Posts Tagged ‘Minnesota Vikings’

Many people ask me these days, “What are you doing while this lockout is going on?” My answer sounds simple and boring, “I’ve just been busting my butt by training hard and making sure I’m ready when the time comes.” Although this may sound like a very simple answer, for me it’s a little bit different because I like to pride myself as one of the hardest working people in any sport, let alone the NFL. The last couple of years I took time in the offseason to train with my throwing in track and field. This year I decided to take a little bit of a different approach by just training for football. Although with this lockout dragging on as long as it has, I really wish I would’ve thrown this year, but I honestly think I may be in the best shape I’ve ever been in and hopefully it pays off this season.

Back to the original question and answer, “What are you doing while this lockout is going on?” Every Monday through Thursday I go to Plex Performance where I get my football specific training. We do a lot of things that create explosiveness, quickness, strength, endurance, etc. These are very tough and intense workouts which is why I love them. They are always challenging and different. The two locations I go to are in Stafford, TX. and Willowbrook, TX.  A normal workout at Plex starts with me getting there around 10:30 a.m. and ends when I leave around 1 p.m.

Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday I do MMA(mixed martial arts) training. These workouts are usually about an hour and a half to two hours long. What I do at these workouts are Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Muay Thai. Jiu Jitsu is a type of grappling ground game and Muay Thai is basically kickboxing.  How do these help with football? For me there are many qualities that I can use and translate to football. One of the main things in Jiu Jitsu is learning how to control an opponent, which is also one of the main components to football. Controlling someone’s hands, grip strength, strength endurance, etc. are all things that I can use in football. Muay Thai is big time cardiovascular workouts which help in gaining stamina. Muay Thai also teaches hand-speed, hand-eye coordination, foot movements and how to block someone’s hands. All things that can be used on the football field.  I go to get this training in Magnolia, TX. at Gracie Barra. I recently just earned my Blue belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu which I’m proud of.

If you follow me on Twitter or Facebook then you know I just finished a 21 day detox where I ate nothing but organic veggies, fruits and meats. Many of my meals consisted of just shakes, which was really tough, but it really helped and I feel great. I was put on this by my nutritionist Jason Ivesdal at Higher Power Training.

In my free time, which you can see really isn’t much time at all, I try to hang out with family and friends. Other than that I like to do a little fishing, play with our dogs(2 labs: Sadie and Drake, Chihuahua: Missy and Chorkie: McLovin), and watch my wife barrel race with her horses. Like I said though, I like to do all this when I get the chance. Oh yeah almost forgot, I love to play Call of Duty on XBOX and Playstation. Mostly Playstation, but I do have both. One last thing I forgot to mention was that we got a new barn built for my wife and her horses which she really needed and wanted.

As you can see My family and I have been very busy during this lockout with many things. I hope that we can get this lockout over with and begin the season for all the fans. I also hope that all the hard work pays off and I can give the Viking fans something to cheer about. I guess after all of this I can leave you with an answer to your question “I’ve just been busting my butt by training hard and making sure I’m ready when the time comes.”

Want to thank Mr. Robison for taking the time out of his busy schedule to write this great article and give Vikings fans and NFL fans an inside look at how he is using his time during this ridiculous lockout!  Skol Vikes!

They’re have been about a billion parodies to the Lebron “What Should I Do” Nike Commercial over the past year, most of them about as good as contracting syphilis.  However, the latest one involving Brett Favre is down right hilarious and spot on to a tee. Is anyone else thinking Oscar? I’ll tell Brett what he should do.  How about going down in a blaze of glory?  I say dick pictures for everyone!

WARNING:  “Think before you hit send.  What gets on the internet, stays on the internet.”

Brett Favre busted for sexting – old news!  However, this totally excellent scandal would have never been possible if Brett Favre didn’t have some serious game in the first place, right?  Otherwise, how do you explain him landing mega hottie Jenn Sterger’s number? Well, thanks to a friend at the Vikings organization, I was able to land this footage that shows how the Silver Fox lures the ladies away from the bar and to the dance floor.

 

Congratulations NFL fans, we are all big winners this week as we will be treated for the first time in 64 years to football on a Tuesday evening!  If you agree with me on this highly debated topic,  I recommend you keep that opinion on the DL if ever around Philadelphia governor, Ed Rendell who ripped the NFL for postponing the Philadelphia Eagles and Minnesota Vikings Sunday night game due to “severe weather.”  After the “Snowpocalypse” left far far less than the 100 feet originally predicted by Meteorologists (the only job where being wrong 100% of the time is acceptable) the governor had these thrilling words for Roger Goodell and his constitutes down at the National Football League headquarters:

“We’ve become a nation of wusses. The Chinese are kicking our butt in everything. If this was in China do you think the Chinese would have called off the game? People would have been marching down to the stadium, they would have walked and they would have been doing calculus on the way down.”

Holy Simon and Garfunkel, what a breath of fresh air theses comment are.  Then again have you ever seen or heard Ed Rendell speak?  The man is so full of pizzazz, energy and strong opinions, that he makes Richard Simmons look like a nun during Sunday night mass.  The real question here is whether or not Ed Rendell’s comments are as far off as a Shaq free throw or as dead on as a military sniper?  I tend to lean heavily in favor of what was said for nothing more than how soft the NFL has become in general.  The “No Fun League” has now officially become softer than Pee Wee Herman after a long day at the movies.  Honestly, does anyone remember the epic New England Patriots and Oakland Raiders “Snow Bowl?”  Now that was real football and fun football to say the least!

I don’t need to hear the NFL and city of Philadelphia saying that the game was postponed because they feared for the safety of its fans.  Really?  If you care so much about your fan base, why don’t you also help them out by reducing ticket prices instead of increasing them?  If you’re watching out for your fan base, why don’t you stop charging regular season prices for pre-season football?  The notion that the NFL gives two shits about its fans is as likely as Qatar building hotels strictly for same-sex intercourse at the 2022 World Cup.  As usual this decision to postpone the game was 100% based on the Benjamins!  Why not just play the game on Monday?  Oh, thats right because then it would have been a battle between networks in NBC and ESPN, which translates to plenty of lost $ signs.  Sooo the NFL cares about its fans, huh?  Yah right! Keep telling yourself that. I also got plenty of green, grassy pastures to sell you in Antarctica.

The man, the myth, the legend?  Does anyone really know who or what this all too used quote is in reference to?  Is it a Broadway star?  A world-class surgeon?  Professional athlete?  Seven Wonders of the World?  Better make it eight with this brain teaser!  I think I could make an appealing case that it was written about me, but I think when push comes to shove, we all know this prestigious label belongs to none other than the “Old Gunslinger” – Brett Favre.

I find it particularly amusing that Brett Favre takes more of an unnecessary beating from the media on a daily basis than a booze-driven homosexual practicing his butt push-ups on the sandy beaches of Qatar in 120 degree heat (no need to write hate mail, it was only to make a point)!  At the end of the day, it wouldn’t matter if Brett Favre found the cure for breast cancer or if he saved Lindsay Lohan from a burning coke house, he has and always will be viewed as an egotistical dick head.  Look,  sure, he sent pictures of his weeny whistle to Jenn Sterger, but can you really fault the man?  I mean the lady is hotter than a pistol.  How many other athletes have taken the infamous “junk shot,” to only have some deranged ex-girlfriend expose it to the masses later because of some baby daddy mumbo jumbo?  I don’t see those clowns taking any D O double dog shit like Favre does for his scandal.  Love him or hate him, I think there is something you all need to know about the Silver Fox that should change your perception of him…………….

This past Monday night, Brett Favre like Jesus Christ himself, arose from the dead to take the field against the Chicago Bears in sub frigid temperatures on a field deemed “unplayable” by the toughest SOB since Chuck Norris – Chris “Warcraft” Kluwe, the Minnesota Vikings punter.  Not surprised Favre took the field given he’s more indecisive than a girl in Louis Vuitton?  Ya, me neither, but what may cause serious brain matter combustion is the notion that Brett Favre after being thrown to the ground by Bears rookie defensive end Corey Wootton, pulled out some serious acting skills and made us all think he was far worse injured than he really was.  That’s the sound of all of us being played like a Renaissance fiddle!  No way, you’re lying Mr. Mole, he is clearly a washed-up old perv who was knocked out by the super stellar talents of the Bears D.  Sure, and Santa Claus molests his reindeer, come on! Don’t be naïve.

I know you’re all asking, what is the point or significance of making a one game appearance last Monday night, if he’s only going to go down like a foam cup in the wind?  Believe it or not, but being that this really is Favre’s last season in the NFL, after arguably one of the greatest careers in the history of all sports, it was essentially his farewell to the loyal and great fan base in Minnesota.  His playing in that game was a remembrance of his days playing on the frozen tundra of Lambeau Field as well as saying thanks to all his fans, past and present.  Almost like strumming through a yearbook on fast-forward.   If you listened closely to Favre as he was in the pre-game huddle, he said, “This is our last home game boys; let’s go out with a bang.  And let’s send the old man out with one as well.”  Perhaps a little bit of a pun given the circumstances, no?

After scoring that touchdown to Percy Harvin in the 1st quarter, we saw Favre’s inner child emerge for perhaps the last time as he sprinted to the end zone and leaped on the Florida Gators shoulders as if a young child on the morning of Christmas shortly after getting their most coveted present.  Favre with his great respect and admiration for his Vikings teammates and the organization who took a big chance on the aging veteran, got “knocked out” of the game to see what the team had moving forward at the quarterback position and for that I commend him!  Everyone knows Brett Favre is the ultimate warrior, I mean you don’t play 297 consecutive games in the NFL without playing through some serious injuries.  Sorry, but if you don’t acknowledge that, you’re nothing short of a complete fool.  I really think once Brett Favre is gone from the game of football and all the critics and haters take a few seconds to reflect back, they will really regret not taking the time to appreciate what he brought to the game over his illustrious career.  Who will they target after the old man is gone?  So long Brett, it’s been a magical ride for us all and for that we thank you!

Usually my Sundays are spent sitting inside my glorious 10×10 studio apartment in New York City watching my beloved Minnesota Vikings and enduring the rigorous endeavors of an 8-minute abs workout. Well, as I arose this morning to see the pouring rain coming down like a tropical monsoon, I knew something was horribly wrong. Had the great, Godly Brett Favre been upset?  It certainly appeared so when news stations around the globe were reporting that the Metrodome’s roof ripped like a Ron Jeremy condom, releasing tons of tiny little flakes of snow upon Mall of America Field.

I tried to understand the madness that was just cast upon me, but I couldn’t.  I just couldn’t.  It simply wasn’t fair! How the hell was I to entertain myself now?  Then like Ben Roethlisberger at an Alabama bar, it snuck up from behind me and poked me straight in the poop shoot.  I would search YouTube for funny/entertaining videos and that’s when I found this little diamond in the rough.  Enjoy!

Remember when your mother used to tell you that as long as you gave it your all, that there were no losers?  Ya, those days are over and even Brad Childress’ mom is shaking her head.  In honor of his departure from the Minnesota Vikings, our friends over at KQ98 wrote this touching song.