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 […]
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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. […]
In honor of the Super Bowl being played at U.S. Bank Stadium, I am saluting seven Minnesota natives with ties to the big game, including a receiver who won two rings (Stacy Robinson), a tight end who captured one as a member of the winning team’s practice squad (Marcus Freeman), a lineman who persevered to experience championship greatness (Ryan Harris), a […]
Minnesota’s long-awaited Super Bowl has arrived in Minneapolis. The teams are here, and frankly this could be one of the best in the series. Both teams have had great years to work their way through the minefields of the NFL, and to play for the World Championship is a remarkable achievement. The New England Patriots, […]
Greetings to everyone about to experience the Land of 10,000 Lakes and home of Super Bowl LII. I’m a native of Chicago, Illinois born and raised. I moved to the Twin Cities in 1978 to begin my journalism career. I jumped on the Minnesota Vikings and hitched my career to the National Football League. I […]
Former Minnesota Supreme Court Justice and NFL Hall of Famer Alan Page recently sat down with MSR Sports Columnist Larry Fitzgerald, Sr. during media festivities at the Mall of America leading up to Super Bowl 52 on Feb. 4 in Minneapolis. In the audio below, Page reflects on his Hall of Fame career, playing in […]
Melvin Tennant, at least publicly, hasn’t gotten full credit as the man largely responsible for the Super Bowl being in town. Tennant, a recognized leader in the travel industry, is one of 11 Blacks on the 80-plus-member Minnesota Super Bowl Advisory Board, consisting of local and statewide community leaders. He is the co-chair of the […]
News Analysis The Super Bowl is a reflection of the reality of race, class, and status in America. Coaches used to be fond of saying that sports don’t build character, it’s a reflection of character. Sports is also a reflection of society. The Take a Knee movement inspired by Colin Kaepernick has exposed a very […]