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Robert "BJ" Reidell

Sports Reporter

St. Paul, Minn.

Robert "BJ" Reidell

Vikings Territory Content Coordinator/Team Reporter and Co-Host of About the Labor: A Minnesota Vikings Podcast.

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How the Minnesota Vikings Changed My Life

Passion is one of the most complex emotions human beings can feel. It’s not necessarily an easy feeling to achieve, however, as every person on the planet is genetically different, leaving us all without a map to discover what in life truly makes us happy. Some people find passion in a special relationship. Others invoke its power to benefit their career or enhance their social life. And then, unfortunately, there are those who never discover their passion at all. Personally, I was lucky enough to find my life’s passion at the age of 22. Well, to be honest, it was more the other way around — my passion found me. I was sitting in my bedroom during my senior year of college at Marquette University when my phone rang unexpectedly. That call completely changed my life.
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How Case Keenum Won Me Over

Case Keenum is the starting quarterback of the Minnesota Vikings — and it really isn’t much of a debate anymore. That said, whether or not one believes Keenum should be the team’s starter at the most important position in American sports is a completely different story. The quarterback position has been a revolving door in Minnesota essentially since the moment that Daunte Culpepper tore up his knee back in 2005.
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Callahan, Cunningham Lead Raiders Past Hornets

Quarterback Danny Callahan completed seven passes for 156 yards and a pair of touchdowns, linebacker Matt Cunningham recorded 11 tackles and the Raiders defeated the Edina Hornets 28-14 at White Bear Lake high school on Friday night. “It’s a monster rally like we said before,” said Cunningham, who forced a turnover for the second consecutive week.
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Dennis, Suffocating Defense Sends Raiders To State

If defense does in fact win championships then the Cretin-Derham Hall Raiders certainly have a chance to bring home the hardware this season. Field conditions at the University of St. Thomas may not have been ideal following the first snowfall of the year, but senior linebacker Charlie Dennis and the Raiders defense were up to the challenge.
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Special Teams Excellence Hinges on Brothers, Kearse

Extra-point bathroom breaks are a weekly routine for many fans, and others even have had the audacity to challenge whether or not kickers and punters qualify as “football players”. This perception is rooted in a very simple, elementary-level dynamic: Six points will always be more than three, and, correspondingly, field goals will always finish second to touchdowns.
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Floyd Ready for Redemption: “It’s About What You Do Next”

The past six months have been a roller coaster ride for new Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Michael Floyd. In December of this past year, the Minnesota native watched as his career with the Arizona Cardinals unraveled in front of his eyes following a well-documented DUI arrest. Without a team for the first time since Arizona selected him with the No. 13 overall pick in 2012, Floyd found himself at a bit of a career crossroad and at the mercy of the NFL waiver wire.
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Vikings Draft Picks 2017: Results, Grades and Analysis for Each Selection

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Time is Now for Kentrell Brothers

Both the Minnesota Vikings' interior offensive line and defensive tackle groups will likely receive an upgrade at some point during the draft, but another concerning weakness on defense remains — linebacker. Could second-year Missouri product Kentrell Brothers be the answer?
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A tough act to follow

Century soccer received a significant blow at the end of January when Nate Ulness resigned as head coach of the boys and girls programs. Ulness, who compiled a record of 117-26-21 and four state championships during five years and nine combined seasons with the two Patriots programs, accepted an opportunity to become the first women’s soccer coach at Gillette College in Wyoming.
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U-Mary loads up on d-backs, continues building depth

The 2015 season certainly did not go according to plan for Josh Kotelnicki’s Marauders, but a 28-man recruiting class filled with talent should assure a bright future for the U-Mary football program. "We are very excited about our 2017 Marauders football recruiting class," Kotelnicki said in a statement.
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Adam Thielen: Undrafted to Unstoppable

After becoming just the fifth player in franchise history to record a 200-yard receiving game last Sunday against the Green Bay Packers, Thielen enters the final week of the 2016 season with 68 receptions, five touchdowns and 960 receiving yards — just 40 shy of becoming the first Vikings pass-catcher to cross the 1,000-yard plateau since Sidney Rice did so back in 2009.
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Danielle Hunter: A Sack Artist in the Making

Minnesota Vikings edge-rusher and 2015 3rd-round pick Danielle Hunter is quickly establishing himself as one of the most feared pass-rushers in the NFL ... and he's only 22 years old.
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About

Robert "BJ" Reidell

Robert "BJ" Reidell has been covering the Minnesota Vikings, NFC North division and professional football since 2014.

Originally from St. Paul, Minn., he is a graduate of Cretin-Derham Hall High School (2010) and Marquette University (2014). Currently, he is the Content Coordinator at Vikings Territory and Co-Host of About the Labor: A Minnesota Vikings Podcast.

In the past, he has produced sports content in various roles for The Bismarck Tribune, Bleacher Report, NFCN Barroom, Fan Sided and Rant Sports.

His work has been featured in a number of newspapers and online publications including the Minneapolis Star Tribune, The Plain Dealer, Fargo Forum, Grand Forks Herald, Rochester Post-Bulletin, MLB.com, MSN.com, Daily Norseman, Vikings Journal, Scout Vikings and 247 Sports. He has also appeared as a guest on Yahoo! Sports Radio and is regularly featured on The Jimmy B & TC Show (1700 AM KBGG).

Reidell is a member of the Football Writers Association of America, National Sports Media Association and a part of the National Voting Committee in charge of determining the recipient of the Fred Biletnikoff Award.

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Skills

  • Hockey Analysis
  • Baseball Analysis
  • Football Analysis
  • Social Skills
  • AP Style
  • Page Layout
  • On-Air Radio
  • Social Media
  • Podcast Production
  • Storytelling
  • Conducting Interviews
  • Reporting
  • Editing
  • Writing