2018 NFL Draft Big Board – James Takes Top Spot

The start of the 2017 college football season is quickly approaching, meaning it is time to dive deeper into the prospect pool for the 2018 NFL Draft. The talk of the draft will be the quarterback class due to the appearance of the New York Jets … [Read more...]

The Real Winners of the 2017 NFL Draft

Since the conclusion of the 2017 NFL Draft there have been many articles proclaiming draft winners and losers. Teams that were perceived to have good weekends are being awarded passing grades while others are looking at lower marks from … [Read more...]

Stacking The Deck

    Draft season is fun for me.  Stocks, trades, intangibles.  But with the advent of Twitter and other social media, it can be a bit too much.  Just a lil bit.  All the prognosticating, the 873 bazillion mock drafts, and the 1 mock … [Read more...]

Vikings vs Lions Review by Joel Schafer

If you watched the first 15 minutes of this game and turned it off, you would be scratching your head saying "what just happened?" The Lions came out firing on all cylinders  jumping out marching down the field with 2 touchdown drives and leading … [Read more...]

Vikings vs Bears preview by Joel Schafer

Vikings come into the week 8 tilt riding high on 2 straight wins coming out of the bye week, while the Bears are licking their wounds after giving the Lions their first win of the season and having to wait 2 weeks to try to make … [Read more...]

Vikings vs Broncos Preview by Joel Schafer

The Vikings are heading to the Mile high city to take on the 3-0 Broncos. Skol nation struggled in San Francisco three weeks ago but have flourished in their temporary home, TCF stadium.   What should Skol nation be looking for against this AFC … [Read more...]

San Francisco 49ers’ Colin Kaepernick’s Performance “Breakdown”

The so-called experts are throwing in the towel for San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick. After a dismal, some would say a pathetic performance, verse the Arizona Cardinals, many feel that he will not be in the Bay Area next season. It’s … [Read more...]

Vikings 53 man roster set by Joel Schafer

With all the preseason games mercifully behind us, it is time to start to look ahead to the season. There were very few surprises as to who was given their walking papers and who was kept. The one that may be a slight surprise was the waiving of … [Read more...]

2015 Vikings preseason game notes and roster cuts by Joel Schafer

It did not take long to realize that Teddy Bridgewater is ready for the season to start. Teddy did what he has done all preseason, he completed passes. He took care of the ball, changed plays at the line and threw receivers open. His best 2 passes of … [Read more...]

Vikings 2015 season preview by Joel Schafer

Preseason game number three against the Raiders  was mercifully put into the books.  The weather was bad, halftime was way too short (2 minutes). Yellow flags seemed to rain out of the sky.  Did I mention there was a weather delay of nearly an hour? … [Read more...]