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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Edward Snowden, eat your heart out.Leaking information about secret government surveillance? That's child's play compared to what one courageous Viking is doing.
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 >>
Last night, the Minnesota Lynx treated the Target Center faithful to the best pro sports performance Minnesota has seen since Brett Favre eviscerated the Dallas Cowboys in the playoffs in early 2010.Behind the strength of an unstoppable Lindsay Whalen-led offense, the Lynx crushed the Phoenix Mercur ... 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 >>
The weather has cooled down, but the music hasn't. Plenty of acts, large and local, are hitting up the Twin Cities this week. Mumford & Sons leave their mark on St. Paul Wednesday at the Xcel while Taylor Swift stops by later for the weekend. Alt-J plays a sold out two night show at First Avenue ... 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 >>
Before Game 1 of the Wild-Blackhawks series on Tuesday night, CSN TV reporter Susannah Collins flubbed and said, "The Blackhawks had a tremendous amount of sex this regular season." She meant to say "success" instead of "sex," of course, and video of the attractive sports reporter's gaffe quickly we ... More >>
SEE ALSO:-- Brett Favre on ill-fated 2010 comeback: "The money was too good"-- Donovan McNabb: I should "absolutely" still be starting quarterbackMinnesota fans dislike Donovan McNabb, and how can you blame them? McNabb was gawdawful during his short-n-bitter stint with the Vikes last season.Apparen ... 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:-- Strangers at the Twins game: A blind don't-call-it-a-date in their own tweets-- Twins payroll: Why in Gardy's name is it being slashed?Don't let this season's on-field product fool you -- the past dozen years have been very good for the Minnesota Twins.According to a new study by Busines ... 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 >>
After months of hearing lawmakers carp that they couldn't speak to whether they support using public money for a new Vikings stadium without seeing a detailed proposal, a plan has finally emerged.During a news conference earlier today, Gov. Dayton and the Vikings unveiled a $975 million stadium p ... More >>
Three days after pathetically whimpering about how her Packers-themed nail-job and Clay Matthews jersey caused her favorite team to lose to the New York Giants, "sad Packers fan" Casey Lewis is apparently feeling better. Lewis, 24, is a lifelong Wisconsin resident and currently lives in Wauwatosa ... 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?
Sorry Donovan McNabb, we're still not worth a damn.The Minnesota Vikings are worth a lot compared to, say, a car, or a turkey sandwich. But compared to other NFL teams, they're not doing well.Just in time for tonight's opening kickoff of the NFL season, Forbes Magazine has compiled its annual ran ... More >>
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 >>
druminhands/flickrIf you're going to have the worst record in the American League wrapped around your neck, you may as well take the edge off by having playing in America's Best Sports Facility. And as humbled as the Twins must surely be by having their home base named with such an honor, t ... 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 >>
Though Chris Kluwe played violin as a child, his primary influence for picking up a bass guitar was the video game Guitar Hero. Adept at the simulated version, Kluwe wanted to try the real thing. This led him to forming the alterna-metal band Tripping Icarus, whose debut full length will be ... 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 >>
Welcome back to winter.The weather forecasters called this one right: The Twin Cities have been inundated with snow measured by the foot rather than just inches. And wind, as promised, is clearly kicking up. Driving around Minneapolis was sloppy and choppy this morning. Neighbors were helping ea ... More >>
Welcome back to winter.The weather forecasters called this one right: The Twin Cities have been inundated with snow measured by the foot rather than just inches. And wind, as promised, is clearly kicking up. Driving around Minneapolis was sloppy and choppy this morning. Neighbors were helpin ... More >>
The guillotine falls on Chilli.
Percy Harvin: GloriousFor a while there during training camp, it seemed like migraines might sideline Percy Harvin's season. But we've parked those fears. Last week in that loss against the Jets, he was still good for two touchdowns, and connected with Brett Favre to push the quarterback's ... More >>
Bachmann goes bananas for MossCrazy congresswoman Michele Bachmann gets offended by Tarryl Clark and begs for cash. But now she's flying the purple and gold for prodigal Viking Randy Moss, who managed to offend just about everyone in Minnesota before he was first traded away to Oakland in 2005. ... More >>
Photo: Wikipedia Randy Moss: He's back.Wide receiver Randy Moss is going to be a Minnesota Viking again. Quarterback Brett Favre will finally get to pair up with a guy he's had his eye on for years. Fans will have to come to terms with a guy not known for being Minnesota Nice. And Sidney R ... More >>
Vikings tight end is ready for the Saints
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 >>
The QB played in Minnesota from 1997-1999Former Vikings quarterback Randall Cunningham's son drowned Tuesday afternoon in the hot tub of the Cunningham home in Las Vegas, the Review-Sun reports. Cunningham played in Minnesota from 1997-1999 after starting his career with the Eagles in Philad ... More >>
He was instrumental in building the Vikings team that's now laying waste to the NFL. So why isn't anyone thanking Roger Headrick?