Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Poll of the Week

Vikings Win a Super Bowl
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It’s a question Minnesota Vikings fans have been asking since Max Winter, E. William Boyer, H.P Skoglund, Ole Haugsrud and Bernard H. Ridder, Jr. founded the team in 1961. Over the years, Minnesotans watched the Vikings reach the Super Bowl four times, only to lose all four in devastating fashion.

Today, ESPN shared a tweet featuring a dejected Blair Walsh, looking down in disgust after his missed field goal from last year’s NFC Wild Card playoff game. It named Minnesota as one of four metro areas in the United States that hasn’t won a professional sports title in this century. Vikings fans know how lonely this existence can be, but some believe the drought may be over very, very soon.

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German wide receiver phenom Moritz Boehringer

The team at Vikings Territory has been busy working to get to know each of our newest Vikings draft selections, and this week we will give you a chance to learn everything we know about these players through our reintroduction of the “Welcome to the Big Show” series. Next up is German wide receiver phenom Moritz Boehringer.

ATTRIBUTES

HEIGHT: 6′ 4″

WEIGHT: 227 pounds

ARM LENGTH: 34.5 inches

HANDS: 10.25 inches

PRO DAY RESULTS

40-YARD DASH: 4.43 seconds

BENCH PRESS: 17 repetitions (of 225 pounds)

VERTICAL JUMP: 39 inches

BROAD JUMP: 10 feet, 11 inches

20-YARD SHORT SHUTTLE: 4.10 seconds

3-CONE: 6.65 seconds

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Welcome To The Big Show - Stephen Weatherly

The team at Vikings Territory has been busy working to get to know each of our newest Vikings draft selections and this week we will give you a chance to learn everything we know about these players through our reintroduction of the “Welcome to the Big Show” series. First up is Vanderbilt product Stephen Weatherly.

ATTRIBUTES

HEIGHT: 6′ 4″

WEIGHT: 267 pounds

ARM LENGTH: 34.5 inches

HANDS: 10.25 inches

Both have connections to head coach Mike Zimmer

Minnesota Vikings signed two free agents
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The Minnesota Vikings signed two free agents to the active roster on Monday morning, bringing the team’s total to 90 players. Tre Roberson, a standout quarterback at Indiana and Illinois State, will play cornerback for the Vikings. Troy Stoudermire, the NCAA’s all-time leading kick returner and a former Golden Gopher, signed as a wide receiver.

Both Roberson and Stoudermire have connections back to Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer. In April 2013, Stoudermire signed with the Cincinnati Bengals as an undrafted free agent, but was released before the start of the regular season. He spent a few months in Cincinnati with Zimmer, who was the Bengals’ then-defensive coordinator.

Though Roberson didn’t play for Zimmer, both attended Illinois State, where Zimmer spent time as both a quarterback and linebacker. His collegiate career was cut short after suffering a neck injury that required surgery by doctors at the Mayo Clinic. Zimmer would eventually work his way up the coaching ranks before landing the head job with the Vikings in 2014.

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