Minnesota Wild Bring Magic of Their Own on Hockey Day In Minnesota

A 5-2 Minnesota Wild win over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Hockey Day in Minnesota was a perfect time to remember I love hockey, and this morning was a good day to write hockey. I grew up in Minnesota and lived here for half of my years on this planet. I wanted to play for Herb Brooks’ Gophers when I was a kid; as an adult, I still cry at Miracle’s “Who do you play for?”  I hate Norm Green to this day for taking the NHL team with the…

Screw Superstitions

Harrison Smith

So in Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, Leia turns to a near carbonite Han and says “I love you.” And in all his eternal glory Han Solo responds “I know.” What a son of a bitch. He won. The dude was going to be turned into a literal rock, and he’s like, “I’m good, lemme win this shit.” On Sunday, January 14th, year of our lord two thousand eighteen, Messers Keenum and Diggs said that they’re tired of having luck go the other way, so Keenum called up the…

A Look At The NFC and AFC Championships

All we gotta do is get there. Bring it home. For the first time in history, become a Super Bowl team at our home stadium. Once we get there, anything can happen. If the Titans can beat the Chiefs and the Jaguars can beat the Steelers, the Vikings can beat the Patriots at home and become the best football team on the planet to put a cap on what would be the greatest sports season in Minnesota history. It should be easy right? Getting there? The Purple and Gold are…

Sports Section Episode 18: What in the Hell Just Happened? [PODCAST]

Real barn burner of an episode for you this week! We of course recap the Miracle in Minneapolis and try to determine where it fits in Vikings lore. Plus, Noah unveils a game called “Were these demons exorcised?” and asks which of the team’s past transgressions have been wiped away by Keenum-to-Diggs. Also: What was your reaction when it all went down? Do the Vikings need to win a Super Bowl for the play to keep its meaning? What we worry about when we worry about the Philadelphia Eagles. Can…

Stars Still Shine In Minnesota’s Wild Jersey Evolution

Minnesotans love their hockey. And they love their hockey teams. Plural.   The Wild have been in business since 2000. But from 1967-93, the North Stars were Minnesota’s NHL entry. When the squads met in the playoffs for the first time, in 2016, Wild fans were still given to chants of “Norm sucks” — aimed at the North Stars’ owner, Norm Green, who took them to Texas to become the Dallas Stars.   To this day, the Wild carry a nod to their predecessors in the form of the North…

Jon Gruden Was Right

Gruden

  The story of Case Keenum has been hammered into the heads of NFL fans since the time that he has started to have success with our Minnesota Vikings. But, it is worth another rundown. High School standout that only got one Division 1 offer→At the University of Houston. Keenum goes on to break about every record in the college books→Goes undrafted→Served in back-up roles to the Texans, Rams, the Texans again, and the Rams again for a back-up/starting role→Vikings sign him and the rest is history. Now after a…

It’s More Than A Game

Anxiety and depression. It’s not something we talk about often as a society. Many times, we brush it under the rug and try to “man up” or “stick it out”. However, for those that deal with these mental issues such as myself, bottling up our emotions makes things worse. This is something I’ve rarely shared with anyone. Now that I have the platform, let me share with you my story of the Minneapolis Miracle. Let’s harken back to October of 2014. I’m sitting in the hospital nursing a hangover from…