As the vikings.com countdown until the team's 50th season of training camp at Minnesota State University, Mankato continues, we thought we'd turn to social media and suggest 7 Twitter accounts to follow.
The list isn't long, but thankfully, neither is the wait for the return of football.
Follow:Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater* *@teddyb_h20
The second-year quarterback showed natural signs of leadership as a rookie, so who could possibly be better to follow? In addition to looking the part on game days last fall, Bridgewater showed in this tweet that he can dress the part at the Kentucky Derby, where he served as grand marshal of the parade and participated in other festivities this spring.
— Teddy Bridgewater (@teddyb_h2o) May 3, 2015
Follow: The Monday Morning Quarterback/Sports Illustrated's Peter King @si_peterking
Now that you have your Sunday QB, how about one for Monday mornings? The play of Bridgewater in 2014, when he set or tied virtually every franchise record by a rookie QB, is part of the reason that national media members are predicting bright days ahead for the Vikings. King vaulted the team to No. 6 in the NFL in his June 1 "Offseason Power Rankings," with the full list available in the tweet below:
Follow: Vikings LB Chad Greenway @chadgreenway52
Are you, perhaps, new to the Twitterverse? That's OK, because Greenway is, too. One of the most tenured players on the roster is gearing up for his 10th pro season, is active year-round with charity work for communities in the Upper Midwest and managed to find time to enjoy a summer day in Minnesota:
FollowVikings DE Brian Robison @brian_robison
If Greenway, the social media novice, ever needs tips, he can conveniently ask Robison, who is only a couple of lockers away at Winter Park. When Robison hits the lakes, he's more interested in casting and reeling 'em in* *than catching a sunset. The enthusiastic and entertaining Robison gains bonus points for nice composure of photos for the foodies out there.
Follow:The Pro Football Hall of Fame @profootballhof
This one is for the history buffs of the internet. Training camp will open just two weeks before Vikings legend Mick Tingelhoff is enshrined and Minnesota plays Pittsburgh in the Hall of Fame game in Canton, Ohio. We'll be covering the festivities and game and following the Hall on Twitter. Tingelhoff (1962-78) is the 13th player, coach or administrator to spend all or most of his career with the Vikings and be enshrined. He will be introduced by QB Fran Tarkenton, the first Viking ever enshrined.
Follow:U.S. Bank Stadium @usbankstadium
The future home of the Vikings has reached its 65-percent completion mark and is roughly a year out from the finish line. In addition to the venue's bold, iconic design, a commitment has been made to equip the state-of-the-art structure and everyone in it with ample internet service so you can tweet about the memories you are making @usbankstadium.
Follow:Vikings Head Coach Mike Zimmer @ #j/k
Just kidding, the 59-year-old Zimmer is not on Twitter, but maybe one day, right? Hall of Fame Coach Bud Grant, 88, harnessed Twitter power earlier this year leading up to his garage sale but has since closed it down. In the meantime, however, you can follow FOX 9 Sports @fox9sports, and they can help you keep tabs on Zimmer and Grant.
FOX 9 KMSP is the official new television partner* *of the Vikings for 2015. In addition to 12 regular season games, the station will air Vikings GamePlan *and *Vikings: Beyond the Gridiron on Sundays, and air simulcasts of four of the Vikings five preseason games. Sister station WFTC also will air Vikings: Beyond the Gridiron on Fridays and *#VikingsConnected *on Saturdays.