White Sox Fans Getting Restless Too

The Star Tribune’s Joe Christensen had a couple of notes of interest at the end of a blog post Saturday. He mentioned that the Chicago White Sox haven’t done much this offseason either, other than signing Cuban third baseman Dayan Viciedo. Their fans are getting restless, too, as the White Sox trim payroll in a…
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Super Bowl Prediction Time

After two weeks of nonstop pregame coverage, the Super Bowl is finally upon us at 5:28 p.m. tomorrow. Predictions really haven’t been my cup of tea, as I’ve proven on this blog in the past. But I feel confident in this one. The Arizona Cardinals are the NFL’s hottest team. They sport an explosive passing offense…
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Honolulu Faces Pro Bowl Blackout

It’s been reported this week that the Pro Bowl could be blacked out in Honolulu if the remaining 5,000 tickets are not sold 72 hours prior to Feb. 8. This is amusing. I understand blacking out regular-season games, but an All-Star game? Really? I don’t think any league does more to keep its fans away…
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Chargers Take Closer Look At L.A.

For the concerned Minnesota Vikings fans, this news may help ease your concerns. The San Diego Chargers have hired a Los Angeles-based marketing firm to drum up fan interest in the team from the Los Angeles area. It would be a huge leap to say this is the first step in the Chargers moving to…
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Twins Walk Away From Gagne

The Minnesota Twins have decided not to pursue relief pitcher and former NL Cy Young Award winner Eric Gagne, despite a report that Gagne was prepared to agree to the Twins’ terms. The Star Tribune’s Joe Christensen writes the Twins have decided to review their trade options rather than sign the veteran reliever. This is…
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Tubby Says He’s Staying

University of Minnesota men’s basketball coach Tubby Smith says he’s not a candidate for any coaching vacancies. Rumors have circulated that Georgia and Arizona may both pursue him, but Smith says he wants to stick around and build something. Money can change anything, but this is still encouraging news.

Bison Add Two Recruits

We got some late-breaking news at The Forum tonight. We found out at about 10:45 p.m. that wide receiver Nicalaus Powell-Calhoun, a 6-foot-4 senior wide receiver from Segerstrom High School in Santa Ana, Calif., had verbally commited to North Dakota State’s football team. He joins Sam Ojuri, a senior running back from an Illinois high…
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Not Again

It looks like we have another offseason of Brett Favre-to-Vikings rumors to deal with. At least, Sports Illustrated’s Peter King floated that possibility on ESPN’s Pardon the Interruption yesterday. Favre’s value is much lower this offseason than it was last offseason. I would be surprised to see him end up with the Vikings.

Georgia Could Pursue Tubby

The following was the final note in a college basketball notebook by Yahoo’s Jason King: • The feeling in Georgia is that the 2008-09 season will be the last for coach Dennis Felton, and some folks are hoping that Minnesota’s Tubby Smith will return to Athens. It will be interesting to see if the Bulldogs’…
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Cuddy To Third Not A Good Idea

The Star Tribune’s Jim Souhan writes that he thinks moving infielder-turned-outfielder Michael Cuddyer to third base is an obvious move the Minnesota Twins must make. I’m not so sure about this. I understand the reasoning, but this has been done before with no success. It’s safe to assume that Cuddyer has only regressed as a…
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