Sunday, October 19, 2008

Minnesota Football and Basketball

On Friday, Bill Simmons wrote:

"when your fans limp out of the stadium trying to talk themselves into Al Jefferson and Kevin Love, that's a bad win."

Today an anonymous commenter, while complaining about today's Viking loss, asked:

"When do the T-wolves start?"

If your two favorite sports are football and basketball, and you're a Minnesota sports fan, you had better like the the Gophers.  Because I don't think we'll ever see the Vikings or Timberwolves win a championship (which are the two things I want most in sports).  If the Vikings couldn't do it in '98, and the Timberwolves couldn't do it with twelve years of Kevin Garnett, I don't see how it's ever going to happen.

That said, I'm totally talking myself into Kevin Love and Al Jefferson, and I'm hoping the Wolves somehow surprise and distract our sports-thought-time from the Vikings.


  1. Anonymous7:18 PM

    Gophers are #25 in the country after a bye. Vikes will be 3-4 after a bye and still have a bad coaching staff.
    T-wolves will be more exciting than the Vikings and a lot less frustrating.
    Still not a lot of flow to our offensive game plan. Seem to try plays for the heck of it. Chicago comes out no huddle and we struggle. Stopping the run is nice, but we still cannot stop the pass.
    Did we know how many time McKinney actually got dirty?


  2. Or for us baseball fans out there, I'm even more excited for the Twins next season. We were slated to finish last in the AL Central, and we almost took it. We'll have all the same players next year that I like.

    Pitchers and Catchers report in 114 days!