Skip to main content

Top 10 most clicked-on sports stories of 2013

  • Author:
  • Updated:

Here are the most popular sports stories by page views on in 2013:

1. Video: Mauer's no-look behind-the-back grab (6-10-13)

They're moving Twins star Joe Mauer from catcher to first base, but we still have memories like this one...

2. Report: Frazier out as Vikings coach Monday (12-29-13)

This report from just a few days ago proved true, as Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier bid his team adieu.

3. Adrian Peterson on gay marriage: 'I'm not with that' (5-24-13)

The Vikings star weighs in on same-sex marriage, which became legal in Minnesota in 2013.

4. Patterson charged with murder in beating death of AP's son (10-21-13)

Perhaps the biggest Minnesota sports story of the year was the slaying of Adrian Peterson's 2-year-old son. The boyfriend of the boy's mother was charged.

5. Report: Jared Allen could be gone by Tuesday (10-27-13)

This report proved NOT true. Not yet, anyway. The star defensive end is still a Viking for the moment.

6. Call 'em the Em and M girls: Mauer babies born (7-24-13)

Joe Mauer rushed back from an away game in Los Angeles and slid in just in time for the birth of his daughters, Emily and Maren.

7. Gratuitous abs and pecs shot: Meet the new Matt Birk (10-18-13)

The 37-year-old former Viking quit the NFL in February after winning a Super Bowl with the Baltimore Ravens in his 15th season. He promptly dropped a lot of weight from his 310-pound frame and was vying to be a male model.

8. Adrian Peterson's son dies after alleged beating (10-11-13)

The 2-year-old boy died in Sioux Falls, S.D. Peterson had only recently found out that he was the father.

9. Man accused of killing Adrian Peterson's son is out of jail (10-29-13)

The Sioux Falls man charged with killing a 2-year-old son of Vikings star Adrian Peterson posted bond and was released from jail in late October. A pre-trial hearing in the case was scheduled for January.

10. Minnesota Epilepsy Foundation: Keep Coach Kill (9-16-13)

Another big Minnesota sports story this year was the health of University of Minnesota football coach Jerry Kill, who spent part of the season coaching from the press box after several sideline seizures. This was an open letter from Brett Boyum, president of the Board of Directors for the Epilepsy Foundation of Minnesota, to Star Tribune columnist Jim Souhan, who in a column said it was time for Kill to step aside.

Next Up

Willmar Police Department

Police: Suspect arrested in Willmar after firing gun at officer

The incident led to a manhunt that lasted into early Sunday morning.

Monti Ossenfort

Vikings lead off general manager interviews with Monti Ossenfort

Several candidates will interview for the job this week.

Payton Willis

Gophers' rally comes up short, lose to Iowa

The Gophers came back from a 23-point deficit but couldn't complete the comeback.


Firefighters respond to smoke-filled cabin to find man asleep inside

A wood stove was determined to be the cause of the smoke.

snow plow msp airport

MSP snowplow drivers reach contract agreement after threatening strike

Teamsters Local 320 reached an agreement with the Metropolitan Airports Commission Saturday.

Kellen Moore

What you should know about the Vikings' head coach candidates

Seven candidates were revealed on Saturday morning.

20211010_Vikings_Lions_REG05_1119 (2)

What is the next Minnesota Vikings GM inheriting?

A look at the strengths and weaknesses of the Vikings' roster and situation


Man dies after being 'punched in the head' during altercation in Duluth

A 46-year-old man is in custody and facing 1st-degree manslaughter charges.

Deion Sanders

Deion Sanders says Zimmer, Spielman hadn't spoken 'in months'

Sanders' comments revealed some of the Vikings' issues last season.

police tape, crime scene

Brooklyn Park man pleads guilty in 2020 fatal drive-by shooting

Devon Manley will be sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole after 30 years.