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Chris Schad

Chris Schad is a student at UW-River Falls.

April 16, 2009

New stadiums create new problems

I’m here to talk about a tragedy not only in many professional sports. Most of us who are sports fans dream of seeing our favorite team live and we never forget that first time we went to our favorite team’s game. The fact that we went into our piggy bank, dragged out a fist full […]

March 26, 2009

Cutler is all the Vikings need

Throughout my life, the Minnesota Vikings have played musical quarterbacks. Since my birth in 1986 the Vikings have used Tommy Kramer, Wade Wilson, Rich Gannon, Jim McMahon, Warren Moon, Brad Johnson, Jeff George, Daunte Culpepper, Brad Johnson again, Tarvaris Jackson and Gus Frerotte with special guest appearances by the likes of Spergeon Wynn and Todd […]

March 12, 2009

Pro wrestling a soap opera for men

I’m going to make a bold declaration here. To understand where I’m at, you should know where I’ve been. When I was a little kid, I had a grandpa who taught me a lot of what I know today. One day, while he was watching me, he sat me down in front of a TV […]

February 19, 2009

TwinsFest all about Mauer

A couple weeks ago I attended TwinsFest at the Metrodome. For those of you who don’t know TwinsFest is a convention where Twins fans gather and throw down ridiculous amounts of money to get autographs. I had just gotten done with waiting in line to get Denard Span’s autograph when it was my friend’s girlfriend […]

October 30, 2008

Football brings joy, anguish

  Minnesota football sure is an interesting creature, isn’t it? Both the Vikings and the Gophers are very similar. Both teams toy with their fans’ emotions. Even when it looks impossible that they’ll be relevant, they always find a way to come back and crush the souls of their fans. Heck, a couple years ago, […]

October 9, 2008

Fantasy football picks frustrate long-time fan

  Has anybody ever wondered why I hate Brett Favre so much? It’s kind of a touchy subject if you ask me, but here goes nothing. It was Dec. 22, 2003. Yours truly was in an all-or-nothing fantasy football league.    My team had dominated all season long and I was on the doorstep of […]

September 25, 2008

Morneau could be next AL MVP

Two years ago I sat in my dorm room in Stratton Hall glued to ESPNews. The American League Most Valuable Player announcement was going to flash on the screen any second and I hoped that Justin Morneau would defeat the heavily favored Derek Jeter. The announcement came, and after reading it five or six times […]

April 24, 2008

Minnesota teams disappoint fan

Dear Mr. John Madden,   First of all, let me say I am a huge fan of your work. I know you’ve been going through some tough times recently with the retirement of Brett Favre, but hang in there. The fact that you can’t drool and say Brett Favre repeatedly will only make you a […]

April 3, 2008

Simon’s aggression adds to wild play

Just a couple months ago, the Minnesota Wild were in need of some serious help. They were one of the most inconsistent teams in the league.   One minute, you’d think that the Wild would catch fire, take the NHL by the throat and choke it until it had no life left. The next, you’d […]

March 27, 2008

Despite losing Santana, Twins season looks bright

In 2001, the Minnesota Twins came off another losing season. The Twins were an afterthought in not only the baseball world, but their own state.   The Twins averaged about 9,000 fans a game and showed little promise of improving. The Twins’ marketing staff had to do something to get fans to the games, so […]

March 13, 2008

Brewers can hope to continue last year’s trend

  I recently took a look at an old column of mine on my laptop. Normally, this is a haunting occurrence, as I usually see my column where I predicted the Vikings were going to run all over the Green Bay Packers last November. (NOTE: The Packers won 34-0, but now that Favre is gone […]

March 6, 2008

Vikings fan impressed by Favre

I know what you’re thinking. I’m going to absolutely tear into Brett Favre. I’m going to bring up his 288 career interceptions.   You think I’m going to mention that he popped painkillers like they were M & M’s.   You think that I’m going to mention how Favre was so much of an arrogant […]