It was just above freezing at game time Sunday afternoon in windy and drizzly downtown Minneapolis, but that didn’t stop one of the smallest crowds in Target Field history from witnessing a chilly pitcher’s duel and a thrilling win for the Twins.
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What you are doing is you are the hens and you open up the hen house to the fox. The NFL comes in and opens up their super store and all they are doing is selling their NFL memorabilia. What you have done is invited a national chain to come into your community and compete with you.
University of South Florida economics professor Philip Porter, on the economic impact of hosting a Super Bowl
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Souhan’s commentary was so bad that we just don’t know where to begin. It was ill-informed; it was chock full of unsupported assertions; it was dishonorable, and it was just plain nasty. In sum, Souhan made an unreasonable and biased judgment about the impact of Jerry Kill’s disability. This bias is deeply troubling, as it encourages misconceptions about epilepsy and demoralizes people with the disease.
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They’re slackliners, a small but growing bunch of balance enthusiasts who can regularly be spotted practicing their off-the-radar sport at the Lake Harriet Rose Gardens, Lake Calhoun’s south beach, and Lyndale Farmstead, which provides the wire warriors with a sobering view of Lakewood Cemetery’s tombstone-dotted hill.
"The Wolves’ style-changing gambit came when it was announced that Minnesota had signed Kevin Martin (left) to a four-year deal for somewhere between $28 million and $30 million. With that move, the Wolves simultaneously enhanced their offense and crippled their defense. It’s a sugar-high transaction that depletes the fiber on the roster." — Britt Robson, Wolves: Getting offensive — but now defense needs SOS
Chris Kluwe is “super-bummed out” to be leaving Minnesota. Trust us, Chris, the feeling is mutual.
I think we’re going for human rights for everyone.
With an October 25, 1987 game seven win over the St. Louis Cardinals, the Minnesota Twins brought the Twin Cities their first major sports championship and turned the cities into a one big, crazy, happy family.
Read more in Peter Schilling’s 'In ’87 the Twins turned the towns upside down'.
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The National Football League got its money’s worth from a quick flight to Minneapolis this morning.