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GREEN BAY, WI - DECEMBER 2: Harrison Smith #22 of the Minnesota Vikings intercepts a pass intended for Greg Jennings #85 of the Green Bay Packers during the game at Lambeau Field on December 2, 2012 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The Packers won 23-14. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Harrison Smith Is Giving The Minnesota Vikings A Presence At Safety

Harrison Smith is becoming one of the most complete safeties in the NFL. There are very few that can hit as hard as him while possessing the ball skills to turn errant throws into turnovers. He is making it scarier to play against the Vikings defense.

12/11/2012

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What To Watch In October For The Minnesota Vikings

The Minnesota Vikings were successful in September. These next four games will tell everyone who the contenders will be at the end of the year. The Vikings began a difficult stretch of four games in 19 days with a victory over the Tennessee Titans.

10/10/2012

Minnesota Vikings v Houston Texans

Esme’s Blog: Lessons Of The NFL Bounty Scandal

This week one of my son’s friends quit middle school football. Too boring is the word. Too much talk about safety, lectures on the proper way to hit. How to take a hit. How to safely tackle.

09/08/2012

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Minnesota Vikings Enter The 2012 Season With Low Expectations

The national media does not like the Minnesota Vikings in 2012, but history says they still have a chance. The Vikings need a lot of things to go right to prove the naysayers wrong from better quarterback play to improved pass defense.

09/06/2012

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Vikings Stadium Bill Can’t Afford Any Misplays This Week

The Minnesota Vikings are facing a daunting deadline at the state Capitol this week, but they are putting on a blitz to pass the stadium bill.

04/23/2012

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Esme’s Blog: Vikings Stadium At The Two Minute Warning

With a report in the Los Angeles Daily News that Zygi Wilf’s private plane was spotted at a Southern California airport yesterday and a see saw battle unfolding at the Capitol, it appears this may be the showdown that could shape the future of the Minnesota Vikings and where they will play.

04/21/2012

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Vikings Stadium Bill Passes 8-6 Through Senate Committee

Several hours after the NFL commissioner’s visit on Friday, the stalled Vikings stadium bill started moving again in a Senate committee.

04/20/2012

Downtown East

Vikings Threatened? NFL Boss Headed To Capitol

The NFL is now weighing in on the debate over a new Minnesota Vikings stadium, saying if a deal isn’t reached this session — next year is too late.

04/19/2012

Downtown East

Dayton Says Push For Vikings Stadium Isn’t Over Yet

Just two days after a Minnesota House Committee killed a new Minnesota Vikings stadium package, Gov. Mark Dayton says he’s still hoping to get a vote on it.

04/18/2012

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NFLPA, Owners Break Talks For Week

The labor negotiating teams led by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and players’ association chief DeMaurice Smith met for a couple of hours Friday morning and will return to the table next week.

07/01/2011

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NFL, Players Resume Negotiations In Mpls.

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and NFLPA head DeMaurice Smith have resumed talks aimed at ending the lockout — this time joined by a handful of players and owners.

06/30/2011

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Goodell, Smith Back In Minnesota To Negotiate

Roger Goodell and DeMaurice Smith took their new buddy act on the road Wednesday, creating a buzz among rookies in Florida then returning to Minnesota for talks to try and end pro football’s labor impasse.

06/29/2011

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NFL, Players Start Another Day Of Mediation

NFL owners and players and their legal counsel have returned to court for another round of mediation.

05/17/2011

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Without A Stadium Decision, Could The Vikings Leave?

The clock is ticking for a new Vikings Stadium to get the green light at the capital.

05/16/2011

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Dayton, Lawmakers To Meet With NFL Commissioner

Gov. Mark Dayton and state lawmakers sponsoring a Vikings stadium bill have plans to meet with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell to talk about the project.

05/16/2011

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