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Sat, 18 Feb 2017 09:17:05 PSTThere's some uncertainty over who will run the Minnesota Vikings' new stadium after a dustup over the oversight authority's use of luxury suites culminated in the exit of two top officials. Michele Kelm-Helgen and Ted Mondale resigned from the Minnesota Sports Facilitates Authority on Thursday, months after the use of suites was first revealed in November. Meanwhile, Republican lawmakers in Minnesota are still pushing to drastically reshape the authority, giving themselves power to appoint many members.
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 14:53:26 PSTThe two top leaders of the authority overseeing the Minnesota Vikings' stadium resigned abruptly Thursday after weeks of criticism over the questionable use of luxury suites by officials' family and friends, a practice that auditors labeled an ethical violation. Authority Chairwoman Michele Kelm-Helgen announced her resignation first in a Thursday morning letter, saying it was in the public interest for her to step down from the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority. Hours later, executive director Ted Mondale announced his own exit as top Republicans charting massive changes to stadium governance ramped up calls for him to also step aside.
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 14:16:37 PSTGov. Mark Dayton says he didn't ask for the resignations of two top leaders from the Minnesota Vikings' stadium oversight authority. Chairwoman Michele Kelm-Helgen announced her resignation Thursday in a statement, and executive director Ted Mondale followed suit hours later. It follows months of controversy over public officials' use of luxury suites for friends and family members.
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 12:28:17 PSTThe Pittsburgh Steelers are following through on their promise to offer All-Pro wide receiver Antonio Brown a new contract. General manager Kevin Colbert said Thursday the team has already begun negotiations with Brown, who has one year left on the $42 million deal that began in 2013. The 28-year-old Brown is coming off his fourth straight season of at least 100 receptions.
Wed, 15 Feb 2017 18:57:35 PSTAnyone can go on Twitter and opine about an NFL team’s offseason moves. That’s the beauty of social media.
Mon, 13 Feb 2017 15:04:27 PSTKANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The Chiefs have promoted Brad Childress to assistant head coach and announced that Matt Nagy will take over as the sole offensive coordinator in a minor shake-up of Andy Reid's staff.
Fri, 10 Feb 2017 17:21:16 PSTThe Minnesota Vikings have released Brandon Fusco and Mike Harris, the guards who started a combined 85 games for the team over the last five seasons. The moves were made Friday, one month before the start of free agency when the Vikings will likely seek some new offensive linemen after a rough year for their group. Fusco started 14 games in 2016 at right guard.
Fri, 10 Feb 2017 05:59:35 PSTSuper Bowl LI gave us quite a thrill, and for many it re-stoked the fires for football. The NFL scouting combine is a few weeks away. This might not be a great quarterback group, but as veteran options dry up the need at the position is always overinflated come draft time.
Thu, 09 Feb 2017 23:38:13 PSTCharles Oakley maintains he did nothing wrong before he was surrounded by Madison Square Garden security officials. Oakley blamed his strained relationship with the Knicks and owner James Dolan on Thursday for the altercation that led to his ejection and arrest from New York's 119-115 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday night. Oakley said during an ESPN Radio interview that he had been in his seat for just a few minutes when he was surrounded by security, denying that they approached him after he shouted at Dolan.
Thu, 09 Feb 2017 18:54:05 PSTSeattle Seahawks kicker Steve Hauschka, who has been with the team since 2011, is set to become an unrestricted free agent in a few weeks, and on Thursday the Seahawks made a move that may spell the end of Hauschka’s time with the team. Seattle signed Blair Walsh, who started the 2016 season with the Minnesota Vikings but was released after nine games for poor performance. Steve Hauschka may have tried his last kick for the Falcons.
Thu, 09 Feb 2017 15:59:12 PSTThe Seahawks signed former Minnesota kicker Blair Walsh on Thursday, the strongest sign yet that Seattle may be moving on from Steven Hauschka. Hauschka will be a free agent when the new league year begins next month and after a season of inconsistency the Seahawks are looking at other options. Walsh spent five seasons with the Vikings before being released midway through last season, but is mostly known for a crucial miss.
Thu, 09 Feb 2017 09:56:54 PSTSuper Bowl LI reinforced the long-standing notion that having a top quarterback is the easiest way to win a championship. Matt Ryan and Tom Brady finished 1-2 in the MVP race, and they met in the Super Bowl. If you don’t have a quarterback, it’s hard to get one.
Wed, 08 Feb 2017 08:28:41 PSTThe Atlanta Falcons look like they can make it right back to a Super Bowl. The last time a Super Bowl loser won it all the next year was the 1972 Miami Dolphins. No Super Bowl loser has even been back to the Super Bowl the next season since the 1993 Buffalo Bills.
Mon, 06 Feb 2017 12:51:04 PSTTom Brady took the high road while appearing with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and collecting the silver hardware for his record fourth Super Bowl MVP award. New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick bemoaned needing to play catch-up when it comes to preparing for next season. Yes, the Patriots rule their sport once again, thanks to the greatest comeback in Super Bowl history, and in what Goodell called ''maybe one of the greatest games of all time.'' Now it's time to look forward.
Sun, 05 Feb 2017 20:38:37 PSTThe New England Patriots developed a reputation for playing nearly mistake-free football in winning four Super Bowl rings during the Bill Belichick/Tom Brady era. ''There were a lot of plays that coach talks about, you never know which one is going to be the Super Bowl winner,'' Brady said. New England's 34-28 overtime win was the largest fourth-quarter comeback in NFL history, and broke the Patriots' own record for the biggest deficit overcome in a Super Bowl.
Sat, 04 Feb 2017 19:17:23 PSTAtlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan was named the National Football League's Most Valuable Player, 24 hours before he attempts to crown a superb season with Super Bowl glory. The 31-year-old scooped the award after collecting 25 of the votes polled, while his opposite number in Sunday's showpiece, the New England Patriots' Tom Brady, finished with 10 votes. Ryan's award came after a dazzling season at the heart of Atlanta's free-scoring offense that saw the quarterback finish with 4,944 yards, 38 touchdowns and only seven interceptions.
Fri, 03 Feb 2017 07:36:53 PSTAs we count down the days until Super Bowl LI, Yahoo Sports is taking a look at the best teams to not win it all. The 2007 Patriots went 18-0 before failing to sew up a Super Bowl title. The star-crossed Vikings, the NFL’s archetypal can’t-win-the-big-one franchise, have been to more Super Bowls than 19 other teams.
Wed, 01 Feb 2017 23:25:21 PSTAlabama came up just short in its bid for a second straight national title on the field, but the Crimson Tide's dominance on the recruiting trail remains as strong as ever. According to composite rankings of recruiting services compiled by 247Sports, Alabama finished atop the team standings for a seventh consecutive year. Florida's 2010 class that included NFL first-round draft picks Dominique Easley, Matt Elam and Sharrif Floyd is 247Sports' only higher-rated class since 2002, which is as far back as 247Sports' data goes.
Wed, 01 Feb 2017 06:54:44 PSTBrett Favre couldn’t push the Vikings to a Lombardi Trophy. As we count down the days until Super Bowl LI, Yahoo Sports is taking a look at the best teams to not win it all. When three of us put our heads together here at Shutdown Corner to vote on the best teams to not win the Super Bowl, we each agreed on four of the top five.
Sun, 29 Jan 2017 15:16:45 PSTJan 29 (The Sports Xchange) - The New York Jets plan to hire New Orleans Saints wide receivers coach John Morton as their new offensive coordinator, according to multiple reports Sunday. Morton, 47, will replace 65-year-old Chan Gailey, who held the job for two years before announcing his retirement after the 2016 season. Jets coach Todd Bowles interviewed Morton and former Houston Texans offensive coordinator George Godsey for the job, according to ESPN. The Jets finished 26th in total offense and 30th in scoring this season. ...
Sat, 28 Jan 2017 07:19:54 PSTThe last time the Atlanta Falcons made it to the Super Bowl, they put on quite a show. The team known as the ''Dirty Birds'' capped off a remarkable season in 1998 by doing almost everything wrong once they claimed a spot in the big game. ''I didn't do a good enough job of making them understand that you don't want to just be there,'' said Dan Reeves, who was the Falcons' coach.
Thu, 26 Jan 2017 23:52:00 PSTSkip Horween's great-grandmother wanted nothing to do with football.
Thu, 26 Jan 2017 08:44:56 PSTStanding on the sideline, Dan Reeves felt the burning in his throat - a sure sign of heart trouble that could no longer be ignored. Within hours, Reeves, in the process of coaching the Falcons to the franchise's first Super Bowl, was on the operating table for a quadruple bypass surgery that saved his life. Earlier this month, Reeves' one-time backup quarterback in Denver, Gary Kubiak, cited health problems as the reason for his sudden retirement as coach of the Broncos.
Wed, 25 Jan 2017 08:22:47 PSTKANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The Kansas City Chiefs have hired Greg Lewis as their new wide receivers coach.
Tue, 24 Jan 2017 14:13:36 PSTMINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Prosecutors have charged two people with misdemeanors for hanging from the rafters during a Minnesota Vikings game at U.S. Bank Stadium and unfurling a banner protesting the Dakota Access oil pipeline.
Tue, 24 Jan 2017 09:19:12 PSTFalcons owner Arthur Blank did his little dance after the NFC title game. The Atlanta Falcons and their tens of thousands of fans – some in suspiciously new-looking jerseys, but we’ll let that ride — celebrated the team’s first Super Bowl berth in a generation. Quarterback Matt Ryan and offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan embraced.