I'm just a regular Minnesota guy that grew up on the north-side of the Cities (Fridley), spent some quality time at the U of M, chill on the weekends at the family cabin near Duluth, bleed Vikings purple, and miss the North Stars. I have a short attention span; and enjoy Eric Church, Johnny Cash, Zac Brown, Kid Rock, Pink Floyd, 80s hair bands, coffee, beer, scotch, and long sunset walks on the beach. (One of those isn't true.) I'm a two-time cancer survivor now (Colorectal 2002, Kidney 2014), and know that life is damn short -- so by all means we should be playing as hard and as often as we can. I think that's it. (Did I mention that I have a short attention span?)
Vikings Finish Near Top of Final Power Rankings
The Minnesota Vikings (13-3) ended the regular season by beating the Chicago Bears Sunday afternoon at U.S. Bank Stadium -- claiming the NFC's #2 seed and a first round playoff bye. See where the Vikes rank at the regular season's end according to the ESPN experts.
NFL Playoff Schedule (+ Potential Vikings Round 2 Opponents)
The NFL regular season came to an end yesterday, leaving just twelve teams standing after the dust had settled -- four of which (including the Minnesota Vikings) will receive a bye for next weekend's first round action. Here's the schedule:
Vikings End Regular Season with Win Over Bears
The Minnesota Vikings (13-3) closed out the regular season with a 23-10 win over the visiting Chicago Bears (5-11) yesterday afternoon at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. With the win the Vikings claim a first round playoff bye -- as the overall #2 seed in the NFC.
Husky Hockey Leaves Princeton with a Pair of Ties
The #1 ranked St. Cloud Huskies Hockey team (12-2-3) leave New Jersey following the weekend series at Princeton (6-7-3) with a pair of ties added to their record -- deadlocking with the Tigers 3-3 on Friday, and 2-2 last night.
Vikings Host Bears Today at U.S. Bank Stadium
The Minnesota Vikings (12-3) face the Chicago Bears (5-10) in a match-up of NFC North rivals at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. The kickoff is set for Noon.
Snow Tonight & Tomorrow, Dangerously Cold This Weekend
The National Weather Service says we can expect 2 or 3 inches of snow across Central Minnesota tonight and tomorrow, followed by even colder weather this weekend.
Minnesota Vikings’ 2018 Opponents Revealed
As the 2017 NFL regular season winds down, the league has revealed the 2018 opponents for all 32 teams. By the looks of things, the Vikings could face more than half of this year's playoff teams next year.
Vikings Top NFC Team in Power Rankings Going Into Final Week
The Minnesota Vikings (12-3) shutout the Packers at Lambeau on Saturday night, and climb yet another spot in the NFL Power Rankings. See where the Vikes rank this week along with the rest of the league according to the ESPN experts.
Did Santa Bring You an Echo? Teach Alexa to Play 103.7 The Loon
If Santa brought you an Echo device, you'll want to teach Alexa to play 98.1 Minnesota's New Country. Here's how on your new Echo, Echo Dot, Echo Show, or any other Alexa-enabled device. Merry Christmas!
Vikings Shutout Packers in Green Bay
The Minnesota Vikings (12-3) shutout the Green Bay Packers (7-8) 16-0 last night at Lambeau Field in Green Bay. With the win the Vikings stay on track to claiming a first round playoff bye -- and keep their hopes alive for the overall #1 seed in the NFC.
‘Hockey Day Minnesota’ St. Cloud Just a Month Away
The countdown is on for Hockey Day Minnesota -- coming to St. Cloud on Saturday, January 20th (with some activities on the 19th too). Check out a cool video that shows a flyover rendition of what it will all look like down at Lake George.
Merry (Coldest) Christmas (in 20 Years)
Christmas hasn't been this cold in St. Cloud in 20 years -- and this year the temperatures will be more of the same all the way to the New Year. Maybe this time around a lump of coal or two wouldn't be the worst thing you could get in your stocking.