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Love Boat Scandal[edit]

I'm going to remove the section about the cruise. It's not even mentioned on the Minnesota Vikings page anymore, and seemed out of place here anyway.

I think sticking to generic team information is more appropriate for this type of page.

Feel free to revert/discuss. --Onorem 14:40, 18 September 2006 (UTC)

Fine with me. I am going to add a little bit of it back because I want a current event about each team in the article. The majority of the info will be about the recent changes in the team's staff and players. Eventualy I will add ALOT more to this, but when I was asked to help out with the Minnesota article, I wrote this and then to keep the info poportionate to the info for other topics, moved the info to this page. Wikipedia's False Prophet holla at me Improve Me 04:33, 30 September 2006 (UTC)

College Section[edit]

I've gone through and put a lot of work on the college section. I've added a bunch of references. It doesn't look like a lot had happened with in a long while, so I hope that info helps. Additionally, I know I linked the same page a few times. I'm not sure how to work it so that items get reference links, but don't repeat. I'll try to add in sources for the pro teams soon.--Colslax 11:05, 28 November 2006 (UTC)

Ok, so I've added 23 references, sourcing the info in this article. As such, I've removed the lacking reference tag. There are a couple things missing (I couldn't find history on the Vixen, and the History page for the Vikings is under construction). --Colslax 12:23, 28 November 2006 (UTC)


Shouldn't the college section come after the professional section... naturally? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 202.76.113.91 (talk) 07:57, 27 July 2009 (UTC)

Town Ball[edit]

I'm not sure how unique this is to Minnesota, but here is a great article from a few years ago on small town Minnesota baseball. I don't know if any of it can be used for the Amatuer section, but either way it's worth a look. http://espn.go.com/page2/s/caple/020812.html Gopher backer 04:40, 9 December 2006 (UTC)

Baseball is a part of small-town life. Softball is worthy of a mention; it is very popular and also has a Minnesota root. Kablammo 04:44, 9 December 2006 (UTC)

"State of Hockey"[edit]

A recent addition to this site says the following:

On January 20, 2007 Minnesota officially became the state of hockey. January 20 will also be celebrated as hockey day in Minnesota.

The governor did declare Jan 20, 2007 to be "hockey day"; his proclamation did have as a Whereas clause that "Minnesota is the State of Hockey".[1] Therefore the statement has support. Nevertheless I deleted it, as the date has now passed, such proclamations are routine, and it seems to be too transitory an item to be part of a permanent encyclopedia. Also, the phrase State of Hockey is both a marketing slogan and trademark for the Wild, which is why it is not used as a slogan for the state in the Minnesota article, per this discussion: Talk:Minnesota/Archive 5#State_of_hockey. If you disagree with my deletion and think it belongs on this Sports in Minnesota page, discuss here. Thanks. Kablammo 20:18, 6 February 2007 (UTC)

External links[edit]

The spam police probably would not like this section. Its present contents invite every team to post its link there, leading to the dreaded "linkfarm". As these teams are already wikilinked within the text of this article to their own Wikipedia articles, which in turn have links to the official team websites, would anyone object if we just lost this section? Kablammo 00:30, 11 February 2007 (UTC)

Eddie Griffin in Wolves Photo Caption[edit]

I edited this before but another user reverted it on the basis Griffin does not play for the Timberwolves anymore. I believe my edit should stand as Griffin was a member of the team when the photo was taken.

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Minnesota Sports Curse[edit]

It can also be considered adding this fact to the article. Since the Twins won the World Series in 1991, no pro sports team in Minnesota from the four pro sports leagues (NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL) has won a championship or ever been to a championship. I've done some searching on the internet and found some interesting facts to add on to this. I just go to bing and search "minnesota sports curse" and found an article from the site wikibin. It may be notable enough to add to this article. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 75.6.130.212 (talk) 00:07, 28 December 2011 (UTC)