Today, Bud Grant turns 87. Tomorrow, the winningest coach in Vikings history is holding what organizers are calling his "biggest, best, and last" garage sale.The sale, to be held at 8134 Oakmere Drive in Bloomington, will feature a ton of hunting, fishing, and snowmobiling gear; wildlife art prints ... More >>
Today's Sid Hartman column contains a big scoop about a new, $70 million practice facility for Jerry Kill's football team. The only problem is it's totally inaccurate, at least according to one high ranking University of Minnesota official.Citing unnamed sources, Hartman, 94, reports that ground wil ... More >>
Sid Hartman is 93 years young and still going strong as a Star Tribune columnist, but he's taking the unusual step of holding a pre-death estate sale.SEE ALSO: Sid Hartman interviews Tyus Jones with recorder that might've been Fred Flinstone's [PHOTO]The sale, organized by a company called Estate Sa ... More >>
OHHHHH YEAHHHHH pic.twitter.com/15ve2DMMbk-- Paul Lambert (@MeatSauce1) December 12, 2013 We know they didn't mean it like that, but still... check out the unfortunate headline the Strib used in today's paper for their article about Wild player Mikko Koivu and his brother Saku, both of whom are cand ... More >>
Last night, the Pioneer Press social media team wrote the most Minnesota headline you'll ever see. A screengrab of the pièce de résistance is at the top of this post.SEE ALSO: Sid Hartman's headline about Vikings' playoff chances is totally insane The story the tweet links to is actually an Associ ... More >>
The Vikings entered Sunday's game in Green Bay with a 2-8 record. Had the season ended Saturday, they would've finished the season with the second most pathetic record out of the 32 teams in the NFL. Long story short, the meaningful part of their 2013 season ended long ago.SEE ALSO: Sid Hartman inte ... More >>
At the news conference where he discussed his decision to fire Tubby Smith, University of Minnesota Athletics Director Norwood Teague said he wouldn't be relying on a search team to find Smith's replacement. The implication was that he had a plan and didn't need outside help with the job search.SEE ... More >>
Tubby Smith's had no stronger supporter in the Twin Cities news media than the venerable Sid Hartman.SEE ALSO:-- Tubby Smith's camp "furious" after coach first learns of U of M firing from news reports-- Sid Hartman interviews Tyus Jones with recorder that might've been Fred Flinstone's [PHOTO] The ... More >>
After a disappointing collapse from eighth in the country in January to ninth in the Big Ten Tournament in March, Tubby Smith doesn't have many supporters left.THE BEST OF TIMES: Rodney Williams Jr.'s insane block seals Gophers' upset win over #1 Indiana [VIDEO] There's Sid Hartman. And believe it o ... More >>
At 93 years old, Sid Hartman continues to write columns for the Star Tribune. He's 77 years older than 16-year-old Apple Valley basketball star Tyus Jones.SEE ALSO: Sid Hartman joins Twitter, hilarity ensuesLast night, Jones's 23 points, six steals, and five assists led Apple Valley to a 62-55 victo ... More >>
Longtime Twin Cities radio personality George Chapple, known affectionately by his friends and fans as Dark Star, was found dead at his Minnetonka home earlier today. He was 66 years old. Dark Star worked at WCCO-AM for a quarter of a century, echoing the plainspoken, honest voices of the passionate ... More >>
Sid Hartman is old as dirt -- the Twin Cities most iconic sports scribe turns 92 a week from today.Sid's so old, he was general manager of the Minneapolis Lakers. Really, he was. Twitter, on the other hand, is young and hip. How many of you follow anybody born before 1950? Yeah, exactly. Not only ... More >>
Jerry Kill is tougher than you are.Minnesota coach Jerry Kill brought the college football world to standstill a couple weeks ago with a seizure at the end of the U's close loss to New Mexico State. There were questions on whether he, and the team, could bounce back from such a scary moment. Answ ... More >>
Will this concept ever see the light of day?Friday was supposed to be deadline day for the Minnesota Vikings owners and the Legislature to reach a deal for a billion-dollar stadium in Ramsey County supported in part by taxpayers. They blew the deadline, they're still talking, and the state i ... More >>
WikiOzzie's pissed that the Twins 'midgets' beat his Sox again.It was a busy day in Twins Territory: our boys edged the White Sox in a 1-0 victory yesterday afternoon, their fourth in a row over the Chicago nine, and seven straight dating back to last season. The Japanese press was in full ... More >>
He's back.Former Vikings coach Brad Childress was run out of town last November in the wake of a total team collapse punctuated by Brett Favre's bum season and rumored infidelities, and the brief, boneheaded move to bring back Randy Moss. But Chilly's back -- if you've got a broadband hookup ... More >>
Photo: Nick PintoSid Hartman is scheduled for disrobing this afternoon.Antediluvian sports-journalism relic Sid Hartman got his day in the sun this afternoon. The 90-year-old Star-Tribune columnist and WCCO reporter was recognized with the unveiling of a statue in his likeness at 4:30 p.m., shor ... More >>
Sid Hartman: Picture this man bronzedSid Hartman, the 90-year-old eminence grise of Twin Cities sports scribbling, is about to gaze out on Target Field in perpetuity -- in bronze. The Minneapolis Arts Commission gave a green light to a statue of Hartman last night. All it needs now is forma ... More >>
Happy birthday to our close personal friend.
Thursday's five most fascinating stories printed on wood pulp.
Minnesota Daily scribe C.J. Spang and "punk kid" claims to have had an unpleasant brush with Star Tribune columnist Sid Hartman.
Searchlights dazzled overhead. Champagne flowed in the streets. And it all started at the dome.
Sid Hartman's Strib column remains a tragicomic must-read for any self-respecting sports fan who isn't already living with a crotchety grandpa barking inanities and spraying food over on the davenport. Nearly every day you can unearth something in Sid's column that is either a diamond or a really ha ... More >>
We do so hate to stick up for Sid Hartman Regular civilians probably don't realize the climate of fear hanging over American daily newspaper newsrooms lately. Once upon a time, in the pre-Jayson Blair era, reporters were expected to work damn hard to avoid making mistakes, and when they made them ... More >>
The Strib's sometimes-contrarian editorial board joins the pro-stadium chorus
If stadium construction doesn't begin this week the Twins will move to Ogden, Utah by 2008The last decade of stadium shenanigans has brought all kinds of amusing extortion schemes cooked up by the local sports moguls and their allies at the daily newspapers. At one point or another the Twins have su ... More >>
We used to be patient Wolves fans, but things have changed.
Risks, rewards, and the future of the Wolves
Around the horn at the All-Star break with a sports-writing legend
What makes Sid Hartman cry?
As the Tongues Wag, and Think Thin
Sports columnists won't bite the hand that feeds them.
Paranoia causes the Legislature to do an about-face on industrial hemp production.
Why the Star Tribune is cheerleading for a taxpayer-financed ballpark