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With this being Super Bowl 50 and seeing all of the enormous coverage and celebrations surrounding it, it serves as a stark contrast to Super Bowl I, then called the AFL-NFL Championship Game.
SID's JOTTINGS• Vikings General Manager Rick Spielman talked about Terrell Sinkfield, the 25-year-old receiver from Northern Iowa and Hopkins High School who was…
The Hall of Famer and retired Minnesota Supreme Court justice says the greatness of those Vikings teams isn't diminished by their four Super Bowl losses.
Football and baseball will share Drew Hmielewski, a talented receiver and outfielder from Marshall.
When asked if he ever considers retiring a mistake, Hunter brought up former Vikings quarterback Brett Favre.
Optimism reigns after the team made great strides last year and young stars emerged.
Once almost a Duck, the former East Ridge star headed for the U learned a lot playing in Texas.
Minnesotan Tom Moore has a chance to earn a trip to his fourth Super Bowl on Sunday, when his Arizona Cardinals squad visits the Carolina Panthers in the NFC Championship.
SID’s JOTTINGS • With the announcement that Rod Carew is going to be at TwinsFest, Twins President Dave St. Peter gave an update on…
The golf event this fall at Hazeltine National will draw viewers in Super Bowl-like numbers.
Despite staff changes and a few lost recruits, the football coach is pleased with the incoming talent.
While the season ended with one of their most difficult playoff losses coach Mike Zimmer believes that the Vikings are only going to improve going forward.
SID’s JOTTINGS • The presence of Louisville men’s basketball coach Rick Pitino might have had something to do with the competitive game…
A team that Las Vegas projected to finish third in the NFC North instead claimed the division title.
The head coach and the Vikings' new offensive line coach were in Dallas together as assistants.
The Vikings running back said he was careless on his fumble that led to Seattle's go-ahead points.
The former Vikings coach says both teams playing in frigid weather will have to deal with it.
SID's JOTTINGS• There is no comparison in salaries between Russell Wilson and Teddy Bridgewater, the two quarterbacks in Sunday's game. Wilson, a Super Bowl…
Former Gophers coach Kerry Kill and his wife are moving to their summer home in southern Illinois, where they will reside while he makes decisions about his future.
The Hall of Fame QB says he never felt cold in Vikings postseason games at Met Stadium.
The Vikings first three quarters were enough for the victory at Lambeau Field to win the NFC North.
The series always has revolved around the key quarterbacks such as Brett Favre, Bart Starr, Fran Tarkenton, Daunte Culpepper and Aaron Rodgers, and now the Vikings hope they have a young star in Teddy Bridgewater.
SID's JOTTINGS• Emotions are important in winning football games, and coach Mike Zimmer thinks the Vikings have learned that. "I think we have learned what…
Both the Vikings and Wolves have benefited from securing young, talented former Bruins.
The team, banged up all season, gets many key players back as it tries to end its bowl losing streak.
The Vikings offensive coordinator has had an opportunity to coach some of the top running backs in NFL history.
SID's JOTTINGS• Edina native Kieffer Bellows, the son of former North Stars forward Brian Bellows, is having a banner year with…
The big defensive tackle is excited to be back on the field with the Vikings against his old team.
Archie Manning didn't make much of an impact for the Vikings after they acquired him in 1984.
After his dominant, four-touchdown performance vs. the Bears, young QB credits a full team effort.
There were questions of whether Adrian Peterson would be ready to play this season, but he has shown he remains one of the best running backs of all time.
SID's JOTTINGS• If Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen plays Sunday, he will be playing through a serious shoulder injury that certainly will handicap his tackling.…
Sunday's foes haven't seen the postseason in a while, but Minnesota's chances look pretty good.
The Vikings cornerback wanted to catch the ball at Florida State, but Bobby Bowden had other ideas.
With everyone healthy, they should be playing the Packers for the NFC North title in Week 17.
Even with their 23-20 loss at Arizona on Thursday, the Vikings still have a hold on an NFC wild-card spot in the playoffs with a 1½ game lead over Tampa Bay and Atlanta.
SID’s JOTTINGS • Mike Zimmer and his staff should be commended for a great coaching job in getting the Vikings ready to play their…
Fumbles were costly, but wounded defense played well in limiting the prolific Arizona offense.
Long before the Lakers were worth $2.6 billion, Minneapolis bought them for a mere $15,000.
But it's hard to understand the Vikings, who appeared to bounce back from their 30-13 home loss to the Packers on Nov. 22 by dominating the Falcons.
Pete Carroll landed with the Vikings after getting fired from Buffalo and stayed here for five seasons.
SID'S JOTTINGS• It's unlikely that Jerry Kill will be a college football head coach again because of the pressures of the job, but it…
Seahawks coach Peter Carroll had the tight end at USC and predicted he'd succeed in the NFL.
Bud Grant put in a good word for then-Vikings assistant Pete Carroll back in 1992, but the team opted for Dennis Green as head coach instead.
The Vikings kept going to their star running back, and he responded with a big game vs. the Falcons.
A Gophers team that had turned the ball over only twice in the past four games combined turned charitable Saturday and did something you don't do if you want to win football games.
SID’s JOTTINGS • Vikings coach Mike Zimmer has a lot of respect for the Atlanta Falcons and their offense. “To me, they…
The Gophers turned around, on the field and off, because of ex-coach Jerry Kill's influence.
The running back never got going and had a costly fumble on a day full of Vikings mistakes.
Mike Zimmer will face the Packers for the third time as Vikings coach on Sunday, and this is the first time his team will be favored to beat its border rival.
SID’s JOTTINGS • Gophers football coach Tracy Claeys gives former Maroon and Gold quarterback Adam Weber a lot of credit for the recent…
The Vikings linebacker has faced the Packers 16 times — with and against Brett Favre.
Tracy Claeys learned plenty of football at Kansas after Glen Mason took over there in 1988.
The Vikings are being rewarded for retaining their star after his legal trouble of a year ago.
One reason the Vikings defense ranks seventh in the NFL is the presence of linemen Everson Griffen and Linval Joseph, who signed contracts in March 2014 that look like steals now.
SID’s JOTTINGS • The passing of Bruce Dayton at 97 reminded me of how important the Dayton family was in its contributions, financial…
Starting at Oakland on Sunday, the team plays only one more opponent with a losing record.
The Gophers' impressive efforts vs. Michigan and Ohio State convinced officials to hire him.
Todd Gurley was held in check after running wild to start his NFL career.
If the Gophers can maintain the kind of performance they showed in the fourth quarter, there is hope they can win their final three games and reach a bowl game for the fourth consecutive season.
SID’s JOTTINGS • The college football season is still two months away from finishing and already there are 10 FBS coaching vacancies. Rest…
Both former Gophers, Marcus is a success on the Vikings, while Mike coaches linebackers at U.
Hiring the interim coach would help the program's continuity and not disrupt recruiting.
Eric Kaler had to be impressed enough by what he saw from the Gophers football team Saturday night to realize that Tracy Claeys and the current staff deserve to be retained.
SID’s JOTTINGS • To get an idea of how much Jerry Kill was loved by his players, you need only read…
The Gophers football program risks a huge step back if Tracy Claeys and co. aren't retained.
Jerry Kill turned around the Gophers, but his health forced a choice: family or football.
This column doesn't have enough space to tell a lot of great Flip Saunders stories from when he played and coached for the Gophers and coached the Wolves.
Everson Griffen set career highs in tackles (75) and sacks (12) last season
One brief chat at the NFL combine was enough to convince officials he was worth a fifth-round pick.
The Vikings rookie's sophistication at getting open thrills teammates and bugs opponents.
The Vikings coach says he expects the team to improve over the final 12 weeks of the season.
SID's JOTTINGS• Former Holy Angels wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald Jr. is having a great year for the Arizona Cardinals after struggling last…
Bud Grant made sure the team heard Hank Stram's sideline cackling in the game before playing Kansas City in the 1970 regular-season opener.
Tyler Moore hadn't played a snap for the Gophers this season before last Saturday. Quarterback Mitch Leidner and offensive coach Matt Limegrover gave him lot of credit .
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