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Fruitless pass interference reviews make call in loss to Packers even worse

Fruitless pass interference reviews make call in loss to Packers even worse

Re-litigating every wrongdoing suffered by Minnesota teams (and by extension its fans) could fill a book and take years to accomplish (or at least a few hours. But still...


It's a shame Paul Fenton isn't here to see the Wild mess he helped make

It's a shame Paul Fenton isn't here to see the Wild mess he helped make

The 0-3 Wild are a mish-mash of ill-fitting parts starting a season that could go off the rails in a hurry. It's a mess that former general manager Paul Fenton accelerated in the year he held that job before his sudden firing.


Is MLB using a less-juiced ball in the playoffs (and did it hurt the Twins)?

Is MLB using a less-juiced ball in the playoffs (and did it hurt the Twins)?

If you like your “we were robbed!” conspiracy theories served with a mountain of evidence, let's turn your attention to an article in Baseball Prospectus.


Brett Favre turns 50, so we can finally believe he is retired

Brett Favre turns 50, so we can finally believe he is retired

The former Vikings and Packers great was here for his first season when he turned 40 on Oct. 10, 2009. Ten years later, let's assume his name will never again come up as a replacement for an injured quarterback.


'You like that?' Cousins plays better with an edge, but why is he mad?

'You like that?' Cousins plays better with an edge, but why is he mad?

"Believe me, the last week has brought that guy out a little bit in me. There’s some fire there and some edge," Cousins said on his radio show.


Ranking the disappointment: Eight Twins playoff losses, 2002-present

Ranking the disappointment: Eight Twins playoff losses, 2002-present

After going back and forth on this a few times, here is a list of eight, in order of least to most disappointing playoff finishes for the Twins.


Yankees over Twins (again): A story as simple as the American Dream

New York Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman (54) was mobbed by teammates after the Yankees defeated the Twins.

The main reason the Twins lost (again) to the Yankees (again) is that they’re playing in a system tilted against them. The baseball economy mirrors the U.S. economy.


New game plan: What if Cousins apologizes every week on podcast?

New game plan: What if Cousins apologizes every week on podcast?

At the risk of ticking off head coach Mike Zimmer, Kirk Cousins should definitely keep his podcast going. And he should invite someone on every week for a heartfelt apology.


Harvin saying he shouldn't have left Vikings reads like message to Diggs

Harvin saying he shouldn't have left Vikings reads like message to Diggs

Percy Harvin became disenchanted with the Vikings, a situation that apparently boiled over in 2012 when he had a dominant first half of the season but was quickly overshadowed by Adrian Peterson


Sports Illustrated on the brink of massive layoffs

Sports Illustrated on the brink of massive layoffs

When it comes to sports media brands, it’s hard to match Sports Illustrated. The magazine was first published in 1954 and enjoyed a decades-long heyday.


A defining weekend in New York for the Twins and Vikings

A defining weekend in New York for the Twins and Vikings

Both teams face big tests in New York. The Twins will be looking to set a tone for their future while the Vikings have an urgent need that's very much in the present.


No respect: Preview originally says Yankees vs. Minnesota Wild

No respect: Preview originally says Yankees vs. Minnesota Wild

Newsweek did a roundup Wednesday of how various experts see the MLB playoffs shaking out, but got something terribly wrong.


What would it take for the Vikings to bench Kirk Cousins?

What would it take for the Vikings to bench Kirk Cousins?

It’s a popular thing for fans to wonder about, particularly when postgame emotions are running hot. But maybe weighing all the factors will provide some clarity on the quarterback's play.


Vikings' kryptonite: Outdoor road games against winning teams

Vikings' kryptonite: Outdoor road games against winning teams

The Vikings have played 13 outdoors games against teams with winning records since 2016. How many of them have they won?


An underdog with 101 wins? Tough year for Twins to be really good

An underdog with 101 wins? Tough year for Twins to be really good

The Twins, with their 101-61 record, don’t even get home field advantage for the ALDS — something they would have had in every season from 1994-2018.


The Vikings' offensive misery, as broken down by Tony Romo

The Vikings' offensive misery, as broken down by Tony Romo

As the CBS lead analyst, Romo offered sharp assessments throughout Sunday's loss of the Vikings’ offense.


Controversial pass interference calls define Packers' loss to Eagles

Controversial pass interference calls define Packers' loss to Eagles

The NFL has already retrained us, and not in a good way, on how to watch and react to an otherwise very entertaining game.


Cleveland TV analyst congratulates Twins after snarky August tweet

Cleveland TV analyst congratulates Twins after snarky August tweet

Jensen Lewis, a former Cleveland pitcher turned TV co-host/analyst for the team's pregame and postgame shows, posted a tweet that didn't quite hold up.


Five reasons the Twins' clinch Wednesday was meant to be

Five reasons the Twins' clinch Wednesday was meant to be

A quick Twins rally at Detroit. A Cleveland loss a couple hours later. Magic number from two to zero. Here's why Wednesday's clincher was perfect.


'Beer money.' A feel-good story turns sour when racist tweets surface

'Beer money.' A feel-good story turns sour when racist tweets surface

What was in the running for feel-good story of the year has turned into a complicated, layered mess that will make you evaluate everything about how we live right now.