Most mornings we give you the stories and scuttlebutt to chew on for one-stop Vikings shopping.
WHAT YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED
Mick Tingelhoff is preparing for today’s induction to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. He’ll be in a distinguished group of familiar names in this year’s class. Mark Craig continues to track Tingelhoff.
Oh, and Mark was at the Aerosmith concert.
Adam Thielen is in a familiar spot, fighting to make the team. Kent Youngblood writes Mr. Mankato.
A little more on the stadium dispute, with some interesting facts about Mortenson’s projected profit.
As they prepare for the Hall of Fame Game, Mike Zimmer wants the Vikings to ponder history. Also with an injury update and Teddy’s absence from practice.
AROUND THE NFC NORTH
Bob McGinn of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel has a nice profile of soon to be Hall of Famer Ron Wolf.
Michael Williams is trying to win the starting job at right tackle for the Lions.
A little inside dope on the Bears’ linebacker situation, with Shea McClellin emerging from the pack.
For you, it might be sleep in, mow the lawn and playing 18 holes in six hours. The Vikings, however, don’t practice. They’ll be in Canton, Ohio, taking a Hall of Fame tour and getting ready for their Sunday night game against the Steelers (7 p.m., Ch. 11).
SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT
The first class at the Pro Football Hall of Fame was in 1963. The select group? Sammy Baugh, Bert Bell, Joe Carr, Dutch Clark, Red Grange, George Halas, Mel Hein, Pete Henry, Cal Hubbard, Don Hutson, Curly Lambeau, Tim Mara, George Preston Marshall, Johnny (Blood) McNally, Bronko Nagurski, Ernie Nevers and Jim Thorpe.