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For Better or Worse: On the Field and Off

(originally posted on KSTP.com in Sept. 2014) “It begins with the word ‘we.’ They don’t get fired. He doesn’t get fired. We get fired.” It’s a ringing truth brought home by Sport’s Illustrated’s Joan Niesen, who wrote about the realities of NFL coaches’ wives around the league. The story ran December 2013 in the Denver Post. As fans, we…

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Television Debut: Kare 11’s Vikings Extra

On Sunday, I had the opportunity to represent Vikings Territory on Kare 11′s Vikings Extra show. I received a message from sports producer Dan Edwards, and I jumped at the opportunity to make my television debut. It was an absolutely fantastic experience. The entire sports crew at Kare 11 was fantastic—down-to-earth, welcoming, and just plain…

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Timberwolves Battle Back, Suffer Heartbreaking Loss to Bulls

(originally posted on Timberpups.com) Saturday’s home stand against the Bulls proved an emotional roller coaster for the Timberwolves and 19,000+ fans in attendance. Kevin Martin delivered a huge performance, leading the team with 33 points.  Minnesota overcame a difficult first half and gave the Bulls a serious run for their money. In the end, though,…

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Wolves Cruise Past Pistons In Home Opener

(originally posted on Timberpups.com) On Thursday night, an electric Target Center crowd welcomed the Timberwolves for their home opener against Detroit. It proved another up-and-down contest for the Wolves, but they delivered a 30-point third quarter that enabled them to push past the Pistons and win their home stand 97-91. Thaddeus Young once again led…

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Timberwolves Come Up Short Against Grizzlies in Season Opener

(originally posted on Timberpups.com) The Timberwolves kicked off their new-look season on the road, facing Zach Randolph and the rest of the Grizzlies squad in Memphis. Thaddeus Young led the Wolves with 26 points, followed by Mo Williams with 18 points. Unfortunately, however, Minnesota could not stop Randolph and Marc Gasol, who tallied 25 and 32…

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Chandler Harnish Joins Vikings, Ready to Contribute

“Hey—are you ready to play some football?” This was the phone call quarterback Chandler Harnish received from his agent Sunday night. By Monday morning, he was in Minnesota to join the Vikings practice squad. Harnish does have one Minnesota connection–he played under current Gophers coach Jerry Kill at Northern Illinois–but he has spent his NFL…

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Guest Spot on The Minnesota Skinny Podcast

On Sept. 8, I returned to Sizzlin 99.9 to join Frank on his show, “The Minnesota Skinny.” It was a great show! We chatted about the Vikings’ season opener and the pros and cons to recognize early on. In addition, we discussed the upcoming game against the Patriots. And of course, the Ray Rice debacle. …

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Interview on VikeFans.com

Hello, all! Last Saturday, I had the privilege of working with Tom Moore from VikeFans.com. Tom interviewed me and all the other writers from VikingsTerritory. The experience was invaluable; I enjoyed talking about the Minnesota Vikings offense for the 2014-15 season, and I was also able to share some of my thoughts on the Timberwolves…