Vikings' Bryant McKinnie taking tenni...

Vikings' Bryant McKinnie taking tennis lessons from Venus Williams

There are 41 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Apr 21, 2011, titled Vikings' Bryant McKinnie taking tennis lessons from Venus Williams. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

As part of his offseason goal to slim down, Vikings left tackle Bryant McKinnie is frequently getting tennis lessons from friend and nine-time Grand Slam tennis champion Venus Williams in South Florida.

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Obvious

Fargo, ND

#1 Apr 21, 2011
Cut this effing loser...he is the epitome of why the Vikings and their front office suck!
theyneedaslap

Eden Prairie, MN

#3 Apr 21, 2011
what is he 400 lbs now??
can she teach him to GET IN SHAPE?
He has a giant contract, cant he afford a trainer?

Since: Jan 11

Oakland, CA

#4 Apr 21, 2011
Trade him for venus williams, that is one tough looking woman.
punt this

Saint Paul, MN

#5 Apr 21, 2011
Why is this newsworthy? McKinnie's a WASTE of a roster spot and way OVERPAID for his slacker performance.
A Guy

Charlottesville, VA

#6 Apr 21, 2011
McKinnie is the laziest, most overrated football player I've seen on the Vikings in years. he could be very good... instead, he's under mediocre. pathetic. and now that he sees his starting LT job could be in jeopardy, SUDDENLY he wants to get in shape. amazing coincidence. move him to RT, draft Tyron Smith, and pray to god that Loadholt can figure out how to play RG. you certainly can't cut McKinnie or Loadholt.
Real men dont play tennis

Duluth, MN

#7 Apr 21, 2011
Some professional athletes practice martial arts or ultimate fighting so it doesn't surprise me Bryant decided to go the gentler way.....tennis anyone?
the real just another day

Hugo, MN

#8 Apr 21, 2011
Oh lord. I'm gonna go to hell anyway, so here goes:

- so, that's what they call it now? Playing 'tennis'? Cooolll...

- So, who has the bigger butt here? I vote 'venus'....

- Hey!!! Is that ol' Brett, cell phone in hand, watching this mess?

-Sweat off two pounds playing tennis, then have a 10,000 calorie lunch. It ain't working for this unattractive couple.....

-Yikes. Fat B is still letting points scored BEHIND him. Tennis, Vikings, same same...

- Not in story: fat B: " so, we clubbin' tonight?" fat V: "oh yeah. On your card tonight. And then, deny, deny, deny..."

Just another day in loserville......

“Kill 'Em All!”

Since: Apr 11

Saint Paul, MN

#9 Apr 21, 2011
I'll bet she's got a bigger unit!

“Wher's dem turkey necks?”

Since: Dec 08

Palm Desert, CA

#10 Apr 21, 2011
My mind is so full of smart alec comments I don't know where to begin.

OK, here goes.....
What's the difference between McKinnie blocking an onrushing lineman and a tennis ball?

NOTHING, He can't stop either one from getting past him.

“Buckeye Vikings Fan”

Since: Nov 10

Toledo,Ohio

#11 Apr 21, 2011
Well it's good that he is doing something at least.
time out

Dolton, IL

#12 Apr 21, 2011
turnstyle
zyzzog

Superior, WI

#13 Apr 21, 2011
$250,000 bonus? Just one of many things that's just plain wrong with professional sports, from top to bottom. My middle class wages are inadequate to go to a Vikings game, and the I read $250,000 BONUS? No sympathy here for players OR owners - you deserve each other!
Kilmore Ghomhers

Clermont, FL

#14 Apr 21, 2011
Cunning Stunts wrote:
I'll bet she's got a bigger unit!
Much better chelobies!
Who Dey

Columbus, OH

#15 Apr 21, 2011
Cunning Stunts wrote:
I'll bet she's got a bigger unit!
Nice picture..........James Hetfield (Metallica).
Luis

Howell, MI

#16 Apr 21, 2011
Always great to see Venus with a racket in her hand!!!
BMK

Stillwater, MN

#17 Apr 21, 2011
what is he 400 lbs now??
that's a, that's a lie!
Who Dey

Columbus, OH

#18 Apr 21, 2011
Cunning Stunts wrote:
I'll bet she's got a bigger unit!
Yeah. Nice Picture, in your Topix name logo profile thing, of James Hetfield (Metallica). The fire in the background sets it off good. And like the "Kill 'Em All" reference. Wonder if he is a Viking fan?
Whatever

Las Vegas, NV

#19 Apr 21, 2011
theyneedaslap wrote:
what is he 400 lbs now??
can she teach him to GET IN SHAPE?
He has a giant contract, cant he afford a trainer?
Gee, Brainiac... Did you read the story?
Franny

Minneapolis, MN

#20 Apr 22, 2011
After his recent job as a mannequin this is a good career change
IUVikes1

Eau Claire, WI

#21 Apr 22, 2011
I'm crushed that he's only lost 5 pounds!! He said he was going to work with a personal trainer and drop 20 in the off-season. He's had over 3.5 month's and has only managed to drop 5 pounds?? Are you kidding me?? In this day and age with all personal trainers, nutritional consultants, he could hire someone to make healthy meals for him, to lose 5 pounds in 3.5 month's can ONLY mean lack of effort. I'm disappointed that he thinks so little of his commitment to the Vikings. Not to kick him when he's down, but I also would have expected him to look a TON more athletic playing tennis. Let's go DL at #12 and look for TCU's OT Cannon in R2 (wanted PSU C Wisnewski, but after seeing this, I want an OT).

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