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Extra Points: NFL got what it wanted in Peterson case

By The Sports Network, 1 year 6 months ago
(SportsNetwork.com) - David Doty continued to be a thorn in the NFL's side Thursday, vacating an arbitration ruling that went against suspended Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson. From a legal standpoint it was a devastating rebuke of the league's actions and hardly the first by Doty, a pesky federal judge who actually cares about silly little things like the rule of law. ...

Adrian Peterson appeal ruling overturned by judge

By The Sports Network, 1 year 6 months ago
Minneapolis, MN (SportsNetwork.com) - A federal judge on Thursday overturned an appeal ruling made against suspended Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, potentially opening the door for him to be reinstated earlier than expected. The NFL, following another public rebuke over the discipline of one of its players, said it will appeal the decision made by U.S. District Judge David S...

Extra Points: Vikings and Peterson headed for divorce

By The Sports Network, 1 year 6 months ago
(SportsNetwork.com) - Employee loyalty generally begins with a company's allegiance. A worker, whether he makes minimum wage or the $14 million Adrian Peterson raked in last season to keep his stained brand away from the Minnesota Vikings, wants to believe if the job is done in an efficient manner, the organization he works for will support him. In today's politically correct...

NFL Draft: NFC Team Needs

By John Gworek, 1 year 6 months ago
The NFL Combine is under way, so it’s a good time to take a look at what each team might be looking for in Indianapolis.  Keep in mind these could change once teams start adding free agents on March 10, so we’ll revisit this just before the Draft in late April.Here are the top needs for each NFC team: NFC EAST Washington RedskinsFirst-Round Pick: No. 5What They Need:...

Steelers, Vikings to play in 2015 Hall of Fame Game

By The Sports Network, 1 year 6 months ago
Canton, OH (SportsNetwork.com) - The Pittsburgh Steelers and Minnesota Vikings will kick off the 2015 NFL preseason by meeting in the Hall of Fame Game. The game will be played in Canton, Ohio on Aug. 9, one day after the Pro Football Hall of Fame's Class of 2015 is formally enshrined. Former Steelers running back Jerome Bettis and former Vikings center Mick Tingelhoff will be inducted...

Extra Points: Hall rights a wrong with Tingelhoff

By The Sports Network, 1 year 7 months ago
Phoenix, AZ (SportsNetwork.com) - Allen Iverson might laugh but more than anything else, practice defined former Minnesota Vikings center Mick Tingelhoff. Over his 17 brilliant seasons, Tingelhoff is most famous for never missing a game, arriving in the Land of 10,000 Lakes as a rookie free agent out of Nebraska, earning the starting job and never relinquishing it -- even for a game -- until...

Vikings' first draft pick Mason dies

By The Sports Network, 1 year 7 months ago
Eden Prairie, MN (SportsNetwork.com) - The Minnesota Vikings announced Thursday that the club's first-ever draft pick, running back Tommy Mason, died at the age of 75. "Tommy was an enormous talent. He was a great player, a humble man and an outstanding teammate. I will always cherish the years I spent with Tommy," said former quarterback and franchise icon Fran Tarkenton. Mason starred...

Vikings waive Tate a month after picking him up

By The Sports Network, 1 year 8 months ago
Eden Prarie, MN (SportsNetwork.com) - The Minnesota Vikings waived running back Ben Tate on Tuesday. Tate was waived by the Browns in mid-November and quickly picked up by the RB- needy Vikings. He only played three games for Minnesota and gained 38 yards on 13 carries. The Auburn product signed with the Browns as a free agent in March after spending his first three seasons with Houston...

NFL Matchup - Chicago at Minnesota

By The Sports Network, 1 year 8 months ago
NFL Matchup - Chicago at Minnesota Chicago Bears:== Sep 7 - L vs. Buffalo, 20-23 (OT)== Sep 14 - W at San Francisco, 28-20== Sep 22 - W at NY Jets, 27-19== Sep 28 - L vs. Green Bay, 17-38== Oct 5 - L at Carolina, 24-31== Oct 12 - W at Atlanta, 27-13== Oct 19 - L vs. Miami, 14-27== Oct 26 - L at...

Extra Points: Ross turns Dolphins into a loser

By The Sports Network, 1 year 8 months ago
(SportsNetwork.com) - You have to believe Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross isn't a big fan of history because he sure didn't learn from it. Ross was in Sun Life Stadium last December when Woody Johnson surprised most observers by giving Jets coach Rex Ryan a reprieve after a meaningless 20-7 Week 17 win over Miami. In a rare address to the team, the Jets' owner told his players in the...