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Souhan was Sports Editor of his high school paper at Vianney in St. Louis. He wrote and edited for the Missourian at the University of Missouri, where he earned a journalism degree with an emphasis on American literature.

Souhan: Playoff curse? In Minnesota, Twins win pain claim over Vikings.

A curse is a malevolent spell cast upon you — the Vikings might know playoff heartbreak, but the Twins are a voodoo doll.

Souhan: Always a beast, Harrison Smith leads way to Vikings victory

Smith, the Vikings' oldest star, is being used differently by defensive coordinator Brian Flores than he was last season and made big plays when his team needed themSunday.

Thielen frustrated by loss to Vikings. Did he bring grudge to the game?

Adam Thielen bought a coffee for a longtime friend on the Vikings staff. He chatted with former teammates and coaches. And he performed to his career standards, including one catch that came some extra emotion.

Souhan: Vikings' offseason decisions were logical then, rough now

Longtime Vikings receiver Adam Thielen will be on the opponent's sideline Sunday, a reminder that moving on from former stars is often easier than making improvements.

Souhan: One of the current Twins could be your kid's Brooks Robinson

Columnist Jim Souhan had one guy growing up: Brooks Robinson, who died this week. Souhan explains why the legendary Orioles third baseman meant so much to him and others.

Souhan: Gobert experiment enters Year 2. Why should things be different?

To the national media and NBA fans, as well as pessimistic Timberwolves followers, the 2023-2024 season is doomed to be an encore to a failure. But here are a half-dozen reasons to think that won't be the case.

Souhan: Kepler hit bottom, and here's why the Twins kept the faith

Derek Falvey decided to stick with Max Kepler, and the right fielder turned his season around and helped the Twins clinch a division title.

Souhan: 10 reasons for the Vikings to feel hopeful, still

The 0-3 record is a terrible start to the season — but it is not a death knell with 14 games remaining.

Souhan: Who's better, Cousins or Herbert? And who's headed for trouble?

The numbers defy perception for the quarterbacks of the Vikings and Chargers. One of them will walk off the field Sunday with an 0-3 record.

Souhan: Collier shows she's a star; Lynx need Miller to sparkle, too

Napheesa Collier was brilliant again in the Lynx's season-ending loss to Connecticut, but she needs a star sidekick for the team to improve. That should be Diamond Miller's role.