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KNOW THIS

The Vikings defeated a division rival by 10 points on Sunday. On Monday, the story everyone was fixated on was about their mascot. I don't know exactly what that says, but it sure says something.

WATCH THIS

It's the time of year when more than one game matters, so work those remotes tonight. Start with the Indians at Twins (7 p.m., FSN), but don't forget about working in Sparks at Lynx (8 p.m., ESPN2).

RANDOM FANDOM

"I hope this will inspire some other in-state recruits to do the same. There is enough talent in the state to make the Gophers perennial NCAA winners, if they would all choose the U."

Austinalum commenting on Amir Coffey picking the Gophers at startribune.com.

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

TWEETED

"#SaveRagnar #Skol."

Lindsay Whalen, Lynx player and Vikings fan, weighing in on the mascot controversy.

@Lindsay_13