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Metrodome farewells

Metrodome farewells

Dec. 31 |     The Minnesota Vikings’ final game in the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome ironically ended in the same fashion as did their first-ever game there in 1982 — with a close win over division rival Detroit. After Sunday’s stadium-closing...

A fast start, a final game, and a superstar returns

A fast start, a final game, and a superstar returns

Dec. 2 | This week’s column features a perennial state boys’ basketball power off to a fast start, a former boys’ basketball state champion and top football prospect playing his final collegiate game, and a former boys’ basketball standout who returned...

Washington nickname must go sooner or later — preferably sooner

Washington nickname must go sooner or later — preferably sooner

Nov. 13 |     Almost 30 times I heard it. Literally hundreds of times I saw it. No one apparently got the memo, especially the stadium public address announcer, who said it with gusto. Many proudly wore it like a badge of honor. I’m referring to...

Three tied at top of NFC North

Three tied at top of NFC North

Nov. 6 |   We have reached the halfway point of the 2013 NFL season, and it’s all tied at 5-3 at the top between Chicago, Detroit and Green Bay. Monday night, the oldest rivalry in the NFL between the Bears and Packers was at center stage, and Chicago...

Minnesota Lynx: We thank you!

Minnesota Lynx: We thank you!

Oct. 23 |   It is quite clear that the most successful and winningest professional sports team in Minnesota history is now the two-time champion and three-time finalist, The Minnesota Lynx. Our profound congratulations and our deepest appreciation for...

More Vikings impressions

More Vikings impressions

Sep. 30 |     According to an inside source, I wouldn’t be too far off when I said to them that there were more Black workers than Black fans at Sunday’s Minnesota-Cleveland football game at the Metrodome. A three-year Black female stadium worker...

Lions roar, beat Vikings 34-24

Lions roar, beat Vikings 34-24

Sep. 11 | What a difference a year makes. Last year, the Vikings, 10-6, were hungry and focused and determined to turn their program around — and they did. Adrian Peterson, the NFL’s MVP, ran for an incredible 2,097 yards while the team was 4-2 in the NFC...

Concern grows over long-term effects of football head injuries

Concern grows over long-term effects of football head injuries

Sep. 5 | Thomas DardenPhoto by Charles Hallman   (Originally published July 5, 2012 in MSR) Thomas Darden is among more than 2,000 former players who are suing the National Football League, arguing that the league concealed information from them about...

Free Gophers football tickets meant to ‘improve student engagement’

Free Gophers football tickets meant to ‘improve student engagement’

Sep. 4 | Not many Black students seemed engaged                 The 2013-14 University of Minnesota school year now is in session. Last week, during the school’s sixth annual Welcome Week, nearly 5,000 new students took advantage...

All-around athlete excelled in many sports – Local prep star memorialized with Stacy L. Robinson Field

All-around athlete excelled in many sports – Local prep star memorialized with Stacy L. Robinson Field

Jun. 26 | STACY ROBINSON, the former St. Paul Central football, basketball and track standout who went on to win two Super Bowls with the New York Giants, was honored a couple of weeks ago after a field was renamed after him. Robinson, who played as a youth...
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