Is it because every team in the city is equally loved and supported, with sellouts stretching back decades, through good seasons and bad?
Chris Kunitz scored his 19th goal, Sidney Crosby had two assists and the Pittsburgh Penguins jumped out to a four-goal lead before beating the Minnesota Wild 5-2 Thursday night for their season-high sixth straight victory.
Since 2005, the NFL has hosted an International Series by having a regular season game played outside of the United States. The first game in London was played in 2007 when the New York Giants defeated the Miami Dolphins 13-10.
As NFL training camps begin, there’s a forgotten delegation – the players still hoping for an invite. Former Gopher Michael Carter is in that camp, but he brought in a top-flight tutor to help him out. Carter’s working on getting back to 100 percent after an injury in the Vikings mini-camp cut short his immediate goal.
The National Weather Service was tracking a so-called derecho weather pattern in the Midwest on Tuesday that could spawn severe windstorms in major metropolitan areas with gusts as strong as 100 mph. Derecho windstorms occur once every year or two across the central and northeastern U.S. in a band from Texas to New England. They pack hazardous winds of at least 75 mph or more and maintain their intensity for hours as they sweep across vast distances.
The Big East tournament will have a touch of a wake to it this week. When games end, there will be plenty of reminiscing about rivalries and talk of what is to come.
WCCO’s Eric Nelson is in Dallas all week for Super Bowl XLV. He’ll be interviewing players and celebrities for WCCO.com.
Dan Terhaar gets you set for a very busy Wild weekend. They take on Sidney Crosby in Pittsburgh Saturday and then back home to take on the Dallas Stars on Sunday.