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New NFL Stadium Might Be Dangerously Loud

The roof at US Bank Stadium is made of 'acoustically reflective' material

(Newser) - The NFL may have a new loudest stadium, but how loud is too loud? Good Morning America reports the noise at the new US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis is already making news, and it hasn't even hosted a Minnesota Vikings game yet. At a recent soccer match—a soccer... More »

Former NFL Coach Dennis Green Dead at 67

Vikings, Cardinals coach was one of first black coaches in college football, NFL

(Newser) - Dennis Green, one of the first African-American coaches in college and professional football, died Thursday at the age of 67, ESPN reports. As coach of the Minnesota Vikings, Green helped the NFL team earn eight playoff spots in 10 years. He also helmed the Arizona Cardinals for two years, serving... More »

NFL Playoff Game Expected to Be Historically Cold

Highs are expected to be at or below 1 degree at game time

(Newser) - For those cynical fans who believe hell will freeze over before the Minnesota Vikings win a championship, your time might have finally arrived. The forecast is calling for some incredibly cold temperatures when the Vikings take on the Seattle Seahawks in the first round of the NFL playoffs on Sunday.... More »

Vikings' Suit: Wells Fargo Is Photo-Bombing Our New Stadium

Team says bank is trying to sneak extra exposure with mounted, lit signage

(Newser) - In 2014, Wells Fargo agreed it wouldn't use mounted, illuminated rooftop signs on its two 17-story office towers that flank the Minnesota Vikings' new stadium in Minneapolis, per the Minneapolis Star Tribune . Instead, it would use two 56-foot signs painted flat on the roof, with no illumination, the Pioneer ... More »

After 'Additional Thought,' Vikings Again Bench Peterson

Team bans star until child abuse charges resolved

(Newser) - The Minnesota Vikings have decided to ban star running back Adrian Peterson until the legal issues over him hitting his 4-year-old son with a stick have been resolved. The team—which decided to reinstate him on Monday —has now reversed course and placed him on the exempt-commissioner's permission... More »

NFL Star Adrian Peterson Accused of Child Abuse

Vikings player indicted for 'injury to a child'; he calls it a spanking

(Newser) - More trouble for the NFL. Star running back Adrian Peterson of the Minnesota Vikings has been indicted on child abuse charges involving his 4-year-old son, reports MyFox Houston . In a statement, the player's attorney says the incident involves Peterson "using a switch to spank his son" and says... More »

Ex-Kicker Chris Kluwe Suing Vikings

Says team deliberately hiding its homophobia investigation from public

(Newser) - Chris Kluwe— disgruntled former Vikings kicker and outspoken gay rights champion —is unsurprisingly suing his old team, alleging that the team refused to make public its investigation into homophobic comments he says a special teams coach made, reports NBC . "It’s outrageous to me that the Vikings would... More »

Minneapolis Awarded 2018 Super Bowl

New stadium helps city beat New Orleans, Indianapolis

(Newser) - If you build it, the Super Bowl will come. That message rang loud and clear yesterday when Minneapolis was awarded the 2018 game after a vote by NFL owners rewarded the city for its new stadium deal. The owners chose Minneapolis and the $1 billion stadium planned for the site... More »

NFL Punter: Homophobic 'Bigot' Coach Fired Me

Former Viking Chris Kluwe speaks out

(Newser) - Chris Kluwe made a name for himself not only as an NFL punter but as a (very) outspoken advocate for gay marriage. Now Kluwe has taken to Deadspin to allege that he got cut from the Minnesota Vikings after eight years by special teams coach Mike Priefer, "a bigot... More »

NFL Kicker Unloads Diatribe at Politician on Gay Marriage

Vikings' Chris Kluwe vents at Maryland legislator who opposes

(Newser) - A couple of NFL players are feuding with a Maryland politician over gay marriage—with the players arguing in favor and the Democrat protesting. The brouhaha began when Baltimore Ravens linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo publicly endorsed same-sex marriage. In response, Emmett C. Burns Jr., a state politician and minister, sent a... More »

Colts Make Andrew Luck No. 1 Pick

Stanford quarterback will head to Peyton Manning's old team

(Newser) - The Indianapolis Colts stuck to the plan tonight in the NFL draft and made Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck this year's No. 1 pick, reports the Indianapolis Star . ESPN's Adam Schefter tweeted that he will get a four-year deal for $22 million. That's relatively modest by NFL standards,... More »

Third Masseuse: Favre Texted Me, Too

She says he wanted her to touch him...

(Newser) - Brett Favre apparently really liked those masseuses : A third masseuse (and fourth woman) has come out of the woodwork claiming the ( former? ) NFL quarterback sent her lewd text messages. Stephanie Dusenberry, who worked with the Minnesota Vikings while Favre was with them, tells Deadspin (via, initially, a typo-laden... More »

Brett Favre Retires Yet Again

Promises, promises...

(Newser) - Is this even news anymore? In what’s begun to feel a little like a tradition, Brett Favre announced that he was retiring after his team’s final game of the season last night—and this time, he means it! “I know it’s time, and that’s OK.... More »

Favre Inactive Tonight: Streak Dies at 297

Maybe next he'll retire again

(Newser) - Brett Favre's record-setting streak for most consecutive starts is dead at 297: Even with an extra day of rest, Minnesota's aging quarterback is listed as inactive for tonight's game against the Giants, reports ESPN. Favre had previously told ESPN that if the game had been played as scheduled, he wouldn't... More »

Tickets to Tonight's Giants-Vikings Game Are Free

Game was relocated after Metrodome roof collapsed

(Newser) - When the Minnesota Vikings play the New York Giants in Detroit tonight, every seat in the house will be free. The game was relocated to Ford Field, home of the Lions, after the Minnesota Metrodome's roof collapsed under heavy snow . Detroit was chosen partially because Fox Sports was already there... More »

6 Dead as Snow, Big Chill Shut Down Midwest

Highways closed, flights canceled amid sub-zero weather

(Newser) - Temperatures have plummeted across the upper Midwest after a storm pounded the region with snow and strong winds this weekend, the AP reports. Six weather-related deaths were reported as the storm closed major highways in some states, canceled some 1,600 flights in Chicago, and collapsed the inflatable roof of... More »

Roof Collapse Sends Giants, Vikings to Detroit

League scrambles to find new venue after Metrodome roof collapse

(Newser) - The Minnesota Vikings and New York Giants are headed to Detroit tomorrow night to play after the Metrodome's inflated roof collapsed in a snowstorm. The game will kickoff at 7:20, the NFL said. Metrodome officials told the league the roof wouldn't be ready in time to play tomorrow or... More »

Vikings' Dome Collapses in Blizzard

Metrodome deflates, will likely delay Giants game

(Newser) - Apparently they can't take a little snow in Minnesota: The roof of the Metrodome, home to the Vikings, collapsed overnight under the weight of 17 inches of snow, reports the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Today's game against the Giants had already been postponed until tomorrow night after the Minneapolis airport closed... More »

Favre Fracture Might End 315-Game Streak

The man is 41, after all

(Newser) - At last, another part of Brett Favre's anatomy is making headlines: The 41-year-old QB has a stress fracture in his left ankle that may sideline him come Sunday for the first time in 291 consecutive starts (315, counting playoff games). Favre was hit tossing the first of three interceptions yesterday... More »

Brett Favre Tells Vikings He's Done

Who believes this is over? Show of hands?

(Newser) - You'll excuse us if we don't break out the red headline this time, but Brett Favre has told the Vikings that he's not coming back this fall, a source close to the quarterback tells the AP . The 40-year-old reportedly called Brad Childress, and told him that his ankle has not... More »

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