Imagine being a football fan in a city between two NFL markets -- Omaha, for example.It's August, and you want to watch some NFL preseason action, so you turn on the TV. What game do you see? According to Vikings spokesperson Jeff Anderson, ensuring it's a Vikes broadcast is a high priority for the ... More >>
Minnesota @GopherFootball photobomb in Stanford student section vs. BYU basketball on ESPN2. pic.twitter.com/0Inrs7BqKQ-- Todd Erickson (@quick_slant) November 12, 2013 The Gophers football team has won four consecutive Big Ten contests and will be playing its biggest game in at least a decade a wee ... More >>
The Vikings QB Merry Go 'Round got another spin today, as coach Leslie Frazier announced new acquisition Josh Freeman will start the team's Monday night game on the road against the winless New York Giants.That means the 1-4 Vikes are poised to start their third quarterback in the last four games. A ... More >>
Yesterday, veteran Star Tribune columnist and 1500 ESPN radio host Patrick Reusse criticized Joe Mauer for regularly missing games due to injury, including all of them from August 19 onward this season following a concussion.SEE ALSO: Phil Mackey, 1500 ESPN reporter, blasts "no accountability" blogg ... More >>
Rene Tosoni -- a Milwaukee Brewers outfielder and a veteran of 60 unremarkable games with the Twins during the 2011 season -- finally gave baseball fans a reason to remember his career.SEE ALSO: Carlos Gomez, former Twin, blasts foul ball, takes home run trot [VIDEO] The 26-year-old Toronto native r ... More >>
According to Sports Illustrated's Richard Deitsch, Vikings QB Christian Ponder and ESPN college football sideline reporter Samantha Steele are engaged.SEE ALSO: Christian Ponder apologizes to Matt Kalil for suggesting he has hemorrhoids on TwitterThat means the devoutly Christian QB named Christian ... More >>
When Christian Ponder told C.J. last month that "football is my girlfriend," we called B.S. No professional athlete as young, successful, rich, and single as the Vikes QB is going to content themselves snuggling up with a pigskin for too long.SEE ALSO: Star Tribune's C.J. grills Vikings' Christian P ... More >>
ESPN's Joey Galloway characterized it as "a first." On Saturday, Northwestern defensive back Ibraheim Campbell hit Gophers running back Donnell Kirkwood so hard, the 'M' decay popped right off his helmet.SEE ALSO:-- Vikings have one of the ugliest uniforms in pro sports, according to ESPN The play w ... More >>
SEE ALSO:-- Vikings have one of the ugliest uniforms in pro sports, according to ESPN-- Paul Allen's "No!" call the greatest of all time, says NFL.com [VIDEO]-- ESPN's Mike and Mike still unaware of Vikings stadium deal, think team might move to L.A.Are you ready for some Minnesota Vikings 2012 foot ... More >>
As the trade deadline came and went, the Twins chose to do... nothing. This lack of news has everyone talking, almost literally--nearly every blog, every paid scribe, ESPN, etc. have weighed in on the Twins failing to move. Or successfully avoiding a trade, if that's how you choose to spin the ... More >>
Spring has sprung, at least in Florida.For those of you stung by the site of all this new snow, after a week-long thaw, be of good cheer. Spring will come. It always does. For proof you need look no further than Fort Meyers, Fla., where spring training is underway for the Twins, and Michael ... More >>
Screen grab via ESPNHerschel Walker, TMIFormer Vikings running back Hershel Walker is looking pretty buff these days. Or maybe it's just that photographer Nadav Kander caught his good side for ESPN Magazine. Walker's now a mixed martial arts specialist, in case you missed it. And it's in tha ... More >>
Reports from the "horse's mouth" today now have Favre undecided about retirement
Photo: marnanelESPN finds a lack of happy mealsTake a look at that that soggy half-time hamburger wrapped in foil, sitting under a heat lamp, that you're going to count as your evening meal. Forget the calorie count; is the sorry-ass looking thing even safe? ESPN is out with a nationwide surv ... More >>
ESPN hasn't commented on Jeremy Green's arrestJeremy Green, an ESPN analyst since 2005, and the son of former Vikings coach Dennis Green, has been arrested on child porn charges in Connecticut. Cops say that when they came for him at a Hartford-area hotel, they also found drugs and drug parap ... More >>
Screen grab via ESPN The MagazineThe Twins fancy new ballpark gets some ESPN loveWe know the food's great. We know it's growing a soul. It's a hit with wildlife. And now we know that the Twins' fancy new Target Field is the best stadium in the country -- not just for baseball, or football, or ... More >>
Pretty much everybody watched the game, and we have the stats to prove it.
Our new hometown hero Brett Favre broke our hearts today when he told ESPN he thinks he has a cracked rib. Just kidding. We say he should call the wambulance.
According to ESPN, the Minnesota Vikings are getting a little fed up with Brett Favre's constant state of indecisiveness. We don't blame them.
Can the embodiment of America cure our postseason woes?
Hot Dish and ESPN.com audiences don't need to be mutually exclusive. Paul Lukas pits rib-eye steak against London broil and veal cutlet against chicken tails.
Somebody needs to educate him on the power of good coaching.
The group stages of the UEFA Champions League finish over the next today. There should be several crackerjack matches to watch.
The MLS playoffs kickoff tonight with Chicago at D.C. on ESPN2, easily the most intriguing matchup of the first round. Some thoughts:
The yanks are through to the quarterfinals of the Women's World Cup. They knocked off Nigeria 1-0 to win Group B. They'll face England on Saturday. The squad didn't look particularly impressive, but got the job done.
The National Football League released their schedule today. The Vikings season is as follows:
Coretta Scott King RIP, a printer that spits out live cells, drinking pee with the Segway inventor, demonic tots and deeply disturbing cuisine, whittling on the internet, the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...
Two-wheeled masochism makes its debut in White Bear Lake The sport of randonneuring has been keeping a low profile recently in the national media. Let's put that another way: Pretty much no one has heard of randonneuring, and it's not going to be turning up on KFAN or ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN3, or ESPN5 ... More >>
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