From what I can tell, Cynthia Marie Thiel was like me. A passionate sports fan who just wanted her team to win a championship before she died. Read more →
Alas, there’ll be no sell-off of The People’s Stadium. Craigslist has removed the posting, offering the stadium for sale for $1 billion, and for good reason. Read more →
Tear duct check time, thanks to this video released this morning by the Minnesota Vikings in honor of tight end Kyle Rudolph. Read more →
One of the worst things about Instagram is it’s impossible not to see the attached comments. Read more →
I’m not going to condemn Star Tribune Vikings beat writer Mark Craig for articulating his obvious ignorance about mental health issues; I’ve been there. And there’s value in everyone seeing the sort of dominant thinking that had led far too many of our friends and neighbors to give up when seeking help for their illness.
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If there’s an early hero in the still unfolding story of Everson Griffin, who appears to be suffering from significant mental health problems, it’s Minnetrista police officer Justin Thompson and his colleagues who appear to have enough knowledge about mental health issues to get him to a safe place. Read more →
Last week’s signing of a franchise quarterback has Minnesota Vikings fans dreaming of Super Bowls.
What do you suppose Jackie Wallace, who played in two of them, is dreaming about these days? Read more →
Forget the “Pohlads are cheap” mantra and let yourself get excited about the coming Twins season and a payroll that keeps the squad in the middle of the MLB pack. Read more →
It’s been a long time since we’ve all had the kind of fun together that we had in the last week, despite football’s best effort to make us hate it. Read more →
It’s the price Jake Reiman paid for the celebration after Stefon Diggs strutted into the end zone, giving the Vikings a playoff win over the New Orleans Saints, and spawning dozens of YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter videos of the celebrations in living rooms across the upper Midwest. Read more →
The takeaway here is that there are an awful lot of football fans who take video of each other watching television.
Also: There are a lot of questionable interior design decisions. Read more →
Hey Kyle Rudolph, we love the Monday night touchdown, and we understand you’re not from here, so we’ll say this gently: It’s Duck, Duck, Gray Duck. No goose. No. Goose. Read more →
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 →
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 →