MURPHY’S LAW: Vikings Palace, Tito Jackson, Tire Swing

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Vikings unveil plans for their new $975 million stadium. Almost anything would be an upgrade from the Metrodump, but this looks like a serious jump. Traditionalists, er Packer fans who love Lambeau Field, won’t like it, but it’s quite the place. At least, as drawn by graphic artists, it’s quite the place. Watch a short video by clicking here

The Vikings should just budget in another 25 million and make it a cool billion…

The Maple Leafs lead the Bruins in game 7 by two goals with under 90 seconds to play, and the Bruins scored twice, then won in overtime. Playoff hockey rules. The tension of next goal wins is unlike anything in sport…

Another awesome feature in Stanley Cup playoffs: the post-series sportsmanship handshake line. Love it. Can’t imagine how hard it was for the Maple Leafs to go through after blowing a three goal lead in game 7…

Charles Barkley on Kevin Durant, “He’s Michael Jackson playing with a bunch of Tito Jackson’s.” The TNT show is what every other show wants to be: fun and informative…

The Bulls in game one did just what we thought. They woke up the Heat…

The lamest new trend in sports is Tiger-haters and rule nerds sitting at home calling in what they think are illegal drops. Among several reasons it needs to end is basic fairness. Tiger Woods is on TV far more any other golfer. If the golfers aren’t scrutinized equally, it’s simply not fair…

Another mountain lion sighting, this one in Oskaloosa. If true, I guess mountain lions don’t need mountains. Or hills…

I put a tire swing near our yard on the boulevard this weekend. My son Colin played on it a good 45 seconds before asking if he could get back to video games. The tire is a little on the big size, but neighborhoods kids keep stopping to play on it. Some for more than 45 seconds…

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Andy’s life changed this weekend. He fulfilled his dream of a Corvette Summer. I’d say it’s a midlife crisis, but he’s been on this mission since his 20s…

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