Playing the Field: Minnesota reporter gets tackled, violently

This is Jared Allen, not to be confused with Lee Valsvik.

It’s always incredibly annoying for football fans to see some TV features reporter intrude into their football coverage.

Enter KARE 11 Minneapolis’s reporter Lee Valsvik. Poor Ms. Valsvik got sent to some lousy restaurant in the city to talk some garbage about food. What this has to do with the Packers-Vikings game we have no idea. But she’s wearing a Jared Allen jersey and pretending like actual football fans want to spend an inordinate amount of money on grilled salmon with red wine oxtail sauce. (Hint: They don’t.)

But what’s a pointless TV stand-up without a little stunt thrown in. And that’s where it all went so terribly wrong.

Yep, that is Lee’s cameraman absolutely dump trucking her.

My favorite part of the whole video is how the cameraman just blows her away and keeps running. He just gives a little glance over the shoulder, as if to say “Oops.” It almost looks intentional, doesn’t it?

Also, the off-camera “I’m OK!” from Lee is classic. All I can think of when she says that is the famous clip from the first “Austin Powers” when Will Ferrell’s Mustafa is dumped off screen and burned (but still alive!).

Follow Metro New York Sports Editor Mark Osborne on Twitter @MetroNYSports. He is badly burned, but still alive.


News
Entertainment
Sports
Lifestyle
Local

Hillary Clinton headed to Boston for women's leadership…

Former U.S. Senator and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is set to visit Massachusetts Wednesday amid continuing speculation about making another bid for the presidency in 2016.

Local

The Boston Marathon: Step by step, the race…

For over a century, the Boston Marathon has been an event centered around sportsmanship, endurance and athleticism, but there’s no denying the face of the renowned race has been changed…

Local

Boston Marathon: Marathoners ready to run, honor victims

Scores of runners will cross the Boston Marathon starting line in Hopkinton Monday and embark on a 26.2-mile journey to Boston in honor of the victims.

Local

MIT student, Rhodes scholar, dies

Eliana Hechter, a student at MIT and Harvard, died, her family said. The announcement was posted on MIT's website.

Television

Discovery cancels 'Everest Jump Live' special in wake…

The Discovery Channel has indicated it will not be moving forward with "Everest Jump Live," a planned special about mountain climber Joby Ogwyn's effort to…

The Word

'X-Men' director Bryan Singer drama continues

  News broke late last week that "X-Men" and "The Usual Suspects" director Bryan Singer is being sued by a man who said Singer molested…

The Word

Miley Cyrus cancels more dates, tweeting from hospital

Miley Cyrus is reportedly so sick that she's had to postpone more tour dates. We know this because she has been sitting in a hospital…

Music

Loop are, er, um, back in the loop

Experimental noise rock band Loop's three mid-1980s to early-1990s albums, “Heavens End,” “Fade Out” and “A Gilded Eternity,” were mercifully reissued.

MLB

MLB video highlights: Red Sox defeat Orioles, 4-2

Brock Holt the difference in the Red Sox' win

NHL

NHL video highlights & analysis: Red Wings dump…

NHL video highlights & analysis: Red Wings dump Bruins in Game 1

MLB

MLB video highlights: Orioles top Red Sox, 8-4…

John Lackey roughed up for second straight outing

MLB

MLB video highlights: Red Sox score two in…

Lester shines in Red Sox win over White Sox

Travel

Packing: The one thing you need in your…

A new survey that looks at the travel habits of 50,000 people around the world has revealed that Western and Asian globetrotters have different priorities…

Home

Is your chair making it hard to talk?

Ever wished there was an office chair that could make impromptu meetings and discussions more private? The Cristiana Wing Chair is an asymmetrical armchair which…

Travel

Live large at these luxury hotels

From Thai boxing lessons and macabre Dracula tours to the Australian Outback, the Four Seasons hotel chain launched a series of new travel packages this…

Parenting

4 things that every summer camp should have

Alan Saltz, director of the 92nd street Y program lists things that every summer camp should have.