April 17, 2014 |
After the shocking developments in last week's episode of "Vikings," I thought it might be fun to highlight a lighter for fans this week. May I present this week's Shirtless TV Men of the Week: Alexander Ludwig and Clive Standen? In "Boneless," airing at 9 p.m. April 17 on History, Bjorn (Ludwig) gets some fight training from his uncle Rollo (Standen), and it's something to behold. Ludwig told me earlier this season that he loved shooting the scene, despite the conditions in Ireland.
March 27, 2014 |
Well, this is going to take some getting used to. Jared Allen, longtime Minnesota Viking, is now ours. Take that, Julius Peppers. We basically traded a banged up rusty Buick for a shinier, less rusty Cadillac. Those are terrible analogies, given that modern day cars don't seem to rust, but I'm happy with the exchange. The question remains: How do I start liking Jared. Oh heck, you got me! I love him already! (Reminds me of the Dennis Rodman trade. Minute One: Wait! I hate that guy!
March 12, 2014 |
Alexander Ludwig knew he'd have to bring the muscle playing a young warrior in History's "Vikings," but he didn't expect to use them when the cameras stopped rolling. Ludwig joined the cast in Season 2 as Bjorn Ironside, the now teenage son of Ragnar Lothbrok, the show's main character played by Travis Fimmel. In the history-based series airing at 9 p.m. Thursdays, Ragnar is a visionary Viking leader who leads his people to faraway lands, but grows to view his sons as rivals. That father-son rivalry, Ludwig said, turned playful off camera between the actors.
November 26, 2013 |
The Bears lost last week to a mediocre St. Louis team. Their starting quarterback is injured. And they haven't won a Super Bowl in nearly 30 years. But before you complain, remember this: It could be worse. You could be a Vikings fan. With the Bears traveling to Minnesota this weekend, I asked my friend Rob Watson to break down his worst moments as a Vikings fan. 1. 1998 NFC championship overtime loss to Atlanta, 30-27 IT CAN'T GET WORSE, RIGHT? After becoming the first kicker in NFL history to complete a perfect season,...
September 12, 2013 |
Get ready, Bears fans: Adrian Peterson is coming to town. The Monsters of the Midway have had a roller-coaster ride defending the running back - and reigning NFL MVP - called "All Day. " Here's a look at the good, the bad and the ugly. THE GOOD Nov. 14, 2010: Bears 27, Vikings 13 Peterson: 75 total yards Peterson missed the second Bears game in both 2010 and 2011, but the way he played in the first ones, he might have been better off. The Bears closed this game with a 20-3 run while holding Peterson to 51 rushing yards and...
April 25, 2013 |
History Channel's hit drama "Vikings" began with Ragnar Lothbrok and his brother, Rollo, defeating dozens of warriors in a bloody battle. But as the series ends its freshman season Sunday, the brothers probably won't be standing together. "You don't know whose side Rollo is on," Travis Fimmel, who plays Ragnar, told me earlier this season, adding that the final episodes of the season were his favorites. "There's a brotherly rivalry, you know what I mean? And great conflicts. " As Ragnar conquered the sea, raided the English...