Paul Allen (sports commentator)

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Paul Allen (Born January 6, 1966[1][2]) is a sports commentator who calls play-by-play for the Minnesota Vikings on KFAN. He is the voice of the Minnesota Vikings Radio Network and Canterbury Park. Allen previously called horse races at different locations throughout the United States until he came to Canterbury Park in Shakopee, Minnesota in 1995.[3] Allen was both criticized and praised by Viking fans for "ripping" into Brett Favre after he threw an interception in the 2009 NFC Championship game that ultimately kept them out of the Super Bowl.[4][5] He coined the phrase "Minneapolis Miracle" when the Vikings beat the Saints with a last play touchdown in the playoffs on January 14, 2018. Allen is known for his over the top and emotional calls, such as the aforementioned 2009 NFC Championship, the 2003 Vikings vs Cardinals Regular Season Finale, and The 2015 Wildcard Playoff game between the Vikings and the Seahawks.![6]


  1. ^ "Minnesota Vikings". Retrieved 2019-01-05.
  2. ^ Allen, Paul (2017-01-05). "Birthday dinner tonight. Birthday tomorrow. …". @paonthemic. Retrieved 2019-01-05. External link in |title= (help)
  3. ^ Seroka, Scott (19 November 2000). "About Dr. Mani H. Zadeh". Kare11 – NBC Affiliate. Retrieved 4 October 2012.[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ Warren, Paul (25 January 2010). "Paul Allen Rips Favre During Broadcast". Off The Record. Archived from the original on 28 January 2010. Retrieved 2 October 2012.
  5. ^ Rosenthal, Gregg (25 January 2010). "Vikings Radio Voice Lets Favre Have It". NBC Sports. Retrieved 2 October 2012.
  6. ^ Paul Allen [@PAOnTheMic] (January 14, 2018). "Minneapolis Miracle. That's all I can say. Diggs. From 61. Nobody ever has seen anything like that. I can't breathe. I feel like I can fly. We r off to Philadelphia to play to get into the Super Bowl. #skol" (Tweet) – via Twitter.

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