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Attitude Adjuster: Mike Zimmer brings new approach to Vikings

Attitude Adjuster: Mike Zimmer brings new approach to Vikings

By hiring Mike Zimmer, the Vikings picked a coach who will bring verbal intensity and, yes, curse words — an approach unlike his predecessor’s.
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  • Mike Singletary to leave Vikings

    Mike Singletary to leave Vikings

    profootballtalk.com Jan 15, 2014
    Hall of Fame linebacker Mike Singletary has served as assistant head coach and linebackers coach for the Minnesota Vikings for the last three seasons Singletary will not return to the Vikings’ staff next season. According to Chris Tomasson of the St. Pa…
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  • T.J. Brennan has a goal and three assists in Marlies 4-3 overti…

    T.J. Brennan has a goal and three assists in Marlies 4-3 overtime win over Wild

    NHL.com Jan 15, 2014
    DES MOINE, Iowa - T.J. Brennan had a hand in all of the Toronto scoring, and scored in overtime, to lead the Marlies to a 4-3 win over the Iowa Wild in American Hockey League action Wednesday. Brennan also had three assists for the Marlies (2...
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  • Hartman: Simpson has high praise for new Vikings coach

    Hartman: Simpson has high praise for new Vikings coach

    startribune.com Jan 15, 2014
    The wide receiver spent four years in Cincinnati and saw the respect Mike Zimmer commanded there.
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  • Winter Caravan gets in gear, hitting three states in a day

    Winter Caravan gets in gear, hitting three states in a day

    MLB.com Jan 15, 2014
    The Twins' Winter Caravan made a whirlwind journey on Wednesday, with stops in Iowa, Minnesota and South Dakota.
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  • A fighter, Pressly now fights on without his father

    A fighter, Pressly now fights on without his father

    MLB.com Jan 15, 2014
    Ryan Pressly showed the Twins a lot last season. But in November, Pressly lost his father, who always was there to provide advice and support for his son. Pressly vows to keep fighting, and pitching in his father's honor.
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  • Vikings get permission to talk to Norv Turner, report says

    Vikings get permission to talk to Norv Turner, report says

    startribune.com Jan 15, 2014
    Turner has been the head coach of NFL three teams, and the offensive coordinator for four.
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  • Frazier hints that Freeman didn’t get a fair shake in Minnesota

    Frazier hints that Freeman didn’t get a fair shake in Minnesota

    Former Vikings coach Leslie Frazier now works for the team that drafted most-likely-soon-to-be-former Vikings quarterback Josh Freeman. And while a return of Freeman to Tampa Bay remains extremely unlikely, Frazier had positive things to say about Freem…
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  • Kiper mock 1.0 reaction: Vikings

    Kiper mock 1.0 reaction: Vikings

    ESPN.com Jan 15, 2014
    In his first mock draft, ESPN NFL draft Insider Mel Kiper delivers a pick for the Vikings that fans -- and the team -- would likely love: Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater. The 21-year-old quarterback, who has been mentioned as a possible No. 1 p…
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  • Report: Bengals promote Paul Guenther to defensive coordinator

    Report: Bengals promote Paul Guenther to defensive coordinator

    profootballtalk.com Jan 15, 2014
    When Jay Gruden was hired by the Redskins as their head coach last week, the Bengals acted quickly to promote Hue Jackson to replace him as offensive coordinator. They’ve acted just as quickly now that defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer has taken the Vik…
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  • Eddie Lacy replaces Adrian Peterson on Pro Bowl roster

    Eddie Lacy replaces Adrian Peterson on Pro Bowl roster

    profootballtalk.com Jan 15, 2014
    Eddie Lacy is headed to the Pro Bowl. Lacy, who rushed for 1,178 yards and 11 touchdowns in a sparkling 2013 season, has been selected to the NFL’s all-star game, the Packers announced Wednesday. Lacy will take the place of Vikings tailback Adrian Peter…
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  • Fancystats quietly influencing NHL teams to change their styles

    Fancystats quietly influencing NHL teams to change their styles

    CNNSI.com Jan 15, 2014
    Advanced stats are transforming some NHL teams. Here's why the Wild may be a major test case.
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  • PFT Live: Vikings talk with Chris Tomasson, 49ers talk with Mat…

    PFT Live: Vikings talk with Chris Tomasson, 49ers talk with Matt Maiocco

    profootballtalk.com Jan 15, 2014
    The Vikings have a new coach in Mike Zimmer and we’ll be talking about that hire on Wednesday’s edition of PFT Live. Chris Tomasson of the Pioneer Press will join Mike Florio to talk about the reasons why the Vikings felt that the time was right to give…
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  • Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam tries to calm fans with ope…

    Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam tries to calm fans with open letter

    yahoo.com Jan 15, 2014
    The Cleveland Browns haven't hired a coach yet. That's not the end of the world, but Browns fans are getting a bit anxious. There were seven openings and five are filled. The Vikings seem very interested in Bengals defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer, acc…
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  • NBA: Coast to Coast -- Boston Celtics, Los Angeles Lakers, Minn…

    NBA: Coast to Coast -- Boston Celtics, Los Angeles Lakers, Minnesota Timberwolves at a crossroads

    ESPN.com Jan 15, 2014
    A few teams have tough calls. Which direction will they go? Israel Gutierrez and J.A. Adande discuss.
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  • Robin Lehner stops 27 shots, Kyle Turris has goal and assist as…

    Robin Lehner stops 27 shots, Kyle Turris has goal and assist as Senators shut out Wild 3-0

    NHL.com Jan 15, 2014
    ST. PAUL, Minn. - Now that the Senators have played themselves back into contention, the hard work really begins. Kyle Turris had a goal and an assist, Robin Lehner made 27 saves for his second career shutout and Ottawa beat the Minnesota Wil...
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  • Video - What can head coach Mike Zimmer bring to the Minnesota Vikings? 04:03

    What can head coach Mike Zimmer bring to the Minnesota Vikings?

    Jan 15
    Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Roddy White joins the "NFL Total Access" crew to discuss his team's former defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer, who is expected to be hired as the next Minnesota Vikings head coach.
  • Video - Will Mike Zimmer be a good coach in Minnesota? 02:39

    Will Mike Zimmer be a good coach in Minnesota?

    Jan 15
    Brian Baldinger and Jamie Dukes analyze the Minnesota Vikings' decision to hire Mike Zimmer as their new head coach and gauge his chances at success in the role.
  • Video - Zimmer A Good Fit For Vikings? 02:32

    Zimmer A Good Fit For Vikings?

    Jan 15
    Trey Wingo, Mark Schlereth, Antonio Pierce and Ryan Clark weigh in on the Vikings' hiring of Mike Zimmer as their new head coach.
  • Video - Latest on Cleveland Browns' coaching search 02:45

    Latest on Cleveland Browns' coaching search

    Jan 15
    NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport sheds some light on the final head coaching vacancy and explains why the Minnesota Vikings are going to hire Cincinnati Bengals defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer.

Sports Columnists

  • Mark Cuban of Dallas Mavericks wants fine before David Stern exits

    Jan 16
    Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban is at high risk to be fined by the league before the month is out.
  • The Talented Mr. Thomas

    Jan 15
    The Talented Mr. Thomas
  • Broncos In Trouble Without Chris Harris?

    Jan 15
    Broncos In Trouble Without Chris Harris?
  • Clayton's mailbag -- Playoffs restore value of run games

    Jan 15
    Clayton's mailbag: The 2013 playoffs have rejuvenated the importance of the ground game.