I'm just a regular Minnesota guy that grew up on the north-side of the Cities (Fridley), spent some quality time at the U of M, chill on the weekends at the family cabin near Duluth, bleed Vikings purple, and miss the North Stars. I have a short attention span; and enjoy Eric Church, Johnny Cash, Zac Brown, Kid Rock, Pink Floyd, 80s hair bands, coffee, beer, scotch, and long sunset walks on the beach. (One of those isn't true.) I'm a two-time cancer survivor now (Colorectal 2002, Kidney 2014), and know that life is damn short -- so by all means we should be playing as hard and as often as we can. I think that's it. (Did I mention that I have a short attention span?)
Vikings Season Ends in Philly with Loss to Eagles
A special season for the Minnesota Vikings ended tonight in the NFC championship game in Philadelphia, falling to the Eagles 38-7 -- losing their bid to become the first Super Bowl team to play in their home stadium.
Vikings Face Eagles Today in NFC Championship Game
The Minnesota Vikings visit the Philadelphia Eagles this evening in the NFC championship game at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia -- for the right to advance to Super Bowl 52 at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis on February 4th.
Bemidji to Host Hockey Day Minnesota 2019
The Minnesota Wild, along with FOX Sports North and Minnesota Hockey, announced today that the city of Bemidji will host the 13th Annual Hockey Day Minnesota 2019.
Snow Looming, But Storm Track Still Uncertain
For St. Cloud, a 50-mile shift in the storm track one way or another could be the difference from little to no snow, to as much as 8 to 10 inches Sunday night and Monday.
This Is How We Skol (A Tribute to Our Vikings) [Watch]
KFAN in Minneapolis made this highlight music video as a tribute to our Minnesota Vikings to the tune of Florida-Georgia Line's 'This is How We Roll.' Well done guys. Skol Vikings!
Winter Storm Possible Sunday & Monday
The National Weather Service has growing confidence that a winter storm could impact our area Sunday through Monday. A wintry mix, snow, and strong winds are all possibilities -- but it's early for specifics. Stay tuned, download the 98.1 mobile app, and opt in for weather alerts.
Super Bowl 52 Odds for All Four Potential Matchups
Early betting lines are out for all four potential Super Bowl 52 matchups. Here's who Vegas thinks is the best bet to win it all. Two quick takeaways: 1) Oddsmakers don't love Philly's chances in any scenario, and 2) The Pats are still the favorite.
This Friday is a Another PURPLE Friday
It's time for all Vikings fans to get fired up, excited, and to show our team spirit again this Friday -- 'PURPLE Friday,' by gearing up and wearing our Vikings stuff to work. Jerseys, hoodies, hats, horns, sweatshirts, whatever. We'll be wearing ours!
Get Your Zac Brown Band Pre-Sale Code Here
98.1 Minnesota's New Country welcomes the Zac Brown Band to Target Field under the Minnesota stars on Friday, September 21st. Tickets go on sale to the general public this Friday (1/19) -- but you're not 'general public, you're a 98.1 Insider and you can get yours early with our …
Did Saints Coach Taunt Minnesota Fans with SKOL Clap?
Reports and photos are surfacing that describe New Orleans head coach Sean Payton taunting Vikings fans with the SKOL clap on the sidelines following the Saints' 25-yard field goal that appeared to seal a New Orleans win.
Vikings OC Pat Shurmur Reportedly Hired as Giants Head Coach
Several media outlets are reporting this afternoon that Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur will take over as the head coach of the New York Giants at the season's end.
Vikings Advance to NFC Title Game with Win Over Saints
The Minnesota Vikings beat the New Orleans Saints 29-24 this evening at U.S. Bank Stadium, advancing to the NFC Championship game next Sunday in Philadelphia -- taking another step closer to becoming the first team to play in a Super Bowl at their home stadium.