Vikings Expected to Make a Leap in 2015?

August 2, 2015 0 Comments
Vikings Expected to Make a Leap in 2015?

The Vikings opened training camp last week and already are being pegged as one of a half-dozen “teams to watch” this season. The good vibrations started in June, when Sports Illustrated’s Peter King tabbed the Vikings 6th in his NFL Power Rankings entering the season.   Wrote King, “6. Minnesota (7-9). This is reliant on […]

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Current Timberwolves Uprising Reminiscent of 1996

June 28, 2015 0 Comments
Current Timberwolves Uprising Reminiscent of 1996

Nearly 20 years ago, in the franchises eighth season of existence, the Minnesota Timberwolves experienced its first real taste of success. Order had been restored with the sale of the team to Glen Taylor a few years earlier, and Kevin McHale and Flip Saunders were in the early stages of rebuilding a roster that never […]

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For Twins, Sum is Greater than its Parts

May 24, 2015 0 Comments
For Twins, Sum is Greater than its Parts

Raise your hand if you had the Twins pegged for six wins above .500 in late May. No really, go ahead. Raise your hand. No one? No one is raising their hand right now?   As of this morning, the Twins record stands at 24-18, and are on pace for 93 wins. Not bad for […]

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In Land of Losers, Wild Buck Trend

April 19, 2015 0 Comments
In Land of Losers, Wild Buck Trend

The annual sports calendar resets every September with the beginning of the NFL season. The boys of fall kickoff the Big Four (NFL, NBA, NHL, and MLB) season schedules. Our friends to the north in Minneapolis and St. Paul reside in one of only 12 metropolises in the country that can enjoy following a team […]

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Can Twins avoid another 90 loss season?

March 29, 2015 0 Comments
Can Twins avoid another 90 loss season?

The Twins are putting the final touches on spring training, with the season opener at Detroit on Monday, April 6 quickly approaching. A few roster spots are yet to be determined, but for the most part, the pieces are in place.   And what exactly will those pieces look like? And will they be enough […]

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Gophers need talent infusion

March 7, 2015 0 Comments
Gophers need talent infusion

The University of Minnesota men’s basketball team’s 2014-2015 season is quickly drawing to a close, and for all intents and purposes, the season was a failure.   A year ago the Gophers were NIT Champions while claiming a┬árespectable 8-10 record in the Big Ten. Thanks to the NIT Championship run, the team finished the season […]

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Local Sports Scene Full of Intrigue

February 22, 2015 0 Comments
Local Sports Scene Full of Intrigue

Well, who ya got?   Are you most excited for the homecoming of former (and now current) Timberwolves player Kevin Garnett? A trade deadline deal last week is bringing Garnett home, and suddenly the Wolves (12-42, T-2nd worst record in the NBA) are must see TV. Garnett is a shell of the player he was […]

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Super Bowl Saturday? It Makes Too Much Sense

February 6, 2015 0 Comments
Super Bowl Saturday? It Makes Too Much Sense

What a Super Bowl! The New England Patriots interception in the closing moments of Super Bowl XLIX preserved a 28-24 lead, and the entire country was flabbergasted (and still is) as to why Seattle was throwing the ball on their own 1-yard line anyways. But, I digress.   Like many people, the Super Bowl is […]

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The curious case of Cordarrelle Patterson

November 14, 2014 0 Comments
The curious case of Cordarrelle Patterson

Pending the outcome of Sunday’s game at Chicago, the Minnesota Vikings could be 5-5 on the season. A noble accomplishment for a team that won five games all of last season.   A lot was made of the team’s new offensive coordinator Norv Turner, and the inherited cogs his offense was likely to rotate around: […]

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Gopher Season Hinges on Play at QB

September 19, 2014 0 Comments
Gopher Season Hinges on Play at QB

A rising tide raises all ships.   This popular theory is applied in every day life and reflects the notion that an improvement in one area will benefit the whole. In football speak, a rising tide is most strongly documented at the quarterback position. If a team receives steady play from its signal-caller, the offense […]

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