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The Minnesota Vikings are getting ready to start up their 48 th season in the NFL going into their 2008 NFC North season. Under the ownership of Zygi Wilf, general manager Rick Spielman, head coach Brad Childress and mascot Viktor the Viking the Minnesota Vikings hope to make their ending 2007 season of 8-8 a thing of the distant past.
Since they were established in 1961 in the great city of Minneapolis, Minnesota, the Minnesota Vikings have taken away the 1969 NFL Championships, 1969 NFL Western, 1973, 1974 and 1976 NFC championships, two NFL Central division championships and a whopping fourteen NFC Central division championships.
After 2007, offseason saw quite a few hurdles for the Vikings. The most tragic of all was the diagnosis of defensive end Kenechi Udeze in February from of form of Leukemia. Fans everywhere have shown their undying support for family and friends throughout this hard time. As well as this hard news, there were many releases in the offseason for the Vikings. A nice piece of news in the offseason was with veteran Grobert Griffith whom the Vikings signed onto the team for a day so he could retire with respect to himself and as an active member of the Vikes.
In what seemed like run in after run in with the law, and not that much ball beig spoke of- the Vikings finally released free safety Dwight Smith. Backup quarterback Kelly Holcomb was released, running back Mewelde Moore traded in for the Steelers, safety Tank Williams for the Patriots, fullback Tony Richardson went off to join the New York Jets, defensive tackle Spencer Johnson went on with the Buffalo Bills, wide receiver Troy Williamson was traded to the Jacksonville Jaguars and linebacker Dontarrious Thomas went on to join to San Francisco 49ers.
As well as offseason releases, came the sign-ons for the Vikings 2008 upcoming season. Safety Madieu Willams from the Cincinnati Bengals, fullback Thomas Tapeh from the Philadelphia Eagles, wide receiver Bernard Berrian coming from the Chicago Bears, running back Maurice Hicks from the San Francisco 49ers are among the great handful of talent used to the game and new to the Minnesota Vikings to give them that much more potential success in entering into their 2008 season.
2008 definitely brought about a great many rounds of strong NFL Draft picks towards the Vikings. Free safety Tyrell Johnson from Arkansas, quarterback John David Booty from USC, defensive tackle Letroy Juion coming from Florida State, offensive line John Sullivan from Notre Dame and wide receiver Jaymar Johnson from Jackson State are among the strong new talent to join the Vikings in rocking their purple, gold and white legacy-filled uniforms.
The Vikings have definitely had a lot of additions and subtractions over their past offseason, and through it all they have made many strong decisions that will most definitely redeem them from their 2007 season 8-8 ending performance.
September 8 th will bring about the first game for the Minnesota Vikings in their 2008 season and they are facing off against the Green Bay Packers at the Lambeau Field.
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