Dunkin’ Deuces :: 9/20 Edition

Dunkin’ Deuces is your daily morning cup of links to all things MN Sports.  With all the great writers in the area, we bring you the links to one central page.  We are still working on the format of Dunkin’ Deuces so hang with us.  For now check out the links below:

Minnesota Vikings

Free Head Exam: Minnesota Vikings
ESPN (blog)
By Kevin Seifert Kevin Seifert Following their loss to the Buccaneers, the Vikings take a seat in the examination room. Many of you thought the Vikings‘ eight penalties hurt them much more than I suggested in Sunday’s column. It’s true that the timing
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ESPN (blog)
Minnesota Vikings battle the second-half blues: A fan’s perspective
Yahoo! Sports
Contributor Network 1 hour, 51 minutes ago I was absolutely convinced that the Minnesota Vikings would begin this week with a big victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Although the Buccaneers had a reasonably good season last year, I saw little to
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Yahoo! Sports
BBAO: Vikings get Kevin Williams back
ESPN (blog)
By Kevin Seifert One underplayed factor in the Minnesota Vikings‘ defensive collapse in the second half of their first two games: They have been without veteran defensive tackle Kevin Williams, who was serving a two-game suspension for violating the
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Minnesota Vikings: Fans To Blame Senator Koch and Rep. Zellers With Move to L.A.
Bleacher Report
If politicians like Koch and Zellers have their way, the Vikings will be playing in California soon. If you are a Minnesota Vikings fan like me and are keeping up with Minnesota state politics, you know the problem in getting a stadium does not stem
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Bleacher Report
Minnesota Vikings Still Victims of Unrealistic Expectations
Opposing Views
A couple of days ago, I mentioned that there was a delusional aspect to the expectations of the Vikings Offense, coming from the people who should know them best. So, let’s check in the stats of those mentioned by Paul Allen of KFAN (and Voice of the
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Opposing Views
Vikings fall to 0-2 after second-half meltdown against Buccaneers: Fan reaction
Yahoo! Sports
Contributor Network 12 hours, 29 minutes ago If NFL games were only 30 minutes long, the Minnesota Vikings would be 2-0 at this point. Unfortunately for them, games are twice that length and now they’re heading into Week 3 with an 0-2 record to show
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Statistically, Lions hold edge over Vikings
FS North
As it relates to the Minnesota Vikings, they had better hope they and the Detroit Lions don’t play to the rankings they’ve earned after two games when they meet Sunday at Mall of America Field. If the game were played on paper, the Vikings would be
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FS North
Biggest Second Half Letdown: Oakland Raiders or Minnesota Vikings?
Bleacher Report
Adrian Peterson and the Minnesota Vikings sure wish that games ended at halftime. They took a 17-7 lead against the Chargers in Week 1 only to lose 24-17. This time they led 17-0 and looked like a dominating team. After exchanging punts on each of
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Bleacher Report
NFL Week 3: 5 Reasons the Detroit Lions Will Defeat the Minnesota Vikings
Bleacher Report
Now the team’s attention must turn to their Week 3 match-up against the winless Minnesota Vikings. The Vikings struggled against San Diego and Tampa Bay, but they still have great weapons in Adrian Peterson and Jared Allen. Detroit will certainly not
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Bleacher Report
Sherels plays first home game with Vikings
Post-Bulletin
From a walk-on in college to an undrafted free agent in the NFL, Sherels has had to overcome a lot of obstacles to earn a spot with the Minnesota Vikings. On Sunday the cornerback/punt returner from Rochester played his first home game with the Vikings
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Minnesota Twins

Yankees’ Mariano Rivera sets mark with 602nd save
Seattle Post Intelligencer
New York Yankees’ Mariano Rivera blows a kiss to the crowd to acknowledge cheers after recording his 602nd save as the Yankees beat the Minnesota Twins 6-4 in a baseball game on Monday, Sept. 19, 2011, at Yankee Stadium in New York.
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MLB Team Report – Minnesota Twins
Los Angeles Times
Like Joe Mauer and Tsuyoshi Nishioka before him, first baseman Justin Morneau was officially shut down for the season on Sunday, essentially because of a concussion suffered Aug. 28, though the team revealed he also will have surgery this morning to
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Minnesota Twins‘ new target field, which is using rainwater harvesting to help
Siliconrepublic.com
Since the baseball stadium of the Minnesota Twins set a new standard in 2010 when it opened its new target field using a rainwater recycling system to meet 50pc of its water needs, what have other stadiums around the globe been doing to keep apace with
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