TIPSHEET

Compiled by Ken Chia

 

KNOW THIS

Fran Tarkenton was named to five Pro Bowls with the Vikings but played in only his first two. “His excuses are wearing a little thin, don’t you think?” Roger Staubach asked in January 1977, after Tarkenton missed his third in a row.

 

WATCH THIS

If you can’t get enough Super Bowl 50 (and who can?), NFL Network has “Super Bowl Opening Night” with players from both teams and other guests of all sorts starting at 7 p.m.

 

RANDOM FANDOM

“We are all one big hockey family in Minnesota, rivals or not. Hockey means family. Family means never letting anyone get left behind.”

Squirt509 on Richfield hockey at startribune.com.

Weigh in on what you’re thinking about to mrand@startribune.com

 

TWEETED

“Everybody keeps arguing where Manziel should go. I’ve said one place from the beginning: To get help. Football should be so secondary.”

— ESPN’s Mike Wise, on Johnny Manziel.

@MikeWiseguy