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)
On Monday at a news conference to promote the upcoming All-Star game in Anaheim this July, Rod Carew spoke warmly about his daughter, who lost a tragic battle with leukemia about 14 years ago, and about changes he’s made in his life — growing up, mellowing out — in the last few years. Read the … More Rod Carew: ‘I grew up’
Amy Bass appears very busy these days. She is director of the honors program at The College of New Rochelle, author of the recently published Those About Him Remained Silent: The Battle over W. E. B. Du Bois, and — not to mention — supervisor of the research room for NBC’s coverage of the Vancouver … More Amy Bass’s road to the Vancouver Olympics
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
So you think you know your Minnesota Vikings trivia? Then we have a challenge for you. Armand Peterson, editor of The Vikings Reader, has compiled this quiz for those who dare to put their Vikings knowledge to the test. E-mail your quiz results to email@example.com by Monday, December 7th (subject line: The Vikings Reader Challenge), … More The Vikings Reader Challenge!
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
45 years and one day ago today, the Minnesota Vikings defeated the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field with a last-minute, come-from-behind scramble by Fran Tarkenton that resulted in a 24-23 victory. Today, some of us are rooting again for a Vikings victory, while others are rooting for just the opposite. To celebrate tonight’s ultra-publicized … More Purple Pride vs. Green & Gold
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