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 >>
A few months ago, Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges declared this week "The Best Week of Bragging about Minneapolis Ever." The idea, of course, was to get people talking about all the cool things our city has to be proud of -- not that Minneapolitans don't do that all the time anyway.In any event, what ... More >>
The Josh Freeman experiment was clearly an embarrassment for the entire Vikings organization, but the question remains: Was it mostly the fault of the guy who signed Freeman, GM Rick Spielman, or the guy who decided to play him less than two weeks after he was signed, Coach Leslie Frazier?RELAT ... More >>
Tonight, the 1-4 Vikings are in New Jersey to play the 0-6 New York Giants on Monday Night Football.GOOD LUCK JOSH: Vikings name Freeman starting QB: Top 10 tweets Given their collective 1-10 record, it's easy to forget that these two teams once met in the NFC Championship Game. It's also easy to f ... More >>
Vikings punter Chris Kluwe is probably the best gay marriage advocate in the NFL. But so far this season, he's been far from the best punter, and it appears the Vikings are running out of patience.SEE ALSO: Chris Kluwe takes a stand [FEATURE] Yesterday, the Vikings brought in 22-year-old former San ... More >>
Photo by Nikki MillerSo, are you ready for the country? Er, are you ready for some football? Uh, I mean, some country? Say what you will about his politics. I will say that they make my skin crawl, and that, in my experience, he's not shy about sharing them in his live performances. But... ... More >>
Updated verses for the "Super Bowl Muffle"
Chris Kluwe over shares on Twitter.Vikings punter Chris Kluwe appreciates the hard work everyone's done to try and get TCF Bank Stadium ready for tonight's Vikings-Bears game. Really, he does. But even so, he took to Twitter yesterday after practice to complain about the "trainwreck" of a fr ... More >>
Digging out.Chris Kluwe notwithstanding, TCF Bank Stadium appears to be ready for tonight's Vikings-Bear's match. In order to that in just four days, workers managed to clear the field and stands of some 30,000 cubic yards of snow. And they managed to do it despite "help" from these two clo ... More >>
More snow. Oh boy.Where in the heck are we going to put more snow? Minneapolis and St. Paul have declared snow emergencies again, as a fresh storm dumped a load all rush-hour misery all over the Twin Cities for the second time in just barely more than a week. Here's what you need to know:
MSFCThe Metrodome roof still isn't safe for repair crews.Ice and snow have started to build up in the remaining collapsed roof panels over the Metrodome field, and workers today fired a shotgun round into one of them to bring it down as a precaution. Three of the panels dramatically gave way ... More >>
Favre returns, but takes a hard hit.Neither snow nor gimp nor sprain in shoulder kept Minnesota Vikings quarterback Brett Favre from starting in tonight's oddball outdoor Monday Night Football match against the Chicago Bears at TCF Bank Stadium. The start meant Favre tied the NFL record for ... More >>
Screw the cold. These folks love money and football.
TCF Bank Stadium: No beer here.It's not clear when The Great Excavation at TCF Bank Stadium will be complete, but two other mysteries have been solved ahead of the Vikings hosting the Bears on Monday Night Football.
Joe knows jumps.Leslie Frazier hedged a little when he was asked yesterday whether Joe Webb will start at quarterback against the Bears on Monday night. But when Brett Favre was asked how tough it might be for Webb to make his first start on Monday Night Football, outside in the frigid TCF ... More >>
More big trouble. Another hole opened in the Metrodome roof, following Sunday's collapse (above).The Metrodome's Teflon roof, already deflated and defeated from the weekend blizzard, tore open a fourth time yesterday. There were workers on the field, but no one was hurt when the panel ripped ... More >>
Come back tomorrow.You snooze, you lose. The University of Minnesota sent out notice a few minutes ago that there are no more openings for snow shovelers at TCF Bank Stadium today. But there's always tomorrow as the Vikings struggle towards making the Bank their home against the Bears on Mon ... More >>
New rules for the rest of the winter.The post-blizzard news keeps getting worse. Starting tomorrow, and until April 1 unless the City says otherwise, it will be against the law to park your car on the even-numbered sides of city streets. That is to say, about half of the available on-stree ... More >>
The Vikings need an army of snow shovelers.Looking for a break from the crappy economy? Searching for a way to make some extra bucks to put presents under the Christmas Tree? The Minnesota Vikings and the University of Minnesota need you.The Vikings are willing to pay anyone $10-$15 per hour in 6 ... More >>
Photo: FacebookLike a plague of locusts.The Vikings and the University of Minnesota put out the call a little while ago for paid volunteers to start shoveling snow out of TCF Bank Stadium ahead of Monday night's Vikings-Bears match. And as you can see from the photo below, a plague of snow sh ... More >>
Workers race to clear snow for Monday's Vikings game at TCF Stadium.About 150 workers -- most of them hired from temp agencies around the region -- shoveled diligently today in an attempt to prepare the University of Minnesota TCF Bank Stadium in time for Monday night's Vikings game. "Snow tomor ... More >>
Because the Vikings' 2010 season has been so tame . . .
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 >>
Another headache for the gunslingerBrett 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 >>
Via yFrogDoh!Michele Bachmann, ever the clever congressional campaigner, wasted no time in finding herself a Vikings No. 84 jersey to honor the return of wide receiver Randy Moss -- and parading around for the cameras. We assume that the 6th District incumbent is burying that jersey deep in ... More >>
It's the perfect marriage of comfort and style.Brett Favre is saying he didn't send pictures of his junk to Jenn Sterger, but that hasn't stopped Jason Sudeikis and Saturday Night Live from lampooning his Wrangler "Bad to the Bone" commercial.
Screen grab via RadarOnline.comBrett Favre: "We want some pussy!"With the NFL looking into Brett Favre's alleged sexting, and his wife, Deanna, going on TV to say that faith is the only thing keeping her together, this new video can't be welcome news. It shows a boozing 23-year-old Favre in ... More >>
Enough room for a photo.Wrangler scaled back its "Bad to the Bone" ads featuring Brett Favre, so Jimmy Kimmel has generously stepped into the breach.
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 >>
Brett and Gregory Favre: Cousins.Anyone with an awkward relative can surely relate to the predicament of Gregory Favre: His cousin Brett, the famous quarterback, is under investigation for allegedly sending a woman unwanted photos of his junk. How's that for a family reunion show stopper?
Charles Barkley, Freudian slip Hall of Famer.We know that Charles Barkley doesn't think he's role model. He's blown millions of dollars gambling, after all. He's a convicted drunk driver. He's spat at fans. So the NBA Hall of Famer is just the guy you want riding to Brett Favre's rescue. Th ... More >>
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 >>
Colbert reminds us there's no hard evidence against Favre.Stephen Colbert rolled Brett Favre's crotch, ankle and Crocs into one big happy package with a turtle last night. Who knew sexting stories and reptiles could be so much fun?
Brett Favre's joyous return to the Vikings seems like years ago.Brett Favre broke two big records last night, despite leading the Vikings to a 20-29 loss against the Jets. He's now the first player in NFL history to throw 500 (and 501, and 502) touchdown passes, and the first to reach 70,000 ... More >>
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 >>
Great art inspires, and no one inspired us this year quite like the Vikings quarterback.
Pretty much everybody watched the game, and we have the stats to prove it.
But will it come in this life -- or the next?
Hank Williams, Jr. hit the campaign trail with a stop in Minnesota on Sunday night. Naw, I'm just pullin' your leg.
Guess which original Cucina chef is coming back to D'Amico Kitchen?
The story that wouldn't die isn't dead. Brett Favre is a Viking.
Heading west to California today in the hopes of continuing their hot streak, the Minnesota Vikings take on the San Francisco 49ers in a game the purple need to win to keep the talk and hope of playoff football alive.
Much multimedia coming this evening in advance of this week's print issue. This morning we've got a new slideshow from the No Coast Craft-o-Rama, three new Blotter posts, plus the links of the day inside.
Who's in the mood to watch Mussolini debate Eugene Debs on 'The View'?
The beautiful drama of broadcast football
Out of Stillwater's 1,300 or so inmates, 80 attended this year's holiday service, which Chaplain Steve Hokonson calls "pretty good": "You're talking Monday evening. Monday Night Football--there's a little bit of competition there."