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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...

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...

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...

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...