Paul Krause

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Adrian Peterson powers Vikings 38-22 over Rams

 

For the third straight week, tragedy has again gripped our consciousness, this time away from the NFL — the horrific events in Connecticut on Friday. Sunday all across the NFL there were moments of silence and athletes and fans showing heartfelt expressions of sorrow for the senseless murders of the 26 victims.

The Vikings and Rams, before kickoff, gathered at midfield holding hands, with both head coaches and one player wearing the jersey number 26 representing the lives lost at the Sandy Hook school. President Barack Obama, speaking at a memorial service Sunday, said, “These tragedies must end, and to end them, we must change.”

The Vikings kept alive their Wild Card playoff hopes by dominating the St. Louis Rams 36-22. The Vikings improved to 8-6, and with two games left they have positioned themselves as the number-six seed in the rugged NFC. Continue Reading →

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Has the NFL let its guard down?

 

 

As if the NFL did not have enough problems to deal with from all the lawsuits they face from current and former players, now the NFL Players Association is suing them for $3 billion claiming collusion from 2010 during the NFL’s lockout by league owners. And there’s the troubling question of whether parents should let their children play football at all. With the NFL “Bounty-gate” scandal involving the targeted violence by New Orleans from 2009-2011, the league suspended the Saints’ general manager, head coach, defensive coordinator and assistants, and four players. The recent suicide deaths of former players Junior Seau and Dave Duerson have stunned many and raised questions. More than 2,000 former players are suing the NFL alleging they were not warned about long-term risks of concussions when they were playing. Continue Reading →

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