By JOHN BROWNSTEIN, Associated Press CAMPBELL, Minn.
(AP) A lot of people are not going to understand what this story is about.
So, I’m not here to explain why.
If you are a fan of football and have been following this story since I first wrote about it in the spring, you may be wondering what the point of the story is.
For those who are new to this, I was recently hired by the University of Minnesota to write a book about the rivalry between the Cornhuskers and the Minnesota Vikings.
I know what you are thinking: why would I write about football, when I have never been a football fan?
I guess it is possible that people who are not football fans are confused by the idea of a rivalry.
But I think it is more about the culture of the two programs.
And that is where this story comes in.
This rivalry started with the Vikings winning their first game in 18 years in a 41-31 win in 2010.
Since then, the Vikings have won nine of the last 11 conference titles, and since 1990, the Corners have never won more than 10 conference titles.
The two teams met in each of the past two years, but in both instances, the winner won.
Minnesota is 6-0 and 5-0 in the rivalry.
And it’s only gotten worse.
The Vikings have played in 10 consecutive Big Ten titles, the last two coming under former coach Mark Dantonio.
The only loss in that span was to Michigan State in the Big Ten championship game in 2021.
The Corners are 4-6 in the regular season.
I will admit that this rivalry has become more personal over the years.
When I wrote the book, I didn’t think it would be a big deal, but it is.
I wrote about the history of this rivalry and the Vikings, but I did not write about the people who were the root of this hatred and the anger it engendered.
The stories that have followed this rivalry, from the players to the fans, have become more and more bizarre, and the people involved have gotten worse over the past few years.
The biggest story of the year so far has been the death of Minnesota running back Adrian Peterson.
In 2015, he was found dead in a gated community near his hometown of St. Cloud, Minnesota.
He was 30 years old.
The story has been covered in the media more than it has been in this stadium.
The first major story was when the Minnesota State Attorney’s Office opened an investigation into Peterson for the alleged killing of his girlfriend, Myra Thompson, who had also been his girlfriend for several years.
Peterson had a long history of domestic violence against Thompson, and her family has accused him of killing her.
He has denied that allegation.
Peterson was charged with manslaughter and reckless conduct, both felonies.
In February, a judge ordered Peterson to undergo a mental health evaluation.
Peterson has said that he is ready to make amends.
He spent three months in prison after pleading guilty to reckless conduct.
He is serving a five-year prison sentence.
His attorney said that Peterson is not a violent person, but he is also a father.
He said that his son has had his share of issues.
“He has a lot of issues that have impacted him.
And they affect all of us,” the attorney, Mark Geragos, told the St. Paul Pioneer Press in February.
In May, the Minnesota Supreme Court issued an order saying that Peterson was not entitled to bail, and ordered him held without bond.
Peterson remains in jail without bail.
In December, he pleaded guilty to one misdemeanor count of first-degree assault and is serving one year of probation.
He also agreed to pay $1.8 million in restitution.
The court ordered him to pay a $1 million restitution to Thompson’s family, as well as $1,000 in court costs.
The state also agreed in the order to pay Peterson $2.5 million to the Minnesota chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union.
It also agreed that the Minnesota Department of Corrections will pay $500,000 to Peterson’s former girlfriend, who has since filed for divorce.
The department also agreed not to make any further comments about Peterson’s case.
The other major story is the trial that is scheduled to begin in March.
Minnesota and the state of Minnesota have agreed to a settlement with Peterson’s family.
Peterson’s attorneys said they were willing to settle for $1 billion, but the court said they would only settle if the state paid $2 billion.
A separate trial is scheduled for June in which Peterson’s wife, Jamielle, and daughter, Meghan, will be present.
The family will be represented by lawyer Robert Burdett, who previously represented Peterson’s ex-wife, Christine Blasey Ford.
The trial will take place in the Stearns County Courthouse in St. Louis,