Target Field isn’t only outdoor park dodging rain

Minnesota Twins officials have to be thrilled that there hasn’t been a single rain delay or any other type of weather postponement so far, considering how unpredictable weather in the Upper Midwest can be in April.

And apparently, Target Field is just part of a larger trend. The Associated Press reports that there hasn’t been a single postponement of any kind this year.

There have been delays, of course, but no games postponed. That’s the longest stretch to open a season since 1985.

More good news too – special thanks to my brother for the heads-up – on Curb Your Enthusiasm.

Larry David and HBO will do an eighth season of Curb, which will debut next year.

I could have seen David calling it quits on a high note, because this last season was outstanding. Jerry Seinfeld always said that "Seinfeld" needed to end while it was still good, and I wouldn’t have been surprised if Curb did that too.

But fortunately, fans of the show will get at least 10 more episodes of what I think is the best show on television.

Three-day NFL draft is too much

I’m not a big fan of the NFL draft. Never have been.

In years past, you would never catch me planted on the couch for the better part of a Saturday to watch names announced at a podium. It’s just not captivating television, in my opinion. Of course, I’m curious, so every few hours I’ll check the Internet, but to actually watch the draft on TV, no thanks.

I swear it has nothing to do with my beloved Chicago Bears not having a first-round pick again.

And now, the NFL and ESPN have turned it into a three-day TV spectactular. Yahoo!

I really don’t understand the change. Seems to me you can’t possibly raise the ratings for the draft. There’s a certain hardcore football fan segment of the population that will watch it no matter what. But to think the casual fan will watch it on a Thursday night rather than The Office or whatever else is on … not going to happen.

As I mentioned, I’m a Bears fan, so without a first- or second-round pick this year, my interest is somewhere between slim and none.

I am curious to see who the Minnesota Vikings pick. You probably saw stripped across the top of today’s Forum that the Vikings signed Lito Sheppard. That alleviates some of their cornerback need.

Everyone is wondering, "Will they take Tim Tebow?"

No one knows, not even draft guru Mel Kiper Jr. I’d be surprised. At some point, the Vikings need to re-start their chase for the "quarterback of the future," but I’m not sure if this is the draft to do it.

Plus, I’m convinced Brett Favre will never retire, so they don’t need to get antsy with QBs just yet.