NFL Training Camp is right around the corner, and what better way to solidify your fandom and get an inside look at your favorite team than to attend an open practice?

Super fans and those of the more casual nature alike will have an opportunity to see the Minnesota Vikings up close and personal this summer, as the team has released its open practice dates.

There will be a total of 14 open practices, as fans will be afforded the opportunity to get a first-hand look at Kevin O'Connell's new squad.

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This year's training camp for the Vikings will be held at the Twin Cities Orthopedic Center for the 5th time.

All told, it is the 62nd training camp in franchise history.

Per the official release from Vikings.com:

In 2022, the Vikings will host 9 padded practices and five unpadded sessions. Four unpadded practices will be free for all attendees, while eight padded sessions will be free for kids 17 and younger and $5 for adults.

Additionally, the Vikings will have the opportunity to practice against another strong NFL team, as they will host the San Francisco 49ers for a pair of practices ahead of their preseason contest:

The Vikings will host the San Francisco 49ers for joint practices on Wednesday, Aug. 17, and Thursday, Aug. 18, leading up to their Week 2 preseason matchup on Saturday, Aug. 20, at U.S. Bank Stadium.

Season ticket holders will have priority claim on tickets, but there are a ton of great options to get in and see the Vikings this summer. For more details, visit The Official Site.

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Source: Minnesota Vikings Official Site

Minnesota Vikings In The Super Bowl? Yep, I Can Remember All Four

It's that time of year, the time when everyone is talking about the NFL's upcoming Super Bowl.

It may be hard to believe, but there was a time when the Minnesota Vikings went to the Super Bowl.

And then they went again. And then again. And then again. Hey, we were one of the greatest teams of all time!

Unfortunately, it was the same time the Vikings lost the Super Bowl. And then again. And then again. And then again. Well, at least we must have been one of the second-best teams of all time!

For a whole lot of Vikings fans...you know, the ones who walk around with younger bones...the Vikings have never been to the Super Bowl.

Then there's the ol' dog that is me. I remember the first time... and the second... and the third... and the fourth.