Everybody knows that being the head coach of an NFL team is an all-consuming, 12-month-a-year, million-hour-a-week job and that nobody in the modern era of football could ever hope to do another job — let alone several jobs — simultaneously.

What I presupposed in a blog post Thursday is: Maybe Mike Zimmer could?

This idea started as a tweet Wednesday night as the Gophers men's basketball team … then the Wolves … and eventually the Wild … all lost again. Several of you asked if I would turn it into a post. Read it at startribune.com/randball.

all angles You won't read much Vikings coverage in Popular Mechanics, but their website has a feature on the roof at U.S. Bank Stadium.

oh no The only thing worse than a week of Tom Brady/Peyton Manning stories is the return of Deflategate story angles in the AFC title game.