Random thoughts running through my head while at Vikings Training Camp. Apologies in advance.
1. Mankato is very chill. I always love the vibe of college towns (Kato is similar to Winona where I went to college) and you can tell that the city really ramps up for the Vikings to come down. It’s essentially their town celebration. You know how every small town has a get-together/fair during the summer where the funnel cake carts pop up out of nowhere and the carneys show up with those rickety rides and rigged games on flatbeds? Well this is Mankato’s. The threat of Vikings Training Camp moving to the new facilities in Eagan when their contract is up after 2018 is real (the Vikings also hold an option to have camp in Mankato in 2019), but I’m rooting for it to stay in the Crown Jewel of South Central Minnesota. It’s like ‘End of Summer Camp’ for the fans.