Before the 2010 Winter Olympic games in Vancouver, Canada, USA Hockey called the National Sports Center in Blaine home for its women’s hockey program.
One look at the Minnesota Vikings’ record and it’s easy to say this is a lost season.
On paper, the Vikings 3-9-1 record reeks of a team going in the wrong direction fast, but a deeper look shows that the level of parity across the league is very high.
Last weekend I had the privilege of catching the Coon Rapids Homecoming football game and while the end result was abysmal for Coon Rapids fans (41-14 loss to Blaine), the mood inside the stadium was 180 degrees different.
As I write this, the Minnesota Twins finished off the Evil Empire (New York Yankees) to take two of three games in the final series before the All-Star break.
Sports Editor Jason Olson and the ABC Newspapers sports section won a pair of national Local Media Association editorial contest awards for the year 2012.