Saturday, May 31, 2008

The Twins are still kind of in this thing.

We know you expect more from us. But we don't think you are going to get it. We are trying... but life keeps getting in the way of putting out a good Minnesota sports blog. We love that all of you keep coming back.

The Twins are still only 2 games out of first place in the AL Central. The Yankees are in town. We would love to be at the Metrodome tonight, because we expect big things tonight and tomorrow from the home town nine. We won't be there, but we will be watching.

Go Twins.

Friday, May 23, 2008

If Lopez is the pick, you can board up the franchise.

While we think OJ Mayo might be the second coming of JR Rider, we want him in a Timberwolves uniform if we can't have Michael Beasley or Derrick Rose.

But you know Kevin McHale is drooling over Stanford center Brook Lopez and he would love nothing more than to work with another slow 7-footer with a "big basketball IQ" and few skills.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Cold prediction: Pistons in six

Flip Saunders handled his exit from Minnesota better than KG did, that's part of the reason we are picking Detroit to win the East. Plus, we think Flip can win on the road and the Celtics can't. So...we are taking the Pistons.

And...since there are only two good players in the draft this year, the Wolves won't get one of those two picks. They will no doubt pick 4th or 5th. You heard it here first.

Friday, May 16, 2008

2,000 yards ain't nothin' but a thing.

Adrian Peterson is looking for an MVP trophy. He says his goal next year is 2,000 yards. We would love to see that.

From the Strib:
"I definitely feel like I can do it," Peterson said Thursday when asked about being voted the league's top player. "Anything is possible. Especially with how my mindset is. I set my bar high. I expect a lot from myself. I'm surrounded by a great group of guys offensively and defensively on both sides, special teams, so it's possible for anything to happen."

First though, Adrian should probably watch his back. In this picture, Zygi Wilf looks like he really really like him.

Hey Creepy!

Thursday, May 15, 2008


Starbucks has a new logo. She's purdy.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Hitting for the cycle is a big deal

Carlos Gomez hit for the cycle against the White Sox last night and he did it in reverse order, hitting a home run, triple, double, and finally... a single to complete the process. We didn't expect Gomez to be better than Delmon Young this year. Maybe in four years, but even then, we didn't see that coming.

No Twins player has hit for the cycle since Kirby Puckett did it back in 1986. We are pretty sure we saw that game on TV, but we don't remember the details.

To make the night even more unusual, Livan Hernandez pitched a complete game for the Twins. He's 5-1.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Joe Mauer breaks up history

You can make all the baby Jesus jokes you want, but Joe Mauer is a pretty good hitter. Tonight in the 9th inning with 1 out, he broke up Gavin Floyd's no hit bid.

Sure the Twins lost 7-1, but at least they didn't get no-hit. Thanks to the best singles hitter in the game.

Jimmy Kimmel is like Miguel Tejada

See more funny videos at CollegeHumor

If you've seen the ESPN Show "E60" you have probably seen the infamous Miguel Tejada "you aren't really as old as you say you are, why are you lying, what's your real name" interview.'s a pretty good parody of the video.

Monday, May 5, 2008

We should start paying attention.

As our readers can attest, we haven't been paying much attention to the Twins lately. The pitching staff makes us nervous and they still don't hit many home runs are in first place in the AL Central, so it might be time to give them some love. After being down 6-0, they came back to beat the Tigers again yesterday to complete the sweep. The Twins are off today and they start a three-game set with the White Sox on Tuesday.

Here are the latest standings...