Minnesota Sports New Year Resolutions Part 1

Posted By: SuperStatsDave

With in the rearview mirror and 2017 still in it’s infancy, I figured the time is right to make some New Year’s Resolutions for some of our local squads. This is Part 1 of a 2 part series.



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Real Super Dave @SuperStatsDave
This late P4 at Cbury might be juicy: R7-12 on the turf R8-8 on the dirt R9-8 on the turf R10-8 on the dirt
Minnesota Vikings @Vikings
Can't wait to have you back, Coach! https://t.co/Q1azB5BLEi https://t.co/fNnT75KhYx
KFAN1003 @KFAN1003
"This will not keep me from coaching," Vikings HC Mike Zimmer aiming for June 4th return to Minnesota Read more:… https://t.co/cRM1vycARJ
Minnesota Wild @mnwild
He led #mnwild in goals and played in his 1,000th game. 📰 More of Eric Staal's numbers from 2016-17 →… https://t.co/QKFJq7v8fw
Paul Allen @PAOnTheMic
@LTrieb Bet more, win more.
Paul Allen @PAOnTheMic
@bpeterson407 @CanterburyPark Have fun. Bet more, win more.

When the walls come tumblin' down, Vikings 5-3

Posted By: SuperStatsDave

As Golden Tate avoided the Xavier Rhodes torpedo style attempt of a tackle and then pulled off his flying somersault into the endzone after a failed tackle attempt by Harrison Smith, I'm pretty sure all Vikings fans did the same "Oh Crap" (or any other four letter word of your choice).

Tate landed in the end zone with the gracefulness of a lower level Romanian gymnast and the Vikings had suddenly went from the verge of winning to the sheer pain of an ugly overtime defeat. The Vikings had completed the nearly impossible task of losing to helpless Chicago and poor Detroit in back to back weeks.

As the great John "Cougar" Mellancamp once sang:

"When the walls come tumblin' down
When the walls come crumblin' crumblin'
When the walls come tumblin' tumblin' down"
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Minnesota Wild @mnwild
#mnwild's Zach Parise wants families to swim safely this summer with @AbbeysHope. Become a Water Watchdog →… https://t.co/gqW6IsaRUK

Vikings' Mike Zimmer: 'One eye or two, it really doesn't matter. I'm going to be back.'

Mike Zimmer is determined to coach -- whether he loses sight in his eye or not.
Attributed to: StarTribune.com
Michael Russo @Russostrib
@TylerTrombley It's actually an unbelievable story. I ran into him looking for a place to live in my hood
Minnesota Vikings @Vikings
RT @MichaelMFloyd: Best is yet to come. #Imhome #newchapter https://t.co/LZ3pyWZELD
Alan Horton @WolvesRadio
@DWolfsonKSTP a steal as my 6th man.
Paul Allen @PAOnTheMic
@jrguyute Blocking is dumb.

Live on Nine to Noon - our discussion on the Timberwolves Season Opener

Posted By: SuperStatsDave

Listen to thoughts from @thejuicevox , @PAOnTheMic , and none other than myself on the 10/27 edition of Nine to Noon! (12 minute mark) Read the full article
Minnesota Vikings @Vikings
@leellxvii .@bgedeon42 has signed his rookie contract. https://t.co/Sf5o0c1nIs https://t.co/q5uTUBcdMY
Real Super Dave @SuperStatsDave
An absolutely beautiful Friday night @CanterburyPark with @PAOnTheMic & @MrB_CBYanalyst giving their selections.… https://t.co/uyQWxVOB3S
KFAN1003 @KFAN1003
Register now for @KarlTowns @ProCamps & learn tips, fundamentals, & how to dunk! Alright maybe not the dunk part... https://t.co/g6rl8BmM3T
Real Super Dave @SuperStatsDave
My QH picks sucked but had the winner in R4. Let's see if this 11 is live 5) 11-7-4 6) 8-5-4 7) 6-7-3 8) 1-7-8… https://t.co/EBJMJbvSsO
Minnesota Wild @mnwild
Our final @MinnesotaArmyNG Hockey Town is Alexandria. Thanks for voting, #StateOfHockey! See the winning towns →… https://t.co/LJlH3MCyMY
Minnesota Twins @Twins
#TwinsWin! It’s a 5-3 victory for the #MNTwins over the Rays. @BrianDozier = Clutch! https://t.co/LWCEbKQiXm

The Timberwolves Season gets underway in Memphis!

Posted By: SuperStatsDave

In the 2003/2004 NBA season, the Minnesota Timberwolves made it to the playoffs for the 8th straight season along with advancing to the Western Conference Finals.

In the summer of 2004, they hired me.

There hasn't been another trip to the playoffs for the Wolves since that hire of an unemployed kid right out of college. In the twelve seasons after the Wolves hired me, I count three seasons in which the squad had a legit chance at the playoffs. That's not good.

That's what makes this season so exciting. WE HAVE A CHANCE!

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Jerry Zgoda @JerryZgoda
Senators & Penguins now going to a East finals Game 7 second OT in Pittsburgh
Alan Horton @WolvesRadio
Lynx have now won 14 straight on the road vs Shock/Wings. https://t.co/23aiBwYebM
Jerry Zgoda @JerryZgoda
@612MikeA NBC Sports, it's 220 on my DirecTv
Michael Russo @Russostrib
@1223Bolstad Hard to say. Wouldn't shock me tho
Minnesota Wild @mnwild
📰 With a busy summer ahead, Assistant GM Brent Flahr and staff begin the search for #mnwild's next generation →… https://t.co/k3C4M8tA7C
Mike Wobschall @wobby
RT @Vikings: Coach Zimmer's plan is to return to Winter Park for the final week of OTAs. 📰: https://t.co/I2mryJpdc0 https://t.co/7XERPm9P

Tonight, the Minnesota Lynx go for Championship number 4 in 6 years !

Posted By: SuperStatsDave

As fans of Minnesota sports teams, we are known to occasionally complain (totally justified) about our squads failing to meet expectations, being flat out terrible, or breaking/shattering our hearts.

There is one team however that has totally taken the stigma of losing and has decided to morph into one of the greatest dynasties...

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Minnesota Twins @Twins
RECAP: A clutch @BrianDozier homer puts the #MNTwins in the W column once again. https://t.co/Vlbk00ay6M #TwinsWinhttps://t.co/YZTh7oT4Yz
Minnesota Wild @mnwild
🎉 Happy 150th anniversary to our friends at @StarTribune! In honor of #Strib150, here are some of this season's bes… https://t.co/yWN8LXtZWt
Mike Wobschall @wobby
@BeauStandfuss you seem to have all the answers!
Michael Russo @Russostrib
Another fun show, some more good stories, ICYMI https://t.co/ezfk4vSoqo
Minnesota Twins @Twins
.@BrianDozier puts the #MNTwins in front 4-2 in the 8th with a 2-run homer to right-center. https://t.co/SzunN15vBW

Lynx improve to 5-0 with impressive victory at Connecticut

Sylvia Fowles scored 20 points and helped the Lynx control the boards.
Attributed to: StarTribune.com

2016-2017 Wild season ready for strong start...

Posted By: Jeffrey P

The 2016-2017 Minnesota Wild season is upon us. After the last two seasons of ups and downs, the hope is a fresh new season starts off just as strong as last year....

Wild Logo on Lockerroom
Image via ShaLynn Wren - no changes made
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Minnesota Vikings @Vikings
It's good to be back! #Skol https://t.co/Ah75WagDED
KFAN1003 @KFAN1003
Join KFAN at Billy's on Grand for @grandoldday on Sunday, June 4! The streets will be filled with food vendors, art… https://t.co/wNZAsHWVNI
Paul Allen @PAOnTheMic
@drteppers 1245
Mike Wobschall @wobby
@MattP_BU good point. If last 9 years have taught us anything, it's that we need less ideological inflexibility and… https://t.co/NBDN1HdcAw
Minnesota Twins @Twins
Home run vibes. #TwinsWin #VoteDozier #MNTwins https://t.co/jMRXwVdbWe
Paul Allen @PAOnTheMic
@The_Beaver09 Thank u.

The Blair Walsh Situation

Posted By: SuperStatsDave

It happened yet again on National TV during Monday Night Football. Blair Walsh missed another field goal which was his 3rd miss in 11 attempts this young season. Last year's painful miss versus Seattle is still fresh in everyone's mind and it appears that it still lingers in Blair's mind as well.

The Vikings are a great NFL team and Blair Walsh seems like a super nice guy, but at what point is enough, enough... Read the full article

Kevin Molino left out of Minnesota United's squad

The former Orlando City player missed out on a rematch with his old club because of illness.
Attributed to: StarTribune.com
Jerry Zgoda @JerryZgoda
@karahille I actually like the visual image of officiated/refereed myself, but that's just me

Wild not worried about losing Russian prospect Kirill Kaprizov

Chuck Fletcher doesn’t believe the rumors that the former fifth-round pick will sign a long-term deal with CSKA Moscow.
Attributed to: StarTribune.com
Michael Russo @Russostrib
@vancerolfzen1 What are you asking? I'm having trouble deciphering thru your condescension. If you're accusing me o… https://t.co/pPZu1dokaw
Mike Wobschall @wobby
@Rstegs you will have to check with official event info, but i do believe it's a women's event. Happy to answer any ?s you have any time.
KFAN1003 @KFAN1003
RT @AjKFAN: ZIMMER via conf call: On the thought of retirement, “I’ll be back shortly. One eye or two, It doesn’t matter. I’ll be back.” #V

Fast Forward One Month -- Vikings at 4-0 Baby!!

Posted By: SuperStatsDave

On Tuesday August 30th I took a late lunch from work, during that time the news broke that Teddy Bridgewater was badly injured during a Vikings practice that day and things weren't good. I remember walking back into the office that afternoon and guys of all ages, shapes and sizes were there totally stunned and sad. Even the Green Bay fans didn't tease us...


US Bank Stadium view up top

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Minnesota Twins @Twins
@MelissaNesdahl We are wearing our green uniforms today in honor of Memorial Day later this weekend.
Minnesota Wild @mnwild
Congratulations to #mnwild prospect @AlesStezka, who stopped 45 of 46 shots last night en route to @ChicagoSteel's… https://t.co/qMFc6nXm8D
Paul Allen @PAOnTheMic
@johnkriesel @MeatSauce1 @ericnordoKFAN Spectacular. Have an awesome time!
Michael Russo @Russostrib
RT @patmick2626: Today is my 2 yr anniversary of my kidney transplant! I am forever indebted to my brother Jerry who donated his kidney to…
Real Super Dave @SuperStatsDave
RT @mcguirereports: .@MinnCorrections confirms 5 offenders are at large from Lino Lakes CF in 2011 White Ford van with Minnesota plate 937…
Mike Wobschall @wobby
@BeauStandfuss I hope he runs America just like he runs his business.
Minnesota Twins @Twins
RT @TwinsRadio: .@BrianDozier gives the @Twins a 4-2 lead in the 8th! Here's how it sounded on #TwinsRadio #DozierGoesDeep #VoteDozier http…
Mike Wobschall @wobby
@BeauStandfuss yes we are
Paul Allen @PAOnTheMic
I. Always. Love. That. One. #FastidiousVox https://t.co/48oaoTnHKi
Real Super Dave @SuperStatsDave
@StribLove @CanterburyPark I had the 367 to end a $1 P4 along with starting the late one. That stung bad.
KFAN1003 @KFAN1003
"This will not keep me from coaching," Vikings HC Mike Zimmer aiming for June 4th return to Minnesota https://t.co/3yBUJR11fR

Brian Dozier delivers with eighth-inning homer as Twins beat Rays 5-3

After the Twins came up empty time and again with runners in scoring position, Brian Dozier connected with two out in the eighth.
Attributed to: StarTribune.com
Mike Wobschall @wobby
RT @Vikings: Catchin' up with Coach Zimmer https://t.co/z91nSUOuSz
Jerry Zgoda @JerryZgoda
Penguins beat Ottawa 3-2 on a knuckleball goal in Game 7 double OT. They advance to play Nashville in finals
Real Super Dave @SuperStatsDave
I had the 367 to close out a $1 P4 and thought my 3 was going to get me $1300. Instead.....Zilch
Minnesota Wild @mnwild
Soda or pop? Nate Prosser gives teammates a lesson in Minnesota lingo. 🎥 Only in Minnesota →… https://t.co/muApsfnKr9
Minnesota Vikings @Vikings
Can't wait to get back out there next week. #Skol https://t.co/G9IfSxqgoR
Jerry Zgoda @JerryZgoda
RT @jgthomas: Honored & humbled to rejoin the team. Can't wait to listen, learn, share what I've learned along the way & get after it toget…
Paul Allen @PAOnTheMic
@Softykjr @EmeraldDowns Bet more, win more Soft Man!
Minnesota Twins @Twins
"I just hit a home run, now let's make a play in the 9th, buddy!" #MNTwins https://t.co/SQqY7UYgLw
Jerry Zgoda @JerryZgoda
John Thomas will oversee community relations, manage & grow teams' basketball academy & develop NBA/WNBA alumni program in new job
Paul Allen @PAOnTheMic
@LTrieb Sundays are family day @CanterburyPark. Pony rides, petting zoo, face painting. Kids race 50 yards on main… https://t.co/i9Iy4tOqEx
Alan Horton @WolvesRadio
@HaddenNotMadden @LindseySires Congrats!!
Real Super Dave @SuperStatsDave
My early P4 @CanterburyPark 5/All/All/135689 #Play
Real Super Dave @SuperStatsDave
Lady Babako kept the P4 intact but needed 1 more price to have fun. Late @CanterburyPark P4 368/237910/8910/2457 #Play
KFAN1003 @KFAN1003
Here's what section you need to sit in at Target Field if you want to catch a Home Run Ball... Read more: https://t.co/CBcxz5yUms
Michael Russo @Russostrib
@pcvess @KarinHousley @PredsNHL @tnsenate @BillHaslam @PredsOnFSTN Karin's husband, Phil, is the Preds' assistant coach
Minnesota Vikings @Vikings
.@elflein65's former coach @4Warinner believes the #Vikings got a good one in the young offensive lineman. 📰:… https://t.co/AQoKcq2ubw
Alan Horton @WolvesRadio
@carlosj3k always thinking about others, you're good like that Carlos.
Jerry Zgoda @JerryZgoda
Basketball Writers give Pistons' SVG their yearly award for cooperation w/ media/fans. Clifford, D'Antoni, Fizdale… https://t.co/Ifbf8O5Utt
KFAN1003 @KFAN1003
RT @AjKFAN: ZIMMER via conf call: “The plan is right now I’ll come back [to MN] June 4th. Hopefully at that point we’re good to go.” #VIkin
Mike Wobschall @wobby
OTAs 1-3 recap. #skol https://t.co/tf0Ax2yodn
Michael Russo @Russostrib
RT @KarinHousley: MN Senators wishing @PredsNHL all the luck in #StanleyCupFinal! #FangFingers #GoPreds @PredsNHL @tnsenate @BillHaslam @Pr
KFAN1003 @KFAN1003
Vikings ink deals with three more draft selections... https://t.co/EThZdxaUSg

Gophers force second game with Iowa after Game 1 rout

Reggie Meyer pitched eight strong innings and the Gophers had 16 hits in Game 1.
Attributed to: StarTribune.com
Real Super Dave @SuperStatsDave
I've done this in softball, but I was also 7 beers deep and only playing right field because 2 others no-showed https://t.co/VpIvL6dIdK
Michael Russo @Russostrib
That's awesome. And look at you now https://t.co/ikRtWW65Db
KFAN1003 @KFAN1003
It's Free Movie Friday, and for this weekend only, get BOGO Baywatch tickets, thanks to Atom Tickets!… https://t.co/XD4H54e6Kv
Minnesota Vikings @Vikings
Coach Zimmer's plan is to return to Winter Park for the final week of OTAs. 📰: https://t.co/I2mryJpdc0 https://t.co/7XERPm9P6x
Minnesota Twins @Twins
.@OfficialBuck103 adds another! He brings Mauer in with an RBI single. #MNTwins lead 5-2. https://t.co/DJmJJdojbq
Real Super Dave @SuperStatsDave
Our work email shut down at 4PM on a Friday of a holiday weekend and it's like this SNL skit “Wake up & smile” https://t.co/ZDwBB39mD6
Paul Allen @PAOnTheMic
@sciencemilkcow Blocking is dumb.
Jerry Zgoda @JerryZgoda
Happy Birthday to us! Strib turns 150 today. Sid has been around for nearly half of it, me a mere fifth https://t.co/1xTHFMW7FA
Alan Horton @WolvesRadio
CP3, Beal, KD, Green & Gobert with a $1 to spare. https://t.co/gKFaXq47S8
Jerry Zgoda @JerryZgoda
@Princetons What would that make the point differential for all playoff games then?
Mike Wobschall @wobby
RT @Vikings: Can't wait to get back out there next week. #Skol https://t.co/G9IfSxqgoR
Minnesota Vikings @Vikings
@leellxvii @bgedeon42 .@DANNY__63 has signed his rookie contract. https://t.co/Sf5o0c1nIs https://t.co/bJ7NOlXCwi
Minnesota Vikings @Vikings
Catchin' up with Coach Zimmer https://t.co/z91nSUOuSz
Mike Wobschall @wobby
@rtcharger39 that is kind of you, thanks! Nothing wrong with being positive/a homer. #skol
KFAN1003 @KFAN1003
FIVE Knee-Jerk reactions from the first Minnesota Vikings OTA Practice... Read more: https://t.co/Ateh4iVcWE
Real Super Dave @SuperStatsDave
Doing some cleaning this morning and found my 1997-2001 Wolves Howl Towels #Nostalgia #AddAnotherOneNextSeason https://t.co/6jao5NnWkr
Jerry Zgoda @JerryZgoda
How do you celebrate a 150th birthday? Let us count the ways: Star Tribune 150th anniversary events https://t.co/T8yvkh0fet
Michael Russo @Russostrib
RT @PR_NHL: The NHL has announced officials for the 2017 #StanleyCup Final. https://t.co/eMCK6cLZmz
Michael Russo @Russostrib
@vancerolfzen1 1) it was not reported he was "shopping" Nino and 2) I have reported on this, so I suggest reading my stuff
Alan Horton @WolvesRadio
I like it. https://t.co/WQ930v5b86
Paul Allen @PAOnTheMic
@ChaseCJohnson @KFAN1003 U guys r cool! Thx for stopping by @CanterburyPark
Minnesota Wild @mnwild
🙌 Holla! On this #WinItWednesday, RT for your chance to win this #mnwild puck signed by @ehaula. One random winner. https://t.co/69VO0XzPgW
Minnesota Wild @mnwild
Congratulations to @Garny03! You won the @ehaula signed puck for this week's #WinItWednesday.
Minnesota Twins @Twins
RT @TwinsPics: Victory. #MNTwins https://t.co/AAXNUsdjUw
Minnesota Twins @Twins
That homer for @BrianDozier also extends his hitting streak to 8 games. He’s 12-for-35 with 6 runs scored in that span. #MNTwins
Minnesota Wild @mnwild
RT @SOH_Store: We're a week away from Summer Sale! All Wild jerseys will be 75% off, $5 player tees and other great deals! June 1 & 2 at Xc…
Minnesota Twins @Twins
And the bubble-gum bucket goes to: @BrianDozier! #DozierGoesDeep #TwinsWin #MNTwins #VoteDozier https://t.co/13OzVIZXs0
Jerry Zgoda @JerryZgoda
Yet another thriller, these fantastic playoffs should never end...Senators & Penguins going to a East finals Game 7 overtime in Pittsburgh
Real Super Dave @SuperStatsDave
@APkrawczynski He missed it by 20 feet but can stand up in batters box and hit a 95 fastball. Only difference between he and I
Michael Russo @Russostrib
@Cl0udStorageGuy I doubt it, but that idea intrigues me
KFAN1003 @KFAN1003
.@LaVelleNeal joins @DanBarreiroKFAN NOW on The FAN! https://t.co/dWVGWEsn62
Minnesota Vikings @Vikings
@MPG61 Keep up the fight! We believe in you!
Minnesota Vikings @Vikings
Competition for the kick returner spot is heating up. 📰: https://t.co/FFpR61L9Vu https://t.co/TO0f0hV33K
Minnesota Wild @mnwild
This OT win was one of https://t.co/vaq6a2VYji's top five victories from 2016-17. 📰 See the other four →… https://t.co/jbc7hxreEA
Alan Horton @WolvesRadio
RT @Brianball0: Want a good listen on your ride home? @WolvesRadio and I chatted about the #twolves. #timberwolves #powerofthepack https://…
Alan Horton @WolvesRadio
Lynx (3-0) defeat Dallas tonight 89-87 -- Minnesota has now won 20 straight games in the month of May.
Minnesota Vikings @Vikings
There are no ifs, ands or buts. Coach Zimmer will return to coaching the #Vikings. 📻: https://t.co/npmMboOEsR https://t.co/5HqgkifjhK
Mike Wobschall @wobby
@adamweart @PAOnTheMic @ericnordoKFAN you are right. And we love sharing it with you.
Minnesota Wild @mnwild
#mnwild had 49 wins in 2016-17. https://t.co/vaq6a3dzHS chose 🖐️ of the best in today's Friday Five →… https://t.co/AuyC2EMeTa
Alan Horton @WolvesRadio
@MichalG3 with that lineup, love Gobert's defense & rim protection.
Minnesota Twins @Twins
#DozierGoesDeep! So clutch! #MNTwins #VoteDozier https://t.co/zhcG6leXVC
Alan Horton @WolvesRadio
Cavs blink first. 2017 Playoffs Warriors 11-0 Cavaliers 10-1
Michael Russo @Russostrib
NHL Open Mic: Round 3 officials https://t.co/T8kYS9qAMH
KFAN1003 @KFAN1003
Vikings ink deals with three more draft selections... Read more: https://t.co/eH0iJwIWvF https://t.co/4JFfGABwPA
Mike Wobschall @wobby
@Vanathor not sure what that means
Alan Horton @WolvesRadio
RT @JWFOCKE: #Lynx pull out an 89-87 win in Dallas, catch all the highlights here #LynxRadio https://t.co/H0QyKkiuLy
Alan Horton @WolvesRadio
Good to see this get some mainstream attention. 1st step to solving a problem is admitting you have a problem. https://t.co/07bRhlx4wl
Jerry Zgoda @JerryZgoda
@karahille You're going to need it officiated? That's not a good sign. Make sure someone goes to a neutral corner if there's a knockdown
Paul Allen @PAOnTheMic
RT @thejuicevox: Watchin' my guy @PAOnTheMic call a VERY EXCITING race at Canterburry Park. Vox will be hosting sat nite june 10 of #ThisTh