Red McCombs

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    October 22, 2013

    Vikings embarrass themselves on Monday Night Football: Top 20 tweets

    Excellent photo of the Vikings offense Dan Wetzel (@DanWetzel) October 22, 2013 My God, that was bad.Last night, the Vikings offense was a dumpster fire of epic proportions, with new quarterback Josh Freeman putting forth a time capsule-worthy display of inaccurate passi ... More >>

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    March 14, 2012

    Vikings stadium proposal isn't for the "people"

    Six myths the mainstream media perpetuates

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    December 8, 2011

    San Antonio Vikings? Say it ain't so, Lester Bagley!

    ​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 >>

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    July 21, 2010

    Paul Allen on Jeff Dubay, Brett Favre, the Vikings

    Play-by-play announcer opens up about his past and future

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    December 9, 2007

    A gold rush towards the postseason?

    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.

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    January 3, 2007

    Eye of the Beholder

    You look at the Vikings and see a football team. Zygi Wilf looks at the Vikings and sees a key that might unlock countless added development deals— here or somewhere else.

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    September 20, 2005
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    September 19, 2005

    Mike Tice death watch, Day 1

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    Mike Tice might want to start scalping his 2006 Super Bowl tickets early this year.

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    June 1, 2005

    The Purple Go from Red to Blue

    Does new Vikings owner Zygmunt Wilf play on the left side of the political field?

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    May 26, 2005

    Zygi's Politics: the Purple go from red to blue

    Last year, USA Today examined the political donations made by the owners of major professional sports franchises. Using public records, the paper found that the 153 lords of big sport--in other words, the owners of NFL, NBA, NHL, MLB and NASCAR teams--pumped approximately $14.6 million into ... More >>

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    May 18, 2005
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    May 13, 2005

    The final solution

    Does the Metrodome roof contain the world's largest swastika? The poor Minnesota Twins. Despite a decade of trying to hornswoggle taxpayers into ponying up a couple of hundred million dollars for a new ballpark, the public remains firmly opposed to the idea. The Star Tribune's Minnesota Poll recentl ... More >>

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    March 29, 2005

    Red, Reggie, and the Strib

    Red, Reggie, and the Strib Vikes sale: exhaustive Fowler coverage, but paper ignores the Big Red Rat factor Since Reggie Fowler's bid to purchase the Vikings was accepted by Red McCombs in February, two things have been striking about the paper's coverage: how rigorously it has pursued and reported ... More >>

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    March 29, 2005

    Red, Reggie, and the Strib

    Vikes sale: exhaustive Fowler coverage, but paper ignores the Big Red Rat factor Since Reggie Fowler's bid to purchase the Vikings was accepted by Red McCombs in February, two things have been striking about the Star Tribune's coverage: how rigorously it has pursued and reported the details of Fowle ... More >>

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    March 25, 2005

    Friday morning news cruise

    Sending messages; the Bushes and the Schiavos; the apostasy of Dick Day In the Strib: Following the lead of the WashPost story we linked yesterday, Chuck Haga offers a new way to misunderstand the story of Jeff Weise: Prozac; T-Paw to attend three Red Lake funerals (message: he cares); more student ... More >>

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    February 28, 2005

    Reggie, we hardly know ye

    Reggie, we hardly know ye   The tale of Arizona businessman Reggie Fowler's bid to purchase the Vikings keeps going from weird to worse. Right after Red McCombs accepted Fowler's $600 million-plus offer, it emerged that several details of Fowler's biography were, how you say, made up. He had never ... More >>

  • News

    February 16, 2005

    Clear Channel Rules the World

    How a small chain of once-struggling radio stations grew into a giant of the media/entertainment complex

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    January 19, 2005

    Don't Blame It on the Moon

    Fake outrage follows Randy Moss' fake moon

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    July 21, 2004

    Dead Set on Destruction

    Even Republicans are alarmed by the governor's fiscal mismanagement

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    May 5, 2004

    Hit By Pitch

    What's wrong with Pawlenty's stadium push? Everything.

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    February 18, 2004

    Pawlenty Gambles on Stadiums

    Do two wrongs make a right?

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    January 28, 2004

    Capitol Offenses

    State legislators are poised for a spending spree--on stadiums and prisons

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    December 31, 2003

    A Good Year on Portland Ave.

    How I learned to stop worrying and love the Strib

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    December 3, 2003

    The Old Ball Game

    Pawlenty helps revive campaigns for new stadiums

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    September 25, 2002

    Stop That Train

    Neighborhood groups say the Gopher/Vikings stadium drive is going too fast

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    June 12, 2002

    The People's Skybox

    A few innings in the Metrodome's Rally Room

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    January 16, 2002

    Black and Blue

    Dennis Green, Dan Barreiro, and the Race Card

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    August 22, 2001
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    January 31, 2001
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    February 9, 2000
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    November 10, 1999
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    March 10, 1999
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    February 3, 1999

    Society of the Spectacle

    Rocking The Body at the Target Center; teenage kicks at the Ave.

  • Sports

    November 25, 1998

    Soft Sell

    The Vikings aren't asking you for anything--yet

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    November 11, 1998

    The Project

    Vikings guard David Dixon came a long way to play pro ball

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    October 28, 1998

    Roger Headrick's Purple Heart

    He was instrumental in building the Vikings team that's now laying waste to the NFL. So why isn't anyone thanking Roger Headrick?

  • Sports

    September 2, 1998

    The Purple Point Machine

    With an easy schedule and the league's most exciting rookie added to an already potent offense, this year's Vikings need to deliver on suddenly high expectations