Red McCombs wants to help Oakland Raiders move to San Antonio

Former Minnesota Vikings owner B.J. “Red” McCombs opened eyes and dropped some jaws on Thursday when he told the San Antonio Express-News details of Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis’ meetings in San Antonio. McCombs not only claimed that Davis wasn’t using San Antonio as a bargaining chip, but that McCombs himself would buy a piece of the Raiders if it helped move the team to Texas.

When and how should Brett Favre’s number be retired?

Talking about Brett Favre in July is now a tradition, evolving from actually playing to whether his No. 4 should be retired by the Green Bay Packers.

Minnesota Vikings open to starting Teddy Bridgewater

The Minnesota Vikings traded back into the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft in order to select Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater with the 32nd overall pick. The Vikings have veteran signal-caller Matt Cassel to start until Bridgewater is able to take over, but it doesn’t seem like the franchise is concerned about waiting long.

2014 NFL Draft: Updated Needs for each of the league’s 32 teams

The 2014 NFL Draft is just two weeks away and teams are making their final preparations for the big day. Free agency is largely behind us and squads are basically set heading into the draft.
With that in mind, I’ve compiled the needs of each of the NFL’s 32 teams as we approach the draft.

Darren Sharper indicted for sexual assault in Arizona

Former NFL safety Darren Sharper is racking up an insane list of charges against him. Now he has been indicted on two more counts of sexual assault and three more counts of administering dangerous drugs, this time in Arizona. Sharper is alleged to have raped two women there in November.

Minnesota Vikings: Josh Freeman was late for “numerous meetings” with team

When quarterback Josh Freeman joined the Minnesota Vikings in the middle of this season, most saw it as a puzzling signing by a desperate franchise. Now that the season is over, it’s pretty obvious that Freeman didn’t do anything to deserve his job and it would be shocking to see the now-free agent signal-caller back in the NFL in the future.

Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome: The top 10 events in the venue’s long history

The Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome has closed its wind-blown doors after 32 years with a checkered legacy. Chicago Bears coach Mike Ditka likened the venue to that of a roller rink while conspiracy theorists mused about ventilation possibly being cranked up in the late innings of Twins games.

Minnesota Vikings: Josh Freeman to start Monday vs. New York Giants

There’s a saying in football that if a team has two quarterbacks, it means they don’t have one.

But a team with three?

Welcome to the 2013 Minnesota Vikings.

2013 NFL Predictions: NFC North Preview

The NFC North looks like a pretty unpredictable division. Here’s our preview of what it looks like for the 2013 NFL season.

Minnesota Vikings: Jerome Felton suspended for violating NFL’s substance abuse policy

Jerome Felton is having a horrible preseason and things just got worse. The NFL suspended the Minnesota Vikings’ Pro Bowl fullback for the first three games of the 2013 season for violating the league’s substance abuse policy. The suspension comes as a result of Felton’s DWI arrest from June 2, 2012.

Greg Jennings: Packers “brainwashing” versus the facts

We are guilty as charged. For years now we have been brainwashed into believing the Green Bay Packers are far superior to their NFC North rivals. Lets look at the last 21 NFL seasons. In 336 regular season games, the Packers have won 214 times, while the Minnesota Vikings and Chicago Bears have 184 and 161 wins, respectively.

Graphs of NFL arrests since 2000 show interesting trends

These graphs showing NFL arrests since 2000 reveal several interesting trends.

NFC North well represented in the NFL Network’s Top 100 players

While more than two months remain between now and Week 1 of the NFL regular season, there are always fabricated storylines for the rabid football fans to discuss. This week’s hot topic came in the form of the NFL Network’s ranking of the league’s top 100 players of 2013.

Justin Morneau and the curse of Minnesota sports

I’ll make this introduction short. I’m from Minnesota, and for the most part I stand behind my home-state athletics. I won’t share my religious views, but I don’t subscribe to karma, because as a fan of Minnesota sports believing in it would be depressing.

ESPN Reports Percy Harvin to Seahawks Trade Imminent

As a Seahawks fan, when my pal Chris Newell texted me with the news, per ESPN, that Percy Harvin might be coming to town, I immediately hopped on the Internet. When I saw it was true, I jumped out of my office chair.