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Sports Columns

IN CASE YOU WERE WONDERING: Why I only watched half of the Super Bowl

If you have been reading my columns, you probably know that I'm a huge football fan. I have been for as long as l can remember. A lot of people consider fall their favorite season for the changing leaves, the pumpkin flavored treats and the refreshing bite in the air; I consider it my favorite ...

Why Shannon should have watched the whole Super Bowl

As Shannon already explained in her column, she had committed to not watching the Super Bowl this year.It doesn't take long to figured out Shannon is a big NFL fan after talking to her for more than five minutes, so needless to say, this came as a bit of a shock.I'll give her a couple things. ...

IN CASE YOU WER WONDERING: A Packer fan in a Vikings’ world

Growing up in Minnesota, there are a few things expected of you. You need to be able to handle the cold, you're supposed to adhere to the "Minnesota Nice" stereotype, and you absolutely have to be a Vikings fan.For most of my life, I've followed two of these three rules. To the great chagrin of ...

In case you were wondering: Stay Classy Minneota

MINNEAPOLIS -?The Minneota Vikings had plenty of game plans in place for the big game against the Minneapolis North Polars on Saturday, but there are just some things you can't plan for.Their biggest game plan was keeping North's quarterback Tyler Johnson in check. Johnson, a Minnesota Gophers ...

In case you were wondering: New Beginnings

Moving to a new place can always be scary. A new city, a new job, a new apartment and nobody you know is a tough combination. Or at least it should be.When I was offered my job here at the Marshall Independent, I was working in Baltimore, Maryland and was spending my summers in Naples, Maine. I ...

SMSU MEN’S BASKETBALL: More than a game

MARSHALL -?The Southwest Minnesota State University Mustangs men's basketball team opened their exhibition season with a 71-69 win over the SMSU Alumni team Saturday.It was more than just a game though, as the matchup was part of the sixth annual Andy Wiersma Day at SMSU."I think this game is ...