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Good News For Greenway’s Dad

As we previously mentioned, Chad Greenway has had a rough go of it this offseason coping with a hard truth that would not be anywhere close to easy for the toughest of men.

On that front, however, we have some good news to pass along.  Alan Greenway, Chad’s father, is currently at Mayo Clinic (not hospice care) and his leukemia is in remission.

Greenway had previously been excused from the Vikings minicamp, but the linebacker was indeed present given the improved condition of his father.

Greenway admits his father is on his mind constantly, but that going to practice with his teammates can provide some solace, too.

“Yeah, every day and every minute you’re thinking about it,” Greenway recently said, “but at the same point you have to go to work, and it is a reprieve to be at work, and be around my friends and do something that I love.”

We, as Vikings fans, have high hopes for Chad Greenway in 2012.  However, the biggest wish of all is for his father to continue to improve health-wise and that the Greenway family has a fantastic year in general.

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Adam Warwas

Adam Warwas (Founder) has been writing about the Vikings for a total of eight years. Five of those years have been here at Vikings Territory where he continues to surround himself with enough talented individuals that people keep coming back. As proud as he is of what Vikings Territory has become, his real treasures are in his home... a beautiful wife and three amazing children (and a dog named Percy).

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    1. discord sux, but it’s really a good problem to have. he has excelled, and he has outplayed his contract, so pay him! we just don’t like seeing it done through the media

      these things have always happened in pro sports and always will. happens in regular joe’s lives, too. employers want to exploit their employee’s talents at the lowest price possible for as long as they can

      1. I think we should trade him for a real wr. Harvin is an amazing utility player but not that great of a pure wr. I think trading him for a real wr(mike wallace?) Would be a better option, plus percy is a clown.

    2. Damn. Zigy had better get personally involved in this to get things smoothed over. This team cannot afford to lose Percy this year, no ifs ands or buts about it.

      I’m so happy for the Greenways and wish them the best.

  1. So glad to hear the good news about Chad’s Dad. What a blessing…
    As far as Percy, It’s like a soap opera… As the football spins.

    1. Hey WTF! I added a little widget to the sidebar that shows the most recent posts in Fran’s Forums. I’m hoping this will get people to interact a little more there. I was wondering if you’d, every so often, go start a thread over there about various things and get some of the guys here over there to discuss it?

      I’d appreciate it man! Thanks!

      1. I’m not even registered for Fran’s forums. I want something like fan shots on DailyNorseman. Something we can post links on. Something quick, that people can look at. Not having to register for another forum, and separate login. That doesn’t make it quick for the people looking for news, that don’t have time.

        1. I don’t comment on other sites, I am loyal to this site. I started way back on star trib. with Coach and Freds and Big Johnny. At first I never commented just read the comments for a couple years.
          This is something that several people want, that are on here already. And a lot of people I know that just stop by for news. I’m not a very good writer, hated english. I just want to be able to post links and keep everybody up to date and help you guys out. You and Adam do a GREAT job here, And I thank you for the site, but you could make it better with something really simple. Just call it FAN NEWS. And say links only. It would also bring more traffic to your site.

          1. Thanks for the input, WTF. Adam and I frequently discuss ways we can make the site better. Unfortunately, I don’t think providing an area of the site where anyone can just post links to articles on other sites really improves the experience here.

            Daily Norseman’s FanShots aren’t simply a link collection, they are opinion pieces written by readers of the site. Mini-articles, so-to-speak (sometimes much longer) that have, for the most part, lots of thought put into them.

            There is no login for this site currently… Having something like DN’s FanShots would require a login, just like the Forums require a login. (They use the SB Nation login) The idea with the forums was it could be a place for readers of the site to have their own discussions about various topics. I’ve made an effort to tie them into the site here more by listing the most recent topics in the sidebar that way it’s easy to see what’s going on over there, from here.

            Again, I really appreciate your feedback and your involvement here at VT. I guess I just don’t see how the Fan Posts are much different than Fran’s Forums?

            (On a side note: Integrating something like DN’s Fanposts into this site would be a hefty task and require a pretty big overhaul.)

  2. im glad chads dad is doing well and as far as percy is…i say let ride till next year…hes a good wr and does awesome things on the field..but ride it out this year…hes not a number 1 reciever…and theres planty of guys out there like him…this kinda whinning is why im glad edwards left

  3. Haha! all this talk about Percy and not one thing to do about _his contract
    read between the line people………………………………….

  4. Yea! Good news for old man Greenway.

    Did anybody notice all of the hysteria going down when that Rat Bastard Childress cut Dugan?
    Me neither. Grow up Percy. You’re a tough nut and good player, but you ain’t no Dugan!