An x-ray of my broken pinkie. It is a compound fracture coupled with a dislocation.
Broke it playing football. The ball hit the tip of my pinkie straight on. It hurt. And it sucks.
Anyone who knows me knows I’ve been in favor of and advocated for sports stadia; both for the Minnesota Twins (and, gawd…look at that beautiful Target Field!!) and for the Minnesota Vikings. It’s also no secret that my rooting interest in getting a new stadium for our pro sports teams is my very own love of sports.
I’d be happy to argue all day with you the merits of pro sports for our state and our community but in the end it comes down to this: Building a stadium now will be less expensive. It is not a matter of if we will build a new football stadium, it’s a matter of when. We’ve seen this movie before in Cleveland; if we let the Vikings leave, we’ll see its sequel here in Minnesota. This state will inevitably build a new stadium to attract a pro football franchise back to Minnesota and the only difference will be a few years of an NFLless state and a significantly higher cost for the stadium.
We should pass this bill this year. The Strib compiled footage from the press conference:
About four weeks ago, I went up to defend a pass playing touch football and ended up with the back of my head bouncing off the ground and my right leg hyper-extended. My nephew Josh had a front row seat, so he gives a play-by-play of how it went down:
Holding the 30th pick overall, the Minnesota Vikings traded out of the first round of the 2010 NFL draft. The Vikings traded their 1st round pick (30th) and 4th round pick (128th) for Lions’ 2nd round pick (34th), 4th round pick (100) & 7th round pick (214th).
The following links are to individual profile pages with, for most, video highlights of the player in question.
With the 30th pick in the sixth round (199th overall), the Minnesota Vikings chose UAB QB/WR Joe Webb. Webb stands 6’3″ and weighs 213 lbs. Webb played both quarterback and wide receiver in college so he is expected to be a part of the Vikings wildcat packages. Profiles: NFL | ESPN | NFL Draft Scout | UAB. Video:
Follow Joe Webb News at Minnesota Vikings Chat.
Such as they are… Offensive linemen don’t get their highlight reels uploaded to YouTube. Chris Degeare is the final player in the following video. The Minnesota Vikings picked the Wake Forest offensive lineman with number 30 of the fifth round (161 overall). Degeare is 6’4″, 325 lbs and has 43″ arms. Profiles: NFL | NFL Combine | NFL Draft Scout | ESPN | Wake Forest.