PA and Dubay in town for show prior to NFLdraft

The PA and Dubay Show of KFAN radio will return to Rochester on Friday to air its morning show from 9 a.m. to noon from Westfire Grille.

This is the third straight year Paul Allen and Jeff Dubay have done a show in Rochester just prior to the NFL draft, which is on Saturday and Sunday. The show will air locally on KWEB (1270 AM).

"Last year, they made us this really cool draft board," said Allen, who has been the Vikings radio play-by-play man for the past six years.

"I’ve always enjoyed it," Allen said of the live show in front of a crowd. "I’ve always fed off the energy (of the crowd), and I like to give them a chance to voice their opinions."

He has his own views when it comes to the Vikings and who they might draft.


Allen said three areas of need for the Vikings in the first round are defensive end, offensive tackle and cornerback. He has narrowed his choice to one of about four players, but believes the selection at No. 17, if the Vikings don’t trade, could be Vanderbilt offensive tackle Chris Williams. Pittsburgh offensive tackle Jeff Otah is another option.

"This is a very, very good draft for offensive tackles," Allen said.

Of course a trade option is a possibility for the Vikings. They have shown an interest in Kansas City defensive end Jared Allen. The Chiefs have reportedly asked for a first- and second-round draft pick for Allen. The Vikings could be willing to part with their first-round pick and one of their two third-rounders.

"It’s pretty much up to Jared and the Chiefs," Allen said of a potential trade. "I think the Jared Allen deal would put them over the top."


Gustavus Adolphus College sophomore pitcher Adam Bren of Chatfield has been named MIAC Pitcher of the Week for his performance in a 3-1 win over Concordia. Bren allowed only two hits in seven innings to help the Gusties defeat Concordia. Bren struck out four and walked one in the game. Gustavus is now 12-8 overall and 4-0 in the MIAC.


Harry Schlieff, one of four new members inducted into the Rochester Quarterbacks Club Hall of Fame on Monday, was a Rochester High grad of 1957 and a fellow classmate of Tom "T.Y." Moore. Moore is now the offensive coordinator of the Indianapolis Colts and a 2005 Rochester Hall of Fame inductee.


Moore and Schlieff were football teammates in high school and are still friends.

Moore recently called Schlieff to congratulate him on his honor, but Moore was unable to attend the event.

"A little thing called the NFL draft," Schlieff said of Moore’s absence.


The Rochester Honkers have signed Eric Stephens, a 6-foot-2, 215-pound junior infielder from California State University-Fullerton for the 2008 season. The Titans are currently ranked 15th in the nation.

Before joining the Titans, Stephens played his first two years of college baseball at East L.A. Junior College. He was a two-time All-South Coast Conference selection, once as a first baseman and once as an outfielder.

Guy N. Limbeck’s local sports notebooks regularly run on Tuesdays and Saturdays. He can be reached at

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