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Sep 22nd

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Haiti, New Orleans, and the Super Bowl

Haiti, New Orleans, and the Super Bowl“Who Dat?! Who Dat?! Who Dat say ‘dey gon’ beat ‘dem Saints?!!” Like most grooves born in the bayou – and everything else born in the bayou – the “Who Dat!” chant just grabs a hold of your cool nerve, and will have you bouncing, smiling, and looking for a bowl of gumbo before you know it. It’s New Orleans. New Orleans is special. Haiti is special. And the two have much more in common than recent tragedy. They are primary key points of Freedom in the History of the Western Hemisphere.
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Seantrel Henderson (St. Paul, MN) wins 2010 U.S. Army Inaugural Anthony Munoz Award

Seantrel Henderson (St. Paul, MN) wins 2010 U.S. Army Inaugural Anthony Munoz AwardSeantrel Henderson (OT 6'8 300) of Cretin-Derham Hall, St. Paul, Minn. was awarded the first Anthony Munoz Award, given to the top prep lineman in the nation during the U.S. Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio. Henderson and his West teammates outscored the East team 30 – 14 to win the 10th Anniversary game.
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The Vikings ownership has invested well thus far

The Vikings ownership, and executive staff, has steadily poured resources and personnel acumen into, what is now, a jewel of a franchise amongst all NFL teams. Considering the success of the Vikings’ college draft classes this decade, the purple fans may be able to ride a wave of success as they did during the 90s, under head coach Dennis Green.
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Minnesota Lynx partner with Lift Kids to host United World Campaign at Target Center

In celebration of Minnesota's diverse and unique culture, the Minnesota Lynx today announced a partnership with Lift Kids, Inc., a Minnesota-based non-profit organization, to host the Lift Kids United World Campaign on Sunday, May 23, 2010. The day-long celebration will feature youth performances, videos, guest appearances, informational booths, artists, workshops, music, dance; culminating with the Lynx vs. Tulsa game at 6:00 pm. Lift Kids, Inc. focuses on finding sustainable solutions to end global poverty.
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Harvin named Offensive Rookie of the Year for the 2009-2010 season

Harvin named Offensive Rookie of the Year for the 2009-2010 seasonThe Vikings know how to put on a show.  The past few head coaches have been pretty much entertaining themselves, but the players on the field have been nothing short of the stuff of legend, and they certainly have the hardware to prove it.
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The Gophers weather the storm well

The Gophers weather the storm wellThe Gopher Men’s Basketball team recently played for a shot at the top of the Big 10 Conference when they played the #4 ranked Purdue University Boilermakers. Commentator Steve Lavin referred to the game as a “classic Big Ten match-up,” and that is exactly what the product on the court showed. Both teams had that stout Big-10 defensive approach, and the complimentary methodical offense. But while the Gophers looked like they belonged on the same court as the #4 team in the country, it just seemed as though something was missing for the Gophers; something in addition to the 19 points needed to even the score at the end of the game.
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Larry Fitzgerald, Jr. personifies classic quality

Larry Fitzgerald, Jr. personifies classic qualitySports events pale in comparison to events like Hurricane Katrina and 9-11, but it’s no coincidence that there is a sense of relief when a football or baseball game comes on in the days and months following tragic events such as those. Sometimes it gets annoying when Favre-mania and athlete sex scandals are allowed to crowd the real news of the day.
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