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Yesterday, Michael T. Philbin, son of Packers offensive coordinator Joe Philbin, was reported missing after last being heard from about 2 a.m. Sunday morning.Minutes ago, the worst-case scenario was confirmed -- Philbin died, presumably when he fell into the icy waters of the Fox River in Oshkosh ... More >>
Donovan McNabb is gone for goodDonovan McNabb won't be around to warm the Vikings' bench any more. The team placed him on waivers this afternoon, formally ending a brief and unproductive relationship between the team and the former star quarterback. McNabb had been a dynamo for the Philad ... More >>
Donovan McNabb, Christian Ponder: Only one of them should be smiling.Donovan McNabb has run out of second chances. With the Vikings woefully underperforming at 1-5, and McNabb struggling to find his own receivers and close out games, rookie Christian Ponder will start at quarterback in Sunday's g ... More >>
Fran Tarkenton made his name as a scrambler and a gambler in a Vikings jersey. The quarterback winged risky passes into traffic and ran like his life was in danger -- which, at only 6 foot, 190 pounds, it probably was. But because Tarkenton's risk-taking paid off, he got paid, to the tune ... More >>
McNabb was all smiles, even if he's facing a contract cut.Donovan McNabb was officially introduced as Vikings quarterback at the team training camp in Mankato yesterday, stealing the show with his big laugh and by announcing he has "five or six more years left." A new version of McNabb's contract ... More >>
Jackson looks headed west without ever getting a chance.Tarvaris Jackson, the unproven heir apparent to Brett Favre as Vikings' quarterback, has signed a free-agent contract with the Seattle Seahawks, according to reports out of Seattle.If the rumor's true, it means Jackson, a 2006 Vikings draft ... More >>
John C. Calhoun. Can we find a better name for his namesake lake?Lake Calhoun is named after John C. Calhoun, once a U.S. senator, vice president of the United States, secretary of war under President James Monroe, and the force behind the construction of Fort Snelling. That's why the lake bears ... More >>
A competition Favre probably didn't want to win.The Hollywood Reporter hits the streets tomorrow, and with it comes the results of a nationwide poll showing Brett Favre is the most hated quarterback in the NFL. Surprised?
Frazier's opportunity well-earned despite a measured record.
Paragon/TeabonicsKeeping us infromed.A lot of stories fly across our radar here at The Blotter on any given day. We never know what's coming next, and we're never really sure what readers are going to latch onto -- with a few notable exceptions. With that in mind, here's our Top 10 list of ... More >>
The graybeard finally rests.
Feeding Buffalo lament may prove driving force in game No.2 for interim head.
The longtime assistant and head coaching candidate finally gets his shot.
Twenty years after their heyday, the anti-racist Baldies recount the rise and fall of a notorious Twin Cities scene