Dunkin’ Deuces :: 9/22 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

Vikings‘ Williams raring to go after suspension
ESPN
AP EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — Kevin Williams isn’t a screamer. The big Minnesota Vikings defensive tackle is as understated as they come, his low Arkansas baritone almost never rising to a level that would put even the slightest strain on his vocal chords.
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Minnesota Vikings‘ aerial attack struggling after lockout-shortened offseason
MLive.com
By Justin Rogers | MLive.com AP PhotoDonovan McNabb has struggled to find a rhythm in his first game games with the Minnesota Vikings. ALLEN PARK — Through the first two weeks of the season, the Minnesota Vikings‘ passing attack has struggled to get
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MLive.com
Tyrell Johnson apologizes, will play
ESPN
AP EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — Minnesota Vikings safety Tyrell Johnson apologized Wednesday, one day after he was arrested on suspicion of driving while impaired on a Minneapolis-area interstate. ESPN.com’s Kevin Seifert writes about all things NFC North in
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Minnesota Vikings: 7 Moves the Vikings Need to Make to Rebuild
Bleacher Report
The Minnesota Vikings are 0-2 lead by a post-prime veteran quarterback and looking for answers. Blowing a 17-7 half-time lead against the San Diego Chargers in Week 1 and a 17-0 half time lead in Week 2 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the Vikings
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Bleacher Report
Ndamukong Suh and the Detroit Lions Look Aim for 3-0 Start and Team’s First
Sports Radio Interviews
Considering how woeful Detroit has been on the road in recent years, a win over the Minnesota Vikings at the Metro Dome in Week 3 could be the officially ushering in of a new era in Motown. Ndamukong Suh isn’t ready to jump the gun just yet and

Minnesota Golden Gophers

Gophers Host Bison Saturday at TCF Bank Stadium

Gophersports.com – ‎Sep 19, 2011‎
The University of Minnesota Golden Gophers will wrap up their three-game homestand Saturday at TCF Bank Stadium. Minnesota hosts North Dakota State University, with kickoff set for 6:07 pm CT. This will be the ninth meeting between the schools,

Bison coach: Team can make statement vs. Gophers

KARE – ‎Sep 19, 2011‎
AP FARGO, ND – North Dakota State football coach Craig Bohl says this week’s game at Minnesota is a chance for his players to make a statement. The Bison play the Gophers for the first time since 2007, when NDSU won 27-21 in Minneapolis.

 

Minnesota Twins

Snakebitten Slowey Loses Again As Twins Drop Eleventh Straight
SB Nation Minnesota
Things looked good early for the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday night at Target Field against the Seattle Mariners, just as they had the night before. Things were even looking good for Kevin Slowey, the man who hadn’t won since coming back to the Twins
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Minnesota Twins: Approaching 100 Losses and the Last Time That Happened
Bleacher Report
The Twins are looking for anything to end the nightmare that has been the 2011 season. The Minnesota Twins are on the brink of making history. Since the franchise moved to Minnesota in 1961, no team has suffered as severe a decline in winning
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Bleacher Report
Mariners at Minnesota Twins: Sept. 21, 2011 game thread
The Seattle Times (blog)
Michael Pineda works the finale of his 2011 rookie season, trying to make it three in a row for the Mariners, stubbornly avoiding the inevitable 90-loss season with eight contests to play starting now. Justin Smoak makes his first start since that
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DeLand column: Frazier, Gardy must be held to account
St. Cloud Times
Ron Gardenhire is not the primary reason why the Minnesota Twins are a last-place disaster. The head coaches of Minnesota’s flagship franchises are not the foremost reasons why they’re both sinking. The impact of coaching — for better or for worse
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Minnesota Timberwolves and Minnesota Lynx

From Jesse “The Body” to Jesse “The Lynx Fan”: Ventura pleased with WNBA
SportsPageMagazine.com
Most celebrities to Minnesota Lynx games are athletes from the Twin Cities other sports teams. Former Minnesota Timberwolf and current Boston Celtics forward Kevin Garnett, Minnesota Timberwolves guard Ricky Rubio and Minnesota Vikings quarterback
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SportsPageMagazine.com
Whalen, Lynx are tasting success
Minnesota Daily
With the Twins in danger of losing 100 games, the Vikings starting 0-2 and the Timberwolves locked out, the Lynx are the lone bright spot in the Minnesota sports market. In fact, the 27-7 season led by two MVP candidates — Whalen and Seimone Augustus
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Minnesota Daily
Former BYU star Fredette, other rookies gear up for exhibition, competition
Washington Post
said Lee, a second-round pick by the Minnesota Timberwolves. “I basically tell them, ‘I’ma college student, the same way I left UCLA.’” Former UConn star Kemba Walker showed up for Wednesday’s practice at BYU’s Marriott Center wearing his Under Armour
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