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Minnesota Jaguars


Fri, Dec 17th, 2010
Posted in Sports

By now, unless you are without a TV, you have seen the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome roof collapse. Every time I watch the Teflon colored panels shred and tear and the force of the snow as it hits the turf, I realize how lucky fans are the game was not in progress.

The Minnesota Vikings have been after funding for a new stadium for some years now. And after this collapse, I suspect that argument is only going to get louder. National media types have been reporting for years if the Vikings don't get a new stadium, they will be heading to California. Unfortunately, that may actually come to a head. But, fear not all you football fans. Should the Vikings pack up and leave, it will take only a matter of weeks for the heads of state to figure out what Minnesota's economy is losing by not having a team. Quickly the funds will come available to build a new state-of-the-art stadium and work will quickly commence.

What good is a stadium with no team you may ask? Well, being from Jacksonville, Fl, and following the Jaguars from their inception to now, I can tell you they are struggling to sell tickets, and many national pundits have been clamoring for them to move. Starting today, I think it would be good for everyone in Minnesota to become Jaguars fans. Buy tickets, jerseys, banners, whatever you can find. Show some spirit and when it comes time for a movement, the fan base will already be set. They will find Minnesota so irresistible the team will have no choice but to move here.

As a firm believer that the world would be a better place if everyone were a Jags fan, the Jags playing here would make Minnesota a much happier place. As a happier place, we will draw more interesting people and their money to our wonderful community. The economy will grow exponentially. And we will all be richer for it.

I know, I know, you want to keep the Viking horn. I like it too, but it just does not fit in with the Jaguars logo. We will have to negotiate. The Jaguars team colors are teal and gold. We can drop the teal and add the purple, because, well, you know, "real men wear purple."

Another reason it would be a good fit is coaching. With all the coaching fiascos the Vikings have had the last decade or so, wouldn't it be refreshing to have a successful coach? And, as I have heard from some local football fans, Jack Del Rio was well liked in Minnesota when he was a coach here. As the Jaguars current head coach he will come here with the .....
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Bringing sports to the Journal

Fri, Dec 17th, 2010
Posted in Sports

By Paul Trende

And so it begins, my opening writing venture for the Fillmore County Journal. A lifelong Preston resident and 1997 Fillmore Central graduate, the Journal has been coming to my house for as long as I can remember. I sometimes wo ..... 
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Burros battled at State Finals

Sat, Nov 27th, 2010
Posted in Sports

In their first appearance at this level, the Lanesboro Burros took on the Cromwell Cardinals in the Minnesota State High School Football 9-Man State Championship game on Friday, November 26, with both teams throwing a flurry of offensive punches to r ..... 
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LANESBORO WINS, 34-26

Sat, Nov 20th, 2010
Posted in Sports

The Burros take a knee to run out the clock on the last play of the game to seal their 34 to 26 win in the semi-final game at the Metrodome on Friday, taking out unbeaten Goodridge/Grygla-Gatzke High School. Shown for the Burros are #7 Braden Hanson, ..... 
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BURROS WIN, 34-26

Sat, Nov 20th, 2010
Posted in Sports

The Burros take a knee to run out the clock on the last play of the game to seal their 34 to 26 win in the semi-final game at the Metrodome on Friday, taking out unbeaten Goodridge/Grygla-Gatzke High School. Shown for the Burros are #7 Braden Hanson, ..... 
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R-P STATE BOY'S BASKETBALL

Mon, Mar 22nd, 2010
Posted in Sports

Rushford-Peterson Boys Basketball will open State play on Thursday March 25th at 11:00 a.m. at Williams Arena on the University of Minnesota Campus. Other Class A games at 1:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m., and 5:00 p.m.

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Coaches-Players-Fans Against Cancer

Fri, Feb 5th, 2010
Posted in Sports

The Rushford-Peterson Boys and Girls Basketball Programs are sponsoring "Coaches-Players-Fans Against Cancer" events at their respective home games February 9th vs the Plainview-Elgin-Millville boys and February 12th vs the Lewiston-Altura girls. Al ..... 
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Winter Sports 2009

Tue, Dec 29th, 2009
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Spring Sports 2009

Sat, Mar 28th, 2009
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