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
That was one heck of a sporting event. Nice work Memphis & San Antonio, that was fun
Minnesota Vikings @Vikings
.@MikeMayock thinks a guy like Temple's Dion Dawkins could be a great fit for the #Vikings at 48. 📰:… https://t.co/R6997TNVT7
KFAN1003 @KFAN1003
Recap: DET 5, MIN 4 https://t.co/UBkveCLGbq
Minnesota Wild @mnwild
Suter: "The team we had this year, this year had a different feel...we had a team that could've gone far." #mnwild
Paul Allen @PAOnTheMic
USF RB Marlon Mack is a stud. Per @DraftnastyCom "runs like WR." #Vikings friend of mine said he plays like Reggie Bush. #NFLDraft
Paul Allen @PAOnTheMic
I hope @StLouisBlues win the #StanleyCup

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
🎥 Bruce Boudreau spoke with media after Game 5. https://t.co/eyL5aSc7eY

Loons Marc Burch and Sam Cronin play team they began season with

Marc Burch and Sam Cronin began this season with the Colorado Rapids.
Attributed to: StarTribune.com
Michael Russo @Russostrib
#mnwild center Eric Staal sustained a concussion last night when he crashed head-first into boards. Everything else checks out OK
Minnesota Vikings @Vikings
The #Vikings wrap up the first half of their schedule with a road game in London. 📰: https://t.co/O8vjrTc49Z https://t.co/m0x8fc4At0
Alan Horton @WolvesRadio
@smhoran1 I agree, more & more games are turning into 3-point shooting contests, but I'm not sure what you do about it. Move line back?
Paul Allen @PAOnTheMic
@Nyart212 @DraftnastyCom It's mentally stimulating for me. I attended game, left incredibly pissed off we went 0-3… https://t.co/TEEYyck4OA

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
RT @HPBudGrant: Queen Elizabeth II, 1958 https://t.co/TSlKZ0oTqh
Real Super Dave @SuperStatsDave
At some point a lot of punches will be thrown. I'm not sure if they'll come 1st from Twins/Tigers or Wild/Blues. Both games are feisty
KFAN1003 @KFAN1003
The Cake Show with @jgkfan is NEXT on The FAN! LISTEN: https://t.co/dWVGWEsn62
Real Super Dave @SuperStatsDave
Kawhi Leonard is amazing. He is playing at a different level than everyone else in this game tonight
Minnesota Wild @mnwild
Boudreau on Staal: "I don't know how he's doing, I haven't heard. I know he went to the hospital." #mnwild
Minnesota Twins @Twins
⚾️ After 6: Tigers 10, #MNTwins 2.

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
@kcchia80 As Gregg Wong once told me, "we just call it food"
Alan Horton @WolvesRadio
MIN finished season w/ a franchise-record 108.1 ORTG, 10th best in NBA (https://t.co/Edvteu28NN). Here are the fina… https://t.co/GWZI7MfbQA
Jerry Zgoda @JerryZgoda
@kcchia80 I'll look for the mashed potato thing in Shanghai
Michael Russo @Russostrib
@MN_Hockeytalk Didn't help
Minnesota Wild @mnwild
Parise: "It's tough to handle. None of us expected this. It's going to be a long offseason...we never quit...right now it's disappointing."
Mike Wobschall @wobby
@CromsCorner it's brain science more than anything. THC and the affect on our brain, particularly adolescents and young adults.

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
@MadinaEsq Quite the view! Enjoy!
Minnesota Wild @mnwild
🎥 Ryan Suter, Mikko Koivu, Zach Parise, Devan Dubnyk and Jason Zucker spoke after Game 5: https://t.co/l7EeUIQjxz https://t.co/XfYbUnaUIa
Mike Wobschall @wobby
@chris_batcsics @Niceinrice so you will ignore the facts. Nice way to be comfortable in your preferred reality. I w… https://t.co/NaR1Lu1apZ
Michael Russo @Russostrib
@westymn Thanks so much...who you seeing?
Minnesota Twins @Twins
@BenTuckner So adorable! We hope he enjoys his first game.

Software guides farmers to good decisions for their land, and bottom lines

AgSolver’s software program is called Profit Zone Manager (PZM), which analyzes data input from farmers’ tractor and combine computers. PZM shows farmers not just where their yields are low but how these low-yield acres can be re-examined to increase a farm’s overall profitability.
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
Marlon Humphrey is ranked as the #2 cornerback in this year's draft class. 📰: https://t.co/1JtnqVc3fH https://t.co/lTHOF1YmS9
KFAN1003 @KFAN1003
.@patmick2626 joins @jgkfan NOW on The FAN! LISTEN: https://t.co/dWVGWEsn62
Paul Allen @PAOnTheMic
@Sdp70Steve I'd love that. And Bucknell OT Julie'n Davenport at some point. Make Minnesota Moving Company great again!
Mike Wobschall @wobby
@CromsCorner not at all.
Minnesota Twins @Twins
@TRitter429 Looking good! Show this tweet at the Digital Clubhouse near Section 229 to grab some new shades for these guys 😎
Paul Allen @PAOnTheMic
RT @TommySledge: The Dab ... Time of death: 9:18PM https://t.co/WbpHgqOuz3

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

Miguel Sano, Tigers pitcher ejected as Twins fall to Detroit

Blowup erupted after Detroit’s JaCoby Jones was hit in the face with a pitch.
Attributed to: StarTribune.com
Jerry Zgoda @JerryZgoda
@billoram @Delta It was 3-plus hours a couple weeks ago

Postgame: Disappointment, bewilderment as Wild's season ends abruptly

The Wild's 49-win, 106-point regular season means nothing now that it bowed out in five games to MIke Yeo and the St. Louis Blues.
Attributed to: StarTribune.com
Michael Russo @Russostrib
@Audra_Martin I would have hoped for an Air Marshal 😁
Mike Wobschall @wobby
@TetrisNicholas you can send me anything you want. More info is good. But i've seen the data.
KFAN1003 @KFAN1003
Boudreau: "I don't know how Staal's doing [currently]. I thought Haula came in and played center really well."

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
@nwilke That sounds like an awesome combo to us! Enjoy the game.
Minnesota Wild @mnwild
Dubnyk: "We're obviously frustrated. We can sit & talk that way all you want but it doesn't change anything. That's a good team over there."
Paul Allen @PAOnTheMic
Thx very much @asickman19 @carly_peters & @mnwild for your assistance/support w/ #VoxInTheBox & #92Noon. I'll miss the chats. U guys r great
Michael Russo @Russostrib
@mandreasson92 Thanks so much!
Real Super Dave @SuperStatsDave
Mike Milbury just used "Bonehead" twice in a 21 second span when talking about the St. Louis Blues
Mike Wobschall @wobby
@chris_batcsics @Niceinrice this is EXACTLY how ppl approached tobacco 40 yrs ago by the way.
Minnesota Twins @Twins
@wardog37 Great picture! Show this tweet to the attendants at the Digital Clubhouse near Section 229 to claim some… https://t.co/vr6k7cCsPS
Mike Wobschall @wobby
@CromsCorner that is untrue. Regardless, broader point is perception of harm of weed is too low & more focus on prevention is needed.
Paul Allen @PAOnTheMic
@wyoming_roger I'd bet they take at least two OL through first five picks (48 to 86).
Real Super Dave @SuperStatsDave
I'm watching Space Jam for the 1st time ever. There are parts of this that are pretty unrealistic.
KFAN1003 @KFAN1003
Sermons starts NOW on The FAN! LISTEN: https://t.co/dWVGWEsn62 https://t.co/ewrrMduS0s

Blues edge Wild to clinch playoff series

Blues strike in OT, ending the Wild’s once-promising season
Attributed to: StarTribune.com
Mike Wobschall @wobby
@tjm2434 no and no. But, thanks.
Jerry Zgoda @JerryZgoda
If you haven't been watching this Kawhi-Conley deal in Spurs-Grizz, catch final 7.2 secs now...and 2nd OT after that
Real Super Dave @SuperStatsDave
RT @BradFree1: One year ago today, Daily Racing Form April 23, 2016 edition included “Horses to Watch” list with tough-trip maiden. He turn…
Minnesota Wild @mnwild
📰 #MINvsSTL Game 5 Takeaways → https://t.co/r8yOc3jycs
Minnesota Vikings @Vikings
The #Vikings could continue to upgrade the offensive line with a guard in next week's draft. 📰:… https://t.co/pRfTPLAott
Jerry Zgoda @JerryZgoda
@kcchia80 No Chipotle?
Paul Allen @PAOnTheMic
@ericnordoKFAN When @AjKFAN caresses your arm the world stands still.
Minnesota Twins @Twins
@TRitter429 Your #KidsOpeningDay shirts should have sunglasses to match! Show this tweet at the Digital Clubhouse n… https://t.co/yRB7ItnyqL
Jerry Zgoda @JerryZgoda
@APkrawczynski Just don't tweet about it, Jonny!
Paul Allen @PAOnTheMic
@drubink @TCHeadCheese He has no idea. Not saying he's wrong but has no idea what we might do.
Alan Horton @WolvesRadio
Rough last 3min for Turner - TO & shot blocked on B-B possessions (killed momentum) then failed boxout of McCaw led to Curry 3 & GS +7.
Real Super Dave @SuperStatsDave
Can't spell Dumba without Dumb
Real Super Dave @SuperStatsDave
And with that PP goal by the Blues, Matt Dumba just found himself exposed in the expansion draft
KFAN1003 @KFAN1003
.@Russostrib joins @DanBarreiroKFAN NOW! https://t.co/dWVGWEsn62
Michael Russo @Russostrib
Very similar to Yeo's road record to end 2014-15 season https://t.co/8AyH3t0IOP
Minnesota Vikings @Vikings
Week 1 at home? On Monday Night Football? Yes, please. 📰: https://t.co/oZnNf36gI2 https://t.co/97kFgQkfFX
Alan Horton @WolvesRadio
RT @timandsid: "Take That For Data Remix" - David Fizdale #BeatsByLowe https://t.co/20unr472Y2
Jerry Zgoda @JerryZgoda
@zachyp35 About the same chance as the guy in Dumb and Dumber
KFAN1003 @KFAN1003
Sano on 5th-inning ejection https://t.co/K9HfBtkxvI
Mike Wobschall @wobby
@TetrisNicholas yep
Michael Russo @Russostrib
RT @petecallies: @Russostrib Austin lost out in the quarterfinals. Bloomington Ice Garden head to head with Rostraver Ice Garden in Belle…
KFAN1003 @KFAN1003
Postgame Hat Trick: Blues 4, Wild 3 (OT) https://t.co/ppsFsxSQAC

Vikings' long line of struggles drafting linemen hits critical point

Pro schemes, less learning time hindering prospects.
Attributed to: StarTribune.com
Real Super Dave @SuperStatsDave
I just won my way into #KentuckyDerbyQualifier on @TwinSpires. Tomorrow I'll have 1/45 shot of a winning one of pri… https://t.co/mZrDrCKBzh
Michael Russo @Russostrib
Good shot at it. I had Spurgeon in my top-3, too, but he was SNUBBED :) https://t.co/eI4lNlNa8R
KFAN1003 @KFAN1003
Molitor on Twins loss to Tigers https://t.co/bCtl0Ws90i
Minnesota Vikings @Vikings
First week back is in the books! #Skol https://t.co/bwTTy4tY7V
Minnesota Twins @Twins
⚾️ After 3: Tigers 7, #MNTwins 1.
Real Super Dave @SuperStatsDave
@NBAonTNT just pointed out that the Bucks have used different courts for each game in this series. That's a cool s… https://t.co/TtemzAxiXN
Paul Allen @PAOnTheMic
@hoffkyle Mixon put him on the bench in big spots, tho. Mixon better all-around 'back imo.
Jerry Zgoda @JerryZgoda
@MarneyGellner was this Twins game a 3:10 pm start?
Alan Horton @WolvesRadio
Thibs stressed shooting as big offseason need. That would include 3ptrs, while 601 3's was a franchise-record, it still ranked last in NBA.
Jerry Zgoda @JerryZgoda
@kcchia80 What kind of "great civilization" doesn't have Chipotle or Del Taco?
Mike Wobschall @wobby
@tjm2434 right, my point precisely. And so why we would model that industry with another harmful, addictive substance?
Minnesota Vikings @Vikings
The #Vikings open 2017 with three of their first four games at @usbankstadium. 📰: https://t.co/aVZSeSvUg1 https://t.co/6VhB7SVtmu
Minnesota Vikings @Vikings
.@GatorsFB's Jarrad Davis is regarded as the third-best linebacker in this year's class. 📰: https://t.co/ZSlNehU9Mj
Mike Wobschall @wobby
@chris_batcsics @Niceinrice and what do you think is in the weed?! lol omg help us.
KFAN1003 @KFAN1003
Boudreau on what he told his team postgame: "Proud of their effort ... never quit all year when things were going bad."
Real Super Dave @SuperStatsDave
@Charli125 @TwinSpires @arithedog Did you have the 6 or something different?
Jerry Zgoda @JerryZgoda
@kcchia80 Do they have burritos?

Mikael Granlund named Lady Byng Trophy finalist

Granlund will find out if he won the award on June 21 in Las Vegas.
Attributed to: StarTribune.com
Michael Russo @Russostrib
Here's what's at stake, so vote tomorrow https://t.co/jZ2TQmkqjL
Michael Russo @Russostrib
RT @TSNBobMcKenzie: I'll just leave this here for BOS fans: https://t.co/OYbLwJBv3T
Alan Horton @WolvesRadio
@warriorsvox EVERY time...
Paul Allen @PAOnTheMic
I wish every pro sport would have handshake line end of playoff games/series. It's the ultimate display of sportsma… https://t.co/whIl05qyK3
Minnesota Wild @mnwild
Koivu: "It's a best-of-seven series, if you get through, you deserve it...we played well, it's just not good enough." #mnwild
Minnesota Wild @mnwild
Boudreau: "I told them I was proud of their effort for the year...they never quit all year. When things were going bad, they kept pushing."
Minnesota Twins @Twins
👍 #MNTwins https://t.co/36IX4KtlHO
Minnesota Twins @Twins
2nd of the series! #MNTwins https://t.co/GXTFiYUeNH
Minnesota Wild @mnwild
📰 @WellsFargo Stat Cap and Takeaways look back at Game 5 → https://t.co/r8yOc31WNS https://t.co/CM6iYy8xHH
Minnesota Twins @Twins
@shelbywodarck Nice picture!
Jerry Zgoda @JerryZgoda
RT @Russostrib: Paajarvi wins it
Real Super Dave @SuperStatsDave
@Charli125 @TwinSpires Thanks. Should be a fun day. I'm glad @arithedog talked me into the 9 at SA in race 9.… https://t.co/vGhonPoPjc
Michael Russo @Russostrib
Final voting goes live tomorrow. Bloomington and Austin are finalists https://t.co/JgaaiP6MWV
KFAN1003 @KFAN1003
Twins Weekly is back and live! We talk Twins until 5! https://t.co/dXgvS0GkdH
Minnesota Vikings @Vikings
.@ErinConnected and @Chris_Hawkey tackle the most important thing on the #Vikings 2017 schedule -- road trips! 📺:… https://t.co/q9yDGbJwZM
Minnesota Vikings @Vikings
RT @ascedbyme: This is a marathon, not a sprint. #Year3 https://t.co/grlP6SuqRa
Minnesota Wild @mnwild
Eric Staal was released from the hospital earlier this evening. #mnwild
Alan Horton @WolvesRadio
@streethistory $70 million dollars.
Alan Horton @WolvesRadio
In case you missed all the riveting excitement. https://t.co/Td5Ufwr9Y6
Minnesota Vikings @Vikings
.@MikeMayock anticipates 10 or 11 running backs will be selected in the first three rounds next week. 📰:… https://t.co/wtTpXm12V4
Mike Wobschall @wobby
@chris_batcsics @Niceinrice not at all. Everyone can see it if they look and accept it's counter to what they had t… https://t.co/fNmYM4QQs1
Minnesota Wild @mnwild
Thank you #mnwild fans for your support all season long. https://t.co/9hyP6teP2D
Alan Horton @WolvesRadio
Just looked this up watching game last night. Over the last 3 years Redick has made 601 3ptrs (5th most) on 44.6% s… https://t.co/gRIf3sCVOt
Minnesota Twins @Twins
@d_verduzco @TC_00 Way to go @TC_00! And happy birthday!
Alan Horton @WolvesRadio
RT @WojVerticalNBA: Prepping for my podcast today with Karl-Anthony Towns in NYC. Thanks to @NBATV & @TheStarters for sponsoring event. Wat…
Michael Russo @Russostrib
RT @CarlosGphoto: Photo Gallery: St. Louis Blues beat Minnesota 4-3 to advance the second round of the playoffs. #MNWild https://t.co/ne7v5
KFAN1003 @KFAN1003
RT @mnwild: Eric Staal was released from the hospital earlier this evening. #mnwild
Mike Wobschall @wobby
@Niceinrice @chris_batcsics that is simply not true and illustrates perfectly my point. Public has been fooled into… https://t.co/7kFBZMHu4t
Alan Horton @WolvesRadio
@TWolvesrube Absolutely.
Alan Horton @WolvesRadio
Wolves have now had a Top-11 ranked offense 3 times in the last 4 years (#10 108.1 '16/'17, #11 104.3 '15/'16, #10 105.6 '13/'14).
Jerry Zgoda @JerryZgoda
@kcchia80 Do they have any moo shu things in China? That's kind of like a burrito
Paul Allen @PAOnTheMic
https://t.co/YV3Z677w9q ... love Corey Chavous work. https://t.co/aZA7YDt6Cy