Vikings quarterback Brad Johnson when asked facetiously who would win in a foot race between him and wide receiver Troy Williamson: “Depends on how much of a head start I have.”
Injured Viking defensive lineman Erasmus James, a former Badger, will be in Madison for the Minnesota-Wisconsin game on October 14. Until he injured his left knee he had been planning to sit in the student section.
Twins’ catcher Joe Mauer talking about the team’s home field advantage in the Metrodome: “Teams don’t like coming in here a whole lot.”
Twins’ first baseman Phil Nevin, who this year has played in the National League for the Cubs and in the American League for Texas and Minnesota, talking about the two leagues: “I think the pitching in the American League is a touch better. Where I see it most is in the bullpens…. you got better arms coming out of the pens over here.”
The Twins- White Sox series, Friday through Sunday at the Metrodome, is Fan Appreciation Weekend. All fans will receive a 2007 wall calendar on Friday and Saturday and kids will receive a team poster on Sunday. Fans in attendance have the opportunity to win prizes from the Twins and corporate partners throughout the weekend.
Among the freshmen football players the Gopher coaches like are defensive linemen Garrett Brown and Willie Dyson and linebacker Lee Campbell. All are true freshmen.
On the go media man Mike Max is reporting and sometimes studio anchoring for Ch. 4 sports, hosting The Sports Show on Ch. 23 Sunday nights, hosting his Sports to the Max talk show on WCCO Radio weekday nights, plus being on the radio station for Twins pre-game shows and the Monday night Glen Mason show. He said his work week can last 65 hours.