Minnesota Vikings

Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Picks for Week 11

by Debbie Baratz • November 12, 2013

For NFL teams, there’s only two weeks remaining for byes and in Week 11, two teams will enjoy theirs (the Dallas Cowboys and the St. Louis Rams) while four teams will take a break in Week 12: the Buffalo Bills, the Cincinnati Bengals, the Philadelphia Eagles and the Seattle Seahawks. In addition to these absences […]

Nine Teams In Quarterback Market for 2014

by Debbie Baratz • November 3, 2013

The NFL is entering its second half on Sunday and already it’s apparent where some teams need to fill holes. At the top of the list is the quarterback role and lucky for these teams, there’s a great 2014 NFL draft class full of talented quarterbacks as well as free agents ready to hit the […]

NFL Players Most Likely to be Traded at the Deadline

by Debbie Baratz • October 27, 2013

For the NFL, the clock is ticking for its annual trade deadline as its set to end at 4:00 p.m. ET on Tuesday after being open since March. From Sunday’s slew of games giving a final look at some players, look for the next 48 hours to have some movement. There will be some surprises […]

Is Josh Freeman a Good Fit for the Vikings?

by Debbie Baratz • October 11, 2013

For quarterback Josh Freeman, he has left his Tampa Bay Buccaneers mess behind as he quickly landed with the Minnesota Vikings for his second NFL chance. He signed a one-year, $3 million deal with them earlier this week and some would say he traded up by joining running back Adrian Peterson, the rest of the […]

Is It Time to Cut the Cord on the Christian Ponder Experiment?

by Debbie Baratz • September 30, 2013

In Week 3, it was the Cleveland Browns third-string quarterback Brian Hoyer who was the hero who broke the team’s losing streak. For the Minnesota Vikings, they snapped theirs on Sunday with backup quarterback Matt Cassel at the helm, leading his team to a much-needed win over the Pittsburgh Steelers, 34-27, and dodging the dreaded […]

Ranking the NFL’s 0-3 Teams

by Debbie Baratz • September 27, 2013

As we sit in the NFL’s Week 4, six teams are still looking for their first wins of the season. Their reasons are various for their bad play with some closer to wins than others. For these 0-3 teams, the likelihood of now making the playoffs sits at three percent. Let’s take a look at […]

Exploring the Logic Behind NFL’s Scheduling

by Debbie Baratz • August 29, 2013

In one week, the NFL regular season will kick off. You can’t help but feel that every season some teams have easier schedules than others. How does that happen? Well the answer is it’s not arbitrary, according to Reddit. After a thorough review from the 2012 schedule of two teams, you’ll find this is the […]

UCF Offered College Course in Fantasy Football Writing and Rhetoric

by Debbie Baratz • August 27, 2013

As many of us are preparing for the upcoming NFL regular season, there’s always a new crop of fantasy football writers and participants. Many will learn on the job and from others but for a select few, they’ll learn the old-fashioned way: taking a course in fantasy football writing and rhetoric. Yes at UCF, they […]

What We Learned from Adrian Peterson’s AMA on Reddit

by Debbie Baratz • August 24, 2013

We all know how football players love their social media whether it’s Twitter for communicating with fans, friends, teammates and family members or Facebook to write long pieces and share photos, there’s a lot of communicating going on these days. Sometimes too much. On Tuesday, Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson utilized a different forum, […]

NFL Players Who Became Coaches

by Debbie Baratz • July 31, 2013

For many NFL players, once their careers end, they disappear and pursue careers outside the sports arena. But for others, they will make the leap to coaching with some landing as head NFL coaches. Currently, numerous league teams have these players at the helm, some finding more success than others. Jason Garrett (Dallas Cowboys) –¬†Garrett […]