National Football League
A Sioux Falls sports journalist has authored a book on the first Minnesota Vikings team to go to the Super Bowl, which happened in the last year of the old National Football League before pro football’s biggest merger.
A published report detailing perks the National Football League requests of cities bidding for the Super Bowl has organizers of the 2018 Minnesota game on the defensive. The Minnesota bid committee released a statement Monday saying it did not agree to every specification in a 154-page document drafted by the NFL.
New details have emerged about the deal bringing the Super Bowl to Minneapolis. Some of the conditions include: hotel accommodations, free police escorts and free advertising. They’re on the long list of requests in a confidential 153 page document obtained by the Star Tribune.
New NBA Commissioner Adam Silver has brought up an age-old issue within the NBA. He wants to raise the minimum age, which is now 20 years old. Right now, a player must be at least 19 and one year removed from high school. He argues it would make for a more competitive draft and another year of player maturity.
An association representing Minnesota police officers is suing the National Football League over a policy banning handguns in stadiums unless the gun holder is providing security. The Minnesota Police and Peace Officers Association says this means off-duty officers can’t keep their weapons in stadiums.
From location, fans, and noise level to architecture, food & beer, and proximity to post-game shenanigans, here are football’s five best stadiums in the NFL.
Representatives of Gov. Mark Dayton, Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak and the Vikings said Friday that no agreement has been reached on a deal for a new stadium in Minneapolis.
The NFL Players Association executive board and 32 team reps voted unanimously Monday to approve the terms of a deal with owners to the end the 4 1/2-month lockout.
Its players again barred from coming to work, the NFL told a federal appeals court Monday it believes the appeal over whether the lockout is legal can “readily be resolved” during the offseason.
The NFL is falling behind in its court fight with the players over the future of the $9 billion business.
After seven weeks of bitter back and forth, failed talks and growing uncertainty about the 2011 season, a federal judge has ordered an immediate end to the NFL lockout.
The NFL and its locked-out players wrapped up their fourth day of court-ordered talks Wednesday with few signs of progress and no plans to meet again until mid-May.