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By Mangosuthu Buthelezi
Memories of a long brotherhood tempered in common struggle
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Bud Grant
The owners of the Minnesota Vikings said Tuesday the team's future is in the suburbs, announcing a deal with Ramsey County to collaborate on a $1.1 billion retractable-roof football stadium about 10 miles north of their current home at the Metrodome in downtown Minneapolis.
The atmosphere was so cordial at the Titans' headquarters Friday it was hard to tell that Jeff Fisher was leaving the team.
"On Israel, the watchtower has become a very lonely place — The Atlantic's Jeffrey Goldberg is on it with him, [the New Republic's Martin] Peretz says, but there aren't too many others," writes Benjamin Wallace-Wells at New York magazine.
Brett Favre's surprise return ended quickly and Devin Hester set an NFL record with his 14th career return for a touchdown, leading the Chicago Bears to a 40-14 victory over the Minnesota Vikings on Monday night at snowy TCF Bank Stadium.
Minnesotans often brag about surviving the state's brutal winters, but for the past three decades, their pro football team has played in the shielded warmth of the Metrodome.
Leslie Frazier once played for Chicago, where winter weather was simply part of the late-season routine.
Here's my dream scenario: The Countdown to 756 drags on into September ... and Ted Koppel comes out of retirement to launch a new program: "The Bonds Crisis — Bud Selig Held Hostage."
"I've always been an advocate of outdoor football," Grant said. "Not anymore."
"It's almost like fate has saved this spot for the Vikings," said Grant, who led the team to four Super Bowls in the 1960s and '70s. "We're going to take advantage of this, and bring on Green Bay."