This is what greatness is all about. Four teams have navigated through the minefields of the NFL to reach the finals in one of the most exciting seasons in league history.
The Vikings’ 8-7-1 regular season has come and gone, and the disappointment and frustration will remain through July. This season was supposed to be so much more.
Obviously, I’ve covered sports long enough to have a feel for what’s good and what’s not. Right now, the Minnesota Timberwolves have me in limbo.
As we go to press, the Vikings announced they have fired Offensive Coordinator John DeFilippo. QB Coach Kevin Stefanski is the interim OC and will call plays Sunday vs. Miami.
Los Angeles won with 30 over Detroit’s 16. The Rams are 11- 1, the best record in the NFL, and they play the 8-4 Bears next week. Next Monday the Vikings play at Seattle. With just four games left, winning is paramount.
Friday, November 30, the Gophers will play Oklahoma State at U.S. Bank Stadium in the Inaugural U.S. Bank Stadium Basketball Classic.
The highest scoring Monday Night Football game in history was played before the backdrop of Hollywood in Los Angeles at the historic Coliseum: Los Angeles Rams 54, Kansas City Chiefs 51.
Butler’s demand hurt the team. They became disjointed and distracted and started losing. Case in point: The Wolves slipped to 4-9, including five consecutive losses and being 0-8 on the road.
The World Series, won by Boston in five games, was consistent with what they have done all year. They beat New York in the Divisional playoff series three games to one.
Over the last 14 years, the Timberwolves have reached the playoffs just once. On the final day of last season, the team beat Denver in overtime to clinch the eighth and final spot. Then Houston beat them in the playoffs in five games.