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NFL’s racist traveling show comes to town

NFL’s racist traveling show comes to town

Nov. 1 | Here they come, to a stadium near you — pro football’s racist traveling show. The National Football League’s shameful example of racial insensitivity will be in town this Sunday. The local pro football team hosts Washington, the franchise founded...

Vikings beat a bad team — but a win’s a win

Vikings beat a bad team — but a win’s a win

Oct. 29 | Sunday the Vikings went overtime 19-13 to beat Tampa Bay and reach 3-5 at the midway point of the season. Abraham Lincoln would be proud: Whenever the NFC North beats the NFC South, it’s all good. Rookie linebacker Anthony Barr, with a super defensive...

Against Football raises ‘controversial and compelling’ questions about the game

Against Football raises ‘controversial and compelling’ questions about the game

Oct. 9 | Should we feel sorry for the National Football League, as some have suggested? Should we feel sorry for the billion-dollar professional athletic industrial complex, the “last refuge of accepted homophobia” that hoodwinked Congress to grant them...

Peterson, Rice and the NFL

Peterson, Rice and the NFL

Sep. 26 | The controversies continue     The media focus on the NFL’s Adrian Peterson and Ray Rice hide ideologies for bashing the NFL and its wealthy Black males. Let’s be clear about four things. I don’t condone: 1. Any kind of abuse, physical...

Peterson case puts domestic violence in media spotlight

Peterson case puts domestic violence in media spotlight

Sep. 24 | National conversation highlights Black victimizers, yet overlooks victims   By Charles Hallman Staff Writer Domestic violence or child abuse isn’t just being done by Black NFL players — it’s a society problem that needs addressing, said the...

The Good Wife: NFL: Bastion of manhood

The Good Wife: NFL: Bastion of manhood

Sep. 24 | “I’d never seen men hold each other. I thought the only thing they were allowed to do was shake hands or fight.” — Rita Mae Brown When a young boy was asked, “How would you feel if in front of your teammates Coach said, ‘You...

NFL is being attacked!

NFL is being attacked!

Sep. 24 | The NFL game and its players are so popular by leaps and bounds ahead of the other professional team sports that suddenly in a political year the negative stories about some star players have launched an all-out attack by many on NFL Commissioner...

Two Washburn grads who chose to stay home

Two Washburn grads who chose to stay home

Apr. 28 |               When he graduated from Minneapolis Washburn five years ago, RA’SHADE HAGEMAN was the state’s top football prospect and among the nation’s top tight ends. When he entered the University of Minnesota...

N-word flags?

N-word flags?

Mar. 20 |       The National Football League at times acts like glass house dwellers. The NFL brain wizards recently proposed penalizing players using racial slurs during the game. At the outset, this seems novel enough — racial slurs by anyone,...

NCAA shot still pending for Gophers women (updated)

NCAA shot still pending for Gophers women (updated)

Mar. 13 |   INDIANAPOLIS — The waiting game is now underway. Minnesota (20-12) is .500 (1-1) thus far this post season. The women’s basketball team will know this Monday whether or not their proverbial “body of work” has earned them their first...