50 quotes that sum up the Vikings' offseason

What's happened with the Vikings since the last play of the Chicago Bears loss last year? The Star Tribune compiled 50 offseason quotes to get you ready for training camp in Mankato this week.
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Ready for training camp in Mankato?

Before we go there, check out the quotes Star Tribune writers Dan Wiederer and Mark Craig compiled that sum up what's been happening with the team since the final play of their miserable 3-13 2011 season.

The last truly giddy Vikings victory? Hop into the time machine, and relive that 2009 NFC playoff game against Dallas:

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