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 >>
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.
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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?
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 >>
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.
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 >>
Feeding Buffalo lament may prove driving force in game No.2 for interim head.
The guillotine falls on Chilli.
The longtime assistant and head coaching candidate finally gets his shot.
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
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 >>
ESPN's Jonah Keri takes us through many eras to explain the odd way Gus Frerotte became the embodiment of Minnesota’s hopes and dreams.
One thing can be agreed upon, the Minnesota Vikings have fewer excuses this season if the team performs poorly.
What do you get for the football fan who has everything? Why not celebrate the underdog's victory with a Waterford crystal football featuring an embedded Giants logo?
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.
A lot has been made this week of the Oakland Raiders head coach Lane Kiffin being a Minnesota Vikings ball boy during the late 1980s and early 90s. I'm kind of jealous. Not that Lane got to be around the players or at the games during this time, but because he might have witnessed first hand what ... More >>
In recent years, few journalists have followed pro sports stadium shenanigans more closely than Neil deMause, co-author of the acclaimed Field of Schemes: How the Great Stadium Swindle Turns Public Money Into Private Profit and proprietor of the fieldofschemes.com website. City Pages contacted deMau ... 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 >>
He was instrumental in building the Vikings team that's now laying waste to the NFL. So why isn't anyone thanking Roger Headrick?