From the cover of the New York Daily News on Monday that featured a smiling Vikings fan carrying a switch, to the dozens of reporters and photographers who descended on Winter Park Wednesday for a news conference, criticism of the team has been harsh. As the Vikings owners explained yet another about face, the analysis from ESPN’s analysts was tough.
Nike announced Wednesday that it would be suspending its contract with Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson in light of his recent child abuse charges. “Nike in no way condones child abuse or domestic violence of any kind and has shared our concerns with the NFL,” a press representative for the company said.
For as long as he’s been in the NFL, Adrian Peterson has been one of the most popular and most marketable stars in the league, an approachable superstar with the kind of inspirational comeback story that made him an endorser’s dream.
A Twin Cities advertising executive thinks some of the backlash that’s happening because of the Adrian Peterson indictment will eventually fade, and won’t hurt the Vikings organization. Doug Spong is president of the Spong agency.
For the first time in years, Apple’s iPhones aren’t the star of the show. Apple unveiled a smartwatch on Tuesday, a wearable device that marks the company’s first major entry in a new product category since the iPad’s debut in 2010.
There’s a new place to shop in the Twin Cities. Thursday the city of Eagan is celebrating the grand opening of Twin Cities Premium Outlets. Nothing says happiness like a new outlet mall.
A day Minnesota, or the Morning News With Dave Lee won’t forget. Highlights from Wednesday’s All Star Game rewind program can be by clicking the link above.
The arrival of golf season allows us once again to hit the links with some friends, get some exercise and take in the sunshine. To help get things started, E.S.P. presents their spring golf guide.
It’s still months from knowing how the Vikings will perform in the 2013 season, but at least we’ll know what they’ll look like doing it.
A urine controlled video game? Now that’s what I call a “Game of Thrones,” a must-see LeBron James video bomb, Mr. T is on ice and Tiger Woods is causing more controversy. It’s all in this week’s That Thing You Missed.
The Minnesota Vikings are getting a makeover.
Tiger Woods has a new TV ad out….is it enough to dethrone the FAST FOOD DRIVE THROUGH prank? Vote now!
Suzy Favor Hamilton is going through a rough patch right now. Here is her Nike ad back from 2000.
Gotta see this Olympic sized Fail! Click the link to see it and vote!
Another Round of the OLYMPIC VIDEO SMACKDOWN! Vote on today’s video’s by clicking the link!