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Browns upset Vikings 31-27!

Browns upset Vikings 31-27!

Sep. 25 | It was not supposed to end like this, not the final season of Vikings football at Mall of America Field (the Metrodome), which opened in 1982. The Cleveland Browns traded away their best player, running back Trent Richardson, mid-week to the Indianapolis...

How does the State of MN pay its $50 million?

How does the State of MN pay its $50 million?

Sep. 11 | Has there been a breach of contract?   “Drop-dead” dates sends chills through lawyers advising legislators, executives and investors, because of the consequences of failing to comply with legal/contractual obligations on time. Minnesota’s...

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...

State bill aims for athletic concussion protection, prevention

State bill aims for athletic concussion protection, prevention

Sep. 5 | Law would set standards for head injury care, education for student-athletes and those who work with them   By Charles Hallman Staff Writer (Originally published May 5, 2011 in the MSR) A bill that would establish education and return-to-play...

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...

Concussions: a knock-out blow to football?

Concussions: a knock-out blow to football?

Sep. 4 |   Head injuries or concussions — it’s been called “getting your bell rung” — have been around since Fred Flintstone strapped it up for old Bedrock U. Too bad that in recent years it took pending lawsuits against the NCAA and the NFL...

Tensions divide stadium partners

Tensions divide stadium partners

Sep. 4 | Vikings and MSFA at odds   Is there a future for reconciliation between two partners who thought they had the world at their fingertips just a year ago, when in August of 2012 it was like a love fest, as the Vikings (Wilfs) and the state of...

“We didn’t know!” Really?

“We didn’t know!” Really?

Aug. 22 | Everybody pretends ignorance or amnesia on Zygi’s dealings   Many intelligent, knowledgeable people purposefully said they were surprised by the 21-year-old court ruling against the Wilfs, owners of the Minnesota Vikings. Really? Why do they...

Do NFL owners get free racketeering passes?

Do NFL owners get free racketeering passes?

Aug. 21 |     Having grown up in Chicago, I think I know a thing or two about racketeering and fraud. Have you heard of Al Capone? The National Football League, the game we love, has two franchise owners, one in each conference, who are in deep trouble...

The ins and outs of player trades

The ins and outs of player trades

Jul. 10 |     The MSR is happy to introduce a new voice on our sports page, that of Julia Toles. Julia describes herself as “a writer, future producer, and driven young lady who is trying to be the voice of the unheard. I am a firm believer that...