Sports Posts

“The medal drought is over!”

Has anyone found video online of Duluth’s Chad Salmela at the Vancouver Olympic Winter Games calling the exciting finish to Sunday’s race? For the first time in 86 years, an American won an Olympic medal in Nordic combined.

There’s a transcript on

Snowball Fight

Imagine < 2% of Duluth in a snowmobile-suit-and-moon-boots epic throwdown.

Ski Jumping at Chester Bowl


You know you’ve always wanted to see somebody go off those jumps at Chester Bowl, now you can.
Just in time for the Olympics, learn about Duluth’s world-class ski jumping history, and support both Chester Bowl and WDSE public television at the same time. Come take in a movie and hear some stories from Chester’s ski jumping legends. Kid-friendly early and late showings, conveniently overlapping the Paul Lundgren Happy Hour right upstairs.

The Ski Flyers: a Jumping Tradition, including additional archival footage of ski jumpers
Wed Feb 10, 5:30 and 7:00 pm Zinema2
Tickets: $3 for 5:30 show, $5 for 7:00 show. Seating is limited; advance tickets and more info are available at this link. Remaining tickets will be available at the door.

He can no longer be a Twin killer


Twins sign Jim Thome to a 1 year deal, 1.5 million.  Great move.

Vikings vs. Saints at Zinema 2

Just wanted to let you know that if you are still looking for a place to watch the game Sunday night, we will be screening it for free on the big screen down at the Zinema 2.  We are located at 222 E. Superior St. and would love to see you there.

Old Francis is sticking to his guns



“I didn’t like it then — he’s a Green Bay Packer — and I don’t like it now.”

Fran Tarkenton on Brett Favre


I need a new snow shovel. I am much too cheap to purchase a snow blower, but the broken plastic shovel I’ve used for the past couple years is finally toast. My wife came home with a fancy ergonomic one from Sears, but I’m not crazy about the plastic. Is there a place around town to get a nice steel shovel? What’s the best option? I read that a combination of a grain scoop (for deep, powdery snow) and a regular snow shovel is the way to go. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Looking for a few decent hockey players …

… aged 35 and up to play in a league on Sunday nights. There are 6 teams, it’s supposed to be a 40 and over league but they’re pretty loose on the rules. I’m on the “6th team” — they put together an emergency team so everyone could play every week, but we need a few warm bodies. I would say the level is intermediate to advanced…. So yeah, call Mars Lakeview at 722-4455 if you need any info. Times are between 6 and 8pm, which is pretty nice.

Parrty with two RRs …

Minnesota Vikings badass Jared Allen talks about his mullet lifestyle.

Duluth Recreational Hockey Groups, Pickup Games, etc.

Is there an adult (I use that term loosely) recreational hockey group in town? A variety of Google searches leaves me without answers.

Better yet, how about a women’s group? Ely has a successful group, Chix with Stix, and I would love love love if we had something like this in town.

If the answer is no, then who’s in to get this going?

A walking tour of Target Field

Minnesota Public Radio producer Jim Bickal took a walking tour of the future home of the Minnesota Twins, which is still under construction. Click here to check out his report. It’s pretty cool.

Wrestling at UMD

As a former wrestler I found this article quite interesting. I remember visiting UMD and looking at the conference Champ Pennants up at the fieldhouse.

Denfeld vs. Central: Bookends to a Rivalry


Duluth Denfeld played Duluth Central tonight in high school football for what will very likely be the last time. Denfeld won 20-6 in front of a crowd of maybe 500 at Public Schools Stadium.

Twin Vs Tigers Live Stream Online – Tie Breaker Game

Twin vs Tigers  – One game tie breaker game on TBS.

So if you do not have TBS here you go:

UPDATE: New stream

Twins vs Tigers

Twins vs Tigers

Herb Brooks “Miracle on Ice” speech reenacted by 4 year old

Here is a great speech reenactment of Herb Brooks “Miracle on Ice” speech by 4 year old Rizzo.

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