Vikings bring back Brian Robison for popular web series

(Photo by Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports) Brian Robison
(Photo by Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports) Brian Robison /

The Minnesota Vikings have brought back former defensive lineman Brian Robison, but this time, it’s for an off-the-field endeavor.

Brian Robison signed a one-day contract to retire with the Minnesota Vikings in 2019, after being released by the team after the 2018 preseason. Spending his entire career with Minnesota, Robison accounted for 60 sacks, 19 pass deflections, and 13 forced fumbles.

But the Vikings and Robison have now reunited for an off-the-field opportunity, bringing back the popular internet series “96 Questions” where the former defensive lineman asks players a variety of topical questions, putting them on the spot and getting them to deliver impulsive answers.

Perhaps the most (in)famous episode is when Robison asked his Minnesota teammates which player on the team’s roster would they least like to date their sister, and the unanimous answer was former Vikings and current Buffalo Bills wide receiver, Stefon Diggs, hinting at the talented pass-catcher’s off-the-field personality.

With “96 Questions” returning, the Minnesota Vikings continue to engage with their fans with a popular name

The series returned to the Vikings website on Tuesday with Robison asking current Minnesota players what is the worst thing that can happen on a first kiss.

The former Vikings defender had the chance to reunite with some of his former teammates like Adam Thielen, but he was also able to interact with some newer members of the locker room like Justin Jefferson and Patrick Peterson.

With “96 Questions” back, Minnesota, once again, has a video series that gives the locker room a sense of identity and humor off the field in addition to highlighting players’ personalities and finding out their opinions on topical subjects.

The return of the video series also allows Robison to continue having a digital footprint, as he has become someone who’s quite active on social media since hanging up his purple and gold uniform.

Similar to former Vikings trainer Eric Sugarman’s “Donut Club”, Minnesota’s “96 Questions” gives the team a series of content for their social media channels for fan engagement.

With social and multimedia being an important part of sports in the modern age, the Vikings continue to bring in that fan engagement by doing things like bringing back Robison, with hopes to back it up on the field when the 2022 NFL season commences.

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