Minnesota Vikingâ€™s tight end Visanthe Shiancoe played brilliantly as Brett Favreâ€™s go to guy for the first half of the season opener against the New Orleans Saints. Read more about the game, and learn the proper way to pronounce Visanthe below.
So this game didnâ€™t turn out to be as exciting and high scoring as everybody thought it would, now did it? Personally, I thought it was a bit of a snooze fest. One of the main reasons for this is the mediocre caliber of football # 4 was playing, and it would have been even worse if it werenâ€™t for Visanthe Shiancoe who the aging quarterback connected with for a total of 76 yards in the first half of play.
The reigning Super Bowl Champions pulled off a 14-9 victory. Find more on the season opener here.
Sorry Vikings fans, this might turn out to be a very looooong season! And in other news – Visanthe Shiancoe played â€śMinute to Win Itâ€ť for charity a couple of nights ago along with running back Pierre Thomas. The purpose was to win money for, and bring more awareness to the National Kidney Foundation. Way to go guys!
As a biography, Visanthe Shiancoe, pronounced (Vis-ont), was born on June 18, 1980. During his high school years he was a stand out player, and earned all-county honors by playing several different positions. After graduation he went on to play for Morgan State University, where he made the All-American Dream Team his senior year. In 2003 the NY Giants drafted him in the 3rd round. Four years later he was signed to the Vikings. In 2008, he experienced a very candid moment when he accidentally undressed in front of Fox News Cameras. The exposure only lasted for a split second, but both the network and Shiancoe apologized for the incident.
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