Previewing The Upcoming Baseball Season

Aside from the lone Sunday night game, the Major League Baseball season will be getting under way in less than two hours. Should be a fun afternoon, evening and night planted in front of the TV. If you can’t be lazy on a day like this, when can you be? Yesterday, I wrote a blog…
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Revisiting Some Football Predictions

Can you believe Week 17 of the NFL season is upon us? I can’t. The weather outside sure feels like Week 17 weather, but it doesn’t seem all that long ago that I was among a few staff members making preseason NFL predictions both in The Forum and on this blog. And heading into the…
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Is Span Deal Just The Beginning?

The Atlanta Braves found their center fielder in B.J. Upton on Wednesday. On Thursday, the Minnesota Twins wasted no more time in trading their center fielder to one of the remaining teams in the baseball marketplace looking for help at that position. The Twins shipped Denard Span to the Washington Nationals in exchange for top…
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Without Stars, Wolves’ Efforts Have Been Admirable

The Minnesota Timberwolves might be off to the most impressive 5-4 start in pro sports history. OK, that might be a bit of a stretch, especially after back-to-back home losses to Charlotte and Golden State, both of which saw Minnesota embark on fourth-quarter comeback attempts that fell short. But the Wolves are definitely treading water,…
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Final Thoughts From The Indiana-Bison Game

My trip as part of The Forum’s reporting team in Bloomington, Ind., ended late Monday night. Assembly Hall was as impressive as advertised, as was the top-ranked Indiana basketball team, which beat North Dakota State 87-61. Figured I would throw a few more thoughts I have from the game: The question I’ve most been asked…
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Offseason Work Starts To Get Under Way For Twins

The Minnesota Twins should have one goal in mind this offseason: acquire pitching. As much pitching as they can find. That’s not to say the Twins don’t have other warts. But after back-to-back seasons with win totals in the 60s, Minnesota isn’t going to turn its franchise around overnight. There needs to be a priority.…
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