The Mauer Rules

It was just a couple years ago that the Minnesota Twins were in the same position with a superstar as they find themselves in now. Yet there is quite a big difference in the type of media coverage given to the Johan Santana saga in the winter of 2007-08 and the one presently happening with…
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Is Portland This Good?

After the University of Minnesota defeated Butler in a battle of Top 25 teams Thursday at the 76 Classic in Anaheim, the Gophers seemingly got a break when Portland beat UCLA later that night. But Portland knocked off another big-conference opponent Friday with a victory over the Gophers. The Pilots are now 5-0, with victories…
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Top Teams Of The Decade

I’m not going to lie. I completely forgot last week about my plans to run a Top 10 list every Friday morning on this blog. So it’s time to get back on my game. This week, let’s take a look at the top teams of this decade. I feel like I’d be opening a can…
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Timberwolves Looking Historically Inept

The New Jersey Nets’ 0-15 start might be distracting the attention of NBA fans across the country, but fans in this area are well aware of the Minnesota Timberwolves’ 1-14 start. The perception of this year’s Wolves team has changed a lot since that season-opening, buzzer-beating victory against – who else? – New Jersey nearly…
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Mauer Reaches Pinnacle Of His Profession

I’ve said a lot of dumb things in nearly three decades on this planet, much of those spent as a sports fan. Rewind back to 2001, when the Minnesota Twins – after years and years spent in the basement of the AL Central – found themselves in the hunt for a division title. Ultimately, the Cleveland…
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Mauer Should Be Celebrating

When the Minnesota Twins stepped onto the field at Yankee Stadium for Game 1 of the American League Division Series last month, they were heavy underdogs to the eventual world champion New York Yankees. A series victory for the Twins would have been considered a huge upset. The tables have turned when it comes to…
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Have The Gophers Hit Bottom Yet?

Quarterback Adam Weber seems to be regressing. The running game is non-existent. Jedd Fisch‘s play-calling couldn’t be less creative. But the question is, has the University of Minnesota football hit rock bottom yet? Gophers fans have to be concerned that this program maybe, just maybe, could be in worse shape next season. The announcers during…
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