Not Every NFL Game Tonight Should Be Ignored

It’s Week 4 of the NFL preseason, with all 32 teams playing tonight. But there’s an empty feel to it. Many of the teams will not even suit up their first-stringers, opting instead to give them one last week off before the NFL’s regular season kicks off next week. The Minnesota Vikings, who have struggled…
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Revisiting Some Football Predictions

Can you believe Week 17 of the NFL season is upon us? I can’t. The weather outside sure feels like Week 17 weather, but it doesn’t seem all that long ago that I was among a few staff members making preseason NFL predictions both in The Forum and on this blog. And heading into the…
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Judgment Time Begins For Vikings Stadium

It’s taken a longer-than-expected session, but the Minnesota Vikings stadium bill on Monday will go under the most intense scrutiny that it has faced so far. The Minnesota House will debate and is expected to vote on the bill Monday, though according to the Star Tribune, a vote could come after midnight depending on how…
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Seau Leaves Behind Legacy, Questions

I’ve always thought that middle linebacker is the glamour position of a defense. It’s the quarterback on that side of the ball, as so many people say. And for a lot of people my age, that glamour player at middle linebacker during our youth was Junior Seau. His play was both supremely intelligent and physically…
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Vikings Stadium Still Tough Sell With Politicians

One of the more interesting excerpts among the many facts and quotes in Don Davis’ story about the Vikings stadium defeat on InForum is this quote from Vikings Vice President Lester Bagley: “We have done everything we have been asked,” Bagley said. “What else are we supposed to do?” Well, there’s always MORE that can be…
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