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By hiring Mike Zimmer, the Vikings picked a coach who will bring verbal intensity and, yes, curse words — an approach unlike his predecessor’s.Upvote Share Tweet
Mike Singletary to leave VikingsHall 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…Upvote Share Tweet
T.J. Brennan has a goal and three assists in Marlies 4-3 overtime win over WildNHL.com Jan 15, 2014DES 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...Upvote Share Tweet
Hartman: Simpson has high praise for new Vikings coachstartribune.com Jan 15, 2014The wide receiver spent four years in Cincinnati and saw the respect Mike Zimmer commanded there.Upvote Share TweetMLB.com Jan 15, 2014The Twins' Winter Caravan made a whirlwind journey on Wednesday, with stops in Iowa, Minnesota and South Dakota.Upvote Share Tweet
A fighter, Pressly now fights on without his fatherMLB.com Jan 15, 2014Ryan 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.Upvote Share Tweetstartribune.com Jan 15, 2014Turner has been the head coach of NFL three teams, and the offensive coordinator for four.Upvote Share TweetFormer 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…Upvote Share TweetESPN.com Jan 15, 2014In 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…Upvote Share TweetWhen 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…Upvote Share TweetEddie 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…Upvote Share Tweet
Fancystats quietly influencing NHL teams to change their stylesCNNSI.com Jan 15, 2014Advanced stats are transforming some NHL teams. Here's why the Wild may be a major test case.Upvote Share Tweet
PFT Live: Vikings talk with Chris Tomasson, 49ers talk with Matt MaioccoThe 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…Upvote Share Tweetyahoo.com Jan 15, 2014The 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…Upvote Share Tweet
NBA: Coast to Coast -- Boston Celtics, Los Angeles Lakers, Minnesota Timberwolves at a crossroadsESPN.com Jan 15, 2014A few teams have tough calls. Which direction will they go? Israel Gutierrez and J.A. Adande discuss.Upvote Share TweetNHL.com Jan 15, 2014ST. 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...Upvote Share Tweet
What can head coach Mike Zimmer bring to the Minnesota Vikings?Jan 15Atlanta 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.
Will Mike Zimmer be a good coach in Minnesota?Jan 15Brian 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.
Zimmer A Good Fit For Vikings?Jan 15Trey Wingo, Mark Schlereth, Antonio Pierce and Ryan Clark weigh in on the Vikings' hiring of Mike Zimmer as their new head coach.
Latest on Cleveland Browns' coaching searchJan 15NFL 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.
Mark Cuban of Dallas Mavericks wants fine before David Stern exitsJan 16Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban is at high risk to be fined by the league before the month is out.
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