Category: KFAN in Minneapolis

Christian Ponder Explains His Swollen Arm and the Decision to Sit Out of Vikings’ Playoff Loss to the Packers

Thursday, January 10th, 2013

The picture in front of you is Minnesota Vikings starting quarterback Christian Ponder's right arm. Ponder was drawing some criticism for not finding a way to fight through his elbow pain and play in last Saturday night's playoff loss to the Packers. After seeing the image, it's hard to blame ...

Zach Parise On NHL Lockout: “I’m Still Optimistic And Believe That There Is A Deal There.”

Thursday, October 25th, 2012

Back in early July, Zach Parise was living a dream. He signed a 13-year, $98 million dollar deal with Minnesota and made a return home after spending seven seasons with the New Jersey Devils. Right now the left winger has been grounded at home while the NHL lockout continues to go ...

Antoine Winfield Says The Minnesota Vikings Defense Is Having Fun After Winning Third Straight Game In Convincing Fashion

Tuesday, October 9th, 2012

The Minnesota Vikings have shocked the NFL world so far this season. This team wasn't supposed to be in first place this season, especially after five games with a record of 4-1. The Vikings were projected to be an afterthought, but Christian Ponder is having a sophomore renaissance. How about this ...

Jared Allen on Disgruntled Percy Harvin wanting out of Minnesota: “I have zero clue. I am watching SportsCenter just like everybody.”

Friday, June 22nd, 2012

Jared Allen was an absolute freak last season. No.69 doubled his sack total from the previous season, finishing with 22 sacks, forced four fumbles and even an interception. He was the one bright spot on a rebuilding Vikings team that finished 3-13. Allen was just half a sack away from tying ...

Kevin Love on Receiving Max Contract Extension from Timberwolves: “The fans know I love them and I just want to keep it that way.”

Tuesday, January 17th, 2012

Kevin Love was averaging 25 points and 14.6 rebounds per game this season entering the Minnesota Timberwolves' Monday night game against Sacramento. The Timberwolves big man has been an absolute monster on the boards and seems to be taking a patient approach to his contract talks. The most important date for ...

Jared Allen on Finishing with 22 sacks: “Hopefully I can come back and one of these years get close to it again.”

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012

Jared Allen finished the 2011 season with 22 sacks, just one-half sack away from tying Michael Strahan's NFL single-season sack record. The talented veteran defensive end for the Minnesota Vikings had 3½ sacks of Josh McCown in the first 40 minutes of the game against the Chicago Bears in Week ...

Leslie Frazier on Donovan McNabb Losing his Job for Being Lazy: “It is so far from the truth. He has been great.”

Thursday, November 3rd, 2011

Leslie Frazier didn't expect his Minnesota Vikings squad to be 2-6 going into the bye week, but he has got to be encouraged by the strides his team has made in the last two weeks. The Donovan McNabb experiment may not have been a success in the Twin Cities, but ...

Rick Adelman on the Timberwolves Organization: “We’re all one”

Thursday, September 29th, 2011

The Minnesota Timberwolves will have a new head coach in 2011 and beyond, that’s if there is even an NBA season. After back-to-back disappointing seasons and a career record of 32-132 Kurt Rambis was fired and the Wolves brought in Rick Adelman to lead a young group of Timberwolves. While ...

Chad Greenway, Fresh Off Five-Year Contract Extension, on Vikings’ 2011 Season: “It’s nice to be sort of under everybody’s radar.”

Tuesday, September 6th, 2011

The Minnesota Vikings have locked up their leading tackler from 2010, Chad Greenway, with a five-year, $41 million extension, $20 million of which is guaranteed. Earlier in the off-season the Vikings had placed the franchise tag on Greenway, which would have cost the Vikings roughly $10.1 million in salary and ...