Sparano, in his third season with the Vikings, was 58 years old. He was one of the big reasons the Vikings had their best season in 2017 since 2004, winning 14 games and losing to eventual Super Bowl Champion Philadelphia in the NFC Championship game.
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It’s good the Vikings got around to honoring Dennis Green, because all he did was make NFL history. Since Kevin Warren became chief operating officer of the Vikings — he’s been here 13 years now — the first Black COO of an NFL franchise and the highest ranking Black executive on the business side of an NFL team.
Dennis Green’s Ring of Honor induction will take place during a halftime ceremony at the Vikings game against the Buffalo Bills on Sunday, September 23, at U.S. Bank Stadium.
The NFL’s new “anthem policy” requires players to “respect” the flag and the national anthem or stay in the locker room until it is played. The NFL refers to this as a compromise — it was anything but. This was a mandate, not a decision arrived at through a collaborative process. Despite claiming that they […]
After going 14-4 and losing the NFC Championship to Philadelphia, are the Vikings positioned to go to Atlanta next February and win it all?
Time will tell. That’s what many are saying now that the Vikings have signed the NFL’s number-one free agent star quarterback, Kirk Cousins, to a record $84 million guaranteed contract. Viking’s ownership is not backing off, going all out to win Minnesota’s first-ever Super Bowl. Never before has an NFL team signed a player to […]
The just-completed 2017 NFL season crowned a new champion after a season where player protests over the country’s racial inequities and injustices, by either taking a knee or raising a closed fist in the air during the national anthem, took place as well. A January 30 panel discussion during Super Bowl week at the University […]
Pink, whose visit to Minneapolis included a set at the Armory on Friday night, was reportedly battling the flu when she belted out the national anthem prior to the kick-off. Justin Timberlake, meanwhile, did a medley of hits, including a tribute to the late Minneapolis-born legend, Prince.
The walls didn’t come crashing down at Bethel University’s Benson Great Hall as some thought just because famed rapper Snoop Dogg performed at the annual Super Bowl Gospel Celebration. Snoop performed two songs from his forthcoming non-secular album, Snoop Dogg Presents the Bible Of Love, including “Blessing Me Again” accompanied by Rance Allen of the […]
The city of Philadelphia is famous for many things: the Liberty Bell, Rocky, unruly fans, booing Santa Claus, Philadelphia Cream Cheese and Philly steak sandwiches. Move over — the Eagles are now the center of attention in the east after using power-muscle and Nick at Night to deny the Patriots their record-tying sixth Super Bowl. […]