The Vikings will conduct their second annual fan fest Thursday, June 29 in Rochester. The program will be highlighted by appearances by current and former Vikings players, as well as a chance to meet and have photos taken with Vikings cheerleaders and team mascot Ragnar.
The program will begin at 3 p.m. with interactive activities for fans of all ages. At 6 p.m. there will be a media roundtable discussion about the prospects for the 2006 season followed by a pep rally at 7 p.m. hosted by KFAN's "Mr. Fun," Joe Anderson.
There is no cover charge for the event, but it will provide fans an opportunity to get the latest Vikings merchandise, including the new-look Vikings jerseys.
For more information, go to the Vikings website at www.vikings.com.
* The war of words between Brad Childress and Daunte Culpepper continues. When goaded by the Miami media to comment on his unceremonious release from the Vikings in a trade to the Dolphins, Culpepper said, "That was a new regime up there. Those guys, I don't think they really knew me. If they did, they wouldn't question my attitude and my determination to come back and be ready."
The Dolphins are targeting Culpepper to start opening day barring any setbacks and some have speculated that he might be ready for the preseason opener in a cameo appearance.
* Former Viking Brock Lesnar might be heading back to his day job -- professional wrestling. Lesnar was suing World Wrestling Entertainment to get out of his contract, which stipulated he couldn't compete for a rival wrestling organization until 2010. A judge dismissed the case after attorneys for both Lesnar and WWE asked that the suit be dropped -- which apparently will pave the way for Lesnar to return to WWE and abandon his dreams of playing pro football.
Fan Fest Coming June 29
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