Robert "BJ" Reidell

Sports Reporter

Bismarck, N.D.

Robert "BJ" Reidell

Bismarck Tribune Sports Reporter, Vikings Territory Analyst, NFCN Barroom Executive Editor and Co-Host of About the Labor: A Minnesota Vikings Podcast.


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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Radio Show Appearances

Compilation of guest radio appearances made by BJ Reidell — Jimmy B & TC Show (1700 KBGG) and Yahoo! Sports Radio.
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About the Labor: A Minnesota Vikings Podcast

"Don't tell me about the labor, just show me the baby" - Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer. PODCAST DOWNLOAD SITES: iTunes | iHeartRadio | Stitcher | Google Play | NFCN Barroom | Vikings Territory | CastBox SUBSCRIBE ON iTUNES: BJ Reidell and Drew Mahowald provide Vikings fans with the updates and information they crave through comprehensive discussion, film breakdown, scheme analysis, logical speculation and expert guest testimony every week on About the Labor: A Minnesota Vikings Podcast.
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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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Zenner, Lions Take Aim at Season Sweep of Vikings

Divisional game matchups always seem to have a special feel. The stakes are inherently higher, familiarity with the opposition breeds competitive matchups and bragging rights are always in play regardless of NFL standing. When control of the NFC North and the inside track to win a division championship are at stake, however, the stakes are raised to an unprecedented level and every snap is treated with the utmost importance.
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Two late goals lift Bobcats past Tauros

The rivalry between the Bismarck Bobcats and Minot Minotauros is alive and well. Words were exchanged throughout, tempers flared and 73 combined penalty minutes were distributed in the Bobcats’ 4-3 victory over the Minotauros on Friday night at the VFW Sports Center. “There have been a few [games] over the course of my memory, I don’t know,” Bismarck coach Layne Sedevie said.
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New leaders, same old Patriots

Roster turnover exists at every level, but it is a primary concern for high school and college coaches. The impact graduation has on a team varies on a year-to-year basis, but the best programs always seem to find a way to remain consistent. Some teams rebuild, some teams reload and after reaching the state tournament for the 21st consecutive year, the Century Patriots boys soccer team undeniably fits into the latter category.
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Vikings Training Camp: ‘Terminator’ Kearse Learning the Ropes

The Minnesota Vikings traded in their bucket hats for shoulder pads on Sunday afternoon, marking the true beginning of what expects to be a highly competitive training camp at Blakeslee Stadium in Mankato, Minn. Following a season that saw the Vikings claim the NFC North division and return to the postseason for the first time since 2012, Minnesota has the luxury of penciling in many of its expected Week 1 starters in late July.
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Vikings crank up the intensity at training camp

NFL training camp doesn’t truly begin until pads are put on, and the Minnesota Vikings certainly reinforced this notion during practice on Monday afternoon. The team’s second day practicing in full pads and fourth afternoon training session since arriving at Minnesota State University-Mankato on July 28 was highlighted by a pair of scuffles.
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Connected at the pitch

The purpose of participating in competitive team sports is very obvious at face value. Every athlete that steps onto a field, arena or rink has the same primary objective of winning the game. Reaching this goal on a consistent basis, however, requires countless hours of practice, physical conditioning and the consistent development of each fundamental skill required to perform at a high level.
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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 a Sports Reporter at the Bismarck Tribune, the Executive Editor at NFCN Barroom, an Analyst at Vikings Territory and Co-Host of About the Labor: A Minnesota Vikings Podcast.

In the past, he has produced content for Bleacher Report, Fan Sided and Rant Sports in varying roles.

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,,, 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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