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In Loving Memory of Our Founder, Joe Johnson

It is with great sadness I must report the passing of Uffda! Sports’ owner and operator, Joe Johnson, this week. To those who knew Joe, he was a kind and loving son, brother and uncle, a hard-working and generous employer, a creative entrepreneur and a fiercely loyal friend. His unexpected passing at age 37 leaves a huge hole in the lives of his family, many friends and colleagues, and he is greatly missed.

His family asks for privacy at this very difficult time, and they appreciate the out-pouring of love and condolences they have already received. While the future of his sports publishing network is being sorted out at this time, his mark on the local sports community, particularly on the fans of the Minnesota Vikings, is indelible. Rest in peace, my friend. And Skol.

Joe loved writing and wanted to inspire young writers—and did so at his websites VikingsTerritory.com and purplePTSD.com. In lieu of flowers, the family would like donations sent to the Journalism School at the University of Minnesota: Journalism and Mass Communication at https://makingagift.umn.edu/give/fund.html?id=1507914763529

Joe Oberle

Joe Oberle is a veteran sportswriter/editor/reporter and has covered the Vikings since 2008. The author of three books, he has been published in numerous periodicals and websites. He is the managing editor for VikingsTerritory.com and purplePTSD.com, as well.

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dan
dan
14 days ago

I am sorry to hear of the passing of Mr. Johnson, while my time as a writer was brief, there was never any doubt of Mr. Johnson’s passion for life and football.

dan
dan
14 days ago

I am sorry to hear of the passing of Mr. Johnson. While my time as a writer for Mr. Johnson was brief, there remained no doubt about his passion for life and football.

cka2nd
cka2nd
14 days ago

I am very, very sorry to receive this news. My deepest condolences to Joe’s family, friends and colleagues.

Sydney
Sydney
14 days ago

Sad to hear of Joes passing. My sincerest condolences to his family at this time. Joe will not only be missed for his contributions to journalism, but the passion he put into words from his interesting view point. Shall miss our banter. Joe was a good man but a better friend that I ever hoped to be. Bless you my friend.

Andy Benson
Andy Benson
8 days ago

any word of a service? Asking for us old hockey buddies

Duane McGraw
Duane McGraw
5 hours ago

Damn I’m sorry to hear this. Seemed like a nice guy and we shared a few talks on Twitter. God bless him and his family.

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