Cigar smoke, Mark Mosley’s pre-game kicks, the Tark and a Viking playoff win


As we walked toward the gates, the smell of cigars and cigarettes filled the Met Stadium air. Once we made it inside for the pregame warm-ups, I soaked in everything. I watched the High School Cheerleading Parkettes on the sidelines, and was amazed by the distance and accuracy of Mark Mosley and Fred Cox’s straight on kick

A Blimp a baseball and a broken jaw


Sometimes life can be like a pretty blimp hovering in the air, and then all of a sudden a baseball comes crashing down from it and **SMACK** there is a broken jaw to ruin the view. Sounds weird, right? Turns out, this obscure thought is actually a true story. Sort of. I stumbled upon an […]

Spending Hockey Day Minnesota Writing a Book About Hockey


In April 2013, I started researching and writing a book to document the history and characters of Lakeville, Minnesota’s Hockey program. Today is Hockey Day Minnesota in the State of Hockey, so what I am doing? More research, more database building, more writing and more research. The Wall of Fame and History Display (Collection of […]

MN Sports History: Vikings victim of Dolphin Super Bowls

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Even-though the Dolphins were defending World Champs, and were playing in their third straight Super Bowl, I honestly felt like we were gonna dominate them. How wrong I was.

This Day in MN Sports History: First Steeler Super Bowl is Vikings 3rd loss

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Sometimes it’s better to be lucky than good. How else can you explain this fluke Super Bowl that was won when Pittsburgh recovered a “mistake” second-half kick off? I guess it’s totally my opinion, but I still think there is no way that the Vikings would lose this Super Bowl if it was played again today, yesterday or tomorrow.

On this day MN Sports History: Chiefs Super Bowl win is Vikings First Loss

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On this day in MN sports history, the Kansas City Chiefs Super Bowl victory in 1969 ruined the Minnesota Vikings first NFL Championship.

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This Day in Minnesota Sports History: Raider Super Bowl is O-4 Vikings

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Disaster struck and the opportunity was squandered when Brent McClanahan fumbled the ball away to the Raiders. The turnover was the worse thing that could have ever happened to the Vikings. In this sports daddy opinion it was the purple’s worst nightmare.

On This Day in MN Sports History: Drew Pushed Off, a bottle and my You Tube video


Many Vikings fans already know why for it was on that fabled Christmas that the Dallas Grinches stole a playoff win from the jaws of defeat at Metropolitan Stadium.

Love that Dirty Water… Boston Today You’re My Town

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My 8 year old son always plays NHL 13 as the hometown Minnesota Wild. I am forced to play as my second favorite NHL franchise, the Boston Bruins. What can I say? I Love that Dirty Water… Boston Today You Are My Town. We create our own characters on the PS 3, and we laugh […]

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Win Twins song exposed as beer commercial ditty for Hamms Beer

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Win Twins song exposed as beer commercial ditty for Hamms Beer. I found this old Hamm’s beer commercial that was used for Minnesota Vikings broadcasts during the1962 season. I was mildy surprised to learn that it is exactly the same song that the Minnesota Twins use as their team introduction music at Target Field. In […]

Big Brothers of the World Unite for the Ravens to beat the 49ers in the Super Bowl

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Big Brothers of the World unite! The Ravens and big brother John must stop an ugly statistical trend by destroying the 49ers, their perfect 5-0 record in Super Bowls, and his little brother Jim. That’s right, I am cheering for the Ravens in this weekend’s Super Bowl for the sake of in restoring order in […]

Hip to be square, Lifetime Fitness has been my weight loss hangout for a month now

I am now officially like the Huey Lewis song Hip to be square, working out most everyday and watching what I eat. For months I drove my daugher past the Lakeville, MN LifeTime Fitness on our way to skating lessons, gymnastic practices or trips to the library. A stay-at-home dad for over a year now, […]

Talkin Baseball, A Salute to Twins 87 Players Rev it up


Talkin Baseball, A Salute to Twins 87 Players “Rev it up” 87

Photo of the Week: Jason Kubel Arizona Diamondbacks Cactus League 2012

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In 2012 we went on vacation to Arizona, spending the week attending Spring Training games featuring former Minnesota Twins. This week’s photo features Jason Kubel taking his first at bat as an Arizona Diamondback on Opening Day. He faced former Cy Young Award Winner Tim Lincecum. Jason Kubel Arizona Diamondbacks

Minnesota Wild Greatest Games Video


The Minnesota Wild have had some great games in their young history. A few years back, former players Nick Schultz and Wes Walz, unveiled the best games in Wild history as chosen by Wild fans. This a video from YouTube which shows the Top 10 of many the games that are featured on this site: