When the walls come tumblin' down, Vikings 5-3

Posted By: SuperStatsDave

As Golden Tate avoided the Xavier Rhodes torpedo style attempt of a tackle and then pulled off his flying somersault into the endzone after a failed tackle attempt by Harrison Smith, I'm pretty sure all Vikings fans did the same "Oh Crap" (or any other four letter word of your choice).

Tate landed in the end zone with the gracefulness of a lower level Romanian gymnast and the Vikings had suddenly went from the verge of winning to the sheer pain of an ugly overtime defeat. The Vikings had completed the nearly impossible task of losing to helpless Chicago and poor Detroit in back to back weeks.

As the great John "Cougar" Mellancamp once sang:

"When the walls come tumblin' down
When the walls come crumblin' crumblin'
When the walls come tumblin' tumblin' down"


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Live on Nine to Noon - our discussion on the Timberwolves Season Opener

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Listen to thoughts from @thejuicevox , @PAOnTheMic , and none other than myself on the 10/27 edition of Nine to Noon! (12 minute mark) Read the full article
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Vikings have three players among Pro Bowl ballot leaders

This  season has quickly deteriorated for the Vikings, though a few players are gaining Pro Bowl  respect from the fans. Three Vikings players rank among the top five at their positions in fan balloting for the Pro Bowl, which runs through Dec. 13. Players and coaches cast their votes on Dec. 16 and the rosters will be announced Dec. 20. Cordarrelle Patterson leads the NFC’s special teams contributor category with 102,116 votes. That’s separate from return specialist, where Seattle’s Tyler Lockett leads the voting. Patterson, whose 30.5-yard average on kickoffs tops the league, has picked up additional duties as a gunner on coverage teams. Harrison Smith is second overall among free safeties with 89,565 votes from the fans. He trails Seattle’s Earl Thomas (144,891), the four-time All-Pro safety who suffered a broken leg Sunday night and will not return this season. Smith leads the Vikings in tackles (84 combined) along with two sacks, two pass deflections and no interceptions through 12 games this season. Linval Joseph is fifth overall among defensive tackles with 132,926 votes. The Vikings nose guard is fourth on the team in tackles (53 combined), two for a loss, and has three sacks and two forced fumbles. Los Angeles’ Aaron Donald and Miami’s Ndamukong Suh lead defensive tackles in the NFC and AFC. Cowboys rookies Ezekiel Elliott and Dak Prescott are the top two vote-getters in the league. Prescott, the fourth-round pick out of Mississippi State, leads five quarterbacks in the top 10 of fan voting ahead of Tom Brady, Derek Carr, Matt Ryan and Drew Brees. Cornerback Xavier Rhodes, whose four interceptions leads the Vikings and is tied for fourth in the NFL, is not among the league’s top five in fan voting. Richard Sherman, Marcus Peters, Aqib Talib, Patrick Peterson and Josh Norman currently lead. No early Pro Bowl ballot leaders for the Vikings offense, a group with four starters on injured reserve and ranks 26th in points and 31st in yards per play. Last season, running back Adrian Peterson was the lone initial Pro Bowl selection for the Vikings. Four more, including Smith, eventually joined him as alternates.
Attributed to: StarTribune.com
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(2/2) #mnwild's Bruce Boudreau on why Shane's his favorite movie, on regretting Slap Shot role, on fav movie line https://t.co/DMuPEQVw0Y
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Good catch, GSW 81-1 when leading in a game by 10+ since start of '15/'16 season. Only loss came to MIN on 4/516. https://t.co/xqFZurYKDL
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Awesome, awesome start @WalkingDead_AMC!!!

The Timberwolves Season gets underway in Memphis!

Posted By: SuperStatsDave

In the 2003/2004 NBA season, the Minnesota Timberwolves made it to the playoffs for the 8th straight season along with advancing to the Western Conference Finals.

In the summer of 2004, they hired me.

There hasn't been another trip to the playoffs for the Wolves since that hire of an unemployed kid right out of college. In the twelve seasons after the Wolves hired me, I count three seasons in which the squad had a legit chance at the playoffs. That's not good.

That's what makes this season so exciting. WE HAVE A CHANCE!

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There was plenty of purple on display during our player introductions last week. 💜 📺: https://t.co/qg6Fg51YSU https://t.co/UtBNmdBzR0
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RT @WCCO: A 27-year-old= is accused of fatally beating a 95-year-old Anoka man before stealing his valuables over the weekend. https://t.co
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RT @alexpshun: Coach Zimmer is back at #Vikings practice sporting an eye patch over that right eye #KFANVikes
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@jgkfan Yeah, seems like a very odd tweet that they should've avoided sending out
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@IanStoever Hi Ian, Yes we will be out on Winter Caravan this year. The dates and locations will be announced within the next couple weeks.

Tonight, the Minnesota Lynx go for Championship number 4 in 6 years !

Posted By: SuperStatsDave

As fans of Minnesota sports teams, we are known to occasionally complain (totally justified) about our squads failing to meet expectations, being flat out terrible, or breaking/shattering our hearts.

There is one team however that has totally taken the stigma of losing and has decided to morph into one of the greatest dynasties...

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Good news for Wolves: Spurs stay undefeated on the road (12-0) with a 97-96 win at Milwaukee tonight
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@KacyNoel Yes, same as this season. Both years tied for fewest in NBA.
Jerry Zgoda @JerryZgoda
Klay with 60, in fewer than three quarters no less https://t.co/xZP1g3Gshm
Michael Russo @Russostrib
#mnwild coach and movie buff Bruce Boudreau has quite the bucket list (1/2) https://t.co/Klfyr9mnpw
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"This was the start of my NHL career and I'll always have very good memories of this place." — Dubnyk on Edmonton… https://t.co/LI1X1WzP68
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@chrisajohn @PAOnTheMic negative plays (penalties, sacks, lost-yardage runs) are most likely culprits for red zone struggles. Good stat.

2016-2017 Wild season ready for strong start...

Posted By: Jeffrey P

The 2016-2017 Minnesota Wild season is upon us. After the last two seasons of ups and downs, the hope is a fresh new season starts off just as strong as last year....

Wild Logo on Lockerroom
Image via ShaLynn Wren - no changes made
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@twinsgirlkenz @BrianDozier Glad you received it Kenzie! Happy Holidays!
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#ZuckerDQ, #SpurgeonDQ or #KoivuDQ this week? Make your @DairyQueen Plays of the Week pick now! Watch:… https://t.co/tTFd8YR6Hb
Mike Wobschall @wobby
@TaylorNico1 now we have to jump the Bucs too.
Michael Russo @Russostrib
RT @Rupper17: WOW! Matt Cullen's speed (on his goal) was unreal from the press box vantage point! He can still scoot!!!!
Minnesota Twins @Twins
@otherbeard2fear Hi Aaron, The tickets are $20 per day.

Wild coach and movie buff Bruce Boudreau has quite the bucket list

No matter the genre, Wild coach has popcorn ready.
Attributed to: StarTribune.com

The Blair Walsh Situation

Posted By: SuperStatsDave

It happened yet again on National TV during Monday Night Football. Blair Walsh missed another field goal which was his 3rd miss in 11 attempts this young season. Last year's painful miss versus Seattle is still fresh in everyone's mind and it appears that it still lingers in Blair's mind as well.

The Vikings are a great NFL team and Blair Walsh seems like a super nice guy, but at what point is enough, enough... Read the full article
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Danielle Hunter has most sacks (15.5) among all '15 draft class and only 4 #Vikings have had more in 1st 2 seasons with team, per @VikingsPR
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@LandonWeb @kgib44 So cool!
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RT @Vikings: "Win your final four games, finish with 10 wins, let the chips fall where they may." - @PAOnTheMic 📺: https://t.co/IMyxpfUUm

Fast Forward One Month -- Vikings at 4-0 Baby!!

Posted By: SuperStatsDave

On Tuesday August 30th I took a late lunch from work, during that time the news broke that Teddy Bridgewater was badly injured during a Vikings practice that day and things weren't good. I remember walking back into the office that afternoon and guys of all ages, shapes and sizes were there totally stunned and sad. Even the Green Bay fans didn't tease us...


US Bank Stadium view up top

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Brian Dozier knows the trade chatter surrounding him is unavoidable

Brian Dozier wants to remain with the Twins, but the second baseman knows it’s not his call.
Attributed to: StarTribune.com
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RT @WarriorsPR: Klay Thompson joins Wilt Chamberlain, Rick Barry and Joe Fulks as the only Warriors ever to score 60 points in a game
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Minnesota Wild 2016-2017 Schedule

Posted By: Jeffrey P

It's October and time to get geared up for Minnesota Wild hockey!



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🍕& 📷 → https://t.co/0IndJ9gx2d Get a deal from @PapaJohns today (12/5) with #mnwild’s win from last night. https://t.co/XKh7Zyz0HA
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This isn't the greatest news https://t.co/nHtqcnt4uV
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@TaylorNico1 a tie is essentially a half win and half loss.
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@TaylorNico1 @6 it's about the wind
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In Peterson's possible return to Vikings, is it 'Yo, Adrian,' or 'No, Adrian'?

Peterson’s possible return is a complex decision for all.
Attributed to: StarTribune.com
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RT @pcraigers: 1. Jared Allen 29.0, 08-09 2. Kevin Williams 22.5, 03-04 3. @keithjmillard75 21.5, 85-86 4. Alan Page 19.5, 67-68 5. @DHunt9
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@be_rich3 uh, that's not news
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@JoriHughes Any chance you can share access code? Thanks
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#mnwild prospects @lukekunin9 and @JGreenway12 on the @usahockey prelim roster ⬇️ https://t.co/E2cCpvxHpO
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Blake Bortles and the Jacksonville Jaguars are next up for the #Vikings in Week 14. 📰: https://t.co/Ci6K4hpaRd https://t.co/oEi7szdy0T
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@my4gems thanks for asking!
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@stephielynn9 👏👏👏
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@JBurnsNTNX @StribSports you should have asked a question
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That Negan lean tho #TheWalkingDead
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Excellent look back at Saturday's victory. Expertly produced by @NFerche. https://t.co/y8xZhqdCyL
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The Wolves haven't lost a 3rd quarter for three games! 1 win & 2 ties in that stretch
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@bradradio @Kyle_Ratke Baby Steps! Now the Wolves have to get back to how they had been playing in Q1, Q2 & Q4
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.@millsfleetfarm has a new employee #KFANToysForTots @Vikings https://t.co/Txkf75N5Eq
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@Ech28 @AmalieBenjamin they're misspelling Damien probably
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@RantCityPod 1 step at a time!

Title hopes? Vikings have NFC North's easiest schedule in final weeks

The hope may be faint. But the Vikings have the easiest schedule over the final weeks of the season as none of their opponents have a winning record.
Attributed to: StarTribune.com
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Thibs on Spurs' 12-0 road record: "Defense travels well."
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Harrison Smith's next tackle will be the 500th of his career, per @VikingsPR. He's also 3 tkls away from his 3rd career 100-tackle season.
Michael Russo @Russostrib
#mnwild coach and movie buff Bruce Boudreau has quite the bucket list https://t.co/Klfyr9DYh4
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Quality nonconference victories give Gophers a jolt of confidence

Quality nonconference wins give Gophers jolt of confidence
Attributed to: StarTribune.com
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RT @KarlTowns: I liked those odds https://t.co/uwPGtUB5Mk
Michael Russo @Russostrib
Matt Cullen's breakaway goal in PIT actually broke the crossbar camera in Sens net. Completely out now
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@HodagSprout @BrianDozier We couldn't pass that one up either!
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By my count, Even Thunder is the 3rd horse based at @CanterburyPark that has won a stakes race >100K in last 7 wks (Line Judge & Hay Dakota)
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Seriously, is there ever not a line @ChipotleTweets. Good food equals money made. Good for them. https://t.co/KUBg4mOXWL
Jerry Zgoda @JerryZgoda
That's @NBATV'S Dennis Scott at Wolves' practice today
Alan Horton @WolvesRadio
Impressive comeback... Hornets entered tonight 47-4 (.922) when holding 10+ point lead, only SA & GS better since start of '15/'16 season.
Jerry Zgoda @JerryZgoda
Spurs injury update tonight vs. Bucks. Spurs are up next for the Wolves tomorrow night at Target Center https://t.co/uDVVBO6TJK
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Mike Wobschall @wobby
@TaylorNico1 wins
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Blog up from today's practice: Unlikely OT victory in Charlotte makes KAT one happy man https://t.co/yFGMTNhhEe

Wolves evaluate team's progress at 20-game mark

A quarter of the season in, Wolves believe 6-14 start doesn’t define their fate.
Attributed to: StarTribune.com

Penn State points to victory over Gophers as season's turning point

​Penn State rallied to upset Wisconsin and win the conference title and its ninth consecutive game. This winning streak began Oct. 1 against the Gophers in a game that was one minute away from becoming Penn State's third loss in five games.
Attributed to: StarTribune.com
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#mnwild coach Bruce Boudreau on movies (sidebar to main story) ... https://t.co/DMuPERd6Sw
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Thumbing through my old files, look at the #flapanthers salaries from 93-94, 94-95 (lockout) and 95-96. What value… https://t.co/EMnEuH7qlw
Alan Horton @WolvesRadio
Lineup of Dunn, LaVine, Muhammad, Bjelica & Aldrich has been strong. +23.1 overall net rating ranks 1st among all l… https://t.co/EdsU9rg65h
Minnesota Wild @mnwild
Same @Jason_Zucker16 same. https://t.co/hGfz6Tudos
Minnesota Wild @mnwild
#mnwild has re-assigned Zack Mitchell and Gustav Olofsson per the @totallimo I-35 Report: https://t.co/ZLeDcElEjX
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@TCFanatic99 @MLB @MLBNetwork That is awesome! Keep cheering loud for your #MNTwins!
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Minnesota Wild @mnwild
Three new players up for Bryant Hot Player of the Week! ✔️ Vote now: https://t.co/f7c0P5uKPg #mnwild https://t.co/kbQi7Ig7VT
Minnesota Twins @Twins
@teachtwins @TC_00 So cute! Your students are the best.
Jerry Zgoda @JerryZgoda
@Twolves_PR what's wrong with a new car, wrapped in a big bow, like in all those Christmas commercials?
Real Super Dave @SuperStatsDave
Does anyone have the presale code for this? https://t.co/VxUZQESM4q
Michael Russo @Russostrib
Better value in the NHL right now than Sam Gagner's 10 goals in #cbj? 650K, signed in August
KFAN1003 @KFAN1003
RT @alexpshun: Unfortunately Harrison Smith not practicing today for #Vikings. Left locker room last Thursday in walking boot and on crutch…
Minnesota Vikings @Vikings
RT @KyleRudolph82: For a chance to win a game day football signed by me and @karltowns tweet using hashtag #probowlvote and tag my handle @…
Minnesota Wild @mnwild
You can help #ToysForTots too at this Friday's #mnwild game. Donate new, unused toys (monetary donations accepted too) at all gates.
Alan Horton @WolvesRadio
.@KarlTowns has at least 1 block in 27 straight games, longest stretch in franchise history (KG 26 '96) & longest active streak in NBA.
Alan Horton @WolvesRadio
Wolves on 2nd of a back-to-back... '16/'17: 3-1 '15/'16: 2-12
Minnesota Vikings @Vikings
Andre Patterson has played a critical role in the success of the #Vikings defensive line. 📺:… https://t.co/Ia1qw4XmDe
Mike Wobschall @wobby
RT @Vikings: FAN Q: What are the things that we must do in order to win out? RESPONSE: https://t.co/8dLrrC3Ups https://t.co/6cmIVj55vY
Minnesota Wild @mnwild
🎥 @ChristianFolin & @ZacDalpe22 raided Toys 'R' Us for #ToysForTots, and naturally became kids again →… https://t.co/2xMZDlSgoz
Alan Horton @WolvesRadio
Computers... https://t.co/ObJHE7wOL0
Minnesota Twins @Twins
RT for a chance to win a @SanoMiguel signed ⚾️. Check #MNTwins social each day for a chance to win all month long… https://t.co/QgSUXgqK3j
Alan Horton @WolvesRadio
Win vs. CHA not only ended 4-gm slide & 7/8, but 1st quality win of season. MIN 2-10* vs. .500+ teams (*MEM win w/o Conley/Gasol/Parsons).
Michael Russo @Russostrib
RT @SouhanStrib: Send ?s for @Russostrib Mention @HellsKitchenMN @twill @FixologyMN Crown Bank for priority on @MNSportsPodcast
Mike Wobschall @wobby
@TaylorNico1 we also have to worry about Bucs
Alan Horton @WolvesRadio
Wolves clutch time offense... Sat vs. CHA: 27pts 9/14 FG 3/5 3ptrs 6/6 FT 1st 9gms (1-8): 57pts 33% FG 5/22 3ptrs 12/21 FT
Alan Horton @WolvesRadio
@Tommyatthedoor Bench w/ 23 in W in ORL (Zach 37, Wig 29) 20 in W over LAL (Wig 47) 16 in L at GSW, 36 in W at CHA, so tonight was best.
Jerry Zgoda @JerryZgoda
@jmkind24 why?
Paul Allen @PAOnTheMic
.@KFAN1003 live all day @millsfleetfarm Lakeville collecting Toys for Tots. Stop by, say hello and give, please. #KFANToysforTots