Randball
January 13
Your thoughts: If you could start over, would you root for Minnesota teams?

Your thoughts: If you could start over, would you root for Minnesota teams?

'If you love someone, tell them. . . . And if that loved one cheers for Minnesota teams tell them it's not worth it.' How's that for drama?
Randball
January 13
Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson, right, watches an NBA basketball game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Houston Rockets on Tuesday, Ja

Houston, we have two problems: Deshaun Watson and James Harden

Almost exactly one year ago, the Houston Rockets and Houston Texans were flying high. Now those franchises have big, big problems.
Randball
January 12
The Twins celebrated winning the American League Central after finishing 36-24 in 2020. The White Sox and Cleveland both finished 35-25, but offseason

Two moves make it clear: Twins' top rival in 2021 is the White Sox

Cleveland traded Francisco Lindor. Chicago added high-priced closer Liam Hendriks. The 2021 race is on. What will the Twins do?
Randball
January 12
According to Pro Football Focus, the Vikings offensive line graded No. 29 out of 32 teams when it came to pass blocking. Quarterback Kirk Cousins was

Your thoughts: Fans blaming Vikings offensive line is 'lazy' thinking

While Rick Spielman has committed more draft resources to the line in recent years — one pick in the top three rounds of the last four drafts — the results can only politely be described as mixed.
Randball
January 12
Former Minnesota Vikings player, now Detroit Lions defensive end Everson Griffen (98), greeted his former head coach Mike Zimmer at the end of the fou

Griffen slams Cousins, suggests Zimmer didn't want the QB

The former Vikings defensive end opens up an old wound from the 2018 offseason in a series of tweets he later deleted.
Randball
January 11
Minnesota Twins manager Rocco Baldelli speaks to starting pitcher Jose Berrios, right, in the dugout during the fifth inning of Game 2 in the American

Your thoughts: Are Twins 'playing with fire' after empty playoff trips?

A reader laments missed opportunities and wonders if the future is as rosy as it seems.
Randball
January 8
Your takes:  Should Wild dominate hockey like Yankees dominate baseball?

Your takes: Should Wild dominate hockey like Yankees dominate baseball?

I asked you to come up with "measured hot takes" with "logic and thought" behind them — and let me agree or disagree. Here's the first one.
Randball
January 8
Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields throws a pass against Indiana.

Fields to Vikings? ESPN mock draft has Ohio St. quarterback available

Just when you think it's safe to stop thinking about the Vikings and quarterbacks, ESPN's latest mock draft has Justin Fields still on the board when the Vikings make their first-round pick.
Randball
January 7
Golden State Warriors guard Damion Lee and teammates kneel during the national anthem before an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Clippers.

NBA reacts to pro-Trump mob, how it was treated so differently

"Can you imagine today, if those were all Black people storming the Capitol, and what would have happened?" 76ers coach Doc Rivers said.
Randball
January 6
Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins.

Top 10 grade makes us ask: Is Cousins really the problem?

The QB has been up and down, but data suggests on the whole he has been well above average for the Vikings.
Randball
January 5
Gary Kubiak in 2019.

Are Vikings (and Cousins) headed for six coordinators in six years?

With offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak at least mulling retirement, the Vikings could be making a new hire again.
Randball
January 4
Roughing penalty on Cousins sack tops Sunday's strange NFL moments

Roughing penalty on Cousins sack tops Sunday's strange NFL moments

Week 17 in the league proved to be one of the weirdest in an already wild season.
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Today's Scoreboard

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  • Miami

    Brooklyn

     

    - F

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    128

  • Philadelphia

    Detroit

     

    - F

    114

    110

  • New Orleans

    Minnesota

     

    - F

    110

    120

  • LA Lakers

    Chicago

     

    - F

    101

    90

  • Houston

    Dallas

     

    - F

    133

    108

  • Denver

    Phoenix

     

    - F

    120

    112

  • Golden State

    Utah

     

    - F

    108

    127

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  • Tampa Bay

    Columbus

     

    - F

    2

    5

  • Montreal

    Vancouver

     

    - F

    5

    2

  • Philadelphia

    Boston

     

    - F

    1

    6

  • Los Angeles

    St. Louis

     

    - F

    2

    4

  • Ottawa

    Winnipeg

     

    - F

    3

    6

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