Molde, who is from Montevideo, Minn., and Payton enjoy a similar relationship. After the Saints won Super Bowl XLIV (2009 season), Payton sent Molde a life-size replica of the Lombardi Trophy.

Twins 2018 won-lost prediction: 86-76.

Kernal Buhler, the former Vikings marketing whiz, has School Space Media digital network covering 54 Twin Cities boys and girls basketball teams this month.

On Sunday, Payton will coach the New Orleans Saints against the Vikings in Minneapolis.

“I knew he was behind, trailing the play, because that’s what he does, looks for those chase-down blocks,” Jones said. “So I told myself I’m going to try to dunk because he erased one of my shots earlier.”

Al Molde, the retired former athletics director at his alma mater, Gustavus Adolphus, coached Sean Payton when Molde was head football coach at Eastern Illinois from 1983-86. Payton was a record-setting quarterback for Molde for four seasons.

“I love Minnesota,” Towns Sr. said.

There’s talk that entry to U.S. Bank Stadium for ticket holders to the Super Bowl will be staggered in groups to reduce congestion.

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