Dunkin’ Deuces :: 9/11 Edition

Special 9/11 Tribute

A Day That Stands Alone

New York Times – James Barron – ‎32 minutes ago‎

Just as Sept. 11 was unthinkable, Sunday was inevitable: the 10th anniversary of a day that stands alone.

A look back at the morning of Sept. 11

CBS News – ‎Sep 10, 2011‎
People walk through dust and debris from collapse of World Trade Center towers after terrorist attack, New York City, 2001/9/11. (AP Photo) It has been nearly a decade since terrorists attacked our homeland, destroying buildings on this hallowed ground

Obama, Bush Will Join New Yorkers Marking 10th Anniversary of 9/11 Attacks

Bloomberg – Henry Goldman, Julianna Goldman – ‎8 hours ago‎
President Barack Obama and former President George W. Bush will join New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg today to mark the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade

Minnesota Golden Gophers

Coach Kill Health Status

Gophersports.com (blog) – Ryan Maus – ‎4 hours ago‎
9:30 pm UPDATE: For the latest on Coach Kill’s status as of Saturday night, please read our official news release. 6:30 pm: The media was just addressed by Gophers team doctor Pat

Gophers Coach Suffers Siezure, Collapses on Field

FOX 9 News – ‎6 hours ago‎
MINNEAPOLIS – University of Minnesota Head Football Coach Jerry Kill collapsed on the field at TCF Stadium in Minneapolis on Saturday after he reportedly suffered a seizure. Fans watched in silence as Kill was carried off the field in a stretcher with

Recap: New Mexico State 28, Gophers 21

Minneapolis Star Tribune – ‎7 hours ago‎
The sophomore completed 20 of 31 passes for 288 yards and three touchdowns. His only negative was tossing a pair of interceptions. There’s a bad trend: A week ago USC QB Matt Barkley completed 34 of 45 passes for 304 yards and three TDs.

Minnesota Vikings

From Vikings.com by Mike Wobschall….

Souhan: OK, Coach, they’re all yours

Minneapolis Star Tribune – Jim Souhan – ‎14 hours ago‎
As the new head of the Vikings, Leslie Frazier does not take lightly the relationships he forges with each and every one of his players. Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier watched quarterback Donovan McNabb (5) line up under center during

Frazier leaning toward Lorenzo Booker for kickoffs

Minneapolis Star Tribune – Mark Craig – ‎Sep 9, 2011‎
The Vikings are trying to decide who will return kickoffs, but it appears Lorenzo Booker will be the choice over Percy Harvin. Lorenzo Booker got grabbed last season by the Bears’ Rashied Davis. Vikings coach Leslie Frazier said the coaching staff will

Zulgad: Could decision to acquire Donovan McNabb cost Vikings?

1500 ESPN – Judd Zulgad – ‎Sep 9, 2011‎
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. – The persistent buzz that Donovan McNabb was going to end up with the Minnesota Vikings last spring, seemed to die down after the team selected Christian Ponder with the 12th pick in the draft.

Vikings Pay Peterson

FOX 9 News – Adrian Peterson – ‎12 hours ago‎
The Wilf’s opened up their pocketbook making Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson the highest paid running back in the National Football League. Peterson was going into the final year of his current deal, but the Vikings wanted to get a deal

Seven years, $32 million guaranteed for Peterson

Minneapolis Star Tribune (blog) – Mark Craig, Adrian Peterson – ‎16 hours ago‎
SAN DIEGO — Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has to love playing the San Diego Chargers. Four years after setting the NFL’s single-game rushing record (296 yards) against the Chargers at the Metrodome, Peterson has signed a seven-year,

Minnesota Twins

Twins go all in

ESPN – ‎Sep 9, 2011‎
The Minnesota Twins are a last-place team with a winning percentage of .413 Friday morning, and if they finish the season in that neighborhood, it would represent the lowest since 1999. The instinct after a season like this might be to take a

Beset by injuries, Mauer toughs it out

MLB.com – Rhett Bollinger – ‎Sep 9, 2011‎
First, it was the offseason surgery on his left knee that forced him to get a late start on Spring Training, and eventually led to his well-publicized stint on the disabled list with bilateral leg

Mauer, Nishioka ready to assume regular duties

MLB.com – Rhett Bollinger – ‎Sep 7, 2011‎
MINNEAPOLIS — Twins manager Ron Gardenhire expects Joe Mauer to catch at least one game in Detroit this weekend, while Tsuyoshi Nishioka is scheduled to start at shortstop on Friday.

Twins “All In” for 2012?

FanGraphs (blog) – Matt Klaassen – ‎Sep 9, 2011‎
The Minnesota Twins have had a brutal 2011 season, to say the least. After winning the American League Central in both 2009 and 2010, they have plummeted into a tie for last with the Royals at the moment.

Charley Walters: Joe Mauer says Minnesota Twins will be contenders again

Pioneer Press – ‎Sep 9, 2011‎
Twins catcher Joe Mauer says he was never able to “get after it in the gym” after his knee surgery last winter. (Pioneer Press file: Richard Marshall) Among factors Joe Mauer considered important before he would agree to a $184 million,

2011 Minnesota Twins Analysis: Is Mauer the Problem? What to Do with Nishioka?

Bleacher Report – Dan Adams – ‎Sep 8, 2011‎
Does Nishioka deserve a second opportunity in 2012 because of his leg injury or have the Twins seen enough? It was only five months ago when the Minnesota Twins had realistic thoughts of taking the next step in the American League playoffs and

Kids not learning ‘Twins Way’

Minneapolis Star Tribune – ‎Sep 8, 2011‎
One in an occasional series in September on the Twins’ 2011 season: Where mastering the fundamentals once set the organization apart, the valued system has gone off track. Trevor Plouffe is among the Twins’ young players who have struggled at times

Mauer Predicts Twins Will Rise Again

Gack Sports – ‎Sep 8, 2011‎
Last season Joe Mauer was ready to sign a contract extension with the Minnesota Twins, but before he did he wanted to make sure of a few things. The first thing he needed to make sure of was that the Twins would be contenders for years to come,
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