Original Hockey Mom Brownies are coming to my office this fallOriginally published by DK on July 31, 2021 at 3:06 pm
…but the artwork is niceOriginally published by DK on July 6, 2021 at 4:27 pm
Why is my office always in the Star Tribune?Originally published by DK on July 5, 2021 at 8:24 am
Stadium Opening 2.0Originally published by DK on July 1, 2021 at 10:00 am
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
Getting ready for another goOriginally published by DK on May 18, 2021 at 3:48 pm
First of four days @ USBSOriginally published by DK on April 8, 2021 at 9:28 am
10,000 more shots in four daysOriginally published by DK on April 7, 2021 at 10:02 pm
Exhale. L.A., you’re on the clockOriginally published by DK on February 7, 2021 at 10:27 pm
These things are expensive, but so goodOriginally published by DK on January 24, 2021 at 3:20 pm
Flexibility (and safety) is great, but nothing beats in personOriginally published by DK on January 21, 2021 at 11:02 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
Got my money’s worth on that oneOriginally published by DK on December 6, 2020 at 7:43 pm
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Fans would probably be good tooOriginally published by DK on November 22, 2020 at 7:37 pm
Still seems like so much to doOriginally published by DK on November 20, 2020 at 9:31 pm
Tank for Trevor?Originally published by DK on November 16, 2020 at 9:57 am
Remembering Sid 💜Originally published by DK on November 8, 2020 at 2:21 pm
It’s coming back together again – slowlyOriginally published by DK on October 10, 2020 at 5:47 pm
And now it’s obvious what it fundsOriginally published by DK on September 24, 2020 at 10:05 pm
Correctly, tooOriginally published by DK on September 14, 2020 at 1:13 pm
Are you ready for some football?Originally published by DK on September 9, 2020 at 7:31 am
Lower Pentair lobby @ USBSOriginally published by DK on August 20, 2020 at 9:52 pm
Oh, Diggsy – it was truly a Minneapolis MiracleOriginally published by DK on August 14, 2020 at 5:12 pm
Testing broadcast connectionsOriginally published by DK on July 28, 2020 at 3:41 pm
Looked good today @ USBSOriginally published by DK on July 20, 2020 at 8:36 pm
SNOL @ USBS – he likes to move it, move itOriginally published by DK on July 15, 2020 at 6:52 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
Hoping it gets used in 2020Originally published by DK on June 17, 2020 at 1:28 pm
Hope it sticks (even if it’s TV-only)Originally published by DK on May 7, 2020 at 9:15 pm
Still there, still closedOriginally published by DK on May 5, 2020 at 3:24 pm
Well-earned retirementOriginally published by DK on May 1, 2020 at 9:48 am
So bittersweet right nowOriginally published by DK on April 30, 2020 at 6:50 pm
I’ll take any kind of home opener at this pointOriginally published by DK on April 28, 2020 at 4:35 pm
That’s still about rightOriginally published by DK on March 29, 2020 at 2:48 pm
https://deadspin.com/lets-watch-princes-super-bowl-halftime-show-the-best-w-1772302774Originally published by DK on February 1, 2020 at 1:21 pm
Original turf sample from U.S. Bank StadiumOriginally published by DK on January 30, 2020 at 10:06 pm
Lots of Vegas in the houseOriginally published by DK on December 23, 2019 at 7:50 pm
Everybody is in your way, but it would be cool once or twiceOriginally published by DK on December 18, 2019 at 2:31 pm
And on Monday Night tooOriginally published by DK on December 8, 2019 at 4:46 pm
The Bean still rocks, thoughOriginally published by DK on December 6, 2019 at 1:58 pm
So. Much. Football.Originally published by DK on November 15, 2019 at 4:33 pm
The boat no longer goes to Loserville!Originally published by DK on November 9, 2019 at 3:42 pm
As seen on Diners, Drive In’s and DivesOriginally published by DK on October 27, 2019 at 10:01 pm
Blow that horn, Steve JordanOriginally published by DK on October 24, 2019 at 8:27 pm
Super Bowl LII artworkOriginally published by DK on October 23, 2019 at 12:09 pm
Impressive win by the home teamOriginally published by DK on October 13, 2019 at 4:30 pm
All the field lights were completely off when I took this…Originally published by DK on September 22, 2019 at 7:37 am
Probably should’ve gone to thisOriginally published by DK on September 13, 2019 at 3:58 pm
The Erben Brothers; Jen of the NorthOriginally 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”
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
Thanks Rich (and team) for a great dayOriginally published by DK on August 30, 2019 at 11:19 pm
They should all countOriginally published by DK on August 24, 2019 at 1:53 pm
Technically five, I thinkOriginally published by DK on August 12, 2019 at 8:15 pm
It’s almost that timeOriginally published by DK on August 12, 2019 at 8:13 pm
Why isn’t this just permanent?Originally published by DK on August 8, 2019 at 4:06 pm
No.Originally published by DK on August 6, 2019 at 3:55 pm
Good luck to Toyya in SoCalOriginally published by DK on June 5, 2019 at 9:58 am
Nice to catch up with Raiders NationOriginally published by DK on May 23, 2019 at 12:39 pm
Always a smile, always helpful and kindOriginally published by DK on May 3, 2019 at 10:59 pm
…don’t come homeOriginally published by DK on April 25, 2019 at 9:20 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
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It’s almost gone againOriginally published by DK on January 16, 2019 at 6:44 pm
So far, anywaysOriginally published by DK on December 30, 2018 at 5:13 pm
Almost ready…Originally published by DK on December 16, 2018 at 9:49 am
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
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!
NFL-approved yard of SnickersOriginally published by DK on November 26, 2018 at 9:02 pm