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Playoffs for the Wolves?  Forget about it!

Playoffs for the Wolves? Forget about it!

Mar. 26 | The Timberwolves have already guaranteed themselves a better season than last year when they won just 31 games. Not many teams can say that in this town — not the Vikings, Twins, Gophers men’s basketball, Gophers women’ hockey. As for the Wild,...

Florida State wins final BCS title

Florida State wins final BCS title

Jan. 8 | Did the SEC blow it? The incredible Auburn Tigers, a two-touchdown underdog to favorite unbeaten No.1 Florida State, led 21-3 late in the first half, trying to win the final BCS Championship game and the eighth straight for the powerful Southeastern...

Leslie Frazier out as Vikings head coach!

Leslie Frazier out as Vikings head coach!

Jan. 2 |   “Enough,” said the Vikings. Head Coach Leslie Frazier has been fired by the Vikings after going 5-10-1 this season in a Division where 8-7-1 wins it. The Vikings are now again searching for a head coach. Frazier took over as head coach...

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...

Dome memories — of miseries

Dome memories — of miseries

Dec. 27 |   During the countdown to this Sunday’s Vikings-Detroit Lions season finale — the last game at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome, whose doors first opened in 1982 but will close forever next month — endless “Dome memories” stories will be...

Nelson Mandela was both Malcolm and Martin

Nelson Mandela was both Malcolm and Martin

Dec. 11 | Nelson Mandela, the icon who led the emancipation of South Africa from White minority rule and became South Africa’s first Black president, was both Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr. He was an emblem of dignity and abstention. Imagine being...

Peyton Manning five-time MVP?

Peyton Manning five-time MVP?

Dec. 4 | Peyton Manning is doing it again — he is assaulting the NFL record books. Sunday, he threw five touchdown passes in Denver’s 35-28 win at Kansas City. The Broncos rallied from 21-7 to win it and complete a two-game sweep of the Chiefs. The Broncos...

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...

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...

Security reduced at Vikings games

Security reduced at Vikings games

Oct. 30 | Sheriff Richard Stanek objects: Why didn’t others?   The National Football League’s directors of security ordered all 32 NFL teams to ban law enforcement officers working NFL games from being armed: no more bringing their weapons to work at the...