VU Daily Blog: 7/21/10

An columnist calls out Favre for being selfish, a breakdown of the single-game ticket options and more Saints anticipation. See all the Vikings news and speculation as it progresses through the VU Daily Blog.

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Posted by: Tim Yotter
on Wednesday, July 21, 2010 at 2:53:00 PM

SI columnist: It's all about Favre

Most observers, media members and teammates believe Brett Favre is going to play for the Vikings in 2010 but won't show up for training camp. columnist Ross Tucker, a former NFL offensive lineman, has a problem with that. He doesn't see Favre skipping camp because of the intense practices, the heat or even the sleeping conditions. Tucker believes it's simply Favre being selfish because he can.

"My point is not that Favre's desire to skip training camp will have an adverse effect on the Vikings season, because clearly, based on their success last year, that isn't the concern," Tucker concludes. "My point is that Favre is not deserving of being a team leader if he misses training camp this year. There doesn't appear to be any good reason for him to not be there, other than he can get away with it. But that means it's all about him again, as, sadly, it usually is."

For the complete column, click here.



Posted on Twitter at: 3:00:00 PM
Joe Webb, maybe, but wanna win now. RT @fanslockerroom: @VikingUpdate Vikings should focus on grooming young QB. NFC north full of young QBs

Posted on Twitter at: 2:59:00 PM
Agreed. Here's my take: RT @BobGlauber: Suspect ankle will be issue till, say, late August. @VikingUpdate


Posted on Twitter at: 11:22:00 AM
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Posted by: Tim Yotter
on Wednesday, July 21, 2010 at 10:35:00 AM

Tickets, get your tickets

Vikings tickets for single games and multi-game packages go on sale next Wednesday, July 28, two days before the start of training camp, the Vikings announced today.

In-person sales start at 9 a.m. at the new Vikings ticket office at 425 Chicago Avenue (on the west side of Mall of America Field). All ticket sales at Mall of America Field are cash or credit card only. At 10 a.m. CST, tickets will also be available in person at all Midwest Ticketmaster locations, by phone through Ticketmaster at 1-800-745-3000, or via the internet at

Single-game ticket prices range from $39 to $143. Single-game tickets will be available for all preseason and regular season games with the exception of the Dallas (Oct.17) and the Green Bay (Nov. 21) games. Those two games are being sold in two-game packages, with Dallas bundled with Detroit (Sept. 26), and then Green Bay bundled with Denver (Sept. 2 preseason game). Two-game packages range from $78 to $286.

Season tickets are also available now, starting at $290, a savings of up to 25 percent off single-game ticket prices. To purchase those, call (612) 33-VIKES.


Posted by: Tim Yotter
on Wednesday, July 21, 2010 at 8:27:00 AM

Robison: Brees has ‘our ring'

Almost six months after losing to the New Orleans Saints in overtime of the NFC Championship Game, the Vikings are still dealing with the loss and feeling the opportunity that slipped away.

That was apparent Tuesday night in a chat with Vikings defensive end Brian Robison on Asked by "Ashley in Iowa" which quarterback he'd most like to sack, Robison wrote:

"Drew Brees because he is the reigning super bowl champs QB..... Plus he has our ring on."

Later, when asked if the team has taken an attitude of "unfinished business" for the 2010 season, Robinson wrote, "I definitely think we have that attitude."

See what else Robison had to say about the upcoming season and more with the chat transcript.


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