Posts Tagged ‘Minnesota’

Biggest Yankees Fan Freddy Sez Dies At 85

October 18, 2010 |  by  |  Breaking News, Sports  |  No Comments
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Freddy “Sez” Schuman was known to many as THE Yankees fan and his claim to fame was getting the crowd to cheer by banging a spoon on a frying pan. He passed away over the weekend at New York’s Lenox Hill Hospital after a heart attack.

Freddy Sez attended many of the team’s home games and walked around the stands spreading his inspirational messages on white posterboard. Two of his signs read: “Freddy sez: Again & Again, Yankees prove they are great” and “Freddy sez: Yankee Stadium gave birth to champions!” Other fans who knew him from the games say he was a joy to have around.
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Veteran Quarterback and There’s Something About Mary Cameo Star Brett Favre Accused Of Sexting

October 8, 2010 |  by  |  Sports  |  2 Comments
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Former Packer and current Minnesota Vikings QB and has been a very naughty iconic sports hero and is probably sleeping on his couch tonight.

Allegedly, Favre has been accused of “sexting” (oh, come on, you know what that means, grandpa — Texting Sexy Messages!!) with a woman named Jenn Sterger who has once worked for the New York Jets.

He couldn’t have even done it with someone on his own team??

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Patriots Looking to Bring Back Deion Branch?

October 7, 2010 |  by  |  Sports  |  No Comments
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With Randy Moss back in Minnesota, the New England Patriots may be looking to get back former Super Bowl hero Deion Branch.

A current Seattle Seahawk, Branch was the Super Bowl XXXIX MVP for the Patriots. And while some may call him “undersized” the Patriots may be calling him “the perfect fit.”

With the loss of Moss (see what I did there?) the Pats are thin at the wide out position, having only Wes Welker (great), Brandon Tate (young), Julian Edelman (who?), Matthew Slater (plays special teams), and Taylor Price (currently doesn’t even play).

Does the move make sense, though? Read More

Randy Moss is Heading Back to the Vikings

October 6, 2010 |  by  |  Breaking News, Sports  |  No Comments
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The New England Patriots finalized a deal that will send star wide receiver Randy Moss to the Minnesota Vikings, the team which he started his NFL career, ESPN, the NFL Network and Boston Herald reported.

The Patriots will receive a third round pick in return, which isn’t bad when you consider that they traded a fourth round pick to get Moss from the Raiders in 2007.

What’s even better about all of this? We get to talk about Brett Favre more! Read More

MLB Playoff Schedule Set

October 4, 2010 |  by  |  Sports  |  1 Comment
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It’s October? It’s October! And, even though the NFL is in full swing, nothing can quite match the romanticism of the Major League Baseball playoffs.

While there are a few familiar faces vying for a World Series birth in the New York Yankees, Tampa Bay Rays and Philadelphia Phillies, there are also some teams that haven’t played in October in a while, namely the Cincinnati Reds and Texas Rangers.

The playoffs kick off Wednesday with three games.

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World’s Oldest Man Celebrates 114th Birthday

September 23, 2010 |  by  |  Breaking News, Lifestyle  |  4 Comments
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GREAT FALLS, MT: Imagine living for 114 years. Although it seems unfathomable to most, it is possible. The world’s oldest man, Montana resident Walter Breuning, proved it this week by celebrating his 114th birthday. Born September 21, 1896, in Melrose, Minnesota, Mr. Breuning worked for fifty years as a Great Northern Railway clerk.

In July 2009, Breuning was named the world’s oldest man when Briton Henry Allingham passed away at age 113. Before passing, Allingham still had his wits about him and joked that the secret to long life was “cigarettes, whiskey and wild, wild women — and a good sense of humor.” Hey, it worked for him!
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Saints Defeat Vikings in NFL Season Opener

September 10, 2010 |  by  |  Sports  |  2 Comments
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The New Orleans Saints defeated the Minnesota Vikings 14-9 in an NFL 2010 season opener that wasn't short on excitement. Brett Favre was there and threw an interception and a touchdown and looked all pouty when his team lost and probably went home to throw on some Wranglers. Drew Brees was there and was efficient and studly, throwing a touchdown that would prove to be more than enough for the win. But, of course, back to Favre. He looked, well, old and confused and ready for a walker at times. It probably didn't help that he didn't come to Vikings training camp because he was too busy deciding how big he needed his ego to be all summer.

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Viking and Saints set to Kick Off 2010 NFL Season on Thursday Night Football

September 9, 2010 |  by  |  Sports  |  No Comments
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Whether you like it or not, the 2010 season of the NFL kicks off tonight with a rematch of last season's NFC Title Game as the Saints and Vikings get set to duke it out. And, yes, Brett Favre is going to be playing as long as he doesn't retire before kickoff. Nearly every American is pushed into at least casual NFL season status as the sport has cemented itself clearly as the nation's pastime. So, much like the Super Bowl struts around like it's own Federal holiday, the first game of the season may as well be placed on all calendars. But, enough of all the hubbub, who's gonna win?

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Latest poll: Obama leads 47 to 41

August 5, 2008 |  by  |  Breaking News  |  5 Comments
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  Looks as if Barack Obama's trip abroad had its merit. The Illinois Senator and Democratic nominee for the presidency is currently leading 47 to 41 in the latest national poll. National polls are wonderful, but if we've learned anything in the last eight years is that the election comes down to states. Delegates, the magic number of 271 needed to clinch the White House. Bush barely got it twice and as the electoral map stands now, even 47 to 41 does not describe the reality on the ground. Senator John McCain is doing surprisingly well in these polls considering he's a member of the party that has an approval rating below 30 percent. The key is the state by state match-up that will define the fall campaign. In polls in Pennsylvania, Michigan, Florida, Colorado and Minnesota, the difference between the candidates is negligible. Therefore, for either side to get too worked up over

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Barack Obama makes history

June 4, 2008 |  by  |  Breaking News  |  No Comments
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On August 23 1963, Martin Luther King stood on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial and made an iconic statement. He had a dream. That same day, Barack Obama was born. Tuesday, June 3, 2008, Barack Obama became the Democratic Party nominee for president of the United States. MLK's dream has been furthered. As Barack Obama addressed a standing room only crowd in Minneapolis, Minnesota, he told the 18,000 in attendance that history had been made and that his supporters lay at the root of this historic night. Obama called for unity. Whether Clinton gave it is hardly a question. Obama is the first African American of any major U.S. political party in its history to secure their party's nomination. The same year that Obama was born, there were race segregation and blatant violations of civil rights. Now he has the opportunity to lead that same country. The world has been watching the United States throughout this campaign

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