Entries by Eric Nelson

There are plenty of reasons to cheer for the Minnesota Lynx

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Print this entryBy Larry Fitzgerald October 19, 2016 GAMEDAY GOLD One of the greatest joys over my 38 years as a journalist who has weathered the test of time has been watching the growth of the WNBA and locally covering the Minnesota Lynx. I have a great appreciation for the business of sports, and believe […]

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SPORTS NUGGETS: Idle times equal good times for the Minnesota Vikings

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Print this entryBy Eric Nelson October 18, 2016 GAMEDAY GOLD MINNEAPOLIS – Sports Nuggets from the land of 10,000 fall colors… •Bye week bonus: Idle times equal good times for the Minnesota Vikings. Things are going so good for the Purple that even when they don’t play, their lead in the NFC North increases. The […]

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SPORTS NUGGETS The Minnesota Vikings are the NFL’s shining light

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Print this entryBy Eric Nelson October 11, 2016 GAMEDAY GOLD MINNEAPOLIS – Sports Nuggets from the capital of the Purple Nation… •Bright light: On a sun-drenched October Sunday in the Twin Cities, light was cascading through the glass roof at US Bank Stadium. This natural illumination gave everyone a clear view of Minnesota dominance, as […]

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SPORTS NUGGETS: Hazeltine and the Twin Cities shine on the global golf stage

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Print this entryBy Eric Nelson October 4, 2016 GAMEDAY GOLD CHASKA, MN – Sports Nuggets from the center of the golf universe… •Cup kudos: The 41st Ryder Cup is history and the folks at Hazeltine National Golf Club deserve credit for putting on a fabulous show. Hazeltine was pristine and green, and played well on […]

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SPORTS NUGGETS: Even in this era of cartoon-like scoring, defense still counts in the NFL

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Print this entryBy Eric Nelson September 27, 2016 GAMEDAY GOLD MINNEAPOLIS – Sports Nuggets from the land of 10,000 rain drops… •Defense counts: The NFL has done everything possible to increase scoring. The shield has tilted the rules toward the offense in an effort to create games that produce cartoon-like numbers on the scoreboard. This […]

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Minnesota derails Green Bay, but AP’s season also gets derailed

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Print this entryIt’s a new day and chapter in Vikings history. The experience has never been quite like this combined with the expectations. Quarterback Sam Bradford, in his first start with the Vikings, delivered a big time performance, outplaying Aaron Rodgers in a 17-14 hard-hitting Vikings win before 66,813 at U.S. Bank Stadium. Sunday’s early […]

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SPORTS NUGGETS: Artificial surroundings and cranked up volume make US Bank Stadium a plastic purple palace

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Print this entryBy Eric Nelson September 18, 2016 GAMEDAY GOLD MINNEAPOLIS – Sports Nuggets from the Glass House… •Hi-volume: The Minnesota Vikings can spin it all they want, but they are back in a loud, sterile dome. It might be called US Bank Stadium, but it really is a newer model Metrodome. Even with the […]

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