1. NFL Picks: 2012 Regular Season/Postseason Awards, Bills and Panthers Surprise

    The NFL season is right around the corner, and anticipation is predictably high. Now's the time to look across the league and predict how each team will finish, including their postseason fortunes...

    Joe M. Written by Joe M. about over 2 years ago 1,229 reads 0 comments

  2. Washington Nationals: Stephen Strasburg Owes It to Them to Re-Sign

    We all know about the phenom Stephen Strasburg ’s 160-inning pitching limit. Whether you agree with it or not, it appears that—give or take 10 innings or so—general ...

    Joe M. Written by Joe M. about over 2 years ago 1,345 reads 8 comments

  3. Zach Parise's Loyalty to the Minnesota Wild a Rare, Refreshing Quality

    "We were born with a stick and a pair of blades, on the ice we cut our teeth, We took our knocks in the penalty box, our mother was the referee...

    Joe M. Written by Joe M. about over 2 years ago 2,951 reads 13 comments

  4. Parise, Suter Are Franchise-Defining Signings for the Minnesota Wild

    July 4, 2012 will forever be a turning point in the history of the Minnesota Wild NHL franchise. A state that affectionately billed themselves “The State of Hockey” ...

    Joe M. Written by Joe M. about over 2 years ago 737 reads 4 comments

  5. MLB 2012: Picking Every Regular Season, Postseason Finish and Award

    American League East New York Yankees (96-66): Brilliant trade of budding superstar Michael Pineda for unproven-but-promising Jesus Montero to Seattle...

    Joe M. Written by Joe M. about over 2 years ago 517 reads 7 comments

  6. With Quebec's Arena Deal, Are the Phoenix Coyotes Finally Extinct in the Desert?

    “I am firmly convinced now, that once [Quebec] puts the first shovel in the ground, that team is theirs...

    Joe M. Written by Joe M. about over 2 years ago 3,218 reads 20 comments

  7. Annual Phoenix Coyotes Relocation Rumors Approach with Playoffs

    Gary Bettman probably doesn't want to say anything , at least not until the Phoenix Coyotes' latest annoying, improbable playoff run is over...

    Joe M. Written by Joe M. about almost 3 years ago 4,628 reads 14 comments

  8. NHL Trade Rumors: Trading Marek Zidlicky Can't Be Minnesota Wild GM's Only Move

    With the NHL trade deadline just five days away, the Minnesota Wild , losers of 23 of their past 29 games (6-18-5), not only need to make the obvious trade of disgruntled defenseman ...

    Joe M. Written by Joe M. about almost 3 years ago 1,299 reads 6 comments

  9. NHL Trade Rumors: Zach Parise to Minnesota Wild Could Remind Fans of Gaborik

    Sunday, as one of the Hockey Day in America premier games on NBC, the Boston Bruins visited the Minnesota Wild . In the national spotlight, the Wild, led by goalie Niklas Backstrom had one of their best games of the season, collectively...

    Joe M. Written by Joe M. about almost 3 years ago 4,154 reads 1 comments

  10. Minnesota Timberwolves Made Right Choice Choosing Ricky Rubio over Kevin Love

    Just about a week ago, the Minnesota Timberwolves reached a near 11th-hour deal with Kevin Love , who many observers call the best power forward in the NBA today...

    Joe M. Written by Joe M. about almost 3 years ago 2,269 reads 16 comments

  11. Minnesota Twins' Willingham, Doumit, Zumaya Moves Add Depth, Fill Holes

    Skeptics may look at the 99-loss Minnesota Twins ' moves as just the typically cheap, all-too-common Terry Ryan type moves by the returning general manager...

    Joe M. Written by Joe M. about almost 3 years ago 700 reads 3 comments

  12. How Would the NFL, Los Angeles React If the San Diego Chargers Moved Back There?

    Writer's note: This article was written days before Jeff Fisher's hire in St. Louis. The NFL is very likely returning to Los Angeles in the near future...

    Joe M. Written by Joe M. about almost 3 years ago 6,866 reads 33 comments

  13. NFL Playoff Predictions: Denver Broncos, New York Giants Gain Upsets

    Saturday, January 14, 4:30 pm No. 3 New Orleans Saints @ No. 2 San Francisco 49ers Does anyone get the sense that the 49ers are just happy to be in the playoffs after ...

    Joe M. Written by Joe M. about almost 3 years ago 753 reads 3 comments

  14. Why Los Angeles Deserves Another NFL Team Like the Oakland Raiders

    Those of you who read my articles know that I am a Minnesota Vikings fan. A fan who obviously does not want to see the team relocate to Los Angeles—or elsewhere, for that matter...

    Joe M. Written by Joe M. about almost 3 years ago 2,474 reads 34 comments

  15. My 2011-2012 NBA Regular Season and Post-Season Picks and Awards

    Eastern Conference Atlantic Division New York Knicks (40-26) After starting out the offseason adding Tyson Chandler to an already solid core of Carmelo ...

    Joe M. Written by Joe M. about 3 years ago 1,992 reads 10 comments

  16. Minnesota Vikings: Bad Record Puts Stadium Effort to the Ultimate Test

    Now it's apparent the Minnesota Vikings indeed are one of the worst teams in the league and that they will finish a 51-year franchise-worst 2-14...

    Joe M. Written by Joe M. about 3 years ago 704 reads 4 comments

  17. Battle LA: Despite Clippers Adding Chris Paul, It's Still Lakers' Town

    Well, less than 24 hours after the Chris Paul trade was finally completed, the ESPN hype-machine is in full effect...

    Joe M. Written by Joe M. about 3 years ago 529 reads 16 comments

  18. Minnesota Wild Dominating the NHL with Defense, Youth, and Coach Mike Yeo

    Former Sharks Dany Heatley and Devin Setoguchi may have got all the headlines this off-season when savvy Minnesota Wild general manager Chuck Fletcher robbed the San Jose organization of these players without so much as brandishing a mask...

    Joe M. Written by Joe M. about 3 years ago 1,150 reads 7 comments

  19. Even Without Pujols Miami Marlins Improve with Reyes, Bell and Buehrle Signings

    So the Miami Marlins didn’t land the big fish in Albert Pujols. Despite their long-shot odds, the team still had a fine 2011 offseason by completing deals for Jose Reyes, ...

    Joe M. Written by Joe M. about 3 years ago 530 reads 0 comments

  20. Miami Marlins Free Agent Signings Closely Resemble 1997 World Series Moves

    Right behind the Minnesota Twins and Baltimore Orioles , my two favorite teams, has always been the team formerly known as the Florida Marlins ...

    Joe M. Written by Joe M. about 3 years ago 84 reads 0 comments

  21. Minnesota's Republican Legislature Likely Ends Vikings-Packers Rivalry Tonight

    Many people think the Vikings' time in Minnesota may have ended with Brett Favre ’s stupid but all-too-typical “Me First” pass across his body to Sidney Rice, which was intercepted by Tracy Porter in the 2009 NFC Championship game...

    Joe M. Written by Joe M. about 3 years ago 994 reads 8 comments

  22. Terry Ryan's Reunion as Minnesota Twins GM Will Restore Faith in Fanbase

    The Minneapolis Star Tribune called yesterday's firing of embattled General Manager Bill Smith “a surprising move." Any Twins ' fan will tell you that Smith was in over his head and unqualified for the job in the first place...

    Joe M. Written by Joe M. about 3 years ago 894 reads 1 comments

  23. Preparing for Life Without the Minnesota Vikings (Thanks to Rep. Kurt Zellers)

    [keep in mind this article was first drafted days ago before talk of a revived special session, now possible in late January according to reports today from the Star Tribune) With ...

    Joe M. Written by Joe M. about 3 years ago 966 reads 10 comments

  24. Could the 2011 WNBA Champion Minnesota Lynx Become the Next Sports Dynasty?

    There is a reason you haven’t read any Minnesota Lynx articles from me this year. It has nothing to do with the fact that it's a women’s sport, nor is it that I’m a bandwagoner coming out of the woodwork...

    Joe M. Written by Joe M. about 3 years ago 1,693 reads 3 comments

  25. NFL Predictions: Could the Minnesota Vikings Get Shipped to L.A.?

    It's never too early to start thinking. We all know about Minnesota's revenue problems, their outdated Metrodome, the state's budget deficit and the overwhelming opposition to local ...

    Joe M. Written by Joe M. about 3 years ago 1,613 reads 13 comments