Wednesday, August 16, 2017

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#MoreThanWords Campaign Giveaways

The #MoreThanWords campaign concluded last night in spectacular fashion, raising over $15,000 for the Mike Zimmer Foundation, and now we have the pleasure of randomly selecting from the group of generous donors and assigning the many great prizes that were available.

The Rules were pretty simple: Every $10 you donated got you one entry into the drawing. Names will be randomly drawn for each of the prizes below and announced throughout the evening, starting soon. So keep checking back for updates!

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I am proud to introduce my wife, Danielle, to the Vikings Territory community! Each week she will be providing the site with the perfect snack or meal to for you to prepare and then devour while you cheer on the Vikings! I’ll let her explain the rest, but here is her debut post for you to enjoy!

– Adam Patrick

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Minnesota Vikings 53 Man Roster
Photo Courtesy of Luke Inman

The Minnesota Fightin’ Vikings begin their two days of practice with the Cincinnati Bengals before Friday’s first preseason game in Southern Ohio (but really Northern Kentucky). Mankato Training Camp is in the rear view mirror. Impressions were made, but still plenty of time for jobs to be won or lost. But that won’t stop us from recklessly speculating who will (Teddy Bridgewater) and who won’t (Antone Exum) be in Purple to start the 2016 season.

Follow along with our 53-man roster projection on the Google Doc.

All that and other “I MADE THE ROOSTER!” chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

An Andy Carlson Joint

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Producer Credit: Daniel Paluch (@DanielPaluch)

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Coach Mike Zimmer at the FanHQ event last month


Thanks in large part to Fan HQ‘s autograph event (of which they are holding another great one for baseball fans) and the collective generosity all that chose to donate to #MoreThanWords, the great nation of Vikings fans, the 2016 version is hours away from closing up shop for the year… and that $10,000 goal is officially in the dust.

As of this posting, the campaign has raised $14,602 which will go directly to the Mike Zimmer Foundation. In addition to the money raised which will benefit the youth supported by the Foundation, an impact has been felt in a number of additional ways that really help describe what inspired this effort while also defining what it means going forwards.

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When the Minnesota Vikings face off against the Cincinnati Bengals for their first preseason game of 2016, they will reportedly be without cornerback Terence Newman in the lineup. Actually, he will not even be on the sidelines in Cincinnati.

The Vikings 37-year-old corner’s specific injury is unknown, but he will remain in Minnesota while the rest of his teammates travel to Cincinnati.

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