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Culpepper Wants Another Chance

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According to a statement made to Pro Football Talk. If we were to bring in a veteran, I would absolutely consider Daunte. He would only command a minimum contract and he knows his role: "Hopefully, the landscape has changed in the NFL for veteran quarterbacks like me who are ready, willing and able to play right away while the rookie quarterbacks get up to speed. " He seems to be a much more mature QB than the one that we used to know.

Kluwe, Nate Jackson (who?) fight on Deadspin over Kluwe's tweets

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The title link is to Jackson's piece in which he makes fun of punters, but does not necessarily dispute anything Kluwe's tweets claimed. Link below is Kluwe's response. http://deadspin.com/5823788/chris-kluwe-responds-can-i-kick-it-yes-i-can

It's Long Past Time To Play Football

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I went on a bit of a rant over at SB Nation Minnesota.

Ruh Roh Shaggy...

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Rumblings are happening across the inter-webs that players may not agree to the CBA tonight- and worse, that they feel the owners passing their 'yes' vote is actually a way to force them to agree to something they wouldn't otherwise. So... there's potentially bad blood brewing. Again. Suh-weet.

Owners Approve New CBA

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The NFL owners have voted on and approved a new CBA with the players. The players are expected to vote on it later tonight. Football is almost here, folks.

Vikings Probably Won't Trade for Vet QB

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We hear that the Vikings' preference for adding a veteran quarterback will be through free agency rather than trade, which makes Marc Bulger perhaps a more likely option than, say, Donovan McNabb, Kyle Orton or perhaps Vince Young. The way the team figures, it would rather not give up a draft pick for a player who only will be a placeholder for Christian Ponder, whom it wants to win the starting job in time. Take whispers and rumors for what they are, but this is the same thought I've been promoting in this regard all along- no need to trade for a vet QB placeholder while in a re-loading phase as is.

Stadium Likely, Now Settle Down

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It seems that every other day Minnesota Vikings fans have a new reason to wonder and doubt whether it is possible for the Vikings to get a new stadium built in Minnesota. For every hurdle the team clears there seems to be a new one just waiting for them. That sort of thing has a tendency to make me despondent, but, according to my favorite writer at the St. Paul Pioneer Press, we all need to settle down and take a deep breath. Tom Powers believes that the Vikings are very close to getting a new stadium and that getting huffy and obnoxious at each delay is not going to endear the team to Minnesota legislators. It's an interesting read because this is one of the first things I've read that suggests a Vikings stadium is highly likely. It makes for a nice change from the doom and gloom we usually hear.

Christ Warcraft strikes again via Twitter! "Sigh, and once again greed is the operative byword....

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Christ Warcraft strikes again via Twitter! "Sigh, and once again greed is the operative byword. Congrats Brees, Manning, Mankins, and Jackson for being ‘that guy’. #douchebags."

Chris Kluwe has struck again. Unless this is your first time on the internet, chances are you've...

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Chris Kluwe has struck again. Unless this is your first time on the internet, chances are you've seen at least one "Downfall of Hitler" parody with captions regarding various situations. Well, our very own punter did a version about the ongoing labor situation. I sure hope the league is too worried about the CBA and James Harrison's recent comments to discipline Kluwe over this video, because this is some pretty funny (and accurate) stuff. Enjoy more comedic gold from our quirky punter. (Warning: the video contains strong language, albeit in caption form.)