Even though the Minnesota Vikings' main fan base is in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area and the state of Minnesota, there are Vikings fans all over. The Internet makes it easier for football fans to follow the Vikings from any computer. Live links for the Vikings are available for fans, and streaming video showcases actual games, interviews with players and press conferences. Fans have access to Vikings news year round thanks to the web.
List of Items Needed
- Broadband Internet connection (for streaming video)
Connect to the Internet. A broadband connection that is fast enough to handle streaming video is advised. Dial-up or slower broadband connections produce video content that is slow to load or that pauses repeatedly. A faster connection provides easier viewing on a computer.
Visit the Minnesota Vikings website (vikings.com). Because the team operates the website, it provides a source of content where news will be readily available. Whether football is in season or out, all major news about the Vikings appears on the site. Point the browser to "Media Vault" and click "Live Streaming" once the purple menu comes up on screen.
Go to the National Football League website (nfl.com). Click on "Video" in the top line. On the video menu, highlight "Teams" and click on "Minnesota Vikings" when the drop-down menu appears. This is the website where programming from the NFL's television network is shown online, so more Vikings news is available here from programs like NFL Total Access and NFL GameDay.
Visit the newspaper websites for Minneapolis and St. Paul. Minneapolis' paper, the Star Tribune (startribune.com) and the St. Paul paper, the Pioneer Press (twincities.com), actively cover the Vikings as part of the sports section. Highlight "Vikings" on the browser and click. Each paper's Vikings page features video links to stories and game coverage, and the paper's beat writers occasionally chime in with opinions and reaction to Vikings news.
Browse websites of the Minneapolis television stations. KARE (kare11.com), WCCO (minneapolis.cbslocal.com), KMSP (myfoxtwincities.com) and KSTP (kstp.com) have sports sections online. KMSP is the Fox Broadcasting affiliate, and Fox broadcasts Vikings games as part of its National Football Conference package. Sportscasts and Viking features are posted when news breaks.