1. Minnesota Vikings Finally Admit Sunk Costs and Ditch Jackson

    Word came out this afternoon that the Minnesota Vikings had named a new starting QB. Gus Ferrotte, he of the self-induced concussion, has been appointed the newest leader of the Vikings potentially potent, but so far uninspiring, offense...

    Dan Wade Written by Dan Wade about 6 years ago 481 reads 5 comments

  2. Open Mic: Changing Horses in Midstream

    We all know the old adage about changing horses midstream, namely, don't do it. Apparently, someone forgot to teach the Milwaukee Brewers' front office the old cliché, because in the middle of a rising Rock River, the Beermen are hopping steeds...

    Dan Wade Written by Dan Wade about 6 years ago 212 reads 0 comments

  3. Justin Morneau Pulling Away From Pack in MVP Race

    When Justin Morneau won the MVP award in 2006, the public outcry was loud and strong. "He wasn't even the best player on his own team!" pundits shouted, pointing to huge seasons from teammates Joe Mauer and Johan Santana...

    Dan Wade Written by Dan Wade about 6 years ago 352 reads 1 comments

  4. Build Me Up: The Twins Continue Their Teasing Ways

    Three factors were in play: it was my last week at work, the Twins would play exactly two more home games before I left the country, and this was my only chance to see Francisco Liriano pitch...

    Dan Wade Written by Dan Wade about 6 years ago 259 reads 0 comments

  5. Which No. 7 Should Be Leading the Minnesota Vikings?

    After Tavaris Jackson's game-ending interception, many Vikings fans were left wondering if they would once again be forced to watch a team with one critical piece missing: a QB that can lead a team...

    Dan Wade Written by Dan Wade about 6 years ago 462 reads 7 comments

  6. One Word For Minnesota's Weekend: Suckerpunch

    It was a bad weekend to be a fan from Minnesota. The Gophers did successfully double their win total from 2007, but beyond that, very little went right for the Twin Cities faithful...

    Dan Wade Written by Dan Wade about 6 years ago 129 reads 0 comments

  7. Carlos Quentin Opened the Door; Time for the Twins to Walk through It

    The road trip from hell is over, and not a game too soon. The Twins ended their longest road trip in 30-odd years by blowing two late leads and then getting shut out 9-0 by Jesse Litsch...

    Dan Wade Written by Dan Wade about 6 years ago 200 reads 7 comments

  8. Minesota Twins Need To Come Out Swinging in Season's Final Round

    The Twins are three-fourths of the way done with the roadtrip that was, by all accounts, THE DEFINING MOMENT OF THEIR SEASON. They are 5-6 in the 11 games they have played so far, with four of the six losses coming at the hands of the bullpen...

    Dan Wade Written by Dan Wade about 6 years ago 181 reads 0 comments

  9. Addition by Subtraction: Minnesota Twins Improve 'Pen and Bench

    The Twins made two big moves today, both of which will help them in their playoff chase. First, the Twins acquired former Twin Eddie Guardado from Texas in exchange for Appy-league pitcher Mark Hamburger...

    Dan Wade Written by Dan Wade about 6 years ago 624 reads 2 comments

  10. IOC Will Never Prove Chinese Gymnasts Are Too Young

    The International Olympic Committee announced today that it will investigate whether or not the Chinese gymnasts had their papers altered to increase their ages. Let me be the first to say, it's about time...

    Dan Wade Written by Dan Wade about 6 years ago 440 reads 0 comments

  11. The Rings and The Bear: How The IOC Could Help Save Georgia From The Russians

    The Olympics represent a grand unifying of three of the most power forces in the world: sports, politics, and religion...

    Dan Wade Written by Dan Wade about 6 years ago 285 reads 0 comments

  12. Were The Minnesota Twins' Last Three Games Really a 'Bittersweep'?

    The headline on today's Pioneer Press sports section read Bittersweep: Twins Hold off another Late Seattle Mariners' Charge to Win 11-8. Clever, I thought, and apt. The Twins swept the Mariners despite playing as poorly as a team can play and still win.

    Dan Wade Written by Dan Wade about 6 years ago 151 reads 0 comments

  13. Taunt at Your Own Risk

    Trash talking is an integral part of sports. Getting into your opponent's head can give you an advantage at key moments of the game, but you've got to be able to back it up...

    Dan Wade Written by Dan Wade about 6 years ago 349 reads 4 comments

  14. Road To Redemption: US Men Get First Taste Of Revenge

    No disrespect to China and Angloa, but the US men finally met an opponent they needed to worry about. Sure, Greece isn't in the same category with the other FIBA powers, such as Spain and Argentina, ...

    Dan Wade Written by Dan Wade about 6 years ago 46 reads 0 comments

  15. Is Michael Phelps The World's Most Dominant Athlete?

    With his two gold medals last night, Michael Phelps once again pulled away from the pack. In his prodigious wake now lay Olympic heroes Carl Lewis, Larissa Latynina, Paavo Nurmi, and ...

    Dan Wade Written by Dan Wade about 6 years ago 529 reads 0 comments

  16. Johan Santana Can't Catch a Break

    Almost one year ago to the day, I knew Johan Santana was gone. The Minnesota Twins had let yet another trading deadline go by and their superstar pitcher finally let his unhappiness be known...

    Dan Wade Written by Dan Wade about 6 years ago 248 reads 0 comments

  17. Minnesota Twins' Overcrowded Outfield No Longer a Problem

    As the Twins were licking their figurative wounds from the 11-6 loss suffered in the opening game of the Seattle series, right fielder Michael Cuddyer was headed to upstate New York ...

    Dan Wade Written by Dan Wade about 6 years ago 312 reads 0 comments

  18. Twins Roundtable: The First of The Post-Livan Era

    Thanks a lot to this week's contributors: The vacationing Andrew Kneeland, Nick Nelson of Nick and Nick's Twins Blog, and Bleacher Report's own Dhruv Kalra. I'm Dan Wade and, without further ado, let's look over the past week and ahead to September...

    Dan Wade Written by Dan Wade about 6 years ago 160 reads 0 comments

  19. Brett Favre To Packers: "It's Not Me, It's You"

    In separate press conferences today, Brett Favre and Mike McCarthy staged their version of the Hollywood standard: The messy celebrity break-up...

    Dan Wade Written by Dan Wade about 6 years ago 136 reads 3 comments

  20. A Totally Unqualified Arsenal Preview

    A few weeks ago, I got one of those email article suggestions from Zander. Normally, I read them, sketch out an article, and then trash it because it a) doesn't say anything new or b) sounds like a 2nd grade reading primer: Athletes should stay retired..

    Dan Wade Written by Dan Wade about 6 years ago 811 reads 8 comments

  21. Twins Ride Liriano's Strong Start Into First Place

    For the third time this week, the Minnesota Twins had a chance to take sole possession of first place in the AL Central, and this time they did not stumble...

    Dan Wade Written by Dan Wade about 6 years ago 132 reads 5 comments

  22. New Minnesota Law Makes Tickets More Accessable

    Friday marked a great day for Minnesota sports fans, and it's all thanks to Miley Cyrus. Yes, Billy Ray Cyrus' daughter. No, she didn't take up tennis, and no, she didn't join the Lynx...

    Dan Wade Written by Dan Wade about 6 years ago 302 reads 5 comments

  23. The Minnesota Twins Make Deadline's Best Deal

    In most trades, you've got to give up quality to get quality. Sometimes it's a prospect, like Matt LaPorta or Eric Patterson...

    Dan Wade Written by Dan Wade about 6 years ago 341 reads 7 comments

  24. Dawg Fight: Could This Year's SEC Finally Produce a BCS Playoff?

    USA Today released the first set of preseason rankings yesterday, and the SEC was more than well represented. Two teams in the top five, another in the six-to-10 range, four of the top 25, and No...

    Dan Wade Written by Dan Wade about 6 years ago 328 reads 7 comments

  25. Brett Favre Offered Bribe By the Green Bay Packers?

    According to multiple reports, the Packers offered Brett Favre $20 million to stay retired for the next 10 years. $2 million a year to stay in Mississippi and farm, join Live Aid, or run for office, just so long as he stays out of the NFL...

    Dan Wade Written by Dan Wade about 6 years ago 1,311 reads 16 comments