• The Twins haven't been dull. Entering Wednesday, 10 of their 21 games had been decided in the winning team's final at-bat, including six walk-off games (three of which came Sunday, Monday and Tuesday).

• Percy Harvin's career went sideways, but anyone who labels the former No. 22 pick a "bust" never watched him play. Harvin, Adrian Peterson and Randy Moss are the three most exciting offensive players the Vikings have drafted in the past 20 years.


Speculation season ends at 7 p.m. Thursday, and thankfully — really — the knowledge season begins. Watch the first round of the NFL draft, either on ESPN or NFL Network. Best guess is the Vikings, barring a trade, will make the No. 23 pick around 9:30.


"I don't see the Vikings bringing in any kickers this year. The new stadium will benefit them both, and if Locke doesn't see much improvement this year he will be cut."

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"One name to remember when Thibs — and other newly hired coaches — go to fill their staffs: J.B. Bickerstaff.