You could feel the tension through your computer monitor as the NFL owners convened in Atlanta today to decide which city gets Super Bowl 52.The smart money coming into today was that New Orleans was the front runner. After all, the city was 10 for 10 in Super Bowl bids, and 2018 represents the 300t ... More >>
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Yesterday, the NFL gathered a dozen reporters to present evidence of the New Orleans Saints' bounty program, and there were a couple interesting revelations related to the money Saints players were allegedly offered to hurt our then-beloved Brett Favre during the 2009 NFC Championship Game. First, t ... More >>
Throughout the spring, we've chronicled the Vikings' efforts to secure public funding for a new football stadium, which we've dubbed Zygi-land.With the legislature recently approving a funding plan for the nearly $1 billion Metrodome-site stadium, it appears the Vikes' effort will pay dividends. And ... More >>
The New Orleans Saints are in big trouble over an illegal bounty system their defensive players and coaches organized and operated from 2009 to 2011.But according to Vikings legend Cris Carter, the Purple weren't strangers to bounties during his playing days, which ended in 2002.In an ESPN interview ... More >>
Team owner ready to move on from Midway
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 >>
Saints coaches had a bounty on Brett Favre's head during the 2009 NFC Championship Game. Now, they'll have to pay a stiff price themselves. Following an investigation, the NFL today suspended Saints coach Sean Payton for the entire 2012 season. Defensive coordinator Gregg Williams was banned inde ... More >>
Harsh punishment came down today for the New Orleans Saints coaching staff members that may have been involved in putting a bounty on Brett Favre's head in the 2009 NFC Championship game against the Vikings. Punishment for any players involved has not been announced yet, but Vikings punter Chris ... More >>
Vikings punter Chris Kluwe is known as one of the most outspoken players in the NFL. When news broke late last week about Saints players pooling money and paying one another rewards for injuring their opponents, Kluwe did not make an exception. "Wow, I hadn't even seen the whole Saints Bountyga ... More >>
Remember all those dirty hits the New Orleans Saints delivered to our then-beloved Brett Favre during the still-soul-crushing-for-Vikings-fans 2009 NFC Championship Game?Today, the NFL revealed that during the playoffs Saints players and coaches maintained a "bounty" program funded primarily by p ... More >>
A rendering of the Saints' proposed Lowertown ballpark. The project is one of many in Gov. Dayton's $775 million bonding proposal.It isn't $500 million for a new Vikings stadium, but today, Gov. Mark Dayton proposed a bonding bill that would allot $27 in public funds for a new St. Paul Saints bal ... More >>
Another city is trying to lure the Vikings from Minnesota, according to Vikings spokesman Lester Bagley.Although Los Angeles has long been rumored to covet our football team, Bagley recently dropped the bombshell that another city has also been wooing the Vikes during the past year. However, he w ... 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 >>
The guillotine falls on Chilli.
Forget that 0-2 record and plant a tree.We're all in favor of the Vikings doing their part to save the environment. Helping our big blue ball spin clean is important work. But speaking of balls, we're wondering if maybe they could move a few more over the goal line before they start bragging ... More >>
Photo:Tony NelsonThe Vikings lost, but Shiancoe scored.Last night's Vikings loss in New Orleans carried a heavy whiff of déjà vu all over again. And just to add insult to injury, we're greeted with news this afternoon from NBC that a record number of TV viewers got to see for themselves that th ... More >>
Screen grab via NBCVisanthe Shaincoe gets his bucket onVisanthe Shiancoe, Vikings starting tight end, played "Minute to Win It" for charity last night. As usual, he was full of quick quips. He showed us his dance moves. The subject of our cover story this week, Shiancoe teamed up with with ... More >>
Enjoy the opener, but don't buy the hype.
Sports Illustrated favors the Packers for NFC champs.The Minnesota Vikings and its loyal fans may be excited about the prospect of Brett Favre returning to helm the team, but Sports Illustrated hasn't given into the hype. It's predecting the Green Bay Packers will be NFC champs, and QB Aaron ... 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 >>
Give this man an awardWhat say you, Vikings fans? Should there be a "new individual honor in the NFL. We're calling it the MV non-QB P -- the most valuable player who doesn't play quarterback." That's what Kerry J. Byrne is saying at Sports Illustrated. And if such an award actually existe ... More >>
Screen shot via YouTubeMake-your-mind-up time?Last week, nursing his ankle back to health, Brett Favre said he really wanted another shot at beating the New Orleans Saints, even though he continues to hem and haw over whether he'll suit up for the Vikes and a 20th NFL season. Now comes Saint ... More >>
Make your mind up, will ya?He didn't say, "Geez, ya know, I really would have liked one more shot at beating the Saints." He didn't say, "I might have been able to play at a high level for the Vikings." No. He said, ''I would love to go beat the Saints. I know I can still play at a high l ... More >>
New HBO series from The Wire creator honors New Orleans
A local boy's rise to power in America's right wing
Proceeds will go to Deanna Favre's Hope Foundation.
"You Brettcha" campaign spearheaded by local DJ Jay "Strangelove" Tappe
Dig if you will this video of Sheila E. mimicking Prince.
Jason Eugene Schorn is small potatoes compared to the anger management issues exhibisted by some Packers fans.
A slew of costly mistakes block the Purple's chance at their first Super Bowl appearance in over 30 years. Screw that brutal Prince song -- we need The Cure today.
The Viking ship sails down the Mighty Miss with the compass set on the team's first Super Bowl appearance since 1976.
The mayor chose the Minnesota Beatle Project, Mason Jennings, and Brother Ali to represent our local music scene. Nice choices, mayor!
The Vikings and the Saints are well-matched in talent, and empathy.
The fine editing staff of one at RyanHerrboldtTV has been hard at work.
Bookies peg Minnesota as fourth-best among the 12 playoff teams.
Ranking the Vikings and the five other teams vying for the Conference crown. Let the bedlam ensue.
Game preview and prediction inside.
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Idiot's thoroughly pedestrian 7-7-1 mark in last week's games. I could spin it to say that in five weeks of prognostication, only once has the Idiot finished with a winning record on his 15 picks. But the real bottom line is that through five weeks and 75 games, the Idiot's record now stands at 32-4 ... More >>
No brag, just fact: I picked a mere five winners out of 15 games last week, actually boosting my overall record to 9-21. In other words, if you'd been bucking the idiot since we started this little exercise, you'd have bagged 70 percent winners against the spread. On to Week 3, in which, as always ... More >>
The Twin Cities' perennially popular minor-league team is looking for a bigger sandlot
At 83, Angelo Giuliani is a talking book of Minnesota baseball lore.