You Can Buy a Jar of Historic Metrodome Garbage for Only $5

Categories: Sports, Twins

courtesy of Low and Inside, LLC
"It's a nice conversation piece"
Looking for the perfect gift for the massive sports rube in your family? This weekend at TwinsFest Nick Vetter and Joel Bradley will be selling jars of "Domepourri" containing ground-up bits of the demolished Metrodome.

"It's a nice conversation piece and we think it will bring smiles to a lot of faces," said Vetter. "A lot of people have a lot of great memories from the Dome."

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Adorable Kid Reenacts Packers' Botched Onside Kick Recovery

Categories: Sports

Screenshot via @TheCauldron
In a fourth quarter full of agonizing moments, Brandon Bostick's botched onside kick recovery stands out as the moment when everyone realized the Packers were probably screwed.

Now creative genius easlandj posted a reenactment with a small child that's more or less exactly what happened.

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Brent Lunde Nails $50,000 Shot During Intermission at UMD Hockey Game

screenshot via AMSOIL Arena YouTube video
He made it look easy
At last Friday night's University of Minnesota Duluth men's hockey game, Brent Lunde signed up for a chance to compete in the intermission hockey shot challenge on a whim en route to the concession stand. An hour later he was $50,000 richer.

"At first I thought it was like a Subway shootout, like when people compete for a shot at a free sandwich," said his wife Erin. "Then when they said 50 grand, it was like, whoa."

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Game Misconduct: The Assault on the State of Hockey

Photo by Benjamin Carter Grimes

Jared Bethune won't forget the first time he got destroyed.

The puck skidded into the corner. Bethune, a 17-year-old winger for the Prince George Cougars, was the first player in. The second was Mason Geertsen, a six-foot-four, 220-pound golem for the Vancouver Giants, three years Bethune's senior.

Geertsen led with a cross-check, driving the smaller kid into the boards.

Bethune lay motionless.

He gasped for air, his body contorted into an inhuman form.

"When I finally got up off the ice, he was talking smack," Bethune now says with a chuckle. "I gave it right back. I knew I belonged."

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Let's Watch Sad Packers Fans Trying to Process Sunday's Heartbreaking Loss

Categories: Sports

Screenshots of Fox 11 WLUK-TV, image by Ben Johnson
So much sadness
It's been two days since the Packers' incredible collapse against the Seahawks and it still doesn't feel real: the fake field goal, the successful onside kick, the too-easy Marshawn Lynch touchdown run, the Hail Mary two-point conversion and ruthless, teardrop Russell Wilson bomb to win it all. For about an hour on Sunday afternoon it was one dagger after another, leaving Packer fans either full of blinding rage or numb and shell-shocked, unable to process what just happened.

As Vikings fans, it's oddly cathartic to watch Packers fans struggling with the searing disappointment of a brutal playoff loss. Remember, sports are dumb and will break your heart more often than not.

Here are five videos of Packers fans dealing with Sunday's loss:

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Badgers Fans Outnumber Gophers Fans in Dinkytown, According to Facebook

Categories: Sports, U of M

Mark Danielson, via Flickr
Just give it a few more solid seasons under Jerry Kill
The Wisconsin Badgers kept their claws on Paul Bunyan's Axe for more than a decade by beating the Gophers in football 11 straight times.

Painful, yes, and it may help explain this: The New York Times determined Dinkytown and its surrounding neighborhoods actually have more Badgers fans than Gophers fans by mapping Facebook likes by zip code.

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Minnesota Men's Sports Teams Are on a Combined 26-Game Losing Streak

Brandon Grasley via Flickr
Even for Minnesota this is getting ugly
All right, this is getting ridiculous. The Wild, Timberwolves, and Gopher men's basketball and hockey have combined to lose 26 consecutive games. Throw in Gopher football's loss in the Citrus Bowl on New Year's Day and it's 27 straight, with a combined 2-18 record in 2015.

Meanwhile Gophers women's basketball and hockey are both riding high, sporting records of 14-2 and 19-1-3, respectively. Maybe it's time to check out some women's games?

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MN Swarm Donating Half of Next Month's Season Ticket Sales to Make-A-Wish MN

Categories: Charity, Sports

Scott Pierson
Think Zygi would ever allow this?
The Minnesota Swarm announced today it will donate half of its new season ticket revenue between now and its next home game February 6 to Make-A-Wish Minnesota.

Season ticket packages for Minnesota's professional lacrosse team range from $207.50 to $790 for nine games, so that could end up being a decent amount of dough. Team officials say it sold about 2,850 season ticket packages before the season began.

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Video: Watch Wild Coach Mike Yeo Berate His Team at Practice

Categories: Sports, Wild

screenshot of KSTP
Nothing like an old-fashioned, profanity-laced tirade to rally the troops
The Wild are in a tailspin. The team has lost eight of its last ten games and is now just one point away from last in the division. Underachieving vets (we're looking at you, Vanek and Koivu), injuries, and inconsistent goaltending have plagued a team with the highest expectations in franchise history.

The struggles have Mike Yeo, the youngest head coach in the NHL, feeling some heat. After a bad 4-3 overtime loss to San Jose, Yeo lost his shit during a lackluster practice. KSTP caught it on tape.

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[UPDATE] Ex-Timberwolves Stiff Darko Milicic Loses Professional Kickboxing Debut

Screenshot, via TheMaless on YouTube
Not a great start to Darko's kickboxing career

One of the softest, most-overpaid (KAAAHHHNNN!) players in Timberwolves history lost his professional kickboxing debut in Russia yesterday.

Darko didn't look too bad in the first round of the fight, flashing more aggression than he ever did underneath the boards, but the fight was stopped early in the second round because of a deep cut on his shin.

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