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Christian Ponder: Man on an island

Christian Ponder: Man on an island

startribune.com Updated Dec 3, 2012
The Vikings quarterback struggled mightily against Green Bay, and that's prompting a big question: Is he the right man for the job?
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  • Childress, Vilma testify at bounty hearings

    Childress, Vilma testify at bounty hearings

    The latest round of appeal hearings in the NFL's bounty investigation have concluded with appearances by former Minnesota Vikings head coach Brad Childress, Saints assistant head coach Joe Vitt and linebacker Jonathan Vilma.
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  • Ponder under pressure

    Ponder under pressure

    Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder is under further scrutiny after another subpar game, a 23-14 loss to the Packers on Sunday.
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  • Free Head Exam: Green Bay Packers

    Free Head Exam: Green Bay Packers

    ESPN.com Dec 3, 2012
    After the Green Bay Packers' 23-14 victory over the Minnesota Vikings, here are three issues that merit further examination: Coach Mike McCarthy didn't rule out the possibility of keeping rookie Don Barclay at right tackle even if veteran T.J. Lang's an…
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  • Kevin Love catches up with his father while wearing old man mak…

    Kevin Love catches up with his father while wearing old man makeup, looks creepily like his old man (VIDEO)

    yahoo.com Dec 3, 2012
    Last month we alerted you to the ongoing cola ads featuring Cleveland Cavaliers star Kyrie Irving and Minnesota Timberwolves All-Star Kevin Love dressed up as sexagenarians, hustling a group of playground ballers along the way. Today, we bring you somet…
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  • "Man In Purple Sombrero" Arrested After Massive Brawl…

    "Man In Purple Sombrero" Arrested After Massive Brawl Outside Vikings-Packers Game

    deadspin.com Dec 3, 2012
    Green Bay cops are doing that thing where they won't officially say whether a fight involving 20-30 people outside Lambeau Field, which saw two arrested and one man hospitalized, had anything to do with the football game. I think we can probably read be…
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  • BBAO: Re-setting NFC playoff seedings

    BBAO: Re-setting NFC playoff seedings

    ESPN.com Dec 3, 2012
    We're Black and Blue All Over: GREEN BAY, Wis. -- It's amazing how much happened Sunday between about 3:45 p.m. ET and 4:30 p.m. ET. In that window, the Green Bay Packers cemented a 23-14 victory over the Minnesota Vikings, their sixth victory in seven …
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  • Packers outduel Vikings

    Packers outduel Vikings

    startribune.com Dec 3, 2012
    The Packers defeated the Vikings 23-14. Aaron Rodgers threw for 286 yards and a touchdown. James Starks rushed for the Packers' first touchdown on the ground in almost two months.
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  • Scoggins: Peterson soars like an eagle, but plays with turkeys

    Scoggins: Peterson soars like an eagle, but plays with turkeys

    startribune.com Dec 3, 2012
    Teammates offered no aerial support, but the star runner blamed himself for not doing more.
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  • Sack drought ends, but Allen's injury is revealed

    Sack drought ends, but Allen's injury is revealed

    startribune.com Dec 3, 2012
    Jared Allen has played through a seasonlong shoulder problem, according to a pregame report.
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  • Jordy Nelson, Jake Long and Dustin Keller headline Week 13”²s i…

    Jordy Nelson, Jake Long and Dustin Keller headline Week 13”²s injury roundup

    yahoo.com Dec 3, 2012
    Here's a look at some of the injury situations Shutdown Corner will be monitoring as we move into Week 14 of the 2012 regular season: Green Bay Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson injured his hamstring in Sunday's 23-14 win over the Minnesota Vikings. Th…
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  • Video - Can AP run for 2,000 yards? 01:03

    Can AP run for 2,000 yards?

    Dec 3
    Will Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson rush for 2,000 yards this season? LaDainian Tomlinson explains what needs to happen for AP to reach the milestone.
  • Video - Needs For Phillies, Twins & Royals 04:44

    Needs For Phillies, Twins & Royals

    Dec 3
    Jerry Crasnick and Keith Law discuss the Phillies' needs in center field, pitching options for the Twins and the Royals' lack of starters.
  • Video - GameDay: Minnesota Vikings vs. Green Bay Packers highlights 02:13

    GameDay: Minnesota Vikings vs. Green Bay Packers highlights

    Dec 3
    Catch the highlights from Green Bay as Adrian Peterson goes off but is not able to get the Minnesota Vikings a win in Week 13.

Sports Columnists

  • East Side -- Shorter NBA season unnecessary

    Dec 3
    Shorten the season? There's too much money in an 82-game season, and losing a few games does little to help anyone.
  • West Side - NBA schedule should be 78 games

    Dec 3
    No reason to sit starters if NBA scales back regular season by four games.
  • Peter King: Crennel, Quinn open up on Chiefs' inspired win with heavy hear…

    Dec 3
    On Sunday morning, I was talking to Joe Linta, the agent for the late Jovan Belcher, about the state of mind that might have made the Chiefs linebacker shoot his live-in girlfriend nine times with his own mother in the house and then, less than an hour …