7 Minute Miles

Cat’s out of the bag now

Posted Saturday, July 31st, 2021 03:06 pm GMT -5 in Business,Food,Football,Work at 3:06 PM

Original Hockey Mom Brownies are coming to my office this fall

Originally published by DK on July 31, 2021 at 3:06 pm

Pretty much live here now

Posted Tuesday, July 6th, 2021 04:27 pm GMT -5 in Art,Football,Work at 4:27 PM

…but the artwork is nice

Originally published by DK on July 6, 2021 at 4:27 pm

Curious Minnesota

Posted Monday, July 5th, 2021 08:24 am GMT -5 in Business,Football,News,Work at 8:24 AM

Why is my office always in the Star Tribune?

Originally published by DK on July 5, 2021 at 8:24 am

Getting the joint ready

Posted Thursday, July 1st, 2021 10:00 am GMT -5 in Football,Work at 10:00 AM

Stadium Opening 2.0

Originally published by DK on July 1, 2021 at 10:00 am

Help Wanted at USBS

Posted Tuesday, June 8th, 2021 02:38 pm GMT -5 in Football,Technology,Work at 2:38 PM

Events are coming back and U.S. Bank Stadium needs help getting ready. Looking for an entry-level tech support candidate to join my team this summer:

  • Will train – great first job for a tech-savvy graduate
  • NFL game day excitement at least ten days a year
  • Good chance of working with roadies from world-famous bands
  • Get paid to learn really expensive systems and equipment
  • Flexible hybrid remote and onsite work environment
  • Cool office that makes the news on a regular basis
  • Fun team, decent boss

The posting is now up on the stadium website, while here is the direct link to the ADP hiring site (PDF here).

Originally published by DK on June 8, 2021 at 2:38 pm

Football looms 🏈

Posted Tuesday, May 18th, 2021 03:48 pm GMT -5 in Football,Technology,Work at 3:48 PM

Getting ready for another go

Originally published by DK on May 18, 2021 at 3:48 pm

Ready for the jabs

Posted Thursday, April 8th, 2021 09:28 am GMT -5 in Football,Science,Work at 9:28 AM

First of four days @ USBS

Originally published by DK on April 8, 2021 at 9:28 am

Excited to help this weekend

Posted Wednesday, April 7th, 2021 10:02 pm GMT -5 in Football,Science,Work at 10:02 PM

10,000 more shots in four days

Originally published by DK on April 7, 2021 at 10:02 pm

Cheers to the staff in Tampa 🏈

Posted Sunday, February 7th, 2021 10:27 pm GMT -5 in Football,History,Work at 10:27 PM

Exhale. L.A., you’re on the clock

Originally published by DK on February 7, 2021 at 10:27 pm

Football Sunday Food

Posted Sunday, January 24th, 2021 03:20 pm GMT -5 in Food,Football at 3:20 PM

These things are expensive, but so good

Originally published by DK on January 24, 2021 at 3:20 pm

Nothing beats the actual office

Posted Thursday, January 21st, 2021 11:02 pm GMT -5 in Baseball,Football,Technology,Work at 11:02 PM

Flexibility (and safety) is great, but nothing beats in person

Originally published by DK on January 21, 2021 at 11:02 pm

Reflections on Season Five

Posted Sunday, December 20th, 2020 06:14 pm GMT -5 in Football,Mini Posts,Technology,Work at 6:14 PM

My head is still spinning after returning home from the last home game of a very strange 2020 season:

  • Games with fewer people aren’t as stressful overall, but it still takes me several hours to wind down after the final whistle blows.
  • Immensely thankful everyone on our team stayed healthy all season.
  • I don’t walk nearly as many steps on game day since we got a Cushman for IT.
  • Five regular seasons already? 2016: 5-3, 2017: 7-1, 2018: 5-3, 2019: 6-2, 2020: 3-5
  • The people in the Vikings organization are extraordinary and it’s a pleasure to work with them year after year.
  • Three stadiums are now newer than us in the NFL, but next year will feel like opening the building all over again.

Just a few things to clean up this week in the building, then on to 2021…

Originally published by DK on December 20, 2020 at 6:14 pm

Up and good

Posted Sunday, December 6th, 2020 07:43 pm GMT -5 in Football,Sports,Work at 7:43 PM

Got my money’s worth on that one

Originally published by DK on December 6, 2020 at 7:43 pm

Oh, Clark (County)

Posted Wednesday, November 25th, 2020 04:39 pm GMT -5 in Business,Football,Links at 4:39 PM

Clark County Takes $11.6 Million From Reserves to Meet Raiders Stadium Payment

Originally published by DK on November 25, 2020 at 4:39 pm

Somebody bring back the 🔥

Posted Sunday, November 22nd, 2020 07:37 pm GMT -5 in Football,Work at 7:37 PM

Fans would probably be good too

Originally published by DK on November 22, 2020 at 7:37 pm

Prepping for Dallas

Posted Friday, November 20th, 2020 09:31 pm GMT -5 in Football,Work at 9:31 PM

Still seems like so much to do

Originally published by DK on November 20, 2020 at 9:31 pm

We went 0-10

Posted Monday, November 16th, 2020 09:57 am GMT -5 in Casinos,Football,Games at 9:57 AM

Tank for Trevor?

Originally published by DK on November 16, 2020 at 9:57 am

So long, old friend

Posted Sunday, November 8th, 2020 02:21 pm GMT -5 in Football,Work at 2:21 PM

Remembering Sid 💜

Originally published by DK on November 8, 2020 at 2:21 pm

Fall (re)construction

Posted Saturday, October 10th, 2020 05:47 pm GMT -5 in Football,Weather,Work at 5:47 PM

It’s coming back together again – slowly

Originally published by DK on October 10, 2020 at 5:47 pm

Electronic pull tabs still exist!

Posted Thursday, September 24th, 2020 10:05 pm GMT -5 in Casinos,Football,Games at 10:05 PM

And now it’s obvious what it funds

Originally published by DK on September 24, 2020 at 10:05 pm

Please wear your mask

Posted Monday, September 14th, 2020 01:13 pm GMT -5 in Football,Work at 1:13 PM

Correctly, too

Originally published by DK on September 14, 2020 at 1:13 pm

Skol Vikings

Posted Wednesday, September 9th, 2020 07:31 am GMT -5 in Football,Work at 7:31 AM

Are you ready for some football?

Originally published by DK on September 9, 2020 at 7:31 am

New art at the office

Posted Thursday, August 20th, 2020 09:52 pm GMT -5 in Art,Football,Work at 9:52 PM

Lower Pentair lobby @ USBS

Originally published by DK on August 20, 2020 at 9:52 pm

Wonder how he likes Buffalo

Posted Friday, August 14th, 2020 05:12 pm GMT -5 in Football at 5:12 PM

Oh, Diggsy – it was truly a Minneapolis Miracle

Originally published by DK on August 14, 2020 at 5:12 pm

The Al Michaels seat is 🔥

Posted Tuesday, July 28th, 2020 03:41 pm GMT -5 in Football,Technology,Work at 3:41 PM

Testing broadcast connections

Originally published by DK on July 28, 2020 at 3:41 pm

Still ready and waiting

Posted Monday, July 20th, 2020 08:36 pm GMT -5 in Football,Work at 8:36 PM

Looked good today @ USBS

Originally published by DK on July 20, 2020 at 8:36 pm

My second meme

Posted Wednesday, July 15th, 2020 06:52 pm GMT -5 in Football,Pets,Pop Culture at 6:52 PM

SNOL @ USBS – he likes to move it, move it

Originally published by DK on July 15, 2020 at 6:52 pm

A Big Shard of Ice

Posted Tuesday, July 7th, 2020 08:16 pm GMT -5 in Design,Football,History,Links at 8:16 PM

https://theathletic.com/1902636/2020/07/07/us-bank-stadium-rejected-designs-retractable-roof-big-shard-of-ice/

Originally published by DK on July 7, 2020 at 8:16 pm

Field is still there

Posted Wednesday, June 17th, 2020 01:28 pm GMT -5 in Football,Work at 1:28 PM

Hoping it gets used in 2020

Originally published by DK on June 17, 2020 at 1:28 pm

The schedule is set

Posted Thursday, May 7th, 2020 09:15 pm GMT -5 in Football,Work at 9:15 PM

Hope it sticks (even if it’s TV-only)

Originally published by DK on May 7, 2020 at 9:15 pm

Do not enter

Posted Tuesday, May 5th, 2020 03:24 pm GMT -5 in Football,Work at 3:24 PM

Still there, still closed

Originally published by DK on May 5, 2020 at 3:24 pm

Congratulations, Leo

Posted Friday, May 1st, 2020 09:48 am GMT -5 in Football,Friends,Golf,Work at 9:48 AM

Well-earned retirement

Originally published by DK on May 1, 2020 at 9:48 am

Drove around a bit

Posted Thursday, April 30th, 2020 06:50 pm GMT -5 in Football,Work at 6:50 PM

So bittersweet right now

Originally published by DK on April 30, 2020 at 6:50 pm

Someday, we hope

Posted Tuesday, April 28th, 2020 04:35 pm GMT -5 in Business,Football at 4:35 PM

I’ll take any kind of home opener at this point

Originally published by DK on April 28, 2020 at 4:35 pm

Football, steak, stamps & Snoopy

Posted Sunday, March 29th, 2020 02:48 pm GMT -5 in Food,Football,History,Personal at 2:48 PM

That’s still about right

Originally published by DK on March 29, 2020 at 2:48 pm

12 purple minutes at halftime

Posted Saturday, February 1st, 2020 01:21 pm GMT -5 in Concerts,Football,History,Links,Music at 1:21 PM

https://deadspin.com/lets-watch-princes-super-bowl-halftime-show-the-best-w-1772302774

Originally published by DK on February 1, 2020 at 1:21 pm

Purple piece of history

Posted Thursday, January 30th, 2020 10:06 pm GMT -5 in Football,History,Work at 10:06 PM

Original turf sample from U.S. Bank Stadium

Originally published by DK on January 30, 2020 at 10:06 pm

Great to see this crew

Posted Monday, December 23rd, 2019 07:50 pm GMT -5 in Football,Friends at 7:50 PM

Lots of Vegas in the house

Originally published by DK on December 23, 2019 at 7:50 pm

Yeah, I’d hang out here

Posted Wednesday, December 18th, 2019 02:31 pm GMT -5 in Business,Football,Work at 2:31 PM

Everybody is in your way, but it would be cool once or twice

Originally published by DK on December 18, 2019 at 2:31 pm

That one will be nuts

Posted Sunday, December 8th, 2019 04:46 pm GMT -5 in Football,Work at 4:46 PM

And on Monday Night too

Originally published by DK on December 8, 2019 at 4:46 pm

Silly tourists

Posted Friday, December 6th, 2019 01:58 pm GMT -5 in Football,Friends,Travel,Work at 1:58 PM

The Bean still rocks, though

Originally published by DK on December 6, 2019 at 1:58 pm

Four days of football

Posted Friday, November 15th, 2019 04:33 pm GMT -5 in Football,Schools,Work at 4:33 PM

So. Much. Football.

Originally published by DK on November 15, 2019 at 4:33 pm

Gonna need a bigger boat

Posted Saturday, November 9th, 2019 03:42 pm GMT -5 in Football,Schools,Television at 3:42 PM

The boat no longer goes to Loserville!

Originally published by DK on November 9, 2019 at 3:42 pm

Sunday Night Football

Posted Sunday, October 27th, 2019 10:01 pm GMT -5 in Food,Football,Travel at 10:01 PM

As seen on Diners, Drive In’s and Dives

Originally published by DK on October 27, 2019 at 10:01 pm

Welcome to the Ring

Posted Thursday, October 24th, 2019 08:27 pm GMT -5 in Football,Sports,Work at 8:27 PM

Blow that horn, Steve Jordan

Originally published by DK on October 24, 2019 at 8:27 pm

Hadn’t seen this before

Posted Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019 12:09 pm GMT -5 in Art,Football,Work at 12:09 PM

Super Bowl LII artwork

Originally published by DK on October 23, 2019 at 12:09 pm

Halfway done

Posted Sunday, October 13th, 2019 04:30 pm GMT -5 in Football,Work at 4:30 PM

Impressive win by the home team

Originally published by DK on October 13, 2019 at 4:30 pm

Night Mode on the new phone

Posted Sunday, September 22nd, 2019 07:37 am GMT -5 in Football,Technology,Work at 7:37 AM

All the field lights were completely off when I took this…

Originally published by DK on September 22, 2019 at 7:37 am

I’m a bad alumni

Posted Friday, September 13th, 2019 03:58 pm GMT -5 in Football,Schools at 3:58 PM

Probably should’ve gone to this

Originally published by DK on September 13, 2019 at 3:58 pm

Home opener

Posted Sunday, September 8th, 2019 02:57 pm GMT -5 in Football,Friends at 2:57 PM

The Erben Brothers; Jen of the North

Originally published by DK on September 8, 2019 at 2:57 pm

Tweet: It bugs me more than it should that the New York Times style guide uses “N.F.L.” and not “NFL”

Posted Friday, September 6th, 2019 12:05 pm GMT -5 in Football,Tweets at 12:05 PM

It bugs me more than it should that the New York Times style guide uses “N.F.L.” and not “NFL”

Originally published by DK on September 6, 2019 at 12:05 pm

Love this crew

Posted Friday, August 30th, 2019 11:19 pm GMT -5 in Food,Football,Friends,Work at 11:19 PM

Thanks Rich (and team) for a great day

Originally published by DK on August 30, 2019 at 11:19 pm

Preseason #2

Posted Saturday, August 24th, 2019 01:53 pm GMT -5 in Football,Sports,Work at 1:53 PM

They should all count

Originally published by DK on August 24, 2019 at 1:53 pm

Ticket system #4

Posted Monday, August 12th, 2019 08:15 pm GMT -5 in Football,Technology,Work at 8:15 PM

Technically five, I think

Originally published by DK on August 12, 2019 at 8:15 pm

Open the Gates

Posted Monday, August 12th, 2019 08:13 pm GMT -5 in Football,Work at 8:13 PM

It’s almost that time

Originally published by DK on August 12, 2019 at 8:13 pm

The longhouse is coming

Posted Thursday, August 8th, 2019 04:06 pm GMT -5 in Business,Football,Work at 4:06 PM

Why isn’t this just permanent?

Originally published by DK on August 8, 2019 at 4:06 pm

Are you ready for some football?

Posted Tuesday, August 6th, 2019 03:55 pm GMT -5 in Football,Work at 3:55 PM

No.

Originally published by DK on August 6, 2019 at 3:55 pm

Another OG moves on

Posted Wednesday, June 5th, 2019 09:58 am GMT -5 in Food,Football,Friends,Work at 9:58 AM

Good luck to Toyya in SoCal

Originally published by DK on June 5, 2019 at 9:58 am

THE RAIDERS ARE COMING

Posted Thursday, May 23rd, 2019 12:39 pm GMT -5 in Football,Friends,Travel,Work at 12:39 PM

Nice to catch up with Raiders Nation

Originally published by DK on May 23, 2019 at 12:39 pm

RIP Michael Cobb

Posted Friday, May 3rd, 2019 10:59 pm GMT -5 in Football,Friends,Work at 10:59 PM

Always a smile, always helpful and kind

Originally published by DK on May 3, 2019 at 10:59 pm

If you draft another corner…

Posted Thursday, April 25th, 2019 09:20 pm GMT -5 in Football,Sports,Work at 9:20 PM

…don’t come home

Originally published by DK on April 25, 2019 at 9:20 pm

The league’s best venue

Posted Sunday, April 7th, 2019 04:07 pm GMT -5 in Football,Links,Sports,Work at 4:07 PM

Vikings stadium seamlessly transitions to basketball hub

Originally published by DK on April 7, 2019 at 4:07 pm

Sports Betting

Posted Monday, January 28th, 2019 02:03 pm GMT -5 in Business,Casinos,Football,Mini Posts at 2:03 PM

Some interesting numbers about our big game last year:

  • $158,586,934 – total SBLII handle in Nevada
  • $1,170,432 – amount won by Nevada sports books on SBLII
  • $4.76 billion – amount the AGA estimates was bet on SBLII (legally and illegally)

With the legal landscape changing this year, things should be way crazier for Rams-Patriots. I love that the Westgate SuperBook has 442 different prop bets for SBLIII. I mean, how do you even come up with a spread for Phil Mickelson fourth-round bogeys at the Phoenix Open versus Josh Reynolds receptions?

h/t to Marc Meltzer (and good luck to my tech friends in Atlanta)

Originally published by DK on January 28, 2019 at 2:03 pm

From the Ground Up (Déjà vu)

Posted Friday, January 18th, 2019 08:29 am GMT -5 in Business,Football,Links,Technology at 8:29 AM

Originally published by DK on January 18, 2019 at 8:29 am

Longhouse, no more

Posted Wednesday, January 16th, 2019 06:44 pm GMT -5 in Football,Work at 6:44 PM

It’s almost gone again

Originally published by DK on January 16, 2019 at 6:44 pm

Rough day at the office

Posted Sunday, December 30th, 2018 05:13 pm GMT -5 in Football,Work at 5:13 PM

So far, anyways

Originally published by DK on December 30, 2018 at 5:13 pm

Officially back making donuts

Posted Sunday, December 16th, 2018 09:49 am GMT -5 in Football,Work at 9:49 AM

Almost ready…

Originally published by DK on December 16, 2018 at 9:49 am

Put me in, coach

Posted Wednesday, December 5th, 2018 02:10 pm GMT -5 in Family,Football,Friends,Mini Posts,Personal,Work at 2:10 PM

Yesterday I had my appointment with the neurosurgeons who needed to approve my return to work. Happy to report that I’ve been cleared to return next week. I really didn’t think it would happen that soon, but I’m super excited to be back in time for the final two regular season Vikings home games (and hopefully at least one playoff game before diving into Final Four prep). Big thanks to everyone at work who stepped in to help while I’ve been out – I’m looking forward to getting back out there. And thanks again to everyone who has facilitated and supported my recovery.

SKOL!

Originally published by DK on December 5, 2018 at 2:10 pm

Week Four Update

Posted Wednesday, November 28th, 2018 07:26 pm GMT -5 in Concerts,Family,Food,Football,Friends,Hockey,Holidays,Longform,Music,Personal at 7:26 PM

A little tardy on the latest update, but all is well. I survived a four hour therapy appointment and apparently did well enough that my speech therapist thinks I don’t need to continue with that track any longer. I had my long-awaited appointment with the ophthalmologist and received a pair of “magic glasses” that have greatly reduced the need for future eye patch use. They have optical film from 3M (see above) that utilizes prism technology to correct my double vision. My left eye is slightly crossed, but this stuff really helps correct that (and it’s so nice to have both eyes open all the time). The extra good news is that there is nothing wrong with either eye – the double vision is caused by the nerves that control the muscles that direct each eye and the doctor is optimistic that this will eventually correct itself. I will also be starting therapy next week to work specifically on eye exercises to help this process along.

In other HCMC appointment news, I met with an awesome neurologist who showed me the “before” and “after” CT scans of my brain from the day of the incident and from when they discharged me from the ICU. It was really cool technology and the way she explained it made it crystal clear how serious the situation was on October 8th (and how much improvement there was after three weeks). Have I mentioned how big a fan I am of the staff at HCMC? I’ll return there again on Friday for another CT scan that will hopefully continue the trend. That will also be Colleen’s last full day with me, as she returns to work on Monday. After that, my next big appointment will be on December 4th, when I meet with the lead neurosurgeon to discuss continued recovery plans and possibly a return to work date.

We saw both Charlie Parr and Hippo Campus at the Palace Theater with no issues from the lights or sound levels (the infamous Palace talkers are another story). On the advice of my friend TG, I picked up a pair of Vibes earplugs, which seemed to work well at the Hippo Campus show (and dampened the discussions of the people sitting near me). Saw one Wild win (Ottawa) and one Wild loss (Arizona) at the X with my uncle, also with no sensory overload issues. Stopped by the stadium for the start of the very loud Packers game, but found it totally manageable. Left that game before halftime to beat the train rush, but had a great time seeing people and delivering thank you cards.

With the Thanksgiving holiday, it was a busy week for seeing family and friends. Had lunch one day with a friend at Dark Horse and went over to the Inver Grove Heights AMC to see Ralph Breaks the Internet (which we both liked). We took my mother-in-law out on Thanksgiving Day for lunch at the original Buca di Beppo in St. Paul, then had a more traditional dinner at my aunt and uncle’s house in the Mac-Groveland area.

This will be my last “weekly update.” Truly thankful for you all – thanks for reading!

Cheers, DK

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Brains!

Originally published by DK on November 28, 2018 at 7:26 pm

Nice use of the shield

Posted Monday, November 26th, 2018 09:02 pm GMT -5 in Food,Football,Shopping at 9:02 PM

NFL-approved yard of Snickers

Originally published by DK on November 26, 2018 at 9:02 pm
 

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