Jay Weiner: On working for NBC at the Vancouver Winter Olympics (and an encounter with Stephen Colbert’s moose)

Jay Weiner is a former Star Tribune reporter who writes about politics and sports business issues for MinnPost and other local and national publications. His book This Is Not Florida: How Al Franken Won the Minnesota Senate Recount is forthcoming this fall from University of Minnesota Press. He has covered every Winter Olympics since the … More Jay Weiner: On working for NBC at the Vancouver Winter Olympics (and an encounter with Stephen Colbert’s moose)

Vikings vs. Saints: The best of times, the worst of times

Today’s post is by Armand Peterson, author of The Vikings Reader. He, like many other nervous Minnesota Vikings football fans out there, is anxiously awaiting the NFC Championship game this Sunday. For Minnesota Vikings fans looking forward to the NFC Championship Game against the New Orleans Saints on Sunday—with my apologies to Charles Dickens—it is … More Vikings vs. Saints: The best of times, the worst of times

The Sunday ‘Peach’: Putting together Gopher football pages at the Minneapolis Tribune

Al Papas Jr. grew up attending Minnesota Gopher football games with his father, who played for coach Bernie Bierman. A one-time sports cartoonist and newsroom artist for the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, he has also created artwork for the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame and for teams in the NBA, ABA, and NHL. His illustrations are featured … More The Sunday ‘Peach’: Putting together Gopher football pages at the Minneapolis Tribune

The Vikings Reader Q&A

In honor of the official NFL season kickoff (today!), we interviewed Armand Peterson, editor of The Vikings Reader, about his earliest Vikings memories, his Game Day routine, and of course, Brett Favre. Q: On Sept. 17th, 1961, you attended your first (and THE first) Vikings regular-season home game at Met Stadium. Can you tell us … More The Vikings Reader Q&A