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Keidel: Ray Rice Another Crack In NFL Shield

Even by the pro athlete’s subterranean standards, the Ray Rice video was shocking. He made no effort to heal or cradle or care for his unconscious fiancee.

02/21/2014

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Keidel: NFL Mansions And Expansions

Forever high on hubris, the sport is pondering extra games, playoff teams, and new franchises, perhaps in London or Los Angeles. And it feels like all are in the name of profit, not principle.

02/07/2014

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Super Bowl Ref, Blaine-Native Jerry Seeman Dies

Former NFL supervisor of officials Jerry Seeman, who worked as the chief referee in two Super Bowls, has died after a long bout with cancer at age 77. Seeman died Sunday at his home in Blaine, Minn., league spokesman Greg Aiello confirmed Monday. The St. Paul Pioneer Press first reported the death of Seeman, who was an NFL game official from 1975 to 1990, including 12 seasons as a lead referee. Seeman moved to the league office in 1991 and served 10 years as the supervisor of officials until his retirement. “Jerry modernized and improved NFL officiating during his 10 seasons leading the department,” Commissioner Roger Goodell said in a statement distributed by the league. “He was very proud of being a football official, and he always made the NFL proud through his skill, integrity, and professionalism.”

11/25/2013

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Hundreds March In Protest Of Redskins ‘Racist’ Name

American Indian activists and others plan to demonstrate against the Washington Redskins’ nickname ahead of the team’s game against the Minnesota Vikings Thursday night. The groups plan to march to the Metrodome for a rally.

11/07/2013

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NFL Adds 4 Coaches To Competition Subcommittee

The NFL has added four coaches to its subcommittee for the influential Competition Committee, which discusses and recommends rules changes.

04/15/2013

GREEN BAY, WI - DECEMBER 2: Harrison Smith #22 of the Minnesota Vikings intercepts a pass intended for Greg Jennings #85 of the Green Bay Packers during the game at Lambeau Field on December 2, 2012 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The Packers won 23-14. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Harrison Smith Is Giving The Minnesota Vikings A Presence At Safety

Harrison Smith is becoming one of the most complete safeties in the NFL. There are very few that can hit as hard as him while possessing the ball skills to turn errant throws into turnovers. He is making it scarier to play against the Vikings defense.

12/11/2012

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What To Watch In October For The Minnesota Vikings

The Minnesota Vikings were successful in September. These next four games will tell everyone who the contenders will be at the end of the year. The Vikings began a difficult stretch of four games in 19 days with a victory over the Tennessee Titans.

10/10/2012

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Esme’s Blog: Lessons Of The NFL Bounty Scandal

This week one of my son’s friends quit middle school football. Too boring is the word. Too much talk about safety, lectures on the proper way to hit. How to take a hit. How to safely tackle.

09/08/2012

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Minnesota Vikings Enter The 2012 Season With Low Expectations

The national media does not like the Minnesota Vikings in 2012, but history says they still have a chance. The Vikings need a lot of things to go right to prove the naysayers wrong from better quarterback play to improved pass defense.

09/06/2012

Downtown East

Vikings Stadium Bill Can’t Afford Any Misplays This Week

The Minnesota Vikings are facing a daunting deadline at the state Capitol this week, but they are putting on a blitz to pass the stadium bill.

04/23/2012

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Esme’s Blog: Vikings Stadium At The Two Minute Warning

With a report in the Los Angeles Daily News that Zygi Wilf’s private plane was spotted at a Southern California airport yesterday and a see saw battle unfolding at the Capitol, it appears this may be the showdown that could shape the future of the Minnesota Vikings and where they will play.

04/21/2012

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Vikings Stadium Bill Passes 8-6 Through Senate Committee

Several hours after the NFL commissioner’s visit on Friday, the stalled Vikings stadium bill started moving again in a Senate committee.

04/20/2012

Downtown East

Vikings Threatened? NFL Boss Headed To Capitol

The NFL is now weighing in on the debate over a new Minnesota Vikings stadium, saying if a deal isn’t reached this session — next year is too late.

04/19/2012

Downtown East

Dayton Says Push For Vikings Stadium Isn’t Over Yet

Just two days after a Minnesota House Committee killed a new Minnesota Vikings stadium package, Gov. Mark Dayton says he’s still hoping to get a vote on it.

04/18/2012

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NFLPA, Owners Break Talks For Week

The labor negotiating teams led by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and players’ association chief DeMaurice Smith met for a couple of hours Friday morning and will return to the table next week.

07/01/2011

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