Oh, the pain, the pain, the pain Sunday at TCF Stadium! The Vikings, a franchise that started in 1961 with a legacy tied to the icy image of former-Hall-of- Fame head coach Bud Grant, had one shining moment to reconnect the past to the present.
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The Vikings are the NFC North Champions after upsetting the Green Bay Packers 20-13 in prime time at historic Lambeau Field. Head Coach Mike Zimmer in his second season guided a young football team to their first NFC North title since 2009. Continue Reading →
The information bubble-blowers are ever on the job. In case you forgot, an information bubble is produced oftentimes by the media, sending out information that confirms any misbeliefs fans already have about a certain person — and usually that person is Black. I watched Seattle cornerback Richard Sherman’s post-game comments. If you are among those who don’t know what the young man said, here is the gist of it:
“I’m the best cornerback in the game,” said Sherman. “When you try me with a sorry receiver like [San Francisco’s Michael] Crabtree, that’s the result you are going to get.”
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Three weeks ago, the Chicago Bears were rolling along at 7-1 thinking Super Bowl with a dominating defense and leading the NFC North. Two weeks ago, their quarterback Jay Cutler took a vicious shot to the head on a pass play versus the Houston Texans and suffered a concussion; he has not played since. The Bears later lost that game last Sunday 13-6 to the Texans and Monday night were beaten soundly on the road by the San Francisco 49ers 32-7. It’s the eighth straight time the Bears have lost at San Francisco; three of those losses have been in the playoffs. They have not been close to winning (41-0, 52-14, 44-7, 26-0, 17-0 and 44-15), and Monday night they trailed 20-0 at half before losing 32-7. Continue Reading →