Minnesota Vikings’ 2018 offseason wish list
Blogs

You could say the Minnesota Vikings had no business playing in the NFC Championship Game in Philadelphia after needing a Minneapolis Miracle to get there. But they entered play as the NFL’s best defense in points and yardage allowed and were three-point favorites on the road. They left Philly 31-point losers. Eagles’ offensive coordinator Frank Reich picked apart the best third-down defense in football — getting first downs on 10 of 14 third-down tries. Shutdown cornerback Xavier Rhodes summed it...

Like
20
0
Monday, 22 January 2018
These are the best days in the history of Minnesota sports
Blogs

For the first time in a long time, the Minnesota Vikings gave fans joy instead of pain in January. Immediately dubbed the “Minneapolis Miracle” by KFAN play-by-play broadcaster Paul Allen,  Stefon Diggs soared for Case Keenum’s Hail Mary pass on a play called “Seven Heaven” and ran it in for a 61-yard touchdown with no time left on the clock. But the Vikings weren’t the only team in Minnesota playing big games in January. Both the Wild and Timberwolves were...

1
93
0
Monday, 15 January 2018
Is Tyus Jones making Jeff Teague expendable?
Blogs

The Minnesota Timberwolves dominated the Cleveland Cavaliers at Target Center on Monday night with local product Tyus Jones starting at point guard in place of the injured Jeff Teague. The Wolves led by as many as 41 points, as Jimmy Butler shut down LeBron James for his seventh straight win against James’s teams. It resulted in James’s worst plus-minus of his career (-39) and lowest-scoring game in a decade. Not a single Cavs starter had a positive plus-minus in the...

Like
36
0
Wednesday, 10 January 2018
At season’s midpoint, Minnesota Wild are finally healthy
Blogs

The Minnesota Wild have already weathered multiple storms in their 2017-18 National Hockey League season, and NHL teams should be afraid — very afraid — because the Wild are finally healthy. Wild Weathering Storms Minnesota opened the season playing a schedule that didn’t allow players to get their legs under them. Playing once every four or five days to start the season not only stunted the Wild’s collective rhythm on both sides of the puck, but likely contributed to injuries....

Like
74
0
Friday, 05 January 2018
Archer, Cole should be ahead of Darvish on Twins’ wish list
Blogs

ESPN’s David Schoenfield predicted the Minnesota Twins would sign 29-year-old, free agent starter Alex Cobb during the Major League Baseball Winter Meetings at Walt Disney World — a fitting place for an MLB Hot Stove that was slow to heat up. The stove is finally preheated, with the Babe Ruth of Japanese baseball, Shohei Ohtani, choosing to play for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and the New York Yankees working with former Yankee Derek Jeter to acquire Giancarlo Stanton...

Like
79
0
Monday, 11 December 2017
Minnesota Wild get biggest wins of wild season
Blogs

After needing a shootout to beat the Central’s worst team, Colorado, at home just over a week ago, and allowing 13 goals over their next two games, the Minnesota Wild got their two biggest wins of their wild season over two of the Western Conference’s best teams. Wild Now vs. Then The Wild squad on Saturday was better than the team that was eliminated by the Blues in the playoffs last season, despite Zach Parise’s absence — and the Wild...

Like
74
0
Monday, 04 December 2017
Vikings’ stadium experience best ever
Blogs

I’ve been to plenty of stadiums. I’ve been to Miller Park — a dump in a bad part of Milwaukee. I’ve been to the Metrodome — a terrible place to watch baseball but loud and fun nonetheless. I’ve been to Safeco Field — a beautiful, quaint place to watch baseball as long as the roof is open. I’ve been to Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City — a beautifully vast stadium. I’ve been to Fenway Park, which makes me feel spoiled...

Like
138
0
Monday, 20 November 2017
Twins’ history shouldn’t prevent Shohei Ohtani pursuit
Blogs

The Minnesota Twins’ poor history of scouting and signing Asian players shouldn’t prevent them from offering the Nippon Ham Fighters the $20-million maximum posting fee for a chance to negotiate a contract with pitcher/hitter Shohei Ohtani. The Twins’ Bad History with Asian Hitters Twins scouts have dropped the ball in Asia, resulting in the firing of their international scouting director. They’ve been paying ByungHo Park $3 million annually to play mostly minor league games, and they’ll do so for the...

Like
100
0
Monday, 13 November 2017
2018 NFL Playoff picture developing
Blogs

There were plenty of NFL teams that made playoff statements in Week 9 — some good, some bad. No team made a bigger statement than Philadelphia, though. The NFC road to the Super Bowl will go through Philadelphia The Eagles (8-1) have been fantastic and should end up the top playoff seed in the NFC. The rest of Philadelphia’s schedule isn’t easy, with two games against Dallas, one at Seattle and one at the Rams. But with eight wins already...

Like
155
0
Monday, 06 November 2017
5 takeaways from the Astros’ World Series win
Blogs

In a season that took 2,468 games to decide a champion, it might seem foolish to base any conclusions on the result of one game. But no game is more important and, therefore, more revealing, than a World Series Game 7. So here’s five takeaways from the Astros’ World Series win. 1) Veterans and small ball still win championships The Astros took the lead in the first inning of Game 7 with a leadoff double followed by an error by...

Like
109
0
Thursday, 02 November 2017
Skip to toolbar