictions for what the 53-man roster may look like coming out of the preseason. Correction: Clemmings was picked in the 4th round. Thompson was picked in the 6th. Sorry for the confusion. I lied… I […]


‘Average’ Adrian Key To Vikings Success

If the pre-season, regardless of it seeming as long as ever, has been any indication, it looks like the Vikings are on the cusp of possibly something big this season. The national prognosticators having been saying as much since Adrian Peterson was back in good graces with the team and since Teddy Bridgewater begain looking […]

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VDD Radio – Vikings Recap and Preview

Week 1 Edition to Vikings Digital Diaries Radio Podcast! Host Zach gets you started with a recap of the Raiders game, a preview of the Cowboys game and also gives you an idea of how these podcasts are going to go :) Please comment, call in and give your opinions and such! Enjoy!


Judgement Day: Vikings 53-Man Roster Predictions

Vikings 53-Man Roster Predictions With a year under his belt, Mike Zimmer has shaped this roster to his liking and will continue to do so with this year’s round of cuts. Based off of what I observed throughout training camp and at each of the Vikings two home preseason games… here is my expert analysis […]


Get Off My Lawn – Mr. Pre-Season!

Enough already! Aren’t we all just a bit tired of, nauseated by, and frustrated with this pre-season, so far? Feels like the longest pre-season ever, doesn’t it? Honestly, do we really need to start playing against other teams as early as the first weekend of August in the Hall of Fame game? Isn’t the Hall […]

EDEN PRAIRIE, MN - JUNE 18: Christian Ponder #7 and Teddy Bridgewater #5 of the Minnesota Vikings during a break at the Winter Park training facility on June 18, 2014 in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. (Photo by Tom Dahlin/Getty Images)

Win 2 Tickets – Boo Ponder – Vikings vs. Raiders

It is the LAST DAY to enter to win 2 Vikings vs Raiders tickets to tomorrow night’s game. To enter… sign up AND confirm your email by tonight. The winner will be notified by 5 pm. Sign up to win at: http://eepurl.com/bwgJtf  Get in on your chance to boo Christian Ponder – all thanks to […]


Vikings Unsung Hero – QB Coach Scott Turner

We all know who Norv Turner is – the offensive-minded guru whose tenure in the NFL has spawned some of the greatest quarterbacks and greatest offenses to ever play the game. His resume’ is chalk-full of success on the offensive side of the ball – from the great Cowboys teams of the 1990s to the […]


Second Cut Diagnostics

Trae Waynes has struggled mightily in games first and foremost because he hasn’t been prepared to this point with what he is going to see from his opponents. Second is that he is having to concentrate on his backpeddle which is putting too much stress on his ability to react. Practice your footwork with your eyes closed to […]

Lest We Forget – It’s Still A Passing League

I finally watched a full preseason game when the Vikes and Bucs played the other night and came away with some impressions that may not be the most popular with other Vikings faithful. That said, I think the Vikes are destined to be 10-6 or better. 10-6 takes its share of luck in terms of […]

Flashback Friday: Vikings v. Steelers – MNF 1976

My intention with the Flashback Friday column is to come up with a fond memory or some type of story/angle that many of us fans have rarely heard of or it’s been so long ago that it’s actually a new revelation again. I hope these won’t be terribly long – but instead short and sweet, […]

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Fan Appreciation Day in Mankato

The perfect storm brewed early this morning in Mankato, but without thunder or lightning. Fan Appreciation Day, 80 degrees on last day of practice, a lottery system for Teddy Bridgewater’s autograph, and a promising team fresh off their first win of the season at the Hall of Fame game all aligned to create the ideal […]

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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 […]