A season that began with such optimism ended in bitter, familiar disappointment for the Minnesota Timberwolves, and that feeling reportedly translated into a financial loss for the organization.Grantland's stellar NBA reporter Zach Lowe somehow obtained and verified "a confidential memo the league s ... More >>
ESPN's cameras were rolling. The contestants stood ready. "Blitzkrieg Bop" blared in the background. The countdown began. Joey Chestnut reached for his first hot dog from the pile of Nathan's dogs before him and pushed it towards the back of his throat with vacuum-like effect. In the ten minutes tha ... More >>
Just before 10 p.m. last night, a motorcyclist died after hitting a pothole on eastbound I-394 at Theodore Wirth Parkway in Minneapolis.With the temperature hovering around freezing, Anand Baskaran, a 30-year-old resident of East Northport, New York, was on his 2009 Honda motorcycle when he hit a po ... More >>
-- Update at bottom --Almost exactly a year after he was hired, Jeff Dubay was let go today by 1500 ESPN.SEE ALSO: Jeff Dubay quits Twitter, threatens to fight trolls who "took addiction cheap shots"Dubay himself broke the news on his Twitter account:
In his explosive Deadspin account of the end of his Vikings tenure, Chris Kluwe said he went public with his story mainly because he wanted to make sure allegedly homophobic special teams coach Mike Priefer "never holds a coaching position again in the NFL, and ideally never coaches at any level."TH ... More >>
This game, man. pic.twitter.com/OOwYFky2JT-- Parker Hageman (@OverTheBaggy) December 8, 2013 At 3-9-1, the Vikings may be officially eliminated from playoff contention, but the team is nonetheless in the midst of one of the most entertaining seasons in franchise history. Between the Monday Night M ... More >>
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 >>
In the wake of Christian Ponder's stinker of a performance yesterday, his wife, ESPN sideline reporter Samantha Steele Ponder, has confronted some ugly death threats on Twitter.SEE ALSO: "Ponder's wedding will be the first without a reception:" Top 10 tweetsAn outraged Mrs. Ponder confronted th ... More >>
The Vikings planned to unveil their new jersey design during tomorrow night's NFL draft party at the Metrodome. Then the internet happened.SEE ALSO: Vikings tweak logo to make Norseman look slightly more pissed off [IMAGE] All the teasing the Vikings did about their new on-field look is for nau ... More >>
Most April Fools' Day jokes are pretty lame. But new Vikings wide receiver Greg Jennings actually offered up a pretty good one.SEE ALSO: Brian Riesgraf's 'Drunk Vikings Fan Eats Ice Cream With Credit Card' photo goes viral Jennings is a fairly prolific tweeter and has more than 300,000 followers, an ... More >>
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One NCAA tournament win apparently wasn't enough to save Tubby Smith's job.SEE ALSO: Tubby Smith busts all sorts of dance moves following Gophers' season-saving win [VIDEO] Late this morning, CBS's Jeff Goodman reported that one day after losing in the round of 32 to Florida, Tubby has been fired. D ... More >>
It's a good day for Percy Harvin. He gets traded from an organization he didn't seem particularly enthused to be a part of in the first place; presumably gets a new, lucrative, long-term contract; and, as an added bonus, the ganja-friendly wide receiver is headed to Seattle, Washington, where mariju ... More >>
SEE ALSO: ESPN's Mike and Mike still unaware of Vikings stadium deal, think team might move to L.A.Unless you're Mike and Mike, this won't come as a surprise -- Zygi-land means $$$ for the Wilfs.That's on display today as Forbes released its annual NFL team values ranking. And the biggest one-year w ... More >>
SEE ALSO:-- Vikings have one of the ugliest uniforms in pro sports, according to ESPN-- Greg Childs injury: Vikings WR suffers "extremely rare" dual kneecap blowout [VIDEO]-- Paul Allen's "No!" call the greatest of all time, says NFL.com [VIDEO]Some forms of hazing are really bad, but others actuall ... More >>
Last week, reigning National League MVP Ryan Braun's 50-game steroid suspension was surprisingly overturned by an arbitration panel.The key vote on the three-arbitrator panel ruled Braun's October 2011 pee sample was unreliable because it was stored for two days in the sample collector's home bef ... More >>
Ryan Braun's "good name and reputation" was saved yesterday, in a roundabout way, by FedEx/Kinkos.In a controversial and surprising 2-1 vote, an arbitration panel voted to sustain a grievance Braun filed challenging his 50-game suspension by Major League Baseball. ESPN reported that the MLB "is l ... More >>
The Ramsey county stadium being fought over with cyber-clipboards.After Shoreview city councilman Blake Huffman posted an online petition asking government officials to block plans for a new Vikings stadium in Arden Hills, the online backlash was swift and angry. "It's insulting to me that Blake ... More >>
As if expecting their middle-infield problems to continue into the distant future, the Minnesota Twins signed University of North Carolina Tar Heels shortstop Levi Michael as the 30th overall selection in the first round of the 2011 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft. The man from ... More >>
"The Good Neighbor" has a bad week.Can you still be a "Good Neighbor" if everyone's moved away? Yesterday, we learned that WCCO-AM failed in its bid to snag Gov. Mark Dayton for a regular weekly radio show. Today, the University of Minnesota announced it was pulling the plug on all its long- ... More >>
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Brett Favre's caught out of position.Update: Favre talked to his teammates about the distraction. More after the jump. The Vikings take on the Jets tonight, but quarterback Brett Favre is figuring out how to take on allegations that he sexted photographs of his penis to Jenn Sterger. NFL Co ... More >>
Brett Favre and Co. get little love from the national press.First Sports Illustrated, and now ESPN are both predicting a grim season for the Vikings. Thanks you guys. Didn't you know that Brett Favre is going to ride to the rescue before he rides off into the sunset? Guess not.
Target Field is not good enough for the Star TribuneThe Star Tribune has been accused of being a relentless shill for building new stadiums on the taxpayer's dime, so it's notable that the Minnesota paper of record declared the new Twins ballpark to be "overrated" in Sunday's edition.Writer Lauri ... More >>
Is Favre really retiring?Brett Favre prognostication has taken a turn for the louder: The Vikings QB is about to retire from the National Football League, according to NFL sources channeled by the Star Tribune. And Favre has sent text messages to teammates saying, "This is it," according to E ... More >>
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