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MLB Trade Deadline vs. NFL Free Agency: Football Knocks The Excitement Out Of The Park Whereas Baseball Pops Up Foul

July 30, 2011

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Never before has the MLB Trade Deadline been this bland. For as long as I can remember, the dilemma – of will Team X trade their top rising prospect for the really good player on Team Y – has always enticed my sports fandom leaving me glued to the TV and taking in Buster Olney’s […]

Punched and Aged Sports Columnists

July 28, 2011

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“If I ever saw Jim Souhan I’d punch him,” my friend David said, “ actually no. I wouldn’t. The guy isn’t even worth it,” he chuckled. Keep in mind my friend is a highly educated, well mannered kid who during high school was a member of the cum laude society, a first honor roll student, […]

Weekend Roundup: July 22nd – July 24th

July 25, 2011

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-Congrats to Bert Blyleven on being inducted into the hall of fame. He certainly deserves it. While there are many that points towards Bert being the first hall of fame inductee to benefit significantly from Sabermetrics, and while that is in fact true, I also wonder how much he benefited from the steroids era. When […]

Pondering Gardenhire’s fruit basket heading

July 22, 2011

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With news that the Minnesota State Budget situation has been solved, the heading at the top of the site needs to be changed. So with that said, I will be changing the current heading: Struggling to get page views like a modern day Blacksmith trying to get clients or like the State of Minnesota trying […]

USA Women’s Soccer Team’s Silver lining

July 20, 2011

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After having a couple days to digest the heart wrenching loss to Japan in the Women’s World Cup Final, I have come to the realization that as bad as I felt following the loss – every time ESPN starts talking about it or showing the high lights, I have to change the channel. I am […]

Weekend Roundup: July 15th – July 17th

July 18, 2011

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I was very angry that the US Women lost the in the World Cup Finals to Japan in the worst way possible – PKs. That said,  I was not angry with players. I mean how could you be angry at a face like Alex Morgan’s?  -I was genuinely angry that the US Women’s soccer team […]

When did up-tempo basketball become a bad thing?

July 15, 2011

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The Memphis Grizzlies are a up-tempo team thanks to the pressure defense led by players like Mike Conley & Shane Battier. The Grizz aren’t that bad with their up-tempo basketball, so when did up-tempo become a bad thing? Underneath Jim Souhan’s venomous remarks towards Minnesota Timberwolves President of Operation David Kahn in his column two days ago, […]