National Sports Emmy Award winner. Worked in sports television for over 20 years, gigs included anchoring, producing and managing.
Worked at All News Channel and Conus Communications (Minneapolis, MN), ESPN (Bristol, CT) and the Mountain West Sports Network (Denver, CO).
In addition to television work, has been a freelance sportswriter since 1997.
Back page columnist for Minnesota Score Magazine since 2002.
Bleacher Report Featured Columnist and Game Day Correspondent since 2011.
Contributor to Sports/Pop Culture website Mediumhappy.com since 2012.
Grew up in Minneapolis, played football, hockey and baseball in high school, then played running back at the University of St. Thomas.
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Mr. Hubbell, great article on the position battles to look forward to when training camp opens. These are all spots that I wish Minnesota would have addressed in the draft. Yes they did address a few positions, but I think they selected a few picks (with big upsides) in positions that were far less pressing then their problem areas. I agree that Barr should be a good player in the NFL, but I think that we passed on a golden opportunity to get more draft picks and still select a player to fill our biggest need coming into the draft. I believe Minnesota could have traded down from #9 into the late teens, picked up another draft pick or two and selected Alabama safety HaHa Clinton-Dix to stand tall next to Harrison Smith. With our next selection, I can't argue getting Bridgewater this late in the draft. I think the Vikings bombed the 3rd round completely. I get it, Crichton and McKinnon have great upside, but when you have not addressed other areas, these picks should have gone to the following two players. Using Minnesota’s drafting of Barr in the first round, they should have selected Chris Borland to man the middle and Keith McGill at corner. Great selection in the 5th round in Yankey, but they could have selected Seastrunk at 182, and Exum at 184 in the 6th and Craig Loston at 223 and Jeremy Gallon at 225. If they had drafted Dix instead of Barr this selection could have been Denicos Allen. It is just my opinion but Minnesota could have had a much stronger draft. I don’t know if there are underlying circumstances as to why they drafted Crichton when they have 3 DE’s with starter experience or why they chose the third round to select someone with “potential” when they could have drafted a monster back in Seastrunk and a slot WR in Gallon, completely eliminating the “potential” of McKinnon. Any thoughts?
Bill, shot you an email a few mins ago... wanted to let you know here just in case my email went to your junk folder. Hope to hear back from you.
Keep up the great work.
Bill - Way to go, F/C of the week! Well deserved sir!
Really strong piece. Your knowledge of both the Vikings and the national college scene is evident throughout.
I'm currently in the FC program for WWE writing, but have done a few pieces on the Vikings. If I were writing Vikings pieces on a regular basis, I'd aspire to this level of quality.
Thanks for the interesting and informative article.
no wonder you dont work for ESPN no more that "vikings most disappointing" article made me dumber just by reading it do you even think out your articles before you write them or just drink a case of beer and just go for it?
Your article's are fairly good for the most point, but the "Vikings Most Disappointing players through 5 weeks" Needs to be kind of re-thought, otherwise, your articles are pretty good...
Bill - Congratulations on the NFL article of the week! That's really great.
Thanks for reading and the props, Bill! I think Gilmore and Smith could both be there at No. 35... if that's the case, I don't know who they'd take.
I just wouldn't go WR in the 2nd round... not with this deep of a class. I'm getting blasted for thinking the Vikes would be taking a DB there though.
Great piece on the Life After A.P. article... so sad, but so true... hopefull the guy can come back like Welker has, but it's such a crap shoot.