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I don't know if we'll ever settle whether the bounty program squashed the Vikings' Super Bowl hopes...

I don't know if we'll ever settle whether the bounty program squashed the Vikings' Super Bowl hopes that year. Favre's second interception, as well as an inexcusable 12-men-in-the-huddle penalty, both played huge roles in a close game. I do, however, think you're entitled to eternal anger at losing to a team found to have competed above the ethical rules of the game and then lying repeatedly about it when confronted by the league. Often our natural (if immature) reaction is to assume that a victorious opponent cheated. In this case, that's exactly what happened, according to the league.

ESPN.com NFC North blogger Kevin Seifert pretty much summing up, I think, why some (most?) Viking fans view the whole Bounty situation the way that they do.

I’m not the only one noticing the excellent job Frazier and his staff are doing with this year’s...

I’m not the only one noticing the excellent job Frazier and his staff are doing with this year’s North team. "The Minnesota coaches are real," Nebraska cornerback Alfonzo Denard told Wiederer. "Coach Frazier put a lot of fire in our eyes. I like the way he talks. He let us know this was a big step and that we need to go hard every play all day long to stand out." The North squad players are not the only individuals standing out. Frazier and his staff are standing out as a passionate and talented group of coaches. Coming off a 3-13 season, the Vikings have a lot of holes to fill on the roster and a lot of improvement to make overall. If their performance during Senior Bowl practices this week is any indication, the Vikings coaching staff is already hard at work. --Mike Wobchall, vikings.com

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Who's The Viking's Worst Corner? Well, let's go down the list of the worst corners of the 2011-12...

Who's The Viking's Worst Corner? Well, let's go down the list of the worst corners of the 2011-12 NFL season and find out. Shouldn't have to look to far down... Rank Name Team QB Rating Against 1 Quentin Jammer SD 129.9 2 Captain Munnerlyn CAR 126.9 3 E.J. Biggers TB 119.2 4 Cedric Griffin MIN 114.1 5 Justin King SL 113.1 6 Kareem Jackson HST 110.9 7 Aqib Talib TB 109.8 8 Devin McCourty NE 106.2 9 Drayton Florence BUF 103.3 10 Aaron Ross NYG 102.8

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Q: How has John Sullivan played this season? A: Really well, our offensive line has done a good...

Q: How has John Sullivan played this season? A: Really well, our offensive line has done a good job in pass protection and running the ball. The center is the anchor and I’m really proud of the way he’s played. does Musgrave watch the same line we do

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According to ESPN's Chris Mortensen, LT Matt Kalil of USC is going pro. That should make our...

According to ESPN's Chris Mortensen, LT Matt Kalil of USC is going pro. That should make our decision in the 1st round next year a little easier.

In the Minnesota-Detroit game, on the exhilarating final play, Parry had one player to watch --...

In the Minnesota-Detroit game, on the exhilarating final play, Parry had one player to watch -- quarterback Joe Webb. And while Webb floated to the left trying to make a play as time expired, Detroit linebacker DeAndre Levy grabbed Webb's facemask and twisted it. Clearly a flag should have been thrown. No flag. Levy sacked Webb, the ball was fumbled, it got kicked around, and the game ended. What should have happened: The Vikings should have gotten an untimed final down from the Lions five-yard line (half-the-distance from the spot of the foul, which occurred at the 11). The non-call could play a major role in the NFC playoff race. The Lions are 8-5. We'll never know if they should be 7-6. Now, who bears responsibility? Parry's sole job is to watch the passer, but the ref was shielded because Webb's back was to him. Bowers' job is to watch Toby Gerhart and action in the offensive backfield. So I'd say Parry should have been able to see the severe twisting of the helmet and assumed the only way it could have been jerked like that was grabbing the facemask ... and he should have been backstopped by Bowers. As it was, a huge call with playoff implications was missed. SI.com's Peter King, in this week's edition of Monday Morning Quarterback, in naming John Parry, the referee from yesterday's game, as one of his "Goats of the Week."

"I don't like going to Detroit," Jared Allen told MLive.com. "I'll be honest. It's gloomy, it...

"I don't like going to Detroit," Jared Allen told MLive.com. "I'll be honest. It's gloomy, it sucks. Everything is brown, and then there is snow on the ground. There's like brownstones everywhere, and I'm like, 'Awesome.' I don't know, I couldn't do it. If I had to live in Detroit, I think I'd just drown myself in the river that was across the way."

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