By Mike Max

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — There is something going on behind the scenes that has created optimism from the Vikings that they will get a stadium bill passed during the special session.


Former Eden Prairie star Willie Mobley — who started his career at Ohio State and is now at Arizona, where he won the starting nose tackle job — blew out his ACL playing basketball and will not play this season.

Concordia University-St. Paul’s Calving Simon decided not to wait for an NFL free agent opportunity and signed with British Columbia in the Canadian Football League.

Wes Walz’s son Calvin, who just graduated from Eastview High School, will play junior hockey in North Dakota.


Orono and Wisconsin’s John Leuer, who worked out for the Timberwolves, spent the weekend in Miami working out for the Heat.


What advice did the legendary Harmon Killebrew give to Torri Hunter when he was with the twins?

“One thing he always told me: ‘Use your power. Forget that average, use yourpower.’ And that was awesome,” said Hunter. “I just started trying to swing for the fence and using my God-given strength.”


Star Notre Dame wide receiver Michael Floyd (Cretin-Derham Hall’s own) is still working on being reinstated on the team after a recent DWI.

“He’s got some things that he’s got to take care of. He’s making great progress. I’m very optimistic that he’s changed his life for the better,” said coach Brian Kelly. “This was about a crossroads that he had reached and he had to make better decisions. I think he’s doing that. We’re very hopeful that he’ll be able to put this behind him and move forward.”


And happy birthday to Lou Nanne. He turns 70 today.


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