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Jun 7, 2016; Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) directs receivers during mini camp at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports
Patriots, Falcons can salvage dull postseason with Super Bowl classic

Let’s be straight: Outside of two games, the NFL’s postseason has been a snooze fest. ESPN’s Adam Schefter pointed out that eight of the 10 games have been virtually unwatchable past the first half. So…


Oct 26, 2014; London, UNITED KINGDOM; Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan (2) throws a pass against the Detroit Lions in the NFL International Series game at Wembley Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports ORG XMIT: USATSI-180226 ORIG FILE ID:  20141026_gma_al2_044.jpg
Falcons ride all-time great offense into Super Bowl

The last time the Atlanta Falcons landed in the Super Bowl, they eliminated one of the most prolific offenses the NFL has ever seen in the 1998 Minnesota Vikings. This time around, the Falcons are…


NFL: Indianapolis Colts at Minnesota Vikings - Sun, 18 Dec 2016 14:48:25 EST
The future of the Vikings, part 8: The head coach

“The Future of the Vikings” is a series of articles looking at everything from strengths and weaknesses to draft and free agent options to schemes and trends heading into 2017 and beyond. Read Part 1 on quarterbacks…


Jan 21, 2017; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Wisconsin Badgers guard Bronson Koenig (24) shoots the ball against Minnesota Golden Gophers guard Nate Mason (2) during overtime at Williams Arena. Wisconsin defeated Minnesota 78-76. Mandatory Credit: Jordan Johnson-USA TODAY Sports
Gophers lose heartbreaker to Badgers in overtime

The Gophers looked like they might pull it off. Eric Curry made a baseline jumper for a 76-74 lead with about a minute left in overtime. Then Wisconsin’s Bronson Koenig sunk a 3-pointer that also…


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3 takeaways from split between Gophers men’s hockey, Wisconsin Badgers

The No. 7 Gopher men’s hockey team took a split this weekend against the Wisconsin Badgers. After blowing a two-goal lead on Friday night, the Gophers were still pulled off an overtime win, 4-3. On…


NHL: Stanley Cup Playoffs-Minnesota Wild at Dallas Stars - Sat, 16 Apr 2016 18:42:15 EDT
Is Devan Dubnyk a Stanley Cup-caliber goalie?

The Minnesota Wild pulled off one of the best trades of the last decade when they acquired goalie Devan Dubnyk for a third-round pick from the Arizona Coyotes. Then they signed him to one of…


NBA: Minnesota Timberwolves at Memphis Grizzlies - Sat, 19 Nov 2016 19:36:40 EST
Pistons coach Van Gundy says his team isn’t trading for Ricky Rubio

Amidst reports that the Minnesota Timberwolves will trade point guard Ricky Rubio, at least one team is saying – bluntly – that a rumored deal is not going down. ESPN reported that there was a…


New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez reacts after tagging out Minnesota Twins' Nick Punto (8) during the eighth inning of Game 3 of the American League division baseball series Sunday, Oct. 11, 2009, in Minneapolis. At left is third base umpire Phil Cuzzi. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
The Incredible Odds Behind Twins’ repeated postseason failure against Yankees

Last week, the Twins announced that two stars from their early 2000s teams–Torii Hunter and LaTroy Hawkins– would be joining FSN’s broadcast booth this season. This announcement, which came on the heels of a November…


MLB: Chicago White Sox at Minnesota Twins - Thu, 01 Sep 2016 19:52:24 EDT
Reports: Braves sign former Twins catcher Suzuki

Minnesota Twins catcher Kurt Suzuki reportedly has a new home. Suzuki will sign with the Atlanta Braves, according to multiple reports. Last season, Suzuki hit .258/.301/.403 for the Twins with eight home runs and 49…


NBA: Minnesota Timberwolves at Philadelphia 76ers - Tue, 03 Jan 2017 19:19:11 EST
With lighter schedule ahead, can Timberwolves take advantage?

It’s impossible to know what to expect from the Timberwolves night in and night out. They’re winners of four their past six and were losers of five out of six before that. They’re 9-10 since…


NFL: Chicago Bears at Minnesota Vikings - Sun, 01 Jan 2017 14:46:22 EST
Vikings announce Shurmur as OC and other coaching changes

The Minnesota Vikings made it official: Pat Shurmur will be the offensive coordinator in 2017. The team announced the move Friday afternoon along with several other chances to the coaching staff. Shurmur began 2016 as…


NFL: Chicago Bears at Minnesota Vikings - Sun, 01 Jan 2017 13:19:45 EST
Zulgad: Rodgers’ continued success doesn’t mean Vikings have abandoned their plan

The NFL’s two conference championship games Sunday are filled with standout quarterbacks. Atlanta’s Matt Ryan is likely to be named the NFL’s MVP for this season and he would be the guy at the bottom…


NFL: Minnesota Vikings at Philadelphia Eagles - Sun, 23 Oct 2016 16:00:23 EDT
Patterson on SI Now: ‘I felt wanted’ by Vikings in 2016

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson appeared on the Sports Illustrated production “SI Now,” a live show hosted by SI’s Maggie Gray. Patterson, who is an unrestricted free agent, was asked about whether he wanted…


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Report: Dodgers poking around for a non-Dozier solution at second base

If the Twins are asking too much in trade talks with the Dodgers for star second baseman Brian Dozier, Los Angeles appears to be willing to move on. The Dodgers are searching high and low…


Aug 30, 2015; New Orleans, LA, USA; NFL former wide receiver Randy Moss before the game between the New Orleans Saints and the Houston Texans at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports
Randy Moss joined NBA on TNT and it was amazing

The NBA on TNT was all kinds of Minnesota on Thursday night. The Wolves beat the Clippers, Karl-Anthony Towns gave a shout to Kevin Garnett’s Area 21 in the post-game interview and Vikings legend Randy…


NFL: Minnesota Vikings at Arizona Cardinals - Thu, 10 Dec 2015 23:47:01 EST
The five best landing spots for Adrian Peterson

If you were putting odds on where Adrian Peterson will play next season, the favorite would be Minnesota, but a lot has to happen for the 31-year-old running back to return to the Vikings. He…


NHL: Florida Panthers at Minnesota Wild - Sun, 28 Feb 2016 15:25:35 EST
Zulgad: Demoted to third line, Zach Parise’s performance is cause for long-term concern

ST. PAUL – Wild coach Bruce Boudreau has proven all season that things will be done his way and that if anyone objects that’s their problem. The latest example came Thursday night and it was…


Nov 3, 2013; Arlington, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo (9) smiles prior to the game against the Minnesota Vikings at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports ORG XMIT: USATSI-132800 ORIG FILE ID:  20131021_mje_se2_995.jpg
Yes, there is a good case for the Vikings acquiring Tony Romo

The reasoning behind the Minnesota Vikings’ trade for Sam Bradford was pretty simple: The Vikings are a win-now team. Otherwise GM Rick Spielman wouldn’t have traded a first-round pick for a quarterback with a so-so resume and…


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Hockey Half Hour Notebook: Wild’s sleepy stretch, future Gopher, Eaves’ odd jobs

One of the things that drives Patrick Reusse crazy about hockey coaches is they never get beat by a better team. At the NHL level especially, when a team loses, the coach always criticizes his…


Feelings Aren’t Numbers: Remember How LaVine Should Never Play Point Guard? About That…

Even as the Minnesota Timberwolves seem to be finding their feet (8-10 in their past 18, versus 5-18 in their first 23), there’s a vague undercurrent of unease among fans that maybe Tom Thibodeau wasn’t…


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