Who Is Antti Miettinen?

It was doom and gloom for the Minnesota Wild entering this season. Expectations were lower than in previous seasons, with many wondering whether or not they could make the playoffs. And then there’s Marian Gaborik, the uber-talented Wild forward. His contract ends after this season, with many believing he could get a 10-year deal worth…
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QBs Difficult To Bear

I’m in a bind in one of my two fantasy football leagues, yet I seem to be embracing it. Kyle Orton will be my starting QB this week. My other two QBs are Donovan McNabb and David Garrard, both of whom have bye weeks. I got McNabb in a trade a few weeks ago, so…
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KFAN’s Dubay Arrested

It’s take me a while to track down a story on it, but KFAN’s Jeff Dubay was arrested for felony possession of methamphetamine, according to WCCO. Here’s a link to the story. Dubay and colleague Paul Allen host "PA and Dubay" on KFAN. Dubay also works for Fox Sports Net during the University of Minnesota…
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7-foot-7 Player Has Part Of Foot Amputated

Much to my dismay, it sounds like one of my favorite college basketball players won’t be back this season. North Carolina-Asheville 7-foot-7 center Kenny George was forced to have part of his right foot amputated because of a potentially life-threatening staph infection. Here’s the link to story. This guy made some just ridiculous plays last…
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This Blog’s Mission Statement

I introduced myself a bit in the blog’s first post, but I never really mentioned what this blog’s mission is. Basically, my goal is plain and simple: I want to get more hits on this blog than colleague Eric Peterson gets on his. C’mon people. I know we can do this. If you need inspiration ,…
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T.O. Needs Romo In The Worst Way

Word came yesterday that Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo threw a side session during the team’s practice. While former Vikings player Brad Johnson received the first-team reps, there is still optimism that maybe – just maybe – Romo could play this week. And Terrell Owens needs it. Heck, he knows it. From Jeff Garcia to…
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Tour Of Target Field

If anyone is interested, the Star Tribune’s Web site has a tour of the construction of their new stadium, Target Field. Twins president Dave St. Peter took Strib beat writer La Velle E. Neal on the tour. Here’s the link. Also, here’s a link to a Web site that frequently posts photos of the Target…
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Manny To The Yankees? It’s Gonna Happen.

Warning to Red Sox fans: The following has sensitive material. Reader discretion is advised to Boston fans. I’m 100% sure that Red Sox fans are focused on their team trying to extend the American League Championship Series tonight. But the possibility of Manny Ramirez in a New York Yankees uniform is looming. They can pretend they…
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Bring Back The D-Rays!

If you enjoy reading about laughably inept professional sports executives, you’ll enjoy this story, linked here. Here’s my favorite line, with writer Jeff Pearlman talking to Rays GM Chuck LaMar in 1999: "I knew he was a special human being when, upon being asked to assess his team’s long-term plans, he noted — with a…
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