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    October 17, 2014

    Religious Freedom Group Says Transgender Athlete Policy "Treats Children As Guinea Pigs"

    As the Minnesota State High School League keeps deliberating on a policy to allow transgendered athletes to choose what sport they play based on their gender identity, it's heard from nearly everybody. Students, parents, administrators, activists. To us, the policy seemed logical (and simply the r ... More >>

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    September 30, 2014

    Ex-Viking Husain Abdullah Penalized for Praying After Touchdown [VIDEO]

    A controversial month for the NFL is concluding on a fitting note, as the league finds itself taking heat this morning after Kansas City Chiefs safety Husain Abdullah was penalized for celebrating his Monday Night Football pick-six on Tom Brady with a prayer in the end zone.Abdullah, a Viking f ... More >>

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    September 25, 2014

    Why Jack White Is the Most Important Rock Star of the 21st Century

    There's a great scene from Shine a Light, Martin Scorsese's documentary about the Rolling Stones' 2006 performance at New York's Beacon Theatre, in which Jack White joins the band to sing and play guitar on "Loving Cup," a bluesy track off 1972's Exile on Main St. Midway through the song, White ... More >>

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    March 10, 2014

    MNGOP Rep. Garofalo savaged for tweet linking NBA players to street criminals [UPDATE]

    :::: UPDATE :::: Garofalo apologized for his tweet right around noon on Monday. Read his statement at the bottom of this post. Rep. Pat Garofalo, R-Farmington, is getting blasted from one corner of the internet to the other for offering up an opinion about the NBA during last night's Timberwolves g ... More >>

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    January 3, 2014

    Chris Kluwe calls for Priefer's firing, mulls hostile workplace claim [INTERVIEW]

    In fall 2012, leading up to Minnesota's vote on a constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage, I spent about a month tailing Chris Kluwe for a City Pages cover story - the Vikings punter who became an unlikely celebrity for the Vote No campaign. Over our many interviews, Kluwe spoke in depth about ... More >>

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    January 2, 2014

    The 5 most dispiriting revelations in Chris Kluwe's nuclear Deadspin piece

    Chris Kluwe just went nuclear on Deadspin, accusing members of the Vikings coaching staff by name of homophobia.The lengthy piece, which was written contemporaneously and reads like a legal document, lays out in stunning detail the behind-the-scenes machinations within the Vikings organization durin ... More >>

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    January 2, 2014

    Homophobic Vikings coach Mike Priefer's son enjoys calling people "gay" on Twitter

    In Chris Kluwe's must-read account of the chain of events culminating in his release by the Vikings, the biggest villain is special teams coach, rumored head coaching candidate, and apparent homophobe Mike Priefer.RELATED: The 5 most dispiriting revelations in Chris Kluwe's nuclear Deadspin piece Kl ... More >>

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    December 9, 2013

    Wolves fan's story makes LeBron sound like a cool guy

    People love to hate on LeBron James for the way he left Cleveland and for being arrogant, but there's actually a lot of evidence he's a cool guy. SEE ALSO: Wolves take swipe at LeBron's Harlem Shake video... with a baseball bat For instance, consider this story a self-proclaimed Minnesota fan poste ... More >>

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    September 18, 2013

    Deadspin raises the blacklisting question about Chris Kluwe

    Earlier this month, Chris Kluwe lost a tough competition to be the Raiders' punter. For the first time since breaking into the NFL with the Vikings in 2005, he found himself out of an NFL job.SEE ALSO: Mark Dayton criticizes Vikings for releasing Chris Kluwe [UPDATE] But it wasn't supposed to be tha ... More >>

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    September 11, 2013

    Ndamukong Suh receives record fine for cheap shot on Vikings lineman John Sullivan [GIF]

    Yesterday, Detroit Lions defense tackle Ndamukong Suh received a $100,000 fine from the NFL for diving at the legs of Vikings center John Sullivan during the second quarter of last Sunday's 34-24 Vikings loss. It's the first six-figure fine for an on-field incident in league history.SEE ALSO: Jared ... More >>

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    August 15, 2013

    Ex-Twin LaTroy Hawkins gets hit in balls with a ball, offers great quote afterward [GIFs]

    During the 12th inning of game last night, former Twin LaTroy Hawkins -- still pitching in the big leagues at the ripe old age of 40 (he debuted with the Twins in 1995!) -- got smoked right in the balls with a ball.SEE ALSO: Ex-Twin Knoblauch is reportedly drunkenly riding NYC subways, hitting on yo ... More >>

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    July 9, 2013

    Schell's Brewing Co. triple medals at the 2013 U.S. Open Beer Championship

    Last week, Schell's Brewing Co. won the prestigious best of the worst category in Deadspin.com's roundup of best cheap beer in the country, but this week they're receiving some awards that they might actually want to hang up on their wall. Shell's Brewery managed to snag a trio of medals at this yea ... More >>

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    July 5, 2013

    Best of Hot Dish: July 1-5, 2013

    We hope this lovely holiday week has been filled with sky rockets in flight AND the finest of food and drink! Here's the most happening stories from this week's Hot Dish. ~Be in the know about all the latest restaurant openings and closings, as well as what's coming soon with the "Month in revi ... More >>

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    July 3, 2013

    Grain Belt Premium named best cheap beer in America

    Grain Belt Premium was named the best cheap American beer by Deadspin today, confirming what Minnesotans had long suspected and vociferously argued.To capture the honor, Grain Belt beat out 35 other  beers, including such notables as Milwaukee's Best, Yuengling, and that favorite of hipsters, P ... More >>

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    February 13, 2013

    Angry Farmington goalie intentionally scores own goal, flips off own team as he skates away [VIDEO]

    Talk about going out with a bang!SEE ALSO: "Bad Lip Reading" starring AP is hilarious [VIDEO] Last night, during a Senior Night game, a senior goalie for Farmington High School expressed unhappiness over his playing time by scoring the game-tying goal in his own net with just over three minutes left ... More >>

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    January 29, 2013

    Chris Kluwe rickrolls Roger Goodell during Reddit Q&A

    You didn't think NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell would be able to get through a Reddit AMA without Chris Kluwe showing up, did you?SEE ALSO: Packers screwed by replacement refs: 'NFL needs to come to GB and apologize for fucking us' [VIDEO] And not only did Kluwe make an appearance yesterday during G ... More >>

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    January 18, 2013

    Chris Kluwe's Beautifully Unique Sparkleponies book coming this summer

    Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe doesn't appear to be having any problems keeping himself occupied during the off season so far. Kluwe is writing a book that will be on shelves this summer, titled Beautifully Unique Sparkleponies, a reference to the censored version of his originally quite vulg ... More >>

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    January 7, 2013

    Lizz Winstead wants to marry Chris Kluwe

    Minneapolis native and Daily Show co-creator Lizz Winstead is a big fan of Chris Kluwe, though it doesn't sound like that has much do with the Vikings punter's athleticism. Winstead, a brilliant comedian whose work spans the media gamut, gave Kluwe a shout-out at her New Year's Eve show at Pepito's ... More >>

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    December 20, 2012

    Cute Vikings fans photobombed at Lambeau by middle finger-flipping Packers backer [PHOTO]

    A couple of cute Vikings fans looking to photographically chronicle their Lambeau Field experience received a rude awakening when a Packers fan who looks like she could be Clay Matthews' sister used a single finger to deliver a message they won't forget.SEE ALSO: Brian Riesgraf's 'Drunk Vikings Fan ... More >>

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    October 24, 2012

    Chris Kluwe battles government agent in new Vote No ad [AUDIO]

    In a new radio ad, Vikings punter Chris Kluwe battles a government agent in a satirical skit riffing off his now-infamous "Lustful Cockmonster" letter published to Deadspin last month. SEE ALSO: Chris Kluwe sends debate challenge to 10 Minnesota Republicans Chris Kluwe and MN for Marriage's Andy P ... More >>

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    October 18, 2012

    Chris Kluwe to debate empty chair

    From the looks of things, Chris Kluwe is going to be debating Clint Eastwood-style tomorrow evening. Now one day before the Vikings punter is scheduled to argue his position advocating for gay marriage, none of the Minnesota Republicans he invited to spar have accepted. But apparently that's not g ... More >>

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    October 10, 2012

    Chris Kluwe receives official citation in Maryland

    This must be a little awkward for Emmett Burns Jr. Earlier today, Chris Kluwe received an "official citation" in the mail from the Maryland General Assembly, honoring the Vikings punter for his "work in standing up for the equality of all." See Also: Chris Kluwe 'Lustful Cockmonster' T-shirts for ... More >>

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    September 12, 2012

    Chris Kluwe sticks up for gay marriage

    Plus, high school mural and police brutality start a flurry of controversy

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    September 10, 2012

    Chris Kluwe to Emmett Burns: Gay marriage "won't magically turn you into a lustful cockmonster"

    SEE ALSO: Chris Kluwe says politician is "literally an asshole" for anti-gay marriage stanceLast week, Vikings punter Chris Kluwe said Maryland Delegate Emmett C. Burns Jr. (D-Baltimore County) is "literally an asshole" for writing a letter demanding that Baltimore Ravens ownership silence linebac ... More >>

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    September 7, 2012

    Paul Ryan trained for three weeks, ran Grandma's Marathon "on a whim," brother says

    SEE ALSO:-- The Paul Ryan Time Calculator will turn you into a world-class runner, just like him-- Mark Dayton rips Paul Ryan for fudging Grandma's Marathon time... by over an hour Either lying is a genetic trait in the Ryan family, or Mitt's VP choice is the most athletic Midwest politician since ... More >>

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    August 22, 2012

    Duluth couple blasts "pagan" Olympics, write that it "made one think of pedophiles"

    Dennis P. and Rosemarie Mitchell are disappointed in the London Olympics. According to the Duluth couple, this year's games, and particularly the opening and closing ceremonies, "made one think of pedophiles" and of "Satan being glorified."Or so they write in a letter to the Duluth Budgeteer News ed ... More >>

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    May 1, 2012

    Brett Favre will have to testify under oath about "bad intentions" sexting

    Break out your most comfortable pair of Wranglers and take a seat. This should be fun to watch.Brett Favre will soon have to testify under oath about racy text messages he allegedly sent to two female former New York Jets employees in the fall of 2008. Christine Scavo and Shannon O'Toole claim they ... More >>

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    January 9, 2012

    Michael Philbin body found: Packers offensive coordinator's son dead days before playoff

    ​Yesterday, Michael T. Philbin, son of Packers offensive coordinator Joe Philbin, was reported missing after last being heard from about 2 a.m. Sunday morning.Minutes ago, the worst-case scenario was confirmed -- Philbin died, presumably when he fell into the icy waters of the Fox River in Oshkosh ... More >>

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    December 8, 2011

    San Antonio Vikings? Say it ain't so, Lester Bagley!

    ​Another city is trying to lure the Vikings from Minnesota, according to Vikings spokesman Lester Bagley.Although Los Angeles has long been rumored to covet our football team, Bagley recently dropped the bombshell that another city has also been wooing the Vikes during the past year. However, he w ... More >>

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    May 24, 2011

    Bush almost whacked by foul ball

    A.J. (the blur on the left) saves the life of G.W. (ducking blur in middle.)​I thought I'd share with our readers an image that could rightly be titled "When Has-Beens Collide"--George W. Bush almost getting plonked on the head by a lazy pop foul, his life "saved" by perhaps the most hated man ... More >>

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    April 11, 2011

    Jenn Sterger calls Brett Favre incident "humiliating" [UPDATE: VIDEO]

    Sterger is now suing her former manager, but not Brett Favre.​Jenn Sterger kept her silence about the Brett Favre sexting scandal for months, but she's talking now, and saying the firestorm of publicity over Favre's unwanted advances was humiliating and embarrassing. "I haven't made a dime off an ... More >>

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    March 8, 2011

    Brett Favre's junk goes to Mardi Gras [VIDEO]

    "Minnesota Chubby," wearing No. 4.​Brett Favre wants to be remembered as one of the greatest quarterbacks in the NFL. But down in New Orleans at Mardi Gras, it was his little quarterback that got all the attention. The satirical Krewe D'Etat, wearing Packers, Vikings and Jets ball caps, poked ... More >>

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    February 4, 2011

    Amanda Oswald: Brett Favre wanted massage à trois

    Amanda Oswald figured Favre was up to no good.​Another massage therapist, 27-year-old Amanda Oswald, has come forward to say that she was on the receiving end of Brett Favre's infamous "bad intentions" text message first brought to light by Shannon O'Toole and Christina Scavo. Those two claim ... More >>

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    December 29, 2010

    Joseph Conway, Jenn Sterger's lawyer: NFL's Favre decision "an affront to all females"

    Brett Favre got a slap on the wrist.​Joseph R. Conway, Jenn Sterger's lawyer in the Brett Favre sexting scandal, says his client showed NFL investigators ample proof that the quarterback sent her lewd photos. He also says the $50,000 fine the league levied on Favre today was nothing more than ... More >>

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    December 23, 2010

    Brett Favre accused of asking Jenn Sterger for masturbation video

    Jenn Sterger says Brett Favre asked her to send video of herself masturbating.​Looks like it's high noon for the gunslinger. An unidentified source "close" to the NFL investigation into the Favre sexting story tells TMZ that Jenn Sterger got a text message from the quarterback asking her for ... More >>

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    December 12, 2010

    Metrodome collapse: Video shows roof failure frame-by-frame

    ​The now widely-circulated Fox Sports video inside the collapse of the Metrodome's roof shows two holes open in the Teflon roof and dump tons of snow into the Red Zone.Although the video is just 30 seconds, it reveals a lot about how the roof failed. We've got a Zapruder Film-like frame-by-frame a ... More >>

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    December 12, 2010

    Metrodome collapse: Video from inside the stadium [UPDATED]

    The Metrodome roof gives way and snow pours into Mall of America Field.​Fox has just released video of what the collapse of the Metrodome looked like from inside, and it is nothing short of amazing.It starts with water dripping in, then an ominous sagging, before a hole rips in the skylight and to ... More >>

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    December 12, 2010

    Gawker hacked: Passwords of commenters compromised in ultimate security fail

    Gawker admits it didn't keep your passwords secure.​If you have ever commented on a Gawker media property or even registered to do so, you should change your password right now.Not just your Gawker password, but any email passwords you may have registered with the site as part of your account.Afte ... More >>

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    December 8, 2010

    Sports Illustrated bids Brett Favre "A Long, Painful Farewell"

    Brett Favre: Times change.​Piling on, or maybe not wanting to be outdone by the likes of Deadspin and TMZ, Sports Illustrated has officially fallen madly out of love with Vikings quarterback Brett Favre. The striptease-quality moments that led to his return in August. The penis pictures. The ... More >>

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    November 24, 2010

    Brett Favre and Jenn Sterger: No cash settlement

    Their lawyers say no money changed hands.​The NFL's geek squad is still obsessing over whether Brett Favre sent unwanted cock shots to Jenn Sterger's cell phone. And now Favre's agent and Sterger's manager are trading accusations about whether Favre wanted to buy Sterger's silence as the stor ... More >>

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    November 12, 2010

    Jenn Sterger goes deep with NFL on Brett Favre [UPDATE]

    The former Jets sideline host huddled with NFL security officials.​Just as Brett Favre seems to be getting back in the groove, the story about his itchy cell phone thumb is back in play. Jenn Sterger spent three hours yesterday with NFL security officials, going into detail about Favre's alle ... More >>

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    November 10, 2010

    Kendra Wilkinson blabs about Skype sex with Hank Baskett

    Kendra Wilkinson over-shares with Chelsea Handler ​Former Playmate, and "Girl Next Door" Kendra Wilkinson, has already told the world that she's not tough enough for Minnesota. But last night we learned that she's so averse to our fair tundra that she'd rather have Sype sex with hubby Hank Ba ... More >>

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    November 9, 2010

    Conan O'Brien returns with Brett Favre's penis [VIDEO]

    Coco's back, with Brett Favre for a prop.​The Brett Favre crotch shot saga just keeps spreading. Last night, Conan O'Brien couldn't resist getting in his 2 cents during the debut of his new TBS show, "Conan." Having emerged from the ashes of NBC's epic screw-over, first with a summer tour and ... More >>

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    November 1, 2010

    Jenn Sterger readies legal blitz on Brett Favre?

    Another headache for the gunslinger​Brett Favre took a pretty hard hit on Sunday against the Patriots, to the tune of eight stitches to go along with a 28-18 loss for the Vikings. Now it sounds like he's about to get blitzed by former Jets sideline host Jenn Sterger over the penis pictures he ... More >>

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    October 18, 2010

    Bill Maher on Brett Favre: Pee-pee wrong stalking [VIDEO]

    Bill Maher links Brett Favre's woes to pathetic white males.​HBO comedian Bill Maher has jumped on Brett Favre's alleged sexting woes, and turned the personal political by dragging Michele Bachmann and Sarah Palin into the mess. First he reminded his Real Time viewers about the Deadspin sto ... More >>

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    October 18, 2010

    Brett Favre's Wrangler ads cut from NFL broadcasts

    Brett Favre's still in hreavy rotation on the Wrangler homepage.​It looked like Wrangler was sticking with Brett Favre in the immediate wake of the Jenn Sterger sexting allegations, but that's changed. Citing an outfit called Front Row Analytics, CNBC says that no Favre Wrangler ads, featurin ... More >>

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    October 15, 2010

    Favre penis stars in animated movie [VIDEO]

    Brett Favre, animated star​Alleged sexter Brett Favre just got sacked with a blind-side piece of Taiwanese animation. Disgusted cheeseheads, a shocked Jenn Sterger, perky massage therapists and keg-standing NFL officials: All play starring roles, complete with the entertaining Taiwanese color ... More >>

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    October 14, 2010

    Favre's penis can't catch a break [VIDEO]

    Brett Favre takes one in the nuts.​Bad enough that Brett Favre's little quarterback has become front page news all over the country thanks to the sexting allegations from Deadspin. Now he's really taken a hit in the nuts. Literally. This guy's penis just can't catch a break -- or a ball. And ... More >>

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    October 11, 2010

    Favre sexting on Monday Night Football

    Brett Favre's sexting allegation isn't going away.​If there was any questions left whether the Brett Favre sexting allegations are a legitimate new story, they were answer tonight when Monday Night Football devoted over a minute to discussing the issue prior to the kickoff of the Vikings game agai ... More >>

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    November 9, 2007

    Vikings to Williamson: We Don't Care About Your Dead Grandmother

    Many of us have become lighter in the wallet due to an older relative. Usually, the cycle goes "relative gives us a card with a Lincoln in it" to "relative helps us out a bit while we're in school" to "we help pay relative's health care costs as the aging process takes hold." Such is the way of the ... More >>

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