Getting Rid Of Gaborik A Lose-lose Situation

One player should never be bigger than the team, but the Marian Gaborik rumors are definitely getting more publicity than the Minnesota Wild’s strong start. Here’s a recap: Gaborik, the only remaining player left from the team’s first year, will be a free agent after this season. He is the team’s most dynamic and recognizable…
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A Long Week, But I’m Back

Readers, it’s been a rough week. I missed a week of work battling an infection. Anyway, I’ve returned to the blog with some observations I made living life in a cocoon. I was basically on "house arrest" for about a week, not being able to go anywhere because my face was swollen and I didn’t…
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Jauron’s Journey

Q: What do Michael Jordan, Bill Russell and Dick Jauron have in common? A: When it’s crunch time and they need to get it done, they get it done. I mentioned in a previous post that I was a Chicago Bears fan growing up, so I know a lot about NFL head coach Dick Jauron.…
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Twins On Top In Young Player Rankings

I haven’t seen this get much attention, but the Minnesota Twins were ranked No. 1 for young talent in MLB analyst Bill James’ new book, "The Bill James Handbook 2009." To sum it up as best I can, James has a formula he uses each year to determine where teams and players rank in his…
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Moneyball The Movie?

I found this link after reading a note on Aaron Gleeman’s blog, which is linked to in my sidebar. Brad Pitt is adding to his busy schedule by playing ball for Columbia. Steve Zaillian has signed on to adapt Michael Lewis’ nonfiction bestseller "Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game," and David Frankel is…
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YouTube: Now Departing

My post yesterday about NHL teams moving to and from Canada sent me to YouTube, where there’s a lot of good video of various sports teams moving either out of a stadium/arena or out of a city. Tiger Stadium final game: This is definitely the coolest one I can find. If you don’t have much…
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Can T.O. Handle It?

Sorry, folks. This isn’t about Terrell Owens or timeouts. I’m sure you are all disappointed. Word surfaced earlier this week that NHL governors are talking about bringing a second NHL team to Toronto, Ontario (or T.O., as many call it) via expansion. Now I’m not a big NHL guy, but that has more to do with…
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Kurkjian Believes Coste Will Start Game 1

ESPN’s Tim Kurkjian said on Baseball Tonight earlier today he believes Fargo native Chris Coste – a former Concordia College and F-M RedHawks player – will start Game 1 of the World Series tomorrow in Tampa Bay as the Philadephia Phillies’ designated hitter. Kurkjian said Phillies manager Charlie Manuel isn’t concerned about potentially losing the DH…
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Rays-Phillies – The Good, The Bad And A Prediction

PROS AND CONS It’s Tampa Bay Rays vs. Philadelphia Phillies in the World Series, which starts Wednesday. Pros and cons of that matchup: Pro: Young stars on the national stage. Chase Utley. Ryan Howard. Cole Hamels. Jimmy Rollins. Carl Crawford. Evan Longoria. Plenty of great young players on display. These guys should be household names. Con: More…
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