Twitter was so excited about the prospect of a Jared Allen trade that we almost couldn't stand it. In case you had something better to do -- and we hope you did and left the following to Upload -- here's a sampling of what went up, down and around in cyberspace.
Vikings are certainly open to fielding offers today for Jared Allen. Have had a few talks w teams but nothing substantial yet— Jay Glazer (@JayGlazer) October 29, 2013
Seattle making 11th-hour push to trade for Vikings Pro-Bowl DE Jared Allen, per multiple sources. Vikings also talking to second team.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 29, 2013
Seahawks want to trade for Jared Allen http://t.co/N99bYsIgAf— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) October 29, 2013
As noted in the past Jared Allen's $ and cap # make trade difficult but he'd be willing to work with MIN if the fit is right ...— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) October 29, 2013
Jared Allen have heart like Iron Sheik. He ready for main event bubba we see happens— The Iron Sheik (@the_ironsheik) October 29, 2013
Seahawks reportedly looking to trade for Vikings Pro-Bowl DE Jared Allen http://t.co/Ryz0IZXLwL— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) October 29, 2013
Contrary to what is out there Seattle is NOT one of the teams in it for Jared Allen. Two others but Seattle is not talking to Vikes for him— Jay Glazer (@JayGlazer) October 29, 2013
Vikings have signed DE Justin Trattou. Are they filling Jared Allen's spot on the depth chart before trading him?— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) October 29, 2013
Seahawks not expected to trade for Vikings DE Jared Allen now. One source said the Seahawks have decided to not actively pursue him.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 29, 2013
Seahawks have now decided NOT to actively pursue a trade for Vikings DE Jared Allen. (via @AdamSchefter)— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) October 29, 2013
Being told Los Angeles Dodgers most likely team to pull trigger on Jared Allen trade. Willing to absorb $7.5 million salary.— Patrick Daugherty (@RotoPat) October 29, 2013
Broncos not in on Vikings DE Jared Allen. Options diminishing.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 29, 2013
Vikings running out of potential teams to "come take Jared Allen, please..."— Andrew Brandt (@adbrandt) October 29, 2013
Jared Allen trade talks are now dead. Last of teams they were talking to are out.— Jay Glazer (@JayGlazer) October 29, 2013
As expected, #Vikings didn’t trade Jared Allen. Salary, lack of interest, few suitors with cap space — all played a part.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 29, 2013
Strong rumours of a Jared Allen trade today from the Minnesota vikings - at least I didn't fork out £70 for a Jared Allen Jersey 3 weeks ago— Andrew McNeill (@macca7760) October 29, 2013
When Josh Freeman contended that he was a "hair off" on many of his passes during Monday night's Vikings-Giants disaster, it set off a Twitter hashtag in his honor.
Here's some of the best of #hairoff:
Josh Freeman's QB grade is worst ever by Pro Football Focus...#hairoff— Ryan Shaver (@RShaverSports) October 22, 2013
If Josh Freeman's passes were a #HairOff then I'm a Hair Off from being a billionaire— Raheem The Dream (@Jhardin_3) October 22, 2013
Josh Freeman says he was just a #hairoff. Wow that must be some head of hair. What's Fran Tarkenton thinking now?— Kevin ODonnell Fox13 (@ODonnellFox13) October 22, 2013
Went out to start the car this morning to find one of Josh Freeman's passes had hit my windshield. #hairoff— Parker Hageman (@OverTheBaggy) October 22, 2013
Ryan leaf was just a #hairoff from being a better QB than Peyton Manning.— Viktor (@Insomnivic) October 22, 2013
John Carter was just a #hairoff from beating Argo for Best Picture last year.— Michelle (@Michelle_NFL) October 22, 2013
Mondale was a #hairoff from taking the 1984 election.— Seth Kaplan (@Seth_Kaplan) October 22, 2013
Here's video of Gophers coach Jerry Kill, who surprised his players by attending Saturday's game at Northwestern, talking to the team after the game. Kill's talk starts at about the 1 minute, 25 second mark.
Not much for us to add!
The Los Angeles Dodgers were trailing St. Louis by two runs in Game 4 of the National League Championship Series Tuesday night when Nick Punto bashed a double to the wall.
Then, this happened.
There are three views of the Punto pick-off, and the second and third are the best: The St. Louis radio announcers going to town on Punto's mistake and the great Vin Scully's lyrical call.
Of course, for Twins fans this was nothing new -- a mere flashback to the 2009 playoffs against the Yankees when Punto made a horrific base running mistake that still haunts many Twins fans. Listen to the end to hear John Gordon describe: "OH, MY! OH, MY! UNBELIEVABLE, UNBELIEVABLE BONEHEAD BASE RUNNING PLAY BY NICK PUNTO!"
The third camera angle also shows that Gordon wasn't overstating the case.
Have a great day!
First, David Ortiz hit the grand slam that tied Game 2 of the American League Championship Series at 5-5.
After the game, Big Papi talked about the homer. "They know we are a dangerous hitting team."
Encore, en Espanol.
Later, Big Papi (with Papi-to-Be at this side) talked about Torii Hunter. "Torii always scares me."
And, finally, Torii talks about when he 'n' Big Papi were teammates with the Twins. "We [released] him and the Red Sox picked up a gold mine."
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