This looked like your basic NFL touchdown yesterday. A player makes a decent catch, runs it to the end zone and is mobbed by happy teammates. Nice. There was more to the story. A lot more. Read more →
Yesterday afternoon, thousands of volunteers for the upcoming Super Bowl week attended their training on how to put the state’s best foot forward for visitors to our fair state, many convinced that we’re just nicer and more polite than people in the rest of the country. Read more →
The Green Bay Packers paid tribute to veterans during their game on Monday night, giving away American flags to everyone streaming into the stadium.
Many of the flags ended up on the ground. Read more →
Fired Maine high school football coach Duane Greaton says he wants to tell his side of the story and we’re all ears, waiting to find out why the defensive unit of the Gray-New Gloucester football team was told to yell ‘who’s your daddy?’ every time they got to the quarterback for Yarmouth High School.
The quarterback has two mothers. Read more →
Measured by national publicity per capita, Cleveland, Minn., stands alone in America. Read more →
The Green Bay Packers asked the fans in Lambeau Field last night to do what the players on the field were about to do: link arms and show unity. It could have been an inspiring moment. It wasn’t. Read more →
A few NFL fans are posting videos of burning tickets in response to the NFL player protest of racial inequality in America. A former Vikings QB is offering real cash for them.
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It takes special kids to show up for practice every day when you’ve gone your entire high school career without winning a game. Read more →
Nobody gets upset when a country music star plays at Target Field, but country music hasn’t stolen baseball’s popularity.
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The other day I attended my “interview” with the committee organizing volunteers to put a nice face on Minnesota when the Super Bowl is held in Minneapolis at the end of the NFL season, which started here Monday night when the Vikings played the New Orleans Saints. The goal is to send people away thinking Read more →
If you feel a little bad for what the online world did to Sergio Dipp last night, there’s hope for you. If you don’t, a heart transplant probably won’t help. Read more →
The fans of the University of Iowa football team started a wave during their game against Iowa State on Saturday Wyoming last week, and this new tradition should stick. At the end of the first quarter, the fans turned and waved at the building next to the stadium, particularly those assembled on the 12th floor, Read more →
In southwestern Minnesota, a Hills- Beaver Creek High School football player was paralyzed while playing in a game against Mountain Lake on Friday night. Read more →
Something’s got to give on Saturday when the St. Scholastica football team takes on Greenville of Illinois, which lost last weekend 76-to-3. St. Scholastica lost to St. John’s University 98-doughnut. Read more →
We understand the whole ‘tough guy’ thing that dominates football, but Vikings coach Mike Zimmer might be taking things a little too far, elevating the importance of the sport. Read more →