In the deserved hoopla over Rachel Banham's 60-point game for the Gophers on Sunday, don't forget that it came in a double-OT victory and in a game Minnesota could not afford to lose.
The Wild will have the added scrutiny of a national TV audience as it tries to stop this 2016 free-fall. Minnesota's Tuesday game against the Stars (7 p.m.) is on NBCSN.
"It's an unfortunate situation for Joe Kapp. But today's modern football player is, for the most part, highly compensated and NOW fully understands the risks."
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"Yep. It was real...Imma drink me about 15 16 dr. Peppers...and they're free??? #Broncos #SB50"
— Ryan Harris, a day after the Cretin-Derham Hall product won a Super Bowl as the Broncos left tackle.