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For many, it shouldn't take long to figure out where popular digital sports publication Bleacher Report got its inspiration for the latest episode of its hit digital mini-series "Gridiron Heights." "Dear fellas, I can't believe how fast things move on the outside," a narrator says about 10 seconds in.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - A Sioux Falls man responsible for cracking Kentucky Fried Chicken's secret Twitter-related code has officially been enshrined in a one-of-a-kind piece of KFC lore. On Oct. 19, Mike Edgette tweeted: " .@KFC follows 11 people. Those 11 people? 5 Spice Girls and 6 guys named Herb. 11 Herbs & Spices.
SEATTLE - Twitter can be brutal. Even more so if you're an NFL kicker who gets paid millions of dollars to kick a football through a set of uprights and fail at it three consecutive times. See: Seattle Seahawks kicker, and former Minnesota Vikings kicker, Blair Walsh. Walsh failed to convert three field goal attempts on Sunday, Nov. 5, against the Washington Redskins.
FARGO—Bison Nation will be welcoming with open arms a new family to the Fargodome Saturday, Nov. 11. According to a post on the official North Dakota State University Facebook page, the family of Lukas Kusters, on behalf of Heartland Chevy Dealers, will attend the next Bison home game against the University of South Dakota.
PHILADELPHIA—It appears as though the "Wentz Wagon" has gained a former Vikings and Eagles Hall of Fame quarterback as its latest member. Appearing on a Philadelphia radio station Thursday morning, Nov. 2, Randall Cunningham was asked by co-host Jon Ritchie, a former Philadelphia Eagle himself, what he's seen from Wentz so far that has impressed him most. "He's a beast," Cunningham replied immediately without hesitation. "I'm praying that he outdoes everything we've all done in Philadelphia."
BISMARCK—North Dakota is being recognized as one of the top states in the country when it comes to discretionary income, a new study finds. The study, released by Trove Technologies, published its results and has North Dakota ranked No. 6 for discretionary income among all states. Bismarck was also ranked as the No. 11 city in the country as part of the same study.
MINNEAPOLIS -- While no Minnesota Twins are in line to win this year’s MVP award, their beloved first baseman may have just won MVC (Most Valuable Costume). On Tuesday, Oct. 31, the Twins social media team treated fans to a barrage of various Halloween photos of Twins players and their families. Among Twins players participating in the fun were pitcher Kyle Gibson, infielder Eduardo Escobar, second baseman Brian Dozier and first baseman Joe Mauer, just to name a few. Mauer’s photo garnered the most engagement on Twitter with just over 1,500 retweets and nearly 9,500 likes.
LOS ANGELES—More details have emerged following the controversial hit by Minnesota Vikings linebacker Anthony Barr on Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, courtesy of Rodgers himself. In a Thursday, Oct. 27 appearance on TBS's "Conan O'Brien Show," Rodgers revealed that there was more to the sack saga that the public never saw. "I looked over at him (Barr) as I walked off the field," Rodgers said. "The cameras caught me saying something to him, but what they missed was him (Barr) giving the finger and the 'suck it' sign."
ISANTI COUNTY, Minn. - A Minnesota sheriff's deputy is lucky to be alive after the squad car he was driving collided with a deer Saturday morning, Oct. 21. Graphic pictures released by the Isanti County Sheriff's Office on its Facebook page show what's left of the deputy's squad car, and it isn't much.