The two conference championship games on Sunday proved anew that the NFL has the worst officiating in all of sports. The lamentations in the aftermath of the New Orleans – Los Angeles Rams game proves anew that the world has too many lawyers. Read more →
MPR News Reflections and observations on the news
Tyler Johnson, the University of Minnesota receiver, is the kind of star athlete that more people should notice — not because of his football skills, but because he knows the value of an education. Read more →
Cody Parkey missed a field goal (officially a blocked kick) on Sunday night that would have sent his team deeper into the NFL playoffs, and people wanted him dead. They literally wanted him to die. Read more →
Kyle Williams, a defensive tackle for the Buffalo Bills, played his last NFL game on Sunday and retired with a final lesson that has very little to do with football per se. Read more →
Cooper Dawson and Kingsley Feinman, have changed each other’s lives. Dawson is your basic jock. Feinman is your basic person with cerebral palsy. Read more →
We find the story suspect while acknowledging that perhaps McCarthy has changed his ways. First of all: it’s Jacksonville in all of the anecdotes. Jacksonville. Read more →
Why would someone stand on the sidelines dressed as a referee? Why would a team allow him to? Did it impact the game? And who’s suing whom, anyway. Ah, details!
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Marco Cavallaro — or maybe it was his parents — didn’t like the penalty called him for a flagrant hit on a quarterback during his East Ridge High School’s (Woodbury) final regular season game against Centennial, won by East Ridge in a thrilling game.
Maybe it was a good call; maybe it wasn’t. That’s football. Read more →
You know how it is; sometimes you just get caught up in the moment and do something stupid. It happens, particularly with kids. Read more →
No more entries, please; we already have a winner in the This Week in Stupid competition. It’s Mark Whipple, football coach at the University of Massachusetts. Read more →
Ridgewater College began the season with 54 players but it’s down to 22 now. Read more →
Today’s daily dose of sweetness comes from Little Falls, where a 7th grade football coach tells a familiar story of giving a kid a chance to have his big moment. Read more →
What we have here is the face of communism, a Northwestern PhD candidate insists. Read more →
Last week’s signing of a franchise quarterback has Minnesota Vikings fans dreaming of Super Bowls.
What do you suppose Jackie Wallace, who played in two of them, is dreaming about these days? Read more →
Youth football organizers are getting the message that parents are delivering. They don’t want their kids brains scrambled by tackle football.
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