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Real Super Dave @SuperStatsDave
RT @MNBrianHall: No Teague. No Bjelly. Aaron Brooks starting against the Heat. Red Panda in town. Let's get crazy.
Minnesota Vikings @Vikings
When the going gets tough, Coach Zimmer's #Vikings get going. 📰: https://t.co/HPsOBfbtiq https://t.co/bEj4dHgdhp
KFAN1003 @KFAN1003
Two on one and Comeau beats Stalock glove side. 2-1 with 4 min to play in the 1st per.
Minnesota Wild @mnwild
#mnwild wins in the shootout! #mnwildBW https://t.co/qsdMI89TC5
Paul Allen @PAOnTheMic
HOLD ON FOR YOUR LIVES!!!!!! #Vikings Football is @kfan1003 right now, and we’ll make u feel good. #skol
Paul Allen @PAOnTheMic
@QPL34 Nevin Lawson much better than Chris Cook. He's a good player, too, just astounding he has zero INT through 44 games.
Minnesota Wild @mnwild
Niederreiter on his goal streak: “Great support from great players...I’ve got some great passers on the power play.” #mnwild
Minnesota Vikings @Vikings
RT @MackAlexander20: Made it safely to #Haiti 🇭🇹 to spend a day with family. Great reminder of all I have to be thankful for and look forwa…
Alan Horton @WolvesRadio
Pregame Periscope -- Wolves vs. Heat edition -- with special guest @MikeInglisHEAT. https://t.co/Sav1Yz40HR
Paul Allen @PAOnTheMic
RT @Espngreeny: The #Vikings put the division on ice with their third quarterback and without their stud rookie runner. If Mike Zimmer isn'…
Minnesota Vikings @Vikings
The #Vikings fast start paid off in the end in yesterday's win. 📰: https://t.co/KWz3K8gwYV https://t.co/vamkVtqOg4
Real Super Dave @SuperStatsDave
@jay_lietzau Crust wasn’t anything special. The meat fell right off and the cheese was just kind of there.
KFAN1003 @KFAN1003
It's time for #PurpleFridayFinal on KFAN with @Chris_Hawkey! #KFANVikes LISTEN here --> https://t.co/dWVGWEaLHs https://t.co/HSXRr6WzBh
Real Super Dave @SuperStatsDave
With Teague & Bjelica out, we could see some new lineups vs the Heat. I have a feeling that Marcus Georges-Hunt gets a little run
Minnesota Wild @mnwild
What’s your #WildHeadline by @StarTribune? https://t.co/tP7OpeX6F4
Minnesota Twins @Twins
Missing baseball? Get your game on with @RBIGAME this holiday season & SAVE BIG! https://t.co/3Ny85B4ljP https://t.co/Z6HbA7chvP
Jerry Zgoda @JerryZgoda
@Twolves_PR @BloodStrib Ouch
Alan Horton @WolvesRadio
RT @WolvesLynxAcad: Add The Academy to your holiday shopping list! 🏀✔ Register your future basketball star for one of the many Holiday Cli…
Jerry Zgoda @JerryZgoda
With Bjelica inactive tonight, that opens an active spot for two-way Anthony Brown, up with the Wolves this week wh… https://t.co/VzVUqly6R3
Minnesota Wild @mnwild
MacKinnon denied!
Mike Wobschall @wobby
@psell2flat03 @MNTXGopher @KevinMcMahonNFL about what? when?
Minnesota Twins @Twins
@ThanksToTroops Yes, only at Target Field.
Minnesota Wild @mnwild
Stewart: “[Stalock] played unbelievable tonight...it’s great he gives us a chance to win and we wanted to pull it out for him.”
Mike Wobschall @wobby
RT @VikingsPR: .@EversonGriffen in 2017 12.0 sacks - leads NFL 20 QB hits - tied for NFL lead 15 tackles for loss - tied for NFL lead 3 for…
Minnesota Twins @Twins
RT @trevmay65: Happy Thanksgiving twitter. I think you’re pretty neat.

Another look at the Timberwolves' fourth-quarter issues

Not surprisingly, Wolves coach Tom Thibodeau has spent a lot of time analyzing his team’s recent fourth-quarter struggles.
Attributed to: StarTribune.com
Minnesota Vikings @Vikings
"Maybe it's good we went through some of those issues we went through last year." - Coach Zimmer 📺:… https://t.co/XDwBCOAUb8
KFAN1003 @KFAN1003
LIVE: Class 6A Prep Bowl between Eden Prairie and Minnetonka. Play-by-play coverage provided by @ZachHalverson and… https://t.co/lEy7mYq1z0
Paul Allen @PAOnTheMic
RT @heykayadams: The Magic SKOL Bus 🚌 https://t.co/hUPmXp663j
Mike Wobschall @wobby
@KevinMcMahonNFL a lot can change quickly. An injury. Poor play. Bad luck. Chemistry issues. Whatever. And the coac… https://t.co/pGeykjX7Ti
Minnesota Twins @Twins
New lightweight fabric. Stylish matte finish. Rubber badge logo. Grab the 2018 PROLIGHT 59FIFTY Batting Practice… https://t.co/fUOket7mHk
Paul Allen @PAOnTheMic
@cekrisanic @Softykjr Today was one of the most poorly officiated games I've seen in a long time. Players on both s… https://t.co/m8UePRVjxu

Gophers race past Massachusetts in opening game of Barclays Classic

The University of Minnesota improved to 6-0 Friday by jumping to an early lead and cruising to victory against UMass.
Attributed to: StarTribune.com
Jerry Zgoda @JerryZgoda
Another one just before tip tonight... https://t.co/aK53buG9gH

Stefon Diggs doesn't get pass interference call, resists protesting publicly

What exactly qualifies as pass interference in today’s NFL? Stefon Diggs is probably asking himself that question today after a no-call against the Lions that seemed pretty clear to the novice eye. It was the third quarter, first-and-10 from the Vikings’ 36-yard line, when Case Keenum launched a deep ball to Diggs, who was flanked by Lions safeties Glover Quin and Tavon Wilson. Diggs went up for the ball, and promptly had his arm pulled down by Austin, who was injured on the play. Take a look: Play on! pic.twitter.com/mq9ASxA0jg — That Dude (@cjzer0) November 23, 2017 Diggs was mad at the time, but by post-game, he’d simmered down — if for no other reason than to avoid a sure-fine if he publicly voiced any protest of the call. “I think the refs did a great job,” Diggs said when asked about the officiating in the game. The crew called 17 accepted penalties in the game. “They always do a great job. They called their calls, didn’t call the calls or whatever. I always feel like they’re doing a good job. Today they especially did a good.” He was pressed on the issue with this question: You didn’t think you were interfered with on that deep ball? “Nah, nah. Come on now, interference? The ref saw it how it should’ve been seen. No interference on either call. They’re going to continue to do a great job. I respect those guys.” But there was this …. As clock ran out, Diggs yelled at an official who pulled out his flag, then jogged after Diggs, pointing. I think a fine will be in order. #Vikings — Jim Souhan (@SouhanStrib) November 23, 2017 But we get it. Mum’s the word to the media. The score was 27-13 at the time. The drive ended with a Ryan Quigley punt from the 31. The Vikings still won, 30-23. So, it wasn’t detrimental. But it was puzzling. Vikings coach Mike Zimmer bit his tongue when asked about the calls throughout the day. “We almost lost our composure a couple times,” Zimmer said. “We study each crew going into the game. I told them that it could be like this today and they’ve got to play clean, smart football and I probably shouldn’t say anything else.”
Attributed to: StarTribune.com
Mike Wobschall @wobby
@psell2flat03 @KevinMcMahonNFL @MNTXGopher it’s not a distraction.
KFAN1003 @KFAN1003
Time to drop the puck! @mnwild host the @Avalanche right now on the FAN! https://t.co/dXgvS0GkdH
Minnesota Twins @Twins
TFW you finally see the #Thanksgiving turkey... https://t.co/ulc0frwM21
Minnesota Wild @mnwild
No goal for Colorado. Stewart up now
Paul Allen @PAOnTheMic
@slimGREYdy @wobby We love you, too. #skol
Real Super Dave @SuperStatsDave
@MapleJordan43 My stream isn’t bad. But the basketball is pretty ugly
Mike Wobschall @wobby
@HispanAuthority @Vikings CAR but not ATL.
Minnesota Twins @Twins
@T_Habs16 @GrainBeltBeer @GopherSports @Vikings We’re thankful for you too! Happy Thanksgiving!
Mike Wobschall @wobby
@KevinMcMahonNFL I don’t find it odd, personally. I don’t see the upside in naming someone the starter for the rest of the season.
Paul Allen @PAOnTheMic
It amazes me Lions starting CB Nevin Lawson has zero INT through 44 career games.
Real Super Dave @SuperStatsDave
Miami FG’s: Paint: 3/3 Mid: 3/4 3’s: 3/4 Miami leads the Wolves 22-9 early on
KFAN1003 @KFAN1003
Electric 3 on 3 overtime but no winner yet! Shootout time at the X and on the FAN! https://t.co/dXgvS0XV5f

Mike Zimmer stops short of naming Case Keenum starter for season

The Vikings are 8-2 with Case Keenum at the helm and will continue on with him against the Atlanta Falcons next week.
Attributed to: StarTribune.com
Mike Wobschall @wobby
@psell2flat03 @KevinMcMahonNFL @MNTXGopher point is that Case (and players) doesn’t gain/lose confidence or securit… https://t.co/2UxFoiDvX3
Jerry Zgoda @JerryZgoda
Wolves starting Aaron Brooks at point guard for Teague, keeping Tyus with the second unit that now is missing Bjelica tonight
Real Super Dave @SuperStatsDave
Another large crowd at the Target Center to support the Wolves on a Friday night https://t.co/8DumEDXYyO
Minnesota Wild @mnwild
Coyle: “We know we have to be better and we’re capable of more.” #mnwild
Minnesota Vikings @Vikings
RT @VikingsPR: .@EversonGriffen in 2017 12.0 sacks - leads NFL 20 QB hits - tied for NFL lead 15 tackles for loss - tied for NFL lead 3 for…
Jerry Zgoda @JerryZgoda
RT @BloodStrib: It's a final. Wolves 124-118. Minnesota was up 26 -- TWENTY SIX -- when the fourth quarter started.
Paul Allen @PAOnTheMic
Fri. Football Feast tomorrow @BWWings Blaine w/ co-host @PaulCharchian Per usual it will be packed/festive. If you… https://t.co/67Dd21sfnD
Minnesota Twins @Twins
@officiallyrandi Thanks Randi! We’re thankful for fans like you! 👏
Jerry Zgoda @JerryZgoda
Some knuckleheads start a “MVP! MVP!” chant when Jamal Crawford goes to line late in 3rd. Wolves lead Magic 106-80 after 3 qtrs
Paul Allen @PAOnTheMic
RT @ProFootballTalk: FOOTBALLLLLLLLLLFEAST https://t.co/zZnSrxEutM
Alan Horton @WolvesRadio
1st meeting vs. Miami, Teague had a season-high 23pts 5rbs 11asts & career-high tying 6 steals.
Real Super Dave @SuperStatsDave
@jay_lietzau I got too cute and went with something called The Iowan. Should’ve just went simple
Real Super Dave @SuperStatsDave
Going w/Diversify over the field as my trifecta in the Clark #GoodLuck
KFAN1003 @KFAN1003
STEWIE seals it with a shootout goal on a 5-hole move! @mnwild steal 2 pts from the Av's at the X after a shootout… https://t.co/ZT4hNktQcG
Minnesota Vikings @Vikings
🎥 LIVE: Head Coach Mike Zimmer #Skol https://t.co/AOB8Y77e8r
Alan Horton @WolvesRadio
RT @Timberwolves: Pregame Periscope with @WolvesRadio ----> https://t.co/rm4Vkulqhg

Vikings win, but special teams issues loom after Lions game

Detroit Lions defensive tackle A’Shawn Robinson (91) blocks a field goal attempt by Minnesota Vikings kicker Kai Forbath (2) during the first half of an NFL football game, Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)The morning after each Vikings game, beat writer Ben Goessling dives in for a deeper look at a key aspect of how the Vikings played, and what it means for the team going forward: In Week 9 last year, the Vikings saw Blair Walsh miss an extra point and get a field goal blocked in an overtime loss to the Lions, which could have been decided in regulation had either kick gone in. That they weren’t done in by special teams issues on Thursday in Detroit might be a testament, in some ways, to how much more resilient and resourceful this year’s Vikings team has been than the 2016 club. But in some ways, Minnesota’s special teams problems on Thanksgiving were more concerning than what happened last year. The Vikings had an extra point blocked after their first touchdown when the Lions crashed the middle of the team’s field goal block unit (possibly committing a penalty by charging long snapper Kevin McDermott in the process). An errant snap from McDermott had holder Ryan Quigley reaching to get the ball in place, forcing Kai Forbath to alter his approach on a 53-yard field goal that was ultimately blocked. Return man Marcus Sherels had a 38-yard kick return wiped out in the second quarter by holding penalties on Stephen Weatherly and Blake Bell. And while Darius Slay’s early jump ultimately rendered his blocked field goal moot, the ensuing return touchdown wouldn’t have tied the game, even if it had held up, had the Vikings taken care of two earlier kicks. Coach Mike Zimmer opted for a Quigley punt from the Lions’ 37-yard line in the fourth quarter, rather than trying Forbath from 55 yards. And while it’s possible the Vikings might have decided to punt while protecting a four-point lead in that situation even if they’d had a good day kicking field goals, the earlier misses couldn’t have helped the situation. “I think we can do some better things on special teams than what we did today,” Zimmer said, “but Detroit’s a really good football team.” The Vikings have fielded some of the league’s best special teams units in recent years, so they had a high standard to meet this season, even after bidding farewell to All-Pro kick returner Cordarrelle Patterson and breaking in a new punter. And while the group hadn’t been bad this season, it also hadn’t provided the kind of distinct advantage the Vikings have enjoyed in recent years. According to Football Outsiders, the Vikings’ special teams units entered Week 12 ranked as the 15th-best in the league this season, after placing 10th, 4th, 10th, 6th and 5th the past five years. The Vikings’ kick return unit, which hasn’t produced a return longer than 39 yards this season after getting five return TDs from Patterson the past four years, is tied for 23rd in the league in expected points added, and the kickoff unit ranks 30th. The kick units have hurt the Vikings’ production as the punt unit has improved to 8th in the league and the punt return group ranks 4th in the NFL. Overall, though, the Vikings haven’t received the kind of dynamic boost from special teams they’d come to enjoy. They entered Thursday’s game with the 16th-best starting field position in the league this season, after ranking second a year ago and third in 2015. With return men like Percy Harvin and Patterson, the Vikings probably have been spoiled somewhat on special teams, and Forbath made his final kick of the day. He said after the game he’d hit all of his kicks well, and wasn’t going home worried about how he was striking the ball. He’s now missed five extra points and four field goals in 11 games this season — a year after the Vikings released Walsh for missing four extra points and four field goals in nine games. “The operation — I mean, I haven’t seen it, but it wasn’t smooth,” Forbath said about the blocked field goal. “I stopped, and from that distance, when you stop and almost have to try and one-step a kick, it’s tough to get there from that long. They were bringing pressure all day, and they blocked the extra point. We came out with the win, fortunately, but we’ve got to have a more routine operation like we have all year.” The Vikings have set a high standard for themselves on special teams, and they’re trying to meet it with a number of new pieces this season. A year after kicking-game gaffes cost them a win against the Lions, they headed home on Thursday night fortunate their errors at Ford Field didn’t come back to burn them.
Attributed to: StarTribune.com
Jerry Zgoda @JerryZgoda
My guy @BloodStrib is covering tonight's game vs. Heat so check his feed for updates. Without Teague (and Bjelica),… https://t.co/Mpek0WnLea
KFAN1003 @KFAN1003
RT @RussoHockey: Tie game...Puck gets by Reilly, who falls, and Compher scores shorthanded on Colorado's first shot
Mike Wobschall @wobby
@KevinMcMahonNFL @psell2flat03 @MNTXGopher is that another “company line”? Hope so, since that’s all I can give, apparently.
KFAN1003 @KFAN1003
The @mnwild and @Avalanche will head to OVERTIME on the FAN! Tied up 2-2 after regulation. https://t.co/dXgvS0GkdH

Black Friday bonus: Wild goes to a shootout to beat Colorado

Chris Stewart and Charlie Coyle scored shootout goals for the Wild to seal a 3-2 matinee victory over the Avs.
Attributed to: StarTribune.com
Real Super Dave @SuperStatsDave
@terryhorstman Millard having 25 sacks but 0 tackles is amazing
KFAN1003 @KFAN1003
The music event of the year is coming to your TV tonight! Watch the 2017 iHeartRadio Music Festival this Wed + Fri… https://t.co/Ngh28FVQkG
Minnesota Vikings @Vikings
"We know we've got a pretty resilient bunch. They play hard together." - Coach Zimmer
Minnesota Twins @Twins
When you've finished three plates, but mom brings out the pie... #Thanksgiving https://t.co/zahTfGpjzH
Real Super Dave @SuperStatsDave
The non-foodie that I am: A Dominos sausage and pepperoni pizza is better than the Pizzeria Lola pizza I just had.… https://t.co/3U11sg8ouw
Paul Allen @PAOnTheMic
Just love this #vikings team. So cohesive. So mentally and physically tough. No longer can say offense holds back t… https://t.co/fngySmSa64
Jerry Zgoda @JerryZgoda
@JohnAnderson29 No it’s not
Alan Horton @WolvesRadio
Pregame Periscope coming up over at @Timberwolves, join us.
Jerry Zgoda @JerryZgoda
Thibs seriously considered signing DRose last summer before he decided upon Jeff Teague, with Teague's durability b… https://t.co/nH1wlM27hZ
Mike Wobschall @wobby
@KevinMcMahonNFL @psell2flat03 @MNTXGopher sorry you’re frustrated, Kevin.
Minnesota Vikings @Vikings
RT @athielen19: I appreciate that! I remember watching the last guy do it and he was a baller! https://t.co/sw6Y54XAdr
Minnesota Vikings @Vikings
"I thought he played well. He ran the ball efficiently this week. I think he continues to get better as we get goin… https://t.co/EroBux7l1z
Mike Wobschall @wobby
@MNTXGopher @KevinMcMahonNFL you also only know what he says at a podium, which is about 30 mins total in an entire… https://t.co/NLYi0ZQpJD
KFAN1003 @KFAN1003
ZUCKER! Scores to start things off at the X and the @mnwild lead 1-0 early!
Real Super Dave @SuperStatsDave
RT @WolvesRadio: Aaron Brooks will get the start tonight for Jeff Teague. It's Brooks' 1st start since April 5, 2015 (Bulls at Cavaliers),…
Jerry Zgoda @JerryZgoda
Three Wolves starters in the 20s: J.G Buckets w/ 26, Taj 24, Teague 20. Wolves lead 121-113 w/ 28 seconds left

Wisconsin brings big-play RB, resilient QB to game vs. Gophers

Jason Galloway of the Wisconsin State Journal sees a Badgers team that is motivated to win Paul Bunyan's Axe again and keep its unbeaten season going.
Attributed to: StarTribune.com

Nemanja Bjelica out of tonight's game with a mid-foot sprain

Anthony Brown will be active in his place
Attributed to: StarTribune.com
Alan Horton @WolvesRadio
Wolves announce Jeff Teague (right Achilles soreness) will not play tonight vs. Heat. This snaps a string of 167 co… https://t.co/COLr3Kbw7z
Paul Allen @PAOnTheMic
RT @Vikings: "He's not hot, he's good." - @wobby on @casekeenum7 📺: https://t.co/nVxT4oFxKg https://t.co/wlFMpEEoAx
Minnesota Wild @mnwild
Charlie Coyle SCORES!
Minnesota Wild @mnwild
Mood. https://t.co/2WTCtTIG5m
Minnesota Twins @Twins
The Majestic #MNTwins Store is offering a 25% discount to all military, police officers, firefighters, first respon… https://t.co/Gt037wjfnH
Minnesota Twins @Twins
@leahann021 @Broncos We’re thankful for fans like you, Leah! Happy Thanksgiving!
Minnesota Wild @mnwild
Boudreau on putting Stewart in the shootout: “He was staring me down. I was afraid if I didn’t put him out he’d get mad at me.” 😳😂
Minnesota Twins @Twins
Checking out all the #BlackFriday deals like... https://t.co/dmhg21gguB
Jerry Zgoda @JerryZgoda
Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!!! I hope it’s filled with peace, good food and good company!
Real Super Dave @SuperStatsDave
I was trying to figure out what these horrendous Arizona St jerseys look like and then @Avie77 nailed it by saying “Hula Skirts”
KFAN1003 @KFAN1003
Antonio Montero's 22nd TD of the year puts Eden Prairie ahead 14-0 with 5:09 remaining in the first quarter. https://t.co/dWVGWEsn62
Minnesota Vikings @Vikings
Go ahead and have yourself an extra slice of pie today. You deserve it! https://t.co/LCToVKpp1M
Minnesota Vikings @Vikings
.@EversonGriffen continues to be a game-changer for the #Vikings defense, picking up 2.0 sacks yesterday. 📰:… https://t.co/RmcEtvslWz
Minnesota Wild @mnwild
Vote for tonight’s #WildHeadline by @StarTribune
Alan Horton @WolvesRadio
Aaron Brooks will get the start tonight for Jeff Teague. It's Brooks' 1st start since April 5, 2015 (Bulls at Caval… https://t.co/qahe0z8LFX
Alan Horton @WolvesRadio
Wolves best records through 18 games... 13-5 ‘01/’02 12-6 ‘05/’06 12-6 ‘04/’05 12-6 ‘98/’99 11-7 '17/’18
Minnesota Vikings @Vikings
.@athielen19's incredible season continued yesterday as he surpassed the 1,000-yard receiving mark. 📰:… https://t.co/AKqZ9YVRGB
Mike Wobschall @wobby
@KevinMcMahonNFL it’s not about it being a secret. Not sure why this must be explained every week to ya’ll.
Minnesota Wild @mnwild
#HockeyHugs by @GilletteChildrn for a PPG https://t.co/giPVbURcXV
Alan Horton @WolvesRadio
Wolves announce Nemanja Bjelica is out tonight vs. Miami with a left mid-foot sprain. Anthony Brown is active.
Minnesota Twins @Twins
RT @ErvinSantana_54: Happy Thanksgiving! #BeThankful #SMELLBASEBALL!!!! https://t.co/l3OQJT3yBV
Alan Horton @WolvesRadio
If Tyus Jones gets the nod tonight, it'll be his 1st career start.
KFAN1003 @KFAN1003
PPG for NINO! 2-2! https://t.co/dXgvS0GkdH
Mike Wobschall @wobby
@ChampionGDoors @KevinMcMahonNFL um, yes, seriously. But I’ve only been working for the team for 13 seasons so what would I know about it.
Alan Horton @WolvesRadio
Couple of advantages that turned out to be pretty important... Free Throws: 36 for 45 (80%) -- season-high in make… https://t.co/GLX1KHGlop
Alan Horton @WolvesRadio
AUDIO: Get caught up from Wolves shootaround this morning with Thibs, KAT, Spoelstra & Dragic. Wolves vs. Heat 6:30… https://t.co/4djaQ7LmCw
Jerry Zgoda @JerryZgoda
Bjelica out tonight vs Heat because of a left mid-foot sprain
Paul Allen @PAOnTheMic
RT @klemj: Feasting 9-2. @haley_darling @PaulCharchian @PAOnTheMic Thanks fellas! #skol https://t.co/I6202AHUrF