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The Favre Factor on WDAY (video)

I was on the air this morning when the biggest announcement in the history of the world came through our newsroom.  It aired on ESPN, the BBC…even a baby yak that speaks English helped Sherpas in Nepal understand the significance of the moment:  Brett Favre is back and he signed with the Minnesota Vikings.  After […]

Brett Favre Feeling Minnesota?

And so The Favre Dance begins again.  Back on August 1, 2008 I wrote a piece about Brett Favre and the Packers.  Namely, that I believed the Packers and Favre were better off together.  The flurry of talk at the time was the idea Favre and Green Bay might work out a deal for him to join the Minnesota Vikings.  […]

The Batting Cage

The Batting Cage

As spring is settling in here in Minnesota, summer is in the on-deck circle.  And with summer around the corner, this means many things to different people:  Going to the beach house at the Jersey Shore every weekend, heading up to the Maine coast, traveling “up north to the cabin” here in our state and […]

Eye on Monday: Baseball 2009

Baseball is back.  From Fenway Park and new Yankee Stadium on the east coast to Safeco Field and PETCO Park on the west coast, the scent of brats, dogs, barbecue and beer begins filling stadiums in earnest today. Some of my fondest memories growing up were the many nights I spent with my family in […]

A Trophy for Everyone: The Seeds of Entitlement

When I was growing up, I played sports.  Basketball was what I eventually settled on by high school but prior to that I also played baseball and ran track.  When there was a tournament during the year or the playoffs at the end of the season, there were winners and there were losers.  The winners got […]

Why Not Play the BCS Championship Game in June

By Christopher Gabriel, Another college football season has come to an end.  The Florida Gators are your BCS National Champions after defeating the Oklahoma Sooners, 24-14.  Two things stick out about this win.  This is Florida’s third national championship, the second under head coach Urban Meyer in the past three years.  And this ties the latest […]

Blackhawks Win and Lose in Winter Classic

By Christopher Gabriel, I spent New Year’s Eve at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul watching the Minnesota Wild defeat the San Jose Sharks in overtime.  On a brutally cold night outside, it was a warm, festive atmosphere inside.  Watching the game with a dear friend I had reconnected with after not seeing each other […]