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.
To be clear and fair, by “worst,” I mean the most disappointing, considering cities like Atlanta, Miami, Tampa and Charlotte have abysmal pro sports fans, and there are many places (New York, Chicago, Cleveland, Denver, et al.) totally uninterested in collegiate sports. But what city currently has more disappointing sports teams, despite high payrolls and lofty expectations, than [...]
Multiple media outlets have reported that on Friday, the Chicago Bears will workout four quarterbacks at Halas Hall. One of those signal-callers is the first overall pick from the 2007 NFL Draft, JaMarcus Russell. Russell has been out of the NFL since 2009 and rightly earned the “bust” label after three miserable seasons in Oakland.
As we all know, former Detroit Lions wide receiver Titus Young has been going through a bad stretch lately and things only got worse on Friday. The troubled NFL dropout is currently in jail awaiting trial on 11 separate charges including four felony counts of attempted burglary. During a hearing on Friday, Young ignored the presiding [...]
Time heals all wounds, even betrayal and defection to a bitter rival. Is that an exaggeration? Probably, but that’s the nicer version of how many Green Bay Packers fans interpret the chain of events that led to Brett Favre’s journey from Wisconsin to New York to Minnesota, with a few stops in Mississippi along the way. If that was [...]
This morning Brian Urlacher announced his retirement after 13 years with the Chicago Bears. The Bears decided not to re-sign Urlacher after last season when a reasonable contract deal couldn’t be met. It was an emotional moment for the organization and its fans, but it was a decision I supported and thought necessary for the Bears to stay [...]
The Green Bay Packers announced on Wednesday that former cornerback Al Harris would retire as a member of the club.
When I was eight-years-old, LeRoy Butler was my favorite Green Bay Packers player. I wore his No. 36 jersey until I literally could not squeeze into it any longer. I, like every kid in Wisconsin, emulated the Lambeau Leap that he created by jumping into snowbanks cradling a football. Nearly 20 years later, I’m proud [...]