Xcel Energy Center comes out on top as far as Minnesota venues being ranked in Stadium Journey’s assessment of the best places to watch sporting events. The website reviewed 761 sports venues in 2016 and this week ranked the top 100. Read more →
New University of Minnesota football coach P.J. Fleck could make $18 million over five years, the largest contract ever given out to a U of M coach. And some members of the Board of Regents think the board should have something to say about spending that kind of money. Read more →
The Associated Press is reporting that the decision by the University of Minnesota football team to end its “boycott” to protest the suspension of 10 players alleged to have sexually assaulted a woman, was not as final as first reported. Read more →
When defensive players of the Minnesota Vikings decided on their own to ignore the game plan drawn up by their coach, it put Mike Zimmer’s job in jeopardy. Coaches with players won’t listen to them don’t coach very long in the NFL. Read more →
It’s fair to say that Pioneer Press columnist Joe Soucheray is hardly liberal.
So when he wrote today about the scandal at the University of Minnesota football program, and the head coach who oversees the student athletes, it’s going to be harder for the few still on the ‘what’s the big deal?’ bandwagon to hold on. Read more →
Among the more absurd observations in the wake of last week’s ‘boycott’ by the student-athletes of the University of Minnesota football team, was this in Star Tribune columnist Patrick Reusse’s column on Saturday. Read more →
Jake Nyberg, a writer and interactive marketer in Minneapolis, apparently wanted to embarrass the Minnesota Vikings and force the team to deny they would help homeless people. So he started a rumor on Twitter that they were providing shelter in the new stadium, hoping the fake news would spread and force the team to appear to turn its backs on homeless people. Funny stuff, indeed. Read more →