1. Minnesota Vikings: L.A. or Bust? A Minnesotan's Plea for a New Stadium

    Los Angeles is huge. I've never been there, I live nearly 2,000 miles away and I still hear all about L.A. It seems like there's always something going on with L.A. The Lakers, the Dodgers, the Pujo- I mean Angels, the Galaxy, you name it...

    Ryan Nelson Written by Ryan Nelson about almost 3 years ago 1,031 reads 15 comments

  2. Vikings Stadium Update: Land Deal in Ramsey County

    The push for a Vikings stadium gained major steam Friday, with TwinCities.com reporting that a land deal at the Arden Hills site has been made with the U.S. military. For the price of $28...

    Ryan Nelson Written by Ryan Nelson about almost 3 years ago 698 reads 0 comments

  3. Vikings Stadium Update: The Public Speaks in New Polls

    Minnesotans want Vikings football. This much has been made clear in November 6th polls conducted by the Minneapolis Star Tribune ...

    Ryan Nelson Written by Ryan Nelson about almost 3 years ago 1,739 reads 3 comments

  4. NFL Week 10: Coach's Thought on Minnesota vs. Green Bay

    RECAP Monday Night Football, Week 10. The Vikings and the Packers play in their annual rematch at Lambeau Field. Green Bay, sitting pretty at 9-0 is the clear favorite as they lead the league's rankings...

    Ryan Nelson Written by Ryan Nelson about almost 3 years ago 724 reads 0 comments

  5. Penn State University: Whiting out the Details in Favor of Knee-Jerk Reactions

    This is not a defense of Jerry Sandusky. This is not a defense of Joe Paterno , Tim Curley or Gary Shultz. Forget all of them for just one minute...

    Ryan Nelson Written by Ryan Nelson about almost 3 years ago 108 reads 0 comments

  6. Vikings Stadium Update: Possible Site, Possible Funds, Possibly More Time

    The Minnesota Vikings have seen their vision of a new stadium in the Twin Cities gain steam over the last few days, starting with many Republican legislators crossing the aisle ...

    Ryan Nelson Written by Ryan Nelson about almost 3 years ago 798 reads 9 comments

  7. Minnesota Legislature Vows to Pass Stadium Bill This Year

    According to the Associated Press, and WCCO/CBS Political News Analyst Pat Kessler in the Twin Cities, the Minnesota Legislature and Governor have promised to pass a stadium bill this year to try and keep the Vikings ' storied franchise in Minnesota...

    Ryan Nelson Written by Ryan Nelson about almost 3 years ago 397 reads 12 comments

  8. Christian Ponder and Cam Newton: The Framework Theory of Football

    The framework theory is a philosophical theory in American football that good teams must be built around a frame. Either a scheme or a skill player, the frame must be what the team is built around...

    Ryan Nelson Written by Ryan Nelson about almost 3 years ago 618 reads 0 comments

  9. Vikings vs. Packers: 6 Things We Learned from Minnesota's 33-27 Loss

    The Packers beat the Vikings. This was expected. What wasn't expected was the score, 33-27, nor how it came down to the wire. The Packers, being the great team that they are, were able to ice the game with James Starks' fantastic runs on the last drive...

    Ryan Nelson Written by Ryan Nelson about 3 years ago 338 reads 0 comments

  10. College Football: How Scandal, Debauchery and Lies Broke My Heart

    Until the fall of 2005, I thought anything other than pro football was awful. I thought it was stupid, and I just didn't care enough to watch. Then, I saw my first game of college football...

    Ryan Nelson Written by Ryan Nelson about 3 years ago 85 reads 0 comments

  11. Peyton Manning vs. Tom Brady: The Final Round of Football's Epic War

    When it comes down to it, Peyton Manning versus Tom Brady is a battle that will be fought until football comes out of the limelight. Both are great quarterbacks; both have different reasons for greatness...

    Ryan Nelson Written by Ryan Nelson about 3 years ago 4,828 reads 11 comments

  12. L.T.'s Trainwreck: What Happened In San Diego, and How He'll Come Back

    He's one of sports most decorated heroes. He holds the NFL record for most touchdowns in a single season with 28, set is 2006. He had 7 consecutive 1000-plus yard seasons...

    Ryan Nelson Written by Ryan Nelson about over 4 years ago 131 reads 0 comments

  13. Top 10 Embarrassments in the NFL

    There are some things that are just inexcusable. Here's ten of them. There are some things that red-blooded football fans can't stand. These are all meant for debating with your fellow fans and non-fans alike...

    Ryan Nelson Written by Ryan Nelson about almost 5 years ago 2,538 reads 8 comments

  14. Ohio State Prove Themselves an Elite Team, Even In Defeat

    18-15. That's it, done. But behind the "L" against the always-elite USC Trojans, the Ohio State Buckeyes proved themselves worthy of a true contest. Yes, it's not fun to see Jim Tressel lose yet again to a PAC-10 school, (unless you're a Trojans' fan...

    Ryan Nelson Written by Ryan Nelson about 5 years ago 55 reads 2 comments

  15. Legacy Of A Leader: Michael Vick and Tony Dungy

    When the saga of Tony Dungy and Michael Vick began, it seemed like the case of a one-time counseling session of opposites attract. But Michael Vick, giving an address on his return on August 14th, seemed different than he did in 2007...

    Ryan Nelson Written by Ryan Nelson about 5 years ago 232 reads 0 comments

  16. NFL Football: Looking Ahead

    Living in Minnesota, I often grow used to the idea of "looking ahead," but this is different. Unlike my proclamation of failure in regard to the Minnesota Vikings' dwindling playoff hopes last ...

    Ryan Nelson Written by Ryan Nelson about over 5 years ago 43 reads 4 comments

  17. Ravens-Titans: AFC Divisional Playoffs Preview

    My friends, welcome to the Divisional Round of the NFL Playoffs. LP Field, Jan. 9, 2009. The Titans will host one of the hottest teams in the league: The Baltimore Ravens...

    Ryan Nelson Written by Ryan Nelson about almost 6 years ago 89 reads 0 comments

  18. Baltimore Ravens: Why They Will Win the Super Bowl

    Okay, call me a homer, but I love the Baltimore Ravens right now. They are hot and after the Indianapolis loss, I jumped on the Baltimore bandwagon.The main reason —their defense. I am a sucker for good defense...

    Ryan Nelson Written by Ryan Nelson about almost 6 years ago 242 reads 1 comments

  19. Why the San Diego Chargers Will Not Win the AFC

    The San Diego Chargers are on a roll, just the kind of thing you want to happen in the post season. However, no amount of heat comes without going...

    Ryan Nelson Written by Ryan Nelson about almost 6 years ago 128 reads 0 comments

  20. Welcome to the Possible Drama of the Year: Matt Cassel Could Be Tagged!

    We have entered the NFL postseason, and for people like me, whose teams have been eliminated or have not played at all, it is the beginning of the NFL offseason. I know, the big game hasn't even been played yet, but still...

    Ryan Nelson Written by Ryan Nelson about almost 6 years ago 44 reads 0 comments

  21. In Denial: Why the Long Faces, Colts Fans?

    A message to Indianapolis Colts fans: STOP WHINING. The playoff system isn't flawed and even if the officiating was questionable at times, the Chargers just out-played the Colts...

    Ryan Nelson Written by Ryan Nelson about almost 6 years ago 152 reads 6 comments

  22. Nails In The Coffin: Mike Scifres Wins Game For San Diego

    Yes, Darren Sproles had one of the best games of his career against the Colts in the Wild-Card game on Saturday. But it wasn't the 5'6" lightning ball that won the game for the Chargers...

    Ryan Nelson Written by Ryan Nelson about almost 6 years ago 503 reads 1 comments

  23. The Last Second: Why the Vikings May Have More Momentum Than You Think

    On Dec. 28, in the Metrodome, in Minneapolis...With two seconds to go in the game, down 19-17, the Minnesota Vikings sent out Ryan Longwell. Longwell kicked the game-winning field goal, making the score 20-19, Vikings...

    Ryan Nelson Written by Ryan Nelson about almost 6 years ago 166 reads 0 comments

  24. Mercy Rule: Why The Mismatches On Thanksgiving?

    44-10. The worst beating-to-a-pulp in Lions history on Thanksgiving. It was just further proof why tradition was outweighed by the Lions' 0-11 season. I saw a shot of the stands, and there was next to no one at Ford Field...

    Ryan Nelson Written by Ryan Nelson about almost 6 years ago 112 reads 1 comments

  25. A Cry From a Minnesotan: Please Go and Get Matt Cassel!

    Okay, so I know I said Matt Cassel would flounder after Tom Brady got hurt. You may now throw your tomatoes. I was wrong. He is a beast, and deserves a starting job. So I thought about where he might start...

    Ryan Nelson Written by Ryan Nelson about almost 6 years ago 519 reads 10 comments