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Jul 28th

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Dallas Cowboys learned the hard way: You can’t buy love

At some point in time sports franchises are going to have to realize that trying to create a dream team through investing in as many superstar players as they can get their hands on is not the formula for success. I’m really trying to press my memory to remember the last time a team spent a boatload of money to get a player with a bad attitude, and it resulted in the team winning a championship.

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Adrian Peterson: More for the record books

Adrian Peterson:  More for the record books

On the final game of the season, Adrian Peterson once again ran into the record books. At this point in time the Vikings faithful, and unfaithful, should sit back and realize that we are privileged to be able to watch one of the rare “ultra-great” athletes to ever step into the National Football League. Fortunately Peterson has a much better attitude in his youth, unlike Minnesota’s most recent history making prodigy: Randy Moss.

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Life after the Super Bowl quiz

Life after the Super Bowl quiz

By Ryan T. Scott

The Super Bowl was about as good as it gets. Anybody who picked the Giants to win that game is a genius . . . ahem (cough-cough). Actually I didn't pick the Giants to win; I picked the Patriots to lose. And I picked no Super Bowl ring for that chump Randy Moss -- granted, Randy is becoming less of a chump with age, as am I . . . I think.
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Giant Upset

Giant Upset

By Kali Terry

This year's Super Bowl was completely jaw-dropping - captivating football of heroic proportions down to the very last kneel-down by underdog quarterback Eli Manning that sealed a 17-14 New York Giants victory over the not-so-perfect New England Patriots, in one of the most thrilling upsets in Super Bowl history.
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Rohene Ward is Black history; now

Rohene Ward is Black history; now

By Ryan T. Scott

Unless you know another top-ranked Black figure skater from North Minneapolis, then we should indeed call the accomplishments of Rohene Ward "Black History." When you pay attention to things, you gain interesting insight on what is to come, and what things mean in the big picture. Paying just a little attention to Rohene Ward, you realize that he has what it takes to be the best figure skater in the world.
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Brady/Moss: Possibly the greatest QB/Receiver dynamic duo ever

Brady/Moss: Possibly the greatest QB/Receiver dynamic duo ever

By Kali Terry

You can throw a football and knock down 100 critics who wrote off Randy Moss as washed up bum-juice at the end of the 2006 NFL season. There were the ESPN Analyst's predictions and media clairvoyants alike all foreseeing Moss' sunken ship. Fortunately for Rick Kraft, the best deep threat in football today doesn't listen to predictions -- he feeds off them.
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Gophers Head Coach Tubby Smith completes seven-year contract with U of M

Gophers Head Coach Tubby Smith completes seven-year contract with U of M

By Kali Terry

Head coach of Minnesota Men's basketball Tubby Smith was happy to finally complete his contract with University officials after wrapping up a 12-3 start in the Big 10, three wins more than the Gophers had all last season. Smith closed a seven-year contract with the University Tuesday, netting at least $1.75 million a year. "Certainly, we are happy to get everything finalized with our contract," said Smith. "The lawyers stretched out long enough, but we are happy to have it done."
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