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WCCO Radio Rally: August 28

Some big games this week! Here’s the Power Poll and Games to Watch from the WCCO Radio Rally!

08/28/2015

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Son Of Vikings GM Blossoms On Football Field

While Minnesota Vikings General Manager Rick Spielman was at work at TCF Bank Stadium last week with his team, his son JD was helping defending state champion Eden Prairie High School beat Totino-Grace — and he hardly missed a play. “[I] had our game in one ear and his game in the other ear on the radio, and then had it streamed on my computer,” Rick Spielman said.

08/26/2015

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Carter Apologizes For Advising Rookies To Get A ‘Fall Guy’

Hall of Fame receiver Cris Carter has issued an apology for telling NFL rookies at a league symposium in 2014 that they should “get a fall guy” to help them avoid trouble. Carter posted his apology on Twitter after an ESPN article drew attention to the remarks he made during a presentation last year.

08/24/2015

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New Vikes Stadium Featured In ‘Madden 16’

Fans will not be able to see a Minnesota Vikings game played at U.S. Bank Stadium for about another year — unless they play video games. The future home of the Vikings is featured in the new “Madden 16.”

08/21/2015

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Vikings’ Exum Hopes To Step Up His Safety Game

It feels like the Minnesota Vikings’ coaches are just waiting for someone to unseat Robert Blanton, who started 13 games last season largely because they felt he was the best of some not-great options. If they are waiting to be wowed, maybe Antone Exum Jr. just needs another game.

08/20/2015

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Christian Ponder Expects Boos In His Return To Minnesota

Christian Ponder is under no illusions about what kind of reaction he’ll get when he returns to Minnesota. Ponder even joked that he might even respond to the expected harsh treatment with a bow when he takes on the Vikings in an exhibition game for the Oakland Raiders on Friday night.

08/20/2015

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Best Bars In Minnesota To Watch The NFL’s Opening Games

A formidable NFL team, the Minnesota Vikings are a spectacular sight. As football season starts, NFL fans will be lining up eagerly to see the Vikings and their opponents. But if you can’t get a stadium seat, a good metro sports bar is one of the best places for catching the playoffs.

08/20/2015

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Concordia-St. Paul’s Football Team Takes On 29-Year-Old Kicker

There is a term for 29-year-old college students. They are called doctoral candidates. “Hopefully I don’t look 29-years-old,” Peter Farris said. Despite being the oldest player on the Concordia-St. Paul football team, Farris is just a freshman.

08/14/2015

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Minnesota, Kill Reach 1-Year Contract Extension Through 2019

Minnesota coach Jerry Kill has agreed to a one-year contract extension, through the 2019 season. The deal was announced Friday by the university. Terms weren’t immediately available.

08/14/2015

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Irritated Coach Zimmer Cuts Vikings Practice Short

Adrian Peterson did not practice again on Thursday because of a bruised thigh. To hear coach Mike Zimmer describe his team’s final practice of training camp in Mankato, none of his other players did, either. An angry Zimmer cut practice short on Thursday morning.

08/13/2015

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Prosecutor Slams Judge For Ending Peterson’s Probation Early

A Texas prosecutor has criticized the judge who cut short the probation of Minnesota Viking Adrian Peterson in a child abuse case.

08/07/2015

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Zimmer Returns To Vikings After Time With Ailing Father

Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer has returned to training camp with the team after visiting his ailing father. The Vikings held their walk-through Thursday inside the Minnesota State University athletic complex, and fans gave Zimmer an ovation.

08/06/2015

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Durable Mick Tingelhoff Finally Gets His Hall Call

The NFL draft lasted 20 rounds in 1962, for the 14 teams in the league at the time. More than a dozen centers came off the board among the 280 players who were picked. Mick Tingelhoff didn’t attain such status.

08/05/2015

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5 NFL Players With An Amazing Hidden Skill

When you’re in a career that relies on being in peak physical condition, it’s not a bad idea to have a backup plan. Here are a few NFL players who have done some pretty impressive work off the field.

08/04/2015

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Minnesota High School Football Practice Rules Change For Player Safety

The Minnesota State High School League has changed the rules for football practice. The changes are not unique to Minnesota. High school leagues across the country are taking steps to limit the amount of contact players have during practice.

07/29/2015

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The Top 5 Athletes-Turned-Actors

LeBron James is getting some good reviews for his performance (as himself) in the new Judd Apatow – Amy Schumer movie Trainwreck. Despite losing the championship this year, he has been able to dodge the […]

07/22/2015

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Vikings, Adrian Peterson Reach Contract Agreement

The Minnesota Vikings have made an agreement with running back Adrian Peterson to restructure the last three years of his current contract.

07/21/2015

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Vikings’ Adam Thielen Helps Mentor Students Through Nonprofit ACES

Vikings training camp starts Saturday in Mankato. The Vikings open up the season on the road against the San Francisco 49ers at Levi’s Stadium.

07/21/2015

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Top 5 Most Dangerous Sports

Rhythmic gymnastics and table tennis just missed the cut.

07/20/2015

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Judge Orders Settlement Talk For NFL, Union On Peterson Case

The NFL and the NFL Players Association have been ordered into settlement negotiations on the case filed in federal court by the union over Adrian Peterson’s suspension.

07/20/2015

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Tarkenton To Present During Hall Of Fame Inductions

There will be some familiar faces presenting the Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2015. Hall of Fame quarterback Fran Tarkenton and Hall of Fame coach Marv Levy and will be among those introducing the eight-member Class of 2015 during induction ceremonies on Aug. 8.

07/15/2015

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Sales Begin For Minnesota Vikings Single-Game Tickets

It feels like summer just got here, but it’s already time to start thinking about fall. Single-game tickets for the Minnesota Vikings season go on sale Tuesday.

07/14/2015

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Former Marine Now A Preseason All-America For Concordia Football

Hank Goff was a standout on the Minnetonka state championship football team in high school. He went onto South Dakota State to play football, but it didn’t work out academically. That’s when his life changed.

07/06/2015

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Former Standout North Dakota Linebacker Dies In Thailand

A captain of the University of North Dakota’s 2001 national championship football team has died from injuries he suffered in a motorcycle crash in Thailand, where he was teaching. UND announced the death of former linebacker Travis O’Neel on Tuesday.

06/24/2015

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Larry Fitzgerald Jr. Takes Twin Cities Kids On Shopping Spree

A group of Twin Cities kids not only spent two days at a football camp led by an NFL player — but they also went shopping with him. Larry Fitzgerald Jr. of the Arizona Cardinals teamed up with Dick’s Sporting Goods Tuesday to reward some deserving young athletes.

06/23/2015

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