Earlier this month, University of Minnesota president Eric Kaler appeared on MPR's The Daily Circuit to talk about the direction of the school. Buried near the end of that interview was a quick, though important, conversation about football. The university has leased TCF Bank Stadium to the Minnes ... More >>
Late last month, a much-discussed ESPN report said Texas native Adrian Peterson wants to play for the Dallas Cowboys.A child abuse indictment later, that story is today nothing more than a distant memory. But all the controversy hasn't deterred some prominent voices in the Dallas sports media from w ... More >>
The National Coalition Against Racism in Sports and Media wants the University of Minnesota to prohibit the Washington NFL team from playing on campus at TCF Bank stadium on November 2 unless the team changes its nickname.But U officials, citing the terms of its lease with the Vikings, say they don' ... More >>
Offensive sports names and logos aren't going away anytime soon. There's the Washington Redskins' derogatory name. There's Chief Wahoo, the racist caricature logo of the Cleveland Indians. All clearly racist, all defended by owners and fans. Changing those images is a noble cause, but sometimes, it ... More >>
One surprising revelation in Chris Kluwe's nuclear account of alleged homophobia within the Vikings organization is that Zygi Wilf is actually a staunch supporter of gay rights.Kluwe wrote that before a September 2012 game, right as the marriage amendment he was so outspoken in opposing was becoming ... More >>
Rep. Betty McCollum is co-chair of the Congressional Native American Caucus, and in that role, she's led the push to get Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder to change the team's name, which she characterizes as a "derogatory slur akin to the 'N-word' among African Americans or the 'W-word' among ... More >>
Even more than we miss his leg, we miss Chris Kluwe's wit.Luckily for us, the departed Vikings kicker--who led the charge to legalize gay marriage--is still actively tweeting during Vikings games, and last night he said the smartest thing about the two hot button issues of the NFL.
-- Thanks for CJ Fogler for the GIFs -- The Vikings ended up winning by a touchdown last night, but with under a minute to go in the game, it looked like a coaching gaffe might contribute to yet another loss. SEE ALSO: Gophers social media team apologizes for dissing VikingsAfter Washington's Roy He ... More >>
-- Update at bottom --The Washington Redskins are in town tonight to play a nationally televised game against the soap opera that is the Minnesota Vikings.One subplot is the ongoing controversy over the Redskins' offensive nickname, which has prompted the American Indian Movement to plan a protest o ... More >>
:::: UPDATE :::: Today, the Metropolitan Sports Facilities Authority denied the ACLU's request to boycott "Redskins." According to an AP report, the authority's lawyer determined that doing so would constitute unconstitutional censorship. Original post (October 24) -- The American Civil Liberties ... More >>
The American Indian Movement will march from the American Indian Center to the Metrodome on November 7 then hold a rally outside the stadium when the Vikings play the Redskins during a nationally televised contest that evening.SEE ALSO: UMD hockey fans warned after "smallpox blankets" chant during F ... 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 >>
Dallas in the Aftermath
You really couldn't pick a better mascot for this oasis of the freaky in the Lone Star State than Black Joe Lewis, whose guitar-driven rhythm and blues sound crackles with down-home warmth and a few traces of heady psychedelia. Formerly known as Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears, the group has tri ... More >>
Chris Kluwe is still looking for an NFL job, but after his rant last night, we doubt he'll find work with the Washington Redskins.SEE ALSO: "Geography of Hate" maps show where racist and homophobic tweets come from [IMAGES] Kluwe sounded off on the Redskins nickname controversy, which has gained ste ... More >>
Betty McCollum represents St. Paul in the House of Representatives, but as co-chair of the Congressional Native American Caucus, she's leading the charge to get a D.C. sports team to change its name.SEE ALSO: UMD hockey fans warned after "smallpox blankets" chant during Fighting Sioux seri ... More >>
Apparently, Brett Favre was not the only Viking who had a price on his head thanks to disgraced defensive coordinator Gregg Williams. According to a sports reporter in D.C., while Williams was the assistant coach for the Washington Redskins, he offered $15,000 to any player that could knock then ... More >>
Sunday was a sad day in Packer nation, as Green Bay's bid for back-to-back championships was rudely ended by the visiting New York Giants.But after all, it was just a football game. Nothing to cry about, right?Wrong. A video has surfaced of a female Packer fan pathetically whimpering about how he ... More >>
Can he snag a championship for the Vikings?
McNabb had a great career before his last year in Washington.Donovan McNabb will be the Vikings' new quarterback if he and the team can agree on the details of a new contract, sources told ESPN late last night. With Tarvaris Jackson reportedly bolting for Seattle, the Vikings are close to trading ... More >>
Favre is still retired, as of this moment. Check back in a few minutes.Brett Favre will probably not unretire again to play for the Philadelphia Eagles, according to sources close to the team. Favre's decision not to come back, or the Eagles' decision not to take him, would prevent the ultimate m ... More >>
The Metrodome, looking rough.Talk about getting kicked when you're down -- or maybe deflated: The Metrodome has been ranked as the worst stadium in the National Football League. And to make matters worse, the cheeseheads get to gloat, because Lambeau Field took top honors in the same survey ... More >>
solidstateNo profanity please.Terry Duncan climbed aboard a Milwaukee bus and started lacing his conversation with a fellow rider with a string of four-letter Anglo Saxon monosyllables of the "s..." and "f..." persuasion. Then he found out you can't do that in Milwaukee. And faster than you ... More >>
Because the Vikings' 2010 season has been so tame . . .
The Metrodome is missing its bubble. The roof of the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome has collapsed under the weight of the blizzard that hammered Minneapolis yesterday. In place of a plaza and surrounding parking fields that should have been filled with pre-game hub bub, there's just blowing sn ... More >>
Will the Purple head West to some fancy new digs?There's another warning sign that we'd better figure out a way to keep the Vikings in Minnesota. The value of the team has dropped 7 percent compared to last year in a new survey of NFL franchises. The sobering news comes via Forbes magazine's ... More >>
Regardless of fans' optimism over Vikings owner Zygi Wilf's off season spending spree, the bean counters at Forbes say the Purple are worth less than any other team in the NFL.
It's a double bill today as the Minnesota Vikings must defeat the Denver Broncos AND the Dallas Cowboys need to beat the Washington Redskins for the Vikes' season to continue.
The Minnesota Vikings made Zygi Wilf proud today by dismantling Eli Manning and the New York Giants' offense. The 41-17 victory sets up next week's critical NFC north match-up against the Detroit Lions.
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Hey folks. Bucking the idiot would have put you 9-5-1 in games last week, which would still only be the third-best outcome in the four times we've toted it up thus far. For those keeping score, my season mark now stands at 25-34-1, and if you excise the inexplicable hiccup from two weeks back, when ... More >>
My grand plan is to pick ten college and five pro games for the next few weeks, including my most confident "lock" in both pro and college. Let's see if I can prove to you that I don't know what I'm talking about.
CITY PAGES BLOGS Check out Pizzaman's demolished Pizzacar at Streets of Pizza. Pizzaman stared death in the face, and death blinked! THESE DAYS The National Rifle Association said it is pulling its 2007 national convention out of Columbus, Ohio, because of the city's outlawing of the sale or poss ... More >>
The 2005 NFL schedule was released today and the Minnesota Vikings could be in for a very long season. The NFC North has been making some notable off-season improvements, and a Moss-less offense against Atlanta, Pittsburgh, and Baltimore may need a lot of help from the recent acquisitions on the def ... More >>