About Cole Smith

I've lived and breathed Vikings football since I was five when my family moved to Rochester, MN prior to the 1998 season. With my words, I look to bring a combination of passion and knowledge to my readers.

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September 24, 2023
The 2023 Vikings are off to a rough 0-3 start. But as frustrating as Sunday was, fans can start to look towards the 2024 season and beyond.
August 21, 2023
So far through two preseason games, the Vikings haven’t mustered much of a running game. Should they be concerned with their running back room?
August 1, 2023
22 years ago, the NFL world was shaken when Korey Stringer passed away after suffering from heat stroke. His impact is still felt today.
July 24, 2023
Many Minnesota Vikings players have left an impact on fans. But few were more prolific or popular as wide receiver Cris Carter.
NBA FInals
May 30, 2023
The Heat and Nuggets have gotten to the NBA Finals in different ways. The Vikings have failed to follow either path for 47 years.
NFL: NFL Draft
April 17, 2023
Millions enjoy the NFL draft every year now, but the first NFL draft was a massive miss as its first overall selection spurned the league.
Kirk Cousins / Aaron Rodgers
As great as it is to finally see Aaron Rodgers leave Green Bay, he leaves a void to Minnesota fans that will be hard to top.
Vikings Fans: You Can Attend Bud Grant's Celebration of Life
March 12, 2023
Bud Grant helped to make the Vikings one of the league’s dominant teams for a decade. But his success went beyond what he did with the Vikings.
February 4, 2023
Kene Nwangwu could be splitting carries next year. He may need to prove he can do more than just return kicks to warrant a roster spot.
Questions Answered: Philly's Loss, National Attention, What to Do about the Kicker?
January 28, 2023
The four teams playing on Championship Sunday didn’t get there by accident. The long-term sustainability is what the Vikings should be striving for.