Metrodome At Least Built Memories That Last

There probably is no shortage of Minnesota Vikings fans lamenting Sunday’s victory against the Detroit Lions in the team’s regular-season finale. The Vikings were not in playoff contention, meaning the win only worsened the team’s draft position. But I was glad to see the Vikings win in what marked the final major sporting event in…
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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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Super Bowl Day-after Thoughts

I’m still riding a post-Super Bowl high today, even if my belly is telling me I downed too much nacho cheese last night. I noticed this morning on social media that one of my friends thought last night’s Super Bowl was dull and that he went to bed before the game ended. I can’t help…
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