Mike Zimmer doused after first career win

Star Tribune Sports - Sun, 09/07/2014 - 17:18
Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer stepped onto the podium and rubbed his wet hair before making his opening statement in the team’s 34-6 victory over the Rams on Sunday. It was Zimmer’s first career win as a head coach, prompting the team to give him a celebratory Gatorade bath in the final moments of the game. Expect it to be the last one during the regular season. “I told them I don’t want any more until I win the big one,” Zimmer said. “He got a Gatorade shower?” quarterback Matt Cassel said. “Good for him. I’m sure somebody’s going to be in trouble for doing that.” While Zimmer thought his team played well, he still sought room for improvement in the blowout victory. Zimmer was far from content in the victory, citing the Vikings’ seven penalties for 60 yards with the bulk occurring in the first half. “Mmm, it was OK,” said Zimmer of the defense that collective five sacks, two interceptions and a defensive touchdown. “We still have a long way to go. It is so easy in this ball game, in this profession to jump on and off the bandwagon. We just want to continue to get better every day.” When asked how he’ll celebrate his first victory, Zimmer paused for a few seconds before answering the question how you’d expect him to respond. “I don’t think so,” Zimmer said. “I’ll probably watch the game on the way home. We got an early start tomorrow, so red wine for me.”
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Twins fall apart early, get crushed by Angels

Star Tribune Sports - Sun, 09/07/2014 - 16:50
The Twins gave up more than twice as much offense as the Vikings on Sunday, matching their season highs in both runs and hits allowed (19) in a 14-4 drubbing by the L.A. Angels on Sunday at Target Field. Howie Kendrick, Mike Trout and C.J. Cron all homered for Los Angeles.
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Leidner has a sprained MCL in his left knee, sources confirm

Star Tribune Sports - Sun, 09/07/2014 - 16:45
Gophers quarterback Mitch Leidner injured the knee on Saturday and his status for next week's game at TCU is uncertain.
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Talented, tough and smart is fine football formula

Star Tribune Sports - Sun, 09/07/2014 - 16:12
The Vikings were leading 34-3 at the 2-minute warning -- and that was an accurate read on Sunday's difference between the two teams.
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Vikings smash Rams in Zimmer's coaching debut

Star Tribune Sports - Sun, 09/07/2014 - 15:17
The Vikings smothered St. Louis’ offense in the first half and then broke open the game in the second half.
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Quick reaction from Vikings win

Star Tribune Sports - Sun, 09/07/2014 - 15:09
Zimmer wins debut
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Opener reveals Zimmer/Turner blueprint

Star Tribune Sports - Sun, 09/07/2014 - 15:08
Plenty of positives in Vikings opener
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Vikings-Rams game balls

Star Tribune Sports - Sun, 09/07/2014 - 15:04
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United, Tampa Bay play to a draw leaving Loons glum

Star Tribune Sports - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 22:16
The Loons missed several good scoring chances against the Rowdies.
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New game, same story: Twins can't close out Angels

Star Tribune Sports - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 21:42
For the third straight night, the Angels scored the go-ahead run in the ninth or 10th inning, ripping away what looked like Minnesota victories.
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Scoggins: Leidner's passing game remains a concern for Gophers

Star Tribune Sports - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 21:19
The Gophers quarterback completed only five of 11 passes for 67 yards against a weak opponent.
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MLB Insider: AL Central a three-horse race that could go to the wire

Star Tribune Sports - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 18:18
Surprising Kansas City remains ahead going down the stretch, but Cleveland and Detroit lurk behind.
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Cobb's career day leads Gophers' home victory; Leidner injured

Star Tribune Sports - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 18:10
Gophers quarterback Mitch Leidner left Saturday’s 35-24 victory over Middle Tennessee State with a left knee injury. David Cobb paced the offense rushing 29 times for a career-high 220 yards.
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