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Concussion issue raises safety concerns among many contact sports

Concussion issue raises safety concerns among many contact sports

Dec. 11 | Is there a connection between playing such sports as football and brain diseases that down the road can produce fatal effects? Medical research indicates that such a connection exists, and athletes and coaches are doing their best to come to terms...

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...

Washington mascot protest heats up in Minnesota

Washington mascot protest heats up in Minnesota

Nov. 13 | Activists say R-word and N-word equally offensive   By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   Advocates who consider the Washington professional football team nickname racist and offensive believe that change eventually will come, but not without constant...

Mr. Bellecourt is right!

Mr. Bellecourt is right!

Nov. 6 | ‘Redskins’ controversy heats up again   This column identifies with, respects and supports Clyde Bellecourt’s request to NFL, Minnesota Vikings and Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority, don’t use “Redskins,” even if the NFL does. We...

Vikings are Giant disappointment!

Vikings are Giant disappointment!

Oct. 23 | ESPN could not be happy with Monday Night’s game, two teams going nowhere with one win and 10 losses combined between them. They delivered the type of performance undeserving of prime time. Or Broadway. Or the National Football League and fans...

Watkins eased into coaching for Twins

Watkins eased into coaching for Twins

Oct. 11 |  Tommy Watkins is one of two Black coaches in the Minnesota Twins farm system.  After his season at Single-A Cedar Rapids concluded in September, he was called to join the major league team’s coaching staff for the remainder of the season. “I...

Vikings in bold move sign QB Freeman

Vikings in bold move sign QB Freeman

Oct. 9 | Third-year quarterback Christian Ponder will no longer be treated with kid gloves. Last year Joe Webb was his backup; this year the Vikings in the off season signed veteran QB Matt Cassel as his backup. Last week, in a surprise move, the Tampa Bay...

London Vikings game a ‘hook’ to plug  state business, tourism

London Vikings game a ‘hook’ to plug state business, tourism

Oct. 9 | By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   Meet Minneapolis Executive Director Melvin Tennant was a member of the 24-person delegation that traveled to London for the September 29 Minnesota-Pittsburgh football game. But he was there for more than watching...

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...

Vikings’ latest loss comes at high cost — for the team and fans

Vikings’ latest loss comes at high cost — for the team and fans

Sep. 25 |                   Maalik Harut (r) of Minneapolis spent “about $200 bucks” on last Sunday’s Vikings game with his two sons and a family friend.Photos by Charles Hallman This reporter normally people...